TOUR-1                         
                                                                                     2 COUNTRIES –COMBINED! ZULULAND LESOTHO 8 NIGHTS/9 DAYS 

                                                                                                                 Zululand- 4 Nights/ 5 Days. 

Day 1: All meals-own cost! 
You will be collected from the King Shaka Airport by your guide for your Safari Tour in the heart of Zululand. We will travel approximately 5 hours through the lush green fields of the Majestic Kingdom of Zululand to Dumazulu Traditional Village & Lodge. En route you will enjoy the commentary of your guide, learning about the Anglo Zulu War, farming, and the history of the local people. At mid-morning we will arrive at Dumazulu Traditional Village & Lodge (or similar), and gain an insight into the traditional life of the Zulu nation by watching weapon, bead, basket and hut making skills. The cultural show culminates with a display of vibrant, pulsating Zulu dancing. Lunch will be a delicious BBQ meal served in an open dining area. You will have the chance to stop in and browse at one of the largest curio shops in the area with a great variety of Zulu artifacts to choose from. After lunch, we shall depart for Bushlands Game Lodge (or similar) where you will check into the lodge. Bushlands Game Lodge is a four-star graded, game lodge in the heart of Zululand, surrounded by 300 000 acres of national parks (including the Big Five Hluhluwe Game Reserve). Bushlands Game Lodge offers personalized attention and service excellence. You will stay in air-conditioned lodges, elevated above a sand forest where many local small game species are often seen. Late afternoon you can enjoy a guided game walk on the property where you can view small game such as Warthog, Nyala, Zebra, and Giraffe. For those who want to kick back, you can relax in the luxurious viewing hide overlooking the water hole whilst watching the animals congregate for their afternoon drink of water. We will meet at 19h00 for pre-dinner drinks followed by a delectable dinner served in the open-air boma.
Overnight: at Game Lodge, KwaZulu Natal 

Days 2 & 3: All meals –own cost! 
Enjoy a leisurely breakfast after which we will depart for a game drive (including a packed lunch) in open vehicles through the Hluhluwe/iMfolozi Big Five Game Reserve, which is the oldest proclaimed reserve in Africa and world-renowned for the saving of the White Rhino from extinction. Enjoy a day of magic in the African Bush searching for the Big Five! For an early lunch, your rangers will set up a picnic under the trees in one of the rest camps in the park. After brunch, the game drive continues until early afternoon where we return to the lodge please remember to bring warm clothing for the game drive. You will spend the rest of the afternoon relaxing at the lodge and enjoying the tranquil surroundings. We will meet at 19h00 in the boma for pre-dinner drinks followed by dinner. 
Overnight: at Game Lodge, KwaZulu Natal.

Day 4: All meals-own cost!
Early wake-up calls for our morning game drive into Hluhluwe leaves you with lasting memories of the magic of the African Bush. We will then return to the lodge for a leisurely breakfast served on the deck (weather permitting), overlooking the pool. Afternoon at leisure followed by dinner.
Overnight: at Lodge.

Day 5: All meals-own cost!
Check out time is at 10h00 am and we will then depart for St. Lucia. This is a small village in the heart of our World Heritage site of the Wetlands of St. Lucia. We will arrive in St. Lucia around 11h30 where you will be afforded some free time to stroll through the village, before your two-hour boat cruise on the estuary viewing hippo, crocodiles, and birdlife. light lunch will be served on the boat before disembarking. We will depart at 14h15 for a relaxing transfer to Durban. 
Overnight: at Lodge.

                                                                                            Lesotho Overland Tours-4 Nights/5 Days! 

Day 6: All meals-own cost! 
Departure 06h00 in Durban for Underberg, refreshment stop in Underberg, then an exchange of vehicles to a 4x4. Stop at the Good Hope Trading Store, originated in 1917 by John White-Smith. Ascending the legendary Sani Pass with its hairpin bends offering unparalleled vistas of the Sani Valley and Drakensberg Escarpment situated within the Ukhahlamba Drakensberg Park, one of our World Heritage Sites. Proteas along the road, proceed to view of 12 Apostles. These geological structures are one of the oldest mountain ranges in the world. Our Guide is taking care of the border formalities. At the summit at 2.874m, we stop for refreshment at the Sani Top Chalet, the Highest Pub in Africa. Thereafter we proceed to the village and the Basotho culture will be explained. Ascending the Black Mountain Pass up to 3.280m, following the Senqu River. Nearby the highest mountain in Southern Africa, Thabana Ntlenyana with 3.482m, meaning “the little mountain which is a little nice”. Our journey takes us on tar road onto the summit of the highest road in Africa, the Tlaeeng Pass (3.255m) – The Roof of Africa. Slightly lower is the Pass of Guns with 3.240m, pass the Mahlasela Ski Slope to Oxbow within a Ski Resort. All mountains are covered in snow in winter.
Overnight: at Lodge.

Day 7: All meals-own cost! 
At 07:00 breakfast at the lodge. Departing at 08:00 for the twisting tar road to the summit of the Moteng Pass, with 2.840m one of the highest roads attained by normal two-wheel-drive vehicles in Southern Africa. This is the basalt roof of Southern Africa, a world of winter snows, frozen waterfalls, crisp clear air and crystal streams with fat trout. Visit Liphofong Cave, descending into the Holola Valley (River of the Blue Crane), pass spectacular sandstone overhangs and rugged countryside to Butha-Buthe. This little town was named after King Moshoeshoe’s old mountain stronghold, Butha-Buthe, the Gatherer. On our way to Hlotse strange, richly colored rock shapes may be seen on all sides, creating the effect of a vast assembly of weird, petrified figures. Pass a few missions and several rock shelters where Bushmen Paintings may be seen, the main road passes the Leribe Farmers Training Center to the town of Hlotse. It is the administrative center of the Leribe district and originated in 1876 when a Mission outpost was established here. Visit the Craft Centre, lunch at Bokong Nature Reserve. Continue on the Nelson Mandela Road, crossing the Malibamatso River (River of dark Pools) where the great Katse Dam has been constructed from 1991 1997. Our Guide is taking care of the security checkpoint. The Katse Dam is the second largest dam in the world and supplies water to Witwatersrand (Gauteng, Soweto), Farming, Mining in South Africa and irrigates the lowlands in Lesotho. 
Overnight: at Lodge.

Day 8: All meals-own cost! 
After breakfast at the lodge, departure on the dirt road towards Thaba Tseka. Watch the majestic Cape Vultures in flight and beautiful butterflies in the summertime. Thaba Tseka, meaning “the mountain with a blaze”, houses a stud farm for breeding Basotho Ponies and a tree nursery. Cross the Koma-Koma Bridge, which is flooded when the sluice gates of Katse Dam are opened. Refreshment stop at the shabeen (pub) at Taung village. We pass an old Trading Store, today the Molumong Guesthouse and the St. James Mission. Rocky mountains and hills with patches of maize fields where Basotho’s work on their land with loving care. 
Overnight: at Lodge.

Day 9: All meals-own cost! 
After a good breakfast, viewing along the way cairns within the mountains for the shepherds to protect their sheep and cattle from wild animals. Steep gorges and valleys, dotted with little Basotho huts. Picnic lunch on route. Ascend the Black Mountain Pass up to 3.280m, follow the dirt road to our next destination. Awesome view of the Hodgon’s Peaks and the Giants Cup. The rest of the afternoon is at leisure. Enjoy a drink at the Highest Pub in Africa at 2.874m, if time permits! Your guide will take care of the border formalities. Descending the Sani Pass beneath towering cliffs, buttresses, past waterfalls, and unique flora and birdlife. Following the Mkomazi River back to Underberg, arrival at approximately 10h30 and be transferred to Durban airport or Durban Hotel by 14H30. 

                                                                                                                     END OF TOUR! 
                                                                                                          Valid Passports Essential!
                                                            Please advise Nationality, as Lesotho has Visa restrictions on certain countries? 





TOUR-2                                                                               SOUTH AFRICA AND LESOTHO-OVERLAND TOURS!

 
 
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                                                                                9 NIGHTS/10 DAYS (ALL IN ONE) THE 3 X Bs BUSH-BERG and BEACH
                                                                               Kwa Zulu Natal -North Coast   2 Nights/ 3 Days - Hluhluwe/ Umfolozi

Day 1: All meals-own cost! 
Depart from Durban International Airport and arrive at Hluhluwe-Umfolozi, just before lunch, lunch at the lodge, then depart for whichever activity you have chosen from the below listing or have a late afternoon for a sundowner at Lodge. Viewing the most amazing African Sunset. Depending on flight arrival times. (Please read additional activities below, this need to be booked in advance and is an additional cost). 
Overnight: at Lodge.

