Thonga Beach Lodge Aerial View

Kwa-Zulu Natal Self Drive

12 nights from £3195 per person (including flights)

Drakensberg  – Rorke's Drift  – Hluhluwe-Imfolozi  – Maputoland

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Enjoy exploring Kwa-Zulu Natal, adventure, history, wildlife and beach combination.

This is South Africa with a difference.

Start your adventure by staying in the Northern Drakensburg mountains where you have a large choice of activities, then take in some history while staying in the battlefields followed by Safari time staying in a lovely private owned lodge is a Big 5 area. Finally you will spend time on the beautiful beach in the Maputoland area of Kwa-Zulu Natal where you really will feel like Robinson Crusoe!

Be one of the firrst passengers to fly direct from London Heathrow to Durban on the newly launched British Airways flight.
3 nights Luxury in the Drakensberg Mountains (includes 1 Free night)
3 nights in the Battlefields (includes 1 Free night)
3 nights Wildlife Safari (includes 1 Free night)
3 nights Beach Retreat (includes 1 Free night)

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The itinerary…

Day 1 : Outbound flight

Check in at London Heathrow for your late afternoon BA direct flight departing for Durban

Day 2: Arrive in Durban on the new direct service

On arrival, proceed to the Avis Car hire desk and collect your hire car. Drive to Montusi Mountain Lodge in the Northern Drakensberg mountains (approx 3.5 hours) where you will spent the next 3 nights in a garden suite, Dinner and breakfast included.

Days 3-4: Enjoy the Drakensberg

Spend these days relaxing, or partake in an organized hike and the Royal National Park is 15km away. Horse riding, fly fishing, golf, mountain biking and township tours are on offer, and the nearby Adventure Centre offers cable tours, zip-lining, paintball and quad biking

Day 5: Head to the infamous Isandlwana and Rorke’s Drift battlefields

After breakfast drive around 3 hours to check-in at the Fugitives Drift Guest House where you will spend the next 3 nights in a Luxury Suite on Full Board

Days 6-7: Explore the area and take in the History

Socialise around a camp fire, under the African skies, sipping pre-dinner drinks, before sampling the superb meals served in hospitable style. Enjoy fascinating battle tours to Isandlwana and Rorke’s Drift, led by knowledgeable resident historians.

Day 8: Safari Time!!

Take a leisurely drive of between 4 - 5 hours to arrive at the Rhino Ridge Safari Lodge in time for the afternoon/evening game drive

Days 9-10: Wildlife galore...

Spend the next 2 days enjoying the wildlife in the Big 5 game area. Between morning and afternoon game drives, perhaps unwind beside the pool, or take advantage of the spa facilities. As the day draws to a close, socialise around the fire-pit, before savouring delicious meals in the boma - the sounds of the wilderness echoing in the background.

Day 11: Leave the wildlife behind

Drive to Coastal Cashews (approx 3 hours) where you will leave your car and be transferred by 4x4 to Thonga Beach Lodge, here you will stay in a Forest View Room on Full Board with activities included

Days 12-13: Enjoy this unique beach setting

Cool off in the pool or unwind on the beach deck with its exquisite sea panoramas and salty breezes. The local community enjoys shareholding in the lodge.

Includes: All meals, teas & coffees, use of snorkelling equipment, guided snorkelling, guided kayaking on Lake Sibaya, guided Forest Walks, guided Scorpion & Spider walks (Mar to Oct), guided cultural tour of Mabibi Village and sundowner excursion to Lake Sibaya and one sundowner drink (soft drink or beer or a glass of wine)

Day 14: Leave South Africa behind

Collect your car at Coastal Cashews and make the 5 hour drive to check in at Durban aiprport for the evening overnight flight to Londan Heathrow via Johannesburg

Duration: 14 Days

Location: South Africa, Africa

Price: £3195pp

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