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Bush and Beach – $9,000 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 for 3 nights
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner included
  • Twice daily scheduled activities 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 4
  • Shared charter flight Savanna to Kruger Mpumalanga Airport (± 30 minutes)
  • Scheduled charter flight Kruger Mpumalanga to Maputo (± 45 minutes)
  • Shared helicopter transfer Maputo to White Pearl Resort (± 30 minutes, Monday and Friday only)
  • Stay at White Pearl Resort in a Pool Suite for 4 nights
  • Breakfast and dinner included
White Pearl Resorts Ponta Mamoli is situated just 65 miles south of the Mozambican capital, Maputo, and 16 miles north of the Kosi Bay border. The resort is surrounded by natural beauty and overlooks a secluded bay on Mozambique’s Lagoon Coast, the perfect setting for an ultimate barefoot luxury holiday. The main guest areas are set in the dunes and tucked behind casuarina trees. The lounge is a relaxed space, furnished in elegant simplicity. There is a separate Beach Bar, where you can chill by day and party by night, then there is the more serene Pool deck and Bar, with its four poster day beds and elegant cocktails. Enjoy sumptuous traditional cuisine amid the beach chic style of The White Pearl Restaurant. The 22 suites are separately positioned timber structures, which are raised on stilted platforms, floating above the dunes. All the suites are air-conditioned and have personal bars, comfy loungers and clean, modern lines. The twin or king size beds are draped with soft organic linens and cottons, and the en-suite bathrooms offer double vanities, stylish free-standing bath tubs with views, as well as indoor and outdoor showers. The calm décor of crisp whites and pastel aquas, exude a cool coastal comfort, as the interior spaces blend seamlessly with the tropical outdoors. Ceiling to floor windows and doors open the rooms and sitting areas out to the elevated decks with private plunge pools overlooking the vast and spectacular Indian Ocean. You can fill your days with deep sea fishing adventures or escape from it all by exploring rich coral reefs with qualified dive instructors. Enjoy moments of total relaxation at the main pool and bar, or book an in-room massage treatment, followed by sundowners on your private deck. Kayaking, horse riding and endless walks are the order of the day – and shoes are strictly optional.
Day 8
  • 4 x 4 road transfer to Kosi Bay Border (± 60 minutes)
  • Road transfer to Phinda Mountain Lodge (± 90 minutes)
  • Stay at Phinda Mountain Lodge in a Suite for 3 nights
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner included
  • Twice daily scheduled activities included
Phinda Mountain Lodge is located in the award winning Phinda Private Game Reserve, 22 000 hectares of pristine wilderness, situated in the lush Maputaland region of northern KwaZulu-Natal. This ‘Big Five’ reserve encompasses 7 distinct habitats, including the rare dry sand forest, which is a preferred habitat of the leopard. The bar, lounge and three levels of open deck area, are raised spaces with a wide stairway leading to the boma and the secluded pool. Along the side of the reception quad, is the dining room with top to bottom windows, emphasizing the beautiful views of the majestic Lebombo Mountains, which shelter the shy black rhino. A total of 25 suites are positioned to ensure complete privacy while optimizing the view from the veranda. A private outdoor shower and plunge pool for each suite allow you to savor the outdoors and the fresh mountain air. Lounging in your private plunge pool overlooking the dense green slopes, you can lose all track of time as easily as though you were floating on a cloud high up above the world. The suites are scattered along brick paved pathways beneath a canopy of trees where Nyala and Impala often graze and relax. The twin or king bedrooms have spacious dressing rooms, hair dryers and phones and the en-suite bathrooms are huge, with double vanities, large walk-in showers and bath tubs placed at the sliding doors, opening to the outside shower. The sitting areas have minibars and lead out to of Africa’s finest game viewing experiences and thrilling safari activities which include game drives, nature walks, riverboat cruises, canoe trips and White Rhino tracking.
Day 11
  • Scheduled flight Phinda to Johannesburg via Richard’s Bay (Monday, Thursday, Friday, Sunday)

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