South Africa Bush and Beach… (trip)

South Africa Bush and Beach Safari

  • Kruger National Park
  • Culture & Nature
“This was one of the best trips ever! We think about our Africa trip every day and are so thankful… ”
South Africa, Africa

from $5,995* per person9 DaysYear-round
Comfort accommodations Exertion level: 3
Operator: Wildland Adventures 14 people max
Experience South Africa's varied natural habitats and rich culture on this unique combination of wildlife, beach, and interactions with the Zulu people. Our South Africa safari journey takes you to private reserves where native trackers scout herds of matriarchal elephants and prides of lions basking in the sun. Discover the Indian Ocean's deserted beaches and hear the rhythmic pounding of the feet of Impis, the traditional Zulu warrior.

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South Africa, Africa

2 testimonials about this trip

  1. Reviewer: P. Shafransky located in Sedro Woolley , WA USA
    This was one of the best trips ever! We think about our Africa trip every day and are so thankful we got to go and see all that we did.
  2. Reviewer: J. Repetur located in New York , NY USA
    It was the best trip we ever took. My mouth is full of recommendations and praise for Wildland Adventures. Everything clicked so perfectly."

3 testimonials about the provider, Wildland Adventures:

  • Reviewer: Kate Steinbacher located in Roanoke, VA USA
    You are the kind of tour operator the world needs more of...caring of your groups AND the beautiful places and people we get to experience!

  • Reviewer: Ginger and Richard Lang located in Clyde, NC USA
    Congratulations on the kudos from National Geographic Adventure magazine. Our experiences in travel with Wildland underscore this commendation. We have loved traveling to Costa Rica and Southern Africa with you and are now involved in planning a trip to East Africa. Great job from a superb company! You are first in our minds!

  • Reviewer: Libby Volckening located in Northfield, MA USA
    How can I begin to thank you for the most amazing, wonderful, incredible vacation of my life?!?!?!  Everything was better than I could have hoped.  So many precious memories.  Such wonderful chemistry of personalities.  It has been very hard to leave it all behind and get back to my real life...

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Special information

  • This is a custom departure, meaning this trip is offered on dates that you arrange privately with the provider. Additionally, you need to form your own private group for this trip. The itinerary and price here is just a sample. Contact the provider for detailed pricing, minimum group size, and scheduling information. For most providers, the larger the group you are traveling with, the lower the per-person cost will be.


Fly to a private game reserve forming part of the 2.2 million hectare Greater Kruger National Park. Join a game ranger and a Shangaan tracker in search of the Big Five (elephant, leopard, lion, buffalo and rhino) as well the elusive wild dog, and a wide variety of antelope. Game drives are in open vehicles allowing unobstructed views of wildlife and night drives with spotlights offer chances to catch a glimpse of nocturnal species like genets and porcupines. At night retire to comfortable, stylish rooms and personal attention from the local staff. Evenings are a special time in the bush, often spent with a drink in hand watching the sun set over the vast wilderness. Overnights Serondella Lodge. [BLD]

After an early morning game drive, transfer by light aircraft to the Maputaland Coastal Forest Reserve and Rocktail Beach Camp near the shores of the Indian Ocean. Situated offshore from Rocktail Bay is the Maputaland Marine Reserve, which offers extraordinary diving and snorkeling encounters with huge shoals of fish, dolphins and whales. The whole area has been declared a World Heritage Site. From a scuba diving perspective, Rocktail Bay is unique. Not only is the diving conducted within a Reserve and World Heritage Site along unspoiled reefs, but divers have the luxury of knowing that they alone have access to these sites and are the only underwater visitors along this stretch of the coastline. Activities at Rocktail Beach include guided walking on beach and forest trails, snorkeling at Lala Nek, and trips to Lake sibaya. SCUBA diving is available at additional cost. Overnights Rocktail Beach Camp. [BLD]

Depart Rocktail Bay this morning for the drive north to the Thanda Private Game Reserve. In a game area rich with wildlife including rhino, lion, elephant, impala, warthog and buffalo, Thanda prides itself on combining fantastic game viewing with insight into the local Zulu culture. Through traditional Impi warrior dances and village visits see the ambition and enthusiasm of the children as well as the incredible effort that is being put into recording and sharing Zulu history and traditions. Sample Zulu food at the lodge, and listen to Zulu songs that will stay with you long after your departure. Overnight at Thanda Tented Camp. [BLD]

After an early morning game drive and breakfast transfer to Richards Bay Airport in time for your onward flights.  Recommended extensions include the KwaZulu Natal Battlefields or Cape Town and environs. [B]

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