South Africa "Wilderness" a Cape and Kruger Adventure.
"To say I am excited about this trip is the understatement of the year. It has 3 of my favorite things, walks in the bush and camping under the African sky, game drives on a private reserve, and the wines food, and sights of Capetown"
This is a trip for those who enjoy taking the rough with the smooth. It includes a 3 night 2 Day wilderness walk in the Kruger park and a 3 night stay at a private lodge with game drives in a private reserve.
So many OTS adventurers have requested this trip run again, and it's going to be a popular one. This is a country where it's very easy to pay US$1000+ a night for a luxury game lodge, but also it's also possible to see all the same wildlife and stay in lovely comfortable accommodation for far less.
South Africa has it all, the vistas of Table Mountain and the wild Cape coast, the Winelands around Stellenbosch, the expanses of the Karoo, the accessible game viewing of the Kruger National Park, and all with great roads, superb food and wine, and comfortable accommodation.
Day 1- 27th April
Arrival day in Nelspruit with a pickup at the airport and time to chill out, and orientate yourself at our lovely B&B.
After breakfast we head west to the southern entrance of the Kruger Park, and look for game, as we head to the starting pickup location for our 3 night 2 day “wilderness walk” one of the great Kruger park experiences. There are only 8 twin bed tents in our bush camp, our food will be prepared by the cook, and we walk with our armed guide, spotting game and birds on our daily walks. Surrounded by the sounds of Africa, and evenings around the fire. All our meals are included on this section of the trip.
After breakfast we will say goodbye to our guide and bush camp and transfer back to the main camp to pick up our vehicle and driving north through the National Park, game spotting on the way, as we head to our private game lodge bordering the Kruger. This is our touch of comfort in the bush, full board, and morning and evening game drives all included. Paradise!
Today we head to the airport for our flight from Nelspruit the city of Capetown and one of the world’s most iconic city locations. We pick up our Van at the airport and settle into our charming accommodation in the heart of the Waterkant area.
A great few days exploring the Cape Town region, the wineries of Stellenbosch, and the many dramatic landscapes towards Cape point. Each day we will head off in a different direction, using our central B&B as our city base. The food is exquisite and the wine even better.
Cape Town is very ''Gay friendly'' and there are a couple of nice evening bars and venues that we can visit.
Our final day and it’s a free time day and time to do some last min shopping before a drop off at Capetown airport to connect with your homeward bound flight.
Highlights in Capetown include
South Africa remains one of my all time favourite destinations, it is unrivalled in its scenic beauty, the people are warm and friendly, Gay rights are written into the constitution, and the game parks are accessible and spectacular. This adventure combines the affordability and value my trips are known for, with some great treats, food and accommodation.
Register to be first to hear about the release of this gay friendly adventure trip as we have only 7 places.
As with all OTS gay friendly trips you have to let go of the concept you're signing up for a tour, you're not, you're coming on an adventure , yes its a semi structured adventure with all the hard work done but it is nevertheless a adventure, things will go wrong some days, and changes need to be adapted too, you will need your wits about you, and to expect to do some exploring on your own.
VICTORIA FALLS ADDON
For many people a once in a lifetime trip to Africa would not be complete without the inclusion of a chance to see the mighty Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe.
This is possible to do as an add-on package, either before, or after our OTS trip. I would not be able to join you, but as a package, (like the one I have arranged for you below) its easy, and if you do it at the end of our trip you will be super confident with how life in Africa works.
3 nights package staying at the amazing Victoria Falls Safari Lodge for U$990pp (Land only)
• 3 nights’ accommodation Bed and Breakfast in a waterhole facing room.
• 2 x dinners at MaKuwa-Kuwa Restaurant
• 1 x dinner at The Boma – Dinner & Drum Show, with courtesy return shuttle
• 2 x Vulture Culture lunches in the MaKuwa-Kuwa Restaurant (Table d’hôtel Menu)
• Return seat in coach transfers from Victoria Falls Airport (Minimum 2 passengers therefore single travellers attract a Single Supplement)
• 1x Guided Tour of the Victoria Falls
• 1x Sunset Cruise (luxury deck - Zambezi Explorer)
• Hourly courtesy shuttle to Victoria Falls Rainforest and town centre
• Complimentary Wi-Fi
• Accommodation rates include 2% Government levy and 15% VAT
Dates are 27th April - 10th May
Arrival day 27th April in Nelspruit and departure day 10th May from Capetown.
(Mixed Gay and Gay friendly Touring Adventure)
3 Places Left
A 14 day 13 night Epic South African Adventure including a ''Wilderness'' walk in the Kruger park.
Fly into MQP (Nelspruit) and out of CPT (Capetown)
This years trip will be hosted by OTS founder Richard
This trip has a Max of 8 as the "Wideness walk" camp can only sleep 8 twin share, so please get in quickly if interested in joining us in 2019.
Please NOTE This trip has been upgraded since it first appeared on the website and now has a total of 13 breakfasts, 6 lunches and 7 dinners included, and the addition of a 3 nights in a private safari lodge. There is also the option of a single room at no extra cost for the 6 nights in Capetown for anyone who would like some time alone,
Plus of course daily help and suggestions from Richard.
Cost U$2950 land only
Due to the nature of Adventure travel and the prices of the resources on which it depends, the published price of any trip is subject to change at any time, before or after booking confirmation, up to 30 days before the departure.