South African Self-Drive Tour & Optional Mauritius Extension - Johannesburg - Up to -70% | Voyage Privé

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  • Discover the majestic beauty of South Africa and seek out its fascinating wildlife on this thrilling self-driven tour.
  • Unearth South Africa's wildest inhabitants in Pilanesberg and stay on a private reserve at the lovely Ivory Tree Game Lodge, embarking on daily safaris and enjoying the adventure of a lifetime!
  • This offer comes with the additional opportunity to add an extension in Mauritius, where guests will stay at the Radisson Blu Azuri Resort & Spa 5*, where you can indulge with an All Inclusive package.

Your Destinations

South Africa

South Africa is an amazing country offering a remarkable diversity of sights and attractions, from beautiful beaches to exotic wildlife, soaring mountains and sprawling vineyards producing world-class wine. On this self-drive tour, you will encounter some of the country's most beloved highlights, including the vibrant city of Johannesburg and an incredible safari experience at Pilanesberg Game Reserve. 


Increasingly popular as a choice for those in search of a romantic honeymoon destination or a once-in-a-lifetime holiday, Mauritius, an island that is famed for its crystal-clear waters, unspoiled beaches and magnificent resorts is a simply spectacular real-world paradise.

Although its mesmerising coastline often lies as the biggest draw for tourists, the delights of Mauritius do not simply end there. From touring the stylish shops and enjoying a stroll up to Signal Mountain alongside locals in Port Louis, to unearthing treasures at the Botanical Gardens in the former fishing village of Grand Baie, Mauritius boasts no end of friendly, authentic towns.

In addition, treasures such as the Black River Gorges National Park allow guests to get to grips with the island's verdant canopies, dense forests and picturesque hiking trails - many of which promise breathtaking view points along the way. Whether you're hoping to top up your tan with a cocktail in hand in one of the many luxurious hotels, or interested in experiencing thrilling holiday highlights such as rock climbing, mountain biking and river trekking, Mauritius is a destination that's sure to deliver.

Our Offers

Offer 1: 4-Night Safari

Offer 2: Safari & Mauritius
11 Nights: 4-Night Safari & 7 Nights in Mauritius 
12 Nights:
4-Night Safari & 8 Nights in Mauritius 
13 Nights:
4-Night Safari & 9 Nights in Mauritius 
14 Nights:
4-Night Safari & 10 Nights in Mauritius

Your Itinerary In Brief

Day 1: Arrival
Day 2-4: Pilanesberg
Day 5: Depart

Your Itinerary

During their time in South Africa, our members will follow the itinerary as seen below.

Day 1: Arrival
Welcome to Africa! On arrival, you are met by your Thompsons Africa representative who is ready and waiting to greet you and assist you to your complimentary shuttle transfer that will take you to your hotel for the night.
Day 2-4: Pilanesberg
This morning after a lovely relaxed breakfast, check out of the hotel and wait for your shuttle to take you back to the airport where you can collect your car from the Avis depot. Pick up your hired car and start your journey by road to Pilanesberg, prepare for a long journey as you have a 3 hour drive ahead of you. Your car hire package includes a GPS rental.Arrive at your selected lodge in the Pilanesberg Private Game Reserve. Check in and freshen up before enjoying a delicious lunch at the lodge. Relax and unwind before your afternoon game drive in the Pilanesberg National Park. Overnight in hotel. 
Day 5: Depart
After your last breakfast and morning game drive, check out and prepare for your + - 3-hour drive back to OR Tambo International Airport to drop off your hired car, and prepare to board your flight and continue on your onward journey. 

Your Tour Hotels

Our members will stay at the following hotels in Standard Rooms with meals included as per itinerary.

1 Night at Silverbirch at Birchwood 
Strategically positioned in a quiet section of the Birchwood grounds, the Birchwood is an idyllic stay. Each room features Wi-Fi access. Adding to the exclusivity, Silverbirch offers guests access to the unique steakhouse, the Grill at OneTwenty, where one can enjoy meals prepared to perfection. Guests can kick-start their day in the Silverbirch Breakfast Room in the Petit Centre.

