I'm going to Johannesburg in mid February and I plan to drive to Drakensberg, continuing to Durban.
Day 1: stay in JNB
Option A: JNB - Clarens - Golden Gate - Oliviershoek Pass - Royal Natal NP (450 km, 8 hrs)
Option B: JNB - Clarens - Golden Gate - Oliviershoek Pass - Giants Castle (570 km, 10 hrs)
Option C: JNB - Harrismith - Oliviershoek Pass - Giants Castle (470 km, 8 hrs)
> Are all these options realistic? We are only planning to do scenic drive thru these areas, no major hikes. Which option would you recommend most, and why?
> Is there a rock art cave located on our route in the area accessible by car? Which one? Is it worth the visit? How much time should I add for visiting one of the
Is our plan realistic, especially as it relates to distance and time traveled per day plus having time for desired activities?
Day 3: (will depend on option chose for day 2)
Option A: Royal Natal NP - Zulu Experience - Underberg (30 0 km, 5 hrs)
Option B: Giants Castle - via Sani Rd - Underberg (130 km, 4 hrs)
Option C: Giants Castle - Zulu Experience - Underberg (265 km, 5 hrs)
> Are all these options realistic (also considering the option recommended for Day 2)? Which option would you recommend most, and why?
> Is Zulu Mpophomeni Tourism Experience south of Howick worth visiting? How much time should we reserve for the visit? Are visits available throughout the day? Will we have enough time
to make the visit considering the time needed for driving the distance that day?
Day 4: Sani Pass4x4 tour then drive to Durban
> Are tours available throughout the day? Which tour operator has the best program for normal price and is reliable?
> Any recommendation for accommodation near Sani Pass tour base? Nothing fancy - just clean and affordable to sleep over the night before the tour to Sani Pass?