Garden Route and Lesotho - Camping

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Price: From ZAR 13450 per person

    Garden Route and Lesotho - Camping

    Experience the Garden Route, Lesotho, and the Drakensberg on this 13-day camping adventure.

    Fast Facts
    • Start: Cape Town
    • End: Durban
    • Type:Camping
    • Comfort:Standard
    • Vehicle:Overland Truck
    • Duration:13 days

    Day 1: Sip a Robust Red in Stellenbosch

    Begin your journey with a drive to the Spier Wine Estate just outside of Stellenbosch, for the opportunity to taste some of the estate’s excellent wines, and visit the Cheetah Breeding Centre. 

    After the stop, continue on to Swellendam for the night. Spend the night getting to know your fellow travelers and learning what to expect while on the road. 

                   
    • Highlights: Stellenbosch
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    • Accommodation: Camping
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    • Meals:L D
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    Day 2: Tour the Cango Caves

    Today you travel along some picturesque routes to Oudtshoorn and the Cango Caves. The caves are an impressive collection of caverns and formations under the Swartzberg Mountains. After a guided tour, you’ll head to your camp site for the evening. 

                   
    • Highlights: Cango Caves, Oudtshoorn
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    • Accommodation: Camping
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    • Meals:B L D
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    Day 3: Exploring the Coastal Town of Knysna

    Visit this morning an ostrich farm, and get up close with these flight-less birds. Oudtshoorn is the ostrich capital of South Africa. Following your visit, continue your journey along the Garden Route to Knysna. 

    The afternoon is yours to enjoy how you’d like. Knysna is a popular coastal town, and has several optional activities to do such as a boat cruise on the lagoon, a hike up the Knysna Heads, or just wander the streets stopping at the shops along the way. 

                   
    • Highlights: Knysna
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    • Accommodation: Camping
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    • Meals:B L D
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    Days 4-5: Hike the Otter Trail

    Continue along the stunning Garden Route, today, until you reach one of South Africa’s secret attractions, the Tsitsikamma National Park. Two nights of your tour will be spent at this superb coastal park. Take the opportunity to hike a few kilometres of the Otter Trail, partake in a treetop canopy tour, or for the adventurous, bungee jump off the world’s highest bungee jump.

                   
    • Highlights: Garden Route, Tsitsikamma National Park
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    • Accommodation: Camping
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    • Meals:B L D
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    Day 6: Spot the Wildlife in Addo

    Your journey continues eastward as you cross into the Eastern Cape, and Addo Elephant National Park, home to several of Africa’s large animals. Once inside the park, you’ll explore the area in your tour vehicle. The height of the truck will give you an excellent view of the elephants, rhino, and the few lions in the park. 

                   
    • Highlights: Addo Elephant National Park
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    • Accommodation: Camping
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    • Meals:B L D
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    Days 7-8: Experience Tolkein’s Inspiration

    Following a morning game drive in Addo, depart the park and make your way east to the quaint and picturesque community of Hogsback, via Port Elizabeth. The rest of the day will be yours to explore this breathtaking area. Hire a mountain bike and explore the original Afro-Montane forest that still exists, and gave J.R.R. Tolkein his inspiration for Middle Earth. 

    The next day, head out on a guided hike to one of the falls in the area, either the Swallow Falls, Bridal Veil Falls, or the Madonna & Child Falls. The choice is yours. 

                   
    • Highlights: Hogsback
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    • Accommodation: Camping
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    • Meals:B L D
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    Days 9-10: Cross into the Kingdom of Lesotho

    Today you depart South Africa and cross into one of the highest countries in the world, the landlocked Kingdom of Lesotho. It’s expected that you’ll arrive in the late afternoon to your camp site, so just sit back and relax at the camp on your first night. 

    Wake up early on your second day, so you can explore this fascinating country on an optional guided pony trekking excursion. In the afternoon get a chance to learn about the local culture as you visit a village and school. 

                   
    • Highlights: Lesotho
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    • Accommodation: Camping
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    • Meals:B L D
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    Days 11-12: Hike in the Drakensberg Mountains

    This morning make your way to the Royal Natal National Park in the Drakensberg Mountains. These mountains are South Africa’s highest, and offer some breathtaking views as you wander the paths in the park.

    The following day hike some more as you partake in a guided walk to look at some San rock paintings. Later in the day, if time permits, visit a local Zulu school project that’s run in the region. 

                   
    • Highlights: Drakensberg Mountains
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    • Accommodation: Camping
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    • Meals:B L D
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    Day 13: End your Tour in Durban

    Say goodbye to the high elevations of the Drakensberg Mountains as you head down (literally) to the low lying coastal city of Durban. Your tour will end once you arrive in Durban. Hopefully you have organise some time in Durban or a late flight out so you can sample some of Durban’s excellent curry restaurants. 

                   
    • Highlights: Durban
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    • Meals:B L
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    Pricing is meant as a guide only. All prices are subject to availability, change/increase without notice and seasonabilty. Most of the overland tours are priced on a per person basis, but options and rates vary from supplier to supplier. Please note that many overland tours charge a local payment rate, which is paid directly to your trip leader upon the day of departure - this is an addition to the trip price. We have included the local payment rates for your benefit only. Contact us via Enquiry Form for an accurate, market-best rate.

    Rates & Dates
    • SEASONAL DATES: TOUR PRICE: LOCAL PAYMENT
    • 01 January 2017 - 31 December 2017 ZAR 13450 ZAR 1070
    Tour Departures Dates
    • Departure Month: Start Date: End Date:
    • November 03 November 2017 15 November 2017 November 17 November 2017 29 November 2017 December 01 December 2017 13 December 2017 December 15 December 2017 27 December 2017 December 29 December 2017 10 January 2018