The Drakensberg Mountain range is the country's grandest and has its highest point, where it forms the border between KwaZulu Natal and Lesotho. The name literally means 'Dragon', derived from the breath-taking high jagged basalt cliffs bearing a similarity to the back of a dragon. The Zulu people call it the 'Ukhahlamba', (Barrier of Spears). On our two day tour we explore the southern part of these mountains and drive to the top of the Sani Pass, the highest and most challenging mountain pass in the country, with hair raising bends and breath-taking views, in a four wheel drive vehicle and have lunch in the highest pub in Africa!
We visit a cave with some of the best preserved ancient rock art in the country.
Our overnight stay is in the lap of the Amphitheatre with breathtaking views into the mountains.
Take leisurely walks around the Golden Gate area and enjoy views into the low lands.
From the luke warm stormy seas of the Indian Ocean to the still, icy cold waters of the Atlantic Ocean. From the lush, subtropical forests of the East Coast to the dry brilliantly white sandy beaches of the West Coast, South Africa is truly nature's world in one country! This tour offers the most diverse habitats and sceneries in the country. Between the two coastlines you encounter the lush rolling grasslands of the Natal Midlands, the majestic Drakensberg mountains, the flat corn field country of the Free State, the open bushveld at Kimberley, the arid semi-desert of the Cinderella Namaqualand, which turns into a fairyland of colours after the first Spring rains, and finally Drake's 'fairest Cape in all the world'.
A region also un-equalled in precious stones, semi-precious stones and minerals anywhere in the world, where, in some areas, the wild animals of Africa still roam freely over the plains.
In this unique package we combine the northern section which includes the best of the wildlife, scenic areas, Swaziland and Zululand ending in Durban with a tour that runs across the sub-continent. From the luke warm stormy seas of the Indian Ocean to the still, icy cold waters of the Atlantic Ocean......from the lush, sub-tropical forests of the East Coast to the dry brilliantly white sandy beaches of the West Coast. This section offers the most diverse habitats and sceneries in the country.
This package is in essence the ultimate in covering the most of South Africa!
We start off with the best wild life and wilderness areas, also blended with the rugged beauty so synonymous with the African continent.
It incorporates the areas in the diverse KwaZulu-Natal with habitats such as lakes, rivers, dune forests, beaches, mangrove forests and sub-tropical vegetation to the scenic mountains of Swaziland, and Mpumalanga mountains, valleys, waterfalls, and pockets of primal forests.
The famous Kruger National Park is included as well as the Drakensberg Mountains where they are at their highest in southern Africa - KwaZulu Natal! , Then we visit the rugged Wild Coast and the southern coastal section of South Africa called the Garden Route for it's beauty.
This tour promises to afford you a truly comprehensive view of our country!
Covering an area of 240 000 hectares, the uKhahlamba Drakensberg Park is dominated by sheer cliffs, deeply incised valleys and crystal clear rivers. It was declared a World Heritage Site in 2000 for both its natural beauty and cultural importance.
The many rivers, wetlands, indigenous forests and the rolling grasslands are home to a diverse range of animals and plants, including many endemic and endangered species. The Cranes and the Blue Swallow are all critically endangered - fortunately viable populations do still exist in this area of South Africa.