Self Drive to Zululand and Battlefields

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Self Drive to Zululand and Battlefields

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Length of trip:

14 days

Approximate price of this trip per person:

from $ 1800 to $ 2700

Best travel dates to go:

Any time.


Detailed Description of this trip:

South Africa self drive packages could be for short duration ie like from Cape town through the Garden Route which is a popular self drive route, or done in the opposite direction ie from Port Elizabeth through Plettenberg Bay, Knysna, Oudtschoorn, down to Hermanus, during the whale season, and on to Cape town. A relaxing drive into the Battlefields brings history to life, as you pass the great battlefields of the Boer War and travel on to sites of Zulu War dramas.



Trip Itinerary:

  • Day 1 - Durban

    Arrive Natal Midlands.
    Car Rental

    Upon arrival at Durban Airport, collect your rental car. There is an easy drive across the rolling Midland Hills to Lythwood Lodge, your home for the next four nights.

    Bed & Breakfast

    Stay at Lythwood Lodge bed and breakfast.

  • Day 2-4 - South Africa

    Natal Midlands.
    Arts, Crafts and Antiques

    Three full days here to explore the area. Either drive up into the Drakensburg for a bracing hike around rock art sites, or take a Midlands Meander that links craft workshops and restaurants, in some of the world’s beautiful countryside.

    Bed & Breakfast

    Stay at Lythwood Lodge bed and breakfast.

  • Day 4 - South Africa

    Natal Midlands- Battlefields.
    Sightseeing

    A relaxing drive into the Battlefields brings history to life, as you pass the great battlefields of the Boer War and travel on to sites of Zulu War dramas.

    Hotel

    Stay at Isandlwana Lodge/ Fugitives Drift dinner, bed and breakfast.

  • Day 5-6 - South Africa

    Battlefields.
    Sightseeing

    Guided tours of the Battlefields bring the dramas of the colonial campaigns to vivid life.

    Hotel

    Stay at Isandlwana Lodge/ Fugitives Drift dinner, bed and breakfast.

  • Day 7 - South Africa

    Battlefields- Zululand.
    Safari

    There’s a leisurely drive across the countryside to your choice of game reserve. Either White Elephant Lodge or Mkuze Falls Private Game Reserve in the Pangola Game Reserve near the border with Mozambique.

    Hotel

    Stay at White Elephant Private Game Reserve or similar.

  • Day 8-9 - South Africa

    Zululand.
    Safari

    Two full days with morning and evening game drives, guided safari walks, or boating.

    Hotel

    Stay at White Elephant Private Game Reserve or similar.

  • Day 10 - South Africa

    Zululand- Durban Coast.
    Golfing

    Drive south through to the lush coastal belt towards Durban to the unbashed luxury Zimbali Lodge. This palatial country club offers ultimate refinements to guests, including its 18-hole golf course.

    Bed & Breakfast

    Stay at Zimbali Lodge bed and breakfast.

  • Day 11-12 - Ballito

    Depart For Ballito.
    Safari

    There are a lot of activities for you to enjoy during your stay at this heaven. Relax in the health spa, take forest walks or make guided bird-watching expeditions into the surrounding Zulu countryside.

    Bed & Breakfast

    Overnight Boathouse bed and breakfast.

  • Day 13 - Durban

    Depart For Durban.
    Car Rental

    Breakfast at the hotel. Drive to Durban Airport, and drop off your hired car for your onward arrangements.

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