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World Heritage KwaZulu Natal

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Exploring nature’s wonderland, walking, game viewing and sightseeing in the land of the Anglo-Zulu War.
  • Product Code 46900
  • Holiday Type Rich In Wildlife Holidays, Special Selection Hotels, Lifestyle, Culture & Natural History
  • Grade

    Grades 1, 2 & 3 - Leisurely grades

    Grades 4, 5 & 6 - Moderate grades

    Grades 7, 8 & 9 - Challenging grades

    Grade 5
  • Holiday Duration Nights

Guided Walking Holidays KwaZulu Natal

KwaZulu Natal is the traditional home of the Zulu tribe. Bordering the Indian Ocean, it is South Africa's easternmost province. Inland are wetlands, the Battlefields of the Boer and Zulu wars, and the towering peaks of the Drakensberg, the highest mountain in South Africa. The variety of landscape is astonishing, the history fascinating, and the wildlife bountiful.

Flying into Durban we head north to the Hluhluwe-Umfolozi National Park. Here we have four days of game walks and drives accompanied by rangers with the chance to see giraffe, impala, nyala, warthog, white rhino, wildebeest and zebra. Boat safaris bring us close to crocodiles, hippos and a wealth of birdlife.

We head inland to Dundee, a small town rich in Boer heritage, where British troops withdrew from Zulu land after their defeat at the battle of Isandlwana during the 1879 Anglo Zulu War. The first shots of the Second Anglo Boer war were fired in Dundee in what later became known as the Battle of Talana. We have the whole day with a specialist military guide who will bring the battlefields to life.

We continue towards the Drakensberg Mountains. Our first centre is at Cathedral Peak in the Ukhalhamba-Drakensberg National Park. The Drakensberg’s rugged escarpment provides a dramatic background to the gentle green and rolling hills of the KwaZulu Natal Midlands. We can walk straight from our hotel out onto the peaks and buttresses of the surrounding mountains.

Cavern Berg is in a stunning location on the edge of the Royal Natal National Park, dominated by the Amphitheatre, a crescent-shaped basalt-topped wall four miles wide which soars to a height of 3000m. Once again, we head straight out on foot from our hotel into the amazing mountain scenery.

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Holiday Highlights

  • Get close to the wildlife at Hluhluwe on a series of Game Drives and walks.
  • Discover the battlefields at Isandlwana & Rorke’s Drift.
  • Walk the awe-inspiring Drakensberg Mountains.
The holiday inclusions and exclusions at a glance
What's included in this holiday Items that are covered in the cost of holiday price.

      Return flights from Heathrow to Durban via Johannesburg (British Airways and Comair) returning Johannesburg to Heathrow
      Airport transfers
      Half board en suite accommodation
      Five lunches
      All advertised excursions and entrance fees
      All local transport costs.
Whats not included in this holiday Items that are not covered in the cost of holiday price.

  • Entrance fees to some museums and historic buildings (unless otherwise specified)
  • Personal expenses (such as your bar bill)
  • Discretionary tips
  • Optional excursions
  • Insurance
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Whilst every effort will be made to adhere to the outlined itinerary and advertised programme, local conditions can change due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances. This may mean that routes and timings need to be amended or the order of days may change, sometimes at short notice.

    Please see the Holiday Information sheet for this Holidays Itinerary as the content may vary depending on departure date.

Travel Details

  • Return flights from Heathrow to Durban via Johannesburg (British Airways and Comair) returning Johannesburg to Heathrow
  • Arrival transfers by road c.3hrs
  • Upgrades are available on most flights. For scheduled flights this may be Premium Economy, Business or First Class. Please ask us for details and a competitive quote.
  • If direct regional flights are not available, we can often offer add-on flights to a London airport at a competitive rate. Please ask us for details and a competitive quote.

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Our Accommodation on this holiday

Below is the accommodation featured on this holiday. If you are on a multi-centre holiday, these are highlights of the places where we stay. Please refer to your Holiday Information sheet (which can be found under View Departures & Book), for your departure date and for all your accommodation details.

Cathedral Peak Hotel, Drakensburg

The Cathedral Peak Hotel, is a beautiful resort hotel in the shadow of Cathedral Peak, the highest mountain in the Drakensberg. Open since 1939, Cathedral Peak offers traditional combined with luxury accommodation with spectacular views. It's one of our most popular hotels. Rooms are equipped with either twin or king-sized beds, an en-suite bathroom, tea/coffee making facilities, television, fan, heater, telephone and a private veranda. There are plenty of facilities to keep you occupied when you are not walking including an outdoor swimming pool, indoor wellness facilities, a games room, various walking trails, a variety out outdoor sports, a gym and a golf course. Wifi access is available and is free to use.

Cavern Drakensberg Resort, Drakensburg

The Cavern Drakensberg Resort, set at 1500m on the edge of the Royal Natal National Park in the Drakensberg Mountains close to the magnificent Amphitheatre escarpment. The rooms are set in a lush garden landscape, and rooms are equipped with a hairdryer, tea, and coffee making facilities. They have a small spa area situated on the edge of the Fern Forest, an outdoor pool and various sports activities that can be organised at reception. Wifi access is available and is free to use.


Rorkes Drift Hotel, Dundee

Rorkes Drift Hotel, set on the Buffalo River and located in the heart of the Battlefields, perfect for fantastic views.

Ubizane Safari Lodge, Hluhluwe

The Ubizane Safari Lodge is located just outside the Hluhluwe town and in the Hluhluwe/Imfolozi National Park. The park is famous for saving the white rhino from extinction, and recognized as the oldest game reserve in Africa. Once the private hunting ground of Zulu kings, this big five reserve is one of the top national parks in South Africa to visit.