South Africa Holidays & Safaris
South Africa is one of the most culturally and geographically diverse countries on the continent. Mpumalanga incorporates both the dry savannahs of the highveld and the humid, tropical fruit farms and rich grasslands of the lowveld with the dramatic Klein Drakensberg escarpment separating the two. This is a world of forests, gorges, rivers and waterfalls, an area where the topographical masterpieces such as Blyde River Canyon and God’s Window invite exploration.
Isolated at the southern tip of Africa and dominated by the 1000m sheer cliffs of Table Mountain, Cape Town is without doubt one of the world’s most beautiful cities.
Founded as a station for the maritime explorers of bygone centuries to stock up with bountiful supplies and shelter from the infamous Cape storms, Cape Town has developed into one of the most cosmopolitan and exciting cities to visit on any continent.
It boasts a number of world class hotels, restaurants and shopping boutiques as well as a wealth of sights such as Table Mountain, the rugged landscape of the Cape of Good Hope, the Winelands, Simonstown and the penguins of Boulders National Park, Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens, Groote Schuur (the former home of Cecil Rhodes) and Robben Island which served as a prison to Nelson Mandela for 25 years. There are also a number of beautiful beaches and walking trails that can be enjoyed throughout the area.
Cape Town is a city with a huge amount to offer any visitor and it is an immensely enjoyable place to spend a few days either at the start or finish of your visit to South Africa.
Our recommended hotels include:
One & Only Cape Town
Victoria & Alfred
The Dock House
Table Mountain/City Bowl area
Welgelegen Guest House
The Last Word Constantia
Bantry Bay, Clifton & Camps Bay
POD Boutique Hotel
Cape View Clifton
Hout Bay & Noordhoek
Last Word Long Beach
Villas in Cape Town
We have a wide selection of villas – please contact us for more details
Kruger National Park & Private Game Reserves
First gazetted as a game reserve in 1898 and almost the size of Wales, the Kruger National Park is one of the oldest and largest wildlife parks in the world.
There are a number of private game reserves hugging the western boundary of the park, which further increase the total size of this remarkable wildlife area.
With a huge variation in vegetation ranging from thick bush to open acacia and mopane scrubland, and with year round supplies of water from a number of rivers such as the Timbavati, Sabie and Olifants, the park and its neighbouring reserves play host to a spectacular variety of animals. The ‘Big Five’ of lion, leopard, buffalo, rhino and elephant are all resident as well as a huge number of other mammals such as hippo, cheetah, giraffe and kudu and over 500 species of birds.
There are some good places to stay within the Park itself, but the best accommodation and guiding is to be found in the neighbouring private reserves that are excused the normal National Park rules: that is to say that bush walking and night drives are permitted, allowing you a unique and exciting perspective on this stunning wilderness environment.
Our preferred safari camps and lodges in this area include:
Nottens Bush Camp
Garonga Safari Camp & Little Garonga
Singita Boulders & Singita Ebony
Singita Lebombo & Singita Sweni
Tanda Tula & Tanda Tula Field Camp
Kapama Southern Camp & Kapama Karula
Ngala Safari Lodge & Ngala Tented Camp
Exeter River Lodge
Kwazulu Natal stretches west to east from high up in the mighty Drakensberg Mountains down to the tropical coastline of the Indian Ocean. The mountains are an area of spectacular peaks and pristine wilderness that slowly give way to well-watered and fertile valleys and forests amongst gently rolling hills.
As well as the stunning scenery, the history in each and every town is tangible with many places being the scene of one of the mighty battles of the 19th Century. Spioenkop, Isandlwana and Rorke’s Drift are just a few of the battles that were fought between Zulu and Boer, Boer and British and the British and Zulu (please see Battlefields of the Eastern Cape & Kwazulu Natal for more information).
This is the perfect place to explore at leisure by car whilst soaking up the scenery, the culture and the years of colonial conflicts and history that have forever stamped their mark.
As you move further east into Maputoland so you enter a world of swamps, mangroves, nature reserves and the beaches of the Indian Ocean. The St. Lucia Marine Reserve, Sodwana Bay and Kosi Bay are just a few of the pristine wilderness areas in this region that are home to a remarkably diverse population of animals and birds including crocodile, hippo, rhino and flamingoes by the thousand. There are a few exclusive lodges and camps from which you can explore the area, either by vehicle or on foot, before relaxing on the huge swathes of palm fringed beaches for which this coastline is famous.
Our preferred hotels and lodges include:
The Oyster Box
Karkloof Safari Spa
Cleopatra Mountain Farmhouse
Cathedral Peak Hotel
Montusi Mountain Lodge
Oaklands Country Manor
Fugitive’s Drift Lodge & Guest House
Three Tree Hill
Phinda Game Reserve
Thanda Game Reserve
Hluhluwe Rhino Ridge
Rocktail Beach Camp
Thonga Beach Lodge
Madikwe Game Reserve
The North West Province of South Africa is largely composed of flat, Kalahari grasslands interspersed with diverse attractions such as the Madikwe Game Reserve and Magliesberg Mountains.
Madikwe is the fourth largest game reserve in South Africa and comprises a broad mix of habitats including savannah plains, granite inselbergs, rocky escarpments and combretum woodland. Many animals are to be found here including lion, leopard, elephant, rhino and buffalo, as well as wild dog, cheetah and extensive plains game such as sable, gemsbok, springbok and giraffe. In addition more than 340 species of bird have been recorded in the reserve.
Being a reserve one can enjoy day & night game drives, as well as guided bush walks, in this beautiful area. This is also a malaria-free area.
Our preferred camps & lodges in this area include:
Mateya Safari Lodge
Molori Safari Lodge
Jaci’s Safari Lodge & Jaci’s Tree Lodge
Madikwe Safari Lodge
Makanyane Safari Lodge
Tuningi Safari Lodge
Mpumalanga incorporates both the dry, treeless savannah of the highveld and the humid, tropical fruit farms and rich green grasslands of the lowveld with the dramatic Klein Drakensberg escarpment separating the two.
This is a world of forests, gorges, rivers, plunge pools and waterfalls, an area that you can drive or walk around and marvel at the phenomenal views and topographical masterpieces that make up this beautiful region of South Africa.
Economically important with its wealth of mineral resources, and historically so, on account of its proud links to the 19th Century Voortrekkers and the gold rush, there are a huge number of wonderful places to visit including Blyde River Canyon, Long TomPass, God’s Window, Pilgrim’s Rest and Bourke’s Luck potholes. This is also the perfect area from which to step into the Kruger National Park or one of the neighbouring game reserves.
Our preferred lodges include:
Olivers Lodge White River
Jatinga Country Lodge
Rovos Rail & The Blue Train
Since its establishment in 1989, Rovos Rail has earned a reputation for its truly world class travel experiences. Step aboard the wood panelled coaches – classics remodelled and refurbished to mint condition – and enjoy fine cuisine in five-star luxury as some of the most varied scenery imaginable unfolds beyond the windows. Recapture the romance and atmosphere of a bygone era, when privileged travellers experienced the magic and mystery of Africa in a relaxed and elegant fashion.The trains – which may be hauled by steam, diesel or electric locomotives at various stages of the journey – carry a maximum of 72 passengers in 36 superbly appointed suites.
Each one of the carriages, from kitchen cars to sleeper coaches and guards vans, has a proud history and has been meticulously restored from a derelict state. A few dating back to 1911 were constructed in Europe and shipped to South Africa in the first half of the last century. The coaches have been painstakingly rebuilt and the use fine wood panelling, traditional furnishings and period décor has ensured an atmosphere of elegance and grandeur.
