Outline Tour of KwaZulu Natal
Arrive King Shaka Airport and meet Ron. Brief tour of the city – history; cultures; beaches, before checking in to accommodation – dinner on the waterfront.
After breakfast there is a full background “briefing” before setting out for Zululand at 09h30 – Zulu War sites en route – experience ancient Zulu culture – Hippo/Croc tour of the St Lucia estuary - overnight in St Lucia.
Very early start! - morning game drive thru’ Hluhluwe/Imfolozi Game Park – visit Ulundi (final battle of the Anglo Zulu War) – Monument to the early Zulu Kings – The Zulu Royal cattle – Battle of Gqokli Hill (Shaka/Zwide) - follow the line of advance of the Zulu army to Isandlwana – accommodation near Rorke’s Drift. (The Battle of Blood River is an option on this day).
Full day guided experience of Isandlwana, Rorke’s Drift and the Fugitives’ Drift.
Drive through to the Drakensberg Mountains - (visit to Battle of Spioenkop is an option) – check inn to accommodation in the foothills – afternoon and next 2 days in this area – walks; view rock art at a bushmen cave; horse riding; etc. (guide leaves you for this period).
Days 6 & 7
Guide meets you after breakfast – drive thru’ the Midlands Meander area – experience a modern Zulu township – visit the Nelson Mandela capture site; Howick Falls and historical Pietermaritzburg – catch evening flight from King Shaka airport.