Enjoy the tropical Indian Ocean paradise of Mauritius as well as a Big 5 safari at South Africa's excellent Thornybush Private Game Reserve on this a 10-day family adventure.

Your holiday begins in Mauritius at The Belle Mare Plage where you will spend six spectacular days enjoying the relaxed nature of island life. Explore the warm Indian Ocean, both under and above its surface and relax at one of the hotel's tranquil pools while your kids are being entertained at the Kakoo Kids' Club. 

Next fly to South Africa for four days and explore the beautiful Thornybush Private Game Reserve, adjacent to the famous Kruger National Park. Enjoy fantastic Big 5 game viewing and bird watching from your own viewing deck, while on a game drive, or during a guided bush walk with your ranger.

Itinerary Highlights

  • Luxurious family-oriented accommodation
  • Friendly staff & special children's programmes
  • Range of free watersports
  • Golf & spa treatments for relaxation
  • Spot the Big 5 on your safari adventure

Day to Day Itinerary

Day 1

Touch down in Mauritius

Start your family adventure in Johannesburg and board your flight to the island paradise of Mauritius where your family will be met and transferred to the island's east coast and The Belle Mare Plage resort. The Belle Mare Plage is set in almost 15 hectares of tropical gardens and long sandy beaches - the perfect destination for an active family.

Days 2-5

Enjoy Indian Ocean luxury

Time to relax: spend your days swimming and snorkelling in the clear waters of the Indian Ocean and lazing about on the white sandy beaches while your children are being taken care of at the Kakoo Kids' Club.

For those who want to be more active, there are plenty of land and water activities available including wind surfing, golf, scuba diving or parasailing.

Rest and rejuvenate by indulging in a massage or spa treatment or two at the hotel's luxurious spa; then it is time to enjoy sundowner drinks on the beach and dine at one of the resort's restaurants.

Day 6

Overnight in Johannesburg

This morning you board a flight back to Johannesburg for a night in this bustling city in South Africa. Relax at The Peech - a cosmopolitan and trendy hotel in arty Melrose - where you can view its photography exhibition, sample a few tipples in the champagne bar, have a tasting in the wine cellar and then head to a delectable dinner in the Bistro restaurant.

Days 7-9

Experience a South African safari

Wake up after your overnight in Johannesburg and fly to the Thornybush Private Game Reserve for three nights at luxurious Thornybush Main Lodge. During your time here you enjoy thrilling game drives and guided nature walks in search of big game and the diverse array of bird species. It is serious safari country and one of the best places in Southern Africa to see the Big 5.

Your children will get to enjoy their own drives or guided walks with their own ranger who will tailor the activities to their interests and age.

Day 10

Journey homewards

Enjoy breakfast and one final early morning game drive before making your way to Johannesburg for your onward travel arrangements and the end of this holiday.


  • 5 nights at Belle Mare Plage on a half board basis
  • 3 nights at Thornybush Main Lodge on a full board basis
  • Return flight from Johannesburg to Mauritius
  • Return flight from Johannesburg to Hoedspruit
  • Return transfers from Mauritius Airport to Belle Mare Plage
  • Return transfers from Hoedspruit Airport to Thornybush Main Lodge
  • Conservation and park fees
  • 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

  • dates rates from
  • 01 Jan 2017 - 31 Dec 2017 $6300

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

"We think this is a dream family vacation because of its filled with adventure, there are dedicated kids activities with little welcome packs and lots of fun for the whole family."



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