10 Nights Beach, Mountain and Bush
Greatest Africa's 10 Nights Beach, Mountain and Bush itinerary combines the best experiences that the spectacular Kwa-Zulu Natal province has to offer. From the warm shorelines of the Indian Ocean, to the spectacular mountain highlands, and breathtaking bushveld terrain that is teaming with wildlife, Greatest Africa's 10 Nights Beach, Mountain and Bush expedition is a perfect combination holiday of African beach and bush, with a spectacular mountain retreat to overlook the panoramic landscapes.
Thonga Beach Lodge Snorkelling
Cleopatra Mountain Farmhouse Drakensberg Mountains
Phinda Private Game Reserve game drive
10 Nights Beach, Mountain and Bush Overview
Fly into King Shaka International Airport in Durban, were you will begin your exciting excursion to discover the best scenery and experiences that this beautiful countryside has to offer! Collect your Avis car rental and embark on a 2 hour drive to Cleopatra Mountain Lodge, nestled in the picturesque Drakensberg Mountain area of KwaZulu Natal. Set on a pretty dam, Cleopatra Mountain Farmhouse has earned a reputation as a romantic gourmet getaway, with out of this world cuisine, and is an ideal honeymoon destination. Spend the next 2 nights taking in the spectacular scenery, and exploring the tranquility of the surrounding areas.
Departing Cleopatra’s you will make your way to Phinda Private Game Reserve, a spectacular Big 5 safari experience. This pristine private reserve is renowned for its abundant flaura and fauna, and a diversity of eco systems. A perfect malaria free South Africa safari, enjoy 3 nights of luxury bushveld encounters! Finally, you will head towards the elephant coast, to the luxury seaside resort, Thonga Beach Lodge. Thonga Beach is a perfect blend of adventure and relaxation. This luxurious beach lodge is a haven of tranquility, and ocean lover’s dream! Enjoy 4 nights in this tropical paradise, on the shores of the warm Indian ocean, teaming with colourful and exotic marine life to explore.
Cleopatra Mountain Farmhouse Gardens
Thonga Beach Lodge sunset
Phinda Private Game Reserve chalet
Thonga Beach Lodge Deck
Itinerary (activities listed are a guideline only)
Day 1: Arrive King Shaka International Airport in Durban and collect your Avis rental car and drive to Cleopatra Mountain Lodge 5*, for a 3 night stay.
Day 2: Cleopatra Mountain Lodge 5* – Soak up the breathtaking Drakensberg scenery, and enjoy the highly praised gourmet cuisine on offer.
Day 3: Cleopatra Mountain Lodge 5* – Explore the stunning scenery surrounding this tranquil mountain lodge.
Day 4: Depart Cleopatra’s and make your way by road to Vlei Lodge 5*, at the malaria free Phinda Private Game Reserve, for a 3 night stay.
Day 5: Phinda Private Game Reserve – Encounter the Big 5 in this spectacular reserve.
Day 6: Phinda Private Game Reserve – Enjoy daily game activities on the malaria free reserve.
Day 7: Depart Phinda and make your way by road to the tropical Thonga Beach Lodge 5* on the Elephant Coast, where you will spend 4 nights.
Day 8: Thonga Beach Lodge 5* – Relax at this tranquil beach lodge with the ocean on your doorstep.
Day 9: Thonga Beach Lodge 5* – Snorkel off one of the colourful reefs and enjoy sundowners on Lake Sibiya
Day 10: Thonga Beach Lodge 5* – Explore the surrounding area’s on a Tsonga Culture tour, or guided forest walk.
Day 11: Depart Thonga Beach Lodge and drive back to King Shaka International Airport, returning your Avis rental car and connecting onto your flight back home.
Cleopatra Mountain Farmhouse Suite
Cleopatra Mountain Farmhouse Lounge
Phinda Private Game Reserve suite
Phinda Private Game Reserve Fireplace
- Avis Car hire for 11 days
- 3 nights – Cleopatra Mountain Lodge 5* – Standard luxury Room including dinner and breakfast
- 3 nights – Phinda Private Game Reserve (Vlei Lodge 5*) – Luxury accommodation with private splash pool, all meals,soft drinks, house wines, local brand spirits & beers, teas & coffees, refreshments on game drives, safari activities, 1 hour nature walk with qualified guide (subject to availability) and emergency medical evacuation insurance.
- 4 nights – Thonga Beach Lodge 5* – Includes accommodation in Forest View room, meals, teas & coffees, use of snorkeling equipment, kayaking on Lake Sibaya, sun downer trip to Lake Sibiya, cultural tours to Tsonga community, guided walks in coastal forest
Greatest Africa was founded in the Greater Cape Area of South Africa, and also offers private wine tours in the exquisite Cape Region. Our exclusive tours are guided by boutique wine producer Richard Hilton, of Richard Hilton Vineyards, who is also the founder and MD of Greatest Africa.
Thonga Beach Lodge Dunes