- This is a brilliant trip and you cover so much in 10 days. One highlight of mine was doing the optional night drive and stopping in the middle of the game reserve to get out and enjoy a hot chocolate. It was a clear night so the stars were absolutely amazing, our guide showed us all the star constellations as well as Jupiter and Mars. We saw so many animals and birds, including black rhino and male lions. We were also lucky enough to have Graeme as our tour leader, who is absolutely outstanding. He has the whole itinerary organised with absolute precision – a tough job for such a full on trip. Graeme was able to spot the most obscure wildlife for us whilst on game drives and showed so much passion for the nature, history and culture of South Africa. He managed to captivate the whole group with his tales of the Zulu battles – his story telling was brilliant and brought the whole scene to life. As long as you're prepared for some long drives and early starts you'll love this trip if you're keen on wildlife. The time in Swaziland is great and offers an eye opening contrast to South Africa, we opted to climb execution rock in Mlilwane which gave us beautiful views over the game reserve and a welcome chance to stretch our legs. Definitely bring a torch for the evenings as some of the camps have limited electricity as well as a bandana/scarf for dusty game drives. Fabulous trip, would definitely recommend to anyone!
Published on: 02 December 2016