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Classic Southern Africa Itinerary
Days 1-2 Johannesburg/Greater Kruger National Park
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.
ACCOM: Hotel - 1, Lodge - 1
Days 3-4 Kruger National Park
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.
ACCOM: Chalet - 2
Day 5 Swaziland/Hlane Royal National Park
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.
ACCOM: Chalet - 1
Days 6-7 Southern Mozambique
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.
ACCOM: Permanent tented camp - 2
Day 8 St Lucia Estuary
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.
ACCOM: Lodge - 1
Day 9 Durban
Travel to South Africa and visit Durban. Relax on the beach or take a stroll past the shops and cafes along the promenade.
ACCOM: Hotel - 1
Days 10-11 Drakensberg
Head out on a hike to explore Drakensburg's stunning mountain ranges, rich in plant and animal life.
ACCOM: Resort - 2
Days 12-13 Lesotho Highlands
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.
ACCOM: Lodge - 2
Days 14-15 Wild Coast/Mazeppa Bay
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.
ACCOM: Hotel - 2
Day 16 Addo Elephant National Park
Once just an elephant sanctuary, the Addo Elephant National Park now also shelters buffaloes, leopards, rhinos and the fascinating flightless dung beetle.
ACCOM: Cottage - 1
Days 17-18 Garden Route/Tsitsikamma National Park
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.
ACCOM: Chalet - 2
Day 19 Oudtshoorn
Visit Oudtshoorn, the ostrich capital of the world. See impressive stalactites and stalagmites adorning the Cango Caves.
ACCOM: Lodge - 1
Day 21 Cape Town
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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