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A beach and bush safari holiday in KwaZulu-Natal is the classic combination getaway in South Africa. That’s why we are treating you to a summer special that gives you the best of both worlds for less and just a three-hour drive between them.

We have partnered with our friends at Sala Beach House, a gorgeous new seaside escape in Thompson’s Bay, a three-hour drive south-east of Manyoni Private Game Reserve. Book a minimum of two nights at Sala and two nights with us at Rhino Sands, and enjoy a 10% discount on each property’s all-inclusive rates. This special is valid for travel from now until 28 February 2023; block out dates apply from 16 December 2022 to 8 January 2023. South Africans enjoy a double special as our resident rates still apply.

(If you already know this is the holiday for you, then you can skip the details below and head over to complete our online enquiry form. Or contact Reservations on info@rhinosands.com or +27 (0) 87 004 4027.)

Why we love Sala for a beach and bush safari holiday in KZN

Sala Beach House welcomes guests to experience barefoot beachside luxury away from the crowds and noise of the city. The main house perches on the seafront, and features four guest rooms and three suites that each sleep two guests and a private beach villa for a group of six.

Here are just some of the reasons to fall in love with Sala like we have:

  • Relax in several elegant spaces, like the dining room, outdoor terrace, and two swimming pools.
  • Watch the sun rise over the Indian Ocean and often spot pods of dolphins gracefully moving through the water.
  • Head down via private access to to a protected tidal pool, swimming beach and secluded coves.
  • Indulge in exquisite dining, sundowner canapés around the firepit and a cocktail of the day.
  • Treat yourself to a healing message and therapeutic treatment at the on-site wellness spa.
  • Enjoy other activities in the area as well, including deep sea fishing, golf, surfing and micro-lighting.

What to expect on your luxury safari with us

As a boutique hotel on the KwaZulu-Natal coast, Sala is the perfect complement to a bespoke tented safari experience with Rhino Sands.

If you haven’t visited Rhino Sands yet, here are some of best parts that you can expect during your safari with us:

  • Connect with nature from a private tented suite raised above a riverbed and surrounded by lush forest.
  • Enjoy amazing Big 5 and wildlife sightings in Manyoni, one of Zululand’s premier game reserves.
  • Experience the bush on guided morning and afternoon game drives, that include morning coffee stops and sundowners with a spectacular view.
  • Dine beneath the stars around the boma fire on culinary delights that match each guest’s preferences.
  • Stay in an eco-friendly safari camp that operates off-grid and with minimal disruption to the surrounding environment.
  • Become part of the Rhino Sands family, as our camp staff and guides make you feel at home, always.

For those flying into Durban for your beach and bush safari holiday in KZN, Sala is a 20-minute drive from King Shaka International Airport. If you decide to visit Rhino Sands first, your drive from the airport will be about three-hours. If you are driving from Johannesburg, Manyoni is about six hours away and Sala is about nine hours away.

When you are ready to enquire or book your perfect summer getaway with Rhino Sands and Sala Beach House, you can complete our online form or contact Reservations on info@rhinosands.com or +27 (0) 87 004 4027.