Southern Africa Unplugged Itinerary

Visit highlights of South Africa and Zimbabwe and uncover the mystique of Mozambique on this adventure holiday. See Vic Falls, Kruger National Park, Vilankulo and more.

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    • Total price tool tip
      USD $2,890
      CAD $2,945
      AUD $3,060
      EUR €2,495
      GBP £1,830
      NZD $3,625
      ZAR R27,815
      CHF FR3,085
    • Overland, Wildlife
    • Original
There is a later version of this trip also available for travel from Jan 1, 2015 to Dec 31, 2015. View later Southern Africa Unplugged.
Beach, Mozambique

Lion, Kruger Park

Friends, Mozambique

Kruger National Park

Victoria falls

Cheetah, South Africa

Day 1 Johannesburg/Soweto

Arrive in Joburg and prepare for the adventure-filled days to come.
ACCOM: Guesthouse - 1

Day 2 Milwane National Park

Enjoy a guided bike ride through Milwane National Park, keeping an eye out for the abundant wildlife that lives here. Spend the night in traditional Swazi huts called beehives, one of the more unique modes of accommodation on the trip.
ACCOM: Village Hut - 1

Day 3 Hlane National Park

Jump in an express taxi and make tracks to Hlane Royal National Park. Stay in the heart of the bush and go on a game walk to track elephants and rhinos on foot - a very cool experience.
ACCOM: Chalet - 1

Days 4-5 Kruger National Park

Travel to the South African border and push onwards to the incredible Kruger National Park. Embark on afternoon and morning game drives to spot Africa's remarkable animals, including the iconic Big Five.
ACCOM: Permanent tented camp - 2

Day 6 Maputo

Hop aboard a bus and then a chapa truck to get to Mozambique's attractive capital, Maputo. Check out this city at your own pace, perhaps indulging in its renowned seafood.
ACCOM: Hostel - 1

Days 7-8 Bilene

Travel by bus and chapa to get to Bilene, where local accommodation makes a welcome and relaxing end to a long journey.

Day 9 Maputo

Travel by chappa and bus to Maputo.
ACCOM: Hostel - 1

Day 10 Panoramic Route

On the famous Panoramic Route we make stops at God’s Window, Bourke’s Luck Potholes, Three Rondavels and Pilgrim’s Rest.

Day 11 Louis Trichardt

This morning we visit the Moholoholo Rehabilitation Centre which is home to many of South Africa’s abandoned, injured and poisoned wildlife, before we head off to Louis Trichardt.

Day 12 Masvingo

Catch a kombi to Masvingo, Zimbabwe's oldest colonial settlement. Visit the Great Zimbabwe Ruins, which are thought to be the ruins of a royal palace that dates back to the 11th century.
ACCOM: Guesthouse - 1

Days 13-14 Bulawayo/Matobos National Park

Set out in search of black and white rhinos on a 4x4 game drive in Matobos National Park.
ACCOM: Hostel - 2

Days 15-16 Victoria Falls

Travel on to Zimbabwe's adventure capital, Victoria Falls. With no shortage of activities and outings on offer, perhaps stick around for an extra day after the trip finishes up to try abseiling, canoeing or witness the rumble of the continent's biggest waterfall.
ACCOM: Permanent tented camp - 1