Kruger, coast and cape holiday in Southern Africa
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Description of Kruger, coast and cape holiday in Southern Africa
Take three weeks to travel South Africa from Johannesburg to Cape Town with an inordinate amount of awesome natural and cultural highlights to be enjoyed along the way.
The first stop on this three week holiday is Kruger National Park where safari tours take you in search of some of South Africa’s best loved wildlife in some exceptional protected habitat.
Next you’ll travel South Africa via the coast with the beaches of Kosi Bay providing plenty of chances to rest and soak up the sun prior to visiting Zululand and learning more about the traditional tribal culture and ancient heritage of South Africa.
From the Wild Coast to the Garden Route your South Africa holiday continues towards Cape Town with some stunning coastal, wetland and savannah landscapes combining to great effect as you immerse yourself in the natural beauty of the region culminating in the R320 winery route.
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1 Reviews of Kruger, coast and cape holiday in Southern Africa
Reviewed on 05 Nov 2018 by Mylene Henrie
1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?
Everything! It was an amazing trip with a wonderful creation. We were well taken care of, spoiled in fact. An amazing journey to be able to discover a little bit of these four countries.
2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?
Patience as the driving hours are long. Smile as this is Africa, and not always as you would do it or like it! Bring clothes that dry quickly. Budget for a few upgrades as a night in a bed makes a big différence once in a while.
3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?
I hope and believe so but it was no always clear if and how in Zimbabwe, Zambia and Malawi. In Tanzania, yes, definitely.
4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?
5 stars. Simple great and amazing.
Travelling in a small group of 4 to 16 like minded travelers one has the best opportunity to visit remote areas to experience the cultural and natural heritage of Southern Africa first hand with minimum impact. Small group travel also allows us to stay in many national parks such as Kruger NP, Addo Elephant NP and Tsitsikamma NP ensuring that we contribute to the local conservation projects where large groups generally have to stay in bigger tourist establishments outside of the park.
Being a full participation camping tour it also has some of the least carbon emissions in comparison to accommodated tours. We also provide purified drinking water on all our tours to avoid buying plastic bottled mineral water and encourage clients to purchase locally produced cotton shopping bags for the duration of the tour to avoid plastic shopping bags.
In Swaziland we visit and overnight at the Hlane Royal National park where we have the opportunity to go on a guided wilderness walk with a local Swazi wildlife ranger hoping to spot some of Africa's premier wildlife such as white Rhino on foot.
This tour also offers great opportunity to visit more remote communities and interact with the locals and dine in local restaurants which is not always possible in big groups.
In Mozambique we stay in the lush Malongane Coastal marine National Park. Using the local operator one has the opportunity to experience activities such as scuba diving, snorkeling and boat cruises from the national park thus promoting local interaction and encouraging the local trade. There is also a great opportunity to interact with the local Mozambiquean citizen living on the outskirts of the National park and making a living through farming in the buffer zone of this greater biosphere reserve.
In the Transkei region we overnight in a community run establishment with plenty of optional excursions hosted by community members such as visiting their village, game drives with a local guide in the nearby community reserve and trying a hand at surfing at the local surf school. Other activities include a visit to the local craft centre, hiking, kayaking and mountain biking.
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