Take in all the sights, sounds and smells of this beautiful province while you journey through some of the most culturally diverse areas of Kwa Zulu Natal.

The battles fought in the rolling hills and valleys of Northern KwaZulu-Natal some 120 years ago changed the course of South African history, and still today, the area now known as the ”Battlefields” seems to echo with the heroic and often tragic deeds of the past.  Come join us on this epic, life changing 7-Day Cultural Journey

Package Includes:

  • 6 Nights' Luxury Accommodation
  • All meals
  • Soft drinks, local spirits, beers and house wines
  • Guided activities per day (see below)
  • Wi-Fi
  • VAT

Activities included:

  • Guided Anglo Boer War Battlefield Tours (4 hours - min 2 pax)
  • Guided Horse Trail Ride (1,5 hours) 
  • Guided Spioenkop Game Reserve Hike (1,5 hours min 2 pax)
  • Mountain Bike Rental (with helmet & gloves) 
  • Village Tour (2 hours)
  • Graves Walking Tour & Unguided walks on Fugitives Drift Game Reserve

 

DAYS 1 - 3: NORTHERN DRAKENSBERG

Against the magnificent backdrop of the Drakensberg Mountains of South Africa, and overlooking the secluded Mfazimnyama Valley of the Spioenkop Game Reserve, lies Three Tree Hill Lodge.

Formerly known as Three Trees at Spioenkop, this Fair Trade certified lodge, places great emphasis on Sustainable Responsible Tourism and offers spectacular scenery, locally grown farm-style country food with superb hospitality. It is the ideal environment in which to unwind and be rejuvenated.

Tours:

  • Guided Anglo Boer War Battlefield Tours (4 hours - min 2 pax)
  • Guided Horse Trail Ride (1,5 hours) 
  • Guided Spioenkop Game Reserve Hike (1,5 hours min 2 pax)
  • Mountain Bike Rental (with helmet & gloves) 
  • Village Tour (2 hours)

EXPERT TIPS

What makes this destination so unique:  

Horse Trail Rides can be arranged to suit the experience and pace of the riders.  Rides are taken on the working cattle farm, adjacent to the game reserve, where game may be seen from time to time.

Go out on a truly authentic experience with one of the Three Trees staff members that take you to the nearby village (8km down the road) for a look into the lives of the Hambrook residents. Pop into the pre-school & visit someone’s home. 

Enjoy numerous experiences nearby Three Tree Hills Lodge in the majestic Drakensberg area.  Bushman Rock Art, white water rafting, Drakensberg Canopy Tour … To name but a few.

DAYS 4 - 6: RORKES DRIFT

Fugitives’ Drift, set in a 5000-acre game reserve with 22km of river frontage, is a place where the Anglo-Zulu War of 1879 is brought back to life. This private game reserve, a registered Natural Heritage Site, overlooks the famous battle sites of Isandlwana and Rorke’s Drift. 

Explore the 2500-hectare Fugitives’ Drift Private Nature Reserve - home to an abundance of indigenous flora and fauna species, including zebra, giraffe, wildebeest, and several different kinds of antelope, and over 300 species of bird. It is best to book guided walks in advance to ensure the availability of a guide. If you would prefer to walk without a guide, it is perfectly safe to do so – get a map and a bottle of water from reception and explore free of charge.

Tours:

  • Graves Walking Tour & Unguided walks on Fugitives Drift Game Reserve

 EXPERT TIPS

What makes this destination so unique:  

Renowned for its flagship battlefield tours to Isandlwana and Rorke’s Drift, which are conducted daily. These thought-provoking and often emotionally charged tours leave guests with a more profound appreciation of modern-day South Africa. (book in advance & enquire about additional tours offer)  

Guests can experience the diversity of the reserve safely on foot as a relaxed and informative activity – the duration and distance of the walks can be tailored to suit your individual walking preference, but generally last for 2 hours.

Fugitives’ Drift has an extensive network of trails, suitable for mountain bikes and e-bikes. Enjoy seeing the wildlife, taking in the stunning views, and breathing in the clean air of the South African veld. Some of the routes also take you through some old Zulu cattle Kraals, so you can soak up some of the histories of the area at the same time. (bikes & helmets not provided)

 

EXCLUSIONS:

  • Additional meals and drinks
  • All Personal Items: Gratuity Beverages, Room Service, Telephone Calls etc.
  • Travel insurance (please note that we strongly recommend you take out travel insurance to cover yourselves against any medical emergencies, cancellations, curtailment, etc.)
  • All Flights
  • Visas and Taxes
  • Porterage
  • All Battlefield Tours
  • Community & Conservation Levy
  • Gratuities and curio shop purchases
  • Community & Conservation Levy (R150 per adult per night, R75 per child per night)
  • Curio purchases & Gratuities
  • Activities not on selected list
  • Anything not mentioned as included

 

Reynolds Travel
+27 11 8126800
+27 78 6479311
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