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A Family Adventure to South Africa and Mauritius

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Journey Highlights

Combine a thrilling family adventure with a blissful beach escape by travelling to South Africa and the Indian Ocean island of Mauritius. Start your family journey by venturing south, to Cape Town's bustling Victoria & Alfred Waterfront and the luxurious resort of the One&Only Cape Town. With remarkable views of Table Mountain and the convenience of the vibrant waterfront, this is the ideal base to discover the many attractions of the Western Cape.

From strolling beside the harbour, visiting local shops and dining within superb restaurants serving deliciously fresh fare, to venturing to Boulders Beach with its colonies of Penguins and the nearby scenic Cape Winelands, Cape Town is a coastal city blessed with many attractions.

With beaches and botanical gardens - not to mention the popular cable car attraction to the top of Table Mountain! Families will love hiking in the rich flora and fauna, dining alfresco with gourmet picnics on the beach, paddling near the African Penguins at Boulders Beach, or taking a boat excursion to see the 'Marine Big Five' at 'Walker Bay'.Once parents have sampled the sublime wines, enjoyed vineyard tours and tasted creative cuisine, and the children have explored the natural landscapes and visited the city's highlights, it is time to head north in order to visit the African bush to seek out the 'Big Game Five'. 

Madikwe Game Reserve, located close to the border with Botswana in the North West Province, is malaria-free, so ideal for families with older children. With over 75,000 hectares of untamed plains to traverse, guests will have the opportunity to see large game; along with rare wild dogs. Set amongst kopjes and dramatic boulders, the lodge boasts breathtaking views of the hills beyond, with sumptuous interiors melding natural elements and décor. Following a thrilling day out in the bushveld tracking 'painted' dogs, cool down in the refreshing pool or un-wind in the spa, before enjoying an extra special dining experience within the outside boma.The final part of this exceptional family journey is spent amongst the tropical beauty of Mauritius. An ideal contrast to a safari, Mauritius offers verdant mountainous scenery, beautiful beaches and crystal-clear blue waters, families will adore the natural rainforests, coloured earth, immaculate golf courses, watersports and charming Mauritian people. As one of the most sought-after and exclusive holiday destinations, Mauritius has an abundance of luxurious resorts to choose from. The stunning west coast setting of The St. Regis Mauritius Resort, boasts blindingly-white, soft coral sand and sparkling turquoise waters - along with the striking backdrop of the Le Morne. Enjoy the incredible resort facilities, including the Children and Teens Clubs, extensive Iridium Spa, selection of six restaurants and complimentary watersports, alternatively, simply relax on the stunning beach, or within the tropical gardens. With St. Regis butlers on hand to ensure that your every whim is expertly taken care of - quite in addition to the stylish accommodation and state-of-the-art amenities - every member of the family is sure to be entertained.

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Perfect for:

Families looking to combine several luxury experiences

Guide Price:

Prices from £18,490 per family. Includes accommodation, international and domestic flights and private transfers. Based on a family of three.

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Your journey at a glance

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    4 nights Cape Town, South Africa
  • 2
    3 nights North West Province, South Africa
  • 3
    5 nights Mauritius
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Cape Town is a year-round destination however the summer months of December to March are the warmest and most popular. For safaris however, the cooler winter months of May to August provide the best game viewing due to the shorter grass.

