SOUTHERN AFRICA DIVE & GAME TOUR

The suggested tour below is prepared to include all transfers as shown, but can also be prepared as a self drive option with car rental included.

We have outlined a Summer tour option, as we believe these months cover the more suitable times of the year for better “big underwater animal” sightings.

 

Day 1: Arrive at Durban International Airport, meet and greet, transfer to your accommodation in Umkomaas at Ocean Park Guesthouse or similar (approx. 1.5 hours). Welcome drink, dinner and overnight.

 

Day 2: After an early breakfast, transfer to dive centre, for 2 dives on Aliwal Shoal reefs. Lunch & dinner for own account, and overnight.

 

Day 3: Early breakfast, then transfer to the dive centre for a baited shark dive (weather depending).  Lunch & dinner for own account, and overnight.

 

Day 4: After an early breakfast, transfer to dive centre, for 2 dives on Aliwal Shoal reefs. (Weather and availability depending, these 2 x reef dives could be upgraded to a baited shark dive at an additional cost) Lunch & dinner for own account, and overnight.

 

Day 5: This day will be left open for additional dives (for own account) or to make up for any postponed dives from the previous days. Breakfast included, lunch & dinner for own account, and overnight.

 

Day 6: After breakfast, check out and transfer to border between South Africa and Mozambique at Kosi Bay (approx. 6 hours with a stop for lunch – for own account). After border and immigration/visa formalities, 4x4 transfer to Ponta do Ouro, check in to your accommodation at Planet Scuba Guesthouse. Welcome drink, dinner and overnight.

 

Day 7: Early dive on Ponta do Ouro reefs, return for breakfast, 2nd dive on Ponta do Ouro reefs. Afternoon at leisure. Lunch and Dinner for own account and overnight.

 

Day 8: Early dive on Ponta do Ouro reefs (possible dive to Pinnacles for Shark interaction, weather depending), return for breakfast, 2nd dive on Ponta do Ouro reefs. Afternoon at leisure. Lunch & Dinner for own account and overnight.

 

Day 9: Early dive on Ponta do Ouro reefs (possible dive to Pinnacles for Shark interaction, weather depending), return for breakfast, 2nd dive on Ponta do Ouro reefs. Lunch and Dinner for own account and overnight.

 

Day 10: Early dive on Ponta do Ouro reefs (possible dive to Pinnacles for Shark interaction, weather depending), return for breakfast, 2nd dive on Ponta do Ouro reefs. Lunch and Dinner for own account and overnight.

 

Day 11: This morning will be left open for additional dives (for own account) or to make up for any postponed dives from the previous days. Breakfast is included. Lunch for own account. Midday 4x4 transfer back to the Kosi Bay border post, border formalities and onward transfer to Hluhluwe (approx. 2.5 hours). Check in at Falaza Game Reserve. Dinner and overnight.

 

Day 12: Early transfer to Hluhluwe iMfolozi Big 5 game reserve for the morning, breakfast box/soft drinks served on the vehicle. Lunch. Afternoon at leisure, dinner and overnight.

 

Day 13: Early transfer to Hluhluwe iMfolozi Big 5 game reserve for the morning, breakfast box/soft drinks served on the vehicle. Lunch. Afternoon at leisure, overnight with dinner.

 

Day 14: After early breakfast, check out and transfer (approx. 4 hours) to Durban International Airport for return flights home

 

A typical tour package quote will include:

-       All transfers to suit the programme (unless you have requested a self drive holiday – we will arrange your suited car rental), accommodation on a per person sharing twin basis, meals as above, dives on normal air as above, cylinders and weights, and Big 5 game Safari tours as above.

-       The tour package will also include a driver/guide if requested.

 

A tour package will exclude:

-       International and internal flights, possible visas for entry into South Africa, additional tours, extra dives & tours, personal diving equipment, Nitrox fills, meals and drinks not mentioned, items of a personal nature.

 

Please note that for all tours and packages quoted and shown, individual flight schedules might lead to incurred extra costs for additional overnight stops and private transfers. Please note that should the accommodation options shown above not be available at the time of booking, we reserve the right to propose alternative and similar accommodation options, which might incur some additional costs. Single supplements apply.