12 Day Breathtaking “Big-5” Safari and Seychelles Island Cruise

Safari in the premier South African Game Reserve well known for its “Big-5” and frequent leopard sightings. Relax in your private plunge pool between morning and afternoon safaris.

Discover the Seychelles the best way: By small ship. Hop from island to island in perfect harmony with this unspoiled paradise and visit islands which will capture your senses. Everywhere an amazing fauna and flora; Snorkel or dive and watch an amazing underwater world. Walk into centuries old rain forests with unique species of wild life and sight the rare black parrots, the world famous Coco de Mer palm trees or giant land tortoises.

Accommodation Destination Basis Room Type Duration
Dulini Lodge Sabi Sand Private Game Reserve FB+ 1x Suite 3 Nights
Eden Bleu Hotel Mahe Island B&B 1x Standard Room 1 Night
Seychelles Island Cruise   Seychelles Islands FB 1x Double Room 7 Nights

Key
B&B: Bed and Breakfast
FB: Full Board – Dinner, Bed, Breakfast and Lunch
FB+: Full Board Plus – Dinner, Bed, Breakfast, Lunch and Activities

Price

NON HONEYMOONERS: US$7,547.-pp July through August 2020

US$7,997.- pp May, September and October 20w0

HONEYMOONERS: US$6,794.-pp July through August 2020

US$7.244.-pp May, September and October 2020

Note: Journey starts at Johannesburg airport and ends at Mahe airport Seychelles, Wedding certificate required no older than 6 month.

Departure dates have to meet with cruise departures in the Seychelles. which  happen Saturdays. 2-5 departures a month. Please inquire for dates.

Included

Accommodation and meals as per package, all transfers and National Park fees, flights as per package,

Dulini  Safari Lodge: 2 daily safari activities, private plunge pool, house wines, beers and spirits, laundry, wifi,

Seychelle Cruise: Accommodation in cabin Type B; snorkelling and fishing equipment, walking tours of the islands of Cousin, Curieuse, Mayenne and Aride, guided by island rangers.

Excluded

International flight to Johannesburg and from Mahe; optional tours, premium drinks at safari lodge, alcoholic beverages on cruise except welcome cocktail, Wifi on cruise, shore excursions on the islands unless included in package;

Day 1:           Dulini Lodge, Sabi Sand Private Game Reserve         

Day Itinerary

Arrive in Johannesburg and continue onto Sabi Sand Private Game Reserve, one of the most coveted destinations for safaris in Africa. Join your first safari this afternoon.

South Africa

This vast country is undoubtedly one of the most culturally and geographically diverse places on earth. Fondly known by locals as the ‘Rainbow Nation’, South Africa has 11 official languages and its multicultural inhabitants are influenced by a fascinating mix of cultures. Discover the gourmet restaurants, impressive art scene, vibrant nightlife and beautiful beaches of Cape Town; enjoy a local braai (barbecue) in the Soweto township; browse the bustling Indian markets in Durban; or sample some of the world’s finest wines at the myriad wine estates dotting the Cape Winelands. Some historical attractions to explore include the Zululand battlefields of KwaZulu-Natal, the Apartheid Museum in Johannesburg and Robben Island, just off the coast of Cape Town. Above all else, its remarkably untamed wilderness with its astonishing range of wildlife roaming freely across massive unfenced game reserves such as the world-famous Kruger National Park. With all of this variety on offer, it is little wonder that South Africa has fast become Africa’s most popular tourist destination.

Sabi Sand Private Game Reserve

Adjacent to the Kruger National Park, the Sabi Sand Private Game Reserve is a private premier game viewing destination. It was the first ever private nature reserve established in South Africa. The landscape features 65 000 hectares of savannah-covered land interspersed with watering holes, dry river beds, lowveld woodlands, and the perennial Sabi and Sand rivers. This spectacular reserve offers exceptional game viewing opportunities with frequent sightings of the renowned Big Five as well as cheetah, zebra, giraffe, and a variety of antelope.Visitors can enjoy excellent wildlife viewing, dining under the stars, guided bush walks and enjoying a stay in some of South Africa’s most luxurious safari lodges.

