The Perfect 16 Day Road Trip In KwaZulu-Natal

The Ultimate KwaZulu-Natal 16 Day Road Trip Itinerary

The Perfect 16 Day Road Trip In KwaZulu-Natal

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South Africa

4x4

16 days

1483 km

  • Experience all the vast wildlife and birds uMkhuze has to offer.
  • Walk the beautiful boardwalks and beaches at St.Lucia.
  • See the wide variety of wildlife in the iSimangaliso Wetland Park.
  • Spot the Big Five at Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Game Reserve.
  • Experience the breathtaking mountain scenery and hiking trails of the Drakensberg.
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For over 25 years, Alex has been a passionate self-driving traveler. Who specializes in travel, exploration, and sharing his experiences with people from all over the world.

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Suggested Vehicles for hire

Ford Ranger/Toyota Hilux Single Cab 4x4 Safari Camper

Ford Ranger/Toyota Hilux Single Cab 4x4 Safari Camper

2 Seats | 2 Doors | 2 Medium Bags
  • Aircon
  • Power Steering
  • Diesel
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Ford Ranger Bushcamper 2 People

Ford Ranger Bushcamper 2 People

2 Seats | 2 Doors | 1 Medium Bags | 1 Small Bags
  • Aircon
  • Power Steering
  • Diesel
Minimum rental: 1 day
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Ford Ranger/Toyota Hilux Double Cab Bushcamper

Ford Ranger/Toyota Hilux Double Cab Bushcamper

5 Seats | 4 Doors | 4 Large Bags
  • Aircon
  • Power Steering
  • ABS
  • Diesel
Minimum rental: 1 day
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Road Trip Itinerary

Activities Kms Stay
Day 1 From Landing in Johannesburg, it is time to drive to the first destination, Aloe Country lodge. 314 Aloe Country Lodge
Day 2-4 After a night's stay at the Aloe Country Lodge, drive to Mantuma Camp for a 3-night stay. 187 Mantuma Camp
Day 5-7 Seeing all the wildlife and birds uMkhuze has to offer. It is time to drive to St.Lucia Wetlands Guest House for 3 nights. 121 St.Lucia Wetlands Guest House
Day 8-9 From walking the boardwalks to the beach and then to iSimangaliso Wetland Park to see the wildlife, St.Lucia has it all. Now drive to Mpila Camp for a 2-night stay. 73.1 Mpila Camp
Day 10-11 After a 2 nights rest at Mpila Camp, it is time to drive to the next and very popular camp, Hilltop Camp. 43.3 Hilltop Camp
Day 12-14 After spotting the Big Five at Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Game Reserve, it is time to drive to the Drakensberg Mountains, to stay 3 nights at Phinda Cottage. 524 Phinda Cottage
Day 15-16 After taking in the mountain scenery and the hiking trails that the Drakensberg has to offer, drive to the final destination, Woodpecker's Inn. 340 Woodpecker's Inn

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