12 days in Durban & Drakensberg Region Itinerary

12 days in Durban & Drakensberg Region Itinerary

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12 days in Durban & Drakensberg Region Itinerary

Start: Johannesburg
Fly:  3​h 15​min
1
Durban
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Himeville
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Cathkin Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
End: Johannesburg

5
nights
Durban

Durban ©
Sunny weather and golden beaches await you on a vacation in Durban, a busy port city on the Indian Ocean known for its outdoorsy atmosphere.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Phansi Museum and Elizabeth Gordon Gallery. Head to Andrew Early Design Studio and Awesome Africafor some retail therapy. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Durban: Umdloti Beach (in Umdloti), Scottburgh Beach (in Scottburgh) and Pietermaritzburg (Pietermaritzburg Railway Station & African Bird of Prey Sanctuary). There's much more to do: take in breathtaking views at Krantzkloof Nature Reserve, cast your line with a fishing tour, bet on a winner at Giba Gorge Horse Trails, and kick back and relax at Umhlanga Beach.

To see traveler tips, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read Durban trip maker website .

Johannesburg to Durban is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Johannesburg in December, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Durban, with lows around 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can travel to Himeville.

Things to do in Durban

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Pietermaritzburg, Krantzkloof Nature Reserve, Awesome Africa, Zinkwazi Beach, Umhlanga Beach
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Krantzkloof Nature Reserve ©
Krantzkloof Nature Reserve
Zinkwazi Beach ©
Zinkwazi Beach
Umdloti Beach ©
Umdloti Beach

3
nights
Himeville

Himeville ©
Himeville is a small village/town situated in the foothills of the picturesque Southern Drakensberg, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, approx 130 km from Pietermaritzburg. The Himeville Museum and Aladdin's de-Light will appeal to museum buffs. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Stormy Hill Trails & Tails and Chocolate Heaven. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Himeville: The Buddhist Retreat Centre (in Ixopo) and Nottingham Road Brewing Co. (in Nottingham Road).

To find reviews and other tourist information, refer to the Himeville trip planner.

Traveling by car from Durban to Himeville takes 3 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Cathkin Park.

Things to do in Himeville

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Nottingham Road, The Buddhist Retreat Centre, Stormy Hill Trails & Tails
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Stormy Hill Trails & Tails ©
Stormy Hill Trails & Tails
The Himeville Museum ©
The Himeville Museum
Chocolate Heaven ©
Chocolate Heaven

3
nights
Cathkin Park

Cathkin Park ©
Get outdoors at Monks Cowl and River Rafting & Tubing. You'll discover tucked-away gems like The Wine Cellar and Dragon Rock Reptile Centre. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cathkin Park: Culamoya Chimes (in Lidgetton), St Matthews Church (in Estcourt) and Marrakesh Cheese Farm (in Rosetta).

To see traveler tips, ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the Cathkin Park trip planner .

Traveling by car from Himeville to Cathkin Park takes 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cathkin Park

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Winterton, Rosetta, St Matthews Church, Culamoya Chimes
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The Wine Cellar ©
The Wine Cellar
Drakensberg Brewery ©
Drakensberg Brewery
Culamoya Chimes ©
Culamoya Chimes

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