With the minibus you travel through the Kruger Park, the Panorama Route, the formidable Drakensberg, the well-known Garden Route, the dry inlands and rolling wine countries. You also make a trip to the kingdom of Eswatini (Swaziland) and the mountainous and unspoilt Lesotho.
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|From€ 2604/ per person|
Hluhluwe- Imfolozi Game Reserve, iSimangaliso Wetland Park, Panorama Route, Kruger National Park, Royal Natal N.P. (Drakensberg), Garden Route National Park (Tsitsikamma en Wilderness), Addo Elephant National Park, Cape Peninsula
Eswatini (Swaziland), Lesotho, South Africa
St. Lucia, Stellenbosch, Oudtshoorn, Knysna, Cape Town, Graskop, Cradock, Johannesburg
minibus with driver
bed and breakfast, dinner bed and breakfast
|From 12 years|
|This journey is carried out with a (mini) bus equipped with air conditioning.|
|minimum 4, maximum 14|
|Extra activities possible, including game drives per open 4x4 safari vehicle and excursions to Johannesburg / Cape Town|
|Soft bags, no more than 15 kg + 1 day bag / backpack and camera (bag)|
|English and/or German|
Meals included is: B= Breakfast, L= Lunch, D= Dinner
Day 1: Johannesburg
Arrive in Johannesburg You will be picked up and taken to the Safari Club Hotel. The day is free. You can choose to relax quietly from your trip or you may want to make an excursion such as a visit to it apartheidsmuseum with a guide, tour through Johannesburg, visit to Lesedi Cultural Village or take a look at the Soweto with a guide. Book this excursion in advance to avoid disappointment.
Accommodation: Safari Club hotel (or similar), rooms with en-suite bathrooms based on bed and breakfast. Swimming pool, bar and restaurant present.
Day 2: Graskop (B)
After an early breakfast, it is time to leave at 6:30 am from Johannesburg in an easterly direction to the province Mpumalanga. The landscape is characterized by mountains, passes, valleys, rivers, waterfalls and forests.
You will spend the night in the vicinity of Graskop,
Accommodation: Graskop Hotel (or similar), rooms with en suite bathrooms based on bed and breakfast. swimming pool, bar and restaurant present.
Day 3-4: Kruger National Park (2x B)
After breakfast, the journey continues via the Panorama Route to the Krugerpark. In clear weather you have beautiful views of the third largest canyon in the world: the Blyde River Canyon.The first stop today is at ‘Bourke’s Luck Potholes‘ a spectacular rock formation formed by erosion.
In the Kruger Park you then look for the Big 5 (lion, leopard, elephant, rhino, buffalo). During the game drives in the early morning and afternoon you will become acquainted with the African game. The game drives are executed with the van, but you can also opt for a safari with an open 4×4 safari vehicle (price on request). For these game drives at least two participants are needed and the departure time depends on the season (day distance on day three approx. 250 km).
Accommodation: Berg en Dal Camp (or similar) in bungalows based on bed and breakfast. Swimming pool and restaurant present.
Day 5-6: Eswatini/Swaziland (2x B, 1x L)
The kingdom of Eswatini (the new name for Swaziland), with King Mswati III as leader, is one of the three monarchies in Africa. The residents of Eswatini are proud of their traditional lifestyle and culture. You will visit the Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary where besides the exuberant bird life you can also spot many other animals such as hippos, giraffes, zebras and various antelopes. Something you will probably like to see if you decide to take a guided walk in the not so hot afternoon.
The next day a visit will be made to a cultural village where you will become acquainted with the traditional customs of this exceptionally friendly people. Two nights in the Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary (day distance day five approx. 190 km).
Accommodation: over night in a traditional Beehive hut with en-suite bathroom, based on bed and breakfast. Restaurant present.
Day 7-8: Zululand (2x B)
In Eswatini you stop en route in the morning to visit a market where you can buy some souvenirs and support the locals. Then you return to South Africa and travel through the province Kwazulu Natal to the iSimagaliso Wetlands park, Then you return to South Africa and travel through the province St. Lucia more to take a closer look at aquatic animals such as hippos and crocodiles. The next day you go on an ‘expedition’ in the Hluhluwe Imfolozi Game Reserve, a fantastic Big Five game reserve. Here too the game drive is executed with the van, keep your eyes open for the white and black rhino!
Accommodation: Ezulwini Lodge (or similar) in rooms with en-suite bathroom based on bed and breakfast. Swimming pool, bar and dining room.
