TOUR CODE:NPD Accommodation: Twin Share Camping Max Passengers: 18 Number of Crew: 3 Vehicle Type: Adventure Truck DURATION: Days: 8 Nights: 7
Meals: Breakfast:7 Lunch:7 Dinner:7
Departure Point Please ensure you arrive at the departure point at least 20 minutes before the scheduled departure time. Approximately 10:00am from Kings Beach Hotel, La Roche Drive Humewood, Humewood, Port Elizabeth. Tel: +27 41 582 3720 www.tsogosunhotels.com/garden-court/kings-beach/pages/overview.aspx
End Point Garden Court South Beach, 73 O.R. Tambo Parade, South Beach, Durban, Tel: + 27 (03)1 337 2231 http://www.tsogosunhotels.com/garden-court/south-beach/pages/rooms.aspx
*NOTE: All information is subject to change without prior notice. Travel times and campsites can change depending on road or weather conditions, etc. These are used as a guideline only. On our longer tours it is possible that your crew, truck and fellow travellers will change due to our unique tour linking system. On this tour, camping and accommodated clients will be travelling together with a maximum number of participants of 18.
Day 1 Addo Elephant National Park After meeting your guides and group you head to Addo Elephant National Park, which is home to many of Africa’s big game. Our truck gives us an elevated view on our game drive this afternoon, particularly for those photographic enthusiasts amongst us.
Meals: Lunch, Dinner Accommodation: Camp: The Aardvark Guest House: www.theaardvarkguesthouse.co.za Facilities: Shared ablutions, hot showers, bar, internet Route: Port Elizabeth to Addo. ± 170 km Travel time: ±2-3hrs Included highlights: Afternoon game drive in nomad truck
Day 2/3 Cintsa This morning we drive to Port Elizabeth Airport where we make a quick stop, and then on to Cintsa where you will have the chance to participate in the optional activities on offer.
Optional Activities: boat rental, quad biking, Xhosa village visit. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Accommodation: Camp: Areena Resort: www.areena.co.za Facilities: Shared ablutions, hot showers, bar, laundry, drinkable water, internet, swimming pool Route: Addo to Cintsa. ± 365 km Travel time: ± 8-10 hours Included Highlights: Morning Game drive in Addo in Nomad truck
Day 4/5 Lesotho - Malealea Today we leave South Africa and enter the landlocked mountain kingdom of Lesotho. Lesotho is one of the highest countries in the world, with the entire country being over 1000m above sea level. The next day we get up early and those who opt to go on the optional Pony Trekking Excursion will ride into the remote hills of Lesotho accompanied by local guides. On your return the group will visit the local village and school.
Optional Activities: Pony Trekking Excursion, Hiking. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Accommodation: Camp: Malealea: www.malealea.com Facilities: Shared ablutions, bar Route: Cintsa to Lesotho (Malealea) ± 560 km Travel time: ±8-9 hours plus border crossing Activity Package: Local school and village visit (except during school holidays) Border posts: South Africa: Maseru Bridge, Tel: +27 (0) 51 924 4300, Open: 24hrs Lesotho: Maseru Bridge, Tel: +266 22 313 796, Open: 24hrs
Day 6/7 South Africa - uKhahlamba Drakensberg Park The Drakensberg Mountains are South Africa’s highest and most beautiful. We explore the mountain paths and take in the breathtaking views offered in the uKhahlamba Drakensberg (Royal Natal) National Park. On our second day we will be going on a guided hike to see some of the San rock paintings.
Optional activities: Horse riding, Hiking Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Accommodation: Camp: Drakensville Resort: www.drakensville.co.za Facilities: Shared ablutions, hot showers, bar, laundry, internet, swimming pool, shop Route: Malealea Lodge to Royal Natal. ±300 km Travel time: ±8-10 hrs plus a border crossing (Long Day) Included Highlights: Royal Natal National Park Entrance, Guided walk to bushman paintings Border post: Lesotho: Van Rooyenshek, Open: 06h00-22h00 South Africa: Van Rooyenshek, Tel: +27 (0) 51 583 1516, Open: 06h00-22h00
Day 8 Kwa-Zulu Natal Coast - Durban It’s all downhill as we leave the mountain scenery en route to the Kwazulu Natal Coast. The bustling city of Durban is South Africa’s busiest port and well know surfing destination. Your tour ends upon arrival in Durban.