Day 2: All meals-own cost! 
After breakfast at 08H00, depart for a game drive in the Umfolozi National Park. Return to the Lodge for lunch and in the Afternoon departs for a boat cruise on the St Lucia river-viewing of hippos, birdlife, and crocodiles. Possible Activities: All own cost! Birding, Cheetah Encounter, Cultural Tours, Deep Sea Fishing, Elephant Interaction False Bay Park, Frogging Tours, Golfing, Hluhluwe-Imfolozi, Ilala Weavers, Kayaking Kosi Bay Trip, Mkuzi Game Drive, Muzi Pan, Ndumo, Game Drive, Night Drive Rhino Tracking, Scenic Flights, St Lucia Boat Cruise, Tembe Reserve, Zulu Crocodile-viewing. We offer comfortable accommodation in spacious air-conditioned rooms. We have 12 air-conditioned rooms, all nestled in unspoiled natural Sand Forest. High ceilings and air-conditioning ensure comfort space for all our guests. All rooms have en-suite bathrooms - and are fitted with a fridge and tea and coffee making facilities to enjoy as you look out into the tranquil Sand Forest from your private veranda. The family rooms have an inter-leading door making these units perfect For families, as kids can easily sleep close by while you still enjoy your privacy. Location Umkhumbi Lodge is superbly located close to Hluhluwe in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, with easy access to the wildlife areas of Hluhluwe-Imfolozi and Mkhuze National Parks, the endless sandy beaches of Sodwana & Kosi Bay, and one of South Africa's World heritage sites, Isimangaliso Wetland Park. There is the opportunity to spot all of the Big Five, abundant birdlife and on the beaches, both Loggerhead and Leatherback Turtles. The lodge is situated just 15 minutes outside the town of Hluhluwe towards Sodwana Bay. Onsite Facilities: Splash pool, Laundry service, WiFi Internet at the office, Safe for locking away valuables Private Restaurant and Bar for guests, Walking trails, Travel information, Shuttle service to and from any location. We suggest bringing your binoculars and walking shoes with you! 
Overnight: at Guest Lodge.

Day 3: All meals-own cost! 
Depart after breakfast at 08H00 for the Southern Drakensberg and afternoon at leisure. 
Overnight: at Hotel.

                                                                                                     Lesotho Overland Tour: 2 Night / 3 Days

Day 4: All meals-own cost! 
Departure 08h00 from Underberg/Himeville and travel to the World Heritage Site. Ascending the legendary Sani Pass with its hairpin bends offering unparalleled vistas of the Sani Valley and Drakensberg Escarpment situated within the Ukhahlamba Drakensberg Park, one of our World Heritage Sites. Proteas along the road, proceed to view of 12 Apostles. These geological structures are one of the oldest mountain ranges in the world. Our Guide is taking care of the border formalities. At the summit at 2.874m, we stop for refreshment at the Masoba-Soba Lodge. Thereafter we proceed to the village and the Basotho culture will be explained. Ascending the Black Mountain Pass up to 3.280m, following the Senqu River. Nearby the highest mountain in Southern Africa, Thabana Ntlenyana with 3.482m, meaning “the little mountain which is a little nice”. Picnic lunch on route. Our guide will explain about the Letseng Diamond Mine while passing, It is the highest mine in the world (3.250m). Our journey takes us on tar road onto the summit of the highest road in Africa, the Tlaeeng Pass (3.255m). The Roof of Africa. Slightly lower is the Pass of Guns with 3.240m, pass the Mahlasela Ski Slope to Oxbow within a Ski Resort. All mountains are covered in snow in winter. Stop for refreshment, then continue our journey, for the twisting tar road to the summit of the Moteng Pass, with 2.840m one of the highest roads attained by normal two-wheel-drive vehicles in Southern Africa. This is the basalt roof of Southern Africa, a world of winter snows, frozen waterfalls, crisp clear air and crystal streams with fat trout. Descending into the Holola Valley (River of the Blue Crane), pass spectacular sandstone overhangs and rugged countryside to Butha-Buthe. This little town was named after King Moshoeshoe’s old mountain stronghold, Butha-Buthe, the Gatherer.
Overnight: at Lodge. 

Day 5: All meals-own cost! 
After breakfast we continue our journey to Katse Dam, via Hlotse strange, richly coloured rock shapes that may be seen on all sides, creating the effect of a vast assembly of weird, petrified figures. Pass a few missions and several rock shelters, the main road passes the Leribe Farmers Training Center to the town of Hlotse. It is the administrative center of the Leribe district and originated in 1876 when a Mission outpost was established here. Picnic lunch on route. Continue on the Nelson Mandela Road, crossing the Malibamatso River (River of dark Pools) where the great Dam has been constructed from 1991 1997. Our Guide is taking care of the security checkpoint. The Dam is one of the largest dams in the world and supplies water to Witwatersrand (Gauteng, Soweto), Farming, Mining in South Africa and irrigates the lowlands in Lesotho. A guided tour into the dam wall. 
Overnight: at Lodge. 

Day 6: All meals-own cost!
After breakfast at the lodge, departure on the dirt road towards Thaba Tseka. Watch the majestic Cape Vultures in flight and beautiful butterflies in the summertime. Thaba Tseka, meaning “the mountain with a blaze”, houses a stud farm for breeding Basotho Ponies and a tree nursery. Cross the Koma-Koma Bridge, which is flooded when the sluice gates of Katse Dam are opened. Refreshment stop at the shabeen (pub) at Taung village. We pass an old Trading Store, today the Molumong Guesthouse and the St. James Mission. Rocky mountains and hills with patches of maize fields where Basotho’s work on their land with loving care. Cairns within the mountains for the shepherds to protect their sheep and cattle from wild animals. Steep gorges and valleys, dotted with little Basotho huts. Picnic lunch on route. 
Overnight: at Lodge. 

Day 7: All meals-own cost! 
After breakfast at the Hotel, proceed via ST. James Mission viewing of the mission, then we will double back the route from day one, refreshment stops at Sani Mountain Lodge for a refreshment stop. Our guide will take care of border formalities, descend the Sani Pass. Lunch at a local restaurant. After lunch, we depart via the picturesque farmlands and Zulu villages in the rural areas on our journey to the Dive Resort. This will be a very long day!!
Overnight: Dive Resort.
 
Day 8: All meals-own cost! 
We depart via the picturesque Donnybrook and Ixopo farmlands and Zulu villages in the rural areas on our journey to the Dive Resort. This will be a very long day=+-10 hours.
Overnight: Dive Resort 

                                                                                                     1N/2D  Kwa Zulu Natal –South Coast

Day 9: All meals-own cost! 
Depart after breakfast at 08H00 and get transported down to the beach for a morning dive session. Arrival back at the Dive Resort for lunch. After lunch, we go for an afternoon dive session.
Overnight: Dive Resort.

Day 10: All meals-own cost! 
Depart after breakfast at 08H00 for Durban International Airport or Durban Hotel-own cost! 
Then be transferred to Durban airport the following day!

                                                                                                                   END OF TOUR! 
                                                                                                         Valid Passports Essential!
                                                                  Please advise Nationality, as Lesotho has Visa restrictions on certain countries?  

Overview Dive resort-
It is located in the quaint little diving village on the Kwa-Zulu Natal South Coast. A rocky reef which is the remains of an ancient fossilized sand dune approximately 5 km off the coast of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. The reef plays host to many kinds of hard and soft corals and an estimated 1200 species of tropical and subtropical fish. The Shoal was named after the near-sinking of the 3 Masted vessel "Aliwal", Captained by James Anderson in 1849. There are two wrecks near the reef that are prime sites for divers. The Norwegian bulk carrier called the "Produce" which sank in 1974 and the Nebo which sank in 1884. The 20th of May 2014 is the 130th anniversary of the sinking of the Nebo. Due to the Nebo being a wooden galleon it will not be there forever, this would be a wonderful opportunity to explore her hidden wonders before they disappear forever. There is a fantastic variety of sharks to be seen, with smaller White Tip Reef Sharks patrolling the reef top and larger species such as Oceanic Black Tips, Dusky Sharks, Tiger Sharks, Zambezi / Bull Sharks, Hammerheads and even the odd sighting of a Great White is not unheard of. Umkomaas is a small coastal diving village on the sub-tropical south coast of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. The town is located 48 km south of central Durban. It was formed when a harbor was built in 1861 to export sugar. The town rests beside the mouth of the navigable Umkomazi River, also known as the Mkhomazi or Umkomaas. With the successful dredging of Durban harbor's sandbar and the arrival of the railway, the town suffered and like Port Shepstone, the harbour fell into disuse. 
When Daily Diving – Requirements.
Ensure that you have the following items with you: • Certification card • Logbook (showing proof of min. 1 logged dive within the last year) • Marine Protected Area Permit • Dive Equipment (unless renting) • Swimsuit(unless renting), Towel & Suntan Lotion • Money for, drinks and sundries –tips • Children Children are most welcome at the Dive Resort!!! Should they be divers younger than 15years of age we will buddy them up with a qualified and experienced Dive Master or Instructor at no extra cost should the parents request this. 



