Mauritius Breakaway

Posted on March 20, 2019 by -

Mauritius north coast hotel - coral reefs

Mauritius Breakaway

Mauritius lies in the middle of the Indian Ocean. It boasts with a coral-fringed coastline of white sandy beaches, pretty bays and shimmering azure waters.

This 7 night holiday offers the perfect break to experience everything Mauritius has to offer. You can choose to be as active as you want. If you want to relax, you can lie on the gorgeous sandy beaches with perhaps a spa treatment or two thrown in, or a sunset stroll.

But for the adventurous and active, the array of options is endless; from scuba diving and snorkeling to sailing and deep sea fishing. Try water-skiing or parasailing, kite surfing or yoga, quad biking or horse riding. You name it, Mauritius has got it!

Mauritius holidays are also justly famed for their top notch hospitality and friendliness. Nothing is too much trouble in this relaxed cultural melting pot! Diverse cultures coexist happily. And the various religious rites and festivals lend an additional fascination and colour to life on the island.

Tailor-make your Mauritius trip

This sample tour is shown with three varied hotels, both in style and in price point. The price is indicative of what it will cost. The final price is given at quotation as Mauritius hotel prices are constantly changing due to various hotel specials through the season.

We have a range of hotels on offer in Mauritius so contact us if you’d like a quote on a different hotel.

Obviously you dont have to stay 7 nights. If you are combining it with a South African safari, you may want to only stay 4 or 5 nights. However we don’t recommend less than 4 nights as it is a 4 hour flight from Johannesburg.

Choice of Accommodation

Good Quality 4 Star – You will be staying at Victoria Beachcomber Resort & Spa. Located due west on the coast of Mauritius, Victoria is conveniently situated between Grand-Baie and Port-Louis, the capital city. Facing the splendid sunsets, Le Victoria is one of the most popular family resorts on the island. Renowned for its spacious sea-facing rooms and laid-back atmosphere, it is also perfect for couples seeking a romantic or honeymoon getaway.

Five Star –  The Constance Belle Mare Plage is a five star family-friendly hotel on the Mauritius East Coast. It is set in 37 acres of lush tropical gardens along a 2km stretch of magnificent beach. The hotel blends traditional Mauritian design with modern styling. It lies on one of the most beautiful beaches on Mauritius, Belle Mare. This beach borders a rich lagoon protected by a vibrant coral reef providing a safe arena for watersports with the option of snorkelling and diving nearby. Cool off in one of four swimming pools or head to the watersports centre if you wish to be more active.It is also known for its golf – two 18 hole champion courses are laid out in tropical splendour close to the hotel.

Five Star –  The Hilton Mauritius & Spa is situated on the Flic en Flac beach in the west coast of Mauritius. Set in lush gardens with palms trees dotted around the grounds, you can look forward to some well deserved rest and relaxation in this tranquil paradise.

The decor is a blend of Asian and Mauritian in a sophisticated style which go well with the lush green scenery of Mauritius.

This holiday is fully inclusive.

Note on Sample Prices

It is notoriously difficult to give sample prices as the hotel offers change constantly with early bird specials, last minute specials, honeymoon specials etc etc. There are also different inclusions at different hotels and also at the same hotel. So the prices below are indicative only.

They are based on return flights ex Johannesburg and are aimed primarily at South African Residents.There are add-on fares for Cape Town and Durban.

Tailor-make this trip

So contact us for an indication of the number of number you want to stay, where you want to fly from. We can also do land-only arrangements so that you can fly from an African country such as South Africa and then fly home from Mauritius.

Contact us for a tailor-made quote!

Best of Rwanda

Posted on March 19, 2019 by -


Best of Rwanda Safari

This highlights of Rwanda safari vists three stunning regions as well as a trekking safari to see the mountain gorillas. There are many highlights including tracking chimpanzees in Nyungwe, gorilla trekking in the highlands, golden monkeys, a canopy forest tour and Lake Kivu.

Your first day is in Kigali.  Here you can  absorb the culture and history of Rwanda and prepare for the gorilla trekking tour. On the second day  you spend the morning on a city tour which includes the Genocide Museum . Then you head to Nyungwe National Park where you spend 2 nights. Here you enjoy chimpanzee trekking and a canopy walk through the forest. On Day 4, you head to scenic Lake Kivu to overnight in Gisenyi on the eastern lakeshore.

Then you head to the base for gorilla trekking at the Parc National des Volcans (Volcanoes National park). This is a scenic journey through the lush terraced landscape of rural Rwanda.

