Discover KwaZulu-Natal and Surrounds in Two Weeks

Discover the rich tapestry of KwaZulu-Natal


Embark on a captivating journey through South Africa and Eswatini, where every destination promises a unique and unforgettable experience. Begin your adventure at The Oyster Box Hotel in Umhlanga, a coastal gem known for its colonial charm and stunning sea views. Enjoy the beachfront promenade, exquisite dining, and a glimpse of Umhlanga’s iconic lighthouse.

Venture into the charming town of Himeville and stay at the Himeville Arms Hotel, your gateway to the majestic Drakensberg Mountains. Explore the scenic Sani Pass and find refuge at Sani Mountain Escape, an iconic destination atop the pass. With breathtaking landscapes and The Highest Pub in Africa, this is an adventure unlike any other.

Continue your journey at The Cavern Resort & Spa in the heart of the Northern Drakensberg. Nestled in indigenous forests and surrounded by vibrant gardens, it offers tranquility and a taste of authentic mountain living. Discover the region’s natural beauty, go hiking, or simply unwind amidst the serene surroundings.

Cross into Eswatini and experience Forester Arms Hotel, a colonial-era treasure set in the mountainous countryside. Its beautiful gardens, comfortable accommodations, and friendly service provide a peaceful escape.

As your adventure unfolds, venture to Lukimbi Safari Lodge within Kruger National Park, one of South Africa’s premier wildlife destinations. Immerse yourself in the African bush, where the Big Five and diverse wildlife roam freely. Enjoy luxurious accommodations, game drives, and the natural wonders of the Kruger.

This remarkable travel adventure combines coastal luxury, mountain escapes, cultural experiences, and wildlife encounters, creating cherished memories in every destination along the way.


Day 1 – 3Umhlanga

Umhlanga is a popular coastal town located in the KwaZulu-Natal province of South Africa. It is situated on the northeastern coast of the country, just north of Durban, one of South Africa’s major cities. Umhlanga has become a sought-after destination for tourists and locals alike due to its stunning beaches, vibrant atmosphere, and modern amenities. Umhlanga’s combination of natural beauty, recreational activities, and modern amenities makes it a top destination for travelers looking to experience the South African coastline in a vibrant and comfortable setting.

Accommodation Day 1 – 3The Oyster Box

Nestled on the picturesque Umhlanga beachfront in KwaZulu-Natal province, The Oyster Box Hotel is a beloved South African gem. It has earned acclaim not only for its breathtaking coastal vistas but also for its elegant luxury and warm hospitality, making it a cherished seaside haven.

Conveniently situated just a 15-minute drive from King Shaka International Airport, The Oyster Box boasts a variety of individually adorned rooms and suites. Amidst lush tropical gardens, an award-winning spa beckons, offering a haven of relaxation and rejuvenation. The hotel’s culinary offerings are nothing short of exquisite, drawing inspiration from the surrounding coastline and local traditions.

Seafood takes center stage here, and the Curry Buffet at the Ocean Terrace is renowned. Additionally, the sumptuous breakfast promises to kickstart your day on an inspiring note. At The Oyster Box, it’s not just a hotel; it’s a legendary coastal experience.

Meal Plan: Breakfast

Day 3 – 4Himeville

Himeville is a small town located in the KwaZulu-Natal province of South Africa. It is situated near the southern border of the province, close to the border with Lesotho. Himeville is known for its picturesque setting in the Southern Drakensberg Mountains, making it a popular destination for nature lovers and outdoor enthusiasts. Himeville is often used as a base for exploring the Drakensberg Mountains and the surrounding natural beauty. It’s a tranquil and scenic destination, ideal for those seeking a peaceful getaway in a mountainous setting.

Accommodation Day 3 – 4Himeville Arms Hotel

Welcome to Himeville Arms Hotel, nestled on the main road of the charming village of Himeville. As you stroll along its tree-lined avenues, you’ll quickly become part of the warm and welcoming community that calls this place home. Whether you’re planning a short visit or an extended stay, our dinner, bed, and breakfast accommodations offer a cozy retreat in the heart of nature.

The hotel’s location is simply ideal, situated just 12km from Premier Resort Sani Pass, 25km from the renowned Sani Pass, and a mere 3km from the Himeville airstrip, which caters to private aircraft. This makes Himeville Arms the perfect hub for exploring the wonders of the Southern Drakensberg, catering to both solo travelers and families alike.