TOUR-3                                                             2 KINGDOMS AND 1 COUNTRY IN ONE-12 NIGHTS / 13 DAYS-OVERLAND EXCURSION! 
                                                                                             THE KINGDOM OF SWAZILAND-2 NIGHTS/3 DAYS

Day 1: All meals-own cost! (All depending on Flights times)! 
Arriving in Swaziland, you are met by our representative at the airport, who will transfer you to Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary. Swaziland’s history is surprisingly long and fascinating for such a small nation. Artifacts up to 200 000years old and ancient rock paintings from approximately 25 000 BC have been found in the country. Swaziland’s first documented inhabitants, Khoisan hunter-gatherers, were eventually displaced by Bantu tribes who migrated from eastern Africa’s Great Lakes area during the 15th and 16th Centuries. In more contemporary times, when the then ruling monarch, King Mswati 11 died in 1982, the Great Council of State selected a young 14-year-old prince to be the next king. He continued his education in England attending Sherbourne School before he was called back to the throne and crowned on 25 April 1986 aged 18 and 6 days! The king and his mother, whose title is Ndlovukati (“Great She-Elephant”), rule jointly.
Overnight: at Lodge.

Day 2: All meals-own cost! 
After breakfast, we visit Umphakatsi Cultural village – this is the local chief’s village where we explore authentic Swazi Culture with great photo opportunities We then proceed to the Ezulwini Valley and the capital city, Mbabane. Enjoy outside on a wildlife safari on horseback amongst the animals! We then depart for the cultural village in Mantenga followed by a trip into the Ezulwini Valley to view Swazi Art &Craft. There is traditional Swazi dancing on selected evenings.
Overnight: at Lodge.

                                                                                             HLUHLUWE / ZULULAND 3 NIGHTS/ 4 DAYS 


Day 3: All meals-own cost! 
After breakfast, another outride on horseback to view the animal life of Mlilwane. Exit Swaziland and enter Northern Kwa Zulu Natal. We will travel through the lush green fields of the Majestic Kingdom of Zululand to Dumazulu Traditional Village & Lodge. En route you will enjoy the commentary of your guide, learning about the Anglo Zulu War, farming, and the history of the local people. At mid-morning we will arrive at Dumazulu Traditional Village & Lodge (or similar), and gain an insight into the traditional life of the Zulu nation by watching weapon, bead, basket and hut making skills. The cultural show culminates with a display of vibrant, pulsating Zulu dancing. Lunch will be a delicious BBQ meal served in an open dining area. You will have the chance to stop in and browse at one of the largest curio shops in the area with a great variety of Zulu artifacts to choose from. After lunch, we shall depart for Bushlands Game Lodge (or similar) where you will check into the lodge. Bushlands Game Lodge is a four-star graded, game lodge in the heart of Zululand, surrounded by 300 000 acres of national parks (including the Big Five Hluhluwe Game Reserve). Bushlands Game Lodge offers personalized attention and service excellence. You will stay in air-conditioned lodges, elevated above a sand forest where many local small game species are often seen. Late afternoon you can enjoy a guided game walk on the property where you can view small game such as Warthog, Nyala, Zebra, and Giraffe. For those who want to kick back, you can relax in the luxurious viewing hide overlooking the water hole whilst watching the animals congregate for their afternoon drink of water. We will meet at 19h00 for pre-dinner drinks followed by a delectable dinner served in the open-air boma. 
Overnight: at Game Lodge, KwaZulu Natal.

Day 4 & Day 5: All meals-own cost! 
Early wake-up calls for our morning game drive into Hluhluwe leaves you with lasting memories of the magic of the African Bush. We will then return to the lodge for a leisurely breakfast served on the deck (weather permitting), overlooking the pool. Afternoon at leisure followed by the diner. Enjoy a leisurely breakfast after which we will depart for a game drive (including a packed lunch) in open vehicles through the Hluhluwe/iMfolozi Big Five Game Reserve, which is the oldest proclaimed reserve in Africa and world-renowned for the saving of the White Rhino from extinction. Enjoy a day of magic in the African Bush searching for the Big Five! For an early lunch, your rangers will set up a picnic under the trees in one of the rest camps in the park. After brunch, the game drive continues until early afternoon where we return to the lodge. Please remember to bring warm clothing for the game drive. You will spend the rest of the afternoon relaxing at the lodge and enjoying the tranquil surroundings. We will meet at 19h00 in the boma for pre-dinner drinks followed by dinner.
Overnight: at Game Lodge, KwaZulu Natal

                                                                                                        CAPE TOWN-3 NIGHTS/ 4 DAYS 

Day 6: All meals-own cost!
Breakfast at the lodge, transfer to King Shaka Airport fly to Cape Town mid-morning or early afternoon flights recommended. Due to traveling times. We undertake the journey around the Cape Peninsula following the incredibly beautiful routing through Hout Bay, Constantia, Simon’s Town via the scenic Boyes Drive and onto Cape Point where two great oceans meet – the Indian and Atlantic Oceans. The reserve at Cape Point takes in 40 km of pristine coastline with tradition saying that this is the meeting place of the warm Mozambique Current and the chilly Benguela Current. Scientists, however, claim that the real meeting place of these waters is very much further to the east, in the vicinity of Cape Agulhas. We end the day wine tasting at Groot Constantia Wine Estate & Manor House. The wines from this estate have graced the tables of European royalty for over three hundred years.
Overnight: at Lodge. 

Day 7: All meals-own cost! 
After breakfast, we tour Robben Island departing from the Nelson Mandela Gateway. Robben Island Robben Island is most famous, or infamous, for having been the isolated prison of former South African President and world statesman Nelson R. Mandela and many other political dissidents. For an entire generation of black South African prisoners, Robben Island was an alternative political university.
Overnight: at Lodge.

Day 8: All meals-own cost! 
Today we explore the stunning wine lands of the Boland. Our cellar tours will include the iconic Morgenhof, Spier, Lanzerac and Boschendal Estates. We visit the historic towns of Stellenbosch and Paarl to view the historic and classic Cape Dutch architecture. Lunch will be enjoyed on one of the Estates (included with wine for own account).
Overnight: at Lodge.

Day 9: All meals-own cost! 
Table Mountain & Walking Tour of Cape Town We will embark on a stroll through historic and colorful Cape Town. We visit the Company Gardens of the Dutch East India Company, the Parliamentary walk, and, in case we forget the country’s immediate past history, we are reminded of the Apartheid years by visiting the District Six Museum, faithfully recording the period of forced Group Removals. Time for last-minute shopping and absorbing the last moments of Colonial and Cape Dutch architecture, cobblestone streets and the historic Castle – all evoking images of the seafaring activities of the 19th Century.
Overnight: at Lodge in Cape Town.

                                                                                                   KINGDOM OF LESOTHO -3 NIGHTS/ 4 DAYS!
 
Day 10: All meals-own cost! (All depending on Flight times)! 
Breakfast at the lodge, transfer to Cape Town airport. Fly from Cape Town airport to Johannesburg airport then a connecting flight to Maseru/Lesotho airport. Pick up client at airport then proceed to view of Morija Museum,Kings Museum and Kings Palace the oldest town in Lesotho (have been founded in 1833 by pioneer French Protestant missionaries), visit Morija Museum with its collection of Bushmen Art, Dinosaurs Footprints, Books, Clay Pots, Fossils, old tools used by various tribes and explanations. The Moeder Craft Center is housed in the oldest building in Morija, 1843, where one may purchase a variety of tapestry, Mohair shoals, souvenirs, etc Proceed via Matsieng, King Palace, we will get a Basotho guide to take us up to the viewpoint of the palace and he will explain everything, we are not allowed to enter inside (strictly no photos at King’s palace). The landscaped grounds sit on a small hillside, surrounded by high, concertina wired fence with guards. Lunch will be enjoyed at the local Morija restaurant.
Overnight: at Lodge.

Day 11: All meals-own cost! 
Departure after breakfast for 3 hours Pony trek to Botsoela waterfall at 08H30 and arrival back at the lodge for lunch at +-12H30. After lunch at, you've got the option of taking a leisurely pony ride or do a hike to the San Rock Art site=3 hours round trip! Echo Caves 1 & 2.
Overnight: at Lodge.

Day 12: All meals-own cost! 
After a hearty breakfast, we get ready for an exciting journey high over the summit of the Thaba Putswa Range via Makheka’s Pass and across the basalt moorland of Southern Africa to the Place of Smoke. View stop at 2.260m before we reach the summit of the Makheka’s Pass with 2.860m. Panoramic views to the valley with farmlands. The grassland around is dotted with the yellow flowers of Euryops, the white Arum Lilies, the bright red and yellow colours of the Red-Hot Pokers and plenty of other wildflowers. Lunch on route. The road pass becomes very rugged before and after the summit. In the afternoon visit the spectacular Maletsunyane Falls or the following morning The longest single drop waterfall in Southern Africa (204m). Dinner at the lodge.
Overnight: at Lodge.

