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    Bush & Beach

    Zululand Safari
    15 Days
    2 People: $5,995 pps
    4 – 6 People: $4,545 pps
    7 – 12 People: $4,795 pps
    *Excludes Flights & Visas

The authentic African experience in the heart of the stunning Zululand!

Come experience nature as it was intended with our professionally guided safari and diving adventure in the most biodiverse area in South Africa and the heart of rhino conservation. Dive the beautiful Elephant Coast and walk in Big 5 territory. Connect with nature. Our professional guides will accompany you on every step of the way to interpret and explain what you see around you in terms of all fauna and flora, including animal behaviour, culture, history, birding and biomes to ensure that you have an enriching experience and return feeling relaxed.

What’s Included?

  • Exclusive 4-night guided walking safari (bush walk) in the oldest game reserve in Africa and the heart of rhino conservation
  • Private guided safari game drives through the scenic rolling hills of Zululand
  • 5 Dives (including shark & reef dives) at prime diving locations along the tropical waters of South Africa
  • Day trips to explore some of South Africa’s most beautiful and remote natural locations
  • Private, highly qualified and experienced professional field- and nature guide to enrich your experience every step of the way
  • Private PADI instructor and Emergency First Response instructor for the whole trip
  • Gear rental (read more about our quality gear)
  • Accommodation (all accommodation rated 3* or higher)
  • Meals & soft drinks & beers (Breakfast & Dinner on all days, safari days are fully catered)
  • Transport (to and from all locations, including airport transit)
  • All entry permits & conservation fees
  • € 10 towards Rhino Conservation (read more here)
  • € 10 towards cultural conservation & indigenous tree planting (read more here)

What you’ll need

  • Hiking backpack (30 – 45 litre with a 2-litre water bladder is recommended, the lighter and more compact, the better while not compromising practicality. Extra water, medical kits and any shared supplies will be carried by guides, you only carry your personal belongings)
  • Good walking shoes
  • Bush neutral clothing for bush walks (shades of brown, light brown, olive, khaki or camo preferably). Please also note that it is advised to wear pants, not shorts.
  • Good hat & sunscreen
  • Poncho for possible rainy days and a good thermal jumper/top (nights can get cold, even in summer)
  • Cash for bar bills and days where lunch is not providedOptional:
  • Diving gear (you are welcome to bring all your own gear, alternatively gear rental is provided at no extra cost – read more about our quality gear here)
  • Binoculars & cameras
  • Torch/headlamp (recommended)
  • Insect repellent (wonderful eco-friendly options such as Citronella or Eucalyptus are available and recommended)

What’s Excluded?

  • All flights & visa costs
  • Additional hotel bar tabs
  • Guide gratuity

2 People

Per Person Sharing
$5,995 pps

Includes:

  • All experiences
  • Private PADI instructor
  • Private qualified field guide
  • Gear rental
  • All accommodation
  • All breakfasts & dinners, soft drinks & beers (safari days include lunch)
  • All transport
  • All permits & entry fees
  • €20 towards conservation (read more here)

4 - 6 People

Per Person Sharing
$4,545 pps

Includes:

  • All experiences
  • Private PADI instructor
  • Private qualified field guide
  • Gear rental
  • All accommodation
  • All breakfasts & dinners, soft drinks & beers (safari days include lunch)
  • All transport
  • All permits & entry fees
  • €20 towards conservation (read more here)

7 - 12 People

Per Person Sharing
$4,795 pps

Includes:

  • All experiences
  • Private PADI instructor
  • Private qualified field guide
  • Gear rental
  • All accommodation
  • All breakfasts & dinners, soft drinks & beers (safari days include lunch)
  • All transport
  • All permits & entry fees
  • €20 towards conservation (read more here)

DAY 1

Aliwal Shoal

Pick-up from King Shaka International Airport

Welcoming at our Aliwal Shoal diving base

Gear setup & dive planning

DAYS 2 - 4

Shark & Reef Dives

Shark & Reef dives on Aliwal Shoal with good chances to a variety of sharks

Indigenous forest day hike and game drive at nearby nature reserve and game park with a great chance to see endemic bird species and the largest antelope species in Africa – the Eland

OPTIONAL: Add a day trip to Protea Banks for exclusive, more advanced diving.

DAYS 5 - 9

Into the Wild

Scenic drive to the rolling hills of Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Park with a quick stop at the mighty Tugela mouth.

Check-in and afternoon game drive to our bush camp and trails base

Fully catered 4-night wilderness trail on Big 5 territory – the real safari experience! Good chances to see the Big 5 and especially rhino.

OR

Fully catered 2-night wilderness trail on Big 5 territory and 2-night catered lodge accommodation.

Relaxing afternoon outing to St Lucia estuary and town for lunch and to see the largest breeding population of hippos in the world!

DAY 10

St Lucia & Sodwana Bay

Scenic drive up along the coast through tropical savanna and fever tree forests to Sodwana Bay with a stop at St Lucia – the largest breeding population of hippos in the world!

Check-in & dive planning at our diving base in Sodwana Bay

DAYS 11 - 14

Tropical Reef Diving

Tropical reef dives in a pristine marine protected area with good chances to see an array of macro life (including whales, whale sharks, manta rays etc – depending on season)

2 of the following day trips:

  • To Kosi Bay near the Mozambican border for a 3-lake boat trip including snorkelling in one of the only pristine estuarine and mangrove systems left in South Africa
  • To 9-mile beach, a remote and iconic stretched out sandy beach North of Sodwana Bay with a sunset drive at Lake Sibayi, a nearby pristine freshwater lake
  • To False Bay for a coastal forest walk with great birding opportunities amongst age-old indigenous trees and fossilised marine deposits
  • To Tembe Elephant Park with a possibility to see big tuskers in the beautiful sand forests on the border with Mozambique
  • To Ndumo Game Reserve, famous for being a birding hotspot with >460 species and incredible ficus and fever tree forests

*in the case of bad weather, one day trip per day can be exchanged for diving days

DAY 15

Return

Transfer to King Shaka or OR Tambo International Airport.