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Southern African Explorer

Southern African Explorer - Topdeck
Southern African Explorer - Topdeck
Starts
Johannesburg
Destinations
+35
Ends
Johannesburg
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Highlights

  • Explore South Africa, Namibia and Botswana
  • Soak up Cape Town's famous wineries and beaches
  • Enjoy beautiful nature and wildlife in a 4x4 truck
Age range
18 to 39 year olds
Accommodation
Hostel, Camping
Transportation
Jeep & 4WD, Overland Truck
Physical Rating
Active
Start and end in Johannesburg! With the overland truck tour Southern African Explorer, you have a 46 day tour package taking you through Johannesburg, South Africa and 31 other destinations in Africa. Southern African Explorer includes accommodation in a hostel and campsites as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.

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Itinerary

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  1. Introduction
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  1. Day 1: Johannesburg, South Africa to Greater Kruger
  2. Day 2: Greater Kruger to Kruger National Park
  3. Day 3: Kruger National Park
  4. Day 4: Kruger National Park to Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary, Swaziland
  5. Day 5: Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary
  6. Day 6: Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary to St Lucia, South Africa
  7. Day 7: St Lucia to Hluhluwe Game Reserve to Durban
  8. Day 8: Durban to Underberg Area
  9. Day 9: Underberg Area to Sani Pass
  10. Day 10: Underberg Area to Battlefields to Drakensburg, Lesotho
  11. Day 11: Drakensburg
  12. Day 12: Drakensburg to Malealea
  13. Day 13: Malealea
  14. Day 14: Malealea to Graaff-Reinet, South Africa
  15. Day 15: Graaff-Reinet to Addo Elephant National Park
  16. Day 16: Addo Elephant to Knysna
  17. Day 17: Knysna to Oudtshoorn
  18. Day 18: Oudtshoorn to Hermanus
  19. Day 19: Hermanus to Cape Town
  20. Day 20: Cape Town
  21. Day 21: Cape Town
  22. Day 22: Cape Town to Western Cape Citrus Area
  23. Day 23: Western Cape Citrus Area to Gariep (Orange) River
  24. Day 24: Gariep (Orange) River to Fish River Canyon, Namibia
  25. Day 25: Fish River Canyon to Namib Naukluft National Park
  26. Day 26: Namib Naukluft National Park to Solitaire
  27. Day 27: Solitaire to Swakopmund
  28. Day 28: Swakopmund
  29. Day 29: Swakopmund to Spitzkoppe
  30. Day 30: Spitzkoppe to Etosha National Park
  31. Day 31: Etosha National Park
  32. Day 32: Etosha National Park to Windhoek
  33. Day 33: Windhoek to Ghanzi, Botswana
  34. Day 34: Ghanzi to Maun
  35. Day 35: Maun to Okavango Delta
  36. Day 36: Okavango Delta to Maun
  37. Day 37: Maun to Elephant Sands
  38. Day 38: Elephant Sands to Chobe National Park
  39. Day 39: Chobe National Park to Livingstone, Zambia
  40. Day 40: Livingstone
  41. Day 41: Livingstone to Matobo National Park, Zimbabwe
  42. Day 42: Matobo National Park
  43. Day 43: Matobo National Park to Tshipise, South Africa
  44. Day 44: Tshipise to Greater Kruger
  45. Day 45: Greater Kruger to Kruger National Park
  46. Day 46: Kruger National Park to Johannesburg

What's included

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  • Guide

  • Meals

  • Transport

  • Additional Services

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Questions & Answers

Here we have collected and answered the most frequently asked questions about this tour.

  • September 5, 2016

    How much time will we spend in Cape Town?

    You'll have 4 days in Cape Town with optional activities and a full free day.

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What are people saying about TourRadar?

  • Victoria8th April 2018
    Website was very straight forward and easy to use, I was able to tick exactly where I wanted to go which I was unable to do with other websites. very reasonably priced trips.

Availability

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Southern African Explorer

STARTENDSEATS LEFT PRICE
  • Saturday
    Jun 9, 2018
    from Johannesburg
    46 Days
    Tuesday
    Jul 24, 2018
    to Johannesburg
    0 seats left
    USD $3,785
    + $800 Adventure Pass
    Based on Camping Africa Per Person

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About the countries

Useful things to know before you go

Currencies

R
Rand
South Africa
L
Lilangeni
Swaziland
L
Loti
Lesotho
$
Dollar
Namibia and Zimbabwe
P
Pula
Botswana
ZK
Kwacha
Zambia

Plugs & Adapters

South Africa, Swaziland, Lesotho, Namibia, Botswana, Zambia and ZimbabweZambiaZambia and Zimbabwe

Visa

Here is an indication for which countries you might need a visa. Please contact the local embassy for help applying for visas to these places.

Vaccinations

These are only indications, so please visit your doctor before you travel to be 100% sure.
Typhoid
Recommended for South Africa, Swaziland, Lesotho, Namibia, Botswana, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
Hepatitis A
Recommended for South Africa, Swaziland, Lesotho, Namibia, Botswana, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
Cholera
Recommended for South Africa, Swaziland, Lesotho, Namibia, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
Tuberculosis
Recommended for South Africa, Swaziland, Lesotho, Namibia, Botswana, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Ideally 3 months before travel.
Hepatitis B
Recommended for South Africa, Swaziland, Lesotho, Namibia, Botswana, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Ideally 2 months before travel.
Yellow fever
Certificate of vaccination required if arriving from an area with a risk of yellow fever transmission for South Africa, Swaziland, Lesotho, Namibia, Botswana and Zimbabwe. Ideally 10 days before travel.
Rabies
Recommended for Swaziland, Lesotho, Namibia, Botswana, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Ideally 1 month before travel.
Meningococcal meningitis
Recommended for Zambia. Ideally 3 weeks before travel.

Policies

Location
Start and end in Johannesburg.
Hold my space
TourRadar can request Topdeck to hold spaces for you for up to 48 hours without any credit card details.
Deposit
TourRadar only requires a deposit of $200 to confirm this Topdeck booking. The remaining balance is then payable 47 days prior to the departure date. For any tour departing before 11 July 2018 the full payment of $0 is necessary.
Cancellation policy
No additional cancellation fees! You can cancel the tour up to 47 days prior to the departure date and you will not need to pay the full amount of $0 for Southern African Explorer, but the deposit of $200 is non-refundable.
Credit Cards
The following cards are accepted for Topdeck tours: Visa - Master Card - American Express

Destinations

Covering a total distance of approx 8,014 km.
  • Johannesburg (South Africa)
  • 434 km
  • Kruger National Park (South Africa)
  • 293 km
  • Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary (Swaziland)
  • 246 km
  • St Lucia Estuary (South Africa)
  • 49 km
  • Hluhluwe-Umfolozi Park (South Africa)
  • 202 km
  • Durban (South Africa)
  • 147 km
  • Underberg (South Africa)
  • 34 km
  • Sani Pass (Lesotho)
  • 34 km
  • Underberg (South Africa)
  • 46 km
  • Ukhahlamba-Drakensberg Park (South Africa)
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