Welcome to Blood River

It has been argued that the importance of Blood River was deliberately heightened and manipulated for political ends. The standard interpretation of the victory meshed with the former apartheid regime’s world view: untrustworthy black savages beaten by Boers on an Old Testament–style mission from God.

The story of this historic battle is told at two rewarding sites, the Blood River Heritage Site and Ncome Museum, which speak from the perspective of the Voortrekkers and Zulus respectively.

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$1230.80 Multi-day & Extended Tours

18 day - Yoga tour to the most exquisite and picturesque places in South Africa

This is a shortened summary of the safari. Full details can be read on our website.Day 1:Table Mountain by the Aerial Cableway, Kirstenbosch, Jonkershuis Cape Malay restaurant. Groot Constantia wine tasting, view penguin colony, overnight at AfricanSoulSurfer.2: Cape Point, Stellenbosch to visit the Vergenoegd wine farm, Spier Wine Farm, Overnight at same hotel.3: To Oudtshoorn with Route 62, Cango Caves for a Heritage Tour, overnight at the Acorn Guest House George. 4: Knysna,Bloukrans Bridge Bungee Jump(optional), Whales at Nelson Mandela Bay, Game drive and overnight at Addo Elephant Park.5:Wild Coast, Bawa Falls, the Nelson Mandela Museum at Qunu, “The Hole in the Wall”, stay at a traditional Homestay or the Hole-in-the-Wall Hotel. 6: Oribi Gorge Nature Reserve and stay here for the night. 7: The Hibiscus coast to Durban, (optional scuba dive or uShaka Marine World) Howick to visit the Mandela Monument, Midlands Meander and visit delightful shops. Overnight at Brahman Hills Hotel. 8. Drakensberg Canopy Tour, Drakensberg Boys Choir concert. Drakensberg Mountain Resort. 9: Battlefields tour of the Ladysmith and the "Battle of Blood River", Overnight in Johannesburg 10: Dullstroom, Pilgrim’s Rest, Panorama Route, Bourke’s Luck Potholes, water falls, God's Window and Blyde River Canyon, where we overnight at Forever Blyde Canyon.11: Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre, Moholoholo Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre. 12: Boat trip on the Blyde Dam. Kadishi Tufa waterfall and the Three Rondawels. Mopani or Letaba Rest Camp via Phalaborwa gate at the Kruger Park, game drives, a game drive to a bush braai (bbq) and spend the night here. 13: Game drive to Lower Sabie or Skukuza camps Kruger Park, and a night game drive where we also overnight. 14: to Swaziland, Hlane Royal National Park for the night with game drives, 15: Ngwenya Glass, Mantenga Cultural Village, Barberton Makhonjwa Geotrail, overnight at Badplaas(optional spa). 16: Johannesburg, Soweto tour and overnight at Gold Reef City. 17: the deep, hand-dug Big Hole at Kimberley Mine Museum, stay over at the Barney Barnato B&B. 18: to Cape Town with the option to visit the Karoo National Park Interpretive Centre and Fossil Trail.All overnight venues are 3 to 4 stars and depend on availability.

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