Enjoy seven days experiencing some of the best bush and beach locations in South Africa on our Beach & Bush Family Lodge Safari. Start your family holiday in the exquisite Phinda Private Game Reserve, with its abundance of game, including the Big Five, diverse habitats, and exceptional luxury lodges with staff trained to accommodate the needs of children of all ages. Your holiday ends in the seaside town of Umhlanga in the luxurious Oyster Box Hotel. Here you’ll find rest, relaxation and plenty for the kids to do. Umhlanga offers glorious sunshine, warm seas, golf courses and retail outlets, deep sea fishing, scuba diving, surfing, and dolphin watching.
Day 1 – 3 JOHANNESBURG – PHINDA PRIVATE GAME RESERVE
Fly from Johannesburg to King Shaka International Airport, or Richards Bay Airport, on a scheduled domestic flight. Upon arrival in Durban or Richards Bay you will be met by a representative who will transfer you to Phinda Private Game Reserve.
Within reach of the warm Indian Ocean and the famous iSimangaliso/Greater St Lucia Wetland Park in northern KwaZulu-Natal, Phinda Private Game Reserve is known for its diverse habitats, exceptional, exclusive game viewing, and wide range of safari activities.
Phinda offers a fascinating variety of landscape and vegetation, and is home to an abundance of wildlife, including not only the Big Five, but many rarer species including the black rhino. With only a few lodges sharing the reserve, and expertly trained rangers and guides, guests are assured of fantastic game viewing, photographic opportunities, and extraordinary service. Children are well takem care of, with exciting daily activities designed around their needs.
Adding to Phinda’s charms, the magical array of marine life in nearby Sodwana Bay is easily accessible, with scuba diving, fishing and even turtle watching just some of the activties available to guests.
Your stay includes three meals daily, soft drinks, house wines, local brand spirits and beers, teas and coffees, scheduled safari activities, refreshments on game drives, nature walks (1 hour) accompanied by experienced armed trackers (subject to availability), emergency medical evacuation insurance and laundry.
Day 4 – 6 UMHLANGA
After your morning game drive and breakfast at Phinda, you will be collected and transferred to the coastal town of Umhlanga in the KwaZulu-Natal province.
This seaside town is heaven for sunworshippers and water enthusiasts. With almost year-round sunshine and warm weather, and as well as warm seas, you’ll find Umhlanga an exceptional seaside retreat, offering plenty to see and do, or the perfect place to do nothing at all!
Umhlanga boasts world-class boutique stores – a shopper’s paradise – and also offers a wonderful selection of eateries and attractions, such as the Natal Sharks Board, professional golf courses and an array of watersports, such as scuba diving, deep-sea fishing, surfing and dolphin viewing.
You will spend three nights at the beautiful Oyster Box Hotel, in a classic sea-facing room with en-suite bathroom.
The Oyster Box Hotel is situated overlooking the historical and famous landmark, the Umhlanga lighthouse, and right on the beautiful Umhlanga Beach, The Oyster Box has long been one of South Africa’s best-loved and most distinguished hotels, which occupies a special place in the hearts of the countless guests who have enjoyed its warmth, caring service and relaxed elegance since it first opening in 1947.
Your stay includes breakfast.
Day 7 JOHANNESBURG
After breakfast you will be transferred to King Shaka International Airport in time for your flight to O R Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg.
06Jan18 – 14Dec18
R 42 370.00 per adult sharing
R 22 765.00 per child (12 – 16yrs) sharing with 1 or 2 adults
R 15 890.00 per child (6 – 12yrs) sharing with 1 or 2 adults
R 3 165.00 per child (3 – 5yrs) sharing with 1 or 2 adults
R42 370 pps
Big 5 Game viewing in Phinda Private Game Reserve
Game drives and game walks
Turtle watching, boat cruises & scuba diving in Phinda Private Game Reserve
Long walks on beautiful beaches
Ultimate South African family safari vacation
Accommodation as per itinerary
Scheduled flight from JHB to Phinda
3 nights at Phinda Private Game Reserve in luxury suites
All meals, drinks, game drives & entry fees at Phinda
Road transfer from Phinda to Oyster Box Hotel
3 nights at the Oyster Box in a classic sea facing room (B&B)
Road transfer from the Oyster Box to King Shaka International Airport
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