Your tailor-made safari & beach holiday to South Africa

Twelve Apostles Game drive at Phinda Romantic mountain views of Phinda

Offering a city break in Cape Town, Indian Ocean beaches in Durban and a fabulous Big 5 safari, this vacation has it all. It's a self-drive trip idea for independent travelers who enjoy the freedom of a scenic drive, whilst staying in elegant hotels and lodges.

Set off the exciting journey by seeing Cape Town's sights from Table Mountain and Cape Point to Robben Island and the V&A Waterfront, all from the luxury of the 5-star Twelve Apostles Hotel, known for its incredible sea views. Then head to South Africa's east coast and to the exclusive Oyster Box Hotel situated right on one of Durban's most beautiful beaches. Here spend your time lounging by the pool or on the beach before heading north to Phinda Private Game Reserve and to the spectacular Phinda Mountain Lodge where you will be spoilt with an abundance of activities including Big 5 game drives.

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Day 1

Catch your overnight flight from Philadelphia International Airport to Cape Town International

Day 2 - 5

4 nights at Twelve Apostles Hotel & Spa | Cape Town

Your African luxury adventure begins at Cape Town Airport where your hire car will be ready and waiting. From here you will make your way to your hotel near Camps Bay.

Room Type: Mountain facing room Meal Basis: BB Bed and Breakfast

Day 6 - 9

4 nights at The Oyster Box Hotel | Durban

Return to the airport today and board your flight to Durban Airport. Here your hire vehicle will be ready and waiting and you will drive the 15 min drive to your beachfront hotel in Umhlanga Rocks.

Room Type: Classic Garden Facing Room Meal Basis: BB Bed and Breakfast

Day 10 - 13

4 nights at Phinda Mountain Lodge | Phinda Private Game Reserve

Journey north today. The tail end of the 3.5 hour drive will be game viewing through the private Phinda Reserve. You will be warmly welcomed at Mountain Lodge.

Room Type: Suite Meal Basis: AIS All Inclusive and Scheduled Safari Activities

Day 14

Bid Phinda goodbye and return to Durban where you will drop off your hire car and connect with your onward flight home.



  • International flights from Philadelphia International Airport
  • Accommodation as specified
  • Meals as specified
  • All scheduled safari activities offered by the camps or lodges
  • Car hire, group B car (Toyota Yaris or similar) including full cover, unlimited km and taxes
  • National Parks and conservation entry fees


  • Gratuities
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Additional activities not offered as scheduled by the accommodation
  • Visas and visa fees where relevant
  • Petrol
  • Beverages with the exception of all inclusive hotels


  • Outward Flight:
  • Overnight from Philadelphia International Airport to Cape Town International
  • Return Flight:
  • Overnight from Durban King Shaka to Philadelphia International Airport

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