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10 Day Drakensberg, Battlefields and Safari

10 Day Drakensberg, Battlefields and Safari

Safari tour package: A custom, tailor-made, private safari
Prices: $2074 - $2543
Includes internal flights: Yes
Length of safari: 10 days
Best months: All year
Countries visited: South Africa South Africa
Parks visited: Not specified
Activity level: Easy - Game drives, bush dinners
Safari type:
  • Self-drive
This self-drive holiday starts in Durban where you’ll collect your vehicle before heading to KwaZulu Natal’s North Coast. From here you’ll drive to the majestic Drakensberg Mountain Range where you can hike through some of South Africa’s most breathtaking scenery. Your focus then shifts to the region’s past as you visit the historic Battlefields and learn about the clashes that took place here. Your trip ends with a safari in the Nambiti Game Reserve.

Day 1: Arrival in Durban, Collect your Hire Car and Drive to Umhlanga Rocks

Upon arrival in Durban you will be met by a Wayfairer representative. You will collect your hire car, detailed driving directions and a sat-nav, plus emergency contact numbers. You’ll then drive for one hour to your superb accommodation in Umhlanga Rocks on KwaZulu Natal’s North Coast.

Overnight: Umhlanga Rocks
Meals: (Breakfast/_/_)

Day 2: Exploring Durban and Umhlanga Rocks

Today you’ll have a full day to explore Umhlanga Rocks and this wonderful stretch of coastline. We recommend the Umhlanga Lagoon Nature Trail. This 90 minute walk takes you through pristine coastal forest and you can expect to see Vervet monkeys, Blue Duiker antelope and a colourful butterflies and birds.

Overnight: Umhlanga Rocks
Meals: (Breakfast/_/_)

Day 3: Umhlanga Rocks to Drakensberg

After breakfast you’ll enjoy a scenic two and a half hour drive towards the Drakensberg Mountains. En route we highly recommend that you stop to see the spectacular Howick Falls on the Umgeni River.

Your home for the next two nights is a charming lodge in the beautiful Kamberg Valley in the heart of the majestic Drankensberg Mountains. This rustic, yet luxurious lodge is one of South Africa's best culinary retreats and you can expect an incredible dining experience during your stay here.  

Overnight: Drakensberg
Meals: (Breakfast/_/_)

Day 4: Activities in Drakensberg

Today you can explore Giants Castle Nature Reserve and Little ‘Berg with its waterfalls, pools and lush, forested gorges, discover the bushman rock art sites within the Kamberg Nature Reserve, or hike on the endless scenic trails of the Drakensberg Mountains, before returning to your lodge for a sumptuous seven course dinner prepared by an award-winning chef.

Overnight: Drakensberg Mountains
Meals: (Breakfast/_/Dinner)

Day 5: Drakensberg to Spioenkop

After a delicious breakfast you’ll continue your South African adventure with a short drive to Spioenkop. The lodge where you’ll stay for the next two nights is set against the backdrop of the Drakensberg Mountains, overlooking the infamous battlefield of Spioenkop.

The lodge specialises in the history of the South African War (2nd Anglo-Boer War 1899-1902) with the Battle of Spioenkop being the focal point. It offers evocative and insightful battlefield tours where you’ll visit memorial sites and important strategic battle points with highly knowledgeable guides who bring this dramatic period of South African history to life.

Overnight: Spioenkop
Meals: (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner)

Day 6: Battlefields and Rhino Tracking

Today you have a full day to enjoy Spioenkop and the surrounding area. You may wish to explore the battlefields region further, or you may prefer to join a game walk in the Spioenkop Game Reserve or a guided mountain biking excursion into the foothills of the Drakensberg.

Overnight: Spioenkop
Meals: (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner)

Day 7: Spioenkop to Nambiti Game Reserve

This morning you can enjoy an early morning activity, such as a guided walk or horse riding, before a 2 hour drive to Nambiti Private Game Reserve, near Ladysmith, in the heart of the battlefields area (approximately three hours from and two and a half hours from Durban).

A guide will meet you at the entrance of the reserve and you’ll transfer from your rental vehicle to the lodge's 4x4 Land Cruiser. This afternoon you’ll enjoy an afternoon game drive with sundowners overlooking Amakhala's spectacular landscape, before returning to the lodge for a delicious dinner. 

Overnight: Nambiti Game Reserve
Meals: (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner)

Days 8-9: On Safari in Nambiti Game Reserve

You’ll have two full days in the Nambiti Private Game Reserve.

You can enjoy two daily game drives, at sunrise and in the late afternoon, where you’re likely to spot an abundance of wildlife, including the ‘Big Five’, hippo, cheetah, giraffe, hyena, impala, eland and zebra. The birdlife here is prolific too as the reserve’s natural water, perennial rivers and spectacular 40 metre waterfalls on the Sundays River attracts several rare bird species.

Overnight: Nambiti Game Reserve
Meals: (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner)

Day 10: International Return Flight

Your South African adventure is coming to an end. After breakfast you’ll be transferred back to the entrance of the reserve where you’ll collect your vehicle. From Nambiti Game Reserve you’ll drive for four hours to Johannesburg airport where you’ll take your international flight home.

Overnight: International flight
Meals: (Breakfast/_/_)

 

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