South Africa Scenic Route Tour

Johannesburg to Cape Town

       

South Africa Scenic Route Tour

Safari Quick Facts

Safari Price: Euro 1,195 Email: Bookings & Enquiries Email

Safari Starts: Johannesburg

Safari Ends: Cape Town Number of Days: 18
Countries visited: South Africa
Click here for Departure Dates Vehicles, Guides & Equipment Booking Code: SSSA18

Safari Price Includes:

Entrance fees
Use of camping equipment (except sleeping bags)
Transport in safari truck or minibus Meals as per itinerary
Professional guide

Safari Price Excludes:

International airfares
Arrival and departure transfers
Travel and medical insurance
Personal spending money
Visas
Passports
Vaccinations
Personal taxes (including departure and border taxes)
All optional activities unscheduled or optional National Parks / Reserves Entrance fees
Gratuities
Restaurant meals and all other items of a personal nature.
All drinks, even on days with full board basis.

South Africa Scenic  Route Tour

A wonderful journey through the Rainbow Nation. Camping, trekking, game viewing, historical and cultural visits through South Africa!

South Africa Scenic Route Tour Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Johannesburg - Cape Town Camping Lunch, Dinner

Departing from Johannesburg at 06:30am we head east towards Mpumalanga. A landscape characterised by mountains, panoramic passes, valleys, rivers, waterfalls 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


Day 2: Kruger National Park Camping Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Big game country - exciting game drives provide us with excellent game viewing. Spot lion, elephant, rhino and other animals in one of the last African wildernesses. Early morning & afternoon game drives get us close to the wildlife.


Day 3: Kruger National Park Camping Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

See day 2 for Itinerary


Day 4: Kingdom of Swaziland Cabin Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

The mountainous Kingdom of Swaziland, led by King Mswati III, is one of only 3 monarchies in Africa. Swazi’s are proud of their traditional lifestyle & cultures. We explore the Malolotja reserve on foot to enjoy the mountain scenery, rare birdlife, and the 95m high Malolotja waterfall. Overnight in log cabins with fantastic panoramic views.


Day 5: Zululand Camping Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

After visiting craft markets near Mbabane, we re-enter South Africa. Mkuzi Game Reserve is a safe haven for the endangered black rhino. We 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.


Day 6: Zululand Camping Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

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Day 7: Drakensburg Mountains Camping Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Moving further south to the base of the Drakensberg (Dragon Mountains). We have two nights at the foot of the mountains allowing time for walking along beautiful mountain stream paths, looking for Bushman rock paintings or just enjoying spectacular views.


Day 8: Drakensburg Mountains Camping Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

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Day 9: Lesotho Chalets Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

We travel through the towering red sandstone cliffs of Golden Gate en route to Lesotho. Quaint villages and towns offer interesting stops along the way. We cross the border and head to southern Lesotho to our overnight chalets at Malealea. This lodge nestled in the mountains forms our base for two nights. The next morning we are up early and spend the day trekking with a local guide and his pony through the rugged mountains.


Day 10: Lesotho Chalets Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

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Day 11: Karoo NP Guesthouse Breakfast, Lunch

Descending from the Lesotho highlands we make our way into the great Karoo. It covers most of central South Africa and is a vast semi desert. It has become famous for its sheep and ostrich farming industries, and roadside stalls selling handmade windmills.


Day 12: Addo Elephant National Park Camping Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

A conservation success, Addo Elephant N.P. 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


Day 13: Tsitsikamma Camping Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

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 the world’s highest bungi jump (own expense). Whales may be seen in season (July to November).


Day 14: Tsitsikamma Camping Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

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Day 15: Western Cape Camping Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

After visiting "The Heads" in Knysna, a town nestled on a tranquil lagoon we travel south along the Garden Route towards the famous wine regions of the Cape. We pass the Hottentots Holland Nature Reserve and Threewaterkloof pass to our campsite near Franschhoek for the evening.


Day 16: Cape Town Guesthouse Breakfast

We enjoy a morning walk in historic Franschhoek.
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


Day 17: Cape Town Guesthouse Breakfast

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Day 18: Tour Ends   Breakfast

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. (Should you want to book the optional Robben Island excursion please ask your tour leader to help you on the first few days of the tour. )

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South Africa Scenic Route Tour Departure Dates

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16 January 2010
23 January 2010

13 February 2010

6 March 2010
27 March 2010

10 April 2010
24 April 2010

16 May 2010
29 May 2010

12 June 2010

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3 July 2010
17 July 2010
31 July 2010

21 August 2010

4 September 2010
18 September 2010

9 October 2010
23 October 2010

6 November 2010
27 November 2010

11 December 2010
25 December 2010

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