After meeting your guides and group you head to Addo Elephant National Park. This unique Eastern Cape park is home to one of the densest concentration 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: Lunch, Dinner.
Days 2-3: Cintsa.
After a morning game drive in Addo we depart the National Park and drive, to Cintsa where you will have the chance to participate in the optional activities on offer. Optional Activities: boat rental, quad biking. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.
Day: 4-5 Lesotho - Malealea.
Today we leave South Africa and enter the landlocked mountain kingdom of Lesotho. Lesotho is one of the highest countries in the world, with the entire country being over 1000 m above sea level. The next day 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. Optional Activities: Pony Trekking Excursion, Hiking. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Days 6-7: South Africa - UKhahlamba Drakensberg Park.
The Drakensberg Mountains are South Africa’s highest and most beautiful. We explore the mountain paths and take in the breathtaking views offered in the UKhahlamba Drakensberg (Royal Natal) National Park. On our second day we will be going on a guided hike to see some of the San rock paintings. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.
Day 8: Kwa-Zulu Natal Coast - Durban.
It’s all downhill as we leave the mountain scenery en route to the Kwazulu Natal Coast. The bustling city of Durban is South Africa’s largest port and well know surfing destination. We stay in the central city this evening and maybe sample some Indian cuisine and enjoy this coastal city’s vibrant nightlife. Optional Activities: Dinner out at local restaurant. Meals: Breakfast.
Day 9: iSimangaliso Wetland Park.
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.
Day 10: Hluhluwe - Umfolozi Game Reserve – Swaziland - Mlilwane.
This morning we drive to the Hluhluwe-Umfolozi Game Reserve for a game drive in open 4x4 vehicles. The park is the only state-run park in the province of KwaZulu-Natal where all the Big Five occur. Due to conservation efforts, the park now has the largest population of white rhino in the world. In the afternoon we cross the border in to Swaziland. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.
Day 11: Swaziland - Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary.
Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary is Swaziland’s oldest and covers 4,560 hectares. As there are no large predators in this area and there are a number of self-guided hikes available. Hiking is an excellent way of interacting with the flora and fauna and comes highly recommended. Optional Activities: Guided birding walk, Game Drive, Village visit. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.
Days 12-13: South Africa - Kruger National Park.
We return to South Africa and drive to the Kruger NP for two unforgettable days of game viewing. Kruger National Park is home to Africa’s Big 5 as well as a multitude of other beautiful African animals, both small and large. Our truck gives us a height advantage over other vehicles, which means better photo opportunities. There will be a number of game drives to give us the best opportunity to see all the animals. Optional Activities (subject to availability): Full day 4x4 game drive, Morning walk, sunset game drive. Meals: 2 x Breakfast, 1 x Lunch (Day 12 only), 2 x Dinner.
Day 14: Moholoholo Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre.
Leaving the World’s most famous nature conservation area behind us, we travel to Moholoholo Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre to meet some of the rescued animals before they are released back into the wild. At our camp this evening we will be experiencing some typical South African cuisine while enjoying a traditional Song and Dance evening. Meals: Breakfast, Dinner.
Day 15: Panorama Route - Johannesburg.
Today we travel along the Panorama Route, stopping for breathtaking views at Blyde River Canyon, God’s Window and Bourke’s Luck Potholes. The tour ends on arrival in Johannesburg, although most will enjoy an optional dinner on our last night together. Optional Activities: Dinner Out. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch.
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