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South African Walking Safari

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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 15 day(s)
Group Size: 5 - 12 people
Destination(s): South Africa   Swaziland  
Specialty Categories: Wildlife Viewing   Walking Tours  
Season: January - December
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: No
Minimum Per Person Price: 2727 US Dollar (USD)
Maximum Per Person Price: 2970 US Dollar (USD)

Tour Dates:
* December 18 - January 01
* February 19 - March 05
* March, 12 - 26
* March 26 - April 09
* April, 16 - 30
* May, 07 - 21
* June, 11 - 25
* July 23 - August 06
* August, 13 - 27
* September, 03 - 17
* October, 15 - 29
* October 29 - November 12
* November, 05 - 19
* November 26 - December 10
* December, 03 - 17, 17 - 31

There are several days hiking in the remarkable Drakensberg Mountains, the hilly country of the Kingdom of Swaziland and the less-visited areas of Mpumalanga. Perhaps the highlight of the trip is taking guided game walks in private reserves: we learn how to track wildlife, observe at close hand the remarkable variety of bird and plant life and, of course, experience the thrill of a close encounter with animals on an equal footing. There are also several game drives in the famous Kruger National Park and Mkuzi Reserve, a sanctuary for the endangered Black Rhino.

Tour Itinerary:

Day 1: Start Johannesburg. Transfer via Longtom pass and Mac Mac falls to Graskop.

Day 2: Morning walk on Graskop Trail to the forest waterfall. Afternoon visit the gold rush town of Pilgrim's Rest.

Day 3: North to Tzaneen via God's Window, Bourke's Luck Potholes and Blyde River Canyon.Optional afternoon walk.

Day 4: Hiking in the 'panorama' area of Mpumalanga on Dokolewa Trail, widely acclaimed as one of the most beautiful walks in South Africa.

Day 5: Transfer to private reserve. Afternoon and night game drives.

Day 6: Morning walk in reserve. Afternoon to the Khamai reptile park.

Day 7: Transfer to Kruger N.P. Afternoon game drive.

Day 8: Morning game drive. Transfer to Malolotja N.P. in Swaziland.

Day 9: Full day walk in the valleys and mountainous terrain of the park.

Day 10: Visit Mbabane Craft Market. Exit Swaziland to Mkuzi Game Reserve. Afternoon game drive.

Day 11: Morning game walk with ranger. Afternoon game drive.

Day 12: Transfer to Royal Natal N.P.

Days 13 & 14: Two days hiking in the spectacular Drakensberg Mountains.

Day 15: Morning walk in the Drakensberg. Transfer to Johannesburg. End Johannesburg.

Notes:
Airfare is not included in the tour price.

Prices:
- December 18 - January 01 : $2727 p/p
- Tour cost for 2011: $2790 p/p
- Tour cost for 2012: $2970 p/p
- Optional Single Supplement from $379.20.

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