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    South Africa, Africa
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South Africa provides a wealth of spectacular sights and experiences. Start with the charm of the Western Cape, the world-renowned South African Winelands and explore the scenically beautiful Overberg region. Fly to Kruger for a safari in the heart of the renowned Kruger National Park. Stop off in Johannesburg and explore both old and new aspects of this vibrant city.

What’s Included
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  • International flights (and domestic flights if applicable) 
  • UK departure and overseas airport taxes
  • Accommodation, Itinerary & meal basis as described 
  • Local Transfers in an air-conditioned vehicle
  • Fully escorted by an English-speaking guide throughout
  • Entrance fees unless otherwise stated
Tour Highlights
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  • Stay in a private safari lodge in Kruger National Park
  • Explore the Overberg & the southernmost tip of Africa
  • Learn about South Africa’s turbulent history, including visits to Soweto township & the Apartheid Museum
  • Stay in 4-star accommodation
  • Small group size - maximum 22 people
Tour Itinerary
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Day 1: Fly to Cape Town

Fly overnight from London (regional connections available) to Cape Town with British Airways. 

Day 2: Cape Town

Arrive into Cape Town and transfer to President Hotel (or similar) for 4 nights in a sea-facing room. Spend the rest of the day at leisure or take optional excursions (see page 19 for suggestions). 

Day 3: Cape Town

Afternoon tour of Cape Town including an ascent up Table Mountain on the cable car (weather permitting), the Company Gardens, the South Africa Museum, the Castle of Good Hope and the flea market in Greenmarket Square. 

Day 4: Cape Point & the Cape Peninsula

Full-day tour of Cape Point and the peninsula. Travel along the Atlantic seaboard, stopping at lookout points. Continue to the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve before lunch (payable locally). Continue to Simon’s Town with its Victorian architecture, naval base and home to a large penguin colony at Boulders beach. The final visit is to Kirstenbosch botanical gardens, renowned for its diversity of Cape flora.

Day 5: Cape Winelands

Full-day tour of the Cape Winelands. Drive through mountain ranges, vineyards and Cape Dutch homesteads. Stops include Stellenbosch, Franschhoek and Paarl (time permitting) and includes wine tasting. 

Day 6: Barrydale • Oudtshoorn

Travel along Route 62. Stop at the town of Barrydale, surrounded by the Langeberg mountain range, for lunch (not included). Continue to Oudtshoorn – the ‘feather capital of the world’ – and visit a working ostrich farm for a guided tour. Overnight at Surval Boutique Olive Estate (or similar). 

Day 7: De Hoop Nature Reserve • Arniston

Morning visit to the De Hoop Nature Reserve for some hiking or whale watching (Jul – Nov). Beach picnic lunch (payable locally) while spotting whales and pelagic birds.

Day 8: Arniston

Day at leisure or optional activities such as a marine boat cruise, or coastal hikes. You can also visit the nearby Shipwreck Museum. 

Day 9: Hermanus • Stellenbosch

Drive along the coastal route via Hermanus, Kleinmond and Walker Bay to Franschhoek, where you will overnight at Le Franschhoek Hotel (or similar).

Day 10: Fly to Kruger

Transfer to Cape Town airport and fly directly into Kruger National Park. You will be met and taken on a short wildlife drive. Transfer to a private concession within the park and check in to Imbali Lodge (or similar) for 3 nights.

Day 11: Kruger National Park

Morning and afternoon wildlife drives in search of the Big Five.

Day 12: Kruger National Park

Enjoy morning and afternoon wildlife drives

Day 13: Fly to Johannesburg

Final morning drive in Kruger National Park. Fly from Skukuza to Johannesburg. Arrive in the afternoon and transfer to the Michaelangelo Hotel (or simiar) for 1 night. Afternoon visit to the artistic Maboneng Precinct, the Ghandi Memorial and the Carlton Centre for a bird’seye view of Johannesburg.

Day 14:  Johannesburg • Fly to London

Morning at leisure to explore the shopping malls at Sandton. After lunch tour the Soweto township and visit several sites of historical importance including the Apartheid Museum, which tells the history of 20th-century South Africa. Late afternoon transfer to Johannesburg airport for your flight to London. 

Day 15: Arrival into London

Early morning arrival.

Accommodation
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Arniston Hotel Spa Hotel

This hotel is set in one of the Cape’s most exquisite locations, next to an old fishing village, surrounded by pristine beaches and nature reserves.

De Hoop Houses

The De Hoop Houses forms part of the Opstal area, which is close to the Fig Tree restaurant, deli and shop. It is a short drive or walk to many of the interesting locations in the reserve and has 9 self-catering houses that are characteristic of the Western Cape Coast. 

Imbali Safari Lodge, Kruger National Park

Overlooking the seasonal Nwaswitsontso river and sheltered by a riverine forest, Imbali Safari Lodge offers spacious suites decorated in a traditional African safari style. 

Le Franschhoek Hotel & Spa

Le Franschhoek Hotel & Spa offers five-star luxury and unparalleled views of the Franschhoek Mountains.

Schoone Oordt Country House

The Schoone Oordt Country House is located in the historical district of Swellendam, close to the Dutch Reformed Church, the Drostdy Museum, and Marloth Nature Reserve. The house has a very peaceful setting, surrounded by landscaped gardens, fountains and a rose garden.

The Michelangelo, Johannesburg

The Michelangelo Hotel is a superb Renaissance style hotel in the Sandton district and is a worthy member of the Leading Hotels of the World group.

