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Swaziland, South Africa And Lesotho Tour

Swaziland, South Africa And Lesotho Tour Packages
Country: Swaziland
City: Manzini
Duration: 20 Day(s) - 19 Night(s)
Tour Category: Culture Tours
Departure Date: Thu 01 Jan '99

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USD 4,600 / Per Person

Package Itinerary


The cost is based on minimum of 2 people!

After arriving at Oliver Tambo Airport, Johannesburg, we are cordially welcomed and transferred to our hotel. The balance of the day is at leisure. Contact Best way to pre-book exciting optional activities, including an apartheid museum tour, a city tour, and an exploration of Lesedi Cultural Village. This evening at 1800hrs in the hotel lobby, we meet our guide and the rest of the group for the pre-departure briefing.

Overnight: Safari Club, Johannesburg (Rooms with en-suite bathrooms, swimming pool, and restaurant)


The excitement begins with an early morning departure as we head east towards Mpumalanga, a landscape characterized by mountains, panoramic passes, valleys, rivers, waterfalls, and forests. We spend the night in Graskop, a small forestry town which is situated on the Drakensberg Escarpment at the start of the Panorama route and serves as the gateway to the Kruger National Park.

Overnight: Graskop Hotel, Mpumalanga (Rooms with en-suite bathrooms, swimming pool, bar & restaurant)


This morning we start with a scenic drive along the Panorama Route, arguably one of the most beautiful destinations in South Africa. The most spectacular stretch is the Blyde River Canyon, the third-largest canyon in the world, which is filled with lush vegetation and wildlife.

We make a stop at Bourke’s Luck Potholes to view these unique rock formations, formed eons ago by erosion. In the afternoon we head into Kruger National Park. We spend the next two nights inside the park with the opportunity to encounter the wildlife at Kruger.

Overnight: Berg En Dal Camp (Bungalows with en-suite bathrooms, swimming pool, restaurant)


Exciting morning and afternoon game drives using our tour vehicle. Should you wish to partake in the game drive using an open game-viewer vehicle, these are available at an additional cost. The Kruger National Park has nearly two million hectares of the unfenced African wilderness, in which more mammal species roam free than in any other game reserve. A leader in environmental management, Kruger National Park offers visitors fantastic Big Five sightings, as well as viewing of the endangered games such as the African wild dog and bird watching of over 507 bird species.

Overnight: Berg En Dal Camp, (Bungalows with en-suite bathrooms, swimming pool, restaurant


Today we cross the border into the mountainous Kingdom of Swaziland, led by King Mswati III. This is one of the last three monarchies in Africa. We will explore the traditions and discover the culture and history of which the Swazis are very proud. We spend two nights in the Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary, Swaziland’s pioneer conservation area situated in the “Valley of Heaven”. Apart from the abundant birdlife, there are a number of animal species to be seen including hippo, giraffe, zebra, and a variety of antelope, which we hope to spot on a guided walk in the afternoon.

Overnight: Milwane Rest Camp, Swaziland


An interesting experience today as we visit the Umphakatsi Chief’s homestead. We will get to try our hands at grinding maize, plaiting mountain grass, and even joining the children in Swazi songs and dances. An offering of a taste of local food is made, but forget about your cutlery and try it the Swazi way… with your hands!.

Overnight: Milwane Rest Camp, Swaziland


After visiting a craft market en route, we re-enter South Africa via Northern Kwa-Zulu Natal. We arrive at our lodge late afternoon.

Overnight: Ezulwini Game Lodge, Hluhluwe (Rooms with en-suite bathrooms, swimming pool, bar & dining area)


Another day of activity as we take a game drive and explore the Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Game Reserve in our tour vehicle. Hluhluwe-iMfolozi is the oldest game reserve in Africa and a safe haven for both the endangered black and white rhino. In the afternoon, we make our way to iSimangaliso Wetland Park*, which was listed by UNESCO as South Africa’s first World Heritage Site. Here we enjoy a boat cruise on the St Lucia estuary, getting up close to the hippos and crocodiles that inhabit the lake.

Overnight: Ezulwini Game Lodge, Hluhluwe (Rooms with en-suite bathrooms, swimming pool, bar & dining area


Moving further inland, we spend the next two nights in Northern Drakensberg, which is an area known for its magnificent scenery of towering mountains, indigenous forests, and cool berg streams. At 3,482 meters, the Drakensberg, known in Zulu as uKhahlamba or the “Barrier of Spears”, is South Africa’s highest mountain range, stretching its rugged form roughly 1,000 kilometers from southwest to northeast. The range is part of another World Heritage Site, namely the uKhahlamba Drakensberg Park*.

