From the warm tropical waters of Durban to awesome Cape Town, this journey through South Africa’s Drakensberg region and along the picturesque Garden Route coast covers some of the country’s absolute must-sees. Along the way, you’ll visit the highest pub in Africa at Lesotho’s Sani Pass, wander the ancient paths of the Battlefields and Royal Natal National Park, and check out the beautiful Tsitsikamma Forest. Sound good? Then strap on your backpack and get amongst it!
Meet your safari buddies, then spin your compass inland as we hit the road to the Underberg Area. Be sure to catch plenty of zzz’s – tomorrow’s gonna be a big day.
Hop in a 4x4 and prepare to see some jaw-dropping views! Today we’ve got a date with the EPIC Sani Pass. Wowee.
Today we’ll soak up some history at the Battlefields, a site that commemorates lives lost in British, Zulu and Boer clashes.
Next up: the Royal Natal National Park. Here, you can take the option to follow the Tugela Falls hike trail up the Drakensberg Mountains and check out our awesome surroundings from way up high. Did you know? Tugela Falls is Africa’s highest waterfall. True story.
On day five we’ll roll into the village of Malealea in the mountain kingdom of Lesotho.
Yes! You’ve got a free day to explore this beautiful mountainous country. Here, there’s a smörgåsbord of optionals on offer. Take your pick from mountain biking, a guided hike or a spot of pony trekking. Giddy up!
See ya later, highlands. Today we’re crossing back into South Africa! We’ll wriggle our way past stunning, diverse countryside before arriving at Mountain Zebra National Park. What animals can you find here? We’ll give you one guess.
Want more national park action in your life? We got you. Today we’re off to Addo Elephant National Park for a serious animal spotting session. Keep your eyes peeled for the Big Seven (plus some bonus dung beetles)!
Time to say hello to a trip highlight: the Tsitsikamma Forest. This place is unreal! Optionals? We’re glad you asked. Get involved in an optional bridge walk or take a giant leap for Topdecker kind with a bungy jump.
Onwards to Oudtshoorn, the ostrich capital of the world (legit). This region is also home to the Cango Caves, Africa's largest show cave system. We’ll explore them on an included tour. If you fancy it, you can pay an optional visit to the cheetahs at Cango Wildlife Ranch, too!
Today we’ll jump back in our vehicle and head south to the coastal town of Hermanus – but not before making a stop at Cape Agulhas, which marks Africa’s southernmost tip.
Want to round off your trip in style? Well, there’s optional shark cage diving on offer this morning… just sayin’! We’ll say farewell in Cape Town this afternoon. From the Waterfront to the Table Mountain cable car, this city has plenty to keep you occupied if you fancy sticking around.
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