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Take your family on the adventure of a lifetime on the sub-tropical East Coast of South Africa. Staying in the only private game lodge within the long established and highly respected Big 5 territory of Hluhluhwe-iMfilozi National Park, only a short and easy drive from Durban, you and your children can marvel at the prolific game and revel in the utter exclusivity of your experience. Located in the heart of Zululand, a stay at this lodge will expose your family to the wonders of this ancient culture. From there it's a short journey to the coast where, lapped by the warm waters of the Indian Ocean, you can enjoy stunning ocean views, whale watching, snorkelling or diving, sightseeing and relaxing. At the right time of year you may even be able to see turtle hatchlings, very special experience! This is one of our absolute favourite family holidays in Africa, packed with special experiences to awe your youngsters and a great way to build life long memories together.

Quick Facts:

Day 1

Catch your overnight flight from JFK to Durban King Shaka

Day 2 - 5

Upon arrival at Durban King Shaka Airport on South Africa's East Coast you will make your way to the car hire desk to collect your hire car. From here you will drive yourself to Rhino Ridge in Northern KwaZulu Natal.

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

Day 6 - 10

5 nights at Thonga Beach Lodge

Today after a morning game drive and leisurely breakfast you will take the short drive to the Elephant Coast.

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

Day 11

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.

Day 12

Arrive at JFK

Tailor-made itinerary from $11,040 For Family of 4


  • International flights from JFK
  • Accommodation as specified
  • Meals as specified
  • Car hire, group C car (Toyota Corolla or similar) including full cover, unlimited km and taxes
  • National Parks and conservation entry fees
  • Scheduled safari activities at Rhino Ridge Safari Lodge and scheduled nature activities at Thonga Beach Lodge
  • GPS with your car hire
  • Itinerary based on a family of 4 with 2 children aged between 3 and 12 years


  • Gratuities
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Additional activities not offered as scheduled by the lodges
  • Visas and visa fees where relevant
  • Petrol and additional driver's fee
  • Beverages


  • Outward Flight:
  • Overnight from JFK to Durban King Shaka
  • Return Flight:
  • Overnight from Durban King Shaka to JFK
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