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Perfect for families with children, this 10-day holiday will not only deliver a fantastic big game safari in South Africa but also an exciting beach vacation on idyllic Mauritius. Special activities, meals and care facilities will keep the children entertained as you enjoy an unforgettable holiday together as a family.

Spend your first days in malaria-free Madikwe Private Game Reserve in search of the Big 5. You’ll enjoy morning, afternoon and night drives while if you want some time alone, game viewing activities specifically adapted for children are available. They’re sure to enjoy learning about life in the bush and playing in the large play area.

Then travel to Mauritius and settle in at LUX* Belle Mare Resort from where you can enjoy a classic tropical beach holiday. The children will enjoy boat rides and snorkelling, but they can also go on treasure hunts and enjoy fun activities at the care centre. A 24-hour baby sitting service will give you the opportunity to play golf, enjoy a romantic meal and stroll on the beach at your own pace.

Highlights & Activities

What's on offer whilst on this itinerary?
  • Game drives in malaria-free Madikwe
  • Children's safari activities
  • Memorable beach bliss in Mauritius
  • Dedicated children's club & program
  • Children's menus & babysitters available
  • Enjoy golf, snorkelling or a spa treatment
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Tour Duration: 10 Days
Start: Madikwe, South Africa
End: East coast, Mauritius

Destinations visited

Accommodations visited


Madikwe, South Africa

Jaci's Safari Lodge
4 Nights

East coast, Mauritius

LUX* Belle Mare
5 Nights


Day to day

Your family holiday begins as you arrive at OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg and collect your rental vehicle. Make your way to Jaci’s Safari Lodge, set a three-hour drive north of Johannesburg in the Madikwe Private Game Reserve, a malaria-free, private Big 5 conservation area on the edge of the Kalahari. Situated on the edge of the Marico River, this lodge not only offers uninterrupted views but it has been specifically designed for families with children.

Go on early morning, late afternoon and early evening game drives to search for the Big 5 and other classic African animals. You may however want to spend the hottest part of the day relaxing and playing in the large swimming pool, enjoying views of the river below. Family game drives are made a little shorter to keep the children engaged and informative guides will ensure your children long remember the wonderful moment of seeing their first lion or giraffe in the wild.

Children under the age of four can even go on special jungle drives. A large play area will keep the kids busy during the afternoon and professional staff are always on hand to watch over them if you’d like to go on your own game drive or enjoy a romantic dinner without the little ones. The children will also have their own menu in the evenings, featuring favourite dishes like spaghetti bolognaise, hot dogs and hamburgers.

Expert Opinion

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Liesel van Zyl

Liesel van Zyl

Product Manager

This is a great value safari and beach break, ideal for families looking for a safe, fun & memorable African holiday.

What's Included?

  • 5 Days car rental in Johannesburg, including contract fee
  • Return transfers from Mauritius Airport to Belle Mare Plage

What's Excluded?

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

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