Example Trip Itinerary
Meet and greet at Johannesburg Airport
Flight from Johannesburg to Skukuza Airport
Transfer from Skukuza airport to the Sabi Sand Reserve
Sabi Sands Lodges and Camps
- Six luxury suites with plunge pools
- Tw family suites
- Chitwa House - two rooms, entirely private
Originally a private retreat of the Brink family, Chitwa Chitwa was transformed by Charl into an oasis of conservation and harmony. With an extremely strong approach to conservation and land management, this beautiful lodge offers you a fabulous experience while visiting the Sabi Sands. As a family owned and run lodge, you will receive excellent service as well as comfort when staying here. With just eight luxury suites each stylishly decorated and spacious, this lodge is a nice and intimate experience for family and honeymooner alike. The Chitwa House is a private villa with just two beautifully appointed en-suite rooms with private decks and out-door showers. It has a massively spacious common room and benefits from private meals, driver, guides and chef. Magic.
- Six luxury suites
- 6 luxury suites
- Lounge § Bar
- Wine Cellar
- Spa & Gym
- Spa § Gym
Located along the banks of the Sabie River inside the Lion Sands Reserve, Ivory Lodge has six large ultra-luxurious suites spaced out from one another and at 165m² each enjoy their own courtyard, lounge with fireplace, viewing deck and plunge pool. Offering the utmost privacy, there are only six ultra-luxurious, spacious suites. With contemporary Afro-European interiors and a neutral colour palette, the sleekly designed suites have sliding glass doors and oversized windows merging into the surrounding bushveld. Each of the suites offers a separate lounge with a fireplace and well stocked minibar. The bedrooms are en-suite with sumptuously large bathrooms including a free-standing bath, and indoor and outdoor shower. All this opens onto a private deck and rim flowing plunge pool. Set a short walk away from the suites the thatched main lodge offers a dining room, bar, lounge and library with satellite TV and WiFi. There is a boma and shaded viewing deck. As well as morning and afternoon game drives and guided bush walks, you can visit local village, indulge in spa treatments or spend a night out under the stars in one of the reserve’s luxury tree houses.
- 22 thatched suites
- 25 thatched suites
- 2 spacious 2 bedroom Luxury Villas
- Open Air Boma
- Mandleve Presidential Suite with private plunge pool
- Amani Spa
- Open air "Boma"
- Wine Cellar
- Swimming Pool
Bush Lodge is Sabi Sabi’s flagship accommodation, set deep in the bush overlooking a waterhole and an open plain. Steeped in tradition, with a history spanning over 35 years, the lodge has earned a reputation of a luxury home in the bush, service excellence and effortless personal attention that are synonymous with the wider Sabi Sabi Reserve. The main lodge is home to the holistic Amani Spa, a well-stocked wine cellar and vast viewing decks that mirror the endless horizon and optimise the watching of wildlife of the nearby waterhole and plains. The style of the lodge and each thatched suite seeks to echo more of ‘today’s’ tastes with a becoming blend of the modern with ethnic influences and artwork. Featuring 25 suites in total including 2 Luxury Villas and the Mandleve Presidential Suite with each suite featuring en-suite bathrooms and al-fresco, glass-fronted showers, with wonderful views of the bushveld. The suites are air-conditioned and feature sumptuous linen and classic leather and wood furnishings. Two spacious Luxury Villas feature a master bedroom with en-suite bathroom, second en-suite bedroom, a private pool, library/lounge and beautiful patio facing a waterhole. The Mandleve Presidential Suite features a private plunge pool and luxurious interiors with endless views of the bush. Safaris take place each morning and evening in open safari vehicles which drive through a wide variety of habitats, allowing visitors to view the vast interactions of the wild. After breakfast, guests on guided walking trails can experience the natural environment on foot.
- Thirteen suites with private pools
- 13 suites with private pools
- Cardio Vascular Treatments
At the heart of Londolozi Reserve’s legacy is the Varty Camp, where it all started 85 years ago. In keeping with the Lodge’s overall style and standards the rooms here are just as smartly trussed, children of all ages are welcome and each room has a private pool. It’s also here that you’ll find the boutique, library and beauty treatment rooms.
- Ten superior chalets all with private plunge pools
- Seven private chalets
Founders Camp honours past guests and staff who have contributed to building Londolozi Reserve. It is their efforts which have distilled the legacy of the past 30 years into a common mission. Enchanting, intimate and child friendly, Founder’s Camp is ideally situated to provide an insider’s view of the secrets of river life. Ten idyllic superior chalets, all with private plunge pools, repose in the shade of ancient ebony and matumi trees along the banks of the Sand River. This is safari in the classic style, replete with classic black and cream ticking fabric and original mahogany beds. Deep leather couches, military chests, compass safari lamps and a riverside lounge sala, create a mood of easy luxury and laid back welcome for discerning families and travelers. This is the best lodge in the collection for families with small children. Founders family suites with inter-connecting sky walks, give this camp a young and vibrant energy that appeals to discerning individuals and modern day families.
