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11 day / 10 night tour: Battlefields - Durban North Coast - Midlands

You will visit the famous Battlefields, Ballito, a beach town on the Durban North Coast, The Midlands and experience spectacular golf courses.

Duration:  11days / 10 nights
Departing:  Durban
Information:  Tour Itinerary
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Itinerary and prices are subject to change and availability at time of booking.
Tour  Itinerary

DAY 1
On arrival at Durban International Airport you are to transfer yourselves to Fugitive's Drift Guest House where you will be staying for 2 nights on a Fully Inclusive basis - all meals, tea & coffee and a battlefield tour. Optional: You may choose a hired car or a transfer service, both at an additional cost.

This award-winning destination is acclaimed for its battlefield tours to Isandlwana and Rorke's Drift. The Guest House enjoys commanding views of these battlefields and the reserve's 17 km of river frontage which includes the site of the British retreat from Isandlwana. This is a world class experience which includes horse riding, game walks, excellent food and superb en-suite accommodation, setting the benchmark for heritage tourism in South Africa.

DAY 2
Experience the Tour of Isandlwana and Rorke's Drift.

DAY 3
You will be spending the next two nights at Fugitive's Drift Three Tree Hill Lodge on a Fully Inclusive basis - all meals, tea & coffee and a battlefield tour.

From its secluded position overlooking the Spioenkop Nature Reserve and Battlefield, Three Three Hill Lodge provides a superb encounter with Anglo-Boer history. A variety of walks, horse trails and daily battlefield tours to Spioenkop are on offer to the guests. Each guest unit has a large bedroom and private deck for all-embracing views.

DAY 4
Experience what this Lodge has to offer.

DAY 5
Check out of Fugitive's Drift and transfer yourselves to Ballito on Durban's North coast, where you will be staying for 3 nights at the luxurious Zimbali Lodge on a B & B basis.

Zimbali Lodge is a luxurious 5* boutique hotel cradled in the pristine and protected Zimbali estate of stunningly beautiful lakes, wetlands and sub-tropical forests. Circled by the magnificent 18 hole golf course and enjoying spectacular views, Zimbali lodge epitomizes elegance and opulence. The luxurious bedrooms are of African- classical architecture each symbolize traditional values imbued with sophistication and style. Each air-conditioned en-suite, balconied room also enjoys a dedicated and personal butler service.

DAY 6
Play golf this morning at the prestigious Zimbali Golf Club.
Designed by Tom Weiskopf, the layout is a subtle blend of the classic and contemporary and is complemented by its unspoilt sub-tropical coastal surroundings. The layout includes both an open "links-like" feel on the opening holes, with some of the last holes sweeping through forest and across wetlands, giving off a "coastal parkland" feel. It is 6524 metres and a par 72 course. Golf carts are compulsory.

At Zimbali Lodge, enjoy a game of tennis; splash in the pool; be pampered in the beauty salon or browse through the logo shop. The Zimbali Forest Estate is nature's own wilderness and home to a variety of wildlife.

DAY 7
Play golf this morning at the famous Durban Country Club.
Length: 6104 m; Par 72. A mere 35 minute drive from Zimbali Lodge, this platinum rated golf course is situated north of the city centre with views over the Indian ocean. Its pedigree is unmatched: it has hosted more SA Open Championships than any other courses and is the only course to routinely appear in various ranking of the world's top 100. Durban CC is very compact with the premium being on accuracy. Dense tropical scrub lines the fairways as well as the severely undulating, dunelike terrain which serves to seclude the holes offering the golfer tranquility. The course offers golf year round with the winter months being best. Short "character" par 4's are offset by more demanding two-shotters. The par-5 3rd hole is among the finest worldwide.

DAY 8
Play golf this morning at Prince's Grant Golf Estate.
Designed by Peter Matkovich in 1994, this 5804 m / par 72 course is exhilarating to play and unrivalled in its sea views and sheer beauty of the land. The challenges on the layout match its aesthetic. Many holes have linksland features - notable in the mounding, the fairway plateaus and the large greens. Others have parkland characteristics - particularly as regards the creative use of water. Many of the holes will linger in the imagination, whilst it is the crescendo of the closing holes which will live on after the experience of playing them.

Check out of Zimbali Lodge and transfer yourselves to the Midlands. Here you will be staying at Hartford House for 3 nights on a B&B basis.

Aptly described as the "jeweled buckle of the KwaZulu-Natal Midlands" (Cosmopolitan), the superbly restored Hartford House is one of the country's finest lodges. This is a precious world of sun-drenched valleys, galloping horses, golden daffodils and caroling birds - an inspiration for the areas art and craft studios. Here the emphasis is on refinement and comfort. Steeped in history, this destination is of enchanting gardens, rippling waters, rising trout, lingering candle-lit dinners, fireside reminiscing and heavenly rest!

DAY 9
Play golf today at Sakabula Country Estate.
Nestling in the KwaZulu Natal Midlands, Sakabula Country Estate is a unique combination of agricultural smallholdings and a golfing estate. It is easily accessible and came into being after 12 lush farms were amalgamated. The par 73 layout is an interesting combination of holes. A good quality country course with stunning views of the Drakensberg mountains, the water features and stands of trees demand one's full attention while playing.

The Hartford House award-winning restaurant serves sumptuous breakfasts, lunches and dinners overlooking the magnificent gardens or in the candle-lit dining hall. Traditional zulu dancers and singers perform on selected evenings !

DAY 10
Spend the day exploring the beauty of this dramatic area. Experience the uniqueness of the Midlands Meander and drench yourself in the magical essence of the arts and crafts tour. Enjoy a personalised tour of Summerhill - the neighbouring Stud Farm; laze at the swimming pool; try your hand at trout and bass fishing on the lakeside; play a game of tennis or go for a horse ride on the expansive bridle paths and race tracks.

DAY 11
Check out of Hartford House and transfer to Durban International Airport for your connecting flight home.

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