You will stay at at one of two lodges Gorilla Mountain View Lodge (Mid-range), Bishops Lodge (Premier) or Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge (Luxury) . On the following day you start early for your gorilla trek. You are given a full briefing, assessed and put into small groups for the gorilla trek. This can take between two and six hours depending on the movements of the gorillas. And the number of rests and photo stops that you may need. After the trek  you have lunch at the Lodge and then return to Kigali for overnight. You travel south through the lush coffee, tea and banana plantations. You fly out the following morning.


Best of Rwanda (6 nights) at a Glance:

We offer this tour at two price points, Premier and Luxury:

1 night Kigali Park Inn by Radisson (Mid-range or Premier) or Kigali Serena Inn (Luxury), Bed & Breakfast

2 nights Nyungwe Forest National Park, Nyungwe Forest Lodge (mid-range or Premier) or One & Only Nyungwe House (Luxury), Full Board

1 night Lake Kivu Serena Lodge, Lake Kivu, Full Board

1 night Volcanoes National Park, Gorilla Mountain View Lodge(Mid-range), Bishops Lodge (Premier) or Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge (Luxury)

Final night Kigali Park Inn by Radisson or Kigali Serena Inn, Bed & Breakfast

Please note: The Gorilla permit ( US$ 1500) per person per trek is NOT INCLUDED, due to price being subject to change without notice. However we will book this for you and include it in our final invoice.

4 or 6 pax prices

We show per person prices based on 2 people and 4 people for the Mid-range option. This price difference is the same through Mid-range, Premier & Luxury, and for all seasons. As it purely relates to the utilization of the safari vehicle. Contact us if you would like the price assuming 6 people travelling.

Single room supplements (for 3rd or 5th people on a trip) are available on request. Additional nights in the mountains are also a possibility.

Tailor-make this safari

We can use a variety of accommodation on this safari. You can swap accommodation around so that the price lies between our Premier and Luxury options below. Or you can add in Bisate Lodge to replace Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge for the ultimate Rwanda safari. You can also add on an extra night in the Volcanoes National Park if you wish to have a more leisurely experience. This will allow you to enjoy one of the other trekking activities in Volcanoes National Park.

Single supplements for 3rd or 5th person in a group are also available, as are Single tours. Contact us for a quote.

Winter Wonderland Offer

Posted on March 15, 2019 by -

Self Drive South Africa - Chapmans Peak drive, self drive holidays

Winter Wonderland Offer – 12 nights for 8 nights!

Yes our sort of winter wonderland may be different from yours. You won’t have snow under foot. Or risk getting frostbite if you are out without a hat.

But South Africa does have a sort of winter season and it’s wonderful. The days are cooler and yes, there’s a chance of rain. But it is also the time when you can be active all day without dying of heat exhaustion. Or feeling like a grease ball from slathering on the sunblock too many times. Plus you can get into that top restaurant without needing to book 3 months ahead. And you won’t be sharing a wonderful view with a crowd of selfie-snappers.

Typically the days are a pleasant 17 to 22 C. Whilst at night you can enjoy a good bottle of red wine around an open fire-place. (It’s not just the Danes that do ‘hygge’ in the winter. We South Africans also love our open fires and candles…)

But here’s the kicker – As it is a quieter time, many of the hotels offer long stay specials, which can be as little as three nights. And we all know 3 nights is often the perfect stay. Two nights is just too short to get to know an area. And 3 nights means you can also do a spot of relaxing guilt-free at the same time.

So here’s our first winter offer which adds up to a magnetic 12 nights for the price of only 8!

We are offering this at two price points, Luxury and Premier and we’ve priced it assuming group C car rental. (But ask us for a price using private touring and transfers if you prefer.)

Winter Wonderland Offer at a Glance

3 nights Cape Town, B&B:
– Premier: The Three Boutique Hotel
– Luxury: V&A Hotel

3 nights Winelands, B&B:
– Premier: Oude Werf Hotel, Stellenbosch
– Luxury: Mont Rochelle, Franschhoek

3 nights Plettenberg Bay, B&B:
– Premier:, Hog Hollow Country Lodge, near Plettenberg
– Luxury: The Plettenberg Hotel

3 nights Eastern Cape Safari, Full Board & Game Activities:
– Premier: Lalibela Lentaba Lodge
– Luxury: Lalibela Kichaka Lodge

Check out our Interactive Itinerary below (red tab) showing the route below!

Tailor-made Variations

Obviously being a special, you are limited to the hotels that we have highlights. However feel free to add on extra nights if you prefer, perhaps in Hermanus on the Whale Coast or en route to Plettenberg Bay?

The price below shows with Group C car rental, but we can also give you a quote for doing it on a private transfer and touring basis, though this will be quite a bit more expensive.

Contact us for a quote and pricing for 2020

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