Day 13: All meals-own cost! (All depending on flight timing)!
Breakfast on the verandah or in the restaurant of the lodge and viewing of the Maletsunyane Falls. Thereafter we travel on the tar road to Roma. We climb steadily to the top of the Nkesi’s Pass (2.010m), from where a superb view of the 3.096m, Thaba Putswa Range can be seen. Just before Roma, the road loses altitude and we drive through spectacular white sandstone rocks and valleys. Nearby the Thaba Telle mountain (2.530m), which is climbed by mountaineers and it is told it is not an easy one. Lunch on route. The city of Roma is the principal center of the Roman Catholic Church in Lesotho and since 1964 the site of the National University of Lesotho. Roma was founded in 1862 when King Moshoeshoe granted the site to Bishop Allard and Father Gerard. Thaba Bosiu, lunch on arrival. After lunch, a guide will take us on tour and explain the history of the 1st Chief Moshoehoe and how he was able to conquer the Zulu King Shakas warriors. We WIll then be taken to a demonstration village and from a distance see the famous mountain-Thaba Bosiu.
Thereafter depart for Maseru airport. 
                                                                                                                     Tour Ends!                                                        
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TOUR-4                                                                                      2 KINGDOMS & 1 COUNTRY IN ONE! 
                                                                           SWAZILAND-HLUHLUWE-ZULULAND&LESOTHO-15 NIGHTS/16 DAYS
 
                                                                                          THE KINGDOM OF SWAZILAND-2 NIGHTS/3 DAYS

Day 1: All meals-own cost! (All depending on flight times)!
Arriving in Swaziland, you are met by our representative at the airport, who will transfer you to Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary. Swaziland’s history is surprisingly long and fascinating for such a small nation. Artifacts up to 200 000years old and ancient rock paintings from approximately 25 000 BC have been found in the country. Swaziland’s first documented inhabitants, Khoisan hunter-gatherers, were eventually displaced by Bantu tribes who migrated from eastern Africa’s Great Lakes area during the 15th and 16th Centuries. In more contemporary times, when the then ruling monarch, King Mswati 11 died in 1982, the Great Council of State selected a young 14-year-old prince to be the next king. He continued his education in England attending Sherbourne School before he was called back to the throne and crowned on 25 April 1986 aged 18 and 6 days! The king and his mother, whose title is Ndlovukati (“Great She-Elephant”), rule jointly.
Overnight: at Lodge.

Day 2: All meals-own cost! 
After breakfast, we visit Umphakatsi Cultural village – this is the local chief’s village where we explore authentic Swazi Culture with great photo opportunities We then proceed to the Ezulwini Valley and the capital city, Mbabane. Enjoy outside on a wildlife safari on horseback amongst the animals! We then depart for the cultural village in Mantenga followed by a trip into the Ezulwini Valley to view Swazi Art &Craft. There is traditional Swazi dancing on selected evenings.
Overnight: at Lodge.

                                                                                           HLUHLUWE / ZULULAND 3 NIGHTS/ 4 DAYS  
Day 3: All meals-own cost! 
After breakfast, another outride on horseback to view the animal life of Mlilwane. Exit Swaziland and enter Northern Kwa Zulu Natal. We will travel approximately 5 hours through the lush green fields of the Majestic Kingdom of Zululand to Traditional Village & Lodge. En route you will enjoy the commentary of your guide, learning about the Anglo Zulu War, farming, and the history of the local people. At mid-morning we will arrive at Dumazulu Traditional Village & Lodge (or similar), and gain an insight into the traditional life of the Zulu nation by watching weapon, bead, basket and hut making skills. The cultural show culminates with a display of vibrant, pulsating Zulu dancing. Lunch will be a delicious BBQ meal served in an open dining area. You will have the chance to stop in and browse at one of the largest curio shops in the area with a great variety of Zulu artifacts to choose from. After lunch, we shall depart for Bushlands Game Lodge (or similar) where you will check into the lodge. Game Lodge is a four-star graded, game lodge in the heart of Zululand, surrounded by 300 000 acres of national parks (including the Big Five Game Reserve). Game Lodge offers personalized attention and service excellence. You will stay in air-conditioned lodges, elevated above a sand forest where many local small game species are often seen. Late afternoon you can enjoy a guided game walk on the property where you can view small game such as Warthog, Nyala, Zebra, and Giraffe. For those who want to kick back, you can relax in the luxurious viewing hide overlooking the water hole whilst watching the animals congregate for their afternoon drink of water. We will meet at 19h00 for pre-dinner drinks followed by a delectable dinner served in the open-air boma.
Overnight: at Game Lodge.

Day 4 & Day 5: All meals-own cost! 
Enjoy a leisurely breakfast after which we will depart for a game drive (including a packed lunch) in open vehicles through the Zululand Big Five Game Reserve, which is the oldest proclaimed reserve in Africa and world-renowned for the saving of the White Rhino from extinction. Enjoy a day of magic in the African Bush searching for the Big Five! For an early lunch, your rangers will set up a picnic under the trees in one of the rest camps in the park. After brunch, the game drive continues until early afternoon where we return to the lodge. Please remember to bring warm clothing for the game drive. You will spend the rest of the afternoon relaxing at the lodge and enjoying the tranquil surroundings. We will meet at 19h00 in the boma for pre-dinner drinks followed by dinner.
Overnight: at Game Lodge, KwaZulu Natal.

Day 6: All meals-own cost! 
Early wake-up calls for our morning game drive into Game Reserve leave you with lasting memories of the magic of the African Bush. We will then return to the lodge for a leisurely breakfast served on the deck (weather permitting), overlooking the pool. Afternoon at leisure followed by dinner.
Overnight:  at Lodge.

Day 7: All meals-own cost!
Check out time is at 10h00 am and we will then depart for St. Lucia. This is a small village in the heart of our World Heritage site of the Wetlands of St. Lucia. We will arrive in St. Lucia around 11h30 where you will be afforded some free time to stroll through the village, before your two-hour boat cruise on the estuary viewing hippo, crocodiles, and birdlife. A light lunch will be served on the boat before disembarking. We will depart at 14h15 for a relaxing transfer to Durban.
Overnight: At Lodge.
                                                                                                   KINGDOM OF LESOTHO- 3 NIGHTS/4 DAYS 
Day 8: All meals-own cost! 
Departure 06h00 in Durban for Underberg, refreshment stop in Underberg, then an exchange of vehicles to 4x4 vehicles. 
Depart Underberg 08h30 from Underberg for Qhachas Nek. Enjoy traveling through picturesque farmlands of East Griqualand with traditionally decorated huts along the route. Entering Lesotho via the Eastern Cape, packed lunch on route.
Overnight: at Lodge. 

Day 9: All meals-own cost!
After breakfast at the lodge, we continue traveling north on a dirt road in good condition. A scenic drive through bushy landscape, small forests and farmland dotted with picturesque villages. An exciting journey high over the summit of the Thaba Putswa Range via Makheka’s Pass and across the basalt moorland roof of Southern Africa to Semonkong, “the Place of Smoke”. View stop at 2.260m before we reach the summit of the Makheka’s Pass with 2.860m. Panoramic views to the valley with farmlands. The grassland around is dotted with the yellow flowers of Euryops, the white Arum Lilies, the bright red and yellow colours of the Red-Hot Pokers and plenty of other wildflowers. The road pass becomes very rugged before and after the summit. Lunch at the lodge. In the afternoon visit the spectacular Maletsunyane Falls, pony trekking to the longest single drop waterfall in Southern Africa (204m).
Overnight: at Lodge.

Day 10: All meals-own cost!
Depart after breakfast, descending the twisting mountain pass with panoramic views of the Makhaleng Valley. Dominating the mountain here is the impressive Thaba Putswa (2.908m), passing through picturesque rural villages and 4x4 trails in the middle of nowhere. A lot of stops will be done along the way to interact with the local people. Afternoon hike to view San Rock Art Painting in two sites! 
Overnight: at Lodge.
 
Day 11: All meals-own cost!
Depart after breakfast for Maseru airport, fly to Johannesburg and then onto Cape Town.

                                                                                                           END OF LESOTHO TOUR!
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                                                                                                      CAPE TOWN-4 NIGHTS/5 DAYS
Day 12: All meals-own cost! 
Early breakfast at the Lodge, the transfer to the airport, fly to Cape Town. We undertake the journey around the Cape Peninsula following the incredibly beautiful routing through Hout Bay, Constantia, Simon’s Town via the scenic Boyes Drive and onto Cape Point where two great oceans meet – the Indian and Atlantic Oceans. The reserve at Cape Point takes in 40 km of pristine coastline with tradition saying that this is the meeting place of the warm Mozambique Current and the chilly Benguela Current. Scientists, however, claim that the real meeting place of these waters is very much further to the east, in the vicinity of Cape Agulhas.
Overnight: at Lodge.

