This honeymoon combines staying in a romantic stilted wooden safari chalet where you will be at eye level with the trees in a private Big 5 game reserve adjoining the Kruger National Park, followed by a week on a beach on the east coast of Mauritius - the perfect combination for a relaxing yet adventurous honeymoon.
You begin by experiencing a Kruger safari at nThambo Tree Camp, staying in unique accommodation in the heart of the Klaserie Game Reserve, which shares unfenced borders with the Kruger National Park. A small and intimate camp, the 5chalets are raised on wooden stilts, offering a different perspective from the private balconies of the African plains and small waterhole in front of the camp, as well as the Drakensberg mountain range in the distance. During your 3 nights here, you will take part in daily morning and afternoon Big Five game drive safaris.Maybe you may see the elusive leopard - who knows!
After one night in Johannesburg, you then fly across to Mauritius. Veranda Palmer offers a 35% discount for honeymooners staying 5+ nights here. Situated on the east coast of the island, the translucent blue waters are bordered by an endless white beach. Those who love sea sports will be particularly spoilt, with the chance to dive, kitesurf, sail, and water ski…this really is the place to lap up the sea in its totality.
Upon arrival at Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport, you will need to clear Customs and Immigration, collect your luggage, and then make your way to the Domestic Departure Terminal and check in for your flight across to the Kruger Park.
South African Airways SA1225 (ECONOMY CLASS): Fly from Johannesburg O.R. Tambo (JNB) departing at 1015 to Hoedspruit Afb (HDS), arriving at 1120
Transfer from Hoedspruit Airport to nThambo Tree Camp
You will be met in the Arrivals Hall by a representative from nThambo, who will then transfer you through to the camp. On daily game drives, guests will be led by experienced and professional game rangers through a wildlife area rich in game. There is also the chance to see all of the Big 5 in and around the camp at any time.
Transfer from nThambo Tree Camp to Hoedspruit Airport
After you return from your morning game drive, you will have time to enjoy breakfast at the lodge before you are collected and transferred back to the airport, arriving in time to check in for your flight to Johannesburg (please note: check in for domestic flights is one hour prior to the flight departure).
South African Airways SA1228 (ECONOMY CLASS): Fly from Hoedspruit Afb (HDS) departing at 1355 to Johannesburg O.R. Tambo (JNB), arriving at 1455
Complimentary Shuttle Bus Transfer from Airport Terminals to Hotel
Once you have collected your luggage, exit the terminal and take the complimentary shuttle bus to the Protea Hotel OR Tambo (about a 5-7 minute journey).
Complimentary Shuttle Bus Transfer from Hotel to Airport Terminals
After an early breakfast, take the complimentary shuttle bus to the International Departure Terminal (about a 5-7 minute journey), and check in for your flight to Mauritius. Passengers are required to check in at least 2.5 hours before the flight departure.
South African Airways SA192 (ECONOMY CLASS): Fly from Johannesburg O.R. Tambo (JNB) departing at 0840 to Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam Intl (MRU), arriving at 1435
Go through Immigration, collect your luggage and clear Customs, then make your way into the Arrivals Hall. Here, you will be met by our representative in Mauritius and welcomed to the island, and then transferred to your hotel.
Crystal blue waters, white sandy beaches, shady filao trees - what more could you want? Veranda Palmar Beach Hotel, on the superb east coast of Mauritius, offers the whole gamut of delights that the ocean and the beach guarantee. Set on a kilometer-long beach, the hotel is sold on an all-inclusive basis, and boasts 2 restaurants (one on the beach) and 2 bars. The hotel also has a large pool, a selection of waters sports such as kitesurf, sailing, scuba diving, waterskiing, and a Seven Colours Spa for your wellness breaks.
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 may be arrange a late check out for you (additional cost and payable directly to the hotel) subject to the availability of the room.