Drakensberg mountains, South Africa

Leanne’s South African Experience

I recently had the amazing opportunity to experience Durban, KwaZulu-Natal Midlands, Drakensberg Mountains & Battlefields.

On arrival into Durban we met our private driver/guide who we have for the full duration of our trip. En route to the Midlands we made a stop at Howick to view the sculpture of Nelson Mandela erected at the site of his capture in 1962.

We stayed 1 Night in the Midlands at Fordoun Hotel & Spa renowned as one of South Africa’s leading spa resorts.

Next morning we set off the Drakensberg Mountains with a stop en route at the Karkloof Canopy Tour this was a brilliant zip lining experience.

The drive to the Drakensburg Mountains (World Heritage Site) was breath taking. On arrival at the Cathedral Lodge we were offered various activities we could do including guided walks, swimming, tennis, badminton, golf, horse riding , fly fishing, bird watching and quad biking.

After a 2 Night stay in the Drakensburg Mountains it was time for our next stay of the Battlefields including a historical stop at the Spionkop. We stayed at the Three Tree Hill Lodge which is overlooking the Spiokop Game Reserve, we were lucky enough to experience a game walk in the morning,. Zebras being right in front of us a White Rhino with its young calf in the distance.

We then spent 2 Nights at Nambiti Plains Game Lodge this was an experience I can never forget from arriving at the lodge everything was breathtaking the first game drive we did we came across a cheetah with her 2 young cubs. We were so lucky to experience seeing Black Rhino, White Rhino,

Elephants, Giraffes, Wart Hogs, Lions, Wilderbeast, Wild Buffalo and loads of birds.

After the Game Reserve we head to Durban for the last night of the trip and stayed at the Oyster Box which is situated in Umhlanga overlooking the lighthouse. From our balcony you could see dolphins!

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