3 Nights at Ivory Tree Game Lodge 
Facilities include a stunning feature pool bar, conference room, dining room, boma, curio shop and an award-winning spa. Each room is decorated in a range of earthly tones ranging from terracottas to deep blues and have been carefully coordinated to ensure comfortable seating both indoors and out. Every room and suite is equipped with an en-suite bathroom and an outdoor shower. The lodge also has a private villa with its own exclusive fire pit, large swimming pool and its very own safari vehicle and chef.

All Hotels Sleep up to

Adults Adults
2 Adults
1 Child

Optional Stopover in Mauritius

This offer comes with the opportunity to add a 7, 8, 9 or 10-night extension in Mauritius at the Radisson Blu Azuri Resort & Spa 5*. Here, our members will stay in a Premium Ocean or Garden View Room, on an All Inclusive Board Basis (Breakfast, lunch and evening meal with a selection of snacks and drinks).

Our members have the opportunity to Upgrade to a Premium Beachfront Room at the next stage of the booking process for an additional fee.

Just for you
Just for you:
  • 1 bottle of wine in the room
  • 1 special dinner (menu that includes a selection of drinks) at Black Rock Bar & Grill (or equivalent)
Set on a serene beach of the northeastern coast that frames the Azuri village, the Radisson Blu Azuri Resort & Spa 5* delivers guests a distinctive getaway experience. It's an ideal retreat for couples and an enjoyable holiday for families. The area houses the world’s third largest coral reef and is renowned for its white sand beaches and clear lagoons. It lies 25 kilometres from Port Louis, the capital and home of the nation’s main harbour. It's close to Bras D’eau National Park, which features diverse wildlife and abundant hiking and mountain biking trails.

Other notable attractions include a championship 18-hole golf course and the Azuri oceanfront village that surrounds the hotel. It's a 420-acre complex that is home to deluxe residences, retail outlets and full marine services. Just a few steps away from the beach, the 100 rooms open out onto furnished balconies or terraces that overlook the verdant tropical surroundings of the resort. Indulge in culinary delicacies at 3 restaurants and bars that offer local, Mediterranean and international cuisine. Guests can relax by the pool with a refreshing cocktail from the poolside Cyan Bar. The Radisson Blu Azuri Resort & Spa 5* also boasts an array of land and water sports. Guests can also unwind at the spa for a truly relaxing holiday.

Please note: Some facilities may incur an additional fee, payable locally.

Your Room

In each Premium Garden or Ocean View Room, the light neutral palette complements the resort’s stunning surroundings, and the plush furnishings guarantee a relaxing stay. These rooms feature floor-to-ceiling glass windows with large sliding doors to the furnished balcony or terrace overlooking the gardens or glistening ocean.

Sleeps up to

Adults Adults
2 Adults
1 Child

Please note: the bed for the 3rd guest sharing is likely to be a sofa bed or camp style bed.

Your Board Basis

Le Comptoir
The hotel’s main restaurant, Le Comptoir is an all-day dining, buffet-style restaurant. Guests can choose from international favourites, Asian selections or local specialities that highlight the Mauritian culture.

The hotel’s a la carte option, L’Azuli boasts a sophisticated setting in which to enjoy your delectable menu selection. Try a variety of succulent seafood, all fresh and delicious.

To enjoy the finest coffee and mouth-watering cakes, head to the hotel’s Café. You could also enjoy a light lunch and a wide choice of salads.

Ocean One
Dine on scrumptious Mediterranean cuisine at the convenient Ocean One restaurant. You won’t have to leave the sun and sand to enjoy a memorable dining experience.

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

The Spa combines traditional therapies with the natural surroundings that the resort has to offer. Annexed to the spa, is a fully-equipped fitness centre. Revitalize with the wellness activities available in the resort such as yoga, Pilates or serenity walks along the beach. The swimming pool and the pool bar make the beachfront the perfect place to laze the day away. For those looking for a dash of action, the full range of water sports activities such as snorkelling, kayaking will certainly keep them busy. Land activities include four tennis courts, archery, beach volleyball, bocce ball, bicycle rides (some activities at a charge).

Your Included Excursion in Mauritius

Our members have the following excursions included in their stay.

Catamaran Cruise to Île aux Cerfs

Your Included Excursion in Mauritius

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.

Your Optional Excursions in Mauritius

Our members can choose to add the following excursions at the next stage of the booking process for an additional fee - subject to availability.

Underwater Scooter Experience

Your Optional Excursions in Mauritius

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 sethe colourful marine life in their natural habitatNo 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. 

