- Tuck yourself away from the rest of the world
- Enjoy the tropical paradise
- Scuba safaris
- Swimming with dolphins, diving, snorkelling, water skiing/waterboarding, catamaran excursions, kayaking and windsurfing.
- Try out an underwater walk
- Play a round of golf at one of Mauritius island’s many championship golf courses
- Visit Pamplemousses Botanic Gardens in Port Louis, home to giant tortoises
Best time to go: MAY – DECEMBER
Tour at a glance:
Phinda Private Game Reserve is located in Zululand between Mkuze Game Reserve and iSimangaliso Wetland Park (previously St Lucia Wetland Park). The 14,000-hectare Phinda Private Game Reserve is a World Heritage Site. Big Five, 380 bird species, cheetah, leopard, lion. White rhinos prefer wallows and waterholes. Elephant, nyala antelope, warthog, and buffalo comfortably roam the reserve. Night game drives beyond Phinda Forest Lodge may reveal nocturnal aardvark, bush pig, and greater bushbaby.
The andBeyond Phinda Woodland Lodge’s rustling forest sounds and bird music set the tone for a day of peace.
Umhlanga’s shoreline begins at the lighthouse that dominates the beach, a short drive from Durban. Umhlanga, on the east coast of South Africa just north of Durban, faces the warm waves of the Indian Ocean and offers the best South African hotels and resorts. Golden beaches stretch more than 200 km north to Isimangaliso Wetland Park.
It’s a terrific place to dive, swim, scuba dive, whale watch, dolphin watch, deep sea fish, and kite board. Umhlanga has great golf courses.
Belle Mare Beach is one of Mauritius’ most famous beaches, with coconut, palm, and evergreen trees and snow-white sand. Fishing, swimming with dolphins, diving, snorkelling, water skiing/boarding, catamaran tours, kayaking, and windsurfing are popular.
Sail through crystal-clear waterways while admiring stunning sights. As the sun sets behind the mountains, you’ll view spectacular sunsets.