South Africa & Mozambique: Bush to Beach

Immerse yourself in a wilderness experience par excellence in two of South Africa’s premier private game reserves where expert guides and trackers will help you seek out Africa’s magnificent wildlife.

Journey Overview

Immerse yourself in a wilderness experience par excellence in two of South Africa’s premier private game reserves where expert guides and trackers will help you seek out Africa’s magnificent wildlife, predators and their prey, herbivores large and small, colourful birds and intriguing reptiles. After action-packed days in the bush, wind down at an exclusive Indian Ocean hideaway amidst deserted white sand beaches and sparkling seas.

Journey Highlights

  • Study the signs of the bush with your professional guides and trackers on safari
  • Seek out the leopards of Sabi Sand Reserve and a stunning array of wildlife in six million acres of wilderness
  • Dine safari style by candlelight on crafted culinary delights in a pristine bush setting
  • Watch dhows sailing over turquoise seas from your perfect beachfront villa

Journey Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive Johannesburg, South Africa

A warm A&K welcome to South Africa, where you are met on arrival and privately transferred to your elegant boutique hotel.

The Saxon, Villas & Spa

Day 2: Johannesburg – Thornybush Game Reserve

Morning flight northeast to the Thornybush Game Reserve and your beautiful safari accommodation at Royal Malewane, a secluded luxury retreat renowned as one of the South Africa’s most luxurious lodges.

Royal Malewane | Meals: BLD

Days 3-4: Thornybush Game Reserve

Fill your days with exhilarating twice daily game activities in search of the many diverse and rare species which make the Great Kruger National Park their home. Game drives are conducted with professional guides and trackers; Royal Malewane boast one of the most experienced and qualified guiding teams in Africa. Guided walking safaris are a highlight giving you a fresh perspective on the surrounding ecosystem.

Royal Malewane | Meals: BLD

Day 5: Thornybush Game Reserve – Lion Sands Game Reserve

A short hop today by air to the Lion Sands Game Reserve which is the only private reserve with a footprint in both the Sabi Sand Game Reserve and Kruger National Park. Set on the banks of the Sabie River and surrounded by trees dating back 800 years, Lion Sands Ivory Lodge offers the perfect base to explore the African bushveld in lavish comfort and style

Lion Sands Ivory Lodge | Meals: BLD

Days 6-7: Sabi Sand Game Reserve

Spend two days enjoying exceptional game viewing at Lion Sands Ivory Lodge. Lion Sands conserves 5,000 hectares of a habitat that is home to the highest and most diverse concentration of wildlife in the southern hemisphere, including Africa's iconic species – lion leopard, rhino, elephant, buffalo, giraffe, hippo, and zebra – as well as an additional 137 mammal species and over 450 varieties of bird.

Activities include early morning and late afternoon game drives, guided walks are also an option as your safari guide shows you the little things that sometimes go unnoticed from a vehicle, and evening game drives showcasing nocturnal species such as the bushbaby. This is also when carnivores are on the prowl in search of a meal.

Lion Sands Ivory Lodge | Meals: BLD

Day 8: Sabi Sand Game Reserve – Benguerra, Mozambique

Fly to Kruger International Airport for onward connection to Vilanculos on Mozambique’s east coast. A helicopter awaits to whisk you to your secluded hideaway on Benguerra Island, an idyllic paradise.

Azura Benguerra | Meals: BD

Days 9-11: Benguerra

The next three days are at leisure in the Bazaruto Marine National Park, famous for its pristine white beaches, remarkable dive sites and incredible fishing. Snorkelling or scuba diving, saltwater fly fishing or big game fishing, sunset dhow trips or a beach picnic – the choice is yours.

Azura Benguerra | Meals: BLD

Day 12: Benguerra – Depart Johannesburg

Return helicopter transfer to Vilanculos for the flight back to Johannesburg.

Meals: B

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Preferred Accommodation

Preferred Accommodation

This journey features the following Preferred Accommodations:

Saxon Boutique Hotel, Villas and Spa, Johannesburg

South Africa & Mozambique: Bush to Beach
A&K Favourite

The interior of the hotel is an elegant fusion of contemporary design with traditional African flare. Aside from relaxing by the pool, wo... Read more

Royal Malewane, Thornybush Game Reserve

South Africa & Mozambique: Bush to Beach
A&K Favourite

Set high amongst a canopy of indigenous acacia and lanternbush trees and linked via elevated walkways, each of the six Royal Malewane sui... Read more

Azura Benguerra, Bazaruto Archipelago

South Africa & Mozambique: Bush to Beach

Set on an unspoilt island within a marine national park, Azura Benguerra Island is surrounded by pale beaches and turquoise waters. Wheth... Read more

Journey Dates & Prices

As this suggested itinerary can be personalised to your specific requirements, it is not available for online booking.

Depending on your preferred dates and arrangements, final pricing will vary from low season to peak season travel.

Please call A&K on 1300 851 800 or send us a booking enquiry to book this journey.


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