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Be Inspired by South Africa

Spotlight on South Africa –

In every province, around every corner, there is a magical moment waiting to leave you inspired…

  • Go in search of the ‘Big Five’
  • Live the city life or adventure in the great outdoors
  • Enjoy sun-soaked coasts and incredible scenery
  • Dine on regionally inspired cuisine and wines

Breathtaking scenery – South Africa is blessed with spectacular scenery, from Table Mountain to God’s Window, the mountains, forests, coasts and deserts of South Africa are awe inspiring. The combination of spectacular landscapes and beautiful weather make South Africa perfect for adventure. Explore the stunning Panorama Route in Mpumalanga, see the mountains of Drakensberg, or visit the Augrabies Falls National Park in the Northern Cape.

Sun-soaked coasts – Teeming with marine life and some of the best surfing the world has to offer, South Africa boasts over 1,700 miles of incredible coastline. Whether you’re looking to soak up the rays on Port Elizabeth’s sun-kissed beaches, visit the local penguins at Boulder Beach, or dive for shipwrecks off the Diamond Coast, with golden beaches and unspoiled nature in abundance, it’s more than just the place where the cool Atlantic and warm Indian Oceans meet.

Bustling city life – Meet the Rainbow Nation in bustling cities bursting with unique stories. Enjoy the calm of the beach or shop in the shadow of Table Mountain in Cape Town, meet Durban – South Africa’s playground, and enjoy
endless entertainment and culinary flair in Johannesburg. If you want to experience vibrant township life, why not head to Soweto?

Active adventure – Whatever gets your heart racing, South Africa has it! Take a dip with a great white shark, hike up a mountain, plunge from a bridge bungee, or try adventuring along South Africa’s famous rivers, in white-knuckled rafting experiences. From skydiving to quad biking, hot air ballooning to windsurfing, treetop zip lining or sailing along the coastline, you’ll be spoilt for choice.

Vibrant culture – Explore the culture and heritage of this fascinating country. Not to be missed is a visit to KwaZulu Natal to see the historic battlefields and Shakaland – a living museum of the life and times of Shaka, the famous
leader of the Zulu people. Or for those visiting Cape Town, try the Walk to Freedom Tour, which includes a visit to Robben Island – the place where Nelson Mandela was imprisoned for 27 years. Meanwhile, the Apartheid Museum, close to downtown Johannesburg, is a soulful reminder of the triumph of human spirit and democracy.

Delicious cuisine – From traditional comfort food to Michelin-starred dining; a hearty shebeen buffet or a boma beneath a star-strewn African sky, you’ll be spoilt with the choice of great value, mouthwatering South African food. Plus, let’s not forget South Africa’s award-winning wine regions including Stellenbosch and Franschhoek.

It’s breathtaking, it’s captivating, it’s endless… it’s South Africa!

 

Create your South Africa holiday – Cosmopolitan cities, dramatic coastal roads, wonderful wildlife…  why not enjoy them all on your South African holiday?  The suggestions  include some of our favourite resorts across South Africa, but you can change hotels, upgrade your room, or completely change your destination choices as you please. Car hire, rail journeys or an escorted tour; there are plenty of ways to get about.

 

City break: 4* Southern Sun Waterfront, Cape Town – Southern Sun Waterfront is situated within walking distance of the V&A Waterfront, with its vast array of dining options, bars and shops close by. Breathtaking views of Table Mountain, the working harbour, the V&A Waterfront and the city bowl can be enjoyed from all the recently refurbished rooms that are chic and spaciously comfortable. Excellent facilities and a central location make this hotel an ideal base to explore the eclectic Downtown area and the main attractions and sights of Cape Town.  Stay 4 nights with breakfast in a Standard Family Room | Departures 02 – 23 May 2019 | Includes transfers and return flights with South African Airways from London Heathrow, British Airways/South African Airways from Manchester and Glasgow. Prices per person London from £799pp Manchester from £949pp and Glasgow from £939pp

 

