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Majestic Drakensberg Tour

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Majestic Splendour Sit back and relax on this comfortable drive through the rolling midlands from Johannesburg to the town of Underberg, nestled at the foot of the majestic Drakensberg escarpment. Take a 4X4 vehicle and drive . .
Country: South Africa
City: Johannesburg
Duration: 4 Day(s) - 3 Night(s)
Tour Category: Classic Tours
Departure Date: Thu 01 Jan '99
Package Itinerary

Majestic Splendour

Sit back and relax on this comfortable drive through the rolling midlands from Johannesburg to the town of Underberg, nestled at the foot of the majestic Drakensberg escarpment. Take a 4X4 vehicle and drive up Sani Pass, the highest road in Africa. Enjoy a light lunch at the highest pub in Africa with its extraordinary vistas. Visit the high mountain kingdom of Lesotho and a traditional Sotho village.

Tour Itinerary

Day 1: Johannesburg - Underberg

We leave Johannesburg (OR Tambo area) by 06h30 heading south towards the village of Underberg at the foot of the Drakensberg mountains. On our way, we will stop in Ladysmith for lunch and visit the Ladysmith Siege Museum. Afterward, we depart for Underberg. Stay overnight in Underberg. (D)

Day 2: Sani Pass Day Tour

After breakfast, we depart for our Sani Pass day tour. A guided day trip in fully enclosed 4 x 4 vehicles. Get the thrill as we enter the country of Lesotho known as "Kingdom in the Sky", zig-zagging up the highest road passes in Africa - the Sani Pass. Our lunch stop at is at the Sani Top Chalet (the highest pub in Africa). We venture further into the unknown and make our way back down the mountain in the late afternoon. Stay overnight in Underberg. (B, L, D)

Day 3: Central Drakensberg Region

We depart early morning after breakfast for the Central Drakensberg region. Our first stop will be at the Marutswa Forrest (also known as the Yellowwood Forrest, where the very rare Cape Town Parrot resides). We will then continue towards Howick along the R617, stopping at the beautiful Howick Falls for lunch.

We then venture onto the famous Nelson Mandela Memorial Capture Site. After spending some time at the capture site, we depart for the Nottingham Brewery for a beer-tasting tour and sampling some of the proudly South African local beers. We then continue towards Central Drakensberg. Stay overnight Central Drakensberg region. (B)

Day 4: Departure

Morning at leisure. We depart the Central Drakensberg at mid-morning for Johannesburg. Late afternoon arrival in Johannesburg (OR Tambo area).


(Note: The itinerary described above may be subject to change depending on unforeseen circumstances e.g. weather conditions.)

What's Included:

3 Nights accommodation in double/twin rooms. Single travelers have the option to pay a single supplement to ensure a private room.

3 Breakfasts, 1 dinner, 1 lunch

5 Experiences (including guided walking tours, orientation walks, driving tours of cities plus other exciting experiences).

Modern air-conditioned coach with reclining seats, TV for showing DVDs, and toilet.

Free Wi-Fi (where applicable)

Services of your tour leader who will be on hand with advice and tips and ensure that you get the most from your trip. You can also book any of the optional excursions available during your tour with your tour leader.

All taxes and fees

Any public transport used as part of the tour (excludes free days)

Free tour souvenir – a memorable gift for your once-in-a-lifetime trip.


Many other companies that operate tours of South Africa cancel tours if minimum numbers are not achieved or will only guarantee some departure dates. All tours operated by our company are guaranteed departures and will operate.*

* See terms and conditions for further details.

What's Excluded:

International air ticket to/from Johannesburg

Pre and Post Tour accommodation

Transport cost to and from your residence is our departure point (to be advised) in Johannesburg

Parking fees (if applicable) - for own account

Breakfast on the 1st morning of your tour as well as dinner on your last day of the tour.

Personal expenses, for example; the use of a telephone, extra room service, etc.

Any breakage of furniture, building fixtures, bus equipment (for own account)

Any refreshments you may want to enjoy, for example; drinks, etc.

Any optional outings that you want to organize for yourself.

Visa arrangements for South Africa

Meals other than mentioned ( B = Breakfast , L = Lunch , D = Dinner )

Tips and porters at the hotels

Porter fees at airports

Tour Notes:

Subject to a minimum of 4 guests maximum of 60 guests

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