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South African Adventure

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Forget the mainstream checklist, this trip is its own Big Five - BIG on wildlife, BIG on the outdoors, BIG on culture, BIG on views and BIG on having a sick time. Oh, and the wine here is pretty bloody good too. On this one, adventure is seriously an understatement.

Bucket List Inclusions

Afternoon and Full day 4X4 game drive in Kruger National Park

Esitjeni Village Walk

See Blyde River Canyon

Estuary Cruise in St Lucia

Sunset 4X4 game drive in Mountain Zebra National Park

Sunset 4X4 game drive in Addo Elephant National Park

Guided tour of Cango Caves

Visit Cape Agulhus

Wine tasting in Hermanus

Royal Natal National Park hike

More Inclusions

17 breakfasts, 10 lunches, 14 dinners

-17 nights in 2-person dome tents or twin-share accommodation

Transport

Overland safari truck


Group Size

21

Start/Finish Times

Start time:
Meet 06:00 in Johannesburg

Finish time:
Approximately 15:00 in Cape Town



Touch down in Johannesburg, meet your fellow Topdeckers and get excited for the incredible adventure ahead. We’ll kick the trip off in true African style with an included 4X4 game drive this afternoon. Oh hey, Simba! Tonight, we’ll gather around the campfire after dinner and soak up all those nature vibes. Phew! What an epic start to the trip.

Rise and shine adventurers! We’ve got two full days of 4X4 safariing to get on board with. This place is home to 500 species of birds, 148 species of mammals, a variety of reptiles and the Big Five (of course) so we hope you packed your camera! If you’re lucky you’ll see buffalos grazing, rhinos frollicing in the mud, lions on the hunt and elephants having a bath. Sing the ‘Circle of Life’ all the way back to camp before we swap safari stories over the campfire. This is livin’, Barry.

Dig into breakfast, then it’s back to the park for our second day’s game driving. If you didn’t lose a few jealous Facebook friends yesterday, you definitely will today! With our eagle-eyed guide at the wheel, you’re sure to spot more than a few animals doing their thing. GoPros at the ready! Tick off as many of the Big Five as you can before tucking in to a delicious feast back at the camp. You can thank us later.

We’ll get one last chance to lap up all the Lion King vibes on an included bush walk through Kruger before rolling into the kingdom of Swaziland. Taking the scenic route doesn’t get much better than our drive today (cue epic panoramic views). We’ll stop in at Blyde River Canyon for a jaw-dropping photo op. Then: it’s onto Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary we go. Flanked by the dramatic backdrop of mountains and stretches of forests, Mlilwane is what eco-dreams are made of. Ahhh the serenity.

Get a taste of traditional Swazi culture on an included Esitjeni village walk today. Wander around the perfectly crafted beehive huts, shake hands with the locals and get a taste of day-to-day life in the community. If you want, you can opt to meet the village chief as well. Later, why not jump on board a sunset game drive for some epic views over the mountain ranges or play ‘I, spy’ on a sunset guided walk? Or maybe a spot of mountain biking or horse riding would float your boat? Just be back for an included dinner with the crew later.

The adventuring continues as we make tracks toward the coastal town of St Lucia. Get excited, ‘cos this afternoon we’re going to hop on a boat cruise and get floaty on the river – cue frolicing hippos and lazy crocodiles hanging out on the sandy river banks. Filled your SD card again? Don’t worry, you’ll have plenty of time to filter out the good ones at an included dinner tonight.

Next up: Durban. Located on the KwaZulu-Natal coast, South Africa’s third largest city is buzzing with activities to sink your teeth into. You could meet the dolphins at uShaka Marine Park or check out the living fossils at the Botanic Gardens. Then: hit the beaches along the Golden Mile. With over 300 days of sunshine every year it’s the perfect place to work on your tan, go for a swim or hit the surf. And, go!

Yay! You’ve got another day to explore Durban. Why not get on board an optional tour to the Valley of 1000 Hills for some epic views and an insight into the lives of the Zulu people. Or you could hire a surfboard and practise your best shaka along the coast. Does a cruise around the bay or visit to the local art gallery sound more like your jam? Let us know, we’ll sort it. Tonight, hit the streets for some delicious food stall options – it’s popular for a reason!

