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Category Building Blocks Safari and Nature KwaZulu Natal

What are Building Blocks?

South Africa Specialist also offers you the opportunity to set your own journey along with tools like our Building Blocks. The building blocks you can book separately, but can also fit perfectly into a tailor-made tour and / or your individual travel plans. If you like to make your own entire journey on the Internet, this is also possible on our website. Like as if you are your own travel agent!

If you need advice then there is an expert team to assist. If you would prefer that we put together the trip for you, please let us know your wishes, then we will gladly assist. In most cases this gives a price advantage. You will find that we have the best value for money and you can use our very attractive purchase rates!

The below Building Blocks are placed in numerical order by trip duration (number of days). Tours of 7 days and more can be found under the relevant category in the left menu bar (car trips, safari trips etc.). Trips of one day can be found under "excursions and activities".



2 day swimming with Dolphins & game drives package via Extreme Nature (ER 625)

Highlights:

Swimming with dolphins, game drives in Mkuze Game Reserve in Hluhluwe Imfolozi Game Reserve

*Please click on map for full route overview.

Departure: Daily based on availability and minimum 4 participants
Accommodation: Chalet
Transport: transfers included
Starts in: St. Lucia
Ends in: St. Lucia
Countries: South Africa
Ages: All ages

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A dream of many: swimming with dolphins. This two-day tour, you can make this dream come true. From St. Lucia your guide takes you to the overnight stop north of St. Lucia. The ocean water here is crystal clear and warm all year-round. It is the perfect setting for an Ocean Safari between dolphins and other unusual sea creatures. An experience to never forget! With this package you have morning ocean safaris and in the afternoon game drives in the Big Five wildlife sanctuary: Mkhuze Game Reserve and Hluhluwe Imfolozi Game Reserve.

Price from ZAR 7.571,00 prices are p.p.

2 day Turtle, dolphin & game drive package via Extreme Nature (ER 061)

Highlights:

Turtles walk, ocean safari / snorkeling, game drive Tembe Elephant Park

*Please click on map for full route overview.

Departure: Daily based on availability, minimum 4 people
Accommodation: Chalet / rondavel or permanent tent
Transport: Transfer from and to St Lucia with guide
Starts in: St. Lucia
Ends in: St. Lucia
Countries: South Africa
Ages: All ages

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To see one of the oldest animals on earth in their natural habitat is a dream of many. There is a planned evening walk where you will almost certainly see turtles from the beautiful Bhanga Nek. Whether you see the animals lay eggs, or that you see them hatch from the eggs is dependent on the time of year. You also have an ocean safari where you can swim with dolphins, turtles and beautiful fish if you are in luck. Finally, you visit the Tembe Elephant Park for a game drive. This two-day excursion to the World Heritage area in Maputaland is an experience you will never forget!

This excursion is available between November and mid-March.

3 day safari in the Zululand via Rhino River Lodge (ER 185)

Highlights:

Game drives & Big 5

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Departure: Daily based on availability
Accommodation: Rhino River Lodge
Transport: In an open 4x4 safari vehicle
Starts in: Rhino River Lodge
Ends in: Rhino River Lodge
Countries: South Africa
Ages: All ages (children below the age of 3 years are not allowed on the game drives)

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Rhino River Lodge is situated on the 23,000 hectare Manyoni Private Game Reserve (previously Zululand Rhino Reserve). It is a beautiful piece of untouched nature between the African Usumduze river and the Lebombo mountains where the entire Big Five (elephant, buffalo, lion, rhino, leopard) and many other animals and birds are.

Rhino River Lodge offers intimate, comfortable and affordable all-inclusive accommodation in the heart of Zululand on the banks of the Msunduze River.

Price from ZAR 4.075,00 prices are p.p.

3 day stay at Thonga Beach Lodge (ER 224)

Highlights:

iSimangaliso Wetlands Park, snorkeling, kayaking, Cultural Tour

*Please click on map for full route overview.

Departure: Daily based on availability
Accommodation: Thonga Beach Lodge
Car type: not included
Starts at: Thonga Beach Lodge
Ends at: Thonga Beach Lodge
Countries: South Africa
Ages: All ages

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Three days to enjoy a beautiful beach at the luxury Thonga Beach Lodge in the iSimangaliso Wetlands Park. You stay in a luxurious room with all meals and activities included. You can opt for a guided tour, kayaking, cultural tour, snorkelling and enjoy a sundowner while overlooking the lake Sibaya.

