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The Safari Experience

We arrange the ultimate safari experience in South Africa, Zambia, Botswana, Zimbabwe and Namibia

 

 

 

The Gourmet Treat

South Africa is celebrated for its high-quality food. Treat yourself to a wide range of award-winning cuisine

Hiking Trips

We work with the most established local hiking guides to maximize your experience and safety

Golf Travel

Enjoy the country’s fabulous links, seaside, park and championship golf courses

 

Unique Wine Tours

Meet highly regarded award-winning winemakers and be captivated by their expertise and professionalism

 

Anniversary Trips

Whatever the occasion, for yourself or your company, we can design and curate a memorable celebration

 

The Ultimate Treat

Private jet or helicopter? Spoil yourself and include an award-winning chef and butler to boot

Yoga Travel

Extraordinary yoga experiences that combine spectacular settings with nurturing and healing cuisine

 

Experience Paradise

Enjoy our meticulously selected paradise-like gems in South Africa, Madagascar and Mozambique

 

Luxury Train Travel

Rovos Rail or the Blue Train. Be instantly transported to a world of myth, legend and timeless luxury

Properties To Rent

We can offer a wide variety of quality accommodation. Enjoy your own villa, house or apartment

 

Family Travel

We take every family member into consideration to ensure an all-around fabulous family experience

 

Child-free Travel

If you’re looking for peace and quiet, we’ll guide you to the top child-free accommodation and restaurants

 

Wedding Experience

Ensure a memorable day by allowing us to curate an unforgettable experience to celebrate your union

 

Exploring Tours

Our bespoke itineraries deliver once-in-a-lifetime experiences

 

Conference Travel

Substitute jetlag for state-of-the-art conference venues combined with great wine tasting and superb safari

 

Tailor-made Trips

Our enthusiasm and professionalism are the hallmark of our tailor-made service offering

 

You As a Cicerone

All our trips are individually tailored. Unfamiliar guests aren’t part of what we offer. Your journey is about you

 

Special Offers

RIGHT NOW: Receive a 10 % discount when booking shark cage diving for five or more people

 

Safari Destinations

South Africa

Outstanding diversity combined with superb comfort makes South Africa a magnificent destination

 

Zambia

A nation with some of the best, most pristine and animal-dense national parks. A superb safari destination

 

Zimbabwe

Diversity and magnificently varied nature make this classic safari destination one of the absolute best

 

Botswana

A safari destination bar none! Be amazed by the abundance and outstanding quality of every safari

Namibia

Unique flora and exceptional fauna – one of the most beautiful countries in the world

Special offer

RIGHT NOW: Stay six nights at the amazing Jamala Madikwe and you receive the seventh night free

 

 

Safari Theme

Big 5 Safari

Keen to experience the Big 5? Our intimate knowledge of the many national parks makes it possible

 

 

Family Safari

Our knowledge of safari and safety is unique. Allow us to arrange your once-in-a-lifetime family safari

 

Walking Safari

We work with the most skilled safari guides to maximize your experience and safety

 

Shark Cage Diving

We work exclusively with  top local specialists in safe, eco-diving to maximize your experience and safety

 

Whale Watching

We work exclusively with the best local specialists to maximize your experience and safety

 

Destinations

South Africa

Enjoy the peacefulness of endless deserted beaches with nearby access to top-class safari experiences

 

Mozambique

Enjoy miles of deserted sun-drenched beaches and 30-degree seas

 

 

Madagascar

Paradise imagined. Enjoy the magnificent surroundings populated by the very likeable Lemurs

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About South Africa

Read about the complex and fascinating history of the Republic of South Africa

 

 

Travel guidance

Please find information about Covid-19 in South Africa as well as basic yet essential information to consider before your departure

 

 

Activities

Southern Africa in general, and South Africa, offer an impressive variety of world-class, once-in-a-lifetime activities and experiences

 

 

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Be inspired by our gallery of beautiful, colourful South Africa and Southern Africa

 

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About The Company

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Our Services

After 20 years on location, our service is not only to tailor the best holiday for you but to look after you every step of the way until you have returned home safely

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PARADISE EXPERIENCE, MOZAMBIQUE
Outstanding Mozambique
Outstanding Mozambique

Here you will find all parameters to make your trip the greatest paradise experience. Enjoy the endless, pristine and sun-drenched beaches of Mozambique

HIGHLIGHTS

Reach your paradise destination from above

Enjoy spectacular and picturesque views of paradise, Benguerra Island

Enjoy endless empty beaches and 30 lovely degrees in the sea

Combine your trip to South Africa with a touch of paradise in beautiful Mozambique. Begin with a few days in the charming capital Maputo before taking a speedboat (45 minutes) to the idyllic Machangulo Peninsula. Once there, there is high-quality accommodation, miles of golden deserted beaches and breathtaking surroundings – all of highest quality and class.

