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The Big Bush & Beach Escape

THE BIG BUSH & BEACH ESCAPE

Look forward to the experience of a lifetime

It’s not often that one gets to experience the best of bush and beach in one journey.

While the exquisite beaches and salty air will allure and captivate you, to truly enjoy the wonders of Kwa-Zulu Natal, exploring the countryside along the way most certainly adds to the expedition. It is here where beach and bush truly meet to create a remarkable adventure for those looking to escape.

Take the opportunity to enjoy an exclusive getaway with this incredible 7-night package at Karkloof Safari Villas & Spa, Rhino Ridge Safari Lodge and Thonga Beach Lodge.

Package at a glance

2 Nights at Karkloof Safari Villas

2 Nights at Rhino Ridge Safari Lodge

3 Nights at Thonga Beach Lodge

*Excludes flights and transfers

KARKLOOF SAFARI VILLAS & SPA

Karkloof Safari Villas & Spa is an extraordinary, once-in-a-lifetime destination, made up of vast spaces and intimate exclusivity. Situated in the heart of the Kwa-Zulu Natal Midlands, this destination offers guests the opportunity to explore over 3000 hectares of vast and varied terrain, making it a safari experience like no other. Boasting 16 individually decorated and chic private villas, all of which feature spacious bathrooms with double baths, secluded wraparound viewing decks, and enchanting views.

The award-winning spa features exquisite views of the native bush and surrounding gardens, a four-chair manicure and pedicure treatment lounge, Rassoul, flotation pool and kneipp pools, jacuzzi, sauna and steam rooms.

RHINO RIDGE SAFARI SPA

Rhino Ridge Safari Lodge is a luxurious safari lodge situated on the western boundary in the lower Hluhluwe section of the Hluhluwe iMfolozi Park, KwaZulu Natal. The park is a diverse ecological masterpiece, ranging from sub-tropical valleys and rivers to Montagne grasslands, with a vast diversity of flora and fauna. This idyllic lodge offers a chic alternative to the traditional park visit, with exciting extras thrown in, allowing guests to explore the remote and engage the present.

THONGA BEACH LODGE

Thonga Beach Lodge is set on the pristine shores of the Maputaland Coast which forms part of the 332 000-hectare iSimangaliso Wetland Park, declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1992. This luxury lodge is the ideal place to discover one of Africa’s last unspoilt wilderness beaches. The suites are positioned to afford maximum privacy and minimal environmental impact. Excellent cuisine is enjoyed al fresco on the dining deck or beach deck overlooking the sea.

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YOUR BUSH & BEACH ITINERARY

Day 1:  Arrive and check-in at Karkloof Safari Villas & Spa
Day 2:  Explore the Karkloof Reserve at your leisure
Day 3:  Check-out and transfer to Rhino Ridge Safari Lodge
Day 4:  Enjoy the wonders of visiting expansive Hluhluwe Park
Day 5:  Check-out out of Rhino Ridge and make your way to Thonga Beach Lodge
Day 6:  Spend a day on the beach exploring the untouched wilderness beaches
Day 7:  Traverse the beautiful terrain and spot wildlife in their natural habitat
Day 8: Check-out and depart

YOUR STAY AT KARKLOOF SAFARI VILLAS & SPA

INCLUDES

  • 2 nights luxury accommodation in one of the exclusive villas

  • All meals

  • House wine, local beers & non-alcoholic beverages

  • One 60-minute massage per person

  • Two shared game drives per day

  • Use of the spa’s hydro facilities e.g. saunas, steam rooms, pools and jacuzzi

EXCLUDES

  • Additional spa treatments

  • Helicopter tours

  • Mountain biking

  • Fishing

  • Birding

  • Guided walks

  • Internationally sourced wines and spirits

  • Gratuity

  • Items of a personal nature

YOUR STAY AT RHINO RIDGE SAFARI LODGE

INCLUDES

  • 2 nights accommodation in one of the lodge’s Safari Rooms

  • All meals

  • 2 game drives per day

  • House wine, local beers & non-alcoholic beverages

EXCLUDES

  • Park fees

  • Drinks

  • Gratuity

  • Spa treatments

  • Guided bush walks

  • Items of a personal nature

YOUR STAY AT RHINO RIDGE SAFARI LODGE

INCLUDES

  • 3 nights accommodation in one of the Forest View Rooms

  • All meals

  • Guided snorkelling

  • Forest walks

  • Kayaking

  • Cultural tour of Mabibi Village

  • Sunset experience at Lake Sibaya

EXCLUDES

  • Park fees

  • 4×4 transfers

  • Drinks

  • Gratuity

  • Spa treatments

  • Scuba diving

  • Open Ocean Experience

  • Turtle tracking (Only available between November & February)

  • Items of a personal nature

Flights and Transfers

There are a variety of ways in which you can travel, depending on your where you will be departing from.

If you’re departing from Joburg:

There is a direct flight on Airlink from Joburg to Pietermaritzburg
Fly from Joburg to Durban and self-drive (2 hours) to Karkloof Safari Villas & Spa
A 5 to 6-hour self-drive journey from Johannesburg to Karkloof Safari Villas & Spa
If you’re departing from Cape Town:

Fly from Cape Town to Durban and self-drive (2 hours) to Karkloof Safari Villas & Spa
If you’re departing from Durban:

Self-drive (2 hours) to Karkloof Safari Villas & Spa
Fly via helicopter (1 hour) to Karkloof Safari Villas & Spa (enquire when booking your package)

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