Large gal w 21 l

Value KwaZulu-Natal Safari and Mauritius

A superb value, ten day, combined safari and beach holiday. Encounter the Big Five in South Africa’s game rich, low malaria risk KwaZulu Natal nature reserve, followed by five nights of sun, sea, and sand in an all-inclusive beach resort on Mauritius’ stunning northern coast.

Tailor-made Classic 10 days

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

Flights are typically an additional €1,306 per person economy class from London

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Itinerary

Overview


  • Superb value safari & beach holiday

  • 3 Nights Safari in low malaria risk KwaZulu Natal

  • See the Big Five on Safari

  • 5 Nights All-inclusive Mauritius beach resort

  • Enjoy sheltered waters and spectacular Indian Ocean Beaches

Day-by-day

DAY 1: ARRIVE DURBAN AND TRANSFER TO SAFARI RESERVE
On arrival at Durban Airport you will be met by our representative, and take a 3.5 hour road transfer to your safari lodge. After check in, there is time to relax before gathering for your first safari drive in an open 4x4 vehicle accompanied by your safari guide. Return to the lodge for dinner.
Accommodation: Rhino River Lodge, KwaZulu Natal
Included: All Meals and Game Drives

DAY 2: ON SAFARI
A typical day on safari generally starts with an early morning rise for a game drive to see the animals at their most active. You then have plenty of time to relax at the lodge in the middle of the day before heading out again in the late afternoon for a game drive and sundowner. The exact itinerary depends on the time of year and the weather, and will be coordinated with your guide upon arrival. Hluhluwe and the surrounding reserves are home to Africa’s Big Five: elephant, rhinoceros, Cape buffalo, lion, and leopard, in addition to extensive bird and antelope species. What you see on each drive is unpredictable and it’s this variability that makes each sighting a thrilling adventure.
Accommodation: Rhino River Lodge, KwaZulu Natal
Meals included: All Meals and Game Drives

DAY 3: ON SAFARI
Accommodation: Rhino River Lodge, KwaZulu Natal
Meals included: All Meals and Game Drives

DAY 4: TRANSFER TO DURBAN AIRPORT AND FLY TO MAURITIUS
Today take a 3.5 hour road transfer to Durban airport, followed by a 4 hour flight to Mauritius. On arrival, it is a one hour road transfer from the airport to your accommodation on the north coast of the island. Check in for a five night stay at Zilwa Attitude, a contemporary beach resort with several restaurants and bars, four swimming pools, a gym, and a tranquil spa.
Accommodation: Zilwa Attitude, Calodyne
Included: All-Inclusive

DAY 5: MAURITIUS
Fringed by the Indian Ocean, this laid back, all-inclusive property boasts tranquil, shallow waters and glorious views across to Coin de Mire and the northern islands. Facilities include five restaurants serving a variety of international cuisine, two bars, four swimming pools, a spa, floodlit tennis court, gym, cycle hire, and a kids club for younger guests. Enjoy a range of activities including beach volley ball, paddle boarding, kayaking, snorkelling, diving, and sea fishing, or simply relax and soak up the sun.
Accommodation: Zilwa Attitude, Calodyne
Included: All-Inclusive

DAY 6: MAURITIUS
Accommodation: Zilwa Attitude, Calodyne
Included: All-Inclusive

DAY 7: MAURITIUS
Accommodation: Zilwa Attitude, Calodyne
Included: All-Inclusive

DAY 8: MAURITIUS
Accommodation: Zilwa Attitude, Calodyne
Included: All-Inclusive

DAY 9: DEPART
Today you will take a one hour road transfer to Mauritius airport in time for your overnight flight back 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.

Rhino River Lodge

Manyoni Game Reserve

Our rating

7/10

Price guide

Price rating 3

- Good Value Big 5 Safari
- Private 23,000 hectare reserve
- Family suites
- Down to earth accommodation

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

Price rating 4

- Contemporary beachfront resort
- Calm waters, glorious views, water sports
- Extensive dining facilities
- Four pools, tennis courts, gym, spa

Details

Getting there

There are direct BA flights between London and Durban 3 days a week, direct flights with Air Mauritius between Durban and Mauritius 3 days a week, and direct flights back to London from Mauritius.

Price includes

Quoted price includes all accommodation, all meals, game drives and private transfers. Safari accommodation includes all meals, two game drives a day and house drinks on sundowner game drives. Mauritius accommodation is all-inclusive.
Price does not include International Flights. This trip is tailor-made, please get in touch for a quote including International Flights.

