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Big Five & Beach, Young Adventurers

A thrilling Big Five safari adventure followed by a week of relaxation on tropical shores is generally high on the holiday wish list for many families!

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Arrive in to Johannesburg after your overnight flight. Collect your hire car / meet your transfer driver for your journey to the malaria-free, Big Five, Madikwe Game Reserve (approx 4 - 5 hours). If the budget allows, we recommend taking a shuttle flight (approx 1 hour). Here you will be welcomed for 3 or 4 nights in your Luxury Lodge. Game drives take place at Dawn and Dusk in search of elephant, lion and the rare Wild Dog.After your stay in Madikwe, set off early in your hire car or meet your transfer drive for your journey back to Johannesburg. Take your lunchtime flight to Mauritius arriving early evening (approx 4.5 hours).

Upon arrival you will be met and transferred in a private vehicle to your chosen resort. Enjoy relaxing on powder, white sands or take part in a variety of invigorating water sports!

On your final day, take your private car back to Mauritius airport to connect with your flight home.

recommended duration:
8-12 nights
From £2,590 per adult / £1,480 per child under 12 sharing including flights, car hire in South Africa, private transfers in Mauritius, 3 nights in a 5 star Lodge on a Fully Inclusive Basis and 5 nights in a 4 star hotel in Mauritius Half Board travelling May - August.
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suggested extensions

Commencing your adventure with a few days in Cape Town works very well, before a 2 hour connecting flight to Johannesburg. During June - November you can also see the migrating whales in nearby Hermanus. Alternatively, if you would prefer to stay longer on safari, a stay at Ants Nest or Hill in the Waterberg for a more 'active' safari adventure (all ages can walk and horse ride with the non-dangerous game) makes for an unforgettable addition.

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