Sling your stuff in the truck, we’re off to Drakensberg after breakfast. A mountain range that extends over 600 miles across South Africa, the Drakensberg is a truly awe-inspiring sight. A literal mixing bowl filled with wildlife, flora and stunning scenery this place deserves all the heart eye emojis. After an afternoon of exploring, we’ll bed down for the night surrounded by mountains and waterfalls in the heart of the Royal Natal National Park.

Make sure you get your fill at breakfast because we’ve got a full day of exploring planned for today. Say hi to The Amphitheatre – a five kilometre long cliff face that looms dramatically over the national park. Then: there’s an optional hike to Tugela Falls (the second-highest waterfall in the world) if you’re up for it. The views are worth the sore legs tomorrow – trust us. Later, take a refreshing dip in the dam near our accommodation. Look at you, adventuring like a pro.

See ya later, Drakensberg – we’re off to Malealea, where we’ll camp out for the next two nights.

Today is your day, your way. Optionals? Soak up all the nature vibes on a guided hike, pony trekking or mountain biking experience. For a truly unique cultural experience why not have all your questions answered at a Sangoma appointment? Or discover the local way of life on a local village tour. Whatever you choose, we have a feeling you’re going to love it here.

South Africa, we meet again. What do you think you'll see at the Mountain Zebra National Park? We'll give you one guess! Later, why not earn your stripes (LOL) on an optional 4x4 game drive?

From one African local to another – don't say we don't spoil you! Home to over 350 elephants brought back from the brink of extinction, today we'll have the chance to meet Dumbo and his friends on an included 4x4 sunset game drive through the park. Want more? There's a nighttime experience on offer too.

Ready to get your adrenalin pumping? Good! Not only does Storms River have an awesome name, but it’s also got a bunch of awesome optionals to choose from, too. Check out the suspension bridge hanging just seven metres from the churning waters below or paddle your way down the river in a kayak. Prefer to keep your feet on solid ground? There’s plenty of hiking trails to explore as well.

Wakey wakey! Time to kick it to Oudtshoorn, the ostrich capital of the world (for real). Today we’ll hit up the Cango Caves, Africa's largest show cave system. Ooh, mysterious! You can even opt in to visit the cute lil’ critters at Cango Wildlife Ranch afterwards. Tonight, we’ll tuck into one last group dinner – Quick! Snap a pic of your new Topdeck fam.

Relaxed and revitalized, we’ll head to Hermanus, a town that’s famous for its whale and dolphin sightings. But first, we’ll make a pitstop at Cape Agulhas – Africa’s southernmost tip. Later, put your palets to the test with an included wine tasting. Hope you left room in your suitcase for a commemorative bottle (or two).

It’s our last day but there’s still plenty of time to spot the Marine Big Five on an optional cruise to Dyer Island. Want something a little more thrilling? A Great White Shark cage dive should do the trick! Our trip will wrap up in Cape Town *sad face*. Swap numbers those socials, we know you’ll be back.

Touch down in Joburg, meet the group and don’t forget to pinch yourself – you’re in Africa baby! Stock up on snacks and plug in the AUX cord, we’re kick-starting the adventure with an overland journey to Kruger National Park. Looking for the real South Africa? This is it. Before the day’s done, we’ll get our first taste of the great outdoors on a game drive. Hold up – is that an elephant? This is going to be two wild weeks.

You wanted free time to delve deeper – so here it is. You’ve got two full days to soak up Kruger’s rolling grasslands and broad horizons. This place is home to 500 species of birds, 148 species of mammals, a variety of reptiles and the Big Five (obvs), so get ready for buffalos grazing, rhinos frolicking, lions hunting and elephants bathing. You packed your binoculars, right? Sing the ‘Circle of Life’ all the way back to camp before we swap safari stories over the campfire. This is livin’.

Dig into breakfast, then it’s back to the 4X4s for our second day of game driving. With our eagle-eyed safari guide at the wheel, you’re sure to spot more than a few animals doing their thing. Ready for another hundred ‘pinch me’ moments? We thought so. Tick off as many of the Big Five as you can before we head back to camp. Tonight, tuck into dinner with your trip mates under a star-studded sky. It really doesn’t get better than this.

