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

Big-5 Hluhuwe Safari + Durban North Coast


SRU7R
7 NIGHTS
FROM £1,194
International flights quoted separately
This relaxing beach safari holiday combines a luxury safari staying at Rhino Ridge in Hluhluwe Game Reserve - home to all the Big Five and famous for its large population of endangered rhinos - with the warm golden beaches of the Durban North Coast. Enjoy swimming, relaxing or playing championship golf. All game drives and transfers included.
Beach Safari South Africa Holiday Vacation Durban Hluhluwe Game Reserve Zululand
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Durban
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Hluhluwe
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Big-5
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Rhino
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Game Drives
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Birding
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North Coast
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Golf
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Horse Riding
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Fishing
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Durban
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Hluhluwe
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Big-5
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Rhino
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Game Drives
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Birding
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North Coast
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Golf
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Horse Riding
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Fishing
Day 1
You will be met at Durban Airport and transferred to your hotel on the warm North Coast, renowned for its wonderful beaches and excellent holiday weather.
  
Check in and relax on the shores of the warm Indian Ocean.
Day 2
This morning enjoy the beauty of rural Zululand, renowned for its outstanding beaches, mountains, history and wildlife as you transfer 3-hours to Hluhluwe Game Reserve.
  
After checking into your lodge, enjoy a thrilling open top game drive with a lodge ranger. Game viewing opportunities should present themselves almost immediately and hopefully you will see several species of antelope, zebra, wildebeest and maybe even giraffe - as well as several of the Big Five - before dinner.
Day 3
Today is devoted to game viewing in Hluhluwe National Park.
 
Rise at dawn to take advantage of the best game viewing conditions of the day, and enjoy a thrilling open-top game drive in the famous Hluhluwe National Park, which saved the rhino from extinction. 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. Hope to see many interesting species before returning to your lodge.
   
The rest of the day is free to relax at your lodge or enjoy bird watching, before setting out again in the late afternoon for another game drive. Hope to see giraffe, hippo, kudu, crocodiles, waterbuck, warthogs, baboons and many other interesting animals. With over 300 different bird species, outstanding bird watching is also guaranteed.
  
After a beautiful African sunset, enjoy the balmy evening and pristine stars of the Milky Way as you have never seen them before – as well as the spectacular Southern Cross.
  
Note: children < 6 are not allowed on open top game drives
 
Day 4
After some final early morning game viewing, transfer 3-hours to the warm North Coast near Durban, renowned for its wonderful beaches and reliably warm holiday weather all year round.
 
Relax in your lush sub-tropical surroundings on the shores of the warm Indian Ocean.
Day 5
Today we recommend an optional tour of the highlights of Durban.
 
We start with a visit to uShaka Marine World, situated in the old harbour area that is being extensively re-developed. You will have the opportunity of viewing large indigenous sharks of the Indian Ocean and a wide variety of other marine animals - including turtles, dolphins, seals and penguins. Here there are snorkelling ponds with over 5,000 fish.
 
In the afternoon we drive along Durban beachfront, with its colourful markets, to Moses Mabhida Stadium which was built for the 2010 World Cup. This stadium has a cable car (40 stories high), which offers wonderful views of Durban and its coastline.
 
Our day finishes with a visit to the Sharks Board in Umhlanga, for an audio-visual presentation and shark disection (Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday only).
Days 6 To 7
At leisure to relax on the warm golden beaches of the Durban North Coast.
 
Many optional activities are available such as a marine cruise to search for dolphins, turtles, sharks, whales (in season) and other fascinating sea life. Championship golf, horse riding and deep sea game fishing are also available.
Day 8
Transfer to Durban Airport for your flight home.
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