Family luxury safari & beach vacation, 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 |

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Departure information

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
Electric vehicle safari:
Book Cheetah Plains Lodge in Kruger and use their electric vehicles for your safari drive, subject to availability.
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Responsible tourism

As the pioneers of responsible tourism, we screen every trip so you can travel knowing your vacation will help support conservation and local people.

Environment
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 centers, 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.

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5 Reviews of Family luxury safari & beach vacation, South Africa & Mozambique

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Reviewed on 14 Sep 2018 by

(The vacation) 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

The 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

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. Read full review

Reviewed on 10 Aug 2015 by

Do 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

Amazing, could not have been better....We loved every second of our vacation, 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

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