This tailor-made itinerary takes you on an adventure up the northern coast of KwaZulu-Natal and includes stays at a selection of the most luxurious accommodation the province has to offer. It’s been designed for you to experience the diversity of the province: the people, wildlife, beaches and landscapes with the emphasis on unique experiences, relaxation and pleasure. All transfers are included and two of the three establishments are fully inclusive of meals and daily, optional activities.
Day 1 - 3
Your journey begins in Umhlanga, an affluent residential, commercial and resort town north of Durban. Here you will enjoy a three night stay at The Oyster Box Hotel, one of South Africa’s best loved hotels, directly on the beach and overlooking the Indian Ocean.
Your room is a Classic Sea Facing room with your own private balcony offering views of Umhlanga’s iconic lighthouse and the breathtaking coastline of the Indian Ocean. The hotel is within walking distance to Umhlanga Village where you’ll find a number of restaurants, coffee shops, bars and shops.
Includes: transfers; accommodation; breakfast
Day 4 - 5
Today you get to meander approximately three hours up the north coast to the ‘place of miracle and wonder’ iSimangaliso Wetland Park, South Africa’s first UNESCO World Heritage Site and home to an abundance of birds and wildlife; lakes and eco systems; swamp forests; 25,000 year old coastal dunes and Africa’s largest estuarine system.
Here you get to enjoy a two night stay at Makakatana Bay Lodge, located right at the edge of the water on the western shores of Lake St Lucia. Enjoy an inclusive afternoon game drive on the day of arrival and on the morning of your departure. In addition, you can select a day tour of either: Boat, Lake and Wetland with a picnic lunch; Beach and Eastern Shores with a picnic lunch or a safari to Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Park with brunch.
Includes: transfers; luxury accommodation; all meals; tea and coffee; local minerals, beers and house wines; a game drive on the day of arrival and departure; a choice of one full day experience.
Day 6 - 8
After your morning game drive and breakfast, you will be transported north for approximately two hours to Manyoni Private Game Reserve, one of the premier big five safari destinations in Kwa-Zulu Natal, boasting 23,000 hectares of magnificent Zululand scenery.
You will spend three nights in this reserve at the multi award winning safari lodge, Leopard Mountain. Wild animals roam freely over this vast wilderness providing spectacular game viewing and intimate encounters with some of Africa’s most endangered species. The reserve is home to: elephant; rhino; lion; cheetah; giraffe; wild dog; antelope; leopard; buffalo; birds and much more. Included are two game drives per day with the option of a midday water hole experience.
Includes: transfers; luxury accommodation; all meals; tea and coffee; local minerals, beers and house wines; two game drives per day; midday waterhole activity
Today your driver will transport you back to Umhlanga, approximately four hours south. You will once again be warmly welcomed at The Oyster Box Hotel and spend your last night in the garden province of Kwa-Zulu Natal.
Includes: transfers; luxury accommodation; breakfast
On your departure day, you will be collected from you hotel and dropped off at King Shaka International Airport in time for your departure home.
Includes: airport transfer