When is best?

This holiday works year round. November to April are the hottest months in both KwaZulu Natal and Mauritius. June to September are winter in both locations, however with a sub tropical climate it is usually warm, sunny and dry with average high temperatures in the low 20s C in Durban and mid 20s C in Mauritius. If travelling in the winter months (June to September) it is best to stay on the West and North West Coasts of Mauritius to avoid the trade winds.

Is it for me?

This is an excellent value, year-round itinerary ideal for families looking for an affordable but luxurious safari and beach holiday.

Safety

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What customers are saying after travelling with Tourdust

Average Rating

based on 504 reviews

(5.00/5)

  • Hi Lisa,

    The safari trip was excellent! The stay, the food and the people were all very nice. We were happy to have Ryan and Stanley as our game drive guides they brought us up close to the animals and Ryan gave very good information throughout.

    Would definitely recommend to friends who are interested in safaris :)

    Also, thanks much for your help, particularly keeping the room for my Brother and his wife they’ve enjoyed the safari very much too!

    Best regards,
    Woan Chyi

    MissingWoan Chyi L reviewing Cape Town & Kruger Safari on 16 October 2019

  • We had a fantastic time and all the arrangements worked perfectly.
    We were very impressed with the quality and service levels of all 4 locations visited and it was truly a holiday of a lifetime.
    Thank you to you and to Lisa for giving us this experience.
    Particular highlights for us – really the whole experience, but of particular impact:
    Breathtaking scenery at Cathedral Peak Hotel
    Rhino Ridge game drives incredible, thanks to guide (we had their head guide, Hala, who’s knowledge, enthusiasm, kindness, interaction, ability to spot wildlife was out of this world)
    Luxury of Rhino Ridge (shower, food, views, service)
    Immersion in nature, torch lit meal on last night and beach trip at Kosi Forest Lodge
    Level of service, quality of food throughout

    MissingCatherine F reviewing South Africa Safari, Beach and Wetlands on 04 September 2019

  • We had a fantastic time. Thank you and it went smoothly in the main except for British Airways!

    The trip had the right degree of luxury and relaxation (for me) and adventure (all of us).

    A few points:
    Driving directions to Umlunghi Lodge were slightly wrong. The driving directions should read at the 4th roundabout take the first exit and turn right over the railway. We loved it there. Anton, Bianca and her son and Harriet were very informative and entertaining. The snake talk and handling, night walks and seeing scorpions and the walk in the bush and "bumping" into a giraffe were really special. The kayak trip to Makuzi pan that the lodge organised was good and Tomaz was very informative and kept a respectful distance from the hippos.3 nights was plenty.

    Rhino River Lodge game reserve was incredibly luxurious and we felt very looked after. The lion siting in camp the day we arrived sent an extra frisson of excitement down our spines. It was easy to forget there were predators that could attack us with all that luxury. The staff and guides (Karl) were knowledgeable and invested in their set up. We saw rhinos with baby, cheetahs with young, porcupine, Genet, wildebeast, Impala, Lion with young, buffalo, a puff adder, ostrich, zebra and giraffes. 4 nights was also plenty.
    They all served great food but I felt Ghost Mountain Inn topped the lot. The variety was amazing. We arrived at 10.30 but could not get into our room until 2 ish. The service was not so personal I guess because it is larger (far more than 50 rooms). We had been a bit spoilt at Rhino River! My daughter and I had some treatments at the Spa and loved it. We also went on a large boat trip on Jonzi and had a closer encounter with a large bull hippo and also a hike up Ghost Mountain with Patrick who was very informative and passionate about his people and his country. Isaac the other guide there took us on the boat trip and pointed out the sugar cane harvest on the way. he was very informative also.

    Lastly, Lalaria Lodge was fabulous and we all piled into the surf of the Indian Ocean. There was hardly anyone on the beach. It was "too cold" according to the landlady. The view from her terrace was of the ocean and whales breaching in the distance. I could have sat there all day. She very kindly provided us with a Scrabble board of her own for us to play. We took a Microlight ride from Ballito over the coastline in the hope of seeing whales and dolphins but no luck. If we had stayed longer we might have gone on a boat trip from Durban. We had a meal at a restaurant called Mozambique which was great fun with vast portions, plenty of carbs and fresh seafood!

    The value of the Rand to the Pound was excellent and therefore we felt that we got excellent value which also played a large part!

    MissingKatrina P reviewing South Africa Bush & Beach Safari For Families on 02 September 2019

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