Safari and Beach

$10150-$10550/per person

Overview

Your safari begins in the game rich Sabi Sands, an area of private reserves bordering Kruger National Park. 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. Resting in the warm Indian Ocean just off the coast of Vilanculos in Mozambique, the Bazaruto Archipelago forms part of a protected marine park and consists of five idyllic islands, including Benguerra. These small, sandy and exquisitely beautiful islands feature some of Africa’s best beaches as well as a number of large dunes and freshwater lakes. After a direct flight from Kruger and a short hop by helicopter, you reach the spectacular Benguerra Island Lodge, where you can enjoy a variety of water and land based activities or simply relax on the beach with views of the Indian Ocean.

DAY
1-4

At A Glance

  • Meet our local representative on arrival at OR Tambo International Airport (Johannesburg)
  • Shared charter flight Johannesburg – Savanna
  • Stay at Savanna Private Game Reserve in a Luxury Suite for 4 nights
  • Twice daily scheduled activities included – game drives and bush walks
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner included

Savanna Private Game Reserve

Itinerary Details

Situated in the internationally famous Sabi Sand Game Reserve, this exclusive 5-star lodge boasts nine beautifully appointed, thatched suites consisting of two separate en-suite bedrooms, each with their own deck and plunge pools. These rooms lead onto a central elegantly furnished lounge. The decor combines a colonial and classic mix of colours, fabrics and textures. All suites have air-conditioning, en-suite bathrooms, indoor and outdoor showers, and covered patios, decks and private plunge pools. The main lodge features a bar, gourmet dining area, wine cellar, library and a patio overlooking the main lodge pool and indigenous gardens to one of 5 waterholes that surround the lodge and offer fantastic views of game drinking and bathing.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 or stop by a local village and school. Meet a traditional “medicine man” or go golfing at nearby Skukuza or Leopard Creek (all optional activities at an additional cost).

DAY
5-8

At A Glance

  • Shared charter flight Savanna – Kruger (± 30 min)
  • Scheduled flight Kruger (MQP) – Vilanculos (VNX)  (±90 minutes – flight cost not included)
  • Shared helicopter flight from VNX to &Beyond Benguerra Island
  • Stay at &Beyond Benguerra Island in a Casinha for 4 nights
  • Shared activities included – horseriding, sea kayaking, sunset cruise, castaway picnic, village tour, snorkeling and diving for PADI certified
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner included

Benguerra Island Lodge

Itinerary Details

Tucked into an indigenous forest overlooking a picturesque crescent of sandy beach, andBeyond Benguerra Island is the quintessential luxury island retreat. The ten casinhas and two cabanas boast four-poster beds, private decks and plunge pools. Bathrooms feature generous tubs and al fresco showers. A gazebo provides the ideal venue for starlit dinners, while the stylish dining room and open lounge are the setting for more social dining. The Casa Familia is nestled in its own secluded garden mere metres from the beach and boasts three ensuite bedrooms and a private swimming pool. The lodge’s beach bar is the perfect place to enjoy a cocktail while the comfortable loungers around the pool are ideal for taking in the breathtaking ocean views.Recommended activities include Scuba Diving, Castaway Picnics, Fishing, Dhow Cruises, Island Drives, Horse Riding Safaris and Swimming with Horses. But simply lying by the sea soaking up the sun is perfectly acceptable as well!

DAY
9

At A Glance

  • Shared helicopter flight Benguerra Island to VNX
  • Scheduled flight Vilanculos (VNX) to Johannesburg (±90 minutes – flight cost not included)

Itinerary Details

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