26 October 2016
This exciting three day tour makes a great add on to any holiday in South Africa. Beginning and ending in the coastal city of Durban, you take a boat trip through a World Heritage wetland site and travel to Hluhluwe to meet the Zulu people and discover their fascinating lifestyle. Combine this with memorable wildlife experiences as you take safaris into the national park, hopefully seeing all of the Big Five as well as rare birds and animals, while staying at a game lodge.
You leave Durban in the morning and travel up the Elephant Coast of KwaZulu Natal to St Lucia, located at the southern extremity of the iSimangaliso Wetland Park - a World Heritage Site. Here you take a boat trip which provides an opportunity to see crocodiles, hippo and numerous bird species, including the elusive African Kingfisher Eagle. Continue to Hluhluwe to discover the Zulu way of life and watch the pulsating traditional dancing with the drumbeat of the Zulus echoing in your ears at a traditional village. Continue to your lodge located near to Hluhluwe for dinner and overnight.
Enjoy early morning open vehicle game viewing in Hluhluwe-Umfolozi Game Reserve renowned for its rhino conservation as well as home to the 'Big Five' plus an abundance of other species including zebra, giraffe, cheetah and wild dog. The reserve covers a huge area and it was here that the white rhino was saved from extinction. Return to your lodge for breakfast and spend the heart and heat of the day at leisure. In the afternoon, there's a bush walk with a professional ranger when you can learn more about the smaller creatures, birds and flora. Dinner and overnight at the lodge.
Another early wake up call today for a final game drive on the Zulu Nyala Game Reserve with the hope of seeing some or all of the Big Five - lion, leopard, rhino, elephant and buffalo. Return to the lodge for breakfast and after saying farewell to fellow guests you are picked up and driven back to your hotel in Durban in the late afternoon where you can stay on and continue your South African adventure or begin your journey home.
Standard fr £417pp
Rates based on twinshare
International flights not included unless otherwise stated