Welcome to South Africa - Whale-Watching Special Departure

11 Days from £2,799

This is the perfect introduction to South Africa. Discover Capetown and its surrounds before enjoying a game drive in Kruger National Park.

Departure from: Sep 2019 - Sep 2019


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  • Return flights from Heathrow with British Airways
  • 8 nights in 3-star hotels plus 2 nights in flight
  • 11 meals: 8 breakfasts, 3 dinners 
  • Specialist Local Guide
  • Overseas transfers and other transportation
  • Porterage​

Included holiday highlights

    • Cape Town tour and Table Mountain
    • Cape Peninsula and Cape Point
    • See the penguins at Boulders Beach
    • Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens
    • Stellenbosch winelands cellar tour and tasting
    • Game drive in Kruger National Park
    • Drive the scenic Panorama Route​
    • Whale watching in Hermanus

Your Itinerary


Day 1 UK/Cape Town

​Depart on your overnight flight to Cape Town​.

Day 2 Cape Town

You'll waste no time in discovering this beautiful city with an orientation tour en route to your hotel. Set on the shores of the Atlantic, with Table Mountain as a backdrop, Cape Town is set in a spectacular location and you'll take in fabulous views as we approach it. We'll introduce you to some of the city's many attractions, whetting your appetite for the days ahead, and if the weather is good enough, perhaps you'll take the opportunity to go up Table Mountain. On some days the top of the mountain is shrouded by clouds, a natural phenomenon known as the tablecloth. It's a beautiful sight, but don't worry if it means the cable car is closed, you'll have an opportunity to return at your leisure on day 4.

Day 3 Cape Peninsula

​Not far from the city you'll find the Cape Peninsula – the southernmost tip of South Africa. Passing Hout Bay, you'll travel along Chapman's Peak Drive, a spectacular, winding coastal route, towards Cape Point Nature Reserve and Cape Point. A visit to the lighthouse here is recommended, either via the steps, or the funicular. The views are spectacular! Lunch in Simon's Town is followed by a visit to Boulder's Beach where a colony of endangered penguins reside. Then Fish Hoek and Muizenberg lead you on to the famous botanical gardens of Kirstenbosch before you head back to Cape Town.

Day 4 Cape Town

​You'll have some free time today to explore this beautiful city further, or relax at your leisure. The mix of Indonesian, Dutch, French, English and German influences on the city make it a delight to explore. Admire the different architectural styles as you wander through the cobbled streets. The Victoria and Alfred Waterfront is  one of the city's most popular destinations. Set in the heart of Cape Town's working harbour and with a backdrop of mountains and the sea, the waterfront is a hive of activity and the perfect spot for a bit of people-watching over a coffee.

Day 5 Stellenbosch

​Made famous for its wines, Stellenbosch and its surrounding winelands are a must for any visitor to this region. The second-oldest town in South Africa, