South Africa has played a very special role in shaping Africa continent’s history. It is home to a vast number of tribal cultures, animals and an unique vegetation of our biosphere. So many facinating stories are originated from this country where the game of evolution is constantly in action.
The area known as the Battlefields is rich in historical memorabilia, fascinating museums, monuments and artefacts – right down to inscriptions carved into rocks by army cooks. Guest will be staying in a lovely accommodation developed by the renowned late historian David Rattray. The hotel is situated in a Natural Heritage Site and organize Battlefield tours that brings you to the scene of the Battle of Isandlwana, where the British were defeated by an army of traditional Zulu warriors. Learn about the background to the conflict, walk the fields where the battle raged and find out how the outcome influenced history. You could also choose to visit the site of the Battle of Rorke’s Drift, where the British garrison fought off a vast Zulu army against seemingly unsurmountable odds.
Tribal conflict is just part of the excitment. The rest of the journey embrace a wide range of animal encounterment, either on land or in the sea, that allows you to understand how conservationist is fighting the battle to save some iconic Africa animals. You could participate in activities including night turtle drives, scuba safaris, black rhino tracking on foot, visits to an endangered wild cats project and swimming with whale sharks. Another highlight of this journey is the stay in Mabibi which is close to UNESCO World Heritage Site St Lucia Wetland Park, snorkelling in rock pools along the coastline or set off in search of dolphins in a sea kayak.