13 Day Garden Route, Lesotho and Drakensberg

From R 15950

DURATION:

13 DAYS

STARTING POINT:

CAPE TOWN

ENDING POINT:

DURBAN

TOUR TYPE:

Overland Tour

TOUR CODE:

ANOGL13

bloukrans bridge south africa

This tour takes you along the beautiful and famous Garden Route to Addo Elephant Park, Lesotho, Drakensberg and ends in Durban.

Starting in Cape Town for some historical and cultural highlights, you will proceed to Stellenbosch for a delicious wine tasting. Along the Garden Route we stop in Oudtshoorn for a visit to visit an ostrich farm and the magnificent Cango Caves, and on to Tsitsikamma Park for some beautiful hikes and maybe even a bungee jump! You will also visit Addo Elephant Park for some incredible game drives. After the Garden Route, you will explore Lesotho and the mountains of Drakensberg before heading to the final destination, Durban.

  This trip is also available in reverse order if you wish to start in Durban and finish in Cape Town.

13 Day Garden Route, Lesotho and Drakensberg

Day 1 – The Cape Whale Coast Route

Made up of a collection of villages, farms, rivers, bays, coves and valleys, the Cape Whale Coast is a pristine stretch of the South African coastline which runs from the town of Rooiels for roughly 150km, to the east. We have a full day ahead of us which takes us from the bustling city centre of Cape Town via the vineyards and town of Stellenbosch to the town of Hermanus – not forgetting a stop at the largest breeding colony of the African Penguin, Stony Point Nature Reserve. During the months of July to November you may be lucky enough to see the southern right whales that visit the bay in Hermanus.

Accommodation Windsor Hotel https://windsorhotel.co.za/
Accommodated: Two per Room with En-suite Bathroom
Camping: Two per Room with En-suite Bathroom Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered.

Route: Cape Town to Hermanus
Meals: Lunch, Dinner
Included Highlight: Walk through the town of Stellenbosch, Stony Point Penguin Colony visit, Chocolate & Wine tasting

Day 2 – Route 62 – Oudtshoorn

Crossing the Hottentots-Holland Mountains this morning we set out for the Klein Karoo and our overnight stop in Oudtshoorn. We follow the scenic Route 62 today, stopping to experience one of the many farm stalls on the way. One of the more quirky highlights today is Ronnie’s Sex Shop, not a sex shop at all, but a rather interesting country pub! Our day ends with a guided tour of the famous Cango Caves, we can only marvel at the astonishing formations that have formed in these impressive limestone caves.

Accommodation Kleinplaas Holiday Resort http://www.kleinplaas.co.za OR Oude Meul Country Lodge http://www.deoudemeul.co.za/
Accommodated: Two per Room with En-suites Bathroom
Camping: Campsite with Shared Ablutions
Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered.

Route: Hermanus to Oudtshoorn
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Included Highlight: Stop at Ronnie’s Sex Shop, Cango Caves Basic Tour

Day 3 – Heart of Garden Route

Our morning starts as we make our way over the Outeniqua Mountains and descend to the beautiful Garden route coastline below. Our first stop for the day is a visit to the George Museum, a quirky and interesting museum displaying the local timber trade of the area. In the coming days we spend time hiking, relaxing at the beach and sampling the many optional activities available.

Accommodation The Dunes Hotel https://dunesresort.co.za/
Accommodated: Two per Room with En-suite Bathroom
Camping: Two per Room with En-suite Bathroom
Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Included Highlight: George Museum & Gardens Route Oudtshoorn to Garden Route

Day 4 – Tsitsikamma

The Garden Route is a treasure trove of beautiful beaches, forest walks and an exciting menu of optional adventures. While our morning is set aside for some relaxation on the beaches of Plettenberg Bay, today offers a number of optional activities and your guide will assist you to get the most out the day. This afternoon we have the opportunity to visit the hidden gem of Nature’s Valley, this beautiful village offers us a chance to enjoy a hike or simply relax on the pristine beach in this little paradise. In order to make the most of this day, the truck will run a set schedule and you are free to join or leave at the places that interest you.

