9 Day Bushveld And Beach Escape

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This 9-day tour is an exploration of one of Africa's most renowned safari destinations and a gorgeous tropical beach in Mozambique.

Overview

Your journey begins in Kruger National Park where one is afforded the opportunity of experiencing open vehicle game drives experience that brings you up-close encounters with the famous Big 5.

Mjejane River Lodge is the ideal place to experience a safari with its location within the Mjejane Game Reserve which incorporates the Kruger National Park. Perched on the banks of the Crocodile River and boasting thousands of acres of wilderness, Mjejane is your retreat for the next three days as you explore the bushveld on exhilarating game drives.

You then travel onwards to the magical coast of Mozambique. With its warm turquoise waters and white sandy beaches, Mozambique is the perfect location to relax and sink your toes in the sand or take part in a number of beach and water activities offered at Machangulo Beach Lodge. It is the perfect haven for guests looking for exclusivity, relaxation, and a little bit of adventure.

From off-road game drives to diving amongst pristine coral reefs, this tour is ideal for families, couples, and solo travelers seeking an adventure.

Itinerary

Day 1 - 3: Arrive at Johannesburg's OR Tambo International Airport

This morning you arrive at Johannesburg's OR Tambo Airport where you will connect with a scheduled flight to Kruger Mpumalanga Airport and transfer by road to your lodge. Depending on your time of arrival, you may venture out on your first-afternoon game drive in the private reserve of Mjejane. Be sure to have your camera ready as your ranger brings you up-close to the animals. Enjoy your first African sunset beside the river before heading back to the lodge for a scrumptious dinner.

The following days will start off with early morning game drives in the Kruger National Park as you search for the Big 5. On your return, you will sit down to enjoy brunch and then have some time to relax before heading out on an afternoon game drive in the Mjejane Game Reserve. Savor boma dinners, starlit skies, and breath-taking views from your private patio which overlooks the Crocodile River.  

Accommodation: Mjejane River Lodge

Day 4 - 8: Mjejane to Machangulo Beach Lodge

This morning you bid farewell to the African bush as you road transfer to Machangulo Beach Lodge which is an approximate 3 to 4-hour journey. On your arrival, you are welcomed by the friendly staff of Machangulo as you begin your vacation in a tropical paradise. Enjoy your favorite beverage whilst you watch the sunset over the ocean and later delight in some spectacular Mozambiquean cuisine.

The next few days are yours to explore the island or to do absolutely nothing. Should you feel a little adventurous, be sure to explore the ocean with the number of activities on offer at the lodge. A visit to Inhaca Island and Santa Maria is highly recommended.

Accommodation: Machangulo Beach Lodge

Day 9: Depart Machangulo Beach Lodge

After one final walk along the white sandy beach and breakfast, you bid farewell to Mozambique as you transfer by boat to Maputo Marina and then road transfer to Maputo Airport, or alternatively transfer by road directly from the lodge to the airport. On arrival, you will check in for your scheduled flight back to Johannesburg's OR Tambo Airport.

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Rates & Pricing

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60+ days notice will be a full refund.
30-60 days notice will be a 50% refund.
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Inclusions

