Drakensberg Mountains Hiking and Wildlife Safari – 7 days

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Embark on a thrilling 7-day journey immersing yourself in the majestic beauty of the Drakensberg Mountains. Experience exhilarating hikes, encounter diverse wildlife, and soak in breathtaking landscapes on this unforgettable adventure.


Upon arrival in Johannesburg, you will be welcomed at the airport and transferred to the stunning Drakensberg region. Settle into your accommodation while taking in the majestic views of the dramatic mountain range. Spend the rest of the day at leisure, preparing yourself for the adventures ahead.

Embark on an exhilarating guided hike in the Royal Natal National Park, home to the iconic Amphitheatre. Trek through lush forests, experience the magnificence of the Tugela River, and witness captivating waterfalls. Marvel at the stunning rock formations and panoramic views of the surrounding Drakensberg peaks. Learn about the flora, fauna, and fascinating geology of the region from your knowledgeable guide.

Embark on a challenging trek to the Tugela Falls, the world's second-highest waterfall. This awe-inspiring hike takes you through rugged terrain and offers breathtaking views of the Drakensberg's natural beauty along the way. Immerse yourself in the Zulu culture as you visit a local village, interact with the community, and learn about their traditions and way of life.

Depart from the Drakensberg and journey to the famous Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Reserve, renowned for its rich wildlife diversity. Arrive at your lodge, nestled within the African bush. After settling in, embark on an afternoon game drive, where you have the opportunity to spot the Big Five (lions, elephants, rhinos, leopards, and buffalos), as well as a variety of other wildlife.

Spend a full day exploring the Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Reserve on an exciting game drive. Led by experienced rangers, venture deep into the wilderness in search of elusive predators, herds of antelope, and an array of bird species. Learn about the importance of conservation efforts and gain insights into the fascinating behavior of the animals. Enjoy a picnic lunch surrounded by nature's tranquility.

Embark on a boat safari in the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Isimangaliso Wetland Park, a haven for diverse wildlife. Cruise along the scenic waterways, witnessing hippos, crocodiles, and a wide variety of birdlife. Explore the estuary system and mangrove swamps, immersing yourself in the unique ecosystem of this protected area. Enjoy the serenity of the surroundings and connect with nature.

After breakfast, check out of your lodge and bid farewell to the captivating landscapes of South Africa. You will be transferred to the airport in Johannesburg for your departure, taking with you cherished memories of your adventure in the Drakensberg Mountains.

  • Airport transfers
  • Accommodation in selected lodges
  • Guided hikes in Royal Natal National Park
  • Tugela Falls trek and cultural experience
  • Game drives in Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Reserve
  • Boat safari in Isimangaliso Wetland Park
  • Professional guides and trackers
  • Meals as indicated in the itinerary
  • All transportation between destinations
  • International and domestic flights
  • Visa fees
  • Travel insurance
  • Optional activities or excursions
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips and gratuities
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Drakensberg Mountains Hiking and Wildlife Safari – 7 days

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