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Big 5 and Beaches

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Big 5 and Beaches

We hope that this example holiday will give you give some inspiration to help you begin to plan your own dream holiday to Africa.

The next couple of pages show a summary of the itinerary, and then there is a page on each place that is included.

Important travel information for visitors to South Africa and Mauritius is included at the back of this document.

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Big 5 and Beaches

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Holiday Title: Big 5 and Beaches

Holiday Destination: Holiday to South Africa and Mauritius for 11 nights

Passengers: 2 Adults

Example Cost for 2 Adults: * per person sharing.

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Summary Of The Itinerary

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Holiday Title: Big 5 and Beaches

Passengers: 2 Adults

Day 1

Arrive into Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport. Go through Immigration, collect your luggage and clear Customs, then make your way to the Domestic Departure Terminal to check in for your next flight.

South African Airways SA8841 (Economy Class): Fly from O.R. Tambo International Airport (JNB) departing at 11:05 to Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport (MQP), arriving at 11:50

You will be met in the Arrivals Hall by your driver and transferred to the Sabi Sand Game Reserve.

Reputed to be one of Africa's finest safari destinations, the exclusive Sabi Sand Game Reserve shares a common 50 km unfenced boundary with the Kruger National Park to the east. With no boundary fences between the Sabi Sand and the Kruger National Park, a great diversity of wildlife is found here, including the Big Five, but it is the big cat game viewing - in particular phenomenal close up leopard sightings - which set this reserve aside from any other. Game drives traverse the area every morning and afternoon, and strict vehicle limits at sightings ensure the exclusivity of your game viewing experience. Off-road driving enables the best possible view of any exceptional sighting and rangers are constantly in touch with each other to keep track of animal movements.


Day 4

After you return from your morning game drive, you will be able to enjoy a leisurely breakfast before checking out of your room. You can then remain at the lodge and relax around the main guest areas until you are collected and transferred back to the airport.

South African Airways SA8844 (Economy Class): Fly from Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport (MQP) departing at 15:55 to O.R. Tambo International Airport (JNB), arriving at 16:50

Collect your luggage, then exit the terminal and make your own way to the shuttle terminus behind the InterContinental Hotel. Wait here for the Emperors Palace bus - the shuttle vans are black with the Emperors Palace logo on the sides and the drivers wear a black Emperors Palace Uniform. The complimentary shuttle service between the hotel and the airport terminals operates every 20 minutes between 06:00 and 23:00 daily.

Closely situated to OR Tambo International Airport, the Peermont Mondior Hotel features spacious rooms which are all fitted with cutting-edge technology and furnished in an elegant and contemporary African style. Hotel guests also have access to the casino, dining, entertainment and spa facilities at the Emperors Palace Entertainment Resort.


Day 5

After an early breakfast at the hotel, take the shuttle bus back to the airport terminals, arriving in time to check in for your morning flight to Mauritius. Passengers are advised to check in 2.5-3 hours prior to the flight departure time.

South African Airways SA190 (Economy Class): Fly from O.R. Tambo International Airport (JNB) departing at 09:40 to Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport (MRU), arriving at 15:30

Go through Immigration, collect your luggage and clear Customs, then make your way into the Arrivals Hall. Here, you will be met by our representative in Mauritius and welcomed to the island, and then transferred to your hotel.

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The Sands Suites Resort & Spa is situated on a pristine stretch of beach at Flic en Flac, on the west coast of Mauritius. It is the perfect destination for anyone seeking tranquility, comfort and personal service in an elegant setting.


Day 12

You will need to check out of your room this morning but you can remain at the hotel and use all the facilities until you are collected for your transfer back to the airport. Alternatively, if you have an evening flight, the hotel may be arrange a late check out for you (additional cost and payable directly to the hotel) subject to the availability of the room.

 
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Idube Private Game Reserve

Sabi Sand Game Reserve: 3 Nights

Idube Private Game Reserve is set in the heart of the exclusive Sabi Sand reserve adjoining the famous Kruger National Park. Built under towering knobthorn and jackalberry trees, the lodge and its friendly and welcoming staff are dedicated to giving guests a genuine bush experience.

