South Africans call their homeland ‘a world in one country’. It covers an area equivalent to five times the size of Britain, with a climate ranging from temperate, Mediterranean and sub-tropical to desert, it offers spectacular scenery with arguably the finest wildlife on earth and has no less than 11 official languages. It’s truly a world-class destination.
This wonderful 16-day tour is designed to highlight South Africa’s amazing diversity of cultures, its curious blend of old and new, as well as its phenomenal scenery and wildlife, together with its unique history. You leave with the feeling that the new South Africa, open to the world after years of isolation, is a land of superlatives that cannot fail to impress the welcome visitor.
- Return scheduled flights from London Heathrow, with regional connections available
- Internal flight to the stunning ‘Garden Route’
- Guided full-day safari in the Kruger National Park, one of the world’s premier game reserves
- Tour of the legendary Zulu War battlefields of Isandlwana and Rorke’s Drift, immortalised in the classic film ‘Zulu!’
- Stay in charming hand-picked three and four-star hotels
- Go whale watching for Southern Right Whales
- Stay in the heart of the fabulously beautiful Western Cape’s Winelands, experiencing a cellar tour and tasting at a 300-year old wine estate
- Visits to the Cape of Good Hope and the Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens
- Visit Johannesburg’s new Apartheid Museum, a real ‘must’ in understanding present-day South Africa
- Stay three nights in cosmopolitan Cape Town – one of the world’s most naturally beautiful cities, dominated by the instantly recognisable Table Mountain
- Visit the awe-inspiring Blyde River Canyon, the third largest in the world
- Visit the scenically beautiful country of Swaziland
- Daily breakfast and five meals included
- Option to stay a night in a tented safari camp and experience a sunrise bushwalk with an experienced ranger
- Escorted by our experienced tour manager
- The price of this holiday is per person, based on two people sharing a twin room. Single rooms are subject to availability at a supplement (date dependent) of £199 to £329 per person. Scheduled flights to Johannesburg and from Cape Town, all transfers, 13 nights accommodation on bed and breakfast basis, three dinners, all tours as mentioned, visit to Apartheid museum, visit to Blyde River canyon, full day Kruger safari, tour of Zulu battlefields including lunch, tour of the Featherbed Nature Reserve including lunch, whale watching depending on season (19 Apr - 22 Nov), winelands tour including a wine tasting, visit to Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens, tour of Cape Point, porterage of one item of luggage per person and theservices of an experienced Riviera Tour Manager.
- Visas & Health matters
- British passport holders do not currently require a visa. However, please ensure that your passport is valid for at least thirty days after the intended return date and there must be at least two completely empty pages. Please note you will be refused entry into the country if your passport does not have two completely empty pages.
- Please consult your GP regarding the appropriate inoculations required for South Africa at least a month before departure. The Kruger National Park is considered a malarial zone, although the risk is reduced during the South African drier ‘winter’ months of May to August. Please consult your GP regarding the appropriate medication well before departure and ensure you use a strong mosquito repellent.
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