Berg, Bush, Battlefields and Beach

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Berg, Bush, Battlefields and Beach

Price:
South African Rand
2 pax - R18920pps
4 pax - R13420pps
6 pax - R11660pps

US Dollar (R8.80/$1)
2 pax - US$2150 pps
4 pax - US$1525 pps
6 pax - US$1325 pps

Duration:
7 days

This tour offers our clients a wonderful over all view of Kwa Zulu Natal and gives you a taste of the Beautiful Drakensberg Mountain as well as a chance to stay in a private game reserve with the Big 5, as well as the chance to step back in time and learn about the two battle sites that has made this area famous. The tour ends relaxing  on the Beach of St Lucia

 

Berg, Bush, Battlefield and Beach

About the Tour

DAY 1
HIMEVILLE

Your guide will collect you from Durban and you take a scenic drive to the Southern Drakensberg, making some interesting stops along the way.

Arrive in Himeville and visit the Himeville Museum, which was built in 1900 as the last of Natal's loop-holed forts before housing prisoners until 1972. An open-air exhibition of settler and agricultural history is surrounded by display rooms housing military, African traditional and even trout- fishing memorabilia. Further, the museum is home to a valued collection of San artefacts and an insightful interpretation of the life and times of these ancient ones is to be found there.

OVERNIGHT:       KarMichael Guest Farm
MEALS:               None
INCLUDED:         Entry to Himeville Museum
DAY 2
SANI PASS 

We set off to conquer Sani Pass. The awe-inspiring Sani Pass climbs the face of the escarpment to an altitude of 2874m and into the "Mountain Kingdom of Lesotho". It is the getaway to the "Roof of Africa". The scenery is breathtaking and attracts visitors from all over the world. Originally developed as a bridal path in 1913, the pass served as an important link between the Underberg district and the remote settlement of Mokhotlong, in north-eastern Lesotho. The first vehicle negotiated the path in 1948. It is now used for the most part by 4x4 vehicles and has become the highlight of the Southern Drakensberg. The tour will reveal the history of the pass, geology of the mountains, flora & fauna, and a unique experience with the Basotho people.

OVERNIGHT:        KarMichael Guest Farm
MEALS:                Breakfast:         KarMichael Guest Farm
INCLUDED:          Guided tour in 4x4 up Sani Pass
EXCLUDED:          Visa if required (Lesotho)
 
DAY 3
NAMBITI CONSERVANCY

After an early breakfast, travel along the Midlands Meander to the Nambiti Conservancy.

Nambiti is a private Big Five bush retreat set on 20,000 acres of Bushveld. Nambiti is the only reserve in the region with the Big 5 (Lion, Elephant, Rhino, Buffalo and leopard) and also currently has over thirty species of game including Cheetah, Hyena, Giraffe, Hippo, Kudu and Eland. It has an incredible biodiversity and is also home to several rare bird species.

Join your ranger for an afternoon game drive in open safari vehicles.

OVERNIGHT:       Springbok Lodge
MEALS:               Breakfast:         KarMichael Guest Farm
                           Lunch:              Springbok Lodge                          
                           Dinner:             Springbok Lodge
 
DAY 4
NAMBITI CONSERVANCY
Continue exploring the diversity of Nambiti with an early morning game drive in open safari vehicles.
After breakfast, you have the opportunity to get up close and personal with cheetahs on the lodge’s Cheetah Interaction Program. The session starts with a talk about the cheetahs, their history and future conservation projects and goals, followed by the interaction. One on One Interaction inside the enclosure is for approximately 30 minutes. Photos can be taken at any time.
In the afternoon, set off on another open vehicle game drive.
 
OVERNIGHT:             Springbok Lodge
MEALS:                     Breakfast:         Springbok Lodge
                                 Lunch:              Springbok Lodge
                                 Dinner:             Springbok Lodge
INCLUDED:               Cheetah Interaction
  
DAY 5
BATTLEFIELDS
 
Today you visit some of the battlefields that have made this area famous, namely the Battle of Isandlwana and the Battle of Rorkes Drift. These 2 encounters between the Zulu’s and the mighty British Empire have gone down in history. During the Battle of Isandlwana, the Zulu’s wiped out almost an entire regiment of the mighty British Empire – the greatest defeat Britain ever suffered from a native force. Rorkes Drift, on the other hand, holds the record of the most Victoria Crosses (11) ever awarded during a single encounter.
  
OVERNIGHT:         Sneezewood B&B
MEALS:                 Breakfast:         Springbok Lodge
                             Lunch:              Packed Lunch
                             Dinner:              Sneezewood B&B
INCLUDED:           Services of a specialist battlefield guide
                            Entry fees to the battlefields
 
DAY 6
ST LUCIA 
  
We enter The Greater St Lucia Wetland Park World Heritage Site. Here we embark on a Hippo & Crocodile Estuary Cruise, a leisurely boat trip down the St Lucia Estuary, where you can watch fish eagles, hippos, crocodiles and goliath herons against a backdrop of mangrove swamps.
OVERNIGHT:        Avalone Guest House
MEALS:                Breakfast:         Sneezewood B&B
INCLUDED:          Estuary cruise
  
DAY 7
DURBAN

St Lucia lies on The Elephant Coast of KwaZulu-Natal. Elephants, Rhino and Lion, Whales, Turtles and Marlin, Warm Indian Ocean, Pristine Beaches, Sub-Tropical Climate are some of the terms associated with this area…
You have the opportunity to partake in one of the following morning activities before departing to Durban, where we bid you farewell and drop you off at the airport or your hotel in the late afternoon.
  
Option 1:WHALE WATCHING: Early morning departure. 2 Hours at sea with a specialized Marine Mammal Guide. See Humpback whales from as close as 50m's!
Seasonal: June, July, August, September, October, November only
*R300 Cash refund if you have not seen a whale after 2 hours on the ocean
R930-00 pp
 
Option 2: OCEAN ADVENTURE: Early morning departure. 2 Hours at sea. Experience the thrill of surf launching with the possibility of seeing turtles, sharks, dolphins, pelagic sea birds & flying fish. Year Round. R530-00 pp
 
Option 3: HORSE RIDING: Enjoy the beach on horseback, or a Game Ride within the Eastern Shores to see species of wildlife, accompanied by a qualified guide and rider. Year Round 1 Hour: R250-00 pp 2 Hour: R500-00 pp *Beach Ride subject to tides
 
MEALS:            Breakfast:         Avalone Guest House
EXCLUDED:      Activities in Option 1 - 3
 
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Price

Tours are sold in Rands, US$ prices are quoted as a guide
US dollar based on R8.80 exchange rate
                                        
2 pax - R18920 pps (US$ 2150 pps)                   
4 pax - R13420 pps (US$ 1525 pps)                      
6 pax - R11660 pps  (US$ 1325 pps)                  
SSup - R6314 (US$ 718)      
                 
The price will include all transport, meals (at least 2 meals a day), entrance fees, guides and accommodation during the safaris (outside of Johannesburg). The safaris will be done in an air-conditioned vehicle to ensure your every comfort.
Price:
South African Rand         
2 pax - R18920 pps        
4 pax - R13420 pps         
6 pax - R11660 pps
 
US Dollar (R8.80/$1)
2 pax - US$2150 pps      
4 pax - US$1525 pps       
6 pax - US$1325 pps

Duration:
7 days

Exclusions / Optional Extras

Airfares to/from South Africa
Accommodation in Johannesburg
Drinks and curios
Required Inoculations and Malaria medications
Travel Insurance
Multi Entry Visas (if required)

 
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