8 DayBush and Beach Family Escape
Kruger Wildlife Safari and Mozambique Beach Holiday

From 109,700
© Nigel Dennis

This 8 Day Bush and Beach Family Escape package holiday offers a superb wildlife safari stay in a Big 5 game reserve in Greater Kruger Park, South Africa, followed by a fun beach holiday in Inhambane, Mozambique.

Bush and Beach Family Escape Experience

You don’t need to decide whether to take the family on a wildlife safari or a beach holiday, when you can enjoy the best of both worlds on this 8 Day Bush and Beach Family Escape package holiday. 

Stay at two boutique lodges with superb activities that will keep the whole family entertained. Your private field guide and tracker will ensure you see as many Big 5 and Little 5 wildlife sightings as possible on daily game drives in the Greater Kruger Park.

Inhambane in Mozambique boasts fun activities for kids including watersports, kayaking, boogie boarding, beach bike rides and archery. Create amazing memories your family will cherish on this Bush and Beach Family Escape.

Day 1: Hoedspruit to Thornybush Game Reserve

Start your family escape alongside the banks of the Timbavati River in the Southern section of Thornybush Private Nature Reserve which forms part of the Greater Kruger National Park in South Africa. 

Experience unsurpassed game viewing opportunities blended seamlessly with personalized service and luxury amenities.

You will be accommodated in a stylish private homestead with 4 en-suite bedrooms, a spacious lounge and an outdoor entertainment area with a private swimming pool. A private chef and butler will attend to all your needs, allowing you to unwind and enjoy some quality family time. 

Day 2 - 3: Family Safari in Thornybush Game Reserve

Thornybush Private Game Reserve shares an unfenced border with Kruger National Park, allowing for plentiful game viewing. 

Your private safari guide will take your family on thrilling game drives into the heart of the wilderness and tell you secrets of the wildlife that call it their home.

Your children will learn an appreciation for nature and have all their questions about the mighty beasts they see answered by your expert safari ranger. After an exciting game drive you can enjoy a siesta back at the homestead or cool off in the pool.

Day 4: Thornybush Reserve to Inhambane, Mozambique

After 3 nights in the glorious African bushveld, you will enjoy a delicious breakfast before heading to Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport where it is just a short flight taking less than an hour to Vilanculos, Mozambique.

A scenic transfer takes you to a hidden beach paradise in Inhambane, Mozambique. You will stay at a boutique beach lodge nestled on the beach between dunes, coastal forest, and coconut palm trees.

You will stay at an eco beach lodge along the coast with miles of beach for you to explore. A spacious family suite offers comfortable accommodation in a king size bed and 2 singles with an open plan layout and separated sleeping areas, so you can ensure your kids are safely nearby.

Day 5 - 7: Inhambane, Mozambique

Go for an early morning beach walk, paddle out on the azure sea, and finish with a gentle dip in the pool whilst the kids can roam free safely.

There are so many fun activities to enjoy in Inhambane, especially watersports like boogie boarding and kayaking. A ride on a beach bike will allow you to enjoy the beauty of the ocean in this tropical paradise. You can also venture into the village to catch a glimpse of colourful Mozambican life. 

In Between activities make sure you take a moment to yourself and hang out in a hammock where you can watch the palm trees swaying in the breeze, lulling you into a peaceful siesta. 

The beach bar and pool deck has stunning 360-degree views of the coastline and is a great place to congregate after a day of fun activities.

Day 8: Inhambane to Vilanculos Airport

On the final day of your Bush and Beach Family Escape, you will have breakfast with the sound of the waves crashing in the background and then head off on a road transfer to Vilanculos Airport for your flight to OR Tambo International Airport, Johannesburg.


  • Road transfer from Hoedspruit Eastgate Airport to lodge in Thornybush Game Reserve
  • Luxury safari accommodation with 4 spacious bedrooms, en-suite bathrooms, outside bathtub, kitchen, upstairs and downstairs lounge area and bar
  • Private field guide and tracker
  •  Private chef and butler
  • Breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea, snacks and dinner
  • Morning and afternoon game drives in open 4x4 Land Rovers accompanied by professional guides and trackers
  • Transfer to Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport
  • Road transfer to beach lodge in Inhambane, Mozambique
  • Spacious beach chalet with two bedrooms separated by a partition, en-suite bathroom, outdoor shower, mosquito net, hammock and generous private deck that allows you to enjoy the breath-taking Indian Ocean views in comfort
  •  A welcome drink on arrival
  •  Delectable freshly made meals including breakfast buffet, lunch and dinner
  • Guided bush and village walks in Inhambane
  • Use of boogie boards, canoes, inflatable kayaks and beach bikes
  • Road transfer to Vilanculos Airport

Not Included

  • Optional activities not listed above
  • Drinks and all other extras to be settled above
  • Flights and Visas
  • Park and Conservation Fees

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