Our historic pub is a beloved stopover for those seeking affordable overnight lodging, offering a delightful evening in a setting brimming with character. Experience the genuine hospitality of Himeville and make lasting memories in the picturesque Southern Drakensberg.

Meal Plan: Breakfast

Day 4 – 5Sani Pass

Sani Pass stands as the unrivaled champion among South African mountain passes. It’s a pass that defies statistics and surpasses all others in terms of altitude, challenges, and sheer iconic status. Nestled between KwaZulu-Natal and Lesotho, this pass was painstakingly carved out around 1950. Even today, it offers a demanding journey for 4×4 vehicles, complete with all the drama, breathtaking scenery, unpredictable weather, and perilous conditions one would expect from a pass that reaches a summit altitude of 2876 meters above sea level. Sani Pass truly reigns supreme.

Accommodation Day 4 – 5Sani Mountain Escape

Welcome to Sani Mountain Escape, your gateway to an authentic escape from the everyday. Perched at the summit of the legendary Sani Pass, our lodge and backpackers have been an iconic destination for over half a century. Located high on the Drakensberg escarpment, just beyond Lesotho’s border, Sani Mountain Lodge promises comfortable accommodations beneath a star-studded night sky and awe-inspiring landscapes in the light of day.

Here, you’ll also discover The Highest Pub in Africa, where you can savor spectacular views, cozy fires, thrilling adventures, and genuine hospitality. Our diverse range of accommodations caters to every budget and preference, from upscale Basotho rondavels to backpacking and camping facilities. Whether you’re seeking adventure or tranquility, Sani Mountain Escape is your ticket to an unforgettable mountain escape.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 5 – 6Himeville

Accommodation Day 5 – 6Himeville Arms Hotel

Meal Plan: Breakfast

Day 6 – 9Drakensberg Mountains

The Drakensberg Mountains in South Africa are a mesmerizing destination, known for their rugged beauty, pristine nature, and rich cultural heritage. Hikers and nature enthusiasts flock to explore its stunning trails, while ancient rock art sites offer a glimpse into the region’s history. Whether you seek adventure or tranquility, the Drakensberg Mountains promise an unforgettable experience.

Accommodation Day 6 – 9The Cavern Resort and Spa

Discover the enchanting Cavern Resort & Spa, an homage to the legendary Cannibal Cavern, nestled in the foothills of the Northern Drakensberg within the UNESCO World Heritage Site known as the Amphitheatre. This captivating oasis is surrounded by majestic indigenous forests and pristine mountain streams. What once was a humble homestead has now evolved into a cozy retreat for countless families seeking refuge in the grandeur of the Drakensberg Mountains.

Our well-appointed rooms are thoughtfully arranged in beautifully landscaped gardens that beckon a myriad of indigenous plants and a symphony of birdlife, gracing your days with their melodies and evenings with the soothing sounds of crickets, frogs, and other friendly creatures. The superior suites offer stunning views of an ancient fern forest, each boasting a private patio where you can bask in the sun, savor the serenity of untouched mountain wilderness, and listen to the gentle babbling of forest streams. At The Cavern, we offer an authentic home-away-from-home experience amidst the natural wonders of the Drakensberg.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 9 – 11Eswatini

Eswatini stands as the final bastion of Africa’s traditional kingdoms, where the Swazi people, renowned for their warm hospitality, safeguard their rich culture and traditions, seamlessly interwoven into their daily lives. In this enchanting kingdom, vibrancy harmonizes with serenity, creating a relaxing and secure haven. The landscape boasts remarkable diversity, offering immersive experiences that provide a distinctive glimpse into authentic Africa.

Nestled between the renowned Kruger National Park and the picturesque KwaZulu-Natal, Eswatini enjoys an ideal location for exploring southern Africa. Traveling here is a delightful experience, thanks to well-maintained roads that wind through rolling emerald hills adorned with rural homesteads. Eswatini promises to imprint your heart with indelible memories and a profound understanding of the essence of Africa’s authenticity.

Accommodation Day 9 – 11Foresters Arms Hotel

Nestled in the picturesque mountain countryside, Foresters Arms Hotel is a short, scenic drive away from the capital city of Mbabane, making it an ideal hub for exploring the wonders of this majestic Kingdom. With a heritage dating back to colonial times, this country hotel exudes timeless comfort and embodies an enduring character and charm. Surrounded by expansive and lush gardens adorned with a profusion of native flowers and trees, Foresters Arms offers outstanding accommodations, delectable cuisine, and a sincere, friendly service that sets it apart.

