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 Mozambique, 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.

Start
Johannesburg, South Africa
Finish
Cape Town, South Africa
Countries
Mozambique,
South Africa,
Swaziland
Themes
Overland, Wildlife
Code
UBOSC
Physical rating
Cultural rating
Ages
Min 18
Group size
Min 4, Max 16
Carbon offset
628kg pp per trip

A remarkable African odyssey across South Africa, Swaziland, Mozambique and Lesotho


Highlights

  • Encounter gentle giants in the Addo Elephant Park
  • Camp out in Africa's wilderness in the Zululand district
  • Delve into the astounding Cango Caves outside Oudtshoorn
  • Travel through the Golden Gate Highlands National Park
  • Sip delicious wines at a Stellenbosch vineyard
  • Meet the friendly people of Swaziland
  • Go wild on safari in Kruger National Park
  • Encounter endangered rhinos in the Hlane Royal National Park
  • Experience the glitz of the beachfront city of Durban
  • Relax on white-sand beaches in Mozambique

Itinerary

Begin this amazing adventure in the sprawling city of Johannesburg.
Travel the famous Panorama Route and take in rugged views from the breathtaking Blyde River Canyon. The African safari then begins in earnest, searching for the iconic Big Five on a game drive through Kruger National Park. When dusk settles, choose to see what happens in the golden grasses after dark on an optional night safari.
Cross the border into the Kingdom of Swaziland and visit a local village to learn about Swazi culture, customs and beliefs. In the afternoon, visit Hlane Royal National Park and track rare rhinos in the scrub.
Head to the coast for the relaxing beach holiday leg of the tour. Mozambique is a wonderful place to go scuba diving or snorkelling and discover colourful underwater worlds, take a dolphin spotting cruise or stay onshore and explore vibrant markets. Chill out on the beach, soak up the warm waters of the Indian Ocean or wash down a meal of fresh seafood with a cold beer.
Home to thousands of birds, mammals and reptiles, the diverse ecosystem of St Lucia Estuary provides plenty of opportunity for bird watching and animal spotting.
Travel into the heart of Zululand district and be treated to traditional food and rousing song and dance on a homestay.
Travel to Durban, catch some sun and relax in the beachside playground of South Africa.
Hike through the dramatic cliffs, valleys and plateaus of the stunning Drakensberg mountain range.
Enter the Kingdom of Lesotho and be instantly charmed by the warmth of the people and the majestic mountain scenery. Visit villages and markets - choose to travel on foot or by pony.
The charming seaside town of Cintsa is surrounded by sparkling, blue ocean and sun-dappled forests. The local Xhosa people live a traditional lifestyle deeply rooted in tribal customs. Enjoy the range of outdoor activities on offer, from mountain biking to swimming.
Nestled in the heart of a densely forested valley, Addo Elephant National Park boasts a spectacular array of animals. An afternoon game drive will provide a chance to encounter elephants and endangered rhinos.
Discover a mesmerising pocket of the Garden Route. Admire the ancient forests which tumble down to the pounding Indian Ocean. Daredevils have the option to test their mettle on the world's highest bungee jump.
Stop by the sleepy hamlet of Knysna then continue on to the ostrich capital of the world.
Explore the magical Cango Caves then settle into beautiful Stellenbosch.
Travel through the Cape Region and visit a winery to indulge in crisp wines. Head to Cape Town - a city blessed with natural beauty and home to an abundance of cafes, galleries and bars.
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Inclusions

Meals
19 breakfasts16 dinners
Transport
Overland vehicle
Accommodation
Camping (with facilities) (12 nights), Dormitory (4 nights), Homestay (1 night), Hotel (1 night), Permanent tented camp (2 nights)
Included activites
  • Addo National Elephant Park - Game drive
  • Bourkes Luck Potholes
  • Cango Caves
  • Craft market and candle factory visit
  • Drakensburg - Short hike
  • Hlane Royal National Park - Walking safari
  • Kruger Park - Game drive
  • Oudtshoorn - Local village visit
  • Village, school and museum hike

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Notes

This is a combination trip. Please see trip notes (Important notes) for more details.

A single supplement is available on this trip.

CHANGES TO THE TRIP FOR 2013:

Day 20 will be spent in Swellendam Wine Region instead of Stellenbosch Wine region due to passenger feedback indicating that the later is too commercial.

Important notes

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