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20 Day South Africa Overland Tour
Duration: 20 days
Location: South Africa, Swaziland and Lesotho
Price: 2018 Rate ZAR 28,850 pps and Activity Package ZAR 3,150 pp. 2019 Rate ZAR 31,750 pps and Activity Package ZAR 3,160 pp
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Starts: Johannesburg

Ends:   Cape Town

Group size: Max 18

Tour Code : NOMA08

Single Supplement : 2018 Rate from ZAR 4,350 & 2019 Rate from ZAR 4,290

Safari Vehicle Type: Custom built Overland Vehicle

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On this Johannesburg to Cape Town journey you will enjoy a variety of adventures! Your adventure kicks off with a visit to Bourke’s Luck Potholes, panoramic views of the Blyde River Canyon and God’s Window before heading off to the world renowned Kruger National Park, for a safari to try your luck at spotting the Big 5. Your journey then winds through the rolling emerald hills of Swaziland and up to the highlands of Lesotho where you have the opportunity to go pony trekking. You then head down to the coast and the Garden Route before visiting the Cango Caves in Oudtshoorn, and finally exploring the winelands before arriving in Cape Town.

    • Trained Guides
    • Custom Built Safari vehicles
    • Experience South Africa, Swaziland and Lesotho
    • Green seats available
    • This trip is available in both directions and there is also a smaller group option (at a higher rate) or a camping option
  • 20 Day South Africa Overland Tour – Accommodated:

    Day 1 – South Africa – Panorama Route, Johannesburg to Timbavati ±515 km
    Leaving Johannesburg we travel towards the Panorama Route one of South Africa’s most scenic drives. The Panorama route consists of Bourke’s Luck Potholes and the Blyde River Canyon including God’s Window and Three Rondavels. This evening we will enjoy a traditional Shangaan Dinner with dancing.
    Lunch:Lunch
    Accommodation:Two Per Room: Timbavati Safari Lodge http://www.timbavatisafarilodge.com
    Facilities:En-suites Per Room, Hot Showers, Swimming Pool, Bar, Internet, Laundry & Shop
    Included Highlight:South African Dinner & Traditional Dancing, Bourke’s Luck Potholes, Blyde River Canyon, God’s Window

    Johannesburg
    The city of Johannesburg is the business hub of South Africa. Everything here is faster than anywhere else in Africa, something this city has prided itself on ever since the gold rush – being home of the world’s richest gold fields back in the day. This get-a-head attitude has made it an economic powerhouse and the wealthiest city boasting African soil. The streets of Johannesburg boast a rich historical background while its suburbs are home to some of the savviest businessmen in Africa. However, it’s not all about business in this economic terrain and Johannesburg offers a wealth of sights for visitors including the beautiful Kruger National Park, Emmerentia Dam and the Walter Sisulu National Botanical Garden. It’s also home to the world renowned Sun City, the popular Gold Reef City and the Blyde River Canyon. Most visitors embark on tours to Johannesburg to take in the sites of the townships. Soweto in particular offers fantastic opportunities for township tours as well as a glimpse into South Africa’s history. The Apartheid Museum is also part of these tours and delves visitors to Johannesburg into South Africa’s past. Johannesburg’s Sandton is also the sight of the best shopping ground in South Africa with shopping malls offering all the latest and hottest haute couture and labels seen on the world’s catwalks.

    Panorama Route
    The Panorama Route tour is home to breathtaking views and some of the most spectacular landscapes. The route in Mpumalanga is well known for its cultural heritage as well as its dramatic scenery. ’s Panorama Route tour is the road that we use as the final leg on our trip to Johannesburg and this means that you get to end your adventure tour on a sightseeing high, witnessing some of South Africa’s greatest natural wonders. The Panorama route is home to the Blyde River canyon which is the third largest canyon in the world and the largest green canyon in the world (unlike it’s Fish River Canyon counterpart which to the untrained eye seems barren). It is situated at the Northern end of the Drakensberg and offers phenomenal views over the Klein Drakensberg. The Blyde River canyon is situated in a National Reserve and as such is unspoilt by development and is home to an abundance of wildlife. Another highlight of ’s Panorama Route tour is God’s Window, a viewing spot on the escarpment of the Drakensberg with panoramic views across the Lowveld and more breathtaking views of the lush indigenous forested ravine 900m below. There is no doubt as to why it is called God’s Window. The Panorama Route adventure also stops for you to appreciate Bourke’s Luck Potholes. This is one of the famous viewpoints and a great place for you to stretch your legs along the Panorama Route, and is also home to a beautiful and strange natural phenomenon. Over centuries the river water has eroded the rocks to form perfectly smooth potholes and strange sculptures. A visit to South Africa would not be complete without a drive along the Panorama route to experience some of the most unique and breathtaking scenery in the world.

    Bourke’s Luck Potholes
    The meeting place of two rivers and the beginning of the Blyde River Canyon, Bourke’s Luck Potholes have left many gazing in sheer wonder at the spectacular patterns and rock formations left behind after centuries of water erosion. Bourke was the surname of a man who made claim to this area in the hopes that he would find lots of gold here. Unfortunately, his guess work was not accurate enough and he missed out on a large reserve of gold just South of where his claim had been made. Where the Blyde and Treur Rivers meet, craggy cliffs drop down into cylindrical potholes bubbling over into waterfalls and waterslides. On a Tour, you can take a walk through the smaller holes and dip your feet in the water before it crashed down into the crevasse below. The erosion carvings leave behind a more resistant skeleton of rock resembling giant vertebrae in orange and brown. The view from the pedestrian bridges allows you a better view back up into the cliff faces where you can see how over time, the water and the sediment has taken it’s toll on the granite rock surfaces. Once you’ve seen the amazing rock formations, make your way up to the picnic area where there are also a lot of vendors and traders where you can pick up some great souvenirs to take home with you.

