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With a Kenyan father, Indian grandparents, and a Portuguese surname, travel is in my blood. I am enthralled by Africa and would happily talk about Africa’s wildlife, cultures and experiences all day, every day.
- from $6,213 PP
- 12 Nights
- Private and max 6 on activities
- Year Round
- 12 hours from London / 19 hours from New York
You’ll have 12 nights to experience some of the best Africa has to offer, from Cape Town to safaris in a private reserve bordering the world-renowned Kruger National Park and the paradise island 2,000 miles off its coast in the Indian Ocean, Mauritius. This personalized itinerary allows you to explore according to your interests, whether it’s nature, like visiting the Boulders Beach penguins, history, or culture. After Cape Town, enjoy morning and afternoon game drives to watch the Big 5 and a long list of other African wildlife before capping it off with 5 nights on the white sand beaches and the sun in beautiful Mauritius.
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- 12 nights in 4-star accommodation
- Full board accommodation in Kambaku Camp on safari including house drinks
- Private transfers throughout the itinerary
- 2 game viewing activities (shared) per day on safari
- 5 nights on the beautiful island of Mauritius, staying at Victoria Beachcomber
- 24/7 support from our dedicated staff
Day by Day Itinerary
Days 1-3 Cape Cadogen Hotel, Cape Town
Upon your arrival to Cape Town International Airport, your private driver will transfer to Cape Cadogen hotel. Take time to get settled in, relax, and then get re-energized by heading out to do some exploring. You will have three nights in Cape Town to take in as much of the city as you can. Some of the options we recommend include booking a city tour through Cape Town for a local insight into the history and the top spots to visit, and riding the cable car to the top of Table Mountain. From there you’ll get a dazzling panoramic view of the harbor, Table Bay, the city, Robben Island, Lion’s Head, Signal Hill, and Devil’s Peak. Afterward, you might visit South Africa’s oldest building, The Castle, and then indulge in some more shopping and dining along the V&A Waterfront. With so much to do in Cape Town, you’ll need another day to enjoy it at your leisure. One of the most popular things to do is visit Robben Island. A tour will allow you to get a glimpse of what Nelson Mandela experienced when he was imprisoned here for 18 years. Another option is to enjoy wine tasting in the Stellenbosch Winelands or to join a tour of the scenic Cape Peninsula, home to a famous penguin colony at Boulders Beach and Africa’s most southwestern tip, Cape Point. Or, stick around the city to explore more from museums to colorful markets.
Days 4-6 Kambaku Lodge, Timbavati Reserve
Today you’ll take private transfer back to Cape Town’s airport to catch a flight to Hoedspruit. Upon your arrival you’ll be welcomed and transferred to a private game reserve, adjacent to the Kruger National Park. In the late afternoon, you’ll join a game drive, searching for the African wildlife. The animals roaming freely in the reserve include lions, white rhinos, cheetah, hippo, antelope, buffalo and more, providing unbeatable viewing and photographic opportunities. Be sure to bring your camera. You’ll have three nights/ days ahead to enjoy game drives in the morning and the afternoon, heading out with an experienced ranger in an open safari vehicle. This morning head out to watch for hippo, lion, rhino and leopard in the reserve.
Day 7 Johannesburg
This morning enjoy one last game drive before your driver collects you and transfers you to the airport for your flight to Johannesburg. On arrival into Johannesburg you will be met and transferred to your hotel. You’ll spend the night in Johannesburg which offers a wide range of outstanding restaurants where you can relax with dinner after your long day, and then rest up for another flight tomorrow, this time to Mauritius.
Days 8-12 Victoria Beachcomber, Mauritius
Return to the airport in Johannesburg this morning for your flight to Mauritius, located 2,000 miles off the south eastern African coast. This island in the middle of the Indian Ocean is filled with pristine white sand beaches, turquoise lagoons, lush forests, sugar cane fields, and volcanic hills while offering a wide range of activities. Take part in everything from mountain hikes to watersports and outstanding birdwatching. After your flight you might want to simply relax along the beachfront, at the pool, sip cocktails overlooking the bay or take advantage of the other facilities at your hotel. You’ll have the next 5 nights/ days to do as you wish. If you prefer to do nothing but sunbathe on the beach or laze around the pool, you can, although there are plenty of options for getting active. After many full days, now may be the perfect time to indulge in relaxation, perhaps spending time at your hotel spa. You might enjoy a decadent massage and a body treatment, for total pampering using the island’s own tropical ingredients. Enjoy some of Mauritius’ deliciously fresh seafood like lobster for dinner and then enjoy the clear night skies – one of the world’s best for stargazing.
Day 13 Departure
This morning your 12 nights touring South Africa and Mauritius comes to an end. After fuelling up for the long journey with one last breakfast, you’ll transfer to the airport for your return flight home. Of course, if you don’t have to be back just yet, you can always extend your trip by reaching out to our travel experts.
What's not Included
- As we have clients from all over the world. Our itineraries do not include flights. If you would like us to include flights in your trip, we are happy to do so. Please speak to your travel specialist at the planning stage to include them.
- Domestic flights in South Africa
- International flights between South Africa and Mauritius
- Gratuities for local guides
- We strongly advise all guests to purchase comprehensive travel insurance
- Visas if required
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