Kwa Zulu Natal Highlights

Description

Boasting lush farmland, spectacular mountain views and breathtaking wildlife including everything from crocodiles to lions to elephants, the KwaZulu-Natal area of South Africa is a wonderful location for a memorable holiday. This seven-day tour takes in all the highlights of the province; along the way you'll hear fascinating tales of derring-do in the region's battlegrounds, see wild animals in their native habitat and have plenty of chance to relax and soak up the awe-inspiring views.

Day 1
Durban to the Drakensberg

Your tour begins this morning as you depart Durban and travel inland to Pietermaritzburg, the administrative capital of the KwaZulu-Natal province. Here you'll enjoy a brief city tour, before continuing on to Howick, through the picturesque farmland and charming small towns of the Natal Midlands. After visiting the site where Nelson Mandela was captured on 5 August 1962 you'll continue on to your hotel and have some time to relax before dinner.

Day 2
The Drakensberg

Today you'll explore the magnificent scenery of the Drakensberg, including the uKhahlamba Drakensberg Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site for its exceptional natural beauty and the diversity of its wildlife. You'll head to the Giant's Castle mountain peak, then take a 45-minute walk to the main caves to see the impressive bushman artworks. Back at your hotel, you'll spend the rest of the afternoon relaxing and enjoying the tennis courts, animal farm, aviary, hiking trails, bowling green and swimming pool.

Day 3
The Drakensberg to the Battlefields

After breakfast this morning you'll head to the summit of Spioenkop Mountain, where your guide will tell the story of the nine-day Anglo-Boer battle which took place here in January 1900. From here you'll continue to the town of Ladysmith, which became infamous when it was besieged for 118 days during the Anglo-Boer War. Here you'll visit the Siege Museum to learn more about this period before continuing to your hotel, where you'll enjoy dinner.

Day 4
The Battlefields

Today you'll explore the most famous battlefields of KwaZulu-Natal. Your guide will tell the tale of the Anglo-Zulu battle of Isandlwana, where 20,000 Zulu warriors wiped out almost an entire British regiment, and you'll visit Rorke's Drift, where British soldiers, outnumbered 35 to one, fought off 4,000 Zulus for 12 hours. This battle led to the award of 11 Victoria Crosses – the highest number ever awarded to a regiment in a single action. From here you'll return to your hotel for dinner.

Day 5
The Battlefields to Hluhluwe

After an early breakfast this morning you'll travel to Hluhluwe, where you'll enjoy lunch before an afternoon game drive, during which you can expect to see all the Big Five (lion, elephant, buffalo, leopard and rhinoceros), as well as a huge range of birds. You'll return to your lodge for dinner.

Day 6
Hluhluwe

You'll start today with an early-morning game drive to see the animals at their liveliest, before returning to the lodge for breakfast. You'll then have time at leisure to enjoy the lodge's facilities, including the spa, before ending the day with another open-vehicle game drive.

Day 7
Hluhluwe to Durban

You'll enjoy a final game drive before breakfast this morning, then travel back to Durban, where your tour comes to an end, to be dropped off at your hotel or at King Shaka International Airport for your onward journey.

Tour details 7 days

Standard fr £1706pp

Tour Highlights

  • Durban
  • Drakensberg
  • Battlefields
  • Hluhluwe

Included:

  • 6 nights accommodation
  • 4 nights Half Board
  • 2 nights Full Board on Safari inc Game Drives
  • Sightseeing as specified
  • Transport by AC vehicle

Not included:

  • International Flights

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