Day 13: All meals-own cost! 
After breakfast, we tour Robben Island departing from the Nelson Mandela Gateway. Robben Island-is the most famous or infamous for having been one of the most isolated prison on pare with Alcatraz! The former President of South Africa-Nelson Mandela and many other political dissidents. For an entire generation of black South Africans, Robben Island was an alternative Political university! 
Overnight: at Lodge.

Day 14: All meals –own cost! 
Today we explore the stunning wine lands of the Boland. Our cellar tours will include the iconic Morgenhof, Spier, Lanzerac and Boschendal Estates. We visit the historic towns of Stellenbosch and Paarl to view the historic and classic Cape Dutch architecture. Lunch will be enjoyed on one of the Estates (included with wine for own account). 
Overnight: at Lodge.

Day 15: All meals-own cost! Table Mountain & Walking Tour of Cape Town.  
We will embark on a stroll through historic and colorful Cape Town. We visit the Company Gardens of the Dutch East India Company, the Parliamentary walk, and, in case we forget the country’s immediate past history, we are reminded of the Apartheid years by visiting the District Six Museum, faithfully recording the period of forced Group Removals.
Overnight: at Lodge.

Day 16: All meals-own cost! 
We depart after breakfast for the world-famous Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens in the picturesque suburb of Newlands. There are literally thousands of indigenous plant life to be found in these fantastic gardens. We end the day wine tasting at Groot Constantia Wine Estate & Manor House. The wines from this estate have graced the tables of European royalty for over three hundred years. 
Overnight at Hotel.

Day 17: All meals-own cost! 
Time for last-minute shopping and absorbing the last moments of Colonial and Cape Dutch architecture, cobblestone streets and the historic Castle – all evoking images of the seafaring activities of the 19th Century. Transfer to Cape Town airport for an afternoon flight. 

                                                                                                                 Tour Ends!
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                                                          Please advise Nationality,as Lesotho has Visa restrictions on certain countries? 


TOUR-5                                                                 Lesotho and Swaziland combied-21 Nights/ 22 Days
                                                                                  Lesotho Overland Tours – 11 Nights/12 Days 

Day 1: Lunch & Dinner –own cost! 
Pickup at Durban airport at11am and transfer to Lodge in Himeville.Stop for lunch at Howick Falls Hotel and after lunch a brief viewing of the Howick water Fall.Arrival at Lodge in Himeville+- 16H00. 
Overnight at Guest Lodge in Himeville. 

Day 2: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner-own cost. 
This timing is flexible, depending on Highlighted below! Departure at 08:30 in the morning from Underberg/Himeville. Stop at the Good Hope Trading Store, originated in 1917 by John White-Smith. Ascending the legendary Sani Pass with its hair- pin bends offering unparalleled vistas of the Sani Valley and Drakensberg Escarpment situated within the Ukhahlamba Drakensberg Park, one of our World Heritage Sites.Proteas along the road, proceed to viewing of 12 Apostles. These geological structures are one of the oldest mountain ranges in the world. Our Guide is taking care of the border formalities. At the summit at 2.874m we stop for refreshment at the Sani Stone Lodge, the New Highest Pub in Africa. Thereafter we proceed to the village and the Basotho culture will be explained. Ascending the Black Mountain Pass up to 3.280m, following the Senqu River. Nearby the highest mountain in Southern Africa, Thabana Ntlenyana with 3.482m, meaning “the little mountain which is a little nice”. Our journey takes us on tar road onto the summit of the highest road in Africa, the Tlaeeng Pass (3.255m) – The Roof of Africa. Slightly lower than the Pass of Guns with 3.240m, pass the Mahlasela Ski Slope to Oxbow within a Ski Resort. All mountains are covered in snow in winter.
Overnight: Lodge.

Day 3: Breakfast included,Lunch & Dinner-own cost. 
Breakfast at the lodge and departing at 08H00. for the twisting tar road to the summit of the Moteng Pass, with 2.840m one of the highest roads attained by normal two-wheel-drive vehicles in Southern Africa. This is the basalt roof of Southern Africa, a world of winter snows, frozen waterfalls, crisp clear air and crystal streams with fat trout. Visit Liphofong Cave(San Rock Art Paintings), descriptions of the paintings and the history behind the San people will be discussed.Descending into the Holola Valley (River of the Blue Crane), pass spectacular sandstone overhangs and rugged countryside to Butha-Buthe. This little town was named after King Moshoeshoe’s old mountain stronghold, Butha-Buthe, the Gatherer. On our way to Leribe/Hlotse strange, richly colored rock shapes may be seen on all sides, creating the effect of a vast assembly of weird, petrified figures. Pass a few missions and several rock shelters where Bushmen Paintings may be seen, the main road passes the Leribe Farmers Training Center to the town of Hlotse. It is the administration center of the Leribe district and originated in 1876 when a Mission outpost was established here. Visit the Craft Centre, packed lunch enroute. Continue on the Nelson Mandela Road, crossing the Malibamatso River (River of dark Pools) where the great Katse Dam has been constructed from 1991- 1997. Our Guide is taking care of the security checkpoint. The Katse Dam is the second largest dam in the world and supplies water to Witwatersrand (Gauteng, Soweto), Farming, and Mining in South Africa and irrigate the lowlands in Lesotho. 
Overnight: Lodge. 

Day 4: Breakfast included,Lunch & Dinner-own cost! 
After breakfast at Katse Dam; depart at 08h30 for a tour of the Katse Dam and after lunch a Botanical Garden tour. A Brief Introduction on KBG-Katse Botanical Garden. Land use change due to construction of large dams in the LHWP has resulted in biodiversity losses at multiple levels (species, habitats and ecosystems) due to inundating by the artificial reservoirs. Many rural communities largely dependent on the resources for their day to day sustenance have lost access to such resources. It is the requirement of the LHWP Treaty that all necessary catchment conservation measures are effected to ensure that the project is implemented and operated taking the existing quality of the environment into consideration. The treaty further mandates LHWP to ensure that the socio-economic welfare of communities immediately affected by the project is not reduced from pre-project condition. To effect the environmental obligations of the treaty, LHDA environmental policy was developed with specific objectives that include catchment management (soil conservation, range management and management of wetlands), biological diversity management and conservation and stakeholder consultation including environmental education and awareness raising. The Katse Botanical Garden was established in 1996 under the Lesotho highlands Development Authority to meet the treaty requirement of protection of endangered flora of the LHWP. The 17ha garden provides a sanctuary of the flora that was rescued prior to the impounding of Katse reservoir. The rescue program was extended to cover the Mohale reservoir and will soon be extended to Polihali. The rescued flora has been planted in the main garden with the intension to multiply it by means of propagation from seeds and cuttings at the garden nursery and transplantation into the Katse Botanical garden, the wilderness and the outreach gardens established as part of the program of implementation of the garden activities. The garden propagates only the indigenous flora of the high altitude grasslands of Lesotho which is collected from all over the country through seeds and live plants and it prioritises rare and threatened plant species. The seed and plant collections replenish the garden stock and help to protect those rare and endangered species of Lesotho. The garden has over the years successfully propagated various species of rare and endangered plant species across different life forms. The biggest success story in that regard is the propagation of the spiral aloe, an ornamental plant species that is endemic to the kingdom of Lesotho and it falls in the conservation status category of rare and endangered plant species. KBG promotes use of indigenous plants and most of the seedlings that are produced at the KBG are sold to visitors and members of general public while others are replanted at the communal botanical gardens which the KBG has helped to establish not only as a means of biodiversity conservation but also as a compensation mechanism. Some of the seedlings are replanted in the main garden for tourism exhibition and learning purposes to schools and other interested parties. Aloe Broomii-Aloe Polyphylla Spiral Aloe-Dierama Pulcherrimum. Katse Botanical Garden 5 minutes’ walk from the lodge. Originally planned as a rescue station for plants before the dam was flooded, in particular indigenous medicinal plants, the Katse Botanical Garden grew into a garden displaying the mountain flora of all of Lesotho with emphasis on medicinal plants. There is a small propagation area where indigenous plants are grown for planting community gardens and for sale to visitors. The garden curator will give us a brief introduction to the Botanical Garden after which we can walk through together looking at the collection. In flower in January: Gladiolus, Hesperantha, Berkheya, Phygelius, Dierama, Plectranthus and many more. The afternoon will be spent in the Katse Botanical Garden, or touring the Dam or at the lodge enjoying the view over the dam and watching the southern bald ibises coming in to roost on the opposite banks as dusk falls. Objectives of the KBG The KBG was developed as a mitigation measure to minimize biodiversity losses due to construction of LHWP dams. The objective of the KBG is to keep a diverse living collection of plants that represent the indigenous flora of Lesotho for the purpose of promoting their conservation and sustainable use as well as enhancing appreciation of the native flora through display for educational purpose. The KBG is also meant to serve as a centre for horticultural research of indigenous plants in the country. By their nature, most of KBG activities are not directly revenue generating and the garden provide an opportunity to perform a corporate social responsibility (CSR) function. Based on this overall objective, the specific objectives of the Katse Botanical Garden=KBG are therefore to: a) Act as a sanctuary for rescued plants from the pre-impoundment areas of the LHWP reservoirs. b) Conserve and preserve the rare endangered plant species through seed and plant collections and propagation for sale and planting at the KBG, in the wild and in outreach gardens. c) Monitor wild communities of rare and endangered plant species in other to maintain their existence in the wild. d) Develop and implement community outreach activities at the KBG and other LHWP affected areas as well as in areas where plants and seeds are collected. e) Promote tourism to the KBG and collaboration with government, other local institutions and botanical gardens in the world. f) Identify and establish relationship with relevant institutions involved in the management of botanical gardens. Overnight: Lodge. 

