At a Glance

The trip South Africa without Cape Town and “Garden Route” leads from Johannesburg via Clarens and Durban in a wide arc back to Johannesburg.

In between you will cross the different natural landscapes and cultural areas of South Africa, visit the most animal- and species-rich protected areas, experience a multi-day hike at the foot of the Drakensberg Mountains and beach walks in front of the surf of the Indian Ocean, enjoy the country’s cuisine, visit Swaziland and get to know cities and pretty little towns.

Itinerary as PDF (in German) and request offer – the trip in pictures

Itineray of the trip South Africa without Cape Town and “Garden Route”

Tag Transport to the next destination and number of nights Hotel
1 Arrival in Johannesburg, pick up your rental car and drive to Clarens (2N B&B) Patcham Place B&B
3 Drive to Durban (1N B&B), may also be omitted if desired Burnham House B&B
4 Drive to Matatiele (1N FB), Starting point of the Mehloding Trail (4N HB) Masakala Guesthouse in Matatiele and local Guest Houses along the trail
9 Drive to Durban (3N B&B) Burnham House B&B
12 Drive into the Hluhluwe-Umfolozi National Park (3N) Hilltop Camp 2N B&B
Mpila Camp 1N
15 Drive to Swaziland (2N B&B in Mbabane) Ematjeni Guesthouse
17 Drive into the Kruger-Park (4N) Lower Sabi Camp 2N
Olifants Camp 2N
21 Drive to the Panorama Route (3N B&B in Graskop) Westlodge
24 Drive to Johannesburg, drop off rental car and return flight

 

Sample Itineraries

Duration: 17 days/ 16 nights
Services included: 16 nights accommodation as described, rental car for the whole trip (SUV, insurance without deductible), half day tour in Swakopmund (The Living Desert), desert elephant game drive at Brandberg, our fee
Price: from approx. 2950 € per person for two travelers (2021)
Duration: 17 days/ 16 nights
Services included: 16 nights accommodation as described, rental car for the whole trip (SUV, insurance without deductible), half day tour in Swakopmund (The Living Desert), desert elephant game drive at Brandberg, our fee
Price: from around 2650 € per person with 2 travelers (2021)
Duration: 32 days/ 31 nights
Services included: 31 nights accommodation as described, rental car for the whole trip (SUV including one-way fee, second driver, insurance without deductible), transportation to the start of the hike of the Mehloding Trail, our fee
Price: from around 3500 € per person with 2 travelers (2021)