Combine South Africa’s picturesque landscapes with island retreats, spectacular wildlife viewing or a Middle East stopover.

South Africa’s easy driving routes and top game reserves make it an unmissable long-haul destination. But sharing a border with other wildlife-rich nations, plus easy airline access to world-class beaches and cities beyond, makes it easy to combine with a range of other countries on a multi-centre holiday. 

For an unforgettable African safari experience, you may fancy adding a trip to neighbouring Botswana, home of the impressive Okavango Delta. You could also cross the border to explore Zambia and Zimbabwe’s wetlands and National Parks, and the away-from-it-all beaches of Mozambique are just a short flight away. 

Two popular island choices for a multi-centre escape with South Africa are Mauritius and The Seychelles. Unspoilt beaches and thrilling watersports are particular highlights, and these islands are superb options for an exotic honeymoon. 

You could also break up your journey with a short stay in Arabia. From spectacular architecture in Oman, to the lavishness of Qatar or the UAE, the Middle East has lots of increasingly popular stopover destinations. 

Whichever combination you opt for, and however you want to unwind, we’ll tailor your multi-trip experience in a way that works best for you.

Indian Ocean combinations

Mauritius

East of Madagascar, Mauritius is famed for its beautiful blend of white sands and diverse green landscapes. The island’s mix of exclusive, family-friendly and all-inclusive resorts caters for enthusiasts of watersports, golf and spas.

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Seychelles

The Seychelles has some of the world’s finest beaches, spread across 115 picturesque islands. Whether you’re looking for a family trip or a romantic getaway, island hopping and wildlife tours make The Seychelles an unmissable place to holiday.

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Africa combinations

Botswana

Stunning scenery, majestic game-viewing and a broad variety of lodges and camps make Botswana a key destination for a unique African safari experience. Travel in style and comfort by light aircraft, or board a traditional mokoro canoe to make your journey even more authentic. Perfect for getting a taste of the wild, Botswana is one of Southern Africa’s lesser-visited delights.

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Zambia

With superb wildlife, breathtaking wetlands and the immense Zambezi River, Zambia has some of Africa’s most impressive natural landscapes. We recommend a day trip next door to Botswana to see Chobe National Park, and of course a visit to Victoria Falls, famous for its thundering waterfalls.

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Zimbabwe

Across the border from Zambia, with whom it shares the spectacular Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe is one of the most well-preserved and diverse spots in Africa. Striking floodplains and hills on the banks of the Zambezi River, as well as its warm tropical climate, make the country an excellent year-round destination.

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Kenya

Picturesque coastline and extensive wilderness make Kenya one of the most attractive places in Africa, but its safari and wildlife experience is what sets it apart. The world-famous Maasai Mara National Reserve, together with the country’s great lakes and undulating plains, make it a must-see on an African adventure.

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Mozambique

One of the most striking countries in all of Africa, Mozambique is epitomised by secluded beaches and off-the-beaten-track forests. The port capital of Maputo is a fascinating reminder of the nation’s colonial past, and there’s more to this mysterious destination than meets the eye.

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Middle East stopover combinations

United Arab Emirates

The beauty of a UAE holiday lies in the choice it offers. Just a short drive from a calm desert trip, you could find yourself taking in the grandeur of Abu Dhabi or the more hectic lifestyle of Dubai. Each Emirate is unique, and we can personalise your holiday to suit you.

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Oman

Oman offers the chance to see a whole different side of Arabia. More modest than the often opulent UAE, it combines virtually year-round sunshine with incredible desert and mountain scenery. Embrace the opportunities that this wonderful Arab state offers, and you’ll understand the love Omanis feel for their country.

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Qatar

One of the Middle East’s most popular destinations, Qatar and its capital, Doha, offer a fascinating mix of modern glamour and historical elegance. Indulge in a spot of shopping across the ever-increasing choice of malls, or sample the aromas and colours of the country’s authentic restaurants. With museums, a growing city space and new islands, there’s never been a better time to visit Qatar.

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