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Battlefields and Drakensberg Rediscovered

9 Day South Africa Battlefield Tour to Drakensberg


Experience Kwazulu Natal as never before. This journey of discovery showcases historic battlefields, takes in the once-private hunting grounds of King Shaka, and reaches to the roof of Africa before a meander through the countryside and beautiful Drakensberg.


We’ve gone out of our way to connect you to South Africa like never before. Here are just a few of our favourites: 
  • Visit Mtonjaneni Lodge, site of the natural Mtonjaneni Spring where Dingaan used to send 2,000 Zulu maidens to fetch clean water every day. Owners Nico and Rina Harris will share the history of their property with guests over a light lunch. (Day 3)
  • Learn about the ancient traditions of the Basotho people during a cultural visit to a remote Basotho village deep in the highlands of Lesotho. (Day 8)

Included Distancing and Hygiene Standards

Our new Wellbeing standards, developed with guidance from the World Health Organisation (WHO) and the World Tourism and Travel Council (WTTC), plus our 24/7 incident response protocols can be found here. You’re always on support team have all completed the South African Government Department of Health COVID-19 infection control training. They’ll stay up to date and quickly adjust behind the scenes to government protocols, leaving you to enjoy your holiday.

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What's included

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8 nights


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18 Meals

8 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches (including Be My Guest), 8 Dinners

Distancing and hygiene standards


Included Highlights that will delight you

Meet the Harris family for a fascinating glimpse into local history in Zululand's breathtaking eMakhosini Valley. This Be My Guest Experience takes you to the Mtonjaneni Spring, a natural spring high in the mountains where Dingaan once sent Zulu maidens to collect fresh water every day.

Connect with nature in your own backyard as you discover the spectacular scenery and dramatic wonders of the northern and southern Drakensberg.

Enjoy the best of both worlds as you experience game viewing from a leisurely boat cruise along the waterways of the St Lucia Estuary - and from an open safari vehicle in the Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Reserve.

Included distancing and hygiene standards

Travel with no more than 18 other travellers

24/7 support team that has all completed the South African Government Department of Health COVID-19 training

On trip standards that meet guidance from local authorities and the World Health Organisation (WHO)

Physical distancing throughout your journey

Sanitisation and cleaning

Plus, numerous additional measures to give you peace of mind.

See all here

South Africans helping South Africans

Visit a local Basotho village, learning more about their traditions, beliefs and songs during a unique and memorable cultural experience.

Support a small-family owned business when you visit Ilala Weavers, specialising in handcrafted, intricate Zulu beadwork.

Support local artists, craftsmen and traders on a visit to the Midlands Meander ‘Arts & Crafts Route’ as you contribute to their livelihoods over some of the region’s best food, fresh produce, craft beer and coffee!


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