Overnight: The Cavern, Drakensberg (Rooms with en-suite bathrooms, swimming pool, bar & restaurant)


The Royal Natal National Park, known for its prime location along the Drakensberg, offers some of the most scenic views in South Africa. Its main features are the Drakensberg Amphitheatre, a rock wall five Kms long by up to 1,200 meters high, the peak where the Orange and Tugela rivers have their source, and the 947-meter Tugela Falls, the world's second-highest waterfall. Time will be spent exploring this beautiful area on guided walks.

Overnight: The Cavern, Drakensberg (Rooms with en-suite bathrooms, swimming pool, bar & restaurant


Today we cross the border into the Kingdom of Lesotho, the southernmost landlocked country in the world, which is rich in natural beauty, flora, fauna, and cultural heritage. Malealea is situated in a remote part of Western Lesotho that is breathtaking in its beauty. We have the chance to experience the traditional lifestyle of the Basotho, a nation with solid traditions, beliefs, and customs.

Overnight: Malealea Lodge, Malealea (2 nights) (B, L) (Rooms with en-suite bathrooms, bar & dining area)


No visit to Lesotho is complete without a pony trek. Today we will do just that! We will take a ride on the transport of choice for most Basotho as they handle the narrow trails better than any 4 x 4.

Overnight: Malealea Lodge, Malealea (Rooms with en-suite bathrooms, bar & dining area)


We leave the beauty of Lesotho behind us and drive to the historical Karoo town of Cradock. Founded in 1814 as a frontier stronghold, the town is an important agricultural center best known for its traditional Karoo hospitality, natural sulfur spring, and spectacular starry nights. Cradock is a place of literary legends and the original part of the town is graced with some of the finest buildings.

Overnight: Cradock (Rooms with en-suite bathrooms, bar & restaurant)


A benchmark conservation success, Addo Elephant National Park offers a unique wildlife habitat, famous for the Addo elephants and the remaining population of the flightless dung beetle found there. We spend the afternoon on a game drive in our tour vehicle, in search of elephants, black rhinos, lions, buffalo, and leopards. Optional game drives conducted in open game-viewer vehicles are available at an extra cost. An evening spent at the floodlit waterhole allows us to watch the nocturnal animals and listen to their calls.

Overnight: Addo Elephant Rest Camp, Addo (Bungalows with en-suite bathrooms, swimming pool & restaurant)


This morning after breakfast, our journey takes us to a region of startling beauty along South Africa’s southern coastline, known as the Garden Route. We spend two nights in the Storms River Village, at the heart of the Tsitsikamma Forest.

Overnight: Tsitsikamma Village Inn, Tsitsikamma (2 nights) (B) (Rooms with en-suite bathrooms, swimming pool & restaurant)


We take a leisurely hike along with one of the short trails, which allows us to explore the coastal bush and rocky shoreline. There is also an option to plunge off the world’s highest bungee jump at the Bloukrans River (at your own cost).

Overnight: Tsitsikamma Village Inn, Tsitsikamma) (Rooms with en-suite bathrooms, swimming pool & restaurant


After visiting ‘The Heads’ in Knysna, a town nestled on a tranquil lagoon, we will enjoy an interactive and educational oyster tasting experience (oyster experience only included in the 2019 tour). We then continue our journey, traveling over the Outeniqua Mountains into the Little Karoo to the town of Oudtshoorn. We take a trip to the famous Cango Caves, with their impressive ancient stalagmites and stalactites before we overnight in the ostrich capital of the world.

Overnight: Turnberry Boutique Hotel, Oudtshoorn (Rooms with en-suite bathrooms, bar & restaurant)


En route to Cape Town, we visit the pretty university town of Stellenbosch, for wine tasting and a cellar tour. Once in Cape Town, the afternoon is at leisure. Enjoy sundowners at one of the fabulous beaches or indulge in some last-minute shopping at the V&A Waterfront.

Overnight: The Townhouse, Cape Town (Rooms with en-suite bathrooms and restaurant)


We get the day to explore the many attractions Mother City’ has to offer on our Cape Point tour. Highlights include magnificent beaches, breathtaking views, and picturesque coastal villages such as Hout Bay and Simon’s Town.

Overnight: The Townhouse, Cape Town (Rooms with en-suite bathrooms and restaurant


Spend the final day at leisure. Weather dependent there is the chance to take the cable car up Table Mountain* (own expense) and enjoy one last view of the Cape of Good Hope before your transfer to the airport. Other optional activities are also available for prebooking, including a full-day tour of the Cape Winelands by car or bicycle, a tour of the Whale Route, and a cultural field trip arranged to help tourists give back. Please contact Bestway Tours & Safaris for a full list of optional excursions.


1. All Accommodation
2. Breakfast Meals
3. Transportation through the entire tour
4. Guide and Vehicle
5. Mineral water 2 bottles per day
6. Entry fees


1. Lunches and Dinners
2. Beverages and Alcoholic Drinks
3. Personal Insurances, Tips to Guides, and Personal Expenses-Curious ETC!
4. All Activities

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