This luxury self-drive itinerary combines two distinct areas of South Africa's beautiful KwaZulu Natal coastline with a Big 5 safari. South Africa's east coast has a year-round warm, sub-tropical climate and its beaches attract visitors from all over the world. Your first stop will be north of the city of Durban in the coastal town of Umhlanga Rocks staying at the iconic and ultra-luxurious Oyster Box Hotel with incredible views of the Indian Ocean and easy access to all of Durban's attractions. Your safari at Thanda Private Game Reserve is next. Enjoy game drives and other wildlife activities whilst staying in a luxury tented suite. Conclude this unique holiday by travelling up towards the Mozambique border to the truly remote Thonga Beach Lodge, set on the pristine shores of the Maputuland Coast. Stay in a chic, eco-sensitive hut and enjoy a range of nature activities from scuba diving and snorkeling to kayaking, walking and turtle tracking.
Whatever your budget, our travel experts will work with you and give expert advice to make the very most of your available time and funds. They will guide you on the best time of year to travel, select the best value destinations and secure the little ‘add-ons’ that will make your tailor-made trip that extra bit special.
We are confident that we will offer highly competitive rates direct from our supplier network but we are always happy to compare with other quotes to ensure you secure the best value.
Catch your overnight flight from Philadelphia International Airport to Durban King Shaka
Upon arrival at Durban King Shaka Airport you will make your way to the car hire desk to collect your hire car. From here you will drive yourself to Durban.
Today you will take the drive to the Thanda Private Game Reserve.
Today you will take the drive to the Elephant Coast.
Today you will take the drive to Durban King Shaka Airport where you will drop off your hire car and connect with your onward flight home.
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