Enjoy an exceptional bush and beach African safari at andBeyond Phinda Private Game Reserve in South African and the White Pearl Resort in Mozambique.

African Safaris: Black Spots and White Pearls

Set within easy reach of the Indian Ocean coastline and the famous iSimangaliso / Greater St Lucia Wetland Park in northern KwaZulu-Natal, &Beyond Phinda Private Game Reserve is known for its abundant wildlife, diversity of habitats and wide range of safari activities. Thanks to its coastal rainfall pattern, the Reserve enjoys a lush green environment that contains seven distinct ecosystems. &Beyond Phinda is often referred to as ‘Seven Worlds of Wonder.’ This fascinating variety of landscape and vegetation shelters an abundance of wildlife, including not only the Big Five but many rarer and less easily spotted species, such as the elusive cheetah or the scarce black rhino. With only a handful of lodges sharing an area of 23 000 hectares, and expert rangers and trackers in search of prime wildlife sightings, guests are assured an exclusive game viewing experience.

Adding to Phinda’s wildlife charms, the marine diversity of nearby Sodwana Bay on the coast is easily accessible, with scuba diving, fishing and even turtle watching only some of the adventures available from Phinda.

Stretching 500 km (300 miles) up Mozambique’s coast from Ponta Do Ouro in the south, the Lagoon Coast is the name given to an extraordinarily beautiful region encompassing a series of serene coastal lagoons, a number of them cut off from the sea by some of the world’s highest forested sand dunes. The waters off the coast are home to various species of turtles, sharks and dolphins, while on land ancient elephant migration routes are protected in the Maputo Elephant Reserve, where mangroves and reed swamps give way to dense forests.

Itinerary

7 DAYS / 6 NIGHTS

This itinerary has been carefully designed to give you a taste of the exciting, endless possibilities and can be tailored to suit your exact preferences.

DAY 1, 2 & 3 PHINDA PRIVATE GAME RESERVE
Upon arrival at O.R. Tambo International Airport, check in for your Fedair OR SA Express flight.

Set within easy reach of the Indian Ocean coastline and the famous iSimangaliso / Greater St Lucia Wetland Park in northern KwaZulu-Natal, &Beyond Phinda Private Game Reserve is known for its abundant wildlife, diversity of habitats and wide range of safari activities. Thanks to its coastal rainfall pattern, the Reserve enjoys a lush green environment that contains seven distinct ecosystems. &Beyond Phinda is often referred to as ‘Seven Worlds of Wonder.’ This fascinating variety of landscape and vegetation shelters an abundance of wildlife, including not only the Big Five but many rarer and less easily spotted species, such as the elusive cheetah or the scarce black rhino. With only a handful of lodges sharing an area of 23 000 hectares, and expert rangers and trackers in search of prime wildlife sightings, guests are assured an exclusive game viewing experience. Adding to Phinda’s wildlife charms, the marine diversity of nearby Sodwana Bay on the coast is easily accessible, with scuba diving, fishing and even turtle watching only some of the adventures available from Phinda.

Spend three nights at &Beyond Phinda Mountain Lodge. Accommodation is in an air conditioned suite with ensuite bathroom comprising bath, shower, separate w.c. and twin hand basins. All suites have a sitting area, personal bar and private veranda, complete with plunge pool and romantic al fresco shower. Your stay includes three meals daily, soft drinks, house wines, local brand spirits and beers, teas and coffees, emergency medical evacuation insurance, laundry and daily safari activities, 1 hour walks accompanied by experienced armed trackers (subject to availability).

Alternatively

Spend three nights at &Beyond Phinda Forest Lodge. Inventively designed in Zulu Zen style, each handcrafted, glass-encased suite is a combination of glass, wood and minimalist design incorporating high-gloss wooden floors, richly tactile fabrics and crimson Zulu artefacts. Your stay includes three meals daily, soft drinks, house wines, local brand spirits and beers, teas and coffees, emergency medical evacuation insurance, laundry and daily safari activities, 1 hour walks accompanied by experienced armed trackers (subject to availability).

DAY 4, 5 & 6 WHITE PEARL RESORTS, PONTA MAMOLI
After breakfast you will be collected from &Beyond Phinda Private Game Reserve and transferred to Kosi Bay Border Post, where you will clear customs and immigration. A White Pearl Resorts representative will collect you at the border and transfer you to the lodge by road.

Stretching 500 km (300 miles) up Mozambique’s coast from Ponta Do Ouro in the south, the Lagoon Coast is the name given to an extraordinarily beautiful region encompassing a series of serene coastal lagoons, a number of them cut off from the sea by some of the world’s highest forested sand dunes. The waters off the coast are home to various species of turtles, sharks and dolphins, while on land ancient elephant migration routes are protected in the Maputo Elephant Reserve, where mangroves and reed swamps give way to dense forests.

Relax for three nights at White Pearl Resorts, Ponta Mamoli, Mozambique, in a pool suite with an ensuite bathroom with outdoor shower, private deck and private plunge pool. Your stay includes meals (excluding oysters and lobster on Beach Bar menu) bottled mineral water, teas, coffees, high tea, day time snacks, mini bar snacks, local beers, soft drinks, selection of spirits, mini bar spirits, house wines, private butler service, laundry service, complimentary Wi-Fi, horse riding, town tour, beach picnic, refresher back and neck massage and non-motorised activities.

DAY 7 DEPARTURE
Depart for O.R. Tambo International Airport where your itinerary ends.

Rates

Fully inclusive rate per person sharing
02 January 2016 – 19 December 2016 $3 486

 

WHAT’S INCLUDED

  • Meet and greet at O.R Tambo International Airport
  • Accommodation inclusions as per itinerary above
  • All scheduled road transfers and flights as follows:
    • Routing on Monday / Thursday / Friday / Sunday
      • Federal flight from Johannesburg to Phinda
      • Road transfer from Phinda to White Pearl, via Kosi Bay
      • Road transfer back to Phinda, via Kosi Bay
      • Federal Air flight back to Johannesburg
    • Routing on Tuesday / Wednesday / Saturday
      • SA Express flight from Johannesburg to Richard’s Bay
      • Road transfer to Phinda
      • Road transfer 3from Phinda to White Pearl, via Kosi Bay
      • Road transfer back to Richard’s Bay, via Kosi Bay
      • SA Express flight back to Johannesburg
  • Emergency medical evacuation insurance.
  • Administration fee