4 Ways to Hack the School Holidays in Zanzibar and Mauritius

17 February 2020

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1.23 mins

School holidays are on the way and you need ideas to avoid the dreaded 'I'm bored'. How can you treat the whole family to something really special without breaking the bank? Where can you go that’s fun for the folks and the kids (from tots to teens)? Well, we have just two words for you: Mauritius and Zanzibar. These two super family-friendly holiday hot spots have everything you need for an epic family holiday.

1. Cut down on travel time

No one wants to start the school holidays with a long-haul flight and cranky kids. Luckily, both Mauritius and Zanzibar are just a hop, skip and a short 4-hour flight away from SA. Before you know it, you’ll be kicking back on the beach while your kids frolic in the balmy ocean waters.

2. Live it up family-style

Whether you’re travelling with babies, kids or teens (or all three!), you’ll find the perfect spot to suit your needs and budget. From cosy bungalows on the beach to 5-star luxury resorts with all the trimmings, every accommodation option is geared towards catering to adults and kids alike.

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3. Pack in the action

With so many incredible activities and adventures to be had, there's never a dull moment. Go kayaking and snorkelling in crystal-clear coves. Scuba dive with dolphins. Build sandcastles on the beach and splash around in the gentle safe water. Search the lively Port Louis Market for local treasures. Watch a fisherman bring in his catch of the day in Grand Gaube. Take a delicious Creole cooking class. Explore the Chiwenga Caves and fascinating old forts in Zanzibar. The list goes on and on.

4. Save more with our amazing holiday deals

Take advantage of our fantastic school holiday packages including 7-night stays at a range of stylish resorts, lodges and hotels in Zanzibar and Mauritius. Offers include fantastic dining benefits plus airfare for a seamless holiday experience, where all you need to do is bring the kids and have the time of your lives!

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