Combine the sheer thrill of an African safari with a sunny beach vacation. Enjoy memorable wildlife encounters in Phinda Reserve, a magnificent tapestry of seven different habitats and home to the Big Five. Activities include day and night game drives, walking safaris, river cruises and canoeing. Enjoy sunny days on beautiful beaches, relaxing, sunbathing or swimming in the azure waters of the warm Indian Ocean. Take excursions to historical battlefields, the bustling city of Durban, with its rich mix of Zulu, Indian, and colonial cultures and the majestic Drakensberg Mountain. Accommodations include a luxury lodge in the bush with your own private outdoor shower, plunge pool and verandah with magnificent views, and an enchanting historic hotel offering old-world elegance and modern amenities, including a world-class-spa, fully-equipped gym and cinema.
This adventure starts and ends at King Shaka International Airport in Durban
Day 1, 2, 3 & 4
Upon your arrival at King Shaka International Airport you will be met by a member from our team who will drive your Phinda Mountain Lodge.
Set within easy reach of the Indian Ocean coastline and the famous iSimangaliso / Greater St Lucia Wetland Park in northern KwaZulu-Natal, Phinda Private Game Reserve is known for its abundant wildlife, diversity of habitats and wide range of safari activities. Thanks to its coastal rainfall pattern, the Reserve enjoys a lush green environment that contains seven distinct ecosystems. Phinda is often referred to as ‘Seven Worlds of Wonder.’ This fascinating variety of landscape and vegetation shelters an abundance of wildlife, including not only the Big Five but many rarer and less easily spotted species, such as the elusive cheetah or the scarce black rhino. With only a handful of lodges sharing an area of 23 000 hectares, and expert rangers and trackers in search of prime wildlife sightings, guests are assured an exclusive game viewing experience. Adding to Phinda’s wildlife charms, the marine diversity of nearby Sodwana Bay on the coast is easily accessible, with scuba diving, fishing and even turtle watching only some of the adventures available from Phinda.
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Overnight: Phinda Mountain Lodge
Accommodation is in an air conditioned suite with ensuite bathroom comprising bath, shower, separate w.c. and twin hand basins. All suites have a sitting area, personal bar and private veranda, complete with plunge pool and romantic al fresco shower. Your stay includes three meals daily, soft drinks, house wines, local brand spirits and beers, teas and coffees, emergency medical evacuation insurance, laundry and daily lodge adventures.
Day 5, 6, 7, & 8
After breakfast, you will be picked up by your driver/guide and transferred to the Oyster Box Hotel.
Umhlanga is a mecca for sun lovers and watersports enthusiasts. Meaning “the place of reeds”, this scenic area is located along KwaZulu-Natal’s spectacular Golden Mile, just 20 kilometres (12 miles) from the bustling port city of Durban. Umhlanga boasts world-class boutiques and superlative centres, such as the Gateway Mall – a shopper’s paradise! It also offers a wonderful selection of eateries and attractions, including the Natal Sharks Board, professional golf courses and an array of watersports, such as scuba diving, deep-sea fishing, surfing and dolphin viewing.
Meals Included: Breakfast
Overnight: Oyster Box Hotel
Accommodation is in a classic sea facing room. Your stay includes breakfast.
After breakfast, you will be transferred to King Shaka International Airport
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