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FROM ZAR 21,675
€ 1,498 • £ 1,327 • US$ 1,858 • R 21,675
* Rates based on today's exchange rate
See the best of KwaZulu-Natal: spend a night in Durban, then enjoy dramatic mountain vistas for 2 nights in the Drakensberg, followed by 2 nights in the evocative Battlefields region. An exciting 2 nights on safari in a Big Five game reserve is followed by 2 nights on the sub-tropical beaches of northern KwaZulu Natal.
10 days / 9 nights
You are met at Durban King Shaka Airport by our representative and assisted and assisted to the car hire kiosk. You collect your Group B car hire and make your way to your Durban hotel.
Durban is the busiest port in Africa and is a major centre of tourism, due to its warm subtropical climate and beautiful beaches. Its consistent waves make it a popular surfing destination. Enjoy warm ocean water, lush gardens, vibrant Indian markets, and beautiful colonial architecture.
Option 1: Oyster Box [+]
Option 2: Quarters Hotel on Florida [+]
This morning after a leisurely breakfast, you depart Durban and make your way through the scenic Midlands towards the Drakensberg Moutnains. You check into your hotel.
The Drakensberg is the highest mountain range in Southern Africa, rising to 3,482 metres (11,424 ft) in height. Soaring basalt cliffs and golden sandstone ramparts tower over rolling grasslands, steep-sided valleys, rocky gorges and ancient San rock art.
Adventure activities abound: hiking, abseiling, canoeing, mountain-biking, mountain-climbing, while the more sedentary will enjoy the awe-inspiring views and abundant birdlife.
Option 1: Cleopatra Mountain Farmhouse [+]
Option 2: Montusi Mountain Lodge [+]
Suggested: Daily Activities in the Drakensberg [+]
You check out of your Drakensberg accommodation mid-morning and make your way westwards to the Battlefields region. Check in at your Battlefields accommodation.
The Battlefields region abounds in evocative symbols of South Africa’s turbulent past. Bloody battles were fought on the plains in several South African wars such as the Anglo-Zulu War and the Anglo-Boer War.
Battlefields such as Isandlwana, Rorke’s Drift, Majuba, Spioenkop, Elandslaagte and the siege of Ladysmith are brought to life by raconteur tour guides.
Option 1: Fugitive's Drift Lodge [+]
Option 2: Rorke's Drift Lodge [+]
You check out of your Battlefields accommodation and make your way towards Zululand. Check in at your accommodation in a Big-Five game reserve.
KwaZulu Natal has always been at the forefront of conservation and the Hlhuhluwe-Imfolozi Game Reserve and the private game reserves of Zululand are famous for the role they have played in saving the white rhino from extinction.
Today this area is home to the highest concentration of rhino in Africa. The area has a unique diversity of landscapes, from riverine bush, savanna and forest, and so supports a wide range of species, from lion, leopard, elephant buffalo and rhino to plains game such as zebra, giraffe and antelope. Over 650 bird species have been recorded in the area.
Option 1: &Beyond Phinda Mountain Lodge [+]
Option 2: Amakhosi Safari Lodge [+]
After your morning game drive and brunch, you check out of your safari accommodation and make your way northwards to the beaches of northern KwaZulu Natal near Sodwana Bay. Check in at your beach accommodation.
Maputoland (otherwise known as the Elephant Coast) is a lush region of forested dunes, wetlands, sandy beaches, woodlands and warm seas with a great diversity of underwater seascapes and marine flora and fauna.
The shallow reefs along this protected stretch of coastline are home to an array of brilliant sub-tropical fish including Moorish idols, parrot fish and blue surgeons. Shoals of game fish, sharks and schools of bottlenose dolphins are often seen. These reefs are ideal for snorkelling and diving. Professional diving companies accommodate all enthusiasts: from the beginner to the veteran wanting a tour of the very best the reefs have to offer.
These beaches are also the nesting grounds for the world’s largest turtles: the loggerhead and leatherback.
Option 1: Thonga Beach Lodge [+]
Option 2: Rocktail Beach Camp [+]
This morning you enjoy your last African breakfast before departing your beach lodge. You make your way southwards to Durban King Shaka Airport for your flight home.
Remember, we tailor-make all our tours for each client, listening to your dreams and wishes and making optimum use of the time and budget you have available. As with all the sample itineraries on our website, the above tour is merely to give you an idea of what is possible. Destinations and activities can be added in, hotels can be substituted and self-drive programmes can be adapted to chauffeur-drive or a guided tour.