Day 5:Breakfast included,Packed Lunch & Dinner-own cost! 
Depart Katse Dam after breakfast and travel on gravel/dirt road (2 hours) winding through rural villages and picturesque farm lands, leads us to the town of Thaba Tseka. Heading west, leaving the highlands with its dark basalt stones. Thaba Tseka-means a mountain ,with a Blaze! Climbing steeply to the summit of the Tshetshe Pass(Cheches), 2.560m, the road crosses the Senqunyane River, also known as the Little Orange River, is one of the principal upper tributaries of the Orange River. Traditional packed lunch,purched in Thaba Tseka or lunch on arrival at Mohale Dam! If the boat is operational, we could do a boat cruise on the Mohale Dam after breakfast.If the boat for the Mohale Dam cruise isn’t available,well take a drive to view the dam wall! 
Overnight: Lodge. 

Day 6: Breakfast included, Lunch & Dinner-own cost. 
Depart after breakfast and start ascending Blue Mountain Pass to 2.620m, named after the 2.900m high Thaba Putswa (Blue Mountain), then ascending Bushmans (2226m) and God Help Me (2281m) Passes.which dominates the range in the north. Lunch at Lancers Inn in Maseru and after lunch visit Maseru central for craft market and viewing of tapestries being hand-made ! Maseru is the capital and largest city of Lesotho. It is also the capital of the Maseru District. Located on the Caledon River, Maseru lies directly on the Lesotho-South Africa border. Maseru is Lesotho's capital city with a population of approximately 380,000. The city was established as a police camp and assigned as the capital after the country became a British protectorate in 1869. When the country achieved independence in 1966, Maseru retained its status as capital. The name of the city is a Sesotho word meaning "red sandstones". By 1824, King Moshoeshoe had established himself as king. Overnight at Guest Lodge! 

Day 7: Breakfast,Lunch& Dinner-own cost! 
Depart lodge after breakfast and travel to Thaba Bosiu.Lunch on arrival at Thaba Bosiu. After lunch a guide will take us on tour and explain the history of the 1st Chief Moshoehoe and how he was able to conquer the Zulu King Shakas warriors.Well then be taken to a demonstration village and from a distance see the famous mountain-Thaba Bosiu. Depart Thaba Bosiu after lunch for visiting the Kome Caves in Teyateyaneng . 20 minutes of travelling on gravel road! At Ha Kome there is a remarkable village where cave dwellings have been carved out under towering rocks. The families still living there today are descendents of the original people who “built” the caves in the 19th century and the site is now a National Heritage Site. The people living there now still live much as their forefathers did almost two centuries ago and those who have occupied the caves over the years have left a rich cultural history. Gruesomely, this area was once home to cannibals and past generations of Basotho fled to the caves to hide from them. Parking at the top of the hill allows you to walk for about 20 minutes to reach the Ha Kome Visitors Centre where you will be given a guided tour of the caves and told something of the history and culture of the people. 
Overnight at Guest Lodge.

Day 8: Breakfast ,Lunch & Dinner-own cost! 
After breakfast depart Semonkong lodge and travel via Moitsupeli, turning left towards Koro-Koro. A scenic drive through bushy landscape, small forests and farmland dotted with picturesque villages. Along the road dense bushes and shrubs used by locals for medical purposes, picturesque mountain landscapes and rural settlements. At the roadside basalt stone with hardened bubbles. Packed lunch provided for. Entering very rural part of Lesotho and a lot of interacting with the local population takes place. Our destination houses a popular Pony Trekking Center and is situated in secluded woodland surrounded by beautiful countryside. 

Day 9: Breakfast,Lunch& Dinner-own cost! 
This will be a day at leisure- Options visiting a local Sangoma/Witch doctor, visiting local schools and interacting with teachers and pupils. There are also small walks through the picturesque country side, that requires no effort and a local guide will be available for translations.
Overnight at Lodge. 

Day 10: Breakfast ,Lunch and Dinner-own cost! 
Travel to the town of Morija and visiting the Morija museum.Where the whole history of Lesotho is given ! Thereafter viewing of the Kings Palace (strictly no photos allowed). Lunch in Roma.Traditional barbeque style at local resturant. Depart for Semonkong Lodge after breakfast and proceed along winding, ascending the tar road we drive past mountains of white sandstone to Roma. The city is the principal center of the Roman Catholic Church in Lesotho and since 1964 the site of the National University of Lesotho. Roma was found in 1862 when King Moshoeshoe granted the site to Bishop Allard and Father Gerard to Semonkong known as ‘The Place of Smoke.The place boasts the spectacular Maletsunyane Falls which thunder from a height of 204m, as one of the highest /longest single drop waterfalls in Africa. The journey will explored through the rugged mountains of Lesotho with experienced guides via Roma. A scenic drive through bushy landscape, small forests and farmland dotted with picturesque villages. Along the road dense bushes and shrubs used by the locals for medical purposes, e.g. the “Wild ALS Bush” is a remedy for Asthma and Flu or the “Chi/Chi Bush” (Old Wood Bush) for stomach problems. On the roadside basalt stone with hardened volcanic bubbles. We descend the pass to a view point at 1.860m to look down to the awesome valley. An exciting journey high over the summit of the Thaba Putswa Range via Makheka’s passing and across the basalt moorland roof of Southern Africa to Semonkong, “the Place of Smoke”. View stop at 2.260m before we reach the summit of the Makheka’s Pass with 2.860m. Panoramic views to the valley with farmlands. The grassland around is dotted with the yellow flowers of Euryops, the white Arum Lilies, the bright red and yellow colours of the Red-Hot Pokers and plenty of other wild flowers. The mighty Maletsunyane Falls is one of the highest single drop waterfalls in Africa! Creating a haze of smoke as the water plummets with savage splendour 204 meters down into a spectacular gorge. This is how Semonkong, The Place of Smoke, got its name.Landlocked by South Africa lies a country with the highest lowest point in the world & hiding away in the magnificent Maluti Mountains, you will discover the gem that is Semonkong Lodge, built on the banks of the Maletsunyane River using only local stone & thatch, that offers just the right balance between civilisation and rustic elegance; electricity, hot showers, roaring fireplaces, and not a telephone in sight.The fully licensed Duck and Donkey Tavern and Restaurant, provide a popular meeting place for both locals and guests. The restaurant serves world renowned, affordable scrumptious meals and also caters for vegetarians. Maletsunyane Falls is a single cataract on a tributary of the Orange River in Lesotho, 75 miles (121 km). Experience the wilds of Lesotho at Semonkong Lodge. Maletsunyane Waterfall is viewed in 4x4 vehicle before arrival at Semonkong Lodge World Record Maletsunyane Abseil-204 meters!
Overnight at Guest Lodge. 

Day 11: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner-own cost! 
Depart Semonkong lodge after breakfast and climbing back up into the mid highlands of Lesotho overlooking the Senqu/Orange river.T 2.080m stop at “Christ the King” viewpoint with a beautiful view into the valley below and mountains around. Cross over the Orange River (Senqu River) river. An exciting journey high over the summit of the Thaba Putswa Range via Makheka’s Pass and across the basalt moorland roof of Southern Africa. Travelling through rural Lesotho villages, before turning right and crossing over the Orange/Senqu River.The Orange River, South Africa's major river, rises in the Drakensberg in Lesotho, where it is known as the Senqu. From where the river leaves Lesotho, it flows westward for some 2200km to where it finally flows into the Atlantic Ocean at Alexander Bay. Exciting Lesotho via Quachas Nek border post.Qacha's Nek is a district of Lesotho. Qacha's Nek is the capital or Camptown, and only town in the district. In the south, Qacha's Nek borders on the Eastern Cape Province of South Africa, and it has a short border with KwaZulu-Natal Province in the Far East. Domestically, it borders on Quthing District in southwest, Mohale's Hoek District in west and Thaba-Tseka District in the northern direction. Enjoy travelling through picturesque farmlands of East Griqualand with traditional decorated huts along the route. A scenic drive through bushy landscape, small forests and farmland dotted with picturesque villages. Passing through Matatiele in the Eastern Cape, bordering on Kwa Zulu Natal ,travel to Underberg by late afternoon and travelling through the small town of Swartburg. Dams The Gariep Dam, near Colesburg , is the main storage structure within the Orange River. From here the water is supplied in two directions, namely westward along the Orange River (via hydro-electric power generators) to the Vanderkloof Dam, and southward through the Orange-Fish Tunnel to the Eastern Cape. The total Orange-Senqu River basin extends over four countries, Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia, and South Africa, and covers an area of 1 000 000 km². 64.2% (642 000 km²) of the basin falls within South Africa, 24.5% (245 000 km²) in Namibia, 7.9% (79 000 km²) in Botswana and 3.4% (34 000 km²) in Lesotho.The basin incorporates the central part of South Africa, which represents nearly half of the surface area of the RSA, the whole of Lesotho (where the main river is known as the Senqu), reaches to the southern part of Botswana, and drains most of the southern half of Namibia. Alluvial Diamonds In 1867, the first diamond discovered in South Africa, the Eureka Diamond, was found near Hopetown on the Orange River/Senqu River. Two years later, a much larger diamond known as the Star of South Africa was found in the same area, causing a diamond rush. This was soon eclipsed by the diamond rush to mine diamonds directly from kimberlite at Kimberley in 1871, although alluvial diamonds continued to be found in the Orange. Today, several commercial diamond mines operate on the last stretch of the river, as well as the beaches around its mouth. Diamond mines also operate on the middle stretch of the river.
Overnight at Guest Lodge in Underberg/Himeville. 

