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South Africa & Swazi Quest

South Africa

South Africa & Swazi Quest

Hiking·
Biking
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Start: Johannesburg
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End: Cape Town

The unvarnished grandeur of South Africa is on display in this comprehensive exploration.

Activity
LocationSouth Africa
Duration17 days
Start / EndJohannesburg / Cape Town
Tour operatorG Adventures

South Africa

South Africa & Swazi Quest

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

Description

The unvarnished grandeur of South Africa is on display in this comprehensive exploration of one of the continent’s most diverse and fascinating destinations. Africa’s incredible culture and wildlife are at a premium on this tour — from the coastal shores of Tsitsikamma to extensive wildlife safari drives in Addo Elephant National Park and the famed Kruger. You’ll also have the chance to visit a...

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Itinerary

Day 1Johannesburg
Arrive at any time. Arrive in Johannesburg at any time and make your way to the joining point hotel.
Day 2Johannesburg to Greater Kruger Area

Drive through scenic mountains, and experience a traditional dinner and local dancing in the evening.

Day 3Kruger National Park

Enjoy a wildlife safari drive in Kruger and watch wildlife from the comfort of the touring vehicle.

Day 4Kruger National Park/Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary

Cross the border from South Africa to Swaziland. Visit the Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary.

Day 5Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary

Get out and explore Swaziland. Opt to go hiking, or mountain biking. Explore Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary, which is situated in the Swaziland’s “Valley of Heaven”, the Ezulwini Valley. Take advantage of free time to go horseback riding, mountain biking, hiking, or wildlife viewing.

Day 6Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary/Saint Lucia

Depart for the beautiful Zululand area, re-entering South Africa in one of its most diverse regions. Opt to take a boat cruise on the St Lucia estuary. Stay in the St Lucia area near the coast. Here, take an optional boat trip on the estuary or go for a horse ride on the beach. The Greater St Lucia Wetland Park stands as a beacon to the efforts for conservation in South Africa.

Day 7Saint Lucia

Get out and explore. Opt to visit the Hluhluwe - iMfolozi Park, which is a safe haven for both the white and black rhino. Lions, buffalo, elephants, and leopards also call this reserve home.

Day 8Saint Lucia/Durban

Enjoy a traditional Durban meal of "bunny chow" (hollowed out bread filled with curry). Spend most of the day travelling the coast to Durban. Explore the beach and dive into the warm waters of the Indian Ocean just out the front door of our guest house.

Day 9Durban/Chintsa
Travel south into the heartland of the Xhosa people and on to Chintsa, a little piece of paradise with 15km (9.3 mi) of beach. South of Durban, travel to the Eastern Cape province, into the heartland of the Xhosa people, and on to Chintsa.
Day 10Chintsa
Spend the day enjoying the beach. Opt to surf, join a guided wildlife safari drive, or visit a local craft brewery. There is lots to do around Chintsa. Learn how to surf, take a horseback ride, hike, or enjoy the beautiful 15km (9.3 mi) beach. Opt to join a guided wildlife safari drive, enjoy an elephant encounter, or quad bike through the 4000 hectare wildlife reserve. Embrace your adventurous side and cycle or jump on the bus to Mama Tofu’s Xhosa village for an inspiring cultural experience. Visit the local craft brewery Emerald Vale to taste real home-brewed ale.
Day 11Chintsa/Addo Elephant National Park
Enjoy a wildlife safari drive in Addo Elephant National Park in the touring vehicle. Today, cross many unique valleys and continue on to the Addo Elephant National Park, a unique wildlife area. Enjoy a wildlife safari drive in our touring vehicle. Listen to the wild sounds of Africa while enjoying a sundowner (cheers!) and sitting around the campfire at night.
Day 12Addo Elephant National Park/Tsitsikamma
Afternoon visit to Tsitsikamma NP. Opt to hike, snorkel, canoe, whale watch, or bungee jump. Spend the next two nights camping in the Tsitsikamma area. Optional activities include hiking a portion of the Otter Trail or other short hiking trails along the coastline.
Day 13Tsitsikamma National Park
Spend the day at Tsitsikamma National Park. Opt to hike, snorkel, canoe, whale watch, or bungee jump.
Day 14Tsitsikamma/Knysna
Travel further west to the town of Knysna, famous for the Knysna Lagoon and the "Heads" (sea cliffs). Opt to visit a cheetah sanctuary or a monkey park en route to Knysna.
Day 15Knysna/Oudtshoorn
Visit the sea cliffs of Knysna Heads. Opt to explore the Cango Caves in Oudtshoorn or one of the many ostrich farms in the area. From Knysna, take a scenic drive to travel over the Outeniqua Mountains into the area known as Klein Karoo (“Little Karoo”), and make the quiet town of Oudtshoorn our base. Opt to explore the Cango caves or visit an ostrich farm.
Day 16Oudtshoorn/Cape Town
Travel to beautiful Cape Town. Enjoy amazing views of Table Mountain, and explore the vibrant, cosmopolitan city at night.
Day 17Cape Town
Depart at any time. We highly recommend booking an extra night in Cape Town to explore all that this area has to offer.

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Accommodation

Simple hotel (1 nt), participation camping (13 nts), hostel (2 nts, multi-share).

What's Included

Park entrances to Addo Elephant NP & Kruger NP with wildlife safari drives in our vehicle. Traditional dinner and local dancing. Tsitsikamma National Park entrance. Traditional Durban dinner. All transport between destinations and to/from included activities.

Meals Included

16 breakfasts, 15 lunches, 14 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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