Opastetut aktiivimatkat, englanninkielinen opas / Lesotho


Eteläisen Afrikan vaellusmatka

Lesotho | Etelä-Afrikka | Eswatini (ent. Swazimaa)  
Kapkaupunki | Malealea | Dragensberg | Ezulwini-laakso | Kruger

Päiväohjelma

Päivä 1 | Helsinki – Cape Town
Lento Helsingistä Kapkaupunkiin.

Päivä 2 | Cape Town
Lady Hamilton Hotel 3* | E
The adventure begins tonight. Feel free to explore before your welcome meeting, but make sure you’re back in time to meet the group. After introductions, your CEO will review the details of your tour.

Päivä 3 | Cape Town
Inn on the Square 3* | A
Enjoy an included hike to the top of Table Mountain, taking in the views of the city bowl, peninsula, and Robben Island. In the evening have dinner at the Waterfront, or one of the great restaurants in the city. Hike up one of the world's most recognizable mountains, Table Mountain. Rise early to meet your guide for a transfer to the start of the hike. Wind your way up the mountain, stopping regularly to take in the surrounding views of the city, Atlantic coast, and Table Bay. Take note of the changing vegetation on the mountain - a highlight of this trek. Once reaching the summit there are stunning panoramic views. Make your way down to the base of the mountain via the cable way.
Approximate hiking time is 2-4 hours. Ascent: 700m (2,297 ft)

Päivä 4 | Cape Town – Oudtshoorn­
Kleinplaas Selfcatering & Resort 3* | A
Travel into the Klein Karoo on the famous Route 62. Option to enjoy a wine tasting along the way. Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.

Päivä 5 | Oudtshoorn – Stormsrivier
Tsitsikamma Village Inn 3* | E
Before leaving Oudtshoorn, opt to explore the Cango Caves or visit an ostrich farm. Cross over the Outeniqua Mountains into the Garden Route. Stop at the Bloukrans Bridge for those brave enough to try the bungee jump, and arrive in the forest village of Stormsrivier for the night.

Päivä 6 | Tsitsikamma National Park
Tsitsikamma Village Inn 3* | A
Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle. Set out on an included hike along the famous Otter Trail, inside the Tsitsikamma National Park. This beautiful coastal trail passes the picturesque suspension bridges, and visits breathtaking waterfalls. We include the entry fee to Tsitsikamma National Park — now it's your turn to get out and explore it. Be sure to check out the beautiful hiking trails and suspension bridge. Lace up and hike the first 6km of the scenic Otter Trail. Follow the shoreline until you come to the waterfall, and return along the same path. Option to jump in to the pool at the base of the falls for a swim. In the afternoon opt to explore the forest canopy, with a tree top trekking tour.
Approximate hiking time is 3 hours.

Päivä 7 | Addo Elephant National Park
Telttamajoitus | A, I
Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle. Enjoy a wildlife safari drive in our vehicle. Be on the watch for elephants and other wildlife. Embark on a wildlife safari drive in search of resident elephants, rhinos, lions, buffalo, and even leopards. This national park may be most famous for elephants, the rest of its wildlife is fantastic, too. Spend the night camping under the stars.
Continue on to Addo Elephant National Park, a unique wildlife area. Although famous for the Addo elephants, this park is home to a wide variety of wildlife. Embark on an afternoon wildlife safari drive (in our vehicle) in search of the resident elephants, rhinos, lions, buffalo, and even leopards. Listen to the wild sounds of Africa while enjoying a sundowner and sitting around the campfire at night.

Päivä 8 | Addo Elephant National Park – Graaff-Reinet
Camdeboo Cottages 3* | A
Travel into the vast semi-desert of the Great Karoo and overnight in the town of Graaff-Reinet, just outside the Camdeboo National Park. Option to hike in the Valley of Desolation for beautiful views over the surrounding area, or explore this quaint Karoo town.

Päivä 9 | Graaff-Reinet – Lesotho
Malealea Lodge 3* | A
Cross the border into the highest independent state in the world. Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle. Ready for a little more ink in your passport? Grab your bags and get ready to check another country off your bucket list.

