Lesotho & Garden Route Tour | Durban - Cape Town

This tour runs through the beautiful country of Lesotho and ends in Cape Town via the famous Garden Route. A truly amazing South African experience.

 Code: NADC
 13 Days with Accommodation
Price: ZAR 11,950
 Activity Package ZAR 300
 Single Person: ZAR 1,210
Green Seat (Optional): Rand 90
 Catering: Breakfast x 12, Lunch x 12, Dinner x 10
Starting Point: Durban
End Destination: Cape Town
13 Travel Days
12 Nights
Accommodation: luxurious twin-share tent 
  • This tour is also available starting from Cape Town 
Summary of the Durban - Lesotho - Garden Route - Cape Town Tour.

The safari begins in Durban and makes its way towards the Royal Natal National Park, where we will take a guided hike through the Drakensberg. Further, the trip continues towards Lesotho and the picturesque valley of Hogsback. At the Addo Elephant National Park, you can experience Big 7, while the Tsitsikamma National Park gives you an unique opportunity to see the Otter trail. Oudtshoorn is well worth a visit, where the Cango Caves are located, before the journey ends in Cape Town. For more information, please see the following detailed tour plan.

Ukhahlamba Drankensberg Park  

Travel Day 1./2. Ukhahlamba Drakensberg Park

After all group members have arrived, we drive to KwaZulu Natal towards the Royal Natal National Park This park is part of the powerful and incredibly beautiful Drakensberg. They are the highest mountain range in South Africa with an altitude over 3,000 meters. Guided walks through this incredibly beautiful mountains is a must if you have not already booked other optional activities*. 

optional activities at additional cost: Abseiling, Riding, Hiking

 Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Lesotho Safaris South Africa Tours  

Travel Day 3./4. Lesotho - Malealea

In the early morning, we continue to the border of Lesotho, the "Kingdom in Heaven. " There you will have the option of a popular excursion in the form of pony rides*. Afterwards, we will visit a village and a local primary school. On the remote hiking trails to our accommodation, we will accompany some villagers in Lesotho. You may of course set free to relax in the lodge or join other activities.

optional activities at additional cost: Riding, Hiking, Visiting a local market 

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

South Africa Tour  

Travel Day 5./6. South Africa - Hogsback

From Lesotho the tour continues towards the picturesque valley of Hogsback. It is said that this spot served as the inspiration for the books by JRR Tolkien's, who lived here as a child several years. Here you are spoiled for choice: take a guided hike to the Swallow Falls, Bridal Veil Falls, Madonna and Child Falls or take the time to relax a little.

optional activities at additional cost: horseback riding, mountainbiking, high ropes course
 Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner 

Addo Elephant Park South Africa Tour  

Travel Day 7. Addo Elephant National Park

The Addo Elephant National Park is located in Port Elizabeth and is both a land and a marine park. It is the home of the "Big Seven" (elephant, rhino, lion, buffalo, leopard, whale and white shark) and is home to one of the highest concentration of African elephants on Earth. Enjoy an unforgettable safari where you can watch many wildlife.

optional activities at additional cost: night game drives, horseback riding

 Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner  

Tsitsikamma National Park South Africa  

Travel Day 8./9. Tsitsikamma National Park

The morning starts with a last game drive after which we leave for the Tsitsikamma National Park. The name literally means "water-rich place". However, it not only includes the wide strip of coastal waters but also the original forest on land. The dense forest with old, up to 40 meters tall trees is one of the last ancient forests of South Africa. In this area there is the famous multi-day Otter Trail, on which your guide will accompany on the first section*. Other activities are also available. 

optional activities at additional cost: Bungee Jumping, Treetop Canopy Tour, Hiking

 Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Knysna Tours South Africa  

Travel Day 10. Keurbooms River - Knysna 

Close to the Tsitsikamma National Park, you will find the Keurbooms River, near Plettenberg Bay. Here our accommodation is located within walking distance of a secluded beach. In the afternoon, you can choose between two options, whether you relax in the hotel or take a short trip to the nearby town of Knysna. Later, you will have the opportunity to have dinner at one of the local restaurants*.

* optional activities at additional cost: Knysna Lagoon Cruise, Dinner at a local restaurant

 Breakfast, Lunch  

Oudtshoorn Ostrich Farm  

Travel Day 11. Oudtshoorn

Today, we will be visiting the Outeniqua mountains in the direction of Oudtshoorn, where we will also visit the world famous Cango Caves. On the way, you have the possibility to participate on the "Power Van"*. This is a kind of train running on the railway line along the old coastal road between Knysna and George. The Cango Caves contain spectacular halls, large limestone formations and a local guide you explain everything you need and want to know.

* optional activities at additional cost: Outeniqua Power Van
 Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner 

Stellenbosch Wine Route  

Travel Day 12. Stellenbosch Wine Route

We embark on a scenic drive to Stellenbosch, the second oldest European settlement in the Western Province. Our tour continues along parts of Route 62 and a possible stop at Ronnie's Sex Shop (no, not really a sex shop, but rather an interesting pub). Stellenbosch is now the heart of the Western Cape wine region. Given that this is the last evening, we will go to a local restaurant for dinner*.

* optional activities at additional cost: visit to a ostrichfarm, dinner at a local restaurant
 Breakfast, Lunch

Cape Town Lion's Head  

Travel Day 13. Cape Town

After we have had breakfast, we proceed to the Spier wine estate. There you will have the opportunity to sample some of the best wines of South Africa. Visiting the cheetah breeding project is also a breathtaking experience where you will see these beautiful animals from up close. The tour finally ends in Cape Town.


 Durban - Cape Town Tour - Route Map  

Important Tour Dates: Durban - Cape Town

Here you will find all the important tour dates regarding this tour from Durban to Cape Town via Lesotho and the Garden Route. Please plan your holiday accordingly.

Route Map for the Durban - Lesotho -  Garden Route - Cape Town Tour

On the following map, you can see the route you will be taking on your South Africa tour.

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