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Tour Packages Details

Price Per Person

USD 1,000
Country: South Africa
Duration: 7 Day(s) - 6 Night(s)
Tour Category: All In One Tours
Departure Date: Thu 01 Jan '99

Package Itinerary

(6 NIGHTS / 7 DAYS-ALL IN ONE)

The 3x Bs-BUSH-BERG AND BEACH

2N/3D  Hluhluwe-Umfolozi

Kwa Zulu Natal-North Coast

Day 1- Lunch or Dinner

Depart from Durban International Airport and arrive at Hluhluwe-Umfolozi, just before lunch, lunch at Lodge, Then depart for whichever activity you have chosen from the below listing or have a  late afternoon for a sundowner at Lodge.Viewing the most amazing African Sunset. Depending on flight arrival times. (Please read additional activities below, this need to be booked inadvance ans is an additional cost).

Overnight at Lodge

Day 2- Breakfast- Lunch-Dinner

After breakfast at 08H00, depart for a game drive in the Umfolozi National Park. Return to the Lodge for lunch and in the

Afternoon depart for a boat cruise on the St Lucia river-viewing of hippos, bird life and crocodiles.

Overnight at Lodge.

Possible Activities

  • Birding
  • Cheetah Encounter
  • Cultural Tours –own cost
  • Deep Sea Fishing –own cost
  • Elephant Interaction
  • False Bay Park
  • Frogging Tours –own cost
  • Golfing –own cost
  • Hluhluwe-Imfolozi
  • Ilala Weavers
  • Kayaking –own cost
  • Kosi Bay Trip
  • Mkuzi Game Drive
  • Muzi Pan
  • Ndumo Game Drive
  • Night Drive
  • Rhino Tracking
  • Scenic Flights –own cost
  • St Lucia Boat Cruise
  • Tembe Reserve
  •  Zulu Croc

 

 

We offer comfortable accommodation in spacious air-conditioned rooms. We have 12 air-conditioned rooms, all nestled in unspoilt natural Sand Forest.High ceilings and air-conditioning ensure comfort space for all our guests. All rooms have en-suite bathrooms - and are fitted with a fridge and tea and coffee making facilities to enjoy as you look out into the tranquil Sand Forest from your private veranda.The family rooms have an inter-leading door making these units perfect for families, as kids can easily sleep close by while you still enjoy your privacy.

Location

Umkhumbi Lodge is superbly located close to Hluhluwe in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, with easy access to the wildlife areas of Hluhluwe-Imfolozi and Mkhuze National Parks, the endless sandy beaches of Sodwana & Kosi Bay, and one of South Africa's World heritage sites, Isimangaliso Wetland Park. There is the opportunity to spot all of the Big Five,

abundant birdlife and on the beaches, both Loggerhead and Leatherback Turtles. The nearest airports are Durban King Shaka International and Richards Bay in KwaZulu-Natal on the east coast of South Africa.

Umkhumbi Lodge is situated just 15 minutes outside the town of Hluhluwe towards Sodwana Bay.

Onsite Facilities

  • Splash pool
  • Laundry service
  • WiFi Internet at the office
  • Safe for locking away valuables
  • Private Restaurant and Bar for guests 
  • Walking trails
  • Travel information
  • Shuttle service to and from any location
  • Visa and MasterCard facility

Additional Notes

Lodge rates will include meals DB&B.        

We suggest bringing your binoculars and walking shoes with!

Day 3-Breakfast-Lunch-Dnner

Depart after breakfast at 08H00 for the Southern Drakensberg, arrival late afternoon and afternoon at leisure.

Overnight: Underberg at Hotel.

Lesotho Overland Tour:   1 Night / 2 Days – Lesotho Hotel

Day 4-Breakfast-Lunch-Dinner

 Departure at 12h00 from Sani Pass Hotel and travel via the Sani Pass Stop at the Good Hope Trading Store, originated in 1917 by John White-Smith. Ascending the legendary Sani Pass with its hair- pin bends offering unparalleled vistas of the Sani Valley and Drakensberg Escarpment situated within the Ukhahlamba Drakensberg Park, one of our World Heritage Sites.

 

 

 

Proteas along the road, proceed to viewing of 12 Apostles. These geological structures are one of the oldest mountain ranges in the world. Our Guide is taking care of the border formalities. At the summit at 2.874m we stop for lunch at the Sani Top Chalet, the Highest Pub in Africa. Thereafter we proceed to the ascending the Black Mountain Pass up to 3.280m, following the Senqu River. Nearby the highest mountain in Southern Africa, Thabana Ntlenyana with 3.482m, meaning “the little mountain which is a little nice”. Along the route Basotho shepherds,  visit No. 10 Riverside, for Art- Craft village, they display what Basotho people used in the past and explanations, Basotho cultural dance and Sangoma.  Proceed to Mokholong Town.

