This week-long luxury 'bush and beach' combination begins with three nights at &Beyond Phinda Private Game Reserve. Phinda was the first Big Five reserve in the South African province of KwaZulu-Natal. Its seven distinct habitats, which range from rare sand forests to mountains and wetlands, are home to all the Big Five (lion, leopard, elephant, buffalo and rhino) as well as a thriving population of cheetah. Enjoy twice-daily game drives, out-in-the-bush sundowners and sumptuous cuisine. Then relax at White Pearl Resorts on the talcum-powder beaches of Mozambique, in a suite that comes with a private plunge pool and sublime ocean views.
Day 1: UK/South Africa
Begin your trip in style with included airport lounge access before your flight to Johannesburg, arriving on day two.
Days 2-4: &Beyond Phinda Private Game Reserve, South Africa
Arrive in Johannesburg's O.R. Tambo International Airport and board a flight to Phinda in Kwa Zulu Natal. Known for its abundant wildlife, diverse habitats and superb array of safari activities, Phinda is one of South Africa's premier game-viewing regions. As well as the fabled Big Five of lion, leopard, elephant, buffalo and rhino, the park is also home to cheetah and the rare black rhino. Expert guides and rangers will help you maximize your chances of seeing these and more, while you also enjoy the luxurious accommodation at Phinda Mountain Lodge, where your air conditioned suite comes with its own private veranda, plunge pool and outdoor shower. Your stay also includes all meals, soft drinks, house wines, local brand spirits and beer as well as emergency evacuation insurance, laundry service and a range of daily safari activities.
Days 5-7: Ponta Mamoli, Mozambique
After breakfast on day four you'll be collected from &Beyond Phinda Private Game Reserve and transferred to Kosi Bay on the border with Mozambique. After completing border formalities you'll continue your journey north to Ponta Mamoli and the stunning White Pearl Resort. Situated on Mozambique's gorgeous Lagoon Coast, this is the perfect place to relax and unwind; your suite comes with an outdoor shower, private deck and plunge pool. Discover extraordinary marine life including turtles and dolphins in the azure Indian Ocean waters, or head inland to the ancient elephant migration routes of the Maputo Elephant Reserve, where mangroves and reed swamps give way to dense forests.Throughout your stay you'll enjoy all meals, canapés at the pool bar, high tea, day time snacks, tea, coffee, bottled mineral water, local beers, soft drinks, a selection of spirits, house wines and a private butler service.
Days 8-9: Depart for UK
Return by road to Maputo for your return flight via Johannesburg to London. Upon arrival the following day, continue your journey home, drawing a conclusion to your memorable holiday.
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