59 days - Classic Safari | From Nairobi to Cape-Town Overland Tour CAMPING

A Classic Safari - from Kenya to Cape Town, with every opportunity to see the big five and more in game park after game park from the Masai Mara to th

A Classic Safari - from Nairobi, Kenya to Cape Town, with every opportunity to see the big five and more in game park after game park from the Masai Mara to the Serengeti to Etosha. On the way experience the cultures and stunning geography of East and Southern Africa - The Rift Valley, the vast savannah plains, Zanzibar's white beaches, Lake Malawi, Victoria Falls, Okavango Delta and the dunes of Namibia. With the opportunity for an adrenalin rush or two - sky dive, gorge swing and white water rafting on the Zambezi's grade 5 rapids!

Includes

  • The Masai Mara
  • Nakuru National Park
  • Matopos
  • Etosha National Park
  • Namib Naukluft National Park
  • Mikumi National Park
  • Private Game Reserve
  • Lake Naivasha
  • The Cheetah Sanctuary
  • Cape Cross Seal Colony
  • Sossusvlei Dunes
  • Spitzkoppe or similar
  • Fish River Canyon
  • Breakfast & dinner whilst travelling on the truck
  • Some pre-prepared barbecues
  • Contribution to final group meal
  • Camping whilst with the truck
  • 3 nights lodge stay, Swakopmund
  • 1 night Ashanti Lodge, Cape Town
  • Fully equipped expedition truck incl - fridge, gas, tents, sleep mats
  • Services of English speaking crew incl. cook in East Africa
  • Ongoing advice
  • All road tolls & taxes are paid

Excludes

  • Local Tour Payment US$900. The local payment is a separate payment from the initial price you pay before you leave. If a local payment is required it will be shown with the trip price. This second payment is made in Africa at the start of your trip. It is payable in USD. The local payment provides us with the means for expenses that need to be paid in cash to local businesses en route to be arranged in the most cost effective manner possible, a saving we can then pass on to you. It also means we can operate in a way that directly supports local businesses and wildlife authorities as we travel. Local Payment will not be changed once you have booked your travel arrangements. We also offer tours without Local Payments. One fixed price for the tour and activities which you pay all at once to us. Contact us to point them out to you on our website!
  • visa
  • travel insurance
  • flights (we do arrange your flight on request)
  • departure tax
  • shuttles
  • optional extra's
  • sleeping bag
  • alcoholic- and soft drinks
  • items for personal use

Restrictions

Minimum age is 18. Average age of the passengers is between 18 – 39 but if you are an open minded person more at age and you don’t mind climbing daily in and out the overland truck you are more than welcome to join!

Please note

  • 44 breakfasts & 44 dinners whilst travelling on the truck, including some pre-prepared bbqs and local meals as well as a contribution to the final group meal in Cape Town
  • 49 nights camping whilst with the truck, including during our stay at Victoria falls, plus over 10% in simple hostels/hotels including three nights in a lodge in Swakopmund and the final night in Ashanti Lodge, Cape Town
  • A cook in East Africa

Full itinerary

The Classic Safari | Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Namibia, South-Africa
Nairobi to Cape-Town

Days 1 – 2: Nairobi, Kenya to Nakuru
On our first day we meet you in Kenya’s capital, Nairobi. There is time this morning to visit the Giraffe Centre, and the Elephant Orphanage, our first chance to get up close and personal with some of Africa’s most loved animals. We regularly visit a local woman’s bead factory, an organization set up in 1979 to offer sustainable employment to disadvantaged women as well, which is a great chance to start your souvenir shopping.
En route to Nakuru we stop at the Rift Valley Lookout for sweeping views of the Great Rift Valley. You may be tempted by the curio markets here too.
The following day we enter Nakuru National Park to head out on our first game drives. Nakuru is famous for its flamingo population. Thousands, and at times, millions of greater and lesser flamingos can be found here attracted to the algae and plankton that live in the warm alkaline waters of the lake on which they feed. The park is also a sanctuary for the rare endangered black as well as white rhino, and boasts lion, leopard, Rothschild’s giraffe, waterbuck, impala and buffalo. We have two game drives, both morning and afternoon, in this small treasure of a park.
Distance: 156 km Est.
Est Drive Time, Day 1: 4 hours
Est Drive Time, Day 2: Under 1 hour
Meals: x2 B, x3 D
Included wildlife activities: Morning and afternoon game drives
Optional excursions: Sheldrick’s Elephant Sanctuary, The Giraffe Park.

