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German influence on the architecture in Swakopmund

Swakopmund

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Ponto D'Ouro Holidays

Sample Itinerary - REF AFRICA 160

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Johannesburg city

Day 1: Johannesburg - Moremi G.R.

We will meet you at the airport and take you to the check in for the flight to Maun. On arrival in Maun, we will transfer you to Moremi Game Reserve and check you into the lodge.

Lion in Moremi Game Reserve

Day 2: Moremi G.R.

A full day of game-viewing in Moremi Game Reserve with morning and afternoon game drives are the plans for today. Moremi Game Reserve forms an intricate part of the Okavango Delta and is a prime wildlife area where elephants, buffalo, lion, leopard and most other game can be seen in abundance. With its unprecedented abundance of wildlife it is no wonder Moremi is considered one of the most beautiful reserves in all of Africa.

Giraffe in Moremi Game Reserve

Day 3: Moremi G.R.

Today take a Mokoro, (traditional dug-out canoe) excursion further in to the Okavango Delta. Relax as your poler takes you through the lillies and see if you can spot hippos, water ponies and more.

Looking out for food

Day 4: Moremi G.R. - Chobe N. P.

Today we will transfer you to Chobe National Park and check you into the lodge. This afternoon you will have your first game drive in Chobe.

Antelope watching out for predators, Chobe

Day 5: Chobe N. P.

Today you will have a full day of game driving. Chobe is known for its elephant population, with some 120,000 elephants based in the park. They tend to be particularly large but their ivory is brittle, so will only have short tusks. As well as elephant, an abundance of giraffe, zebra, impala, sable, wildebeest, kudu, waterbuck, warthogs, eland, lion and hyena can be seen, and if you are very lucky, cheetah and leopard.

Lioness in Chobe National Park

Day 6: Chobe N. P. - Cape Town

We will transfer you to the airport for your flight to Cape Town. We will transfer you to the hotel.

Cape Point, South Africa

Day 7: Cape Town

Free day to revisit the places you went to on your last visit or to explore more.

One of the many bays around Cape Town

Day 8: Cape Town

Free day.

Vineyard in the winelands region

Day 9: Cape Town - Stellenbosch

Today your vehicle will be delivered to your guesthouse where you then begin your self drive. The first stop is the winelands region.

Vineyard

Day 10: Stellenbosch - Hermanus

Drive to Hermanus today and check into your hotel. You will have free time to explore.

Franschhoek mountains

Day 11: Hermanus - Knysna

Today you will drive through to Knysna and spend the night in this beach town.

Day 12: Knysna - Port Elizabeth

Today you will drive through to Port Elizaberth and spend the night in this beach town.

Day 13: Port Elizabeth - Cradock

Today drive through to Cradock for your overnight stop.

Day 14: Cradock - Malealea

Today you leave South Africa and drive into Lesotho, , the southernmost landlocked country in the world, rich in natural beauty, flora, fauna and cultural heritage. We spend two nights in Malealea, situated in a remote part of Western Lesotho and is breathtaking in its beauty. We have a chance to experience traditional Basotho life, a nation with solid traditions, beliefs and customs.

Day 15: Malealea

You will go pony trekking through the magnificent landscapes today.

Day 16: Malealea - Drakensberg Mountains

Today you will drive to the newly formed Malati Drakensberg Transfrontier Conservation Area.

Waterfall in the Drakensberg Mountains

Day 17: Drakensberg Mountains - Hluhluwe Umfolozi National Park

On the road again as you drive through to Hluhluwe Umfolozi Game Reserve which is a safe haven for the white rhino. You visit a local Zulu village to learn about their culture, traditions and lifestyle.

Zebra up close

Day 18: Hluhluwe Umfolozi National Park - Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary

Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary in the mountainous Kingdom of Swaziland and your first port of call. Swaziland, lead by King Mswati III, is one of 3 monarchies in Africa. Mlilwane is Swaziland’s pioneer conservation area, situated in the ‘Valley of Heaven’.

Leopard at Hlane Royal National Park

Day 19: Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary

You will have a day of game drives today in Mlilwane.

Elephants walking along a dusty track

Day 20: Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary - Hlane Royal N.P.

Today its time to drive up to Hlane Royal National Park, taking your time through the small towns along the way.

Rhino looking at the photographer

Day 21: Hlane Royal N.P.

A game of game drives in Hlane Royal National Park today.

Giraffe at Hlane Royal National Park

Day 22: Hlane Royal N.P. - Ponto D'Ouro

Its time to leave Swaziland and drive through to Mozambique. The quaint little town of Ponto D’Ouro is where you will spend the night. It is a scuba diver and fisherman’s paradise, with beautiful white sandy beaches and crystal clear warm water. There is plenty of time to explore the village which has numerous restaurants, bars and an open air market. There is also the opportunity to swim with the dolphins.

Day 23: Ponto D'Ouro - Maputo

After breakfast continue your drive through Mozambique, reaching Maputo the capital just after lunch. Take time to explore this vibrant city. Maputo (previously Lourenzo Marques) is the sprawling capital of Mozambique. Highlights of the city of Maputo include Maputo’s most important landmark, the Fort of Nossa Senhora da Conceiao (Our Lady of Conception), which was the nucleus of the original settlement. Another imposing building is the Central Railway Station, an enormous structure which looks more like a palace for kings.

Day 24: Maputo - Xai Xai

After breakfast drive further north, leaving the bustling town of Maputo behind and head to the coastal town of Xai Xai situated on the banks of the Limpopo River. This is the perfect place to relax and enjoy the peaceful nature of Mozambique. There is a reef running parallel to the beach, making it excellent for snorkelling.

Day 25: Xai Xai

Free day.

Day 26: Xai Xai - Kruger N.P.

Drive through to Kruger and this amazing national park.

Day 27: Kruger N.P. - Johannesburg

Drive to Johannesburg and check into the hotel.

Modern art in Johannesburg

Day 28: Johannesburg

Drive to the airport in time for your departure flight and drop off the hire car at the airport.

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