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South Africa: Off the Beaten Track

Cost

from £2,070 pp

(ex international flights)

Duration

14 days

Explore the lesser known highlights of South Africa with this two week tour. Having arrived in Durban, travel along the coast to St Lucia where you can enjoy all the highlights of iSimingaliso Wetland Park. From there, drive to Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Park to take part in the 'Wilderness Trail' among the African savanna. For three days you'll walk with an armed ranger through Big Five Country, with the possibility to encounter lions and elephants. Move on to Manyoni Private Game Reserve and enjoy incredible game drives through the park. The reserve is home to more than 70 species of mammal and offers some of the finest viewing opportunities in the country. Close the tour off with three days in the last of South Africa's amazing ecosystems: the mighty Drakensberg Mountains!

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Cape Town, St. Lucia

Day 1 - Cape Town, St. Lucia

  • About self-drive tours in South Africa
  • Self-drive from Durban airport to St. Lucia
  • Boat cruise on the St. Lucia estuary
iSimangaliso Wetland Park, St. Lucia

Day 2 - iSimangaliso Wetland Park, St. Lucia

  • Full day safari on the Eastern Shores of the iSimangaliso Wetland Park
St. Lucia

Day 3 - St. Lucia

  • Walk to St. Lucia estuary/beach
  • Whale watching boat tour from St. Lucia
Hluhluwe-Umfolozi Park

Day 4 - Hluhluwe-Umfolozi Park

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

Day 5 - Hluhluwe-Umfolozi Park

  • Hike the Wilderness Trail - Day Two
Hluhluwe-Umfolozi Park, Kosi Bay Nature Reserve, kwaNgwanase

Day 6 - Hluhluwe-Umfolozi Park, Kosi Bay Nature Reserve, kwaNgwanase

  • Hike the Wilderness Trail - Day Three
  • Self-drive from Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Park to Kosi Bay
  • Sunset boat cruise on the Kosi Bay lakes
Kosi Bay Nature Reserve, kwaNgwanase

Day 7 - Kosi Bay Nature Reserve, kwaNgwanase

  • Snorkelling trip at the Kosi Mouth
Manyoni Private Game Reserve

Day 8 - Manyoni Private Game Reserve

  • Self-drive from Kosi Bay/Mozambique border to Manyoni Private Game Reserve
  • Afternoon game drive in Manyoni Private Game Reserve
Manyoni Private Game Reserve

Day 9 - Manyoni Private Game Reserve

  • Safari in Manyoni Private Game Reserve
Manyoni Private Game Reserve, Royal Natal National Park

Day 10 - Manyoni Private Game Reserve, Royal Natal National Park

  • Morning safari in Manyoni Private Game Reserve
  • Self drive from Manyoni Private Game Reserve to Royal Natal National Park
Royal Natal National Park

Day 11 - Royal Natal National Park

  • Hike the Tugela Gorge
Royal Natal National Park, Drakensberg

Day 12 - Royal Natal National Park, Drakensberg

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

Day 13 - Drakensberg

  • Escarpment Hike

Day 14

  • Self drive from Phuthaditjhaba to Durban Airport