Enjoy days relaxing at your luxury lodge and exploring the world-famous Sabi Sand Reserve with morning and afternoon game drives. Widely regarded as Africa’s premier game reserve, the Sabi Sands is world renowned for the abundance of game, particularly leopard, and is the best place to see all of the ‘Big Five’ in South Africa. We've handpicked some of our favourite family-friendly lodges here, some of which have special programs to immerse your children in the natural world and local culture with some unforgettable activities tailored to their age. We can also arrange family villas for a completely private safari experience.
Transfer from Sabi Sand Reserve to Skukuza Airport
Flight from Skukuza Airport to Johannesburg
Accommodation in Johannesburg
- 138 rooms (soundproofed)
- Indoor Pool
A typically Western business-style hotel, the standard of service, on-site facilities not to mention the Intercontinental’s enviable position so close to the Johannesburg Tambo Airport makes it an excellent and convenient hotel for those on their way out or in to the country. In fact this is the most sophisticated hotel next to an airport in the whole of Africa. The rooms are all soundproofed and smartly dressed with all the creature comforts that one expects from such a hotel.
Flight from Johannesburg to Mahe
Meet and greet in Mahe airport
Resorts on Mahe Island
- 184 Junior Suites, 40 Senior Suites, 18 Family Villas, 4 Spa Villas, 12 Beach Villas, 8 Hillside Villas and One Presidential Villa
- Four pools
- Five restaurants and bars
- Spa village
- Yoga pavillion
- Kids club
- Five on-site shops featuring locally made products
- Internet access
Picture yourself on a white sand beach, bordered by turquoise waters and 120 hecters of verdant green forest. You’re at the Constance Ephelia, part of the Constance Unique Resorts collection, on an exotic escape to the island of Mahé in the luxurious Seychelles archipelago. You’ve slept soundly in your opulent, spacious and contemporary beach villa and awoken feeling revived. Deciding where to have your freshly prepared lunch is the toughest choice you’ll face today: the resort has no fewer than five restaurants to choose from, each with their own unique style and taste. After lunch, you don your snorkelling mask and are transported to an enchanting underwater realm of exquisite granite reefs and lonely wrecks, preserved by strict conservation rules. Or choose to visit the fascinating marine national park of Port Launay which the resort overlooks. On your return, there’s just time to treat yourself to a trip to the Spa Village for some well-deserved pampering – this is the holiday of a life time after all. Then it’s time for dinner and a magical evening spent in the company of loved ones, stargazing and flitting between the resort’s five restaurant bars.
- 30 villas
- Sunset pool bar
- Private dining
From its fantastic cliff top setting at the end of its own private peninsula, with superb views looking out over the turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean, MAIA is a paradise where you can escape, rest and relax. Each of the 30 spacious villas features an air-conditioned bedroom, private infinity pool, an en-suite bathroom with concealed garden-view shower, an enormous outdoor bath stocked with extravagant Hermès amenities, and gazebo with dining facilities, bar and voluminous day bed. You’ll also enjoy the personalized and intuitive service of a dedicated butler. The Ocean Panoramic Villas are just a few steps away from the beach. MAIA has the only gourmet restaurant to be found on Mahe Island, serving Asian, Indian, Mediterranean and Creole cuisine created using only the freshest ingredients. With a focus on flexibility, wherever and whenever you choose to dine at, and whatever you wish to savour, staff will be on hand to grant your wishes. There is also an expansive spa made up of three private open-air pavilions, each featuring its own garden, changing rooms and showers.
- 67 villas & suites
- 2 restaurants & 2 bars
- Hill-top spa
- 24hr in-villa dining service
Four Seasons Resort Seychelles offers an unrivaled luxury hotel experience set in a natural jungle hill side setting Accommodation is in Tree-top villas, where you will be surrounded by deserted beaches and experience world-class service by the sparkling turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean. All the expansive indoor and outdoor spaces are designed to allow air to flow freely and built in traditional and authentic Creole style. The villa rooms are all sleek, with airy interiors, with plenty of room to get a massage or sit and watch the stunning sunsets while enjoying a leisurely in-villa meal. There is also an impressive infinity edged plunge pool surrounded by a natural hardwood deck, the perfect place to switch off and enjoy the beautiful island surroundings. In the true style of the Four Seasons hotels, there are plenty of activities for couples or for those on a family holiday.
Mahe is the largest island in Seychelles, with a beautiful display towering granite peaks surrounded by dense cloud forests which drop down to a tropical coastline strung with sweeping sandy beaches and secret coves. Spend some lazy days here enjoying the white sands, lush tropical forest and azure waters, getting out into the ocean for some excellent snorkelling, scuba-diving, sea-kayaking, paddle boarding, wind surfing and more. There's also plenty of activities to be enjoyed on land, and to the capital city, Victoria, a great place to visit for the day to experience the arts and crafts markets.
Transfer to Mahe airport
Flight from Mahe to Joahnnesburg