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South Africa, Lesotho & Eswatini Multi-Adventure

Tour, Escorted tour

Johannesburg, South Africa to Johannesburg, South Africa

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South Africa, Lesotho & Eswatini Multi-Adventure
Discover the majesty of three African kingdoms: South Africa's KwaZulu-Natal and its Zulu people, the mountainous Kingdom of Lesotho, and the hikers paradise Eswatini (formerly Swaziland). Relish unparalleled wildlife experiences on safari walks, game drives, and sunset cruises. Hike up to the Amphitheatre in the UNESCO-protected Drakensberg region. Learn about apartheid in Durban and KwaZulu-Natal, and venture into the spectacular landscapes of Eswatini. From the thrills of spotting elephants in the wilds of Kruger National Park to spectacular views from the highest pub in Africa, this once-in-a-lifetime active adventure guarantees unforgettable experiences!
  • Spot the Big Five and more on safaris in Kruger National Park and Mkuze Game Reserve
  • Interact with local artists, rural Zulu, and indigenous Basotho people to enrich cultural understanding
  • Revel in African hospitality at comfortable hotels and remote mountain lodges

Minimum Age: 13
Interests
  • Adventure and Active
  • Educational and Learning
  • Safari, Animals, and Wildlife
11 Nights Starting At
June 02, 2024 through June 13, 2024
Book by:
May 29, 2024 7:00 PM
Itinerary Overview
Day 2
Take a Nature Hike en Route to Northern Drakensberg
Day 3
Hike to the Amphitheatre in Royal Natal National Park
Day 4
Head to Southern Drakensberg
Day 7
Enter the Kingdom of the Zulu
Day 8
Spot Wildlife in Mkuze Game Reserve
Day 9
Lake Jozini and the Kingdom of Eswatini
Day 12
Enjoy One More Safari Before Departing for Home
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September 11, 2024 7:00 PM
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Accommodations
MT Sobek: South Africa, Lesotho & Eswatini Multi-Adventure

Day: 1, duration: 1
Peech Hotel

An eco-boutique hotel situated in Johannesburg's upmarket suburb of Melrose, the Peech is surrounded by tall trees and a lush manicured garden. The spacious, airy rooms offer lovely views and expected amenities, some with patios opening onto the garden. The property is ideally located close to the shopping and entertainment districts of Melrose Arch and Sandton and near the Apartheid Museum.

Day: 2, duration: 2
Cavern Resort & Spa

Named after the infamous Cannibal Cavern, this family-run resort is nestled in the foothills of the Northern Drakensberg, a place of captivating beauty, and surrounded by lush indigenous forests and clear streams. Once a humble rustic homestead, today the Cavern is a lovely resort with rooms set amidst manicured gardens and a spa offering myriad soothing treatments.

Day: 2, duration: 2
Montusi Mountain Lodge

Get the full Northern Drakensberg experience at Montusi Mountain Lodge, dedicated to the conservation of the area and its wildlife. Montusi boasts the privilege of space, with 16 suites set in open gardens, each with spectacular views of the famous Amphitheatre escarpment and surrounding mountains. Local, award-winning cuisine is served in the intimate restaurant.

Day: 4, duration: 2
Premier Resort Sani Pass

This stunning resort in the Southern Drakensberg, nestled at the foot of Sani Pass, offers guests incredibly scenic accommodation. Contemporary, spacious rooms provide breathtaking mountain views, as does the restaurant, which serves a breakfast buffet, a midday "terrace menu," and themed dinners. Family-friendly activities including hiking, biking, 4x4 excursions, and pony rides for kids.

Day: 6, duration: 1
Benjamin Hotel

A warm welcome awaits leisure and business travelers alike at the Benjamin, just a five-minute drive from Durban beaches and in the heart of the vibrant Florida Road entertainment strip. The historical hotel features lovely gardens, an outdoor pool, and a shaded terrace. Breakfast is served in their glass, conservatory-style restaurant and offers a fresh continental buffet and plated hot breakfasts.

Day: 7, duration: 2
Ghost Mountain Inn

At the foot of legendary Ghost Mountain lies this country-style inn. This welcoming, four-star family hotel and spa is central to many Zululand and coastal reserves. Shrouded in mystery and folklore, the historical mountain stands sentry over the hotel's open-plan central areas. Light, airy guest spaces maximize the scenic environs, and rooms have furnished patios from which to experience the rhythm of Africa.

