Day 1-2: UKhahlamba Drakensberg Park.
After meeting your guides and group, 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 optional activities. Meals: Breakfast (Day 2 only), Lunch x 2, Dinner x 2.
Day 3-4: Lesotho - Malealea.
It’s a visually impressive drive up to the Lesotho border, where the popular pony trekking excursion (optional) requires an early morning start. On the optional overnight trek Lesotho villagers will guide you along remote trails where there are spectacular views. You can also remain at the lodge and relax, or experience an optional shorter ride. Before we depart we visit the local village and primary school. Optional Activities: Pony Trekking Excursion, Hiking. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.
Day 5-6: South Africa - Cintsa.
Leaving the ‘Kingdom in the Skies’ behind we travel south to Cintsa. You can choose to relax, or participate in one of the many optional activities available! Optional Activities: boat rental, quad biking. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.
Day 7: Addo Elephant National Park.
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. Optional Activities: Night Game Drive with SANP. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.
Day 8-9: Tsitsikamma National Park.
After a final early morning game drive we bid farewell to the elephants, take 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. Optional Activities: Bungee jumping (highest in the world), treetop canopy tours, blackwater tubing (min 4 clients). Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.
Day 10: Knysna / Plettenberg Bay.
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 in to nearby Knysna to explore. Optional Activities: Elephant Encounter, Township Tour, Monkey town, Birds of Eden, lagoon cruise. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.
Day 11: Oudtshoorn.
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 4 km. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.
Day 12: Stellenbosch Wine Route.
We take a scenic drive to Stellenbosch 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… We will have the opportunity to explore Stellenbosch which forms the heart of the Western Cape’s wine region and second oldest European settlement in the Western Cape. As this is the last night on tour we head to a local restaurant for dinner. Optional Activity: Ostrich Farm Visit, Dinner Out. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch.
Day 13: Cape Town.
After a leisurely breakfast, we visit the Cheetah Breeding Project to meet these beautiful animals up close. Afterwards, we head to a wine estate to taste some of South Africa’s finest wines and finally, the tour ends in Cape Town. Meals: Breakfast.
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