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Itinerary Summary

DayPlaceHighlightsHotel Options
1 - 1JohannesburgUrban Bistros, Historical Sites, Beautiful Architecture, Musical Rhythms
1 - 3Northern DrakensbergMountain Kingdom, Golden Gate National Park, Wildlife, Hiking & OutdoorsMontusi Mountain Lodge
3 - 5Northern LesothoSpectacular Mountain Scenery, Sani Top Chalet, Tsehlanyane National ParkMaliba Mountain Lodge
5 - 6Eastern LesothoSani Pass, Basotho Culture, Hike & Horse RidingSani Mountain Lodge
6 - 8Southern DrakensbergDrakensberg Mountains, Sani Pass, Hiking & Horse RidingSani Valley Lodge, Cleopatra Mountain Farmhouse
8 - 12Eastern Wild CoastBreathtaking Coastlines, Desolate Beaches, Craggy Cliff FacesN'taba River Lodge, Umngazi River Bungalows
12 - 12DurbanBeachfront Copacabana Vibes, Contemporary Cosmopolitan Culture, Diving

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Itinerary Details

Day 1 - 1

International Arrival

Pick up your rental car from Johannesburg airport


0 Nights

Discover South Africa’s beating heart! Johannesburg, or Jo’burg’ is a dynamic, cosmopolitan city with great places to eat and interesting sites to visit.

Day 1 - 3

Drive yourself from Johannesburg to Northern Drakensberg (4-5 hrs)

Northern Drakensberg

2 Nights

See scenic mountain views in southern Africa! The magnificent Drakensberg mountains tower over Lesotho and much of KwaZulu Natal in South Africa.

Included Activities

Explore Northern Drakensberg on Your Own
Escape to the idyllic Northern Drakensberg for a few days of respite or adventure, depending on your preference. Go hiking, mountain biking, or trail running on any one of the scenic routes around the hills or through the forests. Alternatively, you could explore the beautiful trails on horseback. There are several more interesting walks to choose from such as the full moon walk or the bird-watching trail, which change from season to season. For the thrill-seekers, there are a number of adventure sports to select from. Take a ride in the cable car, try the Freefall king swing, flying trapeze, or the bungee jump. If you want to take it easy, then spend a leisurely day at the golf course. Play a game of tennis with fellow travelers and later, cool down with a dip in the swimming pool. Fishing enthusiasts can also get busy fly fishing for rainbow trout. (Duration: Full Day; Self Exploring Activity; No Guide; No Transfers; Entrance Fees & Meals are not included; Fitness Level: Easy to Moderate; Please bring comfortable shoes, sunscreen, and sunglasses)

Hotel Options
RoomGarden Suite
MealsFull Board
Day 3 - 5

Drive yourself to Lesotho (6-7 hrs)

Northern Lesotho

2 Nights

Spectacular mountain views and diverse outdoor experiences await you in Northern Lesotho! It offers great hiking and horse riding and even downhill skiing!

Hotel Options
RoomStandard Room
MealsFull Board, Drinks & Laundry
Day 5 - 6

Drive yourself to Eastern Lesotho (4 - 5 hrs)

Eastern Lesotho

1 Night

Eastern Lesotho offers some of the most scenic views in Africa. Explore the two giant dams at Katse and Mohale and the dramatic Sani Pass.

Hotel Options
Day 6 - 8

Drive yourself to Southern Drakensberg (7 hrs)

Southern Drakensberg

2 Nights

Explore the less visited and quieter southern part of the breathtaking Drakensberg mountains which are tower over KwaZulu Natal in South Africa.

Included Activities

Explore Southern Drakensberg on Your Own
Explore Southern Drakensberg with a drive through the tricky Sani Pass to Lesotho. Hop into your 4×4 vehicle for your off-road adventure as you navigate thrilling bends and curves. Stop a moment to soak up the picturesque views and capture them on camera. When you reach Lesotho, take a well-deserved break and grab a bite in the highest pub in Africa at 2874 meters! Once you are sufficiently rested, there is a host of exciting activities to explore. Set off on one of the many hiking trails to discover the wildlife or cultural heritage of surrounding areas. If you love horse-riding, then saddle up and get on horseback to ride through scenic trails. Choose from among a number of adventure sports for you and your family or just spend a relaxed day trout-fishing. (Duration: Full Day; Self-Exploring Activity; No Guide; No Transfers; Entrance Fees & Meals are not included; Fitness Level: Easy to Moderate; Please note: A 4×4 vehicle is mandatory for the drive along Sani Pass; Please bring comfortable shoes, sunscreen, and sunglasses)

Hotel Options
RoomSunset Lodge
RoomLuxury Suite
MealsFull Board & Drinks
Day 8 - 12

Drive yourself to Eastern Wild Coast (6-7 hrs)

Eastern Wild Coast

4 Nights

Rugged coastlines, indigenous forests, crystal clear waters, pristine beaches and breath taking scenery are some of what makes the Wild Coast unlike any other in the world.

