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13-day tour Drakensberg to Cape Town

Duration: 1 week, 6 days
Language: English
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Do this because
  • Discover the Drakensberg Range
  • Visit Golden Gate Highlands National Park
  • Go winetasting in Stellenbosch
  • Look for elephants in Addo Elephant National Park and rare birds in the Tsitsikamma National Park
What to expect

Travel from the warm sub-tropical climate of the Durban area to the majestic Drakensberg range and the spectacular sandstone formations of Golden Gate Highlands National Park; marvel at the beauty of Lesotho, the Mountain Kingdom, look for elephants in Addo Elephant National Park and rare birds in the Tsitsikamma National Park. Taste wine in Stellenbosch and explore the bustling city of Cape Town. With time to explore on your own, you’ll soak up the beauty and diversity of South Africa. Several nights of comfortable accommodation and transport in a smaller Premium Sprinter / Premium Overland Safari Vehicle, ensure that you’ll get close to the land and experience all this region has to offer.

Day 1 Umhlanga Rocks (Durban)
Arrive in Durban and make your way to the joining hotel in Umhlanga Rocks, a holiday resort village on the coast. Your welcome meeting will be at 18:00.
Accommodation: Comfort Hotel

Day 2 Umhlanga Rocks (Durban) to Golden Gate Highlands National Park

Your tour will depart after breakfast. The journey takes you past Pietermaritzburg and Bergville before reaching the Drakensberg mountain range and the Golden Gate Highlands National Park in the early afternoon.
Accommodation: Bungalow/Lodge

Day 3 Golden Gate National Park to Lesotho (Malealea Lodge)
Travel to Lesotho, a small landlocked country in South Africa and home to the friendly Basotho people.
Accommodation: Bungalow/Lodge

Day 4 Malealea Lodge
Sleep in or wake up early to enjoy most of the fresh mountain air and one of the many optional activities such as horse riding or a hiking trail you might get the opportunity to wave at young herd boys in their traditional gumboots and blankets and marvel at the remoteness of some of the round thatched roofed huts, nestled high against a mountain slope.
Accommodation: Bungalow/Lodge

Day 5 Malealea Lodge to Graaff-Reinet
Journey to Graaff-Reinet, the fourth oldest town in South Africa. It’s a long drive but a comfortable bed awaits. Try Karoo lamb with its unique flavour coming from the Karoo bushes the sheep feed on, ostrich steak or boerewors, the juicy South African sausage. Round off your meal with sweet delicatessens such as koeksisters, melktert or the famous malva pudding.
Accommodation: Bungalow/Lodge

Day 6 Graaff-Reinet to Addo Elephant National Park
From Graaff-Reinet you head south, travelling through the open semi-desert Karoo landscapes, to Addo Elephant National Park. Enjoy an afternoon game drive.
Accommodation: Bungalow/Lodge

Day 7 Addo Elephant National Park to Tsitsikamma National Park
After an early morning game drive you will head to Tsitsikamma National Park which is located on the scenic Garden Route, the stretch of coast from Mossel Bay in the Western Cape to Storms River in the Eastern Cape.
Accommodation: Bungalow/Lodge

Day 8 Tsitsikamma National Park
You have the day free to enjoy some optional activities from self-guided hikes, black water tubing, Bloukrans bungee, a treetop canopy tour, abseiling and much more.
Meals: Breakfast

Day 9 Tsitsikamma National Park to Mossel Bay
Today you take a short drive along the Garden Route, so named for the ecologically diverse vegetation found in the numerous lagoons and lakes along the coast.
Accommodation: Comfort Hotel

Day 10 Mossel Bay to Stellenbosch
This morning we continue to Stellenbosch, the second oldest European settlement in the Western Cape.
Accommodation: Comfort Hotel

Day 11 Stellenbosch to Cape Town
Celebrate a great holiday with a wine tasting at one of the numerous wine farms that Stellenbosch is known for. This also offers an excellent opportunity to buy wine directly from the farm it was produced at and which you might not always find in supermarkets. Then continue to Cape Town, the most popular tourist destination in Africa. Settle in at your hotel, and spend the rest of the day exploring this cosmopolitan city.
Accommodation: Comfort Hotel

Day 12 Cape Town
After breakfast, we depart for the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve at the tip of the Cape Peninsula.
Accommodation: Comfort Hotel

Day 13 Cape Town
Our last goodbye, a healthy breakfast and the end of another incredible tour.

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What's included
  • Transport: Mercedes Sprinter
  • Meals: 12 Breakfasts, 5 Lunches, 1 Dinner
  • Accommodation: Comfort Hotel (5 nights), Bungalow/ Lodge (7 nights)
  • Entrance Fees: Golden Gate Highlands National Park, Addo Elephant National Park, Tsitsikamma National Park, Diaz Museum, Table Mountain National Park, Boulders Beach Activities: Afternoon and Morning Game Drive in Mercedes Sprinter in Addo Elephant National Park, Diaz Museum Tour, Wine Tasting Tour, Cape of Good Hope, Boulders Beach
  • Crew: 1 tour leader, 1 driver for the duration of the tour, local guides as per activities included

This tour departs from Durban.

Meeting point:

You will meet at your designated hotel at 18.00pm on the starting date of your tour. The name and address of the hotel will be communicated to you after checkout.

What to remember
  • We have designed this itinerary to ensure that you get the best possible experience from this tour and region.The itinerary is subject to change. You will be informed in writing of any major changes before your trip starts to keep you informed at all times and discuss any concerns you might have.
  • Maximum 12 passengers
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  • 14 May 2018
  • 18 June 2018
  • 30 July 2018
  • 3 September 2018
  • 15 October 2018
  • 19 November 2018
  • 31 December 2018
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Booking fee
Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.

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