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KwaZulu Natal & Drakensberg

KwaZulu Natal & Drakensberg: Traditional Culture & Natural Majesty

Embark on a captivating expedition with South African Secrets as we introduce you to the cultural richness of KwaZulu Natal and the awe-inspiring beauty of the Drakensberg, thoughtfully curated for our bespoke luxury holidays.

Begin your adventure in KwaZulu Natal, where vibrant traditions and history unfold against a backdrop of coastal splendour. Immerse yourself in the Zulu heritage at Shakaland, explore the historic Battlefields, and relax on the pristine beaches of the South Coast, where the warm Indian Ocean beckons.

As your journey takes you to the Drakensberg, be prepared to be enchanted by this mountainous haven. Traverse the scenic landscapes of the Northern Drakensberg, explore the captivating Giant’s Castle, and discover the ancient San rock art that adorns these majestic cliffs. Engage in outdoor adventures, from hiking to horse riding, and witness panoramic views that stretch as far as the eye can see.

Indulge in the quaint charm of Midlands Meander, where arts, crafts, and culinary delights await. Whether you find joy in cultural exploration, outdoor escapades, or simply soaking in the breathtaking beauty that characterizes this region, KwaZulu Natal and the Drakensberg promise an immersive experience meticulously crafted for our bespoke luxury holidays.

From coastal wonders to mountain majesty, each moment invites you to create enduring memories in a land where culture and nature harmonize to offer an unforgettable South African adventure.

Top 5 Attractions

  1. Big 5 Game Reserves
  2. iSimangaliso World Heritage Site
  3. Anglo-Zulu Battlefield sites
  4. Nelson Mandela Capture Site Museum
  5. Drakensberg Mountains

The Wildlife You Will See

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The ‘Big Five’

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Bespoke Luxury Holidays - South Africa - KwaZulu Natal & Drakensberg


Bespoke Luxury Holidays - South Africa - KwaZulu Natal & Drakensberg

Dolphins & Whales

An Example Guided Tour, through KwaZulu Natal & Drakensberg

Bespoke Luxury Holidays - South Africa - KwaZulu Natal & Drakensberg

Days: 1 to 4  

Arrive at Durban, King Shaka International Airport. Pick up your SUV hire car and self-drive 2.5 hours to Kwalucia Safari Retreat for your 3-night stay. Discover the beautiful wildlife and nightlife of St Lucia. Deluxe Room. b&b basis.

Enjoy the pristine beaches that stretch along the coastline, inviting you to relax and soak in the African sun. As the day unfolds, immerse yourself in the captivating wildlife that defines the region.

Days: 4 to 7  

Amakhosi Safari Lodge, nestled in a quiet ‘Big 5’ private game reserve offers a tranquil retreat, where luxury meets the untamed beauty of the African bush.

Over the next three nights, savour intimate encounters with iconic wildlife, guided safaris, and starlit dinners under the African sky. Amakhosi Safari Lodge invites you to escape into the heart of wild Africa for an unforgettable experience.

Bespoke Luxury Holidays - South Africa - KwaZulu Natal & Drakensberg
Bespoke Luxury Holidays - South Africa - KwaZulu Natal & Drakensberg

Days: 7 to 9 

Transfer to the charming Fugitives Drift Guest House filled with fascinating memorabilia, for a 2-night stay. En-suite bedroom with private veranda and sweeping views over the reserve and surrounding battlefields.

Enjoy the historical expedition to the Zulu Battlefields of Rorke’s Drift and Isandlwana, where the echoes of 19th-century conflicts between the British Empire and the Zulu Kingdom still resonate. Explore memorials and cairns that pay tribute to the bravery and tragedy of those fateful days in 1879. 


Days: 9 to 12 

The majestic Drakensberg Mountains, a landscape adorned with towering peaks, lush valleys, and a tranquil ambiance that beckons you to unwind. Your sanctuary in this picturesque setting is the Fordoun Hotel & Spa, an oasis of luxury nestled in the heartland of KwaZulu-Natal.

Over the next three nights, indulge in the opulence of this remarkable accommodation that seamlessly blends modern comfort with the natural beauty that surrounds it.

Bespoke Luxury Holidays - South Africa - KwaZulu Natal & Drakensberg
Garden and house

Days: 12 to 15 

On day 12 you will drive to ‘Indlwana’ Lodge and the Simbithi Eco Estate for 3 nights. Make full use of the house, pool and gardens. The estate itself has many woodland walks, restaurants & bars, tennis courts, crazy golf & gym.

Experience Durban day trips to Moses Mabhida Stadium or uShaka Marine World and Aquarium. Or take a tour of the arts and crafts route.

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