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South Africa’s North-eastern Culture, Conservation & Safaris

Private Travel | General interest | Self-drive 15 Days & 12 Nights Lead-in price: £4,665 Current prices from: £4,665
This self-drive tour with a difference takes you to the lesser explored north-eastern region of South Africa. While Kruger National Park is the country’s most wellknown safari destination, there are many other national parks, concessions and game reserves that offer superb wildlife viewing without the crowds, and several of these can be visited on this flexible itinerary. Often created with conservation front of mind, the lodges that dot this region also offer a touch of luxury, along with sensational views, intriguing cultural heritage and heart-warming community based projects. The tour features a large number of included excursions and meals.

The Cox & Kings signature experiences

  • Experience both fully guided & self-drive safaris
  • Join a craft, art & culture tour in a traditional local village
  • Stay at conservation & community focused lodges
  • Escape the crowds by exploring in concessions & game reserves
  • Stay in 4- & 5-star accommodation

Arniston

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 2679 2679 2577 2272 2068 1966 1864 1864 1966 2170 2373 2577
Min temp (C)(F) 1763 1763 1661 1457 1254 1050 948 948 1050 1254 1457 1661
Sunshine hours 9 8 7 6 6 5 6 6 7 7 8 9
Daylight hours 14 13 12 11 10 10 10 11 12 13 14 14
Rainfall (mm)(in) 291 331 351 572 422 512 492 582 331 412 321 231
Rainy Days 7 8 9 10 11 11 11 13 10 10 8 7
Humidity E E VH H M L L M H VH VH E
UV 11+/E 11/E 9/VH 6/H 3/M 2/L 2/L 4/M 6/H 8/VH 10/VH 11+/E
Sea temp (C)(F) 2170 2170 2068 1864 1763 1763 1661 1661 1661 1763 1864 1966

Cape Town

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 2577 2577 2475 2272 1966 1763 1763 1763 1864 2068 2272 2475
Min temp (C)(F) 1559 1559 1457 1254 1050 846 846 846 948 1050 1254 1457
Sunshine hours 11 10 9 7 6 5 6 6 7 9 10 11
Daylight hours 14 13 12 11 10 10 10 11 12 13 14 14
Rainfall (mm)(in) 321 311 432 823 1365 1897 1646 1636 964 612 402 432
Rainy Days 5 4 5 8 12 13 13 14 11 9 6 6
Humidity L L L N N N N N N N N N
UV 11+/E 11/E 9/VH 6/H 4/M 3/M 3/M 4/M 6/H 8/VH 11/E 11+/E
Sea temp (C)(F) 1966 1966 1864 1763 1763 1661 1559 1559 1559 1661 1763 1864

Cederberg Wilderness Area

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 2577 2577 2475 1966 1661 1355 1355 1355 1661 1966 2272 2475
Min temp (C)(F) 1050 1050 948 643 337 236 134 134 337 439 745 948
Sunshine hours 12 11 10 8 7 6 7 8 8 10 11 12
Daylight hours 14 13 12 11 10 10 10 11 12 13 14 14
Rainfall (mm)(in) 120 191 241 361 723 773 663 703 301 281 231 201
Rainy Days 2 3 4 5 7 7 8 8 6 4 3 4
Humidity E E VH H M M M M H VH E E
UV 11+/E 11+/E 10/VH 7/H 4/M 3/M 3/M 5/M 7/H 9/VH 11+/E 11+/E
Sea temp (C)(F) N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A

Constantia

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 2577 2577 2475 2272 1966 1763 1763 1763 1864 2068 2272 2475
Min temp (C)(F) 1559 1559 1457 1254 1050 948 846 846 948 1050 1254 1457
Sunshine hours 11 10 9 7 6 5 6 6 7 8 10 10
Daylight hours 14 13 12 11 10 10 10 11 12 13 14 14
Rainfall (mm)(in) 341 351 422 1014 1576 1747 1667 1526 954 723 452 412
Rainy Days 5 4 5 8 12 13 13 13 11 8 6 7
Humidity E E VH H M L M M H VH E E
UV 11+/E 11/E 9/VH 6/H 3/M 2/L 3/M 4/M 6/H 9/VH 11/E 11+/E
Sea temp (C)(F) 2068 2068 1966 1864 1763 1661 1559 1559 1661 1661 1763 1966

Durban

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 2781 2882 2781 2679 2475 2373 2272 2373 2373 2475 2577 2781
Min temp (C)(F) 2170 2170 2068 1763 1457 1152 1152 1254 1559 1661 1864 2068
Sunshine hours 6 7 7 7 7 7 8 7 6 6 6 6
Daylight hours 14 13 12 11 11 10 10 11 12 13 14 14
Rainfall (mm)(in) 1406 1255 1185 683 562 311 301 542 763 984 1165 1014
Rainy Days 16 13 12 9 6 4 4 6 10 15 16 15
Humidity M M M L N N N N N N L L
UV 11+/E 11+/E 10/VH 7/H 5/M 4/M 4/M 5/M 7/H 10/VH 11+/E 11+/E
Sea temp (C)(F) 2679 2679 2679 2577 2475 2373 2272 2272 2272 2272 2475 2577

Franschhoek

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 2882 2882 2781 2373 1966 1864 1661 1763 1966 2170 2475 2679
Min temp (C)(F) 1457 1457 1355 1152 846 745 643 643 846 948 1152 1355
Sunshine hours 11 10 9 7 6 6 6 7 7 9 10 11
Daylight hours 14 13 12 11 10 10 10 11 12 13 14 14
Rainfall (mm)(in) 261 271 321 793 1416 1456 1416 1385 793 622 402 301
Rainy Days 4 4 5 8 10 10 10 10 9 7 6 6
Humidity E E VH H M M M M H VH E E
UV 11+/E 11+/E 9/VH 6/H 4/M 3/M 3/M 4/M 6/H 9/VH 11/E 11+/E
Sea temp (C)(F) N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A

Graaf Reinet

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 3188 3086 2781 2475 2170 1864 1966 2068 2373 2577 2781 3086
Min temp (C)(F) 1559 1559 1457 1152 846 541 541 643 745 948 1152 1355
Sunshine hours 11 9 9 8 7 7 8 9 9 9 10 11
Daylight hours 14 13 12 11 10 10 10 11 12 13 14 14
Rainfall (mm)(in) 321 432 512 281 231 131 161 211 131 321 321 341
Rainy Days 5 7 8 6 4 4 3 4 4 6 6 6
Humidity E E VH H M M M M H VH E E
UV 11+/E 11+/E 10/VH 7/H 4/M 3/M 3/M 5/M 7/H 9/VH 11+/E 11+/E
Sea temp (C)(F) N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A

Grahamstown

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 2679 2781 2577 2475 2272 2068 1966 2068 2272 2272 2373 2577
Min temp (C)(F) 1457 1559 1457 1152 846 643 541 643 846 1050 1254 1355
Sunshine hours 8 8 7 7 6 6 7 7 7 7 8 9
Daylight hours 14 13 12 11 10 10 10 11 12 13 14 14
Rainfall (mm)(in) 622 713 77030 492 452 341 371 532 622 773 703 683
Rainy Days 9 9 9 7 5 4 4 5 7 10 10 9
Humidity E E VH H M M M M H VH E E
UV 11+/E 11+/E 9/VH 6/H 4/M 3/M 3/M 4/M 6/H 9/VH 11/E 11+/E
Sea temp (C)(F) N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A

Hermanus

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 2475 2475 2373 2170 1966 1864 1763 1763 1864 2068 2272 2373
Min temp (C)(F) 1559 1661 1457 1355 1152 948 846 948 1050 1254 1457 1559
Sunshine hours 10 9 8 7 6 5 6 6 7 8 9 10
Daylight hours 14 13 12 11 10 10 10 11 12 13 14 14
Rainfall (mm)(in) 201 231 291 462 693 833 763 783 512 482 331 201
Rainy Days 5 5 6 8 11 11 11 12 10 8 6 7
Humidity E E VH H M M M M H VH E E
UV 11+/E 11/E 9/VH 6/H 4/M 3/M 3/M 4/M 6/H 8/VH 11/E 11+/E
Sea temp (C)(F) 2068 2068 1966 1864 1763 1661 1559 1661 1661 1661 1864 1966

Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Park

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 2984 2984 2882 2679 2475 2373 2373 2475 2577 2577 2272 2882
Min temp (C)(F) 1966 1966 1864 1661 1355 1152 1152 1254 1457 1559 1457 1864
Sunshine hours 8 8 8 7 8 8 8 8 8 7 9 8
Daylight hours 14 13 12 11 11 10 11 11 12 13 14 14
Rainfall (mm)(in) 1255 1195 873 562 432 281 291 392 412 984 331 934
Rainy Days 12 11 10 8 6 4 5 5 8 11 6 11
Humidity E E VH H M M M H VH VH E E
UV 11+/E 11+/E 10/VH 7/H 5/M 4/M 4/M 6/H 8/VH 10/VH 11+/E 11+/E
Sea temp (C)(F) N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A

Johannesburg

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 2679 2679 2577 2272 2068 1763 1864 2068 2373 2475 2577 2679
Min temp (C)(F) 1559 1559 1355 1050 643 337 337 541 948 1254 1355 1457
Sunshine hours 8 8 8 8 9 9 9 10 10 9 8 9
Daylight hours 14 13 12 11 11 11 11 11 12 13 13 14
Rainfall (mm)(in) 1345 934 924 562 151 90 40 80 281 763 1124 1134
Rainy Days 14 10 11 8 3 2 1 2 3 9 13 14
Humidity L L N N N N N N N N N L
UV 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 9/VH 6/H 5/M 5/M 7/H 9/VH 11/E 11+/E 11+/E
Sea temp (C)(F) N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A

Knysna

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 2373 2475 2272 2272 2068 1966 1864 1864 1864 1966 2170 2272
Min temp (C)(F) 1661 1661 1559 1457 1254 1050 948 1050 1050 1254 1355 1559
Sunshine hours 9 8 7 7 6 6 6 7 7 8 8 9
Daylight hours 14 13 12 11 10 10 10 11 12 13 14 14
Rainfall (mm)(in) 683 622 733 783 713 693 673 954 753 904 743 653
Rainy Days 10 10 10 9 9 9 8 10 11 12 10 11
Humidity N N N N N N N N N N N N
UV 11+/E 11/E 9/VH 6/H 3/M 3/M 3/M 4/M 6/H 8/VH 11/E 11+/E
Sea temp (C)(F) 2272 2272 2272 2068 2068 1966 1864 1864 1864 1966 2068 2170

Kruger National Park

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 3493 3391 3290 3086 2882 2679 2679 2882 3086 3086 3290 3391
Min temp (C)(F) 2272 2170 2068 1763 1254 846 948 1152 1457 1763 1966 2170
Sunshine hours 9 8 8 8 9 8 9 9 9 8 9 9
Daylight hours 13 13 12 12 11 11 11 11 12 13 13 14
Rainfall (mm)(in) 813 622 381 301 100 60 70 90 131 422 572 823
Rainy Days 6 7 5 4 2 2 1 1 2 5 6 7
Humidity VH VH H M M L L L M M H VH
UV 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 9/VH 6/H 5/M 5/M 7/H 9/VH 11/E 11+/E 11+/E
Sea temp (C)(F) N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A

Langebaan

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 2984 3086 2882 2577 2272 1966 1864 2068 2272 2577 2781 2882
Min temp (C)(F) 2068 2068 1966 1661 1355 1152 1050 1254 1457 1661 1864 2068
Sunshine hours 11 11 9 8 6 6 6 7 8 9 10 11
Daylight hours 14 13 12 11 10 10 10 11 12 13 14 14
Rainfall (mm)(in) 60 60 90 261 392 532 492 361 271 161 120 80
Rainy Days 3 2 4 6 10 10 11 10 9 6 4 5
Humidity E E VH H M M M M H VH E E
UV 11+/E 11/E 9/VH 6/H 4/M 3/M 3/M 4/M 6/H 8/VH 11/E 11+/E
Sea temp (C)(F) 1966 1966 1864 1763 1763 1661 1559 1559 1559 1661 1763 1864

