Discover the natural wonders of KwaZulu Natal, from the unspoiled shoreline of Fairmont Zimbali on the Dolphin Coast to the thrill of a Big 5 safari in the Phinda Private Game Reserve plus so much more...
- Enjoy forest walks
- Bird and butterfly watch from South Africa’s aerial boardwalk
- Morning and afternoon game drives in search of elusive cheetah and rare black rhino
- Day 1:
You will be met upon arrival in Durban and transferred to the Fairmont Zimbali Resort.
- Day 2:
Today is at leisure. Perhaps explore the wonders of this coastal resort or partake in one of the optional day excursions available from the lodge (at an additional cost). Why not visit the nearby Zulu Battlefields? Fly back in time, to a spellbinding period and place in time. Accompanied by an accomplished storyteller, historian, researcher and battlefields guide, we relive all the drama that took place at Rorke's Drift and Isandlwana.
- Day 3:
You will be met after breakfast and transferred to Phinda Private Game Reserve.
- Day 4:
At Phinda, the days are designed to thrill you with intimate wildlife encounters and the nights to delight you with the indulgence and romance of Africa. As dawn breaks over the African bush, a gentle tap on your door will wake you to the delights of a new day. Your ranger will discuss what you hope to see that day over fragrant tea or coffee and morning biscuits or rusks. Phinda is renowned for its exceptional sightings of the elusive cheetah and the rare black rhino. There is also a number of resident lion prides and rangers will do their best to provide guests with a glimpse of all of these animals. Return to your lodge for a delicious breakfast and some time to relax until lunch. If you wish, you can walk off your breakfast near your lodge, accompanied by your ranger, who will share his insight into the smaller animals and vegetation in the area, before returning in time for lunch. Cool off with a refreshing dip in the pool, indulge in an afternoon siesta or simply watch the wildlife from your private veranda. Over a late afternoon tea, your ranger will discuss what you hope to see during the afternoon game drive. The game drive begins in the late afternoon and lasts until after dark, when spotlights are used for a glimpse into the nocturnal bush life. Listen to lions roar in the dark or admire the small nocturnal animals. Enjoy sundowners in a scenic location as the sun slowly sinks beneath the horizon. Return for a mouthwatering dinner which will be waiting for you at your lodge's boma or in a surprising bush location.
- Day 5:
In addition to twice-daily interpretive game drives and nature walks, guests at Phinda Private Game Reserve can also enjoy Phinda Adventures and Phinda Specialist Safaris with specialist ranger, Daryl Dell. With its unique location, Phinda is able to offer a choice of cultural and beach-related adventures, scuba diving and spectacular air safaris. Phinda Adventures and Phinda Specialist Safaris are offered at an additional cost
- Day 6:
The day is yours to enjoy as you wish!
- Day 7:
An early morning wake up call, followed by breakfast, then depart the African bush, and transfer to Richards Bay Airport.
April 24 – December 12, 2019
Per Person Sharing: $3,199
Single Supplement: $1,499
Accommodation as per the itinerary; Most meals as per the itinerary (5x breakfast, 4x lunch, 4x dinner); Ground transfers as per the itinerary; All park fees and safari activitiesPrice Excludes :
International and domestic South Africa flights; Any meals or services not mentioned in the day-to-day itinerary; Any items of personal expense - i.e. drinks, telephone calls, laundry etc; Gratuities for rangers, drivers, guides