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                                                                                         SWAZILAND OVERLAND 9NIGHTS/10 DAYS 

Day 12:Breakfast,Lunch & Dinner-own cost! 
Lunch enroute! Transferred at 08H00 from Underberg to Saint Lucia, is surrounded by an estuary that lies at the southernmost entrance to the iSimangaliso Wetland Park in the Elephant Coast region of KwaZulu Natal, South Africa. St Lucia is home to various ecosystems which includes swamps, lake systems, coral reefs, beaches, wetlands, woodlands and coastal forests. The town lies in the heart of unspoilt beauty with plenty of wild life. Portions of this area have been a game reserve since as early as 1895. iSimangaliso is within the World Heritage Site of ISimangaliso and approaching the area from Mtubatuba is truly spectacular. Lake St Lucia is rich in rare marine fossils, and research done here has indicated that the area started forming approximately 140 000 000 years ago. 
Overnight at Guest Lodge. 

Day13: Enter Swaziland- Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner- Own Cost! 
Depart St Lucia after breakfast and drive to Swaziland Golela Border Post, and we enter the Kingdom of Swaziland, and visit the small rural village Maplotini situated at a very small town called Lavumisa. Get a chance to interact with the locals and also visit the Pre-School that was built by the Donations received from the tourist and we can also donate to them! Then we drive to Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary. The huts have the feel of traditional Swazi homesteads with grass dome-shaped huts arranged in semicircles, central log fires and seating areas, all semi-enclosed by traditional Swazi kraal fencing. Huts are en suite and in keeping with the surrounding area. One of the attractive features of the Rest Camp is the Hippo Haunt Restaurant that overlooks the Hippo Pool providing good, wholesome meals including venison. The restaurant consists of a cosy inside area with a fireplace and comfortable couches as well as two outside wooden deck areas where one can enjoy meals and drinks from the bar. There will probably be traditional dancing this night or at least on the other nights that you are at Mlilwane. This is great to watch and it is certainly worth having your cameras ready for it. The dancers will ask for a tip at the end, about R20 is fine. The dancing is done by the local staff and is initiated by them a few years back, so they organise everything and none of the management have anything to do with it. They start traditional dancing, immediately after supper, so around 7:30 PM.
Overnight in Beehive Huts. 

Day 14: Mlilwane Reserve- Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner-Own Cost! 
After breakfast we depart Lodge and go for Game Drive. Mlilwane is Swaziland’s pioneer conservation area, a beautiful, secluded sanctuary situated in Swaziland’s “Valley of Heaven”, the Ezulwini Valley, with the huge Usutu Forest providing a dramatic backdrop stretching into the distant hills. The Sanctuary covers 4,560 hectares and comprises of a southern and northern section. The southern section is predominately open grassland plains with middleveld vegetation, stretching up onto the striking Nyonyane Mountain with its exposed granite peak known as the "Rock of Execution". Nyonyane is where ancient San once lived and where Swazi Royal graves are situated giving historical significance. As you drive through the reserve you will realise that you are already on your first game drive, keep an eye-out for the abundant bird life and nesting water birds, and animal species such as hippo, crocodile, zebra, blue wildebeest, kudu, nyala, impala, warthog, waterbuck and a host of antelope. Driving across the dam, make sure that you look on the island, on the far right, as this is a popular place for hippo and crocodile to sun themselves. Seldom seen, but present in the reserve are the ever-elusive leopard and a variety of smaller mammals like bushbaby, mongoose, aardwolf, genet, porcupine and civet. If you see one of these then you are exceptionally lucky! On arrival there is time to check into your accommodation and then discover Mlilwane at your own pace. You can explore the Sanctuary by foot, vehicle, on horseback and on mountain bikes. Those who simply want to relax can sit back in camp and enjoy the tranquillity of nature. The choice is yours. History Mlilwane is Swaziland's oldest protected area owned and managed by a non-profit making trust. Formerly a productive mixed farming operation, with extensive tin mining in the low foothills of the Nyonyane Mountains, the Sanctuary has been rehabilitated and is now Swaziland's most frequently visited reserve where one can enjoy the beauty of the surroundings and the abundant wildlife that grace the plains. Mlilwane gave birth to the concept of nature conservation in the Kingdom but is also the root of virtually all that is nature conservation in Swaziland today. Ted Reilly, having witnessed the disappearance of wildlife in the years he was growing up, turned his 450 ha family farm, Mlilwane, into the Sanctuary as we know it today. Mlilwane has since grown to 10 times it original size, through the support of the Monarchy, international support and true individual dedication. 
Overnight in Beehive Huts. 

Day 15: Mantenga Reserve, Mantenga Village and Mantenga Waterfalls-Breakfast and Lunch and Dinner-Own Cost!
Another leisurely start to the day, maybe a bit of bird watching by the waterhole or a stroll to see if the hippos are out sunning themselves. We then leave the park to go to Mantenga Reserve, only a short drive away. Mantenga is located behind the mountains of Mlilwane where there is a stunning waterfall and a traditional village where you can learn about the Swazi culture and how a traditional village is set you. Local villagers will show you around, explaining the roles of the head man and his wives, their first born and son and daughter and the traditional healer. It gives a valuable insight into Swazi Life... You will be greeted here and when there are enough people they will be a guided tour around a traditional village. Here you will learn about Swazi traditional life and what the roles and responsibility of each family member are. After this there is also another opportunity to see traditional dancing – this is really good as it is excellent for photographic opportunities because it is done during the daytime. This is performed twice daily once at 11.15AM and the other at 15.15PM. So it is always a good idea to try and tie in your educational tour with the traditional dancing after this you can drive to Mantenga falls, which is quite a pretty spot to look at as well. After your guided explanation of a Swazi village there is time to watch more dancing, the singing is also extraordinary, harmoniously blended to provide a wonderful spectacle. And this is brilliant opportunity for photos too. After this there is the chance to swim in Mantenga Waterfalls or simply watch others do it! The water is refreshing and it is a wonderful place to take a dip. As we return there is the chance to spend a bit of time in the Interpretation centre at Mlilwane entrance gate, where you can view sculls and other interesting pieces and read about rhino salvage operations, Swaziland’s heritage, poaching and anti-poaching efforts. There is a great piece about how the reserve was set up and the importance of the Mlilwane in preserving Swaziland's wildlife. A sundowner drive is a must for the end of the day. A short walk to the top of Execution Rocks gives a stunning view of the surrounding area, giving you a perspective of Mlilwane that not many see. But do be careful, in the olden days, if there had been an unlawful act, the culprits were thrown off the top! 
Overnight at Nature Reserve. 

Day 16: Lobamba Cultural Tour- Breakfast and Lunch, Dinner-Own Cost! 
After breakfast with a view over the Ezulwini Valley — also known as the Valley of Heaven — we head to the urban village of Lobamba, which is also known as the cultural capital of Swaziland. A local guide will take us on a walk through the community and tell us about life in an urban village of Swaziland. History, local culture, and world influence will be visible on this informative tour. After the village tour we take off towards the Lowveld of Swaziland. The visit of the historical museum and the parliament . Lunch at local restaurant. 
Overnight: Nature Reserve. 

