Spend 4 nights between either 1 or 2 lodges in the Kruger private reserves.
“Within the confines of the world famous Kruger National Park, wildlife rules the land and it is here where you will find some of Africa’s most exclusive five-star rated private game reserves. Flanked on the unfenced north and north-western border of the Greater Kruger National Park is where Sabi Sands Game Reserve is located.
This protected landscape is South Africa’s oldest and as such, the mature and reposed character adds to the unforgettable experience that is Sabi Sands Game Reserve. The reserve boasts some of Africa’s most luxuriantly chic game lodges and throughout the years, international recognition such as the Diners Club Platinum Winelist Award, Best Hotel in the World and Best Game lodge in Southern Africa has confirmed the superiority that radiates from Sabi Sands.
Overnight in Johannesburg.
Johannesburg and Surrounds:
“The dynamic city of Johannesburg is Africa’s most urbanized economic jungle, flourishing with 10 million trees which give grounds to the city’s label as the world’s biggest man-made forest. Not only big on plants, but big on travel too, the city’s airport is the biggest and busiest in Africa.
Once known as the ‘Gold Capital of the World’, Johannesburg is visited by many and is still being referred to as Egoli, thriving as The Place of Gold. As the driving force behind South Africa’s growing economy, the city bursts with an ever busy atmosphere and buzzes with the fast paced lifestyles of its locals.
Filled with creativity, fashion and artistic expression; Johannesburg’s locals are all about bigger, bolder, and beautiful glitz and glamour, knowing all too well that what may be in today might not be fashionable tomorrow. Museums, theatres and galleries litter the city streets and preserve the creative and historic spirit of Africa while the booming cafê culture of the youthful adds finesse to the life of the city.
Although the northern Johannesburg areas, from Rosebank, Randburg and Melville, to Sandton and Midrand, are characterized by leafy urbanization and a sprawling economy, the southern regions of Johannesburg contrasts blatantly with the conflict of poverty.
Soweto is sea of shantytowns which played a major role in the fight for freedom during the Apartheid regime. Johannesburg is an amalgamation of historic importance, cultural vigour, stark economic contrasts and artistic expression which can be found nowhere else but in Africa.”
Spend 4 nights at a beach lodge or hotel in Vilanculos or one of the islands off the coast.
Bazaruto and Vilanculos:
Picture yourself walking along the shores of immaculate, warm, crystal blue waters flowing back and forth across pure white sand as it comfortably cushions your bare feet with every step.
Hear the calming murmur of wind blowing through palm trees and feel the rays of the tropic sun set beneath the distant horizon.
Now stop romanticizing, because this beauty is what awaits you if you decide to visit the Pearl of the Indian Ocean; formally known as the Bazaruto Archipelago. Comprising of six islands, the archipelago is one of Mozambique’s marine protected national parks.
A truly remarkable destination with world renowned coral reefs; boasting 600 species of fish and the largest and possibly only viable dugong population left on the East African coast. Popular attractions include surfing, snorkeling and diving with dolphins, turtles and other marine life. The keys to the majestic oasis is kept on the shores of Vilanculos, and one need only to sail across the waters in a traditional Arab dhow to explore the Bazaruto Island. Vilanculos is a rural but pictorial town bustling with the atmosphere of local street markets. Here you can collect your souvenirs and memorabilia, including hand crafted wooden sculptures and colorful basketry.
With a diverse sea population like Vilanculos and its neighboring islands, it is no surprise that local fisherman would stock the restaurants with plenty of succulent seafood. When visiting Vilanculos and her surroundings; be sure to get a taste of Mozambique’s scrumptiously mouth-watering cuisine.