A heady mix of big game viewing in one of South Africa's most prestigious game reserves, followed by a stay at a 5* resort with access to two of the most beautiful beaches on the island of Mahé.
You begin with 3 nights in the exclusive 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.
Spending a night in a 5* hotel at Johannesburg Airport allows you to relax after the safari, before heading off on an afternoon flight across to Seychelles. Constance Ephelia offers spacious contemporary accommodation surrounded by lush landscapes and beautiful lagoons - a perfect way to spend 5 nights.
Feast on delicious dishes and cocktails while marvelling at the deep blue of the Indian Ocean with a private dinner on the beach or in one of the restaurants.
For a truly pampering moment, choose from a canopy of treatments at the spa, or if you are feeling more active, choose from one of many activities including tennis, squash, pedal boats, catamaran, windsurfing, kayaking, diving, bicycle hire and a fully equipped gym.
Arrive into Hoedspruit Airport. You will be met in the airport building by your driver and once you have collected your luggage you will then be transferred to the 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 you return from your morning game drive, you will have time to enjoy breakfast before you are collected and transferred to the airport.
Airlink 4Z872 (Economy Class): Fly from Hoedspruit Air Force Base (HDS) departing at 11:20 to O.R. Tambo International Airport (JNB), arriving at 12:20
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, 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.
After a leisurely breakfast, take the complimentary shuttle bus to the International Departure Terminal and check in for your flight to Seychelles. Passengers are advised to check in at least 2.5 to 3 hours prior to the flight departure.
Air Seychelles HM060 (Economy Class): Fly from O.R. Tambo International Airport (JNB) departing at 13:50 to Seychelles International Airport (SEZ), arriving at 20:45
Once you have cleared Customs & Immigration at Mahe Airport and collected your luggage, you need to make your way into the Arrivals Hall to the Welcome Kiosk of our representative in Seychelles. Here, you will be welcomed to the island and then transferred to your hotel.
Situated on 2 of the most beautiful beaches on the island of Mahe, overlooking the marine National Park of Port Launay, Constance Ephelia enjoys a unique location set within 120 hectares of land with luxuriant vegetation. All suites and villas are spaciously designed and stylishly decorated with breathtaking views on either the luxuriant garden or partial view of the Indian ocean.
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 can arrange a late check out for you (additional cost and payable directly to the hotel) subject to the availability of the room.
Holiday Destination: Holiday to South Africa and Seychelles for 9 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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