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Family Safari & Beach Explorer

Mauritius, South Africa

11 Day Itinerary

Guide Price



Combine a trip to South Africa and Mauritius for the perfect family-friendly adventure, blending together an unforgettable safari experience and introduction to the Big Five, with an idyllic beach escape including the sandy white beaches and inviting lagoons of Mauritius.


  • Combine Mauritius and safari, travelling from the wilderness of South Africa to the turquoise waters of Mauritius in one day
  • The perfect introduction to safari in a Big Five and malaria-free national park
  • Start your trip with a family-friendly safari lodge in South Africa, complete with a swimming pool and even a treehouse
  • Combine this with a luxury hotel on the east coast of Mauritius, known for its pristine white beaches
  • The ultimate bush and beach combination for first timers and families alike

Day 1 - 5: Marakele National Park, South Africa

  • One of the most beautiful reserves in Southern Africa, with the magnificent Waterberg mountains as its backdrop
  • Marataba Safari Lodge lodge offers a more exclusive safari, located inside a 23,000 hectare private concession

Located in Marakele National Park in South Africa, Marataba Safari Lodge combines spectacular dramatic scenery with rich animal diversity.

Begin your family safari with four nights at Marataba Safari Lodge, located within the malaria-free Marakele National Park. This idyllic slice of unspoiled Africa provides the perfect balance of luxury and wilderness, with Big Five game viewing and contemporary canvas tented suites. Marataba Safari Lodge and its more couple-friendly Mountain Lodge are the only two lodges located within the private concession, creating one of the most exclusive game viewing opportunities in South Africa. Enjoy morning and afternoon game drives, sunset boat cruises on ‘Miss Mara’ or even a night in the Thabametsi Treehouse for a safari experience your family will never forget.

Day 5 - 11: Belle Mare, Mauritius

  • Relax on one of the best beaches in Mauritius after your time on safari
  • Ideal for families with their fabulous Kids Club, The Planters

Situated on the island’s east coast, the region of Belle Mare boasts white sand beaches, tropical gardens and lagoons, making it one of the most popular parts of the island.

Fly from Johannesburg to Mauritius, where you’ll spend six nights at The Residence, a chic and timeless hotel with a glorious bygone era feel. This is a popular choice for couples and families alike, with guests returning time and time again to enjoy the kilometre-long white sand beach, the excellent gastronomic dining and the friendly and attentive staff. With such an array of activities, it is no wonder The Residence is so appealing for families. Enjoy windsurfing, snorkelling and kayaking along the hotel’s private beach, discover the attractions of Chamarel and the south, or take a catamaran trip to Ile aux Cerfs.

What is typically included

  • 4 nights fully inclusive on safari
  • 6 nights Bed & Breakfast in Mauritius
  • Game drives and ‘Miss Mara’ boat cruises
  • Non-motorised water sports in Mauritius
  • International Economy class flights
  • All domestic flights and transfers

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