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.
Mauritius is absolutely perfect for honeymoons. Private beaches, good weather and a relaxed atmosphere all contribute but it is the world class service, expertise and understanding from the hotels really make Mauritius a special honeymoon destination.
Safari in Africa. Relax on the beach in Mauritius. A fantastic combination.
Lose yourself in luxury on this indulgent itinerary, relaxing in this beautiful and secluded bay of the Indian Ocean Island of Mauritius.
When to go to Mauritius
Mauritius enjoys a tropical climate affected by south east trade winds.
Mauritian Summer - October to April
The weather in Mauritius during summer is hot and humid.
In the Eastern and Southern parts, days start as sunny, but from lunch onwards, thunderstorms may start to form producing very heavy rain that may last up to an hour or two.
If you visit the western side of Mauritius, you may find it warmer and drier than those in the east and south.
Mauritian Winter - May to September
During its winter months, the temperature is much cooler and on most days you will not even have to use the Room Air Conditioning.
It rains less and even when it does rain it's mainly in the evening or just a passing shower during the day.
During midday, weather can get pretty hot, so a tan can still be achieved.