South Africa & Mauritius holiday

“Combining trendy Cape Town, Big Five spotting in Kruger National Park and the magical reefs of Mauritius, this trip is a perfect mix of safari excitement and beach relaxation.”


Cape Town | Table Mountain | Winelands & Franschhoek | Kruger National Park | Big Five game drives | Mauritius | Optional activities in Mauritius include snorkelling, diving, non-motorised water sports, tennis

Description of South Africa & Mauritius holiday

This cracking 18 day tailor made holiday takes in the very best of South Africa & Mauritius with plenty of time spent in a variety of destinations ensuring you get a real feel for the places that youíre visiting rather than just zipping from one to the next.

Where else to start other than Cape Town for the South African leg of this tour with five days in the city by the coast before you pick up your rental car and head off for a couple of nights amongst the cellar doors and fine dining restaurants of Franschhoek, just an hourís drive from Cape Town.

Swapping self-drive for domestic flight youíll travel to Nelspruit for three nights in a safari lodge where the wildlife-filled plains and river banks of South Africa conjure up a series of exciting game drives and informative guided walks, just 100kms from the border with Mozambique.

The final week of this epic holiday finds you flying to the beaches of Mauritius, via Johannesburg, for a restful end to what could well be one of the finest South Africa & Mauritius holidays ever invented.

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Departure information

This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
Our top tip:
Don't forget to pack a snorkel to explore Mauritius's awesome barrier coral reefs.
Trip type:
Tailor made.
Activity level:
5 nights guesthouse, 3 nights Safari lodge, 8 nights hotel
Can be tailored for solo travellers with a surcharge.
UK flights, accommodation, transport, transfers, car rental, safari guide, listed activities.
All breakfasts, 3 days full board and 7 days optional full or half board.
Accessible tourism overview:
This trip can be tailored for guests with limited mobility or in wheelchairs and can also be organised with your own driver/guide.
Limited mobility:
Accommodation and rooms on the ground level; Door to door transfers if privately guided.
Wheelchair accessible rooms can be booked, wheelchair accessible attractions and restaurants suggested for clients.
Blind or limited vision:
This trip can be tailored for guests with limited vision, particularly trips with private/driver guides.
'Free from' food:
All dietary requirements catered for; South Africa is very well versed in handling a variety of dietary requirements.
The trip is open to people of all backgrounds and genders. Mauritius is reported to be the most LGBT accepting country in Africa - although there is still conservative streak, as long as this is taken into consideration, no problems should be encountered.
Cape Town itself has a vibrant and thriving LGBT community.

Responsible tourism

As the pioneers of responsible tourism, we screen every trip so you can travel knowing your holiday will help support conservation and local people.

The game reserve used in this safari has been owned and managed by the More family for four generations and carries with it a passion which can only be instilled by a great family history. The familyís passion to deliver a world class luxury safari experience is equalled by their complete commitment in ensuring a pure balance between the preservation of this pristine "bushveld" (wilderness area), allowing access for guests to observe some of Africa's greatest mammals in their natural habitat and ensuring the benefits are shared with local communities. The game reserve is the only reserve in the Sabi Sands which employs a full time ecologist, who is responsible for ensuring the preservation of the land for another four generations to come.

With every booking, we donate funds to Helping Rhinos, our charity partner.
Helping Rhinos have been set up to create awareness of the issues threatening the global rhino population and raises funds to help protect them for future generations.

This donation goes towards training for members of the local community to become rangers and ensure that there are more local people trained in the fight against poaching. This is important from a conservation perspective in order to preserve and protect one of our most important and prehistoric species, but also from an educational perspective as members of the local community are trained and offered jobs and a career - as well as educated about Rhino conservation.

The Impacts of this Trip

Guests have an opportunity to visit a local community. On this tour, the guide will explain his history and customs, as well as some of the basic greeting words. Visitors will meet community members and learn about the realities of their lives, including techniques being used to create awareness of HIV/AIDS. Along route there is also a stop to visit a Pre-School, where guests will get to spend some time socializing with the children and listen to some of their rhymes. This school is a community based initiative and is sponsored by the Game Reserve. For the adventurous there is also the opportunity to eat some of the local cuisine and upon request you can visit the craft market and purchase curios made by the community. We encourage all guests to bring with them paper, pens, crayons etc to donate to the school.

Beachcomber hotels set up FED (Foundation for Hope and Development) where regional committees, staffed by volunteer hotel employees, work with local community groups to channel funds and expertise into social projects. Since it began, just under £1 million has been donated to various projects including the development of local crafts and adult literacy. The aim is to teach underprivileged people to become self sufficient and able to sustain themselves. Other projects have included a youth employment initiative, providing training in academic basics, work ethics including reading and writing skills, sound arithmetical basics and social aptitudes. Industrial placements organised by the FED give the opportunity to the young underprivileged to gain valuable experience in the Mauritian enterprises.


3 Reviews of South Africa & Mauritius holiday

4.5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed on 22 Sep 2019 by

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?

Too many to say but special mentions to the safari lodges in South Africa.

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?

The holiday did not include Mauritius so I cannot comment on that aspect, but for Cape Town and Safari, taking advice and recommendations from the operator was worth while.

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

To an extent.

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?

Excellent, could have spent more time in Cape Town though!

Reviewed on 07 Mar 2017 by

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?

Can't believe what we did and saw. All the big five plus so many more and lots of birds. Standing on the viewpoint at Amboseli with the wetlands, plains and Kilimanjaro made us feel that we were in one of the most beautiful places in the world. Nakuro and Masai Mara were equally impressive. They were all so different. A bit of an adventure was getting stuck on a rock five feet away from a pride of lions. Radio help was requested and other vans arrived. We kept an eye on the lions, who all looked as though they were wondering what the mad humans were up to, while we were bumped and pulled of the rock.

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

Our guide Gideon was lovely and so knowledgeable, he also had great respect for the animals.

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?

Fantastic holiday. All the lodges were great and the people lovely. Thanks for mentioning our 50th.We were celebrated all the way through with cakes, fruit, wine and even a serenade. Mauritius gave us a chance to relax on a white sandy beach with turquoise sea. The hotel was small and the staff very welcoming. All in all a holiday filled with brilliant memories.

Reviewed on 20 Jan 2015 by

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?

We loved all of it, but seeing so many wild animals up close was wonderful.

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?

If possible, don't go during holidays such as Christmas since almost everything
is closed. We walked around a bit, but didn't have much to do that day.

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?


4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?


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