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Kruger, Drakensberg & Durban Fly-Drive

2019 fly-drive package holidays to Kruger National Park, Drakensberg Mountains and Durban South Africa Prices are per person based on two sharing, including flights, accommodation and car hire, and are subject to availability. Flights from Heathrow - other departures also available, call for details.
 Holiday Code T0516W.

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Kruger, Drakensberg & Durban fly-drives

Kruger National Park, Drakensberg Mountains and Durban fly-drive holiday

Great Value Suggestion

3 nights Rock Camp Kwa Madwala

2 nights Cathedral Peak Hotel

1 night Granny Mouse Country House

3 nights Protea Hotel Edward Durban

4 days Car Hire

from £1579 per person

Start your adventure on safari in and around Kruger, before flying to Jo’burg, collecting a car and heading to the stunning Drakensberg Mountains. Continue to Durban, drop the car and relax on the Indian Ocean Coast.

Kruger National Park, Drakensberg Mountains and Durban fly-drive holiday

Luxury Suggestion

3 nights Fitzpatrick’s at Jock Kruger

2 nights Cathedral Peak Hotel

1 night Cleopatra Mountain Farm

3 nights The Oyster Box Hotel

4 days Car Hire

from £2179 per person


Day 1 - UK to Kruger National Park

Fly from London to Kruger, arriving next day.

Day 2 - Kruger National Park

On arrival in to Kruger airport you’ll be met and transferred to your chosen accommodation, for a three night stay - we have a wide range of places to stay, both inside the national park itself, on private game reserves that adjoin the park and in the surrounding area. Different durations are also available so if you’d like a shorter or longer stay, just ask!

Days 3-4 - Kruger National Park

Spend the next few days on safari - you’re in the hands of the experts here, with morning and afternoon game drives in the reserve to see as much wildlife as possible. This area is home to the ‘big 5’, so expect superb wildlife sighting and a real thrill.

Day 5 - Kruger National Park to the Drakensberg

You’ll be transferred back to Kruger airport for the flight to Johannesburg. On arrival collect your car from the Johannesburg airport depot - costs include a Toyota Corolla or similar, although there’s a good selection of options available. From here it’s around a 4.5 hour drive to the Drakensberg Mountains at Cathedral Peak - our suggestion is to clear Gauteng quickly and head in to the more interesting countryside, perhaps with a stop in Ladysmith, famed for its Anglo-Boer War history and, more recently, one of South Africa’s best-known vocal groups. On arrival in to Cathedral Peak check in to your chosen hotel for a two night stay.

Driving is fairly straightforward in South Africa, with well maintained roads which are generally fairly quiet outside of the main towns. Driving is on the left and most laws and customs are familiar to UK drivers. Do bear in mind that all drivers will need a valid drivers licence plus the DVLA online code and printout, along with a credit card in the name of the main driver for deposit purposes. Other T&C’s apply - just ask for details!

Day 6 - Drakensberg

Spend a day exploring the stunning uKhMweni Valleyahlamba-Drakensberg Park, a World Heritage site and  the country’s premier mountain wilderness - the scenery here is spectacular. The Cathedral Peak area offers particularly good hiking routes, best generally in spring or autumn.

Day 7 - Drakensberg to Howick

Today leave the Drakensberg Mountains behind and head back down to the plateau below - the drive to Howick is around 2 hours, but for a longer, more rewarding route head to the central section of Drakensberg, in to the Giant’s Castle area of the park (approx 4.5 hours total). On arrival in to Howick check in to your hotel for an overnight stay.

Day 8 - Howick to Durban

Howick makes a good stopping point between Drakensberg and Durban, and the journey on to the coast from here is around 1.5 hours. Make a stop in Pietermaritzburg, the best-preserved Victoria city in South Africa, and spend a little while walking around the city centre. We’d also recommend a quick detour to the Valley of a Thousand Hills, where the scenery is almost as pretty as the name. On arrival in to Durban, drop your car off at the local depot and make your way to your chosen hotel for a three night stay - this is flexible, of course!

Days 9-10 - Durban

Spend the next few days exploring Durban. Perhaps pre-book a Hluhluwe-imFolozi Full Day Tour (from £95 per person) - where you will head to the heart of Zululand for an exciting day of fantastic Big Five game viewing at the picturesque Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Reserve, renowned throughout the world for its dedication to Rhino conservation.

Day 11 - Return

Transfer to Durban airport and check in for your flight back to the UK.

Kruger, Drakensberg & Durban Fly-Drive Holiday, South Africa Kruger, Drakensberg & Durban Fly-Drive Holiday, South Africa