Guided Drakensberg, Lesotho & Addo Tour

Guided Drakensberg, Lesotho & Addo Tour

$952 (Per Adult)

$119 (Per Adult) / Day

(Includes)

  • Meals
  • Transport
  • Accomodation
  • Sightseeing

Duration8 day(s)

LocationSouth Africa, Lesotho

Start PointDurban

End PointPort Elizabeth

AvailabilityJul 01 , 2019 to Dec 31 , 2020

Summary

From Durban to Port Elizabeth, this Drakensberg, Lesotho & Addo adventure tour takes us through the mountainous pony trekking country of Lesotho, to Eastern Cape beaches and into the bush at Addo Elephant National Park. Leaving Durban, we visit the craggy peaks of the Drakensberg Mountains and take a guided hike through a World Heritage Site. We head to Lesotho and then visit Graaff Reinet before arriving in Port Elizabeth. Here we visit Addo Elephant Park where you can have a most spectacular elephant viewing experience. What’s included in the tour price: Transfer from and to airport / Meals (Breakfast x 6 / Lunch x 4 / Dinner x 6) (unless otherwise specified, all meals are prepared and served at the Nomad truck) / camping accommodation / qualified crew / transport in the Nomad truck / included highlights as per the itinerary / entrance fees to National Parks.

Activities

  • Camping
  • Culture

Physical Condition

  • Suitable For Seniors

Connectivity

  • WiFi and phone coverage at some lodges

Day-by-day Description

Day 1Welcome in Durban!

After arrival you will be transferred to your hotel in Durban. 1 double room with breakfast.

Other Benefits (On Arrival)

  • Transfer

Location

South Africa

Day 2UKhahlamba Drakensberg Park

Activities Included

Camping Scenic Drive

Running the length of the Kwazulu-Natal province, the Ukuhlamba Drakensberg Park is a UNESCO recognised world heritage site. Whether you go by the Zulu name uKhahlamba, meaning ‘barrier of spears’, or the Afrikaans name Drakensberge, meaning ‘dragon mountains’, these towering mountains will be our backdrop for the next two nights. On our way we make a short stop to view the scenic Howick Falls and a visit to the nearby site that marked the capture of South Africa’s most famous man, Nelson Mandela.

Other Benefits (On Arrival)

  • Transfer

Location

South Africa

Day 3UKhahlamba Drakensberg Park

Activities Included

Camping Hiking

We set out this morning for a day of hiking to explore the mountains of the Drakensberg, along our way we will have the opportunity to view examples of San rock art with a local guide. While we encourage everyone to make the most of the day in mountains, we may offer separate options depending on the activity level of the group. With a number of trails available we can ensure that we cater to every need, the most important aim is to ensure everyone enjoys this mountain paradise at their own pace.

Other Benefits (On Arrival)

  • Transfer

Location

South Africa

Day 4Lesotho – Malealea

Activities Included

Camping Bird Watching

Our journey today begins with a mountain pass and an opportunity to visit a Vulture restaurant where we hope to view these fascinating birds. Our route winds its way through the magnificent cliffs off the Golden Gate National Park before we enter Lesotho in the afternoon, we pass the capital city of Maseru as continue the climb to our base high amongst the mountain peaks.

Other Benefits (On Arrival)

  • Transfer

Location

Lesotho

Day 5Malealea

Activities Included

Camping Hiking Horse riding Scenic Drive Township tour Culture

The clean air of the mountains accompanies us this morning as we explore the mountains on foot, our hike concludes with a village visit and the opportunity to gain insight into the community that calls these mountains home. The Basotho are famous for their traditional hats, blankets and their sturdy ponies. Basotho ponies are renowned for their surefootedness in the mountains and you have the opportunity of an optional pony trek this afternoon to experience this first-hand

Other Benefits (On Arrival)

  • Transfer

Location

Lesotho

Day 6Graaff Reinet

Activities Included

Camping Scenic Drive

Returning to South Africa, we descend the mountains and take aim across the Great Karoo. The semi-arid Karoo represents the heartland of rural South Africa and presents a stark contrast to the mountains we leave behind. Our overnight stop is set in the historic town of Graaff-Reinet, the fourth oldest town in the country. We cross the mighty Orange (Gariep) River today as we journey through the vast countryside of the Karoo. This evening you will have the opportunity to join a sundowner excursion to the Valley of Desolation. This unique valley offers a panoramic view over the town and the wide open plains stretching out below. Kindly note that during the winter months, this activity will become a Sunrise excursion to the valley of Desolation the following morning.

Other Benefits (On Arrival)

  • Transfer

Location

South Africa

Day 7Greater Addo Elephant National Park Area

Activities Included

Camping Scenic Drive Game drive

Setting course for the coast once again, we pass through the open plains of the Karoo and the wildlife charms of the Addo National Park. Upon arrival in the greater Addo region, we set up camp and head to the National Park to enjoy an afternoon game drive in our Nomad truck, in search of the famous elephants that call Addo home.

Other Benefits (On Arrival)

  • Transfer

Location

South Africa

Day 8Port Elizabeth

This morning your guide will transfer you to Port Elizabeth where your tour comes to an end upon arrival in the city. You will be transferred to the airport for your flight - Bon Voyage!

Other Benefits (On Arrival)

  • Transfer

Location

South Africa

Offical Visa Regulations and Health Requirements

For personalized details on health and visa requirements please check the IATA travel centre here

https://www.iatatravelcentre.com

Upgrade Accomodation

Tour accommodation upgrade to double room with private bathroom

Camping up-grade to double room with private bathroom on tour from USD 1135 per person sharing. What’s included the tour price: Transfers from and to airport, Meals (Breakfast x 7 / Lunch x 4 / Dinner x 6) (unless otherwise specified, all meals are prepared and served at the Nomad truck) / accommodation in Double Room / qualified crew / transport in the Nomad truck max 20 passengers /included highlights as per the itinerary / entrance fees to National Parks.

Accomodation Type

Lodge

Granduer

Medium

Adults

$1,135 Per Adult

Childrens (Under 12)

$0 Per Child

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Destination

South Africa, Lesotho