Itinerary

DAY LOCATION(S) HOTEL MEALS DESCRIPTION
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.

Tour Features

Experience(s)

  • Adventure
  • Culture, History & Arts
  • Family Vacations
  • Islands & Beaches
  • Sightseeing
  • Walking & Biking
  • Wildlife & Nature

Description

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.

Highlights:Historical battlefieldsBig Five game viewingOne of the best places in the world for scuba diving and snorkellingDuring summer, sea turtles come ashore at night to lay their eggs in the sandThe 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 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. We exist as we believe that the world's wilderness areas will save humankind. Our aim is to get to understand the wilderness better, to respect it, care for it and share it.

Insider Tip

Please contact us at virtuoso@wilderness.co.za or your Virtuoso Travel Advisor for insider knowledge to help enhance your experience.

Terms & Conditions

CONFIRMED BOOKINGS 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 wor ld 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 allow 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

PAYMENTS Full payment from the guest is due eight weeks prior to arrival, after which our cancellation fees escalate in accordance with our cancellation policy. CANCELLATIONS OF FIT BOOKINGS 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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Excellent Camps; Fantastic Staff

By: NP


Reviewed on: 21 Sep 2016

Wilderness Safaris has a great formula: great camps staffed by fantastic people! I have enjoyed every camp that I visited.
Travel Advisor:  Honey Mistry

Very informative and detailed in all matters

By: Louie


Reviewed on: 08 Mar 2017

Our tour guides were the best in attending to every detail of our trip. We felt like we were the only ones that mattered. Our every need was thoughtfully addressed. From Chris in Capetown to Ban in Duma Tau Camp and everyone in between, we received the royal treatment. This trip was a never to be forgotten event and we thank all for making it a special one.
Travel Advisor:  Michael Distler

Safari

By: Jim


Reviewed on: 23 Aug 2017

Very professional and knowledgeable.
Travel Advisor:  Honey Mistry

Africa

By: me


Reviewed on: 01 Oct 2017

Did not deal with them directly so hard to review. No problems. All connections and transfers worked A-OK.
Travel Advisor:  Michael Distler

Africa journey

By: Jake


Reviewed on: 17 Oct 2017

First class in all respects; great service; all of their people were knowledgeable; and responsible
Travel Advisor:  Susan Sparks

wonderful experience

By: MyNeighborTotoro


Reviewed on: 27 Oct 2017

We had a wonderful experience. It's not hard to deliver a great experience when you're seeing animals roaming free that tourists aren't used to, but it is special when your ranger, tracker, and the lodge go out of their way to make sure you have an enjoyable and comfortable time. Would highly recommend Tangala!
Travel Advisor:  Katie Schmit

Into africa

By: Rich


Reviewed on: 16 Nov 2017

We did not go to Namibia but to Zambia and Botswana. It was the best travel experience of my life. ALL the staff were outstanding. I have already promoted WS to several friends considering trips to Africa
Travel Advisor:  Bonnie Niemi

Wilderness Safaris Botswana-Outstanding!!!

By: Phil


Reviewed on: 20 Nov 2017

We spent an incredible week at two Wilderness camps in Botswana (Chitabe and Vumbura Plains). The knowledge of the outstanding guides ( Ebs and Chris) and the friendliness of the staff at both camps made the holiday very special. In the first 48 hours at Chitabe we were fortunate to see every animal we hoped to see ( and more)...lions, leopards, cheetahs, rhinoceros, wild dogs, hyenas, hippos, elephants, giraffes, zebras, baboons, velvet monkeys, jackals, crocodiles, wildebeests, cape buffalo and numerous types of antelope and birds.
Travel Advisor:  Bonnie Niemi

Wilderness

By: Jyoti


Reviewed on: 09 Jan 2018

Absolutely fantastic. We were treated royally everywhere starting from the airport till we departed.
Travel Advisor:  Michael King

SAFARI

By: LIZ


Reviewed on: 04 Feb 2018

AWESOME EXPERIENCE
Travel Advisor:  Ursula Pearson