A remarkable African odyssey across South Africa, Swaziland and Lesotho
Enjoy an action-packed journey through some of the most stunning scenery in the world on this southern African adventure. With experiences to thrill, entertain, delight and inspire, this tour is a memorable way to experience the magic of Africa. Track down exotic wildlife on game drives in Kruger National Park, relax on golden beaches in Kosi Bay, visit remote Zulu to learn about tribal culture and mix it up in modern cities. Admire the changing scenery along the way. From the savanna of Kruger and the lush wetlands of the St Lucia Estuary to the dramatic coastal vistas of Cape Town, Africa is blessed with immense natural beauty and this trip captures the best of this stunning region.
Go on a safari through Kruger National Park, one of the largest game reserves in Southern Africa
Uncover the unspoilt wilderness of the Elephant Coast, a tropical paradise of crystal clear water, marshland, coastal forest and swamp
Visit the heartlands of the African Zulu and spend the night in a traditional homestay
Enjoy a hike through Hlane Royal National Park amongst antelope and zebra
Encounter gentle giants on a game drive through Addo Elephant National Park
Embark on a half-day guided walk in the mighty Drakensburg Range and some spectacular hikes along the Garden Route
Delve into the astounding Cango Caves outside of Swellendam
Ride the rapids of the Breede River on a scenic whitewater adventure
Cruise the classic R320 wine route, stopping for a tipple or two, en route to South Africa's southernmost point
Discover the Wild Coast, home to some of South Africa's friendliest tribal folk, the Xhosa
Finish in Cape Town, the perfect stepping-stone to the outdoors, epicurean adventures, seaside fun or further travel
This itinerary includes a homestay in Zululand. Beds can just be a foam mattress on the floor, with clean linen & pillows, and rooms can be up to 6 share (same sex).
We use our purpose-built overland vehicles for the duration of this trip. This multi-purpose truck allows for great game viewing with large sliding windows. As such the trucks do not have air-conditioning and conditions can be dusty and hot.
The going can be slow over the long distances and often bumpy roads.
1. A single supplement is available on this trip. Please speak to your booking agent for further information.
2. This is a combination trip made up of two shorter trips. This means the composition of your group may change in Durban as some group members leave and new ones join you.
3. This trip finishes upon arrival in Cape Town on Day 22. Please do not book any flights until after 6pm this evening.
Our Kruger, Coast & Cape trips score an average of 4.7 out of 5 based on 23 reviews in the last year.
I loved this trip. The itinerary is well thought through and the driving to destinations a scenic banquet in itself. Inclusions are good, but also take some money to do the optional activities. Camping may not be for everyone, but minimal requirement is young at heart (this author 50+).
Review submitted 08 Jul 2017
This trip was my first time travelling alone and can I just say if you are thinking about doing something like this but afraid then please do not waste another second thinking and just book. From the start I was never on my own, with intrepid organising my transfers from and to airport all I had to do was turn up and meet my group. The group was absolutely lovely and from the start we all really had a blast together and made some really lovely friends. Our group was quite small as was off peak season with just 5-6 for the duration which we were told is not very common with each trip being normally fully booked during peak season. It was fantastic for us, more room on the overland vehicle which was great for one :) the vehicles are really well set up and efficient, the tents are easy peasy to assemble and mattresses so comfy you would hardly know you are even camping! Do bring heavy duty gloves for pitting up the tents though as without can be sore on your hands and will be your godsend and it gets really cold at night but as long as you have a warm coat then you will be fine. Our guides also took us to a store to buy nice heavy blankets if we wanted to so that was awesome. If you are lucky you will get a guide as amazing as ours was, thank you Gibson and not forgetting our wonderful driver Gordon. The two of them were patient, kind, funny and extremely hard working during the trip, always striving to make sure that we were happy and constantly filling us in with lots of interesting information about south africa and the stops we made along the way. The food was absolutely top notch every day, and there was always seconds if anyone was still hungry. All of the places we stayed were unique to their own properties and this added so much to our south african experience from camping to staying in log cabins and 5 star backpacker lodges, it was all perfectly planned and can only thank Intrepid, Gibson and Gordon for making everything so perfect. I really enjoyed the...
Review submitted 05 Jul 2017