South Africa & Mauritius vacation

“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.”

Highlights

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

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:
Leisurely.
Accomm:
5 nights guesthouse, 3 nights Safari lodge, 8 nights hotel
Solos:
Can be tailored for solo travelers with a surcharge.
Included:
UK flights, accommodation, transport, transfers, car rental, safari guide, listed activities.
Meals:
All breakfasts, 3 days full board and 7 days optional full or half board.
Vouchers
Accepted

Responsible tourism

Responsible tourism: South Africa & Mauritius vacation

Environment

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 family’s 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.

Community

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.

Reviews of South Africa & Mauritius vacation

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I am reborn! Simply the best vacation I have ever been on
Some great stories to tell the grandchildren. Would recommend to a friend
Very enjoyable
It was OK
A bit disappointing really

Reviewed on 20 Jan 2015 by

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


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

2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?


If possible, don't go during vacations 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 vacation benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?


Yes

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


Excellent

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