Daily game drives and bush walks with experienced rangers and Shaangaan trackers promise close encounters with an abundance of wildlife, including the Big 5 - lion, leopard, elephant, rhino and buffalo.  The extensive green lawns are irresistible to nyala and warthog, who freely wander through the gardens. A secluded sunken hide offers the opportunity to watch animals coming to drink at the dam.  Relaxing around the swimming pool is a great place to be in the middle of a warm day.

Hearty breakfasts and lunches are served in the thatched dining area, and delicious South African fare in the bush boma is an ideal way to round off a wonderful day.

The 8 individually decorated chalets are all equipped with air-conditioning, overhead fans and mosquito screens for that touch of safari romance. Outside showers offer the perfect solution to a hot day. Private wooden decks are perfect to enjoy the tranquillity of the lodge and view visiting animals. The 2 luxury and secluded Makubela Suites and the Leadwood Suite each have their own private splash pool and a game viewing deck overlooking the bushveld.

Leave the main door open at night, safe behind the screen door, and listen to Africa's unique night sounds - the distant roar of a lion, or the cackling call of a hyena - and wake in the morning to the dawn chorus of hundreds of different birds.

Example Details For Idube Private Game Reserve

Nights: 3 Nights
Adults: 2 Children: 0
Room: 1 x Chalet
Includes: 3 meals daily; tea/coffee; afternoon tea; the Guest Contribution Levy; 2 shared game drives daily in open Land Rovers; and a safari walk are included. PLEASE NOTE: The tourism bed levy and all other drinks are NOT included.

Children under the age of 16 years are not permitted on guided walks in the reserve. Guests over 65 years old wishing to join a guided walk are required to have a letter or certificate from their doctor confirming they are in good health and are physically fit to do the walk. More details available on request.

Please Note: As the animals are wild, it is not possible to guarantee what you will see during your safari.

Location

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Peermont Mondior

Johannesburg: 1 Night

Closely situated to OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg, the Peermont Mondior is part of the Emperors Palace - a sensational resort that combines the timeless classical elegance of Rome with eclectic Monte Carlo architecture, providing a world-class entertainment experience for everyone.

Feast on a fabulous variety of dishes at the culinary parade of restaurants. With international buffets, fine dining, contemporary Asian to classic Mediterranean, chic cocktail bars and relaxed family eateries, the possibilities are endless.

The Palace also showcases a celebration of local and international shows, productions and musicals in a multitude of superbly appointed entertainment venues including the Centre Court arena, Theatre of Marcellus, Red Roman Shed and The Barnyard Theatre.

Peermont Mondior guests also have access to the majestic Emperors Palace Casino, where every turn of a card and spin of a wheel, deals a winning combination of excitement and thrills.

The 4* Peermont Mondior features 150 spacious rooms and suites which are all fitted with cutting-edge technology and furnished in an elegant and contemporary African style.

The chic Oriana restaurant offers breakfast and light meals and guests can enjoy a delectable cocktail at the Silver Moon Bar.

A complimentary shuttle service between the airport terminals and the hotel runs daily between 06:00 and 23:00.

Example Details For Peermont Mondior

Nights: 1 Night
Adults: 2 Children: 0
Room: 1 x Classic Room
Includes: Breakfast is included.

Location

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The Sands Suites Resort & Spa

Mauritius: 7 Nights

Situated on the west coast of the island on the pristine white sandy beach at Flic en Flac, the 4* Plus Sands Suites Resort & Spa is a hideaway for anyone seeking tranquility, comfort and personalised service.

Overlooking the translucent blue and turquoise lagoon of Tamarin Bay and the legendary rock of Le Morne Peninsula, the scenic lagoon in front of the hotel is ideal for a wide range of water sports, including glass-bottom boat, kayaks - single and double - paddleboats, snorkeling, water skiing, windsurfing and sailing (laser boats). If you would rather keep on shore, the hotel also has an infinity swimming pool.