Montagu

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 3086 3086 2882 2475 2170 1864 1763 1966 2170 2373 2679 2984
Min temp (C)(F) 1559 1559 1355 1050 745 439 439 541 745 948 1254 1355
Sunshine hours 11 10 9 7 6 6 7 7 8 9 9 11
Daylight hours 14 13 12 11 10 10 10 11 12 13 14 14
Rainfall (mm)(in) 141 181 251 392 381 412 371 442 261 271 251 171
Rainy Days 5 5 6 7 7 7 8 8 8 7 7 6
Humidity E E VH H M M M M H VH E E
UV 11+/E 11+/E 9/VH 6/H 4/M 3/M 3/M 4/M 6/H 9/VH 11/E 11+/E
Sea temp (C)(F) N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A

Mpumalanga

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Avg temp (C)(F) 2475 2577 2475 2272 1966 1763 1763 1864 1966 2068 2272 2373
Sunshine hours 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Daylight hours 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Rainfall (mm)(in) 100 100 80 60 20 20 40 30 60 70 90 90
Rainy Days 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Humidity
UV
Sea temp (C)(F)

Paarl

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 3086 3086 2984 2577 2170 1966 1864 1864 2170 2475 2781 2984
Min temp (C)(F) 1661 1661 1559 1254 948 745 643 745 948 1457 1355 1559
Sunshine hours 12 11 10 8 6 6 6 7 8 9 11 11
Daylight hours 14 13 12 11 10 10 10 11 12 13 14 14
Rainfall (mm)(in) 171 211 261 743 1185 1335 1175 1094 161 492 291 211
Rainy Days 4 3 4 7 11 11 11 11 10 7 5 6
Humidity E E VH H M M M M VH VH E E
UV 11+/E 11/E 9/VH 6/H 4/M 3/M 3/M 4/M 9/VH 8/VH 11/E 11+/E
Sea temp (C)(F) N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A

Paternoster

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 2373 2475 2373 2170 1966 1763 1763 1763 1864 2068 2170 2272
Min temp (C)(F) 1457 1457 1457 1355 1152 1050 948 948 1050 1152 1254 1457
Sunshine hours 11 10 9 8 6 6 6 7 8 9 10 11
Daylight hours 14 13 12 11 10 10 10 11 12 13 14 14
Rainfall (mm)(in) 60 40 100 201 331 452 371 381 191 120 90 70
Rainy Days 3 2 3 6 8 9 9 10 7 5 4 3
Humidity N N N N N N N N N N N N
UV 11+/E 11/E 9/VH 6/H 4/M 3/M 3/M 4/M 6/H 9/VH 11/E 11+/E
Sea temp (C)(F) 1966 1966 1864 1763 1763 1661 1559 1559 1559 1661 1763 1864

Pilanesberg National Park

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 3188 3086 2882 2679 2373 2068 2170 2475 2882 3086 3086 3086
Min temp (C)(F) 1763 1763 1559 1152 745 337 337 643 1152 1152 1661 1763
Sunshine hours 9 8 8 8 9 9 10 10 10 9 9 9
Daylight hours 14 13 12 12 11 11 11 11 12 13 13 14
Rainfall (mm)(in) 1064 1014 773 522 151 90 40 30 161 572 793 1245
Rainy Days 11 9 9 5 1 1 1 1 3 7 10 12
Humidity E E E VH H M M H VH E E E
UV 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 9/VH 6/H 5/M 5/M 7/H 9/VH 11/E 11+/E 11+/E
Sea temp (C)(F) N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A

Plettenberg Bay

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 2475 2577 2373 2272 2068 1966 1966 1966 1966 2068 2272 2475
Min temp (C)(F) 1661 1661 1559 1355 1152 948 846 846 948 1152 1355 1559
Sunshine hours 9 8 8 7 6 6 7 7 7 8 9 9
Daylight hours 14 13 12 11 10 10 10 11 12 13 14 14
Rainfall (mm)(in) 733 663 743 773 753 683 693 974 793 904 773 663
Rainy Days 9 9 9 8 8 8 8 10 10 11 10 10
Humidity E E VH H M M M M H VH E E
UV 11+/E 11/E 9/VH 6/H 3/M 3/M 3/M 4/M 6/H 8/VH 11/E 11+/E
Sea temp (C)(F) 2272 2272 2272 2170 2068 1966 1864 1864 1864 1966 2068 2170

