On this 16 days, 15 Nights self-drive tour you will experience the true African culture. Visit locally owned projects that are devoted to giving back to their communities. In this unique tour through South Africa, Swaziland and Lesotho, you will have the opportunity to stay in rural villages where the kings of the different tribes established their roots and to see wildlife and breathtaking panoramic views.

 

You will arrive at OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg. The representative will provide you with your personalized route description, project information and the necessary contact details. From the airport you will be transferred to your accommodation where you will stay for two nights. Overnight: Guest House in Johannesburg, incl. breakfast
After breakfast you will be collected for a Fair trade in Tourism certified Soweto Township Tour. This tour will give you the opportunity to experience the Soweto Township at its purest. At the end of the tour you will be dropped off back at your accommodation in Johannesburg. . Overnight: Guest House in Johannesburg, incl. breakfast
Around 9am your car will be delivered at the accommodation. You will depart from Johannesburg and drive via Dullstroom to the Sabie area. En route you can visit the Birds of Prey Rehabilitation Centre just outside Dullstroom. Overnight: In a country lodge, incl. breakfast
Depart from Sabie and drive to the south of the Kruger National Park where you will spend one night in a rustic camp. The world-renowned Kruger National Park offers a wildlife experience that ranks with the best in Africa. Overnight: In a rustic camp inside the Kruger National Park, room only
You will proceed to the Kingdom of Swaziland after you had your breakfast. Enter Swaziland at the Jeppe’s Reef border post and drive towards Piggs Peak. Here you will stay for two nights in a community owned eco-tourism friendly accommodation. Be prepared that this is a true local and basic once-in-a-lifetime experience. Overnight: In community owned and run lodge, room only
Today you will have the whole day at leisure or you can make your way to the Swazi Secret Project. A project that supports disadvantaged women to generate income from the natural products that grow around them. Come and share the secrets of African trees that care for your skin. Overnight: In community owned accommodation, room only
After exploring the Kingdom of Swaziland get ready for your next discovery of the Kingdom of the Zulus and its battlefields. Walk in the footsteps of famous military strategists – Shaka, Winston Churchill, Mahatma Gandhi and General Louis Botha – they were all part of the KwaZulu-Natal Battlefields. Overnight: In Thatched Traditional en-suite rondavels incl. dinner and breakfast
Today you will have a long drive ahead of you. In the early morning, after breakfast, you will leave the battlefields area and drive towards Vryheid and Clarens. Clarens is situated in the Eastern Free State highlands notable for its golden sandstone mountains. Overnight: In a country guesthouse incl. breakfast
Departing Kwazulu Natal you will head off to the Mountain Kingdom country (Basotholand). You will enter Lesotho near the beautiful Golden Gate National Park which lies in the rolling foothills of the Maluti Mountains. Overnight: In a Guest House, incl. breakfast
Lesotho will connect you to the Eastern Cape Province of South Africa, a political hub and home to most Xhosa people (African culture) in South Africa. This is also home to the reputable Mr. Rholihlahla Mandela. Tonight you will overnight in Cradock. The town of Cradock, although intended as a fort, never saw conflict. Overnight: In historic Karoo cottages, incl. breakfast
Today you will continue your way into the malaria free Eastern Cape to a small town called Grahamstown. You will be welcomed by your local host family who will introduce you into their local world and culture. This is absolute the purest and most personal way to learn more about local community life. Overnight: In a local home stay incl. dinner and breakfast
From Grahamstown you will drive towards the Addo Elephant National Park. Your local hosts Keith and Nondumiso welcome you to stay in thatched cottages on their organic citrus farm. Breathtaking panoramic views, stunning tourist locations, unique African style organic meals and the organic farm are only a few of the delights that await you. Overnight: In thatched cottages, incl. breakfast
Today is your last day in South Africa. You can make your way to Port Elizabeth Airport where you will drop off your rental car three hours before boarding your flight back home or to your next destination.