Wheelchair friendly but suitable for all travelers.
A warm welcome awaits you at Durban International airport where you will be met by your friendly hosts. You will be transferred in fully accessible, air conditioned vehicles through Durban, Africa’s exciting seaside paradise to your lodge. This lodge is the premier lodge in South Africa catering for people with physical disabilities and one of the few resorts in the world providing wheelchair users with the opportunity to enjoy luxurious facilities and 30 acres of private botanical gardens. This lodge has been designed to be totally wheelchair friendly with 18 ponds, waterways and prolific birdlife and sleeping facilities for carers.
There is even a swimming pool with full access for wheelchair users. Located in the rolling hills of KwaZulu Natal and near the Valley of a Thousand Hills this is the perfect place to unwind, relax, and be enchanted by the scenery after your exertions of a long flight.
The beautiful gardens are an oasis of peace and serenity with indigenous and exotic plants and provide the ideal backdrop to achieve the desired levels of relaxation for all who visit. Soak up the spirit of our special slice of Africa while enjoying refreshments on the Tuscan Terrance which overlooks a pond.
Soak up your first day in Africa by spoiling yourself at the Health Spa with its special invigorating and holistic treatment range. In addition,you can soak up the African sun next to the large full accessible rock swimming pool. (B)(5 Star Lodge)
This day holds much excitement as we explore The Golden Mile along the Durban Beachfront with its wonderful mix of cultures, nationalities, stunning beaches, flea markets, restaurants and places ofinterest. You will visit an exciting attraction Ushaka Marine World Africa’s largest aquarium with its seal and dolphin stadium and aquariums where you can touch a starfish and feel the skin of a sea cucumber.
Be fascinated by sharks, sea snakes, sting rays and stone fish in different magnificent aquariums. There are snorkeling pools with over one thousand fish and diving pools where you may dive with an qualified diver and watch the stingrays swim by. We have lunch along the Village Walk with its numerous shops and restaurants before heading back to the Lodge. (B)(5 star Lodge)
Today we head out for the great African safari to the Umfolozi /Hluhluwe Game Reserve situated in the largest and most spectacular ecotourism region inSouth Africa.(3 hours drive from Durban) Established in 1895 Hluhluwe/ Umfolozi is the home of The Big Five and Operation Rhino. It became world renowned for saving the white rhino from extinction. Your lodge is located near this reserve and is set in beautiful rare sand forest. The wildlife walk freely around the lodge grounds and there is even an accessible timber lounge and viewing deck overlooking a lake.Today's adventures include a visit to Dumazulu Traditional Zulu Village where you will learn of the African Zulu Tribe as you visit its cultural village. Be spellbound by the energetic Zulu Dancing with its awesome rhythm of drumbeats and African
Today we introduce you to the magical experience of Zululand,Hluhluwe Game Reserve and its magnificent 100 000 hectares of Africa.
You will be sure to spot elephant, buffalo, giraffe, warthog, zebra, impala and wildebeest and many other species during your visit here. The park is also home animals such as Lion, Leopard and Wild Dog. Enjoy a peaceful and safe ambience with Africa and its wildlife in your luxurious, air-conditioned vehicle with
your experienced Game Ranger and your host.(D.B.B)
These are the days where the spirit of Africa touches your soul. We embark on leisurely extended game drives to all areas of the Park. There is much to explore! For those who are keen photographers this is the perfect time to capture unique photos.Your experienced ranger will help you spot and identify many species of bird and animal life. (The Elephant Coast has more than 500 species of birdlife
recorded). With a little assistance most people will be able to distinguish the more common families of birds in no time at all. Look out for the abundantanimal life such as black rhino, nyala, kudu, hippo, crocodile, waterbuck, reedbuck, red duiker, baboons, monkeys, hyena, wildebeest, giraffe and often to
be seen elephant and buffalo You may also see lion, cheetah, wild dog and other predators. (D,B,B)
Today we experience the magic of Elephant Interaction with two wild elephants that are called in every morning by their guide. One can feed,touch and interact with these powerful and amazing animals.
You will also visit numerous eco/cultural activities available in the area. Visit the ancient World Heritage Site at False Bay, the largest estuarine system formed in Africa formed 140 million years ago. Other attractions include Ilala Weavers with its restaurant where you will enjoy lunch and curio shops featuring traditional Zulu basket weaving and beading. Optional extra-Visit a local cheetah rehabilitation centre and interact with the wonderful Serval cat,Africa Wild Cat as well as the amazing Cheetahs.(D.B.B)
Set off for the journey back to Durban and enroute we visit Gateway Theatre of Shopping the largest shopping centre in the Southern Hemisphere. Here you may enjoy the South African shopping experience, eat at one of the numerous up market restaurants, watch a show at the magnificent IMAX Theatre or watch the surfers at The Wave Pool before returning to your place of accommodation for the night alternatively return straight to your accommodation.(B)
Transfer to airport
All accommodation and including 2 nights 5 star lodge
All accessible transport and transfers. Vehicle is minibus with hyraulic lift in the rear.
Personal game ranger and guide/driver.This ranger has 15 years experience of Hluhluwe Game Reserve and knows where to find the wildlife.
All meals as indicated.(D-Dinner,B-Breakfast)
All safaris and activities as indicated except for visit to Cheetah Rehabilitation Centre)(Optional)
Itineraries are flexible and are suitable for two persons. We ensure your holiday will be relaxed and enjoyable and offer highly personalised individual attention. We supply extras such as shower chairs free of charge.We design all itinearies to suit needs,interest and budgets.
This safari and holiday suitable for all travelers,honeymoon couples,familys with children and able travelers.
Visas,airflights, insurance,refreshments and drinks, tips and gratuities, Visit to Cheetah Rehabilitation Centre)(Optional)