Explore the beautiful South African province of kwaZulu-Natal on an 8-day beach and wilderness adventure that is ideal for the entire family. Start your adventure off on the Dolphin Coast where you will be staying at the stunning Zimbali Resort, which is secluded within indigenous coastal forest and offers a plethora of activities, from golf to tennis. This is a great spot to unwind after a long flight and finally have all those long walks on the beach you have been promising yourself.

You and your family then move on to Phinda Mountain Lodge in Phinda Game Reserve and spend the rest of your holiday searching for the Big 5, unwinding in the spa, and drinking in these amazing surroundings. Phinda is a true conservation success story and an excellent place to enjoy your first safari or to introduce children to the thrill of morning and afternoon game drives. The guiding is excellent and the service superb.

kwaZulu-Natal has a subtropical climate and is the home of the Zulu nation. Lush, green and humid, it is famous for its Indian-inspired curries, Hindu temples, sandy beaches and easy-going atmosphere.

Itinerary Highlights

  • Stay in a forested hideaway along the Dolphin Coast
  • Go hiking & mountain biking
  • Unwind with a range of relaxing spa treatments
  • Children will love the professional kids' club
  • Lounge on kwaZulu-Natal's pristine beaches
  • Enjoy thrilling game sightings in the rich & diverse Phinda Reserve
  • Stay in a stunning resort perched on a mountain

Day to Day Itinerary

Day 1

Arrive at the Dolphin Coast

Arrive in Durban, collect your hired car and drive to Zimbali Resort, a luxury hideaway situated in a protected forest reserve on KwaZulu Natal's Dolphin Coast.

Settle into your deluxe suite where you will be staying for the following four nights.

Days 2-3

Enjoy family fun at Zimbali

Zimbali Resort is the ideal place for a family retreat that is jam-packed with exciting outdoor activities and many tranquil nature moments.

Hiking and mountain biking are but two ways to explore this wonderland while a dip in the resort's large swimming pool is the perfect way to cool off after an exciting day.

Children can enjoy a range of fun and educational activities at the Kids' Club, while mom and dad slip away to the spa to enjoy a range of professional treatments or a relaxing game of golf.

Stretch out on one of the sun loungers beside the pool or relax on the beautiful beach as you soak up the African sun. Zimbali Resort is just a short drive away from some of the best swimming beaches in kwaZulu-Natal, making a day trip to one of these absolutely worth it.

Days 4-7

Explore the Phinda Game Reserve

After one more breakfast at Zimbali Resort, make your way to Phinda Mountain Lodge in the beautiful Phinda Game Reserve in northern kwaZulu-Natal. A safari experience like no other awaits you as you stay at this superb lodge with superior views of the surrounding mountains.

Parents can enjoy an afternoon siesta while the children participate in fun and informative activities under the watchful eyes of the guides.

Spend the rest of your time on thrilling morning and night drives where experienced guides will share their knowledge with you while you keep a look out for the Big 5. As night falls, reflect on the day's adventures around the dinner table, or sit outside and gaze up at the starry African sky.

Day 8

Return to Durban

Today you will wave goodbye to the kwaZulu-Natal wilderness and drive back to Durban where you can drop off your hired vehicle and board your outbound flight.


  • 3 nights at Zimbali Resort on a bed and breakfast basis
  • 4 nights at Phinda Mountain Lodge on a fully inclusive basis
  • 8 day car rental


  • International flights
  • Airport taxes
  • All meals and drinks not specified
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Items of a personal nature

Tour Rates

  • dates rates from
  • 01 Sep 2017 - 31 Oct 2017 $2885

Our rates are per person sharing unless we note differently.

Please treat all pricing as a guide only:

  • All rates are subject to availability and may change without notice
  • Single supplements may apply

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