This 12 night holiday offers something a little different - a 4 night malaria-free safari including a close up and personal cheetah encounter, followed by time at 2 very different coastal resorts.
Nambiti Hills, in the Big 5 Nambiti Game Reserve, is home to elephant, lion, leopard, buffalo and rhino, as well as over 30 other animal species. It is also rich in birdlife. Guests staying here can also have a close-up encounter with cheetahs like you've never experienced before. The Kwa Cheetah Project is striving to create awareness of the dire cheetah statistics, by introducing cheetahs to guests at Nambiti Hills and educating them.
After your safari you will have 5 nights at the contemporary Southern Sun Elangeni which is located just a few minutes drive from the main beachfront. Cinema, theatres, restaurants, shops and entertainment are all within very easy walking distance.
And for the completely different coastal experience you end your holiday at Kosi Forest Lodge, which is located in a private nature reserve in a tranquil sand forest alongside one of the lakes in the Greater St Lucia Wetland Park. The 11,000 hectare, 30 km long nature reserve is a tropical paradise of crystal clear water, marshland, swamp and coastal forests, and activities include guided canoeing on the lakes, walks in the Raffia Forest, boat trips and snorkelling.
Arrive into Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport. Go through Immigration, collect your luggage and clear Customs, then make your way into the Arrivals Hall and find the Bidvest Car Rental office. Complete the necessary paperwork - you will need to present your driving licence, passport and credit card. The keys to your hire car will then be handed over to you.
13 Day Car Rental: Group O: Toyota Avanza or similar (on Super Cover)
From Johannesburg, it is about 3.5 hours to drive to the Namibiti Private Game Reserve. Guests here can enjoy 2 game drives per day in search of the Big 5 and also visit the Cheetah Breeding Project for an informative tour that covers the history of cheetahs, their biological make‐up and the reasons behind them being so endangered. In addition, spend some quality time getting to interact and understand the beautiful nature behind these animals.
After you return from your morning game drive, you will have time for a leisurely breakfast before having to leave for the drive back to Durban. Explore the many holiday attractions along the Dolphin Coastline from your hotel and discover an area rich in Zulu heritage.
Drive into KwaNgwanase - allow about 5 hours from Durban - and drive through the town until you see the Total Garage on your left handside. Once you arrive at this service station, a Kosi representative will meet you here and take you to a secure car parking area where you will leave your car. The transfer to the lodge from here departs at 16:00 promptly.
Kosi Forest Lodge offers the opportunity to explore by guided canoe, take boat trips onto the lake or go on forest walks, or enjoy a day excursion to nearby coastal beaches.
You will be transferred back to the secure car area, where you will pick up your hire car. Allow about 4 hours to drive to Richards Bay Airport, where you will return your hire car and check in for your flight to Durban (check in is 90 minutes prior to the flight departure).
South African Airways SA8446 (ECONOMY CLASS): Fly from Richards Bay Airport (RCB) departing at 17:00 to O.R. Tambo International Airport (JNB), arriving at 18:05 on 13 June
You will need to collect your bags, and then make your way to the International Departure Terminal and check in for your flight home.
Holiday Destination: Holiday to South Africa for 12 nights
Passengers: 2 Adults and 2 Children
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