18-day scuba safari / guided tour
Southern Africa Unlockedx
14 Nights+ x
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14 Nights+ x
Explore the best dive sites and experience the essence of southern Africa during this diverse tour through South Africa, Mozambique and Swaziland. Experience the different cultures and countless unforgettable experiences.
We drive through the most beautiful and diverse landscapes, including the breathtaking Drakensberg, and visit the favorite dive sites by Jacques Cousteau: the famous Sodwana Bay and Aliwal Shoal, where you can dive with tiger sharks without a cage.
We explore the local Swazi culture and go on an exciting Rhino Walk.
We end the tour with a breathtaking safari in the Kruger National Park in South Africa, where we will spot the Big Five and where we will set camp up around a crackling campfire in the middle of the African bush: This is the best way to experience the African wildlife and hear the sounds of roaring lions, howling hyenas and the deep rumble of communicating elephant at night.
“ The trip felt like we saw all the secret tips of a local South African. A great mix of locations and activities! Good variety of camping and staying at lodges, spending 3 - 2 days at each dive site is an excellent rhythm, but the weather must cooperate to get the most out of the dive trip. ”
“ I found the trip very enjoyable. Reception at the airport was perfect on arrival. Immediately felt 'safe'. It's only a pity that we could not explore the Drakensberg. I truly enjoyed everything! Honestly! Thank you for showing me another side of South Africa. I swam with sharks, relaxed, and saw a lot. ”
“ We really enjoyed ourselves! The packing list is super handy! You were always there to answer questions. Favourite accommodation was in Swaziland! Amazing to hear the animal sounds at night! We would’ve loved to see more of the Panorama Route though. ”
“ Very nice and worth it. ”
“ I truly enjoyed this trip and wouldn’t want to have missed all the experiences. Some activities you could not do if you were diving that day, which is a pity. I would’ve preferred if the meals were a bit healthier, but I am glad that my feedback was dealt with during the trip. Besides these comments, it was perfect. ”
“ We were well taken care of. Always felt very safe, great that you were part of the group as the guides. 2 days per dive destination was perfect. The second day at Kruger went a little quick because we had to be in the next location in time, which was a pity. Frequent stopping during the journey to stretch our legs was nice. Good price / quality. One of the best vacations we’ve ever had! ”
Explore the township of Soweto by bicycle under the guidance of a local tour guide, visit the home of Nelson Mandela, and learn about the history and daily life within the Township.
Tofo is one of the best places to see whale sharks all year round. Snorkelling with these magnificent animals is an experience not to be missed.
Experience the exceptional saltwater mangroves from Flamingo Bay on a kayak tour. A must for nature lovers.
Go on a spectacular sunset game drive led by a game ranger. The wildlife goes hunting at night, which is an impressive spectacle.
Hire a quad bike and experience the real Mozambique whilst driving through palm plantations and rural African villages.
Go on a village tour and get to know the locals and see how they live, what crops they can grow on sandy soil, eat a traditional meal, and learn how to open a coconut.
In Praia do Tofo, you can dive with manta rays. These mantas are giant animals with a wingspan of up to 7 meter and they come very close to you as they swim gracefully through the water.
With a bit of luck we will be able to spot the Big 5 in the Kruger Park. Our overland truck allows you to have a better vantage point, due to it's height and large windows.
In Hlane we can enjoy a traditional Swazi dance to the beat of African drums, if you want you can also dance along to this energetic dance and try to kick as high as the professionals.
Go on a walking safari accompanied by a Swazi park ranger and feel a surge of adrenaline when you are literally face-to-face with rhinos.
Sodwana Bay is one of the top 10 dive sites in the world, and was a favorite of Jacques Cousteau. The 50 km wide reef complex contains more than 1,200 species of fish, and many species of sharks, manta rays and turtles.
Camping is the best and most enjoyable way to experience Africa. At night, around the campfire, you can clearly hear the sounds of the African bush: the howling of hyenas, lions roaring and bellowing elephants. Closer to nature you can not get!
From large whales and dolphins to the smaller macro-life, read on our blog what you can see under water.
Download the itinerary to see our special scuba dive package deals for this tour.
The Drakensberg Mountains are on the UNESCO World Heritage Site and it is a breathtakingly beautiful area, with high mountain peaks and valleys. Here we can hike to the second highest waterfall in the world.
An impressive experience is diving with tiger sharks in Umkomaas. During 1 single dive you can be surrounded by up to 20 of these amazing predators!
Wreck diving enthusiasts can enjoy themselves during this trip. Umkomaas and Cape Town has several beautiful wrecks, each with their own story.
Read more about the dive sites in Southern Africa: Download the itinerary or visit our blog
Would you like to go on this dive safari with your own diving club, friends or family? This is possible! As long as the group consists of at least 8 people. Please contact us for the possibilities.
It is possible to bring along 1 backpack, 1 bag for your dive equipment and 1 small carry-on daypack. During the tour there are a lot of opportunities to wash your clothes, so please don't bring too much. As a general rule, if you can not lift your own luggage, then you have too much.
For the nights that you sleep in a tent you should bring your own sleeping bag, pillow and air mattress / sleeping mat. The tents and other camping equipment will be provided by Ocean Legends.
