Beach Dreams and Safari Delights

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Beach Dreams and Safari Delights

Summary Of The Route and Costs

A perfect 10 night retreat for couples of all ages, you begin with a Big 5 safari in the Sabi Sand  Game Reserve, where you’ll stay in a lodge that overlooks a massive 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.

Arathusa Safari Lodge is situated in the famous Sabi Sand Game Reserve. Game drives, in an open safari vehicle, are conducted in the early morning and late afternoon every day in search of animals - both large and small. Experienced, knowledgeable and personable rangers are paired with local trackers, and together they ensure a first class safari experience. Trackers sit up at the front of the vehicle looking for fresh animal tracks, while rangers skillfully navigate into ravines and through thickets in pursuit of fantastic game sightings. Close encounters are guaranteed so you can expect one-of-a-kind photographic opportunities of the Big 5, and much more – including over 300 bird species. A treat for keen birders!

After your safari, you have 2 nights in the small village of Hazyview - on your full day here you will go on a full day guided tour of the beautiful Panorama Route - famous for its breathtaking beauty and rich cultural heritage.

You will then be transferred across the border into Mozambique by road, enabling you to see more of the countryside. Once in Maputo, you will be dropped at the Marina where a quick boat hop will take you to Machangulo Beach Lodge, in the south of Mozambique, which offers sheer blissful barefoot luxury to end your holiday. Untouched African beaches, untamed nature and superb service come together to create an extraordinary beach experience.


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Summary Of The Itinerary

Holiday Title: Beach Dreams and Safari Delights

Countries Visited: South Africa and Mozambique

Day 1
Arrive into Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport. Clear Customs and Immigration, collect your luggage, then make your way to the Domestic Terminal and check in for your flight to Hoedspruit.

South African Airways SA1225 (Economy Class): Fly from O.R. Tambo International Airport (JNB) departing at 10:15 to Hoedspruit Air Force Base (HDS), arriving at 11:20

Make your way into the airport building, where you will be met and transferred to Arathusa Safari Lodge.

Arathusa Safari Lodge is unique and highly sought after by visitors because of its prime location within the Sabi Sand Reserve, adjacent to the unfenced Kruger National Park. Arathusa offers an exceptional safari experience - expect a high concentration of an assortment of game, including the Big Five, and frequent leopard sightings. The lodge is situated on a large waterhole, ensuring interesting game and bird viewing from the comfort of the camp.

Sabi Sand Game Reserve

3 nights at Arathusa Safari Lodge

Day 4

After you return from your morning game drive, you will have time to enjoy breakfast at the lodge before you are collected and transferred to Hazyview.

Day 5

You will be collected this morning at 09:00 for your full day Panorama Sight-Seeing Tour. Some have called it the most beautiful place in the world - Mpumalanga's famous Panorama Route is well-known for its breathtaking beauty and rich cultural heritage. Spend and entire day exploring the majestic natural sights of this beautiful area. It is one of the most scenic routes in the region, offering magnificent views, dramatic landscapes and exquisite waterfalls. You'll have the opportunity to stop at scenic landmarks such as God's Window, Bourke's Luck Potholes, the Three Rondavels as well as Blyde River Canyon - the 3rd largest canyon of its kind in the world. The tour departs every Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday and you will return to your hotel around 16:30.

Day 6

After breakfast, you will be transferred to Kruger Mpumalanga Airport.

You will be met at Nelspruit Airport by your driver, who will transfer you through to Maputo in Mozambique. You will then take a boat across to Machangulo Beach Lodge situated on the Machangulo Peninsula.

The marine reserves surrounding the Machangulo Peninsula provides some excellent snorkelling and diving opportunities, or just choose your secluded spot on the Machangulo beach for a unique picnic experience.

Day 11

After breakfast you will be transferred by boat back to the mainland, and then by road to the airport, arriving in time to check in for your flight back to Johannesburg.

South African Airways SA145 (Economy Class): Fly from Maputo International Airport (MPM) departing at 16:05 to O.R. Tambo International Airport (JNB).

You will need to collect your bags, and then make your way to the International Departure Terminal and check in for your international flight home.
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Holiday Title: Beach Dreams and Safari Delights

Holiday Destination: Holiday to South Africa and Mozambique 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.

All monies paid by UK customers for the air package holiday shown are ATOL protected by the Civil Aviation Authority. Our ATOL number is 10245.

When you buy an ATOL protected flight or flight inclusive holiday from us you will receive an ATOL Certificate. This lists what is financially protected, where you can get information on what this means for you and who to contact if things go wrong.

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