Durban, Rhino Reserve, Maputaland Coastline
Day 01: Arrival in Durban – Rhino Reserve (-/-/D)
Welcome to beautiful South Africa! Upon arrival at Durban’s King Shaka International airport collect your rental car and start your South African experience driving to your accommodation. The reserve is situated between Hluhluwe and Mkuze, was established in 2004 as an initiative of 17 landowners dropping their internal fences to create a BIG 5, endangered species reserve. Overnight on a Full Board basis with scheduled safari activities at Leopard Mountain Game Lodge.
Day 02: Zululand Rhino Reserve (B/L/D)
Start your day with an exciting game drive conducted in open safari vehicles and guided by experienced rangers, who know where and how to find the Big Five. The Rhino reserve is home to a wide variety of animal species including black and white rhinoceros, elephant, buffalo, giraffe, nyala, blue wildebeest, warthog, impala, kudu and other smaller antelope. Rare species occurring in the reserve are hyaena, suni and leopard. Return to the lodge, where at midday you will check out the lodge’s waterhole. Overnight on a Full Board basis with scheduled safari activities at Leopard Mountain Game Lodge.
Day 03: Zululand Rhino Reserve – Maputaland Coastline (B/L/D)
After another exhilarating early morning game drive enjoy breakfast at the lodge then off to Maputaland’s finest coastline. A small piece of paradise with the Indian Ocean waves calling you for a swim, a snorkeling or scuba diving (not included) adventure. Enjoy the spectacular landscape en-route and discover one of South Africa’s last stretches of untouched coastline with its many pristine beaches, home to a vast array of land based and marine wildlife Distance Travelled: 150km Overnight on a Full Board basis with non-motorised activities at Thonga Beach Lodge/Forest rooms.
Day 04: Maputaland Coastline (B/L/D)
If the season permits, the lodge organises low tide trips for turtle tracking. On your turtle-tracking safari, one question your guide cannot answer is how, each year, these creatures navigate thousands of sea miles and return instinctively to the same beaches where they hatched. Patience and luck are required when tracking sea turtles. Tours commence in the late afternoon, or after sunset. Operators may only be on the beaches two hours before, and two hours after low tide, meaning tours can last from two to seven hours. Distance Travelled: 100km Overnight on a Full Board basis with non-motorised activities at Thonga Beach Lodge/ Forest rooms.
Day 05: Maputaland Coastline – Departure (B/-/-)
After breakfast, travel back to the airport, where you drop off your rental car and check in for your flight (not included) back home or continue your South African journey.
Number of Days 5
Price From $
2 Nights at Leopard Mountain Game Lodge (full board & activities)
2 Nights at Thonga Beach Lodge (full board & activities)
1 x Exclusive Wine & Dine experience at Leopard Mountain Game Lodge
1 x Head & Shoulder Massage at Thonga Beach Lodge
5 days car rental group W
Park entrance fees, conservation levies & 4×4 transfer for Thonga Beach
Visa Fees (where applicable)
Minimum 5 travellers.
Please contact our Reservations Team for further information.