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Bush and Beach

Enjoy a romantic travel that combines safaris in Kruger Park, the largest South African wildlife park, with a relaxing holiday on the beautiful beaches of Mozambique. You will spend 2 nights in a lodge to relax near the Blyde River Canyon, 3 nights in a luxurious camp of a private game reserve in the Kruger Park and finally 4 nights in a lodge located by the Indian Ocean to enjoy the warm water and relax by the beach.

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Itinerary

  • Day 1: Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport - Hazyview
  • Day 2: Blyde River Canyon - Hazyview
  • Day 3: Hazyview - Kruger National Park
  • Day 4: Kruger National Park
  • Day 5: Kruger National Park
  • Day 6: Kruger National Park - Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport - Vilanculos airport - Vilanculos
  • Day 7: Vilanculos
  • Day 8: Vilanculos
  • Day 9: Vilanculos
  • Day 10: Vilanculos - Vilanculos airport

TRAVEL BOOK

Day 1: Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport - Hazyview

Reception and assistance at Johannesburg International airport by our representative.



Private transfer from the Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport to your hotel in the Hazyview area. Estimated travel time : 1 hour


Night at Summerfields Rose Retreat and Spa.
Included : reception with english-speaking guide, private transport, room & breakfast

Day 2: Blyde River Canyon - Hazyview

Pick-up and the route would take you through the town of Sabie, which is the Forestry Capital of the Lowveld.


From the town of Sabi, the Panorama Tour takes you on through the town of Graskop to the view point at the Pinnacle.


From the Pinnacle it is a short ride to Gods Window with its stunning viewpoints overlooking the wide expanse of the Lowveld and the vast plains of the Kruger National Park.


You pass Sir Percy Fitzpatrick of Jock of the Bushveld fame’s outspan area and onto Bourke’s Luck Potholes.


From Bourke’s Luck Potholes it’s about a 45 minute drive with mountains of Dolomite to the west and strange Quartzite and Sand- stone formations to the east till we get to the first of 3 lookout points over the Blyde River Canyon. This is said to be the third largest “true” canyon in the world, after the Grand Canyon and the Fish River Canyon. The canyon is almost 25 km’s in length and 800 meters above the Blyde River, and took millions of years to form.


If time allows, on the return trip to your accommodation you will call in at the 92 meter high Lisbon Falls and the 48 meter high Berlin Falls.



Night at Summerfields Rose Retreat and Spa.
Included : entrance fees, excursion (private), local english-speaking guide , room & breakfast

Day 3: Hazyview - Kruger National Park

Private transfer to the Rhino Post Safari Lodge on a private concession inside the Kruger national park.

Kruger Park, with an area of nearly 2 million hectares, is the country's largest national park. Its great geological and climatic diversity gives its exceptional flora divided into 16 distinct vegetation areas. The park is not only home to the Big Five (buffalo, elephant, lion, leopard and rhino) but you may spot as well giraffes, hippos, hyenas, wild dogs, many species of antelope and many other animals.


Full board stay at Rhino Post Safari Lodge. Two guided safaris are included per day: a first safari in an open 4x4 vehicle in the afternoon, and a second safari the following morning.

This lodge offers an unforgettable experience in the heart of the famous Kruger Park. You are as close as possible to the wildlife through the terrace of your suite overlooking the dry river bed of the Mutlumuvi river.


Included : private transport, park conservation fee (person), room & breakfast, lunch, dinner, game drive

Day 4: Kruger National Park

Full board stay at Rhino Post Safari Lodge. Two guided safaris are included per day: a first safari in an open 4x4 vehicle in the afternoon, and a second safari the following morning.

This lodge offers an unforgettable experience in the heart of the famous Kruger Park. You are as close as possible to the wildlife through the terrace of your suite overlooking the dry river bed of the Mutlumuvi river.


Included : room & breakfast, lunch, dinner, game drive

Day 5: Kruger National Park

Full board stay at Rhino Post Safari Lodge. Two guided safaris are included per day: a first safari in an open 4x4 vehicle in the afternoon, and a second safari the following morning.

