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City, Surf and Safari

10 NIGHTS FROM £5,190 per person

This stunning itinerary is something of a hidden gem amongst South African holidays. KwaZulu-Natal may not be as widely known or visited as some of it’s counterparts, but it is a destination that definitely should not be discounted. With a mild year round climate, the beaches are welcoming whenever you choose to visit, and vast stretches of wilderness and wetlands make for incredible wildlife experiences.


place DAYS 1 - 2 - Durban & Umhlanga

Durban & Umhlanga

Spend two nights at the esteemed hotel, The Oyster Box in the resort town of Umhlanga near Durban. The epitome of coastal luxury, this timelessly elegant property has iconic lighthouse views, world-class dining, and direct beach access. On your second day, take the Ultimate Durban Day Tour, beginning your exploration with a stroll through Africa’s oldest surviving Botanical Gardens along with your passionate horticulturalist guide. Meet Mama Nkosi, a curator of one of the largest collections of traditional art and hear about the indigenous beliefs and tribal culture. Visit Victoria Street Market, the beating heart of the city and browse the stalls meeting with local traders.

place DAYS 3 - 4 - iSimangaliso Wetland Park

iSimangaliso Wetland Park

Drive up the coast today to Makakatana Bay Lodge in St.Lucia. Nestled within iSimangaliso Wetland Park, this area offers a unique blend of wildlife, beach and wetland experiences. Witness a plethora of wildlife on guided game drives, including elephants and leopards and take a boat cruise on the St. Lucia Estuary. Access pristine, untouched shores on beach excursions and enjoy local flavours during mealtimes. This is a truly unique and varied insight into the diverse ecosystems of this area.

place DAYS 5 - 7 - Phinda Private Game Reserve

Phinda Private Game Reserve

Continue your travels north to spend three nights at &Beyond Phinda Mountain Lodge. Phinda Private Game Reserve is renowned for its abundant wildlife, including the Big Five and offers a variety of activities including walking safaris and night drives.

Phinda is committed to conservation and community involvement, and you will have the opportunity to contribute and learn about preservation efforts such as pangolin tagging and to visit local Zulu villages.

place DAYS 8 - 11 - Thompson's Bay

Thompson's Bay

Spend a leisurely afternoon driving back down the coast today to your final stop in this itinerary, Sala Beach House in Thompson’s Bay. This beautifully finished boutique property has beachfront access with gorgeous coastal views and oozes barefoot luxury. The perfect conclusion to your trip, Sala Beach House is a truly serene escape and prides itself on offering an experience that makes you feel like you are returning to stay with an old friend while still focusing on 5-star luxury service. Spend your days exploring rocky expanses and hidden coves,practising yoga on the deck or enjoying some of the nearby activities including snorkelling, whale and dolphin viewing. Or, just relax with a book and sit around the fire as the sun sets, enjoying a cocktail and reflecting on your spectacular trip.


10 NIGHTS FROM £5,190 per person

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