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The Trekker: South Africa enclaves

South Africa - Swaziland - Lesotho • 19 days on site

    Top of Amphitheater - Drakensberg - tour in south africa

    Highlights!

  • 3 days in the Kruger National Park
  • Imfolozi-Hluhluwe Park
  • The Kindgom of Swaziland and of Zululand
  • The Drakensberg and hiking the Amphitheatre
  • 3 days hike in Lesotho
  • The winelands and Cape Town
  • accomodation7 nights in camping, others in comfortable B&B
  • walks6 walking days
  • tariffsFrom: Euro 1890 per person (guided)

    Departure on request from 4 people

During this tour you discover South Africa which hosts a wealth of magnificent places and reveals its true rainbow aspect to the traveller. You will have the opportunity to discover on foot the ancient mountains of Swaziland and the magnificent Drakensberg. You will also discover two of most well known parks of the country namely the famous Kruger National park and the no less attractive Hluhluwe-Imfolozi park. This tour enables you to meet with the traditional people of Swaziland and Lesotho. Your itinerary ends in the Cape region where you will discover the winelands as well as the mother city "Cape Town" and the Cape of Good Hope...

Day by day...

Day 1: Johannesburg...

Arrival at Johannesburg airport in the morning. You are welcomed by your guide and transferred to the guesthouse. We spend most of the day discovering Soweto including its distinctive slums and neighborhoods and will be surprised by the vibrant and sympathic character of this place. We take our breakfast in a local restaurant (included). In the evening we dine in a nice restaurant of one of Johannesburg lively areas (at your expense).

Base BB

Days 2-4: Kruger Park…

Today we transfer to the largest national park of Southern Africa: the world-renowned Kruger Park. We visit the park essentially by vehicle. In option (at your own expense) possibilities to book morning walking safaris or safaris in open 4x4. Camping inside the park.

Base FI

Day 5: Swaziland - Swazi Village...

We depart the Kruger Park and head towards Swaziland. We travel north-east, far from the tourist routes, in the green mountains of the Lubombo. Overnight in huts in a small Swazi-based camp.

Base FI

Days 6-7: Swaziland - Malolotja reserve…

We depart on the west for Malolotja nature reserve. Full day hike on Day 7 (approximatively 8 hours and 500m climb) in a grassland landscape interspersed with clear water. Camping in the reserve.

Base FI

Day 8: ISimangaliso Wetland National Parc (Greater St Lucia)…

Back in South Africa, we drive to St Lucia, situated inside the iSimangaliso Wetland National park (ex. Greater St Lucia). Afternoon at leisure to enjoy the white sandy beach.

Base DBB

Day 9: Hluhluwe - Imfolozi game reserve...

Morning boat cruise on St Lucia Lake (to spot hippos and crocs). We then head to Hluhluwe-Imfolozi National Park. Overnight in a small unfenced camp in comfortable en-suite bungalows. Game drive in the afternoon.

Base FI

Days 10-11: Drakensberg - Royal Natal Park...

After breakfast, we spend another 2 hours in the park. Then we set off for a long transfert to the Drakensberg, where we camp for 2 nights in the Royal National park. J11, we do a full day walk in the park, where we enjoy stunning views over the the majestic Amphitheatre.

Base FI

Day 12: Drakensberg - Amphitheatre - Clarens...

Today is dedicated to climbing the Amphitheatre, starting from Sentinel and continuing through the ladders of the same name. At the top, we will be rewarded with a breathtaking view of the land which stretches infinitely in front of us. We will also see the highest waterfall of Southern Africa: Tugela Falls, which drops 700m in three jumps (maybe dry at certain times of the year). About 6 hours walk return. Then we drive to the charming village of Clarens

and we spend the night in a Ghuest House.

Base BB

Day 13: Lesotho...

Today we enter the mountainous Kingdom of Lesotho landlocked in South Africa. In the afternoon, you can enjoy a two-hour return walk to view bushman paintings. Overnight in huts (shared bathroom and toilets).

Base FI

Day 14: Lesotho…

Lesotho really is a hiker’s paradise. Accompanied by our Basotho guides, and with our equipment and food carried by packhorses, we walk six to seven hours per day (500-800m positive climb). We overnight in basic huts in Basotho villages (no bed, no shower).
We sleep in traditional villages, in huts of stones shared by the group (in the local way).

Base FI

Day 15: Lesotho…

6 hours walk to return to the base lodge where we spend our last night.

Base FI

Day 16: Lesotho - Cape Town...

Return in South Africa for a city rally in Bloemfontein where we wait for our flight to Cape Town. We visit Cape Town in the afternoon. Meals at the restaurant at your expense. Night in B&B in Cape Town.

Base BB

Day 17: Stellenbosch - Cape Town…

Today (if the weather permits) we climb Table Mountain, Table Bay and Cape peninsula. Table Mountain cableway at your own expense. After a good refreshment, we make our way to the historic town of the winelands known as Stellenbosch. In the afternoon, we visit many vineyards and do some wine tasting. We then return to Cape Town at sunset. Meals at the restaurant at your expense.

Base BB plus activities

Day 18: Cape Peninsula…

This day is dedicated to the discovery of the Cape Peninsula, the boulders penguins and of course the Cape of Good Hope. Overnight in Cape Town in B&B. Breakfast and dinner at the restaurant at your expense.

Base BB plus activities

Day 19: Cape Town...

Last day at leisure and transfer to the airport. End of the journey!

Practical info...

Trip starts: Johannesburg airport.
Trip ends: Cape Town airport.

Groups...

4 min - 9 max.
Age min: 12 years old.

Accommodation...

Nights of camping in tents for 2 paxs. All nights are in chalets, bungalows or B&Bs in towns.

Meals...

Meals are prepared and cooked by the guide or the cook. In Imfolozi and Swaziland meals will be cooked by the camp staff with an original African flavour. In Durban, Franschoek and Cape Town, meals in restaurant.

Transport...

Transfers in minibus or 4x4

Comfort...

Comfort is good. During the trek in Lesotho, nights in rustic huts with out water and electricity.

Difficulty...

This trip is accessible to the most people (kids over 12 years old). Note that no experience is need but you will need a good health for the walks in the Drakensberg and Lesotho.

 

Conditions...

What is included...

Accommodations, meals included, transfers in minibus or 4x4, mentioned activities, flight Bloemfontein - Cape Town, equipment (except sleeping bag), tour guide.

 

What is not included...

International flights, meals excluded, optional activities, boat trip to see the seal colony in Hout Bay, Table Mountain Cableway, entrances fees for parks (141 € per pax, to pay on arrival) drinks, souvenirs and gratuities.

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