Or combine the two UNESCO sites of Ukhahlamba Drakensberg Park and Isimangaliso Park with a visit to the sites of the Anglo-Zulu battles for a unique coast-culture-mountain holiday. For an affordable classic bush and beach holiday combine Umkhumbi with a beach stay in tantalisingly near Mozambique, Amangwane Kosi Bay or the coastal villages of Ballito or St Lucia. Swaziland's Big Game Parks in tandem with Umkhumbi offer up at least five very different safari experiences. Or combine the two UNESCO sites of Ukhahlamba Drakensberg Park and Isimangaliso Park with a visit to the sites of the Anglo-Zulu battles for a unique coast-culture-mountain holiday.
Ballito Beach & Umkhumbi Bush: Classic easy going bush and beach combination.
Arrive Durban, meet & greet and transfer 30 minutes to the coastal village of Ballito. Stay 5-nights at The Boathouse. At The Boathouse you are captain of your own ship...golf, beach walks, boat trips, microlight flights all interspersed with poolside relaxation and good food.
Plan on spending most of the day in St Lucia before driving north to arrive at Umkhumbi before dusk. While based at Umkhumbi for 5-nights: eastwards lies the dive destination of Sodwana, west Hluhluwe game reserve, north for Mkhuze Game Reserve and Tembe Elephant Park. Enjoy daily forays before returning to base-camp Umkhumbi.
Swazi Safari at Big Game Parks and Umkhumbi Lodge: Two countries, five different safari experiences.
Based 3-nights at Umkhumbi enjoy on-site 'access all areas walking trails' and game drives in Hluhluwe-Umfolozi Game Reserve.
Travel into Swaziland's Mliliwane Wildlife Sanctuary for 3-nights at Reilly's Rock to enjoy horse-riding hiking and mountain biking.
Continue to Mkhaya, Swaziland's refuge for endangered species and renowned for their rhino tracking safaris. Stay 2-nights in the semi-open stone and thatch cottages.
Return to Umkhumbi lodge for a final 2-nights. Visit St Lucia and Isimangaliso Wetland Park to complete this round of five different safari experiences.
Berg, Battlefields & base-camp Umkhumbi: Two world heritage sites, the Ukhahlamba Drakensberg Park and Isimangaliso Park mixed in with the moving and compelling recounting of the Anglo - Zulu wars.
Easy access from Durban Airport to Umkhumbi for 5-nights. Kayaking, coastal visits and safari encounters, all within easy driving distance.
Set off to stay 2-nights at the Babanango Valley Lodge where guests can book a full day battlefields tour.
Continue to the interior to stay 3-nights at The Cathedral Peak Hotel, or Montusi Lodge which has spectacular views of the Amphitheatre.
Amangwane Kosi Bay and Umkhumbi long-stay: Two complimentary nights on this long-stay combination of Umkhumbi Lodge and Amangwane Kosi Bay.
Journey to Umkhumbi Lodge for five nights, onsite exploration and 'big game' viewing in Hluhluwe.
Travel to Kosi Bay for three nights at the community camp Amangwane, visit the traditional fish-traps, snorkel, follow hiking trails.
Return to Umkhumbi for a final 2 nights free
Umkhumbi Lodge Safari base, Kosi Bay and Ponta D'Ouro: Two countries, three locations. Safari from Umkhumbi, community and culture at Kosi Bay and ocean encounters in Mozambique.
After 3-nights based at Umkhumbi and the many adventures offered, travel less than 3 hours to Kosi Bay.
Based at Amangwane for 2-nights, snorkel the unique 'river-reef', kayaking, beach combing and seasonal turtle walks or whale watching. Head ten minutes to the Mozambique border, complete border formalities (visa required) Stay three nights at Kaya Kweru, a warmly welcoming guest house and backpackers. Or upgrade to the excellent White Pearl Resort. Learn to surf, charter a boat for some big game fishing, snorkel, dive or head out on dolphin boat trips.
Return to the the border to collect your hire car and drive to Umkhumbi for a final night
from R9000 - R9900 per person sharing
Children from R3800
10 nights accommodation
Meals and activities as included in standard lead-in rack rates for each property.
Eleven days group B hire car.
Stay 5 pay 4 at Umkhumbi Lodge
Stay 7 pay 5 at Umkhumbi Lodge
Valid 01 September - 10 December 2011 and 01 February - 31 March 2012.