Kwazulu Natal Adventure Self-drive

This self-drive holiday offers some of KwaZulu Natal's highlights: excellent game-viewing; relaxing on the Indian Ocean beaches, touring the Natal Battlefields, and walking or scenic touring in the Drakensberg mountains.

14 Nights


₤ 2,868 (PPS)


The KwaZulu Natal Adventure self-drive holiday incorporates some of the major highlights of KwaZulu Natal. It's an enjoyable mixture of discovery and gourmet delights amidst breathtaking scenery.

You get to enjoy game-viewing in Thanda Game Reserve and in the Isimangoliso Reserve close to the St Lucia wetlands; relax on the Indian Ocean beaches, tour the Natal Battlefields, and walk or scenic touring in the Drakensberg mountains. It's ideally suited to the South African winter and spring months when the climate is warm, sunny and dry. It uses Premier to Luxury accommodation throughout.

Your first day is spent just north of Durban, at Umhlanga Rocks, an upmarket beach resort. This gives you the opportunity to catch some waves, rejuvenate after a flight or discover the rich culture and history of Durban. After relaxing on the Indian Ocean coast you head to the Drakensberg mountains. The "berg" offers everything, from serious hiking to gentle rambles beside crystal streams and through wooded glades.

Next you head to the Natal battlefields where we recommend the fascinating guided tours to Isandlwana and Rorke's Drift. Then its off to enjoy 3 nights in a private game lodge on safari before enjoying some time on a pristine beach in Coastal Maputaland. Your final stay is at Serene Estate close to the Isimangaliso Wetlands Park (St Lucia)

At a Glance - KwaZulu Natal Adventure Self-Drive - 14 nights

  • On arrival, you collect from Group D rental and enjoy an overnight stay at Canelands Beach House or Teremok Lodge, Bed & Breakfast
  • 3 nights Drakensberg Mountains, The Cavern Hotel, or Montusi Country Lodge, Dinner, Bed & Breakfast
  • 2 nights Natal Battlefields, Fugitives Drift Guesthouse (or Upgrade to the Lodge for an extra supplement, Full Board and including Two Battlefield Tours
  • 3 nights on Safari at Thanda Game Reserve, Thanda Tented Camp, Full Board & Game Drives
  • 3 nights on the beach in Coastal Maputaland, 3 nights Thonga Beach Lodge, Full Board & Selected Activities
  • Finally 2 nights near the Isimangaliso Wetlands Reserve, 2 nights Serene Estate, Bed & Breakfast
  • Return your rental car to Durban airport for homeward flight.


Tailor-made options:

All our sample tours on this website are merely suggestions as we specialise in tailor-making itineraries. So feel free to ask for different accommodation or to adapt the tour as you wish.

We can also easily upgrade some of the accommodation (or rooms used) if you prefer. (Similarly we can make some downward adjustments if you need to trim the budget.)


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Kwazulu Natal Adventure Self-drive at a glance

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An idea of price

This is a set tour using specific camps. However many tours can be adapted. Chat to us about your options. It excludes international flights but includes an estimate for all domestic or regional flights within the tour.

Average price per person sharing by season
Jul 2024 - Oct 2024
₤ 2,893
Nov 2024 - Dec 2024
₤ 2,950
Jan 2025 - Apr 2025
₤ 3,156
May 2025 - Jun 2025
₤ 2,912

Meals and accommodation as shown in digital brochure (Bed & Breakfast for 3 nights, 5 nights on Dinner, Bed & Breakfast and 6 nights on Full Board & Game Activities (excl drinks), Group D car rental with unlimited kilometres and super cover insurance. Upgrades to larger vehicles easily arranged.


International & domestic flights, visas, items of a personal nature, meals not specified.

Selected accommodation for this tour