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This 10-day family-friendly safari combines the Big 5 thrills of the Thornybush Private Game Reserve with Indian Ocean adventures in Mauritius.

Begin your family adventure at Thornybush Game Lodge, set in a private reserve adjoining the Kruger National Park. You go on game drives and guided nature walks in search of the Big 5 and other wildlife while your younger children will enjoy the specialised programmes that the lodge provides.

Then fly from South Africa to the tropical paradise of Mauritius where your family will enjoy six luxurious nights at Belle Mare Plage. Play a few rounds of golf at one of two championship courses, relax at the Spa de Constance, or learn how to dive, kite surf or water ski on the turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean. All the while your children will be taken care of by highly trained staff members at the complimentary Constance Kids' Club. With seven restaurants to choose from and interactive cooking classes, Belle Mare Plage is also a great option for those who enjoy some foodie fun.

Itinerary Highlights

  • Luxurious bush & beach accommodation
  • Play golf on 2 championship courses
  • Special children's programmes
  • Big 5 game drives
  • Water skiing, kite surfing & diving
  • Massages & spa treatments
  • 7 restaurants & interactive cooking classes

Day to Day Itinerary

Day 1

Arrive in South Africa

Arrive at Johannesburg's OR Tambo International Airport and transfer by road and flight via Hoedspruit to Thornybush Main Lodge. The lodge is situated in the Thornybush Private Game Reserve, adjoining the Kruger National Park and offers superb Big 5 game viewing.
Day 2-3

Enjoy Big 5 game viewing

Spend the next two days enjoying South Africa's amazing wildlife on morning, afternoon and early evening game drives and guided nature walks. You can also experience great game viewing from the comfort of the lodge as you watch the animals come to drink at a nearby waterhole. Cool off in the lodge's pool during the heat of the afternoon or treat yourself to an indulgent spa treatment.

The lodge offers experienced baby sitters to make sure your children are always well taken care of while you go off on a game drive or walk. They also offer specialised kids' walks and fun activities so the little ones are guaranteed a fun holiday all of their own.

Day 4

Continue to Mauritius

After breakfast, leave Thornybush and fly back to Johannesburg where you catch your flight to Mauritius. Once on this picturesque tropical island, transfer to Belle Mare Plage, an expansive beach-front resort where the Indian Ocean breezes gently caress you as you lounge on the pure white sand...

Days 5-9

Relax Indian Ocean-style

Spend the next six days enjoying all that this beautiful destination has to offer. Relax on the white sandy beach, swim in the giant lagoon-style swimming pool, or float in the crystal-clear Indian Ocean. Belle Mare Plage offers a wide range of watersports that can be enjoyed by the whole family such as wind surfing, sea kayaking, water skiing, snorkelling and scuba diving.

Active guests will love beach volleyball, tennis and mini golf while two championship golf courses are a stone's throw away. After an exhilirating day on the water or greens, unwind with a Shiseido treatment at the Spa de Constance or take an interactive cooking class with the laidback chefs. At mealtimes, indulge your tastes at a variety of different restaurants while the children are safe and sound at the complimentary Constance Kids' Club.

Day 10

Say farewell to Mauritius

After a wholesome breakfast take a final walk along the idyllic beach before travelling to the airport to catch your flight back to Johannesburg. Your family adventure ends on your arrival in the City of Gold.


  • 3 nights at Thornybush Main Lodge on full board basis
  • 6 nights at Belle Mare Plage on a half board basis
  • Return flights from OR Tambo International Airport to Hoedspruit Airport
  • Return flights from OR Tambo International Airport to Mauritius Airport
  • Return road transfers from Mauritius Airport to Belle Mare Plage
  • Return road transfers from Hoedspruit Airport to Thornybush Main Lodge


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

Tour Rates

  • dates rates from
  • 01 Aug 2015 - 30 Sep 2015 $3955
  • 01 Oct 2015 - 30 Nov 2015 $4225
  • 01 Dec 2015 - 31 Dec 2015 $4245

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

Request a quote or speak to one of our African Safari Experts for the best, most current rates available.

Liesel van Zyl

Liesel van Zyl

Product Manager

"From amazing family acitivities for kids to indulgent spa retreats for parents, this truly will be an unforgettable family adventure."



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