KwaZulu Natal Deluxe - Self Drive
Drakensberg Mountains  
Bushman's art, the Drakensberg  
Thanda Private Reserve  
Thanda Tented Camp room  
Baby turtles emerges at Thonga Beach Lodge  
Thonga Beach Lodge  
Thonga Beach Lodge  
Thonga Beach Lodge  
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KwaZulu Natal Deluxe - Self Drive

South Africa

This South African holiday in the lesser visited province of KZN brings together a superb combination of holiday experiences. Explore the soaring mountains of the scenic Drakensberg that reach heights of over 3,000 metres and the historical Battlefields of Zululand. See the Big-Five and endangered species like rhino at Phinda Private Reserve, located next to the ancient royal hunting grounds of Hluhluwe.  End your trip relaxing on the seemingly endless pristine Indian Ocean beaches where diving, riding and turtle watching are just a few of the activities on offer. KwaZulu Natal has a tropical climate which makes this province ideal for active holidays especailly in the British  winter months, when evenings are cool and days are warm and sunny.

Day 1
Fly overnight from London Heathrow to Durban via Johannesburg.
Days 2 - 4
Day 2
Drakensberg Mountains
On arrival collect your 2x4 hire vehicle which is a Hyundai IX35 or similar and travel into the Southern Drakensberg for a 3 night stay at Cleopatra Mountain Farmhouse, set beside a dam in the beautiful Kamberg Valley with breakfast and dinner included.

A perfect base for walking, fishing, birding, horse-riding and relaxing. The hotel is best known for its incredible cuisine and 'foodie' hosts
Accommodation: Cleopatra Mountain Farmhouse
Days 5 - 7
Day 5
The Battlefields
Drive east to the historical Battlefields to stay 3 nights at Fugitives' Drift Lodge with all meals and one full day tour included.

The lodge is steeped in history, adjoining Rorke's Drift, the site of the 1879 defence immortalised in the film, Zulu. The lodge's Battlefield tours are unforgettable with orators bringing it to life.
Accommodation: Fugitives' Drift Lodge
Days 8 - 10
Phinda Private Game Reserve
Continue to the 18,000 hectare Phinda Private Game Reserve for a 3 night stay at either mountain or forest lodge with all meals, selected beverages and morning and afternoon game drives included. A conservation success story Phinda offers first-class game viewing with all of the Big-Five found here as well as 415 bird species.
Accommodation: Phinda Game Reserve
Days 11 - 14
Thonga Beach Lodge
Drive to the coast for a 4-night stay at the secluded Thonga Beach Lodge in a sea-view suite with all meals and selected activities included. The lodge is nestled into a scenic coastal dune forest, set above a private sandy beach. Days can be spent swimming, snorkelling, beachcombing, exploring the dunes, kayaking on Lake Sibaya, or simply sunbathing on the glorious beach. Horse-riding and quad biking available nearby. A ‘must do’ between the months of November and February is the Turtle Nesting Adventure, where you can learn about the endangered Leatherback and Loggerhead turtles and their breeding habits.
Accommodation: Phinda Game Reserve
Day 15
Drive to Richards Bay Airport, return your hire car and check in for your return overnight flight to London Heathrow via Johannesburg

Pricing Information & Dates

15 day tour, from £4515 per person
Price Includes:
  • Flights
  • Accommodation
  • Carhire
Price Includes
• International and domestic flights from London
• Airport Taxes
• Car Hire
• Comprehensive insurance cover
• Meals as specified
Price Excludes
• Visa Fees
• Drinks
• Personal Items

Tour Route Map

  1.   Drakensberg & Midlands
  2.   Kwazulu Natal Safari
  3.   Maputaland

Accommodation on this Tour

Cleopatra Mountain Farmhouse
Cleopatra Mountain Farmhouse
Drakensberg & Midlands, South Africa
Cleopatra Mountain Farmhouse is a mecca for food lovers in the Drakensberg. It's an intimate, luxury gourmet retreat beside a dam in the beautiful Kamberg Valley, just two hours from Durban in the Highmoor section of Giant’s Castle Nature Reserve. The owners of this welcoming lodge are renowned chefs.
Fugitives' Drift Lodge
Fugitives' Drift Lodge
Zululand & the Battlefields, South Africa
You feel steeped in history at Fugitives' Drift Lodge. The main building stands on 5000 acres, close to Rorke’s Drift, and is a museum of the Zulu Wars. Accommodation is in luxurious cottages which are spacious with private verandahs.
Phinda Game Reserve
Phinda Game Reserve
Kwazulu Natal Safari, South Africa
Phinda Game Reserve is an 18,000-hectare private game reserve cradled between the Lebombo Mountains and the Indian Ocean in the lush KwaZulu-Natal region of South Africa.  Its diverse habitats,......

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