Escorted tour of South Africa itinerary
SAT01 South Africa
Depart from London to Cape Town. Flight time 12 hours.
Arrive Cape Town where your Tour Escorts will greet you. Transfer to the motorhome depot where a representative of the company will demonstrate your vehicle. An easy drive (15 miles) to the first campsite will allow you to stock up on supplies. Welcome meal at local restaurant with stunning views of Cape Town. Overnight Melkbosstrand campsite.
Full day guided coach excursion to Cape Town including the summit of Table Mountain (weather permitting), the Castle of Good Hope, the Grootte Kerk, St Georges Cathedral and Greenmarket Square. Overnight Melkbosstrand campsite.
Travel to Hermanus (91 miles), the whale watching capital of South Africa Overnight Hermanus campsite.
Drive to Swellendam (89 miles) – pick up some of South Africa’s finest wines en-route. Overnight Swellendam campsite.
Head back to the coast and enjoy Tsitsikamma (229 miles), with the local wildlife including the African wild dog, the wolf and the black backed jackal at the wolf sanctuary. Overnight Tsitsikamma campsite.
Free time to explore the Tsitsikamma area – enjoy the dolphins swimming off the coast. Overnight Tsitsikamma campsite.
Continuing along the Garden Route we enter Addo Elephant Park (156 miles), with one of Africa’s densest elephant populations and home to the unique flightless dung beetle. The park boasts the “Big Seven” (elephant, rhino, lion, buffalo, leopard, southern right whale and the great white shark). Explore the park – try parking at a watering hole and having lunch while observing the local wildlife. Overnight Addo campsite.
Free day to enjoy Addo Elephant Park where you can continue to marvel at the animals in their natural environment. Overnight Addo campsite.
Early start for the drive to the Gariep Dam Nature Reserve (276 miles), home to many species including the Cape Mountain Zebra. Overnight Gariep Dam campsite.
A full day as we travel to Golden Gate National Park (310 miles). The park derives its name from the brilliant shades of gold cast by the sun on the park’s sandstone cliffs, especially the imposing Brandwag rock. Overnight Golden Gate campsite.
Drive to the Drakensburg Mountains (108 miles). Overnight Drakensburg campsite.
Day at leisure to explore the beautiful scenery of the Drakensberg Mountains. The Amphitheatre or the Tugela Falls are not to be missed! Overnight Drakensburg campsite.
Travel to Dundee in the heart of KwaZulu Natal (107 miles). Overnight Dundee campsite.
Half day coach excursion with local guide who will point out the most interesting British battlefields, including Rorke’s Drift. Overnight Dundee campsite.
Travel to Eshowe (133 miles) to experience the Zulu way of life at Shakaland. You will be treated to a Zulu meal and spend the night in a beehive hut. Overnight Shakaland.
Travel to Hluhluwe (115 miles), situated between Greater St Lucia Wetland Park and Hluhluwe-Umfolozi Game Reserve on the banks of the Hluhluwe River. Overnight Hlhuhluwe campsite.
Enter into Swaziland and travel to the Mlilwane Wildlife Park (178 miles) home to white rhino, sable and crocodile. Overnight Mlilwane campsite.
Travel back into South Africa and Skukuza (138 miles) in the Kruger National Park. Look out for the big game on the way. Overnight Skukuza campsite.
Free time to explore the Park. Be back at the campground for an evening safari with a local guide. Overnight Skukuza campsite.
Head north through the park to Satara (58 miles) – try parking up at a waterhole for lunch and let the animals come to you. Overnight Satara campsite.
Travel to Blydepoort (155 miles) – make a side trip to the Three Rondavels. Overnight Blydepoort campsite.
A short drive to Sabie (83 miles) but with plenty to see on the way. Visit Bourke’s Luck Potholes, God’s Window, the Graskop waterfalls and the Sudwala Caves. Overnight Sabie campsite.
Drive to Pretoria via the Long Tom Pass, famous for battles between the Boers and the British (220 miles). Tonight we will have an evening farewell meal. Overnight Pretoria campsite.
Travel to Johannesburg, return motorhomes and transfer to airport. Return flight to London. Flight time 11 hours.
Arrive London. This ends the tour travel arrangements.