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Experience South Africa -Whale Watching Special

Africa
  • Duration: 15 days
  • Board Basis: Half Board
  • Tour Ref: D2TJUSSLESAW

Holiday Summary

  • Travel Type: Coach

​South Africa is quite simply an intoxicating destination – from cosmopolitan Cape Town to Kruger National Park the highlights just keep coming. Scenic routes are lined with eye-catching landscapes and iconic natural wonders, while exceptional wildlife, including the 'Big Five' will stop you in your tracks. All this combines with the 'Rainbow Nation's' diverse cultures and an intriguing and sometimes disturbing past to make your tour here an unforgettable journey of a lifetime.

​South Africa is quite simply an intoxicating destination – from cosmopolitan Cape Town to Kruger National Park the highlights just keep coming. Scenic routes are lined with eye-catching landscapes and iconic natural wonders, while exceptional wildlife, including the 'Big Five' will stop you in your tracks. All this combines with the 'Rainbow Nation's' diverse cultures and an intriguing and sometimes disturbing past to make your tour here an unforgettable journey of a lifetime.

PRICE FROM ? £4099 per person
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What's Included

  • ​Just You Tour Manager as your host
  • Return flights from Heathrow with British Airways
  • Use of an airport lounge in the UK
  • 12 nights half board in 3 and 4-star hotels
  • 26 meals: 12 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 12 dinners

PLUS

  • Specialist Local Guide
  • Welcome & farewell get-together
  • Overseas transfers & other transportation
  • Porterage
  • Dedicated Just You representative to greet you at all UK airports
  • ​Cape Town city tour & visit to Table Mountain
  • Cape Peninsula and Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens
  • Winelands tour including wine tasting
  • Whale watching boat trip in Hermanus (weather permitting)
  • Cango Caves & ostrich farm
  • Featherbed Nature Reserve
  • Soweto tour
  • Game drive in Kruger National Park
  • Scenic panorama route​

Not Included

Itinerary

  • DAY 1 UK to Cape Town
  • ​You'll depart on your overnight flight to Cape Town.​
  • DAY 2 Cape Town
  • ​On arrival in Cape Town we've included a short orientation tour en route to your hotel. We also include a visit to Table Mountain, and, if the weather is favourable you'll have the opportunity to ascend the mountain on a thrilling cable car ride.

    After the rest of the day at leisure, get to know your travelling companions better this evening during dinner at Richard's Supper Stage and Bistro. A sociable affair, your evening includes entertainment from local artistes and a delicious Cape buffet. The venue is also perfectly situated to offer great views of Robben Island​.

  • DAY 3 Cape Peninsula
  • ​A day exploring the Cape Peninsula begins at Hout Bay and continues along Chapman's Peak – a spectacular coastal drive – making our way to Cape Nature Reserve and Cape Point, at the very tip of the peninsula.

    During our return journey to Cape Town we stop at Boulders Beach where you can see the penguins that make their home here. We'll then continue through Simon's Town, Fish Hoek and Muizenberg, finally reaching Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens, beautifully positioned against the slopes of Table Mountain.​