    Blyde River Canyon
    Imagine you are at the top of the third largest canyon in the world. As you follow the winding path, you have to stop and stare in wonder at the astonishing panoramic views below, as the sheer edges of the cliff drop down 800m into the river below. Lush scenery abounds, a vision of rich reds, greens, yellows and blues, and as you look out through God’s Window, you feel lucky to be alive and to be able to bear witness to such incredible beauty. The Blyde River Canyon is a must see on everyone’s travel itinerary, and the viewpoints overlooking the Blyde River and Klein Drakensberg escarpment won’t disappoint. Blyde River Canyon Reserve is situated close to Kruger National Park and stretches over 29 000 hectares. Joining , you have an ideal opportunity to discover two of the most beautiful places on earth – ranging from the rich vegetation and spectacular wildlife of Kruger National Park, to the exceptional beauty of the Blyde River Canyon Nature Reserve. The famous Panorama Route overland tour takes you on a meander around the canyon, which lies against the Greater Drakensberg escarpment. God’s Window is just one of many viewpoints along the canyon trail. The famous Three Rondavels are three massive spirals of towering dolomite rock, which surge out of the far wall of the Blyde River Canyon. It looks like someone has taken a paint brush and splashed the rocks in vibrant oranges and greens due to the moss and lichen growing on them. The natural phenomenon, Bourke’s Luck Potholes, is located where the Blyde River (meaning river of joy) and the Treur River (river of sorrow) join. Whether they are tears of joy or tears of sorrow, over thousands of years, the churning water has carved odd-shaped sculptures in the stone. The beautiful rocks are a wonder, and their rich colours set against the flowing water, is a sight not to be missed. Various antelope species, including the rare Oribi, hide in the grassland, while rock rabbits (hyrax) bask in the sunshine on the rocky outcrops of the canyon. Blyde River supports an abundance of animals and reptiles, with a rich variety of landscapes to suit each creature’s requirements. Otters play in the river, and bird lovers will smile as water birds glide past above them. More than 1000 floral species, many of which are endemic, will tantalise nature lovers, while the rare Taita falcon keeps watch from the skies above.

    God’s Window
    While South Africa and the Drakensberg in particular are filled with natural beauty and splendour, it is one part of this area that really is more spellbinding than any other. An area so vast and made up of beauty so defined that it can only be closely compared to the beauty that God saw when he created the world. It’s fitting then that this region is called “God’s Window.” The panoramic view from this magnificent area is filled with canyons, rock formations and waterfalls, all enveloped in a verdant valley. Viewpoints are scattered all along the length of the Blyde River Canyon and it’s said that on a clear day you can see as far as the coastline of Mozambique. God’s Window is part of a 250 kilometre stretch of sheer cliffs which drop 600m down into the Lowveld which means while you’re high up enjoying the view, you’re not only enjoying crisp, clean air, but also a place preferred by the Gods.

    Day 2 – Kruger National Park, Timbavati Lodge to Kruger National Park ±95 km
    This morning we pack up and head towards the world famous Kruger National Park and immediately begin our first game drive in our truck. Truly the flagship of the South African national parks, Kruger is home to an impressive number of species: 336 trees, 49 fish, 34 amphibians, 114 reptiles, 507 birds and 147 mammals. We will spend the day driving through the park in our truck, which gives us an elevated view and increases our chance to spot the animals.
    Meals:Breakfast/Dinner
    Accommodation:Permanent Tents: Nkambeni Reserve http://www.nkambeni.co.za
    Facilities:En-suites Per Room, Hot Showers, Swimming Pool, Bar, Internet, Drinkable Water & Shop
    Included Highlight:Afternoon game drive in Overland truck
    Optional Activity:Evening Game Drive – Nkambeni Reserve

    Kruger National Park
    The Kruger National Park is the largest game reserve in South Africa and attracts over half a million tourists every year. Experience the thrill of being on safari, observing the big five as well as zebras, giraffe and rhinos and be inspired by an authentically African atmosphere. Kick back and relax while exploring the park with Tours; you’ll have the time of your life and a Kruger experience you couldn’t have imagined possible. The Kruger National Park spans across two provinces in South Africa, Mpumalanga and Limpopo Province, and you can reach Kruger within eight hours of driving from Johannesburg. Kruger is larger than some small countries in Europe, it is larger than the Serengeti National Park and is just less than two million hectares of conservation area. Kruger National Park is one of South Africa’s most sought after safari and tourist destinations and is one of the world’s most diverse and abundant nature and game reserves. Kruger was established in 1898 by Paul Kruger to protect the wildlife in the area from being hunted to extinction. It was this foresight that ensured the existence of many of the species that exist only in Kruger National Park. 