The rebuilt sleeper coaches contain the most spacious train suites in the world, offering every modern convenience and comfort. The air-conditioned suites with handsome wood panelling and period Edwardian features accommodate two people offering the option of twin or spacious double beds. All are equipped with a writing surface and a personal safe for valuables. There is also a bar fridge filled with beverages of your choice and 24 hour room service is available. In the en-suite bathrooms original fittings combine with the modern technology of hot showers, hair dryers and shaver plugs. In maintaining the spirit of travel of a bygone era, there are no radios or television sets onboard.
The first level of accommodation is the Pullman suite which is about 7 sq metres (or 76 sq ft) in size and while it includes the identical bathroom to that of the deluxe suites, the bedroom is smaller with a one up one down bunk for twin requirements or a double bed for couples whichs can be converted into a comfortable couch during the day. The second level of accommodation is the Deluxe suite (about 11 sq metres or 118 sq feet) also accommodate two passengers in either twin or double beds and have a lounge area and en-suite bathroom with shower. The final level of accommodation is the Royal Suite, each of which take up half a carriage and about 16 sq metres (or 172 sq ft) in size, are spacious and elegant. Each has its own private lounge area and full bathroom with Victorian bath and separate shower.
An enthusiastic team of chefs is responsible for the considerable thought and meticulous planning goes into making up the menus. Every morning there’s a full breakfast with dishes cooked to order. A selection of cold meats, croissants, pastries, fresh fruit, yoghurts, cereals and preserves make up a tempting breakfast buffet. For lunch and dinner there is a starter and a choice of fish, meat or vegetarian dishes, followed by a tempting dessert and are complemented by a selection of excellent South African wines. All meals are served in one sitting only in the charming Victorian atmosphere of the Dining Cars.
For many visitors to South Africa, there is no finer way to see the country than on the popular scheduled 48-hour weekly journeys between Pretoria and Cape Town. This 1600-kilometre (994 miles) journey is a perfect illustration of South Africa as a world in one country. Highlights of both the north and southbound routes include a visit to the historic village of Matjiesfontein. This authentic perfectly preserved Victorian Village, which was founded by Mr Logan as a refreshment stop in 1890, also boasts an impressive museum on the platform. A stop is also made in Kimberley providing an opportunity to enjoy a city tour and a visit to the Mine Museum and the world’s largest man-made excavation, the Big Hole.
During certain months of the year Rovos Rail also offers scheduled trips from Pretoria to Victoria Falls , Pretoria to Durban and Cape Town to George and vice versa.
The Blue Train
The Blue Train has an aura of mystique about it. Kings and presidents have travelled on this magnificent moving five-star hotel. Its very name has become synonymous with the ultimate in luxury and personal service. The suspension, braking, lighting and under-floor heating systems have been designed and customised with your comfort in mind allowing you to savour the experience of a smooth, pleasurable ride. Every modern convenience, including a telephone service and a choice of digital entertainment channels, serves to make the journey all the more memorable.
The Blue Train is the ultimate definition of luxury in motion. All the suites are equipped with 100% percale cotton linen, goose down duvets and pillows and private bathrooms with marble vanity basins, marble wall and floor tiles, gold fittings, and a choice of shower or bath as well as wardrobes with hangers. Each suite has a writing desk, ideally positioned next to the window, where you can enjoy the view in style or write a postcard to someone special.
Your suite is a world on its own, with individually controlled air-conditioning, an entertainment centre with a choice of movie and radio channels and under-floor heating in the rooms and bathrooms.The suites transform from an elegant, spacious lounge by day into a sanctuary of comfort at night. The Deluxe suites offer a choice between twin beds with a shower or double beds with a bath whilst the Luxury suites are more spacious, offering a choice between twin or double beds with bath facilities and boasting a selection of compact discs and movies on DVD.
The Blue Train operates scheduled routes between Pretoria & Cape Town as well as special charter routes and once you are aboard you will be transported to a world of gourmet cuisine and exquisite service. The route between Pretoria and Cape Town is a 27-hour journey of 1 600 kilometres (994 miles) through some of the most diverse and spectacular scenery offered by the African sub-continent. On the southbound trip, there is a stopover and excursion in Kimberley, where you take a step back in time to the days of the diamond rush.
