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South Africa

The Best of South Africa

12 NIGHTS FROM £5,150 per person

Spend time in spellbinding South Africa, enjoying a tailor-made tour filled with wildlife encounters, cultural excursions and immersive safari activities. Begin your journey in the cosmopolitan Cape Town, sample South African grapes in the Cape Winelands and experience sensational safaris in game reserves adjacent to the mighty Kruger National Park.

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Explore the colourful streets of one of Cape Town’s most distinctive neighbourhoods Bo-Kaap, as well as the historic Company’s Garden, home to the South African Museum

Excite your taste buds at Chef’s Table Cape Town, a boutique and intimate dinner hosted by Chef Santi Louzán in his loft-style apartment

Hike Cape Point on the Cape Peninsula, following trails to spot shipwrecks and an array of wildlife

Discover some of Franschhoek Valley’s best boutique wine farms and galleries with specialist art and wine guide, Dominic Dear

Authentic Experience

Just south of Cape Town, meet the unique Boulders Beach penguins in the picturesque village of Simon’s Town. Head to a secret beach accessible only to the locals with a specialist guide, to spot the famous colony that have settled here since 1985, getting a unique perspective by snorkelling and stand-up paddle boarding in rock pools close by.

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TOUR DETAILS

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    DAY 2-6 DETAILS ACCOMMODATION

    Begin your South African adventure in scenic Cape Town with a four-night stay at One&Only Cape Town, ideally located on V&A Waterfront. The following day begins with a must-do cable car ride to the top of colossal Table Mountain – a true emblem of the ‘Mother City’  – before taking in the historical sites of Company’s Garden, Green Market Square and St George’s Cathedral, and exploring the 17th century houses, cobble stone streets, Muslim shrines and beautiful mosques of Bo-Kaap. At the end of the day, you are invited into renowned Chef Santi Louzán’s home in the heart of the city for a seven-course dinner at Chef’s Table Cape Town, a shared social table concept where each course is paired with a matching wine. Spend the following day in the Cape Peninsula, exploring the surf and skate culture of Muizenber, meeting the resident seals and fishing folk in Kalk Bay, and stand up paddle-boarding, kayaking or walking with the penguins at Boulders Beach, accompanied by your specialist guide.

    TRANSFERS

    Take a private car transfer to Mont Rochelle, Franschhoek.

    One&Only Cape Townkeyboard_arrow_right
    • Type: Luxury Hotel
    • Summary: Indulge in some of One&Only's generous hospitality
    • Feature: All guest rooms enjoy iconic views of Table Mountain
    • Rooms: 91 rooms & suites in Marina Rise + 40 Island rooms & suites
    • Location: Cape Town, South Africa
    • Star rating: 5 Star
    MEAL BASIS

    Breakfast

    DAY 6-8 DETAILS ACCOMMODATION

    An easy drive from Cape Town, your next destination is the Winelands, where you will stay at Sir Richard Branson’s magnificent Mont Rochelle for two nights. Spend your time exploring vineyards, elegant Cape Dutch estates and quaint towns, and of course the finer things in life at some of the world’s most exquisite restaurants with award-winning wine offerings. A highlight during your time here is discovering six of Franschhoek Valley’s best boutique wine farms and galleries, with specialist art and wine guide, Dominic Dear.

    TRANSFERS

    Take a private car transfer to Cape Town Airport for your flight to Hoedspruit Airport. From here, take a private car transfer to Saseka Tented Camp, Thornybush Game Reserve.

    Mont Rochellekeyboard_arrow_right
    • Type: Boutique Hotel
    • Summary: Clever design means each guest room is hidden away
    • Feature: Vineyard tours and private wine-tasting are a highlight
    • Rooms: 22 rooms & suites
    • Location: Franschhoek, Cape Winelands, South Africa
    • Star rating: 5 Star
    MEAL BASIS

    Breakfast

    DAY 8-10 DETAILS ACCOMMODATION

    Adjacent to the Greater Kruger National Park and within the famous Thornybush Nature Reserve, join expert guides as you head out from Saseka Tented Camp on unforgettable twice-daily game drives in state-of-the-art vehicles, in search of the ‘Big Five’ – leopard, lion, buffalo, elephant and rhino.

