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9 Nights South Africa Wildlife and Mozambique Beach Family Holiday

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Tour Details

A family vacation is a time when families come together and spend quality time because due to modern life constraints, there is little time left for leisure. Experience the best of the beach and the bush on this unforgettable 10-day family adventure that takes you to the malaria-free Pilanesberg Game Reserve in South Africa to view the big 5 such as Lions, Elephants, Leopards, rhinos and Buffalo and then travel to the year-round tropical paradise of Mozambique to just relax on soft sandy beaches or swim in the warm Indian ocean water at Ponta Mamoli – while staying at child-friendly accommodation with children’s programs for stress-free family travel.

Arrive in Johannesburg and you will be transferred to Bakubung Bush Lodge in the Pilanesberg Game Reserve approximately 2 hours drive from Johannesburg and within close driving distance to the Sun City Resort and Casino. Spend 3 nights at this bush lodge considered a place of breath-taking beauty and serenity which combines modern-day luxuries with an authentic African safari experience. Enjoy Guided game drives, sophisticated dining options, flood-lit bush tennis courts & luxury swimming pool.

After exploring the bush, you will head to the southeast coast of Mozambique at the 5-star luxury White Pearl Resorts, an isolated spot on an untamed coast of lively indigo waters, swamp forests, coastal lakes and grasslands. Nestled in the dunes of the untouched shores White Pearl Resorts offers an Ocean frontage of more than two kilometres.
For the following six days take advantage of the white-sand beaches and clear waters of the ocean. Additional activities such as seasonal turtle tours, whale watching, ocean safaris, scuba diving, and horse riding can be enjoyed by the entire family.
At the end of your stay, you will connect to the airport in Vilanculos to return home or continue your onward journey.

(This package is based on a Special Family Offer of STAY 5 PAY 4 with 1 night free)
(Children below 12 Years Stay Free Family Package)

Summary of your Trip
  • 3 Nights Bakubung Bush Lodge (Pilanesberg National Park) | South Africa
  • 1 Night Peermont Metcourt Hotel (Johannesburg) | South Africa
  • 5 Nights White Pearl Resorts (Ponte Mamoli) | Mozambique
  • Enhance your journey with 3 Nights stay in Cape Town (STAY 4 PAY 3)
Price Includes
  • Accommodation and meals as specified
  • Light aircraft transfers and Road transfers To /From Airstrips as detailed in the itinerary
  • All scheduled safari activities offered by the camps
  • National Parks and conservation entry fees
  • Standard bar drinks (excluding premium brands)
  • 1 free night at White Pearl Resorts (applicable during standard season only)
Price Excludes
  • International and Regional Flights
  • Entry visas
  • Gratuities
  • Premium brands drinks
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Additional activities not included as scheduled at hotels, lodges or camp
  • Spa treatments
Itinerary

Day 1Arrival at Johannesburg

On arrival at OR Tambo International Airport, you will be met and guided through the airport to connect with your transfer to the Pilanesberg National Park.
Seat, relax and enjoy the drive to the lodge. Upon your arrival at Bakubung Bush Lodge you will be welcomed by staff members as well as the management. Enjoy a refreshing welcome drink while completing check-in procedures. Once settled in your accommodation, relax and unwind from a long international flight. Later have lunch followed by a little rest.

At Bakubung Bush Lodge, you will head on two game drives per day in the company of expert field guides and trackers. Search for the big 5 in the comfort of your safari vehicle. Aside from close-up wildlife encounters on guided game drives, you will also enjoy the thrill of bush walks, balloon safaris, and elephant back safaris.
Around 16h00 gather around the restaurant for a decadent tea during which you will be introduced to your ranger who will be your host during your stay and will make sure that all your needs have been taken care of.
Enjoy your first-afternoon game drive with sundowners and later come back to the lodge for a sumptuous dinner in the Boma (weather permitting), then it is time to discuss the highlights of the afternoon game drive with your ranger and plan for the morning game drive.