Day 3: Nakuru to Naivasha
We arrive in Lake Naivasha to relax for a couple of days. On the way we stop over at a children’s orphanage.
Naivasha is a freshwater lake and is the highest of the lakes of the central Rift Valley. We have a few choices of activities to enjoy over the next two days including a visit to Crescent Island and taking afternoon tea on the grassy lawns at Elsamere with the resident troop of black and white colobus monkeys. Distance, day 3: 100 km
Est. Drive Time: 2 hours
Meals: B, D
Optional excursions: Elsamere for afternoon tea, horse riding, Crescent Island

Day 4: Naivasha
Today we have the option of a days hike or to cycle through the red cliffs of Njorowa Gorge in Hells Gate National Park amidst herds of plains game including buffalo, zebra, eland, hartebeest, Thomson’s gazelle and baboon. Alternatively a guided walk to the jade green Crater Lake Sanctuary can be arranged. A hippo cruise on the lake is organized in the afternoon.
Distance: 0 km
Est. Drive Time: 0 hours
Meals: B, D
Optional excursions: Cycling in Hells Gate National Park, guided walk to Crater Lake Sanctuary, hippo cruise.
Optional excursions: Cycling in Hells Gate National Park, guided walk to Crater Lake Sanctuary, hippo cruise.

Day 5: Naivasha to Masai Mara
After our two nights by Lake Naivasha we head out on the bumpy and dusty road for the remote plateau of the Masai Mara, Kenya’s premier game park. The Mara is perhaps best known for being part of the setting for the famous wildebeest migration; a mass movement of up to approximately 1.7 million wildebeest, accompanied by approximately 200,000 zebra and 350,000 Thomson’s gazelle. The migration involves a journey covering 3,000 square kilometres, the equivalent to circumnavigating Britain and Ireland. The evervigilant predators, particularly lion and hyena, closely follow the herds.
Distance: 134 km
Est. Drive Time: 5.5 hours
Meals: B, D
Included wildlife activity: Afternoon game drives
Optional excursion: Visit to a Maasai village.

Day 6: Masai Mara
After our two nights by Lake Naivasha we head out on the bumpy and dusty road for the remote plateau of the Masai Mara, Kenya’s premier game park. The Mara is perhaps best known for being part of the setting for the famous wildebeest migration; a mass movement of up to approximately 1.7 million wildebeest, accompanied by approximately 200,000 zebra and 350,000 Thomson’s gazelle. The migration involves a journey covering 3,000 square kilometres, the equivalent to circumnavigating Britain and Ireland. The evervigilant predators, particularly lion and hyena, closely follow the herds.
Distance: 134 km
Est. Drive Time: 5.5 hours
Meals: B, D
Included wildlife activity: Afternoon game drives
Optional excursion: Visit to a Maasai village.

Day 7 Masai Mara to Nairobi
Up early for our last game drives in the Mara we head out one more time wildlife spotting, before departing at lunchtime for the drive back to Nairobi.
Tonight we enjoy a hot shower and then head out for a fun night out in one of Nairobi’s famous restaurants.
Distance: 140 km
Est. Drive Time: 6 – 7 hours
Meals: B, D (contribution to evening restaurant meal in Nairobi)
Wildlife activity included: Morning game drives
Optional excursions: Dinner in a restaurant, Carnivores or similar.

