Multi-Day Tour | Escorted, Private

8 Day Beach, Bush and Battlefields – Anglo -Boer War (8 days)

Wilderness Safaris Botswana

Bergville, South Africa To iSimangaliso, South Africa

Valid for Departures Now Through: 27 Feb 2019


Day 1
Bergville, South Africa
None Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Snack

Guests check in at Three Tree Hill Lodge overlooking the secluded Mfazimnyama Valley of the Spioenkop Game Reserve. This owner managed luxury lodge place great emphasis on responsible tourism and offer spectacular scenery, locally farm-style country food and superb hospitality. 2 nights with all meals included at Three Tree Hill Lodge

Day 2
Bergville, South Africa
None Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Snack

Guests will enjoy a leisurely day at Tree Hill Lodge. Activities at extra cost include guided Battlefield Tours (12 years and older), guided Drakensberg hikes, guided Horse Trail Ride and guided Spioenkop Game Reserve walk (12 years and older). Canopy tours, hot air ballooning, white water rafting (November –May only) can be booked at the Adventure Centre. Other activities can include quad biking and archery.

Day 3
Ladysmith, South Africa
None Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Snack

Breakfast will be followed by a drive to the Nambiti Plains Private Game Lodge, the only Big Five Game Reserve in the area. The 9000 hectare malaria-free reserve is home to over 40 species of game that include cheetah, giraffe, hippo, hyaena, impala, eland and zebra. Guests will enjoy an afternoon game drive. 2 nights with all meals, morning and afternoon drives included at Nambiti Plains Private Game Lodge

Day 4
Ladysmith, South Africa
None Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Snack

Guests will enjoy a morning and an afternoon game drives exploring the Reserve. Activities at extra cost include swimming in the Sundays River, scenic flights with a light aircraft, catch-and-release fishing, spa and massage treatments at a sister lodge.

Day 5
iSimangaliso, South Africa
None Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Snack

Breakfast and a morning activity will be followed by a six hour drive to Rocktail Camp set in the lush Maputaland Coastal Forest which covers the ancient that make up the edge of South Africa’s KwaZulu-Natal cost. The waters of the Maputaland Marine Reserve and an endless beach lie at the end of a 20-minute walk through the forest. 3 nights with all meals, two scheduled camp activities at Rocktail Camp

Day 6
iSimangaliso, South Africa
None Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Snack

Activities include guided forest walks, snorkelling at Lala Nek, excursions to Lake Sibaya and surf/rock fishing. A full schedule of guided children’s activities is also on offer

Day 7
iSimangaliso, South Africa
None Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Snack

Extra activities at extra cost included world-class diving (and courses) conducted along coral reef, Ocean Experience boat excursions, turtle drives (October to March), visits to Tembe Elephant Park and cultural village visits.

Day 8
iSimangaliso, South Africa
None Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Snack

A last morning breakfast will be followed by a return journey.

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Combining some of the best that KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) has to offer, this family-orientated self-drive package has it all: history, wildlife and ocean. The history aspect focusses on the Anglo-Boer War where the British Empire clashed with the South African Republic and the Republic of the Orange Free State.

A fiercely contested battle at Spioenkop in 1900 saw the Boers defeated by an army double its size; and it remains a rallying point for nationalistic sentiment to date. Leaving these momentous battlefields, the journey continues a short drive towards Ladysmith for an exciting wildlife experience before heading to the fair shores of northern KZN for some well-deserved relaxation, beach fun and ocean exploration.


Historical battlefields

Big Five game viewing

One of the best places in the world for scuba diving and snorkelling

During summer, sea turtles come ashore at night to lay their eggs in the sand

The pristine golden beaches are a perfect family playground

About Us

Wilderness Safaris is a Lodge Operator and a Destination Management Company dedicated to responsible ecotourism in Africa.

We specialise in creating memorable journeys in some of the most remote and pristine areas in Africa, whilst at the same time helping to ensure the future protection of Africa’s spectacular wildlife heritage and sharing the benefits of tourism with local communities.