Alternatively, spend a few days on the mainland of Vilanculos and visit one of the fabulously beautiful, glorious and unspoilt paradise islands of Bazaruto and Benguerra. At this paradisiacal archipelago, just outside Vilanculos, you can scuba-dive, snorkel, fish, go on a horseback safari and / or experience a traditional Dhow ride (ship with one or two masts). In addition, you will be able to enjoy some of the most beautiful sunsets that can be seen – and that from your own beach Villa. Once again, everything is of the highest class and quality.

Upplev Sydafrika has visited most of the lodges in and around Machangulo and Vilanculos. We have gathered some lodges that we highly recommend below.

 
 
 
 

Machangulo

White Pearl Resort

White Pearl Resort, for five stars traveller, is a beautiful resort at Ponta Mamoli, only 90 minutes by transfer from Maputo. The luxurious White Pearl Resort, beautifully situated in a sheltered bay, offers the most exceptional service and impeccable accommodation. The resort offers many activities including horseback riding on the beach.

Accommodation: All 22 luxury suites have sea views, are beautifully decorated with the most amenities one would expect, including a private pool. Some suites have direct access to the beach. Children of all ages welcome.

Price indication: from U$ 715 per person sharing/night fully inclusive during high season. Other prices may apply during low and peak season.

 

Anvil Bay

Anvil Bay is the place for those travellers who want a slightly simpler camp and accommodation right on on the beach under canvas and thatch. Anvil Bay, a private and exclusvie barefoot beach camp, where most things are happening right on the beach. No pool. Anvil Bay offers top service and delicious food. There are many activities to enjoy, for example, beach cycling, kayaking, snorkeling, fishing, etc.

Accommodation: Anvil Bay consists of 11 Casinhas with stilted wooden decks each with its own stretch of beachfront, all with style and finesse. The Casinhas are located just steps from the beach. In-room amenities include a minibar and an indoor and outdoor shower. Children of all ages are welcome.

Price indication: from U$ 435 per person sharing/night full board during high season. Other prices may apply during low and peak season.

 

Machangulo Beach Lodge

The family owned Machangulo Beach Lodge is beautifully situated on the hill with an outstanding view from both the restaurant area and all rooms. The lodge is surrounded by 3 amazing nature reserves and 2 marine reserves. The tip of the Machangulo Peninsula is literally lands end and provides a breathtaking setting. Nice pool area with superb service and food. Machangulo Beach Lodge offers a variety of exciting activities, such as scuba diving, snorkeling, kayaking, Dhow tour, fishing. Also excursions to the nearby village of Santa Maria and Inhaca Village as well as picnics with different themes. Trained Padi instructor for diving courses available.

Accommodation: Machangulo Beach Lodge consists of 9 spacious rooms, all with verandas and breathtaking views of the Indian Ocean and Inhaca Island. All rooms have air conditioning and a minibar. Children of all ages are welcome.

Price indication: from U$ 440 per person sharing/night all inclusive during high season. Other prices may apply during low and peak season. Some of the activities / tours are included in the price.

 
 
 
 

Vilanculos

&Beyond Benguerra Island

The paradise destination &Beyond Benguerra Island is beautifully situated on Benguerra Island. In addition to the pleasant restaurant, there is a spa and a colorful traditional Dhow, which has been converted into a picturesque beach bar. A lot of exciting activities, such as helicopter sightseeing, scuba diving, snorkeling, hoursback riding safaris, picnics, sailing, etc. are offered at &Beyond.

Accommodation: This idyllic paradise consist of 13 luxury Villas, 2 Cabana and 10 Cashinha (bigger than Cabana) and one Casa Familia Suite. All with their own plunge pool and looking out onto a sandy beach, set on a deep lagoon unaffected by the tides. This exclusive beach getaway is ideal for swimming and snorkelling. Children all ages are welcome.

Price indication: from U$ 795 per person sharing/night all inclusive.