Price from ZAR 7.600,00 prices are p.p.

3 day luxury safari in the Zululand Rhino Reserve at Leopard Mountain Game Lodge (ER 182)

Highlights:

Morning & afternoon game drives, waterhole experience

*Please click on map for full route overview.

Departure: Daily based on availability
Accommodation: luxury chalet in the 4 star Leopard Mountain Game Lodge
Car type: not included
Starts at: Leopard Mountain Lodge
Ends at: Leopard Mountain Lodge
Countries: South Africa
Ages: From 12 years and older

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Leopard Mountain Game Lodge is situated on the 23 000 hectare Zululand Rhino Reserve. This is a beautiful piece of untouched nature between the African Umsunduze river and the Lebombo mountains where the entire Big Five (lion, elephant, leopard, buffalo, rhino) and many other animals and birds live.

You will stay in 4-star luxury chalets with stunning views over the valley and the chef prepares delicious traditional South African cuisine for you. Enjoy beautiful sunrises and sunsets and the African wildlife amid all the luxury and comfort that the lodge has to offer.

Price from ZAR 7.990,00 prices are p.p.

3 day St. Lucia & Hluhluwe Adventure from Umlilo Lodge (ER 153)

Highlights:

Evening safari, Big 5 safari, boat cruise on Lake St Lucia

*Please click on map for full route overview.

Departure: Daily based on availability
Accommodation: 4 star lodge
Transport: open 4x4 Land rover
Starts in: Umlilo Lodge
Ends in: Umlilo Lodge
Countries: South Africa
Ages: All ages

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This is a wetland safari in KwaZulu Natal, where you look for the special wildlife of this beautiful part of South Africa in the Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Park during the day & in the late evening. It is in the area where the Zulu chief Chaka hunted wild animals. Fortunately there is still an opportunity for you to take very nice pictures of all the wildlife that have survived!

Price from ZAR 5.176,00 prices are p.p.

3 day luxury stay at Rhino Ridge Safari Lodge (ER 072)

Highlights:

Game drives

*Please click on map for full route overview.

Departure: Daily based on availability
Accommodation: Rhino Ridge Safari Lodge
Rental car: Not included
Starts in: Hluhluwe, Rhino Ridge Safari Lodge
Ends in: Hluhluwe, Rhino Ridge Safari Lodge
Countries: South Africa
Ages: All ages

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The oldest game reserve in Africa (Hluhluwe Imfolozi) now has a new luxury accommodation and is the first private concessionaire in this reserve with beautiful suites and villas with amazing views of the reserve. Meals (breakfast, high tea, dinner) and game drives are included in this package.

Price from ZAR 4.380,00 prices are p.p.

3 day stay at the luxury Qambathi Mountain Lodge in the Drakensberg (ER 131)

Highlights:

Drakensberg, Kamberg Nature Reserve, Midlands Meander, Highmoor Nature Reserve, game drives and horseback riding.

*Please click on map for full location overview.

Departure: Daily based on availability
Accommodation: Qambathi Mountain Lodge in a luxury suite based on breakfast and dinner
Transport: Not included
Starts in: Qambathi Mountain Lodge
Ends in: Qambathi Mountain Lodge
Countries: South Africa
Ages: From 10 years old

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Located in a wildlife sanctuary with the impressive Drakensberg Mountains in the background, you will find the luxury Qambathi Mountain Lodge. This unique and beautiful lodge is a real treat! It is great for honeymoons, weddings or other special occasions. Enjoy excellent food, peace, space and romance. Activities you can undertake here are walking / hiking, game drives, horse riding and visiting the Midlands Meander with its cosy restaurants, artists, antiques, candles etc.

Price from ZAR 3.100,00 prices are p.p.

3 day safari package to the exclusive and luxurious Thula Thula Game Reserve (ER 145)

Highlights:

Thula Thula Private Game Reserve, game drives, bush walking, luxury accommodation

*Please click on map for location overview.

