For those who love the outdoors and are as happy under an acacia tree as they are under a palm tree, this itinerary idea is perfect. You don’t have to choose between water sports or game viewing because this trip combines both at two of South Africa’s best-kept secrets.
After jetting into the metropolis of Johannesburg, you quickly change pace and have four nights of Big 5 game viewing in Phinda Private Game Reserve. Originally farmland, this area has been carefully returned to nature with major species – like cheetah and elephant – reintroduced. Your next stop is five nights in an exceptional sea reserve at Thonga, a stylish beach lodge right on the Indian Ocean where being barefoot is taken for granted!