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Hiking South Africa

South Africa

Hiking South Africa

Hiking·
Horseback riding·
Biking
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Start: Cape Town
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End: Johannesburg

Active tour through the amazing sites of South Africa

Activity
LocationSouth Africa
Duration17 days
Start / EndCape Town / Johannesburg
Tour operatorG Adventures

South Africa

Hiking South Africa

Hiking·
Horseback riding·
Biking·
17 days·G Adventures
Start: Cape Town
·
End: Johannesburg

Description

This lively tour through South Africa is filled with enough excitement to keep you active and on your feet. Hike up the famous Table Mountain. Explore the kingdoms of Lesotho and Swaziland. Discover the true meaning of "Ubuntu" as you dance and laugh with the locals over a traditional meal in the Kruger area. Whether you get a taste of the beach or the biltong, this 17-day journey will satisfy ...

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Itinerary

Day 1Cape Town
Arrive at any time. Consider booking pre-tour accommodation if you'd like to see all of the popular sights in the area.
Day 2Cape Town
Enjoy an included hike to the top of Table Mountain, taking in the views of the city bowl, peninsula, and Robben Island. In the evening have dinner at the Waterfront, or one of the great restaurants in the city.
Day 3Cape Town/Oudtshoorn
Travel into the Klein Karoo on the famous Route 62. Opt to enjoy a wine tasting along the way.
Day 4Oudtshoorn/Stormsrivier
Before leaving Oudtshoorn, opt to explore the Cango Caves or visit an ostrich farm. Cross over the Outeniqua Mountains into the Garden Route. Stop at the Bloukrans Bridge for those brave enough to try the bungee jump, and arrive in the forest village of Stormsrivier for the night.
Day 5Tsitsikamma National Park
Set out on an included hike along the famous Otter Trail, inside the Tsitsikamma National Park. This beautiful coastal trail passes the picturesque suspension bridges, and visits breathtaking waterfalls. In the afternoon opt to explore the forest canopy, with a tree top trekking tour.
Day 6Addo Elephant National Park
Enjoy a wildlife safari drive in our vehicle. Be on the watch for elephants and other wildlife. Spend the night camping under the stars. Continue on to Addo Elephant National Park, a unique wildlife area. Although famous for the Addo elephants, this park is home to a wide variety of wildlife. Embark on an afternoon wildlife safari drive (in our vehicle) in search of the resident elephants, rhinos, lions, buffalo, and even leopards. Listen to the wild sounds of Africa while enjoying a sundowner and sitting around the campfire at night.
Day 7Addo Elephant National Park/Graaff-Reinet
Travel into the vast semi-desert of the Great Karoo and overnight in the town of Graaff-Reinet, just outside the Camdeboo National Park. Opt to hike in the Valley of Desolation for beautiful views over the surrounding area, or explore this quaint Karoo town.
Day 8Graaff-Reinet/Lesotho
Cross the border into the highest independent state in the world.
Day 9Lesotho
Enjoy free time in the morning for horseback riding, or mountain biking, through this beautiful mountainous country. In the afternoon hike with a local guide to discover hidden waterfalls, before watching the sun set over "The Kingdom in the Sky'.
Day 10Lesotho/Drakensberg
Return to South Africa and set up camp in the foothills of the mountain.
Day 11Drakensberg
Set off on an included hike along Tugela Gorge in Royal Natal NP.
Day 12Drakensberg/Saint Lucia
Travel through KwaZulu-Natal to Saint Lucia on the coast of Zululand.
Day 13Saint Lucia
Enjoy a free day to explore. Opt to take a wildlife safari drive in Hluluwe - iMfolozi Park, go horseback riding on the beach, or join the CEO for a walk through town and out to the beach, where you can spot hippos and crocodiles in the estuary. Take an optional boat trip on the estuary or go horseback riding on the beach. Opt to visit Hluluwe - iMfolozi Park, which is a safe haven for both the white and black rhino, as well as lions, buffalo, elephants, and leopards.
Day 14Saint Lucia/Swaziland
Cross another border into Swaziland and stay in traditional beehive huts in Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary. The mountainous Kingdom of Swaziland, lead by King Mswati III, is one of three monarchies in Africa. Explore Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary, which is situated in the Swaziland’s “Valley of Heaven”, the Ezulwini Vallley.
Day 15Swaziland/Hazyview
Continue exploring Mlilwane Sanctuary in the morning, joining your CEO on a walk to see some of the resident wildlife, then cross back into South Africa, and head to our safari camp just outside the famous Kruger National Park.
Day 16Kruger National Park
Enjoy a full-day wildlife safari drive in the Kruger Park (in our vehicle). Experience a traditional dinner and local dancing in the evening. Opt to upgrade to an open 4x4 vehicle for the wildlife safari drive.
Day 17Hazyview/Johannesburg
Transfer back to Johannesburg, South Africa's largest city. The tour ends upon arrival.

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Accommodation

Simple hotels/guesthouses (13 nts), participation camping (3 nts).

What's Included

Hike up Table Mountain. Table Mountain cable car ticket (one way). Park entrances to Addo Elephant National Park and Kruger National Park with wildlife safari drives in our vehicle. Entrances to Tsitsikamma National Park with day hike on the Otter Trail. Tugela Gorge hike. Visit to Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary. Traditional dinner and local dancing. All transport between destinations and to/from inc... Read more

Meals Included

10 breakfasts, 5 dinners

What to Take

You will be on the move a lot, so our advice is to pack as lightly as possible. Your baggage should be clearly labeled and restricted to one soft compact suitcase (please avoid a hard cover suitcase), or sports bag, maximum 15kg, plus a daypack. Luggage limits on airlines are strictly enforced and space on vehicles is limited. Porters are not often available, so be prepared to carry your own bags.... Read more
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