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25 DAY SOUTH AFRICA, SWAZILAND & LESOTHO SELF-DRIVE

Price includes:

  • Accommodation
  • 3 meals per day on safari
  • Twice daily safari drives
  • Optional but included bush walk
  • Conservation levy

Price excludes:

  • All Transportation 
  • Drinks
  • Purchases of a personal nature

 

25 DAY SOUTH AFRICA, SWAZILAND & LESOTHO SELF- DRIVE

OVERVIEW

This South Africa journey combines camping and fixed accommodations. Travel from Johannesburg to Kruger National Park, Swaziland, the Indian Ocean, Hluhluwe National Park, the Drakensberg, the Sani Pass and Lesotho through places like Graaff-Reinet and Knysna to Cape Town. The trip is available for 2 to 4 people per car. The default car is a Toyota Hilux 4×4 double cab 2.5 Diesel. The price for 5 people or more can be requested and depends on the local possibilities and space in the preferred car.

It is always possible to adapt this journey to your personal wishes. Limiting the journey to 20-22 days, for example, or adding an extra destination, is no problem at all.

JOHANNESBURG/PRETORIA

DAY 1

The first day of your journey, and your arrival in Johannesburg. Arrival time of course depends on your flight: KLM arrives in the evening while most other airlines fly by night. Collect your 4×4 car the next morning and receive some instructions. You can then leave for your first day of adventures.

GRASKOP

DAY 2

Travel from the Gauteng heights to South Africa’s east along a panoramic route. On the way, you might want to stop at the picturesque Pilgrim’s Rest, where time seems to have been frozen.

SWADINI

DAY 3

Discover the famous panorama route today. God’s Window, Bourke’s Potholes & Blyde River Canyon, which is the biggest (green) canyon in the world. At the end of the day, enjoy Swadini’s hot thermal springs.

LETABA REST CAMP, KRUGER PARK

DAY 4

After the beautiful vistas of the panorama route, it’s now time to visit the vast Kruger National Park. Stay in four different camps and discover a large part of the park. Go one game drives with the 4×4, and if you like you can join the SANPARKS activities, like going on a ranger-guided hike or a night drive, where you’ll drive in the dark and encounter remarkable nocturnal animals.

SATARA REST CAMP, KRUGER PARK

DAY 5

A second day in Kruger Park. Travel south to the next camp, Satara. Feel free to choose your own route and speed. Driving around in Kruger Park is one big game drive, and if you’re lucky you’ve even seen the big five already!

LOWER SABIE REST CAMP, KRUGER PARK

DAY 6

Spend the third day in Kruger on the Lower Sabie in the southern part of the park. The Sabie and Sand rivers have created beautiful vegetation along their course, and the area has much wildlife.

HLANE NATIONAL PARK, SWAZILAND

DAY 7

After Kruger Park, cross the border to the kingdom of Swaziland today. Hlane National Park is known for the large amount of rhino’s.

HLANE NATIONAL PARK, SWAZILAND

DAY 8

A day in Hlane National Park in Swaziland. Game drives and guided game walks are examples of the many activities you can enjoy here.

ST LUCIA, SOUTH AFRICA

DAY 9

Head for the stunning coast of KwaZulu-Natal and the touristic town of Lucia. There are vast beaches as far as the eye can see. From St. Lucia we can really recommend a boat safari to see the hippos and crocodiles up close.

ISIMANGALISO WETLANDS

DAY 10

Unique flora and fauna can be found here, and rhinos will often block your path. The campsite is close to the beach.

HLULUWE - IMFOLOZI NATIONAL PARK

DAY 11

Travel back west from the Indian Ocean in your 4×4, back inland. The next stop is Hluhluwe/Imfilozi National Park. This wildlife reserve is famous for its big herd of (black) rhinos, and if you’re lucky you’ll see dozens during your game drives. You might also spot the big five.

HLULUWE- IMFOLOZI NATIONAL PARK

DAY 12

A resting day in the Hluhluwe/iMfolozi National Park. We recommend a lunchbreak in the Hilltop Camp!

DRAKENSBERG, CATHEDRAL PEAK

DAY 13

After the wildlife reserves, rise up to the Drakensberg. Go for a relaxing walk or a hike in the mountains.

DRAKENSBERG, CATHEDRAL PEAK

DAY 14

A resting day to discover Drakensbergen!

 

SANI PASS, LESOTHO

DAY 15

Head for the ‘Tibet of Africa’, Lesotho. Cross the steep and extremely spectacular Sani Pass to get into the country. A 4×4 is a must here. On the top you find the ‘Highest Pub in Africa.

KATSE DAM

DAY 16

Discover the beautiful mountains of Lesotho today via the gravel roads from valley to valley. The day ends at Katse Dam.

MALEALEA

DAY 17

A long journey today towards Malealea. Across Paradise Pass after arrival you can relax, so that you are fit for the next day to do one of the many activities.

MALEALEA

DAY 18

Malealea is wonderful for the active ones among us. Pony riding, hiking, mountain biking and a visit to the local community are excellent day-trips here.

GARIEP DAM

DAY 19

From Lesotho you descend again to South Africa. On the way to the south / west coast of South Africa you have a stop today at the Gariep Dam where you can swim after your arrival.

GRAAF REINET, CAMDEBOO NATIONAL PARK

DAY 20

Today you drive to the picturesque town of Graaff-Reinet. The village was founded in 1786 and worth a visit in itself. You can also marvel at the most fantastic views in the ‘Valley of Desollation’.

GRAAF REINET, CAMDEBOO NATIONAL PARK

DAY 21

Today a relaxed day in prospect. You can view or ride up Graaff-Reinet with its imposing church and enjoy the beautiful view over the village. It is recommended to drive upstairs with sunset.

KYNSNA

DAY 22

Today arrival at the Garden Route of South Africa. Knysna has many outings in store. Visit the nearby Knysna Forest or enjoy the water!

KNYSNA

DAY 23

You do not have to get bored in Knysna. Today you can return to the water or take a walk in the beautiful Knysna Forest.

CAPE TOWN

DAY 24

You end this self drive with a few days in The Mother City. Cape Town has a lot to offer. A visit to Table Mountain, Robben Island, Cape of Good Hope and the university town of Stellenbosch are a must.

DEPARTURE DAY

DAY 25

Today it is unfortunately over. Back to the depot of your 4×4 supplier and your transfer to the airport

Priced from ZAR 46800

ENQUIRE NOW

25 DAY SOUTH AFRICA, SWAZILAND & LESOTHO SELF-DRIVE

Price includes:

  • Accommodation
  • 3 meals per day on safari
  • Twice daily safari drives
  • Optional but included bush walk
  • Conservation levy

Price excludes:

  • All Transportation 
  • Drinks
  • Purchases of a personal nature