Battlefields, Winelands and Safari

Battlefields, Winelands and Safari

Combining historic battlefields, mountains of Drakensberg and the buzz of Cape Town

Self driving through South Africa is one of the best ways to experience the local culture, people and country.

The battlefields are a focal point of the trip and a guided tour will educate you on the amazing history of the great battles.

Spend a few nights in Franschhok tasting the wines and learning more about how the South African wine have become some of the most enjoyed around the world.

Tour highlights

    • The Zulu battlefields
    • Mountains of Drakensberg
    • Guided tour of the battlefields
    • Driving through picturesque Midlands and Durban
    • Self drive around Cape Town and explore

Itinerary

Day 1 (Johannesburg - Durban)

UK - Johannesburg - Durban

Once landed in Durban, pick your hired car up and drive to your hotel which sits right on the beach front of the Indian Ocean.

INCLUDES : Breakfast

Day 2 - Day 3 (Durban beach front )

Durban beach front

Spend the next couple of days driving down the beach front and seeing the sights of Durban and the amazing culture and zest this city has to offer. The Indian Ocean is warm all year round and offers great swimming and surfing.

There are bars and restaurants all along the beach front so a day out in the sun relaxing can then be replaced by eating local seafood overlooking the Ocean.

Accommodation: The Oyster Box hotel

INCLUDES : Breakfast

Day 4 - Day 6 (Durban - Drakensberg)

Durban - Drakensberg

After a mornings breakfast on the outside terrace, you will depart on your drive to the Drakensberg mountains. These iconic mountains have been an attraction for their beauty and incredible landscape.

 The diversity in the mountains is also what makes them so well known, from hiking in the heat of the summer to walking on the snow capped peaks in the winter.

Accommodation: Three Tree Hill Lodge

INCLUDES : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5 (Guided Battlefield Tour)

Guided Battlefield Tour

This 4 hour tour tells the story of the bloodiest single day of the entire South African War. Guides, Simon Blackburn and Ron Gold, bring this dramatic period of South Africa history to life presenting world class, holistic, evocative and insightful tours.

Accommodation: Three Tree Hill Lodge

Day 6 (Drakensberg - JNB airport - CPT)

Drakensberg - O R Tambo international airport - Cape Town

After driving back to the airport, drop your hired car off and catch your internal flight through to cape Town. Once landed in Cape Town, pick up your hired car and transfer through to the iconic and beautifully positioned 12 Apostles Hotel.

On one side of the property, a line of majestic mountains of The Twelve Apostles and the other, the sun sets on breeching whales during their season of birthing.

Accommodation: 12 Apostles Hotel

INCLUDES : Breakfast

Day 7 - Day 9 (Cape Town)

Cape Town

For the remaining days in cape Town, feel free to pick and choose what suits you best when it comes to activities and tours. There is a huge variety of tours and trips to chose form within Cape Town.

From Cape peninsular tours, full day foodie tours too more active trips like abseiling down Table Mountain, mountain biking through wineyards and of course spending time savouring the different wines this amazing country produces

Accommodation: 12 Apostles Hotel

INCLUDES : Breakfast

African Cooking Experience

African Cooking Experience

This is one of only a handful of full time cooking schools based in a Cape Township. Here you learn about African and Xhosa culture and cuisine; have the opportunity to interact with the locals and for you to also leave your mark on your journey to Cape Town. Your visit means that you are contributing in a small way to this project. 90% of the graduates secure a job (incredible in a country with an approximate 40% unemployment rate). Highlights on your half day tour include a welcome drink of ginger beer while you listen to a talk on African cuisine and culture; a hands-on cooking lesson where you learn to cook dishes like pap (similar to polenta), chakalaka, samp and a typical meat stew before settling down to enjoy your dishes at the restaurant.

Day 10 - Day 11

Cape Town to Sanbona Wildlife Reserve

Today sees you set off along route 62 to the beautiful Sanbona Dwyka Tented Lodge. The reserve rests on the warmwaterberg mountain which is famous for its San people who trekked the Earth in the heart of South Africa's Karoo.

Accommodation: Sanbona Dwyka Tented Lodge

INCLUDES : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 12 - Day 14

Sanbona Wildlife Reserve - Franschhoek

After a couple nights on safari its time to head out towards Franschoek. Le Quartier Francais is the perfect location to finish off your travels. The property offers the opportunity to immerse yourselves in the local culture and ambience. A complete gastronomic journey can be experienced here.


The beautiful views of the mountians from the gardens

INCLUDES : Breakfast

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Pricing

This fly drive itinerary runs all year round

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