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13 Day Durban to Cape Town via Lesotho Overland

R13,450

+ Single Supplement (Optional) ZAR 1140

+ Optional Activity Package ZAR 1070


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Tour Style Camping
Countries Visited South Africa, Lesotho
Starts Durban
Ends Cape Town
Group Size Max 20
Age Range 16 – 65 Years and older

13 Day Durban to Cape Town Overland via Lesotho while travelling along the coast of South Africa.

 

 

Tour Overview

Departing from Durban
Ends in
Cape Town

A wonderful camping adventure tour which starts in Durban and ends in Cape Town and takes you along the world famous Garden Route, Coffee Bay, Drakensberg and Lesotho. It is great if you only have two weeks and would like to see the diversity of South Africa and the Lesotho Kingdom.  

Included

  • Meals - 12 Breakfast, 10 Lunch, 10 Dinner
  • Accommodation
  • Registered guides
  • Transport
 

Excluded

  • All items of a personal nature
  • Alcohol
  • Soft Drinks
  • Bottles Water
  • Snacks
  • Souvenirs
  • Tips
  •  Activity Package and Optional Activities
 

SKU: CAS0413
 

Itinerary

Day 1 - 2

Ukhahlamba Drakensberg Park, South Africa

We drive away from the beautiful beaches of KwaZulu-Natal and travel inland to the Ukhahlamba Drakensberg, or Royal Natal National Park, part of the huge and incredibly scenic Drakensberg escarpment. The Drakensberg Mountains is comprised of South Africa’s highest and most incredible mountains. We explore the mountain trails and take our time to enjoy the breathtaking sights in the Ukhahlamba Drakensberg (Royal Natal) National Park. On our second day, we go for a guided hike to see some of the renowned San rock paintings.

Accommodation Camp: Monks Cowl
Facilities: Shared Ablutions Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered
Route Durban to Drakensberg ±265 km
Included Highlight: Visit to the Mandela Capture Site, visit Howick Falls, Hike with your guide in Ukhahlamba-Drakensberg Park

Nomad Drakensburg Budget Tour

Day 3 - 4

Lesotho – Malealea, Lesotho

Today we will make our entrance into the incredible mountain kingdom of Lesotho. Passing through the Golden Gate National Park before reaching our destination in the afternoon. Lesotho is one of the world’s highest countries, lying over 1000m above sea level. The following day we wake up early and are given an opportunity to partake in an optional Pony Trekking Excursion through the secluded hills of Lesotho, accompanied by local guides. On your way back to our camping site, the group will visit the local village and school. You can also choose to remain at the lodge and relax, or experience an optional shorter ride.

Accommodation Camp: Malealea Lodge
Facilities: Shared Ablutions Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered
Route: Drakensberg to Malealea Lodge ±370 km
Included Highlight: Drive through Golden Gate, Morning hike, Lesotho Village Visit
Optional Activity: Pony Trekking, Additional Hiking Options
Border Post: South Africa: Maseru Bridge, Tel: +27 (0) 51 924 4300, Open: 24hrs Lesotho: Maseru Bridge, Tel: +266 22 313 796, Open: 24hrs

Day 5

South Africa – Graaff Reinet, South Africa

Making our way back to South Africa, we journey across the mountaneous regions to the Great Karoo. This area is the heartland of the rural Southern Africa. Camp this evening is set in the historical town of Graaff-Reinet, known to be the fourth oldest town in the country.  Crossing the Orange River today we journey through the countryside making our way to the Karoo. You have the opportunity to enjoy an optional sundowner excursion to the Valley of Desolation this evening.

Accommodation: Camp: Profcon Resort
Facilities: Shared Ablutions Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered
Route: Malealea to Graaff Reinet
Optional Activity: Valley of Desolation sundowner tour
Border Post: Lesotho: Vanrooyenshek, Tel: +27 51 583 1525, Open: 06h00-22h00. South Africa: Vanrooyenshek, Tel: +27 51 583 1516, Open: 06h00-22h00

Day 6 - 7

Addo Elephant National Park, South Africa

This morning we are joined by a local guide where you will be introduced to the historical highlights of Graaf-Reinet before setting course for the Addo Elephant National Park. This exclusive Eastern Cape Nature Reserve is home to one of the densest populations of African elephants in the world. This park is just as much a marine park as it is a land park, giving you the opportunity to spot the ‘Big Seven’ (elephant, rhino, lion, buffalo, leopard, southern right whale and great white shark). Enjoy an optional sundowners game drive in an open 4×4 vehicle present itself this afternoon.