Day 9-10 : Drakensberg (2x B, 1xL, 2x D)
Today you drive further inland to the Drakensberg. You will spend the night at The Cavern, an accommodation located in a 3000-hectare private area adjacent to the Royal Natal National Park that is part of the uKhalamba Drakensberg Park. The main attraction in this part of the Drakensberg is the Amphitheater, a rock wall of five kilometers long that is 1200 meters high at its highest point. Also the Mont-Aux-Sources Peak where the Orange and Tugela River originate and the beautiful Tugela Waterfall are particularly spectacular wonders of nature. You will also find age-old rock paintings in this area. Under the guidance of a guide you can take beautiful walks in this breathtaking environment! (day distance day nine approx. 540 km)
Accommodation: The Cavern (or similar), rooms with en-suite bathroom based on bed, breakfast and dinner and on day 10 also lunch. Swimming pool, bar and restaurant.
Day 11-12: Lesotho (2x B, 1x L)
Today you cross the border to Lesotho. After a long day you will arrive at the Malealea Lodge located in the west of this Kingdom. This remote part of Lesotho is breathtakingly beautiful. Lesotho is rich in natural beauty, flora, fauna and cultural heritage.
Day 13: Cradock (B)
This morning you leave the beauty of Lesotho behind you and cross the border back to South Africa. Today’s journey takes you to the historic village of Cradock in the Karoo. In this village (founded in 1814), where agriculture is the most important way of life, you will experience traditional Karoo hospitality. This place is blessed with a number of beautiful historic houses and located close to natural sulfur springs (day distance approx. 415 km).
Accommodation: ‘Die Tuishuise’ (or similar) rooms en-suite, based on bed and breakfast. Bar and restaurant present.
Day 14: Addo Elephant National Park (B)
Addo Elephant National Park is the place par excellence to see the largest mammal on land, the elephant. The park has a large population of elephants and other mammals such as: lions, hyenas, buffalo, black rhinos, zebras and various types of antelopes. You will also find around 150 bird species, as well as 600 different species of plants. Together with your guide you make a game drive with the van in the afternoon in search of these animals. The evening can you spend wonderful time at the illuminated water place where you can see nocturnal animals coming to drink (day distance approx. 300 km).
Accommodation: Addo Elephant Rest Camp
Day 15-16: Tsitsikamma (2x B)
After breakfast you leave for the coast and the beautiful nature of the Garden Route. In this adventurous and unspoilt nature you will stay in the Tsitsikamma National Park (part of the Garden Route N.P.). Here you can walk along the rocky coast with its Fynbos vegetation. For the true adventurers among you there is the opportunity to optional one bungy jump
Accommodation: Tsitsikamma Village Inn or similar in rooms with en-suite bathroom based on bed and breakfast. Swimming pool and restaurant present.
Day 17: Oudtshoorn (B)
After visiting the ‘Heads’ in Knysna Outeniqua mountain to the Kleine Karoo. In Oudtshoorn Visit the famous Cango Caves, a special underground cave system and an adventurous spectacle (day distance approx. 280 km) You spend the night in the ‘Ostrich capital’ of the world.
Accommodation: Turnberry Boutique Hotel (or similar) in rooms with en-suite bathroom based on bed and breakfast. Bar and restaurant present.
Day 18-19: Cape Town (2x B)
Fortunately, you don’t have to drive yourself, because today you go to Stellenbosch taste delicious wines. Then you will discover metropolis Cape Town and environment with many highlights: Cape Point, Chapman’s Peak Drive, Hout Bay, beautiful beaches and Table mountain. The afternoon is at your leisure and you can visit the V&A Waterfront for shopping or to grab a drink.
Accommodation: The Townhouse Hotel (or similar) in rooms with en-suite bathroom, based on bed and breakfast. Restaurant present.
Day 20: Cape Town (B)
This morning, depending on the weather, you can go up to Table Mountain and enjoy the overwhelming view (optional excursion and for your own account). You have the afternoon free for any last purchases or to relax on the beach. Your vacation in South Africa ends at 6 p.m. at Cape Town airport.
Optional activities in and around Cape Town: cage dive with sharks, by bike through the wine countries of Stellenbosch, township tour, by bike through Cape Town, tour through the winelands. Ask us about the prices of these excursions.
Note: With this trip it is mandatory to take out travel insurance. Read more about the travel insurance here.
You can purchase a dinner package for 7 dinners during the trip (day 5-8 and day 11-13) prior to your trip, costs: 120 Euro per person in 2019. If you have special dietary requirements, please let us know in time.
Requirements:Soft bags, preferably no more than 15 kg i.v.m. the limited space. You can also take a day bag / backpack and a camera (bag) with you.
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20 days / 19 nights
August 2019: 1, 14
September 2019: 2, 25D
October 2019: 3D*, 9, 23*, 30
November 2019: 6D, 21
December 2019: 15*, 20
*= guaranteed departure (other departure dates leave with a minimum participation of 4 people), G= German speaking tour, F= French speaking tour.
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.