This 13-night itinerary allows you to the experience the very best of Africa’s safari and beaches, as you embark on exciting games drives to view the big 5 in South Africa before venturing on to relax on the beautiful beaches of Mauritius. Your trip will begin at the luxurious Thornybush Game Lodge located located adjacent to the Kruger National Park and renowned for its accommodation and true African bush experience. Next it’s time to hit the beach as you head to Mauritius to unwind by the crystal clear waters and powdery white sandy beaches. This perfect blend of awe-inspiring experiences are ideal whether you are a couple looking for that dream romantic break, or a family after that unforgettable special holiday.
Depart London Heathrow on your scheduled overnight flight to Johannesburg.
Early this morning you will land into Johannesburg where you will clear immigration, collect your luggage and make your way to the domestic departures area where you will catch a flight to Hoedspruit. There you will be collected for the road transfer to Thornybush Game Lodge where you will be spending the next 3 nights.
Enjoy a true African bush experience in this five-star lodge, located adjacent to the Kruger National Park and renowned for its accommodation and true African bush experience. Particularly welcoming for families, each of its 20 spacious suites has its own private deck from which guests can enjoy some of the wildlife, which is in abundance here with nearly 150 species of mammals, 34 species of amphibians, and over 500 species of bird.
After your final morning game drive and breakfast you will be collected from the lodge and transferred back to Hoedspruit Airport for the flight back to Johannesburg. Here you will stay overnight at the City Lodge.
You will fly from South Africa to Mauritius. You'll spend the next 7 nights at the Constance Belle Mare Plage in a Prestige Room.
Constance Belle Mare Plage is a luxurious resort located on an expansive stretch of a stunning white sand beach along the north east coast of Mauritius. The resort boasts spacious rooms, beachfront restaurants and 2 golf courses which you can enjoy during your stay. There is much more to do in this paradisical island than merely cocktails and coconuts, diving experiences, water skiing, kite surfing or cooking classes as well as relaxing in the spa facilities are some of the other activities on offer. Those who venture inland will discover lush, jungle-clad mountains, glistening blue lagoons, impressive rivers and waterfalls, extinct volcanic craters, charming little ramshackle towns and villages, and some fabulously friendly locals.
This resort is also a good place to stay for a family holiday as there is a kids club with a games room and playground as well as babysitting available on request.
After enjoying the majority of the day at leisure you will be collected and transferred back to Mauritius Airport for the overnight flight to London Gatwick.
Early morning arrival into London Gatwick
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