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Kruger, Swaziland, Whales - 12 days; September

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Kruger, Swaziland, Whales - 12 days; September

Coming from the UK in mid-Sept, my wife and I are thinking about a self-drive into Kruger (to spend most time), through Swaziland for a couple of nights??, and to the St Lucia region to see whales. I would be really really grateful for any comments on the merits/feasability/disadvantages of this - esp. the Swaziland bit and whale watching. As you can gather from the itinerary, wildlife is the primary interest.

Many thanks, Stuart

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1. Re: Kruger, Swaziland, Whales - 12 days; September

I would give Swaziland a miss.. not much to see there, unless you plan simply to transit Swaziland en route from Kruger to KZN.

As far as whale watching is concerned, I always thought that the best whale watching was in June/July /August, and off the Cape coast.

Whales are possible as far north, as St Lucia, on the eastern side, as late as September, but this is not the "MECCA" of South African Whale watching AFAIK.

Others may know more.

Look at this website for more:


Edited: 7:09 am, March 23, 2013
2. Re: Kruger, Swaziland, Whales - 12 days; September

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