Päivä 10 | Lesotho
Malealea Lodge 3* | E
Enjoy free time in the morning for horseback riding, or mountain biking, through this beautiful mountainous country. In the afternoon hike with a local guide to discover hidden waterfalls, before watching the sun set over "The Kingdom in the Sky'. Get out and explore this beautiful land-locked country. One of the most popular hikes in Malealea, the route to Botsoela Falls takes you through varied scenery, and across small ravines, before arriving at the cascading waters. Along the way your guide will tell you all about the local culture, and history of the area.

Päivä 11 | Lesotho – Drakensberg
Drakensville ATKV Holiday Resort | I
Return to South Africa and set up camp in the foothills of the mountain. Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.

Päivä 12 | Drakensberg
Drakensville ATKV Holiday Resort | A, I
Set off on an included hike along Tugela Gorge in Royal Natal NP. Today's hike is a 1 hr drive from our camp. Set off on a 23km (14.3 mi) hike along Tugela Gorge in Royal Natal National Park. It is touted by some as the best one-day hike in South Africa for its spectacular scenery of mountains, forest, a river, and a waterfall. Meandering along the Tugela River for 11km (6.8 mi), the path then crosses the river along some boulders and eventually leads to Tugela Falls, debatably the second highest waterfall in the world.
Approximate hiking time is 4-6 hours.

Päivä 13 | Drakensberg – Saint Lucia
Shonalanga Holiday Flats 3* | A
Travel through KwaZulu-Natal to Saint Lucia on the coast of Zululand. Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.

Päivä 14 | Saint Lucia
Shonalanga Holiday Flats 3* | E
Enjoy a free day to explore. Option to take a wildlife safari drive in Hluluwe - iMfolozi Park, go horseback riding on the beach, or join the CEO for a walk through town and out to the beach, where you can spot hippos and crocodiles in the estuary. Take an optional boat trip on the estuary or go horseback riding on the beach. Option to visit Hluluwe - iMfolozi Park, which is a safe haven for both the white and black rhino, as well as lions, buffalo, elephants, and leopards.

Päivä 15 | Saint Lucia – Swaziland
Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary | E
Cross another border into Swaziland and stay in traditional beehive huts in Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary. The mountainous Kingdom of Swaziland, lead by King Mswati III, is one of three monarchies in Africa. Explore Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary, which is situated in the Swaziland’s “Valley of Heaven”, the Ezulwini Vallley. Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle. Ready for a little more ink in your passport? Grab your bags and get ready to check another country off your bucket list. Visit Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary, a conservation area in the Ezulwini Valley. The sanctuary is home to mountains, plains, and everything in between. It also has a plethora of birds and other animals, including warthogs, crocodiles, hippos, and more.

Päivä 16 | Swaziland – Hazyview
Aan de Vliet Lodge 3* | I
Continue exploring Mlilwane Sanctuary in the morning, joining your CEO on a walk to see some of the resident wildlife, then cross back into South Africa, and head to our safari camp just outside the famous Kruger National Park. Head out on foot to search for some of the species that call Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary home during this guided walk. Get a better feel for the landscape, animals, and birds of Swaziland. Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.

Päivä 17 | Kruger National Park
Aan de Vliet Lodge 3* | A, I
Enjoy a full-day wildlife safari drive in the Kruger Park (in our vehicle). Option to upgrade to an open 4x4 vehicle for the wildlife safari drive. Jump into our vehicle and get ready to spot elephants, hippos, giraffes, zebras, lions, and many other species in one of Africa's greatest wildlife areas. Experience a traditional dinner and local dancing in the evening. Enjoy a cultural evening with the local community. Dive into local fare with a delicious traditional dinner, then watch a local dance performance.

Päivät 18-19 | Hazyview – Johannesburg – Helsinki
After breakfast transfer back to Johannesburg, South Africa's largest city. Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle. The tour ends upon arrival.
Lento Johannesburgista Helsinkiin.

 

Cape Townin lisäretket

Wine Tour and Tasting (1150ZAR per person)
Take a day trip into the wine lands of South Africa with an expert guide. Visit iconic estates and lesser-visited farms only known to locals, in areas such as Stellenbosch and Paarl. Indulge in tastings and pairings with cheeses, chocolate, and local delicacies such as Biltong (salted meat). Walk through vineyards and cellars for an all encompassing look at wine production, and learn about the history of this region. Gesondheid!

Boulders Beach Visit (75ZAR per person)
Visit Boulders Beach, a beautiful sandy beach dotted with massive granite boulders. Since 1982 it has been the home of over 3,000 tunnel nesting African Black footed penguins who cling to viability in a small breeding colony that is heavily protected.

