DAY ONE

Arrive King Shaka Airport, Dolphin Coast. Meet & greet with your tour guide / driver from Freedom Charters and set off on your journey.

We travel 3.5 hours north to Shayamoya Tiger Fishing Safari Lodge.
On arrival, relax and enjoy lunch on the deck while soaking up the view.
A sunset boat cruise on Lake Jozini will get you into the Safari mood. View rhino, plains game, bird life and perhaps elephant grazing at the water’s edge alongside hippo and crocodiles.

Dinner is either a traditional African Boma Braai or in the restaurant depending on the weather.

DAY TWO

Early morning game drive or tiger fishing experience (R500 surcharge for tiger fishing including rod hire and bait). Otherwise enjoy a lazy morning complimented with a full body massage.

Sunset game drive or boat cruise in the Phongolo Nature Reserve.

Dinner is again either a traditional African Boma Braai or in the restaurant depending on the weather.

DAY THREE

After breakfast, we head off to the Tembe Elephant Park, arriving in time for lunch and the afternoon game drive.

Overnight at Tembe Safari Camp.

DAY FOUR

Day spent at Tembe Elephant Park including 2 game drives and a transfer visit to the Tembe Hide.

DAY FIVE

Early morning game drive within the Big 5 Reserve of Tembe Elephant Park.

After Breakfast, we depart for Kosi Bay and check in at Utshwayelo Lodge.

Your playground for the afternoon and the following day are the pristine dunes where the 4 inland lakes meet the sea. Choose from the activities list to add to your package.

DAY SIX

This morning enjoy your chosen activity.

Mid morning departure for St Lucia coastal town.

Evening at leisure with opportunity to do the Night Drive in search of Leopard or relax and take in the town festivities.

DAY SEVEN

Highly recommended would be the day spent in the iSimangaliso Wetland Park. Transfers provided by freedom Charters vehicle. Various stops along the way for photo opportunities finishing at the beautiful Cape Vidal beach for a leisurely swim/walk on the beach and lunch.

Return to St Lucia in time for the Sundowner Boat Cruise setting off at 15h00pm

Dinner is recommended at the Ski Boat Club (own account).

DAY EIGHT

Choose from the list as to your preferred activity, weather permitting. The activity can be paid for on the day, or prior to arrival as part of the package.

Suggested options:

Hluhluwe Imfolozi Park in search of Wild Dog and Cheetah along with Cats, Elephant, Buffalo and Rhino.

Shakaland Zulu Cultural Village, living museum to experience the way of life during the times of King Shaka.

Depart after the activity for Salt Rock Manor. Enjoy last minute shopping and a bite to eat at any of the great restaurants.

DAY NINE

Early morning transfer to the airport for your departure.

HLUHLUWE / IMFOLOZI GAME RESERVE

Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Park was established in 1895 and lies in the heart of the Zulu Kingdom. The park covers some 96 000 ha and contains an immense diversity of fauna and flora. The Hluhluwe section is in the north and the iMfolozi section is in the south. Animals that may be seen are: black and white rhino, elephant, buffalo, lion, leopard, giraffe, nyala, blue wildebeest (gnu), hyena, jackal, warthog, zebra, reedbuck, bushbuck, impala, steenbuck, duiker, kudu, hippo, crocodile and other smaller species.

ST LUCIA / iSIMANGALISO WETLAND PARK

iSimangaliso Wetland Park was declared South Africa’s first Natural World Heritage Site on 1 December 1999. It is considered South Africa’s third largest park.
The iSimangaliso / Greater St Lucia Wetlands Park incorporates Lake St Lucia, the St Lucia and Maputaland Marine Reserves, the Coastal Forest Reserve and Kosi Bay Nature Reserve. The park has 280km of near pristine coastline and comprises of 328 000 hectares of magnificent scenery.

CAPE VIDAL

One of the finest beaches of South Africa, this is the place to get close to marine life as you can snorkel in the low tide and explore the many rock pools of the long stretches of coastline. Also a popular spot for fishermen.

SHAKALAND

Situated in the heart of Zululand between Eshowe and Melmoth, Shakaland nestled on the top of the Entombeni Hills, overlooking the Phobane Lake.
Shakaland is a living museum of the life and times of great Zulu leader, King Shaka. Experience the sight of assegaai-wielding warriors, share the fascinating secrets of the Sangomas and witness traditional customs such as tribal dancing, spear making and the beer-drinking ceremonies.

uPHONGOLO NATURE RESERVE

Falling from the heights of the Lebombo Mountains down across the Lake Jozini to typical African savannah in the west, this reserve is the oldest proclaimed conservation area in Africa and rich in Anglo and Zulu Boer War history. Proclaimed on the 13th of June 1894 by President Paul Kruger. The area boasts a bird list of over 300 species and a range of plains game including white rhino. The Lake has large populations of hippos and crocodiles and fish species that include the ferocious fighting tiger fish, a very unique attraction.

