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Luxury Beach & Safari in South Africa

Durban, Phinda Private Reserve & Indian Ocean

Best time to travel
May – Sep
Ideal length
11 nights
Perfect for
All
From (incl flights)
€8,899 pp

At a glance

  • Direct return flights from Dublin to Durban.
  • All private transfers and guiding requirements.
  • 11 nights’ accommodation in luxury properties in Durban, Phinda Game Reserve and Isimangaliso Wetland Park.
  • Twice-daily game drives in Phinda Private Game Reserve.
  • Allow us to arrange unforgettable land and sea adventures in search of Africa’s most beautiful wildlife.
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Introduction

Make incredible memories as you experience some of South Africa’s most thriving locations. Start in the coastal city of Durban and relax in style before setting off on a glamorous safari adventure in Phinda Game Reserve, encountering the magnificent Big Five in all their glory. As you leave the plains and arrive on the shorelines of the Indian Ocean, once in a lifetime experiences continue in abundance. Create incredible memories, searching for mysterious animals under the cover of darkness and get up close to some of Africa’s finest creatures.

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Trip Overview

Depart from Dublin to Durban.

Your private driver will transfer you to your luxury hotel for your four-night stay. Unwind before your safari adventure starts. Relax by the pool, enjoy world-class dining and explore the surrounding beaches.

Transfer privately to Phinda Private Game Reserve.

Spend three nights in an exceptional luxury safari lodge. An unbeatable base to search for the Big Five, explore Phinda’s distinct habitats of woodland, grassland, wetland and forest, framed by mountain ranges, rivers, marshes and pans.

Cheetah on luxury safari in Sanbona Wildlife Reserve
Enjoy twice-daily game drives in the private reserve.

One of Africa’s most diverse areas, it is home to seven unique ecosystems, promising an outstanding array of wildlife viewing opportunities. The sand forest is where you’ll encounter unique species like the shy suni and rare red duiker.

Spot lions on luxury safari in Phinda Private Game Reserve
Embark on exciting Phinda adventures.

Just some of the activities include walking, tracking and photography safaris, birding, sleep-outs under the stars and infrared Night Eye drives. You may also like to take part in conservation experiences like rhino notching and pangolin tagging.

Sleep under the starts during your stay at Phinda Private Game Reserve
Transfer to Isimangaliso Wetland Park, along the idyllic Indian Ocean.

Spend four nights surrounded by private beach and coastal forest, a true a wildlife enthusiasts paradise. From guided night walks searching for scorpions to snorkelling among tropical fish, expect an unbeatable experience.

Relax on Thonga Beach during your luxury South African holiday
Relax in paradise and encounter the magnificent wildlife.

Embark on incredible adventures like snorkelling with manta rays and giant turtles, kayaking in the hippo populated Lake Sibaya and tracking mother turtles under the cover of darkness.

Kayak on Lake Sibaya during your luxury South African holiday
Transfer to the international airport.

Arrive in Dublin.

Tailoring your holiday

OROKO Itineraries are created with you in mind and no two are the same. These can be used to help plan your trip - or we can design a completely different itinerary to suit you.

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Accommodation

Where to rest your head

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The-Oyster-Box-South-Africa

The Oyster Box

The elegant Oyster Box hotel is situated on the beachfront, overlooking the wonderful Indian Ocean and the Umhlanga Lighthouse. The dramatic setting is complemented by Mediterranean-style architecture.

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Phinda-Forest-Lodge

Phinda Forest Lodge

Phinda Forest Lodge is one of the world’s first eco-designed luxury safari lodges. Surrounded by Africa’s last remaining dry sand forest, the glass exterior promises incredible views of this unique ecosystem.

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Phinda-Vlei-Lodge

Phinda Vlei Lodge

Phinda Vlei Lodge sits on the edge of the reserve’s sand forest, overlooking the unique vlei, a low lying marshy ground. Stilted above the grassy meadows, the elegant lodge is romantic and intimate.

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Thonga-Beach-Lodge

Thonga Beach Lodge

Set in iSimangaliso Wetland Park, Thonga Beach Lodge is surrounded by magnificent landscapes of forests, grasslands, lakes and unspoilt coastline. Wildlife is right at your doorstep from turtles to samango monkeys.

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What people are saying

I would like say a huge thank you to you for all that you did to make our first post pandemic holiday to Sardinia a most enjoyable and memorable experience.

Thank you for your attention to detail, your professionalism, your kindness and patience.

It was a truly beautiful holiday with all of our wishes taken care of with great thought and expertise, thank you.

Victoria & Family – Sardinia, 2022

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