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Battlefields, Beach and Bush Safari
Explore Africa on a magnificent 8-day journey filled with spectacular scenery, fascinating history, thrilling Big Five safaris and the ultimate beach vacation.
Delve deep into the heart of KwaZulu-Natal’s picturesque Battlefields, with their poignant reminders of the dramatic conflicts of the war between the local Zulu tribe and British colonial forces.
After your step back in time, experience a true African safari at diverse &Beyond Phinda Private Game Reserve, renowned for its excellent Big Five sightings, as well as close encounters with the elegant cheetah.
Your thrilling wildlife adventure culminates with the ultimate relaxation on the pristine beaches of the subtropical coastline, enjoying snorkelling and kayaking, as well as guided walks through the magnificent landscape and fascinating visits to the local community.
2 Nights Zulu Battlefields | 2 Nights Phinda Game Reserve | 3 Nights Maputaland Coast
Nights 1 - 2 Zulu Battlefields, South Africa
Upon arrival at King Shaka International Airport, make your way to the arrivals hall where you will be welcomed by an representative. Collect your rental vehicle from King Shaka International Airport and with the directions provided make your way to Fugitives' Drift Lodge.
Enjoy your 2 night stay at Fugitives' Drift Lodge in a Luxury Room with ensuite bathroom. Your stay includes all meals.
Fugitives Drift is renowned for delivering awe-inspiring battlefield tours that bring the battles of Rorkes Drift and Isandlwana to life. This experience gives a deep and tangible insight into some of the most moving of South Africa's battlefields.
Nights 3 - 4 Phinda Game Reserve, South Africa
After a mouth-watering breakfast, self-drive from Fugitives' Drift Lodge to Phinda Forest Lodge. Reawaken your soul during your 2 night stay at Phinda Forest Lodge in a Suite with ensuite bathroom.
Set deep in the heart of a rare and beautiful dry sand forest, the spectacular Forest Lodge at Phinda Private Game Reserve fuses architectural design and conservation. The creation of this award-winning safari lodge was an exemplary exercise in building eco-sensitive structures with a light footprint (not one tree was felled during construction).
Inventively designed in Zulu Zen style, each handcrafted, glass- encased suite is a combination of glass, wood and minimalist design incorporating high-gloss wooden floors, richly tactile fabrics and crimson Zulu artefacts. These 16 private stilted suites each feature luxurious ensuite bathrooms and private viewing decks. Unwind in the lodge’s sparkling rim-flow swimming pool, or relax in the guest sitting areas with expansive viewing decks affording panoramic views of the game-filled plains. Visit the Safari Shop with its unique and colourful local Zulu artefacts. Dine in the traditional African boma, under a romantic canvas of stars, candles and lanterns.
Nights 5 - 7 Maputaland Coast, South Africa
Depart from Phinda Forest Lodge and self-drive to Coastal Cashews pick up point, where a representative will collect you and fellow guests to Thonga Beach Lodge.
Spend your 3 nights stay at Thonga Beach Lodge in a Forest Room with ensuite bathroom.
Take in the fresh breeze of the ocean and look forward to relax on the untouched beaches of the subtropical coastline, enjoying snorkeling, kayaking and other adventures.
Thonga Beach Lodge is set amongst the foliage of a lush coastal forest above a secluded bay, just metres from the beach. Spacious suites are hidden in the dune forest and raised on wooden stilts. All have private balconies and ensuite bathrooms.
Guests can swim, soak up the views from the sitting room or sip on cocktails at the “ocean” bar. A dining area, which opens onto a veranda, serves sumptuous meals. As a special treat, guests can opt to dine by candlelight on the beach. Thonga Beach Lodge offers snorkelling, scuba diving, forest walks, turtle tours, fishing and birdwatching. Open-ocean adventures include swimming with dolphins, and snorkelling with manta rays and giant turtles.
Meet & Greet
Medical Evacuation Insurance
Munyawana Conservancy Fee and Park Fee
Fugitive Drift Lodge - full board experience, Battlefield Tour activity
Phinda Forest - three meals daily, soft drinks, house wines, local brand spirits and beers, teas and coffees, refreshments on game drives, laundry, safari activities
Thonga Beach Lodge - all meals, tea and coffee, use of snorkel ling equipment, guided walks, kayaking and sundowners at Lake Sibaya and cultural tours to the Mabibi community
Costs include VAT, transfers to and from the lodge airstrip
Car Rental for 8 days in Group B Vehicle on super cover including contract fee
Super cover inclusions and exclusions apply for the car rental
Scheduled pickup and drop off transfers at Coastal Cashews