Start your honeymoon in “Seven Worlds of Wonder”, Phinda Private Game Reserve, which is situated in the lush Zululand region sandwiched between Mkuze Game Reserve and the iSimangaliso Wetland Park (previously St Lucia Wetland Park). Phinda Private Game Reserve is regarded as a World Heritage Site, comprising 14,000 hectares of prime conservation land. Witness the Big Five, 380 bird species and predators such as cheetah, leopard and lion. The territorial white rhino favour waterholes and wallows. Herds of elephant, impressive nyala antelope, warthog and buffalo move throughout the reserve and are easily spotted. However, nocturnal aardvark, bush pig and greater bushbaby may be encountered on exciting night game drives
Only a short drive from Durban, the Umhlanga coastline begins more-or-less at the landmark lighthouse that dominates Umhlanga’s beach. Situated on the east coast of South Africa just north of the vibrant port city of Durban, Umhlanga faces the warm waters of the Indian Ocean and has the best South African accommodation, with superb holiday and honeymoon luxury hotels and lodges. The golden, sandy beaches stretch northwards for more than 200 kilometres, all the way to the spectacular Isimangaliso Wetland Park.
It is the perfect location for ocean enthusiasts and outdoor adventurers alike, with great opportunities for diving, swimming, scuba diving, whale watching, dolphin viewing, deep sea fishing and kite boarding. Umhlanga also offers some excellent golf courses for the avid golfer.
Belle Mare Beach is one of the renowned beaches in Mauritius, featuring scores of coconut, palm and evergreen trees and snow white sand which surrounds a deep, calm bay. Activities to look out for include fishing, swimming with dolphins, diving, snorkelling, water skiing/waterboarding, catamaran excursions, kayaking and windsurfing.
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What to Expect on This Safari
This popular itinerary can be customised to match your budget and travel dates by adding/removing a few days or selecting different lodges
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Tuck yourself away from the rest of the world
When you depart from OR Tambo International Airport, you will arrive at andBeyond Phinda Forest Lodge.
Waking up to rustling forest sounds and bird song, surrounded by delicate leaf-filtered light, a pervading sense of serenity will set the tone for your entire day at the andBeyond Phinda Forest Lodge. This will be your home for the next three nights, with all your meals and drinks included.
Adventures at andBeyond Phinda include two daily game drives, bush walks and seasonal river cruises. A host of additional activities can be enjoyed too. These include a cultural excursion, scuba safaris as well as specialist safaris such as birding, photographic, tracking, family and luxury walking safaris. Couples, look out for tiny Duiker and Suni antelope grazing between the stilted glass suites.
Meals: All meals and local drinks
An unforgettable overnight
The five-star Oyster Box Hotel is beautifully positioned on the ocean’s edge in the beach resort of Umhlanga Rocks which is north of Durban, in South Africa’s tropical KwaZulu-Natal province.
Standing proudly on Umhlanga’s beachfront, overlooking the historical Umhlanga Lighthouse, Oyster Box Hotel has long been one of South Africa’s best-loved and most distinguished hotels.
It's located only five minutes from the Umhlanga Village Centre and can be reached from the Durban city centre, as well as King Shaka International Airport and a number of stylish shopping centres. Nearby sightseeing places and tourist attractions include the Gateway Theatre of Shopping, uShaka Marine World, the Sun Coast Casino, the historical Natal Midlands and the majestic Drakensberg Mountains as well as excellent Big Five game reserves and KwaZulu-Natal’s famous historical battlefields.
This five-star seafront hotel offers a delightful array of activities, from helicopter tours of the breathtaking coastline to scuba diving in the crystal-clear water of the Indian Ocean. Enjoy indulgent spa treatments, bird spotting adventures in a picturesque nature reserve and a crazy day at a nearby water park with your partner. Spend one night with your bed and breakfast included.
Meals: Bed and Breakfast
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Enjoy the tropical paradise
When you arrive at Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport in Mauritius, you'll be met and transferred to the Constance Belle Mare Plage Resort. Set along a stunning two kilometres of white sand beach in a sheltered bay on the east coast of Mauritius, it's here where you stay on a full board basis for six nights.
You and your partner will experience sailing through the crystal clear waters while viewing the breathtaking scenery. You will also get to see beautiful sunsets, as the sun appears to hide behind the mountain ranges. Enjoy this gorgeous setting for six nights, with all your meals included.
Activities to look out for include fishing, swimming with dolphins, diving, snorkelling, water skiing/waterboarding, catamaran excursions, kayaking and windsurfing.
Meals: All meals and local drinks
End of service!
After enjoying all your scheduled activities and breakfast, you and your loved one will be transported to Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport for your flight back home.
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