Day 8: Nairobi to Arusha, Tanzania
We head off on the drive across the Athi plains to the border into Tanzania and on to Arusha, the safari capital of northern Tanzania.
Over the next three to four days there are different safari options available in what is known as the northern circuit to take us into the world famous Serengeti and/or the Ngorongoro Crater. With prior notice safaris into Tarangire and Manyara can also be added. We finalise arrangements over dinner tonight at our camp in Arusha.
Distance: 278 km
Est. Drive Time: 6 – 7 hours
Meals: B, D

Day 9-12 : Arusha camp during optional safaris into the game parks
Optional northern circuit safari excursions from which to select for Days 9 to 12:
Rising early most in the group choose to head to the vast savannah plains of the Serengeti on a three day safari visiting both the Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater.
A balloon safari can also be arranged during this safari.
On the three day safari we explore the flat grasslands of the Serengeti plains studded with isolated kopjes over 24 hours. There is an excellent chance to view Africa’s renowned wildlife from hyena, lion, leopard and cheetah to elephant, giraffe, wildebeest, zebra, antelope and much more across the 14,000 square kilometre park.
The three day safari also includes game drives on the floor of the ancient caldera, Ngorongoro, for the chance to see more wildlife. Ngorongoro is a perfectly intact volcanic caldera and the world’s largest extinct volcano. Descending onto the Crater floor we find a garden of Eden full of all the wildlife for which Africa is famous - rhino, hippo, lion, elephant, hyena, buffalo, zebra, impala, ostrich, flamingo, and many, many more.
On this safari we spend one night camping in the middle of the Serengeti, with just the canvas of your tent between you and the vast plains that stretch out around us in all directions, and one night camped on the rim above the Ngorongoro Crater, the world’s largest extinct volcano. If booking on the shorter overnight Ngorongoro safari, you travel to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area from Arusha to enjoy sweeping views across the Crater, before joining those on the longer safari for the overnight camp on the Crater rim. From there you will travel down into the Crater with everyone for the game drives in the Ngorongoro Crater and a picnic lunch.
Across these two parks – the Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater - wildlife viewing is regularly exceptional. Big cats and other predators always capture the imagination and regularly blond maned lions can be found nonchalantly lazing on the rocky outcrops or lolling in the shade. With a little luck cheetahs can be found pacing the open grasslands and leopards can be located resting up in the buffalo thorns and sausage trees that line the Seronera River of the Serengeti. Spotted hyenas, bat-eared foxes and jackals also roam both parks.
The Serengeti is a continuation of the same ecosystem across which the spectacular wildebeest migration travels, the vast herds moving seasonally between here and Kenya’s Masai Mara. To encounter one of the countless wildebeest herds in a bleating, snorting dust - kicking motion on the famous migration moving across “Siringet” the “endless plains” is an experience of a lifetime.
En route between the Serengeti and the Ngorongoro we can arrange to pay a visit to a Maasai boma and time permitting the Olduvai Gorge Museum. The museum records the work of Louis Leakey who uncovered the traces of early man here. The finding of a 1.75 million year old Australopithecus jawbone in 1959 was the first conclusive evidence that hominids had existed for over a million years and that they had evolved in Africa.
We travel to the Serengeti and Ngorongoro via the village of Mto Wa Mbu, where Maasai display their ebony carvings, spears and beadworks and there is time to stop in one of the markets stalls for shopping. If you wish to add on a safari in Manyara and Tarangire this can also be arranged given prior notice.
If you don’t head out on this set of safaris you can spend time in the extensive Maasai Cultural Centre and Museum, and if you are up for it visit the Snake Park which has a large collection of reptiles as well as a Maasai display.
Arusha also has busy markets, a shopping mall, coffee shops and internet. A camel safari can also be arranged to visit a Maasai village.
The campsite where we are based has a comfortable entertainment area.
Back in Arusha we all enjoy a group barbecue to celebrate.
Optional excursions for Days 9 to 11: Overnight excursion for game drives in Ngorongoro Crater, Three day/ two night safari with game drives in both the Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater, Add On safaris in Tarangire and Manyara, Camel safari, Balloon safari, Olduvai Gorge Museum, Maasai boma visit.