Accommodation
Accommodated: Tsitsikamma Cottages http://www.tsitsikamma.net/ OR Tsitsikamma Village Inn
https://www.tsitsikammavillageinn.co.za/
Camping: Tsitsikamma Cottages http://www.tsitsikamma.net/ OR Tube n Axe http://tubenaxe.co.za/ Tsitsikamma
Accommodated: Two per Room with En-suites Bathroom
Camping: Campsite with Shared Ablutions
Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered.

Route: Wilderness to Tsitsikamma
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Included Highlight: Natures Valley Nature Walk
Optional Activity: Township Tour, Ocean Safaris, Sea Kayaking, Monkeyland, Birds of Eden and Bloukrans Bungee Jump

Day 5 – Tsitsikamma

Tsitsikamma National Park is one of South Africa’s premier marine reserves and this morning we set out to explore the rugged coastline on foot. Our hike along the Waterfall Trail sees us cover the first section of the world renowned Otter Trail, this is not an easy hike and those who prefer a more leisurely option can make use of the boardwalks to the Storms River Mouth. We return after our hike and you will have the opportunity to book the Woodcutters Journey in the afternoon – experiencing the uniqueness of the Tsitsikamma biome and learning about the history of the area and it’s indigenous fauna & flora.

Accommodation Accommodated: Tsitsikamma Cottages http://www.tsitsikamma.net/ OR Tsitsikamma Village Inn
https://www.tsitsikammavillageinn.co.za/
Camping: Tsitsikamma Cottages http://www.tsitsikamma.net/ OR Tube n Axe http://tubenaxe.co.za/ Tsitsikamma
Accommodated: Two per Room with En-suites Bathroom
Camping: Campsite with Shared Ablutions
Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Included Highlight: Tsitsikamma National Park entrance and hike with your guide
Optional Activity: Treetop canopy tours, Woodcutters Journey

Day 6 – Greater Addo Elephant National Park area

This morning we set out for the Eastern Cape and the Addo National Park. We make a stop this morning in the surfing mecca of Jeffrey’s Bay, famous for its waves. You have the opportunity to visit the small surfing museum, catch a quick wave or simply enjoy a cup of coffee overlooking these famous waves. This afternoon we will make our first visit to seek the elephants after which Addo is named.

Accommodation Kudu Ridge Lodge http://www.kuduridge.co.za
Accommodated: Two per permanent tent with En-suite Bathroom
Camping: Campsite with Shared Ablutions
Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered.

Route: Tsitsikamma National Park to Addo Elephant National Park
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Included Highlight: Jeffrey’s Bay and an afternoon game drive in Addo National Park (in the truck)

Day 7 – Greater Addo Elephant National Park area

This morning you will have the option to visit Port Elizabeth before returning to camp for lunch. In the afternoon we visit Addo, famed for the elephants after which the park was named. Recent expansion has seen Addo grow to become the third largest of South Africa’s National Parks. The unique vegetation of Addo supports a wide variety of wildlife and we will spend the afternoon in search of the animals that call Addo home.

Accommodation Kudu Ridge Lodge http://www.kuduridge.co.za
Accommodated: Two per permanent tent with En-suite Bathroom
Camping: Campsite with Shared Ablutions
Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Included Highlight: Afternoon game drive in Addo NP (in the truck)

Day 8 – Graaff Reinet

The historic town of Graaff-Reinet nestles in the heartland of the Great Karoo and offers a unique insight into the history of this arid region. It is also the fourth oldest town in the country. This evening you will join a sundowner excursion to the Valley of Desolation, this unique valley offers a panoramic view over the town and the wide open plains stretching out below. Kindly note that during the winter months, this activity will become a Sunrise excursion to the valley of Desolation the following morning.

Accommodation Profcon Resort http://www.profconresort.co.za/
Accommodated: Two per Room with En-suite Bathroom
Camping: Campsite with Shared Ablutions
Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered.

Route: Addo to Graaff Reinet
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Included Highlight: Valley of Desolation Sundowner Tour

Day 9 – Lesotho – Malealea

This morning we cut across the vast expanse of the Great Karoo, our destination is nestled in the heights of Lesotho. This autonomous mountain kingdom boasts the highest peaks in Southern Africa and is one of the highest countries in the world, the entire kingdom lies over 1000m above sea level. Having crossed the mighty Orange River, we enter the border of Lesotho and make the climb to our camp set high in the mountains.