At Wilderness Safaris, we believe in creating journeys, not holidays. A journey is an immersive experience, one that changes how you view the world in general and the wild places of Africa in particular.

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Terms & Conditions


Once a booking has been confirmed to us, we will change the booking’s status from “provisional” to “confirmed” on condition that you have secured the specified non-refundable deposit from your guests. The standard amount is 20% of the total land arrangement costs but this amount can vary depending on certain terms and conditions or party size. Please contact your journey specialist for details and please do NOT confirm a booking unless you have this non-refundable deposit, as you will become liable for cancellation fees if the booking does not materialize. In some parts of the world it has been customary for the guest to pay a nominal deposit for a holiday, with a small penalty if they cancel. Wilderness camps are relatively small making the fixed running costs and resultant break- even occupancies extremely sensitive. The cancellation of a mere two guests can put the camp into a loss situation and therefore we cannot accept bookings made with a nominal deposit, nor can we afford lenient cancellation terms. Please ensure that you have the required non-refundable deposit from your guests before a booking is confirmed with us. We urge you to review the booking conditions between your company and your guests. We believe that guests who are firmly committed to travelling and are covered by full travel insurance in the event that they cancel for insurable reasons e.g. medical problems, should have no problems in committing to this non-refundable deposit


Full payment from the guest is due eight weeks prior to arrival, after which our cancellation fees escalate in accordance with our cancellation policy.


Cancellation fees are levied when guests cancel confirmed reservations. The costs of the cancellation fees will escalate the closer the guests, cancels to their confirmed departure date. Our penalties escalate from forfeiting the deposit to payment in full as follows:

• If a cancellation is made more than 8 weeks before departure the non-refundable deposit is forfeited.

• If a cancellation is made between 4 weeks and 8 weeks, the deposit plus 25% of the price.

• If a guest cancels between 3 and 4 weeks prior to departure, 50% of the price.

• If a guest cancels between 2 and 3 weeks prior to departure, 60% of the price.

• If a guest cancels less than two weeks prior to departure, the 100% of the price.

Groups and Incentives have a different cancellation fee policy. This is available at time of quoting.

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By: Happy Mom of the Groom

Reviewed on: 05 Jun 2014

My son and his new bride just returned from Wilderness Safaris and they had a fabulous time.  They loved all the attention to detail.They would go back in a heartbeat!


By: laurarobi

Reviewed on: 02 Oct 2014

What a great job these folks do! Everything was above par and I felt like royalty. We had private guides, incredible accommodations and our connections went very well. I was very pleased and would, most certainly, use this company again and recommend to anyone! Many thanks for a wonderful trip!
Travel Advisor:  Michael King

A wonderful way to experience Africa


Reviewed on: 06 Nov 2014

The Wilderness camps were wonderful. The facilities were clean and spacious and the food was outstanding. The staff was very warm, competent and welcoming; I am not sure I have ever been in a place where everyone was as genuinely happy about life. The guides were knowledgeable, fun, friendly and passionate about their trade. We enjoyed the experience immensely
Travel Advisor:  Michael King

once in a lifetime trip

By: handball3

Reviewed on: 06 Oct 2015

A wonderful trip that exceeds superlatives. The trip started in Cape Town SA where we visited the Kirstenboch botanical garden and wine country. Then for Safari to Namibia Rhino Camp and Skeleton Coast both run by Wilderness Safaris. Individual bungalows at both camps and at all others as well. Great camps. All along the way we were escorted from one connection to the next and it was wonderful. The second time I might (?) be able to do it myself. From Namibia to the Okavango delta in Botswana - one of the premier places in the world for wild life viewing. We stopped in two camps - Tubu Tree camp and Chobi. In Chobi we saw all wild life x2. Finally to Sabu little bush camp near Kruger SA - also wonderful. Food was out of this world. Starting in Namibia, mostly desert, and going to Botswana next was the right order. We will want to go back. We still have want to see the jungle and will use Michael.
Travel Advisor:  Michael King