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Kruger, Drakensberg & the Battlefields

Exploring Pretoria and Johannesburg, taking safaris in Kruger, visiting legendary battlefields, and touring through terrific scenery on the Panorama Route, this African adventure adds the wildlife reserves and cultural character of Zululand and Eswatini

An immersive experience of every aspect of South Africa, from its culture and heritage to amazing animals and breathtaking landscapes. It begins with the country’s iconic cities, the manicured gardens of Pretoria, the administrative capital, and the landmarks of Nelson Mandela’s life, in and around Johannesburg; and switches from cosmopolitan streets to the country’s first and most famous national park, Kruger, with its wilderness, wide open plains, and wonderful wildlife, including the ‘Big Five’. The journey then takes you off the beaten track, first to the tiny Kingdom of Eswatini, to visit the conservation reserve of Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary, and then returning to South Africa for KwaZulu-Natal, witnessing Zulu culture in a community homestead, and cruising on the wide span of Lake Jozini. Haunting history accompanies the last leg of the journey, to skirmish sites and battlefields of the Boer, Zulu, and both World Wars, from the MOTH (Memorable Order of Tin Hats) Hall, to Isandlwana, and Rorke’s Drift, amid the mystical peaks of the Drakensberg (Dragon Mountains).

 

Overview

  • Flight  - 1 night
  • Pretoria  - 2 nights
  • Kruger National Park  - 3 nights
  • Eswatini  - 1 night
  • Mkuze  - 2 nights
  • Dundee  - 2 nights
  • Drakensberg  - 1 night
  • Return flight  - 1 night
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Tour Highlights

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

Exploring Pretoria and Johannesburg, taking safaris in Kruger, visiting legendary battlefields, and touring through terrific scenery on the Panorama Route, this African adventure adds the wildlife reserves and cultural character of Zululand and Eswatini. 

Notes:

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

Accommodation

Court Classique Hotel - Pretoria

A 4-star boutique hotel in Pretoria with restaurant, bar, pool and WiFi (free). 57 air-conditioned rooms with hairdryer, safe, mini-fridge, tea/coffee making facilities and satellite TV.

Nkambeni Tented Lodge - Kruger National Park

This is a large safari camp within the Kruger National Park boundaries with restaurant, bar and pool. 146 permanent safari style tents offering views of the surrounding Kruger National Park with air-conditioning and tea/coffee making facilities.

Foresters Arms Country Lodge - Eswatini

The hotel is sprawled amid lush, forested gardens on a private estate in the Eswatini mountains. The hotel embraces a relaxed atmosphere and the slow-down-this-is-Africa feeling that characterises the Kingdom of Eswaitini. The hotel has a restaurant, bar, pool and WiFi (free). There are 34 rooms with a safe, satellite TV and hairdryer.

Ghost Mountain Inn - Mkuze

At the foot of the legendary Ghost Mountain in Mkuze lies the Ghost Mountain Inn - a perfect setting to experience the allure of Africa in stylish comfort. Restaurant, bar, gym, pool, sauna, spa and WiFi (free). 50 air-conditioned rooms with hairdryer, safe, mini-bar, tea/coffee making facilities and satellite TV.

Battlefields Country Lodge - Dundee

Battlefields Country Lodge is situated near the well known historic Battlefields in KwaZulu Natal. Restaurants, bar, pool and WiFi (free). 70 air-conditioned rooms with hairdryer, safe, mini-fridge, tea/coffee making facilities and satellite TV.

Cathedral Peak Hotel - Drakensberg

This 4-star hotel is nestled in the unspoiled surroundings of the Drakensberg mountain range (a World Heritage site). Restaurant, bar, gym, pool and WiFi (free). 104 rooms with fan or heater, hairdryer, safe, tea/coffee making facilities and TV.

Extension Options

Victoria Falls Extension - Bushveld and Battlefields

Overnight at the Maslow Hotel Johannesburg before spending four nights at the classic 5-star Victoria Falls Hotel in the Victoria Falls National Park. Breakfast daily.

Maslow Hotel - Pretoria

The 4-star Maslow Hotel is located in Sandton City. Restaurant, bar, pool, gym, spa and WiFi (free). Air-conditioned rooms with hairdryer, safe and satellite TV.

Victoria Falls Hotel - Victoria Falls

One of the world’s great hotels, known as ‘The Grand Old Lady of the Falls’ and a member of the exclusive ‘Leading Hotels of the World’, this 5-star hotel is steeped in history and tradition. Fine dining and casual restaurants, afternoon teas on the terrace, pool and gardens, a short walk to the falls and WiFi (free). 161 air-conditioned rooms with hairdryer, safe and satellite TV.

Extra Nights

Stay in Johannesburg, Pretoria or Victoria Falls before you start your tour or before flying back to the UK

Extra nights are on request, please call to discuss your requirements

Court Classique Hotel
(per night) £65
Single Supplement £65
Departure transfer £25

Maslow Hotel
(per night) £75
Single Supplement £75

Victoria Falls Hotel
(per night) £295
Single supplement £245
Departure transfer add £20

Court Classique Hotel - Pretoria

A 4-star boutique hotel in Pretoria with restaurant, bar, pool and WiFi (free). 57 air-conditioned rooms with hairdryer, safe, mini-fridge, tea/coffee making facilities and satellite TV.

Maslow Hotel - Pretoria

The 4-star Maslow Hotel is located in Sandton City. Restaurant, bar, pool, gym, spa and WiFi (free). Air-conditioned rooms with hairdryer, safe and satellite TV.

Victoria Falls Hotel - Victoria Falls

One of the world’s great hotels, known as ‘The Grand Old Lady of the Falls’ and a member of the exclusive ‘Leading Hotels of the World’, this 5-star hotel is steeped in history and tradition. Fine dining and casual restaurants, afternoon teas on the terrace, pool and gardens, a short walk to the falls and WiFi (free). 161 air-conditioned rooms with hairdryer, safe and satellite TV.

Optional Excursions

Optional Game Drive

The tour starts in the early morning (approx. 6am) where you will make your way to Kruger National Park to enjoy the diversity of wildlife. Safari Vehicles are all equipped with two-way radios to enhance the experience.

Optional Bush Walk

Enjoy a 2-hour bush walk where you will learn and spot all the smaller things that are usually missed on an Open Safari Vehicle. The tour starts early morning, when the rangers will show a number of skills including tracking, animal behavior, identification, plants, and trees.

Departures & Prices

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

April
April 17 (Wednesday)
September
September 4 (Wednesday)
October
October 16 (Wednesday)
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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.

Supplements per person

Single Supplement
  • 2024: Apr, Sep
  • £225
  • 2024: Oct
  • £345
  • 2025: Jan, Feb, Sep, Oct
  • £215
Flight Options
  • British Airways World Traveller Plus
  • On request, please call
  • British Airways Club World
  • On request, please call
Privately Guided
£1795
  • Privately guided options available, £1795 per person (based on 2 people)
  • On request, please call
Optional Excursions
  • Optional Game Drive (2024)
  • £70
  • Optional Bush Walk (2024)
  • £78
  • Optional Bush Walk (2025)
  • £80
Tour Only
  • Save
  • £800
  • Arrival and departure transfer
  • with group included

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