South African road trip around KwaZulu Natal
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
12 day tour
Including flights
Prices from
£2250

Tour Highlights

  • Mountain hikes in the Drakensberg
  • Learn about the battlefields
  • Boat Safaris and game drives in Mkuze
  • Relaxation in Durban
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South African road trip around KwaZulu Natal

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Journey through the KwaZulu-Natal on this 12-day self-drive adventure and discover beautiful scenery and mountains through the midlands to the Drakensberg, followed by history and war stories through the battlefields area, on to safari near Mkuze Game Reserve before relaxing in the beautiful Oyster Box Hotel in Umhlanga Rocks. Stay in some charming guest houses and lodges throughout.


Day 1
London - Johannesburg
Depart from London Heathrow on your overnight flight to Durban via Johannesburg
Day 2
Day 2
Midlands Meander
On arrival into Durban today collect your standard car hire, with comprehensive insurance and unlimited mileage and drive to the midlands where you will check into the charming Granny Mouse Country House and Spa. Here you will spend your first night recovering from your overnight flight and preparing for your adventure ahead.
Accommodation: Granny Mouse Country House
     
Day 3
Day 3
Drakensberg
Today you will head up to the scenic and beautiful Drakensberg mountains. Here you will spend the next two nights discovering the various hiking routes and many activities that your hotel offers.
Accommodation: Cathedral Peak Hotel
                   
Day 4
Day 4
Drakensberg
Spend the day exploring the mountain range. The Drakensberg Escarpment (Mountain of Dragons) stretches for over 1000 kilometres from the Eastern Cape through the KwaZulu Natal up into Mpumalanga as part of the Blyde River Canyon, God’s Window and Three Rondavels. It is also a UNESCO World Heritage site and the scenery is simply breathtaking.
Accommodation: Cathedral Peak Hotel
                   
Day 5
Day 5
Battlefields and history
Today you will continue your route into the Battlefields for a two-night stay at the Fugitives Drift Guest House. Here you will learn about the history of the area, including the Anglo-Boer and Anglo-Zulu wars.
Accommodation: Fugitives' Drift Guest House
                     
Day 6
Day 6
Rourke’s Drift
This area is famously known for the Anglo-Zulu wars. The lodge runs guided tours to visit the various sites and memorials. Other activities on offer include a visit to the Mangeni Falls, a visit to Blood River and the site where the Prince Imperial was killed, walking and fishing trips.
Accommodation: Fugitives' Drift Guest House
                     
Day 7
Day 7
Zulu Land
Today you head further North through Zulu Land and into the Elephant Coast, where you’ll find some amazing game reserves along the border of Swaziland. Spend two nights here at Ghost Mountain Inn, which enjoys a setting next to the Umkhuze Game Reserve, where you can see the ‘big 5’ as well as 420 recorded bird species!
Accommodation: Ghost Mountain Inn
                   
Day 8
Day 8
Lake Jozini
Today you may decide to take a boat trip on the shores of Lake Jozini looking out over the Lebombo Mountains. The Hluhluwe and Imfolozi Game Reserve is also in proximity, with the opportunity to see some amazing wildlife. Or visit the St Lucia and Isimangaliso Wetland park
Accommodation: Ghost Mountain Inn
                   
Day 9
Day 9
Durban
Today, if you have decided not to add on a further safari to your South Africa self-drive experience, you will drive down to Durban to relax in the luxurious Oysterbox Hotel, where you will be spending the next 3 nights. The beaches in Durban are beautiful coupled with a tropical climate makes for the perfect end to your holiday.
Accommodation: The Oyster Box
Day 10
Day 10
Durban and Surrounds
Durban is a bright and colourful city, in terms of people, food, culture and activities. At the Oysterbox Hotel you have the Indian Ocean at your feet along with a spa and great dining options. You may also choose to go shopping at one of the city’s retail hubs or enjoy the pool and gardens.
Accommodation: The Oyster Box
Day 11
Day 11
Durban
The Spa at the Oysterbox Hotel is well known in South Africa as one of the best, so choose to spoil yourself with one of the many treatments on offer here before your journey home.
Accommodation: The Oyster Box
Day 12
Departure
Today you will leave sunny Durban behind. Check out of the hotel and drive to the airport where you will drop off your car hire and check in for your return flight to London via Johannesburg

Pricing Information & Dates

12 day tour, from £2250 per person
Price Includes:
  • Flights
  • Accommodation
  • Carhire
Itinerary Dates From Price
01 Jan 2018
-
31 Dec 2018
£2250
Price Includes
International Flights, Accommodation as specified in the itinerary, comprehensive car hire with unlimited insurances and breakfast throughout.
Price Excludes
Meals not specified, gratuities, items of a personal nature, visa's, travel insurance and meals not specified.
Price Notes
Prices are subject to availability and supplements apply for peak seasons and holidays.

Tour Route Map

  1.   Durban Coast
  2.   Drakensberg & Midlands
  3.   Kwazulu Natal Safari
  4.   Durban Coast

Accommodation on this Tour

Cathedral Peak Hotel
Cathedral Peak Hotel
Drakensberg & Midlands, South Africa
Cathedral Peak Hotel is an established resort hotel beautifully set in a quiet valley among the rugged peaks of the Central Drakensberg. Since it first opened in 1939, the owner’s family has provided warm hospitality and exceptional service, and the hotel has won numerous awards.
                   
Fugitives' Drift Guest House
Fugitives' Drift Guest House
Zululand & the Battlefields, South Africa
Fugitives' Drift Guest House offers alternative accommodation on the Fugitives' Drift Reserve, just five minutes away from the lodge. It has just six rooms, each with a private verandah, grouped around an old farmhouse and set in lovely gardens.
                     
Ghost Mountain Inn
Ghost Mountain Inn
Maputaland, South Africa
Ghost Mountain Inn is a friendly, comfortable country hotel close to Mkuze Reserve, just off the N2. It has has 52 standard and executive rooms, a swimming pool, tennis court, health spa, indoor gym and a steam room.
                   
The Oyster Box
The Oyster Box
Durban Coast, South Africa
The Oyster Box The Oyster Box was built in 1954. The original Oyster Box was a well-known and much loved resort hotel in a great location by the beach and lighthouse at Umhlanga, just two minutes......

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