Accommodation Malealea Lodge http://www.malealea.com
Accommodated: Two per Room with En-suite Bathroom
Camping: Campsite with Shared Ablutions
Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered.

Route: Graaff Reinet to Lesotho
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Border Post: South Africa: Van Rooyens Gate, Open: 06h00-22h00 Lesotho: Van Rooyens Gate, Open: 06h00-22h00

Day 10 – Lesotho – Malealea

The clean air of the mountains accompanies us this morning as we explore the mountains on foot, our hike concludes with a village visit and the opportunity to gain insight into the community that calls these mountains home. The Basotho are famous for their traditional hats, blankets and their sturdy ponies. Basotho ponies are renowned for their surefootedness in the mountains and you have the opportunity of an optional pony trek this afternoon to experience this first-hand. This activity is not for the inexperienced or fainthearted.

Accommodation Malealea Lodge http://www.malealea.com
Accommodated: Two per Room with En-suite Bathroom
Camping: Campsite with Shared Ablutions
Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Included Highlights: Morning Hike, Lesotho Village tour
Optional Activity: Pony Trekking

Day 11 – South Africa – uKhahlamba Drakensberg Park

We exit Lesotho and travel through the sandstone cliffs of Golden Gate. Our destination is the mountains of the Drakensberg. Running the length of the Kwazulu-Natal province, the Ukuhlamba Drakensberg Park is a UNESCO recognised world heritage site. Whether you go by the Zulu name uKhahlamba, meaning ‘barrier of spears’, or the Afrikaans name Drakensberge, meaning ‘dragon mountains’, these towering mountains are a hiker’s paradise and worthy of exploration.

Accommodation Monks Cowl http://www.goodersonleisure.co.za/gooderson-monks-cowl-golf-resort
OR
The Nest https://www.thenest.co.za/
Accommodated: Two per Room with En-suite Bathroom
Camping: Campsite with Shared Ablutions
Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered.

Route: Lesotho to Drakensberg
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Included Highlight: Oliviers Hoek Pass
Border Post: Lesotho: Maseru Bridge, Tel: +27 51 924 4300, Open: 24hrs South Africa: Maseru Bridge, Tel: +27 51 924 4300, Open: 24hrs

Day 12 – UKhahlamba Drakensberg Park

We set out this morning for a lengthy hike. Along our way we will have the opportunity to view examples of San rock art with a local guide at Battle Cave. While we encourage everyone to make the most of the day in mountains, we may offer separate options depending on the activity level of the group. With a number of trails available we can ensure that we cater to every need, the most important aim is to ensure everyone enjoys this mountain paradise at their own pace.

Accommodation Monks Cowl http://www.goodersonleisure.co.za/gooderson-monks-cowl-golf-resort
OR
The Nest https://www.thenest.co.za/
Accommodated: Two per Room with En-suite Bathroom
Camping: Campsite with Shared Ablutions
Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Included Highlight: Hike with your guide in Ukhahlamba-Drakensberg Park

Day 13 – Durban

It’s all downhill as we leave the mountain scenery en route to the Kwazulu Natal Coast. On the 5th August 1962, police waved down a car on a lonely country road in KwaZulu-Natal. At the wheel was Nelson Mandela. He was arrested and spent 27 years in prison. Today you will have the opportunity to visit this historic capture site, marked by an impressive sculpture in honour of “Madiba”. We will also stop at the Howick Falls to listen to the power of the falls and take some photos at the view point. Then it’s onto the bustling city of Durban is South Africa’s largest port, where your tour will come to an end upon arrival.

Accommodation Post tour accommodation can be booked through your guide.

Route: Drakensberg to Durban
Meals: Breakfast
Included Highlight: Visit to the Mandela Capture Site, Howick Falls

Camping – R15950 excl Activity Package
Camping Single Supplement - R1340
Camping Activity Package – R390

Accommodated – R22250 excl Activity Package
Accommodated Single Supplement – R2740
Accommodated Activity Package – R790

Includes:

All meals as per itinerary which are prepared and served at the truck / accommodation / qualified crew / filtered water / transport in the truck / included highlights as per the itinerary / entrance fees to National Parks.

