Trip idea in South Africa

Family Fun on The Elephant Coast

Trip cost ex. international flights
from £1,490 per person
Duration
15 days
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Drive your family through South Africa's subtropical Elephant Coast on this incredible 15 day, self-drive tour. You'll spend this holiday absorbing the highlights of this lesser-known region, both on land and underwater. It's practically malaria-free, not too touristy, and offers huge diversity with little travelling in between destinations. On this tour: ➣ Spot hippos and crocs on a boat cruise of St.Lucia ➣ Experience Zulu culture in the wetlands of iSimangaliso Wetland Park ➣ Interact with cheetahs and elephants ➣ Go snorkelling among tropical fish at Kosi Bay ➣ Spot the Big 5 in Tembe Elephant Park ➣ Swim with dolphins across the border in Mozambique ➣ Go on safari in Zululand Rhino Reserve This tour is based on 2 adults and 2 children under 12 years old.

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Day 1
Cape Town, Ballito
  • About self-drive tours in South Africa
  • Self-drive from Durban Airport to Ballito
Day 2
Ballito, St. Lucia
  • Morning at leisure in Ballito
  • Self-drive from Ballito to St. Lucia
  • At leisure in St. Lucia
Day 3
St. Lucia
  • Morning walk to St. Lucia estuary/beach
  • Boat cruise on the St. Lucia estuary
Day 4
St. Lucia
  • Day at leisure in St. Lucia
Day 5
iSimangaliso Wetland Park, St. Lucia
  • Full day safari on the Eastern Shores of the iSimangaliso Wetland Park
Day 6
Hluhluwe, Manyoni Private Game Reserve, Kosi Bay Nature Reserve, kwaNgwanase
  • Self-drive from St. Lucia to Emdoneni Lodge and Cat Rehab Centre
  • Emdoneni Cheetah Project Tour
  • Self-drive from Emdoneni Cat Project to Elephant Interaction at Manyoni Private Game Reserve
  • Elephant Interaction at Manyoni Private Game Reserve
  • Self-drive from Elephant Interaction at Manyoni Private Game Reserve to Kosi Bay
  • Sunset boat cruise on the Kosi Bay lakes
Day 7
Kosi Bay Nature Reserve, kwaNgwanase
  • Snorkelling trip at the Kosi Mouth
Day 8
Tembe Elephant Park
  • Self-drive from Kosi Bay to Tembe Elephant Park
  • Afternoon guided safari in Tembe Elephant Park
Day 9
Tembe Elephant Park
  • At leisure in Tembe Elephant Park
Day 10
Tembe Elephant Park, Ponta de Ouro
  • Morning safari in Tembe Elephant Park
  • Self-drive from Tembe Elephant Park to Kosi Bay/Mozambique border post
  • Transfer from Kosi Bay/Mozambique border post to Ponta do Ouro
  • At leisure in Ponta do Ouro
Day 11
Ponta de Ouro
  • Morning swim with dolphins
  • Afternoon at leisure in Ponta do Ouro - optional activities
Day 12
Ponta de Ouro
  • Afternoon at leisure in Ponta do Ouro - optional activities
  • Second day swimming with dolphins
Day 13
Manyoni Private Game Reserve
  • Transfer from Ponta do Ouro accommodation to Kosi Bay/Mozambique border post
  • Self-drive from Kosi Bay/Mozambique border to Manyoni Private Game Reserve
  • Afternoon game drive in Manyoni Private Game Reserve
Day 14
Manyoni Private Game Reserve
  • Safari in Manyoni Private Game Reserve
Day 15
Manyoni Private Game Reserve
  • Morning safari in Manyoni Private Game Reserve
  • Self-drive from Manyoni Private Game Reserve to Durban Airport