'The Wild and the Wonderful'
South Africa is one of the top safari destinations on the African continent. Plan a holiday here, and you can visit beautiful, protected areas such as Kruger National Park. Spend your daylight hours spotting lions, leopards, elephants and rhinos and your evenings at a luxury safari lodge relaxing in five-star accommodation and dining under the stars.
Meanwhile, Mauritius is a beacon of natural wonder and human kindness with some of the world’s most stunning beaches, authentic food, and natural beauty. From dormant volcanoes to tumbling waterfalls and pristine beaches to vibrant tropical reefs, Mauritius is a dream destination for those with a passion for nature and the outdoors. Whether it’s heart-thumping mountain biking or a leisurely beach walk, you’ll never be short of natural wonders to add to your photo library. Mauritius hosts a range of five-star hotels with world-class dining, phenomenal spa treatments and beach-side golf courses.
Thornybush Game Lodge
Set within the Kruger National Park, the priority focus for the team at Thornybush is to open your heart and soul to the wonders of safari and the wild beauty of the Greater Kruger Park. Wake with the birds and feel the sun warm the earth, and sleep to the sounds of nature as the night sky dances silently with the stars.
InterContinental Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport
The ideal stopping point between your safari and the onward flight to Mauritius the next day, the InterContinental is just steps away from the airport adding convenience to the luxury.
Constance Belle Mare Plage
Stretching along 2km of a private, white sand beach, Constance Belle Mare Plage is the perfect choice for some unforgettable luxury holidays in Mauritius. Famed for its excellent 5-star service, warm atmosphere and lush tropical environment, Constance Belle Mare Plage will make you feel welcome from the moment you set foot on the stunning beach resort.
Meals are served in either a boma out on a game drive or at the lodge; dinner is a 3-course meal often followed by drinks and socialising around the camp fire
Quills Restaurant and Cocktail Bar, situated on the ground floor of the Hotel is open daily for 24 hours serving breakfast, contemporary lunches and a la Carte dinner. South African produce is the speciality serving a variety of game meat. Matched with some outstanding local wines you are certain to leave with a lasting impression of South Africa.
The Constance Belle Mare Plage offers a wide selection of dining venues, including Indigo set at the water's edge offering views over the sea and pool, and Blue Penny Cellar the a la carte restaurant and wine cellar.
Your journey begins with an overnight British Airways flight to Johannesburg from London Heathrow.
Upon arrival in Johannesburg, transfer onto the short domestic flight to Hoedspruit’s Eastgate Airport in the Greater Kruger National Park. Here, a transfer will meet you to head across to the Thornybush Game Lodge where you’ll spend the next 3 nights on safari using a Luxury Suite on a Fully Inclusive basis.
Days Three to Four
Enjoy morning and afternoon game drives at Thornybush on the lookout for all manner of wildlife, led by experienced guides able to follow the tracks of various animals. Guided bush walks are also possible if you’re up for the extra energy exertion and improve your chances of finding some of the smaller creatures of the bush.
Your transfer will take you back to Eastgate airport for the short flight back to Johannesburg. On arrival here, collect your luggage and take the short walk across to the InterContinental Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport Hotel. You’ll be here for the night so you could either head into the city for the evening or enjoy some fine dining in the hotel.
Walk back across to the airport for the onward flight to Mauritius. Upon arrival, your private transfer will take you up to the east coast of the island to the Constance Belle Mare Plage, where you’ll stay for the next 7 nights in a Prestige Room with breakfast and evening meals included.
Days Seven to Twelve
Your stay at Constance Belle Mare Plage can be as exciting or relaxing as you want it to be. There are two golf courses offered by Constance Hotels, each with dining venues at them, as well as a broad selection of land and water sports and a very appealing spa. Away from the hotel you can enjoy a trek to one of the many stunning viewpoints, visit a sugar plantation or rum distillery, or take a boat trip for some wonderful snorkelling and diving opportunities.
It’s time to leave this beautiful part of the world, a private transfer will pick you up to head back to the airport where you’ll board your British Airways overnight direct flight to London Gatwick.
Thornybush Game Lodge (shown on the map) is within the Greater Kruger National Park and just under 40 minutes from Hoedspruit's Eastgate Airport.
The InterContinental Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport Hotel is located immediately in front of the airport, just a short, safe walk from the arrivals hall.
The Constance Belle Mare Plage is on the east coast of Mauritius, overlooking the Indian Ocean and set on its own beach. Just 40 miles from the international airport, the journey time is a little over an hour.