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South Africa and Mauritius Island Holiday (12 days)

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Safari: Kruger National Park, Mauritius, South Africa

South Africa and Mauritius Island Holiday (12 days)

South Africa has so much to offer, from spotting the elusive leopard, to exploring Johannesburg's historical sites. Include the tropical island of Mauritius for an even more unforgettable vacation.

Start your safari and island heaven journey at Sabi Sands, South Africa’s premier, private game-viewing destination. It's here where the quintessential Southern African safari began and today this famous reserve still offers exceptional game viewing. Two perennial rivers, the Sabi and the Sand flow through this game park, sustaining the diverse fauna and flora of the area.

The success of leopard viewing within the Sabi Sands is legendary. A vast variety of antelope, as well as elephant, lion, rhino, buffalo, cheetah, giraffe and zebra can be closely observed in their natural environment.

Johannesburg is regarded as South Africa's metropolitan hub and is closely situated to the country's capital, Pretoria. It is a multi-cultural melting pot of museums, excellent restaurants, art galleries, taxi ranks and ultra-modern skyscrapers. You will also have the opportunity to tour the nearby township of Soweto (one of Johannesburg's most popular tourist attractions).

Blessed with crystal-clear turquoise waters, gorgeous powder-white beaches and a wonderful tropical climate, the idyllic island of Mauritius is a remarkably romantic holiday destination.

While most visitors spend their days relaxing in one of the many luxurious holiday resorts, there is much more to this little island than cocktails and coconuts. Those who venture inland will discover lush, jungle-clad mountains, glistening blue lagoons, impressive rivers and waterfalls, extinct volcanic craters, charming little ramshackle towns as well as villages. Must-see attractions include: the bustling capital of Port Louis with its lively local markets, the remarkable 85-metre high Chamarel Waterfall and Eureka (a historical plantation mansion turned museum offering visitors a glimpse into the island’s colonial past). No matter how you choose to spend your time on this lovely little island, it's sure to fulfill all your fantasies of a tropical island paradise.

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What to Expect on This Safari

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1 to 3

Enjoy safari of a lifetime!

On arrival at OR Tambo International Airport, you will be met and shown to the Federal Air counter for your direct flight into the Sabi Sands Game Reserve. On arrival at the Sabi Sands airstrip, you will be transported to the Sabi Sabi Little Bush Camp. You’ll stay on a full board (full meals, drinks and activities) basis for three nights.

The camp is the smallest and most secluded of the Sabi Sabi lodges. Guests will be given the opportunity to enjoy a Starlight Bush Dinner and spot wildlife such as leopard, elephant, lion, rhino, buffalo, cheetah, giraffe, zebra and a vast variety of antelope as well as other species that can be closely observed in their natural environment, either by game drives or nature walks.

Meals: Full Board 

Transport: Included

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4

Welcome to the City of Gold!

As you bid farewell to Sabi Sands Private Game Reserve, your next stop will be Johannesburg via Federal Air. On arrival, you will be transferred to Peermont Mondior Hotel at Emperors Palace. This will be your home for the night with breakfast included.

The four-star hotel sets an exciting standard in world-class business, conference and leisure accommodation and its convenient location next to the OR Tambo International Airport makes it suitable for business and leisure travellers. Enjoy breakfast and light meals at the Chic Oriana Restaurant or a sociable cocktail at The Silver Moon Bar. Guests also have access to the casino, dining, entertainment, convention and relaxation facilities of the hotel.

Meals: Bed and Breakfast

Transport: Included

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5 to 11

Enjoy the Tropical Island!

After spending a night in Johannesburg, say your goodbyes as you’re transferred to OR Tambo International Airport to fly to Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport in Mauritius. When you arrive at Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport, you’ll be transported to the Constance Le Prince Maurice.

The Constance Le Prince Maurice is set amongst lush tropical gardens and surrounded by a calm turquoise lagoon offering an array of facilities and water sport options. Within the resort, guests will discover a natural fish reserve, charming thatched villas and a health centre run by Guerlain of Paris. You have seven nights with your half board included (all meals and breakfast) to explore must-see attractions such as the bustling capital of Port Louis with its lively local markets, the remarkable 85-metre high Chamarel Waterfall and Eureka (a historical plantation mansion turned museum offering visitors a glimpse into the island’s colonial past).

Meals: Half Board

Transport: Included

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12

End of Journey!

After breakfast and scheduled activities, you’ll be transferred to Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport for your flight to OR Tambo International Airport.

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