Day: 9, duration: 1
Summerfield Botanical Garden & Exclusive Resort

Nestled within the idyllic garden enclave of the Summerfield Botanical Garden, the eponymous resort is a luxurious boutique hotel with an environment that captures the proud traditions and gentle charm of the Kingdom of Swaziland. Creatively designed and artistically decorated accommodations boast garden or mountain vistas, the restaurant offers elegant fine dining and informal alfresco meals, and the hospitality is world-class.

Day: 10, duration: 2
Lukimbi Safari Lodge

At Lukimbi, you feel part of nature from the moment you arrive. Situated along the Lwakahle River in a private concession in southern Kruger, the slightly elevated lodge makes the most of the panoramas. Rich colors and textures evoke the local culture and energy, and its 16 well-appointed suites — reached via walkways — have private decks with river outlooks.

Guides
MT Sobek: South Africa, Lesotho & Eswatini Multi-Adventure

Carl Nel
Carl guides extensively throughout South Africa, working in game reserves and leading wildlife experiences for guests from around the world. He also runs volunteer-based programs focused on rural development and elevation of previously disadvantaged communities around South Africa. Carl is a passionate South African and feels blessed to spend time leading experiences focused on the country’s natural beauty and wonderfully diverse culture.





Graham Bell
Graham grew up living in England, India and Mozambique, and spent much of his childhood traveling the world with his family. After completing his military service, he joined South African Airways as a way to nurture his love of traveling. He spent 16 years flying to exotic and remote places before turning in his wings and returning to his feet to become a guide. His lifelong passion for tourism shines through with his 32 years of experience and reflects in his knowledge of South African history and culture.





Inclusions/Exclusions
MT Sobek: South Africa, Lesotho & Eswatini Multi-Adventure

Inclusions
Expertise and services of our experienced adventure guides
All accommodations as noted in the itinerary
All breakfasts, almost all lunches and dinners as noted in the itinerary
Snacks and water between meals
Additional regional guides and experts on many trips
Comprehensive Trip Planner with detailed pre-trip information
Private guided tours at historic sites, museums, wineries and other select attractions as noted in the itinerary
Special events and other select attractions as mentioned in the itinerary
All gratuities at hotels and restaurants
Equipment and experienced guides for activities as described in the itinerary
Park and other entry fees (unless otherwise noted)
Fares for trains, ferries and other modes of travel as listed in the itinerary
Select transfers as mentioned in the itinerary
Baggage transfers and porterage

Exclusions
International airfare, airport taxes, and excess baggage fees
Alcoholic beverages (MT Sobek provides wine at select events)
Gratuities for MT Sobek guides and guide-drivers
Travel Protection Program
Personal expenses
What To Expect
MT Sobek: South Africa, Lesotho & Eswatini Multi-Adventure

Reason #01

This adventure gives you access to hidden gems in South Africa's KwaZulu-Natal, the Kingdom of Lesotho, and the Kingdom of Eswatini (Swaziland).

Reason #02

Experience unforgettable wildlife encounters, deep cultural immersion, plus excellent hiking in the spectacular Drakensburg range.

Reason #03

Consistent with our 55-year history on the continent our local team provides insightful context and authentic interactions in each of the three kingdoms.

Activities

Great mix of game drives, hiking, cultural touring, and optional zip lining and caving adventures.

Lodging

From historical hotels to country-side inns, this trip includes some of the best accommodations in the Three Kingdoms.

Climate

Expect temperatures in the various regions between 70-80°F during the day and 50-60°F in the evenings.

When is the best time to travel to South Africa?

Every season in South Africa has something special to offer and makes South Africa one of the few year round destinations in the world.

How safe is South Africa?

The majority of South Africa is safe, provided that you take the safety precautions you would in all major countries and big cities.

How did the "Big Five" get their name?

The "Big Five" are leopard, lion, elephant, rhino and buffalo. The term is a reference from colonial trophy hunting. Hunters ranked African animals as to how dangerous they were to hunt.

Do I need vaccinations or malaria tablets?

We recommend you speak to your doctor about vaccinations and malaria tablets well in advance of your safari. At present, certain areas of South Africa are affected by malaria.

