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Durban, the Coast & Drakensburg
9 night South African Fly-drive
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Holiday Highlights
  • 10 days Intermediate car hire
  • Breakfast throughout

Not only does this holiday offer you a great experience of South Africa it is also great value for money andit also offers history and culture, making this the ideal choice for all travellers. Start your journey along the Golden Mile in Durban taking in the gorgeous coastline and some local shopping. After your 2 nights here start your drive to the Selborne hotel, spa and golf estate. Here you will experience breathtaking views,  fine wine and gourmet food. You will spend 3 nights here before moving on to the next part of the journey.

Your next stop is the Protea HIlton in Pietermaritzberg where you will spend 1 night, This hotel makes a great base for exploring the culture and local lifestyle.

Your final stop is Drakensberg where you will spend 3 nights at the Drifters Drakensberg lodge, a breathtaking location where you can relax and enjoy the scenery. After your stay here drive back to the airport ready for your flight back to the UK.

We are currently offering a FREE intermediate car with fully inclusive insurance aswell as £200 per person discount.

What's Included
  • Return flights
  • All airport fees & taxes
  • 2 nights at the Southern Sun Elangeni & Maharani Bed & Breakfast
  • 3 nights at the Selborne hotel, spa and golf estate Bed & Breakfast
  • 1 night Bed & Breakfast at the Protea hotel hilton
  • 3 nights at the Drifters Drakensberg lodge Full Board
  • 10 days Intermediate car hire with fully inclusive insurance.
  • £200 per person discount

Day by day

Day 1 London to Durban

Fly overnight from London to Durban.

Day 2 Durban

Arrive into Durban and pick up your rental car. Drive the short distance to your Durban hotel and enjoy the rest of the day at leisure.

Day 3 Durban

While the city's cultural milieu offers all sorts of enriching destinations, such as the famed Indian market selling pungent "Durban curry," you're probably here for fun in the sun. Welcome to the Golden Mile, actually six kilometers (four miles) of wide beaches, touristy piers, overpriced restaurants and attractions that range from the Suncoast Casino, with shopping, gambling, and a private beach; to one of the world's largest marine parks, uShaka Marine World, with dolphin shows, 32 tanks, and Africa's highest waterslide. There's no end to the smaller attractions in between, not the least of which is world-class surfing. Grab a "Zulu rickshaw" and enjoy.

Day 4 Durban to Pennington

This morning enjoy some breakfast before driving to the next hotel. When you have arrived check in and enjoy the afternoon at leisure.

Day 5 - 6 Selborne hotel, spa and golf estate

Decorated in elegant colonial style, the hotel has its own unique character of old-world charm and discreet personalized service. With its landscaped grounds, manicured fairways, coastal forests and ocean views, it is one of southern Africa’s iconic luxury estates. The award winning, PGA-rated 18 hole golf course is a superb masterpiece. The number of golfers that return year after year stands testimony to Selborne’s reputation as one of the country’s premier courses. Relaxing and rejuvenating are “par for the course” in this picture perfect estate that offers guests the complete luxury experience; warm and friendly staff; tempting culinary delights; championship golf course with country club, beach club, historic wedding chapel, and revitalising Spa.

Day 7 Selborne to Pietermaritzburg

Enjoy some breakfast before continuing to your journey to your next hotel. Enjoy the rest of the day settling into your new accommodation for the night. The four star architectural showpiece that is Protea Hotel Hilton, with its imposing Tudor lines is a must-stay for the meandering country charm seeker, as well as being the perfect venue for conferences, weddings and banquets. Originally established in 1936 the elegant and upmarket hotel consisting of 97 rooms now boasts all the modern amenities expected from holiday-makers to businessmen alike, making it the first choice for Pietermaritzburg accommodation. Protea Hotel Hilton has 97 bedrooms, all with old-world charm, a private bathroom with shower and a separate toilet. Every room also has satellite TV, touch telephone, free Wi-Fi, tea and coffee making facilities and a double bed.

Day 8 Drakensburg

After your nights stay, continue your journey to Drakensburg. When you arrive check in and enjoy the afternoon at leisure before having dinner under the stars

Day 9-10 Drifters Drakensburg lodge

The ideal mountain getaway, this lodge is at an elevation of 1800 meters above sea level, with lush green summers and snow-covered winters - in the shadows of the mighty Drakensberg mountain range. The ultimate getaway-from-it-all, the Drakensberg Lodge is accessible only by 4 x 4 vehicle or transfer arranged by us. Drakensberg Lodge accommodation is in Canadian styled cabins, with thick log walls - each with its own fireplace. All rooms are twin-bed with their own en-suite bathroom.

Full Board: Accommodation and All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner)

Day 11 Drakensburg to Durban to London

After a relaxing few days drive back to the airport and drop your car off before checking in for  your overnight flight home!

Day 12 London

Arrive back into the UK after a fantastic holiday.

We are delighted to let you know about a number of excursions that we can offer which will not only save you up to 50% off the local ticket prices, but save you valuable time during your stay.

You can call us free of charge on 01737 646416 to book any of these trips & tours.

Durban city tour: £25per person

The ideal introduction to this city by the sea, explore the ‘Golden Mile’ beachfront area, visit the Indian and Herbal markets and learn about the Zulu, Indian and colonial influences that have shaped its history and culture.

This half day city tour is the perfect way to sample some of the attractions and get your bearings. The tour starts off with a drive along the Golden Mile beachfront area, which takes it’s name from the Portuguese explorers who referred to the sea sand along the coast in this area as the 'Sands of Gold'. See Vetchies Pier  and lavish casinos as wells as diverse cultural mix of locals from sari clad Indian ladies walking on the sand to surfers, children feeding the pigeons to traditional healers collecting bottles of seawater to use as muti (medicine). Continue to the harbour entrance for magnificent views of Durban’s coastline before taking in Emanuel Cathedral and the City Hall. The next stop are the Indian and herbal markets where you get a real taste of the Indian influences for which the city is renowned.  Enjoy the scents of spices and see the hawkers and herbalists ply their trades. Afterwards, drive through the sprawling informal settlement of Cato Manor before concluding at the Botanic Gardens where you can purchase a refreshing cup of morning tea.

Ushaka Marine World: £35 per person

Explore the wonders of the ocean at the magnificent uShaka Marine World, Africa’s largest Marine Theme Park. See the largest collection of sharks in the Southern Hemisphere, snorkel with sea colourful creatures, view dolphins and enjoy a thrilling range of water slides and rides.

Set on the Durban beachfront, uShaka Marine World spans over 15 hectares and comprises over wonderful exhibits including one of the aquariums in the world. Explore the Shark infested waters of Africa’s East Coast, touch a star fish or feel a sea cucumber at the rocky shore and swim with sea creatures at snorkel lagoon. Other attractions include the 1200-seater Dolphinarium, seal pool and penguin rookery.

Those looking for something a bit more active will not be disappointed with uShaka Wet’n Wild, with a host of slides and pools. Climb to the top of the adrenalin-pumping freefall slide, try the kamikaze ride for gut-wrenching thrills or race down the five-lane racer. For the less adventurous, relax on the sand or take a leisurely float through the park on a lazy river.

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