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16 day itinerary from
£ 5695
per person

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Highlights of South Africa and Mauritius

Combine the excitement of a safari and the cosmopolitan atmosphere and sophistication of Cape Town with a relaxed stay in the Indian Ocean

Whether this is your first time on safari or you’ve been many times before, you are sure to appreciate your evenings in luxury and your days in awe as you visit Greater Kruger, in South Africa; one of the greatest game reserves in Africa. Here you will have the chance to search for the Big 5 (Elephant, lion, leopard, buffalo and rhino) and more as you spend the day with expert guides and trackers. 

After your safari of a lifetime head to beautiful Cape Town where you can enjoy some of the world’s best restaurants and attractions. Wander through the iconic sites, including the V&A Waterfront and the vibrant Malay Quarter. Alternatively, elect to go wine tasting in the spectacular vineyards or visit Table Mountain.

With your safari and city stay ticked off, relax on white beaches as you listen to the waves of the Indian Ocean lap the shore in Mauritius. Enjoy the fantastic facilities at our luxury hotels, including a wide range of cuisine, water sports, other sporting activities and world class spas and activities. Or just spend your days unwinding in paradise. 
 

At a glance

  • See some of Africa’s extraordinary wildlife, including the Big 5
  • Explore the iconic city of Cape Town
  • Book optional wine tasting tours or boat trips to Robben Island
  • Spend your days shaded by palm trees on the powdery white sands of Mauritius’ beaches

Interested in this holiday? To book or for more information, call our Trusted Advisers on 01293 762400*.

Suggested Trip Itinerary
Day
Destination
Travel Time (approx.)
Days 1 & 2
London to Greater Kruger
15 hours
Days 3 & 4
Enjoy the Greater Kruger
Day 5
Fly to Cape Town
3 hours
Day 6
City and Mountain tour
Day 7
Explore the Cape Peninsula
Day 8
Enjoy Cape Town
Day 9
Fly to Mauritius
7 hours
Days 10 - 14
Relax in Mauritius
Days 15 - 16
Return home from your holiday
Days 1 & 2 : London to Greater Kruger

Day 1

Fly from London to Johannesburg International Airport.

Day 2

On arriving at Johannesburg International connect to your onward flight to Kruger. A vehicle will take you to your lodge, where you will be greeted by the friendly staff and a welcome drink. Each of the lodges also offers full board to ensure everything you need is taken care of and you are comfortable throughout your stay. Depending on your flight times you may have time for a game drive before the end of the day. 

Sovereign recommended hotels

Dulini Lodge, Sabi Sands Game Reserve

South Africa, Kruger National Park

Shaded by ancient native trees and with Kruger National Park bordering one side and views over Mabrak River to the other, Dulini Lodge is a relaxing lodge in the heart of the wilderness. Chic, luxury interiors combine with natural exteriors and thatched roofs to offer a natural feel with all the amenities you need. 

Sabi Sabi Game Reserve

South Africa, Kruger National Park

Voted in the National Geographic’s top Unique Lodges of the World, each of Sabi Sabi’s lodges is located in the heart of the bush. Explore the incredible surrounding landscapes with two game drives per day and a bush walk to help you appreciate the minutiae of this unique natural ecosystem. 
Days 3 & 4 : Enjoy the Greater Kruger
Enjoy two days on safari in Greater Kruger. A typical day will include early morning and afternoon game drives in an open 4x4 vehicle. At these times of day Kruger’s wildlife is most active and your chances of seeing game is at its best. Your guide will take you through the bushveld, where you’ll have the opportunity to see some incredible animals such as the majestic giraffe or indigenous Impala. During the heat of the day you can relax by the swimming pool or enjoy the lodge’s many facilities before heading off again, usually mid-afternoon. Return to the comforts of your lodge after you have enjoyed Sundowners over sunset in the bush, in time for dinner. 
Day 5 : Fly to Cape Town
Depending on your flight time  to Cape Town, you may have time for a morning safari before you check out of your lodge. 

