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DRAKENSBERG - WITH GREENTOURS

 

DATES:  15 - 28 January 2018

LEADERS:  Paul Cardy & Callan Cohen

COST:  London return: £4,655, Jonnesburg return: £3,795

ACCOMMODATION:  Small hotels

GROUP:  Min. 5, max. 15

 

Drakensberg 2018 tour  

 

WHY VISIT?
 

The Drakensberg Mountains are one of the largest areas of alpine habitat in Africa. 

Over 2,200 plant species have been documented here, with a staggering 400 endemics. 

We'll visit in the summer, which is the perfect time to catch the peak of flowering.

 

Drakensberg 2018  

 

HIGHLIGHTS
 

  • Sentinel Peak:  See floral wonders against the panoramic backdrop where South Africa and Lesotho meet below Sentinel Peak. (See Crocosmia pearsei, Eucomis bicolor, Dianthus basuticus and Agapanthus Moraea species.) 

 

  • Oxbow:  Discover the likes of Disa fragrans in the boggy meadows. Xerophyta viscosa can be found at the base of cliffs. 

 

  • Sani Pass:  Basalt cliffs support tufts of brilliant red Gladiolus flanaganii. Bogs on the plateau have a carpet of pink Rhodohypoxis baurii. 

 

  • Orchids galore:  See three species of 'old man' Huttonaea orchids hanging from the rock faces in mist-belt forests. We'll also see Corycium, Habenaria, Satyrium, Schizochilus, Disperis, Brownleea and both Green Devil orchid and Death orchid. 

 

Drakensberg 2018 tour  

 

ITINERARY
 

   DAY 1

   Flight from London to South Africa.

 

   DAYS 2 - 4 

   Golden Gate National Park

   Witsieshoek/ The Sentinel and Oxbow.

   DAY 5

   Travel to Giant's Castle via Spioenkop.

 

   DAY 6

   Giant's Castle and the uKhahlamba-Drakensberg Park.

 

   DAY 7

   Howick.

 

   DAY 8

   Umgeni Reserve to Underberg.

 

   DAYS 9 - 11

   Sani Pass.

 

   DAY 12

   Umtamvuna: Pondoland specials.

 

   DAY 13

   Port Edward area to Durban.

   Departure from Durban.

   DAY 14

   Arrive UK/ Europe.

 

 

Full itinerary is available to download from the Greentours website

 

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BOOKINGS & ENQUIRIES
 

To secure a place, download and complete a booking form. You will receive a confirmation of your place from Greentours and an information pack will be sent to you around 12 weeks prior to departure. 

For any enquiries or to check availability, please contact Greentours direct. 

 

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