This trip begins in the stunning seaside town of Umhlanga, opposite the iconic red-and-white lighthouse! You’ll continue on to iSimangaliso Wetland Park and Phinda Game Reserve, for game drives, bush walks, boat trips, and more.
With direct flights from London to Durban the adventure begins at The Oyster Box Hotel in Umhlanga. Situated opposite the town’s iconic red-and-white lighthouse, this seafront property offers comfortable accommodation, high standards of service, and direct access onto the beach! After one night there, you’ll travel to the iSimangaliso Wetland Park. Here you’ll stay at Makakatana Bay Lodge, which has a lovely location on the banks of Lake St Lucia. Lastly, you’ll head to Phinda Private Game Reserve, for three nights at &Beyond Phinda Mountain Lodge. This is a stunning property, featuring breathtaking views over the reserve as far as the Lebombo Mountains!
Umhlanga is one of our favourite gateway towns into safari country, featuring not only the famous lighthouse but also a pier and a long promenade. During your time in iSimangaliso, you can enjoy vehicle safaris and river cruises. And Phinda provides great game viewing in a wildlife-rich region, via game drives, bush walks, and, for November/December visitors, turtle nesting tours!
*Please note, this is just one example of a trip we could design for you. We tailor-make safari holidays that take you to the real Africa – no readymade tours or set departures. Do get in touch with one of our experts today to start creating your bespoke itinerary!*