Kwazulu Natal Self Drive Family Holiday

The amazing province of KwaZulu Natal on South Africa's East Coast has all the elements that make for a perfect family holiday. The excellent weather, stunning scenery, a huge variety of activities, excellent road infrastructure and of course the famous wildlife all make for an incredible family experience. The charm of this part of the country is it's compactness and accessibility; as a family you can experience the incredible protected marine habitats of the African Indian Ocean, learn about Zulu culture and see Big 5 game, all within an afternoon's drive of each other!

  • Tailor-made Itinerary from $15,040 For Family of 4
Day 1: Catch your overnight flight from JFK to Durban King Shaka
Day 2 - 4:
  • 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: 2 x Standard Rooms Meal Basis: BB Bed and Breakfast
Day 5:
  • Elephant Coast

Today you will take the drive to the Elephant Coast.

Room Type: Beehive Meal Basis: FB Full Board
Day 6 - 7:
  • Elephant Coast

Today you will take the drive to the Elephant Coast.

Room Type: Family Tent Meal Basis: FB Full Board
Day 8 - 11:
  • Elephant Coast

Today you will drive further down the Elephant Coast.

Room Type: Deluxe Ocean View Room Meal Basis: FB Full Board
Day 12 - 15:
  • Phinda Private Game Reserve

Today you will drive to Phinda Private Game Reserve.

Room Type: Family Suite Meal Basis: AIS All Inclusive and Scheduled Safari Activities
Day 16:
    Onward Transfer to Richards Bay Airport

Today you will take the drive to Richards Bay Airport where you will drop off your hire car and connect with your onward flight home.

Day 17: Arrive at JFK

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  • Arrival Airport: Durban King Shaka
  • The Oyster Box Hotel
    Nights: 3
  • Shakaland
    Nights: 1
  • Kosi Forest Lodge
    Nights: 2
  • Thonga Beach Lodge
    Nights: 4
  • Phinda Mountain Lodge
    Nights: 4
  • 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 K car (Hyundai XI35 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 the accommodation
  • Visas and visa fees where relevant
  • Petrol
  • Beverages with the exception of all inclusive hotels


Outward Flight:
Overnight from JFK to Durban King Shaka
Return Flight:
Overnight from Richards Bay to JFK

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