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Ultimate South Africa (2016)

Africa
  • Duration: 17 days
  • Board Basis: Mixed Board
  • Tour Ref: D2TTRALUSA

Holiday Summary

  • Travel Type: Air

Discover the very best of South Africa on this all-encompassing tour.

Discover the very best of South Africa on this all-encompassing tour.

PRICE FROM ? £3299 per person
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What's Included

  • Return flights from Heathrow with British Airways or South African Airways
  • 14 nights in 3 and 4-star hotels plus 2 nights in flight
  • 23 meals: 14 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 7 dinners
  • Travelsphere Tour Manager and Local Guide
  • Overseas transfers and other transportation
  • Porterage
  • Cape Town tour and Table Mountain
  • Cape Peninsula, Cape Point, Boulders Beach and Botanical Gardens 
  • Winelands cellar tour and tasting
  • The Drostdy Museum in Swellendam
  • The Cango Caves and an ostrich farm
  • Drive along the Garden Route
  • Featherbed Nature Reserve
  • Storms River Mouth in Tsitsikamma National Park 
  • Discover charming Port Elizabeth
  • The Zulu battlefields
  • Game drive in Kruger National Park
  • Drive along the scenic Panorama Route
  • A 'braai' dinner under the stars
  • Chimp Eden, a chimpanzee sanctuary​

Not Included

Itinerary

  • DAY 1 UK/Cape Town
  • Depart on your scheduled overnight flight to Cape Town today.
  • DAY 2 Cape Town
  • On arrival in Cape Town, we'll transfer you to your hotel, with your sightseeing starting en route. You'll see many of the city's highlights, and if weather conditions are favourable, there's the chance to take the cable car up Table Mountain. With three nights in Cape Town, you've plenty of time to get to know this exciting destination.​
  • DAY 3 Cape Peninsula
  • There's a great day ahead as we set off to explore the Cape Peninsula. We'll head along Chapman's Peak, one of the most spectacular coastal drives in the world, reaching Cape Nature Reserve and Cape Point. Our return journey is made via Boulders Beach, where we'll see its famous penguin colony. We continue through Simon's Town, Fish Hoek and Muizenberg, and make a final stop at the wonderful Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens.​
  • DAY 4 Cape Town
  • The choice is yours today, you can explore independently, or perhaps come on an optional excursion to Khayelitsha, Cape Town's largest black township. En route you'll visit Bo-Kapp Malay Quarter and drive through District Six, whose residents were forcibly removed during the era of apartheid. This tour also includes a visit to the Philani Empowerment centre and gives you the chance to experience daily life within this spirited community. Another option today is an elegant afternoon tea at the Mount Nelson Hotel.​
  • DAY 5 Stellenbosch
  • We're going to Stellenbosch today, in the heart of the Western Cape winelands. After a tour of the city and the surrounding countryside, a cellar visit with a wine-tasting rounds off the day a treat.​
  • DAY 6 Oudtshoorn
  • Your next base is Oudtshoorn, and during our drive here we'll stop at Swellendam, one of the oldest towns in South Africa. A tour will introduce its stunning architecture and you'll also have time to visit its fascinating museum. Back on the road, take in lovely views as we journey through the Huisrivier pass, set between two valleys.​
  • DAY 7 Knysna
  • Oudtshoorn is the 'ostrich capital of the world', and home to the world's largest population of these unique flightless birds. On our way to Knysna, our base for two nights, we'll visit the Safari Ostrich Farm to see some of these fascinating creatures up close. You're also going to see the Cango Caves today. Located in a limestone ridge alongside the stunning Swatberg Mountains, this magnificent system of underground caverns is more than 20 million years old.
  • DAY 8 Knysna
  • After a leisurely start, our day picks up steam with a visit to Featherbed Nature Reserve and a lunch cruise on Knysna Lagoon.
  • DAY 9 Port Elizabeth
  • Your journey to Port Elizabeth via Plettenberg Bay includes a stop at Storms River Mouth in Tsitsikamma National Park.​
  • DAY 10 Battlefields
  • Port Elizabeth is one of the largest cities in South Africa, and we'll discover its highlights before we fly to Durban. On arrival you'll discover a very different territory to that previously experienced, as we head into the heart of the Zulu kingdom, the KwaZulu-Natal battlefields. The area is our base for two nights.​
  • DAY 11 Battlefields
  • On today's guided tour you'll retrace history as you stand at the very spot where the 1879 Battle of Isandlwana and subsequent conflict at Rorke's Drift took place.​
  • DAY 12 Kruger
  • Your journey today to Kruger National Park is long but packed full of rewards as you travel through a variety of landscapes and take in spectacular views. Your lodge-style accommodation for the next two nights is located close to the park, on the banks of the Sabie River.​
  • DAY 13 Kruger
  • You're sure to want to head into Kruger National Park today and notch up some thrilling wildlife spots. There's plenty of choice, with a range of optional game drives. You can choose from a morning or afternoon safari, then spend the rest of the day lounging by the pool. With so much to see in the park, you might choose a full day of exploration.
  • DAY 14 Kruger
  • As we head to our next lodge in Kruger, take in the sights on a game drive, which also includes a breakfast picnic. Another highlight today is a visit to Chimp Eden, a sanctuary founded by Dr Jane Goodall, which is set within the spectacular 1,000-hectare Umhloti Nature Reserve.​
  • DAY 15 Kruger & Panorama Route
  • Start your day with a drive along the breathtaking Panorama Route, which winds its way through some of South Africa's most beautiful scenery. The rainforest at God's Window, Bourke's Luck Potholes and the Three Rondavels, are some of the highlights. Tonight, if the weather is on our side, you'll experience a braai, a traditional South African barbecue under the stars.​
  • DAY 16 Kruger/UK
  • Today we will transfer you to Johannesburg for your early-evening flight to the UK.
  • DAY 17 UK
  • ​You'll arrive in the UK today.​
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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.
    • 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.
    • The Paxton Hotel
    • This contemporary hotel strikes a great balance between excellent facilities and a superb location. The Paxton’s amenities include an outdoor pool, fitness centre and a bar. There are beautiful views of the harbour from the guest rooms or you could take a walk to the beach. Back in the hotel - there is room service readily available and free WiFi.
    • Battlefields Country Lodge
    • The 3-star Battlefields Country Lodge is situated in the heart of the well known historic Battlefields in KwaZulu Natal near Dundee.

      Hotel facilities include a restaurant and a bar. Bedrooms have private facilities and air-conditioning.
    • Protea Hotel by Marriott Kruger Gate
    • Protea Hotel Kruger Gate is a lodge-style hotel in the Sabi Sands Game Reserve, located 12 minutes walk away from the Paul Kruger Gate. Rooms have free Wi-Fi, satellite TV and tea/coffee-making facilities. Other hotel amenities include outdoor pool with a bar and a spa.
    • 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

  • ​Cape Town Township tour
  • Afternoon tea at the Mount Nelson Hotel
  • Game drives at Kruger National Park​
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Further Information

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