ONE-DAY ITINERARIES EX DUNDEE

PROFESSIONALLY DEDICATED TO PERSONALLY SERVING THE NEEDS OF THE TOURIST

OUR TOUR VEHICLE IS A HYUNDAI TUCSON 5 SEATER (4 PASSENGERS)

Please note prices may change due to fluctuations in the price of fuel, over which we have no control.

  • Clients can be picked up at their hotel or B & B accommodation in and around Dundee. Also al lodges or hotels further out at iSandlwana, Rorke’s Drift or Elandskraal
  • For clients at Nambiti Big 5 Game Reserve Lodges, directions are sent to lodges for clients to drive to the Dundee pick-up point
  • For Drakensberg and Ladysmith Tours, Nambiti Clients will be picked up at the north or south gates nearest to their lodges at agreed times.
  • On all tours, water for clients is supplied
TOUR 1

1 DAY TOUR EX-DUNDEE to ISANDLWANA AND RORKE’S DRIFT
Departs 08H00 – Returns 16H45
Excluded: Entrance Fees and Lunches

Our Vehicle
2 pax R900.00 each
3 pax R700.00 each
4 pax R600.00 each
Clients Vehicle
2 pax R700.00 each
3 pax R550.00 each
4 pax R450.00 each
5 or more R400.00 each
Groups: 14+ From R100.00 each for schools and from R120.00 each for students. Adult groups from R150.00 each negotiable.

iSandlwana & Rorke’s Drift were two battles that took place on the 22nd January,1879 where the Zulu totally defeated the British at iSandlwana, and at Rorke’s Drift a 105 strong group of British Soldiers defeated 4 500 Zulu in a 12 hour battle and earned 11 Victoria Crosses.

Rorke’s Drift was made famous by the 1963 film “ZULU” starring Michael Caine in his first major film role

Clients will be given information on how the Anglo-Zulu war of 1879 started.

For iSandlwana details of the Zulu Battle plans will be given, an overview of the battlefield from the Inyoni Heights and a tour of the Orientation Centre. Detailed discussion on the battle itself with the help of a map in the lecture room and lastly a tour of the battlefield to view the monuments and cairns.

Buffet lunch at the beautiful Rorke’s Drift Hotel at Clients’ own cost.

After lunch we drive to Rorke’s Drift for a detailed explanation of how the buildings at Rorke’s Drift were enclosed with maize bags and how the defenders managed to stop the 4 500 Zulu warriors in a 12 hour onslaught. A tour of the museum will follow, after which details of the happenings to different individuals and personalities both inside and outside the hospital will be given.

Finally we view the graveyard and the beautiful Monument to the Zulu dead.

TOUR 2

1 DAY TOUR TO BLOOD RIVER, TALANA BATTLEFIELD AND MUSEUM
Departs 08H30 – Returns 16H30
Excluded: Entrance Fees and Lunches

Our Vehicle
2 pax R700.00 each
3 pax R550.00 each
4 pax R450.00 each
Clients Vehicle
2 pax R550.00 each
3 pax R450.00 each
4 pax R400.00 each
5 or more R350.00 each
Groups: 14+ From R100.00 each for schools and from R120.00 each for students. Adult groups from R150.00 each negotiable.

This is a very easy tour with not much travelling, visiting first Blood River and then Talana with lunch at the Miners Rest restaurant at Talana with a tour of the Museum and an explanation of the Battle.

Blood River was an epic Battle in 1838 between 464 Voortrekkers (Afrikaners) their servants and some friendly Zulu and APPROXIMATELY 12 000 Zulu
This was a retribution raid for the treacherous murder by King Dingane, of the Trekkers’ leader, Piet Retief and 70 men and their servants on 6th February 1838.

This was where approximately 3 000 Zulu were killed and only 3 Voortrekkers wounded.

This battle was a turning point in South African history.

Explanations will be given on the background to the Battle and how and when the 64 wagon Laager was put into place and the significance of the original Monument.

We will view the displays in the Orientation Centre and watch a short 20 minute video in the auditorium before driving down to the Wagon Laager.
Thereafter we leave for TALANA with it’s magnificent Museum the site of the first battle of the second Anglo-Boer War of 1899-1902. We will first tour the economic section of the Museum.

Lunch will be at the Miners Rest Restaurant on the property.

During the afternoon the group will be able to tour the very extensive Museum set in Park-like surroundings. Clients will be guided around the Museum to view the Military section, Peter Smith’s restored original settler homestead, the new Great War displays showing South Africa’s involvement. The transport (wagon) shed and the graveyard where there will be an explanation of the Battle of Talana.

The museum closes at 16h30 when we return to Dundee.

