7 Day Safari –

From ZAR 33,385 p.p.s.

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Overview

Escape to one of South Africa’s truly deserted beaches and encounter formidable wildlife at a bushveld retreat in the heart of Zululand.

This 7 Day Safari Package starts and ends in Durban and includes all road transfers. The rich savannas of Kwazulu Natal Province are ideal for big game and wildlife experiences and combined with the pristine tropical coastline of Maputaland, this safari provides a fantastic blend of exciting experiences.

Spending 3 nights at Leopard Mountain Lodge, set in the heart of Manyoni Private Game Reserve, you will enjoy the very best that South African wildlife has to offer – Big 5 sightings, delicious cuisine and breathtaking scenery.

Thonga Beach Lodge is the epitome of luxury on the Maputaland Coastline.

Here you are spoilt for choice with an array of land and water activities that include turtle tracking from November to February, snorkelling, scuba diving, kayaking & sundowners on Lake Sibaya, open ocean cruises, guided forest walks, bird watching, spa treatments and Tsonga cultural excursions.

Together these destinations offer a first class escape for romantic and fun-filled getaways.

Highlights

  • Awesome Big 5 wildlife safari at Leopard Mountain
  • Enjoy wonderful diversity of Zululand bushveld habitats
  • Once-in-a-lifetime Elephant Experience
  • Pristine wilderness at Thonga Beach Lodge
  • Endless beaches and freshwater lakes
  • Fantastic coral reefs for scuba diving & snorkelling
  • Incredible choice of land and water experiences

Itinerary

DAYS 1 – 4

LEOPARD MOUNTAIN LODGE, MANYONI PRIVATE GAME RESERVE
Luxury Suite Full Board

On arrival at King Shaka International Airport in Durban you will be met by a driver from EZ Shuttle who will display a Welcome Board with your names on it. You will then be transferred by road on a 3 hour journey to Leopard Mountain Lodge, located in the 23,000 hectare Manyoni Private Game Reserve in northern Kwazulu Natal Province.

Leopard Mountain Lodge is located high up in the wild secluded hills of this BIG 5 Game Reserve. Spectacular views overlook a vast expanse of unspoiled bushveld and riverine forests, from the Umsunduze River meandering below to the distant Lebombo Mountains.

You will enjoy a diversity of game, plant and birdlife from an Open Safari Vehicle which may include special sightings of the endangered African wild dog, cheetah, lion, leopard, hyena, elephant, rhino, buffalo and hippo to name a few. This is an unforgettable wildlife experience in a magical environment. Thrilling game activities include early morning and late afternoon into evening game drives as well as optional bush walks where you can enter the space of wild animals and get up close and personal to nature. You also have the option of a once-in-a-lifetime Elephant Interaction.

Your accommodation is in a Luxury Suite with ensuite bathroom, inside & outside showers, air conditioning, room fan, coffee & tea, mini bar, electronic safe, private plunge pool and viewing deck.

At Leopard Mountain Lodge you will indulge in a thrilling wildlife safari. Your ranger will follow the signs of the wild and endeavour to make your experience unforgettable.

The combination of thrilling wildlife encounters, luxury lodge, tantalizing food, the excitement of stories around the campfire and the sounds of the bush will make your safari a very special experience. And don’t forget the special birdlife that create a unique bush atmosphere with their calls, beautiful plumage and constant antics.

Included : Luxury accommodation, breakfast, light picnic basket lunch, afternoon tea & boma dinner, local beverages and alcoholic drinks, tea & coffee, two game drives per day with refreshments, Wifi in main lodge area, Conservation Levies and road transfers.

DAYS 4 – 7

THONGA BEACH LODGE, ISIMANGALISO WETLAND PARK
Forest View Room – Full Board

This morning you will be collected by Dinizulu Safaris and transferred to Thonga Beach Lodge, a journey of about 3 to 4 hours by road, the last section being a 4×4 drive along the sandy tracks of Maputaland.

Thonga Beach Lodge is located on the azure shores and pristine coastal wilderness of the Isimangaliso Wetland Park in Northern Kwazulu Natal Province, a paradise of white beaches, blazing corals and freshwater lakes.

Your accommodation is in a Forest View Room which has a large bedroom opening onto a private balcony, ensuite bathroom, air conditioning, overhead fans, mosquito nets, coffee & tea, mini bar and electronic safe.

Lodge facilities include indoor and outdoor dining areas, bar, lounge, swimming pool, beach deck, wifi lounge and a spa.

Activities include turtle tracking from November to February, snorkelling, scuba diving, kayaking & sundowners on Lake Sibaya, open ocean cruises, guided forest walks, bird watching, spa treatments and Tsonga cultural excursions.

Mabibi is regarded as one of the best snorkelling sites in South Africa. The coral reefs along this protected stretch of coastline are home to thousands of species of tropical fish. The rockpool snorkelling area is home to mostly juvenile fish, but you can see octopus, fire fish, moray eels and electric rays too. The snorkelling is in the bay, about 400 metres south of the lodge. Snorkelling is tide dependent and is best at low tide. Guests can also experience the thrill of snorkelling in the open ocean on shallow reefs.

Scuba diving at Thonga Beach is phenomenal, with reefs located only a short distance from the lodge. Shoals of game fish, sharks and schools of bottlenose dolphins are often encountered.

Thonga Beach Lodge is located in the Isimangaliso Wetland Park, an internationally recognised World Heritage Site that is one of the most biodiverse regions in all of Africa. The 358,534 ha and 220 km long reserve is a tropical paradise of crystal clear water, marshland, swamp and coastal forests. Inside the reserve is Lake Sibaya which has 100 kms of untouched shoreline and is South Africa’s largest freshwater lake. Hippo and crocodile bask in and around the lakes and the reserve provides a haven for a variety of rare fish, flora and fauna.

Included : Accommodation, meals, use of snorkelling equipment, guided walks, kayaking and sundowners at Lake Sibaya, cultural tours to Mabibi Community, road transfers and Park Fees.

DAY 7

END OF SAFARI

Today you will be transferred to the collection point from where you will be met by EZ Shuttle and transferred to King Shaka International Airport for your onward flight. Your journey today will be approximately 5 hours by road.

1 2 Go Tours wishes you a safe and thrilling journey that will leave lasting memories and a desire to return.

Rates

  • May – July 2020 – ZAR 33,385 per person sharing
  • Aug – Dec 2020 – ZAR 36,680 per person sharing
  • Jan – April 2021 – ZAR 38,295 per person sharing
  • May – July 2021 – ZAR 36,095 per person sharing
  • Aug – Dec 2021 – ZAR 39,085 per person sharing

Rates based on 2 people sharing
Single supplements may apply
Accommodation subject to availability

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Inclusions

Leopard Mountain Lodge – Luxury accommodation, breakfast, light picnic basket lunch, afternoon tea & boma dinner, local beverages and alcoholic drinks, tea & coffee, two game drives per day with refreshments, Wifi in main lodge area, Conservation Levies and road transfers.

Thonga Beach Lodge – Accommodation, meals, use of snorkelling equipment, guided walks, kayaking and sundowners at Lake Sibaya, cultural tours to Mabibi Community, road transfers and Park Fees.