Port Elizabeth

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 2679 2679 2679 2475 2272 2170 2068 2068 2170 2272 2373 2577
Min temp (C)(F) 1864 1864 1763 1457 1152 846 846 948 1152 1355 1457 1661
Sunshine hours 9 8 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 8 8 9
Daylight hours 14 13 12 11 10 10 10 11 12 13 14 14
Rainfall (mm)(in) 351 392 502 522 512 492 422 582 542 552 492 341
Rainy Days 8 8 10 8 8 7 7 9 8 11 10 8
Humidity E E VH H M M M M H VH E E
UV 11+/E 11/E 9/VH 6/H 4/M 3/M 3/M 4/M 6/H 8/VH 11/E 11+/E
Sea temp (C)(F) 2272 2272 2272 2170 2068 1864 1864 1763 1763 1864 1966 2068

Pretoria

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 2882 2882 2781 2475 2272 1966 2068 2272 2679 2781 2781 2882
Min temp (C)(F) 1661 1661 1457 1152 643 337 337 541 1050 1254 1457 1559
Sunshine hours 8 8 8 8 9 9 10 10 10 9 9 9
Daylight hours 14 13 12 11 11 11 11 11 12 13 13 14
Rainfall (mm)(in) 1345 753 793 552 120 90 30 60 201 753 1034 1144
Rainy Days 13 10 10 7 2 2 1 2 3 9 12 14
Humidity E E E VH H M M H VH E E E
UV 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 9/VH 6/H 5/M 5/M 7/H 9/VH 11/E 11+/E 11+/E
Sea temp (C)(F) N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A

Stellenbosch

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 2781 2781 2679 2373 1966 1763 1661 1763 1864 2170 2475 2679
Min temp (C)(F) 1355 1457 1355 1050 846 745 643 643 745 948 1152 1254
Sunshine hours 11 10 9 8 6 6 6 7 8 9 10 11
Daylight hours 14 13 12 11 10 10 10 11 12 13 14 14
Rainfall (mm)(in) 341 291 452 803 1325 1656 1506 1566 894 653 422 442
Rainy Days 5 4 5 8 12 13 12 13 11 9 6 6
Humidity L L L N N N N N N N N L
UV 11+/E 11/E 9/VH 6/H 4/M 3/M 3/M 4/M 6/H 8/VH 11/E 11+/E
Sea temp (C)(F) N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A

Swellendam

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 3188 3086 2882 2577 2272 2068 1966 2068 2272 2475 2781 2984
Min temp (C)(F) 1763 1763 1559 1254 948 643 643 745 948 1152 1457 1559
Sunshine hours 10 9 8 7 6 6 6 7 7 8 9 10
Daylight hours 14 13 12 11 10 10 10 11 12 13 14 14
Rainfall (mm)(in) 371 452 482 653 512 442 452 602 381 502 402 311
Rainy Days 6 6 7 8 9 9 10 10 9 9 7 7
Humidity E E VH H M M M M H VH E E
UV 11+/E 11/E 9/VH 6/H 3/M 3/M 3/M 4/M 6/H 8/VH 11/E 11+/E
Sea temp (C)(F) N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A

The Drakensberg Mountains

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 2475 2475 2373 2170 1966 1661 1661 1966 2170 2272 2272 2475
Min temp (C)(F) 1254 1254 1050 745 236 -228 -228 134 541 846 948 1152
Sunshine hours 7 7 7 7 8 8 8 9 8 7 7 8
Daylight hours 14 13 12 11 11 10 10 11 12 13 14 14
Rainfall (mm)(in) 1978 1697 1536 572 181 131 120 231 311 773 1205 1757
Rainy Days 18 17 16 9 4 2 2 4 6 14 16 19
Humidity E E E VH M M M H VH E E E
UV 11+/E 11+/E 11/E 8/VH 5/M 4/M 4/M 6/H 8/VH 11/E 11+/E 11+/E
Sea temp (C)(F) N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A

