• Visit 4 African countries
• Explore Kruger National Park
• Visit Maputo, the capital of Mozambique
• Visit the Kingdom of Swaziland
• Participate in Swazi culture at Umphakatsi
• Game viewing in Itala Game Reserve, Zululand
• Explore the Royal Natal National Park
• Visit the Kingdom of Lesotho
• See the Valley of Desolation in the Karoo National Park
• Explore Tsitsikamma Coast National Park
• Drive the Garden Route
• 21 land days
• Maximum 16 travelers
• Start in Pretoria and finish in Cape Town, South Africa
• All meals included
• Activity Level: 3
Superb game viewing, fascinating tribal cultures, stunning scenery and visits to four southern African countries make this journey a truly unique adventure. Learn about the Swazi, Zulu and Basotho tribes. Travel through South Africa, Mozambique, the Kingdoms of Swaziland and Lesotho. Enjoy South Africa's most famous national parks teaming with wildlife.
Beginning in Pretoria, we visit the De Wildt Cheetah and Wildlife Centre before we travel to the world-famous Kruger National Park. Search for the "Big Five" - lions, leopards, elephants, buffaloes and rhinos. Travel to the seldom-visited country of Mozambique to explore its capital, Maputo, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Visit the Kingdom of Swaziland, with its mountainous grandeur, lush forests and game viewing in Royal Hlane National Park. Spend an afternoon with a Swazi lady chief and learn about their culture, including the energetic Sibhaca Dance.
In the Kingdom of Lesotho, visit a Basotho Cultural Village and hike to the beautiful Botso'ela Waterfall. Drive into the "Karoo" and the town of Graaff-Reinet, known for its national monuments. Hike to the viewpoint of the awe-inspiring Valley of Desolation before overnighting in Karoo National Park. Drive through Tsitsikamma Coastal National Park and along the Garden route, including a boat trip from Knysna to the Featherbed Nature Reserve. From Cape Town, visit Robben Island and enjoy the view atop Table Mountain, reached by cable car.
Our four-country journey concludes in stunning Cape Town, the perfect place to raise a glass of South African wine with a toast to this superb adventure.
has guaranteed departures
Comfortable hotels/lodges and 2 nights in luxury permanent tents. All with private washrooms. Some accommodations are basic with generators and limited electricity.
Some long drives and bumpy roads.
Arrive in Johannesburg, South Africa
Pretoria City Sights, De Wildt Cheetah and Wildlife Centre
To Kruger National Park
Kruger National Park
To Maputo, Mozambique
Maputo City Sights
To the Kingdom of Swaziland, Royal National Park
Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary, Bush Walk and visit to Swazi Chief
Return to South Africa - Zululand, Itala Game Reserve
Drakensberg Range, to Didima Valley
Cathedral Peak, Didima Valley
The Kingdom of Lesotho, Basotho Cultural Village
Malealea, Botso'ela Waterfall
Return to South Africa via 'The Place of the Wind'
Graaff-Reinet, Valley of Desolation in the Great Karoo
Tsitsikamma Coastal National Park
Table Mountain, Robben Island
Coastal Drive to Cape Point, Good Hope Nature Reserve
Depart Cape Town, South Africa
- Splendors of Southern Africa