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Itinerary: South Africa Tour. Berg, Bush, Battlefield and Beach.

South Africa Tour. Berg, Bush, Battlefield and Beach.

Let us show you KwaZulu-Natal. From the mountains to the beach, covering a private game reserve with the big 5 and the major battle fields that have made this area famous.

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South Africa Tour. Berg, Bush, Battlefield and Beach.

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
INCLUDED: Entry to Himeville Museum

Day 2 - Sani Pass, Lesotho
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


South African Rand
2 Pax – R17 200 pps
4 Pax – R12 200 pps
6 Pax – R10 600 pps
SSup – R5740

US Dollar (based on R7.70/$1)
2 Pax - US$ 2233 pps
4 Pax - US$ 1584 pps
6 Pax - US$ 1376 pps
SSup - US$ 750

Included in Price:
The price will include all transport, accommodation, meals, entrance fees, activities and guides during the safaris, as indicated in the itinerary. Unless indicated otherwise, the tour will be done in an air-conditioned vehicle to ensure your every comfort.

Excluded from Price:
Accommodation and meals that are not specified in the itinerary. International flights. Drinks, curious, laundry, gratuities and other items of a personal nature. Travel insurance, required inoculations and malaria medications, visas (if required).

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