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Coast, Lesotho & Cape Town

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From the warm tropical waters of Durban to awesome Cape Town, this journey through South Africa’s Drakensberg region and along the picturesque Garden Route coast covers some of the country’s absolute must-sees. Along the way, you’ll visit the highest pub in Africa at Lesotho’s Sani Pass, wander the ancient paths of the Battlefields and Royal Natal National Park, and check out the beautiful Tsitsikamma Forest. Sound good? Then strap on your backpack and get amongst it!

Bucket List Inclusions

Addo Elephant National Park + game drive

Battlefields, Talana Hill

Cango Caves visit

Cape Agulhas

Drakensberg Mountains

Royal National Park

Sani pass excursion

Wine tasting

More Inclusions

  • 11 breakfasts, 10 lunches, 8 dinners
  • 11 nights in campsites
  • 2-person dome tents or twin share accommodation
  • Fully equipped safari vehicle
  • Camping & cooking equipment
  • Awesome Trip Leader + Driver

Group Size

Maximum 24

Transport

Overland safari vehicle

Start/Finish Times

Start time:
Meet at 8am in Durban

Finish time:
Approximately 6pm in Cape Town



Divert your compass inland today, as we drive via Pietermaritzburg and the lush mountainous countryside to our camp for the next two nights at Sani Lodge. This magnificent place is situated at the foot of the Sani Pass, the gateway to the mountain Kingdom of Lesotho and the only vehicle-access road over the Drakensberg escarpment. This afternoon is your disposal – delve into the many optional activities on offer like optional hiking, mountain biking, abseiling, fishing, rock art tours and horse riding (just to name a few!).

Meals:
-Lunch
-Dinner

Optional activities:
-Bushman hike
Today, we meet our local guides and join a guided tour of Lesotho via the spectacular gateway of the Sani Pass. Hitting the road in 4x4 vehicles through the rugged cliffs of the Drakensburg Mountains, we’ll learn of the history of the area and the stunning wildlife that dot the sloping mountains. Experience the local way of life with a visit to a small household and a shearing shed in a Shepherds village, and then ascend the Black Mountain for a picnic lunch overlooking the majestic views. After lunch we meet the shepherds of the area who spend the summer months tending to their flocks, before taking a short walk to view Thabana Ntlenyana. Rising at 3482 metres, this is the highest point in Southern Africa. We return to our camp for the night stopping en-route for a well-deserved beverage at the highest bar in Africa at the Sani Mountain Lodge.

Included today:
-Sani Pass excursion

Meals:
-Breakfast
-Lunch
-Dinner

Optional activities:
-Horseriding
-Hiking
Soak up some history at the Battlefields today, a site that holds a deep-seated silence that speaks to the many lives lost at war. Our first stop is the world famous battle of Blood River, which saw the lives of many warriors lost against the few musketeers of the Dutch Settlers. We’ll spend time exploring the extraordinary site at Rorke’s Drift, where one of the most famous and pivotal Anglo-Zulu battles took place. After a visit to Talana, we’ll travel via Ladysmith through to the foot of the Drakensberg Mountains. Retire to your bush lodge in the late afternoon and kick your feet up in prep for a day of hiking tomorrow.

Included today:
-Battlefields Talana Hill

Meals:
-Breakfast
-Lunch
-Dinner
Prep your day pack – we’re off to the Royal Natal National Park in the Drakensburg mountain region to explore the many optional trails. Discover the park on foot or on horseback, and choose from a short journey (which takes about an hour) or a longer excursion, which occupies a half or full day. Seek out the park’s well-known Amphitheatre rock face, pristine waterfalls, lofty mountains, ancient cave dwellings and bush rock art. Satisfied and with our muscles stretched for the day, we’ll enjoy the stillness and crispy clean air of the Drakensberg over a wholesome dinner. Dig in.

Included today:
-Royal National Park
-Drakensberg Mountains

Meals:
-Breakfast
-Lunch
-Dinner

Optional activities:
-Guided Tugela Falls hike
Departing the Drakensberg this morning, we’ll drive around the northern section of Lesotho, re-entering at the Maseru Bridge Gate. Heading south over the rolling mountain ranges, we’ll bunker down at Malealea Lodge, which offers many optional activities that will help you get in touch with the local culture amidst breathtaking scenery.

