Experience the best of the Drakensberg, a majestic mountain range in Kwa-Zulu Natal. This 6 day self- drive itinerary will take you deep into this beautiful area of South Africa, providing you with the delights of gourmet food, spectacular beauty and a wealth of activities. Designed to relax you – take you time driving to each venue at your own pace, taking time to absorb the delights of Kwa-Zulu Natal. A perfect holiday for those who enjoy their food, the outdoors and romance. Perhaps consider adding on a few days at a Game Reserve in the area, or relax on the beach on the Dolphin coast.
Day 1 Arrival in Kwa-Zulu Natal Durban
On arrival at King Shaka Airport in Durban, you will be met by our representative and assisted with the collection of your hire car. Take a leisurely drive to The Oyster Box Hotel – where you will spend the night in ultimate luxury to give you time to relax before embarking on your self-drive adventure. Overnight: The Oyster Box Hotel – Bed and Breakfast
Day 2 – 3 Depart for the Central Drakensberg
After breakfast, you will hop into your hire car and take a relaxing drive to the Central Drakensberg, where you will be spending 2 Nights at the colonial Hartford House. Hartford House is set amid the sun-drenched valleys of Giant’s Castle , with picturesque mountain rangers surrounding you and spectacular gardens.
The cottage style chalets are positioned with a view of the tranquil trout lake allowing for privacy. Dinner is an awe inspiring five-course affair, served by candlelight with only the best service and attention.
You will be spoilt with the choice of activities available during your stay – from Bass Fishing , bird watching, fly-fishing, horse riding, trout fishing and walking trails, all available on the Hartford House estate itself
Overnight: Hartford House – Bed and Breakfast
Day 4 – 5 Prepare yourself for sumptuous meals
Take an easy drive to your next destination – Cleopatra Mountain Farmhouse, with the reputation of a gourmet getaway. Dedicated to sumptuous food and the intimacy of just 11 luxury rooms – this is the time to absorb the beauty of your surroundings and the Drakensberg Mountains Your stay at this idyllis Mountain Farmhouse will enthrall you with it’s personalised service, host of activities and home cooked meals, not to mention their incredible mouth – watering 7 course dinners Spend your time relaxing by the log filled fireplace, or take time to explore the beauty of this area with hiking trails and walks at your doorstep. Fauna, flora, San rock art, walking, birding and riding create memories never to be forgotten.
Overnight: Cleopatra Mountain Farmhouse – Dinner, Bed and Breakfast
Day 6 Bid farewell to the Drakensberg
After a hearty breakfast, drive back to Durban, and drop off your hire car at the Airport