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2 Adults

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11 Nights

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28 meals: 9 breakfasts (B), 10 lunches (L) and 9 dinners (D)

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Selected UK airports

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13th June 2022

Year round departures available


Contact us to book

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Why Book...
  • VIP door-to-door travel service from anywhere on the UK mainland
  • Included travel insurance
  • 9 nights in hotels and 2 in flight
  • 28 meals: 9 breakfasts (B), 10 lunches (L) and 9 dinners (D)
  • Free bar serving local alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks, open 5pm-10pm daily
  • Saga tour manager
  • Return flights and transfers
  • Porterage at your hotel
  • Welcome drink
  • Porterage at all hotels
Excursions and visits
  • Four 4x4 game drives
  • Zulu cultural village visit
  • Isandlwana battlefields
  • Rorke’s Drift battlefields
  • Talana Museum visit
  • Ladysmith orientation tour
  • Ladysmith Siege Museum visit
  • Spion Kop battlefields
  • Falcon Ridge Raptor Centre
  • Sunset cruise
  • Capture site of Nelson Mandela
  • Use of audio headsets on guided tours

Day 1 UK-Johannesburg

After taking your VIP door-to-door travel service to the airport, fly overnight to Johannesburg.


Day 2 Johannesburg-Hluhluwe

Arrive in Johannesburg this morning, and take an internal flight to Durban (one hour). Continue by road to Hluhluwe (174 miles, four hours), stopping en route for a light lunch.

Stay three nights at the 3-star ANEW Hluhluwe Hotel (3Q), conveniently located for exploring Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Park. Facilities at the hotel include an outdoor swimming pool, boma, manicured gardens, and a free bar from 5pm-10pm. Spend the afternoon at leisure, with a welcome reception this evening complete with Zulu dancing. L, D


Day 3 Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Park

Head out on a 4x4 game drive before breakfast. Early morning is the best time to spot wildlife as the animals are at their most active. Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Park is the oldest proclaimed nature reserve in South Africa, and is home to the Big 5 game animals, including populations of both white and black rhino.

Return to the hotel for a late breakfast, and spend the morning at leisure, before heading out on a second game drive this afternoon. B, L, D


Day 4 Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Park

Continue your search for wildlife on early morning and afternoon game drives.

The park is home to many species, including giraffe, and herds of buffalo, zebra and antelope. Your experienced driver will offer insight into the different habitats of the park and animal behaviour seen on the safari.

This evening, experience a traditional Zulu dinner under the fever trees. B, L, D


Day 5 Hluhluwe-Dundee

Journey to Dundee by road (225 miles, five hours), visiting a Zulu cultural village en route.

Experience traditional Zulu hospitality, enjoy an authentic lunch, meet a herbalist or witch doctor, and learn the customs of the Zulu nation including beer-brewing and bread making.

Continue through towns and villages to the 3-star Battlefields Country Lodge and Sports Resort (2Q) where you’ll stay for three nights. The hotel is a popular venue for events, with an outdoor swimming pool, lounge and free Wi-Fi. Zebra, ostrich and springbok can be spotted in the surrounding countryside. A free bar is included from 5pm-10pm. B, L, D


Day 6 Isandlwana Battlefields

Today’s morning excursion visits Isandlwana, the isolated site of the Battle of Isandlwana.

It was here that British troops suffered a devastating defeat to Zulu warriors in 1879, marking the first major encounter of the Anglo-Zulu War. The war, fought between the British Empire and the Zulu nation, continued for five months, and several bloody battles followed before the British forces were victorious. Explore the battlefields with narrative from a local guide.

Return to the hotel for lunch and and afternoon at leisure. B, L, D


Day 7 Rorke’s Battlefields

Visit the battlefields of Rorke’s Drift, the site of another Anglo-Zulu battle.

Taking place in 1897, the Battle of Rorke’s Drift saw a small British garrison of approximately 150 troops, some of whom were sick and wounded, successfully defended the mission station against an attack from a considerable force of Zulu warriors. Eleven Victoria Crosses were awarded to the defenders, and the events of Rorke’s Drift have since been immortalised in the 1964 epic war film, Zulu. Included in today’s tour is a visit to the Talana Museum and Heritage Park, which is housed on the site of first battle of the Anglo-Boer War.

Return to the hotel for an afternoon at leisure. B, L, D


Day 8 Dundee-Ladysmith-Winterton

Travel by road to Ladysmith (45 miles, one hour), for an orientation tour. The city was founded in 1850, and named after the wife of Sir Harry Smith, the then governor of Cape Colony. In 1899, Ladysmith spent 118 days under siege from the Boers, with British troops cut off from supplies. The eventual British resistance marked a major turning point in the Anglo-Boer War. Visit the Ladysmith Siege Museum, regarded internationally as one of the best Anglo-Boer War museums.

Continue to Winterton (20 miles, 30 minutes). Stay three nights at the 4-star Spion Kop Lodge (3Q), conveniently located for exploring the Anglo-Boer battlefields and the Drakensberg mountain range. The converted farm hotel is set in 700 acres of land and has a free bar from 5pm-10pm and an outdoor swimming pool. Rooms may be in either the main lodge or the adjoining cottage. Enjoy lunch on arrival and the afternoon is free to relax. B, L, D


Day 9 Spion Kop Battlefields

This morning, visit the battlefields of Spion Kop, the site of a military engagement between the Boer and British armies in 1900.

Fighting on a hilltop to relieve the nearby besieged city of Ladysmith, the bloodiest and most futile battle of the Anglo-Boer War saw some 1,200 British casualties. Tour the battlefield and learn how the battle shaped three future leaders: a young Winston Churchill working as a war correspondent, Mahatma Gandhi as a stretcher bearer and Louis Botha, the first Prime Minister of the Union of South Africa.

Return to the lodge for lunch and an afternoon at leisure. B, L, D


Day 10 Central Drakensberg

Head into the Central Drakensberg mountains today, a region home to approximately 300 species of bird.

Visit the Falcon Ridge Bird of Prey Centre, who specialise in the rehabilitation of injured raptors, and provide an opportunity to see these magnificent birds up close with raptor-flying demonstrations and talks. Return to the lodge for lunch, then later take a sunset cruise in the Spionkop Dam Nature Reserve. White rhino, giraffe, zebra and wildebeest can be seen grazing on the 4,400 acres of thorn savannah here. B, L, D


Day 11 Ladysmith-Durban-UK

After breakfast, transfer to Durban (165 miles, three hours). Pause en route for a light lunch and to visit the Nelson Mandela Capture Site, where the activist was arrested after evading capture for 17 months.

Continue to the airport for your return overnight flight to the UK, or extend your holiday in Scottburgh. B, L


Day 12 UK

Arrive in the UK this morning and take your VIP door-to-door travel service home.

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pp from

£2299


person

2 Adults

brightness_3

11 Nights

restaurant

28 meals: 9 breakfasts (B), 10 lunches (L) and 9 dinners (D)

flight

Selected UK airports

calendar_today

13th June 2022

Year round departures available


Contact us to book

Enquire Online 0800 408 4048