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DRAKENSBERG TOUR – 7 DAYS US$1 000pp

Day 1: Johannesburg to Northern Berg (400km).

Our tour begins at Johannesburg (we will pick you up at your address) and we travel south through the Free State stopping at Harrismith for refreshments. We then proceed past the Sterkfontein Dam built to augment the Vaal water system for Gauteng. Just before reaching the top of Oliviershoek Pass we pass ‘Retiefklip’ (The rock on which Retief’s daughter painted her fathers name and date of birth on while Retief was away negotiating with Dingaan, chief of the Zulus) now a National Monument. We descend the pass to Movenpick Resort just outside Royal Natal National Park where we will spend the night.

Day 2: Royal Natal National Park and surrounds.

The day will be spent exploring the area by visiting the Royal Natal National Park famous for its amphitheatre and many scenic walks suitable for all ages. We will also visit other places of interest incuding the Drakensberg pumped-storage and hydro-electric scheme (subject to prior arrangement with Escom). The night will be spent back at Movenpick Resort.

Day 3: Central Berg.

We continue our journey along the foothills of the berg with a brief visit to Cathedral Peak Hotel where we stop for light refreshments. Then on to Champagne Castle area, home of the Drakensberg Boys Chior. Accommodation tonight is at The Nest Hotel from where we can conveniently explore the area.

Day 4: Central Berg.

After a leisurely breakfast we will head off to the Giants Castle area and book in at White Mountain Lodge. After settling in, we will proceed to Giant Castle Reserve spending our time sight seeing including a visit to the Bushman museum.

Day 5: Southern Berg.

Today we will take it easy along the gravel road which runs south along the base of the of the range taking in the magnificent views and mountain peaks along the way arriving at Sani Pass Hotel at the base of the pass by about lunch time. The rest of the day will be spent just relaxing in this beautiful setting.

Day 6: Sani Pass.

After breakfast we will travel up the pass in a four wheel drive vehicle and have a light lunch at the highest pub in Africa. We return to the hotel in the afternoon.

Day 7: Sani Pass to Johannesburg (600 km).

An early morning start to our journey back home arriving at approximately 18h00.


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