This Kwazulu Natal itinerary starts off exploring the Durban area from the Oyster Box in Umhlanga Rocks, moving onto the jaw-dropping backdrop of the Drakensberg and it's adventure, then experience the history of the midlands and finish off with an unforgettable Thanda Safari experience.
First Time Safari / Fair Trade Safari
12 Days / 11 Nights
From approx $3,920 pps
Please note that the prices are approximate. Please contact us for accurate costings for the time of year you are looking at travelling.
From approx $3,920 per person sharing
Meet and Greet at Durban airport
11 Night’s Accommodation including 2 nights in Durban (B&B), 3 nights in the Drakensburg (Dinner, Bed & Breakfast), 2 nights at the Battlefields (Full Board), 3 nights at a Safari Lodge (Full Board + Activities)
Transfers between hotels and airports throughout the itinerary
Park Fees/ Conservation levies / Entrance fees / Taxes in-country
Any meals or drinks not specified
Items of a personal nature
Please note this trip is only meant to serve as a guideline, we tailor make your dream safari to suit your needs and requirements.
Day 1 - 3: The Oyster Box | Umhlanga
Located on the eastern coast of South Africa, just outside of the port city of Durban, Umhlanga Rocks, also referred to as Umhlanga, is a popular seaside resort town. The tropical weather and lush vegetation make this an enticing holiday destination attracting visitors from all over the world.
The Oyster Box
Umhlanga, KwaZulu Natal
Day 3 - 6: Cathedral Peak Hotel or Cleopatra Mountain Farmhouse | Cathedral Peak Nature Reserve
The Cathedral Peak Nature Reserve is located in the Drakensberg Mountains in east-central South Africa, near its border with the northeastern region of Lesotho. This magnificent area is most easily accessed from the town of Winterton, and boasts some of the country’s most scenic hiking and rock climbing opportunities.
Cathedral Peak Hotel
Cleopatra Mountain Farmhouse
Cathedral Peak Nature Reserve, KwaZulu Natal
Day 6 - 9: Fugitives' Drift Lodge or Isandlwana Lodge | KwaZulu Natal Battlefields
KwaZulu Natal, also known as KZN, is steeped in history and littered with battlefields from the struggles of the Zulu Civil Wars, to their clashes with the Boers and the British. This picturesque area features sweeping views of rolling hills scattered with rugged rock formations.
Fugitives' Drift Lodge
KwaZulu Natal Battlefields, KwaZulu Natal
Day 9 - 12: Thanda Safari Lodge or Rhino Sands Safari Camp | Thanda Safari Private Game Reserve
Set in the heart of South Africa’s Zululand, on the scenic Elephant Coast, Thanda Safari Private Game Reserve is known for its conservation efforts and excellent safari experiences offering exclusive close encounters with Africa’s infamous Big Five.