A heady mix of big game viewing in one of South Africa's most prestigious game reserves, followed by a stay at a 5* resort with access to two of the most beautiful beaches on the island of Mahé.
You begin with 3 nights on safari in the Timbavati Game Reserve. The 60,000 hectare Timbavati Game Reserve shares a common unfenced border with the Kruger National Park allowing animals free range over 2 million hectares of African bush and ensuring guests to the area have the opportunity to view the huge diversity of wildlife that Africa has to offer. This lowveld area of wood and grassland is home to Africa's Big 5 (lion, leopard, rhino, elephant and buffalo) as well as many more species of predator and antelope. Creatures of every shape and size abound during the day and at night visitors are likely to see smaller, nocturnal mammals such as porcupines, servals, civets and genets. Bird-lovers will enjoy the bird watching as the Timbavati has recorded over 360 different species.
Game drives traverse the area every morning and afternoon, and strict vehicle limits at sightings ensure the exclusivity of your game viewing experience. Off-road driving enables the best possible view of any exceptional sighting and rangers are constantly in touch with each other to keep track of animal movements.
Spending a night in a 5* hotel at Johannesburg Airport allows you to relax after the safari, before heading off on an afternoon flight across to Seychelles. Constance Ephelia offers spacious contemporary accommodation surrounded by lush landscapes and beautiful lagoons - a perfect way to spend 5 nights.
Feast on delicious dishes and cocktails while marvelling at the deep blue of the Indian Ocean with a private dinner on the beach or in one of the restaurants.
For a truly pampering moment, choose from a canopy of treatments at the spa, or if you are feeling more active, choose from one of many activities including tennis, squash, pedal boats, catamaran, windsurfing, kayaking, diving, bicycle hire and a fully equipped gym.
Holiday Title: Luxury Kruger Safari and Seychelles
Countries Visited: South Africa and Seychelles
Arrive into Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport. Go through Immigration, collect your luggage and clear Customs, then make your way to the Domestic Departure Terminal and check in for your next flight.
Airlink 4Z873 (Economy Class): Fly from O.R. Tambo International Airport (JNB) departing at 12:50 to Hoedspruit Air Force Base (HDS), arriving at 13:45
Arrive into Hoedspruit Airport. You will be met in the airport building by your driver and once you have collected your luggage you will then be transferred to the Sabi Sand Game Reserve.
Situated in the Timbavati Private Nature Reserve, Kings Camp faces an open savanna plain with a waterhole, which is frequented by a wide variety of wildlife by day and night. Each day bringing something different whilst exploring the endless fascination of Africa's wildlife in an open Land Rover. During your stay here, you will depart on morning and afternoon game drives with knowledgeable rangers and your fellow guests. Your afternoon game drive gets back after dark, which gives you the opportunity to spot nocturnal animals with a spotlight.
After you return from your morning game drive, you will have time to enjoy breakfast before you are collected and transferred to the airport.
Airlink 4Z874 (Economy Class): Fly from Hoedspruit Air Force Base (HDS) departing at 14:20 to O.R. Tambo International Airport (JNB), arriving at 15:25
Your driver will meet you in the Arrivals Hall and you will be transferred to your hotel for an overnight stay.
Closely situated to OR Tambo International Airport, luxury and regal comfort await guests at the 5* Peermont D'oreale Grande Hotel at Emperors Palace. The magnificent ambiance is complimented with state-of-the-art facilities which provide guests with added comfort. Guests can delight in fine dining experiences at the elegant Aurelia's Restaurant, indulge their senses at the Health and Beauty Spa and sip cocktails while watching an African sunset at the Pool Bar. Full access to the casino, dining and entertainment facilities at the resort is granted to all guests.
After a leisurely breakfast, take the complimentary shuttle bus to the International Departure Terminal and check in for your flight to Seychelles. Passengers are advised to check in at least 2.5 to 3 hours prior to the flight departure.
Air Seychelles HM060 (Economy Class): Fly from O.R. Tambo International Airport (JNB) departing at 13:50 to Seychelles International Airport (SEZ), arriving at 20:45
Once you have cleared Customs & Immigration at Mahe Airport and collected your luggage, you need to make your way into the Arrivals Hall to the Welcome Kiosk of our representative in Seychelles. Here, you will be welcomed to the island and then transferred to your hotel.
Situated on 2 of the most beautiful beaches on the island of Mahe, overlooking the marine National Park of Port Launay, Constance Ephelia enjoys a unique location set within 120 hectares of land with luxuriant vegetation. All suites and villas are spaciously designed and stylishly decorated with breathtaking views on either the luxuriant garden or partial view of the Indian ocean.
You will need to check out of your room this morning but you can remain at the hotel and use all the facilities until you are collected for your transfer back to the airport. Alternatively, if you have an evening flight, the hotel can arrange a late check out for you (additional cost and payable directly to the hotel) subject to the availability of the room.
Holiday Title: Luxury Kruger Safari and Seychelles
Holiday Destination: Holiday to South Africa and Seychelles for 9 nights
Passengers: 2 Adults
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