KwaZulu-Natal Cultural and Wildlife Discovery – 12 days

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Discover the best of KwaZulu-Natal’s cultural heritage and wildlife wonders in this carefully crafted 12-day itinerary. From exploring historical sites and vibrant cities to thrilling game drives in pristine reserves, this journey promises an immersive experience that showcases the diverse beauty and captivating charm of the region.


Upon arrival in Durban, you will be greeted by your guide and transferred to your hotel. Spend the rest of the day at leisure, soaking up the vibrant atmosphere of this coastal city.

Embark on a guided city tour of Durban, visiting iconic landmarks such as the Golden Mile, Moses Mabhida Stadium, and the Victoria Street Market. In the afternoon, explore the Ethekwini Municipality Museum, which offers fascinating insights into the city's history and culture.

Travel to Shakaland, a living museum that showcases the Zulu heritage. Immerse yourself in the traditions, dances, and lifestyle of the Zulu people. Engage in interactive cultural activities and enjoy a delicious traditional Zulu meal.

Embark on a thrilling safari adventure in Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Game Reserve, renowned for its conservation efforts and abundant wildlife. Enjoy game drives in search of the Big Five and other fascinating creatures. Overnight in a lodge within the reserve.

Visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site of St. Lucia Wetland Park, home to a diverse range of ecosystems including wetlands, lakes, and coastal dunes. Take a boat cruise along the estuary and spot hippos, crocodiles, and various bird species.

Explore iSimangaliso Wetland Park, another UNESCO World Heritage Site known for its incredible biodiversity. Enjoy guided walks, bird watching, and perhaps even witness nesting turtles (seasonal). Relax on the stunning beaches or indulge in optional water activities.

Travel to the majestic Drakensberg Mountains, where breathtaking landscapes and outdoor adventures await. Embark on hikes to see stunning waterfalls, rock art, and panoramic viewpoints. Overnight in a lodge nestled in the mountains.

Discover the charm of the Midlands Meander, a scenic route dotted with picturesque towns, craft shops, and art galleries. Taste local produce, visit historic sites, and enjoy the tranquility of the countryside.

Explore the historic Battlefields Route, where famous battles of the Anglo-Zulu and Anglo-Boer Wars took place. Visit sites like Rorke's Drift and Isandlwana, and learn about the region's tumultuous past through interactive exhibits and expert guides.

End your journey with an unforgettable safari experience at Thanda Private Game Reserve. Enjoy luxury accommodation, game drives led by experienced rangers, and the opportunity to witness the incredible wildlife of KwaZulu-Natal up close.

  • Accommodation throughout the itinerary
  • Meals as specified in the itinerary
  • Transportation in a comfortable vehicle
  • English-speaking guide
  • Entrance fees to attractions mentioned
  • Game drives and activities as outlined in the itinerary
  • International and domestic flights
  • Visa fees
  • Travel insurance
  • Optional activities or excursions
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips and gratuities
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KwaZulu-Natal Cultural and Wildlife Discovery – 12 days

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