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Luxury Safari and Mauritius

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Luxury Safari and Mauritius

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.

All the holidays we offer to our clients are tailor-made, so we can adjust this trip to fit in with your travel dates, interests, preferred accommodation, and of course your budget.

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Luxury Safari and Mauritius

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Holiday Title: Luxury Safari and Mauritius

Holiday Destination: Holiday to South Africa and Mauritius for 10 nights

Passengers: 2 Adults

Example Cost for 2 Adults: * per person sharing.

*Excludes international flights from your home country - please ask us if you would like us to include these for you.

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Summary Of The Itinerary

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Holiday Title: Luxury Safari and Mauritius

Passengers: 2 Adults

Day 1

Arrive into Skukuza Airport. Collect your luggage, then make your way into the Arrivals Hall, where you will be met and transferred to the Sabi Sand Game Reserve.

Hidden in the shade of indigenous riverine trees, on the banks of the Msuthlu River, lies Little Bush Camp, a small and secluded camp set in the Big 5 Sabi Sand Game Reserve. The lodge offers just 6 stunning suites, featuring private decks overlooking the riverbed and surrounding natural bush. Meals are a delicious culinary experience, with dinners being served in the beautiful outdoor dining boma surrounded by natural bushveld.


Day 4

After you return from your morning game drive, you will have time to enjoy a leisurely breakfast and relaxing morning before you are transferred back to the airport, arriving in time for your afternoon flight to Johannesburg.

Airlink 4Z866 (Economy Class): Fly from Skukuza Airport (SZK) departing at 14:50 to O.R. Tambo International Airport (JNB), arriving at 15:50

Collect your luggage, then make you way into the Arrivals Hall where you will be met and transferred to your airport hotel for an overnight stay.

Closely situated to OR Tambo International Airport, luxury and regal comfort await guests at the 5* Peermont D'oreale Grande Hotel at Emperors Palace. The magnificent ambiance is complimented with state-of-the-art facilities which provide guests with added comfort. Guests can delight in fine dining experiences at the elegant Aurelia's Restaurant, indulge their senses at the Health and Beauty Spa and sip cocktails while watching an African sunset at the Pool Bar. Full access to the casino, dining and entertainment facilities at the resort is granted to all guests.


Day 5

After an early breakfast at the hotel, you will be collected and transferred back to the airport, arriving in time to check in for your morning flight to Mauritius.

Air Mauritius MK950 (Economy Class): Fly from O.R. Tambo International Airport (JNB) departing at 09:30 to Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport (MRU), arriving at 15:15

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.

The Heritage Le Telfair Golf & Spa Resort, a member of the Small Luxury Hotels of the World, is a luxury 5* hotel located on the Domaine de Bel Ombre which is in the south of Mauritius. This exclusive resort offers the ultimate in refinement during your tropical island get away. It boasts stylish elegant colonial architecture, fine restaurants and bars, lush tropical gardens and swimming pools, direct beach access, golf, a spa and an array of sea and land activities.


Day 11

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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Sabi Sabi Little Bush Camp

Sabi Sand Game Reserve: 3 Nights

Located in the game-rich Sabi Sand Private Game Reserve, and hidden on the banks of the Msuthu River lies Little Bush Camp. The warmth and vibrancy, combined with an intimacy and seclusion, makes this an ideal bush retreat for friends, families or small groups.

Skilled rangers and trackers lead you on adventurous wildlife safaris in open Land Rovers both day and night, tracking the Big 5 off-road and viewing up to 200 species of animals and 300 bird species. In addition, a walking safari with your ranger is optional and takes place after breakfast. Community tours to the local village, where the majority of the staff come from, can also be arranged.

The lodge itself is intimate, centred on an inviting lounge and leading to an elegant outdoor dining area that rests in the dappled shade of local trees. The pool area is just out of sight across the riverbed and an outdoor boma is the perfect setting for indulging in the finest safari cuisine under the African star-studded sky and surrounded by the enchanting noises of the African bush at night.

The lodge has just 6 beautiful suites, all with private decks overlooking the riverbed and surrounding natural bush. Each thatched suite is individually styled with a designer bed, draped mosquito nets, genuine African artefacts, wooden finishes and creative use of colours, textures and light.

Luxurious en-suite bathrooms feature both indoor and outdoor showers, while the heated spa bath on each secluded deck offers a delightfully decadent vantage point from which to relax and watch the bushveld and abundant wildlife.

Example Details For Sabi Sabi Little Bush Camp

Nights: 3 Nights
Adults: 2 Children: 0
Room: 1 x Luxury Suite (Fly-In Package)
Includes: Return flights Johannesburg-Skukuza-Johannesburg; twice-daily open 4x4 safari vehicle shared safari drives; the Guest Conservation Contribution; walking safaris; breakfast, lunch and "boma" dinner; selected beverages (excluding cellar wine collection and premium brands) and South African house wines; tourism levy; sundowner drinks during your evening safari; and return transfers from the Sabi Sabi airstrip are included.

