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Unforgettable Marina and Big Five Safari

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Dive into the exquisite phenomenon that is the Northern Beaches of Kwazulu Natal between November to February every year.  Our very own Kwazulu North Coast is where you can experience the best of both worlds...
Spot the incredible turtles beaching to hatch their young and in the same breath, view Africa’s majestic Big Five.... all in one luxurious trip!

  • Benefit from unlimited access at the Hluhluwe Imfolozi Park Where you have the opportunity to spot one of the 'Big Five'
  • Spot Black and White Rhino's at the Hluhluwe Imfolozi Park Experience the majestic animals, whilst you still can!!
  • Experience the Turtle Walks at Thonga Beach Watch them hatch and make their way down to the beach, safely protected by volunteers

Gold Welcome on arrival at King Shaka International Airport
Avis Car Hire - Group C (Toyota Corolla Quest or Similar) x 7 days
2 Nights at the Oyster Box Hotel, Classic Room – Bed & Breakfast
3 Nights at Thonga Beach Lodge, Forest Room – Accommodation, all meals, teas & coffees, use of snorkelling equipment, daily guided turtle walks, 1 turtle night drive per stay, kayaking and sundowners at Lake Sibaya and cultural tours to Mabibi Community
3 Nights at Rhino Ridge Safari Lodge, Safari Room – Accommodation, all meals, teas & coffees, game drives

Day 1 - 3 DURBAN

On arrival at King Shaka International Airport, a warm and friendly Thompsons Africa welcome awaits you! Our expert Guest Service Officer is ready to assist and guide you through the airport to your waiting vehicle that will be transporting you to The Oyster Box Hotel where you will be spending the next two nights.

Relax, unwind and revitalise over the next two days in one of South Africa’s most luxurious hotels. Situated on Umhlanga’s beachfront overlooking the Indian Ocean and the iconic lighthouse, The Oyster Box is the ultimate in colonial charm and style. Choose one of their perfect venues for dining, cocktails or a light meal or indulge yourself at the Spa.

Accommodation: The Oyster Box


After breakfast your car hired for the trip will be dropped off at the Oyster Box Hotel at 8am. Once you have packed your car you can prepare for your onward drive to Thonga Beach Lodge where your will be spending the next three nights. Once you have arrived at Thonga Beach Lodge, check in, unpack and get ready for your first turtle walk!

Over the next three days you will be doing daily walks, as well experiencing one Turtle Night Drive during your stay.
Accommodation: Thonga Beach Lodge


After a delicious breakfast enjoy one last turtle walk and say goodbye to the majestic creatures. Depart from Thonga Beach Lodge and make your way to Rhino Ridge Safari lodge where you will be spending the next three days. Get settled in and freshen up before your afternoon safari activity.
Day - 9 DEPART

This morning after breakfast, enjoy your last morning game drive before leaving for King Shaka International where you will drop off your vehicle and prepare for your onward journey home.

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