Luxury Mauritius & South Africa Experience

Experience an exclusive South African safari followed by luxury Mauritius island living on this 17-day safari and beach experience.

Duration

17 Days

When

All year round

Price from

$13,354

Ker & Downey® Africa > Trips > Luxury Mauritius & South Africa Experience

Trip Highlights

game drives
Game drives
cities
City exploring
walking safari
Walking safaris
scuba
Scuba diving

About this trip

Our 17-day South Africa and Luxury Mauritius experience invites you to discover South Africa’s wilderness on an exclusive safari combined with a generous dose of barefoot luxury on the shores of Mauritius. Your journey begins in Cape Town, South Africa’s most-loved coastal city heading inland to the gourmet capital of South Africa, Franschhoek. Next up, you will head north to Sabi Sands Game Reserve for the start of your safari experience. Discover Londolozi, a private game reserve in the Sabi Sands on daily game drives and guided walking safaris while staying at one of the most exclusive safari lodges in the world, Londolozi’s Private Granite Suites. As your South Africa safari draws to a close, you will be whisked away to the shores of Mauritius. Enjoy island living at its best on marine safaris, relaxing on the beaches of Belle Mare and discovering this tropical island’s natural sites.

Your day-to-day- breakdown of this trip

Day one – four

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Arrive Cape Town, South Africa

Check-in 21 Nettleton

Your South Africa and Luxury Mauritius experience starts on arrival at Cape Town International Airport, where a Ker & Downey® Africa representative will be ready to transfer you to 21 Nettleton, located on the slopes of Lions Head in the renowned suburb of Clifton. Towering over the city’s pristine coastline, the exclusive boutique hotel is a retreat from the hustle and bustle of Cape Town. After a seamless check-in, you will have time to settle into your Queen Suite. Unwind at the hotel pool, take in views of the Atlantic Ocean from the expansive gardens with a picnic basket, visit the spa or enjoy a yoga session on the lawn. Your time in Cape Town can be spent discovering the city’s historic charm, diverse culture and natural wonders. Venture further afield with your dedicated guide and tour the Cape Point Peninsula, weaving your way through the iconic coastal drive, Chapman’s Peak on your return to the hotel. End off your day with an intimate dinner or barbecue on your private terrace or discover the city’s award-winning restaurants.

Where you’ll stay: 21 Nettleton

Located on the slopes of Lions Head in the renowned suburb of Clifton, 21 Nettleton is an exclusive retreat from the hustle and bustle of Cape Town. Unwind at the hotel pool, take in views of the Atlantic Ocean from the expansive gardens with a picnic basket, visit the spa or enjoy a yoga session on the lawn.

Experiences:

Your time in Cape Town can be spent discovering the city’s historic charm, diverse culture and natural wonders. Venture further afield with your dedicated guide and tour the Cape Point Peninsula or Constantia Winelands before turning in for an intimate dinner at the hotel.

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Day five – seven

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Transfer to Franschhoek

Check-in La Residence

After breakfast overlooking the beaches of Camps Bay and Clifton, your dedicated driver will be ready to transfer you into the heart of the Cape Winelands, a mere hour drive away. Located on a 30-acre estate in the Franschhoek Valley, La Residence offers an exclusive getaway surrounded by Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz vineyards, olive groves and plum orchards. Check into your Luxury Suite and discover the hotel’s collection of South African art, join one of the chefs on a tour of the herb garden, stroll through the vineyards and sample the estate’s wines and round it all off with a full body massage at the in-house spa. Your time in the Winelands includes a private guided tour of the surrounding estates. In the evening, enjoy the culinary delights of Chef Lennard Marais in the Great Hall – an opulent dining area on the estate. The seasonal menu makes use of fresh, local ingredients, many of which are grown on the estate.

Where you’ll stay: La Residence

Located on a 30-acre estate in the Franschhoek Valley, La Residence offers an exclusive getaway surrounded by Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz vineyards, olive groves and plum orchards.

Experiences:

Discover the Winelands on a private guided tour, marvel at the hotel’s collection of South African art, join one of the chefs on a tour of the herb garden and round it all off with a full body massage at the in-house spa.