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Cape Town, South Africa

Staying at

One&Only Cape Town

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Perfectly placed between the ocean and Table Mountain, Cape Town is the ideal starting point for your luxury South African adventure. Not far from the heart of the city, are some fantastic beaches dotted along the Cape Peninsula, to provide you with a lovely contrast. Head further and enjoy the warmth of Cape hospitality, as you let your senses feast upon delicious wines, gourmet cuisine and stunning scenery in the Winelands or explore the lush coastline that is layered with the botanical beauty along the Garden Route. One&Only Cape Town resonates urban chic and is nestled between the vertical cliffs of Devil's Peak and Lion's Head and the city's fashionable Victoria and Alfred Waterfront, located at the Northern end of Africa's Cape Peninsula - where the Indian and Atlantic Oceans meet. With uninterrupted views of the legendary Table Mountain, the resort is conveniently located just 25 minutes from Cape Town Airport and boasts two man-made islands in the middle of the resort. A year-round destination, the resort provides a selection of fine dining restaurants, a fabulous spa island, KidsOnly children's club, plus a diverse inventory of stylish, generously-sized guests rooms and suites. Having indulged in the sumptuous cuisine at Nobu Restaurant and Reuben's flavoursome local Cape fare, guests can be pampered in the spa, relax by the large pool, or venture out to the many local attractions - from the Waterfront and beyond. Simply step out of the resort to enjoy strolling around the harbour area, visiting shops and cafes, plus many harbour attractions. Alternatively, take a boat excursion to see Robben Island, join a local wildlife safari, hike through the striking flora or fauna, visit the beautiful botanical gardens, take a picnic on the beach at Camps Bay, or cycle through the nearby Cape Winelands - there are a plethora of natural attractions to explore.

Highlights

This resort is the perfect base to explore the many attractions of the V&A Waterfront and Cape Peninsula. Families can take the cable car up Table Mountain, hike amongst the flora and fauna, cycle through stunning winelands, picnic on the beach at Camps Bay, or visit the African Penguins at Boulders Beach.

Staying at

One&Only Cape Town

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One&Only Cape Town is an exceptionally chic waterfront resort, set in the heart of the bustling Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, which promises to deliver on all the hallmarks associated with One&Only - authentic style, genuine hospitality and a lively energy. This contemporary hotel features iconic views of Table Mountain from almost any location, some of the largest accommodation available in Cape Town, the city’s most comprehensive spa – One&Only Spa on its own lush private island, the continent’s only restaurant by legendary Chef, Nobuyuki ‘Nobu’ Matsuhisa and a tri-level wine loft with up to six-hundred labels. A great option for couples and families alike, it is the perfect base from which to explore the Cape’s diverse range of activities and sights, including wildlife safaris, wine tours in the nearby areas of Franschhoek, Constantia and Paarl, water-based activities, plus visits to nearby Table Mountain and Robben Island, located just off the coast of Cape Town.


  • Type:Luxury Hotel
  • Summary:Indulge in some of One&Only's generous hospitality
  • Feature:All guest rooms enjoy iconic views of Table Mountain
  • Rooms:91 rooms & suites in Marina Rise + 40 Island rooms & suites
  • Location:South Africa
  • Nearest airport:Cape Town Airport
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North West Province, South Africa

Staying at

Madikwe Hills Private Game Lodge

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Boasting world-class facilities, luxury lodges and incredible activities, the North West Province is an accessible drive or flight away from Johannesburg. It adjoins the province’s malaria-free Pilanesberg National Park, which is one of South Africa’s largest, and is set within an extinct volcano crater. Close to the Botswana border and fringed by the Kalahari desert the abundant area is home to more than 7,000 animals, including lions, elephants, wild dogs and superb birdlife. A large variety of plants, birds and animals, including the ‘Big Five’, live in the park and there are plenty of opportunities for guided game-viewing. With a landscape defined by mountains in the northeast and rich bushveld scattered with trees and shrubs, guests are assured of wonderful backdrops and the chance for inspired photography.

Madikwe Hills Game Reserve is a luxurious safari lodge, with over 75,000 hectares of untamed plains teeming with game. With the opportunity to see the 'Big Five' and rare wild dogs, guests can admire the breathtaking views from the comfort of their private deck, or plunge pool. It's glass-fronted guest suites, reflect the elements and muted tones of the natural environment and the separate Little Madikwe Lodge, located next door, provides the ultimate private game lodge experience - boasting two master suites. When not exploring the bushveld by game vehicle, guests can un-wind in the Health Spa, relax by the swimming pool, read in the library, or dine in the Boma.

Highlights

This malaria-free region is ideal for families and provides a wonderful opportunity to see rare Wild Dogs.

