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Classic Bush and Beach Safari

Southern Africa, the cradle of unparalleled beauty, is a continent of endless wonder and experiences. For first-time travellers to Africa or those seeking a transformative journey, an authentic and affordable classic bush and beach safari awaits.

This extraordinary itinerary combines the untamed wilderness of the Manyeleti Game Reserve and Timbavati Private Reserve with the pristine beaches of Mozambique, all curated to provide you with a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

Africa has long held a special place in the hearts of adventurers, nature enthusiasts, and wildlife lovers. It's a continent where the savannah stretches as far as the eye can see, majestic animals roam freely, and the crystal-clear waters of the Indian Ocean beckon you to its pristine shores. It's a destination that offers the thrill of a safari and the tranquillity of a beach holiday all in one.

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Classic Bush and Beach Safari: Where Nature and Pristinity Thrive

Safari Guru's Classic Bush and Beach Safari combines two safari camp adventures exploring the African Southern African wilderness, and a beach getaway on the pristine and untouched shored of Mozambique.

Add an optional extension to the heart of Cape Winelands in Franschhoek to wash away the safari dust and salt water with some of South Africa's finest vineyard cultivars.

The Classic Bush and Beach Safari is a 12 to 16-night itinerary, including a 1-night stopover in Johannesburg for connecting flights. Additional nights will be added for the Franschhoek holiday extension package.

This holiday is ideal for couples or small groups and families seeking an authentic safari holiday while enjoying some of Southern Africa's best coastline experiences.

 

PRICING STARTS FROM USD 4,850 PER PERSON SHARING

 

 

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Timbavati Private Reserve: Where Nature Thrives

Adjacent to Manyeleti, the Timbavati Private Reserve is a short transfer by road and offers new landscapes for your safari. This pristine wilderness spans over 50,000 hectares and is renowned for its diverse ecosystems and remarkable wildlife sightings.

Your days in Manyeleti and the Timbavati will be filled with game drives led by expert guides who will take you deep into the wilderness, ensuring you have the best chance to spot the incredible wildlife that calls this reserve home. Early morning and late afternoon drives are ideal for wildlife sightings, and the thrill of tracking animals in their natural habitat is an experience like no other. 

In the Timbavati your adventure begins in the safari-style tents of Shindzela Tented Safari Camp. The camp takes its name from the Shangaan language, where "Shindzela" means honey badger, reflecting this remarkable place's wild spirit and rugged beauty.

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Shindzela Tented Safari Camp Guest Tent
Honeyguide Mantobeni Camp Guest Tent Interior
Manyeleti Game Reserve: Your Safari Oasis

Your Classic Bush and Beach Safari begins in the Manyeleti Game Reserve of South Africa, bordering the iconic Kruger National Park. This 23,000-hectare reserve is a sanctuary for a diverse range of wildlife, including the Big Five (lion, leopard, elephant, buffalo, and rhinoceros), cheetahs, hyenas, and countless bird species.

Unlike some busier and more crowded reserves, Manyeleti is a hidden gem offering an intimate safari experience, the perfect start to your Authentic Classic Bush and Beach Safari. Its name, "Manyeleti," means "Place of Stars" in the local Shangaan language, and it truly lives up to its celestial reputation with its dark skies, perfect for stargazing.

In the Manyeleti there's no better place for your three nights stay than at Honeyguide Mantobeni Camp. This hidden gem offers a perfect blend of comfort, safety, and immersion in the African wilderness. 

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Mozambique: Your Beach Paradise

After the thrill of the bush, it's time to unwind and soak up the sun on the stunning Mozambique coast. With its pristine beaches, turquoise waters, and vibrant marine life, our destination in Mozambique offers the perfect beach escape.

Mozambique is located on the southeastern coast of Africa, with a coastline stretching over 2,400 kilometres along the Indian Ocean. It is a hidden gem for beach lovers. Its coastline is dotted with pristine, untouched beaches, and its warm waters are a playground for divers and snorkelers. It's also an excellent place to experience the vibrant local culture and enjoy fresh seafood.

Mozambique's Travessia Beach Lodges pristine coastline are perfect for relaxing, swimming, and water sports. From Travessia, you can explore the underwater wonderland with snorkelling and scuba diving adventures. And don't forget to sample the delicious local cuisine, especially the freshly caught seafood.

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Chanteclair Franschhoek accommodation nestled between the mountains
Cape Winelands Extension: Tantalise Your Tastebuds

Tantalise your tastebuds with the perfect bush and beach safari extension in the quaint little town of Franschhoek.  This picturesque town settles between the folds and valleys of the Cape Winelands offers some of South Africa most sough-after vineyards and restaurants.

Let Safari Guru Allan, a Franschhoek resident, curate your three day stay at some of the hidden gems the scenic-valley has to offer, and spend your days tasting remarkable wines, indulging in magnificent meals and soaking up the warm African sun.

Your host, Allan, will invite you into Chanteclair Franschhoek, with its lofty ceilings, light and airy rooms in a wonderfully landscaped garden set amongst spreading Oak and Jacaranda trees, creating a very special ambiance.

Chanteclair's main house has four double or twin rooms, one single and two separate detached units, Vine Cottage and The Studio. All rooms have incredible views of either the vineyards or picturesque mountains.

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Classic Bush and Beach Safari

Safari Guru's Classic African Bush and Beach Safari is an opportunity to immerse yourself in the wild beauty of Manyeleti Game Reserve and Timbavati Private Reserve, followed by the serenity of Mozambique's pristine beaches. It promises adventure, relaxation, and memories that will last a lifetime.

Let Africa capture your heart, and CONTACT SAFARI GURU to start your Classic Bush and Beach Safari planning today, and embark on a voyage of discovery that will forever etch itself into your soul.

The Classic Bush and Beach Safari is a 12 to 16-night itinerary, including a 1-night stopover in Johannesburg for connecting flights. Additional nights will be added for the Franschhoek holiday extension package.

SUGGESTED CLASSIC BUSH AND BEACH SAFARI ITINERARY

  • THREE NIGHTS SHINDZELA TENTED SAFARI CAMP
  • THREE NIGHTS HONEYGUIDE MANTOBENI CAMP
  • ONE NIGHT CITY LODGE, JOHANNESBURG AIRPORT (LAYOVER)
  • FIVE NIGHTS TRAVESSIA BECH LODGE

PRICING STARTS FROM USD 4,850 PER PERSON SHARING

This holiday is ideal for couples or small groups and families seeking an authentic safari holiday while enjoying some of Southern Africa's best coastline experiences.

*Pricing depends on your travellers' preferred travel season, optional extras, camp upgrades, and how many travellers are in your group.

 

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