Impressions of KwaZulu-Natal

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Impressions of KwaZulu-Natal

Summary Of The Route and Costs

A magical mixture of peaceful mountainsides, cosmopolitan coastal resorts, historical insights and show-stopping safaris, this 11 night itinerary will leave impressions that last a lifetime. You’ll stay in battlefield lodges and safari suites as well as boutique mountain and beach hideaways.

You’ll begin your holiday in 5* luxury within walking distance of the beach before tracking the Big 5 through the lush landscape of Mkuze Falls. The Mkuze Falls Lodge is located along the northern bank of the Mkuze River. Your room has a breathtaking view of the river, bush and mountains.  Private plunge-pools and an outside shower provide a wild but intimate touch alongside the gratifying luxury of the air-conditioned bedroom.

Then, you’ll head for the Battlefields, where you’ll be brought up to speed about the historical bloodshed that took place on this beautiful land. Led by the finest guides in South Africa, thought-provoking and often emotionally charged tours are conducted daily to Isandlwana and Rorke’s Drift.

Finally, you’ll roam the ridges and valleys of the Drakensberg Mountains and feel deliciously dwarfed by the staggering scenery. Montusi Mountain Lodge offers a full and uninterrupted view of the Drakensberg's most famous part, the Amphitheatre escarpment, and guests can enjoy this spectacular scenery from the comfort of their private individual garden suites.

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Summary Of The Itinerary

Holiday Title: Impressions of KwaZulu-Natal

Countries Visited: South Africa

Day 1
You will need to clear Customs and Immigration at Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport, collect your bags, and then make your way to the Domestic Terminal and check in for your flight down to Durban.

Kulula MN615: Fly from O.R. Tambo International Airport (JNB) departing at 13:35 to King Shaka International Airport (DUR), arriving at 14:40

Make your way into the Arrivals Hall and find the Bidvest Car Rental office. Complete the necessary paperwork - you will need to present your driving licence, passport and credit card. The keys to your hire car will then be handed over to you.

13 Day Car Rental: Group D: VW Polo Vivo or similar - Automatic Transmission (on Super Cover)

Drive to Umhlanga. Nestled amongst the palm and giant Milkwood trees lies Teremok Marine, a luxurious 5* boutique lodge whose name translates from the Russian word for 'little hideaway'.

Day 5

Drive to Mkuze Falls Game Reserve (approx 385 km / 4 h 15 mins). Guests are invited to join the open-vehicle safaris with experienced field guides and rangers who also conduct bird, bush and game walks on request. Enjoy 2 game drives daily in this private Big Five reserve, one in the early morning and one in the afternoon drive as the sun slowly slips away - you may be lucky to see some of the night creatures as they start to make an appearance.

Mkuze Falls Game Reserve

3 nights at Mkuze Falls Game Lodge

Day 8

Drive to The Battlefields (approx 275 km / 3 h 45 mins). The Zulu War of 1879 is famous throughout the English-speaking world for the great battles of Isandlwana and Rorke's Drift. The spectacular Fugitives' Drift property, a 5,000 acre Natural Heritage Site, overlooks both Isandlwana and Rorke's Drift, and includes the site where Lieutenants Melvill and Coghill lost their lives attempting to save the Queen's Colour of their regiment.

Day 10

Drive to The Drakensberg (approx 250 km / 3 h 45 mins). Montusi Mountain Lodge offers genuine hospitality in the tranquillity of one of the most beautiful settings in South Africa.

Day 13
Allow beween 3-4 hours to drive back to Johannesburg Airport, where you will return your hire car and check in for your international flight home.
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Example Cost

Holiday Title: Impressions of KwaZulu-Natal

Holiday Destination: Holiday to South Africa for 12 nights

Passengers: 2 Adults

Example Cost for 2 Adults: * per person sharing.

*Excludes international flights from your home country - please ask us if you would like us to include these for you.

All monies paid by UK customers for the air package holiday shown are ATOL protected by the Civil Aviation Authority. Our ATOL number is 10245.

When you buy an ATOL protected flight or flight inclusive holiday from us you will receive an ATOL Certificate. This lists what is financially protected, where you can get information on what this means for you and who to contact if things go wrong.

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