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South African Adventure

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Trip Overview

Forget the mainstream checklist, this trip is its own Big Five - BIG on wildlife, BIG on the outdoors, BIG on culture, BIG on views and BIG on having a sick time. Oh, and the wine here is pretty bloody good too. On this one, adventure is seriously an understatement.

Worth noting…

We strongly advise bringing a soft bag or backpack rather than a hard suitcase. Luggage is stored in lockers on your overland truck which are 66cm x 45cm x 25cm and take no more than 20kg. You will require a padlock to keep your locker secure. You may also bring a small day bag.

A sleeping bag is required for those booking the camping option.

Please note: all passengers (including those booked on camping options) will stay in hotels in Durban and Hermanus.

Visas are not included. Many countries in Africa require you to purchase visas before you travel; please ensure you have checked before you travel and obtained all of the necessary documents.

Please ensure you have obtained any required vaccinations and medications in advance of travel. Many African countries require you to have a yellow fever certificate on entry.

Tales From Topdeckers

Trip Itinerary

  1. Johannesburg, South Africa to Kruger National Park


    Touch down in Johannesburg, meet your fellow Topdeckers and get excited for the incredible adventure ahead. We’ll kick the trip off in true African style with an included 4X4 game drive this afternoon. Oh hey, Simba! Tonight, we’ll gather around the campfire after dinner and soak up all those nature vibes. Phew! What an epic start to the trip.

    • Included Today
      • Afternoon 4x4 game drive in Kruger National Park
    • Meals
      • Lunch
      • Dinner
  2. Kruger National Park

  3. Kruger National Park

  4. Kruger National Park to Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary, Swaziland

  5. Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary

  6. Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary to St Lucia, South Africa

  7. St Lucia to Durban

  8. Durban

  9. Durban to Drakensburg

  10. Drakensburg

  11. Drakensburg to Malealea, Lesotho

  12. Malealea

  13. Malealea to Mountain Zebra National Park, South Africa

  14. Mountain Zebra National Park to Addo Elepahant National Park

  15. Addo Elephant National Park to Storms River

  16. Storms River to Oudtshoorn

  17. Oudtshoorn to Hermanus

  18. Hermanus to Cape Town


What's included

Included Experiences

  • Afternoon and Full day 4X4 game drive in Kruger National Park
  • Esitjeni Village Walk
  • See Blyde River Canyon
  • Estuary Cruise in St Lucia
  • Sunset 4X4 game drive in Mountain Zebra National Park
  • Sunset 4X4 game drive in Addo Elephant National Park
  • Guided tour of Cango Caves
  • Visit Cape Agulhus
  • Wine tasting in Hermanus
  • Royal Natal National Park hike


-17 nights in 2-person dome tents or twin-share accommodation


Overland safari truck

Optional activities

-Mlilwane Sunset game drive: from 390 ZAR

-Mlilwane guided walk: from 225 ZAR

-Amphitheatre day hike in Drakensberg: from 590 ZAR

-Pony trekking in Malealea: prices available locally

-Mountain biking in Malealea: prices available locally

-Village tour in Maleala: from 50 ZAR

-Nighttime 4x4 game drive in Addo Elephant National Park: from 445 ZAR

-Kayaking Storms River: from 650 ZAR

-Storms River hiking trails:

-Dyer Island Marine Safari Cruise: from 1840 ZAR

-Shark cage diving: from 2880 ZAR

-Art gallery visit in Durban from: prices available locally

-Bay cruise in Durban from: prices available locally

-Visit Juma Masjid Mosque in Durban from: prices available locally

-Surfboard hire in Durban from: prices available locally

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