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16 Day Southern Highlights Comfort Tour (incl Vic Falls) – 2018

Why book this trip?

This inclusive Mozambique overland trip is a combination of expeditions into the famous Kruger National Park and Victoria Falls National Park, where wildlife roam freely around their natural habitat, as well as the recently opened Transfrontier Peace Park and Maputo. The Transfrontier Park includes parts of the Greater Kruger National Park combined with sections of Mozambique and Zimbabwe. We end the tour with a visit to Victoria Falls where you can partake in adventure activities.

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Tour Map
Tour Style Accommodated Small Group
Countries Visited South Africa, Mozambique, Swaziland, Zimbabwe, Lesotho
Starts Johannesburg
Ends Victoria Falls
Group Size Max 17
Age Range 18 - 55 Years and older
 

 

16 Day Southern Highlights Comfort Tour (incl Vic Falls) – 2018 Tour Overview

Departing from Johannesburg
Ends in
Victoria Falls

A fantastic tour that visits five countries: South Africa, Swaziland, Lesotho, Mozambique and Zimbabwe. Spectacular natural wonders and highlights such as Kruger National Park and Victoria Falls ensure you will not be disappointed. There will be plenty of game walks, adventure opportunities and excursions into remote places. Enjoy sleeping in comfortable lodges with occasional nights spent out in nature where you can enjoy endless beauty. The tour requires participation from all group members. This entails assisting with the food preparation, washing of dishes and keeping the truck clean. Please keep in mind that flexibility and an open mind is needed on the trip.  The guide is registered with the Field Guide Association of Southern Africa (FGASA). The tour has been designed to include all highlights in the price and thus avoid any hidden surprises.

Highlights

  • Lesotho – “The Roof of Africa”
  • African Village Culture
  • Swaziland Kingdom
  • Sibebe Rock
  • Golden Gate
  • Mountain Walks
  • Maputo
  • Mozambique Beaches
  • Kruger National Park
  • Great Zimbabwe Ruins
  • Victoria Falls National Park and Entry Fee
  • Open Vehicle Game Drives
  • Historical Sites
  • Matobo National Park
  • Hwange
  • Rhino Tracking on Foot

Included

  • Swaziland Game Park
  • Transfrontier Peace Park
  • Zululand Game Reserve
  • Dhow Trip
  • Mozambique Village Culture
  • Unspoiled Sandy Beaches
  • Kruger National Park
  • Maputo
  • Unexplored Wilderness

Excluded

  • International Airfares
  • Travel and medical insurance
  • Personal spending money
  • Visa costs
  • Border taxes
  • Passports
  • Vaccinations
  • Personal taxes (including departure and border taxes)
  • All optional activities
  • Unscheduled or optional national / game parks and other activities
  • Gratuities
  • Sleeping bag if needed
  • Restaurant meals (other than those listed)
  • All drinks
  • Tips
  • Laundry
  • Other items of a personal nature

SKU: ACS0306
 

16 Day Southern Highlights Comfort Tour (incl Vic Falls) – 2018 Itinerary

Day 1: Johannesburg to Lesotho, South Africa

The tour will begin at 6:30 as we depart from the Johannesburg Lodge. We will travel to The Kingdom of Lesotho where the Basotho people reside. Lesotho is a landlocked country at 1000m above sea level with beautiful mountainous views. We will cross the border in the afternoon to our lodge that is set high up in the mountains of the Tsehlanyane National Park. We will enjoy a mountain walk in the crisp fresh air.

Meals: Dinner (Lunch at own expense)
Distance: 385km
Accommodation: Maliba Lodge – riverside huts

Day 2: Lesotho, South Africa

After a delicious breakfast at the lodge we will be free to explore the surrounding area and meet the locals who make this area their home. We will discover how they live and their local traditions. With the help of our guide we will navigate the waterfalls and beautiful waterfalls in the surrounding valleys. We will also visit some of the local villages that have a rich history in the area.

In the afternoon you can choose to  go on an adventurous Basotho horse ride (Own expense). The ride will be quite a challenge because the footpaths are rocky. In the afternoon you can relax at the lodge or visit another village.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Distance: No driving
Accommodation: Maliba Lodge

Day 3: Lesotho to Swaziland, South Africa

We will wake up to the scenic beauty of this area and then make our way back to South Africa. After crossing the border we will pass several farming lands before reaching The Kingdom of Swaziland. The Swazi people have a rich culture and live in traditional beehive huts that allow for simple living. The land is made up of savannas in the east and rain forests in the northwest.

After crossing the border in the late afternoon we will arrive in the capital of Mbabane and spend the night in the Hlambanyatsi Pine Forest Region.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Distance: 580km
Accommodation: Foresters Arms

Day 4: Swaziland, South Africa

Today you can look forward to a great day of exploring. We will depart for Sibebe Rock which is the second largest monolith in the world where we will learn the history of this natural wonder.

We will have lunch at the foot of the mountain and drive back to our accommodation, stopping along the way at markets and local craft shops. Here you can admire and purchase some of the goods on sale.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Distance: 100km
Accommodation: Foresters Arms

Day 5: Maputo, South Africa

This morning we will take the tar road through the Royal Hlane National Park and cross into Mozambique. Diverse cultures, civilisations and landscapes make this are unique. After 20 years of civil war between the Arab traders, British sailors and Portuguese colonials, the country now enjoys peace and a thriving economy. The country offers much to the tourist with beautiful landscapes of natural beauty, secluded beaches and unique cultural experiences.

