This unique safari and beach family holiday combines two game reserves in South Africa with two islands in the Seychelles. In essence you will move 4 times but each move will offer a totally different experience for the family. In South Africa your safari will take place in the Waterberg region (3 hours north of Johannesburg) at two lodges, Ant's Nest and Marataba Safari Lodge. At Ant's Nest expect exciting activities such as horseriding alongside zebra, giraffe and other animals, fishing, guided walks, archery, rhino tracking and bug and spoor walks.
At Marataba Safari Lodge, situated in a private Big 5 game reserve, the family will stay in large tented suites nestled in the bushveld with animals regularly wandering past your deck. Experience exciting family game drives as well as surprise meals out in the bush.
An easy flight will bring you to the main island of the Seychelles, Mahe, for a stay at the luxurious Constance Ephelia Resort offering a Kid's Club, a huge choice of land and water sports; including zip line through the tree canopy, as well as two beaches.
By contrast Denis Island, your last stop, is all about the natural island experience - nature and wildlife discovery, including interaction with Giant Tortoises. Activities are largely snorkelling & kayaking. Here you won't find a signal for your mobile phone when you arrive. There is no in-room internet and no television. This is the chance for you and the children to unplug from digital distraction and reconnect to the loved ones you hold dear, and to the earth that you share with them.
Whatever your budget, our travel experts will work with you and give expert advice to make the very most of your available time and funds. They will guide you on the best time of year to travel, select the best value destinations and secure the little ‘add-ons’ that will make your tailor-made trip that extra bit special.
We are confident that we will offer highly competitive rates direct from our supplier network but we are always happy to compare with other quotes to ensure you secure the best value.
Catch your overnight flight from Philadelphia International Airport to Johannesburg OR Tambo International
Upon arrival at Johannesburg OR Tambo International Airport you will be met by a member of the Mahlatini team who will assist you to the car hire desk to collect your hire car. From here you will drive yourselves to your lodge in the Waterberg region.
Today you will take the drive to Marakele National Park.
Today you will take the drive to Johannesburg Airport where you will drop off your hire car and connect with your onward flight Mahe in the Seychelles. Here you will be met and transferred to your hotel.
Today you will be transferred to a nearby airstrip for your onward flight via light aircraft to Denis Island.
Today you will be transferred back to the airstrip for your onward flight via light aircraft to Mahe Airport. Here you will connect with your onward flight home.