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Mix it up with a Big 5 safari and a classic beach holiday on this 11-day family-filled adventure.

Start off with five days at Serondella Lodge in the Thornybush Game Reserve - you'll 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'll continue your family getaway on the white sandy beaches and in the turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean with a stay at Shandrani Resort on the island of Mauritius where you'll 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
  • Great value

Day to Day Itinerary

Day 1

Flying to Thornybush 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 Serondella Lodge in the Thornybush Game Reserve, a private conservation area adjoining the Kruger.

You'll 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 the next few days.

Days 2-4

Exploring Thornybush Game Reserve

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

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

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

Serondella 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 of Shandrani Resort waiting to meet you at the airport and you'll be transferred to the resort.
Days 6-10

Relax on white sandy beaches

Experience five days of rest and relaxation at Shandrani, a stunning resort set on a private peninsula on the south coast of Mauritius - an idyllic location to spend the rest of your holiday.

There's so much to do at this family-friendly resort - choose from a wide range of free activities and sports such as snorkelling and golf as well as sailing, and it's only a short boat ride to the famous Ile aux Aigrettes Nature Reserve where you can walk along its trails for a bit of exercise.

The Health and Fitness Centre is set away from the main hotel. It comprises a gymnasium with the latest equipment, an aerobics studio and a separate area with massage rooms, a sauna and Turkish baths.

Enjoy any of the five restaurants throughout the day - each serves a range of sumputuous dishes from Thai and Mediterranean to local tropical cuisine so you are sure to find a menu to satisfy the whole family.

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.

Inclusions

  • 4 nights at Serondella Lodge on a full board basis
  • 6 nights at Shandrani Resort on a fully inclusive basis
  • Return flights to Johannesburg from Mauritius
  • Return flights from Johannesburg to Hoedspruit
  • Return transfers from Hoedspruit to Thornybush
  • Return transfer from Mauritius Airport to Shandrani Resort

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

"Take your family on a safari adventure and then spoil yourselves rotten with an all inclusive beach resort holiday."

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