Overnight: Dulini Lodge    View iBrochure

Set in a peaceful riverine grove and embraced in a leafy canopy of giant Ebony trees, Dulini’s six exquisite suites all offer private views of the Mabrak River and feature heated plunge pools, outdoor showers and shady decks. Interiors epitomise romance with canopies of billowing mosquito nets and beautiful bathrooms. Fine wine and dining, enhanced by the culinary tradition of African flavours, complements the luxurious accommodation while personal butlers attend to guests’ every whim. Enjoy a workout in the well-equipped gym, relax in the guest lounge, dine under the ancient jackalberry tree, or steal away for a romantic private dinner at your suite.

Suite

The six spacious suites boast plunge pools, outdoor showers and shady decks. Interiors epitomise romance with canopies of billowing mosquito nets and beautiful glass fronted bathrooms. From the privacy of the suites, guests can enjoy views of the riverbed, seamlessly integrating the grandeur of nature and elegance of décor.

Basis

Full Board Plus – Dinner, Bed, Breakfast, Lunch and Activities

Day 2:           Dulini Lodge, Sabi Sand Private Game Reserve         

Activities

Game Drives
Bush Walks

Game Drives

Guests enjoy two game drives per day in our specially adapted safari vehicles, seating a maximum of 6 guests per vehicle ensures a very personal safari experience.

All vehicles are equipped with camera mounts and binoculars as well as fleece lined waterproof ponchos in the event of cold and rain.

Bush Walks

Guests can enjoy interpretive guided bush walks.

Basis

Full Board Plus – Dinner, Bed, Breakfast, Lunch and Activities

Day 3:           Dulini Lodge, Sabi Sand Private Game Reserve         

Basis

Full Board Plus – Dinner, Bed, Breakfast, Lunch and Activities

Day 4:           Eden Bleu Hotel, Mahe Island         

Day Itinerary

Take a flight the The Seychelles and overnight in the capital Mahe.

Seychelles

With such a dreamlike setting, the Seychelles is unsurprisingly a choice place for newlyweds. But for those looking for more than a suntan or romance, this archipelago offers a number of high-energy distractions. There are jungle and coastal walks, boat excursions, and diving and snorkelling to keep you buzzing. Ecotourism is big – there are marine parks and natural reserves filled with endemic species that are easy to approach. So if you are suffering from visions of tropical paradise, here is your medicine.

Mahe Island

Mahe is the largest of the Seychelles islands and encompasses the country’s international airport as well as its capital, the surprisingly quiet and peaceful town of Victoria, home to roughly a third of the national population, as well as many good restaurants and entertainment venues. Mahe has a mountainous interior characterised by dense tropical forests and stony outcrops, while its coast is blessed with some 75-odd beautiful beaches. The best known of these is the idyllic, white-sand Beau Vallon, fringed by deep bays that offer excellent swimming, snorkelling and scuba diving.

Overnight: Eden Bleu Hotel         

Eden Bleu Hotel is ideally located just 6 km away from Seychelles International Airport and offers accommodation in 74 deluxe rooms, 12 luxury suites and a presidential suite, all with views of the marina and Eden Island.

The modern rooms are equipped with air-conditioning, ceiling fans, satellite TV, and a safety deposit box.  The bathrooms have showers and a hairdryer, and bathroom amenities are provided.

Other facilities and services at this hotel include an infinity pool, a children’s splash pool, a terrace with a sun deck, two gazebos, and a Jacuzzi.

Breakfast and an all-day al la carte menu can be enjoyed at Marlin Bleu Restaurant and cocktails and drinks are offered at the Bourgeois Bar.

Other amenities include a concierge service, a 24-hour front desk, and free Wi-Fi throughout the premises.

Basis

Bed and Breakfast

Day 5:           Garden of Eden Cruise, Seychelles, Pegasos Motor Yacht    

  

Day Itinerary

After a leisurely morning board the Pegasos for your “Garden Of Eden” Seychelles Cruise Itinerary.

