The Kwa-Zulu Natal Colonial Route & Safari holiday is a 6-night itinerary that takes you back to the days of the British pioneers and the Zulu wars! The holiday starts in the Spionkop region where you will spend the first two nights at a lovely owner run lodge adjacent to the Spionkop Nature Reserve. To help get into the holiday feeling, we have included a guided walk into the reserve with a guide – the reserve has a variety of wildlife including rhino as well as giraffe and zebra to mention a few.
The area is also rich in the history of Battlefields and the famous Churchilll’s capture at Chieveley! Nearby is the majestic Drakensberg with many walks or you can just relax and enjoy the beautiful and tranquil surrounds of Three Tree!
The next part of your holiday takes you to the very heart of the famous battles as you head to Fugitives Drift Lodge. A tour of the tragic battles of Rorkes Drift and Isandlwana will take you back to time long ago, as a passionate rancoteur will take you through the days events that shaped a lot of South African (and British) history.
After all the history, its time to get a bit wild as you head off the Thanda Private Safari Lodge where you will spend the last two nights at this stunning lodge. This a perfect way to end your adventure through Kwa-Zulu Natal! Arrive by lunch time before you whizz off on a game drive in the reserve to see the animals. Dinners are usually a lavish affair and you can be sure to enjoy a hearty dinner – sometimes under the stars before a good nights rest.
The days start early as you rise for a morning game drive again with your ranger to see what there is to see. The reserve is home to the big five as well as a variety of animals including zebra, giraffe and hyena. The bird life is also very impressive.
The Kwa-Zulu Natal Colonial Route & Safari holiday is the ideal itinerary for those wishing to explore the more remote areas of South Africa, while at the same time learning a bit about the fascinating history of the country.
This itinerary is better suited to families with older children as the Battlefields would possibly not be of interest to younger kids – and with a few tweaks we could turn this into the perfect family holiday as well (or honeymoon!).
This itinerary can start from either Durban or Johannesburg as British Airways now flies a few times a week to Durban/King Shaka International. Please chat with us about the best option for you.