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Kruger, Eswatini & Lesotho Safari 14D/13N

Immerse yourself in the natural wonders of southern Africa on this 14-day safari.

View captivating sights of landscapes and wildlife on game drives and hikes.

Tour Highlights

  • Go on wildlife drives at Kruger National Park and the Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Reserve
  • Hike through the Drakensberg Mountains
  • Enjoy a sunset excursion to the Valley of Desolation
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$3,500.00

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Tour Information

Inclusions:

  • - 13 Nights accommodation in tent camping or lodges, depending on package
  • - Truck Transport
  • - 13 Breakfasts, 9 Lunches, 12 Dinners
  • - Active Adventure
  • - English-speaking guide during all activities
  • - Fees

Departures:

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Itinerary

Day 1: Johannesburg - Kruger National Park, South Africa

Your first day begins with you, your fellow travellers, and the tour operator meeting at a guest lodge in Johannesburg (you will have to be there at 06:30 am).

Once the adventure truck is packed up, you and your group will begin your journey along old trade routes to the amazing Kruger National Park, one of Africa’s biggest game reserves.

Overnight in Kruger National Park.

Note: This afternoon you will have the option (subject to availability) to go on a drive to see the sunset, at your own expense. You must book this drive with your tour guide beforehand.

Day 2: Kruger National Park, South Africa

On Day 2, you will embark on an exciting, all-day drive to try and spot some of the abundant wildlife to which Kruger is home, including each of Africa’s big five game animals: the lion, leopard, elephant, rhino, and cape buffalo.

You might also choose to traverse through the park on 4×4 vehicles, which could give you a much more up close and personal experience with the area and its inhabitants.

Overnight in Kruger National Park.

Note: This afternoon you will have the option (subject to availability) to go on a drive to see the sunset, at your own expense. You must book this drive with your tour guide beforehand

Day 3: Kruger National Park, South Africa

On Day 3, you will drive through the picturesque Panorama Route, a stretch of land that features stunning views of three natural wonders: God’s Window, Bourke’s Luck Potholes, and the Three Rondavels.

Overnight in Kruger National Park.

Note: This morning, before heading to the Panorama Route, you will have the option (subject to availability) to go on a bushwalk, at your own expense.

Day 4: Kruger National Park, South Africa - Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary, Eswatini

On Day 4, you will make the journey to Eswatini, specifically to Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary.

The drive through Kruger brings the exciting possibility of viewing more wildlife as you make your way south to Eswatini.

Once you cross the border, your journey will be one amid mountains and forests.

Overnight in Mlilwane.

Day 5: Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary, Eswatini

Day 5 will begin with a morning hike through Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary, which is Eswatini’s oldest reserve. You will learn more about this beautiful area through a nature guided-walk.

The rest of the afternoon will be open for you to enjoy as you please – you might choose to relax at the reserve or participate in optional activities such as going on a game drive, mountain biking or hiking.

Day 6: Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary, Eswatini - St. Lucia, South Africa

On Day 6, you will leave Eswatini for St. Lucia in South Africa to go south into what was once known as Zululand, the area once ruled by King Shaka Zulu who united the Zulu clans.

Day 7: St. Lucia, South Africa

On Day 7, you will start the day with a game drive throughout the Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Reserve, a park keen on conservation efforts and home to a rich stock of wildlife including Africa’s Big 5 game animals. In particular, the reserve has helped with efforts to preserve the endangered rhinoceros.

After your game drive, you’ll head back to your accommodation to rest before taking a leisurely boat cruise on St. Lucia estuary.

Overnight in St Lucia.

Day 8: St. Lucia - Ukhahlamba Drakensberg Park, South Africa

On Day 8, you will make your way to the uKhahlamba-Drakensberg Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site that extends across the length of the Kwazulu-Natal province.

On the way to the park, you will make a stop at the beautiful city of Durban before continuing our way and spot at the scenic and beautiful Howick Falls – a 95-meter high waterfall – and also at the site where Nelson Mandela was captured by police in 1962.

Overnight in Drakensberg Mountains.

Day 9: Drakensberg Mountains, South Africa

Today is all about exploring the Drakensberg Mountains through hiking.

Your local guide will choose a trail and pace that suits everyone in the group, and you will have the chance to see local art by San people throughout the hike. Separate hiking options may be offered depending on each person’s abilities.

Overnight in Drakensberg Mountains.

Day 10: Drakensberg Mountains, South Africa - Malealea, Lesotho

Day 10 begins with a drive through the mountains to Malealea.

On the way, you will have an opportunity to visit a restaurant that sometimes offers views of wild vultures.

After eating, you will continue on the winding road through the cliffs at Golden Gate National Park, ultimately arriving in Malealea, a mountain village in Lesotho.

Overnight in Malealea.

Day 11: Malealea, Lesotho

Today, you will continue to hike through the mountains, this time ending at the mountain village of the Basotho people.

The Basotho are known for their ponies that are accustomed to traversing through the mountainous terrain. They also are known for their unique blankets and hats.

Overnight in Malealea.

Note: This afternoon you have the option to take a Basotho pony ride, at your own expense.

Day 12: Malealea, Lesotho - Graaff-Reinet, South Africa

On Day 12, you will descend from the mountains and begin your journey into the Great Karoo, a semi-desert region in rural South Africa.

Your trip through the Great Karoo will take you through expansive dry landscapes and eventually over the Orange (Gariep) River, the longest river in South Africa.

Finally, you will reach your accommodation in Graaff-Reinet, the country’s fourth oldest town.

This evening (if you visit during the summer months) you will go on a sunset excursion to the Valley of Desolation, which offers views of the historic Graaff-Reinet and the vast plains below.

If you’re here during winter months, this trip will instead be a sunrise excursion to the Valley of Desolation.

Overnight in Graaff-Reinet.

Note: Today you will have the option to take a tour of Graaff-Reinet (if time permits), at your own expense.

Day 13: Greater Addo Elephant National Park area

Setting course for the coast once again, we pass through the open plains of the Karoo and the wildlife charms of the Addo National Park.

Upon arrival in the greater Addo region, we set up camp and head to the National Park to enjoy an afternoon game drive in our Nomad truck, in search of the famous elephants that call Addo home.

Day 14: Addo - Port Elizabeth, South Africa

Your final day will begin with breakfast and a transfer to Port Elizabeth, where your 14-day adventure concludes.

We wish you health and happiness on your travels!