Explore the beautiful South African province of KwaZulu Natal on an 8-day beach and wilderness adventure - ideal for the entire family. Start your adventure off in the Dolphin Coast where you'll be staying at the stunning Zimbali Resort located within forested surroundings and pristine beaches.

Move on to the Phinda Mountain Lodge in the 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. Stay in luxury lodges that cater especially for children with fun activities to keep them busy and entertained.

Itinerary Highlights

  • Stay in a forested hideaway along the Dolphin Coast
  • Go hiking & mountain biking
  • Unwind with a range of relaxing spa treatments
  • Drop the kids off at 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'll 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 Kid’s 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 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 rangers.

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 Jul 2017 - 31 Aug 2017 $2920
  • 01 Sep 2017 - 31 Oct 2017 $2945

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

Request a quote or speak to one of our African Safari Experts for the best, most current rates available.



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