Discover untouched natural beauty and receive unique insights into the authentic culture and way of life in South Africa and Lesotho. With hiking adventures and excursions on horseback, travel in breathtaking landscapes, far away from the regular tourist destinations. Unforgettable panoramas, incredible landscapes and authentic encounters await on your hiking tour of Southern Africa.


Itinerary Summary

DayPlaceHighlightsHotel Options
1 - 1DurbanBeachfront Copacabana Vibes, Contemporary Cosmopolitan Culture, Diving
1 - 3Southern DrakensbergDrakensberg Mountains, Sani Pass, Hiking & Horse RidingElgin Guesthouse
3 - 5Sehlabathebe National ParkBasotho Villages & Culture, Untouched landscape, Hiking & HorseridingSehlabathebe Lodge
5 - 6Southern DrakensbergDrakensberg Mountains, Sani Pass, Hiking & Horse RidingElgin Guesthouse
6 - 7Port St JohnsUmzimvubu River, Stunning Natural Scenery, High Sandstone Mountain PeaksN'taba River Lodge
7 - 10Eastern Wild Coast - HikingBreathtaking Landscapes & Beach, Seaside Villages, Dolphins & Whale WatchingVillage Guest Houses
10 - 14Eastern Wild Coast - BeachBreathtaking Coastlines, Desolate Beaches, Craggy Cliff FacesUmngazi River Bungalows
14 - 14DurbanBeachfront Copacabana Vibes, Contemporary Cosmopolitan Culture, Diving

Ideal For

  • Adventure
  • Landscape
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Itinerary Details

Day 1 - 1

International arrival. We will welcome you at the airport.

Pick up the rental car at the airport


0 Days

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

Day 1 - 3

Drive to Drakensberg (3 Hours)

Southern Drakensberg

2 Days

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

Hotel Options
Elgin Guesthouse – Opt 1
RoomGuest House
Day 3 - 5

Drive to Lesotho Border (1-2 hours) where you will start your horse riding adventure

Sehlabathebe National Park

2 Days

Sehlabathebe National Park, with amazing rock formations and sandstone sculptures, offers fantastic hiking and horse riding opportunities.

Included Activities

3 Day Horse Riding In Sehlabathebe National Park
Embark on a horse riding adventure that takes you deep into remote and spectacularly beautiful Sehlabathebe National Park. Follow an age old donkey trail up the pass, undisturbed by other people or traffic and expect endless planes, amazing mountains, incredibly friendly people, Bushman’s paintings, waterfalls and herds of wild horses. Day 1: After breakfast, start your day with a short drive to the Lesotho border where you saddle up. After a gentle start, the trail ascends 1000 meters up to the Bushmans Nek Pass and reaches a plateau where you have lunch. At this stage you have entered Lesotho. We continue the ride past amazing rock formations and stay at our lodge “the croft” in a small town just outside Sehlabathebe. The lodge is located on top of a mountain and offers beautiful views. Day 2: A spectacular day of horse riding and exploring Sehlabathebe National Park. There are lots of opportunities to see Bushman paintings and beautiful views. Cross a gorge and a mountain range and discover a secret lake, with a variety of rare birds, such as the crested crane. This night we stay in Ha Semanyane village, where you will have the chance to check out the local shop, try some of the local home brew beer and experience Basotho village life. Day 3: Having sampled the amazing Lesotho bread for breakfast, you head out, returning via a largely different route from the way up. Cross through the ‘Valley of the Wild Horses’ – where there are wild horses – and stop at the Tsoelikane waterfall. Offering opportunities for exhilarating gallops, the day ends in the afternoon at your hotel, where a hot shower awaits you.

Hotel Options
RoomStandard Room
MealsFull Board & Activities
Day 5 - 6

Drive from Lesotho Border to Southern Drakensberg (1-2 hours)

Southern Drakensberg

1 Day

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

Hotel Options
Elgin Guesthouse – Opt 1
RoomGuest House
Day 6 - 7

Drive to Port St Johns (4-5 hours)

Port St Johns

1 Day

Port St. John’s is home to the famed Gates of St. John’s formed by the River Umzimvubu and the Sullivan and Thesiger mountains on either side. It is the center of tourism in the Wild Coast.