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3 nights at Mjejane River Lodge
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5 nights at Machangulo Beach Lodge
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2x safari activites, daily at Mjejane River Lodge
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Big Five sightings in their natural habitat
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Tropical Paradise beach vacation at Machangulo Beach Lodge
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Walks on the white sandy beach in Mozambique
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Flight from Johannesburg to Nelspruit
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Transfer from Nelspruit to Mjejane
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Transfer from Mjejane to Maputo Marina
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Return scenic boat transfer from Maputo Marina to Machangulo Beach Lodge
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Flight from Maputo to Johannesburg
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All meals at Mjejane River Lodge
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Breakfast & Dinner daily at Machangulo Beach Lodge
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Unorgettable trip in South Africa
We have spent 12 days as a family in South Africa with my 3 children and my wife who is in a wheelchair. Thanks to Pascal, Safari.com consultant, we were able to spend an unforgettable moment with a great program while being well accompanied despite our constraints. I recommand particularly the "Monwana game lodge" for a safari in Hoedspruit. It's an amazing place with very nice people and a real family atmosphere. Thank you to the entire Safari.com team for this unforgettable trip.
fabrice dont
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FR
Nov 26, 2022
We had an amazing first safari…
We had an amazing first safari experience with Safari.com! 💯Thanks to Dolan for the well planning and ensure our itinerary goes smoothly and safely!
CSY
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ZA
Oct 21, 2022
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These guys get 10/10. I have booked with them a few times. To Kruger National Park, including both public and private(concession) camps, flights and car hire. Their senior agent, Dolan is exceptional. Nothing is too much trouble. Attention to detail, transparency, and 'can-do' attitude are out of the ordinary. I recently came into contact with Tanya at safari.com as well. It looks like all their agents are similarly well trained. Thank you. I cannot recommend Dolan and his team highly enough.
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AU
Nov 18, 2022
Cape Town miracle
I was in Cape Town, South Africa recently for an athletic competition and had allowed myself a week of personal time to relax and properly conclude the trip, but had not bothered to plan a safari to occupy the time. I was skeptical of the cost and whether I would enjoy the experience, however a couple days into that final week it occurred to me, in a bit of a panic attack, what a waste it would be not to take advantage of this opportunity. I hopped online and started looking at flights to Johannesburg (almost all the safaris in SA start there with an early morning pick up), but it was basically impossible to get a flight early enough and/or to coordinate with the multiple safaris operating in or just outside of Kruger. With no apparent options available to turn my remaining 4 1/2 days into even a 3 day safari I stumbled on the most obvious website one could imagine, Safari.com. I'd completely given up negotiating all the variables on my own but here was a safari travel agent that might be able to help me .. and they were based right out of Cape Town, literally a stones throw from my lodgings. Serendipity, or so i hoped. I immediately sent out an email and crossed my fingers .. for roughly an hour and a half, at which point Dolan from Safari.com responded to me requesting I give him a call so that we could expedite potential arrangements. My in country phone plan wasn't able to make calls, but we arranged for him to call me and not 3 hours after being in the grip of despair Dolan got through to me and far from notifying me of how absurd it was to hold out hope for a literally, last minute safari adventure with barely 4 days available to me, he had already worked out all the details I'd sent and created a preliminary safari trip that would bypass Johannesburg airport for a flight the next morning to a closer, much, much smaller airport where I would be picked up taken, not to a 3 day safari, but a full 4 day safari, then back to the tiny, tiny airport for a return flight to Cape Town with 2 hours to spare for my return leg all the way home. It almost feels like an afterthought, after the minor miracle Dolan was able to conjure up, but the safari itself at Simbavati Lodge was just an absolutely stunning experience. The single "tent" he booked me was as luxurious as any 4 star hotel I've stayed in, the game drives, one every morning, one every evening were more amazing than I could have ever imagined, and the food, 3 meals a day with snacks and an open bar was sublime. I could go on about the wonderful staff, or the wonderful other safari goers you can meet and grab a drink with, or the different animals walking through the open lodge facilities daily .. but I've gone on long enough. I'll simply conclude by saying .. safari, absolutely, yes, do it, it is amazing. And when you do decide, Safari.com will do you right and if you have the pleasure of working with Dolan, do give him my thanks .. the entire experience was the best part of my trip :)
Damian Glennon
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CA
Nov 12, 2022
A great company
What to say! We planned a South African Safari for 2020 with Safari.com. We researched companies and took a chance on one we had never heard of before. Henry Franklin was our agent, we gave him our budget and wish list. He came up with a wonderful looking trip and we made our choices! Then came Covid, preventing us from going. We couldn’t have been in better hands. Henry rebooked everything for the next year. He kept us updated on how things looked there. When in 2021, we decided it still looked iffy, he rebooked us a second time for 2022. We couldn’t have been happier with the service we had in a rough time for all. We had a wonderful experience on our trip when we finally got to go!! Henry had everything so well organized and gave us a detailed list of what transfer companies would be meeting us and when. When Airlink bumped us and put us on standby returning from Victoria Falls, we called the concierge number Henry had given us and Catherine worked hard on this and got us back on our flight. The Safari.com team had our back and we have no regrets. Would definitely use them again. Our lodging was wonderful, saw the big 5 within first 2 drives. Henry definitely knew the territory and did a great job matching what we wanted with where he suggested we go and stay. Thanks Safari.com, Henry and Catherine!
Heather Carlson
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US
Sep 5, 2022
Trip of a life time
Well where to starter, África always been my number one dream vacation, I found safari.com didn’t know anything about, but pascal made me feel very confident.pascal put my whole trip together (everything I wanted) a trip of a life time. Had the best time in Africa, was everything that I except and a little more. Pascal is the best and I will go back to Africa and will go through safari.com that I recommend and is 💯 legit.thank you for everything pascal, you rock!!!
Tricia moyses
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US
Sep 5, 2022
For a second time I booked a safari in…
For a second time I booked a safari in South Africa by Safari.com and had the great pleasure to be assisted and followed by Dolan Sequera. I have to say I really appreciate his way to communicate with me by phone and/or WhatsApp/mail, I always got a very quick answer to my questions with solutions and or suggestions which solved the doubts/problems I had. A really very very knowledged and professional person I will surely suggest to friends of my or who ever is plannig to visit South Africa! Thank you very much Dolan
antonio caccia
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IT
Aug 31, 2022
I've recently interacted with Dolan and…
I've recently interacted with Dolan and hands down he's been the best travel agent that I've every worked with. He was a wealth of experience and knowledge which shows volumes. He took into consideration my budget and my individual needs to tailor make a package with recommendations for my preference,he knows Kruger and Greater Kruger like the back of his hands and I will wholeheartedly recommended his services. He is truly an asset to his institution.
prinolin
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ZA
Apr 21, 2022
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