This 10-day safari and beach combination holiday blends the world-famous Kruger National Park with the picturesque Indian Ocean island of Mauritius. Begin your adventure with three days of game viewing in the stunning Kruger National Park, searching for lion, leopard and other members of the Big 5. Follow this up with five days on the beautiful and relaxing island of Mauritius. Take a romantic stroll on its white sandy beaches, swim, snorkel and scuba dive its crystal-clear waters.
Day 1 Fly to the Kruger National Park
Fly from Johannesburg to the small town of Hoedspruit and transfer to the luxurious Ngala Tented Camp in the legendary Sabi Sands Private Game Reserve, which adjoins the Kruger National Park. Head out on a late afternoon game drive or relax on your private verandah.
Days 2-3 Game drives in the Kruger National Park
Spend the next two days on morning, late afternoon and early evening game drives, exploring the surrounding area in an open-sided vehicle. The Sabi Sands Private Game Reserve delivers some of the best game viewing in Africa and most guests get to see the Big 5 before they leave, sometimes within the first day.
The bird watching is excellent and there are plenty of other classic African animals as well such as hippo, giraffe and zebra.
Day 4 Head to Johannesburg
Embark on a final morning game drive before transferring back to Hoedspruit Airport for your scheduled flight to Johannesburg and a night at Athol Place, a gracious boutique hotel in upscale Sandton. Here, you can unwind in the spa, relax in the manicured gardens or venture out to explore Sandton's dazzling array of exclusive boutiques, galleries and restaurants.
Day 5 Fly to Mauritius
Board a scheduled Air Mauritius flight to the tropical island of Mauritius and transfer to the stunning Belle Mare Plage Hotel. The rest of the day will be yours to enjoy and explore this fabulous resort at leisure.
Days 6-9 Explore the stunning Mauritius
Spend the next four days discovering just why this Indian Ocean island is so popular for a beach holiday. Snorkel in the calm waters just in front of the resort, take a trip in a glass-bottomed boat or just relax beside any one of the resort's four pools.
Indulge yourself at 'Le Spa de Constance' with one of the many spa treatments available. The Shiseido Spa is an additional oasis where you can put your mind and body into balance.
Your evenings will be a culinary delight as you can choose to dine at any of the six different restaurants. From seafood platters and Italian meals to continental European dishes, there will be a menu to satisfy your taste buds on any given night.
Day 10 Your Journey Comes To an End
After breakfast, transfer to the airport for your flight back home.