Room Type: Standard Family room
Meal Basis: Full Board & two safaris per day

Day 2 - 3On the Safari at Pilanesberg National Park

Bakubung Bush Lodge, meaning “People of the Hippo”, is situated in the expanse of the malaria-free Pilanesberg National Park. The lodge provides luxury, service and the peace and tranquillity of true bush experience. Here you can enjoy boma braais, while children can join the junior rangers’ program; explore the adventure playground or head to the swimming pool (Children 6-12 years Junior Rangers programme details on request)

In between the game drive, guests are encouraged to partake in guided bush walks accompanied by trained armed field guides to learn more about the flora and the little animals that have been missed during the 4 x 4 game drives such as chameleon and more.
The afternoons are dedicated to game drives in the National Park which boasts healthy populations of Africa’s Big 5, including both black and white rhinos. You will also spot a wide variety of rare and common mammals, including endemic species like the nocturnal brown hyena, cheetah, and sable, as well as giraffes, zebra, hippo, and crocodiles. Bird watchers can sight over 350 recorded species of birds, some of which are migrants and others, permanent residents.
After 4 days of safari bliss in the Pilanesberg National Park, it is time to connect with the coast in Mozambique’s Ponto Mamoli.

Room Type: Standard Family room
Meal Basis: Full Board including selected local drinks and house wine

Day 4Pilanesberg National Park to Johannesburg

This morning after your final activity and a leisure breakfast it is time to bid Farwell to the bush as you are being transferred this morning to Johannesburg. On arrival check in at Peermont Metcourt Hotel, a family accommodation just a stone’s throw away from OR Tambo International Airport where you will be spending the night and allowing easy connection to Mozambique the following morning.
Peermont Metcourt Hotel at Emperors Palace offers guests a home away from home. With friendly service that’s unrivalled and extensive access to all that Emperors Palace has to offer including casinos and game venues for the children– this Metcourt Hotel is truly an experience not to be missed.
Enjoy dinner (on own account) at one of the many restaurants at Emperors Palace Resort.

Room Type: Standard Family room
Meal Basis: Bed & Breakfast

Day 5 - 9Johannesburg to Mozambique

After breakfast at the hotel, you will be transferred to OR Tambo Airport via the hotel’s complementary service in time for your one-hour flight to Maputo, the capital of Mozambique.
On arrival, you will be met by the White Pear Resort team for a 1h30 road transfer (30 mn helicopter is an alternative) to the lodge. White Pearl Resorts is situated in the dunes in southern Mozambique near Ponto do Ouro around 100 kms from Maputo.

Imagine a tranquil blue ocean with an endless untouched beach, decorated with enchanting bush surroundings – this is your home for the following 5 nights, a hidden gem with a timeless style and a chic décor just a short hop away on a helicopter from Maputo. At White Pearl Resorts the utmost care has been taken for guests to experience pure relaxation throughout their stay. Feel the gentle ocean breeze while you stretch out on our luxurious day beds surrounded by the tranquil sounds of nature. Spend hours dreaming on your heavenly king-size bed or enjoy a bubble bath with magnificent views of the ocean. Cool off in your sparkling private plunge pool and experience the exhilarating outdoor shower. Surrounded by soothing sounds and calming scents, experience a variety of spa treatments.

This is the perfect excuse to kick off your shoes, take off your watch and gear down to the slow pace of island life: laze in the sunshine or set sail on a sunset dhow cruise. When the need for some activity arises, there are seasonal turtle tours, ocean safaris, scuba-diving (the resort has a PADI centre), snorkelling or horse-riding ….
When parents are enjoying some adults’ time together the children are kept busy by the Kids Skipper Club through an exciting nautical kid’s programme named “Pirates of Ponta” (activity list available on request). Guided by the resort’s experienced activities team, the programme is filled with fun, educational activities that encourage children to explore the mysteries and wonders of Ponta Mamoli’s land and sea. Some of the included activities are Marine exploration activity; kite flying, shoreline fishing, beach fun …

Room Type: Pool Suite
Meal Basis: Full Board (all meals) and selected activities.

Day 10Departure

This morning your family vacation comes to an end. After breakfast head back to Maputo Airport for your flight back to OR Tambo International Airport for your onward flight home.

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