Accommodation: Camp: Kudu Ridge Lodge
Facilities: Shared Ablutions Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered
Route: Graaff Reinet to Addo ±135 km
Activity Package: Graaff Reinet Historical Tour
Included Highlight: Half-Day Game Drive in Addo NP in the truck
Optional Activity: Addo Elephant National Park Sundowner Drive

Day 8 - 9

Tsitsikamma National Park, South Africa

After a final early morning game drive, we leave this incredible Park behind and have a brief stop at the surfing city, Jeffreys Bay – Famous for its waves and quaint surfing museum. In the afternoon we reach Tsitsikamma. The name means ‘place of abundant water’ and it is comprised of extensive forests, stretching towards the coastline and up to the mountains of Tsitsikamma. Here, you can spot the most wonderful tropical birds and plant life. The first few hours will be spent participating in the famous Otter Trail Hike (included in your Activity Package). The next day is free to explore the Storm River village and for the adrenaline seekers, the nearby Bloukrans Bridge offers the world’s highest bungee jump at 216m!

Accommodation: Camp: Tube n Axe 
Facilities: Shared Ablutions Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered
Route: Addo National Park to Tsitsikamma ±210 km
Included Highlight: Morning game drive in Addo in Nomad truck, stop in the surfing town of Jeffreys Bay, Tsitsikamma National Park entrance
Optional Activity: Treetop Canopy Tours

Day 10

Heart of the Garden Route, South Africa

We will travel to Plettenberg Bay today, where you have time to relax or explore Knysna – one of South Africa’s most popular coastal towns. The afternoon can be spent enjoying the optional activities on offer. The afternoon is spent on the stunning beaches of Keurbooms Lagoon.

Accommodation: Camp: Dunes Lodge or  Fairy Knowe Hotel
Facilities:En-suites Per Room Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered
Route: Tsitsikamma to Plettenberg Bay ±70 km
Included Highlight: Morning Visit to Natures Valley and Afternoon at Leisure on Keurbooms Beach
Optional Activity: Bungee Jumping, Birds of Eden, Monkey Town, Dinner out

Day 11

Oudtshoorn, South Africa

Today we travel through the wonderful Outeniqua Mountains near Oudtshoorn, where we visit the world-famous Cango Caves. The caves are comprised of outstanding halls and grand limestone constructions. A local guide will tell you everything you’d like to know about this 4 kilometre extensive cave system.

Accommodation: Camp: Kleinplaas Resort
Facilities: Shared Ablutions Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered
Route: Plettenberg Bay to Oudtshoorn ±150 km
Activity Package: Cango Caves Basic Tour
Optional Activities: Ocean Safari, Township Tour, Sea Kayaking and Whale Watching (in Season)

Day 12

Oudtshoorn – Paarl, South Africa

Today we will travel along the scenic Route 62 towards Somerset West, and take a possible stop at Ronnie’s Sex Shop (which is not a sex shop at all, but rather a fascinating countryside pub). Stellenbosch forms the centre of the Western Cape’s wine area and second oldest European settlement in the Western Province. As this is the last night on tour, we will visit a local restaurant tonight for a traditional dinner.

Accommodation: Two Per Room: Le bac Estate
Facilities: En-suites Per Room Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered
Route: Oudtshoorn to Paarl  ±380 km
Included Highlight: Ostrich Farm Tour, Stop at Ronnie’s sex shop
Optional Activity: Dinner Out

Day 13

Paarl – Cape Town, South Africa

We start day with the cultural tour of Cape Town from District Six, to the informal settlements of Langa. Most commonly known as the areas of poverty, these areas are also quite vibrant and creative. Enjoy some of the capes finest wines and spend time exploring Stellenbosch. When we arrive in Cape Town this tour will come to an end.

Accommodation Own Arrangements / Post tour accommodation can be booked through us.
Route: Paarl to Cape Town ±75 km
Activity Package:Cape Town Cultural Tour, Cheese and Wine Tasting
Included Highlight: Self-Guided Walk through Stellenbosch
Optional Activity: Lunch

 

Activities

The Activity Package of ZAR1070 (optional on this trip) includes the following:

  • Cape Town cultural township tour ZAR540
  • Cheese and wine tasting ZAR50
  • Cango Caves basic tour ZAR130
  • Graaff Reinet historical tour ZAR350


Other Activities

  • Malealea, Pony Trekking, Additional Hiking Options
  • Graaff Reinet, Valley of Desolation sundowner tour
  • Greater Addo Elephant National Park area, Addo Elephant National Park Sundowner Drive
  • Tsitsikamma National Park, Treetop Canopy Tours
  • Heart of the Garden Route, Bungee Jumping, Birds of Eden, Monkey Town, Dinner out
  • Somerset West, Dinner
  • Cape Town, Lunch

 

Dates

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Price

R13,450

+ Single Supplement (Optional) ZAR 1140

+ Optional Activity Package ZAR 1070


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R13,450

+ Single Supplement (Optional) ZAR 1140

+ Activity Package (Optional) ZAR 1070

Small Group Departures ZAR 17450

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