South Africa's KwaZulu-Natal Beach & Safari

9 days

South Africa's KwaZulu-Natal Beach & Safari

Highlights

  • 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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Overview

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.

Begin with excellent game viewing and bird watching at Phinda, one of the country's finest and most rewarding private reserves before lapping up the luxurious beach life at Thonga Beach Lodge, set on the balmy kwaZulu-Natal coastline and sheltered by a bird-filled coastal forest.

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Summary

  • Tour Duration: 9 Days

  • Start: KwaZulu Natal
  • End: KwaZulu Natal

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Itinerary

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Day 1: Arrive in Durban

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Detailed breakdown

Day 1: Arrive in Durban | 4 Nights

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

Days 2-4: Enjoy game drives in Phinda

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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.

Days 5-8: Enjoy the KwaZulu Natal coastline | 4 Nights

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Check out of Phinda Forest Lodge today before driving off to your next beautiful accommodation - Thonga Beach Lodge. This lovely camp is situated on the sub-tropical kwaZulu-Natal coastline and is sheltered by a dense coastal forest.

Spend your time here enjoying the sandy beach and warm Indian Ocean. Take some time to enjoy a forest walk and do some bird watching or simply relax at the camp and enjoy the beautiful surroundings.

Day 9: Say farewell in Durban

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After a delicious breakfast and perhaps a final swim, leave Thonga and head back to King Shaka International Airport in Durban before dropping off your rental car and continuing with your onward travel plans.

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Inclusions

  • 9 days car rental
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Exclusions

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