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Wildlife Safaris & Paradise Island Getaway

South Africa & Mauritius in 14 Days, 11 Nights in Destination

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Explore urban life and the wild side of South Africa, before jetting-off to discover the island of Mauritius, enjoying a beachside resort in this vibrant African country.

Trip Highlights

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    Cape Town
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    Johannesburg
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    Kruger National Park
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    Pretoria
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    Chamarel
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    Curepipe
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    Grand Bassin Crater
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    Plaine Champagne

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  2. Accommodation

  3. All transfers

  4. Activities

  5. Some meals

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  1. Departures available until October 2025

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  4. Add up to 7 nights to your stay

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  • Accommodation in Charm and Superior category hotels.
  • Breakfast only.
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  • All-Inclusive in Mauritius.

Accommodation: 11 Nights

Itinerary

Admire the history and ultra-modern architecture of Johannesburg. Embark on exciting game drives in Kruger National Park. Fall in love with Cape Town, explore Table Mountain as you hop on and off the bus and discover Pretoria. Jet over to Mauritius to enjoy sunny skies and crystalline waters! Off-resort, discover more of this paradise: see CurepipeGrand BassinPlaine Champagne, and Chamarel.

1st Day: Canada - Night on board

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Arrival at your Canadian departure airport ready to check-in for your flight* to Johannesburg. Night on board.

*If your outbound flight leaves at dawn (before 4:00 a.m.) you must arrive at the airport the night before the selected departure day.

2nd Day: Johannesburg

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Arrive in Johannesburg International Airport and take the shuttle bus* to the hotel. The next day, a transfer will pick you up at the hotel to start your journey to Kruger National Park.

Spend the rest of the day at your leisure exploring the city and its diverse and vibrant neighbourhoods. Tuck into the vibrant food scene and pop-up eateries.

The city is a real cultural hub and a great place to catch live music performances, so why not head and indulge in trendy bars and restaurants and soak up the atmosphere. Overnight stay in Johannesburg.

Make the most out of your time in South Africa! Why not add one of the optional excursion packages to your itinerary during the next step of the booking process (please choose only one package, either Gastronomic OR Adventure, as the activities overlap).

Gastronomic Package: two meals in Cape Town’s top restaurants, a Bo-Kaap Cooking Tour and Cape Winelands Excursion.

Adventure Package: a Full-Day Kruger Game Drive, an exciting Shark Cage Diving Experience, and an Atlantis Dunes Quad Biking Excursion.

*Please note: You can add a private transfer from the airport to the hotel during the next step of the booking process. Our representative will pick you up from the airport and take you to the hotel.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Garden Court O.R. Tambo I... or similar
tripadvisor rating

1080 Reviews

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Activities

Optional
Adventure package of 3 excursions

Challenging

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Gastronomic package of 4 excursions

Light

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3rd Day: Johannesburg - Mpumalanga - Kruger

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Breakfast at the hotel. At the indicated time, transfer by road* to Mpumalanga. Get ready to experience Kruger, home to some of the most iconic wildlife in South Africa!

Fall in love with the stunning landscapes as you drive along the iconic Panorama Route, headed for one of the world's largest and most incredible nature reserves. Arrive and transfer to the hotel for check-in. Dinner and overnight stay in Kruger National Park.

*Please note: The journey today takes approximately 7-8 hours by road and includes stops along the way for lunch (at own expense) and sightseeing. There will be no accompanying guide for this journey so take the opportunity to enjoy the passing landscapes as you travel through some of the most spectacular regions in South Africa.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
ANEW Resort White River M... or similar
tripadvisor rating

266 Reviews

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4th Day: Kruger National Park

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Get ready for an excitement-filled day, as you enjoy a full-day 4x4 Game Drive at Kruger National Park.

Enjoy breakfast on the go as you begin the day early on a sunrise safari! Head to the southern area of South Africa's most famous game reserve, the iconic Southern Circle, renowned for observing lions and rhinos. Around midday, stop for lunch (not included) at a designated vehicle rest stop that has a restaurant.

In the afternoon, discover the amazing diversity of animals in one of the world’s largest reserves, on a game drive through Kruger National Park. End your day with a well-deserved dinner and rest. Overnight stay in Kruger National Park.

