This 12-night itinerary gives you the best of safari and beach experiences, taking in exciting game drives to view the big five in South Africa’s Sabi Sabi Game Reserve before moving on to relax on the white sandy beaches of the Seychelles. With it being essentially only a two-centre itinerary, the travel time is not exhaustive, each step of the way carefully planned to maximise on your enjoyment and relaxation. It’s not always about ticking all the must-do boxes, sometimes it’s about the enjoyment of place and simply getting away from it all.
Depart London Heathrow on your scheduled overnight flight to Johannesburg.
On arrival in Johannesburg airport, you connect with your flight to the Sabi Sand airstrip, where you will be met and transferred to Leopard Hills Private Game Reserve where you will spend the next three nights. Enjoy early morning and afternoon game drives in this impressive reserve, with an abundance of wildlife – including all the Big Five, and an incredibly diverse ecosystem, each day will bring something new. For those with a penchant for photography, the Rangers at Leopard Hills will be able to pass on some fantastic tips as they are all avid photographers themselves. Also available for the more energetic are bush walks, taking in the smaller, and sometimes more fascinating things about the African bush.
After a morning game drive and breakfast, you transfer back to the airstrip for the Federal Air flight back to Johannesburg. Make your way to the InterContinental Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport where you will overnight. The remainder of the day will be at leisure for you to relax. The InterContinental OR Tambo Hotel is a luxurious hotel and a great place for a short stop over. Relax in the pool area or book yourself in for a spa treatment or if you prefer to, you can venture out into Johannesburg and visit the city and its museums, art galleries and shops. The Quills Bar and Restaurant offers fantastic dining in a relaxed atmosphere.
After a leisurely breakfast, make your way back into the terminal building for your scheduled flight to Mahe. On arrival, you will be met and transferred to the Four Seasons Resort Seychelles where you spend the next seven nights. Your time here will be at leisure to relax and enjoy this beautiful resort.
Located on the southwest coast of Mahe Island, the Four Seasons Resort offers solitude and serenity. The 67 villas are either perched on stilts on the jungle hillside or nestled amid greenery close to the beach and the azure waters of the Indian Ocean.
As well as an expansive beach in a secluded horseshoe shaped bay to lounge about on, there are a multitude of activities for you to enjoy, including kayaking, surfing, sailing, scuba diving, snorkelling, golf and scheduled yoga classes to name but a few. If you wish to go further afield, the Four Seasons would be delighted to assist you in arranging deep sea fishing, helicopter tours and even jungle trekking. The resort itself has a multitude of indoor and outdoor spaces built in traditional Creole style for your enjoyment, or you can simply cool off in an infinity-edge plunge pool surrounded by a natural hardwood deck.
After a relaxing morning at leisure, transfer to the airport for your day flight to London Heathrow, arriving this evening.
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