Do you require a visa for South Africa?

If you are a U.S. citizen, you do not need a visa to enter South Africa.

What is the minimum age for this trip?
The standard minimum age for this trip is 18, but check out our private trip options for families and groups with younger guests.
MT Sobek: South Africa, Lesotho & Eswatini Multi-Adventure

Day: 1, duration: 1
Peech Hotel

An eco-boutique hotel situated in Johannesburg's upmarket suburb of Melrose, the Peech is surrounded by tall trees and a lush manicured garden. The spacious, airy rooms offer lovely views and expected amenities, some with patios opening onto the garden. The property is ideally located close to the shopping and entertainment districts of Melrose Arch and Sandton and near the Apartheid Museum.

Day: 2, duration: 2
Cavern Resort & Spa

Named after the infamous Cannibal Cavern, this family-run resort is nestled in the foothills of the Northern Drakensberg, a place of captivating beauty, and surrounded by lush indigenous forests and clear streams. Once a humble rustic homestead, today the Cavern is a lovely resort with rooms set amidst manicured gardens and a spa offering myriad soothing treatments.

Day: 2, duration: 2
Montusi Mountain Lodge

Get the full Northern Drakensberg experience at Montusi Mountain Lodge, dedicated to the conservation of the area and its wildlife. Montusi boasts the privilege of space, with 16 suites set in open gardens, each with spectacular views of the famous Amphitheatre escarpment and surrounding mountains. Local, award-winning cuisine is served in the intimate restaurant.

Day: 4, duration: 2
Premier Resort Sani Pass

This stunning resort in the Southern Drakensberg, nestled at the foot of Sani Pass, offers guests incredibly scenic accommodation. Contemporary, spacious rooms provide breathtaking mountain views, as does the restaurant, which serves a breakfast buffet, a midday "terrace menu," and themed dinners. Family-friendly activities including hiking, biking, 4x4 excursions, and pony rides for kids.

Day: 6, duration: 1
Benjamin Hotel

A warm welcome awaits leisure and business travelers alike at the Benjamin, just a five-minute drive from Durban beaches and in the heart of the vibrant Florida Road entertainment strip. The historical hotel features lovely gardens, an outdoor pool, and a shaded terrace. Breakfast is served in their glass, conservatory-style restaurant and offers a fresh continental buffet and plated hot breakfasts.

Day: 7, duration: 2
Ghost Mountain Inn

At the foot of legendary Ghost Mountain lies this country-style inn. This welcoming, four-star family hotel and spa is central to many Zululand and coastal reserves. Shrouded in mystery and folklore, the historical mountain stands sentry over the hotel's open-plan central areas. Light, airy guest spaces maximize the scenic environs, and rooms have furnished patios from which to experience the rhythm of Africa.

Day: 9, duration: 1
Summerfield Botanical Garden & Exclusive Resort

Nestled within the idyllic garden enclave of the Summerfield Botanical Garden, the eponymous resort is a luxurious boutique hotel with an environment that captures the proud traditions and gentle charm of the Kingdom of Swaziland. Creatively designed and artistically decorated accommodations boast garden or mountain vistas, the restaurant offers elegant fine dining and informal alfresco meals, and the hospitality is world-class.

Day: 10, duration: 2
Lukimbi Safari Lodge

At Lukimbi, you feel part of nature from the moment you arrive. Situated along the Lwakahle River in a private concession in southern Kruger, the slightly elevated lodge makes the most of the panoramas. Rich colors and textures evoke the local culture and energy, and its 16 well-appointed suites — reached via walkways — have private decks with river outlooks.

MT Sobek: South Africa, Lesotho & Eswatini Multi-Adventure

Carl Nel
Carl guides extensively throughout South Africa, working in game reserves and leading wildlife experiences for guests from around the world. He also runs volunteer-based programs focused on rural development and elevation of previously disadvantaged communities around South Africa. Carl is a passionate South African and feels blessed to spend time leading experiences focused on the country’s natural beauty and wonderfully diverse culture.





Graham Bell
Graham grew up living in England, India and Mozambique, and spent much of his childhood traveling the world with his family. After completing his military service, he joined South African Airways as a way to nurture his love of traveling. He spent 16 years flying to exotic and remote places before turning in his wings and returning to his feet to become a guide. His lifelong passion for tourism shines through with his 32 years of experience and reflects in his knowledge of South African history and culture.





