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Romantic Boutique Bliss - South Africa and Mauritius

Greater Makalali Game Reserve & Mauritius

Experience a romantic safari in one of South Africa’s most beautiful reserves followed by a week on the beach at 20 Degres Sud in Mauritius.

At a Glance

  • Romantic itinerary combing safari and beach luxury

  • Spend a night under the stars on a tree-top deck overlooking the wilderness

  • Go microlighting and spot game from the air

  • Relax and unwind at a little gem in Mauritius

Beach, Couples, Honeymoon, Spa & health

We design each itinerary around you, so this suggested itinerary is a starting point that we can tweak or transform into something completely bespoke to you. Call us on 858 523 9000 to start planning your vacation.

Description

On arrival in Johannesburg you will connect straight onward to Hoedspruit and the Greater Makalali Reserve. Here you will stay at Garonga for three nights of romantic luxury in the bush at this gorgeous tented camp. Daily guided game drives will allow you to explore the reserve at leisure and game viewing activities include game drives, guided walks and sleep-out excursions all with experienced armed rangers. There are also some fantastic birdwatching opportunities.

The camp is passionate about cuisine and offers gourmet meals in a variety of locations including romantic candlelit dinners in the boma, bush picnics and private dining under the stars. There is also an excellent wine cellar specializing in quality South African wines. To completely switch off, the open-air Sala offers beauty treatments, aromatherapy, reflexology and reiki.

From here you fly via Johannesburg to Mauritius for six nights at 20 Degres Sud. Hidden behind a carriage entrance door this gorgeous boutique property offers you all of the privacy and romance you could wish for on your honeymoon. There are only 35 refined and intimate bedrooms and you have the choice of 3 exceptionally unique dining options. One restaurant is located in the hotel itself, then one is housed within an old ruin on an island off the coast, and then the last is on a beautiful renovated old boat belonging to the hotel, the M/S Lady Lisbeth.

Please see our itinerary below. This is simply a suggested itinerary and can be customized to suit your requirements.

Itinerary

Stay

Location/route

Overnight

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Fly to Hoedspruit (via Johannesburg)
3 nights

Greater Makalali Game Reserve, South Africa

Garonga Safari Camp
Fly to Mauritius (via Johannesburg) Day flight
6 nights

North Coast, Mauritius

20 Degrés Sud
Fly home

Location & Directions

Greater Makalali Game Reserve & Mauritius

Garonga is situated west of Kruger National Park, between Hoedspruit and Phalaborwa, in South Africa's Northern Province. 20 Degres Sud is located on the north coast of Mauritius.

When to go

Good game viewing year round, especially May to mid-October. South African summers (October to March) are hot and wet, were as winters (May to August) are cool and dry. Daytime temperatures in summer are high and may soar above 36°C/97°F. Winter is known to produce beautiful warm days, though the evenings and early mornings can be quite chilly.

Mauritius enjoys a typically tropical climate with year-round heat, although the southeast trade winds help it never to feel too muggy. The summer months are from December to April, when it can nevertheless be extremely humid, and the winter, such as it is, runs from May to November, and is cooler and drier.

The best months to visit Mauritius are May to early December. January and February, the peak cyclone months, are best avoided by water-sports enthusiasts and divers.

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We design each itinerary around you, so this suggested itinerary is a starting point that we can tweak or transform into something completely bespoke to you. Call us on 858 523 9000 to start planning your vacation.

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