After the Welcome cocktail and safety drill, we leave Port Victoria and sail to nearby St Anne for a refreshing swim stop off the ship. Overnight at anchor near St Anne. Welcome dinner.

Overnight: Pegasos            

Guests have the opportunity to explore Seychelles in luxury aboard the Pegasos. This cruise ship has a spacious lounge with ample space, dining areas decorated with warm colors, large windows offering pristine views of all destinations, shaded areas and outdoor bar and loungers are just some of the elements that define her essence. Guests can also look forward to the endless views of the beautiful sea surrounding them.

Basis

Full Board – Dinner, Bed, Breakfast and Lunch

Day 6:           Pegasos      

Day Itinerary

We leave St Anne Island early in the morning to reach Curieuse. This morning we visit this uninhabited island, once a leper colony and home to giant tortoises. Our walking excursion with a park guide will bring us to the farm, along mangrove forests. Later we return to the beach for a BBQ under the trees. In the afternoon you can enjoy the beach and sea activities. Overnight at anchor.

Basis

Full Board – Dinner, Bed, Breakfast and Lunch

Day 7:           Pegasos      

Day Itinerary

In the morning we sail for Cousin Island. Excursion to the Bird Sanctuary which is in the care Bird Life International. A quarter million birds breed on Cousin which also has several nesting beaches for turtles. Later in the afternoon we reach Anse Lazio. In the afternoon we sail to Anse Lazio, Praslin, one of the most beautiful beaches in the world. Time for water sports and snorkeling. Evening at anchor.

Basis

Full Board – Dinner, Bed, Breakfast and Lunch

Day 8:           Pegasos      

Day Itinerary

In the morning we leave for Aride. Our excursion by the island’s rangers will take you all the way to the top of the island for an amazing view of the island. The island is home to the Wright’s gardenia found nowhere else on earth and to bird species like the Audubon’s shearwater, the Seychelles warbler. At noon we sail for St Pierre Island. We reach St Pierre after lunch for a 3 hour snorkeling and swimming stop. At sunset, we leave St Pierre to sail into Baie St Anne, Praslin. Overnight at dock. Creole Night.

OPTIONAL PRASLIN – Duration approximately 3 1⁄2 hours –
Included: Private bus, Professional English speaking guide all entrance fees US$100—per person
The tour combines Praslin’s World Heritage Site, the Vallee De Mai Nature Reserve, and Cote D’ Or Beach, one of the most beautiful beaches in the Seychelles, if not the world. Discover the original Garden of Eden -the Vallee De Mai -home of the unique coco de mer (double coconut), bearing the largest nut in the plant kingdom. The rare Black Parrot also haunts the Reserve feeding on the abundant fruit. This World Heritage Site is a magical forest, thick with wild tropical vegetation, and many species of rare, endemic palms. Refreshments are served at Cote D’ Or Beach where time is allocated for swimming, relaxing or simply strolling on the beach.

Basis

Full Board – Dinner, Bed, Breakfast and Lunch

Day 9:           Pegasos      

Day Itinerary

Baie St. Anne, Praslin. Optional excursion to the famous Vallee de Mai Reserve, a World Heritage site. You will explore the pathways under tall palm trees which produce the famous Coco de Mer and you might sight a black parrot only found in Praslin. Afternoon sailing to Felicite for swimming, snorkeling or optional diving excursion on this uninhabited island. Evening sailing to La Digue. Evening arrival at La Digue. Anchor in front of the Port. Overnight.

OPTIONAL

LA DIGUE – Duration approximately 3 1⁄2 hours
Included: Drive on camionette exclusively for Pegasos guests, English speaking escort
US$75—per person Experience the Old World beauty and charm of the Seychelles during an orientation tour of the picturesque La Digue, one of the prettiest islands in the Seychelles. On our scenic drive from La Passe Harbor to LUnion Estate you will daily life to be punctuated by ox carts and a relaxed pace. Upon arrival at L’ Union Estate you will see its old Creole house and coconut factory: a reminder of how life was on the island many years ago. We continue to La Digue’s famous beaches, which are considered to be amongst the finest in the world, especially Anse Source d’ Argent, a bather’s paradise and photographer’s dream. For centuries, the soft white sands and dramatic granite boulders have enchanted visitors to the island. Along the way you may catch a glimpse of La Digue’s paradise flycatcher, a bird with a distinctive black plumage.

