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For eight blissful days, you will be cocooned in luxury in two of Africa’s most inspiring landscapes: the classic Big 5 country of acacia-dotted golden plains and the palm-fringed turquoise waters of an untouched tropical island.

Begin your holiday in a luxurious tented getaway in the Timbavati Private Nature Reserve, which shares an unfenced border with the world-famous Kruger National Park, the animals roaming freely between them (if your luck is in, you may spot the otherworldly white lions of Timbavati, which have snowy coats and mesmerising blue eyes). After days of inspiring dawn and dusk game drives, set off for Grand Baie, where you can lounge under the coconut palms when you are not playing golf, sailing or snorkelling in warm, clear waters.

Perfect as a bush-beach honeymoon or a family vacation where there is ‘something for everyone’, this hassle-free holiday encompasses some of the highlights that southern Africa has to offer.

Itinerary Highlights

  • Seek out the white lions of Timbavati
  • Track the Big 5 near the Kruger National Park
  • Water sports in the Indian Ocean

Day to Day Itinerary

Days 1-3

Tented luxury

Catch a short flight from Johannesburg to Hoedspruit airport, where you will be welcomed by Tanda Tula’s friendly staff. Your days at Tanda Tula Safari Camp will be filled with enriching game drives to search for Timbavati’s famous white lions; a genetic quirk gives them pure white coats and bewitching blue eyes that lead ancient tribes to believe they were sent by God. Rise at dawn to seek out the Big 5 in the cool of the morning before passing the day at the swimming pool overlooking a popular waterhole, only to set out again after afternoon tea to check off nocturnal species like hyena, porcupine and bushbabies.

Days 4-7

Paradise found

Shaded by coconut palms, right on the water's edge and away from the hustle and bustle of Grand Baie town, 20° Sud offers the discreet yet friendly service of a small guest house. Lying on the north shore of Mauritius, 20° Sud has the stylish charm and elegance of an historical home, right down to the individually decorated bedrooms. Each is unique, with a light and airy ambiance created by a mix of whites, woods and shuttered doors.

Although situated out of town in a quieter residential area, bustling Grand Baie with its markets, Mauritian culture and restaurants is just a short hop away on the free daily boat transfer across the bay. Alternatively, take an excursion to one of the small tropical islands visible from 20° Sud, to picnic and snorkel your day away. Of course you could always stay put and enjoy swimming in the clear pool or off the little beach. Try wind surfing, sailing or kite surfing in the bay, relax with a book or board game on a sun lounger or indulge in one of the body treatments at the hotel spa.

Day 8

Til next time

It has only been a week but you are already revived, recharged and ready to tackle the challenges of the 'real world' again. This is the power of Africa: its friendly people, laidback atmosphere and astonishing natural beauty will leave you feeling totally fulfilled as you return home.

Inclusions

  • 3 nights accommodation at Tanda Tula Safari Camp on fully inclusive basis
  • 5 nights accommodation at 20 Degrees Sud on dinner, bed and breakfast basis
  • Return flights from Johannesburg to Mauritius
  • Return flights from Johannesburg to Hoedspruit
  • Return transfer from Hoedspruit Airport to Tanda Tula Safari Camp
  • Timbavati Conservation levy
  • Return private transfer from Mauritius Airport to 20 Degrees Sud

Exclusions

  • 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 2015 - 31 May 2015 $4430
  • 01 Jun 2015 - 31 Jul 2015 $3965
  • 01 Aug 2015 - 30 Sep 2015 $3965
  • 01 Oct 2015 - 30 Nov 2015 $3965

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 created this package using small, mid-range properties with an emphasis on personal attention & good food, culminating in a unique & intimate journey."

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