Stuck for ideas? Here are some tailor-made trips we've developed:

SOUTH AFRICA: KwaZulu-Natal Self-drive Itinerary (up-market/comfortable)
SOUTH AFRICA: KwaZulu-Natal Self-drive Itinerary (outdoor adventure)

SOUTH AFRICA & ZAMBIA: Mountain Trekking and Walking Safari combination

NEPAL: Mera Peak and the Amphu Lapcha Pass extension

SOUTH AFRICA: KwaZulu-Natal Explorer

KwaZulu-Natal is a vast province with a wide range of topography and climate zones.  A two week self-drive tour here makes for a leisurely and diverse holiday. For a comfortable tour mixing very comfortable accommodation with soft adventure, then consider:

3 nights in the Central Drakensberg (Cathedral Peak Hotel) - 3 nights Zulu War Battlefields - 4 nights at Phinda Private Game Reserve (2 in the southern sector and 2 in the north) -  3 nights on the unspoiled Maputaland Coast (either Thonga Beach Lodge or Rocktail Bay) 

SOUTH AFRICA: KwaZulu-Natal Adventure

An adventurous, non-luxurious take on the above, focusing on adventure and being outdoors in diverse KwaZulu-Natal:

2 nights Zulu War Battlefields (Fugitive’s Drift, or alternative) - 1 night at base in the Southern Drakensberg (Sani Lodge) - 4 day wilderness camping trek in the Southern Drakensberg – 1 night at base (Sano Lodge) - 1 night Hluhluwe-iMfolosi Game Reserve (Mpila) - 3 day Wilderness Trail in the Southern iMfolosi reserve - 1 night Hluhluwe-iMfolosi Game Reserve (Mpila)

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SOUTH AFRICA & ZAMBIA: Drakensberg and the Luangwa Valley

It’s actually very easy to combine a trip to South Africa with a safari in one its neighbouring countries.  This itinerary combines two very different walking trips: a 6 day supported trek of the Northern Drakensberg in KwaZulu-Natal, followed by a superb 4 day (5 nights) walking safari in the South Luangwa National Park in Zambia:

1 night at the base of the Drakensberg (The Cavern) - 6 day supported trek of the northern Drakensberg (4 nights camping and final night in a Zulu Kraal) - 1 night at base (The Cavern) - 1 night in Johannesburg - (fly to Zambia) 1 night at a main camp in the Luangwa Valley (Tafika Camp) - 2 nights at Crocodile Walking Camp - 2 nights at Chikoko Walking Camp

NEPAL: Mera Peak and Amphu Lapcha Pass Extension

Mera Peak is Nepal’s highest Trekking Peak.  It’s also one of the most straight forward, and very attainable by non-climbers who are prepared to ascend to altitude.  However, we think that you shouldn’t stop there.  With a little extra time, it’s possible to descend into the remote Honggu valley and cross the superb Amphu Lapcha Pass back down into the Sargamatha National Park.  This turns an otherwise out-and-back climb into a considerably more interesting circuit, taking you through a dramatic high altitude wilderness through which only a few trekkers pass.

3 and a half weeks required for this trek, plus international travel time - 4 nights in Kathmandu (2 pre-trek and 2 post-trek) - 20 nights in the mountains (mostly camping)

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