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South Africa and Moz and Beyond Itinerary 1

Limited Edition South Africa & Mozambique Eco-Journey

Inspirational safari & beach trip to South Africa & Mozambique

We're delighted to share this spectacular limited-edition itinerary, that is exclusive to Mahlatini! With conservation at the heart of this unique 12-night South Africa and Mozambique journey, guests will enjoy participating in conservation projects alongside some of Africa's sustainability pioneers, including; community visits with Uthando in Cape Town; a pangolin conservation experience in KwaZulu-Natal; and a marine tagging expedition in Mozambique. With private excursions and dinners in the company of renowned conservationists, these are truly 'money can't buy' experiences!

This is a limited edition trip with a travel expiration date of March 31 2024.

Firstly you will experience Cape Town's vibrant diversity from one of it's most iconic hotels, The Cape Grace. During your time in Cape Town, you'll be taken on inspiring community visits in the company of Uthando's founder, James Fernie . After exploring the sights of Cape Town, you'll fly to KwaZulu-Natal for an unforgettable safari in the renowned Phinda Private Reserve. Along with classic safari activities, guests will participate in a privately guided pangolin research and monitoring experience, supporting the conservation of the world’s most trafficked mammal.

After a brief overnight stay in Johannesburg you will fly onward to Mozambique's breathtaking coast, to stay at andBeyond Benguerra Island Lodge. A tropical paradise tucked into a lush indigenous forest and looking out onto a picturesque crescent of sandy beach. During your stay at Benguerra, you will join a team of dedicated 'Oceans Without Borders' researchers to tag key marine predator species in the Bazaruto Archipelago, before an enriching dinner with the researchers and a representative from African Parks to learn more about the important work they do. On the final night of your stay, you will have the exclusive pleasure of a farewell dinner with the lodge manager.

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Day by Day summary

  • Starts - Catch your overnight flight from JFK to Cape Town International
  • 3 nights - Cape Grace, Cape Town, South Africa
  • 4 nights - Phinda Mountain Lodge, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
  • 1 night - InterContinental Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport, Gauteng, South Africa
  • 4 nights - Benguerra Island Lodge, Bazaruto Archipelago, Mozambique
  • Ends - Transfer to Vilanculous for your international flight home

At a glance

  • Country Icon South Africa, Mozambique
  • Nights Icon 12 Nights
  • City Icon City
  • Beach Icon Beach
  • Safari Icon Safari

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Guide Price

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Includes flights from JFK
Andbeyond pangolin
Andbeyond Beach Dinner
Andbeyond shark tagging

Highlights

  • Exclusive itinerary curated in partnership with andBeyond
  • Private full day community visit with Uthando led by founder James Fernie
  • Opportunity to join a researcher on a privately guided pangolin research and monitoring experience
  • Join Oceans Without Borders researchers to tag key marine predators
  • Dinner with the Ocean Without Borders researchers and a representative from African Parks
  • Final farewell dinner with the lodge manager of andBeyond Benguerra
Itinerary Details

Day-by-day

Catch your overnight flight from JFK to Cape Town International

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Day 1 - 4

Fly to Cape Town Airport from where you will be privately chauffeured to your hotel.

  • 3 nights
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Cape Grace, A Fairmont Managed Hotel
Bed & Breakfast | Luxury Room
South Africa

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Day 4 - 8

You will be driven from the Cape Grace Hotel to Cape Town Airport for your flight to Nelspruit Airport where you will connect to your onward flight to Phinda Private Game Reserve.

  • 4 nights

Phinda Mountain Lodge
All Inclusive | Suite
South Africa

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Day 8

Depart Phinda for your flight to Nelspruit Airport where you will connect to Johannesburg International Airport. Upon arrival you will be assisted through arrivals and escorted to your hotel.

  • 1 night

InterContinental Johannesburg O.R. Tambo Airport
Bed & Breakfast | Classic Room
South Africa

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Day 9 - 13

You'll return to Johannesburg Airport for your connection to Vilanculos in Mozambique. From here you will take a helicopter transfer to Benguerra Island.

  • 4 nights
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Benguerra Island Lodge
All Inclusive | Casinha
Mozambique

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Day 13

Bid paradise goodbye and helicopter transfer back to Vilanculous Airport. From here you will fly to Johannesburg to connect with your flight home.

We've got you covered

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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Includes

  • Accommodation as specified
  • Meals, drinks and laundry as specified
  • Scheduled flights and transfers
  • Private sightseeing and excursions as specified
  • Scheduled game viewing activities
  • National parks, concession and landing fees
  • Emergency medical evacuation insurance
  • Domestic/international departure tax, fuel and safety levies from airports and airstrips
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Excludes

  • Gratuities
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Additional activities not offered as scheduled by the accommodation
  • Visas and visa fees where relevant
  • Beverages and meals at the non-all inclusive properties
Indulge your passions

ACTIVITIES

This limited-edition, exclusive itinerary 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 trip.

  • Big 5 Safari Icon Big 5 Safari
  • 4 WD Safari Icon 4WD Safari
  • Ocean Safari Icon Ocean Safari
  • Helicopter Flights Icon Helicopter Flights
  • Conservation Experience Icon Conservation Experience
  • Cultural Experience Icon Cultural Experience
  • Snorkelling Scuba Diving Icon Snorkeling/Scuba Diving
  • City Sights Icon City Sights
  • Wellness Spa Icon Wellness/Spa
  • Conservation Experience Icon Wildlife Rehabilitation
  • Birdwatching Icon Sightseeing
Enriching encounters

ICONIC WILDLIFE

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.

  • White Rhino
    White Rhino
  • Manta Ray
    Manta Ray
  • Loggerhead Sea Turtle
    Loggerhead Sea Turtle
  • Lion
    Lion
  • Leopard
    Leopard
  • Leatherback Turtle
    Leatherback Turtle
  • Humpback Whale
    Humpback Whale
  • Hippo
    Hippo
  • Hawksbill turtle
    Hawksbill Turtle
  • Elephant
    Elephant
  • Dugong
    Dugong
  • Crocodile
    Crocodile
  • Black Rhino
    Black Rhino
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