For the ultimate family holiday, enjoy a few day’s safari in a game reserve before jetting off to the exotic beaches of Mauritius. The Madikwe Game Reserve is malaria free, one of the largest game reserves in South Africa and easily accessible from Johannesburg. There are excellent opportunities to spot Africa’s Big 5 as well as cheetah and the more elusive wild dog.Day 1 Arrive Johannesburg to MadikweArrive into Johannesburg after an overnight flight and be met and transferred to the Madikwe Game Reserve (approximately 3 hours' drive) in time for lunch. Settle into Jaci’s Lodge for a 4-night stay and get ready to enjoy your first afternoon game drive.Days 2 to 4 On safari at Jaci's LodgeJaci’s Lodge is a family-run lodge with a warm atmosphere offering lots of activities for children. The lodge has 7 rooms and 2 suites. The Nare Suite had two bedrooms, or extra beds can be included in the standard rooms for children. Meals can be enjoyed under the African stars, surrounded by the night noises of the bush. The chef prides himself on providing all ranges of cuisine. Gourmet one night will be contrasted with open-fire cooking the next. Earlier dining times are available for children. Game drives and bush walks make up the main activities and there is also a swimming pool to relax by in between. Under 8s aren’t permitted to join the daily game drives with their parents, but instead have their own fun-filled, educational game drives geared up especially for their age group.Day 5 Johannesburg to MauritiusTransfer back to Johannesburg by car for your afternoon flight to Mauritius. On arrival in Mauritius, you will be met and transferred to your chosen hotel. A wide variety of family friendly hotels include the colonial-style Residence or the sophisticated Le Touessrok on the east coast of the island.Days 5 to 9 Johannesburg to MauritiusThere are plenty of beaches to explore at leisure as well as the rugged interior of the island where it is possible to hike, horse-ride, quad bike or cycle. Here we include a total of five nights' accommodation in Mauritius but any number is possible.Day 10 Depart MauritiusTransfer to the airport for your return flight.Please contact us for a tailor-made quotationOur prices include:• Scheduled flights with Virgin Atlantic to Johannesburg and back from Mauritius, flights with Air Mauritius from Johannesburg to Mauritius• All game drives, children’s activities and meals at Jaci’s Safari Lodge• Accommodation sharing a twin or double room in Mauritius. Most of our Mauritius hotels provide half board, but this depends on the hotel you choose• Transfers in an air-conditioned carOur prices do not include:• Meals, except as specified above• Drinks, gratuities and personal expenses• Insurance
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