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Africa / Battlefields and Safari

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as featured in our curated edit of luxury holidays for 2018

“Sanibonani” in the Zulu language translates to Welcome. The Zululand District surprises with its diversity and down to earth hospitality. This diverse itinerary begins at Spioenkop where adventures in the Drakensburg mountains beckon, then continue onwards through the historic Zulu Battlefields. At the spectacular Fugitive's Drift, take a thought-provoking tour to Isandlwana and Rorke’s Drift. Walks and horserides through the reserve to view abundant game and birdlife are offered as well as fishing on the Buffalo River. Enjoy a spot of dolphin watching and relaxation in Durban before finishing with the sights of the Big 5 at andBeyond Phinda Game Reserve, known for its abundant wildlife and wide range of safari activities.

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Price is per person based on 2 sharing and includes all economy international and internal flights, accommodation, 12 days car hire, meals as specified and transfers.

Meal basis: BB Bed & breakfast, FB Full board, FI Fully Inclusive.

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Battlefields and Safari


Day /1

Fly to Johannesburg

Depart London Heathrow on an overnight flight to Johannesburg.

Day /2-4

Drakensburg Mountains

Drakensburg Mountains

Pick up a hire car and drive to Three Trees at Spioenkop for a 3 night stay. Against the backdrop of the Drakensberg Mountains, soft adventures in spectacular settings await – go hiking or mountain biking along mountain trails and swing over forests on a zip wire. Quad biking, hot air balloon rides and helicopter trips can all be arranged, with white water rafting available from November to May. Approximate driving time 3 hours 45 minutes (FB)

Three Tree Hill Lodge

Day /5-6

Zulu Wars

Zulu Wars

Drive to Fugitive’s Drift, a National Heritage Site set in its own private game reserve, for a 2 night stay. The 1879 battles of Isandlwana and Rorke’s Drift, immortalised in the film ‘Zulu’, are brought to life in an engaging and emotive way. Sit on the battlefield itself and be mesmerised with tales of bravery and incredible victories. Approximate driving time 2 hours 30 minutes (FB)

Fugitives' Drift

Day /7-9

Journey to Phinda

Journey to Phinda

Drive to andBeyond Phinda Private Game Reserve where you will stay at Mountain Lodge for 3 nights. Visit between November and February for the opportunity to witness enormous leatherback turtles nesting at Sodwana Bay. Scuba diving can also be arranged (FI)

andBeyond Phinda Mountain Lodge

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Relax on the beach

Relax on the beach

Drive to Durban for 3 nights and relax at the Oyster Box hotel with a cocktail and a sea view from the terrace. Approximate driving time 3 hours 30 minutes (BB)

The Oyster Box

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Return to the UK

Fly from Durban Airport back to the UK.

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