DC-3 Celebration 2010 29

Springbok Classic Air Newsletter


Royal African Safari


  • Lanseria – Mashatu
  • Mashatu - Livingstone
  • Livingstone - Mufuwe
  • Mufuwe – Club Mak
  • Club Mak – Vilanculos – Indigo Bay
  • Indigo Bay - Vilanculos
  • Vilanculos – Lanseria

Royal African safari:
  • Explore Southern Africa, it's history, geography, people and diverse natural attractions from the Tuli Block in the South to Lake Malawi in the North.
  • Gain an in-depth insight into the great diversity contained by these different areas, such as Mashatu Nature Reserve, South Luangwa National Parks, Lake Malawi and the Bazaruto Archipelago.
  • Participate in a wide variety of cultural and wildlife viewing experiences.

Royal African safari Highlights:
  • Mashatu Game Reserve, an area of history and legend, with some of the most exciting game viewing and renowned for its curious geographical features and numerous Iron and Stone Age sites (Day 2 & 3)
  • Gain an in-depth understanding of this area through the “Ivory and Archaeology Experience” where you will be introduced to the resident elephant herds of the region and you may explore the ancient archaeological sites, which brings to life the fascinating history of the area (Day 3).
  • The Victoria Falls World Heritage site.
  • South Luangwa National Park, home to some of the greatest and most spectacular concentrations of game found anywhere on the continent (Days 5 & 6)
  • Learn how the riches of the “Lake of Stars” blesses one of the poorest nations in Africa (Day 7)
  • Livingstone’s “Lake of Stars”, Lake Malawi - palm fringed beaches, crystal clear water, excellent marine life and breath-taking views (Days 8 & 9)
  • Discover Bazaruto Island, the largest of the Bazaruto Archipelago, a jewel-like cluster of tropical islands with clear warm water and surrounded by pristine beaches and rich coral reefs. A nature-lover’s paradise, proclaimed a national park in 1971, it hosts an abundance of bird life and has freshwater lakes complete with a breeding population of crocodiles. The protected reefs surrounding the island support dolphin, dugong, game fish and giant lobster (Days 10 & 11)

Royal African Safari Quick Reference

  • Round trip flights by DC-3 from Lanseria to Lanseria
  • Superior accommodations throughout
  • 11 breakfasts, 9 lunches, 10 dinners including a farewell dinner
  • Refreshments on board the DC-3
  • All transfers
  • Wildlife viewing by day and night.
  • Three wildlife viewing activities at Mfuwe Lodge
  • All game park entrance fees
  • Non-motorised water sports at Club Makokola
  • Non-motorised water sports at Indigo Bay
  • Airport departure taxes.

  • Drinks
  • All items of a personal nature
  • Visa fees
  • Personal insurance
  • Lunch at Indigo Bay and Zambezi Sun

Royal African Safari Flight Itinerary

Day 1

You are met at Johannesburg International Airport upon arrival from your international flight by Springbok Classic Air who will accompany you to your Sandton Sun Hotel. The afternoon will be at your own leisure.


Day 2

Depart from the hotel at 07.30 for Lanseria Airport where you will check in for your classic DC-3 flight at 09h00 for the Mashatu Game Reserve situated in the Tuli Block. Two overnights at Mashatu Main Camp.

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Day 3

Participate in a wide range of activities including game drives by day and night in open 4x4 safari vehicles and the famous Ivory Excursions. An optional excursion is an in-depth exploration of ancient archaeological sites.

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Day 4

Depart Mashatu at 09h00 on a flight to Livingstone and one of the seven wonders of the natural world, Victoria Falls. Afternoon at leisure. Overnight at the Zambezi Sun inside the Mosi-Oa-Tunya National Park.

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Day 5

Our 09h00 flight this morning takes us to Mfuwe Airport. Two overnights at Mfuwe Lodge in South Luangwa National Park.

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Day 6

Morning and afternoon game drives and/or guided walks. Night drives offer a great opportunity to see leopard and secretive nocturnal animals.

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Day 7

At 10h00 we depart on a one and half hour flight to Malawi. Optional is an afternoon walk to a nearby fishing village or a round of golf on Club Makokola’s nine-hole course.

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Day 8

Optional is a sundowners cruise to Boadzulu Island. Overnight at Club Makokola on the shores of Lake Malawi.

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Day 9

We fly from Malawi at 08h00 to Vilanculos in Mocambique. Transfer by air (weather permitting) or boat to Bazaruto Island. Two overnights at the luxurious Indigo Bay.

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Day 10

Relax on the beach or enjoy fishing, water sports, sandboarding, sailing, and much more. Optional excursion - snorkelling and diving at Two Mile Reef and a visit to Pansy Island. Farewell dinner.

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Day 11

After breakfast we transfer to Vilanculos for our 10h00 departure to Lanseria where we arrive at 14h00.


As the wheels of the ever-reliable DC-3 touch down at Lanseria airport, and you make your way home, you take with you memories and experiences that will last you a life time.


We hope you will take the time out from the rush and bustle of life to do it the Springbok Classic Air way.