Big 5 Safari and Beach Holiday

Big 5 Safari and Beach Holiday

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Big 5 Safari and Beach Holiday

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This itinerary keeps it simple yet classic. You'll start your holiday in the Sabi Sand Game Reserve for 3 nights, a Big 5 wilderness bursting with adventure, where the days are designed to thrill you with intimate wildlife encounters and the nights to delight you with the indulgence and romance of the African night.  Then you end with 7 blissful nights on the west coast of Mauritius at a resort which is a perfect hideaway for anyone seeking tranquility, comfort and a personalised service in an elegant setting.

Idube Game Lodge is situated on 65,000 hectares in one of the world’s largest and most prestigious private conservation areas. Morning and afternoon game drive activities are by qualified, passionate and knowledgeable guides and trackers. With over 10,000 hectares of traversing wilderness, no 2 game drives are ever the same. A great draw card for guests is the leopards which are seen frequently.

After some thrilling game drives, it is time to head back to Johannesburg for one night, before boarding your morning flight to the jewelled waters of Mauritius. The Sands Suites Resort & Spa is a real gem of a resort, located on one of the most pristine stretches of beach on the west coast. The shimmering infinity pool, the stunning beach and turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean are waiting to entice you. Relax at the bar, unwind in the spa or just sunbathe on the beach.

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Summary Of The Itinerary

Holiday Title: Big 5 Safari and Beach Holiday

Countries Visited: South Africa and Mauritius

Day 1

Arrive into the Kruger Mpumalanga Airport. Collect your luggage, then you will be met in the Arrivals Hall by your driver and transferred to the Sabi Sand Game Reserve.

Reputed to be 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.

Day 4

After you return from your morning game drive, you will be able to enjoy a leisurely breakfast before checking out of your room. You can then remain at the lodge and relax around the main guest areas until you are collected early afternoon and transferred back to the airport.

Airlink 4Z822 (Economy Class): Fly from Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport (MQP) departing at 15:45 to O.R. Tambo International Airport (JNB), arriving at 16:40

Collect your luggage, then exit the terminal and make your own way to the shuttle terminus behind the InterContinental Hotel. Wait here for the Emperors Palace bus - the shuttle vans are black with the Emperors Palace logo on the sides and the drivers wear a black Emperors Palace Uniform. The complimentary shuttle service between the hotel and the airport terminals operates every 20 minutes between 06:00 and 23:00 daily.

Closely situated to OR Tambo International Airport, the Peermont Mondior Hotel features spacious rooms which are all fitted with cutting-edge technology and furnished in an elegant and contemporary African style. Hotel guests also have access to the casino, dining, entertainment and spa facilities at the Emperors Palace Entertainment Resort.

Day 5

After an early breakfast at the hotel, take the shuttle bus back to the airport terminals, arriving in time to check in for your morning flight to Mauritius. Passengers are advised to check in 2.5-3 hours prior to the flight departure time.

Air Mauritius MK852 (Economy Class): Fly from O.R. Tambo International Airport (JNB) departing at 13:35 to Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport (MRU), arriving at 19:35

Go through Immigration, collect your luggage and clear Customs, then make your way into the Arrivals Hall. You will be met by our representative in Mauritius and welcomed to the island and then transferred to your hotel.

The Sands Suites Resort & Spa is situated on a pristine stretch of beach at Flic en Flac, on the west coast of Mauritius. It is the perfect destination for anyone seeking tranquility, comfort and personal service in an elegant setting.

Day 12

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 able to arrange a late check out for you (additional cost and payable directly to the hotel) subject to the availability of the room.

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Holiday Title: Big 5 Safari and Beach Holiday

Holiday Destination: Holiday to South Africa and Mauritius for 11 nights

Passengers: 2 Adults

Example Cost for 2 Adults: * per person sharing.

*Excludes international flights from your home country - please ask us if you would like us to include these for you.

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