Optional Activity: Dinner out at local restaurant Meals: Breakfast Accommodation: Own Arrangements / Post tour accommodation can be booked through SA Tours and Safaris.
Tour Ends The tour ends at Garden Court South Beach http://www.tsogosunhotels.com/garden-court/south-beach/pages/rooms.aspx. Should you wish to extend your tour for another night, kindly pre book this accommodation through your travel agent or Nomad.
Inclusions & Exclusions
Activity Package This is an optional payment that covers what we consider to be ‘essential activities’ on our tours. Ideally we would include all of these, but not everyone can afford this. This payment is 100% transparent and is listed below. The Activity Package can be pre-purchased prior to your arrival or through your guide on day 1 of your tour.
Activity & Price -Lesotho junior school visit * R100 TOTAL: R100 *The Lesotho school visit will only take place during school terms. During school holidays, we will refund this activity package item. This dossier has been written with the inclusion of the Activity Package items.
What’s included Meals as indicated on the itinerary (unless otherwise specified, all meals are prepared and served at the Nomad truck), accommodation, registered guides and transport. We also include some of the highlights. These highlights are listed below in the day-by-day descriptions as “included highlights”.
What’s excluded All items of a personal nature, alcohol, snacks, souvenirs, tips, optional activity package and optional activities (see list for an indication of prices).
Pre and Post Tour Accommodation If you require accommodation before or after your tour we can arrange this for you. We can also arrange airport transfers – contact your travel agent, SA Tours and Safaris, to make these bookings.
Arrival / Departure Please be sure to arrive 1 day before your tour is due to depart. This will avoid any unforeseen problems. We also recommend that you book your flights to depart the day after the tour officially ends.
Insurance (Compulsory) All clients require adequate Travel Insurance. Medical Insurance is not sufficient. Activity providers can refuse participation of activities, if the correct valid Travel Insurance is not provided. Travel insurance can be purchased via SA Tours and Safaris, please enquire with our consultants for more information.
MEALS ON TOUR Breakfast: As breakfast is served very early in the morning (if there is driving or activities to be done) it is a simple but filling breakfast: Tea and coffee, breads and spreads, cereals, yoghurts, fruits and on occasion, when there is time for a later breakfast, guides will serve a hot breakfast of scrambled eggs, porridge, bacon or beans.
Lunch: Lunch is generally served at a picnic spot next to the road en route to a destination. As the guides only have approximately 45 minutes to get everyone off the truck, prepare lunch and then get everyone back on the truck again, lunches consist of sandwiches and salads (rice salad, pasta salad, tuna salad and green salad) which are quick and easy to prepare but which are quite filling. They do have meal plans which they should stick to, to ensure that there is variety on a day to day basis.
Dinner: This is when the guides get time to prepare a delicious meal and they focus on a substantial protein, vegetable and carbohydrate dinner. We serve traditional cuisine consisting of braais (BBQ), potjie (stew), bobotie (mince), spaghetti and fish and chicken dishes.
All meals (on both accommodated and camping tours) that are included as per the dossier are prepared at the full service adventure truck. This is a unique adventure in itself where you get to dine under the stars with your new found friends and experience the real sights and sounds of Africa!
Currency and Banking South African Rand is the best currency to use on this route. ATM’s are available in all major towns and cities. There is often a limit on the amount you can draw each day. Travellers Cheques can take a long time to change into cash and often incur unreasonable charges. Please see Pre Departure Booklet for detailed information on each country.
Health Please inform us of any pre-existing conditions such as diabetes or asthma and any prescription medicine you may be taking. We also need to know about any food allergies or physical disabilities that you may have.
Visas Please note that these are your responsibility. Some nationalities require visas for Lesotho and South Africa. See Pre Departure Booklet for more information.
Malaria Malaria prophylactics are not required for this route.