South Africa & Swazi Quest

Johannesburg to Cape Town

17 days From1,543 pp

The unvarnished grandeur of South Africa is on display in this comprehensive exploration of one of the continent’s most diverse and fascinating destinations. Africa’s incredible culture and wildlife is at a premium on this tour—from the coastal shores of Tsitsikamma to extensive wildlife safari drives in Addo Elephant National Park and the famed Kruger. You’ll also have the chance to visit a traditional Swazi village, explore modern Cape Town, and follow the glorious Garden Route. Add in knowledgeable CEOs and some of the best camp meals you’ve ever tasted and you’ve got a recipe for adventure par excellence.

Johannesburg to Cape Town

17 Days, From 1,543 per person

Is this tour for me?

Travel Style: Yolo

Fast, fresh, and fun adventures that never slow down, made for young, budget-minded travellers.

Service Level: Camping

Camping most nights with some hotel stays to start and throughout; affordable public and private transport.

Physical Rating: 3 – Average

Some tours may include light hiking, biking, rafting, or kayaking in addition to walking.

Trip Type: Small Group

Small group experience; Max 14, avg 12.

Age requirement: 18-39

Day 1 - Johannesburg

Arrive at any time.

Day 2 - Johannesburg to Greater Kruger Area

Drive through scenic mountains, and experience a traditional dinner and local dancing in the evening.

Meals included:  Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 3 - Kruger National Park

Enjoy a game drive in Kruger and watch wildlife from the comfort of the touring vehicle.

Meals included:  Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 4 - Kruger National Park/Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary

Visit the Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary. Opt to go hiking, mountain biking, or visit a traditional Swazi village.

Meals included:  Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 5 - Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary

Get out and explore Swaziland. Opt to go hiking, mountain biking, or visit a traditional Swazi village.

Meals included:  Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 6 - Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary/Saint Lucia

Opt to take a boat cruise, go kayaking, or take a game drive in Hluhluwe – iMfolozi Park.

Meals included:  Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 7 - Saint Lucia

Get out and explore. Opt to visit the Hluhluwe – iMfolozi Park, which is a safe haven for both the white and black rhino. Lions, buffalo, elephants, and leopards also call this reserve home.

Meals included:  Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 8 - Saint Lucia/Durban

Enjoy a traditional Durban meal of “bunny chow” (hollowed out bread filled with curry).

Meals included:  Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 9 - Durban/Chintsa

Travel south into the heartland of the Xhosa people and on to Chintsa, a little piece of paradise with 15km (9.3 mi) of beach.

Meals included:  Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 10 - Chintsa

Spend the day enjoying the beach. Opt to surf, join a guided game drive, or visit a local craft brewery.

Meals included:  Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 11 - Chintsa/Addo Elephant National Park

Enjoy a game drive in Addo Elephant National Park in the touring vehicle.

Meals included:  Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 12 - Addo Elephant National Park/Tsitsikamma

Afternoon visit to Tsitsikamma NP. Opt to hike, snorkel, canoe, whale watch, or bungee jump.

Meals included:  Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 13 - Tsitsikamma National Park

Spend the day at Tsitsikamma National Park. Opt to hike, snorkel, canoe, whale watch, or bungee jump.

Meals included:  Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 14 - Tsitsikamma/Knysna

Travel further west to the town of Knysna, famous for the Knysna Lagoon and the “Heads” (sea cliffs). Opt to visit a cheetah sanctuary or a monkey park en route to Knysna.

Meals included:  Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 15 - Knysna/Oudtshoorn

Visit the sea cliffs of Knysna Heads. Opt to explore the Cango Caves in Oudtshoorn or one of the many ostrich farms in the area.

Meals included:  Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 16 - Oudtshoorn/Cape Town

Travel to beautiful Cape Town. Enjoy amazing views of Table Mountain, and explore the vibrant, cosmopolitan city at night.

Meals included:  Breakfast | Lunch

Day 17 - Cape Town

Depart at any time.

Meals included:  Breakfast

What’s Included

  • Park entrances to Addo Elephant NP & Kruger NP with wildlife safari drives in our vehicle
  • Traditional dinner and local dancing
  • Tsitsikamma National Park entrance
  • Traditional Durban dinner
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities

Accommodations

Simple hotel (1 nt), participation camping (13 nts), hostel (2 nts, multi-share).

Meals

16 breakfasts, 15 lunches, 14 dinners
Allow USD45-60 for meals not included.

Transportation

Private vehicle

Staff & experts

2 Chief Experience Officers (CEOs) throughout as head guide/cook and driver, local guides.

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