Your KwaZulu-Natal Holiday Package includes:
- 2 nights' self-catering midweek accommodation in Clarens at the 3-star Kiara Lodge on a room only basis
- 2 nights' self-catering midweek accommodation in the Drakensberg at the 3-star Bushman's Nek Berg and Trout Resort on a room only basis
- 2 nights' midweek accommodation in the Midlands at the 3-star Nottingham Road Hotel with breakfast daily
- 4-STAR UPGRADE: 2 nights' midweek accommodation in Clarens at the 4-star Protea Hotel by Marriott Clarens with breakfast daily, 2 nights' midweek self-catering accommodation in the Drakensberg at the 4-star aha Alpine Heath Resort and Conference Centre on a room only basis and 2 nights' accommodation in the Midlands at the 4-star Granny Mouse Country House & Spa with breakfast daily from R5620 per person sharing
Return flights, taxes, transfers, car hire, meals not specified, touring and excursions, travel insurance and items of a personal nature
Situated 336 km from Johannesburg, 284 km from Bloemfontein and 389 km from Durban and known as "the jewel of The Free State" the small, scenic village of Clarens nestled at the foot of the Maloti Mountains is a place like no other. It offers beautiful natural surroundings, with hiking, fly fishing, hot air ballooning, 4x4 trails, quad biking, horse riding, white water rafting and many more adventurous activities to take part in. The town of Clarens was established in 1912 and is over 100 years old and is named after the town of Clarens in Switzerland where exiled Paul Kruger spent his last days. The towns rock art, estimated to be over 2000 years old, shows that its first inhabitants were Khoisan hunter-gatherers. The town's Dinosaur tour also shows proof of prehistoric life in the town billions of years ago.
Don't let Clarens' sleepy hollow facade fool you. This little town is brimming with things to do and see. Browse antique shops, padstals and art galleries. Enjoy a spot of lunch at the popular Clarens Brewery where you can indulge in some light fare served with tasting paddle. Stock up on their fabulous signature cherry cider for later, together with your favourite beers. If you happen to be in town on a Friday or Saturday the Clarens Country Market held on the square from August through to May is country living at its best! Fresh produce, crafts and homemade delights await your perusing.
The Drakensberg region is extraordinary, thanks to the dramatically beautiful setting. Home to the awe-inspiring mountain range of the same name its predominantly found in the KwaZulu Natal Province. Creating a natural border between the kingdom of Lesotho and the province of KwaZulu-Natal, the mountain range is more than 200 kilometres long with combinations of rugged peaks and verdant valleys. It combines rugged peaks with green valleys together with a spectacular backdrop. Roughly translated to "the mountains of dragons" due to the mammoth size and stature of some of it peaks. Green plateaus, valleys and incredible mountain passes make for some of the best hiking, walking and cycling adventures within our borders.
The day is yours to explore. With so much on offer, you will be spoilt for choice. Canopy tours, hiking, fly-fishing or how about rolling 4.5km downhill on the monster mountain scooter? Yes, this is all possible right here in South Africa's greatest mountain range. Pack a picnic and visit the highest waterfall in Africa, the Tugela Falls. There is even a chance to do some wine tasting in the mountains, at Cathedral Peak Wine Estate.
Travel from the Drakensberg Region to the Natal Midlands. Inland from Durban is an area of respite for all who visit. Situated between Pietermaritzburg and the Drakensberg, a beautiful region filled with stretches of farmland, quaint villages, an exceptional arts and crafts route and picturesque scenery, known as the Natal Midlands. The Natal Midlands is abundant in rivers, lakes, dams and waterfalls. The landscape is endowed with green pastures, hills and forests. At the same time, the northern reaches of the Midlands are dominated by the foothills and mountains of the Drakensberg.
The Midlands Meander offers a popular collection of driving routes with outstanding accommodations, top-notch eateries, outdoor activities as well as. Treat yourself to luxurious spa treatments and browse handcrafted goodies, antiques, arts, and crafts. Go cheese tasting at the Swissland Cheese Farm, and enjoy a tasty lunch while admiring the waterfall at Caversham Mill.
Your Homegrown Holiday has come to an end. The car is ready for the road trip home. But you'll soon be back!
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- Prices and availability are correct as at 11 August 2021.
- All packages and flights quoted are on sale until and have to be booked and paid for before 30 November 2021 unless otherwise stated or sold out prior.
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