Departure: Daily based on availability
Accommodation: 4-star Thula Thula Elephant Safari Lodge and Luxury Tented Camp
Transport: Own transport
Starts in: Thula Thula Private Game Reserve
Ends in: Thula Thula Private Game Reserve
Countries: South Africa
Ages: Elephant Safari Lodge from 8 years, Luxury Tented Camp all ages

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Luxury, space, nature, wildlife, peace ... You will find it all at Thula Thula Game Reserve! Choose to stay at the Elephant Safari Lodge or the Luxury Tented Camp, both are small and give you so much privacy and personal attention. The suites at the Thula Thula Safari Lodge are breathtakingly beautiful and the food is superb! At the Luxury Tented Camp you will get an authentic bush experience while your tent has all amenities. This package is including meals and safari activities.

Price from ZAR 6.000,00 prices are p.p.

4 day relaxing trip at Thonga Beach Lodge (ER 222)

Highlights:

iSimangaliso Wetlands Park, diving or snorkelling, kayaking & Cultural Tour

*Please click on map for full route overview.

Departure: Daily based on availability
Accommodation: Thonga Beach Lodge, Forest View Room
Car type: not included
Starts at: Thonga Beach Lodge
Ends at: Thonga Beach Lodge
Countries: South Africa
Ages: All ages

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During this 4 day trip in a beautiful and remote part of the iSimangaliso Wetland Park, you can enjoy luxury at Thonga Beach Lodge and the wonderful underwater world. 3 nights' accommodation, all meals, 2 dives, kayaking, cultural tour and a guided tour are included in this package.

Price from ZAR 11.375,00 prices are p.p.

4 day Special in Kosi Bay Nature Reserve via Isibindi (S 001)

Highlights:

Kosi Forest Lodge, Raffia Forest Walk, canoe trip

*Please click on map for location overview.

Departure: Offer valid in May, June, September 2017 and 2018
Accommodation: Kosi Forest Lodge
Car type: Not included
Starts in: Kosi Forest Lodge / Manguzi
Ends in: Kosi Forest Lodge / Manguzi
Countries: South Africa
Ages: All ages

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You can stay three nights in May, June, September 2017 and 2018 at Kosi Forest Lodge for the price of 2! It includes meals, coffee / tea, a walk through Raffia Forest and canoe tours. Here you can relax surrounded by nature in the north-eastern province of KwaZulu-Natal. At night the lodge is lit by candles and lanterns, very atmospheric and romantic!

Price from ZAR 4.020,00 prices are p.p.

4 day Special at Isibindi Zulu Lodge (S 003)

Highlights:   

Game drives, game walks, Battlefields, Zulu Boma Dinner

*Please click on map for location overview.

Departure: Offer valid in May, June, September 2017 and 2018
Accommodation: Beehive suite, Isibindi Zulu Lodge
Car type: Not included
Starts in: Isibindi Zulu Lodge
Ends in: Isibindi Zulu Lodge
Countries: South Africa
Ages: All ages

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Isibindi Zulu Lodge is located near Rorke's Drift and Isandlawana where you can find evidence of the bloody battle between the British and the Zulus. You will be staying on a game reserve where you can walk and spot giraffes, wildebeests, zebras etc. This small lodge has six private located beehive suites all with spacious en-suite bathroom and terrace. All meals, daily game drive or game walk with a guide and a Zulu Boma Dinner is included.

Price from ZAR 3.860,00 prices are p.p.

4 day stay at White Elephant Safari Lodge (S 021)

Highlights:

White Elephant Safari Lodge, safari boat cruise, canoe trip, tiger fishing, guided elephant experience, black rhino tracking, safari game drive, guided walk.

*Please click on map for location overview.

Departure: Offer for honeymooners: partner receives a 50% discount on the price below, special valid from 1 January - 31 December 2018
Accommodation: 5 star White Elephant Safari Lodge
Car type: Not included
Starts in: White Elephant Safari Lodge
Ends in: White Elephant Safari Lodge
Countries: South Africa
Ages: From 12 years old

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Located in the Pongola Game Reserve you will find the luxurious 5-star White Elephant Lodge with only eight beautiful safari tents and excellent meals. This safari package includes two activities per day where you can choose from boat cruises, canoeing, tiger fishing, guided elephant experience, black rhino tracking, safari game drive and guided hike. Breakfast, high tea and dinner are also included.

For honeymooners (within 6 months of the marriage ceremony), 1 person will receive a 50% discount on the price below.

Price from ZAR 9.600,00

5 day luxury stay at Rhino Ridge Safari Lodge (S 018)

Highlights:

Game drives, Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Reserve

*Please click on map for full route overview.