Day 12-13 : Arusha to Dar es Salaam
Once our game drives are included in the Northern Circuit, from Arusha we travel past Kilimanjaro, the highest peak in Africa, to Dar es Salaam, known as the “home of peace” on the Indian Ocean.

Distance over 2 days: 665 km
Est Drive Time, Day 12: 7 hours
Est Drive Time, Day 13: 6.5 hours
Meals: X2 B, X2 D

Day 14-17: Optional stay on Zanzibar Island
You now have the opportunity to have a break from life on the truck on the exotic spice island of Zanzibar.
Travel with the tour leader to relax and enjoy all there is to offer over the next five days.
We spend time in the traditional capital, Stone Town. We take a spice tour to find out a little about the spice trade that dominated the island’s history, as well as the slave trade. Heading north we visit the white sand beaches in the north; swim and snorkel in the crystal clear waters of the Indian Ocean. You can also explore Jozani Forest and see the red colobus monkeys and Prison Island with its giant tortoise.
Further details as to arrangements for your optional stay in Zanzibar Island: We make the core
arrangements well ahead of time, so we are assured our groups are comfortable in popular beach cottages to the north of the island and for a night in a Lodge in the traditional capital. The tour leader travels over to the island with the group to ensure that all runs smoothly. Other excursions available include snorkelling excursions to Prison Island, as well as Mnemba Atoll, dolphin boat trips, a trek in Jozani forest and fishing. Scuba diving can also be arranged from the Dive Centre near our beach cottages
Distance: 0 km
Est. Drive Time: 0
Meals: Day 14, B
Other optional excursions available during the Zanzibar stay whilst on the island include: snorkeling excursions to Prison Island famous for its giant tortoise, as well as Mnemba Atoll, dolphin boat trips, a trek in Jozani forest to see the red colobus monkeys and fishing. Scuba diving can be arranged from the Dive Centre near our beach cottages.

Day 18: Zanzibar Island to Dar es Salaam
We leave Zanzibar Island today and transfer via ferry to the mainland and our campsite in Dar es Salaam for our final night by the Indian Ocean.
Distance: 0 km
Est.Drive Time, Day 0 hours
Meals: D
Days 19: Dar es Salaam to Iringa
Leaving Dar we travel through Mikumi National Park, where we often see elephant, giraffe, zebra and antelope from the roadside. We pass through Baobab Valley on our way to our overnight campsite at the Old Farmhouse in Iringa.
Distance: 552 km
Est.Drive Time, 9 hours
Meals: B,D
Day 20: Iringa to Chitimba, Malawi
Moving on through the mountains of the southern Rift Valley we arrive in the ‘warm heart of Africa’, Malawi.
Distance: 498 km
Est.Drive Time, /8 hours including border crossing
Meals: B, D

Days 21 – 23: Lake Malawi
We continue south down the third largest lake in Africa, Lake Malawi, created in the chasm provided by the Rift Valley. Known as “the heart of Africa” you will be struck by the warm welcome we receive, despite Malawi being one of the poorest countries en route. We are invited into local villages and schools and this is the perfect opportunity to immerse yourself into traditional village life.
The popular beaches provide great locations for the camps where we stay set beside local fishing villages. We can fish, as well as try a variety of water sports, including snorkelling, windsurfing, canoeing and scuba diving. Try bartering with local craftsmen selling beautiful carvings including the traditional Malawi chairs, and enjoy sharing in a village meal during our stay.
Distance, day 21: 236 km
Est.Drive Time, day 21, /- 5 hours
Meals: X3 B, X3 D.
Optionals excursions: Water sports, including snorkelling, windsurfing, water skiing and scuba diving, horse riding, village visits, including traditional meal and dancing, Livingstonia hike.

