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Experience the Big 5 thrills of a private Kruger reserve plus the undisputed majesty of the Seychelles on this 10-day safari and beach luxury holiday. Start off with three days of fantastic game viewing in the exclusive Balule Game Reserve, a private conservation area adjoining the Kruger National Park, before flying via Johannesburg to the Seychelles.

Then spend six days on the stunning island of Praslin as you relax on beautiful beaches, swim in crystal-clear blue waters and witness spectacular sunsets over the Indian Ocean.

Itinerary Highlights

  • Spot the Big 5 in a private Kruger reserve
  • Experience guided game drives & walks
  • Spend time with a local Shangaan family
  • Enjoy sundowners in the bush
  • Relax on pristine Seychelles beaches
  • Rejuvenate with a spa treatment
  • Explore Praslin Island by bicycle
  • Fantastic island trips & snorkelling 

Day to Day Itinerary

Day 1

Head for the Kruger National Park

Start your safari with a flight to Hoedspruit, gateway to the central Kruger region, and a road transfer to the exclusive Pondoro Game Lodge. Situated next to the Kruger National Park in the stunning Balule Private Game Reserve, the lodge offers you an intimate and unforgettable African safari experience.
Days 2-3

Exploring the Balule Game Reserve

Spend the next days exploring this 40 000 hectare private reserve on morning, afternoon and evening game drives in an open-topped safari vehicle in search of the area's abundant wildlife, which includes the famous Big 5. You can also book an optional late-morning cultural tour of the nearby Acornhoek Village which includes a visit to a Shangaan family homestead and the local school.

Afterwards, return to the lodge and beat the midday heat by taking a swim in the lodge's rock pool before heading out on the afternoon/early evening game drive.

Day 4

Return to Johannesburg

After a final morning game drive, transfer back to Hoedspruit and board a scheduled flight for Johannesburg's OR Tambo International Airport. Once in Johannesburg, spend the night at the modern and convenient City Lodge, a contemporary airport hotel that has spacious en suite rooms, Wi-Fi and a swimming pool. After a good night's sleep, set your sights firmly on the tropical paradise of the Seychelles.

Days 5-6

Sun and sand in Seychelles

Touch down in an world of warm waters, cool breezes, golden shores and gently swaying palm trees. Your home for the night is The Wharf Hotel & Marina on Mahe Island. A modern hotel with spacious rooms, it is ideally positioned to explore the restaurants and boutiques on Mahe. Spend the day acclimatizing to the laid-back pace of island life.

Days 7-11

Explore your island paradise


Day 12

End your adventure in Mahe

After breakfast, say goodbye to the island paradise of Praslin as you board a flight back to the main island of Mahe, packed with the memories of crystal clear waters, white sand beaches and sightings of the Big 5 in the famous Kruger National Park. 


  • Return flight from Johannesburg to Hoedspruit
  • Flight from Johannesburg to Seychelles
  • Return flight from Mahe to Praslin
  • Transfers as specified in the itinerary
  • 11 nights accommodation
  • Full Day Boat & Bike Independent Tour of La Digue
  • Full Day Cousin, Curieuse & St Pierre Islands


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

Tour Rates

  • dates rates from
  • 01 Apr 2014 - 05 May 2014 $4475
  • 06 May 2014 - 09 Jun 2014 $3930
  • 10 Jun 2014 - 14 Jul 2014 $3930
  • 15 Jul 2014 - 18 Aug 2014 $4290
  • 19 Aug 2014 - 22 Sep 2014 $4290
  • 23 Sep 2014 - 27 Oct 2014 $4475

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

"This is such a great value Big 5 safari & Seychelles beach break, perfect for a romantic getaway - stay in small, comfortable properties & experience fantastic wildlife & world-class beaches."



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