Your safari in South Africa adventure begins! A warm welcome awaits at the airport, where you’ll be met by your Tour Manager, the rest of the Limitless Team and your new travel companions. We’ll fly as a group and our travel representatives will be on-hand throughout the journey to provide you with any assistance you may need.
Upon arrival at Durban International Airport, we’ll be met by our trusted transport provider. All vehicles are fully wheelchair-accessible and wheelchairs can be secured in place during the journey if you’d rather not transfer to a seat. Once at the hotel, the Limitless Team will help you check-in and get settled. The rest of the day will be spent relaxing, getting to know your new travel companions and preparing for the adventure ahead.
Day Three includes a visit to South Africa’s best-loved marine theme park - Ushaka Marine World. Combining water rides, an oceanarium, shark feeding demonstrations, beach activities, and seal and penguin shows, this is one for animal-lovers and thrill-seekers alike. The park benefits from an accessible beach with adapted wheelchairs, as well as several snorkelling ponds featuring upwards of 5,000 fish.
Today we'll check out out of the hotel, and drive up to the Game Reserve. Here you will have your apartment for a 3 night stay in the middle of the Game Reserve. The Hilltop restaurant allows you to enjoy views of the local elephants, and absorb the sights of the game reserve in its entirety. Watch out for the monkey's though they are known to try and steel your food!
For our first full day of safari, we’ll be driving out to explore the Hluhluwe Game Reserve. Led by an experienced park ranger, who’ll help you spot and identify the various species we encounter, we’ll visit several spectacular locations throughout the park. Keep your eyes peeled for black rhinos, nyalas, hippos, crocodiles, waterbucks, reedbucks, red duikers, baboons, monkeys, hyenas, and lions, as the park is renowned for its incredible biodiversity.
Following yesterday’s exciting foray into the Hluhluwe Game Reserve, Day Seven sees us return to the park in search of Africa’s ‘Big Five.’ This time we’ll be visiting the Umfolozi side of the reserve, where government conservation efforts have helped protect and secure a future for the region’s Big Five population. These conservation projects have ensured that the park now boasts the largest number of white rhinos anywhere in the world. We’ll also be watching out for wildebeest, wild dogs, giraffes, elephants and buffalo.
Day Seven offers the opportunity to meet some of the largest land mammals on the planet. We’ll visit a sanctuary that specialises in rescuing orphaned elephants and caring for these gentle giants as they grow. The elephants’ morning routine includes a tasty breakfast treat at the viewing platform, so this is probably the closest you’ll ever get to these magnificent beasts! Next, we’ll share our experiences and replenish the energy stores with lunch at a local restaurant. Then, we’ll make our way to the cat and cheetah rehabilitation centre, where you’ll meet some of South Africa’s most beautiful wild cats, including lynx, serval and cheetahs. We’ll also visit Ilala Weavers, where you can experience famous Zulu artistry first-hand and indulge in delicious local cuisine at Ilala’s celebrated restaurant. In the evening we will make our way over to Saint Lucia.
Today, we will explore St Lucia - a picturesque village situated within the enormous iSimangaliso Wetland Park and beside South Africa’s largest estuarine system. This makes it the ideal place to spot hippos, crocodiles, and exotic birds, so we’ll be hitting the water on a fully accessible safari in South Africa boat trip. Lunch can be enjoyed at one of the village’s delightfully quirky restaurants and, towards the end of the day, there’s also a good chance you’ll get to see hippos grazing in the village gardens!
Today we will visit a UNESCO World Heritage site, which is home to the big 5, as well as many species of birds, and wildlife. This will be your final game reserve, so make sure to camera to get your last shots of these amazing species.
Today we will meet the local Zulu tribe. You will be welcomed and educated in their way of life. You will have chance to try on the clothes they wear, and experience their local music and dancing.
Today, we’ll make our way back to Durban, and then head onto an evening flight back to the UK. With lots of memories already from this bucket list destination, all that is left is to plan your next adventure...