Stage 11

Johannesburg - Johannesburg

4.4. to 18.4.2015


Distance: 3.580 km

Accommodation: Hotel









15 Days

 4.380 €

Garden Route and Lesotho

Solitary bays, blue lagoons and fairytale-like primeval forests – eating oysters with a view of the Indian Ocean and amazing offroad drives through wild, almost untouched mountain landscapes... These are just a few of the highlights of this XWORLD stage, which runs from Johannesburg down the famous Garden Route with a brief detour through the Kingdom of Lesotho before once again returning to Johannesburg.





Tag 1:

separate outbound travel


Tag 2:
Johannesburg I

Group meeting in the evening. Hotel


Tag 3:

520 km Johannesburg - Kimberley I

Our first destination is the former diamond mining town of Kimberley where we’ll visit the ‘Big Hole’ and the museum village. Hotel


Tag 4:

540 km Kimberley – Karoo Nationalpark I

We travel along the route of the Blue Train past fields, meadows and pastures to the Great Karoo. Hotel


Tag 5:

300 km Karoo Nationalpark – Mossel Bay I

We cross the national park on adventurous gravel tracks and visit an ostrich farm near Oudtshoorn before continuing over the Robinson Pass to the Indian Ocean. Hotel


Tag 6:

140 km Mossel Bay – Plettenberg Bay I

We follow the Garden Route to the east over the Seven Passes Route to Knysna and then on to Plettenberg Bay. Hotel


Tag 7:

100 km Plettenberg Bay I

Rest day in Plett with optional excursions to nearby places of interest, such as the Plettenberg or Buffalo Hill Game Reserves. Hotel


Tag 8:

230 km Plettenberg Bay – Port Elizabeth I

The route passes the Bloukrans bridge. After visiting the ‘Big Tree’, we head along the Garden Route to Port Elizabeth. Hotel


Tag 9:

610 km Port Elizabeth – Port St. John I

This long day of driving takes us along the Sunshine Coast on good roads to the Wild Coast. Hotel


Tag 10:

280 km Port St. John – Underberg I

Our convey heads inland to the Drakensberg Mountains. From there, we head along picturesque routes to Underberg. Hotel


Tag 11:

250 km Underberg – Katse Dam I

We drive along the adventurous Sani Pass into the Kingdom of Lesotho. The route takes us along tracks through the rugged mountain landscape to the Katse Dam. Hotel


Tag 12:

180 km Katse Dam – Maliba Mountain I

The route heads past the Katse Dam and snow-topped mountains through Lesotho’s highlands to the Maliba Mountains. Lodge


Tag 13:

380 km Maliba Mountain – Johannesburg I

After entering South Africa, we head north past the Vaal Dam to Johannesburg. Hotel


Tag 14:

Johannesburg – return flight I

Group breakfast and separate departure


Tag 15:

arrival in Germany.



Overnight trip to the Karoo National Park

Visiting an ostrich farm near Oudtshoorn

Rest day in the beautiful Plettenberg Bay on the

Garden Route

Driving along the bays, white, sandy beaches, rugged mountains and tracks that lead off into the rainforest on the famous Garden Route

Crossing the wild and rugged mountainous landscape of the Kingdom of Lesotho














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