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.