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10 Day Safari in South Africa

Safari Highlights

Swim with Dolphins
St Lucia Turtle Tours
Kruger National Park
Hluhluwe iMfolozi Park
Big Game Safaris
Snorkeling Safaris

We specialize in tailor made itineraries, contact us for Safaris and tours to any African destinations.

10 Day Safari in South Africa

10 Day Safari in South Africa

A fascinating combination of nature and culture, in this 10 day South Africa safari tour. South Africa has a dramatic history, which will be shared with you in a most interesting and informative way during this tour. And that in combination with exciting game drives in South Africa’s most beautiful game reserves...

Day 1: Durban International Airport  to St. Lucia

We pick you up from the King Shaka International airport and drive you to St. Lucia. This cozy little town is situated within the iSimangaliso Wetland Park (Greater St. Lucia Wetland Park) and at night hippos and other animals roam the streets and graze in our gardens and town parks! Depending upon your time of arrival, you might have the time to do a boat or kayak tour on the St Lucia estuary which is home to about 800 hippos, 1200 crocodiles and an impressive diversity of waterfowl.

Day 2: Wetland Game Drive & Beach Time

The iSimangaliso Wetland Park is known as the ‘premier bush & beach destination’ and has completely different ecosystems compared to the Kruger National Park and the Hluhluwe – iMfolozi Park, resulting in a very different composition of animals, birds and plants. Today we will take you on a game drive through the St Lucia wetlands to the beach at Cape Vidal. We will serve lunch there and you will have a few hours to relax on the beach or in the sea. If ocean conditions allow, we will do some snorkeling at Cape Vidal. In the afternoon we close off the day with a game drive through the park returning to St Lucia.

Day 3: Game Drive Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Park

From St. Lucia we take you to the Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Park, internationally renowned for its rhino conservation efforts and its large black and white rhino population. The park has stunning savanna landscapes with rolling hills and is home to the Big 5 animals of Africa! We spend the night in one of the southern camps so we can explore the Umfolozi section early next morning.

Day 4: Game Drive Hluhluwe-iMfolozi & visit to Blood River Monument

In the morning we leave bright and early on a game drive to have the best chance of seeing the big cats. After lunch, we leave the park and drive to a lodge in the historical battlefields of Zululand. In the afternoon a local guide will make us relive the site of the Battle of Blood River, in a most interesting and fascinating way. In 1838, about 20 000 Zulu warriors attacked 464 Afrikaners or Boers (mainly of Dutch origin) . About 3000 Zulus died in that battle, while the Afrikaners had no casualties at all.

Day 5: Rorke’s Drift & Isandlwana battlefields

Today we will visit the battlefields of Rorke’s Drift and Isandlwana, where on the 22nd of January 1879 one of the most historic battles in South African history took place. At Isandlwana 20 000 Zulu soldiers  butchered 1300 British soldiers, while at Rorke’s Drift only 139 British soldiers fought off 5000 Zulus successfully. A local guide will share all these dramatic stories here with us at the open air museum.

Day 6: Ithala Game Reserve

We leave the battlefields and make our way to Ithala Game Reserve. Ithala is a jewel amongst the game reserves in the region, but is not often visited by tourists due to its location off the main tourist routes. In the afternoon a game drive in a open game viewer is available.

Day 7: Ithala Game Reserve - Tembe Elephant Park

In the morning have the option to do a walking safari while  accompanied by an armed parks ranger. With a bit of luck we might just get up close with elephants, buffalo or maybe even a cheetah! After breakfast we leave the Ithala Game Reserve and travel to the Tembe Elephant Park where we spend the night in authentic safari tents in a park which is home to the largest tuskers in Africa, elephant bulls with tusks long enough to drag along the earth as they walk along. Tembe is an amazing place: It is only accessible for 4-wheel drives and safari vehicles and they only allow 10 vehicles per day to enter the park. This gives guests a complete wilderness experience.

Day 8: Tembe Elephant Park - Kosi Bay & turtle tour

Today we travel to the warm shores of the Indian Ocean, for lots of sun, sea and sand at Kosi Bay, a beautiful lagoon where we will visit the traditional fish traps the local Thonga people have used for about 500 years, and we will also have some time for snorkeling! After dinner we take you on a turtle tour, a walk along the beach at night to search for giant sea turtles. With a bit of luck we see the loggerhead turtle or Leatherback turtle nest on the beach, or see their eggs hatching and watch the baby turtles running towards the ocean.

Day 9: Relaxing on the beach

Today you have the option to either sleep in late, spend the  day on the tropical beach, or do a horseback safari through the beautiful surroundings. Your lunch can be served on the beach if you wish. We spend the night in the same lodge as the previous night. And yes, also tonight you have the option to go on a turtle walk.

Day 10: Return to Durban

Sorry, unfortunately, today we will have to travel back to Durban from where you will fly back home or continue to another part of South Africa.

Please note:

We are very flexible and accommodating and can shorten or lengthen this tour and tailor make it to suit your needs and wishes. Please contact us for the options. For example, we can add two days so we can include some swimming with wild dolphins in southern Mozambique.

Includes: private vehicle, private specialist guide/photographer, all  accommodation, all mentioned activities and almost all meals (With this tour we have dinner 3 times in local restaurants, which is at your own expense)

Excludes: Travel insurances, single supplement, extra meals, snacks and drinks, possible extra excursions/activities and/or additional days, local tips for guides and for restaurants.         

Sounds good?   Send us an email  in which you include the number of persons, dates, and a telephone number + date & time we can give you a call for a introductory chat during which we can discuss the various options and your wishes. Within a week we will send you a detailed quotation on the 10 day South Africa Safari.

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