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Private Villa Safari and Beach Family Holiday

Inspirational safari & beach family holiday to South Africa and Mozambique

This is the ultimate itinerary for the eco-conscious family looking for an ultra-luxe, exclusive safari and beach experience in 2 neighbouring African countries, South Africa, and Mozambique.

Begin at Cheetah Plains in South Africa’s most celebrated wildlife area, the private Sabi Sands Game Reserve. It’s an exclusive-use, eco-luxury safari experience with exquisitely appointed private villas. Here a complete hospitality team consisting of an accomplished host, culinary team, spa therapist, as well as expert field guide and tracker team, are dedicated to your villa for the duration of your stay. The family will enjoy game drives to see the Big 5 and other thrilling wildlife before heading to the beautiful Benguerra Island, off the coast of Mozambique. Located within a Marine National Park, Benguerra Island offers deserted beaches of pure white sand and sparkling turquoise seas. The eco-friendly Azura Benguerra Lodge will look after your family's every need. You will stay in the Presidential Villa and dine on freshly caught fish and seafood. There’s a terrific range of activities and experiences for all ages. It’s an enchanting island escape for the whole family.

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Day by Day summary

  • Starts - Catch your overnight flight from JFK to Johannesburg OR Tambo International
  • 4 nights - Cheetah Plains, Greater Kruger, South Africa
  • 6 nights - Azura Benguerra Island, Bazaruto Archipelago, Mozambique
  • Ends - Transfer to Vilanculos for your international flight home

At a glance

  • Country Icon South Africa, Mozambique
  • Nights Icon 10 Nights
  • Beach Icon Beach
  • Safari Icon Safari

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Guide Price

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Includes flights from JFK
Price per person based on a family of 4
Itinerary Details


Catch your overnight flight from JFK to Johannesburg OR Tambo International

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Day 1 - 5

Arrive at Johannesburg Airport in South Africa and connect onto a light aircraft flight to the Sabi Sands Private Game Reserve in the Greater Kruger region. Your guide will be waiting for you at the airstrip.

  • 4 nights
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Cheetah Plains
All Inclusive | Private Villa
South Africa

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Day 5 - 11

Fly today via light aircraft to the Kruger Mpumalanga Airport to connect with your international flight to Vilanculos in Mozambique. From here you will catch a helicopter flight to Benguerra Island.

  • 6 nights

Azura Benguerra Island
All Inclusive | Presidential Villa

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Day 11

Today you will all return via helicopter to Vilanculos Airport to catch your international flight home.

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Our trips are unashamedly high-end but always deliver excellent value for money. Our guide price covers the majority of trip costs upfront, on a per person basis, including international flights and all transfers.

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  • International flights as detailed
  • Meals and accommodation as detailed
  • Drinks (excluding premium brands)
  • Road transfers as detailed
  • Light aircraft transfers as detailed
  • Twice daily scheduled safari activities
  • Private safari guide and vehicle
  • National Park Fees
  • Non-Motorised Water Sports in Mozambique
  • Helicopter transfers as detailed
  • Carbon-offsetting with One Tree Planted
  • Conservation donation to Save the Rhino
  • Community projects contribution with Uthando
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  • Entry visas and fees
  • Gratuities
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Any sightseeing activities mentioned
  • Additional activities or options on offer
Indulge your passions


This sample trip offers countless adventures and activities to ensure lifetime memories are made. From unforgettable thrills to indulgent relaxation, choose those that appeal most and we will curate your perfect itinerary.

  • Big 5 Safari Icon Big 5 Safari
  • Night Drive Icon Night Drive
  • Ocean Safari Icon Ocean Safari
  • Helicopter Flights Icon Helicopter Flights
  • Canoeing Kayaking Icon Canoeing/Kayaking
  • Fishing Icon Fishing
  • Horseriding Icon Horse Riding
  • Snorkelling Scuba Diving Icon Snorkelling/Scuba Diving
  • Watersports Icon Water Sports
  • Kids Club Icon Kids Club
  • Kids Bushcraft Icon Kids Bushcraft
  • Wellness Spa Icon Wellness/Spa
Enriching encounters


Whether you want to tick the Big Five off your bucket list or seek out specific safari species, our expert guides reveal the typical wildlife sightings to expect on this sample trip.

  • Wild Dog
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  • White Rhino
    White Rhino
  • Whale Shark
    Whale Shark
  • Manta Ray
    Manta Ray
  • Lion
  • Leopard
  • Humpback Whale
    Humpback Whale
  • Hippo
  • Hawksbill turtle
    Hawksbill Turtle
  • Elephant
  • Dugong
  • Crocodile
  • Coral
  • Cheetah
  • Buffalo
  • Bottlenose Dolphin
    Bottlenose Dolphin
Sample Itineraries


From majestic wildlife to out of this world natural wonders, cultural melting pots and enchanting beaches, every bespoke Mahlatini journey is thrilling. Unsure where to visit? Whether it’s a bucket-list adventure, a milestone celebration or simply a much-needed escape, experience the joy with this inspiring selection of favorites.

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