South Africa safari and Mauritius is the perfect and most popular Bush and Beach holiday combination. Enjoy the exhilaration and excitement of game viewing in the malaria-free Welgevonden Game Reserve, a mountain bushveld reserve with a climate that makes it worth a visit all year round. Welgevonden Game Reserve is certainly one of the finest places to watch wildlife, sense wilderness and touch the spirit of true Africa, with antelope from the largest eland to the diminutive duiker, and cheetah, lion and leopard always close by. Then fly to the Indian Ocean island of Mauritius to relax on a tropical beach. A perfect honeymoon perhaps.
On arrival into OR Tambo (Johannesburg) International Airport you will be met & transferred by road (approx. 2 hours) to the Welgevonden Game Reserve in Limpopo Province. Welgevonden Reserve is a declared heritage site of 37 000 hectares adjoining the Marakele National Park in the breathtaking Waterberg Biosphere. A true bushveld environment and home to Africa’s most sought after game species, with one of the largest collections of white rhino. From your lodge, where you will stay for the next 3 nights, join a guided safari or specialised bush walk with an experienced ranger to view elephant, lion, leopard, buffalo, giraffe, zebra, eland and many other antelope species with the opportunity to spot the aardvark, brown hyena or the rarely seen honey badger and bush pig.
Named after the great Limpopo River that flows along its northern border, Limpopo Province is the northernmost province in South Africa and is rich in wildlife, spectacular scenery and a wealth of historical and cultural treasures. This un-crowded and natural province boasts wildlife safaris and nature trails – untamed Africa at its finest. This is also the land of wide-open bushveld, big skys, the ever-present thorn tree and the mystical baobab tree.
After your safari spend an overnight in Johannesburg.
YOUR ACCOMMODATION OPTIONS...
NEDILE GAME LODGE
Nedile Lodge is in the malaria-free Welgevonden Private Game Reserve, only 3 hours drive north of Pretoria.
MAKWETI SAFARI LODGE
Privately owned and operated, Makweti is for the true safari connoisseur in search of diverse wildlife and a Big 5 experience.
A perfect tropical beach holiday destination, for couples and families alike. Relax in the sophisticated surroundings of your resort hotel and enjoy the beaches, watersports, golf courses, scuba diving, deep sea fishing and many other activities and leisure facilities on offer in this tropical playground. Your stay on this beautiful tropical island can be as relaxing or activity filled as you wish. The island is approximately 40 miles north to south and 28 miles east to west, making it an ideal size to explore. You might like to rent a soft-top jeep and spend a day or two visiting the markets, shops, towns, public beaches and tourist sites of this safe multi-cultural island.
The hotels and resorts are sophisticated with a large range of activities on offer. These include comprehensive watersports facilities, tennis courts, gyms and diving schools. With it’s Creole and European influences, fine seafood and talented chefs, the culinary experience is also a good one in Mauritius. Several of the resorts we recommend offer wedding packages and have full kids and teen clubs on site. Mauritius also combines well with the many islands in The Seychelles and the volcanic ruggedness of nearby Reunion.
YOUR ACCOMMODATION OPTIONS...
VERANDA PAUL & VIRGINIE HOTEL & SPA
Veranda Paul & Virginie is a relaxed adult-only (from 01 November 2014) All Inclusive hotel in the fishing village of Grand Gaube on the north coast of Mauritius.
VICTORIA BEACHCOMBER RESORT & SPA
Set amid a 25-acre tropical garden in the north-west of the island, Le Victoria stretches along a beach covering more than a kilometre.
LUX LE MORNE
Overlooking a turquoise lagoon in the south-west of the island, the attractive architecture of LUX* Le Morne.
THE OBEROI MAURITIUS
Located a comfortable fifteen kilometres from the capital, Port Louis, The Oberoi, Mauritius is unique amongst luxury hotels in Mauritius.
You will be collected and returned to Mauritius airport in time for your return flight to the UK.
Where prices are shown for a travel itinerary, they are intended to give you some guidance as to what is possible and to help you budget. They are accurate at the time of being published, but they are not definitive rates and are subject to reconfirmation at the time of booking.
There are also many offers, value adds, discounts and specials throughout the year. Honeymoon offers, wedding packages, early booking offers, free nights, discounted airfares and more - contact us for full details. Please note that holidays which do not fall completely within a price or date band may be subject to increase or decrease.
|London Heathrow > Johannesburg||± 11hrs|
|Johannesburg > Mauritius||± 4hrs|
|Mauritius > London Heathrow||± 13hrs|
|Johannesburg > Welgevonden GR & vv||± 3hrs|
|Mauritius Airport > Hotel & vv||± 1hr|
|Note: These times are estimates and are dependant on flights and accommodation selections.|
A great combination for families, honeymooners, or anyone looking for a wonderful holiday. There are many options for the safari in South Africa - Madikwe Game Reserve, Kruger National Park, Nambiti Game Reserve, and many others.
Mauritius has some great hotels & resorts, plenty of activities in and around the hotels, great fishing, good scuba diving, and some wonderful golf courses.
This is our best value for money safari & beach combo.
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