South Africa & Swazi Quest
Slutdestination: Cape Town
The unvarnished grandeur of South Africa is on display in this comprehensive exploration of one of the continent's most diverse and fascinating destinations. Africa's incredible culture and wildlife is at a premium on this tour-from the coastal shores of Tsitsikamma to extensive game drives in Addo Elephant National Park and the famed Kruger. You'll also have the chance to visit a traditional Swazi village, explore modern Cape Town, and follow the glorious Garden Route. Add in knowledgeable CEOs and some of the best camp meals you've ever tasted and you've got a recipe for adventure par excellence.
Simple hotel (1 nt), participation camping (13 nts), hostel (2 nts, multi-share).
Park entrances to Addo Elephant NP & Kruger NP with wildlife safari drives in our vehicle. Traditional dinner and local dancing. Tsitsikamma National Park entrance. Traditional Durban dinner. All transport between destinations and to/from included activities.
Search for the "big five" in national parks and reserves, explore the rugged Wild Coast, enjoy cosmopolitan Cape Town, take in South Africa's dramatic coastal scenery, experience traditional local dancing.
Day 9 Durban/Chintsa (1B, 1L, 1D)
Travel south into the heartland of the Xhosa people and on to Chintsa, a little piece of paradise with 15km (9.3 mi) of beach.
Day 10 Chintsa (1B, 1L, 1D)
Spend the day enjoying the beach. Opt to surf, join a guided wildlife safari drive, or visit a local craft brewery.
Day 11 Chintsa/Addo Elephant National Park (1B, 1L, 1D)
Enjoy a wildlife safari drive in Addo Elephant National Park in the touring vehicle.
Day 12 Addo Elephant National Park/Tsitsikamma (1B, 1L, 1D)
Afternoon visit to Tsitsikamma NP. Opt to hike, snorkel, canoe, whale watch, or bungee jump.
Day 13 Tsitsikamma National Park (1B, 1L, 1D)
Spend the day at Tsitsikamma National Park. Opt to hike, snorkel, canoe, whale watch, or bungee jump.
Day 14 Tsitsikamma/Knysna (1B, 1L, 1D)
Travel further west to the town of Knysna, famous for the Knysna Lagoon and the "Heads" (sea cliffs). Opt to visit a cheetah sanctuary or a monkey park en route to Knysna.
Day 15 Knysna/Oudtshoorn (1B, 1L, 1D)
Visit the sea cliffs of Knysna Heads. Opt to explore the Cango Caves in Oudtshoorn or one of the many ostrich farms in the area.
Day 16 Oudtshoorn/Cape Town (1B, 1L)
Travel to beautiful Cape Town. Enjoy amazing views of Table Mountain, and explore the vibrant, cosmopolitan city at night.
Day 17 Cape Town (1B)
Depart at any time.
Day 8 Saint Lucia/Durban (1B, 1L, 1D)
Enjoy a traditional Durban meal of "bunny chow" (hollowed out bread filled with curry).