Access 2 Africa Safaris
You will be able to relax and know that you will be given our personalized attention, which is born of our own experiences and excellent understanding of the needs of mobility impaired. We also have personally experienced the various venues and we will ensure that your tour is to the most suitable, responsible and safe venues and also those that have optimal interest and excitement. All venues are especially selected for their suitability. Most of all however, we know that all mobility impaired persons are very special people and it will be our pleasure to host you and ensure that your visit to South Africa is a amazing and never to be forgotten experience!
A warm welcome awaits you at Durban International airport where you will be met by your friendly hosts. You will be transferred through Durban, Africa’s exciting seaside paradise to the Elephant Coast and home to South Africa’s second largest big 5 game reserve. Your accommodation is at Leopard Walk Lodge where the luxurious chalets enclosed by glass windows offering beautiful views and are located in rare sand forest park surrounded by sights of the bush and nature.
Today we head out for the great African safari to the Umfolozi / Hluhluwe Game Reserve situated in the largest and most spectacular ecotourism region in South Africa.(3 hours drive from Durban) Established in 1895 Hluhluwe/ Umfolozi is the home of The Big Five and Operation Rhino. It became world renowned for saving the white rhino from extinction.
Your experienced ranger will help you spot and identify many species of bird and animal life. (The Elephant Coast has more than 500 species of bird life recorded). With a little assistance most people will be able to distinguish the more common families of birds in no time at all Look out for the abundant animal life such as black rhino, nyala, kudu, hippo, crocodile, waterbuck, reedbuck, red duiker, baboons, monkeys, hyena, wildebeest, giraffe and often to be seen elephant and buffalo You may also see lion, cheetah, wild dog and other predators.
Today will be a special excursion: You will visit numerous eco/cultural activities available in the area. Visit the ancient World Heritage Site at False Bay, the largest estuarine system formed in Africa formed 140 million years ago. Other attractions include Ilala Weavers with its restaurant where you will enjoy lunch and curio shops featuring traditional Zulu basket weaving and beading.
Today’s adventures include a visit to Dumazulu Traditional Zulu Village where you will learn of the African Zulu Tribe as you visit its cultural village. Be spellbound by the energetic Zulu Dancing with its awesome rhythm of drumbeats and African dancing!
Today we visit Muzi Pan where with the local experienced guide ,we set off for a intriguing 2 hour canoe trip along the lake. Be spellbound by the unique sights of hippos close by and the incredible bird life before heading to Sodwana Bay a world renowned diving resort which is part of The Greater St Lucia Wetland Park. Enjoy swimming at this beach or alternatively soak up the sun while snorkeling.
After waking up to the sound of Africa with birds and nature, we enjoy a leisurely breakfast and set off for St Lucia, a picturesque village situated within a nature reserve and which is surrounded by 5 distinct ecosystems and iSimangaliso Wetland Park. St Lucia offers the day visitor an endless wealth of possibilities with its shops, curio and African-ware flea markets, pubs, restaurants, boat trips, and a lovely interpretation centre explaining the ecology of the World Natural Heritage Site.
You will spot crocodiles, hippos and abundant bird life from the shoreline and on your boat trip which offers great opportunity for special and unique photography. Later in the afternoon we head back for Durban and to your selected destination.
Optional Extra Day 4 or 5
The morning holds much excitement where you will be taken to a local Private Game Reserve and given the elephant interaction experience. Here you will meet two wild elephants,feed and touch them.
We have lunch at a nearby restaurant before our next activity which is an visit to a local cat rehabilitation center where you can watch and learn about this unique animals while the cats such as African Wild Cat,Cheetah and Servel are fed.
Leopard Walk Lodge is partnered with Access to Africa Safaris
For more information please visit the website here, alternatively contact +27 842642194
South Africa is one of the most diverse and enchanting countries in the world which everyone deserves to enjoy. Exotic combinations of landscapes, people, history and culture offer the mobility impaired and able bodied traveller a unique and inspiring experience. We at Access2Africa Safaris have opened doors to more exciting adventures to places off the beaten track. Whether you are able bodied or mobility impaired we will ensure your visit to our rainbow nation is a never to be forgotton experience.