You will then be transferred to the airport for your flight to Cape Town. On arrival you will be met and transferred to your hotel on the V&A Waterfront.
 
Sovereign recommended hotels

The Table Bay Hotel

South Africa, Cape Town

In the heart of the V&A Waterside area, Table Bay is an iconic hotel boasting historic architecture and world class standards in service, dining and amenities. Enjoy views of Table Mountain or the Atlantic Ocean from your room and the ultimate in five star luxury. 

One&Only Cape Town

South Africa, Cape Town

A fantastic location on the V&A Waterfront and striking, modern interiors with luxury facilities and elegant finishing touches make this the ideal place to relax or explore. A private spa island and world class cuisine add the finishing touches. 
Day 6 : City and Mountain tour

Your stay includes a half day tour of the mountain and city today. Take the cable car to the top of Table Mountain (weather permitting) and enjoy the truly spectacular views over the city and the glittering sea. For stunning views from a different angle, Signal Hill is the ideal place to look back at the sheer cliffs of Table Mountain and Cape Town itself. Signal Hill is reached through the vibrantly colourful houses of Bo-Kap, which is the Cape’s Malay district. 

Day 7 : Explore the Cape Peninsula

Enjoy a full day tour of the Cape Peninsula today. You'll be driven along the spectacular roads, including Chapman’s Peak Drive where you can soak in the views over the glittering seas, until you reach Cape Point where you can see the point at which the Indian and Atlantic Oceans meet.

Next is Simon’s Town and Boulders Beach. Here you can see the endangered African penguin colony in their natural habitat. Closer to the town Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens is filled with indigenous Fynbos flora.

Day 8 : Enjoy Cape Town
Spend the day enjoying some free time in Cape Town. Our Trusted Advisers would recommend for you to spend a full day in the winelands where, in addition to exploring the historic towns of Stellenbosch or Franschhoek, you will have the opportunity to visit some of South Africa’s most established and well-known wine producing regions. 
Day 9 : Fly to Mauritius

Transfer to the airport for your flight to Mauritius. 

A private transfer will be waiting for you at the airport in Mauritius to take you to your luxury hotel. Check in to your hotel and enjoy the stunning, chic interior décor, explore the grounds and then choose from a range of delicious dishes for dinner. 

 
Sovereign recommended hotels

Shangri-La Le Touessrok Resort and Spa

Mauritius, Trou D Eau Douce

Enjoy views over the white sands and crystal clear waters of the sea, as well as an 18 hole golf course which is located on an island just off the shore. There is another private island where guests can use the beach club and butler service. You can also enjoy the spa, water sports, and lots more. 

One&Only Le Saint Geran

Mauritius, Belle Mare

With over a mile of private white sandy beach and glittering crystal waters, Le Saint Geran is an iconic luxury hotel in Mauritius. Perfect for those who want to simply relax, it features a choice of eight bars and restaurants, three swimming pools and a spa. Activities include mini golf, water sports, tennis courts and scuba diving. 
Days 10 - 14 : Relax in Mauritius
Mauritius is the perfect place to simply relax and unwind. You can spend your days in ultimate luxury at the spa or on the powdery white sands of the beach or enjoy one of the many activities and day trips on offer. 

Watersports enthusiasts will enjoy the sailing, paddle boarding, wind surfing and water skiing. If you prefer to explore underwater there are snorkelling and scuba diving trips available as well. Those wanting to see inland Mauritius will find plenty to keep them entertained. The mountains provide stunning views and plenty of opportunities for hiking trips. Wander through rainforests, swim in waterfalls and enjoy views over the island from the top of the mountains. 
 
Days 15 - 16 : Return home from your holiday
A private transfer will take you to Mauritius Airport, from where you can catch your direct flight back to London. 

Interested in this holiday? To book or for more information, call our Trusted Advisers on 01293 762400*.

