4th December 2018
3 Day Tour – Durban to Johannesburg via Drakensberg Mountain resort
Holiday makers looking for an exciting holiday with a difference book their Low cost flights and car hire online and fly into Durban. After enjoying the Blue Flag Beaches you head into the green mountains of the Drakensberg Mountains. Delighting your taste buds with some great exotic Eastern dishes. You travel north west to the Great Drakensberg Mountain Range. Where hiking, horse riding, rock climbing, exploring caves, rock paintings and just relaxing in the fresh mountain air is very invigorating & rejuvenating. The expected distance from Durban to Johannesburg Via Drakensberg Mountains is less than 700 km.
British Airways Launches Inaugural direct flight to Durban
Local South Africans and many other travellers from as far afield as the U.K. & Netherlands fly to Durban for a warm Summer Holiday. One of South Africa’s popular seaside holidays resorts, with almost everything one would expect. British Airways launched its Inaugural flight direct from London Heathrow to Durban International direct on the 1st November. Search our economical airfares and low cost car hire rates to meet your budget and fly direct from UK to Durban South Africa – Wow – that’s a winning combination, the seaside has just moved closer to Britain and Europe!
Arrival in Durban
You fly into Durban’s King Shaka International Airport and collect your pre-booked cheap Car Hire. Travel south from the airport on the N2 for 36km to Durban, one of South Africa’s major tourist destinations. We recommend you pre-book your accommodation with a sea view room for incredible views. The famous Marine Parade situated between your hotel and the beach. Durban Marine Parade where every sort entertainment is found irrespective of age. Along the Parade your find an abundance of restaurants and Hot snack takeaway shops / carts to choose from.
You do not need an expensive car hire to get around. A economic car hire will meet all your needs which will also include Air Conditioning, Power Steering and above all Fuel Economy. Most hotels provide underground Parking for their guests.
Places of Interest in Durban
uShaka Marine World is a massive theme park situated on the beachfront. The Marine park is divided into eight sections. This includes an aquarium, a snorkelling lagoon and the chance to cage dive with sharks.
The futuristic Moses Mabhida Stadium that was constructed for the Football World Cup boasts a panoramic viewing platform. A large arch over the stadium with a small railway takes you up to the apex for great views.
Depart from Durban on the N3 north freeway towards Pietermaritzburg, the capital city of KwaZulu-Natal. From here the road takes you through the Natal Midlands, an area of farmlands linked by a number of quaint little towns. The region is well known for its arts and crafts trails. Woollen items and designer candle made by the Zulus are sold from road side shops.
This impressive mountain range lies roughly halfway between Durban and Johannesburg. Its best known feature is the famous Amphitheatre where the mountains rise up a 1000m over a length of 5km.
The Tugela Falls, the second highest waterfall in the world, after Angel Falls in South America, drops off the escarpment in a series of five cascades. Many of the large number of caves found throughout the Drakensburg contain rock paintings.
This is the perfect area for some hiking and shopping at road side Zulu shops. Candle, crafts and woollen products are fabulous & famous.
Accommodation is both widely available and varied. Whether you are looking for a hotel, bed and breakfast or self-catering option, the Berg has it all. You might consider the family Cavern Resort on the mountains with hiking trails leading out the back gate, as well a bushman paintings etched into the rocks
Depart from the Drakensberg travelling north on the N3. The route takes you through the Free State and on to Gauteng. Johannesburg is 352km from Ladysmith and the drive takes approximately three and a half hours.
So why wait?
The earlier you book the cheaper flights are,
Last minute booking can be expensive.
Spoil her – shes worth it!
Your Time – Your Tour
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