Tamassa Resort Mauritius

Enchanting Cape Town, Safari & Mauritius
15 Days / 14 Nights starting at $4,999.00 per person

Cape Town, Johannesburg, Mauritius, South Africa
Arts and Culture, Beach Vacations, Birdwatching, Garden Tours, Historical Travel, History Tours, Lodging, Luxury, Nature-Wildlife, Safari, Safari Vacations, Sightseeing, Wild Life, Wine Tours

This air-inclusive package includes a 3 night stay in Cape Town at the Victoria & Alfred Hotel followed by 3 nights at Thornybush Waterside Lodge. Overnight at Peermont D’oreale Grande before spending 5 nights at the all-inclusive 4 star Tamassa Resort in Mauritius.

Itinerary

Day 1
TRAVELING

Depart from New York (JFK) or Washington Dulles (IAD) for your flight to South Africa.

Day 2
CAPE TOWN

Cape TownOn arrival at Johannesburg OR Tambo International Airport, board your connecting flight to Cape Town, where on arrival you will be met and transferred to your hotel.

Overnight on a bed and breakfast basis at the Victoria & Alfred Hotel

Day 3
CAPE TOWN

Capmans Peak DriveAfter breakfast you will be met and depart for your scheduled full day Cape Peninsula tour.

Depart the hotel and flank the Atlantic Ocean en route to Hout Bay. Once a fishing community, it is now one of the most popular residential areas. The harbor still has a charm of days gone by. You’ll have a chance to join a half-hour cruise to Seal Island (optional trip for own account +/- R70) or, for the not so adventurous, the fish market Mariners Wharf is a must.

The tour continues over the famous Chapman’s Peak drive, weather permitting. With a 200-meter drop on one side and a 200-meter rise on the other, you will make your way south following the Atlantic Ocean until you reach Cape Point and the Cape of Good Hope. Said to be the romantic meeting place of the two mighty oceans, the Atlantic and the Indian, Sir Francis Drake the Explorer once called it “the fairest cape that we saw in the whole circumference of the globe.” And rightly so, it must be the highlight of any visit to the Mother City, if not South Africa. Your optional lunch stop is at the Fish Hoek Galley.

You’ll pass the naval base of Simon’s Town as you continue along the coast en route to see the Jackass penguin colony, which has become well established at Boulders Beach near Simon’s Town. Your last stop of the day is at the Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens (optional +/- R65), home of some 3,500 species of Southern African fauna and flora. You’ll return to the hotel in the late afternoon, having seen some of the best the Cape has to offer.

Overnight on a bed and breakfast basis at the Victoria & Alfred Hotel

Day 4
CAPE TOWN

Wine VineyardAfter breakfast you will be met and depart for your scheduled full day Cape Winelands tour.

You will depart from the hotel and head north to Paarl. Your first stop is for a morning wine tasting at Nelsons Creek Estate. After a tour through their cellars, there is a chance to sample some of their local wines as well as a cheese tasting. A brief city tour of Paarl follows, before you make your way to Franschhoek with a photo stop at the Groot Drakenstein Prison, where Nelson Mandela was released in 1990. This little village nestled amongst the mountains can easily be mistaken for a little Switzerland.

After a short tour of the town, a second wine tasting will be enjoyed in Franschhoek followed by a lunch stop and perhaps a chance to savor some of the fresh trout for which Franschhoek is renowned.

After lunch, the tour continues to the university town of Stellenbosch. It is easy to understand why Simon van der Stel decided to settle a village here amongst the mountains. The backdrop of the Hottentots Holland Mountains, the white gabled Cape Dutch homesteads and the oak-lined streets and lanes all combine to give this place a charm that will not be quickly forgotten. Time permitting, you will also enjoy a third and final wine tasting. Then you will set off for your return to the Mother City.

Overnight on a bed and breakfast basis at the Victoria & Alfred Hotel

Days 5-7
THORNYBUSH GAME RESERVE

Thorny Game Reserve ElephantsAfter breakfast you will be met and transferred to Cape Town International Airport for your flight to Hoedspruit Airport. On arrival, you will be met and transferred to your lodge in the Thornybush Game Reserve, which lies adjacent to the Greater Kruger National Park. Here you will enjoy the next few days experiencing exclusive safari adventures in both open Land Rovers, and on foot. The private reserve is home to an abundance of species including the “Big Five”. Being predominantly open savannah and with a near perfect year round climate, it is the ideal African safari holiday destination.

Enjoy morning and late afternoon game safaris in the African bush with experienced game rangers and Shangaan trackers.

Overnight on a full board basis at Thornybush Waterside Lodge

Day 8
JOHANNESBURG

JohannesburgAfter an early morning game drive and breakfast, transfer to Hoedspruit Airport for your flight to Johannesburg.

On arrival you will be met and transferred to your hotel where you can spend the rest of the day at leisure.

Overnight on a bed and breakfast basis at the Peermont D’oreale Grande Hotel

Days 9-13
BEL OMBRE

Bel OmbreAfter breakfast you will be transferred to Johannesburg OR Tambo International Airport, board your flight to Mauritius.

On arrival at Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport you will be met and transferred to Tamassa (All Inclusive) Resort.

Situated at Bel Ombre, in the southwest of Mauritius, Tamassa is a spacious 4-star hotel that sets out to provide a contemporary setting for a young clientele that likes to be different. All the rooms, housed in a set of villas, face the sea. They are arranged in three arcs, two around large swimming pools with a beach and the third on the seafront. All the common areas, on the other hand, are grouped together in village style, with a view of the sea to one side and on the other sugarcane fields running all the way to the foothills of the mountains.

Overnight for 5 nights on a All Inclusive basis at the 4 star Tamassa Resort

Day 14
DEPARTURE

After breakfast you will be transferred to Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport for your flight to Johannesburg and onward connecting flight to the US.

Day 15
TRAVELING

Arrival in the United States at New York (JFK) or Washington Dulles (IAD) airports.

Includes

  • Round trip coach air from New York (JFK) or Washington (IAD) Airport to South Africa OR Tambo International Airport
  • Domestic coach air in South Africa as per the itinerary (Johannesburg – Cape Town – Hoedspruit – Johannesburg)
  • Regional coach air (Johannesburg – Mauritius – Johannesburg)
  • Accommodation as per the itinerary
  • Most meals as per the itinerary (12 x breakfast, 8 x lunch, 8 x dinner)
  • All ground transfers as per the itinerary
  • All park fees and safari activities
  • Scheduled Cape Peninsula Tour
  • Scheduled Winelands Tour