Your tailor-made safari & beach holiday to South Africa

Leopard Oyster Box Thanda Tented

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.

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Day 1

Catch your overnight flight from Philadelphia International Airport to Durban King Shaka

Day 2 - 4

3 nights at The Oyster Box Hotel | Durban

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.

Room Type: Classic Seafacing Room Meal Basis: BB Bed and Breakfast

Day 5 - 7

3 nights at Thanda Tented Camp | Thanda Private Game Reserve

Today you will take the drive to the Thanda Private Game Reserve.

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

Day 8 - 11

4 nights at Thonga Beach Lodge | Elephant Coast

Today you will take the drive to the Elephant Coast.

Room Type: Forest View Room Meal Basis: FBA Full Board and Scheduled Activities

Day 12

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.



  • International flights from Philadelphia International Airport
  • Accommodation as specified
  • Meals as specified
  • Drinks (excluding premium brands) on game drives and at dinner at Thanda Tented Camp
  • All scheduled safari and other activities at Thanda Tented and Thonga Beach Lodge
  • Car hire, group C car (Toyota Corolla 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 Thanda Tented and Thonga Beach Lodge
  • Visas and visa fees where relevant
  • Petrol
  • Beverages with the exception of some drinks at Thanda Tented Camp


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

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