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Trip idea in South Africa

Hiking in South Africa

Cost

from £1,760 pp

(ex international flights)

Duration

16 days

South Africa is known as "the World in One Country" and one of the best ways to explore it is on foot! Start in Cape Town and climb the iconic Table Mountain. Move on to De Hoop Nature Reserve to hike a portion of the Whale Trail, and spot some whales (if travelling between June and November) while walking amongst zebra, antelope, ostriches and the unique Fynbos Biome vegetation. Move to KwaZulu-Natal where you can explore other ecosystems. Find yourself walking on deserted subtropical beaches bordered by coastal forest on the one side and the warm Indian Ocean on the other. Stroll along an estuary full of hippo and crocodile and birdlife, before moving on to a genuine overnight 'Wilderness Trail' in the African savanna of Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Park. For three days you'll walk with an armed ranger through Big Five Country, with the possibility to encounter, lions and elephants. Close the tour off with four days in the last of South Africa's amazing ecosystems: the mighty Drakensberg Mountains! This tour, like all others on the TravelLocal platform, is fully customisable so it is possible to add or remove activities and tailor the itinerary to meet your interests.

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Cape Town

Day 1 - Cape Town

  • Transfer from Cape Town International Airport to your accommodation
  • At leisure in Cape Town
Cape Town

Day 2 - Cape Town

  • Explore Kirstenbosch Botanic Gardens
  • Ascend Table Mountain
Cape Town

Day 3 - Cape Town

  • A second day at leisure in Cape Town
Cape Town, De Hoop Nature Reserve

Day 4 - Cape Town, De Hoop Nature Reserve

  • Pick up your rental car
  • Self drive from Cape Town to De Hoop Nature Reserve
  • Afternoon at leisure in De Hoop Nature Reserve
De Hoop Nature Reserve

Day 5 - De Hoop Nature Reserve

  • Hike a portion of the Whale Trail
Cape Town, Durban, St. Lucia

Day 6 - Cape Town, Durban, St. Lucia

  • Self drive from De Hoop Nature Reserve to Cape Town International Airport
  • Drop off your rental car
  • Flight from Cape Town to Durban
  • Pick up your rental car
  • Self-drive from Durban airport to St. Lucia
  • Afternoon at leisure in St. Lucia
St. Lucia, iSimangaliso Wetland Park

Day 7 - St. Lucia, iSimangaliso Wetland Park

  • At leisure in St. Lucia
  • Afternoon safari in the Eastern Shores of the iSimangaliso Wetland Park
iSimangaliso Wetland Park, St. Lucia

Day 8 - iSimangaliso Wetland Park, St. Lucia

  • Hike from Cape Vidal to St Lucia
Hluhluwe-Umfolozi Park

Day 9 - Hluhluwe-Umfolozi Park

  • Self-drive from St. Lucia to Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Park
  • Hike the Wilderness Trail - Day One
Hluhluwe-Umfolozi Park

Day 10 - Hluhluwe-Umfolozi Park

  • Hike the Wilderness Trail - Day Two
Hluhluwe-Umfolozi Park, Kloof

Day 11 - Hluhluwe-Umfolozi Park, Kloof

  • Hike the Wilderness Trail - Day Three
  • Self drive from Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Park to Kloof
Royal Natal National Park

Day 12 - Royal Natal National Park

  • Self drive from Kloof to Royal Natal National Park
  • Afternoon walking in Royal Natal National Park
Royal Natal National Park

Day 13 - Royal Natal National Park

  • Hike the Tugela Gorge
Royal Natal National Park, Drakensberg

Day 14 - Royal Natal National Park, Drakensberg

  • Hike the Cascades Loop
  • Self drive from Royal Natal National Park to Phuthaditjhaba
Drakensberg

Day 15 - Drakensberg

  • Escarpment Hike
Johannesburg

Day 16 - Johannesburg

  • Self-drive from Phuthaditjhaba to Johannesburg Airport
  • Drop off your rental car