Please note: bring comfortable shoes, a warm and rainproof jacket, sunhat, sun cream and a camera to capture the beautiful wildlife.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
ANEW Resort White River M... or similar
tripadvisor rating

266 Reviews

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Activities

included
Full-Day 4x4 Game Drive at Kruger National Park

Light

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5th Day: Kruger National Park

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Breakfast at the hotel. Enjoy today at leisure as you explore the beautiful natural landscapes of Kruger and White River independently. Why not join a guided bush walk, have a bite at one of the designated picnic spots or grab your binoculars and head out bird-watching.

We recommend an optional Full-Day Safari in Kruger National Park to experience more of its wildlife-rich ecosystems*. Enjoy dinner and overnight stay in Kruger National Park.

*Optional Full-Day Safari in Kruger National Park: Set off on an unforgettable excursion to explore the wilds of Kruger! Look out for the Big 5 as you take a slow drive through the national park. Home to elephants, buffalos, giraffes, impalas, zebras and, of course, lions, you’ve got a great chance to see various species up close. Packed lunch included.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
ANEW Resort White River M... or similar
tripadvisor rating

266 Reviews

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Activities

Optional
Full-Day Optional Safari in Kruger National Park

Light

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6th Day: Kruger - Johannesburg - Cape Town

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Breakfast at the hotel. It’s time to head back to civilization today to continue with your South African experience. Transfer by road* back to Johannesburg, stopping to see the exterior of the Union Buildings in Pretoria, the official headquarters of the South African government.

Arrive in Johannesburg and transfer to the airport to catch a flight to Cape Town. This vibrant and picturesque city, located at the southwestern tip of South Africa, is known for its stunning natural beauty, diverse cultures, and rich history.

Arrive and transfer to your hotel for check in. Overnight stay in Cape Town.

*Please note: The journey today takes approximately 7-8 hours by road and includes stops along the way for lunch (at own expense) and sightseeing. There will be no accompanying guide for this journey so take the opportunity to enjoy the passing landscapes as you travel through some of the most spectacular regions in South Africa.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Protea Hotel Cape Town Se... or similar
tripadvisor rating

525 Reviews

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Activities

included
Union Buildings Visit in Pretoria

Moderate

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7th Day: Cape Town

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Breakfast at the hotel. Today, enjoy the hop on hop off bus ticket in Cape Town. It’s the best way to see the city independently, as you decide when to hop on and when to hop off the bus! With over 30 possible stops, pick your favourite attractions and move about the city at your own pace.

In the afternoon, take the Cableway and go up to Table Mountain to behold one of Africa’s most breathtaking views. Enjoy incredible sights across the city, coastline, and surrounding landscapes. Transfer to the hotel and overnight stay in Cape Town.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Protea Hotel Cape Town Se... or similar
tripadvisor rating

525 Reviews

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Activities

included
Cape Town Hop-On Hop-Off Tour & Table Mountain

Light

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8th Day: Cape Town

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Breakfast at the hotel. Today, the day is yours to continue discovering the city independently. Why not head to one of the many museums, explore Cape Point or Kirstenbosch, South Africa’s flagship botanical garden.

We recommend the optional Cape Winelands excursion* to the renowned wine-producing region in South Africa, known for its picturesque landscapes, historic vineyards, and world-class wines. Overnight stay in Cape Town.

*Optional full-day Cape Winelands excursion: Set off into the lush Winelands outside of Cape Town and visit the wine producers in Stellenbosch. Enjoy a mix of wine tastings, stunning scenery, cultural experiences and an exclusive cellar tour.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Protea Hotel Cape Town Se... or similar
tripadvisor rating

525 Reviews

See our full selection

Activities

Optional
Winelands Visit and Wine Tasting Full Day

Light

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9th Day: Cape Town

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Breakfast at the hotel. Enjoy another free day today, where you can continue discovering the city at your own pace. If you want to make the most out of your trip, we recommend the optional full-day tour of Cape Peninsula, a paradise of vineyards, coastal seal and penguin colonies!* Overnight stay in Cape Town.

