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South Africa Safari and Mauritius

A wonderful relaxed and indulgent two centre holiday combining world class safari in the malaria free Madikwe game reserve with a stunning beach break on the Indian Ocean island of Mauritius

Tailor-made Luxury 12 days

'From Price' is the average price per person for ground arrangements for two people sharing.

Flights are typically an additional $1,826 per person economy class from London

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Itinerary

Overview

Madikwe Game Reserve is fast gaining a reputation as one of South Africa’s premier safari destinations. Four hours drive from Johannesburg this reserve covers an area of over 680 KMsq and is home to all of the Big 5, as well as the elusive wild dog and over 300 bird species. A big advantage of Madikwe is that it is malaria free.

After four days of safari, you will return to Johannesburg and board your flight to the sparkling Indian Ocean beaches of Mauritius. For the next week, relax amidst the warm hospitality, white sand beaches, exclusive facilities and excellent water sports that Mauritius is renowned for. Mauritius is renowned for its larger upscale resorts and the Residence Mauritius is an excellent choice with its spa, swimming pools, tennis courts and plenty of opportunity for diving, snorkelling and sailing.

This holiday is a tailor-made itinerary. Our South Africa specialist will be delighted to discuss alternative options if you have a hankering to visit Cape Town, safari in Kruger or upgrade any of the hotels.

Day-by-day

DAY 1: ARRIVE
On arrival you will be met and transferred by road to your safari lodge

DAY 1 - DAY 5: MADIKWE PRIVATE GAME RESERVE
Your day on safari generally starts with an early morning rise for the departure of your game drive, during your drive you will stop for drinks and snacks. You then return to the lodge for a hearty full English breakfast and then enjoy the remainder of the day at leisure. A light lunch is served. Late afternoon meet for game drive, again stopping en route for refreshments.
Meals Included: All meals and scheduled AM & PM game drives
Accommodation: Thakadu Lodge
Transport: Return road transfers to Madikwe

DAY 5 - DAY 12: MAURITIUS
Return transfer to Johannesburg Airport and fly to Mauritius where you will be met and transferred by road to your beach hotel for the remainder of your holiday.
Meals Included: Breakfast and dinner
Accommodation: The Residence Mauritius
Transport: Return Airport transfers

DAY 12: DEPART
You will be picked up from your hotel to begin your journey home.

Accommodation


Guide price is based on recommended accommodations. Alternative accommodations and upgrades are available. Please get in touch or click on 'alternatives' below for alternatives and upgrade options.

Thakadu River Camp

Madikwe & Waterberg

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

Price rating 3

- Malaria-free Madikwe Safari
- Great value for Madikwe
- Special drives for under-sixes
- Dedicated family suites
- Strong community links

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

Price rating 3

- Beachfront location
- Tennis and Watersports
- Butler service
- Luxurious accommodation

Details

Getting there

There are regular flights from UK to Johannesburg. The connection from Johannesburg to Mauritius is twice a day and is only four hours flying time is 4 hours. There are regular direct flights returning into London or via for connections to other parts of the country.

Price includes

includes; return private road transfers from Johannesburg Airport to safari lodge, 4 nights on safari with all meals and scheduled shared game drives in open 4x4 vehicles, 7 nights in Mauritius on an all inclusive basis with return road airport transfers

When is best?

This is a lovely choice year round. This price is based on travel in British summer holidays

Safety

For the latest travel advice from the Foreign and Commonwealth office check www.gov.uk/travelaware

What customers are saying after travelling with Tourdust

Average Rating

based on 496 reviews

(4.96/5)

  • Everything was fab, I especially loved Tuningi such a special place and my son got to see his favourite animal the cheetah (after a bit of time hunting about on foot!). Mauritius is lovely we saw quite a bit of the island in the end.

    MissingLaura L reviewing South Africa Safari and Mauritius on 12 December 2018

  • We had a wonderful trip to Morocco. What a fascinating country. Thank you so much for all of your help making things smooth and less stressful!

    Here are a few things we wanted to pass on:

    Dar Housnia was absolutely delightful. It was like an entire wing of a house to ourselves with perfect Moroccan decor. The private area where we ate was so cute, the riad staff so accommodating. I loved waking in the cozy space with our family and hearing both call to prayer as well as roosters. Just perfect.

    I was a little unclear how to ask what time we were being picked up etc, but your office promptly replied to my emails - even on weekends- when we had these questions about transport times. Once, we met our guide in Imlil these details we not problematic as our guide “Abraham” totally took care of us. Abraham was awesome. You should definitely request him again in the future. He was young (29)and energetic. He had a ton of hiking experience in Imlil as he was from there. He also seemed to know everything else about morocco, the desert, the culture, etc, etc. He was approachable, kind, patient, great with our kids and answered SO MANY of our questions.

    The hike was lovely - after rain the day prior in Marrakech - there was snow in the mountains. It was gorgeous. We may have been up for a longer hike up Mt Taboukel if I had known this was a realistic option for families ( I thought from reading that it was too technical for us). Yet not sure we had enough days for all these things always since getting in the desert was a priority.

    The mountain house, Dar adar, was just as described… very basic. The wifi was broken (which was a nice break when you have pre-teens addicted to phones, plus my husband called no wifi an amenity to not be available by email for his work!)). There was no heat and the fireplace helped a tad - but was so very cold in the rooms. My husband loved the rustic space, I may have gone up one step in niceness of mountain accommodation if I had to do it over again. Yet, meeting the other families in this Dar Adar (including another Tourdust family from England) made this house very memorable.

    We were then joined by our driver for the next several days, Jamal. What a fun guy and a perfect driver. He could joke with my kids, he had a fun smile, and he had worked with Abraham before so they were a great team. The drive to desert was long as I knew it would be. It was nice to have the stop on way there near Ait Ben Haddu. The drive back from desert was long. It was more near 10 hours of driving (plus 1 hour at lunch = 11 hours) but I wouldn’t have made any different choices.

    The luxury desert camp was far and away the highlight of our trip. The tents were adorable, I was sufficiently warm even at night inside the tent. We loved the camel riding, the ATV vehicles at a nearby camp, sunsets on the dunes, music around the camp fire, meals with others at the camp and more.

    The last night was at Riad Jona. This was so very very lovely. The food was amazing - such a good idea to eat here after our long drive back to Marrakech. They had a small dining pool plus a hot tub which was delightful. It was almost more of a boutique hotel as it had several rooms.

    MissingGwyneth R reviewing Luxury Family Desert Holiday on 11 December 2018

  • The trip was amazing everything was better than we could have imagined.
    There was a moment climbing the mount Kenya where my wife accused me of tricking her into doing this (half kidding) as some of the nights got pretty cold, but we were dressed well and the sunrise at the peak was astonishing.
    Safari was spectacular, Ben who was our main guide and driver was awesome! We saw everything excepts rhinos which were more of a hope than a reality. We also were able to watch a rock python eat a Thompson gazel live. It was one of the most interesting and unsettling things I have ever seen.
    Just overall, so many moments that make you think wow or I can't believe I am here. Thank you for your help in getting everything set up. I don't believe I could have booked the trip without your help and guidance. It was an amazing way to start our marriage and truly the trip of a lifetime!

    MissingWilliam Kearns reviewing 11 Day Mount Kenya Trek and Masai Mara Safari Combined on 29 October 2018

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