Arriving in Maputo in the afternoon we will enjoy a tour using local transport which is a unique experience. We will stay overnight in the vibey city of Maputo where you can enjoy dinner at a local restaurant.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Distance: 250km
Accommodation: Villas Das Mangas

Day 6-7: Inhambane, Mozambique

We head north today to the coastal town of Maxixe where we will go on a trip with the locals in a traditional dhow or boat. We will be met by our guide in the trading port of Inhambane before spending some time in the busy local markets. Tonight we have the privilege of staying in comfort on the beach. You days can be spent snorkelling and scuba diving or just basking in the sun on the glorious beaches. We highly recommend you go snorkelling as this area is a diver’s paradise.

Meals: Breakfast x2, Lunch x2, Dinner x2
Distance: 470km
Accommodation: Ngumula Lodge

Day 8: Xai Xai, Mozambique

After a slow start to the morning we take a short drive to the coast of Xai Xai where we can enjoy some time by the sea. We will be staying on a remote beach hidden by a dune that is divided by an inland fresh water lake and the ocean. The afternoon can be spent at your leisure.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Distance: 260km
Accommodation: East Africa

Day 9: Mozambique – Kruger National Park, South Africa

We will leave early this morning to travel through the Limpopo floodplains, isolated areas and local villages. We have the exciting destination of Kruger National Park today that is brimming with a variety of wildlife. Look out for the ‘Big 5’!

We will be camping for the first time tonight surrounded by the beauty of nature. A braai (barbeque) will be served tonight and you can look forward to some chops and wors. Let the sounds of the bush lull you to sleep.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Distance: 380km
Accommodation: Kruger Park Rest Camp – Two man dome tents

Day 10: Kruger National Park, South Africa

Sip on a hot cup of coffee while you watch the sunrise up from behind the mountains. We will pack up camp and head off on a game drive in search of more wildlife. Our guide will help us track them down and explain their behaviours to you. We will stop in a shady area in the park for a picnic lunch. If luck is on our side we will be able to see the elusive leopard. Tonight will be spent in comfortable accommodation.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Distance: 180km

Day 11: Great Zimbabwe Ruins, Zimbabwe

Another early start will prepare us for our journey north towards Zimbabwe. We will cross the border at the Beit Bridge and then continue on to Great Zimbabwe.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Distance: 450km
Accommodation: Norma Jeans (Camping) – Two man dome tents

Day 12: Matobo, Zimbabwe

Our destination today is Bulawayo, the second biggest city in Zimbabwe where we will camp for the night amongst these large boulders. We will go on a game drive and track some rhino on foot with the help of our guide. Seeing the endangered rhino in the bush is an experience that will not soon be forgotten.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Distance: 355km
Accommodation: Big Cave (camping) – Two man dome tents

Day 13: Hwange, Zimbabwe

We travel a short distance to a very popular conservation area and home to the Royal Herd of Elephant. We will get there in time for lunch. The afternoon will be spent on game drives and walks in search of game. Tonight you can relax by the watering hole and watch the animals come and go.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Distance: 310km
Accommodation: Ivory Lodge Campsite – Two man dome tents

Day 14:-15: Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

It is with great excitement that we head to Victoria Falls today where you can see the spectacle of large volumes of water plummet to the depths below. While you are here you can also visit the tribal village, the curio market, the crocodile farm and the big tree. Or you can take part in any of their adventure activities such as white water rafting, bungee jumping or helicopter flip. You will have two nights here so you can spread your activities out.

Meals: Breakfast x2, Dinner
Distance: 180km
Accommodation: Greenfire Lodge Victoria Falls

Day 16: Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

Our tour comes to an end after breakfast. You can book airport transfers through us.

Meals: Breakfast

Onward Travel Plans

Due to on the road variable beyond our control (such as border crossings, traffic, delays, etc) on the tours. The end time on the last day can’t be guaranteed and therefore we strongly recommend you stay the night and fly out the next day. Please consult with your booking consultant.

 

16 Day Southern Highlights Comfort Tour (incl Vic Falls) – 2018 Activities

  • Swaziland Game Park
  • Transfrontier Peace Park
  • Zululand Game Reserve
  • Dhow Trip
  • Mozambique Village Culture
  • Unspoiled Sandy Beaches
  • Kruger National Park
  • Maputo
  • Unexplored Wilderness


Other Activities

• White Water Rafting – Low water – USD 150 • White Water Rafting – High water – USD 140 • Gorge Swing – USD 95 • Tandem – Gorge Swing – USD 140 • Zip line – USD 70 • Tandem – Zip line – USD 110 • Flying Fox – USD 45 • Canopy tour – USD 55 • Half Day Adrenalin (Adrenalin High wire pass) – USD 140 • Adrenalin high wire & canopy tour pass – USD 175 • Full Day Chobe – USD 160 • Horse Riding Safari – Experienced – USD 85 • Horse Riding Safari – Novice – USD 80 • Game Drive – USD 95 • Night Drive – USD 130 • Sundowner Cruise – USD 50 • Fishing (3 Hrs) – USD 120 • Upper Zambezi Canoeing – USD 150 • 12/13 Minutes Helicopter – USD 150 • Micro light Flight (this only happens in Zambia, and if planning to do it, it will mean you will need to acquire a dual visa when going through the border to Zimbabwe) – USD 174  

 

16 Day Southern Highlights Comfort Tour (incl Vic Falls) – 2018 Dates

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