We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Port Elizabeth VS Durban

GAJ
CT
Level Contributor
115 posts
3 reviews
Save Topic
Port Elizabeth VS Durban

We are planning to go to South Africa for some World Cup and vacation. Spending the first part of the trip in Cape Town and Stellenbosch. Then either flying to Durban for a match and then a couple days at Phinda Reserve or Going to Port Elizabeth for a match and going to Oceania Reserve. Which One??

Many thanks!

Mentioned in this post
Cape Town
Cape Town
Western Cape, South Africa
Stellenbosch
Stellenbosch
Western Cape, South Africa
Durban
Durban
KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Phinda Private Game Reserve
Phinda Private Game...
KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Port Elizabeth
Port Elizabeth
Eastern Cape, South Africa
Pickering, United...
Level Contributor
3,298 posts
Save Reply
1. Re: Port Elizabeth VS Durban

If this is to be your only safari and wildlife is the priority then my choice would be Phinda. We saw loads of animals in two days (only leopard on our "hit list" proved to be elusive).

However, if you want pampering and wonderful pristine beaches to wander on with some wildlife then Oceana Beach & Wildlife Reserve is certainly worthy of serious consideration.

Mentioned in this post
Phinda Private Game Reserve
Phinda Private Game...
KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
durban
Level Contributor
1,951 posts
25 reviews
Save Reply
2. Re: Port Elizabeth VS Durban

I haven't been to the other reserve but I have been to Phinda and it is simply wonderful, luxurious and we too saw all the big 5 except the elusive Leopard (which Phinda is not known for) We did see the beautiful cheetah with her cubs eating a kill. Phinda can also arrange beach excursions and snorkelling etc at Cape Vidal as well as boat trip down the St Lucia Estuary to see crocs and hippo.

www.kimssouthafrica.blogspot.com

Mentioned in this post
Phinda Private Game Reserve
Phinda Private Game...
KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Saint Lucia Estuary
Saint Lucia Estuary
627 Reviews
St Lucia, South Africa
GAJ
CT
Level Contributor
115 posts
3 reviews
Save Reply
3. Re: Port Elizabeth VS Durban

Thank you for all your suggestions. We are Durban and Phinda bound!

Mentioned in this post
Durban
Durban
KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Phinda Private Game Reserve
Phinda Private Game...
KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Balule Nature...
Level Contributor
135 posts
4 reviews
Save Reply
4. Re: Port Elizabeth VS Durban

PE! Today I bought tickets for the 1/8 finale on 2 July, probably the Netherlands-Brasil!!

If you want to go to the bush, better go to Durban from where you can do the north-east parks in Natal.

Enjoy the Worldcup :)

Regards from the bush,

Corné.

Owner Amukela Game Lodge.

Mentioned in this post
Durban
Durban
KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
5. Re: Port Elizabeth VS Durban

-:- Message from TripAdvisor staff -:-

This topic has been closed to new posts due to inactivity. We hope you'll join the conversation by posting to an open topic or starting a new one.

To review the TripAdvisor Forums Posting Guidelines, please follow this link: http://www.tripadvisor.com/pages/forums_posting_guidelines.html

We remove posts that do not follow our posting guidelines, and we reserve the right to remove any post for any reason.

Removed on: 05 December 2010, 05:16