Day 24-25 : Lilongwe to Lusaka, Zambia
We travel to Lilongwe the capital of Malawi and enjoy the benefits of a stopping over in a city. There is also the option to visit Lilongwe Wildlife Center. The following day, crossing into Zambia we head west towards Lusaka the modern capital of Zambia. We camp at the Luangwa River bridge camp on the way. In Lusaka we have an opportunity to catch up on communications and stock up on supplies.
Distance over 2 days: 993 km
Est.Drive Time, Day 24, 7 hours including border crossing.
Est Drive Time day 25, 8-9 hours
Meals: X2 B, X2 D
Optional excursion: Lilongwe Wildlife Center

Days 26 – 28: Lusaka to Lake Kariba, Zimbabwe
From Lusaka we travel to the Kariba border and cross into Zimbabwe. Arriving at Lake Kariba we hire a houseboat to set sail into Matusadona National Park. We can relax for a couple of nights on the boat and enjoy a sleep in a bed, whilst enjoying nature at its best. This is an outing always popular with the locals. Famous for its tiger fishing, the Lake is a perfect spot to throw in a line as well as enjoy the wildlife on view including elephant, hippo and crocs. Watch dawn break through the stark silhouettes of the driftwood trees, the silence only broken by the haunting cry of a fish eagle. The boats have bedrooms, a jacuzzi and the houseboat crew cook our meals so this is a fun change from camping and life on the road.
Distance, day 26: 208 km
Est.Drive Time, day 26, 5 hours including border crossing
Meals: B, D
Optional excursion: Houseboat cruise on Lake Kariba

Days 29– 31: Lake Kariba to Gweru
We travel south to Antelope Park near Gweru. Antelope Park is a private game park where we have opportunities to interact with wildlife. Here we can walk with lions, feed the lion cubs and ride on an elephant amongst other activities. Canoeing, horse riding and carriage rides through the scenic landscape are also available.
Distance, day 29 : 504km
Est.Drive Time, day 29: 0 hours
Meals: X2 B, X2 D
Optional excursions: Lion walks, lion cub feeding, cub viewing, elephant riding, elephant swimming, canoeing and horse riding.

Days 32-33: Gweru to Bulawayo
We head further south into Zimbabwe’s second largest city, Bulawayo. From here we visit Matopos National Park. This is an area of spectacular scenery of large balancing granite boulders, which lead Mzilikazi, founder of the Ndebele nation, to give the area its name which means ‘Bald Heads’. Cecil Rhodes and several other leading early white settlers are buried amongst the rocky outcrops. There are also very special San Bushmen cave paintings found in the hills.
The Park is home to both black and white rhino, giraffe, hippo, leopard and has a wonderful amount of birdlife including black eagle. We trek to see rhino here with one of Zimbabwe’s most knowledgable professional guides.
Distance, day 32: 168 km
Est.Drive Time, day 32, 2 hours
Meals: X2 B, X2 D
Optional excursion: Extra game drives in Matopos National Park

Days 34 – 37: Bulawayo to Victoria Falls
‘Mosi-Oa-Tunya’, ‘the smoke that thunders’. The Falls provide breath-taking views of sheer drops and raging waters. Mists from the falls rise meters into the air and have given rise to a lush tropical rainforest along the rim.
We stay a few days to absorb all that the area has to offer – from adrenalin-pumping activities, fun bars and restaurants, a variety of markets, and sunset cruises gliding on placid waters. You may choose to go white water rafting in the gorge, sky dive, bungee jump, gorge swing, abseil or take a flight over the Falls known as ‘The Flight of the Angels’. Take time to wander the forest, exploring different views of the Falls. Horse riding, elephant riding, lion walks and interactive drumming are also all on offer.
Distance: 438 km
Est.Drive Time, 6 hours
Meals: B
Optional excursions: White water rafting, river boarding, jet boating, bungee jumping, gorge swing and rap jump, ‘Flight of the Angels’, canoe trip, lion walks, elephant rides, horse riding, interactive drumming, sun downer cruise.

