Drakenberg, Lesotho and Addo <strong>Province</strong>: Kwazulu-Natal<br />

Drakenberg, Lesotho and Addo

 
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Departs from: 07:00 am Garden Court South Beach, 73 OR Tambo Parade, South Beach, Durban
Province: Kwazulu-Natal
Days: 7
Persons: min 4
Departs: 4 times a month/ upon request
Price: upon request
 
Rates Valid till Oct this year, All Rates subject to change
   
Highlights: Drakensberg, Lesotho and Addo
   
Itinerary: Day 1 - UKhahlamba Drakensberg Park
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.

Accommodation: Monks Cowl or similar.
Facilities Accommodated: Two per Room with En-suite Bathroom
Camping: Campsite with Shared Ablutions
Route: Durban via to Drakensberg
Included Highlight: Visit to the Mandela Capture Site and the Howick Falls

Day 2 - UKhahlamba Drakensberg Park
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.

Accommodation: Monks Cowl or similar.
Facilities Accommodated: Two per Room with En-suite Bathroom
Camping: Campsite with Shared Ablutions
Included Highlight: Hike with your guide in Ukhahlamba-Drakensberg Park

Day 3 - Lesotho - Malealea
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.

Accommodation: Malealea Lodge or similar.
Facilities Accommodated: Two per Room with En-suite Bathroom
Camping: Campsite with Shared Ablutions
Route: Drakensberg to Malealea Lodge
Included Highlight: Drive through Golden Gate and visit to Vulture restaurant
Border Post: South Africa: Maseru Bridge

Day 4 - Lesotho -Malealea
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

Accommodation: Malealea Lodge or similar.
Facilities: Accommodated: Two per Room with En-suite Bathroom
Camping: Campsite with Shared Ablutions
Included Highlight: Morning hike and Lesotho Village Visit
Optional Activity: Pony Trekking and additional Hiking Options

Day 5 - South Africa - Graaff Reinet
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.

Accommodation: Profcon Resort or similar.
Facilities Accommodated: Two per Room with En-suite Bathroom
Camping: Campsite with Shared Ablutions
Route: Malealea to Graaff Reinet
Activity Package :Valley of Desolation sundowner tour (Kindly note that during the winter months, this activity will become a Sunrise excursion to the valley of Desolation the following morning.)
Border Post: Lesotho: Vanrooyenshek,

Day 6 - Greater Addo Elephant National Park area
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.

Accommodation: Kudu Ridge Lodge or similar.
Facilities: Accommodated: Two per permanent tent with En-suite Bathroom
Camping: Campsite with Shared Ablutions
Included Highlight: Afternoon game drive in Addo National Park (Nomad truck)
Route: Graaff Reinet to Addo

Day 7 Port Elizabeth
This morning your guide will transfer you to Port Elizabeth where your tour comes to an end upon arrival in the city.

Accommodation: Own arrangements
Route: Addo to Port Elizabeth

   
Included: Meals (Breakfast x 6 / Lunch x 4 / Dinner x 6) (unless otherwise specified, all meals are prepared and served at the Nomad truck) / accommodation / qualified crew / transport in the Nomad truck / included highlights as per the itinerary / entrance fees to National Parks.
   
Excluded: Items of a personal nature (snacks, alcohol, bottled water, soft drinks, souvenirs, tips) / entrance fees (associated with optional activities) / activity packages and optional activities.
   
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