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Kwazulu-Natal Battlefields and Big Five

(Tour code: BFJ17)Delve into the heart of this fascinating country

Re-live the defining moments of South Africa's infamous Anglo-Zulu War as local experts guide you through battle sites steeped in history, combine this with a possible Big Five encounter, a luxurious two-night stay aboard a Rovos Rail train and the sights of Cape Town.

Tour Highlights
  • Pretoria and the Voortrekker Monument
  • Spionkop Battlefields tour with a history specialist
  • Big Five game drive
  • 2 nights on board Rovos Rail
  • Excursion to Rorke’s Drift with a battlefields guide
  • Tour of Isandlwana with an expert guide
  • Cape Town tour and Table Mountain
  • The Cape of Good Hope & Boulders Bay Beach
  • Stellenbosch wine tasting
What’s Included (Full details)
  • 2 Nights on board Rovos Rail
  • Breakfast Every Day
    Selected Evening Meals
    7 Nights' Hotel Accommodation
    6 Lunches
  • Return Scheduled Flights

Itinerary & Map

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Departure Times

Provisional departure and return times, where available, can be found together with our dates and prices by clicking on the 'Prices & Availability' button. We write to all booked customers approximately 10 weeks prior to the start of their tour to advise the exact departure and return time for their particular group.

Fly Options

Regional Departures Available

To make your travel arrangements even more convenient for you, we are excited to announce that we are now offering some regional airport options outside London for this tour.

To view prices and flight options, please click the 'View Dates & Prices' button and select the departure that you are interested in as options may vary. Alternative, click the image on the left to see flight options and call us on 01904 734 111 to book.

Rovos Rail
Days 1-3

Fly to Johannesburg and Rovos Rail

From London we fly to Johannesburg. Arriving on Day 2, we transfer to Pretoria for lunch and a one-night stay. After checking in to our hotel we visit the Voortrekker Monument. We make our way to the station on Day 3 where we join Rovos Rail for two nights aboard our 5-Star train. Lunch is served over views of the Drakensberg, 'Dragon Mountains', and later we make our ascent of Majuba Hill.

  • Voortrekker Monument
  • Rovos Rail
  • Majuba Hill
Valley of a Thousand Hills
Days 4-5

Nambiti and Valley of a Thousand Hills

We wake early for breakfast before embarking on a game drive in Nambiti Game Reserve, giving us the chance to spot the Big Five in their natural habitat. We pass through the Valley of a Thousand Hills on the morning of Day 5, an area of incredible natural beauty just outside of Durban. Afterwards we are treated to afternoon tea and a traditional equestrian show. The last leg of our journey takes us to Durban.

  • Nambiti Game Reserve
  • Valley of a Thousand Hills
Day 6

Rorke’s Drift

We visit Rorke's Drift today with a battlefield guide, the site of the famous battle fought on 22nd January 1879 in which 139 British troops faced the might of 4,500 Zulu warriors and won. Tonight we enjoy dinner together in the hotel's restaurant.

  • Rorke’s Drift
Day 7


Our excursion today takes us to the battleground of Isandlwana. We explore the area in the company of an expert guide for a truly immersive historical experience.

  • Isandlwana
Table Mountain
Day 8

To Cape Town and Table Mountain

This morning we transfer to Durban airport for our direct flight to Cape Town, on arrival we transfer to our hotel ahead of a city tour and visit to Table Mountain.

  • Cape Town
  • Table Mountain
Cape of Good Hope
Day 9

The Cape of Good Hope

We make our way to the Cape of Good Hope today, afterwards we continue by coach to Boulders Bay Beach, for some time with South Africa's only native penguin colony.

  • Cape of Good Hope
Days 10-11

Stellenbosch wine tasting and home

By coach we head into the Stellenbosch Valley today, home to some of the most popular New World wineries in South Africa. Deep in this verdant setting, we enjoy some delicious tastings of the local specialities. We make our way to the airport for our flight back to London on Day 11

  • Stellenbosch Valley
  • Wine Tasting

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