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Zululand Spectacular

Duration
7 Days
Prices From:
US$ 3,069

Enjoy a stay in the exclusive Phinda Game Reserve and then spend time in the beautiful coastal resort of Umhlanga, close to Durban. Have a day trip to Shakaland and learn all about the traditions and lifestyles of the Zulu population of South Africa.


The exclusive Phinda Private Game Reserve is located in the northern part of KwaZulu Natal province of South Africa. It is situated close to the St. Lucia Wetland Park and the Hluhulwe-Imfolozi National Park. After being transferred from Durban airport, you spend 3 nights at the Phinda Forest Lodge where you can unwind in the lodge’s sparkling rim flow swimming pool or relax in the lodge sitting areas with expansive viewing decks giving you panoramic views of the game-filled plains. There is amazing and unique wildlife including Africa’s Big Five (lion, leopard, elephant, rhino, buffalo) and over 380 bird species.

From here you will be transferred back to Durban and dropped off at the Oyster Box Hotel in Umhlanga for a further 3 nights. Uhmlanga is a resort town just 16 kilometres/10 miles north of Durban and is considered to be on one of the most beautiful coastlines in the world.

During your stay in Umhlanga, you will have a full day to Shakaland to experience traditional Zulu culture and customs at the largest Zulu kraal in all of Zululand. You will sample some traditional Zulu beer, enjoy a performance by Zulu dancers and see how the locals make spears and shields, beadwork, pots and how their huts are built. You will also visit an iSangoma (witchdoctor).

After Umhlanga, return to Durban airport.


 

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Duration
7 Days
Prices From:
US$ 3,069

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Day 1

Durban Airport to Hluhluwe, Phinda or Bushlands

Duration3 Hours

Phinda Mountain Lodge

With wraparound views of the spectacular Ubombo mountain range and the surrounding Zululand bushveld, Mountain Lodge at &Beyond Phinda is a dramatic safari destination. 25 split-level suites crest the mountain's edge, offering breathtaking raptor's-eye views of the Reserve below.

This much-loved lodge has recently been rebuilt and refurbished, and each luxurious suite now boasts a romantic ensuite bathroom, private sitting area, and spacious veranda complete with private plunge pool and outdoor shower. The guest area is a magnificent u-shaped building with central al fresco courtyard, which provides seductive comfort between exciting game drives. The intimate sitting areas are filled with sunlight, and the dining area overlooks the Reserve with the Ubombo Mountains in the distance.

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Duration3 Nights
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Phinda Mountain Lodge

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    Phinda Mountain Lodge



    With wraparound views of the spectacular Ubombo mountain range and the surrounding Zululand bushveld, Mountain Lodge at &Beyond Phinda is a dramatic safari destination. 25 split-level suites crest the mountain's edge, offering breathtaking raptor's-eye views of the Reserve below. This much-loved lodge has recently been ...

    With wraparound views of the spectacular Ubombo mountain range and the surrounding Zululand bushveld, Mountain Lodge at &Beyond Phinda is a dramatic safari destination. 25 split-level suites crest the mountain's edge, offering breathtaking raptor's-eye views of the Reserve below.

    This much-loved lodge has recently been rebuilt and refurbished, and each luxurious suite now boasts a romantic ensuite bathroom, private sitting area, and spacious veranda complete with private plunge pool and outdoor shower. The guest area is a magnificent u-shaped building with central al fresco courtyard, which provides seductive comfort between exciting game drives. The intimate sitting areas are filled with sunlight, and the dining area overlooks the Reserve with the Ubombo Mountains in the distance.

    Facilities

    • Lounge(s)
    • Pool (s)

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Day 2

Day at Leisure

Today is totally free and at leisure. You can take advantage of any optional activities available or simply relax.

Day 3

Day at Leisure

Today is totally free and at leisure. You can take advantage of any optional activities available or simply relax.

Day 4

Hluhluwe, Phinda or Bushlands to Durban/Umhlanga

Duration3 Hours

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 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.

Meal Plan Full Breakfast
Duration3 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

Full Day Shakaland Tour

This morning you will be picked up for your full day Shakaland and Zulu Experience tour. Experience traditional Zulu culture and customs at the largest Zulu kraal in all of Zululand, packed into one exhilarating day. Sample some traditional Zulu beer, enjoy the grace and energy of the Zulu dancers, witness the skill and artistry that goes into making spears and shields, beadwork, pot making, and the building of their huts. You will also visit an iSangoma (witchdoctor), and enjoy a delicious lunchtime feast.

Duration7 Hours
Day 6

Day at Leisure

Today is totally free and at leisure. You can take advantage of any optional activities available or simply relax.

Day 7

The Oyster Box to Durban Airport

Duration40 Minutes

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DEPARTURES:

Daily.

PRICE INCLUDES:

  • 6 nights' deluxe accommodation
  • All meals at Phinda with game activities
  • Breakfast daily at Oyster Box
  • All transfers

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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