Day 38: Victoria Falls to Kasane, Botswana
Moving further into Southern Africa we cross into Botswana a country that is often referred to as one of Africa’s biggest success stories in terms of good governance and commerce. Botswana certainly has beautiful scenery too and the striking image of an acacia tree on the horizon is sure to stay with you. Soak up the atmosphere on a game cruise on the Chobe River as the colours of sunset break across the sky and elephant come down to drink and mess around in the river. To take full advantage of this park there is also time for an additional game drive to allow you access further into the park.
Optional excursion: Chobe National Park – game drives and game cruise.
Distance :87 km
Est.Drive Time, 2 hours Including border crossing
Meals: B,D

Day 39: Kasane to Maun
We now travel to Maun, which will be the base for excursions into the Okavango Delta and Moremi. Our route is a scenic one taking us via the Makgadikgadi Pans.
Distance: 666km
Est.Drive Time, 9 hours
Meals: B,D

Days 40 – 42: Okavango Delta
In a landlocked country the Delta is an imposing sight. On arrival in Maun there are a number of options available. At over 15, 000 sq km the true scale of this wilderness area can only be appreciated from the air and we can arrange flights over the Delta. Safaris in the Delta in a mokoro, the traditional dugout canoe of the Delta boatmen are also very popular. On a mokoro safari lie back as you are poled through the waterways between reeds and water lilies to reach designated islands where we will bush camp for the duration of the safari. Evening and early morning game walks are on the agenda and possibly even the chance to learn how to steer a mokoro. We can also head into Moremi National Park for game drives in the eastern side of the Delta, Moremi offering superb game viewing across a range of different environments having expanses of wetland lagoons, woodland and savanna.
Distance: 0 km
Est.Drive Time, 0 hours
Meals: X3 B, X3 D
Optional excursions: Okavango Delta mokoro safari, flights over the Delta, game drives in Moremi Reserve

Days 43 – 45: Maun to Etosha National Park, Namibia
Experiencing a dramatic shift in scenery, we enter Namibia and travel the Caprivi Strip. We stop to see the Hoba meteorite, the world’s largest meteorite, before driving into Etosha National Park to camp within Namibia’s most famous game park for two nights.
Distance over 3 days: 932 km
Est.Drive Time, day 43: 5 hours, Est Drive Time, day 44 /-
8hours including border crossing, Est Drive Time, day 45, 2 hours.
Meals: X3 B, X3 D
Optional excursion: Hoba meteorite

Day 46: etosha National Park
The local Owambo people call Etosha ‘the place of dry water.’ The Pan’s blinding white surface covers an area the size of Switzerland and in summer violent squalls transform it into a vast shallow lake, providing a breeding ground for thousands of flamingos. A vast array of animals exist around the Pan, including elephant, lion, gemsbok, zebra, black rhino, giraffe, cheetah and leopard.
Game drives find us out early this morning, so we can make the most of our two night stay in Etosha. Optonal evening drives are also available, following the regular afternoon game drives. And to savour the last of the game parks in our itinerary at night we can take our hot chocolate and sit and wait by the floodlit water holes as a multitude of animal gradually arrive to drink.
Distance: 0 km
Est.Drive Time, Day 0 hours
Meals: B,D
Optional excursion: Evening game drive, Etosha National Park

Day 47: Etosha National Park to Cheetah Sanctuary, Otjititongwe
Passing through Outjo we come to a Cheetah Park where we will camp tonight. On arrival we can interact with these beautiful but potentially ferocious cats and get some up close photographs that would be almost impossible to obtain in the wild.
Distance: 182 km
Est.Drive Time, 2.5 hours
Meals: B,D

