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KwaZulu Natal and the Drakensberg Mountains

KwaZulu Natal is the historical unspoilt secret of South Africa.

Top 5 Attractions

  1. Nelson Mandela capture site

  2. Ukhahlamba Drakensberg Park 

  3. Isimangaliso Wetland Park 

  4. Zulu & Boer battlefields of Islandlwana, Rorke's Drift and Ladysmith

  5. uShaka Marine World

Wildlife You Will See

The 'Big 5'
The 'Big 5'
Whales and Dolphins (in season)

Sample Trip

£1,900 per person (approx. and depending on exchange rates. All flights not included.) 

Arrive at Durban, King Shaka International Airport. Pick up your SUV hire car and self-drive 2.5 hours to Kwalucia Safari Retreat for your 3-night stay.


Discover the beautiful beaches, wildlife and nightlife of St Lucia. Deluxe Room. b&b basis.

Days 1 - 4
Days 4 - 7

Morning game drive and breakfast. Then drive 2 hours to the quiet ‘Big 5’ private game reserve of Amakhosi Safari Lodge for a 3-night stay.


Fantastic game viewing, gorgeous food and great staff. Brunch, high tea and dinner. 2 game drives per day.

Days 7 - 9

Transfer to the charming Fugitives Drift Guest House filled with fascinating memorabilia, for a 2-night stay. En-suite bedroom with private veranda and sweeping views over the reserve and surrounding battlefields.


Visit the Zulu Battlefields of Rorke’s Drift and Islandlwana, returning in time for dinner.

Days 9 - 12

Breakfast, then drive 4.5 hours to the magnificent Drakensberg Mountains for your 3-night stay in the luxury Fordoun Hotel & Spa in the heartland of KwaZulu Natal.

Days 12 - 15

After breakfast, drive 4 hours to ‘Indlwana’ Lodge and the Simbithi Eco Estate for 3 nights. Make full use of the house, pool and gardens. The estate itself has many woodland walks, restaurants & bars, tennis courts, crazy golf & gym.


Experience Durban day trips to Moses Mabhida Stadium or uShaka Marine World and Aquarium. Or take a tour of the arts and crafts route.

Day 15

Leave ‘Indlwana’ for King Shaka International Airport and your return flights home.

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