Guided Walking Holidays KwaZulu Natal KwaZulu Natal is the traditional home of the Zulu tribe. Bordering the Indian Ocean, it is South Africa’s easternmost province. Inland are wetlands, the Battlefields of the Boer and Zulu wars, and the towering peaks of the Drakensberg, the highest mountain in South Africa. The variety of landscape is astonishing, the history fascinating, and the wildlife bountiful. Flying into Durban we head north to the Hluhluwe-Umfolozi National Park. Here we have four days of game walks and drives€companied by rangers with the chance to see giraffe, impala, nyala, warthog, white rhino, wildebeest and zebra. Boat safaris bring us close to crocodiles, hippos and a wealth of birdlife. We head inland to Dundee, a small town rich in Boer heritage, where British troops withdrew from Zulu land after their defeat at the battle of Isandlwana during the 1879 Anglo Zulu War. The first shots of the Second Anglo Boer war were fired in Dundee in what later became known as the Battle of Talana. We have the whole day with a specialist military guide who will bring the battlefields to life. We continue towards the Drakensberg Mountains. Our first centre is at Cathedral Peak in the Ukhalhamba-Drakensberg National Park. The Drakensbergs rugged escarpment provides a dramatic background to the gentle green and rolling hills of the KwaZulu Natal Midlands. We can walk straight from our hotel out onto the peaks and buttresses of the surrounding mountains. Cavern Berg is in a stunning location on the edge of the Royal Natal National Park, dominated by the Amphitheatre, a crescent-shaped basalt-topped wall four miles wide which soars to a height of 3000m. Once again, we head straight out on foot from our hotel into the amazing mountain scenery.
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