We Love —
- 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 —
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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:
- 1 bottle of wine in the room
- 1 special dinner (menu that includes a selection of drinks) at Black Rock Bar & Grill (or equivalent)
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 —
Sleeps up to
Please note: the bed for the 3rd guest sharing is likely to be a sofa bed or camp style bed.
Your Board Basis —
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.
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 —
Your Included Excursion in Mauritius —
Our members have the following excursions included in their stay.
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.
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
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.
Swimming with Dolphins
Catamaran Cruise to Benitiers Island
Full Day Taxi Service – 1 Day (8hrs) or 2 Days (2x8hrs)
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.
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.
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.