Children aged 13 years and older are permitted on guided walks in the reserve.

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

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Peermont D'oreale Grande Hotel

Johannesburg: 1 Night

Discover untold luxury and regal comfort. The 5* Peermont D'oreale Grande hotel at Emperors Palace is conveniently located next to Johannesburg's OR Tambo International Airport.

The Emperors Palace resort offers a unique experience with a magnificent casino, dining to suit every palate, a cinema complex, exhilarating entertainment and theatre venues, and a retail concourse. With palatial buildings set in a display of gardens, fountains and statues, the experience is breathtaking. Richly cloaked surroundings such as marble floors, plush carpets, magnificent stained glass domes, highly decorated murals and frescos, sculptures, intricate mosaics and Roman columns and arches contribute to an atmosphere of intimacy, classical elegance and lavish opulence.

At the hotel itself, guests can dine at the elegant Aurelia's Restaurant, meet or relax in private conclaves of the reception area, absorb the gentle strains of the piano in the Aurelia's Lounge and Cocktail Bar, or sip on a cocktail while watching the African sunset from a lounger or cocktail bar in the manicured and terraced gardens.

The luxurious world-class Octavi's Sensorium Day Spa will indulge you beyond your expectations. This magnificent facility resembles the eclectic style and ambience of Ancient Rome, while providing state of the art facilities including the magnificent Roman Bath.

The hotel features 182 elegant rooms and suites all lavishly furnished in superior style. All rooms incorporate air-conditioning, multi-channel satellite TV, complimentary wireless internet access (Wi-Fi) and the convenience of 24-hour room service. For the discerning guest who seeks premier quality and elegance, the Club Superior Rooms are situated on the private Club Floor, which has a private lounge with complimentary refreshments and a Club Floor Services Manager who is willing to assist with a diverse bouquet of personalised services including early check in and late check out options, and 24 hour refreshment in rooms.

A complimentary shuttle service to and from the airport for all guests is available.

Example Details For Peermont D'oreale Grande Hotel

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

Location

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Heritage Le Telfair

Mauritius: 6 Nights

The Heritage Le Telfair Golf and Spa Resort, situated in the south of Mauritius, carries its guests back in time to the Domaine de Bel Ombre of yesteryear for a truly memorable stay. A stay here extends an invitation to wander along the alleys of time, back to when Mauritius was a strategic stopover along the Sugar and Spice Routes.

A member of the Small Luxury Hotels of the World, the resort offers spacious and luxury accommodation combined with a decor reminiscent of olden day Mauritius, refined cuisine with a thousand and one flavours as well as an abundance of leisure activities, both on land and water.

Swim, sail, kitesurf or just relax by one of the pools. From yoga in the nature reserve to a round ​of golf on a European Tour branded golf course, the wide selection of land and water based activities is sure to entertain the most adventurous types.

Divided into pavilions nestled among lush tropical gardens, the 158 luxurious suites of the Heritage Le Telfair harmoniously combine ample space with optimum comfort accommodation. The suites are inspired by the architecture typical of colonial sugar plantation houses, whose influence is reflected even in the furniture and decor. You will be charmed by the French windows that open onto a veranda or a balcony for splendid views of the lagoon or the river.

Families, groups of friends and golfers will also enjoy the independence and privacy of a villa at Heritage The Villas. The beautifully appointed and unique 2, 3 or 4 bedroom villas are a tropical sanctuary where you can relax in a beautiful natural setting with views of the serene tropical landscaped gardens, the Fréderica Nature Reserve and the Indian Ocean. Villa guests can also enjoy the top-class services and amenities of Le Telfair.

Example Details For Heritage Le Telfair

Nights: 6 Nights
Adults: 2 Children: 0
Room: 1 x Beachfront Suite (Super Saver 20% Discount offer applied - selected periods only)
Includes: Half Board basis. Full Board/Gourmet Bliss rates available on request.

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Important Travel Information For South Africa

Passport, Visa and Entry Requirements

CURRENT ENTRY RULES IN RESPONSE TO CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) - Updated 12 November 2020: International borders into South Africa reopened on 12 November 2020. International air travel is currently restricted to Johannesburg's OR Tambo International Airport, Durban's King Shaka International Airport and Cape Town International Airport. All land borders are fully operational. Tourists are now permitted from all countries.

