South Africa & Mozambique




We call this our "slam-dunk" combination as it offers fantastic diversity, easy access, and is available all year round. The trip is flexible for either couples or families. This journey starts and ends in Johannesburg.

Arrive at O.R. Tambo Airport (JNB) in Johannesburg.

Connect with one of the the daily flights (1,5 hours) to Port Elizabeth Airport (PLZ).
Or fly directly from O.R. Tambo Airport (JNB) to Kwandwe's private airstrip with a private charter (1,5 hours).

At Port Elizabeth Airport (PLZ) there will be a meet and greet with the transfer company followed by a road transfer (2 hours) to Kwandwe.

On arrival at Heatherton Towers, the check-in for Kwandwe, you are met by your guide and driven to your lodge in an open game drive vehicle.

Kwandwe Private Game Reserve.

Eastern Cape, south africa

Kwandwe Private Game Reserve


Explore the diversity of the largest private Big 5 game viewing area in the Eastern Cape. Take part in numerous activities, on foot or by vehicle, which are led by specialist guides and enjoy a ‘magic moment’ at your sundowner stop.

Couples stay at Great Fish River Lodge or Ecca Lodge, while Uplands, Melton Manor or Fort House are great for families.

Road transfer (2 hours) from Kwandwe to Port Elizabeth Airport (PLZ).

Connect with one of the daily flights (1,5 hours) from Port Elizabeth Airport (PLZ) to Cape Town Airport (CPT).

Meet and greet with a transfer company followed by a drive (1 hour) to Franschhoek.

La Clé.

Franschhoek, South Africa

La Clé

3 Nights

Live like a local at La Clé, a working wine estate that has accommodation options suitable for families at The Village and couples at the Country Lodge. The estate is a short walk from the café mood and shops of Franschhoek – enjoy the convenience of a concierge service to tailor-make your day to day experiences, and spend time exploring the village on foot or by bicycle while unlocking the Secrets of Franschhoek (rates may apply).

Morning road transfer (1 hour) from Franschhoek to Cape Town Airport (CPT).

Connect with the daily AIRLINK flight (2,5 hours) from Cape Town Airport (CPT) to Hoedspruit Airport (HDS).

Meet and greet at Hoedspruit Airport (HDS) followed by drive (45 minutes) to Tanda Tula in the Timbavati and Klaserie Private Nature Reserves.

Tanda Tula.

Timbavati Private Nature Reserve, South Africa

Tanda Tula


Breathe in the beauty of the rolling plains, away from the crowds of the Kruger, in the low impact Timbavati, at Tanda Tula Plains Camp. Create memorable wildlife experiences on foot or by vehicle and enjoy an iconic bush breakfast as the sounds of nature surround you.

Enjoy the uniqueness of a mobile-style exclusive tented camp at Tanda Tula Field Camp, which allows you to return to basics and connect with your natural surroundings. Customise your walking experience with highly-specialised guides and immerse yourself in the beauty of being totally ‘off the grid’.

Game drive transfer (15 minutes) from Tanda Tula to the Rockfig Airstrip in the Timbavati.

Fly to Kruger Mpumalanga Airport (KMI) on a scheduled FEDERAL AIR charter (40 minutes). Here you go through passport control before connecting to Mozambique.

Connect with the AIRLINK flight (1 hour) on a Sunday, Wednesday or Friday from Kruger Mpumalanga Airport (KMI) to Vilanculos Airport (VNX).

On arrival in Vilanculos, Mozambique, you will be met by a representative from Azura Retreats who will assist with your luggage and walk you to the waiting helicopter. From here, you will be whisked away in a scenic helicopter transfer (20 minutes) to Benguerra Island.

Azura Benguerra Island.

Benguerra island, mozambique

Azura Benguerra Island


A fantastic beach escape where you can relax in your private plunge pool or spend the day kayaking, paddle boarding and enjoying numerous beach and water activities, organised by your butler host. Immerse yourself in the Mozambican way of life and explore different parts of the island before ending the day on a sunset dhow cruise with wonderful views of Benguerra Island. 

Helicopter transfer (20 minutes) to Vilanculos Airport (VNX).

Connect with the daily AIRLINK flight to OR Tambo Airport (JNB) in Johannesburg, in time for your onward departing flight.

International departure from OR Tambo International (JNB).

This 14 night safari and beach itinerary is a great way to experience different yet complimentary locations. You will explore one of South Africa's largest privately owned Big 5 reserves and its variety of wildlife, enjoy the best of the Cape Winelands, and immerse yourself in marine safaris & island picnics. The variety in activities and lodge options makes this an ideal itinerary for couples and families alike.

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