If you are looking for something totally special for your honeymoon, a Big 5 safari followed by a two-centre stay in Seychelles, ending on deserted island in the middle of the ocean accessible only by air, then this honeymoon may well be just perfect for you.
Your Big 5 safari takes place in the exclusive Sabi Sand Game Reserve - and you fly directly into the reserve's airstrip to get here and away.
Well known as one of Africa's finest safari destinations, the exclusive Sabi Sand Game Reserve shares a common 50 km unfenced boundary with the Kruger National Park to the east. With no boundary fences between the Sabi Sand and the Kruger National Park, a great diversity of wildlife is found here, including the Big Five, but it is the big cat game viewing - in particular phenomenal close up leopard sightings - which set this reserve aside from any other. 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.
After a night in Johannesburg to catch your breath, you then fly to Seychelles. Your first 4 nights are at Hilton Northolme on the island of Mahe, a sleepy slice of paradise. It’s a brilliant base for all kinds of ocean-based activities such as snorkelling, fishing or glass bottomed boat trips, or island-hopping day tours. Whatever you choose to do, make sure you leave plenty of time for swinging in a hammock and snoozing by the pool.
You then end in true Robinson Crusoe style with 4 nights on Denis Island - a tiny tropical drop in the Indian ocean, measuring just 1.3 km in length and 1.75 km in width. It’s a coral island filled with lush forest and framed by bright white beaches. Coconut palms lean over its powdery sands, casting long shadows and providing perfect shady nooks for an exotic afternoon nap. It’s somewhere to take lingering sunset strolls, explore jungle trails and feel the cool, silky sand between your toes. In other words, it’s a little piece of heaven on earth. Barefoot escapism doesn’t get better than this.
Honeymoon offers included in this package are:
The bride saves 50% on her accommodation at Simbambili Game Lodge.
The Honeymoon offer at Hilton Northolme on Mahe includes a 25% discount plus a cake; a bottle of wine; a day visit to Hilton Seychelles Labriz & Spa, and a romantic villa set up.
The Honeymoon offer at Denis Island includes a 25% discount; a bottle of sparkling wine; a private starlight dinner (once per stay); and a sunset cocktail (once per person per stay); and a 10% discount on spa treatments; and a complimentary room upgrade (subject to the availability of the next room category).
Holiday Title: Ultimate South Africa and Seychelles Honeymoon
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 into the Arrivals Hall, where you will be met by a representative from FedAir. You will then be transferred to the private FedAir departure lounge, where you can relax before boarding your flight across to the Sabi Sand Game Reserve. The lounge serves a selection of complimentary hot beverages and cold soft drinks, as well as sandwiches, fruit and other snacks. Please note that there is a baggage restriction of 20 kg per person, and you have to have a 'soft' bag (for easy storage in the plane) but you can leave any excess baggage safely with FedAir, which you can then pick up when you return.
FedAir 103 (Light Aircraft): Fly from Johannesburg OR Tambo (JNB) departing at 10:30 to Sabi Sand North Airstrip, arriving at 12:00
You will be met at the airstrip and transferred to Simbambili Game Lodge. Simbambili Game Lodge is famed for its regular leopard sightings and abundance of general game species as well as extraordinary bird life. Daily morning and afternoon safari activities are in open 4x4 game vehicles and also there is the opportunity to go on a bush walk too. For those who prefer more relaxation inbetween game drives, you can enjoy a rejuvenating spa treatment in the enchanting spa chalet on stilts or in the open air spa sala, both which offer uninterrupted views over the magical African bushveld.
After you return from your morning game drive, you will have time to enjoy a leisurely breakfast before you need to check out of your room. You can then relax around the main lodge guest areas before it is time to depart for the trip back to the airstrip, where you will board your afternoon flight back to Johannesburg.
FedAir 104 (Light Aircraft): Fly from Sabi Sand North Airstrip departing at 12:30 to Johannesburg OR Tambo (JNB), arriving at 15:00
Transfer from FedAir Lounge to Hotel
You will be transferred to the InterContinental Hotel where you will overnight.
You will be collected and transferred back to the airport terminals, arriving in time to check in for your afternoon flight to Seychelles.
Air Seychelles HM60 (Economy Class): Fly from Johannesburg O.R. Tambo (JNB) departing at 13:50 to Seychelles International Airport (SEZ), arriving at 20:45
Arrive into Seychelles International Airport on Mahe. Go through Immigration, collect your luggage and clear Customs, then 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.
Mahe offers a myriad of stunning beaches, lush tropical forests and complete tranquility, plus a plethora of activities to choose from if you want to be more active. The island has an exceptional mix of African, European and even Asian influences. Local art, music and architecture are different from what you will find anywhere else in the world. The Creole cuisine is an explosion of different flavours just waiting to be tasted and enjoyed - the local food is one of the highlights of a stay here. With year-round warm and balmy weather, Mahe is the perfect destination no matter when you plan to travel. The water of the Indian Ocean is perfect for swimming and for almost any water activity imaginable.
You will be collected and transferred back to the airport, where you will check in for your flight to Denis Island, one of the outermost islands of the Seychelles.
You will be met from your flight and assisted with your check in for your flight to Denis Island.
Air Seychelles - Scheduled: Fly from Seychelles (SEY) departing at 12:10 to Denis Island Airstrip, arriving at 12:40
You will be met at the airstrip and transferred to your beach cottage. Denis Island is the perfect place for a romantic honeymoon hideaway filled with barefoot bliss. If you’re looking for lazy, tranquil days in one of the world's most beautiful settings, Denis will tick every box. It's remote, and a stunning spot to be totally marooned and reconnect with nature for the last 4 nights of your honeymoon.
Holiday Title: Ultimate South Africa and Seychelles Honeymoon
Holiday Destination: Holiday to South Africa and Seychelles for 12 nights
Passengers: 2 Adults
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