Family luxury safari & beach holiday, South Africa & Mozambique

“Enjoy a 3 day safari in South Africa before flying via J'burg to the beaches of Mozambique or Mauritius for complimentary non-motorised watersports.”

Highlights

Johannesburg | Madikwe game reserve | Marico River | Mozambique | Bazaruto Island | Indigo Bay |

Description of Family luxury safari & beach holiday, South Africa & Mozambique

Visiting South Africa & Mozambique on a family luxury safari & beach holiday is just as exciting as it sounds with the marriage of wildlife viewing and beach time adding up to an all-encompassing trip that leaves no stone unturned when it comes to an absolutely African experience.

One of the highlights of this family luxury safari & beach holiday is a three day safari in a game reserve, free from malaria, where experienced guides will teach children the wonders of bush craft as well as taking them on their own extra special safari tour.

The great thing about kids having their own bush craft adventure, or making bows and arrows, is that parents get to experience an adult equivalent with game drives, walking safaris and guided trips on the river all increasing animal spotting potential as well as adding to the tales told round the campfire.

Nocturnal tours for children are also highly popular, with everyone, with a cacophony of calls and exciting sounds ensuring wannabe bush trackers will be wrapped up safe and sleeping in bed from the moment their heads hit the pillow.

As you’d hope from a family luxury safari & beach holiday in southern Africa, Mozambique always comes to the fore sooner or later with the coral reefs surrounding the islands of the Bazaruto archipelago just sublime for snorkelling and scuba diving, straight off the beach or the back of a boat.

Other activities to keep everyone wide eyed and active outdoors include watersports, sand dune surfing, horse riding, sailing and kayaking.

Alternatively, if you’d prefer to switch Mozambique for Mauritius then you’ll discover a world of beach resorts, children’s clubs, non-motorised watersports and beachside accommodation to help you round off your family holiday in style.

Highlights of this family luxury safari & beach holiday in South Africa & Mozambique include:

Child-friendly safaris and bush craft classes
Daytime and nocturnal game drives
The chance to see big cats, elephants, rhinos, buffaloes and wild dogs in their natural environment
Kayaking expeditions or chances to chill poolside
A choice of Mozambique or Mauritius for a beach and watersports holiday

Check out Responsible Travel’s Mozambique, Mauritius and South Africa guides to find out the best time to visit.

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This trip can be tailor made at a time to suit you and can be adapted to suit your interests, budget and requirements as necessary
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Responsible tourism: Family luxury safari & beach holiday, South Africa & Mozambique

The Safari Lodge we use empowers its staff by allowing them to become share holders in the company - the Lodge’s Staff Trust now owns 25.1% of the shares in the company. The significance of this is enormous as the staff have a say in how the lodge is run, are highly motivated and strive to ensure every guest has the most incredible and memorable African Safari experience. A testimonial from one of the staff members explains:

“To me the Staff Trust means a serious commitment from the original shareholders in the people on the ground. It means that I as a part owner am now looking after my own and the reward is shared with me. But let me also say that I love the product, therefore it is not difficult for me to be enthusiastic about it regardless”.

The lodge also operates a recycling project as a community initiative which allows all lodges to participate in cleaning and preserving their precious environment.

Local community members who were very excited and motivated to get underway with this project were allocated land and an old farm house to become their base to sort recyclable products. They also worked with participating recycling companies and visited neighbouring villages to collect waste which has been illegally dumped over the past many years.

The recycling is initially focused on all glass, cans/tins (cold drink, beer, food, aerosol) and plastic bottles (especially the plastic water bottles). The community then sorts the glass from the plastic and the tins etc, before placing everything into separate collection containers.

Moving forward the project will include the collection of all paper and other plastic based products as well. The goal is to recycle 90% of all rubbish from all participating lodges, and the organic waste will either be taken to the villages for farm animal feed or internally utilized as compost.

The lodge runs a waste water recycling project which feeds their wetland: this has flourished with a multitude of bird, frog and insect life. This year, three clutches of Knob-billed ducks, two clutches of white-faced whistling ducks and two little black crake chicks grew up and learnt the lessons of life on its waters.

The owners of the resort on Bazaruto Island in Mozambique have invested in their local community by building a community centres, and provided transport facilities and access to water for local islanders. They have also focused on the education and training needs of local people by initiating adult literacy programmes.

A partnership with local communities initiated by the resort is intended to conserve the ecosystem and assist the Bazaruto National Park staff with transport, communication and health care facilities. Teaching the importance of conserving local marine life and working with the authorities to counter illegal fishing activities is a priority as well as implementing a tag and release policy for fishing activities in conjunction with Durban's Oceanographic Institute.

4 Reviews of Family luxury safari & beach holiday, South Africa & Mozambique

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Reviewed on 20 Aug 2017 by

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


The safari was amazing. We had some fantastic game sightings, seeing 4 of the big 5 but lots more besides.

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


Spend more than 2 days in Cape Town to be able to see everything.

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


Not really sure.

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


Fantastic trip, one we will always remember.
Tour op to respond to Q3 - (21/08/2017)

Reviewed on 24 Apr 2017 by

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


Our trip to South Africa for our family of 7 was simply spectacular thanks to Simon through Responsible Travel. We had a great combination of time in Capetown, days at the safari game reserve in Kwazulu Natal, time at the Indian Ocean, and then relaxation in Durban before heading home. The whole experience was truly a memorable one. If however, I had to highlight an experience, it would be tracking down the animals during the safari at dawn and dusk to catch a glimpse of the way they live in their natural habitat.

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


As we were traveling with small children, it is important to do your research but trust your travel agent at the same time. Give them as much information as possible of what you are looking for, so they can tailor your trip around your needs. Simon Mills, delivered exactly this!

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


Our holiday gave us the opportunity to see how the locals lived and we as well contributed in a small way to the conservation of water. Experiencing first hand a severe drought with lack of water allowed us to become more aware of how people are truly impacted by something so simple as "water". We visited as well the local townships with the children with an organised tour guide and this was an invaluable experience.

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


This was by far the best holiday we have ever planned. It took a lot of planning working together with the travel agent but it paid off in the end. It was a well organised trip and had the opportunity to see the beautiful landscapes and city of Cape Town, explore the wild animal life during the safari in Kwazulu Natal, experience beach life in a small, remote town on the Indian Ocean, and finally concluded our trip exploring the underwater world in Durban and enjoyed relaxation. Thank you for wonderful trip to South Africa! No doubt we will be back again soon.

Reviewed on 10 Aug 2015 by

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


All of it.

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


Do it. It was the best experience for us all including our 5 and 8 year olds.

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


Benefited local people

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


5*****

Reviewed on 03 Jan 2014 by

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


We loved every second of our holiday, but the things that most stand out are our
Safari at Tanda Tula, the beauty of Plettenberg Bay and the amazing people at Kanonkop House in Knysna.

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


Arrange your activities prior to travelling, especially Cape Town as we had trouble getting to the main attractions.

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


Yes, it was lovely to see in this in all the guest houses we stayed in.

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


Amazing, could not have been better.

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