DAY 1 Durban – Pietermaritzburg – Drakensberg Mountains
Drive inland to Pietermaritzburg, the capital of KwaZulu-Natal, for a brief city tour. Stop at the railway station where Mahatma Gandhi was thrown off the train because of the colour of his skin, and see the waiting room where, in the silence of the night, he formulated his philosophy of passive resistance. Continue to Howick where we visit the 100m high Falls, and stop at the monument erected on the spot where Nelson Mandela was arrested in 1962. Continue through an area of gentle pastoral beauty called the Natal Midlands. We pass through grassy plains scattered with villages and lush farmlands where plump cattle and thoroughbred horses graze. We stop at the place where Winston Churchill was arrested by the Boers during the Anglo-Boer War. We enter the Spionkop Game Reserve for some game viewing. We have a good chance of seeing, amongst others, white rhino, giraffe and zebra.Then we travel to our hotel from where you can enjoy magnificent views while enjoying sundowners.
DAY 2 Northern Drakensberg Mountains – Golden Gate
After breakfast we travel through QwaQwa, a former homeland, and watch the locals busy with their daily chores in this remote land. We visit Golden Gate National Park and see amazing views of the black basalt and golden sandstone cliffs which gave its name to the park. Afterwards we enjoy a light lunch. We round the day off with a visit to a cultural village where we experience demonstrations of the local people's culture. Return to your hotel late afternoon.
DAY 3 Drakensberg – Giant’s Castle – Rock Art
We depart after breakfast and drive to the Giant's Castle area for a fairly easy walk with a few steep and strenuous inclines to some of the country's best preserved ancient rock paintings. The roundtrip is around 3 000m. We have a peek into the mystical existence of these strange little people who became extinct at the beginning of the previous century. From here we return to Durban arriving late afternoon.
|Duration||3 Days (Departing Tuesdays and Saturdays)|
|What to bring||Binoculars, Sunscreen, Sunglasses, A hat|
|Departure point||Pickup from all hotels in Durban and uMhlanga|
|Exclusions||Other lunches (provision is made for lunch stops), Purchases of a personal kind, Personal insurance|
|Inclusions||A scheduled guided tour in our 8 seater microbuses, Accommodation in the luxury Mont Aux Sources Hotel, Breakfasts, one picnic lunch and dinners, Entrances, Conservation fees|
|Price from||To find the price for your date of travel, kindly click on BOOK NOW, select your departure date and click on time slot. Then enter the number of people travelling to get the per person rate, the total and a deposit amount if available to book your tour.|
|Return point||Drop off back at your hotel in Durban and Umhlanga|
King Shaka International Airport
|What to wear||Comfortable well worn-in clothes, Walking shoes, A set of warner clothing is highly recommended as the weather could be pretty volatile at this elevation.|