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Classic Southern Africa Overview
Travel to Africa and explore Swaziland, South Africa and Mozambique.
Be immersed in the vibrant colours and infectious rhythms of Southern Africa on this classic journey down one of the world's most beautiful coastlines. Travel from Johannesburg to Cape Town via the Kruger National Park, Swaziland and Mozambique. Discover the brilliant diversity of the animal kingdom - from sleek predators to gentle herbivores - as well as the treasures of the natural world - from grassy savannas to dramatic rocky capes pounded by thundering waves. Meet the welcoming people of South Africa, Swaziland, Mozambique and Lesotho, and learn about the local traditions and customs that are proudly being kept alive. With plenty of opportunity to rest in scenic vineyards and on golden beaches, this trip is a unique blend of adventure, exploration and relaxation.
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For those who arrive early, be sure to visit Johannesburg's Apartheid Museum. Then, journey through the spectacular Mpumalanga province along the famous Panorama Route. Stop at breathtaking Blyde River Canyon for stunning views over the region below.
Enter prime game-viewing areas and seek out Africa's Big Five. An open-vehicle night drive is a chance to see the nocturnal activities of the many animals of the savanna.
Enjoy Swazi song and dance at a cultural village before continuing on to Hlane to track white rhinos on foot. At night, sleep soundly in a cosy lodge located in the grounds of the national park.
Cross the border into Mozambique, home to a stunning, sandy coastline with jade waters teeming with tropical fish. There's plenty of time here so choose to dive beneath the glistening waters to explore the pristine coral reefs or perhaps just relax and enjoy the lush surrounds.
Explore the wetlands of the St Lucia Estuary, home to a huge diversity of animals. Why not join an optional boat cruise to see hippos and crocodiles basking on the banks.
Travel to South Africa and visit Durban. Relax on the beach or take a stroll past the shops and cafes along the promenade.
Head out on a hike to explore Drakensburg's stunning mountain ranges, rich in plant and animal life.
Pass through the Golden Gate Highlands National Park, home to elands, zebras, mongooses and hundreds of bird species. Opt to explore the markets or ride a pony to a local village in the highlands of the Kingdom of Lesotho.
Head to the Wild Coast and spend time relaxing on the beach, exploring stunning stretches of coastline and learning about the customs and culture of the local Xhosa people.
Once just an elephant sanctuary, the Addo Elephant National Park now also shelters buffaloes, leopards, rhinos and the fascinating flightless dung beetle.
With old growth forests, superb sandy beaches and a range of optional adrenalin-packed activities, the Garden Route is sure to thrill. Visit breathtaking Tsitsikamma National Park, a top spot to see dolphins, porpoises and, at the right time of year, southern right whales.
Visit Oudtshoorn, the ostrich capital of the world. See impressive stalactites and stalagmites adorning the Cango Caves.
Relax amid the rows of vines in Africa's Stellenbosch winemaking region. Visit a vineyard to learn the secrets of making South Africa's legendary whites and reds.
Discover Cape Town's mix of scenic coastline, striking mountains, colourful arts scene and cafe culture while reflecting on the exquisite Grand Garden Route.
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