You begin with a few days in the spectacular mountain landscape of the Drakensberg, before continuing to the Buffalo River Gorge, site of the historic Anglo-Zulu war battlefields of Rorke’s Drift and Isandlwana. You then travel north-east to the Phinda Private Game Reserve where seven distinct habitats shelter a breathtaking variety of wildlife, including Africa’s Big Five and over 380 bird species.
Finally, a few days are spent relaxing at a secluded beach retreat close to the astonishing iSimangaliso Wetland Park, a World Heritage Site and the perfect conclusion to this absorbing journey.
Arrive Johannesburg and fly to Durban. Collect hire car and drive into the Drakensberg. Overnights Cleopatra Mountain Farmhouse.
Drive to Rorke’s Drift. Overnights Fugitives’ Drift Lodge.
Drive to Phinda Private Game Reserve. Game viewing and bush walks. Overnights Mountain or Forest Lodge.
Drive to Maputaland Coastal Forest Reserve. Overnights Thonga Beach Lodge.
Fly to home via Johannesburg.