Days 48 – 49: Otjititongwe to Swakopmund
Next we move on to Damaraland where we can meet with the local Himba learning something of their ways of life, means of survival and traditional beliefs. We bush camp here and can spend time in the local bar in the evening.
Optional excursion: Himba tribe visit.
If road conditions allow we will drive along a section of the Skeleton Coast famed for being the most sparsely populated stretch of coastline in Africa. This coast will eventually bring us to Cape Cross Seal Colony, a breeding colony of 200,000 Cape fur seals. We will have time to get up close to the seals and their pups before continuing on to Swakopmund where we will check into lodge accommodation.
Distance over 2 days: 624 km
Est.Drive Time, Day 48, 8 hours, Est Drive Time Day 49, 3 hours including seal colony.
Meals: X2 B, X1 D
Optional excursion: A guided walk incl. viewing of rock engravings

Days 50 – 52: Swakopmund
Your tour leader will arrange for an activity presentation so you know what is on offer in the so called ‘adrenaline capital’ of Namibia. The options are too numerous to list but some of the most popular include quad biking, sand boarding and skydiving. As well as these extreme sports you can also take in the views of the Namib desert by helicopter, take a township tour, sample the fresh seafood and head out on open water fishing.
Distance: 0 km
Est.Drive Time, 0 hours
Meals: 0
Optional excursions: Quad biking, sandboarding, skydiving, go-karting, open-sea fishing, township tours, horse riding, balloons and flights over the Desert.

Day 53: Swakopmund to Sesriem
The Namib Desert is an impressive and beautiful expanse whilst a harsh and unforgiving environment. We will learn more about the plant and animal life who survive amongst the towering Sossusvlei dunes on a guided walk in the Namib Naukluft National.
Distance: 230 km
Est.Drive Time, 5 hours
Meals: B,D
Optional excursion: Guided walk on the Dunes

Day 54: Sesreim to Fish river Canyon
Today we embark on our final border crossing as we enter South Africa. The banks of the Orange River are the site of our first camp in South Africa. The river marks the division of South Africa and Namibia. Gazing across from our campsite it almost seems you could swim between the two.
Distance: 210km
Est.Drive Time, 3 hours
Meals: B,D
Optional excursions: Canoe the Orange River

Days 56 to 58: orange river to Stellenbosch, South Africa
We travel via Citrus Dale to Stellenbosch. The university town of Stellenbosch has a slightly continental air and is set against the mountainous backdrop of South Africa’s wine lands. Taking a wine tour not only allows you to taste the region’s produce but also to learn about the wine making process. The wine routes are exceptionally picturesque and offer great photographic opportunities.
Distance over two days: 627 km
Est.Drive Time, Day 56, 6 hours including border crossing,
Est Drive Time, Day 57, 6 hours.
Meals: X2 B, X1 D
Optional excursions: Wine tour

Day 59: Stellenbosch to Cape Town
Our last drive is an easy one and takes us to the foot of Table Mountain where Ashanti Lodge, our final stop, is located. After check in we have some chill out time before our final evening together to celebrate our experiences in Africa at one of Cape Town’s famous restaurants.
Cape Town is a buzzing city with with a lot to see and do so it is well worth leaving yourself a few days at the end of your trip to take it all in.
If you wish as well explore further afield along the Garden Route with us to finish in Johannesburg. Our 10 day Garden Route Safari departs three days after our arrival in Cape Town, visits highlights along the coast, including the beaches of Jeffrey’s Bay, the famous Bloukrans bungee, Addo Elephant Park and finishes in Johannesburg, ‘the City of Gold”
The Travel Shop at Ashanti can also assist you with bookings in Cape Town and exploring further including pony trekking in Lesotho, hikes in the Drakensberg Mountains, a safari in Kruger National Park, and travelling through to the KwaZulu-Natal coast for some excellent surfing.
Distance: 40 km
Est.Drive Time, 1 hour
Meals: D (contribution to the final restaurant meal)

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