We Love —
- Discover the majestic beauty of South Africa and seek out its fascinating wildlife on this exciting self-driven adventure.
- Explore the vibrant streets of Johannesburg, be awe-struck by the beauty of the Blyde River Canyon and embark on a journey to unearth the 'big 5' at the iconic Kruger National Park.
- Continue the escape to Mauritius in a luxurious hotel for a few days of rest.
Your Destinations —
Blyde River Canyon
Kruger National Park
Our Offer —
12 nights: 7 nights in the South Africa Big Five reservation + 5 nights in Mauritius
Your Itinerary —
Arrival at Johannesburg airport. Welcome by our English speaking representative and assistance to take care of your rental car. Depending on the time of your arrival, we suggest a guided tour to Soweto.Lunch and dinner for free. Accommodation for 1 night at the Metcourt Or Tombo Hotel (or similar) hotel.
IMPORTANT: Check the itinerary of your flights to know the day and time of departure from Spain and arrival in Johannesburg, and departure from Mauritius and arrival in Spain.
Day 2: Johannesburg / White River
Breakfast. Road to the Mpumalanga region. Accommodation for 1 night at the Stille Woning Guest House 4 * or similar.
Breakfast and transfer to Kruger Park. Arrival to the private reserve. Live the fascinating experience of approaching these beautiful creatures with the opportunity to pet elephants, greet them and offer them delicacies. Duration : 1 hour / Hours: 09: 00h, 12: 00h and 16: 00h / Minimum age: 4 years ( reservation required ).Arrival at the Lodge. Lunch served until 1:00 p.m. Installation in the rooms around 2:00 p.m. Free time. Tea or coffee + snack around 4:00 p.m. Safari in open 4x4 vehicle in the reserve around 4:30 p.m. Return to the lodge around 7:00 p.m. Dinner and accommodation.
Wake up early around 05:30 a.m. and snack. Safari in a 4x4 open vehicle in the reserve around 06:30 a.m. Return to the lodge around 09:00 a.m. and breakfast. Free time. Lunch around 12:30 p.m. Free time.Tea or coffee + snack around 4:00 p.m.Safari in 4x4 open vehicle in the reserve around 4:30 p.m.Return to the lodge around 7:00 p.m.Dinner and accommodation.
Wake up early around 05:30 a.m. and snack. 4x4 open vehicle safari in the reserve around 06:30 a.m. Return to the hostel around 09:00 and breakfast. Check out around 10:00 a.m. Departure to Johannesburg through the Blyde River.
- The pots of the giant "potholes of Bourke's luck": deep cylindrical cavities formed by river erosion and flood action, the window of God where we discover a panorama that extends over kilometers of mountains covered with Dense forests ...
- The Blyde River canyon: a gigantic 26-kilometer gorge carved into the rocky escarpment and its sumptuous landscapes.
- The "three Rondavelles": rock massifs that look like traditional Zulu huts. This is one of the most beautiful views over the vastness of the canyon and the lake. Lunch and dinner free. Accommodation for 1 night at Graskop Hotel 3 * or similar. Night at the hotel.
Breakfast. We will take the route to Johannesburg. Return of your rental car at the Golden Tambo airport in Johannesburg. Accommodation at the Metcourt or Tombo Hotel or similar. NOTE: the vehicle is rented for 24 hours. The vehicle must be returned before the time you picked it up in Johannesburg on day 2.
Day 8: Johannesburg / Mauritius
Early departure to the airport to take your flight to Mauritius. Arrival in Mauritius and transfer to the hotel. Night at the hotel 20 Degrés Sud 4 *.
Free time in Mauritius on half board at the hotel.
Day 13, 14, 15, 16, 17 or 18: Mauritius / Departure city
Breakfast and, at the scheduled time, transfer to the airport to take the flight back to your hometown. End of our services.
Your Tour Hotels —
Our members will stay at the following hotels in a Standard Room with meals included as per itinerary.
Sleeps up to
Your Mauritius Extension —
You will enjoy a 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 or 10 night stay in a Charm Room, with Half Board dining (Breakfast and evening meal served in the main restaurant - excludes drinks)
Just for you:
- 15% discount at the Secret Spa during the stay
- 30 min of body scrub per person per stay
- 10% off at M / S Lady Lisbeth
Please note: Some facilities may incur an additional fee, payable locally.
Your Room —
Sleeps up to
Please note: the bed for the 3rd/4th guest sharing is likely to be a sofa bed or camp style bed.
Your Board Basis —
L'Explorateur is a stunning dining experience. On one side, guests will be nestled in the heart of the hotel on a stone terrace close to the pool. On the other side, guests can soak up views of Grand Baie and watch magical sunsets.
M/S Lady Lisbeth
Board the oldest motorboat on the island, the M/S Lady Lisbeth, and enjoy a delicious meal. This 17m long "vintage" teak boat, built in 1929, has been completely restored and sails every evening for a dinner cruise on the calm waters of the bay. The boat leaves each day at 19:30 and returns around 23:00.
Please note: some dining outlets/menu items and premium, branded and international drinks may not be included and may incur a surcharge payable locally. Meals, snacks and drinks may be available at selected times only
Your Time —
Your Optional Excursions —
Our members can choose to add the following excursions at the next stage of the booking process.
Ile Des Deux Cocos
You will then get to enjoy a buffet which reflects the spirit of this island. Delight in a delicious mix of culinary trends. As a bonus, sounds of the guitar and local Mauritian singers will liven up your evening.
Your day will begin with a shopping session in the factory outlets of Floréal and Curepipe where you may be tempted by a jewel at the diamond cutting factory, Adamas. After a stop at the crater of Trou aux Cerfs where you will enjoy a panoramic view of all Mauritius, you will arrive at the mystical lake of Grand Bassin, the place of the Hindu Mauritian pilgrimage. You will then admire the unique site of the Gorges de la Rivière Noire with abundant endemic flora which is home to many rare monkeys and birds such as Straw Tail, Cateau Verte or Kestrel.
