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Enjoy the best of both worlds – a safari and beach holiday – on this 9-day adventure in South Africa’s Phinda Private Game Reserve and on the wild KwaZulu-Natal coastline. Dive into the heart of the wilderness at Phinda, where each day brings thrilling game drives, immersive nature walks, and enchanting sundowner experiences amidst the unique Kwa-Zulu Natal bushveld. You’ll have the chance to spot the Big Five, along with a plethora of bird species that call this pristine reserve home.

Afterward, surrender to the luxurious beach life at Thonga Beach Lodge, nestled along the wild KwaZulu-Natal shoreline. Discover a unique African paradise, where lush vegetation meets expansive beaches, and sightings of majestic marine life such as whales, dolphins, and turtles are a common occurrence. Indulge in the ultimate relaxation as you sink your toes into the warm sand, savor fresh seafood, and bask in the serenity of this coastal haven.

Highlights & Activities

What's on offer whilst on this itinerary?
  • A fantastic combination with easy travelling
  • Experience the amazing Phinda reserve with its abundance of animals
  • Enjoy phenomenal bird watching
  • Stay in luxurious beach suites
  • Walk along uncrowded sandy beaches
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Tour Duration: 9 Days
Start: KwaZulu-Natal Safaris, South Africa
End: KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

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KwaZulu-Natal Safaris, South Africa

Phinda Forest Lodge
4 Nights
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KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Thonga Beach Lodge
4 Nights


Day to day

Arrive in Durban and collect your rental car before leaving for Phinda Forest Lodge in northern KwaZulu Natal for the next four nights.

Enjoy exciting game drives, guided nature walks and boat cruises during your stay at Phinda Forest Lodge. The Phinda Game Reserve is famously rich in wildlife and includes the Big 5 plus plenty of other big game species such as cheetah and hippo; it’s also home to a staggering 415 bird species and the bird watching is simply phenomenal.

Deep-sea fishing and rhino tracking are also on offer, after which you may want to simply relax in your chalet or cool off in the swimming pool.


Competitive rates for unforgettable experiences
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Date Price
2024-02-01 - 2024-04-30 $4,825
2024-05-01 - 2024-06-30 $4,345
2024-07-01 - 2024-07-31 $3,055
2024-08-01 - 2024-08-31 $4,950
2024-09-01 - 2024-09-30 $4,575
2024-10-01 - 2024-12-31 $4,950

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  • Single supplements may apply.
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What's Included?

  • 9 days car rental

What's Excluded?

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

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