These holiday suggestions give you the opportunity to experience the best that South Africa and Mozambique offer, and go home fully refreshed, reinvigorated and wanting to return again. Whether you want to combine the bright city lights with a wildlife adventure and laid back beach life, or if you just want a safari and beach combo, we can help you create your perfect holiday.
To get the city buzz, why not start with a few nights in the 'Mother City', Cape Town. Nestled at the foot of the majestic Table Mountain and bordered by the Atlantic Ocean, Cape Town is consistently voted among the top cities in the world to visit. It is no surprise therefore that this wonderful city is one of the highlights of a holiday to South Africa. The climate is Mediterranean, with mild winters and hot summers.
Wine lovers can consider heading to the neighbouring Winelands, and exploring the many wineries here. There are literally scores of wine estates, and staying in the area will give you the chance to either search out the labels you are familiar with from home or to go on a voyage of discovery and find new favourites.
You can then head to one of South Africa's plethra of Big 5 game reserves. Morning and afternoon game drives in the company of a skilled and knowledgeable ranger take you deep into the African bush so you can experience for yourself the superb wildlife found here. Setting out in the late afternoon is the ideal time to spot leopard and lion emerging to drink water or rest before the night's hunt. Early morning game drives are a journey through the magic of the African sunrise as the bush begins to come to life and welcome the new day.
After a string of sunrise game drives on safari, you may be longing for a lie in, a sun lounger and a Long Island Ice Tea. Heading to Mozambique, you’ll be transported straight into postcard-perfect tropical paradise where you can enjoy lazy, lingering breakfasts or sundowner drinks overlooking the Indian Ocean as the coconut palms sway in the breeze. Snorkel through colourful coral, horse ride along the beach, sailing into the sunset on a traditional dhow, or learn to scuba dive. It’s a blissful way to relax before heading home.
Here are just a few suggestions to get you started planning this dream holiday, so you can experience this all for yourself.
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City, Bush and Beach Classic
Sabi Sand Game Reserve
Destination: South Africa and Mozambique.
This 12 night trip is a brilliant balance of classic city, bush and beach. First, you’ll explore Cape Town and the surrounding areas, then spend 3 nights on safari in one of Africa's finest safari destinations where the big cat game viewing - in particular phenomenal close up leopard sightings - set this reserve aside from any other. Then, you’ll set course for Mozamique's mainland coastline and stay in a small boutique hotel where you can wake up to the sun rising over the Indian Ocean from your sea view room.
This is a 12 night itinerary including Cape Town, Sabi Sand Game Reserve and Vilanculos.
A perfect 13 night retreat for couples of all ages, your trip combines staying at the buzzy V&A Waterfront in Cape Town, a stay on an historic wine farm, a Big 5 safari in the Sabi Sand Game Reserve where you’ll stay in a lodge that overlooks a large waterhole which is a hive of animal activity. You will then explore the Lowveld on a guided tour, before heading to Mozambique, where you’ll stay in a beach lodge that boasts luxuriously appointed chalets, powder white beaches and crystal clear water, providing a barefoot luxury experience like no other.
This is a 13 night itinerary including Cape Town, The Cape Winelands, Sabi Sand Game Reserve, Hazyview and Maputo.
Escape from your daily stress on this 10 night trip. For your safari, stay at a lodge which is a simple extension of the natural environment beyond its walls. Then head to a beautiful property on the Mozambique mainland overlooking the Indian Ocean with a style very reminiscent of the Greek island of the same name. And to help with the stress levels, at certain times of the year you can enjoy complimentary nights at both properties!
This is a 10 night itinerary including Marakele National Park, Johannesburg and Vilanculos.
With a 3 night stay at the superb Lion Sands River Lodge over selected periods, this holiday also includes 2 complimentary nights at their sister property in Cape Town, the historic Cape Cadogan Boutique Hotel. If that is not enough to tempt you, then end the trip on a tropical island surrounded by azure-blue warm seas just off the coast of Mozambique.
This is a 12 night itinerary including Cape Town, Sabi Sand Game Reserve and Bazaruto Archipelago.
Stay in a luxury lodge with incredible sightings of leopards and lions on your daily game drives. Then, you are off to a private paradise island by helicopter where you can kick off your shoes and shrug off your worries as you lounge on sun-kissed beaches and take sunset dhow cruises.
This is a 8 night itinerary including Sabi Sand Game Reserve and Bazaruto Archipelago.
Palatial suites, private plunge pools, extraordinary game viewing and deserted beaches of pure white sand that extend for miles lapped by sparkling turquoise seas criss-crossed by local dhows. This is the enchanting beach and bush combination that you have always imagined.
This is a 10 night itinerary including Madikwe Game Reserve, Johannesburg and Bazaruto Archipelago.
Based on 5 Star Accommodation:
3 Nights at Madikwe Hills
1 Night at InterContinental Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport