Trip Style: Classic - Designed for maximum variety, these trips are geared towards travellers searching for a healthy mix of active exploration, uncommon landscapes, amazing wildlife and local cultures.
Service Level: Standard
Physical Demands Rating: 1 - You'll have to walk around on your own, climb some stairs and carry your own bag. Easy does it.
Group Size: Max 14, avg 12.
Meals Included: 7 breakfasts, 5 dinners
Accommodations: Not Availaible
Spot the Big Five in national parks and reserves, visit local villages and cosmopolitan Cape Town, camp amongst Southern Africas dramatic scenery, visit three countries in two weeks.
Southern Africa is one of the continent's most fascinating destinations, and on this two-week trip, you'll get the best of what this dynamic region has to offer. Going from Cape Town to Johannesburg, you'll experience the mountains of Lesotho, coastal Zululand, and the hiking terrain of Tugela Gorge, capping it off with wildlife safari drives in Addo and Kruger national parks.
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- Tour Operator
- G Adventures
- Offer valid through 12/31/2017
- 16 Days
- Escorted - Yes
|Day 1||Cape Town||Day 1 Cape Town|
Consider booking pre-tour accommodation if youd like to see all of the popular sights in the area. Included Activities: Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting
|Day 2||Oudtshoorn||Day 2 Cape Town/Oudtshoorn (1B)|
Travel into the Klein Karoo on the famous Route 62. Opt to enjoy a wine tasting along the way. Transport: Private Vehicle (8.00 hour(s))
|Day 3||Stormsrivier||Day 3 Oudtshoorn/Stormsrivier|
Before leaving Oudtshoorn, opt to explore the Cango Caves or visit an ostrich farm. Cross over the Outeniqua Mountains into the Garden Route. Stop at the Bloukrans Bridge for those brave enough to try the bungee jump, and arrive in the forest village of Stormsrivier for the night. Transport: Private Vehicle (6.00 hour(s))
|Day 4||Tsitsikamma National Park||Day 4 Tsitsikamma National Park (1B)|
Optional activities in the area include hiking a portion of the Otter Trail or along the coastline, abseiling, scuba diving, snorkelling, boat rides, canoeing, and whale watching. Included Activities: Tsitsikamma National Park Visit Transport: Private Vehicle
|Day 5||Addo Elephant National Park||Day 5 Stormsrivier/Addo Elephant National Park (1B, 1D)|
Continue on to Addo Elephant National Park, a unique wildlife area. Although famous for the Addo elephants, this park is home to a wide variety of wildlife. Embark on an afternoon wildlife safari drive (in our vehicle) in search of the resident elephants, rhinos, lions, buffalo, and even leopards. Listen to the wild sounds of Africa while enjoying a sundowner and sitting around the campfire at night. Included Activities: Addo Elephant National Park Wildlife Safari Drive Transport: Private Vehicle (5.00 hour(s))
|Day 6||Graaff-Reinet||Day 6 Addo Elephant National Park/Graaff-Reinet (1B)|
Travel into the vast semi-desert of the Great Karoo and overnight in the town of Graaff-Reinet, just outside the Camdeboo National Park. Opt to visit the Valley of Desolation for beautiful views over the surrounding area. Transport: Private Vehicle (2.00-3.00 hours, 160km)
|Day 7||Malealea||Day 7 Graaff-Reinet/Malealea|
Cross the border into the highest independent state in the world. Included Activities: Border Crossing (South Africa - Lesotho) Transport: Private Vehicle (8.00 hour(s), 552km)
|Day 8||Malealea||Day 8 Malealea|
Enjoy free time for hiking or horseback riding along trails through this beautiful mountainous country.
|Day 9||Drakensville||Day 9 Malealea/Drakensville (1D)|
Return to South Africa and set up camp in the foothills of the mountain. Included Activities: Border Crossing (Lesotho - South Africa) Transport: Private Vehicle (8.00 hour(s), 450km)
|Day 10||Drakensville||Day 10 Drakensville (1B, 1D)|
Set off on an included hike along Tugela Gorge in Royal Natal NP. Additional Notes: Todays hike is a 1 hr drive from our camp. Included Activities: Tugela Gorge Hike
|Day 11||Saint Lucia||Day 11 Drakensville/Saint Lucia (1B)|
Travel to St Lucia on the coast of Zululand. Transport: Private Vehicle (7.00 hour(s), 480km)
|Day 12||Saint Lucia||Day 12 Saint Lucia|
Take an optional boat trip on the estuary or go horseback riding on the beach. Opt to visit Hluluwe - iMfolozi Park, which is a safe haven for both the white and black rhino, as well as lions, buffalo, elephants, and leopards.
|Day 13||Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary||Day 13 Saint Lucia/Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary|
The mountainous Kingdom of Swaziland, lead by King Mswati III, is one of three monarchies in Africa. Explore Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary, which is situated in the Swaziland's "Valley of Heaven", the Ezulwini Vallley. Additional Notes: It might not always be possible to stay inside the Sanctuary due to availability.ÿ Included Activities: Border Crossing (South Africa - Swaziland) Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary Visit Transport: Private Vehicle (7.00 hour(s), 350km)
|Day 14||Kruger National Park||Day 14 Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary/Kruger National Park (1D)|
Continue on to Kruger NP for an afternoon wildlife safari drive in our vehicle. Included Activities: Border Crossing (Swaziland - South Africa) Kruger Wildlife Safari Drive Transport: Private Vehicle (7.00 hour(s), 250km)
|Day 15||Kruger National Park to Greater Kruger Area||Day 15 Kruger National Park to Greater Kruger Area (1B, 1D)|
Enjoy a full-day wildlife safari drive in the Kruger Park (in our vehicle). Experience a traditional dinner and local dancing in the evening. Included Activities: Kruger Wildlife Safari Drive Traditional Dinner and Local Dancing Transport: Private Vehicle (7.00 hour(s), 200km)
|Day 16||Johannesburg||Day 16 Hazyview/Johannesburg|
Transfer back to Johannesburg, South Africas largest city. The tour ends upon arrival. Additional Notes: The tour ends upon arrival in Johannesburg. In order to avoid any unnecessary issues with timing, please book ongoing travel not earlier than 9pm. Included Activities: Departure Day (Activities) Transport: Private Vehicle (7.00 hour(s), 480km)
Local Flights: N/A
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Itinerary Disclaimer: While it is our intention to adhere to the route described below, there is a certain amount of flexibility built into the itinerary and on occasion it may be necessary, or desirable to make alterations. The itinerary is brief, as we never know exactly where our journey will take us. Due to our style of travel and the regions we visit, travel can be unpredictable. The Trip Details document is a general guide to the tour and region and any mention of specific destinations or wildlife is by no means a guarantee that they will be visited or encountered. Aboard expedition trips visits to research stations depend on final permission.
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