Flight - 1 night
Pretoria - 2 nights
Kruger NP - 3 nights
Eswatini - 1 night
Mkuze - 2 nights
Dundee - 2 nights
Drakensberg - 1 night
Flight - 1 night


Discover South Africa's dramatic landscapes and fascinating heritage from Kruger National Park & the Drakensberg to Eswatini, Zululand, Isandlwana, Rorke's Drift, Pretoria & Soweto 

The popular image of the Anglo-Zulu war is coloured by the garrison battle at Rorke’s Drift featured in the 1964 film ‘Zulu’. This features prominently in the history of the region and recalls the siege of Ladysmith, the exploits of Winston Churchill as a War Correspondent and the battles at Spioenkop, all set against the glorious backdrop of the Drakensberg Mountains, known to the Zulu people as Ukhahlamba or ‘Barrier of Spears’.

The landlocked and independent kingdom of Eswatini, one of Africa’s best kept secrets reveals mountainous grandeur, lush forests, fertile valleys and the hot still beat of the African lowveld. The itinerary includes an extended stay at Kruger National Park, renowned as one of the largest and best managed game reserves in the world with over 700 species of birds, mammals, reptiles and amphibian. Top of most people’s ‘must see’ list will be the ‘Big Five’: elephant, rhino, buffalo, lion and leopard, all frequently sighted.

Key Features

Culture & Natural Wonders
Wildlife Experience
Jules Verne Sightseeing
UNESCO: Drakensberg Park
6 Lunches & 9 Dinners
Local Expert Guide

Special Event

Welcome Dinner

Dinner at the Court Classique Hotel with a wine tasting.

Day 1 Fly overnight from London Heathrow to Johannesburg.

Day 2 Drive to Pretoria, viewing the Union Buildings, Church Square and imposing Voortrekker Monument. Two nights at the 4-star Court Classique Hotel. Welcome dinner with a wine tasting. (D)

Day 3 Full day tour in Johannesburg, visiting Soweto, the Hector Pietersen Memorial, Nelson Mandela’s House and the Military Museum. At Liliesleaf farm learn about the anti-apartheid struggle. (B, L)

Day 4 Travel to the Kruger National Park (8 hrs) via the 'Province of the Rising Sun', Panorama Route, Blyde River Canyon and gold-mining village of Pilgrim's Rest. Three nights at the 3-star Nkambeni Tented Lodge at Kruger National Park. (B, D)

Day 5 Full day open vehicle game drive with 'safari lunch'. (B, L, D)

Day 6 Optional game drive (£70) or bush walk (£78). Afternoon game drive. (B, D)

Day 7 Travel to mountainous Eswatini (6 hrs) for a singing and dance performance. Visit the National Museum Overnight at the 4-star Foresters Arms Country Lodge. (B, L)

Day 8 Visit the Mlilwane Nature Reserve and a traditional village to meet the Lady Chief and enjoy a nature walk. Continue to Zululand (5 hrs) along the scenic Lebombo Mountains. Two nights at the 4-star Ghost Mountain Inn. (B, L, D)

Day 9 Morning game drive in Hluhluwe-Umfolozi Reserve, known for its rich wildlife including the white rhino. Visit a Zulu homestead and community. (B, L, D)

Day 10 Lake Jozini cruise, home to crocodile, hippo and birdlife. Continue to Dundee (3 hrs) to visit Talana museum. Two nights at the 3-star Battlefields Country Lodge. Enjoy a ‘braai’ in the ‘Moth Hall’ with ‘Battlefields’ memorabilia and local experts. (B, D)

Day 11 Meet a specialist guide at Isandlwana for a moving account of this opening encounter in the Zulu War, then at Rorke's Drift of the heroic defence, where 11 VCs were awarded. (B, L, D)

Day 12 With a specialist guide and minibus drive up to Spioenkop battlefield in Ladysmith (drive up in a mini-bus). Overnight in the Drakensberg mountains at the 4-star Cathedral Peak hotel. Time for a walk. (B, D)

Day 13 Morning at leisure. Transfer to the airport for the return flight. (B)

Day 14 Arrive Heathrow in the morning.

  • Key
  • B - Breakfast
  • L - Lunch
  • D - Dinner


Some travel is on unmade, bumpy roads and it is sometimes necessary to ‘climb’ into the safari vehicle.


per person in a twin/double room
British Airways from Heathrow

Date Price
October 12 £2995


per person in a twin/double room
British Airways from Heathrow

Date Price
January 11 £3495
February 15 £3545
October 11 £3645
November 15 £3545

Supplements per person

Single Supplement

Single supplement £295

Flight Options

British Airways World Traveller Plus from £695
British Airways Club World from £3095

Optional Excursions

Game Drive £70
Bush Walk £78

Extension Options

Extra nights - Pretoria
Court Classique Hotel (per night) £65
Single Supplement £65
Departure transfer £25

Extra nights - Johannesburg 
Maslow Hotel (per night) £75
Single Supplement £75

Extra nights – Victoria Falls
Victoria Falls Hotel
(per night) £245
Single supplement £195
Departure transfer add £20

Victoria Falls Extension - Victoria Falls Hotel
4 nights £1295 (2023 £1395)
Single supplement £595 (2023 £625)

Privately Guided

Add £1795 per person

Independent Arrival

Save £800 
Arrival and departure transfer with group included

Price Includes
Air travel and taxes, transfers, 11 nights accommodation, breakfast daily, 6 lunches and 9 dinners, itinerary as described, services of guides and local representatives. If our specially negotiated airfares are unavailable at the time of booking, a supplement may apply.

Not Included
Travel insurance, optional excursions, tipping, any government taxes or compulsory charges introduced after publication.

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