13 Days – Johannesburg, Lesotho, Drakensberg, Durban & Cape Town

A 5 day tour around the beautiful city of Cape Town and its surroundings.

Johannesburg, Lesotho, Drakensberg, Durban & Cape Town

Johannesburg, Durban and Cape Town are three of South Africa’s main cities, so this 13-day trip is especially amazing as a traveler can fully experience all the various urban personalities the country has to offer. This trip is similar to our 10-day trip through Johannesburg, Lesotho, Drakensberg and Durban, with a very special addition of ending the tour in the Mother City – Cape Town!

As we drive around the Eastern Cape and Gauteng provinces of South Africa, we also visit the land-locked country of Lesotho. You will be amazed by the stunning range of mountains called the Drakensberg, while also enjoying the twists and turns of the Sani Pass Route in Lesotho, which will take you to the highest pub in Africa! The beauty of Cape Town will also leave you speechless, as the tour takes you adventuring through the Mother City, from the top of table mountain to the cobblestone streets of Bo-Kaap and the winelands of Stellenbosch.

Important Information:

duration

Duration:
13 Days, 12 Nights

included

Includes:
Transfer OR Tambo – Hotel Joburg, Pretoria city tour, Johannesburg city tour, 7 days transport from Johannesburg to Drakensberg, White Water Rafting in Clarens, Pony Trekking (1 hour) in Lesotho, Sani Pass route in Lesotho, Visit the Nelson Mandela Capture Site, Visit the Temple of Understanding in Durban, 1 morning safari in 4×4, Peninsula Tour in Cape Town, 2 x wine tastings, 12 nights (from cheap to luxury hotels), 12 breakfasts

 

excluded

Excludes:
Optional activities, Lunch/dinner/drinks, Tips, Local/International flights, Personal items, Vaccines/Malaria medicine, Visas

Optional Activities:

  • Apartheid Museum
  • Nelson Mandela House
  • Robben Island Museum Tour
  • Sky Diving
  • Paragliding
  • Shark Cage Diving
  • Helicopter Flight
  • Scuba Diving
  • Surfing
  • Kayaking
  • Whale Watching (Peak Season is July Through November)
  • Single day Safari
  • Surfing
  • Table Mountain – Cable Car or Hike
  • Trip to Seal Island

 

NOTE

Annual wine festivals and many other activities can be arranged.

Please note that we can customize the itinerary to your liking. Your custom-made trip can include the accommodations and activities that best suit you and your group.

Itinerary

Days 1-4

Day 1

Welcome to Johannesburg & Pretoria City Tour

Welcome to South Africa! Johannesburg, “Jozi” for short, is the city best known as the financial hub and cultural metropolis of South Africa. On our first day in the country, we visit Pretoria, the administrative capital of South Africa.

Day 2

Johannesburg City Tour

Today, we explore the cultural metropolis of South Africa in Johannesburg - visit Nelson Mandela’s house, walk through the eerie history of the Apartheid Museum and visit Soweto, the most densely populated township in the country.

Day 3

Clarens

We depart Johannesburg and drive through the country to get to Clarens, a small yet exciting village situated in the foothills of the Maluti Mountains in the Free State province of South Africa and nicknamed the ``Jewel of the Eastern Free State``.

Day 4

Clarens

Experience some adrenaline in Clarens today with a white water rafting trip. Experience the best white water river rafting in the country on the Ash River with 9 rapids, scenic vegetation and outstanding birdlife.

Days 5-8

Day 5

Lesotho

As we leave Clarens behind us, we look forward on the scenic road ahead to Lesotho, a high-altitude landlocked kingdom surrounded by South Africa. The dramatic mountain scenery provides us with the backdrop of our activities for the next two days.

Day 6

Lesotho

Ponies are considered to be one of the main forms of public transport in Lesotho! Experience a one-hour pony trek through the mountains of Lesotho. Use the rest of your afternoon for optional activities, such as mountain biking, hiking and more.

Day 7

Travel day to Drakensberg

We travel back into South Africa and visit a stunning range of mountains stretching over 200 km called the Drakensberg. Accessible plateaus and numerous passes and slopes in the area make for some of the best hiking in the country.

Day 8

Sani Pass

Today, we take one more day trip into Lesotho to visit the eastern part of the country, which is home to the Sani Pass, which is host to breathtaking views. While driving the Sani Pass, we climb a grand total of 2874 metres above sea level and enjoy lunch at the highest pub in Africa, the Sani Mountain Lodge.

Days 9-13

Day 9

Durban

We continue our trip in Durban and explore via bicycle the beachfront and historical attractions, such as Moses Mabhida Stadium, which hosted 7 FIFA World Cup matches during the 2010 World Cup or the Temple of Understanding, home to both decadent architecture and a delicious vegetarian Indian restaurant.

Day 10

Travel day to Cape Town

Enjoy a morning of optional activities before we make our way to the grand finale of the tour - Cape Town! With the city’s beautiful beaches, stunning mountain ranges, rich colonial history, and powerful stories of post-apartheid struggles, you are sure to learn a lot about the history of this city over the next few days.

Day 11

Welcome to Cape Town

Use this day to enjoy the plentiful adventurous activities in the area, such as skydiving, paragliding, sandboarding, hiking, shark cage diving and much more.

Day 12

Cape Point Peninsula

Today, we leave the central business district of Cape Town and head south onto the Cape Peninsula. Enjoy panoramic routes to Cape Point, Chapman's Peak, Cape of Good Hope, Simon's Town and Boulder’s Penguin Colony. We also enjoy some wine tasting on the route home.

Day 13

Thanks for traveling with us!

Today marks the departure day after a great journey through Lesotho and South Africa. Thank you for choosing ATES Africa and we hope to see you again sometime soon.

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