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A New Era for UK Travel and South Africa Safaris

333/British Airways Direct Flight Takes You On A South Africa Safari

The rumour is now a reality, British Airways are offering a direct flight from London Heathrow to Durban South Africa from 29 October 2018, shortening the travel time to get you to your South Africa safari in no time.

This is the first direct flight between Durban and any European or British city in over two decades and it opens up wonderful opportunities to access the Drakensberg Mountains (a World Heritage Site), the isiMangaliso Wetlands (a World Heritage Site), the Anglo-Zulu and Anglo-Boer Battlefields, the game reserves of Zululand, and the coastal areas of Maputaland, with their marine reserve areas. And we have our own local guides to bring local art, culture and food scene of Durban city to life for a city stay.

333/Kwazulu Natal Midlands South Africa Safari

British Airways will be launching direct flights between London Heathrow and Durban (King Shaka International DUR) on 29 October 2018.

Celebrations to commemorate this tourist milestone

To celebrate this milestone in tourist travel, African safaris and South African safaris our camps, lodges and hotels in Kwazulu Natal South Africa are offering an amazing Stay for 3 and only Pay for 2 deal. The offer will be valid for all travel between 29 October and 17 December 2018.

Our partners that are enthusiastically offering this deal are:

  • Thanda Safari Lodge - Thanda Private Game Reserve
  • Rhino Sands Safari Camp - Manyoni Private Game Reserve
  • Rhino Ridge Safari Lodge - Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Reserve
  • Montusi Mountain Lodge - Northern Drakensberg
  • The Oyster Box - Umhlanga Rocks
  • Fugitives' Drift Lodge - KwaZulu Natal Battlefields
  • Nambiti Hills - Nambiti Private Game Reserve
  • Thonga Beach Lodge - Northern KwaZulu Natal


The only condition is that ONE of the flights must be utilising the British Airways direct route to Durban (either inbound or outbound), which means that other gateways such as Cape Town or Johannesburg can be used for one sector if required.

There is no minimum or maximum stay on the deal and the properties can be combined in any order or used in isolation.

What to expect from this service

The service is currently three days a week, but will hopefully extend to daily with good support.

Timetable European Winter 2018 - Aircraft 787-8
Flights Depart Arrive Days of the week
BA 41 - London to Durban 15h45 05h35 1··4·6·
BA 40 - Durban to London 07h35 17h45 ·2··5·7
Timetable European Summer 2018 - Aircraft 787-8
Flights Depart Arrive Days of the week
BA 41 - London to Durban 16h45 05h35 1··4·6·
BA 40 - Durban to London 07h35 18h45 ·2··5·7

Your Tailormade Africa travel specialist knows to look out for the direct arrival to apply the Stay/Pay deal but as a further failsafe, please specify 'BA Durban Direct Offer' on any requests.

333/South Africa Safari In Kwazulu Natal

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South Africa is a true melting pot of cultures, landscapes, wildlife and activities offering the best diversity in most of Africa. KwaZulu Natal is a truly special part of South Africa. Let Tailormade Africa help you plan your South Africa safari leaving you in awe of this truly breathtaking continent.


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