BAVIAANSKLOOF LESOTHO GARDEN ROUTE / KLEIN KAROO WILD COAST WINTERBERG


WILD COAST , LESOTHO & ADDO ELEPHANT PARK
ELEVEN DAY GETAWAY

Rolling Hills

DAY ONE
Depart Port Elizabeth 08h00. Enjoy a drive along the Sunshine Coast through the historic area where the nine frontier wars between the British, Dutch Boers and various Xhosa tribes took place. Lunch in East London and then sundowners on the spectacular cliffs of Morgans Bay. Over night at Morgans Bay on the Wild Coast.

The Pont

DAY TWO
Cross the great Kei River on a pontoon into rural Transkei, birthplace of Nelson Mandela. Follow ancient sleigh tracks in 4 x 4 vehicles down the path of what was almost a national suicide for the Xhosa nation and visit the “Pools of Prophecy”, traditional healers at a rural centre and for the brave at heart some cliff jumping into deep rock pools. A picnic lunch and then tackle the challenging Kabanqaba River crossing in vehicles . Tides permitting enjoy a boat cruise or canoe trip through the most southerly mangrove forest in Africa with it’s wonderful plant & bird life. Overnight at Wavecrest Hotel on the banks of the Nxaxo River

4x4 Adventure

DAY THREE
Fond farewell to the Wild Coast and depart for the spectacular Drakensberg Mountains. Overnight in Himeville at the foot of the famous Sani Pass.

Sani Pass

DAY FOUR
Tackle the challenge of the drive up the Sani Pass into the mountain Kingdom of Lesotho. Enjoy the view and drink in the “Highest Pub in Africa”. Follow the” Roof of Africa” route over the highest motorable pass in Africa at 3255m. Overnight at the New Oxbow Lodge.

Cave

DAY FIVE
Complete the” Roof of Africa” route to Katse Dam with a stop at the historical Liphofung Caves where King Moshaeshae “the Great” hid during the local tribal wars and where the San and other Stone Age people left many archeological deposits of implements and rock art. Overnight at Katse Dam.

Katse Dam

DAY SIX
Visit the info centre at Katse Dam to find out more about the Lesotho Highlands Water project , the biggest engineering project undertaken in Africa , and then proceed on a tour into the heart of the Dam wall itself.
Enjoy the drive on the highland roads of Lesotho to Mohale Dam , the second dam in the Highlands water scheme completed so far. Overnight at Mohale Lodge.

God Help Me Pass

DAY SEVEN
After the “God Help Me Pass” we will briefly visit the capital of Lesotho, Maseru, and then drive through the university town of Roma to overnight at the Semonkong Lodge.

Riding at Maletsunyane

DAY EIGHT
Pony trek on Basotho ponies or drive to the Maletsunyane Falls which is the highest single drop waterfall in Southern Africa. An optional extra is an abseil down the falls, at 205m it is the highest commercial abseil in the World (Booked in advance). Spend the afternoon swimming, walking, fly fishing for wild river trout or just chilling out on the banks of the Maletsunyane River.

Rock Art

DAY NINE
Depart for Malealea Lodge. After lunch Pony trek on Basotho ponies or drive to view the rock art of the early inhabitants of the mountain kingdom. Visit the arts and craft centre of the local village people and enjoy their song and dance at sunset. Overnight at Malealea Lodge.

Kudu

DAY TEN
Depart Lesotho for Addo Elephant National Park via the Settler towns of Aliwal North and Cradock. Go in search of the “Big 5” with a night game drive in the Addo Elephant National Park. Overnight in Addo.

Red Hartebeest

DAY ELEVEN
Relax on a morning game drive in an open safari vehicle discovering the wonders and beauty of the African bushveld. After lunch depart for Port Elizabeth.

   
     
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