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Battlefields & Bush Self Drive Safari

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  • - Departure; Daily
  • - Duration; 8 Days / 7 Nights
  • - Lodging; Safari Lodges
  • - Group Size; Minimum 2
  • - Note: Travel insurance is compulsory for all safaris
Days 1 - 3: Spioenkop Game Reserve
- On arrival at Durban International Airport, pick up your rental car and self drive to the Northern Drakensberg / Battlefields region of KwaZulu Natal.
- Drive to Three Trees at Spioenkop for your first stopover ± 2-3 hours (travelling at speed limits, no sight seeing) from the Durban International Airport.
- Surrounded by the Drakensberg Mountains, overlooking a secluded valley of the Spioenkop Game Reserve and in the lee of the famous hill, Spioenkop, lies Three Trees Lodge.
- The bedrooms are equipped with all the modern conveniences with heated towel rails and 100% cotton percale linen adding to your comfort.
- Each room has its own deck, which offers unimpeded views of the valley and Spioenkop.
- Three Tree Hill Lodge specialises in the history of the 2nd Anglo-Boer War from (1899 - 1902) with the Battle of Spioenkop being our focal point.
- One cannot however hope to understand this watershed event (not just for South Africa - it was 'the longest, the costliest, the bloodiest and most humiliating war that Britain fought in between 1815 and 1914') without studying what caused one of the smallest countries in the world to declare war on the worlds greatest empire of the time.
- The guides, led by Omri nene, bring this dramatic period of our history to life presenting world class, holistic, evocative and insightful tours.
- Numerous day and half day tours available (optional);
  - Battle of Spioenkop tour
  - Battle of Colenso & Churchill's capture tour
  - Walking
  - Hiking in the Drakensberg
  - San rock painting sites
  - Horse riding
  - Game Viewing
  - Birding
  - Golf
- Accommodation - Three Tree Hill Lodge

Days 4 - 7: Phinda Private Game Reserve
- After your breakfast, depart for the Phinda Private Game Reserve in the Zululand Region Of KwaZulu Natal.
- Estimated travelling time from Three Trees at Spioenkop to Phinda: ± 5 hours (travelling at a leisurely pace).
- Check into Phinda Forest Lodge and should time allow depart on a late afternoon game drive.
- Face-to-face with lions and rhino, up close to a whale shark or battling sailfish, that's the Phinda experience, one of the most exciting safari destinations in Africa.
- Located between the azure waters of the Indian Ocean and the lush waterways of the World Heritage Greater Saint Lucia Wetland Park, Phinda's 17 500 hectares span seven unique habitats.
- Numerous day and half day tours available (optional);
  - Mzinene River canoeing
  - Twice daily game drives
  - Interpretive bush walks
  - Mzinene River boat cruise
  - Deep Sea Fishing (optional)
  - Flight of the Fish Eagle(optional)
  - Scuba safaris(optional)
  - Zulu Cultural Tour (optional)
- Accommodation - Phinda Forest Lodge

Day 8: Safari Ends
- After your morning game drive and breakfast, depart for Durban ± 3 to 4 hours (travelling at a leisurely pace).



  • Rates on Request, budget dependant
  • Per person sharing
  • Rates are in South African Rands
  • *Rates may vary according to season
  • Flights (return);
  • UK - RSA; from £ 611
  • USA - RSA; from $ 1390
  • EUR - RSA; from € 495
  • Subject to availability & T&C's

  • Safari Includes
  • - Accommodation based on budget
  • - Vehicle based on budget
  • - Meals as stated
  • - Activities as stated
  • Safari Excludes
  • - Local and International Flights
  • - Visas
  • - Insurance
  • - Items of a personal nature
  • - Gratuities
  • - Activities not included in above itinerary
  • - Fuel costs
  • - Car Hire Insurance

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