Battlefields & Wildlife

5 nights self-drive tour

Price from: £975

Day 1 Durban/Spionenkop: On arrival at Durban airport collect your car and drive to your lodge which overlooks the secluded Mfazimnyama Valley of the Spioenkop Reserve. Relax amid the spectacular surroundings or enjoy a guided Drakensberg hike or horse trial ride (additional expense).

Day 2 Spioenkop: This morning you will have a guided Spioenkop battlefield tour. The specialist guide will transport you back to 1900 with charismatic story telling of the tragic battles between the Boer and the British. The remainder of the day is at leisure.

Day 3 Spioenkop/Hluhluwe: Early morning departure for a journey of expansive landscapes and fascinating cultural insights into the lives, influence and history of the Zulu nation. Begin with a visit to the Umgungundlovu Interpretive Centre and the KwaZulu Cultural Museum at Ondini. Continue through KwaZulu Natal's flagship Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Game Reserve to hopefully spot some of the Big Five.

Day 4 Hluhluwe: Early morning meeting with your game ranger as you traverse the acclaimed Hluhluwei-iMfolozi Game Reserve for three hours in an open safari vehicle. As well as tracking the Big Five, keep your eyes peeled for other species including zebra, giraffe and, with luck, cheetah and wild dog. After time back at the lodge, you will then have a further game drive later in the afternoon.

Day 5 Hluhluwe/Durban: Enjoy a final morning game drive before you drive to Durban, one of South Africa's most popular holiday resorts thanks to its famed 'golden mile' beachfront and glorious sub tropical climate. Your hotel is perfectly located just a few feet from the fine stretch of sands and long boardwalk.

Day 6 Durban: Morning at leisure before you return your car at Durban airport where your tour concludes. Alternatively, why not extend your stay at the beach for a few extra nights?

What you need to know

Departures: Daily.

Accommodation: Three Hills Lodge, Spioenkop; Rhino Ridge Safari Lodge, Hluhluwe; Southern Sun Elangeni & Maharani Hotel, Durban.

Meals: Full board in Spioenkop and Hluhluwe, breakfast in Durban.

Tour Price: The price shown for this self-drive tour is based on the best value travel dates in low season and includes 6 days group C car hire, accommodation as outlined, a guided Battlefields tour and game drives as outlined. International flights are not included.

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