On the northbound journey, the train stops at Matjiesfontein for an excursion. The Victorian buildings and original nineteenth century London lampposts impart to the traveller, the uncanny sense of entering a colonial time warp – an oasis suspended in a different age. Whichever route you choose, the scenery is spectacular and this surely has to be one of the grandest and most gloriously relaxing ways in which to enjoy it.
Please contact us for the latest routes and departure dates for both the Blue Train & Rovos Rail.
The Garden Route
The Garden Route itself stretches from Port Elizabeth to Mossel Bay, but in reality there are a number of other places to the west of Mossel Bay that you may want to see if you are driving the whole way to Cape Town.
Famous for its dramatic scenery of coastal mountains, long expanses of sandy beaches and deep river gorges with wild and colourful vegetation, this is a wonderful area to explore for a few days with a hire car at your own pace.
At the end of the Garden Route lie several exclusive game reserves ideal for non-malarial game viewing. Walking, whale watching, riding, fishing, surfing or just relaxing in the comfort of some of South Africa’s most beautiful and spoiling hotels or country houses, the Garden Route has something to offer everybody.
Our preferred hotels and lodges along the Garden Route include:
Rosenhof Country Lodge
Sanbona Wildlife Reserve
The Turbine Hotel
Hunter’s Country House
The Bay Lodge
Bosavern Guest House
Southern Cross Beach House
Emily Moon River Lodge
No 5 Boutique Art Hotel
Although wine making had begun earlier in the Cape region, it was only the late 17th Century that the drink started to be made on a commercial basis by Simon Van der Stel in Stellenbosch, and wine has now become one of the country’s most important exports.
The three towns of Stellenbosch, Franschhoek and Paarl are the centre of the Western Cape’s wine industry and it is possible to visit the vineyards for wine tasting and lunch during a day trip from Cape Town, or to stay in the area and visit a variety of vineyards over the course of a few days.
Many of the estates have beautiful historic houses and are set in the most dramatic and beautiful of surroundings with the surrounding mountains and vines providing some exquisite scenery.
Our preferred hotels include:
Last Word Franschhoek
Le Quartier Francais
Franschhoek Country House
Grande Dedale Country House
The Robertson Small Hotel
The Waterberg Mountains in the Northern Province lie just over three hours drive from Johannesburg, but are home to a wilderness region where a small number of private concession areas and guest farms operate.
This malaria-free region is the perfect place for bush walking, horse riding and 4×4 game drives with many species of antelope and plains game to be seen, as well as rhino and a huge number of birds and flora.
Ants Nest and Jembisa are private houses that are taken on a private and exclusive basis which make them ideally suited for families or private parties. These private concession areas generally do not have the big cats and other predators, which also makes them ideal areas for young families to explore the bush.
Our preferred lodges in the area include:
Ant’s Nest & Ant’s Hill
Lapalala Bush Camp
Makweti Safari Lodge
Battlefields of the Eastern Cape & Kwazulu Natal
Many foreign visitors to South Africa can name only two events in South Africa’s history: the Anglo-Boer war and the Zulu wars. The century-long struggle for land in the Frontier Country in the Eastern Cape has always been overlooked, despite its instrumental role in shaping the rest of South Africa’s heritage.
The Xhosa, the Khoi-Khoi, immigrant farmers and British settlers were all inextricably bound together, and torn apart, in the battles that took place for over a hundred years during the Frontier wars. Most South African citizens can claim that their ancestors spilled blood on the plains of the Eastern Cape in a series of conflicts that were never fully resolved.
The peoples involved in the history of the old Zuurveld region of the Eastern Cape were as diverse as its ecology. “Nowhere else offers such an amazing confluence of human venture and its many frontiers, across time, upon the oceans and between continents,” wrote Noël Mostert in ‘Frontiers’. This is emphasised in the tours through the Valley of Ancient Voices where you can view original San rock art and stand on ancient battlefields.
