And then there will be moments of supreme relaxation as you lie on an impeccable white beach with soft, warm sand between your toes and the gentle sound of the Indian Ocean murmuring in your ears.
At Sabi Sands you will be able to witness wildlife – from lions to elephants – in one of Africa’s best-preserved wildlife parks. At Belle Mare, Mauritius, you will be surrounded by 25 acres of tropical gardens, bordering the world’s most welcoming ocean.
Together, South Africa and Mauritius form one unbeatable vacation.
Take an early evening flight and wake up the next morning in Africa.
From Johannesburg’s international airport you’ll take a short flight to Mpumalanga, where you’ll be met and taken to Savanna Game Reserve at Sabi Sands. Standing on the edge of the world-renowned Kruger National Park – one of the most game-rich parks in the whole of Africa.
From the comfort and safety of purpose-built game vehicles you’ll have close up views – and take startling photographs – of the big game; including elephants, buffalo, hippos, rhino, lions, cheetah and crocodiles. Not to mention fantastic birdwatching, with over 450 different species spotted within the region.
You’ll even see leopard; the Sabi Sands region is rated as one of the best places on Earth to observe leopards in their natural habitat. Activities at Savanna include daily game drives, walking safaris, bush dinners and breakfasts and excursions to the local Shangaan village.
Stay: Three nights in a luxury suite at Savanna Private Game Reserve, Sabi Sands.
You begin the day by flying from Mpumalanga Airport to Johannesburg to connect with a flight to Mauritius, where you’ll be driven to The Residence – one of the most exclusive hotels in the entire region. The hotel’s décor is classic 1920’s with graceful columns and period-style furnishings.
You’ll be surrounded by 25 acres of rich tropical gardens, fronted by a picture-postcard-perfect desert island beach. Spend your day taking leisurely morning walks and afternoons lazing on the beach, followed by evenings enjoying cocktails, wonderful local and international cuisine and romantic walks beneath the stars.
Unless, of course, you’d prefer to play tennis, luxuriate in the elegant spa, or take to the water. Scuba diving and snorkelling, windsurfing, hobie cat sailing, canoeing, kayaking and water skiing are all available. You can even go deep sea fishing or cruising aboard a catamaran.
Stay: Seven nights in The Residence, Belle Mare.
Mauritius – London
Transfer to the airport and take an evening flight home.