Your tailor-made safari & beach holiday to South Africa

Makakatana Bay Lodge Hippo at St Lucia Makakatana Game Drive

This luxury self-drive holiday is a brilliant introduction to South Africa's sensational wildlife and stunning coastline and scenery.

You will journey from the city of Durban on South Africa's East Coast, all the way up the coastline towards Mozambique. You will pass through the independent kingdom of Swaziland and conclude with a Big 5-safari in the Kruger Park as well as an exploration of its surrounding waterfalls, sweeping valleys, sheer cliffs known as the Panorama Route.

Staying in luxury accommodation throughout, you can expect incredible scenery from unspoilt beaches, coastal forests and spectacular lakes, to mountains, valleys and the typical safari landscape of the South African bushveld. You will enjoy a host of activities from snorkelling, scuba diving, kayaking and boat trips to game drives and forest walks. Tick off wildlife sightings as you travel, from hippos and crocodiles in St Lucia to elephants, lions and leopards many many more in the Kruger Park.

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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 - 6

2 nights at Makakatana Bay Lodge | Elephant Coast

Today you will take the drive to St Lucia.

Room Type: Luxury Suite Meal Basis: BB Bed and Breakfast

Day 7 - 9

3 nights at Thonga Beach Lodge | Elephant Coast

Today you will take the drive to the Elephant Coast.

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

Day 10 - 11

2 nights at Reilly's Rock Hilltop Lodge | Swaziland

Today you will take the drive to the Swaziland.

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

Day 12 - 13

2 nights at Highgrove House | Panorama Route

Today you will take the drive to the Panorama Route bordering the Kruger Park.

Room Type: Luxury Suite Meal Basis: BB Bed and Breakfast

Day 14 - 17

4 nights at Chitwa Chitwa Private Game Lodge | Sabi Sands

Today you will take the drive to the Sabi Sands Private Game Reserve bordering the Kruger National Park.

Room Type: Suite Meal Basis: AIS All Inclusive and Scheduled Safari Activities

Day 18

Today you will take the drive to Hoedspruit Airport where you will catch your flight to Johannesburg OR Tambo International Airport. Here you will drop off your hire car and connect with your onward flight home.

Tailor-made itinerary from $7,410 pp

Includes

  • International flights from Philadelphia International Airport
  • Accommodation as specified
  • Meals as specified
  • Drinks at Chitwa Chitwa
  • All scheduled safari activities offered by the camps or lodges
  • Car hire, group C car (Toyota Corolla or similar) including full cover, unlimited km and taxes
  • National Parks and conservation entry fees

Excludes

  • 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

Flights

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

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