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This is a great 12-day family adventure that kicks off with spectacular game viewing before a few days on the sunny beaches of Mauritius. Experience the excitement of a Big 5 safari at the extraordinary Phinda Game Reserve in KwaZulu Natal.

You'll get great game viewing and bird watching while your children will be offered specially designed, informative safari programmes. Then jet off to sunny Mauritius for a beach holiday filled with fun, great activities and watersports, while a professional kids clubs keeps the action going for the young ones.

Itinerary Highlights

  • Spot the Big 5 in Phinda Game Reserve
  • Special safari activities for children
  • Fly to beautiful island of Mauritius
  • Dedicated children's club
  • Rejuvenate with couples spa treatments

Day to Day Itinerary

Day 1

Start your journey at Phinda

Arrive in the vibrant city of Durban and pick up your hire car. Drive up the KwaZulu Natal coast, passing scenic sugar cane plantations, to the Phinda Mountain Lodge in the Phinda Game Reserve. Located on the mountainous part of the reserve, the lodge's friendly staff will welcome your family and help you settle into your room.
Days 2-4

Enjoy amazing safaris

Phinda offers a wide variety of exciting activities for children, including a programme designed to teach them more about the animals and plants in the area. This includes a bug hunt, bark rubbing excursion, and a lesson in making recycled paper - all under the watchful eyes of the rangers.

Game drives will give children the opportunity to show off their new knowledge gained through this fun programme.
Parents can also enjoy game drives or simply spend lazy afternoons by the pool.

Dinner is served in the dining area or in the boma where kids can share their own campfire, complete with marshmallows roasted on the fire after a delicious meal.

Day 5

Fly to sunny Mauritius

Drive back to Durban International Airport where you can drop off your hired car, and board your flight to Mauritius via Johannesburg International Airport.

On arrival at the airport, a transfer will meet you and take you to Belle Mare Plage.

Days 6-11

Enjoy family fun under the Sun

Spend your next 5 leisure-filled days relaxing on the long stretch on white sandy beach and cooling off in the crystal clear waters, the beach is protected by an offshore coral reef while the young ones are entertained at Kakoo kids club.

Try your hand at windsurfing, sailing, scuba diving or big game fishing. Land activities include; tennis, yoga and mountain biking through nature trails.

Day 12

End your journey

A transfer will take you to the Mauritius International Airport where you can board your outbound flight.


  • 4 days car rental
  • Return flight from Durban to Mauritius via Johannesburg
  • 4 nights at Phinda Mountain Lodge on a fully inclusive basis
  • 7 nights at Belle Mare Plage on a half board basis
  • Transfer to and from Belle Mare Plage


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

Tour Rates

  • dates rates from
  • 01 Sep 2015 - 31 Oct 2015 $4545
  • 01 Nov 2015 - 31 Dec 2015 $5260

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 chose these specific destinations & properties as they both afford a great family holiday consisting of caring staff, lots of adventures, dedicated children's programs & some pampering for the parents."



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