Winelands

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 2984 3086 2882 2577 2170 1864 1763 1864 2068 2373 2679 2882
Min temp (C)(F) 1559 1661 1457 1254 948 745 643 745 846 1152 1355 1457
Sunshine hours 12 11 10 8 6 6 6 7 8 9 11 12
Daylight hours 14 13 12 11 10 10 10 11 12 13 14 14
Rainfall (mm)(in) 251 221 351 622 1225 1486 1275 1245 723 502 321 351
Rainy Days 4 4 4 7 11 11 11 12 10 18 5 5
Humidity E E VH H M M M M H VH E E
UV 11+/E 11/E 9/VH 6/H 4/M 3/M 3/M 4/M 6/H 8/VH 11/E 11+/E
Sea temp (C)(F) 1966 1966 1864 1763 1763 1661 1559 1559 1559 1661 1763 1864

Worcester

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 3086 3086 2882 2577 2170 1966 1864 1966 2170 2475 2679 2984
Min temp (C)(F) 1559 1559 1457 1254 846 643 541 643 846 1050 1254 1457
Sunshine hours 11 10 9 8 6 6 7 7 8 9 10 11
Daylight hours 14 13 12 11 10 10 10 11 12 13 14 14
Rainfall (mm)(in) 100 131 151 321 502 673 632 612 361 331 201 131
Rainy Days 4 4 5 8 10 10 10 10 9 7 6 6
Humidity E E VH H M M M M H VH E E
UV 11+/E 11+/E 9/VH 6/H 4/M 3/M 3/M 4/M 6/H 9/VH 11/E 11+/E
Sea temp (C)(F) N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A
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Superior Private Tour in brief

Day 1: Fly to Johannesburg

Fly overnight from London (regional connections available) to Johannesburg. (N)

Days 2-3: Lapalala

You will be met by our VIP meet and greet service, before collecting your premium package category M rental vehicle and driving north to the Lapalala Wilderness Reserve. Lapalala attracts a variety of different animals to its diverse landscapes, including leopards, baboons, crocodiles, zebras and impalas. The assortment of environments has also made it the ideal location for several conservation projects, resulting in growing populations of vulnerable wildlife such as white and black rhinos and wild dogs. Search for them all on morning and afternoon guided game drives during your full day on the reserve. Stay 2 nights at Tintswalo Lapalala. (D) (B, L, D)

Days 4-6: Soutpansberg mountains

Travel north-east towards the Soutpansberg mountains. Nestled among the verdant slopes is the Madi a Thavha Mountain Lodge where you will stay for 3 nights. Enjoy some of the many scenic hiking trails, do a spot of birdwatching and learn about the community based projects that are at the heart of everything the lodge does. An art and culture tour is also included which introduces you to the colourful homes, markets and workshops of the surrounding villages known for their beautiful woodwork, pottery, textiles and sculptures. (B, D)

Days 7-8: Mapesu Game Reserve

Drive close to South Africa’s northernmost border to the Mapesu Game Reserve. The reserve is another conservation project in action with cheetahs, rhinos, elephants and buffaloes just some of the species to have been released there in recent years. The nearby Mapungubwe National Park is home to many other animals, including lions. You will have the chance to join included safari activities and/or landscape and cultural drives. Stay 2 nights at Mopane Bush Lodge. (B, L, D)

Days 9-10: Makuleke Concession – Kruger National Park

Follow the border east to the northern section of Kruger National Park. The Makuleke Concession offers fantastic game viewing with animals often crossing the Limpopo and Luvuvhu rivers that converge here. The region is also of geological interest, with dinosaur hunters finding a wealth of riches within the ancient rocks. Activities here include game drives and bush walks as well as visits to the Lanner Gorge and Fever Tree Forest. Stay 2 nights at Pafuri Camp. (B, L, D)

Days 11-13: Khaya Ndlovu Game Reserve

Trace a path southwards to the Khaya Ndlovu Game Reserve. No activities are included here, but you can use the safari skills learned earlier in the journey to enjoy self-driven game drives in the reserve and nearby Kruger National Park. You may also want to explore the Panorama Route, offering sumptuous vistas across the surrounding Lowveld escarpment and canyons. Stay 3 nights at the Khaya Ndlovu Manor House. (B, D)

Days 14-15: Fly to London, via Johannesburg

Return your rental vehicle at Hoedspruit Airport before flying to Johannesburg and onwards to London, arriving the following day. (B) (N)

Meal basis:

As per itinerary – B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.

