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South Africa: Walking & Wildlife

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Trekking + walking
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Rating in South Africa
Tour details
Destinations: Johannesburg, Kruger National Park, Swaziland, Royal Natal National Park, Johannesburg
Type of adventure: icon-16.png Trekking + walking
Guide language: English
Price: min $ 2780
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  • At a glance
  • Itinerary
  • What's included
  • Accom.details
  • Dates & prices

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Drakensberg's Natural Amphitheatre
At a glance
9 days walking
Hike through forests, plains and mountains and track wildlife on foot, by boat and 4WD.
Rising high above the veld, the Drakensberg, which translates as ‘Dragon Mountain,’ forms an imposing, dramatic and quintessentially South African scene which we explore on foot. Along with the fantastic walking opportunities, we take the time to discover the country’s amazing wildlife and we can hope to see the likes of elephants, lions, rhinos, leopards, giraffe, cheetah and much more. Complementing our journey are more walks and visits of Swaziland, St. Lucia and the Battlefields.
Walk profile
Daily distance in km/miles:

Day 2 16.0km/9.9miles
Day 4 10.0km/6.2miles
Day 7 15.0km/9.3miles
Day 9 5.0km/3.1miles
Day 10 10.0km/6.2miles
Day 11 8.0km/5.0miles
Day 12 16.0km/9.9miles
Day 13 12.0km/7.5miles
Day 14 15.0km/9.3miles


Number of days walking:
9
Pace:
Approximately 2-8 hours hiking per day
Terrain:
There is some walking at higher altitude and occasional longer/harder days may be involved

Itinerary
1
Day 1
Start Johannesburg; to Graskop.

2
Day 2
Hike the Prospector's Trail to Pilgrim's Rest.

3
Day 3
Explore the Panorama Route; to Letaba Ranch Reserve; evening game drive.

4
Day 4
Morning game walk; free afternoon.

5
Day 5
Transfer to Kruger N.P.; afternoon game drive.

6
Day 6
Morning game drive in Kruger; transfer to Swaziland.

7
Day 7
Full day walk in Malolotja.

8
Day 8
Visit craft market; to St Lucia.

9
Day 9
Morning boat cruise and game walk; afternoon visit Cape Vidal.

10
Day 10
Transfer to battlefields; hike the fugitive trail.

11
Day 11
To Royal Natal N.P.; afternoon walk.

12
Day 12
Thugela Gorge hike.

13
Day 13
Full day hike to Witsieshoek.

14
Day 14
Hike to Thugela Falls, the world's second tallest waterfall.

15
Day 15
Drive through Golden Gate N.P. en route to Johannesburg; end Johannesburg.

Guided Group
This is a small group guided holiday. The group is usually between 4 and 16 in size, with an average of 12 like-minded clients booking individually, in a couple or as friends together.
Activity level
You are moderately fit and possess a spirit of adventure. Some previous experience is required for most activity based trips.

What's included
All breakfasts, 14 unches, 11 dinners
What's not included
Travel insurance

Accommodation details
Chalets
All nights will be in chalets, log cabins and four nights in a permanent tented camp. Some of the accommodation is en suite though in Swaziland, St Lucia we stay in cabins of 2 rooms sharing a bathroom and a lounge whilst in Thendele we stay in cabins of 3 rooms sharing 2 bathrooms and a lounge. The permanent tented camp in the Letaba River Game Reserve is made up of large tents with beds and an en suite bathroom. In the Kruger Park we stay in a permanent tented camp with shared ablutions.
It is possible to get laundry done in Swaziland.

These are ‘land only’ prices which require you to book your own flights and join the rest of the group on Day 1 of the trip. For more information please see Trip Notes

Date Price excl. flights (pp) from
Sat 06 Aug 16 - Sat 20 Aug 16

 

Price excl. flights (pp) from EUR €2,465
Sat 20 Aug 16 - Sat 03 Sep 16

 

Extra departure added by popular demand

 

 

Price excl. flights (pp) from EUR €2,535
Sat 03 Sep 16 - Sat 17 Sep 16

 

Price excl. flights (pp) from EUR €2,465
Sat 08 Oct 16 - Sat 22 Oct 16

 

Price excl. flights (pp) from EUR €2,465
Sat 29 Oct 16 - Sat 12 Nov 16

 

Price excl. flights (pp) from EUR €2,465
Sat 26 Nov 16 - Sat 10 Dec 16

 

Extra departure added by popular demand

 

 

Price excl. flights (pp) from EUR €2,365
Sat 14 Jan 17 - Sat 28 Jan 17

 

Price excl. flights (pp) from EUR €2,365
Sat 11 Feb 17 - Sat 25 Feb 17

 

Price excl. flights (pp) from EUR €2,365
Sat 18 Mar 17 - Sat 01 Apr 17

 

Price excl. flights (pp) from EUR €2,365
Sat 15 Apr 17 - Sat 29 Apr 17

 

Price excl. flights (pp) from EUR €2,365
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