Swimming with Dolphins

Your Optional Excursions in Mauritius
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. 

Catamaran Cruise to Benitiers Island

Your Optional Excursions in Mauritius
Sail aboard a catamaran from Black River on the west coast to Tamarin Bay where you may be able to see the dolphins in their natural environment! These charming mammals, who often appear in pods, promise you a wonderful aquatic ballet. 

The cruise will continue to the beautiful turquoise lagoon of Le Morne. Equipped with a mask, a snorkel and fins, provided on board, you will discover the underwater flora and fauna of this region. 

The crew will concoct tasty grilled dishes, accompanied by salads, which you will taste in front of the Benitier, this strange shell carved by erosion and delicately placed on the sea. The drinks will be served at will.

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Full Day Taxi Service – 1 Day (8hrs) or 2 Days (2x8hrs)

Your Optional Excursions in Mauritius
Travel the island at your own pace by booking a chauffeur-driven car. The driver comes to the hotel, picks you up and then you can define your itinerary for the day. You have two options: Choose an 8 hrs (1 day) option or 2 times 8 hrs (2 days) during the stay. 

Between Land and Sea

Your Optional Excursions in Mauritius

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. 

Once in the Ferney Valley, a lush 200-hectare forest, nature lovers will appreciate the scents of the trees and the melodious songs of birds such as the Mauritian Robin, the straw-tail or the Crècerelle. 

Then, you will go to the typical village of Mahébourg, for the visit of the National Museum of History. This building dates from 1760, redraws the history of the colonisation of Mauritius and also houses the remains of the French-English naval battle that took place at the old port in 1810.

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Catamaran Cruise in the North Islands

Your Optional Excursions in Mauritius

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.   

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: On the Safari, transfers are included as per itinerary. In Mauritius, shared return airport transfers are included. Our members have the opportunity to upgrade to private car transfers, private car transfers with golf baggage or private mini bus transfers with golf baggage. These upgrades can be added at the next stage of the booking process for an additional fee. 

Please Note: Guests choosing to take golf baggage are advised to check baggage policies with their airline before they fly.

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: Car hire is included as per itinerary in South Africa, and includes unlimited mileage, insurance and admin fees.


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South Africa Travel Advice

For the latest travel advice from the Foreign & Commonwealth Office including security and local laws, plus passport and visa information please click here. 

Please note that the advice can change, and you should continue to check all advice until you travel. 

Entry Requirements 

You must ensure you have a valid passport to travel on. 

If your passport describes you as a British Citizen, you do not need a visa to enter South Africa. For non-British citizens, you should check the current entry requirements on the website of the Foreign Ministry and if necessary, confirm with the South African High Commission. 


For information about important health advice and any vaccinations required please visit and

As of 15th March 2018 Plasmodium falciparum malaria has been reported in 2 UK residents, who had recently returned from the Waterberg region. Further information is available from the National Travel Health Network and Centre

If vaccinations or other preventive measures are required, you will need to visit your health professional at least 8 weeks before your trip. In the event that you are referred to a medical facility for treatment, you should contact your insurance/medical assistance company immediately. 

Please note that passport, visa and health requirements can change. It is every traveller’s responsibility to ensure they have a valid passport, any required visas, and all the necessary vaccinations/health requirements as well as adequate insurance. 

Mauritius Travel Advice

For the latest travel advice from the Foreign & Commonwealth Office including security and local laws, plus passport and visa information please click here. 

Please note that the advice can change and consumers should continue to check it until they travel. 

Entry Requirements

You must ensure you have a valid passport to travel on. 

If your passport describes you as a British Citizen, you do not need a visa to enter Mauritius. For non-British citizens, you should check the current entry requirements on the website of the Mauritius Foreign Ministry.


Visit your health professional at least 8 weeks before your trip to check whether you need any vaccinations or other preventive measures. 

There are increased levels of dengue cases in 2019. Please be sure to check all health advice on the following link before travelling, paying particular attention to the 'Other Risks' section. This advice is subject to change. 

Stonefish stings are rare but can be fatal. Seek urgent medical attention if you are stung. Many hotels stock anti-venom serum. 

Location Information

The address of the Radisson Blu Azuri Resort & Spa 5*: Azuri Village, Haute Rive, Riviere du Rempart, Roches Noires 31201, Mauritius.

