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Between Durban and Hluhluwe

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Between Durban and Hluhluwe

Hi, we are travelling to Durban next Feb and have two nights booked at rhino ridge on the west of Hluhluwe Park. We have one spare night before. Does anyone ah e recommendations of where to stop between the airport and Hluhluwe for one night? Sta

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Long Island, New...
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1. Re: Between Durban and Hluhluwe

It’s a 3 ½ hour drive. I’d add another night at RR if you land by 11:00. St Lucia is a fun town and easily accessible.

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2. Re: Between Durban and Hluhluwe

Hello and yes if you can add another night at the lodge. Its stunning spot! Otherwise you could look at St Lucia, good time of year for the chance of seeing turtles. Not sure what other plans you have, or flight time out of Durban, but you can self drive the Eastern & Western Shores in the iSimangaliso Wetlands, a short drive from St Lucia.

Mark - Owner - SafariKZN

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3. Re: Between Durban and Hluhluwe

Thank you! We plan to stay at St Lucia for two nights after the lodge so is there anywhere else half way up that’s nice?

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4. Re: Between Durban and Hluhluwe

Any of the beach towns like Mtunzini and Umhlanga. Check a map - there’s not much. Mtunzini has a rare Palm Nut Vulture colony and is a nice little town. My favorite quiet beach is Zinkwazi or you can golf and beach at Zimbali and Princes Grant.

Durban, South Africa
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5. Re: Between Durban and Hluhluwe

Hi there

Zimbali will be a lovely bet. Or somewhere in Balito.

Enjoy

http://zimbali.com

Pembroke Pines...
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6. Re: Between Durban and Hluhluwe

Are you sure you do not want to stay in Durban? We loved the sort of commercial park where you can dive or snorkel with sharks and a lot more. We had a marvelous time with so much to do in Durban. Then it was just about 4 hours to our safari site.-maybe less.

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7. Re: Between Durban and Hluhluwe

In Durban, we used Air B&B and it was the most delightful place of our entire trip. I would need to look up the man's name, but breakfast prepared by his parents was marvelous and the set apart lil studio apartment. was filled with quotations and ninities.

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8. Re: Between Durban and Hluhluwe

Try Ballito...Canelands or any of the other beachfront options...20 minutes from airport, heading towards Hluhluwe

st Lucia an option, but very limited to do for onr day/night

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