    Day 3 – Kruger National Park
    We will make the most of our day travelling through the Kruger National Park in search of wildlife. Today you have the opportunity of experience Kruger in an optional open 4×4 safari vehicle.
    Meals:Breakfast,Dinner
    Accommodation:Permanent Tents: Nkambeni Reserve http://www.nkambeni.co.za
    Facilities:En-suites Per Room, Hot Showers, Swimming Pool, Bar, Internet, Drinkable Water & Shop
    Activity Package:Full day 4×4 Game Drive
    Optional Activity:Morning Bush Walk – Nkambeni Reserve, Evening Game Drive – Nkambeni Reserve

    Day 4 – Swaziland – Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary, Kruger to Mlilwane ±230 km (in addition approx 150km in Kruger)
    The Kingdom of Swaziland is a landlocked country bordered by South Africa and Mozambique. Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary is Swazilands oldest reserve and covers 4,560 hectares. As there are no large predators in this area there are a number of self-guided hikes available. Hiking is an excellent way of interacting with the flora and fauna here and comes highly recommended.
    Meals:Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
    Accommodation:Beehive huts: Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary http://www.biggameparks.org/mlilwane/
    Facilities: En-suites Per Room, Hot Showers, Swimming Pool & Bar
    Optional Activity: Game drive – Mlilwane (min 2 clients), Guided birding walk Mlilwane

    Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary
    Travelling to the wondrous Swaziland is an absolute treat; its rural beauty is indescribable, it promises many wonderful sights and there is much to learn about the Swazi culture. A trip to Swaziland is never complete without a visit to their very first proclaimed conservation area, the Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary. The Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary was founded by Ted and Liz Reilly who turned their 450 hectare family farm into a sanctuary after witnessing the disappearance of the area’s wildlife in recent years. Here the animals of this part of Swaziland found refuge and protection and the Reilly’s planted indigenous trees, created a wetland habitat and restocked the Mlilwane area with wildlife. The Reilly family donated Mlilwane to a non-profit Trust in 1969 and Mlilwane has since grown ten times its original size due to the support from the Monarchy, international support and individual donations and dedications. Today the sanctuary is 4, 500 hectares and consists of a southern and northern section; the southern section is mainly open grasslands and plains stretching up to the beautiful Nyonyane Mountain which has a breath-taking granite peak which is known as the “Rock of Execution”. Behind this mountain are the beautiful Mantenga waterfall and the gorgeous Usushwana Valley; and to the northern section one of the highest points of Mlilwane, Luphohlo. Most tourist activities are in the southern section however, with only guided trails entering the untouched mountains in the north. There are many accommodation facilities available at the Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary and visitors can look forward to an array of options and the most professional and friendly services. Adventure Tours will assist you in planning your African safari trip. Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary is perfect for family holidays, romantic getaways or just a fun road trip with friends

    Day 5 – Isimangaliso, Greater St Lucia, Mlilwane to St. Lucia ±335 km
    We leave Swaziland and take a scenic drive towards the warm Indian Ocean coast, re-entering South Africa. Soon after our arrival at iSimangaliso Wetland Park we board a boat for a sunset cruise on the lagoon for some bird and hippo viewing! This UNESCO recognised area is extremely varied and includes: lakes, beaches, coral reefs, wetlands, woodlands, coastal forests and grasslands together supporting an astounding diversity of animal, bird and marine life.
    Meals:Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
    Accommodation:Two Per Room: Shonalanga http://www.shonalanga.net
    Facilities:En-suites Per Room, Hot Showers, Swimming Pool, Internet & Laundry
    Activity Package: St. Lucia Boat Cruise

    Greater St Lucia Wetland Park
    St Lucia Wetland Park (iSimangaliso Wetland Park) is located approximately 275 km north of Durban, along the east coast of Kwa-Zulu Natal. The beautiful area is known for its phenomenal diversity and boasts of being South Africa’s third largest protected area, covering an impressive distance of 280 km of coastline. The region incorporates the St Lucia and Maputaland Marine Reserves, Lake St Lucia, the Kosi Bay Nature Reserve and Coastal Forest reserve. St Lucia Wetland Park tours are the perfect way to appreciate the expansive area, which encompasses 328 000 hectares of breath-taking scenery. The park is predominantly synonymous with its incredibly diversified habitats, ranging from coastal forests to marine eco-systems. Gaze out over extensive fresh water marshes and explore the beauty of the ancient woodlands. Due to its transitional location, in the southern end of the Mozambique coastal plain, the area supports an abundance of vegetation, including many endemic species of plants. As well as flora, the region also hosts a wealth of fauna, including one of South Africa’s largest populations of hippopotami and in excess of a thousand crocodiles. Look out for magnificent herds of African elephants that roam the plains and hide in the fragrant forests. Apart from elephants, you can also expect to see rhino, zebra, eland, buffalo and kudu, along with majestic humpback whales, at certain times in the year. One of the best ways to explore the park is to hop on a horse and view the area from a different perspective, getting remarkably close to the other animals in the reserve. Bird lovers will be in paradise as the area supports in excess of 500 bird species, include a number of rare wetland and marine varieties. Keep a look out for charismatic Loggerhead and Leatherback turtles and at night, listen to the frogs as they serenade the incandescent moon. This is a place where active souls will feel at home – there are plenty of activities to fill your days, including fishing, boating, scuba diving, hiking and camping. The park is an ideal hot spot for scuba divers as the area hosts unspoilt reefs which teem with vivid marine life – look out for some of the sea’s most renowned visitors, including graceful whale sharks and camouflaged octopuses. This Natural World Heritage Site is well worth the visit – tours to St Lucia Wetland Park are always popular and when you visit the untamed wilderness, you will soon see why.