MT Sobek: South Africa, Lesotho & Eswatini Multi-Adventure

Inclusions
Expertise and services of our experienced adventure guides
All accommodations as noted in the itinerary
All breakfasts, almost all lunches and dinners as noted in the itinerary
Snacks and water between meals
Additional regional guides and experts on many trips
Comprehensive Trip Planner with detailed pre-trip information
Private guided tours at historic sites, museums, wineries and other select attractions as noted in the itinerary
Special events and other select attractions as mentioned in the itinerary
All gratuities at hotels and restaurants
Equipment and experienced guides for activities as described in the itinerary
Park and other entry fees (unless otherwise noted)
Fares for trains, ferries and other modes of travel as listed in the itinerary
Select transfers as mentioned in the itinerary
Baggage transfers and porterage

Exclusions
International airfare, airport taxes, and excess baggage fees
Alcoholic beverages (MT Sobek provides wine at select events)
Gratuities for MT Sobek guides and guide-drivers
Travel Protection Program
Personal expenses
MT Sobek: South Africa, Lesotho & Eswatini Multi-Adventure

Reason #01

This adventure gives you access to hidden gems in South Africa's KwaZulu-Natal, the Kingdom of Lesotho, and the Kingdom of Eswatini (Swaziland).

Reason #02

Experience unforgettable wildlife encounters, deep cultural immersion, plus excellent hiking in the spectacular Drakensburg range.

Reason #03

Consistent with our 55-year history on the continent our local team provides insightful context and authentic interactions in each of the three kingdoms.

Activities

Great mix of game drives, hiking, cultural touring, and optional zip lining and caving adventures.

Lodging

From historical hotels to country-side inns, this trip includes some of the best accommodations in the Three Kingdoms.

Climate

Expect temperatures in the various regions between 70-80°F during the day and 50-60°F in the evenings.

When is the best time to travel to South Africa?

Every season in South Africa has something special to offer and makes South Africa one of the few year round destinations in the world.

How safe is South Africa?

The majority of South Africa is safe, provided that you take the safety precautions you would in all major countries and big cities.

How did the "Big Five" get their name?

The "Big Five" are leopard, lion, elephant, rhino and buffalo. The term is a reference from colonial trophy hunting. Hunters ranked African animals as to how dangerous they were to hunt.

Do I need vaccinations or malaria tablets?

We recommend you speak to your doctor about vaccinations and malaria tablets well in advance of your safari. At present, certain areas of South Africa are affected by malaria.

Do you require a visa for South Africa?

If you are a U.S. citizen, you do not need a visa to enter South Africa.

What is the minimum age for this trip?
The standard minimum age for this trip is 18, but check out our private trip options for families and groups with younger guests.
About MT Sobek
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This is where adventure travel began! Since our first Everest Base Camp trek in 1969, we’ve been connecting adventurers to the world through genuine, active and immersive experiences. We can’t think of anything more fulfilling than being outside and going deep into nature, exploring hidden places and getting to know local people. It’s what we love to do, so let us share it with you.

To feed your spirit of adventure, Mountain Travel Sobek offers a wide range of unique and perfectly paced itineraries led by incredible local guides. We keep groups small, usually fewer than 10 people, and seek out great food and characterful accommodations everywhere we go.

Beyond the seamless logistics and careful attention to detail, our aim is to create a space for truly special moments in unforgettable places.

We are the Adventure Company—come explore with us.

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About MT Sobek
This is where adventure travel began! Since our first Everest Base Camp trek in 1969, we’ve been connecting adventurers to the world through genuine, active and immersive experiences. We can’t think of anything more fulfilling than being outside and going deep into nature, exploring hidden places and getting to know local people. It’s what we love to do, so let us share it with you.

To feed your spirit of adventure, Mountain Travel Sobek offers a wide range of unique and perfectly paced itineraries led by incredible local guides. We keep groups small, usually fewer than 10 people, and seek out great food and characterful accommodations everywhere we go.

Beyond the seamless logistics and careful attention to detail, our aim is to create a space for truly special moments in unforgettable places.

We are the Adventure Company—come explore with us.

Read More

Prices are per-person based on double occupancy, unless otherwise noted.