South Africa Addo, Lesotho and Drakensburg

7 Day Group Safari

Safari Description:

A 7day safari starting in Port Elizabeth and finishing in Durban, is also offered in the reverse route.  Your first stop is at Addo Elephant Park, one of the best game reserves in the area for enjoy a game drive, before heading to the arid Klein Karoo.  Your journey continues to Lesotho, a traditional country high in the mountains with splendid views and the chance to hike and ride Basotho ponies!  The final nights are spent in the beautiful Drakensberg Mountains before ending in Durban. Both camping and accommodated options are offered.

Safari Highlights:

Addo Elephant National Park for game vewing; Klein Karoo; Lesotho for hikes and pony trekking; Drakensbuerg Mountains for panaramic landscapes and further hikes

Main Attractions:

South Africa: Drakensberg Mountains, Addo National Park

Map & Short Itinerary:


Day 1  Kudu Ridge Game Ranch for Addo
Day 2  Profcon Country Cottages campsite Klein Karoo
Day 3&4  Malealea Lodge & camp Lesotho
Day 5&6  Monks Cowl Resort  Central Drakensberg
Day 7  End of tour at Durban

Map & Itinerary

Day 1  Kudu Ridge Game Ranch for Addo
Day 2  Profcon Country Cottages Klein Karoo
Day 3&4 Malealea Lodge Lesotho
Day 5&6  Monks Cowl Resort Central Drakensberg
Day 7  End of tour at Durban

Map & Itinerary
Length 7 days
Safari Type Group Safari
Price From ZAR 12248
Countries South Africa
Group Size Maximum 20 people
Single Supplement Yes
Please Note Subject to availability of accommodation
Departures On Request

Comfort Level:

Detailed Itinerary:

Day 1   Kudu Ridge Game Ranch, Sundays River Valley for Addo, South Africa

Meet your fellow travellers and crew in PE and our first destination will be to Addo Elephant Park, famed not only for the elephants after which the park was named but for the unique vegetation and diversity.  It is now the 3rd largest park in SA and this afternoon we head out on a game drive to see what animals we can spot. There is an abundance of wildlife including the Big 5

Day 2  Profcon Country Cottages, Graaff–Reinet

Nestled in the heartland of the Great Karoo is the historic and fourth oldest town in the country known as Graaff–Reinet, and we explore learning about the history of this arid region from ancient fossils, local heritage sites and beautiful Cape Dutch architecture. This evening we join a sun–downer trip to the Valley of Desolation and enjoy the stunning panoramic views of the plains stretching out below

Day 3&4 Malealea Lodge,  Lesotho

Today we cross the border into land–locked and autonomous mountain kingdom of Lesotho, climbing our way to our destination set high in the hills and mountains. We explore the mountains on foot and visit a village where we can meet with some of the Basotho people learning about their community and traditions – they’re famous for their hats, blankets and sturdy ponies.  These infamous ponies are renowned for their surefootedness  and you can enjoy an optional pony trek in the mountains heading up and down the steep tracks enjoying the beautiful views .

Day 5&6 Gooderson Monks Cowl Golf Resort, Central Drakensburg, South Africa

Leaving Lesotho, we travel through the sandstone cliffs of Golden Gate making our way to the Drakensburg Mountains, a UNESCO World Heritage Site where we spend our next two nights.  We can enjoy hikes in this stunning area and include a trek to Battle Cave a renowned area with ancient San paintings.

Day 7  Durban – end

We leave the mountains behind as we drive to the coastline, stopping en–route at a famous site along the way. On 5 August 1962, police waved down a car on a lonely road in KwaZulu–Natal.  At the wheel was Nelson Mandela.  He was arrested and spent 27 years in prison and we take in this site and reflect.  From here make our way to Howick Falls for a photo stop and onto the bustling city of Durban where your tour comes to an end.

How we rate our safaris

Namibia, Botswana and some other African destinations do not have a set star system that is familiar worldwide to many countries, however, as this is widely used, we have tried to replicate this format to give you an idea of the level of comfort during your safari. For example, a mobile camping tour in Namibia is given 1* and luxury accommodation increasing to 5*. Depending on your tour, there may be a bit of a mix of levels of comfort so please check if you are not sure.

1* or 1–2* Rated Safaris – Camping tours:

These are generally scheduled/small group or self–drive safaris (though a private–guided safari can also fall into this category if you wish to camp); the scheduled trips generally involve client participation where you may be expected to put up/take down your tent and assist with camp chores, dome tents and a ground mattress is supplied. For self–drive options this will often mean roof tents on the vehicle and all camping equipment. There may be the occasional night in simple accommodation but majority of nights are spent camping and most camp sites will have shared ablution facilities. If there is a good mix of both camping and accommodation, this may be rated at 1&2*. These are the most basic level of safaris offered and scheduled safari group sizes vary according to the trip and company – 1* tours are the most affordable option and geared for adventurous travellers who do not mind a bit of discomfort.

Accommodated Safaris

Standard/Mid–range safaris 2–3.5*

Standard accommodation style trips generally have no camping included (though on occasion with a specific activity such as a Delta or Serengeti excursion, or perhaps hiking, a couple of nights may be included). As a general rule this is not the case. With most small group/scheduled tours accommodation is generally 2/3* level – clean and affordable but generally without too many frills; rooms will have en–suite facilities, most will offer air con/fans in the rooms, swimming pools etc (not guaranteed), restaurant/bar facilities, though location can be a little further away from main place of interest this option offers excellent value for money for those seeking a bed each night! We try to indicate on each trip the level of comfort for the particular tour

Superior/Luxury Safaris 3.5–5*

A superior style of accommodation. Most lodges at this level will have air–conditioning or fans in the room though some accommodation establishments are technically “camps” as they may be partially build of canvas – these “camps” are permanent fixtures, generally built on a platform, and will have full and comfortable facilities – the occasional trip may have a more basic night or two involved depending on location to ensure clients can fully appreciate the region they are experiencing. Service is generally very good and most places (outside of towns/cities) will have just a few rooms/chalets. Tours in this bracket include very small group safaris (up to 8 clients), self–drive and private–guided options which are tailored to suit you. The luxury options offer a high standard of accommodation, facilities and service in the region with attention to detail – some “camps” /lodges will have private guides and vehicles, but all accommodation is the best available with personalized service and a quality or unique experience perhaps unavailable elsewhere or in a more moderate price bracket. Tours include fly–in safaris, self–drive and private–guided options.

Please note: this is a guideline only and each destination can vary – some areas in Southern Africa do not always have 5* accommodation (there are limited hotels outside of cities that have the same * grading accommodation) but will be best in the area, have limited volume of rooms and some of the best locations and experiences for clients that is outside of the normal “tourist/travel” route. This can include exclusive conservation regions and emphasis is place on clients having a unique experience rather than offering hairdresser type of facilities that may be found is hotels in cities in other countries. Please also remember that some of these locations can be remote so wifi may not always be available, nor a huge menu range.

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