If you’re hankering after the highlife, this week-long trip will whisk you off to a couple of KwaZulu-Natal most exclusive and extravagant hotspots.
First, you’ll stay at South Africa’s most highly acclaimed spa property for some very serious self-indulgence. By night, you’ll sleep in a luxurious villa hidden amongst the trees and by day, you’ll be positively pampered and treated to personalised game drives.
Next, you’ll set off on a Big 5 safari midst the spectacular African beauty of the Nambiti Game Reserve. Nambiti Hills has a unique combination of wide open spaces and discreet intimate places. Its lofty glass-enclosed dining and lounge areas provide panoramic views of rolling hills and savannah by day, and thousands of stars in the clear night sky.
Kulula MN615: Fly from O.R. Tambo International Airport (JNB) departing at 13:35 to King Shaka International Airport (DUR), arriving at 14:40
Make your way into the Arrivals Hall and find the Bidvest Car Rental office. Complete the necessary paperwork - you will need to present your driving licence, passport and credit card. The keys to your hire car will then be handed over to you.
7 Day Car Rental: Group F: Audi A3 or similar - Automatic Transmission (on Super Cover)
Allow about an hour to drive to Karkloof Safari Villas. The spa offers a range of treatments and therapies at the hands of a team of highly skilled hand-picked Thai therapists. Each treatment and modality offered at Karkloof Safari Spa has been carefully crafted from a range of cultures, leaning heavily towards Eastern practices, with a range of Germanic and Western influences having been incorporated to provide you with the most relaxing experience possible.
Nambiti Private Game Reserve is set in KwaZulu-Natal on 22,000 magnificent acres of African bush. One of its major drawcards is that the reserve is situated in a malaria-free area, meaning that guests don't have to take medication before visiting. This reserve is home to the Big 5 as well as cheetah, giraffe, hippo, hyena, impala, eland and zebra. At night in clear conditions, stargazing is truly a magical experience as the sky comes alive.
After a morning game drive followed by breakfast back at the lodge, allow about 2 hours to drive back to Richards Bay Airport, where you will return your hire car and check in for your flight back to Johannesburg (check in is 90 minutes prior to the flight departure).
Kulula MN622 (ECONOMY CLASS): Fly from King Shaka International Airport (DUR) departing at 16:20 to O.R. Tambo International Airport (JNB), arriving at 17:25
You will need to collect your bags, and then make your way to the International Departure Terminal and check in for your next flight.