We'll get one last chance to lap up all the Lion King vibes on an included bush walk through Kruger before rolling into the Kingdom of Eswatini. Taking the scenic route doesn't get much better than our drive today. Cue: epic panoramic views. We'll stop in at Blyde River Canyon for a jaw-dropping photo op. Then: it's onto Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary we go. Flanked by the dramatic backdrop of mountains and stretches of forests, Mlilwane is what eco-dreams are made of.

Get a taste of traditional Swazi culture on an included Esitjeni village walk today. Wander around the perfectly crafted beehive huts, get to know the locals and receive an insight into day-to-day life in the community. Even opt to meet the village chief, if you want. Later, jump on board a sunset game drive for some I-N-C-R-E-D-I-B-L-E views over the mountain ranges or play ‘I, spy’ on a sunset guided walk. SD cards full and tummies rumbling, tonight’s included dinner with the gang is gonna be filled with wildlife-spotting bragging rights. Bring it on.

The adventuring continues as we make tracks towards the coastal town of St Lucia. Spend the drive getting pumped with your trip mates ‘cos this afternoon we’ve got an included estuary cruise on the cards. Cue: frolicking hippos and lazy crocodiles hanging out on sandy river banks. Fun fact: the name hippopotamus comes from the Ancient Greek word ‘river horse’. True story. Filter out your best snaps from today, fuel up at dinner and get some rest – we’ll be shipping out early tomorrow.

Next up: Durban. Located on the KwaZulu-Natal coast, South Africa’s third largest city is buzzing with activities to sink your teeth into. And the best part? You’ve got plenty of free time to do just that. So go get it! Hire a surfboard and hit the beaches along the Golden Mile. With over 300 days of sunshine every year it’s the perfect place to work on your tan, go for a swim or learn to shaka like a pro. There’s even a cruise around the bay for even more wildlife spotting, if you want it. Tonight, get the gang together and head to Beach Bums for (you guessed it) beachside cocktails and delish food. Bliss.

Didn’t get to everything yesterday? DW, you’ve got another full day to do your own spontaneous this-is-what-I-came-for thing in Durban. Need some suggestions? Get on an optional tour to the Valley of 1000 Hills for epic views and an insight into the lives of the Zulu people. Or visit the largest mosque in the Southern Hemisphere on a guided tour of Juma Masjid. Epic doesn’t even cut it. And then there’s always more surfing, sunbaking, shopping or sampling the local foodie delights on offer too – trust us, you won’t be short on things to get up to. Tonight, dinner is on you but we hear the burgers at Surf Riders Café are pretty droolworthy.

Sling your stuff in the truck, we’re off to Drakensberg after breakfast. A mountain range that extends over 600 miles across South Africa, the Drakensberg is a truly awe-inspiring sight. Just like a 50c mixed bag, this place is filled with exactly what you want and need. Think: abundant wildlife, gorgeous flora and stunning scenery. Strap on those Nikes and treat your peepers to some amazing sights as we hike through the Royal Natal National Park. After an afternoon of exploring, we’ll bed down for the night surrounded by mountains and waterfalls in the heart of the African wilderness.

Make sure you get your fill at breakfast because today = exploring. Need some suggestions? Say hi to the Amphitheatre on an optional day hike. A five kilometre-long cliff face that looms dramatically over the national park – this one’s worth the sweat marks and burning calves. Trust us. Or ask your Trip Leader about the array of hikes in the area – Tugela Falls (the second-highest waterfall in the world) is just begging to be climbed. Later, reward yourself with a refreshing dip in the accommodation pool and cold beverage from the bar. You earned it.

Wave goodbye to Drakensberg – we’re rolling into the remote mountainous region of Lesotho. Once a hub for traders transporting goods through the treacherous mountain passes, Lesotho is THE place for all things outdoor activities. Use the drive hours to catch up on some zzz’s and message the ‘rents – you’ll be too busy later.