    TRANSFERS

    Take a private car transfer to MalaMala Main Camp, MalaMala Game Reserve.

    Saseka Tented Camp
    • Summary: A luxurious camp in a ‘Big Five’ nature reserve
    • Feature: Elevated decks provide the ultimate wildlife-watching experience
    • Rooms: 8 luxury tents
    MEAL BASIS

    All Inclusive

    DAY 10-12 DETAILS ACCOMMODATION

    Among South Africa’s top game-viewing destinations, MalaMala Game Reserve covers over 30,000 acres and lies between the Kruger National Park and the Sabi Sand Reserve. Stay at MalaMala Main Camp for two nights and savour highly exclusive early morning and afternoon game drives, where vehicles are limited to only six guests. On return to camp, continue your wildlife watch from the large wooden safari deck in the shade of a Jackalberry Tree, overlooking the wildlife-rich Sand River.

    TRANSFERS

    Take a private car transfer to Skukuza airport for your flight to Johannesburg. From here, fly to the UK.

    MalaMala Main Camp
    • Summary: An unfenced oasis surrounded by wildlife
    • Feature: Sip well-deserved sundowners in the iconic Buffalo Bar
    • Rooms: 19 rooms & suites
    MEAL BASIS

    All Inclusive

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DAY 2-6ACCOMMODATION
Cape Town, South Africa

Begin your South African adventure in scenic Cape Town with a four-night stay at One&Only Cape Town, ideally located on V&A Waterfront. The following day begins with a must-do cable car ride to the top of colossal Table Mountain – a true emblem of the ‘Mother City’  – before taking in the historical sites of Company’s Garden, Green Market Square and St George’s Cathedral, and exploring the 17th century houses, cobble stone streets, Muslim shrines and beautiful mosques of Bo-Kaap. At the end of the day, you are invited into renowned Chef Santi Louzán’s home in the heart of the city for a seven-course dinner at Chef’s Table Cape Town, a shared social table concept where each course is paired with a matching wine. Spend the following day in the Cape Peninsula, exploring the surf and skate culture of Muizenber, meeting the resident seals and fishing folk in Kalk Bay, and stand up paddle-boarding, kayaking or walking with the penguins at Boulders Beach, accompanied by your specialist guide.

TRANSFERS

Take a private car transfer to Mont Rochelle, Franschhoek.

One&Only Cape Townkeyboard_arrow_right
  • Type: Luxury Hotel
  • Summary: Indulge in some of One&Only's generous hospitality
  • Feature: All guest rooms enjoy iconic views of Table Mountain
  • Rooms: 91 rooms & suites in Marina Rise + 40 Island rooms & suites
  • Location: Cape Town, South Africa
  • Star rating: 5 Star
MEAL BASIS

Breakfast

DAY 6-8ACCOMMODATION
Cape Winelands, South Africa

An easy drive from Cape Town, your next destination is the Winelands, where you will stay at Sir Richard Branson’s magnificent Mont Rochelle for two nights. Spend your time exploring vineyards, elegant Cape Dutch estates and quaint towns, and of course the finer things in life at some of the world’s most exquisite restaurants with award-winning wine offerings. A highlight during your time here is discovering six of Franschhoek Valley’s best boutique wine farms and galleries, with specialist art and wine guide, Dominic Dear.

TRANSFERS

Take a private car transfer to Cape Town Airport for your flight to Hoedspruit Airport. From here, take a private car transfer to Saseka Tented Camp, Thornybush Game Reserve.

Mont Rochellekeyboard_arrow_right
  • Type: Boutique Hotel
  • Summary: Clever design means each guest room is hidden away
  • Feature: Vineyard tours and private wine-tasting are a highlight
  • Rooms: 22 rooms & suites
  • Location: Franschhoek, Cape Winelands, South Africa
  • Star rating: 5 Star
MEAL BASIS

Breakfast

DAY 8-10ACCOMMODATION
Thornybush Game Reserve, South Africa

Adjacent to the Greater Kruger National Park and within the famous Thornybush Nature Reserve, join expert guides as you head out from Saseka Tented Camp on unforgettable twice-daily game drives in state-of-the-art vehicles, in search of the ‘Big Five’ – leopard, lion, buffalo, elephant and rhino.

