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For 11 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 the lush tropical forests of the quaint village of Chamerel on the western shore Mauritius. Spend your days cycling to local markets and relishing soothing massages before heading north, with a visit to the incredible Coloured Earth sand dunes. At Grand Baie, 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

  • The white lions of Timbavati
  • Track the Big 5 near the Kruger National Park
  • The Coloured Earth sand dunes of Chamerel
  • 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 4-6

Paradise found

After breakfast, bid Tanda Tula farewell as you are transferred back to Hoedspruit Airport for a short flight to OR Tambo International Airport for your onward journey to Mauritius. Banking over the island, you are thrilled by its azure waters, lush forests and crescents of powdery beaches. Lakaz Chamerel offers you a peaceful haven to explore the wonders of the Chamerel Nature Reserve, Black River gorges and rainbow-hued sands of the unique Coloured Earth dunes, which are literally tinged in remarkable shades of pink, purple and yellow. You can also hop on a bike to cycle through the quaint village of Chamerel to explore the colourful markets and hang out with the friendly villagers. Or drop in at the rum distillery for a tasting with difference and make you way to a nearby tea plantation for an island-style cuppa.

Days 7-10

Island life

This morning you are whisked away to your beach paradise at 20° Sud on the northern shores of Mauritius, which is nestled in a secluded coconut grove on the shore of Grand Baie. Get your adrenaline pumping with windsurfing, sailing or kite boarding; set your soul at rest with an indulgent and rejuvenating treatment at the spa. Of course, 20° Sud’s swimming pool surrounded by inviting sun loungers is never far away…

Day 11

Til next time

After breakfast bid adieu to Mauritius and cast your mind back over your holiday memories: a white lion cub peeking out at you; a black rhino grazing lazily in the distance; a macaque monkey chattering overhead; a giant tortoise calling lustily – the smells, sights and sounds of the African bush and beach having immersed themselves within you.

Inclusions

  • 3 nights accommodation at Tanda Tula 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
  • Transfers as specified in the itinerary

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 Dec 2014 - 31 Dec 2014 $3660
  • 01 Jan 2015 - 31 Jan 2015 $4835
  • 01 Feb 2015 - 03 Mar 2015 $4835
  • 04 Mar 2015 - 03 Apr 2015 $4835
  • 04 Apr 2015 - 04 May 2015 $4835
  • 05 May 2015 - 04 Jun 2015 $4305
  • 05 Jun 2015 - 30 Jun 2015 $4305

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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