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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'll 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 The Sugar Beach Resort. Play a few rounds of golf, relax at the spa, or learn how to dive in the turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean. All the while your children will be taken care of by highly trained staff members at the resort's in-house kids club.

Itinerary Highlights

  • Luxury lodge & resort accommodation
  • Friendly service
  • Special kids programmes
  • Big 5 game drives
  • Range of beach resort activities
  • Massages & spa treatments

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. And when things get too hot, 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 don't miss out on anything.

Day 4

Continue to Mauritius

After breakfast leave Thornybush and fly back to Johannesburg where you'll catch your flight to Mauritius. Once on the tropical island, transfer to Sugar Beach Resort, an elegant beachfront hotel situated on the Mauritius west coast and perfect for the whole family.

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. The hotel offers a wide range of watersports which can be enjoyed by the whole family such as wind surfing, sea kayaking, water skiing, snorkelling and scuba diving.

Dry-land activities on offer include beach volleyball, tennis and mini golf while the superb Touessrok 18-hole Championship Golf Course lies a short way from the resort on its own island.

Day 10

Say farewell to Mauritius

After a wholesome breakfast take a final walk along the resort's white sandy beach before travelling to the airport to catch your flight back to Johannesburg. Your family adventure ends upon your arrival in the City of Gold.

Inclusions

  • 3 nights at Thornybush Main Lodge on full board basis
  • 6 nights at Sugar Beach Resort Hotel 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 Sugar Beach Resort
  • Return road transfers from Hoedspruit Airport to Thornybush Main Lodge

Exclusions

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