South Africa: Walking & Wildlife

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4.8 Based on 49 Reviews
  • duration 15 days
  • tour type Small group Request as private
  • age requirement 16-95 yrs
  • max group size 12
  • guiding method Fully guided
  • Tour Code BM-7949
  • Footprint Carbonneutral CO2 emissions resulting from all trips on Bookmundi will be offset via investments in carbon reduction projects.
  • Operated in English
  • Starts Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Ends Johannesburg, South Africa
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HIGHLIGHTS Download trip notes
  • Embark on several days hiking in the spectacular Drakensberg Mountains
  • Explore Royal Natal National Park and the amazing rock formation, the Amphitheatre
  • Walk through the mountainous terrain of Eswatini (Swaziland)
  • Take morning and afternoon game drives in Kruger National Park
  • Enjoy a game walk and drive in a private game reserve
The tour "South Africa: Walking & Wildlife" starts and ends in Johannesburg. This is a wildlife tour that takes 15 days taking you through Johannesburg, Letaba Ranch Reserve, Graskop, Battlefields County Lodge and 6 other destinations in South Africa and Swaziland. This is a guided small group tour 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, perfect for exploring on foot. Along with the fantastic walking opportunities, we take time to discover the amazing wildlife of the country, hoping to see elephants, lions, rhinos, leopards, giraffes, cheetahs and much more. Complementing our journey are more walks and visits to Eswatini (Swaziland), St Lucia and the Battlefields.
  • Day 1: Start Johannesburg; to Graskop
  • Day 2: Explore the Panorama Route; walk the Leopard, Guineafowl and Kadishi-Tufa trails
  • Day 3: Drive to Letaba Ranch Reserve; afternoon game drive
  • Day 4: Morning game walk; free afternoon
  • Day 5: Transfer to Kruger National Park; 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 National Park; afternoon walk.
  • Day 12: Tugela Gorge hike
  • Day 13: Full-day hike to Witsieshoek
  • Day 14: Hike to Tugela Falls, the second tallest waterfall in the world
  • Day 15: Drive through Golden Gate National Park en route to Johannesburg; end Johannesburg.
  • All accommodation
  • All breakfasts, 11 lunches, seven dinners
  • All transport and listed activities
  • Tour leader throughout
  • Travel insurance
  • Single accommodation
  • Visas or vaccinations
4.8 - Excellent
Based on 49 reviews
  • Anonymous
  • On Nov 13 2019
5 - Excellent
Walking, Thunder and Wildlife
Another outstanding trip from the tour operator. It is very cleverly consrtucted, gradually building to the climax in the Drakensberg mountains.There were huge contrasts in scenery, passing through industrial and agricultural... Read more
  • Anonymous
  • On Aug 24 2019
5 - Excellent
TZS walking and wildlife
Great trip saw lots of wildlife and great walking
  • Anonymous
  • On Jun 12 2019
5 - Excellent
South Africa: Walking, Landscapes and Wildlife
This trip is a great way to See South Africa across a variety of landscapes, mainly through National Parks and game reserves. There is a range of environments from the Drakensberg mountains to the Indian Ocean beaches at St... Read more
  • Anonymous
  • On Mar 04 2019
5 - Excellent
South Africa: landscapes, wildlife and battlefields
This tour company's holiday in South Africa was a wonderful introduction to African landscapes and wildlife. I have travelled widely in my life but with little experience of Africa. This holiday exceeded my expectations in two... Read more
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No additional cancellation fees apply for this South Africa: Walking & Wildlife tour. You can cancel the tour up to 93 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 92 days of departure.


For any tour departures within 09 September 2023, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 09 September 2023, a deposit of 25% is required to confirm this tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 92 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 traveling 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.
  • Group sizes are kept small to maintain a low risk ‘small group bubble’, with an average of 10 guests in each group.
  • Hygiene safety measures and distancing will be followed in transportation, accommodation and meal venues.
  • Several COVID-19 distancing measures have been adopted on this package tour to keep travellers safe.
  • All travellers will be required to be fully vaccinated no less than two weeks prior to travel.
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