Meals:
-Breakfast
-Lunch
-Dinner
Hurrah! Enjoy a free day to explore this beautiful mountainous country with the many optional activities on offer. Venture into the mountains on two wheels, climbing and descending the narrow paths with spectacular views, or hit up a hike through the local village where the Basotho people go about their daily duties.

Meals:
-Breakfast
-Dinner

Optional activities:
-Pony trek
-See the Pony Bushman paintings
-Guided hike
-Mountain biking
Rise and shine! Leaving the highlands and crossing back into South Africa, we’ll venture through stunning diverse country to arrive at Graaff-Reinet – a charming town which showcases over 200 restored historical buildings and Cape-Dutch homesteads. Our campsite for the evening is situated in the heart of Graaff-Reinet itself with restaurants and places of interest all within walking distance of our camp. Head out for dinner and explore the town or simply laze around the camp pool with a good read.

Meals:
-Breakfast
-Lunch
Camera at the ready? It should be. Today, we drive to the Addo Elephant National Park where we embark on some serious animal spotting. Addo can exclusively claim to be the only national park in the world to conserve the ‘Big Seven’ – the Big Five plus the southern right whale and great white shark off the Algoa Bay coast. This awesome park is sanctuary to over 600 elephants, lions, buffaloes, black rhinos, spotted hyenas, leopards and a variety of antelope and zebra species – so chances are, you’ll strike photo-op gold. After our satisfying safari, we’ll return to the camp and recount our day’s adventure by the river bank – sundowner in hand, of course.

Included today:
-Addo Elephant National Park

Meals:
-Breakfast
-Lunch
-Dinner
Time to partake in the exciting adventures within the Tsitsikamma Forest. A stunning destination with dramatic coastal scenery, reefs, rivers and lush forest, Tsitsikamma is a hiking and watersports paradise. On entry, you have various options to choose from (depending on your energy levels!) – from boat cruises and canoe trips to nature hikes and bird watching, the forest has something to offer almost everyone. Later on, we’ll travel towards the quaint holiday town of Knysna, which is renowned for its lagoon, buzzing cafe life and drool-worthy seafood. After visiting the famous Bloukrans Bridge (bungee jump, anyone?!) we’ll settle into Knysna for the night with plenty of time to peruse the shops on the waterfront.

Meals:
-Breakfast
-Lunch

Optional activities:
-Bungee jump
-Bridge walk
-Canoe safari
-Mountain bike
In Knysna, nature quite literally knocks on your front door. Nestled between the impressive Outeniqua Mountains and the Indian Ocean, this natural playground of beaches, lakes, mountains, forests and rivers offers an unforgettable free morning to discover and play. After breakfast, your guide will take you to the famous heads overlooking the town where you have some time to explore the rocks and admire the jaw-dropping views. This afternoon, we’re off to Oudtshoorn, the ostrich capital of the world with a number of farms based in the dry Karoo. This region is also home to the spectacular Cango Caves, Africa's largest show cave system. Situated in a limestone ridge parallel to the well-known Swartberg Mountains, we’ll find the finest dripstone caverns, with their vast halls and towering formations. After exploring the caves, we enjoy the night in the old settlers’ town in the Karoo.

Included today:
-Cango Caves visit

Meals:
-Breakfast
-Lunch
-Dinner

Optional activities:
-Cango wildlife ranch
Relaxed and revitalized from the wonderful Oudtshoorn hospitality, we jump back in our vehicle and head south to the coastal town of Hermanus, famous for its whale and dolphin sightings. En route, we stop off at Cape Agulhas, lying at the southernmost tip of Africa where the Atlantic and Indian Oceans meet. Keep your eyes peeled for the lonely shipwrecks that litter the coastline as a result of the area’s notorious wild seas. This afternoon, we’ll explore Hermanus and spend the night soaking up the town’s atmosphere.