In terms of diving equipment we recommend bringing along a 5 to 7mm wetsuit, and if you're going on the tour to Cape Town, also a hoodie + 3mm gloves.
Special safari clothes are not necessary at all to enjoy a game drive. However, it is not recommended to wear bright colors as it may scare the animals off.
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Due to the variety of adventure activities available, our tours are also perfectly suited for non-divers. There's lots to see and do with plenty of time to explore. At no time would you find yourself being bored!
For this tour it is advisable (but not required) to get vaccinated against DTP, hepatitis A, however prophylactics against malaria is highly recommended. Make an appointment with your doctor and mention if you will be diving, as not all malaria medication is suitable.
Most nationalities don’t require a tourist visa for South Africa or Swaziland, and are allowed to remain for up to 90 days without a visa. For Mozambique we ask you to obtain a visa before departure, as obtaining a visa at the border itself will be a very timely process and this would cause major delays.
To check if you require a visa, visit CIBT Visas (Nordic nationalities can check visum.com). If you don’t have time to go to the relevant embassies, CIBT Visas can also assist you in obtaining your visas, they do charge a broker fee for this.
Otherwise you can contact your nearest embassy to apply for a tourist visa: www.embassy.goabroad.com/embassies-of/mozambique
Important: All necessary travel documents are your responsibility to be obtained before departure and to be in your possession during the tour. Please apply for the necessary visas at least 4 weeks before departure. You need a passport that is valid for at least 6 months after departure from Southern Africa, with a minimum of 3 empty visa pages.
If you have any questions, please contact us. We’re happy to help!
Transfers to and from the airport
Accommodation in a shared 2-person room or tent according to the itinerary
All transportation with our Overland Truck
17 x breakfast and 16 x dinner. Incl. coffee, tea and juice. This is paid from the food-kittyfood-kitty of This amount has to be paid in cash to your tour guide at the beginning of the tour, and is used to buy fresh produce daily for all meals. (€300).
Use of camping and cooking equipment (except sleeping bag, pillow and mattress, which you will have to bring yourself)
Experienced English speaking tour guide and driver
Entrance fee to Kruger National Park, including 1 x game drive
Entrance fee to Hlane Royal National Park, including Rhino Safari.
Dive packages and PADI courses can be booked in the tour configurator at the bottom of this page, this amount you pay locally, in cash, at the start of the tour to the tour guide. Why?Local paymentsThis gets paid in cash because in the event that a dive gets canceled during the tour due weather conditions or sickness, we can instantly refund you in full for that specific dive. You can safely withdraw the cash on arrival at the airport.
Visas. Please note that these are your responsibility, to see if you require a visa, visit CIBT visas
Food-kittyFood-kitty of This amount has to be paid in cash to your tour guide at the beginning of the tour, and is used to buy fresh produce daily for all meals. payable to the tourguide on the first day of the trip ()
Travel and/or medical insurance, including special sports coverage for scuba diving (DAN, Aquamed, etc.)
Vaccinations. InfoVaccinationsFor this tour it is advisable (but not required) to get vaccinated against DTP, however prophylactics against malaria is highly recommended. Make an appointment with your doctor and mention if you will be diving, as not all malaria medication is suitable.
All items of a personal nature such as drinks, snacks, souvenirs and tips
Any additional optional activities
Lunch is on your own account.
Guaranteed departure from 4 peopleGuaranteed departure from 4 peopleWhen the selected tour date does not yet have a guaranteed departure, we will inform you immediately once the minimum number of 4 participants has been reached, and has a guaranteed departure date (we’ll inform you of this no later than 6 weeks before departure). If the minimum amount of 4 participants is not achieved, we will give you a full refund, or if you wish, you can join a different tour or date.Guaranteed departure from 4 peopleWhen the selected tour date does not yet have a guaranteed departure, we will inform you immediately once the minimum number of 4 participants has been reached, and has a guaranteed departure date (we’ll inform you of this no later than 6 weeks before departure). If the minimum amount of 4 participants is not achieved, we will give you a full refund, or if you wish, you can join a different tour or date.
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Age limit 18-55 yearsAge limit 18-55 yearsThe minimum age for this tour is 18 years and the maximum age is 55 years. Exceptions may be made for people over the age of 55 who are healthy and young at heart. Private tours have a minimum age of 10 years. Please contact us for more information.Age limit 18-55 yearsThe minimum age for this tour is 18 years and the maximum age is 55 years. Exceptions may be made for people over the age of 55 who are healthy and young at heart. Private tours have a minimum age of 10 years. Please contact us for more information.
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The prices for the PADI Open Water Referral below are excluding the theory and pool training, these you’ll do at your local diving school of your choice. For the PADI Advanced course, the theory is included in the price. You'll receive more information once we have received your request or booking. Specialty courses are only available on request. Do you have any questions? Please feel free to contact us.
Select a scuba dive package at a discounted price, or choose to pay for your dives on location per single dive; 1 dive costs between € 35 and € 53. Full diving equipment (excluding scuba tank and weights) is required to qualify for the reduced rate. If canceled due to bad weather the amount per dive will be fully reimbursed.
x Southern Africa Unlocked
A deposit of 25% must be paid within 7 days. The remainder is due no later than 6 weeks before departure
These amounts are payable in cash to the tour guide at the start of the tour.
TOTAL to be payed locally