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14 days in South Africa, lets make the most of it!
This 14 Day South Africa Safari / tour combines exciting wildlife safaris in the best game reserves in South Africa with activities and some time for relaxing on the beaches of subtropical KwaZulu Natal and Southern Mozambique...
Day 1: Durban International Airport to St. Lucia
We pick you up from the King Shaka International airport from where we travel northwards to St. Lucia, at the southern end of the iSimangaliso Wetlands Park. This quiet little town lies within the iSimangaliso Wetlands Park (Greater St. Lucia Wetland Park) and at night hippos and other animals are often seen in town.
Day 2: Walk along estuary and Hippo & Croc boat tour
Today we take it easy, allowing you some time to recover from the long flight. If you wish, we can take you on a walk along the banks of the St Lucia Estuary. In the afternoon we go on a boat tour on the St Lucia estuary, where there are approximately 800 hippopotamus, 1200 Nile crocodiles, and an impressive number and diversity of water birds. For the more adventurous we can swop the boat tour for a kayak safari!
Day 3: iSimangaliso Wetlands Safari
The iSimangaliso Wetland Park is known as South Africa's premier bush & beach destination, with large populations of animals as well as untouched sandy beaches which stretch for as far as the eye can see, and has completely different ecosystems and landscapes compared to those within Kruger and Hluhluwe-Umfolozi. Today we will take you on a game drive through the St Lucia wetlands 37km to the beach at Cape Vidal. We will serve lunch there and you will have time to relax on the beach or to swim the sea.
Day 4: Whale watching and volunteering
In the morning we take you whale watching from St Lucia where we search for the migrating humpback whales and often get to see them from as close as 50 meters. In the afternoon you have the opportunity to join a local volunteering organisation in the local Zulu community to learn more about the culture of the Zulu tribe.
Day 5: St Lucia - Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Park
From St. Lucia we take you to the Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Park, internationally renowned for its rhino conservation efforts and its large rhino population. The park has stunning savanna landscapes with rolling hills and has all of the Big 5 animals of Africa We spend the night in one of the southern bush camps so we can explore the Umfolozi Game Reserve early following morning, to search for the big cats and a variety of other animals and birds.
Day 6: Hluhluwe-Umfolozi Park Safari
Having spent the night in one of the northern camps in the Hluhluwe Game Reserve, we will spend the day on safari in the north of the park, looking for animals we did not see yesterday. Lunch will be served on a beautiful spot on the banks of the Hluhluwe river from where we can see the animals coming down to drink.
Day 7: Hides of Mkhuze Park
We leave the Hluhluwe iMfolozi Park in the morning and travel to Mkhuze where we will spend some time in one of the animal and birdwatching hides in the afternoon. The hide is situated in the middle of a water hole where the animals drink. This time we let the animals and birds come to us, a great opportunity for wildlife and bird photography.
Day 8: Mkhuze Park to Kosi Bay to Ponto D’Ouro
Time for some sun, sea and sand! From Mkhuze we travel to Kosi Bay, a beautiful lagoon where we will visit the traditional fish traps the Thonga people have used for centuries, and we will have some time for snorkeling at Kosi Mouth. In the afternoon we travel across the South Africa – Mozambique border to the coastal holiday town of Ponto DoOuro in the south of Mozambique.
Day 9: Swimming with wild dolphins in Mozambique
This morning we all board a small boat for a trip out to sea where you have a 80% chance of swimming/snorkeling with wild dolphins, in an ethical, responsible and animal friendly project linked to the University of Maputo. We also often see manta rays, whale sharks and turtles! In the afternoon we can all relax on the pristine white beaches and wallow in the warm clean waters of the Indian Ocean.
Day 10: Scuba diving or swimming with wild dolphins
Today you have the choice of doing another dolphin swim, or going on a scuba diving trip with a qualified scuba diving dive instructor to explore the beautiful reefs of southern Mozambique.
Day 11: Scuba diving, dolphin swim and/or relaxing on the beach
Today’s itinerary is up you: scuba diving again, maybe another dolphin swim, or just enjoying the beach. You will also have the opportunity to do a surfing or kite surfing lesson?
Day 12: Ponto D’Ouro - Tembe Elephant Park
We leave Mozambique today and travel to the Tembe Elephant Park where we spend the night in an authentic safari tent camp. Tembe is a special place only accessible for 4x4 vehicles and only 10 vehicles are allowed into the park on any day. In addition, Tembe is the only place in South Africa where one can find the indigenous elephants of Maputaland. These Maputaland Great Tuskers are bigger than elephants found elsewhere in South Africa. In the afternoon we will look for these giants in an open safari vehicle.
Day 13: Kosi Forest Lodge
After an early morning safari looking for more huge elephants and the other members of the Big 5 in Tembe, we make our way to the Kosi Forest Lodge. There we will have the option to do a guided kayak safari through the mangroves or enjoy a leisurely walk through the magical and unique raffia palm forest.
Day 14: Return to Durban
That’s it: unfortunately, today we will have to travel back to Durban from where you will fly back home from the King Shaka International airport
We are very flexible and can shorten or lengthen this 14 day South Africa safari and tailor make it to suit your needs and wishes. Please contact us for the options.
14 Day South Africa Safari Price: From ZAR 17.000 per person - 14 days
This price is based on 3 persons, staying in mid-range to luxury accommodation, excluding air tickets.
Including: private vehicle, private specialist guide/photographer, accommodation, all mentioned activities and almost all meals (With this tour we go out for dinner about 6 times in local restaurants, which is for your own account)
Excluding: Travel insurances, single surcharge, extra meals, snacks and drinks, possible extra excursions/activities and/or additional days, local tips for guides and for restaurants.
Sounds good? Send us an email mentioning the number of persons, the dates, and a telephone number + date & time we can give you a call for a introductory chat during which we can discuss the various options and your wishes. A week later we will send you a detailed quotation.
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