Ultimate Southern Africa Road Trip: South Africa, Lesotho, and Eswatini

Southern Africa Border Crossing Road Trip Itinerary

Ultimate Southern Africa Road Trip: South Africa, Lesotho, and Eswatini

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Road Trip Highlights

Afrique du Sud




9 days

1996 km

  • Cross the Maseru Bridge border into Lesotho.
  • Visit the Maletsunyane Falls, the highest waterfall in Lesotho.
  • Explore the local culture at the Mantenga Cultural Center in Eswatini.
  • Relax and enjoy the stunning mountain views at Mantenga Lodge in Eswatini.
  • Visit Kruger National Park and stay in Skukuza, a resort town with gift shops and restaurants.
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Road Trip Map

Road Trip Itinerary

Activities Kms Stay
Day 1 Arrive in Johannesburg, South Africa and pick up your rental vehicle. Drive to Ladybrand and stay 1 night at Ladybrand Guest House. 428 Ladybrand Guest House
Day 2-3 Drive towards Lesotho and cross the Maseru Bridge border into Lesotho. Drive to the town of Semonkong. Stay 2 night at Semonkong Lodge. Visit Maletsunyane Falls and explore local villages. 134 Semonkong Lodge
Day 4 Cross back into South Africa at the Maseru Bridge border and head towards Bethlehem. Stay at Park Hotel for 1 night. 293 Park Hotel
Day 5 Making your way to Eswatini, drive towards Newcastle. Stay 1 night at New Haven Guest House. 212 New Haven Guest House
Day 6-7 Drive towards Eswatini and cross the border into Eswatini, visit Swazi Candles and Mantenga Cultural Center. Stay at Mantenga Lodge for 1 night. 266 Mantenga Lodge
Day 8 Cross back into South Africa and Drive towards Kruger National Park. Stay 1 night at Skukuza Rest Camp and spot wildlife on game drives. 226 Skukuza Rest Camp
Day 9 Drive back to Johannesburg and drop your rental car off. 437 Car Rental Company

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Game drive in Kruger
Game drive in Kruger

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