    Day 6 – Hluhluwe – Umfolozi Game Reserve
    This morning we drive to the Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Reserve for a game drive in open 4×4 vehicles. The park is the only state-run park in the province of KwaZulu-Natal where all the Big Five occur. In the afternoon we return to St Lucia and have the opportunity to participate in a Zulu Cultural Evening. During the cultural tour, we visit a local shebeen for beer tasting, made from the local Ilala Palm, unique to the Zululand area and visit a local homestead to experience the Zulu culture. Upon returning to our accommodation, we will be entertained by Zulu classes where you will learn the basics of the Zulu language and enjoy some Zulu dancing.
    Meals:Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
    Accommodation:Two Per Room: Shonalanga http://www.shonalanga.net
    Facilities: En-suites Per Room, Hot Showers, Swimming Pool, Internet & Laundry
    Activity Package: Zulu Cultural Evening, Game Drive in Hluhluwe/Imfolozi National Park

    Hluhluwe/Imfolozi National Park
    The plains of South Africa are renowned for their wildlife, with the Big 5 being the most popular. While many game parks offer fantastic opportunities to see these creatures in their natural state, few of them offer sightings as great as The Hluhluwe-Umfolozi Park. Together these two intertwined reserves span over 96, 000 hectares and wildlife can be found on every part of this land. While Umfolozi is renowned for its vast wild bird population, Hluhluwe is famous for its Rhino conservation programme which has helped it achieve the reputation of having the world’s highest concentration of white rhinos. To feel the true brush of golden African grass and to catch a glimpse or full view of the big 5 and their bush friends, indulge in a game drive in The Hluhluwe-Umfolozi Park.

    Day 7 – Durban, St. Lucia to Durban ±240 km
    Today we arrive at Durban, South Africa’s largest marine port and well-known surfing destination. The evening can be spent enjoying authentic Indian cuisine as Durban is also home to the largest population of people of Indian descent outside of India
    Meals:Breakfast
    Accommodated:Two Per Room: Garden Court South Beach Hotel http://www.tsogosunhotels.com/garden-court/south-beach/pages/overview.aspx#.U1ElKVPYyhp
    Facilities:En-suites Per Room, Hot Showers, Swimming Pool, Bar, Internet, Laundry, Drinkable Water & Shop
    Optional Activity:Dinner Out Durban

    Day 8 – UKhahlamba Drakensberg Park, Durban to Drakensberg ±265 km
    We leave behind the beautiful beaches of KwaZulu Natal and travel inland to the Ukhahlamba Drakensberg or Royal Natal National Park, part of the huge and incredibly scenic Drakensberg Escarpment. The Drakensberg is South Africa’s highest mountain range with peaks at over 3000 metres. Hiking is the most popular activity here and your guides will take you on a lovely hike if you are not already busy with other optional activities.
    Meals:Dinner
    Accommodation:Two Per Room: Drakensville Resort http://www.drakensville.co.za
    Facilities: Hot Showers, Swimming Pool, Bar, Internet, Laundry & Shared Ablutions

    Royal Natal National Park
    Perhaps best known for its world famous amphitheatre, the Royal Natal National Park is one of those places that simply takes your breath away. With imposing mountain peaks touching the clouds, adorned in vivid vegetation and rushing rivers, the diverse landscape is a visual feast and a treat for those with photographic aspirations. Known for its diverse scenery and appealing, desolate landscape, this is a place that captivates the hearts of its visitors and residents, offering a peaceful existence that is alluring in its simplicity. Tours to the Royal Natal National Park allow you to appreciate the region’s unrivalled mountain scenery, which hosts an impressive array of animals and birds that have adapted to the somewhat harsh environment with ease. The Amphitheatre spans approximately five kilometres in length, while extending an estimated 500 metres in height. The astounding natural phenomenon is a sight to behold and poses a daunting challenge to hikers, who attempt to summit the arresting feature. Just beyond the amphitheatre, one finds the Mont-aux-Sources peak, which is the place where the mighty Orange River begins its epic journey to the Atlantic Ocean. Here you will also find the powerful Thukela River which torrents down the amphitheatre, forming one of the world’s highest waterfalls as it thunders towards the Indian Ocean. The best way to explore the park is undoubtedly on foot. Don your hiking gear and follow the plethora of trails that traverse the mountains’ sloping sides, appealing to people of all levels of fitness and expertise. Fairy Glen is one of the gentler hikes available, while ‘the Crack’ is not for the faint-hearted and boasts riveting vistas that make the walk worthwhile.

    Day 9 – UKhahlamba Drakensberg Park
    Today, our second day in the uKhahlamba Drakensberg Park, we will have the opportunity to go on a guided walk to see some of the San rock paintings or just relax around camp and enjoy the day at your leisure.
    Meals:Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
    AccommodationTwo Per Room: Drakensville Resort http://www.drakensville.co.za
    Facilities:En-suites Per Room, Hot Showers, Swimming Pool, Bar, Internet, Laundry & Shop
    Included Highlight:Hiking*

    Day 10 – Lesotho – MalealeaHiking*, Drakensberg to Malealea Lodge ±370 km
    Hike with your guide in Royal Natal National park (entrance fee and Bushmen painting visit included). It’s a visually impressive drive up to the Lesotho border. Lesotho is one of the highest countries in the world, with the entire country being over 1000m above sea level.
    Meals:Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
    Accommodation:Two Per Room: Malealea Lodge http://www.malealea.com
    Facilities:En-suites Per Room, Hot Showers & Bar
    Activity Package:Lesotho Village Visit
    Optional Activity:Pony Trekking