TOUR 3

LADYSMITH, COLENSO & SPIONKOP
Excluded: Entrance Fees and Lunches

Our Vehicle
2 pax R900.00 each
3 pax R700.00 each
4 pax R600.00 each
Clients Vehicle
2 pax R700.00 each
3 pax R600.00 each
4 pax R500.00 each
5 or more R400.00 each

Clients will be picked up at 08h00. Our first stop today will be the all-important Ladysmith Siege Museum for an overview of the 118-day Siege. (CLOSED SATURDAY’S P.M. & SUNDAY) Should the Museum be closed, we will visit Wagon Hill Caesar’s Camp where a very closely fought battle took place on the 6th January, 1900.

Thereafter we drive to Clouston Cemetery for a presentation of the Battle of Colenso, with the help of a map we will see how General Louis Botha in his first major battle, out planned and out manoeuvred General Sir Redvers Buller, in this the first of four attempts to relieve Ladysmith.

We then drive to Colenso to see the site where the Royal Artillery lost 10 guns which were captured by the Boers.

Lunch is in Ladysmith, at own cost.

After Lunch we travel to Spionkop where one of the bloodiest battles of the 2nd Anglo-Boer War took place on the 23rd/24th Jan.1900
There explanations of the tangle of the command structure between Generals Buller and Warren led to the British withdrawal in the early hours of the 25th January. All in all the British lost 350 killed and 1 000 wounded (of which a estimated 250 later died of wounds)and 187 captured (surrendered). The Boers 75 killed and 152 wounded.

We then drive home.

TOUR 4

DRAKENSBERG – DIDIMA BUSHMAN ART CENTRE/ROYAL NATAL NATIONAL PARK
Excluded: Entrance Fees and Lunches

Our Vehicle
2 pax R1 100.00 each
3 pax R800.00 each
4 pax R700.00 each
Clients Vehicle
2 pax R800.00 each
3 pax R700.00 each
4 pax R600.00 each
5 or more R500.00 each

This being another long drive, clients will be picked up at 07h00, and drive via Ladysmith and Bergville to Didima Bushman art Centre for a tour and an explanation of the San/Xoi people of the area and a look at the computerised visual presentation.

Thereafter we lunch at the Centre before leaving for Royal Natal National Park, a World Heritage Site. On arrival we get the group together to walk and explore this beautiful area, firstly taking the Cascades Route and then driving to the Tendele area to walk up to the camp to get a closer look at the magnificent Amphitheatre from below.

In the afternoon those who wish may take some short walks in the area.

We leave at around 16h00 for Dundee.

TOUR 5

ITHALA GAME RESERVE
Excluded: Entrance Fees, Teas and Lunches

Our Vehicle
2 pax R1 100.00 each
3 pax R800.00 each
4 pax R700.00 each
Clients Vehicle
2 pax R800.00 each
3 pax R700.00 each
4 pax R600.00 each
5 or more R500.00 each

Clients will be picked up at 07h00, we drive to ITHALA GAME RESERVE an ecological gem 150 km North East of Dundee. We have tea and refreshments on arrival, and immediately set off on a game drive through the various eco-systems ranging from open grassland to thick bush, wetlands and steep mountain slopes.

Lunch will be at ±13h00 (at Ntshondwe Camp).

After lunch we continue game viewing. We make our way back to Dundee at ±16h00.

Tour 6

3 DAY BOER WAR BATTLEFIELDS DUNDEE & LADYSMITH
R1 950.00 p.p.p. DAY. SINGLE SUPPLEMENT R600.00
Minimum 2 PAX – Maximum 4 PAX
CLIENTS WILL BE PICKED UP EVERY MORNING AT 08H00.
Includes: Transport, Accommodation at “Chez Nous” Dundee D/B/B, all lunches and entrance fees.
Excluded: Drinks at Meals (Beer, Wine and Spirits) and Gratuities.

Day 1 BATTLE OF BLOOD RIVER
TALANA MUSEUM AND BATTLEFIELD
LUNCH AT MINERS REST RESTAURANT- TALANA
Day 2 THE 1879 BATTLES OF ISANDLWANA AND RORKE’S DRIFT
LUNCH AT THE RORKE’S DRIFT HOTEL
Day 3 THE LADYSMITH SIEGE MUSEUM, COLENSO AND THE SITE OF THE GUNS
LUNCH IN LADYSMITH
SPIONKOP

KZN TOURS

SUGGESTED BERG / BATTLEFIELDS / BUSH TOUR OPTIONS
TOURS CAN BE MADE UP FROM A SELECTION OF THE FOLLOWING:

DRAKENSBERG

(prices on request)

SANI PASS A visit to Lesotho via Sani Pass in a 4 X 4 vehicle is not for those folk who are scared of heights! Make an early (06h00) start from Durban and drive through Bulwer to the village of Underberg where clients transfer to a 4-wheel drive vehicle to begin the Sani Pass adventure. The road winds through the foothills of the Drakensberg with crystal clear streams tumbling down many waterfalls. At the top there is a visit to a Basuto hut to have a glimpse at the way these people of the Mountain Kingdom of Lesotho live.

