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Holiday Overview

If you've always dreamt of getting up close and personal with the 'Big Five,' exploring the wild reaches of the African grasslands or visiting the Zulu heartlands, our South African Safari Tour is for you.

From discovering delightful Durban to driving through the world-famous iSimangaliso Wetland and Hluhluwe–Imfolozi nature parks, your journey will take you across one of the most diverse and enchanting countries on the planet. Along the way, your expert guides will help you understand the unique ecosystems you travel through, while also maximising your chances of seeing many of the exotic animals that call the region home.

While the 'Big Five' - lions, elephants, leopards, buffalo and rhinos - are at the top of everyone's list, our tour guides will also introduce you to the many smaller wonders that make South Africa such a special destination for nature-lovers. With the opportunity to see giraffes, antelope, zebras, and hyenas, amongst others, the biodiversity on offer is truly astounding.

Your South African Safari hotels and lodges have been hand-picked by the Limitless Team for their superb locations and excellent disabled facilities. A Limitless Travel representative will accompany the tour group throughout the holiday, providing assistance whenever required and ensuring you receive the support you need.

The Holiday

  • See the Big Five in Hluhluwe nature reserve, explore the iSimangaliso Wetland Park, visit Ushaka Marine World aquarium and water park, learn about indigenous Zulu handicrafts and culture, then get up close with rescued elephants and big cats
  • Settle in for 2 nights in an accessible hotel in Durban, then enjoy an accessible lodge in the Game Reserve for 3 nights, and finally enjoy a 4 night stay in the coastal town of Saint Lucia in an accessible hotel
  • Receive assistance and support from the Limitless Team throughout your flight and travel via fully accessible vehicles for transfers and excursions
  • Group support included as standard and provided by our experienced care team
  • Supplementary care packages available for travellers who require additional assistance
  • We'll also help to arrange any specialist equipment you need while on holiday
  • Every holiday led by a Limitless Tour Manager to ensure a problem-free trip

*Additional 4 night stay in Cape Town available on certain Safari dates. Trips include a visit to the Botanical Gardens, Cable Car visit up Table Mountain, Penguin Colony visit, Wine tasting in Stellanbosch. Hotel for the stay is based in Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, Cape Town.

From booking your holiday to returning home after a wonderful trip, the Limitless Team is on-hand to provide you with the support you need. If you have any questions regarding the holiday, please don't hesitate to get in touch.

The Itinerary

Day 1 - Meet & Greet at Heathrow

Day 1 - Meet & Greet at Heathrow

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The 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.

Day 2 - Settle into your Durban Hotel

Day 2 - Settle into your Durban Hotel

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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.

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Day 3 - Ushaka Marine World

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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.

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Day 4 - Drive to Game Reserve

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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!

Day 5 - Game Reserve  Drive

Day 5 - Game Reserve Drive

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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.

Day 6 -Tme for the Big 5

Day 6 -Tme for the Big 5

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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.

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Day 7 - Elephant & Cheetah Interaction

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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.

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Day 8 - Accessible Boat Safari Trip

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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 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!

Day 9 - Cape Vidal Game Reserve Wetland Park

Day 9 - Cape Vidal Game Reserve Wetland Park

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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.

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Day 10 - Cultural Village

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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.

Day 11 - Return back to the UK

Day 11 - Return back to the UK

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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...

Accommodation

Your fully accessible lodge in Kwazulu Natal

Your fully accessible lodge in Kwazulu Natal

All of your South African holiday accommodation is fully accessible and suitable for disabled travellers. Both the Durban accommodation and your Hluhluwe Lodge feature spacious bedrooms and adapted wet room bathrooms, so you're comfortable for the duration of your stay. While the former boasts a fully accessible pool, the latter is also equipped with a private outdoor jacuzzi. Of course, you'll also be able to enjoy the spectacular natural surroundings in both hotels.

    • Once in a lifetime location surrounded by wildlife
    • Fully disability dedicated accommodation
    • Wetroom bathrooms in all rooms
    • Swimming pool with full access for wheelchair users
    • Mobility and care equipment hire available
    • Fresh garden produce at mealtimes
    • Traditional African cuisine
    • Dietary requirements catered for
    • Daily programme of activities

Transport:

Accessible Transport

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On all of our international flights, you'll be assisted throughout the journey by the Limitless Team. We'll do our utmost to make sure your travel is as smooth and seamless as possible. On arrival at your destination, you'll be met by our trusted transfer partners who always utilise fully accessible vehicles. During your holiday, any excursions or travel that require transport will be conducted with fully accessible vehicles, too. Our safari vehicles allow for wheelchairs to be clamped in place and you'll also be accompanied by an on-board guide.

  • Space for wheelchairs to be clamped into place.
  • On-board guide.

Dates and Prices

Start Date Days Price From Solo Traveller Price
23rd March 2023 11 From £3,499.00 From £3,999.00
5th October 2023 11 From £3,799.00 From £4,299.00
17th October 2023 11 From £1,729.00 From £4,299.00
3rd March 2024 11 From £3,499.00 From £3,999.00
12th April 2024 11 Please enquire Please enquire
10th May 2024 11 From £3,499.00 From £3,999.00
18th October 2024 11 From £3,499.00 From £3,999.00

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