    Day 11 – Lesotho – Malealea
    Today we get up early and those who opt to go on the optional Pony Trekking Excursion will ride into the remote hills of Lesotho accompanied by local guides. On your return, the group will visit the local village and school (school holidays permitting).
    Meals:Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
    Accommodation:Two Per Room: Malealea Lodge http://www.malealea.com
    Facilities:En-suites Per Room, Hot Showers & Bar
    Optional Activity: Hiking – Lesotho (per hour)

    Day 12 – South Africa – Cintsa, Malealea to Cintsa ±500 km
    Leaving the ‘Kingdom in the Skies’ behind us we travel south to Cintsa. We will spend the next two nights here and have the chance to relax and participate in the many activities available at the resort.
    Meals:Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner
    Accommodation:Two Per Room: Areena Resort http://www.areena.co.za
    Facilities:En-suites Per Room, Hot Showers, Swimming Pool, Bar, Internet, Laundry & Drinkable Water

    Day 13 – Cintsa
    Today is a day at leisure where you can choose to participate in the many optional activities (such as quad bike hire, abseiling, canoe trails or pedal boat hire) or just laze around the campsite and enjoy the sights and sounds of your surroundings.
    Meals:Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner
    Accommodation:Two Per Room: Areena Resort http://www.areena.co.za
    Facilities:En-suites Per Room, Hot Showers, Swimming Pool, Bar, Internet, Laundry & Drinkable Water
    Optional Activity:Sea Kayaking / Canoe trail, Quad Biking

    Day 14 – Addo Elephant National Park, Cintsa to Addo ±320 km
    This unique Eastern Cape park is home to one of the densest concentrations of African elephants on earth as well as boasting the ‘Big Seven’(elephant, rhino, lion, buffalo, leopard, southern right whale and great white shark) as Addo is a land and marine park.
    Meals:Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner
    Accommodation:Permanent Tents: Kudu Ridge Lodge http://kuduridge.co.za/
    Facilities:Hot Showers, Bar, Internet & Laundry
    Included highlight: Afternoon game drive in truck

    Addo Elephant National Park
    The Addo Elephant Park is situated about an hour outside of the city of Port Elizabeth in the Eastern Cape and is recognised as one of South Africa’s most popular national parks and game reserves. It is sanctuary to over 550 elephants in just 120 000 hectares. It is also the third largest national park in South Africa and is the only one to incorporate a marine area into its conservation strategy. The Addo Elephant Park was established in 1931 in an attempt to protect the sixteen elephants that remained in the region. They were successful in their mission and have significantly brought back and restored the population of African elephants to the Eastern Cape region. They’ve also introduced lions, giraffe, zebras and rhinos into the park, as well as antelope, buffalo and spotted hyena. Their marine section extends to invite guests to observe the southern right whales, dolphins and sea life in the Indian Ocean coast next to the park. Visit the Addo Elephant Park with tours and observe nature thriving in its most natural environment. Go on game drives, walking safaris, horse trails and bird watching; be inspired by the park’s lush beauty and enchanting wildlife. Depending on which tour you decide to embark on or how long you choose to stay in the park, you can even be pampered by its luxurious accommodation. Either way the smell of the citrus tree, baked earth and fresh air will treat you to the authentic African experience that you’ve been dreaming of.

    Day 15 – Tsitsikamma National Park, Addo National Park to Tsitsikamma ±210 km
    This morning we will make a quick stop at Port Elizabeth’s airport and arrive in the afternoon at Tsitsikamma. The name means ‘place of abundant water’ and it does not disappoint, with its indigenous forests and dramatic coastline. This area is home to the famous multi-day Otter Trail hike and the first few hours of this hike is included in your Activity Package.
    Meals:Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
    Accommodation:Two Per Room: Tsitsikamma Village Inn http://www.tsitsikammahotel.co.za
    Facilities:En-suites Per Room, Hot Showers, Bar, Internet, Laundry & Drinkable Water
    Included Highlight: Tsitsikamma National Park Entrance

    Tsitsikamma National Park
    The Tsitsikamma region is known throughout the world as one of the most beautiful places on earth. Nestled in the emerald foliage of the Garden Route, the Tsitsikamma National Park is one of South Africa’s best-kept secrets and a truly unique natural gem. Tsitsikamma is a khoi word meaning ‘place of abundant or sparkling water’ – an apt name considering the abundance of bubbling natural rivers and streams decorating the region. The Tsitsikamma region stretches from the sweeping Bloukrans River in the west all the way to the Eerste Rivier in the east. Bordered on the north by the majestic Tsitsikamma Mountains and the tepid Indian Ocean on the south, the sought-after destination is flanked by incredible natural scenery every direction you look. The lush park covers an 80km stretch of sweeping coastline with popular holiday destination Nature’s Valley resting on the western end and the world-famous Storms River Mouth at its epicentre. The protected area is covered in a thick blanket of indigenous forest along with the odd commercial plantation and an abundance of natural Fynbos. Deep river gorges fork between the plateau as they rush down towards the sea, resulting in a dramatic spectacle of tumbling waterfalls and deep kloofs. A mild all-year-round climate affords tourists the opportunity to engage in a myriad of fun outdoor activities encouraged by the region’s bustling tourism industry, while a high rainfall ensures the natural greenness that the area is renowned for. With exceptional hiking trails and unparalleled coastal scenery, Tsitsikamma is a top destination for eco-tourists and avid adventurers. The Otter Trail is a hiking route along the Garden Route coast and is not only the most popular route in the Tsitsikamma National Park, but is widely regarded as one of the finest in the world. Stretching from Storms River Mouth to Nature’s Valley, the full trail takes a total of five days and exposes hikers to some of the most exquisite natural beauty, including imposing coastal mountains, dense gallery forest and sweeping white-sand beaches.

