Self-Drive KwaZulu and The Dolphin Coast

 

from $2625 USD // 9 DAYS

Self-Drive KwaZulu and The Dolphin Coast

On this tour, you will have an opportunity to experience a wide variety of activities involving history, culture, exotic foods, markets, marine life, surfing, snorkeling, swimming, the big 5 and more wildlife and birds. You will begin in Durban where you will take in all the culture, exotic food, and markets. You will then go to KwaZulu Natal’s Battlefields and The Zulu Kingdom – an area that traces the brutal and significant battles that indirectly involved the famous figures of Mahatma Gandhi, Winston Churchill, Shaka and General Louis Botha. Next, who wants to go on safari? You will head to Phinda Private Reserve on the search for the big 5. Finishing off with all the pleasures of sun, surf, and marine life.

ITINERARY

 

Self-Drive KwaZulu and The Dolphin Coast

DAY 1 – 2: KWAZULU NATAL AKA DURBAN, SOUTH AFRICA

Fly into Durban International Airport and collect the rental car. Drive to the designated accommodation in Durban. The city is a heady melting pot of culture and diversity, filled with numerous activities ranging from Rickshaw rides, markets, exotic foods, and tastes. With miles of golden sandy beaches, warm seas and a tropical climate, swimming, surfing, and watersports are possible all year round in Durban. If you are looking for world-class marine life experience, visit uShaka Marine World – a 16-hectare freshwater and seawater aquarium and theme park.

DAY 2 – 4: THE BATTLEFIELDS OF KWAZULU NATAL

After an overnight in Durban, drive to the lower regions of KwaZulu Natal’s Battlefields and The Zulu Kingdom – an area that traces the brutal and significant battles that indirectly involved the famous figures of Mahatma Gandhi, Winston Churchill, Shaka and General Louis Botha. This area is full of exciting activities for the whole family to enjoy, from hiking and nature trails to historical and cultural attractions. On part of the KwaZulu Natal holiday, explore traditional Zulu culture and experience the re-enactment of the enthralling battles that shaped the face of South Africa. Visit the traditional Zulu village and enjoy a boma dinner complete with traditional dancing and singing. 

DAY 4 – 6: KWAZULU NATAL SAFARI

Come face-to-face with Africa’s Big-5 at the Phinda Private Reserve. Phinda is one of KwaZulu Natal’s world-class game reserves. Seven distinct habitats shelter an abundance of wildlife including lion, leopard, elephant, rhino, buffalo and over 400 bird species. The KwaZulu Natal safari starts off with an early game drive in open 4×4 safari vehicles accompanied by experienced guides taking you within an arm’s length of Africa’s wildest creatures. Return to the lodge, for a hearty breakfast then the spend time as you wish until lunch. Late afternoon enjoys another game drive and the chance of spotting some of the more nocturnal animals. 

DAY 6 – 9: KWAZULU NATAL’S DOLPHIN COAST

After the KwaZulu Natal safari, head to the Dolphin Coast for rest and relaxation. The Dolphin Coast is a beautiful playground of warm waters and glorious beaches, set alongside fields of sugarcane. Hiding the southernmost coral reefs in the world, the warm waters offer excellent scuba diving and snorkeling and exciting encounters with huge shoals of fish, dolphins, and whales. Drive south on this scenic tropical route, back to Durban airport (4.5 hours) and drop off your rental car.

DATES + PRICES

Package from $2625 USD pp Pricing is seasonal.

 What kind of traveler are you?

Our itineraries all follow the best possible routing, yet the quoted price can vary greatly based on the level of accommodation chosen. What kind of traveler are you?

CLASSIC

Low Season (April to September) from $2625 USD

High Season (October to March) from $3390 USD

TYPICAL ACCOMMODATION:

  • Value focused hotels and safari lodges
  • Safe and secure locations, we have personally visited and vetted
  • Typical 3-star level, clean and comfortable

SUPERIOR

From
Low Season (April to September) from $3080 USD 

High Season (October to March) from $3990 USD 

TYPICAL ACCOMMODATION:

  • Mid-range hotels and safari lodges
  • Safe and secure locations, we have personally visited and vetted
  • Good locations in prime wildlife areas
  • Typical 4-star level, good service and attention to detail

PREMIUM

From
USD 3,875 per person sharing

TYPICAL ACCOMMODATION:

  • The top luxury hotels and safari lodges in Africa
  • Safe and secure locations, we have personally visited and vetted
  • Highly personalized attention to detail comparable to any 5 star hotel worldwide
  • Sublime settings and wildlife location
  • The finest culinary experiences available in Africa

ACCOMMODATIONS

 

Coco De Mer Boutique Hotel

Fugitive’s Drift Lodge

Oyster Bar Hotel

Thanda Safari Lodge

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