Excludes:

Items of a personal nature (snacks, alcohol, soft drinks, tips) / entrance fees (associated with optional activities) / souvenirs

Please note that maps shown are a rough guide. Exact locations and routes might differ slightly to what is shown. Please refer to the tour itinerary for a more precise route.

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13 Day Garden Route, Lesotho and Drakensberg

R15,950.00

This tour takes you along the beautiful and famous Garden Route to Addo Elephant Park, Lesotho, Drakensberg and ends in Durban.

Starting in Cape Town for some historical and cultural highlights, you will proceed to Stellenbosch for a delicious wine tasting. Along the Garden Route we stop in Oudtshoorn for a visit to visit an ostrich farm and the magnificent Cango Caves, and on to Tsitsikamma Park for some beautiful hikes and maybe even a bungee jump! You will also visit Addo Elephant Park for some incredible game drives. After the Garden Route, you will explore Lesotho and the mountains of Drakensberg before heading to the final destination, Durban.

 

This trip is also available in reverse order if you wish to start in Durban and finish in Cape Town.

Description

Day 1 – The Cape Whale Coast Route

Made up of a collection of villages, farms, rivers, bays, coves and valleys, the Cape Whale Coast is a pristine stretch of the South African coastline which runs from the town of Rooiels for roughly 150km, to the east. We have a full day ahead of us which takes us from the bustling city centre of Cape Town via the vineyards and town of Stellenbosch to the town of Hermanus – not forgetting a stop at the largest breeding colony of the African Penguin, Stony Point Nature Reserve. During the months of July to November you may be lucky enough to see the southern right whales that visit the bay in Hermanus.

Accommodation Windsor Hotel https://windsorhotel.co.za/
Accommodated: Two per Room with En-suite Bathroom
Camping: Two per Room with En-suite Bathroom Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered.

Route: Cape Town to Hermanus
Meals: Lunch, Dinner
Included Highlight: Walk through the town of Stellenbosch, Stony Point Penguin Colony visit, Chocolate & Wine tasting

Day 2 – Route 62 – Oudtshoorn

Crossing the Hottentots-Holland Mountains this morning we set out for the Klein Karoo and our overnight stop in Oudtshoorn. We follow the scenic Route 62 today, stopping to experience one of the many farm stalls on the way. One of the more quirky highlights today is Ronnie’s Sex Shop, not a sex shop at all, but a rather interesting country pub! Our day ends with a guided tour of the famous Cango Caves, we can only marvel at the astonishing formations that have formed in these impressive limestone caves.

Accommodation Kleinplaas Holiday Resort http://www.kleinplaas.co.za OR Oude Meul Country Lodge http://www.deoudemeul.co.za/
Accommodated: Two per Room with En-suites Bathroom
Camping: Campsite with Shared Ablutions
Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered.

Route: Hermanus to Oudtshoorn
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Included Highlight: Stop at Ronnie’s Sex Shop, Cango Caves Basic Tour

Day 3 – Heart of Garden Route

Our morning starts as we make our way over the Outeniqua Mountains and descend to the beautiful Garden route coastline below. Our first stop for the day is a visit to the George Museum, a quirky and interesting museum displaying the local timber trade of the area. In the coming days we spend time hiking, relaxing at the beach and sampling the many optional activities available.

Accommodation The Dunes Hotel https://dunesresort.co.za/
Accommodated: Two per Room with En-suite Bathroom
Camping: Two per Room with En-suite Bathroom
Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Included Highlight: George Museum & Gardens Route Oudtshoorn to Garden Route

Day 4 – Tsitsikamma

The Garden Route is a treasure trove of beautiful beaches, forest walks and an exciting menu of optional adventures. While our morning is set aside for some relaxation on the beaches of Plettenberg Bay, today offers a number of optional activities and your guide will assist you to get the most out the day. This afternoon we have the opportunity to visit the hidden gem of Nature’s Valley, this beautiful village offers us a chance to enjoy a hike or simply relax on the pristine beach in this little paradise. In order to make the most of this day, the truck will run a set schedule and you are free to join or leave at the places that interest you.

