Sensational South Africa Southbound

enquire now 18 Days From NZD $6,615 pp twinshare
Small group
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SMALL GROUP LODGE SAFARI: Discover the highlights of South Africa and the kingdoms of Eswatini and Lesotho as you journey south from Johannesburg to Cape Town over 18 incredible days. Spot the Big Five in Kruger National Park, journey along the picturesque Garden Route, and relax in the UNESCO-listed Drakensberg Mountains. Explore iSimangaliso Wetland Park, ride the cable car to Table Mountain and visit the frontier town of Cradock.


Day 1 – Jo’burg to Kruger
Days 2-3 – Safari & Scenery
Day 4 – Exploring Eswatini
Days 5-6 – iSimangaliso Wetland Park
Days 7-8 – UNESCO-listed Drakensberg Mountains
Day 9 – Lesotho
Day 10 – The Frontier Town of Cradock
Day 11 – Tsitsikamma National Park
Days 12-13 – Knysna & Plettenberg Bay
Day 14 – Hermanus
Days 15-17 – Cape Town, the ‘Mother City’
Day 18 – So long, South Africa

Tour Highlights

  • Kruger National Park – Search for the Big Five and other iconic African wildlife during a three-night stay in South Africa’s premier national park
  • Eswatini – Discover rare wildlife on foot or horseback as we explore Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary and visit a local Swazi market
  • iSimangaliso Wetland Park – Spot rhinos and hippos in this diverse wetland reserve, explore the landscape on a 4X4 safari, and enjoy snorkelling at the coast
  • Drakensberg – Spend two nights in the scenic Drakensberg Mountains, with time for guided hikes to visit the impressive amphitheatre cliff face
  • Lesotho – Explore this mountain kingdom independently, with optional village walks and pony trekking amongst the dramatic scenery
  • Cradock – Stay in a Victorian-era Tuishuise, former craftsmen’s houses that are now popular with visitors to the colonial town on the edge of the Great Karoo
  • The Garden Route – Admire some of the world’s most beautiful scenery as you travel this gorgeous stretch of coastline from Tsitsikamma to Knysna and Hermanus
  • Cape Town – End your journey in South Africa’s ‘Mother City’ – take in the Cape Peninsula and ride the cable car to the summit of Table Mountain


17 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 7 dinners
17 nights mid-range (3-4 star) lodges, hotels, and chalets with ensuite facilities
Airport arrival and departure transfers in Johannesburg and Cape Town
One late afternoon and one full day game drive in Kruger National Park
Panorama Route full day excursion
Full day iSimangaliso Wetland Park excursion with snorkelling
Cape Peninsula full day tour and Table Mountain cable car ride
Escorted by a licensed African tour guide, who is also your driver
Transportation in a 16-seater Mercedes Sprinter vehicle (with comfortable reclining seats, air-conditioning, USB ports and sliding windows)
Park entrance fees

Not Included

International flights and visas
Tipping – an entirely personal gesture
Optional activities, additional meals and drinks
Entrance Fees
Tipping Kitty
OTG – 2023
Images courtesy of On The Go Tours