• a blue and swimming in the ocean

Bush and Beach Barefoot Luxury

Enjoy the best of a multi-centre to Africa with a once in a lifetime safari in South Africa and a beachside luxury retreat on the shores of Mozambique. Providing both action and indulgence, reap the best of both worlds on this dream trip.

Start your adventure at the freshly renovated Sabi Sabi Earth Lodge. This can found in the esteemed Sabi Sands Private Conservancy, deep in South Africa’s Greater Kruger National Park. This is where you’ll seek out the Big Five during morning and evening game drives. Africa’s famous Big Five consists of lions, elephants, leopards, cape buffalo and rhinoceros. Spend an afternoon on a walking safari, where you can roam the terrain on foot, admiring the wildlife and flora of the landscapes up close.

Next, you’ll move from bush to beach, travelling to Mozambique to rest and relax following your high energy safari experience. You’ll head to and Beyond Benguerra Island for a luxurious and peaceful island retreat. Sat in an idyllic bay surrounded by pale sands, you’ll have the chance to relax by the tranquil waters of the Indian Ocean. 

Why not indulge in a delectable seafood dinner and a refreshing fruity cocktail? It will feel like heaven after an action packed few days trawling the plains of the Greater Kruger National Park.

Duration
9 days
Best time to go
July to October
Start your journey
a bird sitting on a beach near a body of water

Trip highlights

  • Seek out the Big Five in the prestigious Sabi Sands Private Conservancy
  • Discover the fauna and flora of the bush on a walking safari
  • Relax in pure island paradise on the shores of Mozambique
  • Indulge in delicious seafood delicacies surrounded by scenic landscapes

Your multi-centre holiday in South Africa will begin with a three night stay at Sabi Sabi Earth Lodge, which can be found in the heart of the prestigious Sabi Sands Private Conservancy. 

Your days will be filled with adventurous safari game drives morning and evening, where you’ll seek out a diverse range of local wildlife including roaming elephants, lions, leopards, cape buffalo and rhinoceros. You can also explore the terrain by foot on a walking safari, allowing you to appreciate the natural beauty of the fauna and flora up close.

Around 500 species of birds live in Kruger National Park, so bird enthusiasts will enjoy birdwatching and keeping an eye out for the exotic creatures fluttering above the plains.

Tired after a day searching for wildlife? The Sabi Sabi Earth Lodge is home to a relaxing spa. You can relax and indulge in a range of treatments to soothe you after a busy day out on the African grasslands.

The rest of your trip involves relaxation and beachside bliss on the idyllic coastline of Mozambique. You’ll spend five nights in the luxurious and Beyond Benguerra Island Lodge. Here you’ll find glorious white sandy beaches, as well as plenty of activities to keep you occupied. 

Mozambique’s blue waters are home to some of the most pristine and vibrant reefs in the world, and offer fantastic diving and snorkelling conditions. If you’re lucky, you may even spot the illusive and endangered dugong, a huge grey creature known as the ‘sea cow’ of the ocean.

If you enjoy horse riding, there’s no better place to trot around than among Mozambique’s stunning sand beaches, looming dunes and tranquil freshwater lakes. For the best views, book your horse riding trip at sunset, when you can enjoy some breath taking scenes. 

There are also plenty of cruises and island expeditions to enjoy. These include romantic castaway picnics and exciting local show cruises.