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NUMBER OF DAYS 22 DAYS
PRICE FROM €3,900,00

Whole world in one country

This three week lodge-safari from Johannesburg to Cape Town simply has it all: Africa’s exciting wildlife, breathtaking  scenery, and insights into the culture and history of South Africa, Swaziland and Lesotho.

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

  • World famous Kruger National Park with Africa’s iconic big game animals
  • Walking in the  Drakensberg plus horse riding and  an interactive cultural experience in the Kingdom of Lesotho
  • Addo Nationalpark’s elephants, limestone caves and lush flora along the south coast’s Garden Route
  • Winetasting in Stellenbosch and the many attractions in an around the beautiful city of Cape Town

21 days from €3,900,00

During this comprehensive, three week long lodge-safari, you will really find out why South Africa is able to promote itself  with the slogan ”The whole world in one country”. The tour also offers a couple of days is both of the two exciting kingdoms of Swaziland and Lesotho.

Huge range of experiences

The varied sites are impressive: from the savannah of Kruger National Park with its classical African big game animals, to the dramatic mountain landscapes along the Panorama-route and in the Drakensberg Mountains, to St. Lucia's quiet wetlands and the untamed ocean along the south coast’s famous Garden Route. From Hluhluwe-iMfolozis rhinos and Addo's elephants, over exciting cultural meetings with a range of local peoples, to wine tasting in Stellenbosch and the beautifully situated international city of, Cape Town, near the Cape of Good Hope. What else could you wish for in one trip?

Good Accommodation

You well stay in well located, typical African standard lodge and hotel accommodation. The tour is run as a small group tour with a minimum of 4 and maximum of 14 participants.

Explore Kruger, Hluhluwe-iMfolozi and Addo Elephant National Parks

You will drive in a Toyota Quantum (or similar) with an experienced driver  and guide during the whole tour. If you book in advance you can arrange, at an extra charge, to drive in open safari vehicles in Kruger, Hluhluwe-iMfolozi and Addo Elephant National Parks.

Practical information about the tour

The following meals are included in the price: 19 breakfasts, 3 lunches and 2 evening meals. It is possible to book a ”dinner package” that includes 14 evening meals in the respective lodges, but this must be booked in advance. If the tour is fully booked with 14 participants you will drive in a large 4x4 safari vehicle. The guide will make sure you all swap seats regularly, so the sun and wind is shared equally, as not everybody will have a window seat.

Day to Day Programme

 

DAY 1: Departure from home airport

You will take an overnight flight to South Africa.

Naturally meals are included on your flight, as well as entertainment and free drinks.

DAY 2: ARRIVAL IN JOHANNESBURG

On arrival in Johannesburg, you will be met and transferred to the Safari Club.  You have the remainder of the day at leisure. This evening you will meet your guide and the rest of the group for your pre-departure meeting at 18h00.

Overnight accommodation in the Safari Club (or similar) including breakfast.

DAY 3: JOHANNESBURG TO MPUMALANGA

Departing from Johannesburg we head east towards Mpumalanga. A landscape characterized by mountains, panoramic passes, valleys, rivers, waterfalls and forests. We spend the night in the town of Graskop, a small forestry town situated on the Drakensberg Escarpment at the start of the Panorama route and the gateway to the Kruger National Park.

Circa 385 km driving and departure at 06:30

Overnight accommodation at the Graskop Hotel including breakfast.

DAY 4: MPUMALANGA TO KRUGER NATIONAL PARK

This morning we start with a scenic drive along the Panorama Route, arguably one of the most beautiful destinations in South Africa. The most spectacular stretch is the Blyde River Canyon, which is the 3rd largest canyon in the world, and filled with lush vegetation and wildlife. We make a stop at Bourke’s Luck Potholes to view these spectacular rock formations. In the afternoon we head into the Kruger National Park. We spend two nights inside the park.

Circa 250 km driving and departure at 07:00

Overnight accommodation at the Berg en Dal camp (or similar) including breakfast.

