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Mix it up with a Big 5 safari and a classic beach holiday on this 10-day family-filled adventure.

Start with five days at Ngala Safari Lodge in the Timbavati Game Reserve in the Kruger National Park, where you enjoy a variety of game-viewing activities in this exclusive, private reserve as well as child-oriented safari programmes and a baby-sitting service.

Then you continue your family getaway on the white sandy beaches and in the turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean with a stay at LUX Belle Mare on the island of Mauritius where you have the opportunity to do as much or as little as you want.

Itinerary Highlights

  • Family-oriented accommodation
  • Special kids' safari & beach activities
  • Big 5 game viewing in Timbavati
  • Variety of land & watersports
  • Babysitting & spa treatments available

Day to Day Itinerary

Day 1

Flying to Timbavati Game Reserve

Start your family holiday with a flight from Johannesburg to Hoedspruit Airport, gateway to the famous Kruger National Park. Transfer on arrival to the family-friendly Ngala Safari Lodge in the Timbavati Game Reserve, a private conservation area adjoining Kruger.

You have time to settle in and head out on a late afternoon game drive before returning to camp for supper. Finish off the day around the campfire and plan your next few days.

Days 2-4

Exploring the Timbavati

Spend the next three days exploring the ever-rewarding Timbavati Game Reserve on early morning, late afternoon and early evening game drives. There is a fantastic variety of animals and birds in the reserve and Big 5 sightings are commonplace.

You could take off after breakfast on an exciting bush walk with a ranger and tracker. These walks offer a different perspective of the environment and you will learn a great deal about topics like tracking and traditional uses of plants, while the bird watching is excellent.

Return to the lodge after your evening game drive for a delicious 3-course dinner. Later that night, relax in the lounge and watch nocturnal animals at the lodge's two waterholes.

Ngala is a perfect place for families - each child receives a fun activity pack on arrival and babysitting services are also available.

Day 5

Make your way to Mauritus

Begin your day with a final game drive before transferring to the airport for a flight to Johannesburg and then on to Mauritius. There will be a representative to meet you at the airport and transfer you seamlessly to Belle Mare Plage resort.

Days 6-10

Relax on white sandy beaches

Experience four days of rest and relaxation at LUX Belle Mare, a lovely resort set on the east coast of Mauritius - an idyllic location to spend the rest of your holiday.

There is so much to do at this family-friendly resort, which has a complimentary Kids' Club and a wide range of activities and sports to choose from. LUX Belle Mare is set in tropical gardens overlooking a long sandy beach. Enclosed by a coral reef, the waters of the resort are perfect for swimming and snorkelling, and are ideal for children. Cool off in the enormous swimming pool or take advantage of a wide range of watersports such as scuba diving, windsurfing, or water-skiing.

Land-based activities are available too: hire a bicycle to explore the island or enjoy a romantic meal or a relaxing couples spa treatment, while your children are be well looked after at the Kids' Club. Dine in style in the evening while being entertained by local dancers.

Day 11

Return to Johannesburg

Transfer to the airport after breakfast for your flight back to Johannesburg. Your tour ends upon arrival in the City of Gold.


  • 4 nights at Ngala Safari Lodge on a fully inclusive basis
  • 5 nights at LUX* Belle Mare on fully inclusive basis
  • Return flight from Johannesburg to Mauritius
  • Return flight from Johannesburg to Hoedspruit
  • Return transfer from Hoedspruit to Ngala Safari Lodge
  • Return transfer from Mauritius Airport to LUX* Belle Mare


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

Tour Rates

  • dates rates from
  • 01 Oct 2015 - 30 Nov 2015 $8810

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

"Take your family on a safari adventure and then spoil yourselves rotten with a fun beach holiday."



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