Departure: Offer valid May / June 2017 and 2018
Accommodation: Rhino Ridge Safari Lodge
Transport: Game drives with a 4x4 safari-vehicle
Starts in: Hluhluwe, Rhino Ridge Safari Lodge
Ends in: Hluhluwe, Rhino Ridge Safari Lodge
Countries: South Africa
Ages: All ages

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This brand new luxury property is the first private concession holder among the oldest game reserve in Africa: Hluhluwe Imfolozi. From your room you have a spectacular view of the reserve. Enjoy a sundowner on the deck, take a refreshing dip in the beautiful pool or go with your ranger in search of the Big 5. It is anyway one never to forget. The lodge offers special activities for (young) children. 

Price from ZAR 6.570,00 prices are p.p.

5 day stay at Thongo Beach Lodge via Isibindi (S 012)

Highlights:

iSimangaliso Wetlands Park, snorkelling, kayaking & Cultural Tour

*Please click on map for full route overview.

Departure: Offer valid during the months of May, June, September 2017 and 2018
Accommodation: Thonga Beach Lodge
Transport: Game drives with a 4x4 safari-vehicle
Starts at: Thonga Beach Lodge
Ends at: Thonga Beach Lodge
Countries: South Africa
Ages: All ages

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Thonga Beach Lodge is located in the north of the KwaZulu-Natal province inside the iSimangaliso Wetlands Park. The only way to get there is with a 4x4 vehicle, so you are really 'away' from civilization. Enjoy pristine beaches, clear and warm waters of the Indian Ocean and fantastic snorkeling and scuba diving possibilities. Your accommodation is located on the beach between the forests. This is the perfect place for a walk in nature, water activities and to relax with a great view and the sound of the ocean in the background. With this package all meals are included.

Price from ZAR 10.560,00 prices are p.p.

6 day Kruger, Swaziland & KZN Parks Safari with Outlook (ER 273)

Highlights:

Kruger National Park; Swaziland; Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Park; iSimangaliso Wetlands Park, Hippo & Crocodile Boat cruise

*Please click on map for full route overview.

Departure: Daily based on availability
Accommodation: En-suited chalets
Transport: Minibus
Starts in: Johannesburg
Ends in: Durban at the King Shaka airport.
Countries: South Africa & Swaziland
Ages: from 3 years and older

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KwaZulu-Natal is a province in South Africa and one of the hidden gems of South African fauna and flora. The iSimangaliso Wetlands Park was the first to be declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in South Africa! Due to an almost tropical climate, everything in KwaZulu-Natal grows much faster and becomes much larger. During this 6-day safari you will not only visit some of the most beautiful parks in this province (such as the iSimangaliso Wetlands Park, St.Lucia Estuary and the Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Reserve), but you will also visit the impressive Kruger National Park and Swaziland. This safari offers you plenty of opportunities to explore these areas on foot, by boat and by car. For the real nature and wildlife lover!

Price from ZAR 17.053,00 prices are p.p.

7 day combo trip at Rhino Ridge Safari Lodge, Kosi Forest Lodge & Thonga Beach Lodge (ER 183)

Highlights:

Rhino Ridge Safari Lodge, Thonga Beach Lodge, Kosi Forest Lodge, game drives Hluhluwe Imfolozi Game Reserve, iSimangaliso Wetlands Park, Kosi Bay Nature Reserve. Snorkelling, canoeing, trekking, cultural tour, kayaking, boat trips, nightly turtle walk (seasonal)

*Please click on map for full route overview.


Departure: Daily based on availability
Accommodation: Rhino Ridge Safari Lodge, Thonga Beach Lodge, Kosi Forest Lodge
Rental car: Not included
Starts in: Rhino Ridge Safari Lodge
Ends in: Thonga Beach Lodge
Countries: South Africa
Ages: All ages

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During this 7-day car journey you discover the nature of KwaZulu-Natal. In each accommodation you will stay 2 nights. You start at Rhino Ridge Safari Lodge where there are the beautiful hills of the Hluhluwe Imfolozi Park and you go in search of the Big Five. Then you travel on to Kosi Forest Lodge in the beautiful Kosi Bay Nature Reserve where you can hike and canoe. Finally you will stay at Thonga Beach Lodge with an amazing view of the Indian Ocean and good snorkelling and diving opportunities. All accommodations have meals and some activities included.

Price from ZAR 13.900,00 prices are p.p.