From bush to beach, in this 7 Day South Africa Safari & Beach Package, you will get the best of both worlds all within the Kwazulu Natal Province in South Africa. Your journey will begin in Richards Bay before you head to the andBeyond Phinda Private Game Reserve, renowned for its incredible game viewing and luxurious hospitality, your trip then ends within the iSimangaliso Wetland Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Relax in luxury and enjoy your holiday at andBeyond Phinda Mountain Lodge and Thonga Beach Lodge

Phinda Private Game Reserve

Itinerary at a Glance:
Fly Johannesburg to Richards Bay Airport, andBeyond Phinda Private Game Reserve.
3 nights at andBeyond Phinda Mountain Lodge.
Phinda Private Game Reserve to the iSimangaliso Wetland Park.
4 nights at Thonga Beach Lodge.
Richards Bay Airport to Johannesburg.


Day 1 – Johannesburg to Phinda Private Game Reserve (andBeyond Phinda Mountain Lodge)

Hop on your flight from Johannesburg to Richard’s Bay Airport where you will be collected by your guide from Phinda Private Game Reserve.  Your transfer will take you through the beautiful landscapes of Kwazulu Natal.

Dinner with a view at Phinda Mountain Lodge

andBeyond Phinda Mountain Lodge is set in the phenomenal mountainous landscape of the reserve, each luxury suite has uninterrupted views of the surrounding bush, your own outdoor shower, and a private deck.

Phinda Mountain Lodge Bedroom
Bedroom View, Phinda Mountain Lodge

Day 2 & 3 – On Safari in the Phinda Private Game Reserve

Renowned for its incredible game sightings, take part in a game drive, or walking safari, or learn more about how the guides track animals. Enjoy your afternoons at leisure in the camp or take a tour of a nearby village.  Dinner is served around a candlelit boma where guests share stories of the day’s encounters.

Phinda Mountain Lodge evening around the boma
Elephant sighting during a game drive

Day 4 – Phinda Reserve to iSimangaliso Wetland Park (Thonga Beach Lodge)

After breakfast, you will be whisked away by road to the iSimangaliso Wetland Park.  Watch as the scenery around you changes from mountains and bush to coastal wetlands.  You will be staying at Thonga Beach Lodge.

Beach views at Thonga Beach Lodge

With only 12 luxury thatched rooms, Thonga Beach Lodge is the perfect hideaway to enjoy all that the ocean has to offer.  With tropical forests on one side and white sandy beaches on the other.

Thonga Beach Lodge Suites
Luxury bedrooms at Thonga Beach Lodge

Day 5, 6, and 7 – Thonga Beach Lodge

Your next few days are spent at leisure exploring the beaches and taking in the stunning scenery of this UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Activities range from strolls on the beach, forest walks, birding, and spa treatments, to the more adventurous kayaking, snorkelling, and scuba diving.  There is something for everyone to enjoy during your time here.

Turtle sighting at Thonga Beach Lodge
Snorkelling at Thonga Beach Lodge

Day 8 – Thonga Beach Lodge to Johannesburg

Today marks the end of your unforgettable safari and beach holiday.  You will be transferred to Richards Bay Airport in time for your flight to Johannesburg where you will continue on your onward journey with some wonderful memories to take home.

Package Costs

Jan 2023 – April 2023
R90,204 per person sharing

May 2023 – July 2023
R87,225 per person sharing

Aug 2023 – 10 Jan 2024
R92,745 per person sharing

Jan 2024 – April 2024
R97,460 per person sharing

May 2024 – July 2024
R90,745 per person sharing

Aug 2024 – 10 Jan 2025
R97,460 per person sharing

Rates Include:
7 nights accommodation in a luxury room on a fully inclusive basis
All meals, teas, coffees, and local beverages
Game Drives
Selected activities
All flights as per the itinerary
All transfers as per the itinerary

Rates Exclude:
International flights
Airport Tax
Visas if required
Premium spirits, cocktails, wines, and champagnes
Travel Insurance (recommended)
National Parks Fees
Motorized Water sports

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