Your tailor-made safari & beach holiday to South Africa

St Francis Bay Cable Car Umhlanga

Combining Cape Town with a stay on South Africa's east coast in the province of KwaZulu Natal, this itinerary offers a city break, a beach stay and a safari in one holiday. Perfect for any time of year, this may particularly suit those travelling in South Africa's winter months from June to August where the weather in KwaZulu Natal is normally pleasantly warm and dry.

Beginning in Cape Town, spend your time exploring all that the city has to offer before flying to the coastal city of Durban. Here you can expect a sub-tropical climate, beautiful beaches and an array of activities. The highlight of the trip will undoubtedly be the Big 5 Safari at Rhino Ridge Safari Lodge in the Hluhluwe Umfolozi Game Reserve, around 3-4 hours north of Durban. You will stay at in a luxurious suite and enjoy exhilarating game drives, guided walks and candlelit dinners under African night sky.

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Day 1

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

Day 2 - 5

4 nights at The Clarendon Fresnaye | Cape Town

Upon arrival at Cape Town International Airport you will be met by a member of the Mahlatini team who will assist you to the car hire desk to collect your hire car. From here you will drive yourselves to your hotel.

Room Type: Standard Room Meal Basis: BB Bed and Breakfast

Day 6 - 9

4 nights at Sandals Umhlanga Rocks | Durban

Today you will take the drive to Cape Town International Airport where you will drop off your hire car and catch your domestic flight to Durban. Here you will collect a further hire car and drive to the town of Umhlanga Rocks, north of Durban.

Room Type: Standard Room Meal Basis: BB Bed and Breakfast

Day 10 - 13

4 nights at Rhino Ridge Safari Lodge | Elephant Coast

Today you will take the drive to the Hluhluwe Umfolozi Game Reserve.

Room Type: Safari Room Meal Basis: FBS Full Board and Scheduled Safari Activities

Day 14

Today you will drive yourselves back to Durban Airport where you will catch your flight to Johannesburg and your international flight home.



  • International flights from Philadelphia International Airport
  • Accommodation as specified
  • Meals as specified
  • All scheduled safari activities at Rhino Ridge
  • Car hire, group C car (Toyota Corolla or similar) including full cover, unlimited km and taxes
  • National Parks and conservation entry fees
  • Additional driver's fee for the hire car
  • One free night at Rhino Ridge on a 4 for 3 special


  • Gratuities
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Additional activities not offered as scheduled by the accommodation
  • Visas and visa fees where relevant
  • Petrol
  • Beverages


  • 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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