 

Azura Benguerra Island Resort

Azura Benguerra Island Resort is located on the beautiful, second biggets island, Benguerra Island. The resort has a nice restaurant and bar and a special wine cellar. A butler-hosts to look after your every need, fish and seafood fresh from the ocean, and just footsteps from the beach and sparkling turquoise Indian Ocean. Azura Benguerra Island Resort offer many fantastic activities such as scuba diving, snorkeling, fishing, picnic on any of the Islands etc. There is a nice Spa at the resort.

Accommodation: Azura consists of 20 luxurious villas, with 5 different categories in different sizes, all with their own private pool and proximity to the beach. In the villas there are amenities such as air conditioning, minibar, indoor and outdoor shower. Azura Benguerra Island Resort welcomes children of all ages.

Price indication: from U$ 695 per person sharing/night all inclusive.

 

Anantara Bazaruto Island Resort

Anantara Bazaruto is located on the Bazaruto Island, the biggest island of the five on the Archipelago outside Vilanculos. There are two restaurants at the resort as well as a unique spa that is beautifully situated on the hill overlooking the lagoon. An adult pool and a family pool. The island also has a 9-hole golf course and and tennis court. A lot of activities are offered at the resort such as bird watching, dune boarding, island excursions, diving, snorkeling, fishing etc.

Accommodation: Anantara consists of 44 Villas of which 29 Beach Villas and 12 Deluxe Sea view pool villa as well as 3 larger villas. Children of all ages welcome.

Price indication: From U$ 525 per person sharing/night all inclusive during high season. Other prices may apply during low and peak season.

ANANTARA BAZARUTO GUEST REVIEW – READ MORE

Bazaruto was a real paradise. We did a lot of excursions and enjoyed the sun, snorkeling, excellent food and the spa. We met a lot of nice people and have shared contact info for future trips within Africa..

… FROM A PLEASED, SUNBURNED (WITH EMPASHIS ON BURNED :-)) SCHAUMAN SHAKEER FAMILY!

 

Villa Santorini

Villa Santorini is situated 20 minutes from the Vilanculos Airport. Beautifully located with stunning panoramic views across the expanse of Vilanculos Bay. It consist of a private martini pool and outdoor dining area on the patio. The multifaceted living area, comprising a lounge, TV room and library, ocean facing deck with martini pool, secluded patios, wind-protected courtyard pool, 24-hour guest beverage-kitchen and a range of communal and intimate dining spaces, provides guests with a wide range of ensemble and private living, relaxation and dining options. Villa Santorini consist of a beautiful 2-bedroom Chapel, a 3-bedroom beach Villa da Praia, ideal for honeymoon couples, romantic getaways and small groups.

Accommodation: The white walled Main Villa consist of five sea-fronting, air-conditioned, en-suite bedrooms, each with a private balcony. The Chapel and beach Villa is ocean facing with its own open plan lounge, kitchen and dining room and en-suite bathroom. Children all ages are welcome.

Price indication: from U$ 580 per person sharing/night (low season), Other prices may apply during high season, all inclusive.

 

Bahia Mar Boutique Hotel

Bahia Mar Boutique Hotel is situated only 10 minutes from the Airport in Vilanculos. With the emphasis on style and comfort, it is both luxurious and personalised. Your choice of either a spacious, fully serviced en-suite room, an optimally equipped self-catering pied à terre, or combinations of both, will provide you with an perfect base from which to explore the beauty of your surroundings. There is a nice restaurant, spa and wellness centre at Bahia Mar.

Accommodation: Bahia Mar consist of 4 suites/room with sea view. All have air conditioners, mini bars and TV’s, verandas. Some have private plunge pools and indigenous gardens enhance your outdoor enjoyment and, of course, the magnificent Indian Ocean is right on your doorstep. Children all ages are welcome.

Price indication: from U$ 250 per person sharing/night during high season, inclusive breakfast and transfer return to the Airport. Other prices may apply during low and peak season.

You can travel to Mozambique all year round.

Healthcare is limited in Mozambique. We suggest obtaining a sound travel insurance before departure

Its doable to receive a 30-day tourist visa upon arrival as a UK / EU citizen. However we advise preapplying for a visa

To ponder before choosing Mozambique as a destination:

The peak season, from December to January, is very popular indeed and requires booking of accommodation, activities and restaurants well in advance.