South Africa Lodge Safari

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  • No booking fees
  • COVID-19protected
  • Safari
  • Walking tour
  • Wildlife
  • Explorer
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  • duration 12 days
  • tour type Group
  • age requirement 14+ yrs
  • max group size 17
  • guiding method Live Guide/Instructor
  • Starts Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Ends Durban, South Africa
  • +7
Tour with Flexible Booking Policy
  • Change dates It is free to change your tour start date within 30 days of departure.
  • Choose a different tour Select a new tour run by the same tour operator within 30 days of departure.
HIGHLIGHTS Download trip notes
  • Soweto Tour of this famous township to uncover the history of the struggle against aparth
  • Ithala Game walks through the deep valley of Ithala Game Reserve
  • Tembe Elephant Park 5 star accommodation in the middle of the bush
  • Mkhaya Game Reserve Rhino spotting and stay at the tranquil Stone Lodge
The "South Africa Lodge Safari" tour starts in Johannesburg and ends in Durban. The "South Africa Lodge Safari" tour is an active and outdoor trip that takes 12 days. You will travel through Tanzania, Swaziland and South Africa and visit Tembe Elephant Park, Durban, Graskop and 6 other destinations. This is a guided small group tour that includes accommodation, transport, meals and others.

Discover South Africa and Swaziland's best nature spots on this wildlife adventure. Spend days searching for the Big Five on a range of expert-led walking safaris and exhilarating game drives. After a day of exploring, stay in a mix of simple accommodation in the heart of national parks and comfortable lodges perfect for relaxing. Wildlife spotting - A mix of game drives and walking safaris in prestigious reserves and national parks, offering the best opportunities to see the Big Five Soweto - Visit South Africa's largest township to learn more about the recent history of apartheid and Nelson Mandela St Lucia Wetlands - Stay within South Africa's first world heritage site to search for colourful birdlife and wallowing hippo in the waterways, plus a chance to snorkel with tropical fish at Cape Vidal
5 - Excellent
Based on 294 reviews
  • Michael
  • On May 01 2020
5 - Excellent
Michael's review for another Explore tour
“We had a fantastic holiday and we would highly recommend our tour leader Indu Singh.”
  • Janet
  • On Jan 03 2020
4 - Very Good
Janet's review for another Explore tour
“It would be better to start and end the trip on days when there were direct flight from the UK to Costa Rica,
  • Margaret
  • On Feb 28 2020
5 - Excellent
Margaret's review for another Explore tour
“I took advantage of the Beach extension to this trip to Phu Quoc. Although I enjoyed my stay the hotel is obviously used by some large Russian Group Tour companies which cater for family holidays, perhaps a quieter hotel could be found there is certainly no shortage of them on the island!”
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  • Day 1 : Join trip in Johannesburg. Afternoon visit to Soweto township and the apartheid memorial
  • Day 2 : Drive to Graskop via South Africa's Panoramic Route, taking in the stunning scenery of Blyde River Canyon
  • Day 3 : Full day of safari searching for the Big Five in Kruger National Park
  • Day 4 : Enter the Kingdom of Swaziland; afternoon game drive at Mkhaya Nature Reserve
  • Day 5 : Explore Mkhaya on a morning safari; Afternoon drive to Ithala Game Reserve
  • Day 6 : Wake early for a walking safari in Ithala to search for rhino; afternoon game drives
  • Day 7 : Search for Africa's largest elephants the 'Big Tuskers' at Tembe Elephant Park
  • Day 8 : Game drives at Tembe, time to relax, swim or have a massage
  • Day 9 : Drive down the coast to St Lucia Wetland Park on the Indian Ocean
  • Day 10 : Explore the Indian Ocean from Cape Vidal; one of South Africa's best snorkelling spots and enjoy one last game drive!
  • Day 11 : Travel south to Durban, via Mtunzini
  • Day 12 : Trip ends in Durban
  • 11 Breakfasts, 4 Lunches, 4 Dinners
  • Aero Guest Lodge (1 night)
  • Mogodi Lodge (1 night)
  • Berg-en-Dal Lodge (1 night)
  • Stone Camp Lodge (1 night)
  • Ntshondwe Camp (2 nights)
  • Tembe Elephant Lodge (2 nights)
  • Lidiko Lodge (2 nights)
  • La Loggia (1 night)
  • 4WD
  • Minibus
  • Explore Tour Leader / Driver
  • Local Guide(s)
  • Safari Guide(s)
  • Any international flights to Johannesburg and from Durban are not included in this price. We always recommend that you arrive 1 day prior to your tour starting date.
  • Travel insurance is not included in this South Africa Lodge Safari tour. Travel insurance is mandatory to buy. We recommend purchasing it from World Nomads.
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No additional cancellation fees apply for this South Africa Lodge Safari tour. You can cancel the tour up to 60 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 59 days of departure.


For any tour departures within 16 November 2021, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 16 November 2021, a deposit of 10% is required to confirm this tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 59 days before trip departure.

Travel Insurance

South Africa Lodge Safari tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. We recommend using World Nomads' travel insurance.


For this South Africa Lodge Safari tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are travelling to, as part of this itinerary.

For Solo Travelers

A twin share room may not always be available for solo travelers as it depends on the final number of people on the tour. If you have picked twin share room while booking, and that option is not available, we will get back to you after booking. A single room might then be available against an additional fee.

COVID-19 Safety Measures

This trip incorporates the following COVID-19 measures:

  • The average size of this tour is just 12 people.
  • Wearing a mask, hand washing and sanitizing has been implemented on this tour. Frequently touched surfaces are regularly disinfected. Hygiene safety measures and distancing will furthermore be followed in transportation, accommodation and meal venues.
  • Various COVID-19 distancing measures have been implemented on this trip to ensure the safety of each traveller.
  • This tour has implemented COVID-19 protocols that are guided by the WTTC (World Travel & Tourism Council), UNWTO (World Tourism Organisation), the European Commission and local government regulations. It amongst others take into account personal protection, extensive disinfecting and social distancing measures.
If you have any question about this tour or need help with planning a trip, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us. We're ready to help.
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