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KwaZulu Natal holidays - close up of  a vulture and jackal in the Drakensberg Mountains

Big Five Safari (Star Beds) + Durban North Coast


SRW8M
7 NIGHTS
FROM £1,595
International flights quoted separately
This romantic holiday starts with a thrilling Big Five open-top safari at the luxurious Garonga tented safari camp. Enjoy game drives, bush walks, a bush bath & unforgettable sleepout under the stars. Complete your holiday relaxing on the warm Indian Ocean beaches of the Durban North Coast.  All game drives & transfers included. OFFER: add 2 extra nts at Garonga for price of 1 nt.
Star Beds Safari Sleepout Kruger Park Durban North Coast South Africa
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Mpumalanga
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Big-5 Safari
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Star Beds sleep out option
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Elephant Safari
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Hot Air Balloon
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Durban North Coast
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uShaka Marine World
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Zulu Village
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Spa Treatments
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Indian Ocean Beaches
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Mpumalanga
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Big-5 Safari
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Star Beds sleep out option
• 
Elephant Safari
• 
Hot Air Balloon
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Durban North Coast
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uShaka Marine World
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Zulu Village
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Spa Treatments
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Indian Ocean Beaches
Day 1
You will be met at Hoedspruit Airport and transferred 1.5-hours to Makalali Game Reserve.
 
After checking in, enjoy a thrilling game drive in an open-top vehicle accompanied by a lodge ranger. Game viewing opportunities should present themselves almost immediately in this vast wildlife wilderness. Hopefully you will see several species of antelope, zebra, wildebeest and maybe even giraffe today - as well as several of the Big Five - before dining under the stars in the atmosphere that only the African bushveld can provide!
Days 2 To 3
Rise at dawn to take advantage of the best game viewing conditions of the day, as you enjoy a thrilling open-top game viewing drive with your lodge ranger. Enjoy magnificent game viewing, including some of the Big Five - Lion, Elephant, Buffalo, Leopard and Rhino - before returning to your lodge for breakfast.
  
The rest of the morning is free to relax at your lodge or enjoy an optional spa treatment. Later set out again on a wilderness walk or another game drive. You can hope to see cheetah, giraffe, hippo, kudu, crocodiles, sable antelope, waterbuck, warthogs, baboons and many other interesting wild animals. With over 500 different bird species including eagles, kingfishers, vultures and storks, outstanding bird watching is also guaranteed!
 
After a beautiful African sunset, enjoy dining under the stars. One night there is the option of a bush bath or a star-bed sleep out on a beautiful deck overlooking the river, with wild animals all around. You are left with a mouth-watering picnic hamper, drinks box and radio (with washbasin & toilet) and you will be collected in the morning.
Day 4
Time permitting enjoy some final early morning game viewing, before your 2.5-hour transfer to Mpumulanga Airport for your onward flight.

You will be met at Durban Airport and transferred to your hotel on the warm North Coast, renowned for its wonderful beaches and excellent holiday weather.
  
Check in and relax on the shores of the warm Indian Ocean.
Day 5
Today we recommend an optional tour of the highlights of Durban.
 
We start with a visit to uShaka Marine World, situated in the old harbour area that is being extensively re-developed. You will have the opportunity of viewing large indigenous sharks of the Indian Ocean and a wide variety of other marine animals - including turtles, dolphins, seals and penguins. Here there are snorkelling ponds with over 5,000 fish.
 
In the afternoon we drive along Durban beachfront, with its colourful markets, to Moses Mabhida Stadium which was built for the 2010 World Cup. This stadium has a cable car (40 stories high), which offers wonderful views of Durban and its coastline.
 
Our day finishes with a visit to the Sharks Board in Umhlanga, for an audio-visual presentation and shark disection (Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday only).
Days 6 To 7
At leisure to relax on the warm golden beaches of the Durban North Coast.
 
Many optional activities are available such as a marine cruise to search for dolphins, turtles, sharks, whales (in season) and other fascinating sea life. Championship golf, horse riding and deep sea game fishing are also available.
Day 8
Transfer to Durban Airport for your flight home.
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