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Day eight – ten

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Transfer Sabi Sand Game Reserve

Check-in Londolozi Private Granite Suites

After a lavish breakfast buffet at La Residence, your driver will meet you for your transfer to Cape Town International Airport for your onward flight to Londolozi Airport, via Nelspruit. Touch down where a lodge representative will be waiting to welcome you for the start of your exclusive South African safari. Located on the banks of the Sand River, Londolozi’s Private Granite Suites accommodate a mere six guests. Each spacious suite blends seamlessly with the natural surroundings and features luxurious outdoor bathtubs and private heated swimming pools. Your days at Londolozi’s Private Granite Suites can be spent on and exploring the African bush on walking safaris. Unwind after a day out in the bush with a private yoga session on your deck or visit Londolozi’s Healing House at Varty Camp and choose from a variety of rejuvenating spa treatments. In the evening, a campfire awaits you where you can learn about the history of Londolozi over a glass of red wine – the perfect ending to adventurous days on safari.

Where you’ll stay: Londolozi Private Granite Suites

Located on the banks of the Sand River, Londolozi’s Private Granite Suites accommodate a mere six guests. Each spacious suite blends seamlessly with the natural surroundings and features luxurious outdoor bathtubs and private heated swimming pools.

Experiences:

Your days at Londolozi’s Private Granite Suites can be spent on and exploring the African bush on game drive and walking safaris. Unwind after a day out in the bush with a private yoga session on your deck or visit Londolozi’s Healing House for a spa experience.

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Day eleven

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Transfer to Johannesburg

Check-in Saxon Hotel & Spa

After a memorable safari experience at Londolozi, your guide will transfer you to Londolozi Airport for your onward journey to Johannesburg via Skukuza Airport. Your driver will be ready to transfer you to The Saxon Boutique Hotel, located in the heart of the city. Check into your Luxury Suite and discover the properties 10-acre indigenous gardens, impressive private art collection, on-site spa, cigar lounge, wine cellar and their award-winning restaurant.

Where you’ll stay: Saxon Hotel & Spa

Located in the exlcusive tree-lined suburb of Sandhurst, the Saxon Hotel & Spa features a collection of South African art, a world-class spa and a variety of dining experiences.

Experiences:

Enjoy an afternoon at leisure on the pool terrace or exploring the lush grounds. Reboot after your travels at the fitness center or choose from a variety of revitalizing treatments at the award-winning spa.

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Day twelve – seventeen

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Transfer to Mauritius

Check-in One&Only Le Saint Géran

After breakfast on the Saxon’s Fig Terrace, your private guide will accompany you to OR Tambo Airport for your scheduled flight to Mauritius. Touch down in Port Louis where you will be transferred to the One&Only Le Saint Geran, on the northern tip of the Belle Mare coastline. Situated on a private peninsula, the ‘Grand Dame’ of Mauritius, One&Only Le Saint Geran is the epitome of barefoot luxury. Your spacious Ocean Room gives you direct access to the resort’s tropical gardens and azure lagoon beyond. Spend your days soaking up island living on Mauritius’ pristine beaches, discovering the Le Saint Géran shipwreck on scuba diving excursions and paddling across the lagoon on paddleboard, kayaks and pedalboards. After adventurous days on the water, visit the resort’s world-renowned spa and choose from an array of traditional holistic therapies, tailored to your specific needs. *During your time on the island, take to the skies and witness the ‘Underwater Waterfall’ off the coast of Le Morne on a scenic helicopter flight, encounter the indigenous flora and fauna of the island alongside your very own eco-ranger, or wander through Port-Louis’ colourful markets.

Where you’ll stay: One&Only Le Saint Géran

Situated on a private peninsula, the ‘Grand Dame’ of Mauritius, One&Only Le Saint Geran is the epitome of barefoot luxury. Your spacious Ocean Room gives you direct access to the resort’s tropical gardens and azure lagoon.

Experiences:

Enjoy a range of unqiue water activites including scuba diving, sailing, kite surfing, fishing, kayaking and paddleboarding. Visit the spa and choose from a collection of treatments inspired by local Mauritian traditions.

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Day eighteen

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Departure

Airport transfer

Today marks the end of your Mauritius experience. After breakfast, you will check-out of One&Only Le Saint Geran for your transfer to the airport for your flight to OR Tambo and the onward journey home.

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