South Africa & Swazi Quest
Spotting the Big Five in Kruger and other game parks and reserves, dining on a home-cooked meal with local friends in Zululand, visiting local villages and cosmopolitan Cape Town, searching for resident wildlife in Kruger National Park, taking in southern Africa's dramatic scenery, experiencing local dancing.
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 game 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.
- Kruger and Addo National Park entrances with game drives in overland vehicle, Traditional Shaagan dinner and dance, Tsitsikamma National Park entrances.
- 16 breakfasts, 14 lunches, 12 dinners. (Allow USD85-110 for meals not included.)
- Simple hotels (4 nts), participation camping (11 nts), backpacker dormitory (1 nt).
- 19-seat touring vehicle, maximum 14 passengers.
- Chief Experience Officer (CEO)/cook and driver throughout, local guides.
- Small group experience; Max 14, avg 12.
- South Africa
Day 1 Johannesburg
Arrive at any time.
Day 2-3 Greater Kruger Area/Kruger National Park (2B,2L,2D)
Drive through scenic mountains, experience a traditional Shangaan dinner and dance, visit Shalati village and a community project supported by Planeterra. Game drive and animal viewing in our own vehicle.
Day 4-5 Kingdom of Swaziland (2B,2L,2D)
Explore Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary. Option to go for mountain hikes, mountain biking or on a Swazi village tour.
Day 6-7 Zululand (2B,1L,1D)
Choose among a boat cruise, nature walk, horseback riding, kayaking or a Umfolozi Game Reserve visit as optional activities. Meet our local friends over a home-cooked meal in a private Zulu home.
Day 8-10 Durban/Eastern Cape (3B,3L,2D)
Explore the rocky beaches and hidden lagoons and marvel at the Eastern Cape scenery.
Day 11 Addo Elephant National Park (B,L,D)
Enjoy a game drive in our own touring vehicle. Be on the watch for big elephants.
Day 12-14 Tsitsikamma/Knysna (3B,3L,3D)
Visit Tsitsikamma National Park. Option to hike, scuba dive, snorkel, take a boat ride, canoe, whale watch or bungee jump.
Day 15-16 Oudtshoorn / Cape Town (2B,2L,1D)
Visit 'The Heads' in Knysna. Travel over the Outeniqua Mountains into Klein Karoo ('Little Karoo'). Option to explore the Cango Caves, an ostrich farm and all that Cape Town has to offer.
Day 17 Cape Town (B)
Depart at any time.
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