    Day 16 – Tsitsikamma National Park
    As today is free for you to explore the small village of Storms River, why not spend your time participanting in the optional activities available such as blackwater tubing, jumping the highest bungee jump in the world Bloukrans or discover the Tsitsikamma rainforest from above by joining one of the treetop canopy tours on offer.
    Meals:Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner
    Accommodation:Two Per Room: Tsitsikamma Village Inn http://www.tsitsikammahotel.co.za
    Facilities:En-suites Per Room, Hot Showers, Bar, Internet, Laundry & Drinkable Water
    Optional Activity:Bungee Jumping (highest in the world), Treetop Canopy Tours, Blackwater Tubing (min 4 clients)

    Day 17 – Knysna / Plettenberg Bay, Tsitsikamma to Plettenberg Bay ±70 km
    It is a short distance to Plettenberg Bay. In the afternoon you can choose between remaining to relax at the resort or taking a short excursion into nearby Knysna to explore.
    Meals:Breakfast/Lunch
    Accommodation:Two Per Room: The Dunes Lodge http://dunes-resort.co.za/
    Facilities:En-suites Per Room, Hot Showers, Swimming Pool & Drinkable Water
    Optional Activity:Birds of Eden, Monkey Town

    Knysna
    Knysna is a gem on the Garden Route and is flanked by George and Plettenberg Bay. The town resides neatly on the outskirts of the Knysna Lagoon and is surrounded by mountains that are home to the notorious Knysna Forest. The area has an incredibly laid back atmosphere and serves as both a permanent and holiday address for many locals and tourists. It is popular for its annual Oyster and Pink festivals and is a hub of activity all year round. The Knysna Heads are especially well known and many restaurants can be found close to them, offering sprawling views of the ocean. The lagoon is great for paddling and Thessen Island sits snug in the middle of this lagoon. The Island boasts many of the best restaurants and residencies in Knysna. While Thessen island and Knysna as a whole are a hub of actvity, the atmoshpere is quiet and laid back. However, if you require even more solice, then retreat to the Knysna Forest to enjoy an elephant experience. Alternatively, take on the Pezula Golf Course and let off some steam on the 18 holes. Knysna also has plenty of markets offering local creations, food and other curiosities. Of course, no tours to Knysna would be complete without the taste of a few oysters, festival or not.

    Day 18 – Oudtshoorn, Plettenberg Bay to Oudtshoorn ±150 km
    Today we travel through the magnificent Outeniqua Mountains towards Oudtshoorn where we visit the world-famous Cango Caves. The caves contain spectacular halls and grand limestone formations, and a local guide will tell you all about the cave system, which extends for over 4km.
    Meals:Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
    Accommodation:Two Per Room: Kleinplaas http://www.kleinplaas.co.za
    Facilities:En-suites Per Room, Hot Showers, Swimming Pool, Internet & Drinkable Water
    Activity Package:Cango Caves Basic Tour
    Optional Activity:Ostrich Farm Visit

    Oudtshoorn – Ostrich Capital of the World
    The town of Oudtshoorn is situated in the Western Province of the beautiful South Africa and is known and loved by many local holidaymakers around the country. The town is the largest town in the Little Karoo region and attracts many tourists annually because of its tremendous activities and beautiful attractions. Originally the area was occupied by Bushmen and this can be seen by the extreme amount of rock paintings which can be found in the caves surrounding the Swartberg Mountains. The first farmers settled in the area during the 1700’s and the first large permanent structure – the Dutch Reformed Church – was built in 1839 and the town started growing around this church. The town of Oudtshoorn is especially known for its ostriches and many ostrich farms surround the town. The ostrich craze in the Karoo started with the fascination the town’s people had with the feathers as they were used as a fashion accessory. They were primarily used as decoration for the ladies’ hats during the 1800’s. Today you can learn all about them at the various ostrich farms which are open to the public. Other attractions include the breath-taking and world famous Cango Caves which attracts tourists from around the world and contains an ever-so-interesting history. Some of the rock formations you’ll witness here are the best in the world. The Cango Wildlife Ranch offers you and your family many exciting things to see and do. Some of these activities include cage diving with humongous crocodiles and touching the fierce cheetah. The town of Oudtshoorn offers many amazing accommodation facilities which range from easy bed and breakfast lodges to fancy hotels. Africa Adventure Tours will assist you in organising the perfect family holiday for you and your loved ones.

    Day 19 – Oudtshoorn – Grabouw, Oudtshoorn to Somerset West ±400 km
    We take a scenic drive to Grabouw, taking in some of Route 62 and a possible stop at Ronnie’s Sex Shop, not a sex shop at all, but a rather interesting country pub… Today we will visit the Kraal Gallery, a family business that trains, employs & empowers women to become qualified master weavers. Here you will have the opportunity to participate in the 2-3 hour “Weaverbird course”, where your teacher will guide you through the steps of making your own take-home weaved sample. Later in the evening, we will enjoy some wine tasting and a dinner out at one of the local wine farms in the area. (a portion of this activity may take place the following day).
    Meals: Lunch
    Accommodation:Two Per Room: Lord Charles Hotel http://www.nh-hotels.co.za
    Facilities: En-suites Per Room, Hot Showers, Swimming Pool, Bar, Internet, Laundry & Drinkable Water
    Activity Package:Kraal Gallery Weaving & Wine Tasting Tour
    Included Highlight:Stop at Ronnie’s sex shop

