Hiking South Africa South Africa

Hiking South Africa

South Africa

Hiking
Horseback riding
Biking
17 days
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Overview

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 any craving for adventure.

Map

Itinerary

Day 1Cape Town
Arrive at any time. Get the most out of your time in Cape Town by pre-booking the South African Wine Tour and Tasting extra. If you do, we recommend booking accommodation for an extra night pre-tour as this activity has an early start time. Please note, due to the timings of this activity, there is a possibility you may miss the welcome meeting on day 1 of your tour - in this case, your CEO will leave you a message detailing what time and where you should meet the next morning.
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/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. Opt for a sunset cruise on the Saint Lucia estuary.
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 head for the 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/Greater Kruger Area
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 17Greater Kruger Area/Johannesburg
Transfer back to Johannesburg, South Africa's largest city. The tour ends upon arrival.

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 included activities.

Meals Included

9 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. For our camping style tours you will need to provide your own sleeping bag and pillow. We provide the tent and the sleeping pads. Please note that the seasons in Africa is quite extreme. Winters (especially South Africa) can be really cold and summers will be really hot. If you travel during winter months please ensure that you bring warm clothing and a suitable sleeping bag. Please be advised that if you plan to bring a drone with you, the use of drones in national parks in Southern Africa is prohibited.

Map

Itinerary

Day 1Cape Town
Arrive at any time. Get the most out of your time in Cape Town by pre-booking the South African Wine Tour and Tasting extra. If you do, we recommend booking accommodation for an extra night pre-tour as this activity has an early start time. Please note, due to the timings of this activity, there is a possibility you may miss the welcome meeting on day 1 of your tour - in this case, your CEO will leave you a message detailing what time and where you should meet the next morning.
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/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. Opt for a sunset cruise on the Saint Lucia estuary.
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 head for the 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/Greater Kruger Area
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 17Greater Kruger Area/Johannesburg
Transfer back to Johannesburg, South Africa's largest city. The tour ends upon arrival.

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 included activities.

Meals Included

9 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. For our camping style tours you will need to provide your own sleeping bag and pillow. We provide the tent and the sleeping pads. Please note that the seasons in Africa is quite extreme. Winters (especially South Africa) can be really cold and summers will be really hot. If you travel during winter months please ensure that you bring warm clothing and a suitable sleeping bag. Please be advised that if you plan to bring a drone with you, the use of drones in national parks in Southern Africa is prohibited.
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⚡️ Only two seats left for this date.2019

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