Beach break: 5* The Oyster Box, Umhlanga – As one of South Africa’s best-loved and most distinguished luxury seaside hotels, The Oyster Box stands majestically on Umhlanga’s prestigious beachfront, overlooking the iconic lighthouse and staggering views of the Indian Ocean. Conveniently located with direct beach access, a two minute walk from Umhlanga Village, this hotel is steeped in history and offers all the colonial charm and nostalgia of
a bygone era, with modern comfort and amenities, complemented by outstanding service.  Stay 5 nights with breakfast in a Classic Room | Departures 13 – 20 May 2019 | Includes transfers and return flights with South African Airways from London Heathrow, British Airways/South African Airways from Manchester and Glasgow.  Prices per person London from £1,499pp, Manchester from £1,889pp and Glasgow from £1,629pp

 

Cape Town, Garden Route & Safari – This eight night self-drive takes in the very best of South Africa’s Garden Route. On arrival into Cape Town, collect your hire car and make your way to your hotel. Explore the delights of the V&A Waterfront and Table Mountain or take a trip over to Robben Island. Then embark on the Garden Route, heading towards Mossel Bay. The Garden Route is a mix of modern golf courses, ancient forests, secluded artist communities,
modern malls, mountain hideaways and beautiful beaches. Knysna Lagoon is filled with an exciting array of restaurants whilst Port Elizabeth offers stunning beaches and cultural landmarks. End your trip enjoying thrilling game drives seeking the ‘Big Five’ and spend the evenings relaxing with a sundowner, enjoying sounds of bush life

  • 4* Southern Sun Waterfront, Cape Town, 3 nights with breakfast
  • 4* Protea Hotel by Marriott Mossel Bay, 1 night with breakfast
  • 4* Knysna Hollow Country Estate, Knysna, 1 night with breakfast
  • 4* Radisson Blu Port Elizabeth, 1 night with breakfast
  • 4* Main Lodge at Kariega Game Reserve, 2 nights Full Board

8 nights | Departures 07 May – 03 Jun 2019 | Includes return flights with South African Airways from London Heathrow, British Airways/South African Airways from Manchester and Glasgow.  Prices per person London from £1,479pp, Manchester from £1,629pp and Glasgow from £1,599pp.

 

Johannesburg, The Panorama Route & Safari – Spend two nights in the city of Johannesburg, offering many historical areas of interest, plus thriving nightlife and excellent shopping. On day three, your self-drive begins along The Panorama Route, discovering the culturally rich and diverse province of Mpumalanga. Head for Hazyview and enjoy dramatic scenery as you drive towards Long Tom Pass surrounded by fertile valleys. On days four and five, journey highlights include the historic gold mining town of Pilgrimsrest and the spectacular Blyde River Canyon
with a stop at God’s Window. Then, heading for the iconic Kruger National Park, you will enjoy thrilling game drives to spot the ‘Big Five’, sumptuous dining and relaxation.

  • 4* Radisson Blu Sandton, Johannesburg, 2 nights with breakfast
  • 4* Hippo Hollow Country Estate, Hazyview, 1 night with breakfast
  • 4* Blyde River Canyon Lodge, 2 nights with breakfast
  • 5* River Lodge, Kapama Private Game Reserve, 2 nights Full Board

7 nights | Departures 01 – 21 May 2019 | Includes return flights with South African Airways from London Heathrow, British Airways/South African Airways from Manchester and Glasgow.  Prices per person London from £1,729pp,
Manchester from £1,899pp and Glasgow from £1,899pp.

 

Wildlife safaris – The most iconic thing to do in South Africa is of course a safari…

No trip to South Africa would be complete without going in search of the famous ‘Big Five’ – keep your eyes
peeled and cameras ready!

Your safari check list

  • We recommend a minimum stay of two nights and it is advisable to arrive before lunch to
    maximise your game viewing
  • Lightweight casual clothes are advisable for summer months, but it can get chilly in the
    winter, so take lots of layers. It is a good idea to wear neutral coloured clothing and sturdy,
    comfortable walking shoes. Other essentials include insect repellent, a hat, sunscreen,
    sunglasses, binoculars and of course a camera!

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