Day 1: We leave Port Elizabeth in the Eastern Cape and travel in a north westerly direction towards Aberdeen known for its strange church steeple. From there we travel along the wild and eroded Camdeboo mountain range and on to the idyllic town of Graaff-Reinet and check in at our nostalgic accommodation.
After a possible visit to different museums we reach the Valley of Desolation from where you will have a fantastic view over the gigantic and wide high plateau of the Great Karoo . Here, until 65 mill years ago lived a great variety of dinosaurs which have left a rich collection of fossils. Overnight Graaff Reinet.
Day 2: After breakfast we carry on and visit the strange Owl House in Nieu Bethesda and have a guided tour along an ancient river bed where one can still see fossils embedded in the rocks. After that we carry on and visit the only private fossil museum in SA.
With the 2500m Sneeuberge in the background we carry on along the Bankberge to the Mountain Zebra National Park near Cradock . After a short refreshment stop we take a game drive and try find as many animals as possible in this park. Overnight National Park
Day 3: This morning we travel in a south westerly direction along the different mountain ranges and reach the southern end of the Drakensberg Mountains. You will pleasantly notice the daily change of vegetation on this tour.
Day 4: After a hearty breakfast we visit a most interesting 35m (approx 110 ft) long
Bushman painting. After this we travel via MacLear and Matatiele, which are positioned in an incomparable and wild romantic mountain range, to reach our accommodation inKwaZulu Natal . Overnight Himeville
Day 5+6: Today we travel along the eastern side of the Umkhahlamba Mountains of the Drakensberg range. After stops along the route at gigantic waterfalls and other interesting sites we reach the foot of Champagne Castle Peak where we stay for 2 nights and have the opportunity of hikes nearby or extended area or you can simply relax in nature. Overnight Champagne Castle .
Day 7,8 and 9: This morning after breakfast we carry on traveling in a north easterly direction to the area of Dundee where we visit the historical battle sites where Zulu Impies
and English troops clashed. From there we travel on to the northern part of theKwaZulu Natal and reach theHluhluwe Game Reserve where we will spend 3 nights. Here you are able to spot a large variety of animals on our game drives. We will also take a boat cruise in St Lucia where you may spot crocodiles and hippos in their free and natural environment.
Day 10: Today we leave the Game Reserve and travel in a south westerly direction along the Natal north coast to Umhlanga where we still have time to visit the beautiful beach.
Day 12: After breakfast and a possible stroll along the beach we have to end this wonderful tour with a timely transport to the airport from where you can depart with countless memories of South Africa .
This tour can also be altered or extended to suit your personal interests.
This tour can also be extended to travel along the Natal south coast and the Wild Coast in the Eastern Cape , to Port Elizabeth , at an extra charge.
(from ZAR 23436/p/s)
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