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A Tale of Two Safaris: Amazulu Private Game Reserve, Umhlanga & Greater Kruger

9 Days
Prices From:
US$ 4,662

DELUXE | TAILOR-MADE: Enjoy superb game viewing and luxury accommodations in the Manyoni Private Game Reserve and the Greater Makalali Private Game Reserve on this 9-day South African vacation. Search for the Big 5 and other incredible wildlife living within the country’s finest private game reserves and spend two nights relaxing on Umhlanga's beaches in between.

This 9-day South African vacation takes you to two safari game lodges and the beachside town of Umhlanga, featuring deluxe accommodations and small group tours, the perfect trip for nature lovers.

Your journey begins in Richards Bay, where you’ll transfer to Rhino Sands Safari Camp along the Msunduzi River of Manyoni Private Game Reserve in KwaZulu-Natal. This 5-star safari lodge offers four entirely luxury canvas tents nestled in the riverine forest along the edge of a peninsula with spectacular views of the Msunduze riverbed. Enjoy two full days of morning and afternoon game drives searching for the incredible wildlife within the reserve, with a good chance of spotting the Big Five and several species of antelopes and birds.

Venture to Umhlanga on the coast, not far north of Durban. Staying at an iconic hotel on the beachfront, you’ll enjoy a full day in the heart of the Umhlanga Rocks. Spend your time swimming in the warm waters of the Indian Ocean or exploring the cultural highlights near this resort town. After recharging at the beach in Umhlanga, you’ll connect onward to the Greater Makalali Private Game Reserve. Enjoy a luxury en-suite tent, private outdoor deck and hammock, swimming pool, and dining facilities within a unique natural atmosphere committed to sustainable safari experiences. Spend two full days heading on morning and afternoon game drives in the park, following the trail of lions, spotting elephants cooling off in the shade, and keeping your eyes on the air to spot some of the colourful birds living in the reserve. Enjoy sundowners at the end of the day before decompressing at the Massage Sala, bush baths, and under the canopy of African stars on the sleep-out deck.

After a game drive on your final morning, you’ll depart and connect to your onward destination.


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9 Days
Prices From:
US$ 4,662

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Day 1

Richards Bay to Rhino Sands Safari Camp

Upon arrival at Richards Bay Airport, you will be met and transferred to Rhino Sands Safari Camp. This afternoon, depart on an afternoon game drive in the reserve (time permitting). Your ranger is your host for the duration of your stay and they will take care of your every need whilst sharing their intimate knowledge of the wild. Sipping sundowners under an African sky somehow 'finishes off' the whole day's experience.


Accommodation: Rhino Sands Safari Camp

Meal Plan Lunch and Dinner
Duration3 Nights
Day 2

Rhino Sands Safari Camp

Up at dawn for your early morning game drive! Of course, the less energetic are welcome to sleep late! Search out a multitude of animals including lion, elephant, buffalo, rhino, leopard and cheetah, together with a wealth of antelope and birds interacting in their natural environment. Return to camp for a hearty breakfast, relax or talk with your ranger and mingle with the guests. Your afternoon game drive takes you well into the evening. Return to your lodge for another sumptuous dinner.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 3

Rhino Sands Safari Camp

A second full day in the reserve to explore the area with your included activities.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 4

Rhino Sands to Umhlanga

After breakfast and one last game viewing activity, you will be transferred to your accommodation in Umhlanga where the remainder of the day is at your leisure.


Accommodation: Oyster Box Hotel

Meal Plan Breakfast
Duration2 Nights
Day 5


Today is at your leisure to relax and explore on your own.

Meal Plan Breakfast
Day 6

Umhlanga to Garonga Private Game Reserve

After breakfast, check out and transfer to the airport in time for your onward flight to Hoedspruit (flight not included). Upon arrival, you will be met and transferred to your private game reserve. Time permitting, enjoy an afternoon game drive in the reserve.


Accommodation: Garonga Safari Camp

Meal Plan Breakfast and Dinner
Duration3 Nights
Day 7

Garonga Private Game Reserve

Today is spent in the reserve as you search out the Big Five and the many other inhabitants that call this area home on your morning and afternoon game drives.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 8

Garonga Private Game Reserve

A second full day to explore this wonderful private game reserve on morning and afternoon game drives. For those who are brave enough, fall asleep under the stars with the sounds of the bush tonight by spending the night at the camp's sleep out platform (complimentary, should be pre booked).

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 9


This morning (time permitting) you depart on your final game drive with the hope of spotting that extra special sighting. Return to the lodge for breakfast. Depart for Hoedspruit airport in time for your onward flight (flight not included).

Meal Plan Breakfast

Other Information


2024: 15 Jan to 19 Dec


  • Private road transfer from Richards Bay to Manyoni Private Game Reserve
  • Private road transfer from Manyoni Private Game Reserve to Umhlanga 
  • Shared departure transfer to Durban King Shaka Airport 
  • Shared arrival and departure transfers from Hoedspruit Airport to Garonga Private Game Reserve
  • 3 nights in deluxe accommodations in Manyoni Private Game Reserve 
  • 2 nights in deluxe accommodations in Umhlanga 
  • 3 nights in first-class accommodations in Garonga Private Game Reserve 
  • 2 shared game drives daily at Rhino Sands Safari Camp including  (max 6 guests)
  • 2 shared activities per day at Garonga Safari Camp including: 
  • Early morning and afternoon game drives  (max 8 guests)
  • Guided bush walks 
  • Optional Sleep out experience (subject to availability) 
  • Conservation Levies 
  • Tea, coffee, and a selection of local wines, spirits, and soft drinks at Rhino Sands Camp 
  • Tea, coffee, and house beverages (soft drinks, house wine, selection of local beers, local spirits) at Garonga Safari Camp 
  • 8 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 6 dinners 

*Please note maximum vehicle capacities are subject to change without prior notice.


  • Travel Insurance 
  • International and domestic airfare and airfare taxes 
  • Meals and beverages not explicitly listed as included 
  • Gratuities 
  • Optional excursions 
  • Items of a personal nature 
  • Visa fees if applicable 


Prices are "from" per person based on twin/double share accommodation and travel in the low season. Seasonal surcharges and blackout dates may apply. Limited seat/spaces and all pricing is subject to change and availability. Rates for single or triple travellers are available on request - please inquire.

19 Dec 2024
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