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South Africa Fly In Safari

Inspirational safari honeymoon to South Africa

This epic fly-in safari is an amazing opportunity to experience the very best of South Africa's safari destinations, all whilst seamlessly transferring between the parks in a light aircraft, thereby maximising the time for wildlife viewing. There are 3 stops in 3 very diverse private game reserves, 2 bordering the iconic Kruger Park and 1 in the game rich KwaZulu Natal Province. All the lodges are 5* deluxe lodges with superb service and cuisine. The Kruger's private reserves offer not only one of the most incredible Big 5 wildlife experiences in the world, but also exclusive traversing rights on vast tracts of wilderness land.

At both andBeyond Ngala Safari Lodge and andBeyond Kirkmans Kamp you will get up-close wildlife sightings with limited vehicle numbers. You can also travel 'off road' to further enhance your game viewing experience. The same applies at the private Phinda Reserve in KwaZulu Natal. andBeyond Phinda Vlei Lodge is an intimate and romantic safari lodge with a range of exciting adventures such as specialist walking and tracking safaris, a sleep out under the stars, an infrared Night Eye drive, and other participative conservation experiences such rhino notching or pangolin tagging. The South Africa Fly In Safari is suitable or all travelers including couples, honeymooners, wildlife enthusiasts, photographers, first time visitors and repeat visitors.

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Day by Day summary

  • Starts - Catch your overnight flight from JFK to Johannesburg OR Tambo International
  • 3 nights - Ngala Safari Lodge, Ngala Private Game Reserve, South Africa
  • 3 nights - Kirkman's Kamp, Sabi Sands, South Africa
  • 3 nights - Phinda Vlei Lodge, Phinda Private Game Reserve, South Africa
  • Ends - Transfer to Johannesburg OR Tambo International for your international flight home

At a glance

  • Country Icon South Africa
  • Nights Icon 9 Nights
  • Safari Icon Safari

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
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Highlights

  • See the Big 5 in 3 South African private reserves
  • Fly-in transfers offers more time on safari
  • Luxury safari lodges with outstanding guiding
  • Great diversity of landscapes and exclusive game viewing
  • Game drives, nature walks, conservation, and community experiences
Itinerary Details

Day-by-day

Catch your overnight flight from JFK to Johannesburg OR Tambo International

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Day 1 - 4

Arrive at Johannesburg Airport where you will connect onto a light aircraft and fly to the Ngala Private Reserve bordering the Kruger Park. A guide will be there to meet you at the airstrip and take you to your lodge.

  • 3 nights

Ngala Safari Lodge
All Inclusive | Cottage
South Africa

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Day 4 - 7

Today you will be flown by light aircraft to your next lodge in the Sabi Sands Game Reserve bordering the Kruger Park.

  • 3 nights

Kirkman's Kamp
All Inclusive | Suite
South Africa

Kirkmans kamp guest cottage 1280
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Day 7 - 10

Fly today by light aircraft to Phinda Private Game Reserve in KwaZulu Natal. A guide will be there to take you to the lodge whilst you admire the new scenery and wildlife.

  • 3 nights

Phinda Vlei Lodge
All Inclusive | Suite
South Africa

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Day 10

Fly by light aircraft flight to Johannesburg in order to catch your international flight home.

We've got you covered

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 or per family sharing basis, including international flights and all transfers.

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Includes

  • Accommodation as specified
  • Meals as specified
  • Drinks (excluding premium brands)
  • All scheduled safari activities offered by the camps or lodges
  • National Parks and conservation entry fees
  • All light aircraft transfers as specified
  • All airstrip transfers
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Excludes

  • Gratuities
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Additional activities not offered as scheduled by the accommodation
  • Visas and visa fees where relevant
Indulge your passions

ACTIVITIES

Our trips offer 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
  • 4 WD Safari Icon 4WD Safari
  • Birdwatching Icon Birdwatching
  • Guided Walking Safari Icon Guided Walking Safari
  • Night Drive Icon Night Drive
  • Ocean Safari Icon Ocean Safari
  • Scenic Flights Icon Scenic Flights
  • Conservation Experience Icon Conservation Experience
  • Cultural Experience Icon Cultural Experience
  • Kids Bushcraft Icon Kids Bushcraft
  • Food Experience Icon Food Experience
  • Photographic Safari Icon Photographic Safari
  • Star Gazing Star Beds Icon Star Gazing/Star Bed
  • Wellness Spa Icon Wellness/Spa
Enriching encounters

ICONIC WILDLIFE

Whether you want to tick the Big Five off your bucket list or seek out specific safari species, our expert guides reveal the typical wildlife sightings to expect on this sample trip.

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    Wild Dog
  • Zebra
    Zebra
  • Wildebeest
    Wildebeest
  • White Rhino
    White Rhino
  • Spotted Hyena
    Spotted Hyena
  • Lion
    Lion
  • Leopard
    Leopard
  • Kudu
    Kudu
  • Elephant
    Elephant
  • Crocodile
    Crocodile
  • Cheetah
    Cheetah
  • Buffalo
    Buffalo
  • Black Rhino
    Black Rhino
  • Southern Giraffe
    Giraffe
Sample Itineraries

TRIPS TO INSPIRE

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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