Bush & Beach

A great contrasting itinerary is to combine the adventure and thrill of a safari with some relaxing time on the beach, with an option of some water activities.


Guide Price & Inclusions

3 nights ‘big five’ safari and 7 nights beach  £3,600 per adult and £1,750 per child under 12 sharing including flights, transfers and accommodation on an All Inclusive basis for safari and Half Board in Mauritius.  Prices are typically at a supplement for the Seychelles.

Rates subject to travel dates and hotel selection


Suggested Extensions

Why not add a few nights in Cape Town before your safari or add a additional nights in a different reserve with a focus on activities such a horse riding and cycling for a more time in the bush?  We also recommend a night in Johannesburg before you head to the beach, so you can enjoy your last morning game drive.

Best Time to Travel

This itinerary is popular year round, but the best time for safari is May – September during dry season, whilst Mauritius sees its’ most glorious weather March / April and October / November time.  If warmer temperatures for beach are required, consider The Seychelles, but the flight home won’t be direct and the cost will be higher.

Tips for Families

Several lodges within the malaria free Madikwe Game Reserve offer family rooms but they are limited so book early! Consider a rest night in Jo’burg both before and after safari to slow the pace and recover from the overnight flight.


  • Big 5 safari 4×4 game drives
  • Game walks and getting to know the Little 5
  • Lazy days sunning yourself on the shores of the Indian Ocean
  • Water sports including diving, big game fishing and snorkelling


Day 1 | Fly Overnight to Johannesburg, South Africa

Depart Heathrow Airport for an overnight flights of approx 10.5 hours to Johannesburg.

Day 2 | Transfer by road to the Madikwe Game Reserve for your 3 Night Big 5 Safari

Morning arrival into Johannesburg Airport, where you will be met and transferred by road – approx 5 hours drive to your lodge in the Madikwe Game Reseve.

Day 3-4 | Enjoy Days Exploring the Bush by 4x4 Game Drives

Spend the next 2 days enjoying game walks and game drives in the bush, where you have a chance to see the Big 5 including lion, leopard, elephant, rhino and buffalo as well as additional species such a giraffe, zebra, kudu and springbok.

Day 5 | Early morning road transfer to Johannesburg Airport

Early start this morning as you transfer by road from Madikwe back to Johannesburg in order to catch you midday flight to Mauritius. Arrive late evening into Mauritius and road transfer to your chosen hotel – approx 1 hour.

Please note: Due to the early morning transfer from Madikwe to Johannesburg Airport you will miss your last mornings game drive. To avoid this you can opt for an overnight stay at an airport hotel before flying onto Mauritius.

Day 6-11 | Enjoy the next 7 nights in Mauritius

Spend the next 7 nights enjoying some well deserved down time on the beach, snorkelling, pedal boats or scuba diving. Or you can try your luck at deep sea fishing or arrange an excursion outside of your resort such as a catamaran boat trip or a visit to the botanical gardens.


Day 12 | Transfer Back to Mauritius Airport to Fly Back to the UK

Today you will be collected from your hotel and transferred back to Mauritius Airport in time for your evening and overnight flight home to the London GATWICK with BA.

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Madikwe Game Reserve, R49, South Africa


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