The hotel provides you with the opportunity to tantalise your taste buds with a selection of colourful and tasty dishes through the hotel's cuisine, which is based around 3 restaurants which all complement each other. The bar is the bustling epicentre of the resort, offering a selection of cocktails and homemade rum - making it the perfect spot to spend a lazy afternoon or enjoying the sunset and swaying to the beat of a local band.

For some pure relaxtion, head to the spa. The experienced therapists will restore health, peace and harmony to your life, and will advise on the various treatments available and recommend the best one to suit you.

The beautifully landscaped gardens of the hotel provide the perfect backdrop for the superb Mauritian architecture of the resort.

The 12 elegantly appointed Beachfront Suites feature a private sea facing balcony or terrace, and boast a premium beachfront location where guests can enjoy the magnificent view of the bay of Tamarin. Situated on the first and second floors, the 52 elegantly appointed Superior Suites feature a private sea facing balcony with a remarkable view of the lagoon which accentuates the feeling of tranquillity and bliss. The 26 elegant Deluxe Suites are on the grond floor level and feature individual terraces with direct access to the garden and other hotel facilities including the beach.

For those seeking a truly exclusive experience, the resort’s signature suite has 2 balconies and one of the best views of the Indian Ocean. Spacious and elegant, the Exclusive Suite is set on the first floor with 2 bedrooms and a living/dining space.

Example Details For The Sands Suites Resort & Spa

Nights: 7 Nights
Adults: 2 Children: 0
Room: 1 x Deluxe Suite
Includes: Half Board basis.

Location

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Important Travel Information For South Africa

Passport, Visa and Entry Requirements

As of the 18th March 2020, passport holders from certain countries are now required to obtain a visa before travelling to South Africa - including the United Kingdom; United States of America; France; Germany; Italy; Spain; Switzerland; and New Zealand.

All international travellers are therefore advised to contact their local South Africa High Commission or Embassy to establish whether they need to apply for a visa. There may be a fee charged for issuing a visa. Please note that some visas may take a long time to be processed so please do take this into consideration, as it is your responsibility to ensure you have the correct visa in place before you travel. Visas are not issued at South African ports of entry and airline officials are obliged to insist on visas before allowing passengers to board.

Please note that anyone travelling to South Africa should have a valid return ticket and a valid passport. Your passport should be valid for a minimum period of 30 days from the date of exit from South Africa. However, some immigration officials still request that a passport should have at least 6 months validity from the date of entry to South Africa so to avoid problems on arrival, we advise that your passport meets this requirement instead. The passport must also have sufficient pages for entry/exit stamps if you require a visa to enter the country - AT LEAST 2 BLANK PAGES. If you do not need a visa, one page is sufficient.

TRAVELLING TO/FROM SOUTH AFRICA WITH CHILDREN YOUNGER THAN 18 YEARS OF AGE AT DATE OF TRAVEL: It has been recently announced that the immigration laws for children travelling to South Africa who do NOT require a visa are to be relaxed, however not all airlines have updated their systems at the moment to reflect this amendment. Therefore, until we have received notification that all systems have been fully updated with the new relaxed rules, we are strongly advising that all passengers still adher to these following guidelines: Parents travelling with children must produce an unabridged birth certificate for the child, showing full details of the child's parents. If the birth certificate is in a language other than English, it must be accompanied by a sworn translation issued by a competent authority in the country concerned. If the child is adopted, the adoption certificate must be produced. If only one parent is travelling, said parent must also show consent in the form of an affidavit from the other parent named on the birth certificate authorising the child to travel (the affidavit must be no more than 3 months old from the date of travel - a blank Parental Consent Affidavit can be downloaded from http://southafricahouseuk.com/documents/parentconaff.pdf), or a court order granting full parental responsibilities to the travelling parent, or (where applicable) a death certificate for the deceased parent. Legally separated parents should also provide a court order when the other parent does not give consent. Where a person is travelling with a child who is not their biological child, he/she must produce an unabridged birth certificate for the child supplemented by affidavits from the child's parents/legal guardian giving consent for the child to travel and copies of the identity documents or passport of the parents/legal guardian PLUS their contact details. There are also additional rules for unaccompanied minors - available on request. PLEASE NOTE: All documents must be original - PHOTOCOPIES ARE NOT ACCEPTED. In the case of foreign countries that do not issue unabridged birth certificates, a letter to this effect issued by the competent authority of the foreign country should be produced. For more information, contact the South African High Commission via http://southafricahouseuk.com/ or the South African Department of Home Affairs via http://www.dha.gov.za/.

