Mammals, Mountains and the Midlands on this Scenic Self-Drive

Curated by: Desiré Saayman

What to expect

KwaZulu-Natal's varied landscape lends itself to the road trip of a lifetime. This tour starts in iSimangaliso Wetland Park, South Africa's first UNESCO World Heritage Site, before moving on to the game-ridden and predator-driven game reserves of Amakhosi and Nambiti. After thrilling wildlife encounters on safari, wind down in the Natal Midlands, a pocket of the province home to rolling hills, farmland, fascinating history, picturesque scenery and charming towns.

  • Ideal duration: 9 Days
  • This tour is great for:
    • Self-Drive
    • Beach
    • Photography
    • Honeymoon
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  • Your adventure begins
  • South Africa
    Beautiful sunset views over Isimangaliso Wetland park, KwaZulu-Natal
    South Africa

    3 Nights
    iSimangaliso Wetland Park

    A mosaic of ecosystems

    Swamps, lakes, coral reefs, beaches, woodlands, wetlands, coastal forest and grassland come together to form the 328,000ha iSimangaliso Wetland Park. This mosaic of ecosystems supports an incredibly diverse ecosystem containing...

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  • South Africa
    Luscious accommodation available in Maputaland, KwaZulu-Natal
    South Africa

    2 Nights

    Named after the muddy Maputo River that flows through southern Mozambique, Maputaland is a medley of clear, beige beaches, lakes, grassy marshlands, sand forests and mangroves. Small farmsteads and fishing communities dot...

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  • South Africa
    Be amazed by the beauty and panoramic views of Giant's Castle in KwaZulu-Natal
    South Africa

    2 Nights

    A tantalising taste of South African heritage

    There is no doubt that KwaZulu-Natal is eclectic with its terrain fluctuating between undulating hills, sharp ravines, mountain ranges and sub-tropical beaches. The cities’ streets brim with life and are in stark contrast...

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  • South Africa
    Enjoy beautiful natural landscapes in the Drakensberg region, South Africa
    South Africa

    1 Night

    The otherworldly ambience of the Drakensberg

    If ever there was a landscape that lived up to its airbrushed and hyped reputation, it’s the ragged, green stretches of the Drakensberg range’s peaks. Meaning ‘dragon mountain’ in Afrikaans, most of...

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  • 3 Nights in iSimangaliso Wetland Park South Africa
  • 2 Nights in Maputaland South Africa
  • 2 Nights in KwaZulu-Natal South Africa
  • 1 Night in Drakensberg South Africa
  • 8 Nights in total

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