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KwaZulu Natal Holidays Tours South Africa Zulu Battlefields Durban Safari

Holiday, Kruger Park, South Africa + Swaziland + Zulu + Kosi Bay + Thonga Beach

South Africa: Kruger Park + Kosi Bay + Thonga (self drive)
SCX12J
12 NIGHTS
FROM £2,295
Per person sharing
International flights + car hire quoted separately
Holiday Kruger Park South Africa Swaziland Zulu Kosi Bay Thonga Beach

This exciting self-drive holiday starts with a Big Five safari in the Kruger Park in South Africa, home to the Big Five & so much more. Then drive through Swaziland & the Zulu Kingdom to the unspoilt Kosi Bay lakes & pristine Thonga Beach. Enjoy snorkelling from the beach, swimming & diving in the warm Indian Ocean. From November to February you can also observe turtles nesting at night.

Holiday Kruger Park South Africa Swaziland Zulu Kosi Bay Thonga Beach
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Holiday: Kruger Park, South Africa
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Big-5 Safari
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Swaziland & Zulu Kingdom
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Kosi Bay Lakes
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Canoeing
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Thonga Beach
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Snorkelling & Scuba Diving
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Hippos on Lake Sibaya
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Wild Dolphins
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Marine Walk to see Turtles
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Holiday: Kruger Park, South Africa
• 
Big-5 Safari
• 
Swaziland & Zulu Kingdom
• 
Kosi Bay Lakes
• 
Canoeing
• 
Thonga Beach
• 
Snorkelling & Scuba Diving
• 
Hippos on Lake Sibaya
• 
Wild Dolphins
• 
Marine Walk to see Turtles
Day 1
Arrive at Mpumalanga Airport, collect your hire car and drive to your lodge situated near the entrance to the world famous Kruger National Park.
 
Check in, settle in and relax in the atmosphere that only the African bushveld can provide!
Days 2 To 3
Today is devoted to self drive game viewing in the Kruger National Park (pay entrance fee locally). We recommend setting off early each morning as the camp gates open (04h30 to 06h00 depending on the season), to take advantage of the best game viewing conditions of the day.
 
Explore the famous Kruger National Park, which offer magnificent game viewing opportunities and the highest concentration of lion in the whole of Africa. Hope to see several of the Big Five - Lion, Elephant, Buffalo, Leopard and Rhino - as well as many other species.
 
With nearly 150 different species of mammals and over 100 species of reptiles in the Kruger National Park, you can hope to see cheetah, giraffe, hippo, kudu, crocodiles, sable antelope, waterbuck, warthogs, baboons, wild dogs and many other interesting animals. With over 500 different bird species including eagles, kingfishers, vultures and storks, outstanding bird watching is also guaranteed.
  
Return to your lodge in the late afternoon and after a beautiful African sunset, enjoy the balmy evening and pristine stars of the Milky Way as you have never seen them before – as well as the spectacular Southern Cross.
 
Note: Vehicles are not allowed to drive off-road in any national park in South Africa. Optional open top game drives can also be booked through your lodge.
Day 4
Today we recommend exploring the splendours of the Drakensberg Panorama Route including the green Blyde River Canyon, the third largest in the world.
 
Enjoy wonderful views from Pinnacle Rock, Wonder View and the Three Rondavels lookout, with the option to take the Graskop Gorge lift (which involves a fairly strenuous walk with plenty of steps & crossing a suspension bridge). You can also visit the Lisbon Falls and the unusual Bourkes Luck Pot Holes - cylindrical holes formed from the swirling waters of the Blyde and Treur Rivers.
 
In the early afternoon we recommend a visit the Moholoholo Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre, where you will have the unique opportunity of viewing wild lion, leopard, cheetah, eagles and vultures at close quarters. Animals found injured, poisoned or orphaned are given a second chance and released back into the wild (check tour times in advance).
 
Alternatively you can visit the Endangered Species Centre in Hoedspruit, famous for its work in breeding cheetah, wild dogs and other threatened species (pay all entrance fees locally).
 
Note: Moholoholo Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre is closed on Sundays.
Day 5
Leave the Kruger National Park today and drive 4-hours into the small mountain kingdom of Swaziland.
 
After completing border formalities, continue travelling through beautiful mountains and gorges to your lodge.
 
Note: You will need your passport to enter Swaziland.
Day 6
Today drive 3-hours from Swaziland across the South African border to Kosi Bay in Zululand.
 
Leave your vehicle at the secure designated lodg pick-up point and transfer 30-minutes in an open-top 4x4 vehicle through local villages to Kosi Bay Nature Reserve.
  
Check in to your luxury Kosi Bay tented lodge set in an indigenous coastal sand forest, with each unit having complete privacy and intimacy with your surroundings – including only paraffin lamps in the bedrooms and an open-air bathroom. In the evening relax by the campfire and enjoy dinner on the outdoor deck under the stars.
Days 7 To 8
Relax at your lodge which is situated near Kosi Bay - a series of four interleading fresh water lakes, that lead into the sea at the Kosi Bay River Mouth in far northern KwaZulu Natal near the border with Mozambique.
 
Kosi Bay forms part of the St Lucia Wetlands, which has been declared a World Heritage Site because of its importance as one of the world’s greatest marine wilderness areas. It is home to over 600 species of birds as well as hippos, crocodiles, loggerhead and leatherback turtles (which lay their eggs on the beaches from November to January) and many other fragile marine species.
 
Activities at the lodge centre around canoeing and boat rides on the lake (both combined with walking to the lake through the coastal forest); fishing on the lakes; bird watching; snorkelling at Kosi Bay River Mouth where local fisherman still use ancient fishing traps; and excursions to Thembe Elephant Park. From November to January, also an evening Marine Trail to see the remarkable spectacle of the egg laying and hatching of loggerhead and leatherback turtles.
Days 9 To 11
Today, drive 1-hour south to your lodge pick-up point at the Coastal Cashews depot, where you can park your car for the duration of your stay.
 
Continue 1-hour on an open-top 4x4 vehicle through the coastal reserve to remote and unspoilt Thonga Beach in the heart of the protected iSimangaliso St Lucia Wetlands.
 
Check into your beach lodge concealed in a canopy of indigenous coastal forest on the shores of the warm Indian Ocean and relax in subtropical surroundings, where monkeys and antelope roam free.
Day 12
Transfer 1-hour through the coastal reserve on an open-top 4x4 vehicle to your car.
 
From here drive 5-hours to your hotel on the North Coast of KwaZulu Natal, renowned for its wonderful beaches renowned for its wonderful beaches and reliably warm holiday weather all year round.
 
Check in and relax in your lush sub-tropical surroundings on the shores of the Indian Ocean.
Day 13
Drive to Durban Airport for your flight home.