 

Oudtshoornin lisäretket

Cango Caves Tour (110ZAR per person)
Tour the fascinating Cango Caves with their subterranean dripstone caverns and towering formations. They're beautiful and otherworldly.


Tsitsikamman lisäretket

Bungee Jump (1000ZAR per person)
Adrenaline junkies will be happy with a stop at the world's highest commercial bungee site. Opt to take the plunge or simply observe from the comfort solid ground. Shoot some amazing photos of those brave enough to dive into the abyss over the Bloukrans River.

Tree Canopy Tour (600ZAR per person)
Venture into the magnificent Tsitsikamma indigenous rainforest. Take a ride along canopies connected by giant Outeniqua Yellowwood trees that are up to 700 years old.

Tsitsikamma Woodcutters Journey (300ZAR per person)
Enjoy a tractor-trailer ride down the river pass and enjoy the beauty of the indigenous forest.

 

Stormsrivierin lisäretket

Kayaking (500ZAR per person)
Opt to rent a kayak or take a guided tour to explore deeper into the gorge. Bottomless pools, deep caves, and quiet forests await.

Mountain Biking
Follow the 22km long trail through the Storms River pass. Enjoy great views of the indigenous forest and gorge along the way. Bring your bathing suit for an opportunity to swim at the Old Storms River Bridge.

 

Graaff Reinetin lisäretket

Valley of Desolation Visit (470-1500ZAR per person)
Take a drive to the top of the valley to experience breathtaking panoramic views of towering rock pillars crafted over 200 million years of volcanic activity. Learn about the history of the terrain from a local expert. Enjoy a drink as you watch the sunset turn the pillars a brilliant shade of red. Keep an eye out for Mountain Zebra and resident Black Eagles as you drive through Camdeboo National Park.


Malealean lisäretket  

Pony Trekking (300-900ZAR per person)
Considered one of the best ways to experience the beauty of the area, and the transport of choice for most Basotho. Sit back (but not too far) and enjoy the sites. No previous riding experience necessary.

Mountain Biking (250-400ZAR per person)
Rent a mountain bike and go deeper into the beautiful surroundings.

 

Saint Lucian lisäretket

St Lucia Wetlands Nature and Birding Boat Cruise, Saint Lucia Estuary (300ZAR per person)
Hop on a boat and slowly cruise through the St Lucia Estuary while keeping a lookout for crocodiles, hippos, and birds.

Zulu Cultural Evening, Cape Saint Lucia (400ZAR per person)
Spend a fun filled night getting immersed in the Zulu culture with a Zulu dance performance, Zulu beer tasting, and a traditional South African braai (BBQ).

Cape Vidal Excursion, Cape Saint Lucia (710ZAR per person)
This excursion introduces you to the beauty of this area in multiple ways during your choice of a half or full-day tour. Take a wilderness safari drive through UNESCO site Simangaliso Wetland Park, swim or snorkel in the waters of the Indian Ocean, walk along the shores of Cape Vidal.

 

Umfolozin lisäretket

Hluhluwe - iMfolozi Park Wildlife Safari Drive (895ZAR per person)
Hop into an open safari vehicle and go on a wildlife safari drive with a local expert. Be on the lookout for the Big Five and more.

 

Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuaryn lisäretket

Sunset Wildlife Safari Drive (345ZAR per person)
Hop into an open air safari vehicle to explore Mlilwane's nature-rich plains at sunrise or sunset.

Guided Mountain Bike Tour/Rental (150-280ZAR per person)
Take the option to explore Mlilwane and its wildlife by mountain bike along a series of trails and roads. Enjoy a gentle hourly ride along the plains with a bike rental, or opt for a 3-4 hour scenic guided mountain bike tour.

Birding Guided or Self-guided (225ZAR per person)
Set out independently or join a guide to spot aquatic, grassland, montane & forest species, bee-eater colonies, and heronry.

 

Kruger National Parkin lisäretket

Kruger National Park Open Vehicle Wildlife Safari Drive - Full day (750ZAR per person)
Hop in a 4x4 safari vehicle and get yourself one step closer to the surrounding nature. Be ready to spot elephants, giraffes, hippos, lions, zebras, and many other species in this impressive South African NP.


Ateriat:
A = aamiainen 
I = illallinen
E = Ei aterioita 

 

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