Accommodation
Accommodated: Tsitsikamma Cottages http://www.tsitsikamma.net/ OR Tsitsikamma Village Inn
https://www.tsitsikammavillageinn.co.za/
Camping: Tsitsikamma Cottages http://www.tsitsikamma.net/ OR Tube n Axe http://tubenaxe.co.za/ Tsitsikamma
Accommodated: Two per Room with En-suites Bathroom
Camping: Campsite with Shared Ablutions
Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered.

Route: Wilderness to Tsitsikamma
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Included Highlight: Natures Valley Nature Walk
Optional Activity: Township Tour, Ocean Safaris, Sea Kayaking, Monkeyland, Birds of Eden and Bloukrans Bungee Jump

Day 5 – Tsitsikamma

Tsitsikamma National Park is one of South Africa’s premier marine reserves and this morning we set out to explore the rugged coastline on foot. Our hike along the Waterfall Trail sees us cover the first section of the world renowned Otter Trail, this is not an easy hike and those who prefer a more leisurely option can make use of the boardwalks to the Storms River Mouth. We return after our hike and you will have the opportunity to book the Woodcutters Journey in the afternoon – experiencing the uniqueness of the Tsitsikamma biome and learning about the history of the area and it’s indigenous fauna & flora.

Accommodation Accommodated: Tsitsikamma Cottages http://www.tsitsikamma.net/ OR Tsitsikamma Village Inn
https://www.tsitsikammavillageinn.co.za/
Camping: Tsitsikamma Cottages http://www.tsitsikamma.net/ OR Tube n Axe http://tubenaxe.co.za/ Tsitsikamma
Accommodated: Two per Room with En-suites Bathroom
Camping: Campsite with Shared Ablutions
Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Included Highlight: Tsitsikamma National Park entrance and hike with your guide
Optional Activity: Treetop canopy tours, Woodcutters Journey

Day 6 – Greater Addo Elephant National Park area

This morning we set out for the Eastern Cape and the Addo National Park. We make a stop this morning in the surfing mecca of Jeffrey’s Bay, famous for its waves. You have the opportunity to visit the small surfing museum, catch a quick wave or simply enjoy a cup of coffee overlooking these famous waves. This afternoon we will make our first visit to seek the elephants after which Addo is named.

Accommodation Kudu Ridge Lodge http://www.kuduridge.co.za
Accommodated: Two per permanent tent with En-suite Bathroom
Camping: Campsite with Shared Ablutions
Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered.

Route: Tsitsikamma National Park to Addo Elephant National Park
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Included Highlight: Jeffrey’s Bay and an afternoon game drive in Addo National Park (in the truck)

Day 7 – Greater Addo Elephant National Park area

This morning you will have the option to visit Port Elizabeth before returning to camp for lunch. In the afternoon we visit Addo, famed for the elephants after which the park was named. Recent expansion has seen Addo grow to become the third largest of South Africa’s National Parks. The unique vegetation of Addo supports a wide variety of wildlife and we will spend the afternoon in search of the animals that call Addo home.

Accommodation Kudu Ridge Lodge http://www.kuduridge.co.za
Accommodated: Two per permanent tent with En-suite Bathroom
Camping: Campsite with Shared Ablutions
Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Included Highlight: Afternoon game drive in Addo NP (in the truck)

Day 8 – Graaff Reinet

The historic town of Graaff-Reinet nestles in the heartland of the Great Karoo and offers a unique insight into the history of this arid region. It is also the fourth oldest town in the country. This evening you will join a sundowner excursion to the Valley of Desolation, this unique valley offers a panoramic view over the town and the wide open plains stretching out below. Kindly note that during the winter months, this activity will become a Sunrise excursion to the valley of Desolation the following morning.

Accommodation Profcon Resort http://www.profconresort.co.za/
Accommodated: Two per Room with En-suite Bathroom
Camping: Campsite with Shared Ablutions
Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered.

