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KwaZulu Natal Game Reserves

KwaZulu Natal is the widest expanse of untouched savanna in South Africa, and its only fitting that it would be home to some of the most prestigious game reserves too. A combination of coastal and inland beauty KwaZulu Natal has all the charm of an African adventure but all the refinement one would expect from award winning luxury holiday accommodation.

There are plenty of places to spot the infamous African Big Five as well as discover bird species that you won’t get the chance to see anywhere else. Private Game reserves such as Phinda and Hluhluwe Umfolozi will captivate your wild side and rekindle a sense of adventure in you.

Hluhluwe Umfolozi Game Reserve will provide visitors to the shores of Durban with unrivaled Big Five viewing. In particular, this game reserve is famous for its white rhino conservation. It is at many of the game reserves in KwaZulu Natal that you will be able to encounter large numbers of rhino. The protection of these animals is of the utmost importance at these parks.

While Hluhluwe is the oldest game reserve in South Africa, Thula Thula and Phinda are among the most exclusive. These eco-safari lodges ensure that guests enjoy a truly African holiday with a side order of utmost luxury and refinement.

Whether in search of a private luxury get away with panoramic views or a quite corner of Africa to call your own, you’ll find it at one of the many Game Reserves in Kwazulu Natal.

Location

KwaZulu Natal is found on the Eastern South African coast and shares borders with Swaziland and Lesotho.

Getting There

KwaZulu Natal is accessible from the N2 from either Cape Town or Maputo.

Best time to visit

Different times of the year provide different opportunities to partake in the many wildlife viewing. Spring and Summer are the perfect time to enjoy bush walks, game drives, and sea life exploration.

 

We offer tailor-made holidays including ground transport for transfers, tours and multi centre trips.
Phinda Forest Lodge

&Beyond Phinda Forest Lodge

Game Lodge
4 nights from £ 2,106 per person
Example price for the next 21 days. Based on 2 adults including All inclusive as part of a multi centre holiday (no flights or transfers included).
Includes offer: Stay for 4 nights in a Suite and get free flights there and back from Johannesburg (Special offers are subject to exact travel dates).

16 beautifully furnished suites are raised above the sandy forest floor with wall to floor windows making the ancient forest feel part of the furniture.  Truly unique and totally unforgettable.

Phinda Mountain Lodge

&Beyond Phinda Mountain Lodge

Game Lodge
4 nights from £ 2,106 per person
Example price for the next 21 days. Based on 2 adults including All inclusive as part of a multi centre holiday (no flights or transfers included).
Includes offer: Stay for 4 nights in a Suite and get free flights there and back from Johannesburg (Special offers are subject to exact travel dates).

Set up high on a hillside, Phinda Mountain Lodge has 25 suites with private viewing deck and plunge pool.

Phinda Rock Lodge

&Beyond Phinda Rock Lodge

Game Lodge
4 nights from £ 2,447 per person
Example price for the next 21 days. Based on 2 adults including All inclusive as part of a multi centre holiday (no flights or transfers included).

Carved into the side of a rocky hill, andBeyond Rock Lodge boasts bird-eye views of the bush veld and over the coastal plains.  Immaculately presented, these 6 suites are incredibly intimate and romantic offering total privacy in luxurious surrounds.

Phinda Vlei Lodge

&Beyond Phinda Vlei Lodge

Game Lodge
4 nights from £ 2,447 per person
Example price for the next 21 days. Based on 2 adults including All inclusive as part of a multi centre holiday (no flights or transfers included).

Situated on the edge of the wetlands (vlei) these 6 secluded villas are built for optimum game viewing, whether you're in the bath, in your bedroom or on the private viewing deck.

Phinda Zuka Lodge

&Beyond Phinda Zuka Lodge

Game Lodge
4 nights from £ 2,129 per person
Example price for the next 21 days. Based on 2 adults including All inclusive as part of a multi centre holiday (no flights or transfers included).

4 individual suites overlooking a waterhole with a private butler, game ranger, tracker, central lounge, dining room and swimming pool.  

Leopard Mountain

Leopard Mountain Safari Lodge

Game Lodge
4 nights from £ 731 per person
Example price for the next 21 days. Based on 2 adults including Full-board as part of a multi centre holiday (no flights or transfers included).

Perched on a clifftop in the private Zululand Rhino Reserve, this family-run 9 chalet lodge commands breathtaking vistas over leagues of bushland, forest and a seasonal river. 

Pakamisa Private Game Reserve

Pakamisa Private Game Reserve

Game Lodge
4 nights from £ 731 per person
Example price for the next 21 days. Based on 2 adults including Full-board as part of a multi centre holiday (no flights or transfers included).

An off the beaten track treasure, this family friendly reserves is perfect for those interested in exploring the game reserve on horse-back.

Rhino Ridge Safari Lodge

Rhino Ridge Safari Lodge

Game Lodge
4 nights from £ 447 per person
Example price for the next 21 days. Based on 2 adults including Full-board as part of a multi centre holiday (no flights or transfers included).
Includes offer: Stay 4 nights Pay for 3 in Safari Rooms, 1 May 17 - 30 Jun 17 (Special offers are subject to exact travel dates).

Set high up on a ridge overlooking the Hluhluwe Imfolozi Game Reserve with spectacular views and interesting game viewing. 

Thanda Safari Lodge

Thanda Safari Lodge

Game Lodge
4 nights from £ 1,432 per person
Example price for the next 21 days. Based on 2 adults including All inclusive as part of a multi centre holiday (no flights or transfers included).
Includes offer: Stay 4 nights Pay for 3 in Main Lodge, 1 May 17 - 30 Jun 17 (Special offers are subject to exact travel dates).

A beautiful safari lodge with three different styles accommodation on the reserve including a private villa, luxury tents and zulu-style suites, all in a big 5 reserve that offers outstanding activities such as black rhino tracking and turtle tours.

Thanda Tented Camp

Thanda Tented Camp

Game Lodge
4 nights from £ 764 per person
Example price for the next 21 days. Based on 2 adults including Full-board as part of a multi centre holiday (no flights or transfers included).
Includes offer: Stay 4 nights Pay for 3 in Luxury Tent, 1 May 17 - 31 Jul 17 (Special offers are subject to exact travel dates).

A hilltop, colonial-style collection of 15 tented suites. While its the most rugged and furthest-flung place, there’s still top notch service and real luxury on offer.

Thanda iZulu

Villa iZulu, Thanda Private Game Reserve

Game Lodge
4 nights from £ 1,849 per person
Example price for the next 21 days. Based on 6 adults including All inclusive as part of a multi centre holiday (no flights or transfers included).

An exclusive-use villa, able to host up to ten guests who want real pampering, buried in grassland savannah deep in the reserve’s heart

White Elephant

White Elephant Lodge & Bush Camp

Game Lodge
4 nights from £ 772 per person
Example price for the next 21 days. Based on 2 adults including All inclusive as part of a multi centre holiday (no flights or transfers included).

Renowned for its water-based and specialised research safaris, this intimate 8 luxury tented lodge is perfect for those wanting a variety of wildlife activities.

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