off the beaten track

Zululand Explorer

Details about this itinerary

A Wildlife Conservation Experience in Zululand

Are you looking for a unique wildlife conservation experience in Africa to share with your family? This itinerary explores the alluring east coast and celebrates this remote paradise of South Africa. Arrive in the coastal city of Durban and then start exploring scenic Zululand. Balmy beach days, lazy afternoon chill-outs and evenings searching for nesting sea turtles. Yes, during summer hundreds of loggerhead and leatherback sea turtles nest along this protected coastline. This deeply humbling experience will be planted in your memory for years to come. Travel over the dunes to the beautiful Kosi Bay for a unique lake and coastal forest experience. Explore this intricate water system on a guided canoe trip and learn about the local method of fishing using fish traps. After your water-fix, head inland in search of the Big Five in a luxurious private game reserve. Furthermore, you’ll help track and monitor endangered rhino.

Best time to travel

October - March

Recommended Length of Trip

7 - 14 days.


$$$$ - $$$$$.


Trip Highlights

Watch in awe as sea turtles lay their eggs on a deserted beach

Explore the Kosi Bay lakes with a guided canoe tour

Snorkel in the crystal clear water of the Indian Ocean

Exciting Big Five safaris in an open vehicle

Assist in tracking and monitoring of rhino in a private game reserve

Savour the serene and remote locations

Photography masterclass with a professional wildlife photographer

''It is better to see something once than to hear about it a thousand times '' - Asian proverb

Our Recommendation

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”Thank you for organising a fabulous family holiday. We have travelled to South Africa before, but never with our children. So, having someone nearby, familiar with the places, local knowledge and able to tailor the experience to our family’s needs, made all the difference. Anje was always there when we required any help (without being too instructive) and planned our itinerary perfectly providing a perfect balance between the ‘African experience’ , relaxing and adrenaline activities – all tailored to the age of our children and family requests. We stayed in some fabulous locations that we would never have found without her help and she managed to keep our trip within budget! A huge thank you and we would certainly recommend Bush Marine Tours to others travelling to Africa wanting a bespoke experience.”

Janette & Chris Brown, UK