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KwaZulu Natal holidays - close up of  a vulture and jackal in the Drakensberg Mountains

Wildlife of KwaZulu Natal


1PD10D
10 NIGHTS
FROM £3,395
International flights quoted separately
Explore the wildlife & culture of sunny KwaZulu Natal in South Africa, on this wonderful beach safari holiday that includes a visit to a Wild Cat sanctuary & an up-close encounter with African elephants. See sharks, turtles, dolphins & other marine life at uShaka Marine World in Durban & experience Zulu culture, before relaxing on the beach. English speaking guide, all transfers & park fees included.
Disabled Safari Durban South Africa KwaZulu Natal Wildlife
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Durban
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Zulu Village
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Hluhluwe Gamne Reserve
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Big- Five Game dRives
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Rhino Preservation
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Wild Cate Centre
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Elephant Interaction
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Mkuze Game Reserve
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Durban
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Zulu Village
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Hluhluwe Gamne Reserve
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Big- Five Game dRives
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Rhino Preservation
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Wild Cate Centre
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Elephant Interaction
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Mkuze Game Reserve
Day 1
You will be met at Durban Airport and transferred to the warm North Coast, renowned for its wonderful beaches and excellent holiday weather.
 
Check into your hotel and relax on the shores of the Indian Ocean.
Day 2
Today your guide will show you the highlights of Durban on a city tour, including the City Hall and the Botanical Gardens.
 
Continue to uShaka Marine World situated in the old harbour area that is being extensively re-developed. Here you have the opportunity of viewing large indigenous sharks of the Indian Ocean and a wide variety of other marine animals, including the opportunity to interact with dolphins, seals and penguins.
Day 3
This morning your guide will introduce you to the beauty of rural Zululand, renowned for its outstanding beaches, mountains, history and wildlife as we travel 3-hours to Hluhluwe.
 
We depart early and stop at an authentically reconstructed Zulu Village to learn more about Zulu life and culture, including their amazing beadwork. We also meet a sangoma ("witchdoctor").
 
We continue to our Ezemvelo Wildlife rest camp, where game viewing opportunities should present themselves almost immediately in this famous game sanctuary. Hopefully you will see several species of antelope, zebra, wildebeest, and maybe even giraffe or one of the Big Five, before reaching camp. Accommodation is in simple but comfortable thatched game park bungalows, with your guide having an allowance to purchase breakfast and dinner at the camp restaurant each day.
Days 4 To 5
Today is devoted to game viewing in Hluhluwe National Park, travelling with your guide in his air-conditioned vehicle.
 
As you will have the services of a private driver/guide throughout your safari, you will have the flexibility of discussing preferred routings and travelling times with him each day. However we recommend setting off early each morning as the camp gates open (05h30 to 06h00 depending on the season), to take advantage of the best game viewing conditions of the day.
 
One of South Africa’s most beautiful game parks, Hluhluwe is home to all the Big 5 - lion, elephant, buffalo, leopard and rhino - as well as the subcontinent’s largest population of endangered rhino, which this park saved from extinction. Also hope to see giraffe, hippo, kudu, crocodiles, waterbuck, warthogs, baboons and many other interesting animals, before returning to camp for breakfast. With over 300 different bird species, outstanding bird watching is also guaranteed.
 
The rest of the morning is free to relax by the camp swimming pool, before setting out again at the time of your choice (usually the late afternoon) for another game drive with your guide in his vehicle.
 
After a beautiful African sunset, enjoy the balmy evening and pristine stars of the Milky Way as you have never seen them before – including the spectacular Southern Cross.
Day 6
After some final game viewing in Hluhluwe, we visit the Wild Cat Rehabilitation Centre at Emdoneni, where you can view caracal (lynx), serval, African wildcat and cheetah orphaned or injured in the wild and in need of care and rehabilitation.
 
We then travel 30-minutes for a boat ride on the Lake St Lucia estuary, where you will be lifted into the boat and can hope to see hippos and crocodiles. Forming part of the St Lucia Isimangaliso Wetlands, this area has been declared a World Heritage site because of its unique biodiversity and importance to marine conservation. With over 500 different bird species in the region, it also offers outstanding bird watching.
 
Afterwards we continue 1-hour to Mkuze in northern Zululand. Check into your lodge and enjoy the warm weather and vast landscapes of plains and mountains in this beautiful region that is renowned for its bird life.
Day 7
Today you have the unique opportunity of interacting with two orphaned African Elephants that visit the game viewing area each morning.
 
Balance of day is free to relax at your lodge, before enjoying a drive into Mkuze Game Reserve, which is renowned for its birding.
Day 8
Today transfer 5-hours from Mkuze to your hotel on the Durban North Coast, renowned for its wonderful beaches and reliably warm holiday weather all year round.
  
Check in, settle in and relax on the shores of the warm Indian Ocean.
Days 9 To 10
At leisure to relax independently on the warm golden beaches of the Durban North Coast.
Day 11
Transfer to Durban Airport for your flight home.
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