After lunch at the highest pub in Africa, we return down the rugged pass.

GIANTS CASTLE Giants Castle is situated at the start of the Middle Drakensberg in an area of lofty peaks and bubbling rivers. The hutted camp complex incorporates a restaurant and curio shop.

The recently up-graded accommodation is in self-contained 2 and 4 bed chalets and the upmarket lodge for 6, has unobstructed views of the mountains. The camp is the starting point for the 3 km walk to Main Caves Museum and rock art site where presentations by local guides are given at the museum. The adjacent cave displays many other Bushmen (San) paintings.

The guide will inform you of the history of the Drakensberg and of the Bushmen before returning via a short forest walk. Tours start on the hour every hour until 15h00 every day.

On the return a slight detour can be made passing Rock ’75 (Carved by the cook of the 75 th Regiment). This was made famous during the Langalibilele Rebellion in 1873/74, when the regiment was in the area to blow up the passes in order to stop the local Hlubi tribe moving to Lesotho.

Clients at their own discretion can also take walks and hikes.

DIDIMA CAMP
www.kznwildlife.com
as also KAMBERG self catering Camp.
Didima is the stunning KZN Wildlife 140 bed Camp situated in the Cathedral Peak area of the Drakensberg World Heritage Site. It is themed around the art of the San People (Bushmen) who once lived in these mountains. The area is a stunning mountain paradise, bathed in scenic beauty, with rivers, streams and waterfalls, grasslands, caves, San rock art and craggy cliffs. The San Interpretive Centre provides fascinating insights into San art and Culture. There is a San museum and the audio-visual centre gives presentations in a replica cave. This is an outstanding presentation with a simulated thunder-storm with sound effects (and rain spray).

The accommodation is in two bed back to back chalets constructed to resemble caves, inter linked to become a four bed family unit with self catering facilities in one of the two attached chalets. All accommodation boasts satellite television and cosy fireplaces.

There is a 140 seat restaurant and bar facility, an extensive curio shop, intimate fireside lounge. Swimming pool and tennis courts complete the amenities.

Nearby is the fascinating drive up the 8 kilometres up Mike’s Pass , which offers a 180 degree view from the Cathedral Range to the Dragon’s Back – not for those scared of heights.

CATHEDRAL PEAK HOTEL
www.cathedralpeak.co.za
The Cathedral Peak area is renowned for its natural beauty. Set in an exquisite valley, this extensive complex and its many amenities offers the client profound luxury. The elegant dining room offers buffet dining at its best. Clients may want to take the popular sundowner helicopter flight of 20 minutes. There is a stop at the top of the Drakensberg to enjoy a glass or two of champagne whilst gazing in awe at the surrounding beauty as the sky fades to orange and then pink This is an excellent optional extra at own cost of R550.00 per person (weather permitting).

There is also a shorter flight of 15 minutes.

BATTLEFIELDS – SEE SEPARATE LIST
BUSH

Zululand has extensive Game Reserves run by both KZN Wildlife and Private Companies (Websites on request)

The KZN Wildlife BIG 5 Game Reserve is Hluhluwe-Imfolozi.

The costs for overseas visitors are reasonable, and without a doubt, the sighting of any of the big 5, is an exciting and memorable experience. The park also has re-introduced the very rare African wild dog.

Bird life is extensive and viewing is a “luck of the draw” experience, where being in the right place at the right time gives clients an opportunity to see some unstaged unusual happenings in the animal kingdom.

The best times for game viewing are early morning and late afternoon.

Hilltop Camp offers visitors dining facilities in its adjoining restaurant and for those groups wanting self-catering – fresh supplies are available in its extensive (curio) shop.
Mpila tented Camp in Imfolozi offers tourists a different, safari style option in the southern area.
The Centenary Centre near the Nyalazi (central) Gate gives tourists a glimpse of the famous “Operation Rhino” when during the 1950’s the first Game capture operations were instigated.

Captured and injured game can be viewed in the boma’s at the centre.

The Greater St Lucia Wetland Park
Mkuze Game Reserve – for birders
Ndumo Game Reserve – for birders
Ithala Game Reserve – for a ‘different’ Reserve in the highlands of KZN.