KWAZULU NATAL, SAFARI & BEACH HOLIDAY

Blessed by a sunny year-round climate KwaZulu-Natal offers contrasting attractions, ranging from mountains and forests to wetlands, beaches & game reserves. Activities include deep-sea diving, white-water rafting, hiking, horse riding, trout fishing, safari, golf and more.

YOUR TRAVEL ITINERARY HIGHLIGHTS

  • Explore the beauty of the Drakensberg Mountains.
  • Enjoy a slice of history in the Battlefields region.
  • Malaria free Nambiti Private Game Reserve, for an exciting safari.

YOUR TRAVEL ITINERARY PACKAGE

Settle into the laid back rhythm of the ‘Berg’ where you will spend the next 3 nights. It’s easy to see why the beauty of the Drakensberg Mountain Range has inspired many legends in the Zulu, Afrikaans and English cultures. Scraping the sky at over 3 400 metres, the jutting peaks of the Drakensberg are known as uKhahlamba (Barrier of Spears) in Zulu and Dragon Mountain in Afrikaans.

Drakensberg Mountains KwaZulu Natal
Drakensberg Mountains sunset river

Never mind how fit you are, just pack your hiking boots because there will be a walk that’s perfect for you. The Drakensberg escarpment is an eco-tourist destination that stretches through quite a few provinces. It also forms part of the border between South Africa and Lesotho. Outstanding sights include the impressive Tugela Falls, the Amphitheatre, Cathedral Peak and the Sani Pass. The most visited section is the ukhahlamba-Drakensberg National Park. Come here to be rewarded by a magnificent World Heritage Site, grazing herds of oribi, eland and reedbuck and a wealth of ancient San rock art sheltering in its caves. As well as hiking there is plenty for the active soul: fly-fishing, horse-riding, mountain biking, bird watching and safaris. Think fresh clean air, green hills, snow in winter, flowers in spring, wooden chalets and chilled rock pools.

YOUR ACCOMMODATION OPTIONS...

Montusi Mountain Lodge Kawzulu Natal Drakensburg Exterior

MONTUSI MOUNTAIN LODGE

Montusi Mountain Lodge is an exclusive lodge in the northern Drakensberg mountains, a World Heritage Site, offering superb views of the magnificent Amphitheatre from each of the individual garden suites.

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Cathedral Peak Hotel Exterior

CATHEDRAL PEAK HOTEL

In the scenic uKhahlamba Drakensberg Park, a combined Cultural and Natural World Heritage Site, Cathedral Peak Hotel offers warm hospitality, superb cuisine and a host of sporting and recreational facilities.

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Cleopatra Mountain Farmhouse Exterior

CLEOPATRA MOUNTAIN FARMHOUSE

If it’s legendary food, spectacular scenery and tranquillity you’re after, then Cleopatra is for you.

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South African Drakensberg

DRAKENSBERG TRAVEL GUIDE

It’s easy to see why the mythical beauty of the Drakensberg Mountain Range has inspired many legends in the Zulu, Afrikaans and English cultures.

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INCLUDED:

  • Flights as specified
  • Avis Car Rental - Group B
  • All accommodation
  • Meals and activities as specified in the travel itinerary
  • Airline taxes, fees and surcharges (subject to change)
  • Park fees

EXCLUDED:

  • Visa fees (if applicable)
  • Travel Insurance
  • Tourism Levy & Conservation Fees
  • Meals, Drinks & Activities not specified;
  • Items of a personal nature
    - e.g. tips, telephone, laundry etc.

Where prices are shown for a travel itinerary, they are intended to give you some guidance as to what is possible and to help you budget. They are accurate at the time of being published, but they are not definitive rates and are subject to reconfirmation at the time of booking.

There are also many offers, value adds, discounts and specials throughout the year. Honeymoon offers, wedding packages, early booking offers, free nights, discounted airfares and more - contact us for full details. Please note that holidays which do not fall completely within a price or date band may be subject to increase or decrease.

TRAVEL TIME

Africa Collection travel time on international flight logo London Heathrow > OR Tambo International ± 11hrs
Durban King Shaka Airport > London Heathrow ± 14hrs
Africa Collection travel time by vehicle logo Johannesburg > Drakensburg ± 4hrs
Drakensburg > Battlefields ± 3hrs
Battlefields > Nambiti GR ± 2hrs
Nambiti GR > North Coast ± 3hrs
Note: These times are estimates and are dependant on flights and accommodation selections.
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Bush, Beach, Battlefields & Berg - these 'four B's' form the backbone of the majority of trips in KwaZulu Natal. The scenically breathtaking uKhahlamba-Drakensberg Park is a World Heritage Site. Numerous Anglo-Boer & Anglo-Zulu battle sites, such as Rorke’s Drift and Spionkop, scene of some of the most dramatic events in British colonial military history. Great beaches along the whole coast. And of course the great African attraction of a safari.

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