Today is your day, 100% your way. Suggestions? Soak up all the nature vibes on a guided hike with a local expert. Hit the trails on a pony trekking or mountain biking experience. Discover a local way of life on a tour of Malealea village, then have all your questions answered at a Sangoma appointment. Or just head out and do your own thing. It’s your trip, after all. Whatever you choose, just be back in time for tonight’s included dinner with the gang.

South Africa, we meet again. No prizes for guessing what we’ll see at Mountain Zebra National Park today. Earn your stripes as we jump aboard an included 4X4 afternoon game drive – bet you haven’t seen a sunset like this before. After setting up camp, get stuck into dinner with the gang surrounded by the tranquility of the African wilderness. Bliss.

From one African local to another – don't say we don't spoil you. Home to over 350 elephants brought back from the brink of extinction, today we'll have the chance to meet Dumbo and his friends on an included 4x4 sunset game drive through the park. Want more? There's a nighttime experience on offer too. Grab your headtorch and get out there – this is a once-in-a-lifetime moment. Trust us.

Squeeze one more jumbo-sized game drive in this morning, before we roll out to Storms River. Ready to get your adrenalin pumping? Not only does Storms River have a sick AF name, but it’s also got a bunch of awesome optional activities to get around. Check out the suspension bridge hanging just seven metres from the churning waters below or paddle your way down the river in a kayak. Prefer to keep your feet on solid ground? There’s plenty of hiking trails to explore as well. After dinner tonight, get the gang together and settle into a booth at Marilyn’s 60’s Diner. The cocktails are just as quirky as the décor.

Wakey wakey! Time to kick it to Oudtshoorn, the ostrich capital of the world (no joke). On the way, we’ll hit up the Cango Caves with a local guide. This place is Africa's largest show cave system, so you know it’s gonna be impressive. Tonight, we’ll tuck into one last included dinner together – better get planning, that reunion trip next year won’t book itself.

Relaxed and revitalized, we’ll head to Hermanus, a town that’s?famous for its whale and dolphin sightings. But first, we’ll make a pitstop at Cape Agulhas – Africa’s southernmost tip. Snap THAT pic before we put our pallets to the test along the infamous R320 winery route. Hope you left room in your suitcase for a commemorative bottle (or two). We’ll unload the truck in the beachside town of Hermanus tonight. Take in all the rugged coastal views from the Hermanus Coastal Path, then head to Bientang’s Caves for de-licious seafood and whale watching!

Quick maths: this is our last day together. So, don’t F-about – make every second count! Head out to spot the Marine Big Five on a cruise to Dyer Island. Or if you want something a little more thrilling – a Great White Shark cage dive should do it (just don’t pee in your wetsuit). After, we’ll wrap things up in Cape Town. Sticking around? We don’t blame you! From catching sunrise up Table Mountain to watching the penguins play at Seaforth Beach, and all the awesome coffee shops, street art and beach-front bars in between – this place has got it going on. Psssst we can organise some extra nights for you, just call us. What. an. unforgettable. trip.

-Mlilwane Sunset game drive: from 390 ZAR

-Mlilwane guided walk: from 225 ZAR

-Amphitheatre day hike in Drakensberg: from 590 ZAR

-Pony trekking in Malealea: prices available locally

-Mountain biking in Malealea: prices available locally

-Village tour in Maleala: from 50 ZAR

-Nighttime 4x4 game drive in Addo Elephant National Park: from 445 ZAR

-Kayaking Storms River: from 650 ZAR

-Storms River hiking trails:

-Dyer Island Marine Safari Cruise: from 1840 ZAR

-Shark cage diving: from 2880 ZAR

-Art gallery visit in Durban from: prices available locally

-Bay cruise in Durban from: prices available locally

-Visit Juma Masjid Mosque in Durban from: prices available locally

-Surfboard hire in Durban from: prices available locally

15 de fevereiro a 04 de março
R$ 21.656,16
03 de abril a 20 de abril
R$ 16.815,83
03 de julho a 20 de julho
R$ 17.651,33
25 de setembro a 12 de outubro
R$ 17.651,33
08 de janeiro a 25 de janeiro
R$ 17.651,33
19 de fevereiro a 08 de março
R$ 16.815,83