Durban, South Africa
Thanda Overland - Double
USD2999 per person
DAY ONE: (3 April 2023) Durban > Thanda Safari Lodge
After arriving in Durban Harbour, sit back and soak up the views of striking South African landscapes, as you make your way to Thanda Safari Lodge. When you arrive a welcome drink will be waiting for you, before checking into your Africa-style suite. The lodge is shaped like a traditional Zulu homestead, and all of the 220m² suites have panoramic views of the surrounding game reserve.
You’ll have the option of an earlier lunch at 12 noon, or afternoon tea starting at 2 pm, before your later afternoon game drive. All game drives are conducted in open Land Rovers under the expert supervision of knowledgeable rangers and trackers. Besides the elusive Big Five, Thanda’s 35,000-acre property is home to wild dogs, endangered black rhinos, cheetahs, hyenas, warthogs, and more, including an abundance of bird life.
Back at the lodge, enjoy a delicious dinner in the company of your fellow travellers, or privately if you prefer.
DAY TWO: (4 April 2023) Thanda Safari Lodge
It’s an early morning start with tea and coffee, before your morning game-drive with your rangers and trackers. The open 4x4 game-viewing vehicles you’ll be riding in allow for total freedom of movement and the ability to leave the road. They are perfect for tracking down the Big Five – lion, leopard, rhino, elephant, and buffalo.
When you return to the lodge enjoy a full breakfast, after which the rest of the day can be spent at your leisure. The lodge’s public areas are light and colourful, and include an inviting library overlooking a waterhole that is favoured by elephant and other game.
Once again choose from an earlier lunch at 12 noon, or afternoon tea starting at 2 pm, before your game drive in the late afternoon.
Afterwards, return to the lodge for dinner.
DAY THREE: (5 April 2023) Thanda Safari Lodge > Durban > Port Elizabeth
Another early morning start with tea and coffee, will set you up for your last early morning game-drive, providing you with a final opportunity to track down Africa's Big Five. Returning to the lodge, check out. A breakfast packs will be provided for the transfer. Then make your way to King Shaka International Airport for your flight to Port Elizabeth Airport. When you arrive in Port Elizabeth you’ll be taken to Port Elizabeth Harbour to re-join your awaiting ship.