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South Africa Safari and Mauritius Beach Holiday

Inspirational safari & beach holiday to South Africa and Mauritius

This wonderful safari and beach itinerary combines a safari in the malaria free South African Marakele Reserve with a stay on the beautiful island of Mauritius. Spend the first 4 nights staying at the outstanding Marataba Safari Lodge situated in a privately managed section of the Marakele Reserve.

Enjoy big 5 game viewing, bush walks, luxury accommodation away from the crowds and hands-on conservation experiences. From elephants to big cats, Marataba offers it all. For the birding enthusiast there is a huge variety of bird species including the largest colony of endangered Cape vultures in the world (more than 800 breeding pairs) have settled here. Then for some relaxation on the island of Mauritius at the LUX* Grande Gaube, where you will stay in a Junior Suite with easy beach access. The resort has everything you need to relax, replenish and recharge with a host of activities, relaxing spa treatments and world class fusion cuisine.

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Day by Day summary

  • Starts - Catch your overnight flight from JFK to Johannesburg OR Tambo International
  • 4 nights - Marataba Safari Lodge, Waterberg, South Africa
  • 7 nights - LUX Grand Gaube, Grand Gaube, Mauritius
  • Ends - Transfer to Mauritius for your international flight home

At a glance

  • Country Icon Mauritius, South Africa
  • Nights Icon 11 Nights
  • Beach Icon Beach
  • Safari Icon Safari

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Guide Price

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Includes flights from JFK
Itinerary Details


Catch your overnight flight from JFK to Johannesburg OR Tambo International

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Day 1 - 5

Arrive at Johannesburg Airport where you will be met and privately driven to the Marakele National Park and to your lodge.

  • 4 nights

Marataba Safari Lodge
All Inclusive | Luxury Tent
South Africa

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Day 5 - 12

Transfer back to Johannesburg for your flight to Mauritius Airport. A driver will be waiting to drive you to your hotel on the island.

  • 7 nights

LUX* Grand Gaube
All Inclusive | Junior Suite

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Day 12

Return to Mauritius Airport where you will check in for 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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  • Accommodation as specified
  • Meals as specified
  • Drinks, excluding premium brands
  • All scheduled safari activities offered by the camps or lodges
  • Road transfers as detailed in the itinerary
  • National Parks and conservation entry fees
  • Carbon-offsetting with One Tree Planted
  • Conservation donation to Save the Rhino
  • Community projects contribution with Uthando
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  • Gratuities
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Any additional activities not offered as scheduled by the camps or lodges
  • Visas and visa fees where relevant
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
  • 4 WD Safari Icon 4WD Safari
  • Birdwatching Icon Birdwatching
  • Boat Trip Icon Boat Trip
  • Guided Walking Safari Icon Guided Walking Safari
  • Night Drive Icon Night Drive
  • Ocean Safari Icon Ocean Safari
  • Canoeing Kayaking Icon Canoeing/Kayaking
  • Fishing Icon Fishing
  • Golf Icon Golf
  • Horseriding Icon Horse Riding
  • Snorkelling Scuba Diving Icon Snorkelling/Scuba Diving
  • Tennis Icon Tennis
  • Watersports Icon Water Sports
  • Kids Club Icon Kids Club
  • Kids Bushcraft Icon Kids Bushcraft
  • Star Gazing Star Beds Icon Star Gazing/Star Bed
  • Wellness Spa Icon Wellness/Spa
Enriching encounters


Whether you want to tick off the Big Five or encounter specific safari species and sea creatures on your safari and coastal stay, our expert guides reveal the typical wildlife sightings to expect on this sample trip.

  • Zebra
  • White Rhino
    White Rhino
  • Spotted Hyena
    Spotted Hyena
  • Lion
  • Leopard
  • Kudu
  • Elephant
  • Cheetah
  • Buffalo
  • Brown Hyena
    Brown Hyena
  • Black Rhino
    Black Rhino
  • Southern Giraffe
Sample Itineraries


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