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South Africa and Maldives Vacation

Inspirational safari & beach holiday to South Africa and Maldives

A luxury African journey combining a city break in Cape Town, a thrilling Big 5 safari in the Kruger Park and an idyllic beach stay in the Maldives.   Begin in one of the world's most beautiful cities, Cape Town at the perfectly placed One & Only Cape Town.  Situated in the heart of the V&A Waterfront, allowing you to access all the restaurants and activities on foot and the famous city sights, including Table Mountain, are all in proximity.   When you have had your fill of city life, embark on your Big 5 safari in a private reserve bordering the Kruger Park. Sleep in luxury under canvas, at Saseka Tented Camp and spend your days on safari adventures with your guides. Candlelit dinners under the stars complete the experience.   

Then escape to the epitome of bare foot luxury, Six Senses Laamu in the Maldives. Offering a stylish, exclusive experience on a tropical palm-fringed island, with a wealth of activities and excursions on hand, supported by Six Senses' renowned dedication to sustainability and conservation. Unique experiences are very much the order of the day, from sunset cruises and dolphin-watching excursions to a Robinson Crusoe adventure on a deserted island for a day. 

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Day by Day summary

  • Starts - Catch your overnight flight from JFK to Cape Town International
  • 3 nights - One & Only Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa
  • 4 nights - Saseka Tented Camp, Thornybush Nature Reserve, South Africa
  • 7 nights - Six Senses Laamu, Laamu Atoll, Maldives
  • Ends - Transfer to Male for your international flight home

At a glance

  • Country Icon South Africa, Maldives
  • Nights Icon 15 Nights
  • City Icon City
  • Beach Icon Beach
  • Safari Icon Safari

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Every Mahlatini trip is custom created to your exact travel wishes – no readymade tours or set departures. Get in touch with our experts to start creating your bespoke itinerary.

Guide Price

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Includes flights from JFK
Itinerary Details


Catch your overnight flight from JFK to Cape Town International

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Day 1 - 4

Arrive at Cape Town Airport, collect your car hire and drive yourselves to your hotel on the V&A Waterfront.

  • 3 nights

One & Only Cape Town
Bed & Breakfast | Marina Table Mountain Room
South Africa

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Day 4 - 8

Fly today from Cape Town International Airport to Hoedspruit Airport. Here you will be met and driven to your lodge in the Thornybush Game Reserve, bordering the Kruger National Park.

  • 4 nights

Saseka Tented Camp
All Inclusive | Tented Suite
South Africa

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Six Senses Laamu Chill Bar
Six Senses Laamu The Retreat
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Day 8 - 15

Take your overnight flight from Hoedspruit via Johannesburg to Male Airport in the Maldives. Here you will catch your 1 hour seaplane transfer to the resort.

  • 7 nights

Six Senses Laamu
Half Board | Lagoon Water Villa

Six Senses Laamu Water Villa with Pool 3

Day 15

Return via seaplane to Male Airport where you will connect with your onward 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
  • Light aircraft transfers and speedboat transfers as detailed in the itinerary
  • All scheduled safari activities offered by the camps or lodges
  • Car hire in Cape Town in a group C car (Toyota Corolla or similar) including full cover, unlimited km and taxes
  • 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
  • Additional activities not offered as scheduled by the accommodation
  • Visas and visa fees where relevant
  • Petrol
  • Beverages with the exception of all inclusive hotels
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
  • Helicopter Flights Icon Helicopter Flights
  • Scenic Flights Icon Scenic Flights
  • Shark Diving Icon Shark Diving
  • Conservation Experience Icon Conservation Experience
  • Cultural Experience Icon Cultural Experience
  • Canoeing Kayaking Icon Canoeing/Kayaking
  • Cycling Icon Cycling
  • Fishing Icon Fishing
  • Golf Icon Golf
  • Hiking Icon Hiking
  • Snorkelling Scuba Diving Icon Snorkeling/Scuba Diving
  • Watersports Icon Watersports
  • Kids Club Icon Kids Club
  • City Sights Icon City Sights
  • Star Gazing Star Bed Icon Star Gazing/Star Bed
  • Natural Wonders Icon Natural Wonders
  • Wellness Spa Icon Wellness/Spa
  • Wine Tour Icon Wine Tour
  • Kids Club Icon Family Activities
  • Photography Safari Icon Photography
  • Cultural Experience Icon Cultural Excursion
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
  • Wildebeest
  • White Rhino
    White Rhino
  • Spotted Hyena
    Spotted Hyena
  • Rock Hyrax
    Rock Hyrax
  • Orca
  • Lion
  • Leopard
  • Humpback Whale
    Humpback Whale
  • Great White Shark
    Great White Shark
  • Elephant
  • Crocodile
  • Cheetah
  • Cape Fur Seal
    Cape Fur Seal
  • Buffalo
  • Black Rhino
    Black Rhino
  • Baboon
  • Southern Giraffe
  • African penguin
    African Penguin
  • Southern right whale
    Southern Right Whale
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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