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From the premier game viewing of the Kruger and malaria-free options in Madikwe and the Eastern Cape, to riding safaris in the Waterberg and getting off-the beaten-track in the Tswalu Kalahari Reserve – there is truly something for everyone. Here we give our lowdown on all that South Africa has to offer safari-wise – now all you have to do is decide which one(s) will suit you best!
One of the best ways to take in the spectacular scenery that South Africa has to offer, rail travel couldn’t be further from a daily commute in the luxurious surroundings of Rovos Rail and the Blue Train. Here we give you the lowdown on what to expect and what separates these two outstanding experiences.
South Africa and Mauritius couple superbly for a safari and beach holiday or honeymoon. Whilst South Africa offers both world class safari and cosmopolitanism, Mauritius encapsulates the very essence of laid-back island life. Start your adventure on the plains of one of South Africa’s many game rich national parks, spending your days on safari, tracking the Big Five and sipping on sundowners, before exploring the country’s vibrant cities or impressive coastal routes. A short flight to Mauritius takes you to another world of sugar white beaches, kaleidoscopic reefs and a verdant green mountainscapes. There, you can choose to do as little or as much as you like, whether it be soaking up the island’s unique Creole culture or whiling away lazy days under the shade of a leafy palm. The ultimate safari and beach combination for a year-round adventure.
Kruger and Mauritius Family Break
South Africa & Mauritius
This classic safari and beach combination is sure to make the entire family enjoy an unforgettable once in a lifetime experience. From searching for game in the Kruger, to relaxing on the white sandy beaches in Mauritius.
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Beginning this itinerary in South Africa's Kruger ensures an immersive safari experience whilst staying in luxurious Gargona where your every desire will be met, from incredible day and night game drives, to the opportunity to sleep out in the bush and experience a night under the stars listening to wildlife moving around you. Five days is plenty of time to spend a few days in the Kruger to spot the 'Big Five' as well as a variety of other activities on offer. Continuing on to the beautiful island of Mauritius where white sandy beaches and clear blue waters await is the perfect accompaniment to a safari. Mauritius is the perfect location to while away your days either relaxing or taking part in one of the many water activities. This action packed itinerary is one the whole family is sure to enjoy!
Day 1 : OR Tambo International Airport - Hoedspruit Airport
After landing at Johannesburg International Aiport you will collect your bags and check in for your next flight to Hoedspruit, the gateway to the Kruger.
Days 1 - 6 : Greater Makalali Game Reserve, South Africa
Stay at Garonga Safari Camp for 5 nights
After landing at Hoedspruit you will be privately transferred to Garonga Safari Camp taking you around and hour and a half. You will be spending the next five nights on a fully inclusive basis. Garonga is a firm Imagine favourite located in the Makalali Conservancy, just west of Kruger.
This luxurious stay offers comfort and an exclusive safari experience with excellent game viewing. Durng your stay you will head into the Kruger for some game viewing, or go for a night drive on the conservancy where you'll be able to experience the bush at night, and maybe even spot some more elusive noctural animals.
Day 6 : Hoedspruit Airport - Johannesburg - Mauritius
On your final day at Garonga you will be privately transferred back to Hoedspriut Airport where you will fly back to Johannesburg International in time for a flight to Mauritius.
Days 6 - 11 : East Coast, Mauritius
Stay at Constance Belle Mare Plage for 5 nights
After landing at Mauritius International Airport you will be privately transferred to Constance Belle Mare Plage on the East Coast of the island where you will spend the next five nights in a two bedroom Pool Villa on a half board basis.
This beautiful beach retreat is perfect for families after spending time on safari. You could spend the next five days relaxing by the pool or on one of the best beaches on the island for a change in scenery. The onsite Kids Club offers fun activities for children aged 4-11, from outdoor space for games and running about, to the swimming pool, arts & crafts, and even theme days to create pizzas. While the kids are enjoying a day full of activities adults could spend the days swimming with dolphins, try your hand at kite and wind surfing or explore the clear blue waters with some snorkelling or scuba diving, or simply relax by the pool. Families of all ages will enjoy this beautiful hotel and it's location.
Day 11 : Mauritius - London Heathrow
On your final day you will check out of Constance Belle Mare Plage and be privately transferred to Mauritius International Airport in time for your flight back home.
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When to go
Mauritius enjoys a typically tropical climate with year-round heat, although the southeast trade winds help it never to feel too muggy. The summer months are from December to April, when it can nevertheless be extremely humid, and the winter, such as it is, runs from May to November, and is cooler and drier.
The best months to visit Mauritius are May to early December. January and February, the peak cyclone months, are best avoided by water-sports enthusiasts and divers. Cyclones rarely hit Mauritius (although Rodrigues has suffered far more regularly than the mainland) but cyclones way out at sea can bring days of squally rain.
Coastal temperatures range between 25°C and 33°C in summer and between 18°C and 24°C in winter. On the plateau it will be some 5°C cooler. The highlands are also the wettest part of the island – it can rain here at any time of year, and even when it’s not raining the area can be cloaked in low-lying cloud. When the winds are at their strongest in July and August it can be blustery on the east coast, though the breeze brings welcome relief in summer.
Apart from the Christmas-New Year peak, Mauritius doesn’t really have high and low seasons. The situation is more dependent on outside factors (such as the French school holidays, which cause a big increase in demand and prices in August).
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