South Africa: Walking & Wildlife

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5.0 Based on 12 Reviews
  • COVID-19protected
  • Trekking
  • Safari
  • Walking tour
  • Wildlife
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  • duration 15 days
  • tour type Group
  • age requirement 16+ yrs
  • max group size 12
  • guiding method Live Guide/Instructor
  • Starts Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Ends Johannesburg, South Africa
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  • Several days hiking in the spectacular Drakensberg Mountains
  • Royal Natal National Park and the amazing rock formation, the 'Amphitheatre'
  • Walking through the mountainous terrain of Eswatini (Swaziland)
  • Morning and afternoon game drives in Africa's famous Kruger National Park
The trip South Africa: Walking & Wildlife starts and ends in Johannesburg. This is a wildlife tour that takes 15 days taking you through Johannesburg, Graskop, Malolotja Nature Reserve, Battlefields County Lodge and 6 other destinations in Swaziland and South Africa. This is a guided small group trip that includes accommodation, transport, meals and others.

Rising high above the veld, the Drakensberg, which translates as ‘Dragon Mountain,’ forms an imposing, dramatic and quintessentially South African scene which we explore on foot. Along with the fantastic walking opportunities, we take the time to discover the country’s amazing wildlife and we can hope to see the likes of elephants, lions, rhinos, leopards, giraffe, cheetah and much more. Complementing our journey are more walks and visits of Eswatini (Swaziland), St. Lucia and the Battlefields.
5 - Excellent
Based on 12 reviews
Superb, fun-filled trip with lots of variety
5 - Excellent
  • On Apr 16 2017
“This trip covers a lot of ground! I can't believe how much we managed to do in just two weeks, and needed my photos and videos to remind me. The accommodation was of an exceptionally high standard and we slept very well everywhere. Our own guides were brilliant, and the external guides at various locations were excellent and very knowledgeable about their specialist areas.”
South Africa Wildlife and Walking
5 - Excellent
  • On Apr 16 2017
“A good mix of wildlife watching in a number of areas and walking in the Drakensberg Mountains”
South Africa: Walking and Wildlife
5 - Excellent
  • On Apr 16 2017
“Difficult to sum up as we were offered such a wealth of experiences on this holiday. However revelling in the wonders of the natural world, whether specifically looking for wildlife, or walking in the mountains and hills, was a constant.”
Walking and Wildlife South Africa
5 - Excellent
  • On Apr 16 2017
“A very varied holiday, filled daily with new adventures so that it felt longer than 2 weeks. The animal sightings on safari and the early morning estuary trip were thrilling and the views on the mountain walks breathtaking. The added excitement of panning for gold, the aspects of historical interest (Anglo-Zulu war) and a day at the beach whale watching made this trip truly memorable.”
  • Day 1: Start Johannesburg; to Graskop.
  • Day 2: Explore the Panorama Route; walk the Leopard, Guineafowl and Kadishi-Tufa trails.
  • Day 3: Explore the Panorama Route; to Letaba Ranch Reserve; evening game drive.
  • Day 4: Morning game walk; free afternoon.
  • Day 5: Transfer to Kruger N.P.; afternoon game drive.
  • Day 6: Morning game drive in Kruger; transfer to Eswatini (Swaziland).
  • Day 7: Full day walk in Malolotja.
  • Day 8: Visit craft market; to St Lucia.
  • Day 9: Morning boat cruise and game walk; afternoon visit Cape Vidal.
  • Day 10: Transfer to battlefields; hike the fugitive trail.
  • Day 11: To Royal Natal N.P.; afternoon walk.
  • Day 12: Tugela Gorge hike.
  • Day 13: Full day hike to Witsieshoek.
  • Day 14: Hike to Tugela Falls, the world's second tallest waterfall.
  • Day 15: Drive through Golden Gate N.P. en route to Johannesburg; end Johannesburg.
  • All accommodation
  • All breakfasts, 11 lunches, 7 dinners
  • All transport and listed activities
  • (if booking incl. flights)
  • 9 days walking
  • Mixture of wildlife spotting and walking
  • Altitude max 2900m, average 1250m
  • Group normally 4 to 12, plus local leader. Min age 16 yrs
  • 11 nights log cabins and chalets and 3 nights permanent tented camp
  • Tour leader throughout
  • Any international flights to/from Johannesburg are not included in this price. We always recommend that you arrive 1 day prior to your tour starting date.
  • Travel insurance is not included in this South Africa: Walking & Wildlife tour. Travel insurance is mandatory to buy. We recommend purchasing it from World Nomads.
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No additional cancellation fees apply for this South Africa: Walking & Wildlife tour. You can cancel the tour up to 62 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 61 days of departure.


For any tour departures within 15 August 2021, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 15 August 2021, a deposit of 10% is required to confirm this tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 61 days before trip departure.

Travel Insurance

South Africa: Walking & Wildlife tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. We recommend using World Nomads' travel insurance.


For this South Africa: Walking & Wildlife tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are travelling to, as part of this itinerary.

COVID-19 Safety Measures

This trip incorporates the following COVID-19 measures:

  • This tour has received the World Travel and Tourism Council’s ‘Safe Travels’ stamp, which provides travellers with assurance that COVID-19 health and hygiene protocols have been adhered to.
  • An average group size of maximum 10 people have been implemented on this tour to protect against COVID-19. Local authority requirements will furthermore be followed.
  • Wearing a mask, hand washing and sanitizing has been implemented on this package tour. Frequently touched surfaces are regularly disinfected. Hygiene safety measures and distancing will furthermore be followed in transportation, accommodation and meal venues.
  • Several COVID-19 distancing measures have been adopted on this package tour to keep travellers safe.
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