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Battlefields Explorer & Kruger Fly-In Safari

Predator´s love. Lioness and cub in the Kruger NP, South Africa

Independent Tours

This independent tour itinerary is ideal for those wanting to visit the KwaZulu-Natal Battlefields and gain a deep understanding of the battles at Isandlwana and Rorke’s Drift. After a first night relaxing at the beach overlooking the Indian Ocean, you’ll be transferred by luxury sedan vehicle to Fugitives’ Drift Guest House. Here, you’ll experience their thought provoking and often emotionally charged tours that may leave you with a more profound appreciation of modern-day South Africa. Long family associations with the area and its people allow Fugitives’ Drift to offer unique Zulu perspectives on these remarkable battles. You’ll be certain of a once-in-a-lifetime experience with five star accommodation, world-class battlefield tours, abundant game and birdlife, superb food and wine, and breathtaking views out over Zululand and the battlefields. You’ll create more memories staying at a luxury tented safari lodge on the Timbavati private game reserve in the Kruger. This safari adventure is perfect for couples looking for the magic of a luxury tented suite, with no compromise on comfort. Simbavati River Lodge offers a stunning river setting and ample opportunity to spot the wildlife and birds. From Big Five game viewing to watching the elephants that frequent the waterhole. You’ll enjoy the full safari experience from sundowners in nature to dinners around the Boma.

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17 meals

  • 7 breakfasts
  • 5 lunches
  • 5 dinners


2 nights in hotels, 3 nights in a guest house, 2 nights in a luxury tented suite

Excursions and visits

  • First night at a boutique hotel overlooking the Indian Ocean
  • Three nights at Fugitives’ Drift Guest House, enjoying the swimming pool, gardens and superb food and wine
  • Guided battlefield tour of Isandlwana, with museum visit and lecture
  • Spot zebra, wildebeest, giraffe and antelope on a guided nature walk
  • Visit the Rorke’s Drift battle site, with expert insight and commentary
  • Two nights at an exclusive tented safari lodge in the Kruger
  • Four game drives in search of birds, wild dogs and the ‘Big Five’
  • Admire herds of elephants by the flood-lit waterhole

Not included

  • International flights
  • One-way domestic flight from Durban to Johannesburg, and return domestic flights between Johannesburg and Hoedspruit
  • Visa (if required)
  • Optional excursions


All transfers by private vehicle, except in Johannesburg where the overnight hotel is in easy walking distance from the airport


  • 8 nights

  • Africa . South Africa . Rorke's Drift . Kruger National Park

  • International flights not included

From £2,289 per person

Mon - Fri: 9am - 8pm

Saturday: 9am - 6pm

Sunday: 10am - 4pm


Duration: 8 days


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