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Highlights of KwaZulu Natal Holiday

Inspirational safari & beach holiday to South Africa

This trip is an exploration of the stunningly beautiful South African province, KwaZulu Natal. The trip offers a diverse range of landscape and activity.

Enjoy the Indian Ocean beaches and warm sub-tropical climate of South Africa's coastal city of Durban in the elegant Oyster Box Hotel before travelling approximately 3 hours by car to Cleopatra Mountain Farmhouse, a luxury gourmet lodge, nestled in the heart of the scenic Drakensberg mountains. The final leg of your trip is a Big 5-safari in Nambiti Hills, situated in the Nambiti Private Game Reserve. Here you can enjoy Big 5 game drives, birdwatching, fishing and Battlefield Tours.

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Day by Day summary

  • Starts - Catch your overnight flight from JFK to Durban King Shaka
  • 3 nights - The Oyster Box Hotel, KwaZulu Natal
  • 4 nights - Cleopatra Mountain Farmhouse, KwaZulu Natal
  • 3 nights - Nambiti Hills Private Game Lodge, KwaZulu Natal
  • Ends - Transfer to Durban King Shaka for your international flight home

At a glance

  • Country Icon South Africa
  • Nights Icon 10 Nights
  • Beach Icon Beach
  • Safari Icon Safari
  • Scenic Icon Scenic

Tailor-made itineraries

Every Mahlatini trip is custom created to your exact travel wishes – no readymade tours or set departures. Get in touch with our experts to start creating your bespoke itinerary.

Guide Price

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Includes flights from JFK
Itinerary Details

Day-by-day

Catch your overnight flight from JFK to Durban King Shaka

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Day 1 - 4

Arrive at Durban’s King Shaka Airport, collect your hire car and drive to your beach hotel in Umhlanga Rocks.

  • 3 nights
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The Oyster Box Hotel
Bed & Breakfast | Classic Garden Facing Room
South Africa

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Day 4 - 8

Today you will take the +-3-hour drive to the Drakensberg Mountains.

  • 4 nights

Cleopatra Mountain Farmhouse
Half Board | Standard Room
South Africa

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Day 8 - 11

Today drive for +-2.5 hours to take to the private Nambiti Hills Game Reserve for your safari.

  • 3 nights

Nambiti Hills Private Game Lodge
Full Board | Luxury Suite
South Africa

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Day 11

Today you will take the +-3.5-hour drive back to Durban’s King Shaka Airport where you will connect with your international flight home.

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Our trips are unashamedly high-end but always deliver excellent value for money. Our guide price covers the majority of trip costs upfront, on a per person basis, including international flights and all transfers.

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Includes

  • International flights as detailed
  • Meals and accommodation as detailed
  • Twice daily scheduled safari activities
  • National Park Fees
  • Group C Hire Car (Toyota Corolla or similar) + GPS
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Excludes

  • Entry visas and fees
  • Gratuities
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Any sightseeing activities mentioned
  • Petrol
  • Additional Driver’s Fee
  • Beverages
  • Additional activities or options on offer
Indulge your passions

ACTIVITIES

This sample trip offers countless adventures and activities to ensure lifetime memories are made. From unforgettable thrills to indulgent relaxation, choose those that appeal most and we will curate your perfect itinerary.

  • Big 5 Safari Icon Big 5 Safari
  • Birdwatching Icon Birdwatching
  • Night Drive Icon Night Drive
  • Ocean Safari Icon Ocean Safari
  • Cultural Experience Icon Cultural Experience
  • Canoeing Kayaking Icon Canoeing/Kayaking
  • Cycling Icon Cycling
  • Fishing Icon Fishing
  • Hiking Icon Hiking
  • Horseriding Icon Horse Riding
  • Food Experience Icon Food Experience
  • Natural Wonders Icon Natural Wonders
Enriching encounters

ICONIC WILDLIFE

Whether you want to tick off the Big Five or encounter specific safari species and sea creatures on your safari and coastal stay, our expert guides reveal the typical wildlife sightings to expect on this sample trip.

  • Zebra
    Zebra
  • Wildebeest
    Wildebeest
  • White Rhino
    White Rhino
  • Warthog
    Warthog
  • Spotted Hyena
    Spotted Hyena
  • Southern Giraffe
    Southern Giraffe
  • Lion
    Lion
  • Leopard
    Leopard
  • Kudu
    Kudu
  • Jackal
    Jackal
  • Impala
    Impala
  • Elephant
    Elephant
  • Bushbuck
    Bushbuck
  • Buffalo
    Buffalo
  • Bottlenose Dolphin
    Bottlenose Dolphin
  • African Fish Eagle
    African Fish Eagle
Sample Itineraries

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From majestic wildlife to out of this world natural wonders, enchanting beaches and intriguing cities, every bespoke Mahlatini journey is thrilling. Unsure where to visit? Whether it’s a bucket-list adventure, a milestone celebration or simply a much-needed escape, experience the joy with this inspiring selection of favorites.

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