Sovereign Recommends

Extend your holiday – Three nights visiting Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

Fly from London to Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe, via Johannesburg. You will arrive the following day for a three-night stay.

Here you can explore the world’s largest waterfall with a morning walking tour of the Victoria Falls National Park. The falls themselves are an incredible sight and stretch up 100 metres, with spray and mist providing a striking background for those all-important photos.
Later in the day, set off for a stunning sunset cruise on the Upper Zambezi River. We have also included a relaxing Sundowners cruise on the Upper Zambezi where you can listen to the sounds of the river and admire the spectacular African sunset. 

There is plenty of time for you to try something daring and high adrenaline should you wish, including bungee jumping, skydiving, zip lining or a gorge swing. Alternatively, get active in the water with kayaking and rafting trips, or enjoy the river with a more sedate canoeing day trip. Helicopter rides also offer the perfect opportunity to enjoy aerial views of the Falls. 
In the evening you might choose to enjoy dinner on a steam train, which will park on the bridge overlooking the falls during sunset. Admire the spectacular view as you make the most of the delicious sundowners and dinner aboard the steam train. 

After your three night stay transfer to Livingstone in Zambia for your flight to Kruger.

 

 


Interested in this holiday? To book or for more information, call our Trusted Advisers on 01293 762400*.

Holiday includes
  • Flights to and from the UK
  • All transfers and internal flights as detailed in the itinerary
  • 13 night’s accommodation (3 nights full board and 10 nights bed & breakfast)
  • Game drives as stated in the itinerary
  • Park entrance fees
  • Full-day Cape Town Peninsula tour
  • Half-day Cape Town city tour
Holiday does not include
  • Meals and drinks (unless specified)
  • Entrance fee for Table Mountain cable car (approx. R300)

Places you will explore during your Safari holiday

Kruger National Park
One of the greatest game viewing areas in the world where private game reserves open to the National Park. Perfect for first time visitors expecting to find the big five, but you'll also spot other wildlife such as the little five. It's home to numerous luxury lodges that offer once-in-a-lifetime safaris in 'open' 4x4 vehicles, and provides easy access by air from Johannesburg and Cape Town with short transfers by road to your lodge.
Cape Town
Cape Town is one of the world’s most iconic cities; home to stunning sights and a vibrant atmosphere. Both of the hotels we have carefully selected for your trip are located on the V&A Waterfront. From here you can dine in some of South Africa’s best restaurants, watch luxury yachts and tour boats dock for the evening and enjoy delicious cocktails at the many bars. Those who like to explore can take a boat to Robben Island or enjoy a sunset cruise. If you prefer to indulge in retail therapy, there are fantastic boutiques and well known designers dotted throughout the waterfront. Or you could climb or take the cable car to the top of Table Mountain, as well as experiencing the spectacular views from Signal Hill. 
Mauritius
Mauritius offers guests the chance to truly unwind and relax. The ultimate paradise destination, spend your days enjoying the sound of the waves lapping the powdery white sands of the beach as you dive in to a good book. Order cocktails, meals and snacks straight to your lounger or make the most of the activities provided by the hotel. 

Spend your days gliding through the glittering clear seas, explore underwater with snorkelling and scuba diving trips or make the most of the stunning landscapes and pretty towns inland. Each of the hotels offers true luxury and some fantastic dining options, as well as a spa and much more. 

Victoria Falls

Victoria Falls, located on the border of Zimbabwe and Zambia, is the largest waterfall in the world, standing at over one hundred metres tall, and a must for those who like to explore on their holidays. This pre-extension allows you to spend two full days exploring the Falls and surrounding area. 

The extension also includes a sunset cruise of the Upper Zambezi and a walking tour of the National Park overlooking the Falls. There is also time to get active and try something different. Bungee jumping, zip lining, rafting, skydiving and helicopter rides are all available at Victoria Falls.


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