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 Victoria Beachcomber Resort & Spa, 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. For those seeking more action, horseback riding on Belle Mare Beach is a must-try, and non-riders can opt for mountain biking, yoga sessions, or even a friendly match on the tennis court. And when it's time to slow down, treat your taste buds to a delightful rum tasting or immerse yourself in a tea ceremony featuring an astonishing variety of 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.