This is definitely a special trip! You drive a remote 4×4 vehicle through remote areas in South Africa, Eswatini (Swaziland) and Lesotho. However, there is guidance from a professional guide in his own vehicle and technical assistance in the event of a breakdown. With this trip you get all the benefits of an off the beaten track 4×4 trip, but with the certainty that there is help when you need it.
The map above only gives an indication of the route. Your guide maps out an adventurous route and you get a GPS and two-way radio for this trip.
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|From€ 1496/ per person|
Kruger National Park, Golden Gate Highlands National Park
Eswatini (Swaziland), Lesotho, South Africa
bed and breakfast, Full board
|Rent from us the 4x4 vehicle of your choice for this adventurous journey! Make sure you bring a sleeping bag and pillow for the nights in the roof tent. Mind you, the nights in Lesotho can be very cold!|
|Minimum 4 people, maximum 12 people|
|Set up your own rooftop tents (3 nachten)|
The rental of a 4×4 vehicle is not included in the price of this trip. Take a look at our selection of 4×4 vehicles with roof tent that you can rent for this trip.
If your flight arrives early in the morning, you can immediately pick up your 4×4 vehicle and then meet the guide at the agreed place. It is also possible to stay overnight in Johannesburg at the start of this trip at for example Outlook OR Tambo Lodge. Ask us about the options and prices.
When everyone has been informed about the 4×4 vehicles at the rental company, you meet the guide and the journey begins. You leave for the Dinokeng Game Reserve, which is located north of Pretoria. This is a somewhat smaller reserve, but the entire Big Five has been reintroduced here. So you might just see elephants while you drive to the accommodation or hear a lion roar in the evening! Tonight dinner will be prepared by the guide and you can get to know the rest of the group during dinner.
Day distance: 125 km.
Included: dinner, accommodation Dinokeng Game Reserve
After breakfast at the accommodation it’s time to leave. The guide takes the lead and leads you through small local roads towards the Kruger Park.
Once arrived at the world famous Kruger National Park, the search for animals can begin while you drive to the camp. At the campsite it is time to store the roof tents for the next two nights. The evening is spent pleasantly around the campfire.
Included: breakfast, dinner, overnight stay in Bush Camp Kruger Park rooftop tent
Getting up early in the bush! You can drink a cup of coffee to wake up before sunrise and then it’s time for a game drive with an open 4×4 safari vehicle. Especially in the winter months it can be cold early in the morning, so bring warm clothing. A local ranger will do his utmost to find members of the Big Five (lion, leopard, rhino, elephant and buffalo), but he will also be happy to tell you more about tracking, birds and the flora in the park. After a few hours you will return to the camp for a well-earned brunch.
After breakfast, after searching for wild animals, you follow the guide towards the exit of the Kruger Park. Small roads lead you through the Barberton area to a beautiful mountain pass that brings you to the border of the kingdom of eSwatini. This small African country was formerly called Swaziland and is a very popular destination for travelers who love peace and nature.
You cross the border and stop en route for a picnic by the side of the road. When you arrive at the property for the night, you can first explore the area before dinner is served at the lodge. You can use the hiking / hiking trails (there are routes with and without a guide), rent a mountain bike, view rock art, take a boat trip on the Maguga dam or take a look at a traditional Swazi village. All these activities depart from the lodge. Your guide can give you more information about the excursions and prices.
Included: breakfast, lunch, dinner, ride through the Kruger Park with your own vehicle, overnight at Maguga Lodge (or similar).
This afternoon you can drive through the Ithala Game Reserve with your own vehicle and search for wild animals and birds. You can find white and black rhinos, elephants, giraffes, buffalo, zebras and many antelopes here. However, lions do not occur in this reserve.
You will spend the night in the roof tents again tonight.
Included: breakfast, lunch, dinner, self-drive safari Ithala Game Reserve
After breakfast, a day full of history begins amidst rolling hills. The part of South Africa that you are going to visit today is known for the many battlefields. Here there was a battle between the English and the Boers and the Zulu’s and the Boers .
Included: breakfast, lunch, visit to battlefields, overnight lodge.
An absolutely exciting day today! You drive through the beautiful rolling Midlands to the village of Himeville. Here the real 4×4 adventure starts. Via the famous Sani Pass you drive with the guide in front to the kingdom of Lesotho. This small country is completely surrounded by South Africa and because of its high location it is often called ‘Kingdom in the Sky’.
Day distance: 350 km.
Included: breakfast, lunch, dinner, Sani Pass with your own 4×4, overnight stay at Sani Top Lodge.
After breakfast it’s time to continue exploring Lesotho. The guide will guide you through this deserted piece of land, luckily you are not alone! You drive north through the fantastic landscape of Lesotho to the next (simple) lodge for the night. Here you will arrive in the afternoon and there is still time to explore the area on foot. In the evening you dine together one last evening (for your own account) and toast on an adventurous journey!
Day distance: 250 km.
Included: breakfast, lunch, scenic drive through Lesotho, overnight at lodge.
Included: breakfast, ride through Golden Gate.
This journey is available from 2020 and departs on selected Saturdays:
4 January 2020,
1 and 29 February 2020,
28 March 2020,
25 April 2020,
23 May 2020,
20 June 2020,
18 July 2020,
15 August 2020,
12 September 2020,
10 October 2020,
7 November 2020,
5 December 2020
Prices per person based on 2 travellers
Contact us for a proposal in case you are travelling with more or less travellers and/or kids.
All prices subject to availability and changes.