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Wetlands and Wildlife

Duration
8 Days
Prices From:
AU$ 4,236

Spend time in both Hluhulwe-Imfolozi National Park as well as Isimangaliso Wetlands on this trip. Experience game drives, nature walks, canoeing, snorkeling or just relax at your lodge - this trip has it all, showcasing the diversity and beauty of wildlife and geography in South Africa.


This 8-day South Africa safari shows you a different side of this incredible country’s diverse wildlife and landscapes. Visit the rhinos of Hluhluwe-iMolozi and see the unique creatures of the Isimangaliso Wetland Park.

Arrive in Durban and transfer to South Africa’s oldest game reserve, Hluhluwe-iMfolozi National Park. The reserve stands among the world’s best places to see rhinos in the wild. In fact, the park is often credited with the species’ preservation when it came close to extinction in the late 19th century. You’ll see a healthy population of elephants, giraffes, buffalo, and other species as well. You’ll have plenty of chances to see the game on morning and afternoon drives, and perhaps enjoy a traditional South African bush braai for dinner.

iSimangaliso Wetland Park is an immense protected zone on South Africa’s east coast, encompassing Lake St Lucia. That you’ll see plenty of hippos, crocodiles, and other water-loving creatures is a given, but iSimangaliso is also known for its elephants, giraffes, and even elusive leopards. Explore the wilderness with a range of included activities, then transfer to Thonga Beach for some much needed R&R. You can even continue the wildlife adventure underwater! Thonga is one of South Africa’s top destinations for snorkeling.


 

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Duration
8 Days
Prices From:
AU$ 4,236

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Day 1

Arrive Durban

Upon arrival, you will be met by Goway's local representative and transferred to your hotel. Remainder of the day is at your leisure.

Duration0 Nights
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Oyster Box Hotel

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    Oyster Box Hotel



    A national treasure, South Africa's most cherished hotel. Standing majestically on Umhlanga's beachfront, overlooking the Indian Ocean and the iconic lighthouse, discover the timeless elegance of the Oyster Box. With 86 luxurious rooms, suites and villas to choose from, The Oyster Box meets the individual ...

    A national treasure, South Africa's most cherished hotel. Standing majestically on Umhlanga's beachfront, overlooking the Indian Ocean and the iconic lighthouse, discover the timeless elegance of the Oyster Box.

    With 86 luxurious rooms, suites and villas to choose from, The Oyster Box meets the individual needs of every visitor. Whether you're travelling as a family group or solo, each room is superbly designed to provide the utmost comfort and style at your home away from home.

    Enjoy a multitude of dining options, including their famous curry feast and High Tea, and indulge in the award-winning spa amid tropical gardens.

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    • Gym/Fitness Centre
    • Pool (s)
    • Restaurant(s)
    • Spa

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Day 2

Umhlanga to Hluhluwe-iMfolozi National Park

After breakfast at your hotel, transfer by road to South Africa's oldest proclaimed game reserve - Hluhluwe-iMfolozi National Park. Arrive at Rhino Ridge Safari Lodge in time for lunch where you will be made to feel extra welcome. Check in and (time permitting) spend a few hours at leisure. This afternoon, depart on a safari drive in an open Land Rover with your game ranger. Your ranger is your host for the duration of your stay and he will take care of your every need whilst sharing his intimate knowledge of the wild. Sipping sundowners under an African sky somehow ''finishes off'' the whole day's experience.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Duration2 Nights
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Rhino Ridge Safari Lodge

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    Rhino Ridge Safari Lodge



    Rhino Ridge Safari Lodge is the only private lodge situated inside the Hluhluwe iMfolozi Park, therefore in addition to driving on their private concession within the park they also have unlimited access to the greater Hluhluwe iMfolozi Park where you have the opportunity to spot ...

    Rhino Ridge Safari Lodge is the only private lodge situated inside the Hluhluwe iMfolozi Park, therefore in addition to driving on their private concession within the park they also have unlimited access to the greater Hluhluwe iMfolozi Park where you have the opportunity to spot the Big 5. The rooms have been carefully positioned high up on a ridge to take full advantage of the spectacular views over the hills and valleys of Hluhluwe iMfolozi Park while at the same time giving each room maximum privacy. Rhino Ridge Safari Lodge accommodates a maximum of 36 guests in 4 different room types.

