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Africa Holidays - South-Africa - Cape Town aerial scenery

Classic South Africa

Reference WW75777
16 nights from only
£2,897 pp
5th June 2021
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What's Included

Return flights from UK
June 2021
16 Nights
Various meal basis
£99pp deposit and 13 monthly payments of £215.23pp
Classic South Africa

This extraordinary journey will highlight the unbelievable diversity that South Africa has to offer. Explore all the riches of this magnificent country including the beautiful "Mother City", the lush Garden Route, the extraordinarily scenic Mpumalanga Escarpment and the famous Kruger National Park

Why You'll Love This

Spend a morning with the "Big Five" in Kruger National Park
Soak up the surroundings of the magnificent Drakensberg Mountains
Experience ancient Zulu culture in KwaZulu-Natal
See Oudtshoorn - Ostrich capital of the world
Drive along the Garden Route
End your adventure in “Mother City”, Cape Town
Visit a real chief's village in Eswatini (Swaziland).
Visit the vibrant multicultural city of Durban.
Visit the birthplace of Nelson Mandela.
Awake to the sounds of waves crashing on the stunning Eastern Cape Coast.
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Itinerary

Itinerary

Overnight flight to Johannesburg from your local airport ( Glasgow, Edinburgh, Manchester, Newcastle & Birmingham)

Upon arrival you will be met and assisted to your shuttle transfer service to the hotel. You have the remainder of the day at leisure until 7pm when we all meet at the hotel reception for a briefing on the tour and a chance to meet up with your fellow travellers. Overnight in Johannesburg.

This morning we leave for Mpumalanga, dropping several hundred feet into the lush subtropical region of the Lowveld. Travel along the circular Panorama Route via Graskop, visiting the view sites of the Blyde River Canyon, one of the natural wonders of Africa; gasp at the glory of God’s Window, with a boundless view of mountains and fertile plains and finally a visit to Bourke’s Luck Potholes before heading to Hazyview.

Overnight near Hazyview

We have a bright and early start to the day to experience the wonders of exploring the Kruger National Park in our closed vehicle. Spend a morning with the Big Five in the Kruger National Park.

The Kruger National Park is an internationally renowned game reserve of nearly 2 million hectares and supports the largest variety of wildlife species on the African continent.

Keep a lookout for the wonderful flora and birdlife that abounds. We return to our hotel around lunchtime and your afternoon is at leisure.

Overnight near Hazyview

This morning after breakfast, we check out and depart on our journey to Eswatini (Swaziland). We proceed south to Malalane and then onto Eswatini (Swaziland) where this afternoon you will visit a real Chief’s village and have the fantastic opportunity to gain an authentic knowledge of traditional Eswatini culture. Overnight in Eswatini (Swaziland)

This morning we journey through Eswatini (Swaziland) into Zululand.

Our journey continues into the Kingdom of KwaZulu-Natal where ancient traditions and modern cultures of both Zulu and Settler have combined into a vibrant society living in peace and harmony.

Arrive this afternoon in the Umfolozi area for your overnight stay.

Overnight near Hluhluwe.

Guests have the option to lie in or take an optional morning boat cruise (own account) or simply soak up the atmosphere of this tourist town St Lucia before heading off later in the morning towards Durban. An orientation tour introduces us to this multicultural, vibrant seaside city before arriving at our hotel late afternoon.

Overnight near Umhlanga.

Enjoy a leisurely breakfast or perhaps take an early morning cab ride to the bustling Umhlanga Beach for a stroll along the Promenade mile which buzzes with energy as surfers, joggers and cyclists take to this seaside playground. Then we head into the majestic Southern Drakensberg Mountains. We proceed on a visit to the 300 foot high Howick Falls, continuing through the Southern Midlands Meander Route, arriving at our hotel mid-afternoon. Your afternoon is at leisure to soak up the surroundings, or go fishing, hiking and even horse riding in clean mountain air (own account).

Overnight Drakensberg area.

Enjoy a full day at leisure to soak up the surroundings of the magnificent Southern Drakensberg Mountains. There are also many leisure activities to be enjoyed at the Resort. Overnight Drakensberg area.

This morning we continue south to the Eastern Cape entering the fourth of the provinces and the birthplace of Nelson Mandela (fondly known as Madiba).

En route we see the old traditional way of life in the homeland area known as the Transkei and stop for lunch (own account) outside the capital of Umtata.

We continue via Nelson Mandela’s birthplace and house, arriving late afternoon at our accommodation in Chinsta East, on the beautiful, unspoilt Eastern Cape Coast.

Overnight near East London.

We awake to the sounds of the crashing waves and have the morning at leisure to unwind with beach sand between our toes. The beach stretches on uninterrupted for many kilometres and the thick indigenous beach forest is a haven for an amazing variety of birdlife. We set off heading south to Port Elizabeth.

Overnight in Port Elizabeth.

Today our journey continues towards the Cape. Visit the Tsitsikamma Forest, which provides scenic walking opportunities. A short walk to the Storms River Mouth offers some magnificent views of the gorge and river below. Arrive in Knysna late afternoon for check-in at our hotel.

Overnight in Knysna.

After breakfast, we travel inland over the spectacular Outeniqua Pass to Oudtshoorn, known as the ‘feather capital of the world’ because of its ostrich industry. We visit a working ostrich farm and then explore the famous Cango Caves. Walk around the famous Cango Caves with their magnificent dripstone formations of stalactites and stalagmites.

Overnight in Mossel Bay.

Today’s journey ends in Cape Town. On the way, we stop off in Albertinia to visit a well-known aloe factory. In this area, the Cape Aloe grows wild on many farms and is still harvested in the traditional, labour-intensive way, providing a livelihood for unskilled, independent tappers. We drive via Swellendam, Worcester and through the Huguenot Tunnel before arriving in Cape Town in the late afternoon.

Overnight in Cape Town.

Enjoy a day of leisure in the 'Mother City' where a visit to the V&A Waterfront is recommended.

Enjoy quality time exploring this beautiful city.

Overnight in Cape Town.

This morning after breakfast, check out of the hotel by 11 am.

The remainder of the day will be at leisure until your transfer to Cape Town International Airport.

Arrive back in the UK at the end of a wonderful South African adventure.