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Tammy’s Luxurious KwaZulu Natal Safari

Tammy’s Luxurious KwaZulu Natal Safari

6 Days

Luxurious Kwazulu Natal Safari – 2 nights Thanda Game Reserve | 3 nights Phinda Game Reserve

Overview

I had an absolutely fantastic experience planning my recent safari with Tammy from Pembury Tours. Early in my vacation planning, I submitted multiple inquiries on safaribookings.com. Of the many travel consultants who responded, Tammy was by far the most helpful, prompt, and thorough. She is incredibly knowledgeable and professional. At the time, I had never visited Africa or gone on safari, and wasn’t entirely sure what country or region I wanted to visit. Tammy asked all the right questions and answered my endless queries in order to help my partner and I pick the perfect itinerary for us.

We booked 5 nights of safari, split between Thanda and Phinda game reserves in South Africa. We absolutely loved both reserves, which are near each other but offer very different guest experiences. Tammy even secured us an upgrade from the tented camp to the lodge at Thanda, and our accommodations were jaw-droppingly fabulous. What’s more is that she saved us a substantial amount of money – the safari was significantly cheaper than it would have been to book directly, even not counting the extra value of the upgrade. She arranged our flights and transfers, which all worked seamlessly.

I’ll end with a small example of how Tammy went above and beyond: We only used Pembury for the safari portion of our longer vacation, opting to stay in AirBnBs and travel more independently for the rest. Learning this, Tammy volunteered to take a look at the different AirBnBs I was considering in Cape Town in order to ensure that we were staying in a good, safe location. Her help allowed us to feel confident in even the parts of the trip that we didn’t book through Pembury!

All in all, I highly recommend Tammy and Pembury. I hope to return to Africa with them soon!

This morning you head to the Johannesburg airport; OR Tambo for your flight to Durban. Upon arrival at Durban Airport you are collected and transferred by road to Thanda Game Reserve. You have time to settle in before you embark on your first game drive in this area this afternoon.

Flight time – Johannesburg to Durban: ± 1hr10mins

Transfer time – Durban to Thanda: ± 3 – 3hrs30mins

Situated 23km north of Hluhluwe in northern Zululand, Thanda Private Game Reserve is a celebration of the Zulu people and their rich culture. Here guests will have the opportunity to learn more about their history and traditions. The Elephant Coast, as this part of KwaZulu-Natal is now called, has 21 different ecosystems and is home to a rich variety of fauna and flora. Sand forests, lakes, lagoons, wetlands and pristine stretches of beaches are home to many animals such as hippos, crocodiles, giant turtles and over 460 bird species and provide an abundance of outdoor activities for guests to choose from.

Enjoy breakfast and your last game drive this morning before you are transferred by a member from Thanda to the nearby Phinda Game Reserve where you will enjoy a further 3 nights on safari.

Transfer time – Thanda Game Reserve to Phinda Forest Lodge: ± 1hr

&Beyond Phinda Private Game Reserve is situated in sub-tropical northern KwaZulu Natal, with close proximity to the warm Indian Ocean. It is an award-winning game reserve with a strong focus on conservation and community involvement. In 1991, &Beyond Phinda undertook the biggest game relocation in a private game reserve in the world at the time, restoring 34,600 acres of degraded farmland to a pristine wildlife reserve. The reserve has now grown to a total of 56,830 acres of land dedicated to the preservation of wildlife.

Referred to as “Seven Worlds of Wonder”, &Beyond Phinda is home to seven unique ecosystems that can be explored on twice-daily game drives from each of the Reserve’s six luxurious lodges. Phinda offers excellent Big Five game viewing, with spectacular sightings of the elusive cheetah and the rare black rhino. In addition to game drives, Phinda offers walking safaris and river cruises on the Mzinene River.

This morning you will be taken on your last game activity and enjoy breakfast before you are transferred by Phinda Game Reserve to the Durban airport for your flight.

Transfer time – Phinda Forest Lodge to Durban Airport – ± 3-3½ hours

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Cost Per Person Sharing

When this tour took place, the cost per person sharing was: $2359

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