Tour Extensions
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Cape Town
2 Nights 
Cape Town has one of the most spectacular city locations in the world, between the imposing Table Mountain and the vast Atlantic Ocean. Spend 2 nights at The President Hotel before the tour to explore the city’s many cafes, galleries, shops and restaurants.

Day 1: Fly to Cape Town
Fly overnight to Cape Town. (N)
Days 2: Cape Town
Transfer to Cape Town and stay for 2 nights at The President Hotel in a sea-facing room. Remainder of the day at leisure. (N)
Day 3: Cape Town
Day at leisure or optional excursions such as a trip to Robben Island, a helicopter tour over the city or a whale-watching tour (seasonal). See page 19 for other suggestions. (B)
Day 4: Cape Town
Join the group tour. (B)
View of the Victoria Falls between Zambia and Zimbabwe, a UNESCO World Heritage site

Victoria Falls
2 Nights
At Victoria Falls, the mighty Zambezi river thunders over a 100-metre drop into a narrow ravine, dividing Zimbabwe and Zambia. While it is not the highest or widest waterfall in the world, it can lay claim to being the largest sheet of falling water and one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World.

Day 15: Fly to Johannesburg
Transfer to the airport and fly to Johannesburg. Stay overnight at the Peermont Mondior. (B)
Days 16-17: Victoria Falls
Fly to Victoria Falls (Zimbabwe) and transfer to Ilala Lodge Hotel for 2 nights. Spend time at leisure or take optional excursions (see page 81 for suggestions).
Day 18: Fly to London via Johannesburg
Transfer to the airport and fly to London, via Johannesburg.
Day 19: London
Early morning arrival. (N)

Mauritius
6 Nights 
This extension provides a relaxing end to your tour, with an opportunity to enjoy the white sandy beaches and turquoise waters of Mauritius. With only 91 suites, Sands Resort & Spa prides itself on offering a personal service to all its guests. All suites are sea-facing, with either a balcony or terrace.

Day 15: Fly to Johannesburg
Late morning transfer to the airport and fly to Johannesburg. Stay overnight at the Peermont Mondior (B)
Days 16-20: Fly to Mauritius
Fly to Mauritius and stay at Sands Resort & Spa for 5 nights. (B, D)
Day 21: Fly to London
Morning transfer to the airport and fly to London with British Airways. (B)
White lions

Sanbona Wildlife Reserve
2 Nights 
Covering 54,000 hectares, Sanbona is one of the largest privately owned wildlife reserves in South Africa. The sheer expanse and stark beauty of Sanbona is awe-inspiring. Visitors may spot the Big Five and some of the only free self-sustaining white lions in the world.

Day 1: Fly to Cape Town
Fly overnight to Cape Town. (N)
Day 2: Sanbona
Transfer to Sanbona Wildlife Reserve and stay 2 nights at Tilney Manor / Gondwana Lodge. Afternoon safari activity. Activities include safari drives, nature walks, rock art visits and stargazing. Spa treatments are optional extras. (N)
Day 3: Sanbona
Morning and afternoon wildlife activities. (B, L, D)
Day 4: Cape Town
Morning safari drive. After lunch, transfer to Cape Town and join the group tour. (B, L)
Chobe, Botswana

Victoria Falls & Chobe National Park
4 Nights 
Combine Victoria Falls with the spectacular wildlife of Chobe in Botswana, home to southern Africa’s largest elephant herds.

Day 15: Fly to Johannesburg
Transfer to the airport and fly to Johannesburg. Stay overnight at the Peermont Mondior (B)
Days 16-17: Fly to Livingstone
Fly to Livingstone (Zambia) and transfer to Waterberry Zambezi Lodge for 2 nights. Spend time at leisure or take optional excursions (see page 93 for suggestions). (B)
Day 18: Chobe
Drive to Muchenje Safari Lodge in Botswana for a 2-night stay. Afternoon safari drive. (B, L, D)
Day 19: Chobe
Wildlife viewing. (B)
Day 20: Fly to London via Johannesburg
Transfer to Livingstone. Fly to London via Johannesburg with British Airways. (B)
Day 21: London
Early morning arrival. (N)

Winelands
2 Nights 
Franschhoek is a small rural village in the heart of the Cape Winelands, known as the gourmet capital of South Africa. A 2-night stay at Last Word Franschhoek, located right in the heart of the town, means that a range of boutiques, restaurants and wine tasting option are all within easy walking distance.

Day 1: Fly to Cape Town
Fly overnight to Cape Town. (N)
Days 2: Franschhoek
Transfer to Franschhoek and stay for 2 nights at Last Word Franschhoek. Remainder of the day at leisure. (N)
Day 3: Franschhoek
Day at leisure or optional excursions. Spa treatments are available at additional cost. (B)
Day 4: Cape Town
Transfer to Cape Town and join the group tour. (B)

Important Tour Information
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Group tour manager

This tour is fully escorted throughout by a driver-guide from arrival in Cape Town. The tour is made up of two modules – ‘Cape Town & the Garden Route’ and ‘Johannesburg & Kruger’ – and there is a different specialist guide for each module. Some people may join just one module of the tour, but these numbers will be small.

Departures

Guaranteed weekly Saturday departures with minimum 2 people and maximum 16.

Superior tour

This tour is based in 4- and 5-star accommodation.

Single Supplement Available
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Single supplement is available from £735 - £805. 

Price Information
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Please note, prices listed are guide prices only and are based on 2 people sharing and don't include any additional supplements. Holiday prices are fluid and dynamic and may be changed at a moment's notice, prior to booking, at which point they are confirmed. Please call the team free on 0800 707 6229 for more departure dates available and a quote. 

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