Original South Africa and Mozambique

Madikwe Game Reserve & Bazaruto

From $5800 per person in low season

per person for 4 nights Makanyane and 7 nights Anantara on a fully inclusive basis domestic flights, air taxes and transfers

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At a Glance

  • An original Scott Dunn itinerary, offering great value for money and a wonderful introduction to South Africa and Mozambique

  • A superb big 5 game experience in Madikwe Game Reserve

  • A short 3.5-hour drive from Johannesburg into the reserve

  • A beautiful remote island beach property

  • Both properties offer fully inclusive basis of all food and drinks

  • A perfect option for couples and honeymooners

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Best to avoid January, February and March as it is the rainy season in Mozambique.

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This is a fantastic vacation combining a luxury safari destination in Madikwe Game Reserve with a beautiful remote island in Mozambique, offering great value for money and a wonderful safari and beach combination.

Fly to Johannesburg, where on arrival you will be driven up to the Madikwe Game Reserve. The road transfer takes approximately 3.5-hours. The Madikwe Game Reserve is a beautiful reserve packed full of animals, offering a superb Big 5 game experience.

Makanyane Lodge is a fabulous property, offering luxurious rooms all glass fronted so you have amazing views from your bed! Open your doors in the mornings to the sights and sounds of the bush. There is a beautiful pool to enjoy during the heat of the day. The staff here will bend over backwards to make sure you are well looked after with plenty of extra touches throughout your stay to make you feel very special! Included in your stay at Makanyane will be all your meals, drinks and game activities.

From the Madikwe, you will be driven back to Johannesburg in time to check in for your flight to Vilanculous in Mozambique. On arrival, you will be taken by boat to Anantara Bararuto Island Lodge. If you are looking for a beautiful island resort hotel, this could not be a better option. Set on a magical unspoiled setting in the middle of the Bazaruto archipelago, the hotel is on its own private island. Each room has all the amenities and luxuries to insure you have a very comfortable and enjoyable stay, while the activities and facilities on offer mean you can be as active or as lazy as you want to be!

This really is an amazingly affordable combination and would be an incredible vacation!

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  1. Fly to Johannesburg

  2. Days 1-1: Transfer to Madikwe Game Reserve

  3. Days 1-5: Makanyane Safari Lodge

    Madikwe Game Reserve, South Africa

    Makanyane Safari Lodge is a luxurious and intimate lodge set in a private concession in the malaria-free Madikwe Game Reserve. The lodge consists of eight stunning, glass-fronted suites, which offer the opportunity to see game wander right past your door.

  4. Days 5-5: Madikwe Game Reserve to Johannesburg

  5. Johannesburg to Vilanculous

  6. Days 5-12: Anantara Bazaruto Island Resort & Spa

    Bazaruto Island, Bazaruto and the south coast, Mozambique

    Anantara Bazaruto is situated on Bazaruto Island in the Mozambican Archipelago. Anantara, formerly Indigo Bay, offers understated barefoot luxury with a selection of beach chalets or luxury villas to choose from, all with views of the Indian Ocean.

  7. Fly home from Vilanculous (via Johannesburg)


Madikwe Game Reserve & Bazaruto

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