PLEASE NOTE: Countries can change their entry requirements at any time. Travel Butlers try to ensure that the information displayed here is correct, but the onus remains with the traveller to verify the information with the relevant High Commission or Embassy and ensure that they can comply with current passport and visa requirements.

Medical

You are advised to contact your doctor or clinic around 4-8 weeks before your trip to check whether you need any vaccinations and to get their professional medical advice regarding travel to South Africa.

To help avoid heatstroke, drink plenty of bottled water/fluids, and keep out of the midday sun.

There is a risk of malaria in and around the Kruger National Park/Mpumalanga Province, the Limpopo (Northern) Province, and the north-eastern part of KwaZulu-Natal - check with your doctor about suitable antimalarial tablets. Try to avoid mosquito bites wherever possible - wear loose long-sleeved clothing and trousers, and use a repellent on clothing and exposed skin.

There is no risk of yellow fever in South Africa, so a yellow fever vaccination is NOT required for travellers whose sole destination is South Africa. However, in accordance with International Health Reguations, South Africa requires all travellers over one year of age arriving from a yellow fever risk country, or having been in transit longer than 12 hours at the airport of such a country, to have a yellow fever certificate. These countries include Kenya, Uganda and Rwanda.

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Important Travel Information For Mauritius

Passport, Visa and Entry Requirements

Holders of the following passports do not require a visa to enter Mauritius when travelling as a tourist: United Kingdom; United States of America; Canada; Australia; New Zealand; Ireland; Belgium; Netherlands; Italy; France; Germany; Spain; Switzerland; South Africa.

If you are a passport holder from another country, please contact your local Mauritius High Commission or Embassy for up-to-date visa requirements, as citizens of certain countries are required to obtain visas before travelling. Please note that if you are applying to the Embassy for your visa, some visas can take a long time to be processed so please do take this into consideration, as it is your responsibility to ensure you have the correct visa in place before you travel.

Your passport should be valid for a minimum period of 6 months from the date of entry into Mauritius and have sufficient blank pages for entry/exit stamps (at least 2).

PLEASE NOTE: Countries can change their entry requirements at any time. Travel Butlers try to ensure that the information displayed here is correct, but the onus remains with the traveller to verify the information with the relevant High Commission or Embassy and ensure that they can comply with current passport and visa requirements.

Medical

You are advised to contact your doctor or clinic around 4-8 weeks before your trip to check whether you need any vaccinations and to get their professional medical advice regarding travel to Mauritius.

To help avoid heatstroke, drink plenty of bottled water/fluids, and keep out of the midday sun.

There is no risk of malaria in Mauritius, however cases of dengue fever transmitted by mosquitoes have been reported. Try to avoid mosquito bites wherever possible - wear loose long-sleeved clothing and trousers, and use a repellent on clothing and exposed skin.

Stonefish stings are rare but can be fatal. Seek urgent medical attention if you are stung. Many hotels stock anti-venom serum.

There is no risk of yellow fever in Mauritius, so a yellow fever vaccination is NOT required for travellers whose sole destination is Mauritius. However, in accordance with the Mauritius Ministry of Health regulations, Mauritius requires all travellers over one year of age arriving from a yellow fever risk country, or having been in transit longer than 12 hours at the airport of such a country, to have a yellow fever certificate. These countries, according to the Mauritius Ministry of Health, include Kenya, Uganda and Rwanda, Zambia and Tanzania. For the full list of countries that the Mauritius Ministry of Health deem as being infected areas, please check here:

http://health.govmu.org/English/Pages/Travellers-Advice.aspx