Basis

Full Board – Dinner, Bed, Breakfast and Lunch

Day 10:        Pegasos      

Day Itinerary

Half day optional excursion in La Digue, the most photographed and quaint community in the Seychelles. Our optional excursion will take us through Union Plantation to l’ Anse Source d’ Argent beach. Arrive at L’ Union Estate and tour of the copra kiln, traditional coconut oil mill and the colonial plantation house. Time at Anse Source D’ Argent one of the most magnificent beaches in the world. Marvel at some of Seychelles most impressive rock formations – truly unique, whilst enjoying a refreshment. Time for hunting souvenirs at La Passe, the islands main village, before return to the ship. Late afternoon sailing to Moyenne island, opposite Mahe. Evening arrival at Moyenne. Overnight at anchor.

Basis

Full Board – Dinner, Bed, Breakfast and Lunch

Day 11:        Pegasos      

Day Itinerary

Short guiding tour around the island and time for a swim. Beach BBQ on the island. This is the last opportunity for snorkelling and swimming. We leave Moyenne Island for Mahe Victoria Port in the afternoon. Late afternoon, we reach Inter Island Quay, Mahe. Captains Farewll Dinner with live music and dancing. Overnight in Mahe.

Basis

Full Board – Dinner, Bed, Breakfast and Lunch

Day 12:        End of Itinerary

Day Itinerary

Disembarkation from your yacht 9-10am. Transfer to the airport.

Basis

Bed and Breakfast

FLIGHT INFORMATION

Date Flight Airline Departure Airport Time Arrival Airport Time Class Ref
  Scheduled   OR Tambo International Airport [JNB]   Ulusaba Airstrip      
  Scheduled
via Johannesburg
  Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport [MQP]   Seychelles International Airport [SEZ]
     

M/Y PEGASΟS

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MOTOR YACHT

CABIN SPECIFICATIONS:

The M/Y PEGASOS outside cabins are located on the Sun Deck (3 cabins), Upper Deck (2 cabins) and Main Deck (16 cabins). All cabins feature large windows and offer en-suite bathrooms with shower, TV/VCR units, music channels, hairdryers, individually controlled A/C and safe deposit boxes. They are large and comfortable, decorated with soft color fabrics. The cabins are equipped with twin or queen size beds with 2 cabins being triple.

UPPER DECK INDOOR LOUNGE & DINING ROOM

The main lounge, with comfortable sofas, has a full- service bar and is the hub of social activities, such as the daily briefings on the destinations visited, and other gatherings. This area is ideal for enjoying the company of your fellow travelers or simply for reading a good book from the library. The adjoining dining area is surrounded by large windows providing beautiful views of the ports of call. It accommodates all guests in one single seating and provides a high standard of cuisine, always with some local flavor. The area was beautifully renovated in 2015 to feature wood flooring and comfortable sofas with soft fabrics in warm beige tones.

UPPER DECK OUTDOOR DINING AREA

Located on the Upper deck, the indoor and outdoor dining rooms seat all passengers in a single, unassigned seating and offer generous buffet space. The aft area at the Upper Deck provides generous semi-covered or sun-exposed areas where guests can enjoy meals al fresco, weather permitting. Unassigned seating allows easy mingling and the joy of sharing breakfast, lunch, or dinner with different new friends. Food is served at the table or displayed on the state of the art hot & cold buffets, also including a “a la minute cooking” section. The menu is international, with a focus on local specialties. You will enjoy magnificent sea views as you stroll our 2.500 square feet/240 m2 of open deck furnished with comfortable deck chairs or enjoy a ocean-view dining in the convivial and spacious restaurant area.

SUN DECK & OUTDOOR BAR AREA

The Sun deck provides generous space and comfortable sun loungers are available to sunbathe in total comfort. A platform on Pegasos stern enables you to swim when weather and anchorage conditions permit.

E&OE

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