The Best of Durban and the Elephant Coast

Discover delightful Durban and South Africa's stunning East Coast with a mixture of city, beach and safari in this fabulous itinerary. Big 5 game viewing, with the wilds of the stunning coastline will enthrall the intrepid traveller and as a self drive option, you can really enjoy this holiday at your own pace. We love this itinerary for its varied wildlife and scenery, and as this home to the Zulu's; there is plenty of culture to immerse yourself in! If you are lucky and time things just right, you will arrive on the beaches of the Elephant Coast on time to witness turtles laying eggs, whale sharks basking off the coast and you can even swim with dolphins!

Rocktail Bay Lodge Snorkeling Thonga Phinda game drive
  • Tailor-made Itinerary from $6,060 Per Person
Day 1: Catch your overnight flight from JFK to Durban King Shaka
Day 2 - 5:
  • 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: Standard Room Meal Basis: BB Bed and Breakfast
Day 6 - 7:
  • Elephant Coast

Today you will take the drive to the St Lucia.

Room Type: Standard Room Meal Basis: AIS All Inclusive and Scheduled Safari Activities
Day 8 - 10:
  • Elephant Coast

Today you will take the drive to Kosi Bay.

Room Type: Forrest Room Meal Basis: FBA Full Board and Scheduled Activities
Day 11 - 14:
  • 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 15 - 17:
  • Phinda Private Game Reserve

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

Room Type: Suite Meal Basis: AIS All Inclusive and Scheduled Safari Activities
Day 18:
    Onward Transfer to Durban King Shaka Airport

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 19: Arrive at JFK

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  • Arrival Airport: Durban King Shaka
  • The Beverly Hills Hotel
    Nights: 4
  • Makakatana Bay Lodge
    Nights: 2
  • Kosi Forest Lodge
    Nights: 3
  • Thonga Beach Lodge
    Nights: 4
  • Phinda Mountain Lodge
    Nights: 3
  • Return Airport: Durban King Shaka

Includes

  • International flights from JFK
  • Accommodation as specified
  • Meals as specified
  • All scheduled activities offered by the camps or lodges
  • Car hire, group B car (Ford Fiesta or similar) including full cover, unlimited km and taxes
  • National Parks and conservation entry fees

Excludes

  • Gratuities
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Visas and visa fees where relevant
  • Petrol
  • Beverages with the exception of all inclusive hotels
  • Additional activities not included as scheduled at hotels, lodges or camps

Flights

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

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