Route: Addo to Graaff Reinet
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Included Highlight: Valley of Desolation Sundowner Tour

Day 9 – Lesotho – Malealea

This morning we cut across the vast expanse of the Great Karoo, our destination is nestled in the heights of Lesotho. This autonomous mountain kingdom boasts the highest peaks in Southern Africa and is one of the highest countries in the world, the entire kingdom lies over 1000m above sea level. Having crossed the mighty Orange River, we enter the border of Lesotho and make the climb to our camp set high in the mountains.

Accommodation Malealea Lodge http://www.malealea.com
Accommodated: Two per Room with En-suite Bathroom
Camping: Campsite with Shared Ablutions
Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered.

Route: Graaff Reinet to Lesotho
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Border Post: South Africa: Van Rooyens Gate, Open: 06h00-22h00 Lesotho: Van Rooyens Gate, Open: 06h00-22h00

Day 10 – Lesotho – Malealea

The clean air of the mountains accompanies us this morning as we explore the mountains on foot, our hike concludes with a village visit and the opportunity to gain insight into the community that calls these mountains home. The Basotho are famous for their traditional hats, blankets and their sturdy ponies. Basotho ponies are renowned for their surefootedness in the mountains and you have the opportunity of an optional pony trek this afternoon to experience this first-hand. This activity is not for the inexperienced or fainthearted.

Accommodation Malealea Lodge http://www.malealea.com
Accommodated: Two per Room with En-suite Bathroom
Camping: Campsite with Shared Ablutions
Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Included Highlights: Morning Hike, Lesotho Village tour
Optional Activity: Pony Trekking

Day 11 – South Africa – uKhahlamba Drakensberg Park

We exit Lesotho and travel through the sandstone cliffs of Golden Gate. Our destination is the mountains of the Drakensberg. Running the length of the Kwazulu-Natal province, the Ukuhlamba Drakensberg Park is a UNESCO recognised world heritage site. Whether you go by the Zulu name uKhahlamba, meaning ‘barrier of spears’, or the Afrikaans name Drakensberge, meaning ‘dragon mountains’, these towering mountains are a hiker’s paradise and worthy of exploration.

Accommodation Monks Cowl http://www.goodersonleisure.co.za/gooderson-monks-cowl-golf-resort
OR
The Nest https://www.thenest.co.za/
Accommodated: Two per Room with En-suite Bathroom
Camping: Campsite with Shared Ablutions
Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered.

Route: Lesotho to Drakensberg
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Included Highlight: Oliviers Hoek Pass
Border Post: Lesotho: Maseru Bridge, Tel: +27 51 924 4300, Open: 24hrs South Africa: Maseru Bridge, Tel: +27 51 924 4300, Open: 24hrs

Day 12 – UKhahlamba Drakensberg Park

We set out this morning for a lengthy hike. Along our way we will have the opportunity to view examples of San rock art with a local guide at Battle Cave. While we encourage everyone to make the most of the day in mountains, we may offer separate options depending on the activity level of the group. With a number of trails available we can ensure that we cater to every need, the most important aim is to ensure everyone enjoys this mountain paradise at their own pace.

Accommodation Monks Cowl http://www.goodersonleisure.co.za/gooderson-monks-cowl-golf-resort
OR
The Nest https://www.thenest.co.za/
Accommodated: Two per Room with En-suite Bathroom
Camping: Campsite with Shared Ablutions
Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Included Highlight: Hike with your guide in Ukhahlamba-Drakensberg Park

Day 13 – Durban

It’s all downhill as we leave the mountain scenery en route to the Kwazulu Natal Coast. On the 5th August 1962, police waved down a car on a lonely country road in KwaZulu-Natal. At the wheel was Nelson Mandela. He was arrested and spent 27 years in prison. Today you will have the opportunity to visit this historic capture site, marked by an impressive sculpture in honour of “Madiba”. We will also stop at the Howick Falls to listen to the power of the falls and take some photos at the view point. Then it’s onto the bustling city of Durban is South Africa’s largest port, where your tour will come to an end upon arrival.

Accommodation Post tour accommodation can be booked through your guide.

Route: Drakensberg to Durban
Meals: Breakfast
Included Highlight: Visit to the Mandela Capture Site, Howick Falls

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