Hotel Options
RoomStandard Room
Day 7 - 10

Short drive to the start of your hike

Eastern Wild Coast - Hiking

3 Days

Africa’s Wild Coast is an incredible and unique combination of breathtaking coastline, precipitous and craggy cliff faces, wild and desolate beaches, secluded bays and green rolling hills that rush headlong into deeply etched river valleys.

Included Activities

Multi-Day Hiking With Homestays (5 Days)
Hike along the dramatic sceneries of the wild coast, stretching from Port Edward in the North to Cintsa in the South. Hike along diverse terrains ranging from smooth to rugged landscapes. Enjoy trekking past rocky headlands, rolling green and meandering deep rivers that decorate the hiking trail. Unique sights of waterfalls that drop into the sea, Nguni cattle roaming sandy beaches and massive caves add to the hiking adventure. Unwind in the evening, enjoying sundowners and relaxing in the company of a friendly local family. These families will entertain you with cultural stories over delicious meals before you embark on another hiking expedition. Day 1 – Port St Johns to Madakeni (12km | 5 hours): Enjoy spectacular panoramic views of the coast line, especially from Sugarloaf Rock. Stop for lunch at the beautiful Umngazi River Mouth where you can go for a refreshing swim on the stunning beach. Continue to the Mngazana River where you can canoe on the estuary and explore the lush mangroves. Day 2 – Madakeni to Tsweleni (12km | 6 hours): The hike departs early in the morning from Madakeni Village and traverses indigenous forest towards Brazen Head. You stop for lunch in the inland village of Mpande. After lunch, relax and swim at Sinangwana Beach before heading out to Tsweleni Village which you reach in early afternoon. You’re at your leisure to rest or explore the beach. Day 3 – Tsweleni to Hluleka (14km | 6 hours): Today’s hike leads through the undulating hills of Ginqi to the Mnenu river. After lunch, the hike continues to Hluleka Nature Reserve. You reach the village where you are to stay the night in early evening. Day 4 – Hluleka to Tshani Village (14km | 5 hours): After breakfast, you continue hiking inland to Mamaolweni for lunch. You arrive at Tshani in the early evening. A massage service is available on request at a more than reasonable price. Day 5 – Tshani Village to Coffee Bay (14km | 5 hours) Hike from Tshani Village down to Mdumbi River. You cross the river by ferry and can enjoy a morning swim on Mdumbi beach. You then head out to the Mthatha River and another ferry crossing. The trail heads towards Maphuzi, over the cliffs and ends in Coffee Bay.

Hotel Options
RoomStandard Room
MealsBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 10 - 14

Transfer to your hotel (3-4 hours)

Eastern Wild Coast - Beach

4 Days

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

Experience The Sardine Run
From June to late July, millions of sardines congregate along the South African shore and are hunted by sharks and dolphins. A fascinating spectacle that you can observe on boat excursions from several villages along the Wild Coast.

Hotel Options
RoomSea View
MealsFull Board & Drinks
Day 14 - 14

Drive to Durban (6-7 hours)


0 Days

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

Transfer to the airport

International Departure

 Price & Inclusions

  • Option 1 From $ 4,063 /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 14 days / 13 nights
  • Meals as indicated
  • All activities as listed :
    • Sehlabathebe National Park: 3 day Horse Riding in Sehlabathebe National Park
    • Eastern Wild Coast – Hiking: Multi-day hiking with homestays (5 Days)
    • Eastern Wild Coast – Beach: Experience the Sardine Run
  • South Africa: Self-driven car during your journey as follows:
    • Vehicle Type: Default car for 1-3 guests: Toyota Corolla or similar (Automatic) / For families / friends (4-5 guests): Toyota Avanza or similar (Manual) / For high end guests and 4×4 (1-3 guests): XTrail or similar (Manual) For groups (6-8 guests): Toyota Quantum or similar  (manual)
    • Unlimited mileage
    • Pick Up – Drop Off
    • 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 Under-body Damage
  • Additionally our preferred partners offers the following:
    • Transport to hospital in case of a medical emergency. Guaranteed hospital admission up to ZAR 2000, which is to be refunded by client or 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:
  •  South Africa: Game drives in high quality and well maintained safari vehicle with professional English-speaking driver guide. Game drives may be shared with other guests of the lodge/camp, with maximum of 9 guests in the vehicle.
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South Africa: Wild Coast, Hiking & Horseback Adventures

14 days $ 4,063 / person

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