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2 Days Drakensberg Tour

This overnight tours combines Giants Castle and Kamberg in Drakensburg Mountain range. For the active traveler looking to spend time in the mountains.

TOUR NAME & NUMBER

2 Days Drakensberg Tour
(TOUR NUMBER 10)

TOUR DURATION

2 DAYS, 1 NIGHT

TOUR PRICE

R9990pp sharing/DBB single supplement R1800

10% Discount Oct to Dec 2020

TOUR DESCRIPTION

We depart from Durban and head towards the Giants Castle Reserve in Drakensburg Mountain range.

Day 1

The tour starts off with a visit to Pietermaritzburg, the capital of KwaZulu Natal. There we will stop by Pietermaritzburg's City Hall, which claims to be the largest brick building in the southern hemisphere. There we will visit the Gandhi statue also before we head towards the Drakensberg mountains.

We head towards the Giants Castle Reserve in Drakensburg Mountain range. Conveniently built high on the front of the Drakensberg, Giant's Castle camp is surrounded by beautiful landscape, deep valleys and grassy highlands which presents tourists with spectacular unforgettable views.

Giant’s Castle Reserve has a set of sandstone caves which have been turned into an outdoor museum. The San Rock Art depicts life of the San and Khoekhoe people who lived in South Africa for 1000s of years before Bantu and European migration. Both considered ‘hunters and gatherers’, the San were more nomadic that the Khoekhoe, who started to herd cattle when introduced by the bantu people who migrated from central Africa. The San and the Khoekhoe used rock art to communicate their story between clans and people.

Giants Castle’s caves is one of the best maintained Cave Rock Sites in KwaZulu-Natal and South Africa. The site has been developed for tourism and offers guided tours on the hour from 9am – 3pm daily.  Only 30 minutes from the camp the leisurely trail offers guests an original cultural experience and a spectacular landscape adventure. The local guide will elaborate and display the history and culture behind some of the best-preserved artwork by the San people

Day 2

After breakfast we travel to the magnificent UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Drakensberg mountain range. The Kamberg Nature Reserve was created in 1951 because of it its unique natural beauty, wildlife and historical cave rock sites.  The reserve has over 6200 hectors of rolling mountains and deep valleys with an extensive network of hikes and trails. The Walk to the Caves Rock Art Site is over 60 minutes in length from the camp and requires an average level of fitness to complete.  The natural landscape has many rock shelters, containing San rock paintings. These were created by the San people over a period of at least 4000 years. The rock paintings are outstanding in quality and diversity representing the spiritual life of the San people who no longer live in the region.

Next stop will be the small town of Howick to visit its waterfall. KwaNogqaza or Howick Falls is approximately 95 m in height and lies on the Umgeni River. The local Zulu people named it the “Home of the Tall” referring to its height. Next to the falls lies a quaint old section of Howick which has a selection of historical museums and antique stores to visit.  

Next is the Nelson Mandela Capture Site Statue and Apartheid Museum. The Capture Site boasts a large sculpture of Nelson Mandela made up of multiply steel columns which stand between 6 and 9 metres tall. Tourists at the Capture Site are required to stand 35 meters away from the large Nelson Mandela bust for it to come into clear focus. Facing west the impressive sculpture creates a uniquely beautiful landscape for the local Howick community. The museum is dedicated to Nelson Mandela’s life and his struggle against Apartheid government.

TOUR INFORMATION

What you need to know

DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION: Pickup & drop off service with in a 5km radius of 1st Zulu Safaris office at Gooderson Tropicana Hotel, 85 OR Tambo Parade, Durban. If you are out of our pickup radius, special arrangements can be made to pick you up at your location of choice DEPARTURE TIME: 07:30 AM RETURN TIME:  06:30 PM WEAR: Comfortable clothing, Walking Shoes, Hat, Sunscreen, Jacket. LOCATION: Durban, Giants Castle, Drakensberg, Howick, South Africa AGE: All ages welcome DATES: All year round TRAVELLER TYPE:  Single or Per Person Sharing

ACCOMMODATION

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EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THIS TOUR

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TOUR ITINERARY

Places you will visit on your tour with ZULU SAFARIS South Africa
  • Drakensberg Giants Castle Nature Reserve
  • 30 minutes easy scenic walk to the sandstone cave paintings.
  • Guided tour of the Sandstone cave paintings of the San people.
  • Howick Falls.
  • Nelson Mandela’s Capture Site and Museum.
Zulu Safaris Drakensberg Cave Paintings & Nelson Mandela Capture Site Tour

WHAT IS INCLUDED IN THE TOUR?

What you can expect to be included in your tour
  • Collection and drop off from Durban in an Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Entrance fees to all attractions.
  • Dinner Bed and Breakfast
  • Qualified Tour Guide
Zulu Safaris Drakensberg Cave Paintings & Nelson Mandela Capture Site Tour

WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED WITH THIS TOUR?

The items below are not included in your tour price with us
  • Lunch
Zulu Safaris Drakensberg Cave Paintings & Nelson Mandela Capture Site Tour

REASONS YOU MIGHT GO ON THIS TOUR

Not sure if this is the tour for you?
We are sure the reasons below will help you decide!
  • You are looking for cultural and scenic day tour.
  • You are happy to walk 30 minutes to the cave paintings.
  • You want to experience and learn about the San people.
  • You want to see the Drakensberg Mountains.
  • You want to learn more about Nelson Mandela.

TAKE A LOOK AT OUR GALLERY FROM THIS TOUR

Just some of the exciting things you may see whilst on this tour with us

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