TEMBE ELEPHANT PARK

This remote park, deep in an area of sand forests, pans and wetlands is in northern Tongaland. Tembe Elephant Park offers intimate encounters with some of the largest elephants in Africa. The 300km2 reserve is the ancestral home of the Tembe Tribe who own and co-manage both the Park and the Lodge.

KOSI BAY

The Kosi Bay Nature Reserve lies on the coast bordering Mozambique and surrounds the unique and beautiful Kosi Bay lake system. Enjoy the orientation of the area and the Tonga fish traps seen from the look out point. Snorkeling – The reserve offers a unique experience with a reef situated inside the mouth of the Kosi system. 

British Airways makes it an effortless holiday with direct flights from Heathrow to Durban, the arrival and departure flights suit perfectly with this 8 day tour.

  • Arrive in Durban at 5:30 am on Mondays, Thursdays, Saturdays
  • Depart from Durban at 7:30 am on Tuesdays, Fridays and Sundays

 

Alternatively the daily flights connecting via Johannesburg

  • Arrive in Durban at 9:45 am
  • Depart from Durban at 5:30pm

8 Night / 9 Day Exclusive Package Tour

Prices are per person sharing

From R18 000 to R30 000 depending on the number of guests in the group

  • Prices are net and non commissionable.
  • 2.5% additional charge for all international electronic transfers or credit card payments
  • 4%  additional charge for PayPal payments
  • Please enquire with Freedom Charters should you wish to extend your package.

 

1 pax

2 pax

3 pax

4 – 7 pax

R49,900.00

R30,000.00

R26,260.00

R24.5k – R21.5K

8 – 10 pax

11 – 14 pax

15 – 21 pax

 

R20,000.00

R20k – R19K

R19K – R18K

 

 

TRIP DETAILS

  • 2 Nights accommodation at Shayamoya Tiger Fishing Safari Lodge
    • Includes Full Board and 2 game activities or full body massage per day
  • 2 Night Accommodation at the Tembe Safari Lodge
    • Includes Full Board and 2 game drives per day including an additional transfer to the hide daily
  • 1 Night accommodation at Utshwayelo Lodge
    • Includes Lunch, Dinner & Breakfast 
    • Day Excursions:
      • Snorkeling R 70.00 pp plus R 200.00 pp refundable deposit
      • Fish Trap Tour R 240.00 fee plus R 60.00 pp
      • Canoeing R 900.00 fee plus R 350.00 pp
      • Turtle Tour R 1,650.00 fee plus R 600.00 pp (Mid Nov – Mid Jan)
      • Three Lake Boat Cruise R 1,500.00 fee plus R 370.00 pp
      • Fishing Charters R 2,000.00 fee plus R 400.00 pp
  • 2 Nights Accommodation at Eco Lodge St Lucia or similar.
    • Includes Bed & Breakfast
    • Sunset Boat Cruise on the St Lucia Estuary
    • Day Excursions:
      • Cape Vidal Isimangaliso Wetland Park Tour R 980.00 pp
      • Hluhluwe Imfolozi Tour R 1,280.00 pp
      • Whale Watching close encounters (June – Nov) R 1,280.00 pp
      • Deep Sea Fishing  R 1,6580.00 pp
      • Horse Riding the Wetland shores and beach R 580.00 pp
      • Turtle Tours (Mid Nov – Mid Jan) R 1,280.00 pp
      • Night Drives into Western Isimangaliso for Leopard R 680.00 pp
      • Crocodile Farm Visit R 80.00 pp
      • Shakaland Tour on Final day. R 600.00 pp
  • 1 nights accommodation at Salt Rock Manor
    • Includes Dinner, Bed & Breakfast
  • Excludes
    • All beverages, laundry, additional activities, SPA treatments, gratuities

Freedom Charters
Craig Edwards
go@freedomcharters.co.za
+27 83 699 7900

 

Terms and Conditions

  • A deposit of 50% is required to confirm the booking. Full payment required 30 days before arrival.
  • A final rooming list must be sent 14 days prior to arrival.
  • All clients are expected to sign an indemnity on arrival at all of the Lodges.

 

Cancellation Policy

  • Standard policy: 5% Cancellation Fees on any booking prior to 30 Days.
  • 50% of the rate if cancelled within 30 days prior to arrival.
  • 100% of the rate if cancelled within 14 days prior to arrival.
  • No Show: 100% of the Full Account

 

Bank Details

  • Name of Account: Freedom Transfers PTY LTD
  • Bank: First National Bank
  • Branch Code: 250 102
  • Account: 62717324652
  • SWIFT: FIRNZAJJ