Included today:
-Cape Agulhas visit

Meals:
-Breakfast
-Lunch

Optional activities:
-Hermanus whale watching cruise
A free morning in Hermanus = ample opportunity to join a whale watching tour or explore the town’s shops and boardwalk on foot. We’ll wave goodbye to Hermanus before lunch and follow the rough coastal route through small fishing towns, before pulling up at a winery on the outskirts of Cape Town for a tour (and some cheeky wine tasting, of course). Swap emails and teary goodbyes as our trip draws to an end towards late afternoon at the foot of Table Mountain in the popular mother city of South Africa, Cape Town. Until next time!

Included today:
-Wine tasting

Meals:
-Breakfast
Meet your safari buddies, then spin your compass inland as we hit the road to the Underberg Area. Be sure to catch plenty of zzz’s – tomorrow’s gonna be a big day.

Meals:
-Lunch
-Dinner
Hop in a 4x4 and prepare to see some jaw-dropping views! Today we’ve got a date with the EPIC Sani Pass. Wowee.

Included today:
-Travel along the Sani Pass

Meals:
-Breakfast
-Lunch
-Dinner

Optional activities:
-Hiking
Today we’ll soak up some history at the Battlefields, a site that commemorates lives lost in British, Zulu and Boer clashes.

Included today:
-Visit Battlefields

Meals:
-Breakfast
-Lunch
-Dinner
Next up: the Royal Natal National Park. Here, you can take the option to follow the Tugela Falls hike trail up the Drakensberg Mountains and check out our awesome surroundings from way up high. Did you know? Tugela Falls is Africa’s highest waterfall. True story.

Included today:
-Visit the Royal Natal National Park
-See the Drakensberg Mountains

Meals:
-Breakfast
-Lunch
-Dinner

Optional activities:
-Guided Tugela Falls hike
On day five we’ll roll into the village of Malealea in the mountain kingdom of Lesotho.

Meals:
-Breakfast
-Lunch
-Dinner
Yes! You’ve got a free day to explore this beautiful mountainous country. Here, there’s a smörgåsbord of optionals on offer. Take your pick from mountain biking, a guided hike or a spot of pony trekking. Giddy up!

Meals:
-Breakfast
-Lunch
-Dinner

Optional activities:
-Pony trekking
-Guided hike
-Mountain biking
See ya later, highlands. Today we’re crossing back into South Africa! We’ll wriggle our way past stunning, diverse countryside before arriving at Mountain Zebra National Park. What animals can you find here? We’ll give you one guess.

Meals:
-Breakfast
-Lunch
-Dinner
Want more national park action in your life? We got you. Today we’re off to Addo Elephant National Park for a serious animal spotting session. Keep your eyes peeled for the Big Seven (plus some bonus dung beetles)!

Included today:
-Visit Addo Elephant National Park

Meals:
-Breakfast
-Lunch
-Dinner
Time to say hello to a trip highlight: the Tsitsikamma Forest. This place is unreal! Optionals? We’re glad you asked. Get involved in an optional bridge walk or take a giant leap for Topdecker kind with a bungy jump.

Meals:
-Breakfast
-Lunch
-Dinner

Optional activities:
-Bungy jump
-Bridge walk
Onwards to Oudtshoorn, the ostrich capital of the world (legit). This region is also home to the Cango Caves, Africa's largest show cave system. We’ll explore them on an included tour. If you fancy it, you can pay an optional visit to the cheetahs at Cango Wildlife Ranch, too!

Included today:
-Visit Cango Caves

Meals:
-Breakfast
-Lunch
-Dinner

Optional activities:
-Visit Cango Wildlife Ranch
Today we’ll jump back in our vehicle and head south to the coastal town of Hermanus – but not before making a stop at Cape Agulhas, which marks Africa’s southernmost tip.

Included today:
-Visit Cape Agulhas

Meals:
-Breakfast
-Lunch

Optional activities:
-Hermanus whale watching cruise
Want to round off your trip in style? Well, there’s optional shark cage diving on offer this morning… just sayin’! We’ll say farewell in Cape Town this afternoon. From the Waterfront to the Table Mountain cable car, this city has plenty to keep you occupied if you fancy sticking around.