Important information Superior tour

This tour is based in 4- and 5-star accommodation.

Tailor-made travel

For a price quote based on alternative accommodation standards, to discuss flight options or to tailor this itinerary, please call to speak with a Cox & Kings consultant or enquire online.

Superior private tour accommodation

  • Pafuri Camp
    Pafuri Camp

    Pafuri Camp is situated in the far northern sector of Kruger National Park, nestled between the banks of the Limpopo and Luvuvhu rivers. Embraced by mountains and gorges, it is a land of baobab and fever trees, great cats and huge herds of elephant. The large decks are the perfect place to sit and watch for elephant, nyala, waterbuck or bushbuck coming to drink from the Luvuvhu river. Camp activities include wildlife drives, guided bush walks, bird walks, an outing to the Makuleke village and an optional excursion to Thulamela, a 500-year-old rock-walled civilisation.Features: 19 luxury tents, bush bar, swimming pool, alfresco dining area, large deck.<br>Room amenities: King-size beds, private bathrooms with indoor and outdoor showers, mosquito nets, private deck.

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  • Mopane Bush Lodge
    Mopane Bush Lodge

    Mopane Bush Lodge is a tranquil retreat within the 7,200 hectare Mapesu Private Game Reserve, ideally located for visits to Mapungubwe National Park and the Unesco site of the ancient Kingdom of Mapungubwe. There are 19 thatched chalets and sumptuous meals are served in the boma area, around the pool or out in the bush.Features: 19 guestrooms, restaurant, outdoor pool, bar, lounge, Wi-Fi.<br>Room amenities: Safe, air conditioning, hairdryer, kettle, minibar.

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  • Madi a Thavha Mountain Lodge
    Madi a Thavha Mountain Lodge

    The Madi a Thavha Mountain Lodge, located in the Soutpansberg Mountains, is a characterful property that offers a unique stay in a choice of two guestrooms or six guest suites. Decorated in vibrant colours and serving wholesome, home cooked meals, the lodge is a charming retreat that forms an important part of the community. The region offers some of South Africa's best hiking trails and most rewarding cultural experiences.Features: 6 suites and 2 guestrooms, restaurant, garden, lounge, outdoor pool, Wi-Fi.<br>Room amenities: Television, kettle, hairdryer, fan, safe.

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  • Khaya Ndlovu Manor House
    Khaya Ndlovu Manor House

    In a private game reserve not far from the Kruger National Park and Blyde River Canyon - the world's third largest canyon - lies Khaya Ndlovu Manor House. The luxurious colonial style suites all have superb views of the tropical gardens, frequented by passing monkeys and birdlife. The property also features a relaxing spa and has fabulous views of the Northern Drakensburg mountain range.Features: 8 rooms, restaurant, outdoor pool, spa, bar, lounge, gardens, Wi-Fi.<br>Room amenities: Fan, kettle, hairdryer, safe.

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Dates & prices

NEC2020

Guideline Prices

Low season from £4,445 per person

High season from £4,675 per person

 

Flexible Prices & Itineraries
For a quote based on alternative accommodation standards or flight options, or to tailor this itinerary, please call 020 7873 5000 or send an email enquiry

Additional Information

Please call 020 7873 5000 for more information or to make a booking.

Prices above are per person in pounds sterling (£), based on two people sharing a twin-room. The prices which were valid at the time of publication, may be subject to change, particularly as a result of variable flight costs. You will be informed of any such changes prior to booking.

 
  • • 4- & 5-star accommodation
    • VIP meet & greet service on arrival
    • Premium car rental package with Ford Eco Sport (or similar)
    • 12 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 12 dinners
    • Guided activities at most lodges

Destinations on this tour

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  • Waterberg (South Africa)

    The Waterberg The World Heritage "Waterberg Biosphere" is situated less than a three...

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  • Kruger National Park

    Kruger is South Africa's premier reserve covering an immense slice of Lowveld territory ...

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  • https://www.coxandkings.co.uk/destinations/africa/south-africa/greater-kruger-area-safari/kruger-national-park
  • Kruger National Park

    Kruger is South Africa's premier reserve covering an immense slice of Lowveld territory ...

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