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A Tale of Two Safaris

Duration
9 Days
Prices From:
US$ 2,632

Head on safari in not one, but two of the country’s finest private game reserves. On this South African vacation, you’ll enjoy superb game viewing and luxury accommodations in Amazulu Private Game Reserve and Thornybush Private Game Reserve. You’ll also enjoy two nights on the beaches of Umhlanga in between.


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

Your journey begins in Richards Bay, where you’ll transfer to Amakhosi Safari Lodge along the Mkuze River of Amazulu Private Game Reserve in KwaZulu-Natal. This 5-star safari lodge offers six thatched-roof chalets that overlook the river as well as your own personal ranger to see to your needs during your stay. You’ll have two full days at Amakhosi Safari Lodge to head on morning and afternoon game drives in search of the wonderful animals that live in the reserve. You’ll have an especially good chance of spotting the Big Five, as well a variety of species of antelopes and birds.

From Amakhosi, you’ll transfer to Umhlanga on the coast, not far to the 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 nearby this resort town. After recharging at the beach in Umhlanga, you’ll connect onward to Thornybush Game Reserve in Greater Kruger National Park. Enjoy one of the 18 luxury suites of this 5-star lodge overlooking the Monwana River. Spend two full days heading on morning and afternoon game drives in the park. Follow the trail of lions, spot elephants cooling off in the shade, and keep your eyes on the air in order to spot some of the colourful birds that live in the reserve. At the end of the day, enjoy sundowners before decompressing at the Guerlain Spa.

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


 

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Duration
9 Days
Prices From:
US$ 2,632

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Day 1

Richards Bay to Amakhosi Safari Lodge

Upon arrival at Richards Bay Airport, you will be met and transferred to Amakhosi Safari Lodge. 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.

Meal Plan Lunch and Dinner
Duration3 Nights
Accommodation

Amakhosi Safari Lodge

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    Amakhosi Safari Lodge



    Amakhosi Lodge (meaning 'The place of Kings' in Zulu) is situated within KwaZulu-Natal's Amazulu Private Game Reserve, in South Africa. Amakhosi is positioned on the banks of Zululand's Mkuze River in the ten thousand hectare Amazulu Private Game Reserve. Five and a half hours drive …

    Amakhosi Lodge (meaning 'The place of Kings' in Zulu) is situated within KwaZulu-Natal's Amazulu Private Game Reserve, in South Africa. Amakhosi is positioned on the banks of Zululand's Mkuze River in the ten thousand hectare Amazulu Private Game Reserve. Five and a half hours drive from Johannesburg and four hours from Durban, it is home to the Big Five, fifteen types of antelope and over four hundred bird species

    When retiring after a day of travels and wonder, you will be welcomed by a rustic room in the bush. The six well-appointed thatch roofed chalets of Amakhosi Lodge overlook the Mkuze River which flows through KwaZulu-Natal. Each chalet is equipped with air conditioning, a mini-bar, tea and coffee making facilities and a lavish en suite bathroom.

    Facilities

    • Bar
    • Bird Watching
    • Daily Housekeeping
    • Game Viewing
    • Laundry
    • Restaurant
    • Spa

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Day 2

Amakhosi Safari Lodge

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. Weather permitting you may enjoy a bush 'braai' at a surprise venue!

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 3

Amakhosi Safari Lodge

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

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 4

Amakhosi to Umhlanga

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

Meal Plan Breakfast
Duration2 Nights
Accommodation

Oyster Box Hotel

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    Oyster Box Hotel



    A national treasure, South Africa's most cherished hotel. Standing majestically on Umhlanga's beachfront, overlooking the Indian Ocean and the iconic lighthouse, discover the timeless elegance of the Oyster Box. With 86 luxurious rooms, suites and villas to choose from, The Oyster Box meets the individual …

    A national treasure, South Africa's most cherished hotel. Standing majestically on Umhlanga's beachfront, overlooking the Indian Ocean and the iconic lighthouse, discover the timeless elegance of the Oyster Box.

    With 86 luxurious rooms, suites and villas to choose from, The Oyster Box meets the individual needs of every visitor. Whether you're travelling as a family group or solo, each room is superbly designed to provide the utmost comfort and style at your home away from home.

    Enjoy a multitude of dining options, including their famous curry feast and High Tea, and indulge in the award-winning spa amid tropical gardens.

    Facilities

    • Gym/Fitness Centre
    • Pool (s)
    • Restaurant(s)
    • Spa

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Day 5

Umhlanga

Today is at your leisure to relax and explore Umhlanga and its surrounds.

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Day 6

Umhlanga to Thornybush 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.

Meal Plan Breakfast and Dinner
Duration3 Nights
Accommodation

Thornybush Game Lodge

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    Thornybush Game Lodge



    Thornybush Main Lodge is situated within the Thornybush Game Reserve which is part of the greater Kruger National Park about 50km (30min) from Hoedspruit. Thornybush Main Lodge overlooks the splendid Monwana River. Unrivalled big game viewing is complimented by exquisite accommodation and sublime cuisine. Between …

    Thornybush Main Lodge is situated within the Thornybush Game Reserve which is part of the greater Kruger National Park about 50km (30min) from Hoedspruit.
    Thornybush Main Lodge overlooks the splendid Monwana River. Unrivalled big game viewing is complimented by exquisite accommodation and sublime cuisine. Between exciting safaris, while away the moments at the Guerlain Spa. Experience the gentle attentions of the expertly trained therapists and indulge perhaps in a deep body exfoliating massage.
    Thornybush Game Lodge boasts 18 stylish air-conditioned luxury suites and 2 family suites, all with extensive living areas overlooking the seasonal Monwana River, mini bar fridge, telephones, in and outdoor showers. From within the luxurious suites, each with private decks, sweeping vistas can be enjoyed over the savannah and an everactive water hole.

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Day 7

Thornybush 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

Thornybush Game Reserve

A second full day to explore this wonderful private game reserve on safari.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 9

Depart

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 the airport in time for your onward flight.

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DEPARTURES:

2020: Daily until Dec 31
2021: Daily Jan 6 through Jun 30

PRICE INCLUDES:

  • Round trip airport transfers
  • 3 nights accommodation at Amakhosi Safari Lodge including;
    • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and High Tea, Dinner, Tea and coffees
    • 2 game drive drives daily with qualified guides
  • 2 nights accommodation at Oyster Box Hotel including Breakfast daily
  • 3 nights accommodation at Thornybush Game Lodge including;
    • All meals
    • Teas and coffees
    • Mini bar in room, all local brand beverages including soft drinks, house wine, selection of local beers and house spirits
    • Morning and afternoon game drives in open land cruisers with accredited guide
    • Bush walks
    • Conservation levies

PRICE EXCLUDES:

  • Travel insurance
  • International and domestic airfare & airfare taxes
  • Visa fees if applicable
  • Meals and beverages not mentioned
  • Gratuities
  • Items of a personal nature

TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

Prices are "from" per person based on twin/double share accommodation and for travel in 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.

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