The most expensive of these conflicts, for the British settlers at least, was the Battle of Grahamstown in 1819. Follow the path of this battle from Makana’s Kop in Grahamstown/Rhini. It is on the blustery crest of this hill that the legendary prophet Makana stood, moments before giving 10 000 Xhosa warriors orders to storm the British settlement. While the battle itself was relatively short it did not end with the bloodbath and Makana’s surrender. The story continues with Makana’s imprisonment on Robben Island – one of its first political prisoners – & the Xhosa people’s devoted vigil for his return.
Our preferred lodges in this area include:
Kwandwe Private Game Reserve
As well as the stunning scenery, the history in each and every town is tangible with many places being the scene of one of the mighty battles of the 19th Century. Blood River, Colenso, Isandlwana and Rorke’s Drift, are just a few of the battles that were fought between Zulu and Boer, Boer and British and the British and Zulu.
In 1879 the British invaded Zululand. The central of the three major invading columns forded the Buffalo River at Rorke’s Drift. Within days Lord Chelmsford’s invasion was in jeopardy. On the 22nd January part of his central column had been almost annihilated at Isandlwana in a battle rated as one of the greatest military disasters in British colonial history. A few survivors struggled back into Natal across the mighty Buffalo River. Lieutenants Melvill and Coghill died in a gallant attempt to save the Queen’s colours, earning the first posthumous Victoria Crosses in history.
A great wing of the Zulu army then went on to attack the British garrison at Rorke’s Drift, which was originally the site of a Swedish mission, and its three small buildings were commandeered by the British Army at the start of the Zulu War. Only 110 men were stationed there when two survivors from Isandlwana arrived warning about an imminent Zulu attack. A few hours later more than 4000 Zulu warriors launched an assault on the mission station and the defence of Rorke’s Drift is one of the epic tales of British military history. No fewer than 11 Victoria Crosses were awarded to the soldiers who resisted for 12 hours before help arrived.
There never was another day like this one…
Our preferred lodges in this area include:
Fugitive’s Drift Lodge & Guest House
It could be said that you have little chance of understanding modern South Africa and South Africans if you have no understanding of the Anglo-Boer War. Three Tree Hill Lodge specialises in the history of the 2nd Anglo-Boer War from (1899 – 1902) with the Battle of Spioenkop being the focal point. One cannot however hope to understand this watershed event (not just for South Africa – it was ‘the longest, the costliest, the bloodiest and most humiliating war that Britain fought in between 1815 and 1914’) without studying what caused one of the smallest countries in the world to declare war on the worlds greatest empire of the time.
The tour which takes place on top of a hill with views that redefine ‘big sky country’, tells of the bloodiest day of the war, played out by a cast seldom challenged. On that hill were Louis Botha (the 1st Prime Minister of the Union of South Africa), Winston Churchill (voted the most famous Briton of the 20th century) and Mohandas Ghandi (the future Mahatma). The result of this battle confirmed that those early disasters of ‘Black Week’ were not merely beginners luck on behalf of the Boers – Spioenkop is arguably the most famous of all battles between the British and the Boers.
Another interesting tour, which takes place on site where Boer forces took him prisoner, features the capture of Winston Churchill. This event propelled him onto the political stage in Britain. The tour then proceeds to the site of the Battle of Colenso, where General Sir Redvers Buller suffered his first defeat in his attempt to relieve Ladysmith. Seven Victoria Crosses were won in this battle.
Other related Anglo-Boer war tours to the battlefields of Talana, Dundee, Elandslaagte, Wagon Hill (Platrand), Vaalkrans and Ladysmith can also be organised.
Our preferred lodges in this area include:
Three Tree Hill Lodge
Hermanus & the Overberg
Within driving distance of one of South Africa’s busiest cities, lies a region of contrasts and wonder. Driving southeast on the N2 from Cape Town you climb Sir Lowry’s Pass, a circuitous road that winds high above the towns of Somerset West & Gordon’s Bay offering fabulous views of the False Bay coastline, which is the gateway to the Overberg region.
