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Bush and Beach – $11,775 per person

Day 1
  • Meet our local representative on arrival at OR Tambo International Airport
  • Shared charter flight Johannesburg – Savanna 10:30am – 11:30am
  • Stay at Savanna Private Game Reserve in a Luxury Suite for 4 nights
  • Twice daily scheduled activities included
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner included
This exclusive five-star lodge—with its own section of wilderness in the heart of the Sabi Sand Game Reserve—is an oasis of elegance in the midst of beguiling wilds. Listen to the birdsong as you awake in one of the nine spacious suites, all tucked unobtrusively into a cluster of indigenous trees. Inside the tents, the décor recalls a bygone era, exuding a classic safari style with hand crafted furniture, fine linen and superb artwork. Each suite has a well-appointed bathroom (free-standing bath and both indoor and outdoor shower) and decks looking onto waterholes, where you can enjoy tea (served on a silver platter, of course) while watching the denizens of the bush gather to drink. And there are so many of these creatures to see: the 24,000 acres of Savanna Private Game Reserve teem with a wealth of species, from the Big 5 to cheetah, hippo, wild dog, crocodile, as well as plains game and over 400 bird species. You can explore this pristine bushveld on game drives or bush walks as you please, or choose to engage in some of the other activities on offer. Enjoy a massage in the convenience of your own suite, or lounge by the pool. Visit an elephant sanctuary—perhaps even taking a ride one on of the regal creatures—or stop by a local village and school. Meet a traditional “medicine man” or go golfing at nearby Skukuza or Leopard Creek.
Day 5
  • Shared charter flight Savanna to Kruger Mpumalanga Airport (± 30 minutes)
  • Scheduled flight Kruger Mpumalanga to Vilanculous (cost not included)
  • Shared helicopter transfer Vilanculos to Benguerra Island (± 30 minutes)
  • Stay at Benguerra Island Lodge in a Casinha for 4 nights
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner included
A tropical paradise tucked into a lush indigenous forest and looking out onto a picturesque crescent of sandy beach, andBeyond Benguerra Island is the quintessential luxury island retreat. Set among swaying palm trees, ten casinhas and two cabanas are being extensively revamped in a light and airy colour scheme that combines tropical chic with a distinct African feel and reminders of the area’s Portuguese heritage. Ideal for families or groups, the three-bedroom Casa Familia ensures privacy and exclusivity. Set under local thatch, both casitas and cabanas boasts elegant four-poster beds with white linen canopies and comfortable day beds. Large windows with dark wooden shutters gaze out towards the Indian Ocean, while private timber decks and cool plunge pools offer a secluded alternative to beach sands and ocean waters. Bathrooms feature generous tubs big enough for two, while al fresco showers are decorated with hand-painted tiles. Woven hammocks invite guests to an afternoon siesta, lulled by a chorus of songbirds that makes the forest canopy its home. A shaded gazebo provides the ideal venue for starlit dinners, while the stylish dining room and open lounge, both of which boast wide, sunny decks, are the setting for more social dining. Set in its own secluded garden and mere metres from the beach, the Casa Familia boasts three bedrooms, each with its own ensuite bathroom, as well as private swimming pool set on the sheltered wooden veranda. The lodge’s colourful beach bar, sheltered by swaying palm trees, is the perfect setting to relax or enjoy open air meals throughout the day. Set deep in cleverly created patches of shade, comfortable loungers beckon guests to relax around the pool while drinking in the ocean views.
Day 9
  • Shared helicopter flight Benguerra Island to VNX
  • Scheduled flight Vilanculos (VNX) to Johannesburg (flight cost not included)

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