Luxury Beach & Bush Travel Package - Africa Travel Package


Holiday Package Details


Priced from USD 3,770.00 per person sharing for 2014
Valid until end 2015
Mozambique Travel Package
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Africa Holiday Package Luxury Beach & Bush Travel Package


Beach & Bush Private Package


JOHANNESBURG – PHINDA PRIVATE GAME RESERVE – MOZAMBIQUE (WHITE PEARL RESORT) – JOHANNESBURG


Package: 07 Days / 06 Nights

Country: South Africa & Mozambique


HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Abundant Wildlife
  • Exceptional sightings of rare species, including cheetah and black rhino
  • Diversity of beautiful landscapes and wide selection of safari activities
  • Barefoot Beach Luxury
  • Exclusive ocean safaris and beach activities
  • Fully Inclusive throughout

The transfers will depend on what day of the week you depart. Should you travel on a Monday / Thursday / Friday / Sunday – you will be transferred to and from Johannesburg with Federal Air. Should you travel on a Tuesday / Wednesday / Saturday – you will fly with SA Express flight to and from Richard’s Bay Airport. Subject to change!!!


Day 01: Phinda Private Game Reserve

This morning you will check in at OR Tambo International Airport or at the Federal Air Lounge, for your flight to Richards Bay Airport or directly to Phinda (subject to change). SA 1201, departing at 06H10 and arriving in Richards Bay at 07H25. On arrival at Richards Bay Airport, you will be met by a DesireAfrica Travel representative (also a Phinda Private Game Reserve driver) who will assist you with your luggage and take you to the vehicle. You will drive to Phinda – this is about a 2 hour road transfer. On arrival at Phinda Private Game Reserve, you will drive through the reserve, into the forest, until you reach the magical Phinda Forest Lodge. You will receive a warm welcome before you will be checked into your glass chalet.


Phinda Forest Lodge

Set in rare and beautiful sand forest, the glass walls ofPhinda Forest Lodge offer a sweeping view of one of the most unique ecosystems on the planet. Phinda Forest Lodge is one of the world’s first eco-designed luxury lodges. Floor to ceiling windows invite the forest in but the dense canopy provides privacy. The dainty forms of dwarf forest antelope dart among and below the suites, raised on stilts to float between the sandy forest floor and the leafy canopy above. Waking up to rustling forest sounds and bird song, surrounded by delicate leaf-filtered light, a pervading sense of peace and calm will set the tone for your entire day.


Accommodation: Phinda Forest Lodge in a Double Bed Suite

Meals: Fully Inclusive Basis (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner), High Tea, Soft Drinks, House Wines, Local Brand Spirits & Beers

Activities: Safari Activities with experienced and highly qualified game rangers and trackers (Morning and Afternoon Game Drive, 1 Hour Nature Walks), Emergency medical Evacuation Insurance

Transfers: Flight from Johannesburg to Richards Bay or Federal Air Flight from Johannesburg to Phinda direct, Road Transfer to Phinda


Day 02 & 03: Phinda Forest Lodge

The next two full days you will spend at Phinda Forest Lodge, joining in with their daily activities.


A DAY AT PHINDA FOREST LODGE

Morning Game Drive

As dawn breaks over the African bush, a gentle tap on your door will wake you to the delights of a new day. Your ranger will discuss what you hope to see that day over fragrant tea or coffee and morning biscuits or rusks. Phinda Private Game Reserve is renowned for tis exceptional sightings of the elusive cheetah and the rare black rhino, as well as the Big Five. There is also a number of resident lion prides and rangers will do their best to provide you with a special sightings of all these animals.

Breakfast

Return to the lodge for a delicious breakfast, with platters of fruit and cheese followed by a selection of hot breakfast dishes. Choose from eggs, oats, waffles or a number of other options.

Lunch

If you wish, you can walk off your breakfast near your lodge, accompanied by your ranger, who will share his insights into the smaller animals and the vegetation in the area, before returning in time for lunch, which is a light and beautiful event.

Evening Game Drive

This game drive begins in the late afternoon and lasts until after dark, when the spotlights are used for a glimpse into the nocturnal bush life. Listen to lions roar in the dark or admire the small nocturnal animals. Enjoy sundowners in a scenic location as the sun slowly sinks beneath the horizon. If you prefer, you may be able to go on a boat cruise or a canoe down the Mzinene River, watching the wildlife as they come down to drink.

Dinner

A mouth-watering dinner will await you at the lodge, either at the boma or in a surprising bush location.


Accommodation: Phinda Forest Lodge in a Double Bed Suite

Meals: Fully Inclusive Basis (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner), High Tea, Soft Drinks, House Wines, Local Brand Spirits & Beers

Activities: Safari Activities with experienced and highly qualified game rangers and trackers (Morning and Afternoon Game Drive, 1 Hour Nature Walks), Emergency medical Evacuation Insurance


Day 04: Mozambique

This morning you will have your last morning safari, before you check out and collected at the lodge. You will be transferred by road to Kosi Bay Border. This transfer is approximately 3 hours. You will say goodbye to your driver at the border, go through and then be collected by a White Pearl representative who will transfer you to the White Pearl Resort. Warm welcome and check into your luxury beach destination where you will relax.


