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Zululand Explorer Safari

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  • - Departure; Daily
  • - Duration; 7 Days / 6 Nights
  • - Lodging; Safari & Beach Lodges
  • - Group Size; Minimum 2
  • - Note: Travel insurance is compulsory for all safaris
Days 1 - 2: Thula Thula Game Reserve
- Departing Durban in your chosen vehicle, head North in the direction of the famed Zululand.
- En-route take the opportunity to stop off at the Veyane Zulu Cultural Village where the opportunity to learn more about the contemporary way of life of the local Zulu people.
- Within 2 hours drive from Durban one arrives at Thula Thula Game Reserve bordering the South section of the Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Reserve.
- A late afternoon game drive awaits.
- On day 2 you have the choice of game drives, bush walks and bush dining as well as a few of the options below.
- Numerous day and half day tours available (optional);
  - Veyane Zulu Cultural Village
  - St Lucia Estuary
  - Hluhluwe's Centenary Centre
  - Traditional Zulu dancing
  - St Lucia boat cruise
- Accommodation - Thula Thula Game Lodge

Days 3 - 4: 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 Thula Thula to Phinda: ± 3 hours (travelling at a leisurely pace).
- Check into Phinda Forest 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 day and half day tours available (optional);
  - 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

Days 5 - 6: Zululand Coast/ Mabibi
- After your morning breakfast, depart for the Phinda Game Reserve in the direction of Zululand's famed coast line.
- Estimated travelling time from Phinda to Mabibi: ± 2 hours (travelling at a leisurely pace).
- The secluded Thonga Beach Lodge is situated within the coastal forest just behind the forested dunes that occur along Maputaland's coastline.
- The warm Indian Ocean lies just beyond the dunes and on one of the most incredible beaches in all of South Africa.
- With nearly 40 kilometres of unspoilt, pristine coastline, where the waves meet endless stretches of beach, it is possible to walk for hours without meeting another soul or seeing a building.
- Thonga Beach offers comfortable accommodation that is ideal for people who want to truly relax and unwind on one of the best coastlines anywhere in the world.
- Numerous day and half day tours available (optional);
  - The beach
  - Forest trails
  - Bird watching - coastal forest and grasslands
  - Surf/rock fishing (no tackle provided)
  - Swimming (at own risk as there are no life guards)
  - Scuba diving (optional)
  - Excursions to Black Rock (optional)
  - Sangoma visits (optional)
  - Zulu dancing (optional)
  - Horse riding (optional)
- Accommodation - Thonga Beach Lodge

Day 7: Safari Ends
- After your activities and breakfast, depart for Durban ± 5 to 6 hours (travelling at a leisurely pace).

Add-ons
- Add a few nights in the Natal Battlefields.



  • 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

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

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