On arrival, travellers need to present a negative PCR COVID-19 test result (paper copy). The test must have taken place no more than 72 hours before your departure. We strongly advise taking multiple copies of the test with you. It is also possible to transit South Africa and travel onto another country but you must still show a paper copy of your negative Covid-19 test. If you cannot produce a negative COVID-19 test, you may be required to quarantine in a government-appointed quarantine facility for 10 days, at your own cost. Travellers will also be asked to download the COVID Alert South Africa Mobile App. You will need to provide proof of accommodation upon arrival in case you need to self-isolate during your trip.

Screening processes have been introduced at all major ports of entry, including airports, for arrivals, departures and transit passengers. Additional screening may include temperature measurements and check on recent travel to affected areas.

It is expected that these rules will be lifted and that the entry requirements will revert to normal as soon as the government of South Africa deems it safe to do so.

Normally, holders of the following passports do not require a visa to enter South Africa when travelling as a tourist for stays up to 90 days: United Kingdom; United States of America; Canada; Australia; Ireland; Belgium; Netherlands; Italy; France; Germany; Spain, Switzerland.

If you are a passport holder from another country, please contact your local South Africa High Commission or Embassy for up-to-date visa requirements, as citizens of certain countries (including New Zealand) 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.

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 - AT LEAST 2 BLANK PAGES.

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 the applicable entry requirements.

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Important Travel Information For South Africa

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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.

Tap water is purified and safe to drink in major cities and towns, however, we do advise that you do not drink the water in more remote places such as the camps in the National Parks - the water may be safe to drink, but it simply is not worth the risk, as bottled water is widely available.

Whatever you do, do not drink water from any river lake without firstly purifying the water. Always take water with you when you go on a hike, and have a bottle in the car on a long journey to avoid dehydration.

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 but it is up to the traveller to check the full list via http://www.who.int/ith/2015-ith-annex1.pdf?ua=1.

If you need emergency medical assistance during your trip, dial 10177 and ask for an ambulance.

Languages And Culture

The 11 official languages are Zulu, Xhosa, Afrikaans, Pedi, English, Tswana, Sotho, Tsonga, Swati, Venda and Ndebele. Whilst many visitors will hear at least a couple of the tribal languages during the course of their stay, it is possible to travel extensively and comfortably with just English as a language.

The South African society is quite liberal, as gay marriage was legalised in 2006 nationwide and everyone’s rights are protected under the constitution. In some more rural areas, however, the local people may not be quite as liberal thinking, so whilst everyone is of course entitled to their own sexual preferences and gender identity, we would advise all clients of the LGBT+ community to refrain from public displays of affection (including kissing and holding hands) and to be as discrete as possible about their relationship if travelling to a rural/remote area.

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Important Travel Information For Mauritius

Passport, Visa and Entry Requirements

CURRENT ENTRY RULES IN RESPONSE TO CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) - Updated 01 October 2020: From 1 October, the Mauritian government is allowing international visitors entry to Mauritius under subject to the following quarantine restrictions. To enter Mauritius, you must:

  • Book airline travel and accommodation via the official Mauritian Tourism Promotion Agency website.
  • Undergo a period of “in room” quarantine in a government-approved hotel on a full board basis for 14 days on arrival.
  • Take a COVID-19 test no more than 7 days before your departure for Mauritius and demonstrate a negative test result on entry. You should not use the NHS testing service to get a test in order to facilitate your travel to another country. You should arrange to take a private test.
  • Take a COVID-19 test on the day of arrival, and on day 7 and day 14 of your stay. If at any point, you receive a positive test result, you will be transferred to a public medical facility for treatment.

It is expected that these rules will be lifted and that the entry requirements will revert to normal as soon as the government of Mauritius deems it safe to do so.

Normally, 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. You can also check this website: http://passport.govmu.org/English/Passport%20and%20Visa%20Requirement%20in%20Mauritius/Pages/Visa-Requirements-in-Mauritius.aspx.

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 the proposed duration of your stay. No additional period of validity beyond this is required. Your passport should have at least one blank page.

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 the applicable entry 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 include Kenya, Uganda and Rwanda. For the full list of countries that the Mauritius Ministry of Health deem as being infected areas, please check here: http://foreign.govmu.org/English/IOR-ARC/Pages/Yellow-Fever.aspx.

Languages And Culture

The official languages of Mauritius are English and French, with the latter being more widely spoken. Other languages on the island include Hindi, Urdu, Tamil, Telugu, Marathi, Bhojpuri, Gujarati, Arabic, Cantonese and Mandarin.

Mauritius is a relatively conservative society. Although homosexuality is not prohibited by law, local attitudes can be less tolerant and public displays of affection may attract negative attention. Whilst everyone is of course entitled to their own sexual preferences and gender identity, we would advise all clients of the LGBT+ community to refrain from public displays of affection (including kissing and holding hands) and to be as discrete as possible about their relationship.