    Stellenbosch
    Steeped in history and renowned for its exquisite scenery and outstanding wines, the Stellenbosch Wine Route is one of the Cape’s foremost attractions and should be a must on every visitor’s bucket list. What could possibly be better that soaking up sunbeams, sipping a sensational Sauvignon while gazing out over crimson vineyards, adorning the undulating, verdant hills, beneath the azure sky? The thriving student town is predominantly known for its association with the prestigious University of Cape Town, not to mention its gorgeous historical buildings which harken back to its past, with well-preserved examples of Cape Dutch and Victorian architecture. Stroll through the leaf-lined avenues and enjoy the upbeat atmosphere around you, as you pop into numerous boutique stores and delightful restaurants and cafes. Don’t spoil your appetite though – there is nowhere better to enjoy delectable cuisine, perfectly paired with delicious wines than one of the acclaimed wine estates in the area. Enjoy delightful tours to the Stellenbosch Wine Route and spend the day hopping between estates, sampling each cellar’s best offerings, while revelling in riveting scenery and indulging in mouth-watering gourmet gastronomy. When the Dutch settlers arrived in the region, they quickly recognised the richness of Stellenbosch’s soil and started to grow crops and vines on the hills in the vicinity. A culture of viticulture was born and continues to this day. In 1971, Stellenbosch established its wine route, becoming the first wine region in South Africa to do so. Today, this route incorporates over 148 wineries, all of which have unique wines and attractions to offer. Some of the better known estates include: Delheim, Muratie, Morgenhof, JC Le Roux, Meerlust and Waterford, just to mention a few. Make sure that your Stellenbosch Wine Route tour includes as many estates as possible, so that you get a true taste of the natural splendour and enjoyable offerings of the area.

    Day 20 – Stellenbosch – Cape Town, Somerset West to Cape Town ±45 km
    After a leisurely breakfast, we will make our way to Stellenbosch which forms the heart of the Western Cape’s wine region and second oldest European settlement in the Western Cape. You will have the opportunity to explore this historical town on foot before making our way to Cape Town, the final destination of our tour. Your tour ends upon arrival in Cape Town.
    Meals:Breakfast,Lunch
    Accommodation: Own Arrangements / Post tour accommodation can be booked through us

    Cape Town
    Cape Town is ideal as a start or end location due to the fact that it is on the southern tip of the continent, which means that the entire African continent is stretched out in front of you for further adventure travel.  Home to Table Mountain the most iconic tourist attractions on the continent, there is no shortage of adventure and travel options as well as world class accommodation for visitors to choose from. Our experience in Cape Town travel will ensure that you experience the best that the Mother City has to offer. Start your adventure travel right and join us in Cape Town one of the most beautiful and increasingly popular cities in the country. The CBD of Cape Town lies on the Northern edge of the peninsula and is home to a large working harbour overshadowed by Table Mountain.

     

     

    Activity Package:
    This is an optional payment that covers what we consider to be ‘essential activities’ on our tours. Ideally we would include all of these, but not everyone can afford this. This payment is 100% transparent and is listed below. The Activity Package can be pre-purchased prior to your arrival or through your guide on day 1 of your tour.

    Activity Country Price
    Full day 4×4 Game Drive Kruger National Park South Africa ZAR 750
    Game Drive in Hluhluwe/Imfolozi National Park South Africa ZAR750
    St. Lucia Boat Cruise South Africa ZAR430
    Cango Caves Basic Tour South Africa ZAR130
    Cape Town Cultural Tour South Africa ZAR500
    Cheese and Wine Tasting South Africa ZAR50
    Total (AP Price) ZAR2610

    This itinerary has been written with the Activity Package items included. If you wish to participate in all the activities listed, you will need to purchase the Activity Package.

     

    OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES ON THIS ROUTE:

    There are more optional activities being created every day – we have listed only the most popular. If there is something specific you would like to do then speak to your guide as they will be able to assist you if possible.

    Activity Country Price
    Morning Bush Walk – Nkambeni Reserve South Africa From ZAR420 to ZAR500
    Evening Game Drive – Nkambeni Reserve in open 4×4 South Africa From ZAR 760 to ZAR 800
    Game drive – Mlilwane (min 2 clients) Swaziland From ZAR 250 to ZAR 280
    Dinner Out Durban South Africa From ZAR80 to ZAR150
    Pony Trekking Lesotho From ZAR 250 to ZAR 530
    Hiking – Lesotho (per hour) Lesotho From ZAR20
    Bungee Jumping (highest in the world) South Africa From ZAR 790 to ZAR 990
    Treetop Canopy Tours South Africa From ZAR 525 to ZAR 625
    Blackwater Tubing (min 4 clients) South Africa From ZAR475 to ZAR525
    Dinner Out Wilderness South Africa From ZAR150 to ZAR200
    Birds of Eden South Africa From ZAR 190 to ZAR 210
    Monkey Town South Africa From ZAR 190 to ZAR 210
    Dinner Out Somerset West South Africa From ZAR80 to ZAR150

     

    What’s included:

    • Meals as indicated on the itinerary (unless otherwise specified, all meals are prepared and served at the Overland truck),
    • accommodation,
    • registered guides
    • and transport.
    • We also include some of the highlights. These highlights are listed below in the day-by-day descriptions as “included highlights”.

