Package Tour - African Legends Self Drive Tour
Categories: Battlefields / Self Drive / Wildlife
This trip of a lifetime will take you into the very heart of the African bush. Soak up the colours of our rainbow nation in the commercial hub of Durban. This tour starts with a day in the Durban sunshine, visit Ushaka Marine World and get up close and personal with the local marine life. A stop at the Indian Market and a walk through the Botanical Gardens completes a perfect day! Go meandering on the Midlands Meander and experience South African creativity in abundance. Spend a day in the trees of the Karkloof Forest on a canopy tour and watch the sunset in the Giants Castle Nature Reserve. Experience the awe inspiring Natal Drakensberg and take a step back in time with a visit to surrounding battlefields and places of historical interest. Come face to face with lion and hippo or swim with a whale shark. Fly by chartered plane to the unique Maputoland Coastal Forest Reserve and spend time exploring the 40km of unspoilt coastline. Walk with us in the footprints of legends and see Africa in all her splendour.
At a Glance
Day 1: Durban International Airport to Durban
Arrive at Durban Airport, collect your rental car and make your way to your hotel, store your luggage and take a city tour departing at either 9am or 2pm.
The city tour includes Ushaka Marine World with its world class aquarium, the Indian Market, City Hall and the Botanical Gardens.
Day 2: Durban to Giants Castle Nature Reserve
Prepare to depart early for the Midlands Meander and a trip to the historic town of Pietermaritzburg.
Continue to Howick, visit the falls and the Arts & Craft Centre.
Take an afternoon tree canopy tour at Karkloof Nature Reserve.
Overnight: Giants Castle Nature Reserve
Day 3: Giants Castle Nature Reserve to Dundee
Visit Giants Castle, continue after lunch to Dundee via Colenso and Ladysmith, passing battlefields and visiting the Siege Museum and Talana.
Day 4: Dundee to Phinda
Depart for Phinda Game Reserve via Melmoth, Empangeni and Hluhluwe visiting Shakaland Cultural Village.
Arrive at Phinda for an evening game drive.
Day 5: Phinda
Spend another day at Phinda enjoying games drives and bush walks.
Day 6: Phinda to Rocktail Bay Lodge
Transfer to Rocktail Bay Lodge in the Maputoland Forest Reserve.
Take up optional 4 x 4 excursions for diving, forest walks, fishing or birdwatching.
Overnight: Rocktail Bay Lodge
Day 7: Rocktail Bay Lodge to Durban
Transfer back to Phinda. Collect your rental car and make your way back to Durban.