Trip idea in South Africa

Luxury Beach and Bush Getaway

Trip cost ex. international flights
from £2,900 per person
Duration
14 days
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Experience a little slice of paradise on this fantastic self-drive holiday through the lesser-known Elephant Coast, one of the most diverse regions in South Africa. You will experience a great mix of safari and beach activities whilst staying in a variety of boutique, intimate and luxurious accommodations. With days spent in Amakhosi Private Game Reserve, iSimangoliso Wetland Park, St Lucia, Mkuze and Thanda Private Game Reserve, you'll enjoy a varied and balanced schedule of safari, relaxing by the beach, boat cruises, snorkelling and interacting with elephants with the option of whale watching or turtle tours when in season.

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Ballito

Day 1 - Ballito

  • Self-drive from Durban Airport to Ballito
  • At leisure in Ballito after your flight
St. Lucia, Lake St Lucia

Day 2 - St. Lucia, Lake St Lucia

  • Self-drive from Ballito to St. Lucia
  • Boat cruise on the St. Lucia estuary
iSimangaliso Wetland Park, Lake St Lucia

Day 3 - iSimangaliso Wetland Park, Lake St Lucia

  • Full day safari on the Eastern Shores of the iSimangaliso Wetland Park
St. Lucia, Lake St Lucia

Day 4 - St. Lucia, Lake St Lucia

  • Day at leisure in St. Lucia
  • Whale watching boat tour from St. Lucia
Amakhosi Game Reserve

Day 5 - Amakhosi Game Reserve

  • Self-Drive from St. Lucia to Amakhosi Private Game Reserve
  • Afternoon guided game drive in Amakhosi Private Game Reserve
Amakhosi Game Reserve

Day 6 - Amakhosi Game Reserve

  • At leisure at Amakhosi Game Reserve
Amakhosi Game Reserve, iSimangaliso Wetland Park

Day 7 - Amakhosi Game Reserve, iSimangaliso Wetland Park

  • Morning guided game drive in Amakhosi Private Game Reserve
  • Self-drive from Amakhosi Private Game Reserve to Coastal Cashews
  • Transfer from Coastal Cashews to Thonga Beach Lodge
  • Afternoon at leisure at Thonga Beach Lodge
iSimangaliso Wetland Park

Day 8 - iSimangaliso Wetland Park

  • At leisure at Thonga Beach Lodge
iSimangaliso Wetland Park

Day 9 - iSimangaliso Wetland Park

  • Second day at leisure at Thonga Beach Lodge
Mkuze

Day 10 - Mkuze

  • Transfer from Thonga Beach Lodge to Coastal Cashews
  • Self-drive from Coastal Cashews to Mkuze
  • Afternoon scenic drive in the Lebombo Mountains
Mkuze

Day 11 - Mkuze

  • At leisure in Ghost Mountain Inn.
Manyoni Private Game Reserve, Thanda Private Game Reserve

Day 12 - Manyoni Private Game Reserve, Thanda Private Game Reserve

  • Self-drive from Mkuze to Manyoni Private Game Reserve
  • Elephant Interaction at Manyoni Private Game Reserve
  • Self-drive from Elephant Interaction at Manyoni Private Game Reserve to Thanda Private Game Reserve
  • Guided afternoon game drive in Thanda Private Game Reserve
Thanda Private Game Reserve

Day 13 - Thanda Private Game Reserve

  • Safari in Thanda Private Game Reserve
Thanda Private Game Reserve

Day 14 - Thanda Private Game Reserve

  • Guided morning game drive in Thanda Private Game Reserve
  • Self-drive from Thanda Private Game Reserve to Durban airport