Graeme & Rowan’s luxury surf n turf trip

The brief from this charming UK couple, (he a captain on British Airways) :

“Plan and book a trip for our family of four in the best luxury accommodation: 1. in a reserve with the Big Five guaranteed; 2. followed  by a few days of diving in Mozambique (we’re all PADI qualified); 3. finishing off in another reserve on the way back to Johannesburg. We’ll self-drive in a 4×4 – if you could please source and book that too.”

graeme-route

 

The result:

September 2016

We had an absolutely wonderful time thank you Viv.

What I particularly enjoyed was several times in Moz and then in Tembe we had South Africans saying “how did you know to come here?”. Each time I would say I used a local agent and they would nod in understanding and appear only slightly miffed that we might be the vanguard of “foreigners” about to spoil their more hidden (and more cost effective) tourist gems. In that regard it was fascinating to have the comparison between Shonga and Tembe.

Spotted in Kruger. Photo: Rowan
Spotted in Kruger.
Photo: Rowan
A mid morning 'Tail back' Photo: Rowan
A mid morning ‘Tail back’
Photo: Rowan

 

I was very impressed with the hired Toyota, loved the profusion of wildlife in Kruger but hope they get decent rain soon, would do more walking safari’s, and pleased we were not in Ponta de Ouro as that would not have been us. We enjoyed Malongane Tented Camp 6km north and the dive centre was excellent with launching and recovery through the surf an added bonus. Looked like it would be very crowded Dec/Jan from the number of camp sites among the milk wood trees. I really enjoyed the Tembe experience with its atmosphere and said to Ro I could easily just relax in the camp for a week without needing to do the game drives. And I do like the thought of the $ helping the local community directly so look forward to more of the same.

Returning from our family dive. Photo: Rowan
Returning from our family dive.
Photo: Rowan
The dive was awesome! Photo: Rowan
The dive was awesome!
Photo: Rowan

 

 

Armed guides taking our bush walk in Kruger. Photo: Rowan
Armed guides taking our bush walk in Kruger.
Photo: Rowan
Dawn in Mozambique. Photo: Rowan
Dawn in Mozambique.
Photo: Rowan

 

 

 

 

 

 

The beautiful Malongane bay where the beach stretches for kilometres.

Thanks once again for being the instrument of such a lovely family holiday Viv and it has certainly given us the confidence and desire for more and longer.

All The Best, Graeme

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