South Africa and Lesotho Adventure

The Details

Type: Camping Camping
Start: Johannesburg South Africa
Length: 14 - 28 Days
End: Cape Town South Africa
Comfort: Standard
Vehicle: Overland Vehicle
Group Size: Small (<12 People)
Countries: South Africa

Tour Dates

2018
  • 2018
June
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  • February
  • March
  • April
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  • June
  • July
  • August
  • September
  • October
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Overview

The Scenic Route is an overview tour of South Africa, including the well known highlights and focuses on the national parks. This tour covers a great distance in this diverse country and involves long days on the road, generally followed by a full day to explore the area. This is an all encompassing tour and a fantastic way to explore South Africa.

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: JOHANNESBURG to MPUMALANGA

Departing from Johannesburg at 06:30am we head east towards Mpumalanga. A landscape characterised by mountains, panoramic passes, valleys, rivers, waterfalls and forests. We will visit the old gold rush town of Pilgrims Rest, a living museum dating back to 1873. We explore the quaint town, visit Bourkes Luck Potholes and the viewpoint at God’s Window.

Accommodation

Accommodation:

Campsite – good ablution facilities & hot showers

Meals

Meals:

Lunch,Dinner

Day 2 -3: KRUGER NATIONAL PARK

Big game country – exciting game drives provide us with excellent game viewing. Spot lion, elephant, rhino and other animals in one of the last African wildernesses. Early morning & afternoon game drives get us close to the wildlife.

Accommodation

Accommodation:

Campsite – good ablution facilities, hot showers, swimming pool, restaurant & shop

Meals

Meals:

Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner

Optional Extras

Optional Extras:

Night game drives in National Park open game viewing vehicles

Day 4: KINGDOM OF SWAZILAND

The mountainous Kingdom of Swaziland, led by King Mswati III, is one of only 3 monarchies in Africa. Swazis are proud of their traditional lifestyle & cultures. We explore the Malolotja reserve on foot to enjoy the mountain scenery, rare birdlife, and the 95m high Malolotja waterfall. Overnight in log cabins with fantastic panoramic views.

Accommodation

Accommodation:

1 night, mountain cabins, 2 twin bedrooms per cabin which share a bathroom and a washroom.

Meals

Meals:

Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner

Day 5 - 6: ZULULAND

After visiting the craft markets near Mbabane, we re-enter South Africa. KwaZulu Natal is one of the last refuges for the threatened rhino populations. We have a game drive in search of these ancient creatures and stop waterholes to watch game come down to drink.

Accommodation

Accommodation:

Campsite – good ablution facilities, hot showers

Meals

Meals:

Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner

Day 7 - 8: DRAKENSBERG MOUNTAINS

Moving further south to the base of the Drakensberg (Dragon Mountains). We have two nights at the foot of the mountains allowing time for walking along beautiful mountain stream paths, or just enjoying spectacular views.

Accommodation

Accommodation:

Campsite – good ablution facilities, hot showers

Meals

Meals:

Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner

Day 9 - 10 :LESOTHO

We travel through the towering red sandstone cliffs of Golden Gate en route to Lesotho. Quaint villages and towns offer interesting stops along the way. We cross the border and head to southern Lesotho to our overnight chalets at Malealea. This lodge nestled in the mountains forms our base for two nights. The next morning we are up early and spend the day trekking with a local guide and his pony through the rugged mountains.

Accommodation

Accommodation:

2 nights, bedrooms are twin sharing with shared ablutions.

Meals

Meals:

Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner

Day 11: KAROO

Descending from the Lesotho highlands we make our way into the great Karoo. It covers most of central South Africa and is a vast semi desert. It has become famous for its sheep and ostrich farming industries, and roadside stalls selling handmade windmills.

Accommodation

Accommodation:

– 1 night we stay in an historic guest house. Twin rooms en suite.

Meals

Meals:

Breakfast,Lunch

Day 12 :ADDO ELEPHANT NATIONAL PARK

A conservation success, Addo Elephant N.P. offers a unique wildlife area, famous for the Addo elephants. We head out on game drives in search of elephant, black rhino, lion, buffalo and leopard. Evening viewing at the floodlit waterhole allows us to watch the nocturnal animals.

Accommodation

Accommodation:

Campsite – good ablution facilities, hot showers, restaurant, bar, shop & floodlit waterhole

Meals

Meals:

Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner

Optional Extras

Optional Extras:

Night game drives in National Park open game viewing vehicles

Day 13 - 14: TSITSIKAMMA NATIONAL PARK

Indigenous Tsitsikamma forests surround the campsite at Storms River mouth, and there are walks up the Storms River Gorge and along the rocky coastline. There is an option of the world’s highest bungi jump (own expense). Whales may be seen in season (July to November).

Accommodation

Accommodation:

Campsite – good ablution facilities, hot showers, restaurant, bar & shop

Meals

Meals:

Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner

Optional Extras

Optional Extras:

Bungi jumping, whale watching & treetop canopy tour

Day 15: OVERBERG

After visiting the famous “Knysna Heads”, which overlook the sea’s entrance to the tranquil Knysna lagoon, we travel south along the Garden Route. We drive along the coast before turning inland through the beautiful scenery of the Overberg region and overnight on the doorstep of the Cape winelands.

Accommodation

Accommodation:

Campsite – good ablution facilities, hot showers.

Meals

Meals:

Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner

Day 16 –17: CAPE TOWN

We visit Stellenbosch, for wine tasting and a cellar tour. Explore Cape Town and the “mother city’s” many attractions; visit the harbour at Hout Bay, Chapman’s Peak drive, Cape Point, the Cape of Good Hope, enjoy the famous beaches and the V&A Waterfront. Optional visit to Robben Island (own expense). Meals at a variety of local restaurants (own expense). Tour ends at +/-18:00.

Accommodation

Accommodation:

Rooms are twin with en-suite facilities (or similar guest house).

Meals

Meals:

Breakfast

Optional Extras

Optional Extras:

Robben Island cruise, Shark Cage diving, Seal Colony visit

Day 18: CAPE TOWN - TOUR ENDS

We climb Table Mountain in the morning admiring the views over Table Bay and Cape Town. Spend the afternoon catching up on last minute curio shopping or just lazing on the beach absorbing the Cape’s sunshine.

Hightlights

Hightlights:

Guided walk up Table Mountain

Meals

Meals:

Breakfast

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