SA 19: 16 Nights/ 17 Days South Africa & Swaziland Adventure Safari

Day 1: Johannesburg to Mpumalanga

Depart Johannesburg after breakfast and travel east towards Mpumalanga. This is a landscape characterised by mountains, panoramic passes, valleys, rivers, and forests. We will camp the night in the old gold rush town of Pilgrims Rest, a living museum dating back to 1873. We explore the quaint town visit Mac Mac falls and God’s window viewpoint.
Meal plan: Lunch and Dinner

Day 2-3: Kruger National Park

Kruger game drives provide you with an excellent chance to see the Big Five. You will see the lion, elephant, rhino and other animals in one of the last African wildernesses. There will be early morning and afternoon game drives get you close to the wildlife.
Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 4: Kingdom of Swaziland

The mountainous Kingdom of Swaziland, lead by King Mswati III, is one of 3 monarchies in Africa. Swazi’s are proud of their traditional lifestyle & cultures. Malalotja borders on the Drakensberg escarpment and we explore the reserve on foot to enjoy the mountain scenery, rare birdlife, and the 95m high Malalotja waterfall.
Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 5-6: Zululand

Visit the craft markets near Mbabane and then re-enter South Africa. You tour the Mkuzi Game Reserve, a safe haven for the endangered black rhino. Have a full day to game drive and stop at waterhole hides and watch game come down to drink. In the afternoon we visit a local Zulu village to learn about their culture, traditions and lifestyle.
Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 7-8: Drakensberg Mountains

Move further south to the base of the Drakensberg (Dragon Mountains). We have two nights here in chalets allowing time for walking along beautiful mountain stream paths, looking for Bushman rock paintings or just enjoying spectacular views.
Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 9-10: Wild Coast

Pass the rolling hills topped with Xhosa villages, we make our way to the Wild Coast. We stay overnight on the Wild Coast within walking distance of the beach. Dolphins are often seen surfing in the waves. The next day is free to explore the area on foot, meet local villagers and learn about the Xhosa culture or relax on the beach
Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 11: Addo Elephant National Park

Addo Elephant National Park, offers a unique wildlife area, famous for the Addo elephants. We head out on game drives in search of elephant, black rhino, lion, buffalo and leopard. Evening viewing at the floodlit waterhole allows us to watch the nocturnal animals.
Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 12-13: Tsitsikamma

Indigenous Tsitsikamma forests surround the campsite at Storms River mouth, and there are walks up the Storms River Gorge and along the rocky coastline. There is an option of world’s highest bungi jump (own expense).
Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 14: Karoo

After visiting “The Heads" in Knysna, a town nestled on a tranquil lagoon we travel over the Outeniqua Mountains into the Little Karoo. In Oudtshoorn we tour an ostrich farm where the more adventurous can ride one of these huge birds. We camp outside Oudtshoorn and enjoy our final night under Africa’s starry skies. Optional tour of Cango Caves (own expense)
Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 15-16: Cape Town

Visit Stellenbosch, for wine tasting and a cellar tour. Explore Cape Town and the ‘mother city’s’ many attractions, visit Cape Point, the Cape of Good Hope, Chapman’s Peak drive, the harbour at Hout Bay, enjoy the famous beaches and the V&A Waterfront. Optional visit to Robben Island (own expense). Meals at a variety of local restaurants (own expense)
Meal plan: Lion’s Head Lodge (Breakfast)

Day 17: Cape Town Tour

We climb Table Mountain in the morning admiring the views over Table bay and Cape Town. Spend the afternoon catching up on last minute curio shopping or just lazing on the beach absorbing the Cape’s sunshine. Tour ends at 1800hrs