*Optional full-day Cape Peninsula excursion: Enjoy the delights of Cape Peninsula including; Clifton, Camps Bay, Llandudno and the amazing Twelve Apostles. Pass through Noordhoek and observe local ostriches before visiting the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve and Cape Point. Fall in love with the penguin colony, Boulder's Beach and see Simons Town and Muizenberg Beach.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Protea Hotel Cape Town Se... or similar
tripadvisor rating

525 Reviews

See our full selection

Activities

Optional
Cape Peninsula Full-Day Excursion

Moderate

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10th Day: Cape Town - Mauritius

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Breakfast* at the hotel. At the indicated time, transfer to the Cape Town airport to catch your flight to your next destination: Mauritius. Arrive and transfer in a private vehicle to the hotel.

This island paradise is renowned for its crystalline waters, idyllic white sand beaches and exotic vegetation. Get settled in and if time allows begin exploring the area. Overnight stay in Mauritius.

*Depending on the flight schedule and the hotel breakfast service, you may not be able to enjoy the included breakfast on the last day.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Tamassa Resort or similar
tripadvisor rating

10080 Reviews

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11th Day: Mauritius

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Breakfast at the hotel. Today, you can choose to spend the day at your leisure, enjoying the beach or exploring the island independently. Alternatively, if you’re a nature-lover, we recommend taking part in an optional full-day catamaran cruise*, to admire Mauritius’ beautiful surroundings.

Or, if you want to soak up more of its culture, how about our optional Port-Louis excursion** to discover the capital city and thriving commercial center. Overnight stay in Mauritius.

*Optional full-day Catamaran Cruise to Île aux Cerfs: Cruise along the east coast while sipping on freshly-made drinks. Heading towards the waterfalls of the southeast to snorkel and swim! Spend the afternoon at Île aux Cerfs, and then cruise back to the jetty of Preskil Island Resort. Pure bliss!

**Optional Port-Louis Excursion: founded by the French Governor François Mahé de Labourdonnais in 1735. See historical monuments such as: The Robert Edward Hart Garden, Marie Reine de la Paix, St James Cathedral, Port-Louis theater among many others. Check out the buzzing central market and head to the Caudan Waterfront and find a wide selection of crafts and jewelry.

Please note: the optional Port-Louis excursion does not run on Sundays. Both optional excursions last all day. Please choose only one excursion.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Tamassa Resort or similar
tripadvisor rating

10080 Reviews

See our full selection

Activities

Optional
East Coast Catamaran Cruise

Active

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Optional
Port-Lous City Visit & Shopping

Moderate

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12th Day: Mauritius

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Breakfast at the hotel. Today is your last day in Mauritius! Take part in the full-day Curepipe, Grand Bassin, Plaine Champagne, and Chamarel excursion. Enjoy the fresh air and panoramic view from the top of “Trou Aux Cerfs”, a 700,000 year-old extinct volcano.

Quick stop in Curepipe’s town center to visit a ship model factory and enjoy a spot of shopping. Before lunch, head to Grand Bassin, a sacred lake for pilgrims of the Hindu community. Only a stone's throw from this mystical site are the Black River Gorges, Mauritius’ largest nature reserve.

Finally head to the village of Chamarel to discover the Seven Coloured Earths, an astounding and beautiful geological formation where the mounds are naturally different colours. Overnight stay in Mauritius.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Tamassa Resort or similar
tripadvisor rating

10080 Reviews

See our full selection

Activities

included
Full-Day Tour of Curepipe and Grand Bassin Lake

Active

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13th Day: Mauritius - Night on board

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Breakfast* at the hotel. It's time to bid farewell to the magical Indian Ocean island nation of Mauritius. At the indicated time, transfer to the airport for a flight back to the Canada. Night on board.

*Depending on the return flight schedule and the hotel breakfast service, you may not be able to enjoy the included breakfast on the last day.

14th Day: Canada

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Arrive in Canada and end your trip. 

Included activities

Included
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Inside of the park, there is a rest area with restaurants.

Full-Day 4x4 Game Drive at Kruger National Park

Included activity for day 4 in Kruger National Park

Enjoy a full-day 4x4 game drive in the southern area of South Africa's most famous game reserve. This is your opportunity to see the "Big Five" in-person!

