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9 Day Bush to Beach Safari in South Africa
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Thrilling South Africa Safari including Wildlife and the Beaches

Discover the hidden gems Southern Africa has to offer ranging from the Big 5 of the Kruger National Park, the Pongola Game Reserve of northern KwaZulu Natal to the warm Indian Ocean from Kosi Bay and St Lucia to Durban. Traverse the South Eastern corner of South Africa across Zululand to Durban and discover the cultures and landscapes that exit here.

Highlights

  • Full game drive in a 4x4 vehicle
  • Open vehicle sunset game drive
  • Opportunity to witness the Big Five
  • Chance to see other wildlife in Kruger National Park
  • Comfortable Air-conditioned Vehicle
  • 8 breakfasts and 7 dinners
  • 8 nights' accommodation

Skill level

  • Beginner

Styles


9 activity days
Group size: 2-8 participants
Airport transfer included: O. R. Tambo International Airport
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Accommodation

You will enjoy eight nights in accommodation including the Kruger National Park, Pongola Game Reserve, Kosi Bay and St Lucia. All the accommodation has been carefully selected with absolute comfort in mind and to maintain the typical African Safari

Program

Day 1: Johannesburg - Kruger National Park (340 km)

  • Meal plan: Dinner only

We depart Johannesburg early morning from your place of accommodation and make our way through the Lowveld to the Kruger National Park. A quick stop on route for a late breakfast or lunch (Own Account) is enjoyed before continuing. The route showcases some of South Africa’s finest Lowveld farmlands before arriving at our lodge near the Kruger National Park. Time is spent relaxing at the pool and at camp before taking part in an open vehicle sunset game drive.

Day 2: Kruger National Park

  • Meal plan: Breakfast and Dinner

A full day Game Drive is on the menu for the day in open 4x4 game drive vehicle with a local guide. An opportunity for excellent game viewing to sight the Big Five as well as hundreds of antelope and bird species exist today. Not guaranteed to sight all the big five such as the illusive leopard during the day. We make our way through the Skukuza area of the Kruger Park throughout the day in the effort to tick off most of the wildlife that the Kruger has to offer. Lunch is on own account at one of the rest camps.

Day 3: Kruger National park - Pongola Game Reserve (460 km)

  • Meal plan: Breakfast and Dinner

An early start this morning for a fairly long but scenic drive via the small farming towns of Barberton and Piet Retief to Pongola. Situated in Northern KwaZula Natal, the Pongola Game Reserve, situated on the banks of the 13000ha man-made dam is home to 4 of the Big 5 which excludes the Lion.

Day 4: Pongola Game Reserve

  • Meal plan: Breakfast and Dinner

A full day is enjoyed at the Pongola Game reserve participating in a variety of additional optional activities listed below. The Pongola Game Reserve is a unique destination to the typical African Bushveld and time is spent here during the day enjoying the optional activities:

  • 1. Game Drive (approximately 3 hours) – R 520pp
  • 2. Boat Cruises (approximately 3 hours) – R 420pp
  • 3. Rhino Tracking (approximately 3 hours) – R 620pp
  • 4. Guided Game Walks (approximately 3 hours) – R 520pp
  • Recommended on this itinerary would be Rhino tracking on foot in the morning and an afternoon Boat Cruise on the Pongola Dam.

Day 5: Pongola - Kosi Bay (271 km)

  • Meal plan: Breakfast and Dinner

Departing the Pongola Game Reserve, the route heads south via the small town of Hluhluwe and north to the border town of Kosi Bay. Stopping tin town to pick up a few supplies we arrive at our lodge mid-day ready for an optional sundowner lakes boat cruise.

Day 6: Kosi Bay

  • Meal plan: Breakfast and Dinner

A lazy morning with packed picnic and ready to head off to the Kosi Mouth Beach to spend the day at the beach. The lagoon makes for warm calm waters with unspoilt beaches for long walks.

Arriving back at the lodge early afternoon, opt in for an optional 3 lakes boat cruise and a night turtle walk at Bhanga Nek (seasonal) or a Lazy afternoon at the lodge.

Optional Activities:

  • 3 lakes Cruises (09:00 – 14:00) R 550pp
  • Sundowner Cruise (16:00 – 18:00) R 450pp
  • Turtle Tour (16:00 – 24:00) R 750pp (Nov – March)

Day 7: Kosi Bay - St Lucia (290 km)

  • Meal plan: Breakfast and Dinner

Travelling south late morning from the Kosi Bay via Hluhluwe, we arrive at the small town of St Lucia ready for a host of activities. Dinner is on own account to enjoy at any one of the many quant restaurants in the small town of St Lucia to enjoy in your own time after a good long day on the road.

Day 8: St Lucia

  • Meal plan: Breakfast only

Spend the day enjoying any one of the many activities on offer in St Lucia. We do highly recommend the full day Hluhluwe Game drive and or a sunset cruise on the estuary. Dinner tonight is on own account to try another one of the many restaurants available in St Lucia

Activities on Offer:

  • Full Day Hluhluwe Game Drive – R 1200pp
  • Cape Vidal – R 850pp (recommended)
  • Sunset Estuary Boat Cruise – R 375pp (recommended)
  • Whale watching – June to December

Day 9: St Lucia - Durban (own arrangements) (250 km)

  • Meal plan: Breakfast only

After a short 250-kilometer drive heading south along the coast, you will bid farewell. Should you choose to return to Johannesburg with Adventour the following day, there will be an optional extra charge of 800 ZAR. This is the end of Adventour services.

Location

This safari will take place in South Africa.

South Africa comes from a long history of colonial venture and racial history dating back into the early 1800’s and before the early Portuguese settlers, but it can also be said that South Africa over the years has united into one “rainbow nation” that boasts itself as being the economical hub of Africa and the most sought-after travel destination in Africa.

South Africa has it all. Deserts, pristine beaches, rugged mountains, wetlands, woodlands, nature reserves, and adventure sports. From the smallest back town to large cities and not to forget - Table Mountain in the fairest cape.

Food

This nine-day bush to beach safari includes seven dinners and eight breakfasts. All lunches are on guests own account. For Adventour and its travel partners to properly cater while on tour, it is important to inform they at the point of booking should there be any special dietary requirement.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Vegetarian
  • Other dietary requirements on request
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Things to do (optional)

  • Rhino tracking
  • Scuba diving
  • Snorkelling
  • Turtle watching (only in season)

St Lucia

  • Boat cruise
  • Full-day game drive
  • Full-day Cape Vidal
  • Half-day game drive
  • Hal- day Cape Vidal
  • Zulu cultural evening

What's included

  • Full game drive in a 4x4 vehicle
  • Open vehicle sunset game drive
  • Professional guide
  • Comfortable seven-seater vehicle
  • Park entrance fees
  • 8 nights' accommodation
  • 6 dinners and 8 breakfasts

What's not included

  • Lunches
  • Restaurant meals as indicated
  • Visa fees
  • Airport transfers
  • Curios and tips
  • Optional excursions as indicated
  • Beverages

How to get there

Recommended Airports

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Tambo International Airport (JNB).

You can arrive in Johannesburg the day before departure or early morning on the day of departure to the Kruger National Park. Adventour will collect you from your place of accommodation or Tambo International Airport (JNB) on the morning of departure.

Airport: O. R. Tambo International Airport Airport transfer included: O. R. Tambo International Airport No additional charges. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 25% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 30 days before arrival.
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