Meals:
-Breakfast

Optional activities:
-Shark cage diving

Camping

On our Camping trips, you will be staying in easy-to-assemble, two-person dome tents provided by us. Please try to keep the tent clean, zipped up and remember that no smoking, candles or mosquito coils are permitted in the tent. To keep pests away, we also ask that you not eat or leave food in your tent. Ain’t nobody got time for bugs.

Please note: You must provide your own sleeping bag on Camping trips.

Accommodated

Sometimes you just need your creature comforts. We totally get it. That’s why our Accommodated trips offer the same level of excitement and adventure as our Camping trips – except every day ends with a night in a comfortable bed in a range of safari cabins, tented camps and hostels.

Please note: Trips staying in Spitzkoppe and Serengeti & Ngorongoro Crater will not be accommodated and two-person dome tents with a mattress and sleeping bag will be provided for these locations.

Campsites

Campsites you will stay in vary considerably. The general standard in East Africa is modest, although
most have reasonable toilet and shower facilities. In southern Africa, the standard is usually somewhat higher. Occasionally we may camp out in the bush (with limited or no facilities).

In addition to meal assistance, there are other odd jobs you will be expected to undertake as part of any trip in Africa. We ask that you get involved in collecting firewood, lighting fires, filling water tanks, loading luggage, keeping the truck clean and even helping with the dishes. Lending a hand has never been so much fun, trust us.

South Africa - Kruger National Park

Kruger Night Game Drive - R450

Kingdom of Swaziland - Swaziland

Mountain bike tour - R120

Horse riding - R150

Sunset game drive - R270

Guided bird walk - R170

South Africa - St Lucia

Night drive - R450

Culture tour - R280

Cycle tour - R195

Bird and walking tour - R250

South Africa - Underberg Area

Bushman hike - R450

Orange River canoeing - $40

Wine tasting - $10

South Africa - Drakensberg

Tugela Falls (full day hike) - R650

Horse riding - R170

South Africa - Malealea

Pony trek - R450

Bushman painting trek - R385

Hiking trails with guide - from R15

South Africa - Garden Route

Bungee jumping - R750

Bridge walk - R100

Canoe safari - R350

Mountain bIke - R500

Cango Wildlife Ranch - R140

Hermanus whale watching cruise - R750

Your included meals are detailed in the 'More Inclusions' section of this document. While on the road, you will be provided with three meals a day unless otherwise stated. African overland trips are participation based, which means you will be expected to do your bit for the team by helping with purchasing, cooking and cleaning-up duties. In some places, we will be able to go out for a meal. If you have any dietary requirements we will make every effort to cater to your specific needs, as long as you advise your travel agent or Topdeck Trip Consultant when you book. Please be aware that it may not be possible to cater for every single dietary requirement, but we will always try our best to arrange it.

Your Topdeck crew never expect tips themselves and will not ask for any; that’s not what friends do! We also know how much tipping can cost you. So go ahead, spoil yourself with the money you will save by travelling with Topdeck (just don’t forget Mum’s souvenir).

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One of the best parts of travelling is experiencing the nightlife and entertainment each city has to offer. However, amidst the fun and excitement, it’s important to be aware of your surroundings and personal safety as well. Before you hit the road with us, it’s important to be aware of the following:

When you’re on a night out, remember to avoid walking alone, particularly through deserted areas like beaches and back streets. Always stick together, take a taxi where possible, and keep a note of your accommodation details so you can find your way back to your fellow Topdeckers if you become separated.

In some countries, alcoholic measures can be considerably larger than what you may be used to. Try to keep track of what you’re drinking, and if you see one of your trip mates looking a little worse for wear, take them back to your accommodation. Be cautious when accepting drinks from strangers and never leave your drink unattended.

It’s also important to be aware that what you might consider harmless flirting may be interpreted differently in some countries. Be yourself and have fun, but don’t be naïve, and be mindful of the signals you are sending out so that you don’t find yourself in an uncomfortable situation.

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