Anticipate the finest in every aspect of your stay, with immaculate bathrooms, locally sourced toiletries, and subtle modern conveniences like telephones, satellite TV, and complimentary Wi-Fi. The exceptional quality of our beds promises a restful night’s sleep, and when you awaken, you’ll be greeted by the serene and vibrant vistas of our gardens. At Foresters Arms, we provide a sanctuary where you can unwind and savor the beauty of Eswatini.

Meal Plan: Breakfast

Day 11 – 15Kruger National Park

wilderness spans nearly 20,000 square kilometers and is renowned for its astonishing biodiversity and extraordinary wildlife encounters.

Your journey through Kruger National Park promises awe-inspiring moments as you traverse diverse landscapes, from open savannahs to dense woodlands, following the rhythms of the animal kingdom. Be prepared to witness the “Big Five” – lions, elephants, leopards, buffalos, and rhinos – along with a stunning array of other wildlife species, including zebras, giraffes, hippos, and countless bird species.

Guided game drives, both day and night, offer you the chance to observe Africa’s predators and prey in their natural habitats. Experience the thrill of tracking elusive leopards through the bush or witnessing a lioness leading her cubs to a waterhole for a drink.

Kruger National Park also boasts a rich cultural heritage, with fascinating archaeological sites and a history that spans back thousands of years. Immerse yourself in the traditions and stories of the indigenous communities that call this region home.

Accommodation Day 11 – 15Lukimbi Safari Lodge

Lukimbi Safari Lodge is a rare gem within the expansive Kruger National Park, South Africa, and proudly holds one of only seven private concessions in this pristine wilderness. Here, you’ll embark on an extraordinary private safari adventure, immersing yourself in a vast and protected reserve where the Big Five and a diverse array of wildlife and bird species thrive in their natural habitat.

The location of Lukimbi Safari Lodge was chosen with the utmost care, ensuring that you fully experience the enchanting allure of this reserve, whether you’re out on a thrilling safari or cocooned in the comforts of the lodge itself. We discovered the perfect setting – a tranquil clearing beneath a cluster of ancient trees, overlooking a spring that naturally feeds the land, with a breathtaking vista along the banks of the Lwakahle River. It was here that we knew we had found our home.

Whether you’re lounging on your private deck, unwinding at the pool, sipping cocktails at the bar, or savoring a meal in the dining room, the animals are never far from sight. Each of our 16 Luxury Suites has been thoughtfully designed to maximize your views, whether it’s the rugged bush or the serene river. Whether you’re traveling with friends, family, solo, or as a couple, our accommodations offer cleverly planned spaces to cater to your desire for privacy or social interaction.

Inside your suite, we’ve considered every creature comfort, from the indulgence of pure cotton linen to deluxe amenities and in-room treats and beverages. At Lukimbi Safari Lodge, we invite you to experience the epitome of African wildlife and hospitality, ensuring that your journey here is nothing short of exceptional.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 15The last day with us

Unfortunately, this is where your safari in South Africa finishes. We hope that you’ve had a great trip and that we will see you again in the future.


2 Nights at The Oyster Box Hotel, Cape Town
  •  1x Deluxe Sea Facing Suite
  • Daily breakfast
2 Nights at The Himeville Arms Hotel, Himeville
  • 1x Standard Room
  • Daily breakfast
1 Night at Sani Mountain Escape, Sani Pass
  • Dinner, bed and breakfast
2 Nights at The Cavern Resort and Spa, Drakensberg
  • 1x Superior Suite 
  • All meals: breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • All teas and coffees
2 Nights at Forester Arms Hotel, Eswatini
  •  1x Standard Room
  • Daily breakfast
4 Nights at Lukimbi Safari Lodge, Kruger National Park
  • 1x Classic Suite
  • All meals: breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • All teas and coffees
  • 2x Game drives daily in open land rovers and a safari walk
Car Rental
  • Pick up at Durban Airport at 09h00
  • Drop off at Johannesburg Airport at 17h00
  • Toyota Urban Cruiser (15 days)


  • Flights 
  • Transfers not mentioned 
  • Travel insurance 
  • Park entry fee 
  • Community levy 
  • French Champagne 
  • All items of a personal nature 
  • Anything not mentioned 
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