20 Day South African Explorer, South Africa Tours

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20 Day South African Explorer


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R9 750.00

Destination: South Africa Tours

Duration: 20 days

Departs From: Johannesburg

Regions Included:Johannesburg • Panorama Route • Kruger NP • St Lucia Wetland Park • Durban • Royal Natal NP • Drakensberg • Lesotho • Coffee Bay • Hole in the Wall (optional) • Addo Elephant NP • Tsitsikamma NP • Knysna • Oudtshoorn • Cango Caves • Stellenbosch Wine Rout


Leaving behind Johannesburg, the city of gold, we head through the province of Mpumalanga and some breathtaking vistas of the Lowveld. Blyde River Canyon, God’s Window and Bourke’s Luck Potholes will be some of today’s highlights. We will spend the evening just outside of Kruger National Park.

Itinerary

Day 1 South Africa – Panorama Route
Leaving behind Johannesburg, the city of gold, we head through the province of Mpumalanga and some breathtaking vistas of the Lowveld. Blyde River Canyon, God’s Window and Bourke’s Luck Potholes will be some of today’s highlights. We will spend the evening just outside of Kruger National Park.

Day 2/3 Kruger National Park
We get up early and visit a wildlife rehabilitation centre before we enter Kruger National Park. The next two days are spent exploring the southern part of this vast reserve and we stand a good chance of sighting Africa's famed big five. Optional Activities: SANP Night Drive or Dawn Game Walk.

Day 4/5 Swaziland - Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary
Today we leave the Kruger Park and cross the border into Swaziland. We spend the next two nights in the Mlilwane Nature Reserve where we are able to explore the area on foot. We will also experience the wonderful Swazi culture first hand by visiting a traditional village. Optional Activities: Mountain Biking, Hiking, Horse Riding and Game Viewing.

Day 6/7 South Africa – Greater St Lucia Wetland Park – Durban
We travel through the subtropical region towards the Indian Ocean and spend the afternoon exploring the Greater St Lucia Wetland Park. The following day we journey down the coast to Durban and spend the night in this vibrant city. Optional Activities: Lagoon Cruise on St Lucia. Dinner and night out in Durban.

Day 8/9 Drakensberg
We travel to the Royal Natal National Park and the mighty Drakensberg escarpment. The next day is spent at leisure. Optional Activities: Horse Riding, Hiking.

Day 10/11 Lesotho
After a long but scenic drive we arrive in the Mountain Kingdom of Lesotho. When border formalities are completed we ascend into the mountains to our rustic overnight spot. The next day we get up early and those going on the Pony Trek will ride into the remote hills of Lesotho accompanied by local guides. If you choose to remain behind you can simply relax or visit the local village, school or craft market. Optional Activities: Pony Trekking Excursion, Hiking, Village and School visit.

Day 12/13 South Africa - Coffee Bay
We exit Lesotho and head to Coffee Bay. We arrive at this beautiful location where we will spend the next two nights. The next day we have a full day to relax on the beach or go on a hike to the famous ‘Hole in the Wall’. Optional Activities: Xhosa Village Visit.

Day 14 Addo Elephant National Park
We spend our time in Addo Elephant National Park surrounded by elephants! These magnificent creatures are always a highlight and Addo provides us with many fantastic photographic opportunities.

Day 15/16 Tsitsikamma National Park
After an early morning game drive we bid farewell to the elephants and drive further along the sunshine coast until we reach Tsitsikamma National Park. This beautiful coastal park provides us with some amazing hikes, including the first section of the well-known Otter Trail. Optional Activities: Bungee Jumping (highest in the world), Treetop Tour.

Day 17/18 Knysna – Oudtshoorn
It is a short distance to Knysna and there are many activities on offer here as well as the chance to explore this interesting town. Go fishing on the lagoon, shopping in the town or abseil off the Knysna Heads – the choice is yours. The next day we travel on via the Outeniqua Mountains as we head for Oudtshoorn, where we take a tour of the Cango Caves. Later in the day you have the option of visiting an Ostrich Farm. Optional Activities: Knysna Lagoon Cruise, Abseiling, Ostrich Farm, Ostrich Riding.

Day 19 Stellenbosch Wine Route
After breakfast we set off for Stellenbosch. As this is the last night on tour we will go out to a local restaurant for dinner. In whale season (between June and November), we spend the day in Hermanus where there is a possibility of encountering the world famous whales. Optional Activity: Meal Out.

Day 20 Cape Town
After a leisurely breakfast, we set off to do some wine tasting before reaching Cape Town. The journey ends on arrival at the Nomad Adventure Centre in central Cape Town.

Notes

Local Supplement R3080

Includes

MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch x 19, Dinner x 17

Excludes

Meals and activities not specified

How to Book

Request a Quote Online or call +27 11 592 9000
(Monday to Friday, 8AM to 17PM, GMT+2)

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