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Natal Gourmet Safari

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  • - Departure; Daily
  • - Duration; 7 Days / 6 Nights
  • - Lodging; Safari Lodges
  • - Group Size; Minimum 2
  • - Note: Travel insurance is compulsory for all safaris
Days 1-3: Natal North Coast
- On arrival at Durban International Airport, pick up your rental car and self drive to the Natal North Coast.
- Drive to Hotel Izulu for your first stopover ± 1 hours (travelling at speed limits, no sight seeing) from the Durban International Airport.
- The following few days are at your complete leisure, explore the area or simple just relax the choice is yours.
- Embraced by subtropical vegetation, Hotel Izulu lies in the sun drenched holiday resort town of Ballito.
- World renowned for luxury accommodation, outstanding cuisine, an award winning Spa and an extraordinary wedding venue , Hotel Izulu's warm friendly atmosphere and attentive staff contribute to an unforgettable experience of relaxation , peace and tranquillity.
- Numerous day and half day tours available (optional);
  - Durban City tour
  - Shakaland Zulu Experience
  - Ushaka Marine Tour
  - Relaxing on some of the best beaches in the country
  - Impilo Spa
  - Dine a la carte at the elegantly contemporary Gigi's Restaurant
- Boasting 19 suites and the finest accommodation in Ballito, the hotel is a stylish blend of Tuscan architecture, African features and Balinese influences.
- Spend two nights on a bed and breakfast basis.
- Accommodation - Hotel Izulu

Days 3-5: Central Drakensberg
- After your morning breakfast, depart for the Scenic Central Drakensberg Mountain Range.
- Estimated travelling time from Durban: ± 2 - 2.5 hours (travelling at a leisurely pace).
- Cleopatra Mountain Farmhouse offers beautiful country house accommodation in the Drakensberg Mountains in South Africa.
- With the crisp winter mornings, roaring log fires and beautiful sunny days of winter approaching us again, what more could one wish for than a couple of days at Cleopatra Mountain Farmhouse for a romantic gourmet getaway in the Drakensberg Mountains.
- Dinner is a sumptuous 6 course affair with no effort or expense spared to give our guests a memorable dining experience.
- Tucked away in the beautiful Kamberg valley close to Giant's Castle Nature Reserve, and all the normal mountain pursuits such as swimming, walking and hiking are available.
- Numerous activities available (optional);
  - Walking
  - Horse Riding
  - Horse Stud Tours and Local Adventures
  - Fishing
  - Sani Pass
  - Crane Rehabilitation Centre
  - Midlands Meander
  - Bushman Rock Art
- Accommodation - Cleopatra Mountain Farmhouse

Days 5- 6: Phinda Private Game Reserve
- After your breakfast, depart for the Phinda Private Game Reserve in the Zululand Region Of KwaZulu Natal.
- Estimated travelling time from Cleopatra Mountain Farmhouse to Phinda: ± 5 hours (travelling at a leisurely pace).
- Check into your chosen lodge and should time allow depart on a late afternoon game drive.
- Face-to-face with lions and rhino, up close to a whale shark or battling sailfish, that's the Phinda experience, one of the most exciting safari destinations in Africa.
- Located between the azure waters of the Indian Ocean and the lush waterways of the World Heritage Greater Saint Lucia Wetland Park, Phinda's 17 500 hectares span seven unique habitats.
- Numerous activities available;
  - Mzinene River canoeing
  - Twice daily game drives
  - Interpretive bush walks
  - Mzinene River boat cruise
  - Deep Sea Fishing (optional)
  - Flight of the Fish Eagle(optional)
  - Scuba safaris(optional)
  - Zulu Cultural Tour (optional)
- Accommodation - Phinda Forest Lodge

Day 7: Safari Ends
- After your morning game drive and breakfast, depart for Durban ± 3 to 4 hours (travelling at a leisurely pace).



  • Rates on Request, budget dependant
  • Per person sharing
  • Rates are in South African Rands
  • *Rates may vary according to season
  • Flights (return);
  • UK - RSA; from £ 611
  • USA - RSA; from $ 1390
  • EUR - RSA; from € 495
  • Subject to availability & T&C's

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  • - Accommodation based on budget
  • - Vehicle based on budget
  • - Meals as stated
  • - Activities as stated
  • Safari Excludes
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  • - Visas
  • - Insurance
  • - Items of a personal nature
  • - Gratuities
  • - Activities not included in above itinerary
  • - Fuel costs
  • - Car Hire Insurance

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