The Overberg has rugged mountain ranges, fynbos, rolling wheat fields and splendid coastal vistas taking you on a journey through valleys with picturesque vineyards, orchards and beautiful landscapes of green, gold and brown. The region caters for all tastes with diverse activities on offer such as golfing, horse riding, wine tasting, whale watching (from June to November) and even shark cage diving for the more adventurous soul.
Our preferred hotels in the area include:
Grootbos Nature Reserve
Abalone Guest House
Schoone Oordt Country House
Scenic diversity is one of the most striking characteristics of the Eastern Cape, ranging from the lush, evergreen Tsitsikamma Forest to the rugged Baviaanskloof Wilderness Area, the southern slopes of the Drakensberg and the arid Great Karoo. The region boasts a wealth of fauna and flora, including the Big Five (lion, leopard, elephant, rhino and buffalo) in a malaria-free environment in conservation areas such as the Addo Elephant National Park and the Mountain Zebra National Park and private game reserves such as Shamwari, Gorah and Kwandwe.
The tranquil landscape of Settler Country, studded with historical towns and villages such as Grahamstown, Bathurst and Salem, invites a close scrutiny of its intriguing background of conflict, courage, despair and success. This is where the Xhosa, Dutch and British had their first encounters, leading at first to frequent clashes and later to a cultural learning curve and mutual acceptance. Cape Dutch homes, ornate Victorian buildings and the lime-washed homesteads of the rural Xhosa provide tangible symbols of three vastly different cultures coming together in peaceful coexistence.
The Eastern coastal regions enjoy hot summers and moderate winters.
Our preferred malaria-free safari lodges in this area include:
River Bend Lodge
Gorah Elephant Camp
Shamwari Game Reserve
Kwandwe Private Game Reserve
Amakhala Game Reserve
Derived from the Tswana word Kgala, meaning the great thirst, or the tribal word Khalagari, Kgalagadi or Kalagare (meaning “a waterless place”), the Kalahari has vast areas covered by red sand without any permanent surface water. Although termed a desert it not a true desert as it receives rainfall in the summer months. The native thornveld and russet sand dunes of the Kalahari are home to some of the world’s most fascinating wildlife. Specifically adapted to their harsh environment, much of the game here is unlike anything visitors will have seen on other African adventures.
Our preferred lodge in this area includes:
Tswalu Kalahari Reserve
Just a step away is the vast Kruger National Park and a number of luxurious private game lodges that hug its border. A habitat immensely rich in wildlife, this is one of the world’s finest game viewing areas with prolific resident species including lion, leopard, buffalo, elephant, cheetah and over 500 species of birds.
Further south, the Cape coast and the dramatic scenery of mist-capped mountains, swathes of sandy beaches and an explosion of botanical colour make the Garden Route a truly classic drive.
Squeezed between narrow valley walls and nestling at the foot of rugged mountain cliffs lie the historic Cape Dutch houses of South Africa’s finest vineyards whilst isolated at the southern tip of Africa and dominated by the sheer cliffs of Table Mountain … the glorious city of Cape Town. Founded as a station for the maritime explorers of bygone centuries to stock up with bountiful supplies and shelter from the infamous storms, Cape Town is without doubt one of the world’s most beautiful cities.
`A world in one country…a world of possibilities’.
Berg, Battlefield, Bush & Beach
Combining the delights of the Drakensberg Mountains with the legendary battlefields of Rorke’s Drift , Isandlwana & Spioenkop followed by some fantastic game viewing and the deserted golden beaches of the East coast, our new KwaZulu Natal itinerary offers a fascinating insight into a little visited part of South Africa.