Then enjoy lunch at the restaurant Rhumerie de Chamarel, followed by a rum tasting. Continue exploring the land of the seven colours and waterfalls of Chamarel and finally finish exploring one of the most beautiful forests endemic to Mauritius.
Entrance to Casela Park
Casela World of Adventures is an adventure theme park for the whole family. in the Flic-En-Flac region, the Casela Park, also known as Safari Park and Birds, welcomes you in its 14 hectares for a day like no other. Spanning over 400 hectares, this park proposes a unique, and intense discovery of Mauritius’ wildlife.
Whether you choose to walk with lions, trek in the river, experience one of the longest zip lines in the world the park has something for everyone. The little ones will be delighted by the tilapia fishing, petting and feeding the farm animals. One can choose the safari via different modes: bus, quad or buggy rides or Segway to see giraffes, zebras, ostriches and other African animals.
Swimming with Dolphins
Underwater Scooter Experience
Discover the breathtaking depths of the crystal clear waters that surround you with this half day (4-hour) underwater scooter experience!! Dive up to 3 metres deep to see the colourful marine life in their natural habitat. No need to be a diver or swimmer to drive the sub-scooter. Comfortably seated, you can breathe freely and naturally in a large transparent and panoramic dome. For your safety, a diver will guide you during the 30 minutes of your underwater cruise.
Catamaran Cruise to Benitiers Island
Full Day Taxi Service – 1 Day (8hrs) or 2 Days (2x8hrs)
The Charms of the North
Travel along the north coast, known for its golden sandy beaches and lagoons with turquoise waters. Visit the aquarium of Mauritius at Pointe aux Piments.
Between Land and Sea
Discover the Marine Park Blue Bay, a huge turquoise lagoon where you can dive into a natural aquarium and uncover colourful fish, including moray eels, parrot fish and zebrafish. You will be astonished by the abundance of the ocean's flora and fauna. Diving enthusiasts will be delighted to discover this haven of tranquillity and the beginners will be amazed by these coral gardens.
Swimming with dolphins and Benitiers Island
Experience a first-hand encounter with some of the islands more common dolphin species, including the Bottlenose Dolphin and the Spinner Dolphin. Swim alongside the majestic and adorable aquatic mammals, and learn about their natural habitat on the coast of Mauritius.
You will then continue your journey towards the island of Benitiers where you will have lunch. You can also enjoy the magnificent view of the lagoon, Morne Mountain and Roche Crystal. To end the day, you will attend a typical Séga animation.
Day on L’Ile Plate
You can choose between boarding a catamaran for L’Ile Plate from the Sunset Boulevard Pier in Grand Bay or taking the ultimate helicopter experience. The island, uninhabited and still wild, is dominated by a traditional lighthouse and is renowned for its dazzling white sand and its many birds, including the straw-tail, emblem of the national airline.
Here, you can swim, explore the underwater world, laze on the beach or climb up to the lighthouse from which you will have a breathtaking view of the five northern islands. Then you have the chance to enjoy a seafood grill lunch served in the unspoilt setting of the ruins of the Governor's House. The afternoon will be spent relaxing.
Catamaran Cruise in the North Islands
Departing from Grand Bay on the north coast, embark on a journey on board a beautiful catamaran and sail the Indian Ocean. Admire the Coin de Mire which stands in the middle of the ocean. Upon the horizon, you will see a deserted island... white sand, shells, exotic fish, beautiful corals, crystalline lagoons await you. Masks, snorkels and fins will be included so that you are free to discover the beauty of the seabed.
There will be a small shuttle that will run you back and forth from the catamaran and the island – perfect for those who want to sunbathe on the beach. A delicious lunch of grilled meat is served on board.
Catamaran Cruise to Île aux Cerfs
Prepare your beach towels, sunscreen and sunglasses, as we invite you to take a catamaran cruise to Île aux Cerfs! This uninhabited islet is famous for its beautiful white sand beaches, a pearl of the Mauritian landscape. To begin the adventure, you will embark on a visit to the small fishing village of Trou d'Eau Douce, discovering from the most beautiful lagoon of the island to the mouth of the Grande Rivière Sud-Est to admire its splendid waterfall.
Equipped with a mask, a snorkel and fins, you will have the opportunity to explore the seabed of the lagoon before heading to Île aux Cerfs. The skippers will cook grilled meats accompanied with salads served on board (unlimited drinks). You will then have time on the island to enjoy its beaches before heading back to the mainland.
Discover the Tea Route
Discover the island as a whole: its history, its fauna and flora, its hidden villages and their inhabitants. Start the day with a note of history by visiting the magnificent colonial-style residence Le Domaine des Aubineaux. This bourgeois house turned museum houses personal items and family photos.
Your Included Excursions —
Our members have the following excursions included in their stay.
Your Journey —
Flights: You may choose from Economy, Premium or Business class flights on sectors that they operate, at the next stage of the booking process.
The flights included are with either a scheduled or no-frills airline and are subject to live availability and prices can change. You can choose your preferred departure times during the booking process. Please select your flight options carefully as departure and arrival airports may differ.
Transfers: Transfers are included as per the itinerary for the tour & shared transfers are included in Mauritius.
For inbound transfer arrangements please confirm with your transfer provider when you arrive. Alternatively, please check with the reception of your accommodation. If you still require assistance, please call the transfer provider directly.
Car Hire: For the freedom to explore your destination at your own pace, category C car hire is included in Toyota Corolla 1.6 or similar (flight inclusive offers only - subject to availability and Sixt office opening times upon your arrival).