This 13-day journey delivers the perfect balance between a big game safari and life on a tropical island - explore a forest environment, search for the Big 5 in the Kruger National Park and then jet off to an island off Mozambique's sparkling coast for a week of absolute bare-foot paradise.

Begin with a drive through the scenic Panorama Route and stay in a quaint farmhouse within a beautiful forest before spending three nights in luxury in the Sabi Sands Private Game Reserve on the border of the famous Kruger National Park.

Continue your journey as you fly out to Bazaruto Island in Mozambique and spend seven nights at Anantara Bazaruto Island Resort & Spa, drinking in the idyllic surrounds and indulging in the resort's many amenities.

Itinerary Highlights

  • Stay at top lodges in Kruger & Mozambique
  • An ideal honeymoon itinerary
  • Self-drive the scenic Panorama Route
  • Stay in the Sabi Sands Private Reserve
  • Enjoy Africa's best Big 5 game viewing
  • Sample exotic island living on Bazaruto Island
  • Relax on the stunning beaches of Mozambique
  • Swim & dive in the clear Indian Ocean

Day to Day Itinerary

Days 1-2

Relax and be pampered in White River

Arrive at Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport (KMIA) where you will pick up your rental car. From here you drive to Oliver's Restaurant and Lodge, located along the scenic Panorma Route and where you will be staying for the next two nights.

The quaint Austrian-style lodge is situated next to the beautiful White River Golf Course, providing you with the perfect setting from which to go on quiet nature walks. Enjoy a round on this stunning course or Leopard Creek, which is usually reserved for members only.

Return to the lodge and enjoy a pampering spa treatment for two in the Wellness and Beauty Clinic. Take a walk around the private garden and listen to the sounds of birds before freshening up for an unforgettable culinary experience in the restaurant.

Days 3-6

Relax in the Sabi Sands Private Game Reserve

Depart from the forest this morning and drive through beautiful scenery on your way to Lion Sands River Lodge, located in the exclusive Sabi Sand Private Game Reserve adjacent to the Kruger National Park.

Here you spend the next four nights in luxury, exploring the tangled bush environment and enjoying exciting morning, afternoon and early evening game drives in one of Africa's best game-viewing destinations. Keep your eyes open for leopards as the Sabi Sand is well-known for frequent sightings of these agile beauties.

You can also take a day trip into the world-renowned Kruger National Park to continue your search for Africa's Big 5 or just relax in your spacious suite, laze beside the swimming pool and enjoy the views.

Day 7

Spend a night at the Peech

After dropping your car at KMIA, you will fly to OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg. You will then transfer to The Peech Hotel in the upscale neighbourhood of Melrose in where you can relax before travelling to Anantara Bazaruto Island Resort & Spa. The Peech features a swimming pool, bistro restaurant and champagne bar, and is within walking distance to Melrose Arch, an upscale shopping and dining mall.

Days 8-12

Experience Mozambique's island paradise

Today you return to OR Tambo where you catch a flight to Vilanculos airport, in time for your connecting flight to the Bazaruto Archipelago. Your accommodation for the next seven nights is Anantara Bazaruto Island Resort & Spa, which is surrounded by dense tropical gardens. 

Anantara offers a huge range of activities, so there is plenty to see and do. Of course, you could just settle back on your daybed on the beach, and look out at the sea over the pages of a dog-eared novel.

Day 13

Reach the end of the journey

After experiencing a diverse array of different environments, fly back to OR Tambo in South Africa, feeling refreshed and revitalised.


  • 2 nights at Oliver's Restaurant and Lodge on a bed and breakfast basis
  • 4 nights at Lion Sands River Lodge on a fully inclusive basis
  • 5 nights at Anantara Bazaruto Island Resort and Spa on a fully inclusive basis
  • 6 days car rental
  • Flight from Johannesburg to Vilanculos
  • Return road transfers from OR Tambo International Airport to The Peech Hotel
  • 1 night at The Peech Hotel on a bed and breakfast basis
  • Scheduled return flights from Vilanculos to Anantara Bazaruto Island Resort & Spa


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

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