Southern Africa Explorer

An excellent, value for money trip. My sister was especially impressed, having little previous experience of camping. The office did an excellent job dealing with our booking.

L, Walbran | Melbourne, VIC
 
 

Drakensberg and Kruger Walking Safari

The north east of South Africa is a region blessed with dramatic mountains and world class game. There is no better way to combine both on this exciting walking safari. The Drakensberg is the highest mountain range in South Africa, known in Zulu as the 'Barrier of Spears', where towering peaks and pinnacles resemble spears. Spectacular canyons, cliffs, near vertical escarpments and gullies form an ideal terrain for the keen walker wishing to explore and scramble through this rugged wonderland on a series of day walks from our comfortable hotel bases. The highlight of the trip is the strenuous ascent of the Amphitheatre before heading to a private reserve on the boundary of the Kruger Park. There is no tarmac here and this is real bush and big game country. Elephants and other game roam through our comfortable, rustic bush camp where we are established for 3 nights. Viewing wildlife on foot with our expert game rangers offers a breathtaking safari experience like no other. Game drives complement our experience by covering greater distance and allowing a different perspective to the thrill of spotting wildlife. At night the campfire and sounds of the African bush make for a truly special wilderness adventure.

Brief Itinerary

DAY 1 Join Johannesburg
DAY 2 Transfer to the Drakensberg Mountains (World Heritage Site)
DAYS 3/7 Series of day hikes to Goodoo Falls, Cavern Big 5 and the Amphitheatre and return to Johannesburg
DAY 8 Transfer to private nature reserve in the Greater Kruger area
DAYS 9/10 Walking and driving safaris with experienced game rangers
DAY 11 Enjoy a last game walk then drive to Johannesburg, where trip concludes

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Trip Code: DKW
Trip Grading: Introductory to Moderate
Duration:  11 days
Activities:  Day Walking Trekking Wildlife Safari Adventure Touring
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Next Trip:  23 May 2014
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price: £1,690.00 GBP

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