  • DAY 4 Cape Town
  • ​Today has been left at leisure for you to explore Cape Town at your own pace. The Victoria and Alfed Waterfront has sweeping views of the ocean, harbour, city bowl and Table Mountain and is the perfect place to relax with many excellent restaurants and attractions. We also offer two optional excursions today - a tour of Khayelitsha, Cape Town's largest black township, and afternoon tea at the luxurious Mount Nelson Hotel.​
  • DAY 5 Stellenbosch
  • ​We're heading through vineyard-clad valleys to Stellenbosch today, the heart of the Western Cape Winelands region. Find your way around the wine-making process during our tour, then discover your favourite tipple with a tasting. After this an afternoon at leisure might be just what's needed!​
  • DAY 6 Whale-watching at Hermanus
  • Hermanus, your destination today is known as one of the best places for land based whale watching in the world as at this time of year Southern Right Whales stay in the bay close to the shore and can be seen from the network of cliff paths. For the chance to witness these mesmerising creatures in their own habitat a whale-watching boat trip has been organised (weather dependent). The afternoon is at leisure so explore the town at your own pace. We have arranged an overnight stay here. ​
  • DAY 7 Oudtshoorn
  • ​There's a scenic drive to look forward to today via Route 62 to Oudtshoorn. An afternoon visit to an ostrich farm will give you the opportunity to admire and possibly hand-feed these curious looking creatures.
  • DAY 8 Knysna
  • ​On our way to Knysna we'll make a stop at the Cango Caves, where we'll descend into an underground world of limestone caverns, stalactites and stalagmites sculptured by nature over millions of years.
  • DAY 9 Knysna
  • After a leisurely start, our day picks up steam with a visit to Featherbed Nature Reserve and a lunch cruise on Knysna Lagoon. This evening compare notes on your holiday so far with your fellow travellers over dinner in a local restaurant.​
  • DAY 10 Johannesburg
  • We'll have an early drive to Port Elizabeth this morning to fly to Johannesburg. We include a tour of nearby Soweto – the country's most populous black urban residential area, which is infused with the history of the struggle against apartheid. ​
  • DAY 11 Kruger National Park
  • ​The Panorama Route weaves its way through some of the most stunning scenery in South Africa – the rainforest at God's Window, Bourke's Luck potholes and Blyde Canyon to name just a few. It's also our route to Mpumalanga, the gateway to the iconic Kruger National Park.​
  • DAY 12 Kruger National Park
  • ​Wake up to the incredible sounds of the African bush as you embark on a thrilling early-morning game drive in Kruger. The park is home to an enthralling array of wildlife, so hopefully you'll tick off at least some, if not all, of the 'Big Five' – lion, leopard, elephant, rhino and buffalo.

    There's time to relax by the pool with a refreshing drink this afternoon before we offer a further optional game drive.​

  • DAY 13 Kruger National Park
  • ​There's more time at leisure today but there are optional bush walks and game drives on offer if you want to see more of your thrilling surroundings and the resident wildlife.​
  • DAYS 14 & 15 Kruger to UK
  • ​We head back to Johannesburg for our return flight to the UK, arriving on day 15. Alternatively, join our optional addon tour to Victoria Falls.​
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Accommodation

    • ONOMO Hotel Cape Town - Inn on the Square
    • Overlooking Green Market Square in Cape Town, Inn on the Square Cape Town is a contemporary hotel in one of Cape Town’s oldest buildings. Inn on the Square Cape Town’s in-house restaurant, DISH, offers quality South African cuisine. Here they offer a selection of local and imported wines that can be enjoyed either in the restaurant, Cobble & Stone Pub or on the terrace. All rooms include air-conditioning, hairdryers, Wi-Fi and tea/coffee-making facilities.
    • Protea Hotel by Marriott Stellenbosch
    • Located in-between two international golf courses with the best of the Winelands. The hotels facilities include a restaurant, bar, heated pool, lounge and health centre. Private room facilities are included.
    • Windsor Hotel
    • The 3-star Windsor Hotel in Hermanus is located close to plenty of restaurants and shops. The area is also great for whale watching.

      Hotel facilities include a restaurant, bar and Wi-Fi. Bedrooms have private facilities, TV and a safe.
    • Queens Hotel
    • Queens Hotel, located in the heart of Oudtshoorn, is an oasis of colonial elegance. Hotel rooms feature air-conditioning, free Wi-Fi, satellite TV and private facilities. The Colony at the Queens restaurant, located on-site, offer gourmet dining options with superb meals and an excellent wine menu.
    • The Rex Hotel
    • Located close to the Waterfront Knysna Quays, this mondern hotel features a Mediterranean restaurant with a terrace. The airy rooms have tea and coffee-making facilities, minibars, satellite TV and free Wi-Fi.
    • Crowne Plaza Johannesburg - The Rosebank
    • All rooms come with complimentary Wi-Fi and TVs. There are 3 restaurants including a steakhouse. Other amenities include a bar, an infinity pool and a spa, plus a 24-hour fitness centre.
    • Protea Hotel by Marriott Hazyview
    • Protea Hotel Hazyview is in a truly stunning location – surrounded by the vast beauty of South Africa which is punctuated by the mountains in the distance. The hotel boasts an outdoor swimming pool and a fire pit which you can dine next to. The air conditioned rooms at this scenic resort have satellite TV as well as tea/coffee facilities. Other appealing features of the Protea Hotel Hazyview include a bar area and free Wi-Fi.
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Optional Excursions

  • ​Mount Nelson afternoon tea
  • Game Drives at Kruger National Park
  • Bush walk
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Further Information

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