Location: KwaZulu Natal, South Africa
Price: From US$ 680 pp / night sharing
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7 Nights Beach and Bush South Africa

 Greatest Africa's 7 Nights Beach and Bush South Africa is an unforgettable experience, encompassing an exhilarating Big 5 Safari, with a rejuvenating Indian ocean beach holiday! Experience the African bushveld in luxury at Phinda Private Game Reserves' 5* Vlei Lodge, followed by a 4 night stay at the magnificent 5* Thonga Beach Lodge!
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Phinda Private Game Reserve

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Thonga Beach Lodge Deck

7 Nights Beach and Bush South Africa Overview:

Fly into King Shaka International Airport in Durban, where you will begin your unforgettable beach and bush excursion, in the beautiful and tropical province of KwaZulu Natal.  Collect your Avis car rental and drive 3 hours 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!

Next, 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 enchanting beach lodge is a haven of tranquility, and an 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.

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Phinda Private Game Reserve giraffe

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Thonga Beach Lodge Snorkelling

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Thonga Beach Lodge Dunes

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 Vlei Lodge 5*, at the malaria free Phinda Private Game Reserve, for a 3 night stay.

Day 2: Phinda Private Game Reserve – Encounter the Big 5 in this spectacular reserve.

Day 3: Phinda Private Game Reserve – Enjoy daily game activities on the malaria free reserve.

Day 4Depart 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 5: Thonga Beach Lodge 5*  – Relax at this tranquil beach lodge with the ocean on your doorstep.

Day 6: Thonga Beach Lodge 5*  – Snorkel off one of the colourful reefs and enjoy sundowners on Lake Sibiya

Day 7: Thonga Beach Lodge 5* – Explore the surrounding area’s on a Tsonga Culture tour, or guided forest walk.

Day 8: Depart Thonga Beach Lodge and drive back to King Shaka International Airport, returning your Avis rental car and connecting onto your flight back home.

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Phinda Private Game Reserve chalet

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Thonga Beach Lodge Pool

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Phinda Private Game Reserve suite


  • Avis Car hire for 8 days
  • 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 wine tours are guided by boutique wine producer Richard Hilton, of Richard Hilton Vineyards, who is also the founder and MD of Greatest Africa.

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Thonga Beach Lodge sunset

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Phinda Private Game Reserve elephant