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KwaZulu Natal Holidays Tours South Africa Battlefields Durban Safari

South Africa: Nambiti Big-5 Safari + Durban


SRU7R
7 NIGHTS
FROM £1,594
Per person sharing
International flights quoted separately
This exciting beach safari holiday combines a luxury safari at the malaria free Nambiti Game Reserve in the Natal Midlands, that is home to all the Big Five - lion, rhino, elephant, buffalo & leopard - with the warm Indian Ocean beaches of the Durban North Coast, where extra beach days can be added. Enjoy swimming, relaxing or playing golf. All game drives, park fees and transfers included.
Beach Safari South Africa
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Nambiti Hills
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Big-5 Game Drives
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Lion
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Elephants
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Buffalo
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Durban North Coast
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Indian Ocean Beaches
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Golf
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Horse Riding
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Fishing
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Nambiti Hills
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Big-5 Game Drives
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Lion
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Elephants
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Buffalo
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Durban North Coast
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Indian Ocean Beaches
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Golf
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Horse Riding
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Fishing
Day 1
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 2
Today transfer 3-hours through the rolling hills of the Natal Midlands and Ladysmith, to the malaria-free Nambiti Game Reserve.
 
Check into your Big Five safari lodge and enjoy a thrilling afternoon open-top game drive with your lodge ranger.
Days 3 To 4
Rise early when game viewing conditions are at their best, for an open-top game drive with a lodge ranger in Nambiti Game Reserve.
 
With a mixed vegetation of savanna grasslands, indigenous trees and bushveld, this wildlife conservation area is home to all the Big Five, as well as offering an ideal habitat for a large variety of plains game and abundant bird life. Return to the lodge for lunch and relaxation, before returning to the bushveld in the late afternoon for another exciting game drive.
 
Note: Children < 2 years are not allowed on open top game drives, with higher age limits applicable at certain lodges.
Day 5
After a final early morning safari in Nambiti Game Reserve, transfer 3-hours to your hotel on the North Coast of KwaZulu Natal, renowned for its wonderful beaches and reliably warm weather all year round.
 
Check in and relax in your lush sub-tropical surroundings on the shores of the Indian Ocean.
Day 6
This morning enjoy a half day shared sightseeing tour of the highlights of Durban.
 
We start with a drive along the Golden Mile, the beachfront promenade with its colourful street markets, and through the Point Waterfront. We continue past the beautiful old City Hall to the small craft harbour at Wilson's Wharf and drive past huge sugar terminals and busy harbour warehouses to the University of Natal campus, which has lovely views over the harbour.
 
Then we visit the bustling African/Indian Markets at Warwick Triangle – home to 9 different markets developed around Durban’s largest public transport interchange, where over 6,000 street vendors ply their trade – an authentic cultural experience. We then visit the peaceful Durban Botanic Gardens, founded in 1849 and home to a magnificent orchid house and many massive trees from Asia, Africa and America. Our tour ends with a visit to the iconic Moses Mabhida Stadium that was built for the 2010 World Cup. Here you will have the option of taking a cable car ride to the top of the stadium for a phenomenal view over Durban and its coastline (own account).
 
After lunch (own account) we continue to uShaka Marine World, situated in the old harbour area that is being extensively re-developed. Here you can view large indigenous sharks of the Indian Ocean and a wide variety of marine animals - including turtles, dolphins, seals and penguins. There are snorkelling ponds with over 5,000 fish and a lovely beach.
 
Note: Moses Mabhida Stadium is closed on Saturdays and any other match day.
Day 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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