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    • Air Conditioning
    • Spa
    • Wedding venue

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Day 3

Hluhluwe-iMfolozi National Park

Up at dawn for your early morning game drive! Of course, the less energetic are welcome to sleep late! Search out a multitude of animals including lion, elephant, buffalo, rhino, leopard, cheetah and wild dog, together with a wealth of antelope and birds interacting in their natural environment.

Return to camp for a hearty breakfast, relax around the pool or talk with your ranger and mingle with the guests. Your afternoon game drive takes you well into the evening. Return to your lodge for another sumptuous dinner. Weather permitting you may enjoy a bush 'braai' at a surprise venue!

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Day 4

Hluhluwe-iMfolozi to Isimangaliso Wetland Park

Today after one last morning game drive and breakfast at your lodge, transfer by road to Isimangaliso Wetland Park and your accommodation for the next 2 nights at Kosi Forest Lodge. After a sumptuous lunch, enjoy a guided canoe trip or walk in Raffia forest.

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Duration2 Nights
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Kosi Forest Lodge

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    Kosi Forest Lodge



    Kosi Forest Lodge is a private lodge situated in the unspoilt wilderness that is part of the Isimangaliso Wetland Park, now internationally recognised as a World Heritage Site. The 16-bed lodge offers comfortable accommodation, fine cuisine and caters for a host of estuarine, beach and ...

    Kosi Forest Lodge is a private lodge situated in the unspoilt wilderness that is part of the Isimangaliso Wetland Park, now internationally recognised as a World Heritage Site. The 16-bed lodge offers comfortable accommodation, fine cuisine and caters for a host of estuarine, beach and wilderness activities. Explore this unique ecosystem by guided canoe, boat trip on the lakes, raffia forest walks or day excursion to nearby coastal beaches. Discover one of South Africa's best ecotourist destinations. Kosi Forest Lodge is set in a beautiful sand forest on the banks of the Kosi Lake. The thatched bush suites are carefully positioned to provide guests with privacy and an intimacy within the peaceful surroundings. The romantic en-suite bathrooms are open-air, giving guests a truly unique experience. Guests can relax at the pool with its unsurpassed views of Lake Shengeza.

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    • Bar/Lounge
    • Boat Trips
    • Canoeing
    • Free Parking
    • Pool (s)
    • Restaurant
    • Turtle Tracking
    • Wireless Internet Access

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Day 5

Kosi Forest Lodge

A full day is yours to explore the pristine wilderness of Isimangaliso with your included activities at your lodge.

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Day 6

Kosi Forest Lodge to Thonga Beach

Today transfer to Thonga Beach Lodge, situated in the Isimangaliso Wetland Park. The rest of your day is at your leisure to enjoy your lodge and the many included activities on offer including snorkeling, guided walks, kayaking and sundowners at Lake Sibaya and cultural tours to Mabibi Community.

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Duration2 Nights
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Thonga Beach Lodge

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    Thonga Beach Lodge



    Thonga Beach Lodge is set on the pristine shores of the Maputuland coast, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. This 24-bed 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 ...

    Thonga Beach Lodge is set on the pristine shores of the Maputuland coast, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. This 24-bed 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.

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    • Bar
    • Chapel/Shrine
    • Free WiFi
    • Internet Access
    • Non Smoking Property
    • Parking
    • Pool (s)
    • Restaurant
    • Safety Deposit Box
    • Snorkelling
    • Spa

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Day 7

Thonga Beach

Today spend the day enjoying the many activities on offer at your lodge.

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Day 8

Thonga to Durban and Depart

After breakfast, transfer by road back to Durban International Airport in time for your onward flight.

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DEPARTURES:

Daily until Dec 18 '20

PRICE INCLUDES:

  • Roundtrip airport transfers from Durban
  • 7 nights accommodation
  • Meals as indicated in the itinerary by BLD
  • Tours and sightseeing as indicated in the itinerary

PRICE EXCLUDES:

  • Travel insurance
  • International and domestic airfare & airfare taxes
  • Visa fees if applicable
  • Meals and beverages not mentioned
  • Gratuities
  • Items of a personal nature

TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

Prices are "from" per person based on twin/double share accommodation and for travel in low season. Seasonal surcharges and blackout dates may apply. Limited seat/spaces and all pricing is subject to change and availability. Rates for single or triple travellers are available on request - please inquire.

TB THOMPSODUR20SA: WW 20
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