Duration 11:00h Approx. Pick up time: 05:00 Approx

Physical rating:

Light

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This stop is not recommended for people with reduced mobility due to the naturalness of the buildings and their accessibility.

Union Buildings Visit in Pretoria

Included activity for day 6 in Pretoria

Stop at the Union Buildings in Pretoria, the official headquarters of South African government.

Duration 00:30h Approx. Pick up time: 07:30 Approx

Physical rating:

Moderate

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Table Mountain Cableway will shut down for Annual Maintenance from Monday, 15 July – Sunday, 1 September 2024. They will re-open, weather permitting on Monday, 2 September 2024.

Cape Town Hop-On Hop-Off Tour & Table Mountain

Included activity for day 7 in Cape Town

Enjoy the a Hop-on Hop-off bus tour ticket to discover most remarkable attractions of the 'Mother City'. Take the Cableway up to Table Mountain for unforgettable views across the city and beyond.

Duration 09:00h Approx.

Physical rating:

Light

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Full-Day Tour of Curepipe and Grand Bassin Lake

Included activity for day 12 in Curepipe

Enjoy the view from the top of an extinct volcano and visit a model ship factory in Curepipe. Also, visit the sacred Grand Bassin lake, the Black River Gorges and the colorful landscape of Chamarel.

Duration 07:30h Approx. Pick up time: 09:00 Approx

Physical rating:

Active

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Available Activities

Activities are subject to availability. The price for each optional activity will be shown in the next step of the booking process.
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Please choose EITHER Adventure OR Gastronomy packages. Activities overlap so you cannot do both. The order of the excursions is based on the arrival day.

Adventure package of 3 excursions

Suggested activity for day 2

Full-day game drive in Kruger National Park (itinerary day 5); Shark Cage Diving experience (itinerary day 7); Atlantis Dunes Quad Bike excursion (itinerary day 8).

Physical rating:

Challenging

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Please choose EITHER Adventure OR Gastronomy packages. Activities overlap so you cannot do both. The order of the excursions is based on the arrival day.

Gastronomic package of 4 excursions

Suggested activity for day 2 in Cape Town

Cape Winelands excursion (itinerary day 8); Meal at a grill & seafood restaurant at the V&A Waterfront (day of your choice); Bo-Kapp cooking class/lesson (itinerary day 9); Meal and drumming experience at Gold Restaurant (day of your choice).

Physical rating:

Light

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Clients to remain inside the safari vehicle at all times unless otherwise instructed by the ranger.

Full-Day Optional Safari in Kruger National Park

Suggested activity for day 5 in Kruger National Park

Enjoy a full-day safari in South Africa's most famous game reserve. Take your chance to observe local wildlife in their native habitat.

Duration 11:00h Approx. Pick up time: 05:30 Approx

Physical rating:

Light

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Do not add this optional activity if you’ve already selected one of our Excursion Packages (Adventure or Gastronomic) as the activities will overlap and you WILL NOT be able to do both.

Winelands Visit and Wine Tasting Full Day

Suggested activity for day 8 in Cape Town

Experience the delicious taste of Stellencosch’s award winning selection of red and white wines as you sip them paired with a delectable variety of cheeses to complement before embarking on a cellar tour of another wine estate.

Duration 08:00h Approx. Pick up time: 08:30 Approx

Physical rating:

Light

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  • Departures from main Canadian airports.
  • International flights: Canada - Johannesburg, Cape Town - Mauritius, Mauritius - Canada.
  • Flights: Johannesburg - Cape Town - Mauritius.*
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  • 11 nights accommodation in Charm and Superior category hotels.**
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  • 11 breakfasts, 1 lunch and 3 dinners.***
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  • Transfers in air-conditioned vehicles.
  • Visits and entrance fees as indicated in the itinerary.
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  • All air taxes and fuel surcharge.
  • This is not a fully guided tour. You will be accompanied by a guide during the Kruger National Park safari only and during any optional excursions if you choose to take them. English skipper during the sea optional activities in Mauritius.
  • Safari in an open vehicle in Kruger National Park with an English-speaking guide.

