7 Day Addo, Drakensberg and Lesotho2018-08-04T20:29:05+00:00

7 Day Addo, Drakensberg and Lesotho

This compact 7-day overland tour takes you from Port Elizabeth to some of the highlights of south-eastern South Africa.

The tour starts in Port Elizabeth stopping first at the amazing Addo Elephant Park. You will enjoy a game drive through the park and if you are lucky you will spot loads of wildlife. After Addo you will head to the historical town of Graaff-Reinet for some history. The next day the tour continues to Lesotho. You will enjoy the beautiful nature and visit a Lesotho village. The last stop of the tour is the mighty uKhahlamba Drakensberg Park. This tour comes to an end in the bustling city of Durban.

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Tour Details

Day 1

Port Elizabeth – Addo Elephant Park

After meeting your guides, we make our way to the Addo Elephant National Park and this afternoon we will enjoy a game drive through the park in our Nomad truck.

Meals Included: Dinner
Optional Activity: Addo Night Drive

Day 2

Addo Elephant Park – Graaff Reinet

The historic town of Graaff-Reinet nestles in the heartland of the Great Karoo and offers a unique insight into the history of this arid region. On arrival this afternoon we will enjoy a Historical walking Tour of the town dubbed “the gem of the Karoo”, our local guide will introduce to the rich history of South Africa’s fourth oldest town. Towering above the town below, the Valley of Desolation is a spectacular backdrop for the setting sun, this evening you will have the opportunity to join an optional Sundowner visit to close out the day.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3

Graaff Reinet – Malealea, Lesotho

This morning we cut across the vast expanse of the Great Karoo, our destination is nestled in the heights of Lesotho. This autonomous mountain kingdom boasts the highest peaks in Southern Africa and is one of the highest countries in the world, the entire kingdom lies over 1000m above sea level. Having crossed the mighty Orange River, we enter the border of Lesotho and make the climb to our camp set high in the mountains.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4

Malealea, Lesotho

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.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Optional Activity: Pitseng hike, Pony Trekking, Included Activities, Lesotho Village Visit, Hike with Nomad Guide

Day 5

Malealea – uKhahlamba Drakensberg Park

We exit Lesotho and travel through the sandstone cliffs of Golden Gate, our destination is the mountains of the Drakensberg. 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 are hikers paradise and worthy of exploration.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6

uKhahlamba Drakensberg Park

We set out this morning for a lengthy hike, 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.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 7

uKhahlamba Drakensberg Park – Durban

It’s all downhill as we leave the mountain scenery en route to the Kwazulu Natal Coast. On the 5th August 1962, police waved down a car on a lonely country road in KwaZulu-Natal. At the wheel was Nelson Mandela. He was arrested and spent 27 years in prison. Today you will have the opportunity to visit this historic capture site, marked by an impressive sculpture in honour of “Madiba”. We will also stop at the Howick Falls to listen to the power of the falls and take some photos at the view point. Then it’s onto the bustling city of Durban is South Africa’s largest port and well-known surfing destination. Your tour ends upon arrival in Durban.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Optional Activity: Dinner out

Activity Package

Listed below are activities and highlights that form part of an “Optional Activity Package”. You will need to purchase this package if you would like to partake in what we consider to be “essential activities” on our tours. The Activity Package has been written into the itinerary of the tour so please keep this in mind as if you don’t book the package, the activities won’t be included. We suggest that you prebook and prepay for your Activity Package to ensure availability.

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