Kingdoms of Southern Africa - South Africa, Swaziland and Lesotho

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• Visit 3 African countries
• Learn about and enjoy cheetahs up close and at full speed at De Wildt Cheetah Center
• Jeep Safaris in Kruger, Manyeleti Game Reserve, Hluhluwe Imfolozi (highest concentration of rhinos in the world) and Swaziland Royal National Park
• Visit the Kingdoms of Swaziland & Lesotho
• Participate in Swazi culture at Umphakatsi
• Mlilwane Wildlife Bush Walk
• See the Valley of Desolation in the Karoo National Park
• Visit Ladysmith in the Free State and the battlefields of the Anglo-Boer War
• Learn about Swazi, Zulu and Basotho tribes
• Drive the Garden Route to Cape Town
• Drive to the Cape of Good Hope
• Enjoy South African wines in Stellenbosch
• Enjoy the sites of Cape Town

Fact File

• 25 land days
• Maximum 16 travelers
• Start in Johannesburg and finish in Cape Town, South Africa
• All meals included
• Activity Level: 2


Superb game viewing, fascinating tribal cultures, stunning scenery and visits to three southern African countries make this journey a truly unique adventure. Learn about the Swazi, Zulu and Basotho tribes. Travel through South Africa and the Kingdoms of Swaziland and Lesotho. Enjoy South Africa's most famous national parks teaming with wildlife.

Beginning in Hartbeespoort, we visit the De Wildt Cheetah and Wildlife Center before traveling to world-famous Kruger National Park in search of the "Big Five" - lions, leopards, elephants, buffaloes and rhinos.

Visit the Kingdom of Swaziland, with its mountainous grandeur, lush forests and game viewing in Royal Hlane National Park. Spend an afternoon with a female Swazi chief and learn about their culture, including the energetic Sibhaca Dance. Encounter the Zulu, visit St. Lucia Wetlands and Hluhluwe, famous for its success with rhino breeding.

In the Kingdom of Lesotho, visit a Basotho village and hike to the mighty Maletsunyane Falls. Drive into the "Karoo" and the town of Graaff-Reinet, known for its national monuments. Hike to the viewpoint of the awe-inspiring Valley of Desolation before overnighting in Karoo National Park. Drive through Tsitsikamma Coastal National Park and along the Garden Route, including a boat trip from Knysna to the Featherbed Nature Reserve. From Cape Town, visit Cape Point as well as Robben Island and enjoy the view atop Table Mountain, reached by cable car.

Our three-country journey concludes in stunning Cape Town, the perfect place to raise a glass of South African wine with a toast to this superb adventure.

FROM: $8995 USD



Comfortable hotels/lodges, all with private washrooms. Four nights are basic with generators and limited electricity.

Comfort notes

Some long drives and bumpy roads.

Itinerary - detailed itinerary

Day 1: Arrive in Johannesburg, South Africa
Day 2: De Wildt Cheetah and Wildlife Center
Day 3: Pretoria City Sites, Misty Mountain, South African Natural Heritage Site, to Mpumalanga
Day 4: Shalati Safari Camp - Evening Game Drive/Sundowner
Day 5: Kruger National Park - Full Day Safari
Day 6: To Swaziland, Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary, Bush Walk, Swazi Chief Visit
Day 7: Kingdom of Swaziland, Royal National Park
Day 8: Return to South Africa - Zululand
Day 9: Morning Safari in Hluhluwe Imfolozi Park and afternoon St. Lucia Boat Cruise
Day 10: Hluhluwe to Kloof, Durban with Traditional Zulu Ceremony Enroute
Day 11: Explore Durban City
Day 12: Drakensberg Escarpment, Oaklands
Day 13: Drakensberg Mountains and Zulu Communities
Day 14: To the Kingdom of Lesotho
Day 15: Semonkong
Day 16: Return to Graaff-Reinet, South Africa via the Roma Plateau
Day 17: Graaff-Reinet, Valley of Desolation in the Great Karoo
Day 18: Tsitsikamma National Park, the Garden Route
Day 19: Knysna - Featherbed Nature Reserve
Day 20: To Oudtshoorn - Ostrich Farm, Cango Caves
Day 21: To Cape Town
Day 22: Table Mountain, Robben Island
Day 23: Coastal Drive to Cape Point, Good Hope Nature Reserve
Day 24: Stellenbosch, Wine Tour
Day 25: Depart Cape Town, South Africa
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