*The cancellation policy applicable is according to the Terms and Conditions available and agreed at the time of your purchase

Not included

Drinks, tips* and any other services not mentioned in what's included.

*In Mauritius, tips are not included. Although tipping is not mandatory, we highly recommend an average of 10 USD per day per person for the guide as well as for the driver. Keep in mind that tipping is an important part of Mauritian culture and customary in this line of work.

Travellers are advised to carry cash to pay for any extras in Mauritius. Mauritian Rupees are the main currency, and it is recommended to exchange foreign currencies at the airport on arrival. Credit cards are accepted.

*Documentation of the internal flights will be available in the "My bookings" section in your "Customer Area" 14 days before your trip. It is essential to fill in the passport information correctly for each passenger in the given boxes at the end of the reservations process.

**You may upgrade to the luxury category, which features an all-inclusive experience at the Heritage Awali Gof & Spa 5* Resort in Mauritius.

***You can upgrade to half-board by adding 3 dinners in the Tamassa Hotel 4* in the next step of the booking process.

Important notes for South Africa:

Make the most out of your time in South Africa! Why not add one of the optional excursion packages during the next step of the booking process (it’s only possible to do one of the two).

Gastronomic Package: two meals in Cape Town’s top restaurants, a Bo-Kaap Cooking Tour and Cape Winelands Excursion.*

*Please note: a minimum of 4 participants are required in order for the Gastronomic Package to operate. If there are not enough participants, it will be cancelled and you will be refunded when you return from your trip. 

Adventure Package: a Full-Day Kruger Game Drive, an exciting Shark Cage Diving Experience, and an Atlantis Dunes Quad Biking Excursion.*

*Please note: Children are not allowed to take part in the Adventure package.

Please Note on optional excursions and packages: before selecting optional excursions, please check the inclusions of the optional excursion packages to ensure you are not selecting an excursion already included in your chosen package. 

Please note:

* The Winelands visit cannot be combined with the Adventure Package due to an overlap of activities.
* The Full-Day Peninsula Excursion cannot be combined with the Gastronomic or Adventure packages due to an overlap of activities.
* Only one optional activity can be selected per day.
* You must choose between either the Gastronomic Package or the Adventure Package. It is not possible to do both.

  • South Africa
  • Mauritius
    • Entry requirements

      Your passport must be valid for at least 30 days beyond the date you expect to leave South Africa. Your passport must contain at least 2 empty visa pages for the necessary South African Temporary Residence Permit.

    • Visa

      Visa not required for stays up to 90 days.

    • Currency

      South African Rand

    • Language

      Afrikaans, English, Swazi, Tsonga, Xhosa.

    • Electricity

      230 V 50 Hz

    • Health

      Vaccinations against Tetanus and Hepatitis are recommended. Please consult your doctor regarding malaria prophylaxis.

    • Time zone

      GMT+ 02:00

    • Other useful information

      South Africa is known for its varied landscape. Bring sun protectant, layers, and comfortable shoes!

    • Tourist Office website

      https://www.southafrica.net/gl/en/

    Remember to download your e-ticket to confirm the times of your flights and to complete online check-in using the airline’s website, or directly at the check-in desk at the airport.

    Accommodation at the hotels is as indicated. In the event of any changes to accommodation, they will always be of the same or a higher category. The category of hotels is not standardized across all countries in the world. For this reason, the criteria may differ depending on the destination country's own standards.

    In the case of adverse weather conditions, for safety reasons or for any other reasons deemed appropriate, the order and duration of the excursions included in the itinerary may be changed or canceled without prior notice.

    If you have reduced mobility, require the use of a wheelchair, or you would prefer this tour to be a private experience for you and your group, you must contact our Experts at +44 20 8068 3176 before booking to ensure that your needs can be met.

    While on the road, it is highly unlikely that the vehicle will be equipped with wifi or bathroom facilities, though rest stops will be made for long trips. We recommend purchasing a new SIM card at the airport or placing an e-SIM before travel to guarantee internet connection.

    The Foreign & Commonwealth Office offer up-to-date travel advice by visiting https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice

    Travelling to Mauritius with children under the age of 12 is upon request. To accommodate children, a spare bed will be placed in your room. We can also provide supervision and activities upon request.

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