10 Day – The Place of Heaven Self Drive Tour to South Africa

Tour: 10 Day – The Place of Heaven Self Drive Tour to South Africa

Duration: 10 Days / 9 Nights 

Accommodation:

  • Camping 4×4 not an option.
  • Accommodation is subject to availability, if the under mentioned accommodation is not available we shall endeavour to supply comparable facilities.
  • The standard of the accommodation is on average a lot better than our grading, due to the fact that we have selected the best accommodation available for each category at each location.

Meals: (B – Breakfast, L – Lunch, D – Dinner)

* Accommodation is subject to availability, if the under mentioned accommodation is not available we shall endeavor to supply comparable facilities.

Car Hire:

  • Various car hire groups as per your budget.
  • Hire from Johannesburg / Return to Johannesburg.
  • Includes – contract fee / unlimited km / maximum insurance cover & cross border permit.

TOUR ENQUIRY


Day 1:

Morning arrival on your Self Drive tour to South Africa. Our representative will be at the airport to meet you and hand over your travel documents (Vouchers). Collect your hired car at the rentals office at Johannesburg’s O R Tambo International Airport . Depart to Pretoria for a city tour that includes the Voortrekker Monument, Paul Kruger House, Church Square and Union Buildings. Overnight in Johannesburg or near the Jacaranda City of Pretoria. Our recommended restaurant – Carnivore Restaurant at the Misty Hills Hotel.

Accommodation: **** (D)


Day 2:

Depart to Hluhluwe via Ermelo and Piet Retief. Overnight in or near Hluhluwe in Zululand.

Accommodation: *** (B & D)


Day 3:

Take a cruise on the St Lucia estuary, a lake riddled with crocodiles and hippos in the Greater St Lucia Wetlands (iSimangaliso) one of South Africa’s six UNESCO world heritage sites. Travel to the Hluhluwe / Umfolozi Game Reserve, in by-gone years this reserve was the hunting grounds of Zulu Kings. Spend the rest of the day in search of the “Big 5” and a host of other animals. Overnight in or near Hluhluwe in Zululand.

Accommodation: *** (B & D)


Day 4:

On day 4 of your Self Drive tour to South Africa you will spend the morning in the Hluhluwe / Umfolozi Game Reserve, which is renowned for its white & black rhino conservation efforts. Enjoy Zulu hospitality at its best with a traditional Zulu festival at one of the Zulu cultural villages in Zululand. Overnight near Eshowe.

Accommodation: **** (B, D & Show)

Optional Activities:

  • Morning open vehicle safari with park ranger
  • Early morning walk / hike with park rangers

Day 5:

Early departure for a day of history and battlefields, visit places that still exude an ambience of a once mighty Zulu nation, such as the Anglo-Zulu war battlefields of Isandlwana and Rorke`s Drift, as well as the famous “Battle of Blood River”. Overnight in or near Dundee.

Accommodation: ** (B)

or

Travel to the seaside town of Umhlanga, check-in at your accommodation establishment and spend the rest of the day at leisure.

Accommodation: **** (B)


Day 6:

Day at leisure in Umhlanga with its golden beaches washed by the warm Indian Ocean in a sub – tropical setting. Overnight in Umhlanga.

Accommodation: **** (B)


Day 7:

Travel to the Natal Drakensberg Mountains, also known as the “barrier of spears” via the historical city of Pietermaritzburg, stop for lunch at Howick Waterfall. Overnight near the Natal Drakensberg Mountains.

Accommodation: **** (B)


Day 8:

A day at leisure in the beautiful Natal Drakensburg Mountains where Bushmen left their life stories in the form of paintings and drawings on the rocks and in the caves. Various caves can be visited in the way of guided tours or you could take a walk along one of the numerous nature trails in the parks. Overnight near the Natal Drakensberg Mountains.

Accommodation: **** (B)


Day 9:

Travel the Oliviershoek Pass to the village of Clarens and the Golden Gate Highlands National Park. Spend the afternoon relaxing or take a walk along one of the numerous nature trails in the park.

Optional activities:

  • Horse riding or game drives are available.

Accommodation: *** (B)


Day 10:

After a leisurely morning and / or hike up the impressive “Brandwag” mountain, you travel back to Johannesburg the commercial hub of South Africa, drop-off the hired car at the rentals office at O R Tambo International Airport. There will be time for some last minute shopping before your departure.

Accommodation: – (B)

Optional activities:

  • Township tour of Soweto, with an accredited guide – we can book this tour on your behalf.

TOUR ENQUIRY


Self Drive Tour to South Africa - Cape Town   Self Drive Tour to South Africa - Journey

Self Drive Tour to South Africa - Zulu   Self Drive Tour to South Africa - Monument


Included on your Self Drive tour to South Africa:

Accommodation (2-4*), car hire –  contract fees / unlimited km / maximum insurance cover, activities and meals as indicated.

Excluded on your Self Drive tour to South Africa:

Air tickets – International, passport / visa fees, travel insurance, phone calls, beverages, porter-age, gratuities, conservation fees, entrance fees, purchases of items of a personal nature and excess baggage.


 

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