7 Day Addo, Drakensberg and Lesotho

From R 10750

DURATION:

7 DAYS

STARTING POINT:

PORT ELIZABETH

ENDING POINT:

DURBAN

TOUR TYPE:

Overland Tour

TOUR CODE:

ANOAD7

This compact 7-day overland tour takes you from Port Elizabeth to some of the highlights of south-eastern South Africa.

The tour starts in Port Elizabeth stopping first at the amazing Addo Elephant Park. You will enjoy a game drive through the park and if you are lucky you will spot loads of wildlife. After Addo you will head to the historical town of Graaff-Reinet for some history. The next day the tour continues to Lesotho. You will enjoy the beautiful nature and visit a Lesotho village. The last stop of the tour is the mighty uKhahlamba Drakensberg Park. This tour comes to an end in the bustling city of Durban.

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

7 Day Addo, Drakensberg and Lesotho

Day 1 – Greater Addo Elephant National Park area

This morning you will meet your crew in Port Elizabeth and will be transferred to the accommodation. 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.

Meals Included: Dinner

Day 2 – 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 have the opportunity to 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.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner
Activity Package: Valley of Desolation Sundowner Tour

Day 3 – 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

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4 – 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.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Optional Activity: Pony Trekking, Pitseng hike

Day 5 – 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.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6 – 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. 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.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 7 – Durban

Upon arrival in the bustling city of Durban, your tour will come to an end.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Activity Package

Listed below are activities and highlights that form part of an “Optional Activity Package”. You will need to purchase this package if you would like to partake in what we consider to be “essential activities” on our tours. The Activity Package has been written into the itinerary of the tour so please keep this in mind as if you don’t book the package, the activities won’t be included. We suggest that you prebook and prepay for your Activity Package to ensure availability.

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Camping – R10750 excl Activity Package
Camping Single Supplement – R850
Camping Activity Package – R380

Accommodated – R14950 excl Activity Package
Accommodated Single Supplement – R1490
Accommodated Activity Package – R380

Includes:

Meals as specified, accommodation, guides, included highlights and transport.

Excludes:

All items of a personal nature, entrance fees, alcohol, soft drinks, bottled water, snacks, souvenirs, tips, activity package and optional activities.

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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7 Day Addo, Drakensberg and Lesotho

R10,750.00

This compact 7-day overland tour takes you from Port Elizabeth to some of the highlights of south-eastern South Africa.

The tour starts in Port Elizabeth stopping first at the amazing Addo Elephant Park. You will enjoy a game drive through the park and if you are lucky you will spot loads of wildlife. After Addo you will head to the historical town of Graaff-Reinet for some history. The next day the tour continues to Lesotho. You will enjoy the beautiful nature and visit a Lesotho village. The last stop of the tour is the mighty uKhahlamba Drakensberg Park. This tour comes to an end in the bustling city of Durban.

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

Description

Day 1 – Greater Addo Elephant National Park area

This morning you will meet your crew in Port Elizabeth and will be transferred to the accommodation. 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.

Meals Included: Dinner

Day 2 – 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 have the opportunity to 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.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner
Activity Package: Valley of Desolation Sundowner Tour

Day 3 – 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

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4 – 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.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Optional Activity: Pony Trekking, Pitseng hike

Day 5 – 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.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6 – 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. 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.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 7 – Durban

Upon arrival in the bustling city of Durban, your tour will come to an end.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Activity Package

Listed below are activities and highlights that form part of an “Optional Activity Package”. You will need to purchase this package if you would like to partake in what we consider to be “essential activities” on our tours. The Activity Package has been written into the itinerary of the tour so please keep this in mind as if you don’t book the package, the activities won’t be included. We suggest that you prebook and prepay for your Activity Package to ensure availability.

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