TRANSFERS

Take a private car transfer to MalaMala Main Camp, MalaMala Game Reserve.

Saseka Tented Camp
  • Summary: A luxurious camp in a ‘Big Five’ nature reserve
  • Feature: Elevated decks provide the ultimate wildlife-watching experience
  • Rooms: 8 luxury tents
MEAL BASIS

All Inclusive

DAY 10-12ACCOMMODATION
MalaMala Game Reserve

Among South Africa’s top game-viewing destinations, MalaMala Game Reserve covers over 30,000 acres and lies between the Kruger National Park and the Sabi Sand Reserve. Stay at MalaMala Main Camp for two nights and savour highly exclusive early morning and afternoon game drives, where vehicles are limited to only six guests. On return to camp, continue your wildlife watch from the large wooden safari deck in the shade of a Jackalberry Tree, overlooking the wildlife-rich Sand River.

TRANSFERS

Take a private car transfer to Skukuza airport for your flight to Johannesburg. From here, fly to the UK.

MalaMala Main Camp
  • Summary: An unfenced oasis surrounded by wildlife
  • Feature: Sip well-deserved sundowners in the iconic Buffalo Bar
  • Rooms: 19 rooms & suites
MEAL BASIS

All Inclusive

DAY ACCOMMODATION

TRANSFERS

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TOUR EXCURSIONS

Cape Town and Table Mountain
Full Day Tour

The beating heart of South Africa, Cape Town is action-packed, and well worth exploring. Take a cable car to the top of Table Mountain, followed by a short hike, which will allow you to admire the incredible panoramas with a coffee in hand, away from the crowds. Following your descent, wander through the inner city and discover historical sites including Company’s Garden, Green Market Square and St George’s Cathedral. Continue your adventure in Bo-Kaap, with its brightly coloured 17th century houses and cobble stone streets, before ending your day mingling with locals at a rooftop bar or beach club, with sundowners in hand.

Cape Peninsula - Active Adventures
Full Day Tour

A complete contrast to the cosmopolitan city, the Cape Peninsula is bursting with national parks, seaside villages and fishing harbours. Your first stop is Muizenberg’s Surfers Corner, where you’ll immerse yourself in South Africa’s blossoming surf culture, before heading to Kalk Bay to meet the colourful fishing folk in their working harbour. You’ll then head to Simon’s town to a secret beach, where you may bump into a penguin or two! Hit the water for snorkelling or stand-up paddle boarding to get a unique viewpoint on these cheeky creatures (weather permitting). Following your Cape Point visit, hike through Table Mountain National Park to spot species including baboons, tortoises and mountain zebra, before rounding off your day with beer-tasting at a local surfer’s hangout.

Franschhoek Valley Boutique Art & Wine
Full Day Tour

Uncover the very best of Franschhoek’s boutique wine farms and galleries alongside specialist art and wine guide, Dominic Dear. Visit three, exclusive farms to sample their classic whites and full-bodied reds, before attending some of the region’s impressive art galleries. Grande Provence has an extensive selection of artwork along with a renowned sculpture garden, while La Motte plays permanent host to the heritage collection of Jacob Hendrik Pierneef. You’ll also visit Leeu Estates’ vast vineyards, home to life-sized bronze sculptures by Angus Taylor, Deborah Bell, Dylan Lewis and Otto du Plessis.

South African Panorama Walking Tour
Full Day Tour

Following a private transfer from your accommodation, head up the Abel Eramus Pass and through the Strydom Tunnel, climbing the Drakensberg escarpment out of the Low Veld. Your first stop will be the views of the 3 Rondawels, while another short trip down the winding road will see you arrive at another vantage point, where you can enjoy a stop for coffee and pastries. Following your refreshments, take a drive to a beautiful private farm for a relaxed 5km hike to the Farm Falls. Upon arrival, take a dip in the pool before returning to the bush kitchen for a hearty lunch (additional cost) on the riverbank.

BEST TIME TO TRAVEL

Due to regional climates and wildlife behaviours, South Africa can be enjoyed all year round. The Cape is warm and dry between November and February, when the north is wetter – and great for birding. May to September is generally best for game.

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12 NIGHTS FROM £5,150 per person

Price based upon economy flights from London, transfers, UK airport lounge passes and meals and excursions as specified.

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