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KwaZulu Natal Holidays Tours South Africa Zulu Battlefields Durban Safari

South Africa: Self Drive Safari + Thonga Beach (Turtles, Dolphins, Snorkel & Dive)

South Africa Safari: Hluhluwe + Thonga (self drive)
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8 NIGHTS
FROM £1,898
Per person sharing
International flights + car hire quoted separately
South Africa Self Drive Safari Thonga Beach Turtles Dolphins Snorkel Dive

On this wonderful South Africa self drive safari you can combine the Big Five wildlife of the famous Hluhluwe National Park, which saved the black rhino from extinction, with pristine Thonga Beach where sea turtles nest (November to January) & dolphins frolick in the sea. You can also swim, snorkel and dive in the warm waters of the Indian Ocean.

South Africa Self Drive Safari Thonga Beach Turtles Dolphins Snorkel Dive
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South Africa Self Drive Safari
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Durban
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Hluhluwe Gaem Reserve
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Big Five Safari
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Lions, Rhino & Elephants
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Thonga Beach
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Snorkelling & Diving
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Turtles & Dolphins
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Snorkel & Dive
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South Africa Self Drive Safari
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Durban
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Hluhluwe Gaem Reserve
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Big Five Safari
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Lions, Rhino & Elephants
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Thonga Beach
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Snorkelling & Diving
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Turtles & Dolphins
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Snorkel & Dive
Day 1
Arrive at Durban Airport, collect your hire car and drive 3-hours to Hluhluwe Game Reserve in Zululand.
  
After checking into your lodge, enjoy a thrilling open top game drive with a lodge ranger. Game viewing opportunities should present themselves almost immediately and hopefully you will see several species of antelope, zebra, wildebeest and maybe even giraffe - as well as several of the Big Five - before returning to your lodge for dinner.
Days 2 To 3
Today enjoy game viewing by open-top vehicle in Hluhluwe National Park.
 
One of South Africa’s most beautiful game parks, Hluhluwe is home to all the Big 5 - lion, elephant, buffalo, leopard and rhino - as well as the subcontinent’s largest population of endangered rhino, which this park saved from extinction. Hope to see many other interesting species too including giraffe, hippo, kudu, crocodile, waterbuck, warthog and baboon. With over 300 different bird species, outstanding bird watching is also guaranteed.
  
After a beautiful African sunset, enjoy the balmy evening and pristine stars of the southern hemisphere.
  
Note: children < 6 are not allowed on open top game drives
Day 4
After some final early morning game viewing in Hluhluwe Game Reserve, drive 3-hours to the Thonga Beach lodge pick-up point at the Coastal Cashews depot, where you can park your car for the duration of your stay.
 
Then transfer 1-hour through the coastal reserve on an open-top 4x4 vehicle, 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 your wonderful subtropical surroundings, where monkeys and antelope roam free.
Days 5 To 7
Thonga Beach is a remote and unspoilt beach destination, with miles of untouched warm Indian Ocean beaches inhabited only by the loggerhead and leatherback turtles, which return to lay their eggs on the beaches from November to January each year.
 
With its wonderfully warm climate and outstanding snorkelling, spend lazy days by the swimming pool or on the beach surrounded by the highest naturally vegetated sand dunes in the world. Enjoy long walks on the beach, pamper yourself at the spa or enjoy a sundowner drives to Lake Sibaya where you may see hippos and crocodiles as well as abundant bird life.
 
Scuba Divers can explore the underwater treasures of the warm Mozambique Reef, the southern-most coral reef in the world whose canyons and caves are teeming with a huge variety of marine life including over 1,200 species of fish, turtles, bottle-nosed dolphins, moray eels, ribbon tail rays, mantas, butterfly fish, angelfish, sharks, migrating whales (April to July) and whale sharks (January to February).
 
Other optional activities include an Ocean Safari to search for dolphins and Deep Sea Fishing.
Day 8
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 9
Drive to Durban Airport for your flight home.