Durban, Hluhluwe, Thonga & St Lucia

Price
11 nights 12 days 
On Request
Highlights
  • KwaZulu Natal’s breathtaking coastline.
  • 9 Day Car Rental
  • Authentic South African wildlife experience,
  • South Africa’s best snorkelling and fantastic off-shore scuba diving.
  • UNESCO Heritage Site
  • Entrance fees to the game reserve and wetland park included
  • Meals and activities included per itinerary
  • Overview
  • Itinerary
  • Includes & Excludes
  • Gallery

Overview

Occupying a majestic location on the Umhlanga beachfront in KwaZulu-Natal province, The Oyster Box is one of South Africa’s most celebrated hotels, as famous for its remarkable coastal views as the understated luxury and gracious hospitality that have become the hallmarks of this cherished seaside destination. Set just 15 minutes drive from King Shaka International Airport, The Oyster Box offers an array of individually decorated rooms and suites, an award-winning spa set amid tropical gardens, and a mouth-watering menu of restaurants and bars.  The beautifully appointed Luxury Sea Facing Rooms each offer a balcony that opens on to uninterrupted views of Umhlanga’s historic lighthouse and KwaZulu Natal’s breathtaking coastline.

Thanda Private Game Reserve offers an authentically South African wildlife experience, matched with sincere commitment to the Zulu culture and passionate conservation of the environment. Step out onto your wooden deck. Take a dip in your heated plunge pool. Enjoy dinner served in your own private boma. Or admire the African sunset from the circular daybed atop your thatched outdoor sala. Thanda Safari Lodge is known for its 9 beautiful bush suites, each self-contained for absolute privacy. Shaped like a traditional Zulu homestead, the 220m² suites have panoramic views of the surrounding game reserve.

Beautiful bush suites are each self-contained for absolute privacy. Shaped like a traditional Zulu homestead, the 220m² suites have panoramic views of the surrounding game reserve. Each suite has a spacious lounge and majestic master bedroom and double-sided fireplace. The bathroom has a vanity, his-and-hers basins, egg-shaped bath, enclosed toilet as well as indoor and outdoor showers.

Thonga Beach Lodge is set on the pristine shores of the Maputuland coast, KwaZulu-Natal and is a 25 minute drive from Lake Sibaya and 6 hours’ drive from Durban. This luxury lodge is the ideal place to discover one of the most unspoilt wilderness beaches left on the African continent. Mabibi is a magical place of coastal forests, grasslands, bush, shimmering lakes and exquisite sandy beaches. Its crystal clear, warm waters offer South Africa’s best snorkelling and fantastic off-shore scuba diving. Set above a secluded bay, Thonga Beach Lodge is nestled into beautiful coastal dune forest with sweeping views of the stunning beach below. Most meals will be served al fresco, or, guests can head for the beach and dine by candlelight on the shores of the Indian Ocean.

Makakatana Bay Lodge the only privately owned safari lodge set on the banks of Lake St Lucia within the iSimangaliso Wetland Park World Heritage Site, the heart of Africa’s largest natural estuary and a 2 hour, 30 minute drive from Durban. The iSimangaliso Wetland Park World Heritage Site is one of the few natural wonders left on earth where there are unspoiled wilderness beaches, vast wetlands and game reserves all combined into one reserve. Guests are accommodated in 6 bright and spacious suites. The Lodge features an
outdoor pool, dining room and private parking. Guests can also enjoy outdoor dining on the deck, visit the wine cellar in the Old Crab House or arrange a private dining experience.

Itinerary

Meet & Greet at Durban Airport, met off aircraft, assisted through customs/immigrations, with luggage & through to arrivals hall

Private transfer from Durban Airport to Oyster Box Hotel

Oyster Box Hotel
Luxury Sea Facing Room on a Bed and Breakfast basis for 3 nights
Enjoy the Umhlanga beachfront in KwaZulu-Natal province,
Enjoy the Umhlanga beachfront in KwaZulu-Natal province,
Car Hire - PDAR Group O - BMW 3 Series or similar - EB Classic Plus Navigation, Max 4 people (Deliver to Oyster Box Hotel / Drop off at Durban Airport – excluding delivery fee) 9 days

Thanda Safari Lodge
Bush Suite on a Fully Inclusive (Selected Beverages)basis for 3 nights

Option includes:
Two game drives per day, all meals and selected local beverages (soft drinks, house wines, local spirits and
beers), bush walks, minibar, Wi-fi and laundry.
Enjoy the South African wildlife experience, game drives and bush walks
Enjoy the South African wildlife experience, game drives and bush walks
Thonga Beach Lodge
Ocean View Rooms on a Full Board with Activities basis for 3 nights

Option includes:
Meals, teas & coffees, use of snorkelling equipment, guided walks, kayaking and sundowners at Lake Sibaya, cultural tours to Mabibi Community. Each guest is entitled to 1 of the following on a sundowner excursion at Lake Sibaya, glass of wine, local beer, cider or soft drink and WI-FI.
Enjoy the unspoilt wilderness beaches left on the African continent and the activities
Enjoy the unspoilt wilderness beaches left on the African continent and the activities
Makakatana Bay Lodge
Standard Room on a Full Board with Activities basis for 2 nights

Option includes:
Meals, teas and coffees, local minerals, beers and house wines (excludes spirits), afternoon game drive on day
of arrival, morning game drive on day of departure and full day activities
Enjoy game drives and activities
Check out of Makakatana Bay Lodge
Drop off Vehicle at Durban Airport
End of Tour

Price Includes

  • Meet & Greet at Durban Airport, met off aircraft, assisted through customs/immigrations, with luggage & through to arrivals hall
  • Private transfer from Durban Airport to Oyster Box Hotel
  • 3 nights at Oyster Box Hotel Luxury Sea Facing Room on a Bed and Breakfast basis
  • 9 days PDAR Group O – BMW 3 Series or similar – EB Classic Plus Navigation, Max 4 people (Deliver to Oyster Box Hotel / Drop off at Durban Airport – excluding delivery fee)
  • 3 nights at Thanda Safari Lodge Bush Suite on a Fully Inclusive (Selected Beverages)basis
  • 3 nights at Thonga Beach Lodge Ocean View Rooms on a Full Board with Activities basis

Price Excludes

  • All flights (International and Domestic) for passengers and tour leader
  • All other meals
  • Optional tours
  • All items of a personal nature – i.e. all drinks, laundry, telephone calls, curios, etc.
  • All gratuities for guides / drivers (Recommended at US$ 1 per person, per guide / per driver, per day)
  • Any other services not mentioned above
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