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Durban, Drakensburg, Battlefields & Safari

South Africa Tours

Enjoy this 13 day excursion touring around South Africa's famous locations and highlights.

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Day 1: Fly from the UK to Durban

Depart the UK for Durban to start your tour off.

Day 2: Durban

Arrive Durban Airport and collect your travel documents and hire car.Make the short drive (15mins) and Overnight at Flamingo Lodge on BB basis. Ideally situated guest house in the heart of Umhlanga Rocks is only a few minutes' walk from the beaches and promenade.

Day 3: Durban to Drakensburg

Leaving the coast behind you time to drive inland. Nestled in the unspoiled surroundings of the Drakensberg mountain range (a World Heritage Site) lies Cathedral Peak Hotel, one of South Africa's premier resort hotels. Overnight at Cathedral Peak Hotel on DBB Standard Room basis.

Day 4: Drakensburg

Amidst the jagged beauty of the uKahlamba Drakensberg mountain range (a World Heritage Site), lies the Cathedral Peak Hotel. Guests can enjoy daily guided hikes and numerous different walks ranging from a riverside amble to a climb to the summit of Cathedral peak itself. Optional  activities include swimming, tennis, badminton, golf, horse-riding, fly fishing, bird watching, quad bike riding and a host of children’s facilities.Overnight at Cathedral Peak Hotel on DBB Standard Room basis.

Day 5: Drakensburg to Zululand

Your adventure continues as you drive inland to the heart of Zululand  to  Rorke’s Drift . Rorke’s Drift, famous, infamous but delightful is an experience not to be missed. Located on the battlefields of kwaZulu-Natal, South Africa this little hamlet has seen some of the most significant moments in South Africa’s history. Enjoy some quiet time in the garden of the lodge taking in the birdlife, or take an afternoon horseback safari. Overnight at Rorke’s Drift Lodge on BB Standard Room basis.

Day 6: Zululand

Take an optional battlefield tour, and you will visit places that will evoke a deep sense of history. As your storyteller shares dramatic stories of the battles of Isandlwana, Rorke’s Drift, Blood River or Talana, you will experience the hardship, tragedy, sense of victory and the futility of war. Start the day with breakfast on the Lodge’s deck overlooking the vast plains of Zululand, before departing with your guide. The Rorke’s Drift and Isandlwana tours take one day,( The Blood river and Talana tours will require an additional day).Overnight at Rorke’s Drift Lodge on BB Standard Room basis.

Day 7: Zululand to Hluhluwe

Travelling through the Battlefield and make your way to the  Protea Hotel Hluhluwe & Safaris.Set along the beautiful KwaZulu-Natal Elephant Coast and neighbouring  wildlife and marine reserves, Protea Hotel Hluhluwe & Safaris offers their guests access to a natural paradise., the hotel is perfectly placed for those wanting to explore it. . Nearby is Hluhluwe/Umfolozi Game Reserve, with an abundance of game including the Big 5, and the False Bay Wildlife Reserve. Scuba diving, whale watching, horse-riding, fishing, boat cruises, turtle tours and birdspotting.  Dinner , room & breakfast + 2 additional activities.

Day 8: Hluhluwe

Nearby is Hluhluwe/Umfolozi Game Reserve, with an abundance of game including the Big 5, and the False Bay Wildlife Reserve. Scuba diving, whale watching, horse-riding, fishing, boat cruises, turtle tours and birdspotting are also favourite pastimes here. Overnight at Protea Hotel Hluhluwe & Safaris .

Day 9: Hluhluwe to St. Lucia

Leave Hluhluwe for the short drive (45mins) to St Lucia and  overnight at Lidiko Lodge on BB Standard Room basis.Offering sumptuous accommodation in the beautiful village of St Lucia within the Greater iSimangaliso Wetland Park, 4-Star Lidiko Lodge is close to all of the major attractions of the region. Ideally placed to explore the wetlands, walking trails, pristine beaches and surrounding Big 5 game reserves, the lodge staff are happy to help you arrange outings and activities.

Day 10: St. Lucia

Day at leisure to explore the St Lucia Wetlands. Lidiko is the ideal venue from which to enjoy a beach and bush holiday. Overnight at Lidiko Lodge on BB Standard Room basis.

Day 11: St. Lucia to Umphalanga

Leaving St Lucia wetlands and drive to Umphalanga Rocks and Overnight at Flamingo Lodge on BB Standard Room basis located in the heart of Umhlanga Rock

Day 12: Umphalanga to Durban & Fly back to the UK

Return your hire car to Durban Airport in time for your return flight to the UK.

Day 13: Arrive UK

Arrive UK.

12 Nights from £1,497 pp
Price Includes

Please Note all of our trips can be tailor-made to suit your requirements

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What's Included:
  • 1 x Nights accommodation at Flamingo Lodge on BB Standard Room basis
  • 2 x Nights accommodation at Cathedral Peak Hotel on DBB Standard Room basis
  • 2 x Nights accommodation at Rorke’s Drift Lodge on BB Standard Room basis
  • 2 x Nights accommodation at Protea Hotel Hluhluwe & Safaris on DBB+ Standard Room basis
  • 2 x Nights accommodation at Lidiko Lodge on BB Standard Room basis
  • 1 x Nights accommodation at Flamingo Lodge on BB Standard Room basis
  • Transport in rental car
  • Return economy airfare
Tailor-Make Your Holiday

You can swap out any part of this itinerary, add activities, tours or extend your stay and even upgrade your accommodation to build your dream holiday.

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