Distance from Mauritius Airport to the Radisson Blu Azuri Resort & Spa 5*: 66.2 km / 1 hour 18 minutes.

In More Detail

In South Africa

Please find practical information about the property and your trip: 

This offer property is not accessible to people with reduced mobility. 
Check-in time: 3 pm
Check-out time: before 12 pm

Our price doesn’t include any additional taxes, which may be payable locally.

Please Note: 
Check-in outside the hotel's standard times may incur additional fees. Check out times are subject to change, please check these with the hotel upon arrival.
Schedules and prices are subject to change. 
If the property is accessible to people with reduced mobility, this is subject to availability. To book a room for reduced mobility, please contact our Customer Services Team. 

What's Included?

  • 4-night stay in hotels as per itinerary
  • Meals included as per itinerary
  • All visits and excursions included as per itinerary
  • Car rental included throughout including unlimited mileage, insurance and admin fees

Not Included

  • Drinks and other meals not clearly mentioned
  • Surcharge for special requests on food, and meals.
  • Entrance fees, permits and guide service during free time.
  • Insurance, gratuities and personal expenses
  • Surcharge for public holidays
  • Private Reserve Admission Fee (price may vary)
  • Car Rental Extras

At the Radisson Blu Azuri Resort & Spa 5*

Please find practical information about the property and your trip: 

This property is not accessible to people with reduced mobility. 
The number of rooms at this property: 100
Check-in time: 2 pm
Check-out time: before 12 pm

Our price doesn’t include any additional taxes, which may be payable locally.

Please Note: 
Check-in outside the hotel's standard times may incur additional fees. Check out times are subject to change, please check these with the hotel upon arrival.
Schedules and prices are subject to change. 
If the property is accessible to people with reduced mobility, this is subject to availability. To book a room for reduced mobility, please contact our Customer Services Team. 

Hotel Facilities

  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Air-Conditioning
  • Babysitting
  • Banquet Room
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Family Friendly
  • Concierge
  • Conference Facilities
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Laundry Service

Room Facilities

  • Safe
  • Minibar
  • Nespresso Coffee Machine (charges apply)
  • Shower and Bathtub
  • Smart TV
  • Satellite Channels


  • Le Comptoir
  • L'Azuli
  • The Cafe
  • Ocean One Beach Club & Restaurant

Leisure Facilities

  • Beachfront
  • Spa
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Gym
  • Archery
  • Beach Volleyball
  • Bicycles
  • Tennis Court
  • Glass Bottom Boats
  • Kayaks
  • Snorkelling Facilities
  • Windsurfing

Car Hire

Please note you cannot be guaranteed a specific make of car within a certain group.
The minimum age for driving a hire car in South Africa is 21 and drivers must have held a full driving licence for a least 1 year.

The lead name on the booking will be confirmed as the named driver.  The named driver must present a credit card in their name when collecting the car (credit cards in other names will not be accepted).

The named driver must also present a full valid driving licence on collection of the vehicle and in some cases a credit card or cash deposit will be required.

Please ensure that you check your car hire documents carefully once received as this will advise if there are any taxes/charges to be paid locally as well as potential mileage restrictions.

Your Contract

If you book a package which includes flights, your contract will be with Voyage Privé. The air holiday package(s) shown are ATOL protected by the Civil Aviation Authority. Our ATOL number is 10170.

If you book a package which does not include flights, then ATOL protection does not apply. Your contract will be with the provider of the accommodation and not Voyage Privé. Voyage Privé acts only as agent for the accommodation provider.

Please read our booking conditions before confirming your holiday.

Important Information

If booking as a single traveller, room occupancy is not guaranteed. You may be placed in either a single, double or twin room, based on the availability of the property at the time. 

The location shown on our map is to be used as a guide only and the actual location of the property may differ.

Your contact details may be passed on to the hotel so that they can make contact with you to discuss your booking in advance of your arrival.

You may be asked to provide a credit/debit card deposit on arrival to cover any purchases made in the hotel.

Although we endeavour to provide up to date information we cannot guarantee that all hotel facilities and services will be available during your stay, especially when travelling out of the main holiday periods.

Star rating standards may differ to that of the UK, depending on the country of travel.

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  • Exclusive perks and discounts of up to -70%
  • Member services team available 7 days per week
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