Five Day Kwa Zulu Adventure

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Five Day Kwa Zulu Adventure

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Length of trip:

5 days

Approximate price of this trip per person:

from $ 500 to $ 1200

Best travel dates to go:

Any time.


Detailed Description of this trip:

5 Day Kwa Zulu Adventure tour is available in 2 levels of lodging, and also a extended 8 day multi adventure trip. 5 days of adventure in the Zulu Kingdom includes 2 night Safari, 1 night St Lucia world heritage Wetlands - boat cruise and kayaking, 1 night 4x4 adventure and Mountain Biking in Lesotho. Also includes breakfasts, accommodation in good quality hotels and lodges, transport and gear hire throughout



Trip Itinerary:

  • Day 1 - South Africa

    Private Car Service

    In the morning you will be picked up by B@B vehicle with mountain Bikes in tow and head for the KZN Drakensberg.

    Hotel

    We overnight at the Sani Pass Hotel, a quaint hotel nestled into the beautiful Sani valley.

    Bicycling

    The day is spent sightseeing and enjoying the scenery while driving/cycling (depending on your fitness level) to one of the highest points in Southern Africa and a world heritage site (Sani Pass). The cycle itself is 12 km long and takes about 2 hours 30 minutes to ascend. It is the 3rd highest road pass in the world.

    Hiking

    Guests are encouraged to take their time and there is a 4*4 vehicle on hand at all times. For non-cyclists, the pass presents a fantastic trekking challenge.

    Food and Dining

    After a healthy lunch at the Sani Top Chalets, home to South Africa's highest pub, we have the option of a ride along the escarpment on Basothu Ponies.

    Sightseeing

    This will take most of the afternoon as it's worth stopping periodically to take in the views.

    Food and Dining

    That night we enjoy a traditional South African braai (included) around an open fire and swap stories of our adventures in the mountains.

  • Day 2 - South Africa

    Mountain Biking

    The views as we travel along the cliffs overlooking KZN are spectacular. We commence our decent down Sani Pass on foot or by Mountain bike at about 12:00pm.

    Private Car Service

    Once again, those who wish to join the 4*4 backup crew are are welcome to do so. Once we reach the bottom of the pass we pack up our equipment and head East for the Wide open spaces of Zululand.

    Hotel

    We arrive at the world heritage site of St lucia early in the evening and settle in.

  • Day 3 - Hluhluwe

    Kayaking

    The next morning after breakfast we head for the St Lucia Estuary, a world heritage site. During the morning we take to kayaks and explore Catalina bay on the Estuary system. Get up close and personal with a family of hippos and learn about the unique St Lucia eco-system. Options include a famous mud bath! Great fun.

    River or Barge Cruise

    During the afternoon we take an afternoon cruise on St Lucia estuary, where a range of wildlife including hippos and crocs and many bird species are common.

    Private Car Service

    During the early evening we head for the nearby Game Reserve at Hluhluwe and settle in for the evening.

  • Day 4 - Hluhluwe

    National Parks

    After breakfast, our destination is the Hluhluwe-Umfolozi National Park. The Park covers 52 000 acres of South Africa's finest bushland and is world renowned for its natural diversity and population of Rhino and other 'big 5' species. Here you will experience the African bush as it once was.

    Camping

    On arrival, we check into 'Hilltop camp', situated at the top of a hill, with panoramic views of the reserve.

    Safari

    We make our way out into the bush for our first game drive in search of the various game species that abound in this area. Your guide is highly experienced and has a thorough knowledge of the animal and bird species in the area. We enjoy a packed lunch at one of the 'hides' in the reserve.

    Food and Dining

    After a lovely buffet dinner we relax and enjoy the sounds of the bush around the camp fire.

  • Day 5 - Durban

    Historical and Educational Tours

    We leave Hluhuwe after breakfast and make for the historic town of Eshowe on our way back to Durban. We visit the old colonial era fort and enjoy the guided historic tour.

    Performing Arts

    After that we head through to Shakaland, South Africa's premier cultural experience. Here we take in a cultural tour and an awesome display of dancing as well as enjoy the fantastic buffet lunch.

    Optional
    Sightseeing

    Options include a visit to the Sangoma or faith-healer. At the end of the evening relax around the fire and swap adventure stories.

    Private Car Service

    We make our way back to Durban and arrive at early evening.

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