White Peark Resorts

White Pearl Resorts, Ponta Mamoli, offers the ultimate in beach luxury in Africa. Experience elegant simplicity at this exclusive resort set in the dunes of the untouched shores of southern Mozambique. On a magnificent stretch of coastline, tucked behind Casuarina trees, experience a place so beautiful and so pure, quite unlike any other in all of Mozambique. Nestled in a sheltered bay on Mozambique's Lagoon Coast, poised amongst the dunes on timber stilts, the luxurious suites have been sensitively designed to take advantage of their beautiful natural setting, while protecting the fragile eco-systems beneath them. Cool, clean lines, contemporary furniture and a palette inspired by the surrounding coastal landscape, make for a getaway out of this world. In this striking setting, put your feet up as you sip your favourite summer cocktail at the Ibiza-styled glamorous beach bar, recline on the wide deck soaking up the sun or head down to the beach for some R&R as you listen to the sound of the waves breaking nearby. Inspired by the rich coastal biodiversity of the area and beautiful Indian Ocean reefs, the guest areas offer laid-back beachside chic, with spaces designed to relax and enjoy. The striking beach bar, set against a backdrop of white and turquoise, is at the heart of this unmatched beach experience. Stretch out on one of the beautiful over-sized day beds or comfortable loungers while you indulge in a refreshing cocktail with views over the great expanse of ocean and white sands.

 

Pool Suite

Open the glass doors to hear the waves crashing on the shores nearby. Feel a soft sea breeze caress your skin and catch the scent of the ocean as it drifts gently around you. Sip on an ice-cold, refreshing drink from the personal bar while you recline on a comfy lounger overlooking the spectacular Indian Ocean. Each suite is air-conditioned and the epitome of contemporary beachside elegance and informality, with the interior spaces blending seamlessly into the outdoors. A refreshing outdoor shower and stylish bath tub in the luxurious bathroom awaits, a private deck, elegant living area, private plunge pool, ocean facing, king-size bed and so much more.


Accommodation: White Pearl Resorts in a Pool Suite (Ocean Facing)

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch (excluding oysters and lobster on Beach Bar Menu), Dinner, Canapes at the Pool Bar, High Tea, Day Time Snacks, Mini Bar Snacks, Teas & Coffees, Bottled Miniral Water, Local Beers, Soft Drinks, Selection of Spirits, House Wines and more

Extras: Private butler service, laundry service & complimentary Wi-Fi

Transfers: Road transfer from Phinda to Kosi Bay, Road transfer from Kosi Bay to White Pearl Resorts

 

Day 05 & 06:  White Pearl Resorts

The next two full days you will spend at the beautiful White Pearl Resorts, where you can be as active as you want to be, or as relaxed.


Accommodation: White Pearl Resorts in a Pool Suite (Ocean Facing)

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch (excluding oysters and lobster on Beach Bar Menu), Dinner, Canapes at the Pool Bar, High Tea, Day Time Snacks, Mini Bar Snacks, Teas & Coffees, Bottled Miniral Water, Local Beers, Soft Drinks, Selection of Spirits, House Wines and more

Extras: Private butler service, laundry service & complimentary Wi-Fi

Activities: 01 X Town Tour, Stargazing / Moongazing, Private Diving, Beach Picnic, Horse Riding on the Beach and non-motorized activities + 01 X Refresher back and neck massage per stay


Day 07:   Depart

This morning after breakfast, you will check out of White Pearl Resorts and settle all your extras, before you will be transferred either back to Phinda or Richards Bay to connect with your outbound flight back to Johannesburg.

 


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INCLUDED IN THE COST

  • Domestic and International Flights (subject to change on a daily basis until booked paid paid in full)
  • Luxury Double Bed Accommodation with en-suite bathroom
  • Full Board Basis at Phinda Forest Lodge (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner), High Tea
  • Drinks at Phinda Forest Lodge (Soft drinks, House Wine, Beers, Local Brand Spirits)
  • Safaris Activities: Morning and Afternoon Game Drives per day at Phinda Forest Lodge
  • 1 Hour Nature Walk at Phinda Forest Lodge per day
  • Emergency Medical Evacuation Insurance at Phinda Forest Lodge
  • Breakfast, Lunch (excluding oysters and lobster) & Dinner at White Pearl Resorts
  • High Tea, Teas & Coffees, Bottled Miniral Water, Local Beers, Soft Drinks, Selection of Spirits, House Wines at White Pearl Resorts
  • Mini Bar Snacks, canapés at the pool bar, Private butler and Laundry at White Pearl Resorts
  • Scheduled transfers & flights as specified on the specific dates once booking is finalised
  • National Park Fees and concession fees
  • Visa fees


EXCLUDED FROM THE COST

  • All items of a personal nature, i.e. telephone calls, curios, spa treatments
  • Gratuities
  • Flights not specified above
  • Premium brand drinks and champagne
  • Meals not specified above, i.e. Lunch at White Pearl Resorts
  • Activities not specified (optional extra activities in Mozambique)
  • Personal Travel Insurance highly suggested and advised by DesireAfrica Travel



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