It is to visit the lovely Drakensberg Mountains, which is a world heritage site. And whilst we are there, we also visit the lovely Nambiti Private Game Reserve to view the big 5.
Day 1: Saturday 5 November
We travel along the N3 via Heidelberg, Harrismith and the van Reenen’s pass. After travelling through the pass, we turn towards the mountains and the town of Bergville. It is a very scenic route, travelling through real rural countryside. Lunch will be enjoyed en route. We arrive in the mid-afternoon at the lovely Champagne Castle for 3 nights
Day 2+3: Sunday/Monday - 6 & 7 November
This will include a trip to the Cathedral Peak region in the central part and the Didima Rock Art Museum. We will also visit the Bird of Prey Centre, and see the wonderful work done with these rehabilitated birds.
We will also do a trip to the Royal National Park. Here you will be able to view the Amphitheatre and Northern parts of the Mountain, and the origin of the Tugela Waterfall.
There are Guided hikes that one can do from the Hotel as well. Guests will also have time to just relax at the resort and enjoy the wonderful surroundings. The 2 days are flexible and done according to the guest’s interests.
Day 4: Tuesday 8 November
After breakfast, we return to Ladysmith. On the outskirts of the town is the well known Nambiti Private Game Reserve. We arrive at the reserve around 13h00 and check into the Ndaka Lodge for the last 2 nights of the trip. Lunch will be served on arrival. After lunch, it is time to rest in the comfortable, air-conditioned chalets. Around 15h30 it is time for the first game drive on an open vehicle. Nambiti is a Big 5 reserve. After sundown drinks in the bush, we return to the lodge for a relaxing dinner at the lodge.
Day 5: Wednesday 9 November
Today will be a typical day on a private reserve, which include a morning game drive, followed by breakfast, relaxation time, lunch and a sunset game drive.
Day 6: Thursday 10 November
After a last morning’s game drive and breakfast, it is time to leave this beautiful region. Enjoy lunch on route home, and arrive home in the mid to late afternoon.\