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Tailored from £9,100 per couple excl. flights

9 days Kruger, Vilanculos

Your idyllic safari and beach honeymoon itinerary in luxurious accommodation and incredible locations.

What's included:

  • Private airport transfers
  • Shared safari activities in open air safari vehicle
  • Accommodation as stated
  • Full board at all accommodation, including drinks (except premium brands)
  • Professional local staff with fair salaries
  • Entry fees to national parks and reserves, conservation levies, plus game-viewing activities
  • Local English speaking safari guide
  • Internal flights

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Trip Itinerary

Days 1-4: Timabavti

Day 1 – Arrival in Hoedspruit and transfer to accommodation
Day 1 – Arrival in Hoedspruit and transfer to accommodation Listing Image

On arrival in Hoedspruit airport (HDS), you will be met your private driver who will transfer you through to your first accommodation. This is the stunning RockFig Safari Lodge situated in Timbavati Private Nature Reserve.  

The luxurious Rockfig Safari Lodge was created to showcase and merge with its magnificent Timbavati setting. A relaxed ambiance is formed through the skilful flow between indoor and outdoor designer spaces, and the décor, beautiful furnishings and art pieces allow for both communal and private moments suffused with an authentic bush feel.

On a winters evening, settle in the lounge beside the fireplace, sharing safari stories. Meals have an emphasis on local produce and are whipped up in the open-plan kitchen, where guests can watch the process and perhaps pick up a few tips. Dining takes place at a communal table, in the boma beside a crackling fire, or on your private veranda (for a romantic candlelit dinner).

Day 2 - 4 – On safari in Timbavati
Day 2 - 4 – On safari in Timbavati Listing Image

You have three full days to enjoy your intrepid safari in Timbavati Private Game Reserve.

The Timbavati Private Game Reserve comprises of 53 392 hectares of unfenced pristine wilderness and is bordered by the Kruger National Park and the Sabi Sands Private Reserve.

The wildlife viewing is second to none and include the big five. The area enjoys good quality viewing of leopard (the most elusive of predators), as well as elephant, lion, rhino, buffalo, cheetah, giraffe, zebra and a vast variety of antelope and other species to make for the most amazing safari experience.

Set in the heart of Timbavati Private Nature Reserve, adjacent to the famous Kruger National Park, RockFig Safari Lodge is well situated for forays into the African wilds. Game drives let you cover some ground in the comfort of a vehicle, while walking safaris put you right on the ground, exploring the area under your own steam.

When not on game drives and bush walks in search of the animals which inhabit this big 5 reserve, perhaps relax beside the pool with its outlook over the waterhole or enjoy a rejuvenating spa treatment.

Days 5-9: Vilanculos

Day 5 – Fly to Vilanculos
Day 5 – Fly to Vilanculos Listing Image

Today your leaving South Africa behind. You will be driven to Timbavati airstrip to catch your Federal Air shuttle flight to Kruger Mpumalanga Airport where you connect to your direct flight through to Vilaculos, Mozamabique!

This begins the next stage of your exciting honeymoon. Catch your shared transfer through to Santorini Mozambique where you stay in a luxury suite to end your honeymoon in style.

This stunning seaside Greek-villa style property, 20 minutes north of Vilanculos, boasts unparalleled views of seas and pristine shores from its elevated position. Lush coastal vegetation provides a sense of privacy and a colour contrast to ocean blues and white sands.

An elegant ambiance flows throughout communal and private living spaces and a range of light, fresh accommodation is available. The main area’s large double doors open out to a pool and al fresco dining space. Upstairs salas boast exquisite sea vistas where guests can take advantage of gentle breezes. Superb meals may be shared in a social environment, or in idyllic, more personal settings.

Day 6 - 8 – Explore Vilanculos and Bazaruto
Day 6 - 8 – Explore Vilanculos and Bazaruto Listing Image

You have three full days to soak up this incredible beach destination.

Nicknamed the ‘Pearl of the Indian Ocean’, the Bazaruto Archipelago is a much-coveted travel destination in Mozambique. It is known for its white sandy beaches, glistening turquoise waters and some of the best scuba-diving in the world.

As one of the largest marine reserves in the Indian Ocean, the archipelago supports over 2000 species of fish, as well as dolphins, whales, turtles and sharks. It also holds the largest population of Dugong in Mozambique.

Kayaking, stand-up paddle boarding and beach volleyball are all included for your stay to enjoy at your leisure. If feeling like getting out head on a guided tour of Vilanculos to explore the shops, bars, local markets and Machilla Magic Arts & Craft Centre, a private snorkelling trip with picnic lunch to Magaruque Island.

This area offers fantastic diving, snorkelling, horse riding, fishing and beach exploration for anyone looking to get busy. Or indeed soak up your gorgeous accommodation, lie by the pool, enjoy a cocktail and this laid-back luxury.

The idyllic honeymoon destination. 

Day 9 – Return to Vilanculos for flights home

It is time to say farewell this morning as you check out of Santorini. You return to Vilanculos airport to catch your international flights home, bringing your amazing honeymoon to an end.

You’ve seen the Big 5, dived into the turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean and indulged in pure luxury. Leaving you with plenty of special memories and stories to tell.

After nine days of exploration, we are sure you will be hooked on safari and the African continent! This little slice of heaven is just an introduction to so much more – where will you go next?

Talk to the team

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Why Wayfairer

Wayfairer Travel creates all our luxury tour itineraries with the aim of benefiting local communities and protecting the natural environment.

We pay local guides and suppliers a fair wage, working only with accommodation providers committed to responsible initiatives and our tour activities are always focused around authentic local experiences, so that you can learn about the local culture and benefit communities.

On our Safari and Beach honeymoon itinerary, you’ll stay in sustainable, eco-friendly safari camps within national parks and reserves that are dedicated to environmental and social conservation. This holiday features trips to local villages to learn about their culture, and you’ll experience South Africa’s and Mozambique’s wildlife in a non-harmful environment whilst contributing to some fantastic conservation projects.

Read more about our values on responsible travel in our About section.

Why Wayfairer South Africa & Mozambique Honeymoon

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