Drive out to the Drakensberg across the majestic Midlands Meander to the rolling hills of the majestic Drakensberg.
Then travel to the Battlefields - KwaZulu-Natal is rich in Anglo-Zulu war history. Here you will have the opportunity to take a tour to the sites where two of the most famous, and at times heart-wrenching, battles fought between the Zulu and British Armies, took place. Visit the eerie battlefields of Isandlwana and Rorke's Drift, and let your imagination paint mental pictures of the battle scenes played out here.
Located on the Elephant Coast at Hluhluwe, close to the corals of Sodwana Bay, surrounded by cultural heritage sites and the World Heritage Site of Lake St. Lucia is Umfolozi-Hluhluwe Game Reserve. Here you will have opportunity to view the Big 5 in their natural surroundings, with rangers escorting you on safaris to get up close and personal with these majestic animals.
Upon arrival into Durban, make your way to the First Car Rental depot at the King Shaka International Airport where you will collect your car.
Here, begins your journey - you will drive and make your way to Drakensberg Sun Lifestyle Resort, where you will be staying for two nights.
The resort offers a wide range of activities from boating, sundowner cruises on the lake, pitch and putt, tennis, squash, volleyball, as well as spectacular mountain hikes, guided hikes and mountain biking.
The excellent Champagne Sports Golf Course is nearby and the hotel has two outdoor swimming pools.
Enjoy several of the activities offered at Fugitives. The most popular walk is to the great ledge overlooking several hundred square miles of unspoilt Zululand. Fishing, horse riding and the hike from Isandlwana to the Buffalo River (the Fugitives' Trail) are also available.
Be sure to do the infamous battlefield tours (Rokes Drift & Isandlwana).
Thanda is set on 5300 hectares of land and offers guests the opportunity to experience the Big 5.
Morning and afternoon game drives, as well as a variety of activities are available.
Should time allow, why not enjoy a spa treatment before leaving Thanda for your onward journey to Durban.
Return to Durban to drop off your hired vehicle at First Car Rental, King Shaka International Airport.
Meals as specified
Day 1 Car Hire
This vast country is undoubtedly one of the most culturally and geographically diverse places on earth. Fondly known by locals as the 'Rainbow Nation', South Africa has 11 official languages and its multicultural inhabitants are influenced by a fascinating mix of African, Asian and European cultures. Spend your days: discovering the gourmet restaurants, impressive art and nightlife scenes and fine beaches of Cape Town; enjoying a typical local braai (barbecue) in the Soweto township; browsing the bustling Indian markets in Durban; or sampling some of the world’s finest wines at the myriad wine estates dotted around the picturesque Cape Winelands.
Due to its rich and turbulent history there are plenty of historical attractions to explore including the Zululand battlefields of KwaZulu-Natal, the Apartheid Museum in Johannesburg and Robben Island, just off the coast of Cape Town. Above all else, South Africa’s attraction lies in its remarkably untamed wilderness with its astonishing range of wildlife roaming freely across massive unfenced game reserves such as the world famous Kruger National Park. With all of this variety on offer, it is little wonder that South Africa has fast become Africa’s most popular tourist destination.