Staying at

Madikwe Hills Private Game Lodge

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Traversing over 75,000 hectares of untamed Africa, where the plains still teem with game - including the 'Big Five' and rare wild dogs - Madikwe Hills Private Game Lodge is a world of beauty. Set in magnificent kopjes, and ingeniously placed amongst the boulders, its luxurious glass-fronted suites assure the ultimate in comfort - with soft sofas, an unusual décor integrating Africa's natural elements and colours, a fireplace, underfloor heating, deck, private plunge pool and breathtaking views of the hills. For the ultimate private game lodge experience, opt for Little Madikwe Lodge, located next door, which boasts two master suites, private living and dining rooms and a pool, and offers the services of a private Butler, Chef, Ranger and the use of a Land Rover.


  • Type:Lodge
  • Summary:A family-friendly lodge in a malaria-free area
  • Feature:Spot the 'Big Five' on your game-drives
  • Rooms:10 suites
  • Location:South Africa
  • Nearest airport:Johannesburg Airport
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Mauritius

Staying at

The St. Regis Mauritius Resort

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This idyllic island is the most accessible in the Indian Ocean. Its warm, clear waters, and white, soft-sand beaches with lush green vegetation remain blissfully tranquil. Among its many attractions are botanical gardens, crocodile farms, rainforests and wildlife. With several luxury hotels located along the impressive coastline, guests are spoilt for beautiful beaches, delicious cuisine and incredible facilities. Should guests wish to venture out of their luxurious resort, there are a variety of water-based activities, immaculate golf courses and natural attractions to explore.

For a more energetic experience, try out the impressive golf courses, thrilling watersports, deep sea fishing, diving and tennis. Whatever your pastime, a luxury Mauritius holiday will enchant you and uplift your soul. This is deservedly one of the most sought-after exclusive holiday destinations in the world and as it's just a few hours flying time from South Africa, it makes for a perfect safari/beach combination holiday. The St. Regis Mauritius Resort boasts a spectacular setting, with a grand Colonial-style building at it's heart. With stylish modern interiors, generous guest accommodation, six restaurants, extensive Iridium Spa, 1904 Bar and impressive main swimming pool, guests are bound to be impressed. The Children's Club for 4-11 years, teen games room, complimentary watersports (non-motorised) and engaging activities are ideal for families of all ages. For adventure-seekers, there is also motorised watersports available, hikes up Le Morne, plus kite-surfing available nearby.

Highlights

With a spectacular location on Le Morne Beach, guests will be mesmerised by the white sand, turquoise waters and mountain backdrop. Families will adore the impressive facilities and legendary St. Regis Butler Service.

Staying at

The St. Regis Mauritius Resort

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The St. Regis Mauritius Resort takes full advantage of its spectacular setting and the white sands of Le Morne Beach, the breathtaking blues of the lagoon and the open sea, and the backdrop of the mountains effortlessly combine to create a peaceful place to stay. For a stunning change of scenery, lose yourself in the resort’s tropical gardens of palms, sweet-smelling frangipanis and lily-topped ponds. At the centre of the resort is the Manor House that echoes the grandeur of a Mauritian Colonial building, yet boasts modern interiors. Luxury guest rooms and suites, including Deluxe Garden View Rooms and Beachfront Junior Suites, each come with a balcony or terrace, television and DVD player, iPod connecting panel, high-speed wireless internet access and the legendary around-the-clock St. Regis Butler Service. A new addition to the resort is the fabulous St. Regis Villa, set on the beachfront in lush, tropical surroundings and boasting four bedroom suites, three private heated plunge pools, a private infinity-edge swimming pool and a dedicated team of staff - for the ultimate in refined Mauritian luxury and service.


  • Type:Luxury Hotel
  • Summary:Boasts a stunning location and world-class facilities
  • Feature:Enjoy a sunset dinner on the resort's boat
  • Rooms:169 rooms and suites & a four-bedroom villa
  • Location:Mauritius
  • Nearest airport:Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport
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Our expert Travel Consultant, Alison says ...

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South Africa is a land of contrasts, from sophisticated modern cities and unspoilt sandy beaches to vast wilderness and incredible wildlife. It's the perfect place to embrace the outdoor lifestyle, meet friendly locals, taste wonderful local cuisine and admire the scenic beauty - it's an ideal destination for families.

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