     

    What’s excluded:

    • All items of a personal nature,
    • alcohol, soft drinks,bottled water, snacks,
    • souvenirs, tips,
    • activity package and optional activities (see list for an indication of prices).

     

     

  • 2018 Rate ZAR 28,850 pps and Activity Package ZAR 3,150 pp
    Dates 2018:
    GTD – Guaranteed Departures:

    08/05/2018 27/05/2018
     GTD  11/05/2018 30/05/2018
    18/05/2018 06/06/2018
     22/05/2018 10/06/2018
     GTD  25/05/2018 13/06/2018
    01/06/2018 20/06/2018
    05/06/2018 24/06/2018
     GTD  08/06/2018 27/06/2018
    15/06/2018 04/07/2018
    19/06/2018 08/07/2018
    GTD  22/06/2018 11/07/2018
    29/06/2018 18/07/2018
    03/07/2018 22/07/2018
    GTD 06/07/2018 25/07/2018
    13/07/2018 01/08/2018
    17/07/2018 05/08/2018
    GTD 20/07/2018 08/08/2018
    27/07/2018 15/08/2018
    31/07/2018 19/08/2018
     GTD  03/08/2018 22/08/2018
    10/08/2018 29/08/2018
    14/08/2018 02/09/2018
     GTD 17/08/2018 05/09/2018
     24/08/2018 12/09/2018
    28/08/2018 16/09/2018
    GTD 31/08/2018 19/09/2018
    07/09/2018 26/09/2018
     11/09/2018 30/09/2018
    GTD  14/09/2018 03/10/2018
    21/09/2018 10/10/2018
    25/09/2018 14/10/2018
    GTD 28/09/2018 17/10/2018
    05/10/2018 24/10/2018
    09/10/2018 28/10/2018
     GTD 12/10/2018 31/10/2018
    19/10/2018 07/11/2018
    23/10/2018 11/11/2018
     GTD  26/10/2018 14/11/2018
    02/11/2018 21/11/2018
    06/11/2018 25/11/2018
     GTD  09/11/2018 28/11/2018
    16/11/2018 05/12/2018
     GTD  20/11/2018 09/12/2018
     GTD  23/11/2018 12/12/2018
    30/11/2018 19/12/2018
    04/12/2018 23/12/2018
    GTD  07/12/2018 26/12/2018
    14/12/2018 02/01/2019
    18/12/2018 06/01/2019
    GTD 21/12/2018 09/01/2019
    28/12/2018 16/01/2019

    2019 Rate ZAR 31,750 pps and Activity Package ZAR 3,160 pp
    Dates 2018:
    GTD – Guaranteed Departures:

    02-Jan-19 21-Jan-19
    GTD 09-Jan-19 28-Jan-19
    16-Jan-19 04-Feb-19
    20-Jan-19 08-Feb-19
    GER 23-Jan-19 11-Feb-19
    30-Jan-19 18-Feb-19
    GTD 06-Feb-19 25-Feb-19
    13-Feb-19 04-Mar-19
    17-Feb-19 08-Mar-19
    20-Feb-19 11-Mar-19
    GEr 27-Feb-19 18-Mar-19
    06-Mar-19 25-Mar-19
    13-Mar-19 01-Apr-19
    17-Mar-19 05-Apr-19
    20-Mar-19 08-Apr-19
    27-Mar-19 15-Apr-19
    GTD/GER 03-Apr-19 22-Apr-19
    10-Apr-19 29-Apr-19
    14-Apr-19 03-May-19
    17-Apr-19 05-Apr-19
    24-Apr-19 13-May-19
    GTD 01-May-19 20-May-19
    GER 08-May-19 27-May-19
    12-May-19 31-May-19
    15-May-19 03-Jun-19
    22-May-19 10-Jun-19
    GTD 29-May-19 17-Jun-19
    05-Jun-19 24-Jun-19
    GER 09-Jun-19 28-Jun-19
    12-Jun-19 01-Jul-19
    19-Jun-19 08-Jul-19
    GTD 26-Jun-19 15-Jul-19
    03-Jul-19 22-Jul-19
    07-Jul-19 26-Jul-19
    GER 10-Jul-19 29-Jul-19
    17-Jul-19 05-Aug-19
    GTD 24-Jul-19 12-Aug-19
    31-Jul-19 19-Aug-19
    04-Aug-19 23-Aug-19
    07-Aug-19 26-Aug-19
    GER 14-Aug-19 02-Sep-19
    GTD 21-Aug-19 09-Sep-19
    28-Aug-19 16-Sep-19
    01-Sep-19 20-Sep-19
    04-Sep-19 23-Sep-19
    11-Sep-19 30-Sep-19
    GTD/GER 18-Sep-19 07-Oct-19
    25-Sep-19 14-Oct-19
    29-Sep-19 18-Oct-19
    02-Oct-19 21-Oct-19
    09-Oct-19 28-Oct-19
    GTD 16-Oct-19 04-Nov-19
    GER 23-Oct-19 11-Nov-19
    27-Oct-19 15-Nov-19
    30-Oct-19 16-Nov-19
    06-Nov-19 25-Nov-19
    GTD 13-Nov-19 02-Dec-19
    20-Nov-19 09-Dec-19
    GER 24-Nov-19 13-Dec-19
    27-Nov-19 16-Dec-19
    04-Dec-19 23-Dec-19
    GTD 11-Dec-19 30-Dec-19
    18-Dec-19 06-Jan-20
    22-Dec-19 10-Jan-20
    GER 25-Dec-19 13-Jan-20