This lodge offers an unforgettable experience in the heart of the famous Kruger Park. You are as close as possible to the wildlife through the terrace of your suite overlooking the dry river bed of the Mutlumuvi river.


Included : room & breakfast, lunch, dinner, game drive

Day 6: Kruger National Park - Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport - Vilanculos airport - Vilanculos

Private transfer to the Kruger Mpumalanga airport. Estimated travel time: 3h30.


International flight between Nelspruit and Vilanculos (flight time and number to be confirmed).


Transfer from the airport to your hotel in Vilanculos.


Overnight stay in Sea View Bedroom at Bahia Mar Boutique Hotel.


Included : private transport, international flight, shared transport, room & breakfast

Day 7: Vilanculos

Day at leisure in Vilanculos - activities can be booked in advance with us.

Vilanculos is known for its sandy beaches lined with coconut trees. The climate is warm and sunny with an average temperature of 26°C.

Our suggestions:
- Scuba diving: accessible at all levels, you dive on the preserved sites of Two Mile Reef where you may spot surgeons, triggerfish, reef sharks, turtles, huge groupers, mobulas rays, eagle rays, stingrays, marbled, nudibranchs and beautiful coral ! It also is not uncommon to cross the dolphins and dugongs,
- Swimming and snorkeling along a beautiful coral reef,
- Take a full day excursion on a traditional boat (dhow) and navigate in the archipelago of Bazaruto,
- Picnic on the white sand beaches,
- Horse ride,
- Canoeing,
- Traditional food tasting,
- Kitesurf initiation,
- Visit Machilla Magic / a craft market with fifty artists who work on art projects. A beautiful project that originates original creations and generates a redistribution of income in the artists' families.


Overnight stay in Sea View Bedroom at Bahia Mar Boutique Hotel.


Included : room & breakfast

Day 8: Vilanculos

Overnight stay in Sea View Bedroom at Bahia Mar Boutique Hotel.


Included : room & breakfast

Day 9: Vilanculos

Overnight stay in Sea View Bedroom at Bahia Mar Boutique Hotel.


Included : room & breakfast

Day 10: Vilanculos - Vilanculos airport

Transfer to Vilanculos airport.


Included : shared transport

Summerfields Rose Retreat & Spa   Hazyview

Level : 5*
Included : room & breakfast

Housed in a 100-hectare farm, Summerfields offers rooms with outdoor showers along the river. The swimming pool, outdoor spa and restaurant are located near the Sabie River where hippos come to bath at nightfall. With wooden furniture and luxury linens, all rooms have a private terrace and a bathtub overlooking the forest. The villa has natural stone walls and a terrace.Le spa offers, among other things, massages, aromatherapy and beauty treatments at the rose. Among the activities include guided tours among the roses and macadamias. The 2 restaurants are open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, the menu is reviewed each week. A candlelight dinner is possible at the restaurant located on the river.

Rhino Post Safari Lodge   Kruger National Park

Level : 4*
Included : room & breakfast, lunch, dinner, game drive

Situated on a private concession of 12,000 hectares in the heart of the Kruger Park, the Rhino Post Safari Lodge has 8 suites on stilts made of wood and canvas in tamboti forest and on the banks of the river Mutlumuvi. Each suite has a small lounge, en-suite bathroom with views of the river bed, outside shower and a balcony. The lodge has been designed with the idea to blend into nature by using the most natural materials possible, with minimal impact on the environment. Open safari vehicles at Rhino Post Safari Lodge allow you to meet the "Big Five": lion, leopard, elephant, rhino and buffalo. This is one of the best lodges to see the leopard!

Bahia Mar Boutique Hotel   Vilanculos

Level : 4*
Included : room & breakfast

Located on the vast sandy beach of Vilanculos, facing the Indian Ocean, the Bahia Mar Boutique Hotel offers a panoramic view of the sea and the Bazaruto Archipelago. The 12 rooms, modern and elegant, have all the air conditioning, free wifi, and a terrace with a breathtaking ocean view. Facing the Indian Ocean, the restaurant offers dishes combining fresh, local flavors. You may relax by the swimming pool while enjoying a cocktail. The hotel also has a spa center.

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