Peaks and Predators

THIS TOUR FEATURES : KWAZULU NATAL MIDLANDS MEANDER AND ITS CREATIVE NOTTINGHAM ROAD. HIKE YOUR WAY UP THE KAMBERG NATURE RESERVE — HOME TO THE ROSETTA STONE OF ROCK ART — WITHIN THE DRAKENSBERG MOUNTAINS AND TO FINISH, AN AUTHENTIC BIG 5 SAFARI AT NAMBITI GAME RESERVE.

4 NIGHTS / 5 DAYS

** COMPLIMENTARY CARL ZEISS TERRA ED 8X42 BINOCULARS **

 

TOUR OVERVIEW

Depart the coastal town of Durban and head through the Valley of a Thousand Hills towards the KwaZulu Natal Midlands. Explore the quaint town of Howick and its rich history before witnessing the Umgeni River cascading on its way to the Indian Ocean. Visit the notorious spot where Nelson Mandela was captured before spending 27 years in prison and get an introduction on Apartheid history at the Nelson Mandela Capture Site Museum. Finish your first day meandering around Dargle Valley and its creative workshops. Overnight at the Fern Hill Hotel which is renowned for their restaurant — The Snooty Fox.

Your second day takes you into the UNESCO Drakensberg World Heritage Site. Embark on a challenging 3 hour hike through the Kamberg Nature Reserve and unlock the mystery behind the SAN (Bushman) Rock Art. Did you know that Kamberg is home to the Rosetta Stone of Rock Art — if that’s not worth the hike, I’m not sure what is. Check in at the luxurious Hartford House and freshen up after that sweaty morning in the mountains. Spend the afternoon visiting the wonderful boutique shops and farms along Nottingham Road.

Time to move this adventure into 3rd gear. Take in the scenery as your journey through the Royal Natal National Park i.e. the awe-inspiring Drakensberg Amphitheatre. Stop for lunch en-route before arriving at the Nambiti Private Game Reserve. Check in at Ndaka Safari Lodge for your 2 night safari. Meet your game rangers and get acquainted with the lodge. Embark on the first of four adrenaline rushing game drives.

At Ndaka Safari Lodge you are accommodated on a fully inclusive basis i.e. en-suite accommodation, all meals (breakfast, lunch & dinner), hot beverages, 2 game drives daily (3 hrs each) and snacks on game drives. After check out on your final day, your guide will transfer you back to Durban or your preferred drop off point but not before a stop at Makaranga Gardens for a spot of lunch.

NB. THE SAFARI LODGE ON THIS ITINERARY CAN BE UPGRADED TO A LUXURY LODGE

Guests have complimentary use of our Carl Zeiss Terra ED Binoculars for the full duration of the tour

ITINERARY

DAY 1

Pick-up in Greater Durban, Umhlanga, Ballito or Airport

Howick Falls & Town

Nelson Mandela Capture Site

Lunch at Piggly Wiggly

Dargle Valley

Overnight at Fern Hill Hotel or similar

Lunch and Dinner included

DAY 2

Head towards the UNESCO Drakensberg

Kamberg Nature Reserve

3 Hour Hiking Trail

Game Pass Shelter — Rock Art Site

Rosetta Stone of SAN Rock Art

Check in at Hartford House or similar

Lunch at Blueberry Cafe

Afternoon exploring Nottingham Road

Overnight at Hartford House or similar

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included

DAY 3

Head towards the UNESCO Drakensberg

Royal Natal National Park

Lunch en-route

Check in at Nambiti Private Game Reserve

Afternoon/Evening Safari Game Drive (3 hrs)

Overnight at Ndaka Safari Lodge

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included

DAY 4

Full Day Safari at Ndaka Safari Lodge

Morning and Afternoon Game Drives (3 hrs each)

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included

DAY 5

Morning Game Drive (3 hrs)

Check-out of Ndaka Safari Lodge

Transfer back to Durban, Umhlanga, Ballito or Airport

Lunch at Makaranga Gardens

Drop-off — Tour Ends

Breakfast and Lunch included

 

R 19 500

per person

minimum 2 people


Includes

  • Pick up and drop off at your accommodation in Greater Durban are or King Shaka International Airport

  • Personal Tour Guide

  • All Activities as per itinerary

  • 1 Night in Howick

  • 1 Night in Mooi River

  • 2 Night Safari in Nambiti

  • Meals: Breakfast (4), Lunch (5), Dinner (4)

  • Comfortable Vehicle

  • Carl Zeiss Terra ED Binoculars

  • Multi Lingual Safari Guide Books

  • Snacks & Beverages in Vehicle

  • VAT

Excludes

  • Beverages with meals

  • Tips/Gratuities

  • Items of a Personal Nature

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

  • No hidden/extra fees

  • Age — 6+ years

  • Group size — 2 to 10


 
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