DAY 5: KRUGER NATIONAL PARK

We spend the whole day in Kruger National Park, which is home to just about all the most well-known classic African big game species. We will have game drives in the morning and in the afternoon. If you would like to drive in an open safari vehicle, you must book and pay for this before departure.

Overnight accommodation at the Berg en Dal camp (or similar) including breakfast.

DAY 6: KRUGER TO SWAZILAND

Today we cross the border into the mountainous Kingdom of Swaziland, led by King Mswati III, and one of 3 monarchies in Africa. You will explore the traditions and discover the culture of which the Swazis are so proud. We spend two nights in the Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary, Swaziland’s pioneer conservation area situated in the “Valley of Heaven”.  Apart from abundant bird life, there are a number of animal species to be seen including hippo, giraffe, zebra, and a variety of antelope, which we hope to spot on a guided walk in the afternoon.

Circa 190 km driving and departure at 08:00

Overnight accommodation at the Mlilwane Rest Camp (or similar) including breakfast and lunch.

DAY 7: SWAZILAND

TODAY we visit the Umphakatsi Chief’s homestead, for an interactive experience where you will get to try your hand at grinding maize and plaiting mountain grass or join the children in Swazi song and dance. An offering of a taste of local food is made but forget about your cutlery and try it the Swazi way… with your hands!

Overnight accommodation at the Mlilwane Rest Camp (or similar) including breakfast and lunch.

DAY 8: SWAZILAND TO ZULULAND

After visiting a craft market en-route, we re-enter South Africa via Northern Kwa-Zulu Natal. In the afternoon we make our way to The iSimangaliso Wetland Park, which was listed as South Africa’s first World Heritage Site. Here we enjoy a boat cruise on the St Lucia estuary, getting up close to the hippos and crocodiles that inhabit the lake.

Circa 440 km driving and departure at 08:00

Overnight accommodation at the Ezulwini Game Lodge (or similar) including breakfast.

DAY 9: ZULULAND

Today we will go on safari to the Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Game Reserve, during a game drive in our tour vehicle. Hluhluwe-iMfolozi is the oldest game reserve in Africa and is a safe haven to both the endangered black and white rhino. This park was perhaps the most important on the continent for the conservation of these two species during the whole of the 20th century. If you would like to drive in an open safari vehicle, you must book and pay for this before departure.

Overnight accommodation at the Ezulwini Game Lodge (or similar) including breakfast

DAY 10: ZULULAND TO DRAKENSBERG

Driving further inland, we will spend the next two nights at The Cavern, which lies in a 3,000 ha private reserve in the mountains. It borders the Royal Natal National Park, which is a part of uKhahlamba Drakensberg Park, which has been designated as a World Heritage site. The park’s most famous localities include the 5km long and up to 1,200m in height rock wall - the Drakensberg Amphitheatre, the peak of Mont-Aux-Sources where the Orange and Tugela rivers have their sources, and the 947m high Tugela waterfall, which is the second highest in the world.

Circa 540 km driving and departure at 08:00

Overnight  accommodation at The Cavern (or similar) including breakfast and dinner.

DAY 11: DRAKENSBERG

Today is dedicated to exploring the area’s beautiful scenery on guided walks.

Overnight accommodation at The Cavern (or similar) including full board.

DAY 12: DRAKENSBERG TO LESOTHO

Today we cross the border into another small country, which is totally surrounded by South Africa, namely the Kingdom of Lesotho, the southernmost landlocked country in the world, rich in natural beauty, flora, fauna and cultural heritage. Malealea is situated in a remote part of Western Lesotho that is breath-taking in its beauty. We have the chance to experience traditional Basotho life, a nation with solid traditions, beliefs and customs.

Circa 420 km driving and departure at 08:00

Overnight accommodation at Malealea Lodge (or similar) including breakfast.

DAY 13: LESOTHO

No visit to Lesotho would be complete without riding a pony, the local’s favourite means of transport. Today we will we take a ride on one of these sturdy animals that handle the narrow trails in these spectacular mountains, better than any 4x4 can!

DAY 14: LESOTHO TO CRADOCK

We leave the beauty of Lesotho and drive toward the dry Karoo plateau and the historical town of Cradock, which was founded in 1814. Today Cradock is an important agricultural center with many fine historic buildings, but is perhaps best known for its hot sulphur springs.

