KwaZulu-Natal Beach and Bush

Discover the natural wonders of KwaZulu-Natal, from the unspoiled shoreline of Fairmont Zimbali on the Dolphin Coast to the thrill of a Big 5 safari in the Phinda Private Game Reserve plus so much more...

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Rhino on Zulu Safari

What we like...

  • Relax on South Africa’s east coast, along the warm Indian Ocean 
  • Stay at Phinda Forest Lodge, a prefect blend of Zulu and Zen
  • Explore the African bush with twice daily safari drives
  • Optional Add-on: Experience the Zulu Battlefields
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Depart from New York (JFK) or Washington Dulles (IAD) for your South African Airways flight to South Africa.



On arrival in Johannesburg you will connect onwards for your 1 hour flight on South African Airways to Durban.

You will be met upon arrival and transferred to the unspoiled shoreline of Zimbali Coastal Resort.

Overnight on a bed and breakfast basis at Zimbali Resort

North Coast North Coast Beach


Today is at leisure.

Perhaps explore the wonders of this coastal resort or partake in one of the optional day excursions available from the lodge (at an additional cost)

Why not visit the nearby Zulu Battlefields? Fly back in time, to a spellbinding period and place in time. Accompanied by an accomplished storyteller, historian, researcher and battlefields guide, we relive all the drama that took place at Rorke's Drift and Isandlwana.

Overnight on a bed and breakfast basis at Zimbali Resort

Fairmont Zimabli Resort Exterior View Lobby Deluxe One Bedroom Suite


After breakfast you will be transferred to Phinda Private Game reserve where you will spend the next 4 nights on safari.

At Phinda, the days are designed to thrill you with intimate wildlife encounters and the nights to delight you with the indulgence and romance of Africa.

As dawn breaks over the African bush, a gentle tap on your door will wake you to the delights of a new day. Your ranger will discuss what you hope to see that day over fragrant tea or coffee and morning biscuits or rusks. Phinda is renowned for its exceptional sightings of the elusive cheetah and the rare black rhino. There is also a number of resident lion prides and rangers will do their best to provide guests with a glimpse of all of these animals.

Return to your lodge for a delicious breakfast and some time to relax until lunch.

If you wish, you can walk off your breakfast near your lodge, accompanied by your ranger, who will share his insight into the smaller animals and vegetation in the area, before returning in time for lunch.

Cool off with a refreshing dip in the pool, indulge in an afternoon siesta or simply watch the wildlife from your private veranda. Over a late afternoon tea, your ranger will discuss what you hope to see during the afternoon game drive.

The game drive begins in the late afternoon and lasts until after dark, when spotlights are used for a glimpse into the nocturnal bush life. Listen to lions roar in the dark or admire the small nocturnal animals. Enjoy sundowners in a scenic location as the sun slowly sinks beneath the horizon. Return for a mouthwatering dinner which will be waiting for you at your lodge's boma or in a surprising bush location.

Overnight at a full board basis at Phinda Mountain Lodge for 4 nights

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An early morning wake up call, followed by breakfast, then depart the African bush, and transfer to Richards Bay Airport for your flight to Johannesburg and onward connection to the United States.



Arrival in the United States at New York JFK or Washington Dulles airports.



Round trip coach air on South African Airways from New York (JFK) or Washington (IAD) Airport to South Africa OR Tambo International Airport; Regional coach air in South Africa as per the itinerary (Johannesburg - Durban, Richards Bay - Johannesburg); Accommodation as per the itinerary; Most meals as per the itinerary (6 x breakfast, 4 x lunch, 4 x dinner); Ground transfers as per the itinerary; All park fees and safari activities.



Add on air from other US cities; Any meals or services not mentioned above (adventures at Phinda and excursions at Fairmont Zimbali Lodge); Any items of personal expense - i.e. drinks, telephone calls, laundry etc; Gratuities for rangers/guides/drivers


Your accommodation is as outlined in the itinerary above. All our programs are full customizable to your needs. Should you wish to substitute your accommodation to any of our preferred Partner hotels, please feel free to speak to our Africa Experts.

Call us on 1-855-357-7228

Air-Inclusive from
Offer based per person on 2 adults sharing for departures from New York John F Kennedy (JFK) valid between May 10 - 31, 2018 and August 11 - October 31, 2018

Departs Daily!

Price is per person based on double occupancy and economy class flights. Valid as of May 10, 2018 for departures from New York (JFK) or Washington Dulles (IAD) between May 10 - 31, 2018 and August 11 - October 31, 2018 with the same itinerary available at higher prices during other travel periods. Other departure points and domestic flights within the U.S. can be booked. Price for other departure cities and/or travel dates may vary. Subject to availability and currency exchange rate fluctuations. Prices are valid for new bookings only, are not retroactive and may change without notice. Package includes all government and airline imposed taxes and fees. Baggage and optional service fees, cancellation charges and other restrictions may apply.