Included Activities

Umngazi River Bungalows: 1 hr Sunset Cruise
Embark on a relaxing sunset cruise on the Umngazi river to experience the unspoiled greenery and lush biodiversity of the hilly, eastern wild coast in South Africa. Spot a variety of birds such as the African Fish Eagles, and listen to the call of the jungle as you glide along the river. Observe the small thatched huts on the rolling hillsides framed by open blue skies above. Watch the playful shadows of the evening sky in the calm waters as you listen to your guide’s commentary on the region’s uniqueness and indigenous flora and fauna. Treat yourself to delicious local snacks and chilled beverages before you disembark from the cruise. (Duration: 1 hr; Times: Winter 1600 – 1700 hrs, Summer 1700 – 1800 hrs; Shared Activity and Transfers).

Hotel Options
RoomStandard Room
RoomSea View
MealsFull Board & Drinks
Day 12 - 12

Drive yourself to Durban (5-6 hrs)

Drop off your rental car at Durban airport


0 Nights

Experience the eclectic! Durban is a sprawling, friendly city with beautiful beaches, often compared to Miami Beach.

International Departure

 Price & Inclusions

  • Option 1 From $ 3,290 /person
  • Option 2 From $ 4,590 /person

Prices are in USD and exclude international flights. This trip price is based on low season rates for accommodation and other applicable services, and may change depending on availability, currency fluctuations and number of people traveling together. For high season prices, please contact us with your exact travel dates and preferences.

Price Includes

  • Accommodation in one double room for 12 days / 11 nights.
  • Meals as indicated
  • All activities as indicated:
    • Northern Drakensberg: Explore Northern Drakensberg on Your Own
    • Southern Drakensberg: Explore Southern Drakensberg on Your Own
    • Eastern Wild Coast: Umngazi River Bungalows: 1 hr Sunset Cruise
  • Self-driven car during your journey as follows:
    • Vehicle Type: Toyota Corolla or similar (Automatic)
    • Unlimited mileage
    • 12 days
    • Pick-up: Johannesburg Airport
    • Drop-off: Durban Airport
    • A detailed description of your routing
    • GPS navigation system
    • One additional driver
    • Towing charges in the event of mechanical failure
  • For your rental car we book the best cover possible with the following services:
    • STLW Super Theft Loss Waiver
    • SCDW Super Collision Damage Waiver
    • TGDW Tyre and Glass Damage Waiver as well as Sand-, Water- and Underbody Damage
    • Third-Party Liability Waiver
  • Additionally, our preferred partners offer the following:
    • Transport to the hospital in case of a medical emergency. Guaranteed hospital admission up to 2.000 ZAR, which is to be refunded by the client or the client’s medical air.
    • 24-hour call service for car breakdown or emergency. Repatriation to an appropriate facility in the client’s area of residence following an accident.
  • The general business terms apply
  • Your Trip Coordinator: a 24/7 point of contact, supporting you during your trip
  • Fees and taxes

Not Included

  • Among other expenses, the following additional costs are not included for rental cars (to be made directly at the car rental shop with a credit card from a recognizable bank institution):
    • 80 ZAR Service/contract fee per rental car booking
    • 2.840 ZAR Deposit for the car
    • 300 ZAR Fine handling fee & fine in case of a speeding ticket
    • 1.070 ZAR One way fee within in South Africa
    • 1.000 ZAR Deposit for the GPS navigation system
    • Towing in case of an accident
    • Parking fees
    • Fuel (Please drop off the car with a full tank. In case fuel needs to be added, the car rental company will charge you the amount for it)
    • Rental car trips do not include any entry fees or expenses for national parks or game reserves.
  • Tips, additional meals, and personal expenses
  • Drinks and meals not specified above: Most of our camps and lodges include a variety of alcoholic and non- alcoholic drinks on certain meal plans. Depending on the meal plan you are booked for, it is important to note that imported brands like luxury spirits, wines, and champagne are not included.
  • Visa fees
  • Travel, health, and cancellation insurance
  • International airfare (from your home country to your destination and return), unless specified under the trip inclusions above
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Road Trip: Lesotho and Wild Coast

12 days $ 3,290 / person

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