Day 17: City Tour and Ngwenya Glass Factory –Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner-Own Cost! 
After a leisurely breakfast overlooking the hippo pool, it is time to pack bags and move on to discover more about Swaziland. Driving through Mlilwane one last time, make sure you say goodbye to the fish eagles, hippo and crocs. Your journey takes you to the highlands of Swaziland, passing by the capital City Mbabane. On the way to Hawane, there is an opportunity to stop at the famous Ngwenya Glass Making factory. Here you can see glass being blown and shaped into glassware such as wine glasses, sculptured animals like lion and giraffe and extraordinary vases. Ngwenya also has a number of other shops and traditional artefacts which you can buy as gifts or for yourself. Here we can also stop for lunch before moving on to Hawane. Make sure you go upstairs in the glass factory to have a look at the workers working below. The breath-taking beauty of the area and its spectacular views transport visitors into a multi-dimensional experience which offer as much adventure, solitude, adrenaline or tranquillity as desired. And if the stunning views aren't enough to keep you entertained, we have a fully equipped games room and toys for indoor and out that will amuse all ages. There is also a swimming pool too. Spend the afternoon exploring local area, may be a walk or cycle ride to see some of the local homesteads. In the evening there is a treat in store for you. Our renowned restaurant, The Taste of Africa, is run by the well-known Ugandan chef, Richard Wangoolo is not only a culinary delight, it is part of the Hawane experience. Thatch, intertwined wood and our huge central fireplace provide the warmth while our step down glass porch with seating brings in the light. African-fusion cuisine from across the continent grace the menu with a wide selection of vegetarian and spiced dishes to suit all palettes. The beautiful thatched chalets are an inspired mix of materials providing sophisticated comfort with traditional African flair. They are en-suite with a blend of traditional Swazi materials and glass panelled front walls creating a beautiful combination of warmth and light. The feather pillows, down duvets, sheet, and linen mixed with hessian and printed cloth complete the cultural / contemporary synthesis unique to our style. 
Overnight: Chalets. 

Day 18: Malolotja Reserve-Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner-Own Cost! 
Today is an opportunity to explore Malolotja. Malolotja Nature Reserve is one of the most impressive mountain parks in Southern Africa and is the largest proclaimed protected area in the Kingdom and the only reserve in Swaziland that offers Canopy Tours! The spectacular scenery and the variety of fauna and flora make it a prime highveld conservation area. It is the last unspoilt mountain wilderness left in Swaziland. This is where you can do the canopy tour if you choose to do so or just hiking. The restaurant and information centre is located near to where all the log cabins are, very obvious to find. Again on your left hand side the range in altitude from the top of Ngwenya Mountain, Swaziland's second highest mountain (1829 m), to the deep Nkomati River Valley (640 m) accounts both for the mild temperate climate and great variety of habitats; from short grassland, to thick riverine scrub, bushveld and moist Afro-montane forest. The extensive grassy hillsides and rocky ridges lend themselves to some excellent game viewing with backdrops unrivalled in southern Africa. The views in Malolotja are stunning, something similar to being Tolkien’s book 'Lord of the Rings'. And if a dragon rose up from behind the mountain range, you probably wouldn't be too surprised! Here there is an opportunity to do a morning hike in the hills keeping an eye out for the unique flora and fauna in the area. Game Drive to be seen includes Eland, Blesbok, Black Wildebeest, Mountain Reedbuck, Common Reedbuck, Grey Rhebok, Red Hartebeest, Oribi, Klipspringer and Zebra. The rare Aardwolf and the elusive Antbear also occur in the reserve. Predators include Leopard, Serval, Caracal and Black backed Jackal. 
Overnight:  Chalets . 

Day 19: Bushmans Paintings- Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner-Own Cost! 
This is a full day excursions guided hiking to see Bushman Paintings Called Nsangwini Rock Painting. The Komati Valley has also sustained human life for many centuries and its many caves and rock overhangs bear testimony to this in the San Rock Art that adorns them. The Nsangwini Rock Paintings are the only rock paintings that open for visitors to see, the remaining British paintings in the country are nationally preserved and fully protected. The amazing paintings that the San have left are all that remains of their history in Swaziland and depict lifestyle which remained virtually unchanged for thousands of years. They are painted on flat rock walls of exposed grey to light yellow sandstone and the rock art found in Swaziland have not been dated but are thought to be more than 4000 years old! Return to Hawane after yet another wonderfully inspiring day.
Overnight: Chalets. 

Day 20: Shewula Community-Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner- Own Cost! 
This is probably your longest day for driving, about 2-3 hours travelling through the northern part of Swaziland. Here you will see lots communities living in a sustainable way and truly experiencing life in Swaziland. There will always be people to greet you as you travel along the dusty roads. This becomes dirt, but do not worry about it. The road carries on winding through small communities and make sure that you feel at home. Shewula Mountain Camp is the first community eco-tourism project in Swaziland and one of the most successful in the whole of southern Africa. The camp is fully owned and run by the community, meaning that all profits are shared by the community in an effort to continually develop and improve this traditionally impoverished area. The camp is a vital source of income and employment for the community and is a proud achievement for all. Shewula Mountain Camp straddles the 500 metre high Lubombo Mountains with a 100 km panoramic view of Swaziland encompassing nearby Mbuluzi and Mlawula, and Hlane game parks. Maputo can be seen on clear day at 100km away view. Arriving in the afternoon, there is a chance to meet the camp staff and settle into accommodation. There will be a chance to sit down and drink tea with the local Swazis, and really get to learn about the local way of life. There may even be a chance to learn a bit of the local language. Enjoy a mouth-watering BBQ or a meal of your choice cooked in a traditional style. Here you can truly appreciate the wonders of the night sky, stargazing is a must here. Set on the magnificent Lebombos Plateau, Shewula Mountain Camp provides you with an opportunity to experience the traditional Swazi lifestyle in a beautiful natural setting. Comfortably nestled in a rustic yet modern rondavel. Each rondavel has a number of beds in it, some of which are en suite. 
Overnight : Mountain Camp.

Day 21: Shewula Community –Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner- Own Cost! 
This is a cultural day. Allow the local camp staff to take you to their own homes, and walk you through the community learning about a traditional way of life. You may see people cooking, learn about the fruit and vegetables that are grown on the lands, there may be a chance to sit in a class at the nearby school and visits the local environmental education Centre. This is led by one of the locals there, and you get to see a true traditional working community. Make sure you take your hat and sunglasses off when if you go into somebody's homestead. The Shewula community is a friendly agricultural people, with traditional thatch and stone houses dotted neatly among fields of maize cotton and vegetables. They encourage visitors to their area to enjoy the incredible view, gain an insight into traditional Swazi lifestyles and appreciate the natural splendour of the Lubombo conservancy. In the community, there still survives the "Ubuntu" tradition, based on the solidarity and that all the people are equal. In the "Ubuntu" tradition, you are a person only with and through other people. In the community all the families have access to the land and to other natural resources and this free access is still a good weapon against poverty. The most photographed experience in the camp, the Sibhaca dance, performed by a group of young people from the community, will leave you with a smile on your face and a shake in your step. The dancers, proudly dressed in traditional regalia, will show you the importance of this dance and offer you the chance to learn it for yourself if you are up for it. In the afternoon there is a chance to meet the Sangoma, a very powerful person in the Swazi culture. They are thought to have healing powers and are able to predict the future. Shewula has carefully organized this visit in a manner that is both respectful to the traditional Swazi way of life as well as informative to the visitors. This experience will certainly open your eyes and possibly leave you wondering.... When you arrive at the Sangoma's place, you will have to drive there and take one of the guides to act as a translator, there may well be a bit of sitting around waiting for the traditional healer to get ready. Before you enter into the house put a small coin just outside the door, take off your shoes, clap your hands and then walk into the heart with your head held quite low. You will then be asked to put your 'feet' under a mat. The traditional healer will throw the bones for you and after that you can then ask as many questions as you want. Feel free to do so and try not to be too intimidated by it all! It is well worth a visit and I would highly recommend it. The majority of the food on offer is grown in the community, providing for traditional organic Swazi menus. Shewula is famous for its mouth-watering traditional menus that will replenish you after your day's activities. Let the local ladies cook you a traditional meal. 
Overnight : Mountain Camp. 

Day 22: Breakfast- Own Cost! 
After breakfast we depart for Manzini Airport. 
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                                                                      If the number of people decreases –the costing will be adjusted accordingly! 

Included:                                                                                                                       Excluded:                                                                                                                                  All accommodations and  Meals as indicated                                                               Personal Expenses and Insurances                                                                           4x4 transport and guide Katse Dam- tour.                                                                    All activities-own cost!                   
             Airport transfers x 2 (Durban +Swaziland).                                                                    Alcoholic and Soft Drinks
             Entry fees.                                                                                                                      Curious
             Mineral Water                                                                                                                Tips to Guides

 General Information - Lesotho Overland Tours 
• Every guest on tour is entering a rural and unspoiled African terrain. Therefore it is necessary to travel with a flexible and tolerant mind. • Accommodations, bathroom facilities and meals are at most places very basic, simple and rustic. • Most lunch stops base on packed lunches or picnic meals. • There are no toilet facilities on route or very seldom. • We reserve the right to alter any routes or itineraries should circumstances, like weather, road conditions, unforeseen obstacles, etc. so demand. • Some accommodations use generators for the supply of electricity, which switches off at 22:00, and gas geysers for hot water supply.                            


 
 
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