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South Africa & Lesotho Private Tour – Port Elizabeth to Durban

Week summary (Port Elizabeth to Durban 2020)

  • Travelling over 2000km (1,243 miles) through South Africa’s prized parks.
  • 8 days, 7 nights
  • 2 x pre-breakfast snack, 8 x breakfast, 8 x lunch, 6 x Dinner
  • Activities as highlighted * included in base package; other activities are optional extra. ** included in the activity package.
  • Cost:
    • Base package: R14 000 per person (*£823- at an exchange rate of £1=R17, this is not fixed but a guideline)
    • Activity package: R18 000 per person (*£1059- at an exchange rate of £1=R17, this is not fixed but a guideline)

Day 1: Port Elizabeth to Addo

Leaving the ocean, we head towards Addo Elephant national park, spending the day been guided though the park and enjoying what nature has to offer. Hopefully coming across spectacular elephants, buffalo, lions and many other smaller animals, this is the basis of the week long trip focusing on wildlife whether by car or walking we try and experience more from our natural surroundings.

Activity options available:

  • Guided game drive afternoon
  • Guided game drive evening
  • Guided game drive night
  • */**Self-guided tour

(** Choose one of the above)

Accommodation type:

Camping

Meals included:

  • Breakfast: No
  • Lunch: Yes
  • Dinner: Yes

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Day 2: Addo

We start off the day enjoying our natural surrounding on a horse safari, being able to enchant big game without the sound of a noisy engine, later driving around the park and spotting things we may have missed the previous day.

Activity options available:

  • **Horse safari 8:30 (2 hours)
  • */**Self-drive safari

Accommodation type:

Camping

Meals included:

  • Pre-breakfast snack: Yes
  • Breakfast: Yes
  • Lunch: Yes
  • Dinner: Yes

Related articles: How to spot an elephant, Braai

Day 3: Addo to Mountain Zebra National park

Driving into the Karoo we discover local farming of sheep and ostriches, leaving a National Park originally dedicated to saving the elephants, we move to another National Park that helped saved the last mountain zebra, with beautiful views, free roaming animals and experiences one will never forget. Later having a night drive to see a completely different selection of wildlife life.

Activity options available:

  • Sunset guided drive
  • *Self-drive safari
  • Evening guided drive

Accommodation type:

Camping

Meals included:

  • Breakfast: Yes
  • Lunch: Yes
  • Dinner: Yes

Day 4: Mountain Zebra NP to Bethulie

We will start the day off by stretching our legs with a morning walk later leaving the parks for a day to explore open sceneries to Bethulie, near Gariepdam a quaint beautiful house full of books where we will have our evening meal with a unique atmosphere.

Activity options available:

  • Morning game drive
  • Morning game walk
  • Salpeter hike
  • Cheetah tracking
  • */**Gariepdam
  • Cave paintings

(** Choose one option above)

Accommodation type:

Accommodated

Meals included:

  • Pre-Breakfast snack: yes
  • Breakfast: Yes
  • Lunch: Yes
  • Dinner: Yes – Dinner out

Related article: Bush walks, Addo flightless dung beetle – rare sighting, Cheetah

Day 5: Bathulie to Malealea

Today is spent mainly driving with the scenery of the Lesotho mountains taking your breath away, crossing over from South Africa to Lesotho we explore a new culture, spending the day with the locals either seeing how they live day by day, meeting a traditional healer or taking a journey on a pony trek with a local into the mountains.

Activity options available:

  • Village tour
  • Sangoma appointment
  • Pony trek

(** Choose one option above; activities depend on time and availability)

Accommodation type:

Hut

Meals included:

  • Breakfast: Yes
  • Lunch: Yes
  • Dinner: Yes

Day 6: Malealea to Golden Gate NP

Heading to the Golden Gate Highlands National Park, known for its spectacular glowing red mountain face, being more impressive when the sun rises and sets it is a natural monument and one to be admired.

Activity options available:

  • */** Self-guided game drive
  • */** Rock pool swimming

Activities depends on the availability of a guide:

  • Abseiling
  • Canoeing
  • Game drives
  • Game hike
  • Nature walk
  • Horse riding
  • Culture tour (Basotho cultural village)
  • Herbal trail (Basotho cultural village)
  • Museum tour (Basotho cultural village)

Accommodation type:

Camping

Meals included:

  • Breakfast: Yes
  • Lunch: Yes
  • Dinner: Yes

 

Day 7: Golden Gate NP to Drakensberg  

A morning in Golden Gate National Park with more time to experience some of the activities available the previous day before we head to Drakensberg.

Activity options available:

  • */**Self-guided walks
  • */**Self-guided game drive
  • Walk to battle cave
  • Trout fishing

Activities depends on the availability of a guide:

  • Abseiling
  • Canoeing
  • Game drives
  • Game hike
  • Nature walk
  • Horse riding
  • Culture tour (Basotho cultural village)
  • Herbal trail (Basotho cultural village)
  • Museum tour (Basotho cultural village)

(** Choose one option above)

Accommodation type:

Camping

Meals included:

  • Breakfast: Yes
  • Lunch: Yes
  • Dinner: Yes

 

Day 8: Drakensberg to Durban

We enjoy the last day in Drakensberg with wonderful walking opportunities before we say good-bye to a week full of wonderful memories and fun adventures. Hoping you will return to South Africa once more to discover a different area. Dropping you off at a prearranged location where you need to be in the vicinity of Durban at around 14:00.

Activity options available:

  • */** Self-guided walks

Accommodation type:

Not included

Meals included:

  • Breakfast: Yes
  • Lunch: Yes
  • Dinner: No

Map

The general route that may be taken, depending on chosen activities this route may change slightly.

 

Tour does not include:

  • Flights to Port Elizabeth / from Durban
  • Pre and post trip accommodation
  • Gratuities
  • Beverages and snacks
  • Curios and other personal items

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