Circa 415 km driving and departure at 08:00

Overnight accommodation at Die Tuishuise (or similar) including breakfast.

DAY 15: CRADOCK TO ADDO ELEPHANT NAIONAL PARK

Today our tour takes us to a benchmark conservation success; Addo Elephant National Park offers a unique wildlife habitat, famous for the Addo elephants and the remaining population of the flightless dung beetle. We spend the afternoon on a game drive in our tour vehicle, in search of elephant, black rhino, lion, buffalo and leopard. If you wish to drive in an open safari vehicle, you must book and pay for this before departure. An evening spent at the floodlit waterhole allows us to watch the nocturnal animals and listen to their calls.

Circa 300 km driving and departure at 08:00

Overnight accommodation at Addo Elephant Rest Camp (or similar) including breakfast.

DAY 16: ADDO TO TSITSIKAMMA

This morning after breakfast our journey takes us to a region of startling beauty along South Africa’s southern coastline, known as the Garden Route. We spend two nights in the Storms River Village, at the heart of the Tsitsikamma Forest.

Circa 240 km driving and departure at 08:00

Overnight accommodation at Tsitsikamma Village Inn (or similar) including breakfast.

DAY 17: TSITSIKAMMA

Today we will have time to explore the beautiful scenery of this area. We will take a leisurely hike along one of the short trails, which allow you to explore the coastal bush and rocky shoreline. There is also time, if you are feeling adventurous, to plunge off the world’s highest bungy jump at the Bloukrans River (at your own expense). 

Overnight accommodation at Tsitsikamma Village Inn (or similar) including breakfast.

DAY 18: TSITSIKAMMA TO OUDTSHOORN

After visiting the impressive cliffs known as ‘The Heads’ in Knysna, a town nestled on a tranquil lagoon, we continue our journey, travelling over the Outeniqua Mountains into the Little Karoo arriving in the town of Oudtshoorn. We take a trip to the famous Cango Caves, with their impressive ancient stalagmites and stalactites before overnighting in Oudtshoorn, the ostrich capital of the world.

Circa 280 km driving and departure at 08:00

Overnight accommodation at Turnberry Boutique Hotel (or similar) including breakfast.

DAY 19: OUDTSHOORN TO CAPE TOWN

En-route to Cape Town, we visit the pretty university town of Stellenbosch, which is the center of South Africa’s wine industry, for wine tasting and a cellar tour. Once in Cape Town the afternoon is at leisure, enjoy sundowners at one of the fabulous beaches or indulge in some last minute shopping at the V&A Waterfront.

Circa 450 km driving and departure at 08:00

Overnight accommodation at Townhouse Hotel (or similar) including breakfast.

DAY 20: CAPE TOWN

Today we will go sightseeing in Cape Town, which is also known in Africa as the Mother City, and visit Cape Point - The Cape of Good Hope - which is the most south-westerly point in Africa.

Overnight accommodation at Townhouse Hotel (or similar) including breakfast.

DAY 21: CAPE TOWN AND DEPARTURE FOR HOME

On the final day of the tour you can explore more of Cape Town on your own (and at your own expense). If the weather is good why not take the cable car to the top of Table Mountain and enjoy the views and unique nature of the summit.

The last point on this tours comprehensive program is your transfer to the airport in time for your flight home.

DAY 22: ARRIVAL HOME

You will arrive back in Europe early the morning, taking any connecting flight necessary later in the morning.

Accommodation on the tour

 


Attractions on the tour



The Price Includes

  • Return flights N. Europe - South Africa
  • Accommodation as described in the itinerary
  • Meals as described in the itinerary
  • Excursions and safari drives as described in the itinerary
  • English speaking chauffeur/guide
  • Contribution to the Danish Travel Guarantee Fund

The Price does NOT Include

  • Beverages & gratuities
  • Travel and cancellation insurance
  • Extra excursions
  • Vaccinations
  • Meals not listed in the itinerary
  • Everything else not listed under “The Price Includes"
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