This luxury self drive holiday takes in the beautiful city of Cape Town followed by a 3 part tour around the province of KwaZulu Natal on South Africa's rugged East Coast. KwaZulu Natal offers a sub-tropical climate, making it an ideal place to stay during South Africa's winters. It is particularly known for its spectacular Indian Ocean beaches, its interesting Indian and Zulu cultures and its abundant Big 5 game reserves.
You will start in Cape Town visiting the many tourist attractions including the V&A Waterfront, Table Mountain, Robben Island and Cape Point. You will then journey to KwaZulu Natal's coastal city of Durban, a short flight from Cape Town. Here you will spend your time in the small town of Umhlanga Rocks, most famous for its historic lighthouse and endless beach promenade filled with runners, dog walkers and surfers. We recommend lounging by the pool or swimming the warm waters of the Indian Ocean, however, if you want to do further exploring, the city of Durban does offer a range of activities.
Of course, we have included a magnificent safari so as you can experience all that makes South Africa a truly unique and much loved holiday destination. A 3-4 hour drive will bring you to Phinda Mountain Lodge in the private Phinda Game Reserve. Here you will partake in day and night Big 5 game drives and spend your down time relaxing by the pool or enjoying meals under the endless African sky.
For the final leg of your trip will travel further north, near the border with Mozambique to the area known as the Elephant Coast, one of the most remote in the country. It is a wild coastline of breath-taking scenery and natural wonders. You will stay at Thonga Beach Lodge where you will enjoy a wide range of activities from snorkeling and scuba diving, to forest walks, fishing, birding, cultural visits and turtle tracking (in season). This is an extra special place of exquisite natural beauty. It will revive your sense and be the perfect end to a diverse and fun-filled holiday.
- Tailor-made Itinerary from $7,180 Per Person
- Cape Town
- 4 nights at One & Only Cape Town
Upon arrival at Cape Town International Airport you will make your way to the car hire desk to collect your hire car. From here you will drive yourself to Cape Town.
- 2 nights at The Oyster Box Hotel
Today you will take the drive back to Cape Town International Airport where you drop off your hire car and connect with your flight to Durban Airport. On arrival you will collect your hire car and drive to the Durban.
- Phinda Private Game Reserve
- 4 nights at Phinda Mountain Lodge
Today you will take the drive to the Phinda Private Game Reserve.
- Elephant Coast
- 4 nights at Thonga Beach Lodge
Today you will take the drive to the Elephant Coast.
Onward Transfer to Richards Bay Airport
Today you will take the drive to Durban Airport where you will drop off your hire car and connect with your onward flight home.
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- Arrival Airport: Cape Town International
One & Only Cape Town
The Oyster Box Hotel
Phinda Mountain Lodge
Thonga Beach Lodge
- Return Airport: Richards Bay
- International flights from JFK
- Accommodation as specified
- Meals as specified
- All scheduled safari activities offered by the camps or lodges
- Car hire, group B car (Ford Fiesta or similar) including full cover, unlimited km and taxes
- National Parks and conservation entry fees
- Personal travel insurance
- Additional activities not offered as scheduled by the accommodation
- Visas and visa fees where relevant
- Beverages with the exception of all inclusive hotels
- Outward Flight:
- Overnight from JFK to Cape Town International
- Return Flight:
- Overnight from Richards Bay to JFK
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The prices in our itineraries are intended to guide you towards a potential budget for your holiday.
The cost of your tailored holiday will be dependent on what accommodation and airline class you select, the season you travel in, the airline used, any discounts applied or additional private extras you require.
Our journey specialists understand that you will be searching for a quality holiday at the best price and as we are always looking to establish loyalty to Mahlatini, we will be happy to compare any cheaper options you may have obtained. Do be aware, however, of any hidden extras and that you are indeed comparing like for like whilst also receiving the same quality service and financial protection.