Family luxury safari & beach holiday, South Africa & Mozambique
Price includes meals and activities.
This trip can also be booked with flights. The Camp welcomes children of all ages – there is a special children’s safari programme aimed at 3-10 year olds.
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.
5 Reviews of Family luxury safari & beach holiday, South Africa & Mozambique
Reviewed on 14 Sep 2018 by Neil Morris(The holiday) certainly exceeded my expectations, but the fact that my wife and children all cried when we finally had to go home demonstrates that everyone thoroughly enjoyed it Read full review
Reviewed on 20 Aug 2017 by Louise WalshThe safari was amazing. We had some fantastic game sightings, seeing 4 of the big 5 but lots more besides. Read full review
Reviewed on 24 Apr 2017 by Monica BelanWe 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. Read full review
Reviewed on 10 Aug 2015 by Debbie SermonDo it. It was the best experience for us all including our 5 and 8 year olds. Read full review
Reviewed on 03 Jan 2014 by Laura BeccariaAmazing, could not have been better....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. Read full review
Planet and peopleThe 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.