Luxury South Africa Safari and Seychelles
Enjoy a three night Big 5 safari experience in the malaria-free Welgevonden Game Reserve, a mountain bushveld reserve with a climate that makes it worth a visit all year round. Welgevonden Game Reserve is a great place to watch wildlife, sense wilderness and touch the spirit of true Africa. Then fly on to The Seychelles for 6 nights relaxing on the beach.
Destinations: 3 nights South Africa Safari & 6 nights Seychelles
Welgevonden Game Reserve is a declared heritage site of 37 000 hectares, malaria free, adjoining the Marakele National Park in the breathtaking Waterberg Biosphere, in Limpopo Province. A true bushveld environment and home to Africa’s most sought after game species, with one of the largest collections of white rhino. Join a guided safari or specialised bush walk with an experienced ranger to view elephant, lion, leopard, buffalo, giraffe, zebra, eland and many other antelope species with the opportunity to spot the aardvark, brown hyena or the rarely seen honey badger and bush pig.
Privately owned and operated, Makweti is for the true safari connoisseur in search of diverse wildlife and a Big 5 experience. The main lodge is built from natural rock with teak decks overhanging the dramatic Makweti Gorge. Rare African art, antique furnishings, rich woods, leather and woven textures create a homely elegance. Secluded stone and thatched chalets are stylishly decorated and offer the luxury of an escape from a busy world. Indoor and outdoor showers, Victorian bathtubs, log fires and viewing decks, some with private plunge pools make this a popular honeymoon destination. Twice daily safaris in open vehicles or on foot combine a landscape experience with excellent game viewing. Watch game at the waterhole from the luxury of the Indaba deck. Savour gourmet cuisine under the stars in the boma or in a candlelit dining room, whilst sipping an estate wine from the cellar. Makweti is a relaxing and romantic wildlife retreat. Scheduled flights, to an airstrip within the reserve, or an easy 3-hour drive from Johannesburg. This region forms part of the Waterberg Biosphere, declared a Natural Heritage Site.
Occupying an area of 116 hectares (280 acres) overlooking Anse Intendance Beach on the south west coast of Mahé, the luxurious Banyan Tree Seychelles is considered one of Mahé’s, and The Seychelles, finest hotels.
ROOMS & SUITES
The resort comprises 60 luxuriously furnished and equipped one and two bedroomed villas, either close to the beach or on the hillside. These villas combine the very best of Seychellois architecture – contemporary and colonial decor – from high sloping ceilings, airy verendahs and louvered doors. Each spacious villa has its own private swimming pool and sundeck, some with private outdoor jet pool. Just steps from the beach, luxurious two-bedroom villas feature two pools, two private open-air dining areas, a jet pool and two fabulous master bedrooms.
LEISURE & ACTIVITIES
As a member of the Banyan Tree Hotels & Resorts group there is an element of Asian style and serenity throughout. This is particularly noticeable in the Banyan Tree Spa where you can pamper yourself with a wide variety of therapeutic treatments and soothing massages drawing on Asian techniques. All this with the sights and sounds of the ocean around you!
FOOD & DRINK
Fine Creole dining at Chez Lamar supplements the resorts signature restaurant ‘Saffron’ renowned for its creative Thai and South East Asian cuisine, as well as Au Jardin d’Epices for international flavours and charming ocean views.
Departure/Return LocationLondon and other UK airport | Some EU and USA airports
Departure TimeWhat is Included • Return flight from London • Flight Johannesburg to Mahe • Transfers • 3 nights stay in Welgevonden Game Reserve at Makweti Safari Lodge - (Full Board and Game Drives ) • 6 nights stay in Mahe Island at the 5* Banyan Tree Seychelles Hotel - (B&B)
Return TimeLimpopo Province, South Africa & Mahe, Seychelles
Dress CodeA perfect combination at Makweti for the true safari connoisseur in search of diverse wildlife and a Big 5 experience and the luxurious Banyan Tree Seychelles, considered one of The Seychelles, finest hotels.