Explore Southern Africa

KZN BUSH & BEACH SAFARI

Embark on a magical journey as you make your way up the Dolphin Coast and into the rural Zulu Kingdom. Enjoy the spectacular and fascinating multi-cultural show piece destination, flanked by the warm Indian Ocean and soaring peaks. Begin your journey with a stay the spectacular Fugitives’ Drift property, situated in a Natural Heritage Site overlooking both Isandlwana and Rorke’s Drift. The well-known Isandlwana and Rorke’s Drift is where that the Zulu Civil Wars, and their clashes with the Boers and the British took place. Steeped with history, enjoy thought-provoking tours with some of South Africa’s finest guides.

After your stay at the Fugitives’ Drift make your way into the lush Phinda Private Game Reserve, known for its seven distinct ecosystems and abundant  and pristine wildlife. &Beyond Phinda encompasses an impressive 23 000 hectares (56 800 acres) of prime Big Five wilderness in KwaZulu-Natal. From dry sand forest to wetland systems and mountain ranges,  explore this fascinating landscape. Catch a glimpse of the shy suni antelope, track rhino in the bushveld and hold your breath as a cheetah teaches her cubs to hunt. Adding to Phinda’s wildlife charms, the marine diversity of nearby Sodwana Bay on the coast is easily accessible, with scuba diving, fishing and even turtle watching.

Your next destination, Thonga Beach Lodge, is set on the pristine shores of Mabibi Bay on the Maputaland coast in the iSimangaliso Wetland Park. You won’t be let down when you first glance at the amazing ecosystems of the iSimangaliso Wetland Park. It is home to an exceptional biodiversity and it is the largest estuarine system in Africa and includes the southernmost extension of coral reefs. Among its attractions are the world’s highest forested sand dunes, large numbers of nesting turtles, whales, dolphins, whale-sharks and huge numbers of waterfowl including large breeding colonies of pelicans. In recent years, buffalo and elephant have been reintroduced onto the eastern shores of the lake.

With this superb itinerary you have the opportunity to experience the fascinating ethnic mosaic of diverse cultures, and hike unimpeded through natural wonders of the coastal forests, rolling grasslands and coastal bush. Snorkel reefs, marvel at shimmering lakes and the lie on exquisite sandy beaches.

PRICE

From USD 3,450 per person sharing

TOUR TYPE

Scheduled Tour / Self-Drive

DURATION

10 Nights / 11 Days

BEST TIME TO TRAVEL

Year-round

ITINERARY

Leopard - Phinda Private Game Reserve

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DESTINATION

ACCOMMODATION

DURATION

1
KwaZulu Natal Battlefields
Fugitives’ Drift Lodge
2 Nights
2
Phinda Private Game Reserve
&Beyond Phinda Forest Lodge
4 Nights
3
Isimangaliso Would Heritage Site
Thonga Beach Lodge
3 Nights
4
Umhlanga
The Oyster Box Hotel
1 Nights
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FUGITIVES DRIFT LODGE

Situated in a Natural Heritage Site, Fugitives’ Drift Lodge is set in magnificent scenery near the well-known battlefields of Isandlwana and Rorke’s Drift. The Zulu War of 1879 is famous throughout the English-speaking world for the great battles of Isandlwana and Rorke’s Drift. It was here that David and Nicky Rattray pioneered Heritage Tourism in South Africa and created an award winning lodge for visitors to savour this extraordinary saga.

PHINDA PRIVATE GAME RESERVE

With wraparound views of the ancient Ubombo mountain range, andBeyond Phinda Mountain Lodge balances itself majestically above its panoramic surroundings. The 24 rooms scattered along the mountainside offer complete privacy and luxury. Spacious verandas with private plunge pools and layered guest areas each provide their own magnificent outlook. Delicious Pan African meals are enjoyed in the dramatic stone and reed boma, lit by the warm glow of  lanterns.

THONGA BEACH LODGE

Set on the pristine shores of Mabibi Bay on the Maputaland coast in the iSimangaliso Wetland Park, Thonga Beach Lodge is an ideal place to discover one of the last unspoiled wilderness beaches left in South Africa. 12 thatched, Robinson Crusoe-chic style suites have been carefully constructed in the coastal dune forest to ensure minimum impact on the environment whilst still ensuring maximum guest comfort all within sauntering distance of the beach.

THE OYSTER BOX HOTEL

Situated overlooking the historical and famous landmark, the Umhlanga lighthouse, The Oyster Box has long been one of South Africa’s best-loved and most distinguished hotels. Renowned for generous hospitality, attentive service and exceptional cuisine, The Oyster Box offers all the colonial charm and nostalgia of a bygone era, but with all the modern comfort and amenities.

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

KZN BATTLEFEILDS

> Isandlwana Battlefeild Tour

> Rorke’s Drift Battlefeild Tour

> Horse Riding

> Nature Walks

PHINDA PRIVATE GAME RESERVE

> Game Drives

> Luxury Walking Safari

> Indian Ocean Scuba Safari

> Black Rhino Tracking

> Turtle Nesting

> Zulu Village Tour

> A Night Under the Stars

ISIMANGALISO WORLD HERITAGE SITE

> Snorkeling

> Kayaking on Lake Sibaya

> Sundowners

> Cultural Tour to Tsonga Community

> Guided Walks in Coastal Forest

ENQUIRE

NEXT STOP, AFRICA

Next Stop, AFRICA, is a DMC/Tour Operator, based in Cape Town, South Africa. We specialize in luxury and traditional safari vacations as well as adventure/cultural tours based in Southern and Eastern Africa. All itineraries are tailor-made, allowing you to have a truly unique travel experience. Feel free to contact us for an obligation free quote.

CONTACT US

  •   122 Main Road, Oudehuis Centre, Somerset West, 7130

  •    Mobile: +27 21 035 0326

  •    Mail: info@nsafrica.com

         

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