"Encounters with the Dragon" Private Small Group

4 nights from only
R9 305
per person sharing
ID # 2997
Valid: 19 Oct 20 to 18 Jan 21
Duration: 4 Nights


  • 5 Day guided journey
  • 4 Breakfasts, 1 packed lunch
  • 4 Nights’ accommodation in a Chalet in the Drakensberg Mountains
  • Transportation including toll fees
    Take a trip back in time in a spectacular natural setting. The journey commences from Durban and offers a historical insight into the great battles fought in history. Walk the tortured earth, where the British, the mighty Zulu nation and the Boers once collided and delve into stories of the past. Enjoy the Drakensberg, a famed and beloved region of South Africa and immerse yourself into a relaxing escape, returning to Durban after a majestic experiential adventure.
  • Entrance fees into the Royal Natal National Park
  • Entrance fees to the Ladysmith Siege Museum & Talana Open Air Museum
  • Drakensberg Arts & Crafts Route
  • Services of a fully qualified English speaking tour guide
  • Porterage and sightseeing as specified

Terms and Conditions

Prices are per person twin share, include discounts, and are subject to availability and rate of exchange changes. Offers above are a guide only and will vary depending on departure date, our guide price is based on the cheapest departure within the stipulated season and availability is correct at time of loading. Visas may be necessary and insurance is essential. Pentravel and Tour Operator terms and conditions apply, and may be found on our website. Offer can be removed at any time. Please note this tour only operates on selected set departures: 19 October 2020, 09 November 2020, 07 December 2020 &
18 January 2020. If cancelled less than 48 hours prior to departure will incur 100% cancellation fees. One suitcase and one overnight bag per person is allowed. Cullinan Guided Journeys accepts no responsibility for loss or damage to luggage or personal property from whatsoever cause arising. Passengers are advised to take up adequate insurance cover. Minimum 4 guests required for tour to operate. Advance purchase, peak season surcharges, block out periods and minimum stay conditions may apply. Block out dates apply: 19 December 2020 – 05 January 2021. Transportation is based on 70% loading capacity according to Government Regulations:
  • 4-8 people will travel in a 13 seater Quantum with 1 driver/guide (1 person guiding and driving the vehicle)
  • 9-10 people will travel in a 15 seater Sprinter with 1 guide & 1 driver
  • 11-22 people will travel in a 32 seater Coach with 1 guide & 1 driver
  • 23-24 people will travel in a 39 seater Coach with 1 guide & 1 driver
These packages are based on CASH price. E&OE.



Your journey begins in Durban at 09h00. The first stop will be in the village of Howick. It is known as the place of many waterfalls, owing to the many tributaries of the uMngeni River that tumble-down gorges on their way to the Indian Ocean. Howick is best known as the place where Nelson Mandela was arrested in August 1962 and its famed Howick Falls. The journey continues through the rolling hills of the Drakensberg mountains through the towns of Winterton and Bergville.
Overnight in the Drakensberg.


After breakfast, you will depart for Dundee at 08h30. Today’s visit will be the Talana Museum. Talana is Zulu and means, “the shelf where precious items are kept”. This is a trip back in time to the first battle between British forces and Boer commandos during the Second Boer War. It is then on to the Ladysmith Siege Museum to relive the epic siege of Ladysmith that began on the 24th of November 1899 and lasted 118 days. These historical tales are a fascinating insight into the past.
Return to your hotel for overnight [Breakfast & Packed Lunch]


After a delicious breakfast, the day will be spent at the Royal Natal National Park. This park has some of the best mountain scenery in Africa and its main feature is a famous amphitheatre, where the Orange River begins its long journey to the Atlantic Ocean and the Tugela River cascades down the face. You will enjoy a scenic nature walk and some bird watching, immersing yourself into this beautiful natural setting.  [Breakfast]


Today will spent exploring the arts and crafts route of the Drakensberg region. You will leave the hotel at 10h00 and learn all about the age-old handcrafts and traditions that have been passed down generations. This is a wonderful opportunity to support local vendors, that produce high quality handmade wares such as wood carvings, woven baskets, ceramics and leather goods. [Breakfast]


After breakfast, it’s time to return to Durban through the Midlands Meander Arts & Crafts Route. This is a route through picturesque landscapes that showcase awe-inspiring natural beauty. You will spend time with weavers, woodcrafters, cheese makers, beer brewers and a myriad of other craftsmen along the route. This is truly a unique experience. You will then arrive back in Durban at approximately 16h30. [Breakfast]