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KwaZulu Natal Safari & Beach Honeymoon

13 day South African safari and beach honeymoon staying in 5 star luxury accommodation, including 9 nights on full board basis. Return economy class flights from London Heathrow. Includes private transfers and game viewing activities.

Itinerary:
Day 1 - Depart from London Heathrow on the evening, overnight flight to Johannesburg.

Day 2 - Arrive early morning at Johannesburg airport where you will be met and assisted with your transfer to the domestic terminal where you will catch your onward flight to Richards Bay. On arrival at Richards Bay you will be met and transferred to your lodge. Stay for 4 nights at Thanda Private Game Reserve on full board basis with twice daily game drives.

Thanda Private Game Reserve is South Africa’s top award winning safari lodge and is situated in northern Zululand, in close proximity to the Indian Ocean. The nine luxury bush villas at the main lodge offer a level of opulence that is hard to surpass, each with private heated splash pools and private bomas, ideal for intimate open-air dinners. The outdoor salas are impossible to resist for an afternoon siesta on feather-filled cushions amid extraordinary views of the surrounding unfenced bush. Luxurious bathrooms have enormous egg-shaped baths, and indoor as well as outdoor showers.  

Encounter the abundance of African game including lion, rhino, elephant, buffalo and leopard found at Thanda. Game drives are conducted first thing in the morning and early evening. Bush walks are available mid morning where guests can have the opportunity to learn about all the fascinating uses of the plants in the area, and to identify spoor. On request, guests can track animals with specially trained rangers.

Day 5 - From Thanda you will be transferred to the coast for your next stay at the secluded Thonga Beach Lodge.

Set on the pristine shores of the Maputuland coast, KwaZulu-Natal, this luxury lodge is the ideal place to discover one of the most unspolit wilderness beaches left on the African continent. Its crystal clear, warm waters offer South Africa’s best snorkelling and fantastic off-shore scuba diving.

The spacious, thatched suites are hidden in the coastal dune forest and raised on wooden stilts. Inspired by Thonga architecture, the rooms have been carefully positioned to guarantee guest privacy.  Some rooms offer sea views, whilst others are set within the dune forest.  All have private balconies. Luxuriously decorated, the rooms exude a romantic ambiance.  The en-suite rooms have a bathroom with bath, shower and twin vanity. Every suite has air conditioning. You will spend 6 nights at Thonga on full board basis.

Day 11 - you will be driven back down the coast to Durban for your last 2 nights in this cosmopolitan town. You will be staying at the stylish Beverly Hills Hotel, just outside the city, located in a lively town on the beach. (Bed and breakfast basis). The town centre has some lively bars and restaurants for you to explore.

Day 13 - On your final day, spend a leisurely morning before you head to the airport for your afternoon flight to Johannesburg and connecting overnight flight onto London Heathrow.

We can also offer as an alternative/addition a 2 night stay in the Zulu Battlefields at Rorke’s Drift.  This excursion is both fascinating and poignant, we highly recommend it.

Outline Itinerary:
Fly London to Johannesburg & onto Richards Bay
Transfer to Thanda Private Reserve
4 nights at Thanda Safari Lodge (full board with game viewing)
6 nights at Thonga Beach Lodge (full board)
2 nights at The Beverly Hills Hotel (B&B)
Fly Durban to London (via Johannesburg)

What is included:

Special honeymoon extras, such as sparkling wine, rose petal turn downs, private deck dinners, room upgrades (when available).

All accommodation as specified
All meals as specified. 
All transfers
Economy class flights
Twice daily game viewing activities on safari
Non motorised watersports at Thonga Beach Lodge
24 hour local assistance