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  • Luxurious family-oriented accommodation in South Africa and Mauritius
  • Friendly staff, easy logistics and plenty to see and do
  • Horse riding, mountain biking, tennis and yoga
  • Spa treatments for relaxation plus rum and tea tastings
  • Spot the Big 5 on your safari adventure


Enjoy the tropical Indian Ocean paradise of Mauritius as well as a Big 5 safari at South Africa's excellent Thornybush Private Game Reserve on this a 10-day family adventure.

Your holiday begins in Mauritius at LUX* Belle Mare, where you will spend six spectacular days enjoying the relaxed nature of island life. Explore the warm Indian Ocean, both under and above its surface, and relax at one of the hotel's tranquil pools while your children are being entertained at the Kids' Club. A special treat here is horse riding on Belle Mare Beach, a wonderful experience for riders. Non-riders can hit the mountain-bike track, find balance in a yoga lesson or work up an appetite on the tennis court. If you want to slow down the pace, enjoy a rum tasting or a tea ceremony, choosing from 90 different blends.

Next you fly to South Africa for four days and explore the beautiful Thornybush Private Game Reserve, adjacent to the famous Kruger National Park. Enjoy fantastic Big 5 game viewing and bird watching from your own viewing deck, while on a game drive, or during a guided bush walk with your ranger. A safari-and-beach combination is the best of both worlds, and both South Africa and Mauritius are perfect for first-time travellers to Africa since they have excellent infrastructure, English is widely spoken and logistics are seamless.

Make a Positive Impact Through Travel

This Positive Impact Safari includes a donation to a Wildlife initiative

When you book this safari Go2Africa will donate $20 to support the Endangered Wildlife Trust with tracking and monitoring equipment required to provide protection for endangered species.


  • Tour Duration: 10 Days

Accommodations Visited

Kruger National Park, Kruger Private Reserves, South Africa, Thornybush Game Reserve

Thornybush Game Lodge

3 Nights
We think this is a dream family vacation because of its filled with adventure, there are dedicated kids activities with little welcome packs and lots of fun for the whole family.
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Liesel van Zyl

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Day 1: Touch down in Mauritius

East coast, Mauritius
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Day 1: Touch down in Mauritius | 5 Nights

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East coast, Mauritius

Start your family adventure in Johannesburg and board your flight to the island paradise of Mauritius where your family will be met and transferred to the island's famed East Coast and the LUX* Belle Mare resort. This slick hotel is set in tropical gardens and along a sandy beach - the perfect destination for an active family.

Days 2-5: Enjoy Indian Ocean luxury

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Time to relax: spend your days swimming and snorkelling in the clear waters of the Indian Ocean and lazing about on the white sandy beaches while your children are being taken care of at the Kids' Club. For those who want to be more active, there are plenty of land and water activities available including yoga, tennis, horse riding and mountain biking. Rest and rejuvenate by indulging in a massage or spa treatment or two at the hotel's luxurious spa; then it is time to enjoy sundowner drinks on the beach and dine at one of the resort's restaurants.

Day 6: Overnight in Johannesburg | 1 Night

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Johannesburg, South Africa

This morning you board a flight back to Johannesburg for a night in this bustling city in South Africa. Relax at The Peech - a cosmopolitan and trendy hotel in the arty neighbourhood of Melrose - where you can view its photography exhibition, sample a few tipples in the champagne bar, have a tasting in the wine cellar and then head to a delectable dinner in the Bistro restaurant.

Days 7-9: Experience a South African safari | 3 Nights

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Kruger National Park, Kruger Private Reserves, Thornybush Game Reserve, South Africa

Wake up after your overnight in Johannesburg and fly to the Thornybush Private Game Reserve for three nights at luxurious Thornybush Main Lodge. During your time here you enjoy thrilling game drives and guided nature walks in search of big game and the diverse array of bird species. It is serious safari country and one of the best places in Southern Africa to see the Big 5.Your children will get to enjoy their own drives or guided walks with their own ranger who will tailor the activities to their interests and age.


Day 10: Journey homewards

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Enjoy breakfast and one final early morning game drive before making your way to Johannesburg for your onward travel arrangements and the end of this holiday.

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  • Conservation and park fees
  • Return flight from Johannesburg to Hoedspruit
  • Return flight from Johannesburg to Mauritius
  • Return transfers from Hoedspruit Airport to Thornybush Main Lodge
  • Return transfers from Mauritius Airport to LUX* Belle Mare
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  • International flights
  • Airport taxes
  • All meals and drinks not specified
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Items of a personal nature