You’ll track the Big 5 through the bush on open Land Rovers, returning to your exquisite suite offering spectacular views from your private sala or plunge pool. Then its off to the Bazaruto Archipelago, where the sun-kissed sandy shores of the island give way to the bright turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean.
The Sabi Sand is famous for its Big 5 and has the highest concentration of leopard in the world. Simbambili Lodge is situated here among dense stands of knobthorn and jackalberry trees along the meandering Manyeleti River. Tireless attention to detail is made possible by limiting this exclusive safari experience to just a small handful of guests.
After all the safari excitement, you will be ready for some serious downtime and relaxation. Anantara Bazaruto Island Resort is a dream destination, offering pristine white sands, warm Indian Ocean waters and a relaxed atmosphere. The surrounding coral reefs with their abundance of colourful tropical fish are waiting to be explored by divers and snorkellers. With few distractions to interrupt your stay here, you can completely lose yourself in dazzling natural beauty, peaceful island life and unforgettable experiences.
You will need to clear Customs and Immigration at Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport, collect your bags, and then make your way to the Domestic Terminal and check in for your flight to the Kruger National Park.
South African Airways SA8859 (Economy Class): Fly from O.R. Tambo International Airport (JNB) departing at 11:50 to Hoedspruit Air Force Base (HDS), arriving at 12:50
You will be met by your driver and transferred to Simbambili Game Lodge, a luxury safari lodge within the famous Sabi Sand Game Reserve.
Simbambili Game Lodge is famed for its regular leopard sightings and abundance of general game species as well as extraordinary bird life. Daily morning and afternoon safari activities are in open 4x4 game vehicles and also there is the opportunity to go on a bush walk too. For those who prefer more relaxation inbetween game drives, you can enjoy a rejuvenating spa treatment in the enchanting spa chalet on stilts or in the open air spa sala, both which offer uninterrupted views over the magical African bushveld.
After breakfast at the lodge (there will not be time for a morning game drive today), you will be transferred to the Kruger Mpumalanga Airport - about a 3 hour drive.
Check in for your flight across to Vilanculos.
South African Airways SA8258 (Economy Class): Fly from Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport (MQP) departing at 11:45 to Vilanculos Airport (VNX), arriving at 12:55
Connect with your onwards flight across to Bazaruto Island.
CR Aviation ABZ01 (Light Aircraft): Fly from Vilankulo (VNX) departing at 14:00 to Bazaruto Airstrip, arriving at 14:30
You will be met at the airstrip and transferred to Anantara Bazaruto Island Resort. Spend lazy days at a quiet beachfront pool that is reserved exclusively for adults, or feel revitalised at the pampering spa with an extensive range of treatments and specialist hydro facilities. Discover some of the world's best scuba diving as you go in search of dugongs, turtles and whales. Master water skiing and wake boarding, or set out in search of dancing dolphins. Then as a postcard perfect day draws to an end, catch the wind in your sails at sunset aboard a traditional dhow boat.
Holiday Destination: Holiday to South Africa and Mozambique for 10 nights
Passengers: 2 Adults
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