Marvel at the scenic Panorama Route, search for big game at a private Kruger reserve and finish off Indian Ocean-style on Benguerra Island in Mozambique on this fantastic 11-day safari and beach vacation.

Start your journey travelling along the Panorama Route for incredible views at the Blyde River Canyon and God's Window before heading to the legendary Sabi Sands Private Game Reserve. Explore this game-rich reserve on morning, afternoon and evening game drives in search of the region's most famous resident, the leopard, as well as the other members of the Big 5 and other classic animals.

End off your holiday relaxing on strikingly beautiful Benguerra Island in the Bazaruto Archipelago. Enjoy lazy afternoons in beachside salas, scuba dive and snorkel in clear tropical waters, or head out on a deep-sea fishing excursion.

Itinerary Highlights

  • Unwind at 3 tranquil & relaxing spas
  • Tour the stunning Panorama Route
  • Enjoy an exclusive Big 5 Kruger safari
  • Search for the leopards of Sabi Sands
  • Sleep under stars in the Lions Sands Tree House
  • Stay at Mozambique's first eco-boutique retreat
  • Snorkel & dive in Bazaruto's tropical waters
  • Watch a sunset from a traditional dhow

Day to Day Itinerary

Days 1-2

Explore the Panorama Route

Fly into Nelspruit and collect your rental car before driving to Oliver's Restaurant and Lodge, located near the stunning Panorama Route. With its aim of leaving you feeling relaxed and fully charged, Oliver's is an ideal place to go before a safari.

Make sure to take a trip to some of the amazing places on the Panorama Route, like God's Window and the dramatic Blyde River Canyon. Back at the lodge you can play a round of golf at the White River Golf Course and return for massages and luxurious treatments at the beauty clinic.

Days 3-5

Go on safari in Kruger

Continue this morning to Lion Sands River Lodge, located on the banks of the Sabie River in the southern section of the game-rich Sabi Sands Private Game Reserve, adjoining the Kruger National Park.

The lodge is known for excellent wildlife sightings: it is not uncommon to spot an elephant or giraffe near camp while you are relaxing in a lounger alongside the swimming pool.

This Big 5 conservation area is exclusive to guests of Lion Sands so you will not have crowds of other vehicles when you go on game drives. Between game-viewing activities, you can treat yourself to a session at the lodge health spa or have a workout at the gym.

Day 6

Spend a night at the Peech

Today you fly from Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport to OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg, where you leave your rental car. You will be transferred to the Peech Hotel in the upscale neighbourhood of Melrose in Johannesburg where you can relax before travelling to Benguerra Island.

The hotel features a sun-drenched swimming pool, bistro restaurant and champagne bar.

Days 7-11

Relax on the Benguerra Island

You will be driven back to OR Tambo to catch your flight to Vilanculos. On arrival, take a short scenic helicopter flight from the mainland to Azura Lodge, Benguerra Island.

Enjoy five days lazing on the sand or, if you are more adventurous, go scuba diving and fishing. Azura has magnificent villas, each opening onto a private pool and wide beach. Meals are largely made up of delicious seafood - make sure to try the local beer at the magical Star Bar.

Day 12

Return to Johannesburg

After one last day of relaxation, you will fly back to Johannesburg where your adventure comes to an end.


  • 2 nights at Oliver's Restaurant and Lodge on a bed and breakfast basis
  • 3 nights at Lion Sands River Lodge on a fully inclusive basis
  • 5 nights at Azura Benguerra on a fully inclusive basis
  • 6 days car rental
  • Flight from Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport to Vilanculos
  • Return helicopter flight from VIlanculos to Benguerra Island
  • Flight from Vilanculos to Johannesburg
  • 1 night at The Peech Hotel on a bed and breakfast basis


  • International flights
  • Airport taxes
  • All meals and drinks not specified
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Items of a personal nature

Tour Rates

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  • 01 Sep 2017 - 31 Oct 2017 $9175

Our rates are per person sharing unless we note differently.

Please treat all pricing as a guide only:

  • All rates are subject to availability and may change without notice
  • Single supplements may apply

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