Day 1 – Depart London Heathrow
Day 2 – Arrive Johannesburg – Fly to Durban – Self drive to Mooi River – Cleopatra’s Mountain Farmhouse – 3 nights
Days 3 & 4 – Two full days to walking, fishing & horse riding
Day 5 – Drive to Ladysmith – Three Tree Hill Lodge – 2 nights
Day 6 – Battlefield tours of Spioenkop & Colenso
Day 7 – Drive to Rorke’s Drift – Fugitive’s Drift Lodge – 2 nights
Day 8 – Battlefield tours of Isandlwana and Rorke’s Drift
Day 9 – Drive to Thanda Private Game Reserve – Thanda Tented Camp – 3 nights
Days 10 & 11 – Two full days game viewing
Day 12 – Drive to Coastal Cashews for 4×4 transfer to Thonga Beach Lodge – 3 nights
Days 13 & 14 – Two full days on the beach
Day 15 – 4×4 transfer to Coastal Cashews & selfdrive to Durban Airport for connection to Johannesburg flight & then connect to London Heathrow
Day 16 – Arrive London Heathrow
2015 price from £ 2,590 per person
(Price based on two people sharing a twin/double room excluding the cost of international flights London/Durban/London)
The Best of South Africa
From the dramatic mountain scenery of the north to the big game country of the Kruger reserves, the majesty of the Drakensberg to the golden beaches of the Cape’s southern tip, this self-drive safari explores the very best of South Africa and captures the spirit of this remarkably diverse country.
Day 1 – Depart London Heathrow for Johannesburg
Day 2 – On arrival in Johannesburg – Fly to the Sabi Sands Game Reserve & Nottens Bush Camp – 4 nights
Days 3,4 & 5 – Three full days game viewing
Day 6 – Self drive to northern Kwazulu-Natal – Dusk to Dawn – 1 night
Day 7 – Self drive to Mooi River/Nottingham Road & Cleopatra Mountain Farmhouse – 4 nights
Days 8,9 & 10 – Three full days to explore this lovely area
Day 11 – Drive to Durban Airport & fly to George. Self drive to Plettenberg Bay & Southern Cross Beach House – 4 nights
Days 12,13 & 14 – Three full days to explore this part of the Garden Route
Day 15 – Self drive to Oudtshoorn & Rosenhof Country House -1 night
Day 16 – Self drive to Hermanus & Abalone Guest House – 2 nights
Day 17 – One full day to explore the Overberg region
Day 18 – Self drive to Cape Town – Welgelegen Boutique Hotel – 2 nights
Day 19 – One full day to explore this vibrant city
Day 20 – Self drive to Cape Town International Airport – Fly to London
Day 21 – Arrive London Heathrow
2015 price from £ 3,250 per person
(Price based on two people sharing a twin/double room excluding the cost of international flights London/Johannesburg and Cape Town/London)
South Africa in Style
Day 1 – Depart London Heathrow
Day 2 – Arrive Johannesburg – Fly to Kruger Mpumalanga - Olivers Country Lodge - 2 nights
Day 3 – One full day Panorama Discoverer tour on private basis
Day 4 – Helicopter transfer to Sabi Sands Game Reserve – Singita Ebony or Boulders – 3 nights
Days 5 & 6 – Two full days of game activities in the Sabi Sands
Day 7 – Light aircraft flight to Johannesburg – transfer to Pretoria Station – Rovos Rail – 2 nights
Day 8 – Tour of Kimberley en route to Cape Town
Day 9 – Stop at Matjiesfontein – arrive Cape Town & transfer to hotel – Ellerman House – 3 nights
Days 10 & 11 – Two full days sightseeing with private guide & vehicle
Day 12 – Day tour with private guide & vehicle in Winelands area – La Residence – 2 nights
Day 13 – One full day at leisure to explore Franschhoek
Day 14 – Day tour with private guide & vehicle in Overberg area – Birkenhead House – 2 nights
Day 15 – One full day at leisure to enjoy Hermanus
Day 16 – Day at leisure & transfer to Cape Town Airport for flight to London Heathrow
Day 17 – Arrive London Heathrow
2015 price from £ 8,790 per person
(Price based on two people sharing a twin/double room excluding the cost of international flights London/Johannesburg/KMIA & Cape Town/London)