Highlights of Kwazulu Natal – 12 Nights
Included in the Package:
- 3 nights at Phinda Mountain Lodge, including all meals, soft drinks, house wines and safari activities
- 7 nights at Thonga Beach Lodge including breakfast
- 2 nights at The Oyster Box, including breakfast
- Car rental
- Please note that the price does not include international and domestic flights
Tailor Made Itineraries
Please let us know if you would like to make changes to this itinerary, we are always happy to tailor-make your African dream vacation.
The Trip in Detail
A closer look at what your holiday could be.
Day 1-4 Phinda Mountain Lodge/Phinda Game Reserve
Pick up your car rental in Richard’s Bay, and take the 2 hour drive up to Phinda Game Reserve. Phinda is located in northern Kwazulu Natal, and is one of the country’s best kept secrets when it comes to game viewing. Although small when compared to parks like Kruger, Phinda comprises 7 distinct eco systems and a wealth of mammal and birdlife.
Phinda is a great introduction to the wildlife of South Africa, and Mountain Lodge will provide spectacular views, luxury accommodation, exciting safaris and outstanding service and activities. Phinda’s great advantage is its location and access to a wide range of activities, including water-based (ocean safaris, watersports and turtle tracking) and bush walks, night drives, hikes and more.
Amazing safari in a big five game reserve
Luxurious accommodation with private plunge pools
Day 4-11 Thonga Beach Lodge/iSimangaliso Wetland Park
From Phinda you’ll head down to the incredible, unspoiled iSimangaliso Wetland Park for a week-long escape to Thonga Beach Lodge. Thonga’s location is secluded and quiet, and its pristine beach and coastal waters make for the perfect nature getaway.
Just 12 thatched huts make the lodge private and intimate, with 5 resting on the beach and the rest secluded in the forest. Spend your days on the beach, turtle tracking, swimming, snorkelling, diving and taking sun downer boat trips. The marine life is spectacular, and Sibbaya Lake has plenty of hippo and crocodile.
Thonga is accessible only by 4×4, so guests may choose to leave their vehicles at the Costal Cashew Factory and take Thonga’s transfer to the lodge.
Barefoot luxury at its best
Secluded unspoilt beach
The perfect place to relax and unwind
Day 11-13 Oyster Box/Durban
After a week long beach escape, head down to Durban’s north to the beautiful and famous Oyster Box Hotel. The grand, luxurious hotel offers a royal base from which to spend your last 2 days exploring Durban.
Durban offers beautiful beaches, great shopping, uShaka Marine World, botanical gardens and more. If you wish, you do not even need to leave the hotel to have an incredible 2 days here. The Oyster Box is feet from the sandy beach and its stunning pool area looks onto the famous light house. Enjoy drinks and fruit skewers by the pool, have some treatments in the spa, and take advantage of the renowned afternoon tea.
Luxury hotel right by the beach
Very romantic hotel