Overnight: Likileng Lodge, Butha-Buthe

 

 

 

 

Day 5- Breakfast –Lunch -Dinner     

Breakfast at the Hotel, proceed to via ST. James Mission viewing of the mission, then we will double back the route from day one, refreshment stop at Sani Stone Losge. Our guide will take care of border formalities, descend the Sani Pass and arrival in Underberg+- 13H00 for  lunch.After lunch at Himeville Arms, we depart via the picturesque farming towns of Donnybrook and Ixopo, traversing through very rural areas.

Overnight : Dive Resort. 

Included

Excluded

  • Transport in 4x4 vehicles  
  • Personal expenses
  • Driver/Guide Fees
  • Personal insurances
  • Accommodation & Meals as indicated
  • Beverages & Alcohol
  • Entry Fees

 

  • Mineral Water

 

General Information   - 

  • Every guest on tour is entering a rural and unspoiled African terrain. Therefore it is necessary to travel with a flexible and tolerant mind.
  • Accommodations, bathroom facilities and meals are at most places very basic, simple and rustic.
  • Most lunch stops base on packed lunches or picnic meals. There are no toilet facilities on route or very seldom.
  • We reserve the right to alter any routes or itineraries should circumstances, like weather, road conditions, unforeseen obstacles, etc. so demand. Some accommodations use generators for the electricity and switch off at 22H00.Please bring soft bags only, no big suitcases.

 

1N/2D Umkomaas

Kwa Zulu Natal –South Coast

 

 

 

 

     Day 6: Breakfast-Lunch-Dinner

  • Depart after breakfast at 08H00 and get transported down to the beach for a      morning dive session.Arrival back at the Dive Resort for lunch.After lunch we go for an afternoon dive session.
  • Overnight: Dive Resort.

Day 7: Breakfast-Lunch

  • After breakfast at 08H00, we depart for the Airport.      

 

 

 

Overview

DIVE RESORT is located in the quaint little diving village of Umkomaas on the Kwa-Zulu Natal  South Coast. Aliwal Shoal is a rocky reef which is the remains of an ancient fossilized sand dune approximately 5 km off the coast of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. The reef plays host to many kinds of hard and soft corals and an estimated 1200 species of tropical and subtropical fish. Aliwal Shoal was named after the near-sinking of the 3 Masted vessel "Aliwal", Captained by James Anderson in 1849. There are two wrecks near the reef that are prime sites for divers. The Norwegian bulk carrier called the "Produce" which sank in 1974 and the Nebo which sank in 1884. The 20th of May 2014 is the 130th anniversary of the sinking of the Nebo.

Due to the Nebo being a wooden galleon it will not be there forever, this would be a wonderful opportunity to explore her hidden wonders before they disappear forever.

There is a fantastic variety of sharks to be seen, with smaller White Tip Reef Sharks patrolling the reef top and larger species such as Oceanic Black Tips, Dusky Sharks, Tiger Sharks, Zambezi / Bull Sharks, Hammerheads and even the odd sighting of a Great White is not unheard of. Umkomaas is a small coastal diving village on the sub-tropical south coast of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. The town is located 48 km south of central Durban. It was formed when a harbour was built in 1861 to export sugar.

The town rests beside the mouth of the navigable Umkomazi River, also known as the Mkhomazi or Umkomaas. With the successful dredging of Durban harbour's sandbar and arrival of the railway, the town suffered and like Port Shepstone the harbour fell into disuse.

When Daily Diving –Requirements-

Ensure that you have the following items with you:

  • Certification card
  • Logbook (showing proof of min. 1 logged dive within the last year)
  • Marine Protected Area Permit
  • Dive Equipment (unless renting)
  • Swimsuit(unless renting), Towel & Suntan Lotion
  • Money for , drinks and sundries -tips

Children 

Children are most welcome at the Dive Resort!!! Should they be divers younger than 15 years of age, they are welcome at no extra cost.

The property is security fenced, has an automated gate with secure parking, coupled with the added security of staff being onsite 24/7. As with all our trips we have focused on comfort, convenience and price to make your getaway as pleasurable as possible.

DIVE RESORT is set on beautiful grounds with magnificent views of the Indian Ocean and Umkomaas Golf Course. Built in 1930 this grand old building is a colonial styled icon of Umkomaas and the KZN South Coast. During our renovations we have been very careful to maintain the old colonial style architecture. Even with the construction of our new dive centre we have gone “Old School”. You won’t find any posters of models in wetsuits showing off their Colgate smile; instead it is like walking into the Titanic.

Dive Resort offers-

  •  40 spacious newly renovated rooms.
  •  You do not need to move your car until you leave.
  •  Suites, Family Rooms, Double Rooms and Single Rooms - ALL EN-SUITE.
  •  Buffet breakfast is served on our deck with a magnificent view of the ocean.
  •  Fully licenced Restaurant and Bar for your convenience.
  •  Kid’s play and entertainment room.
  •  We offer our guests wonderful pool facilities.
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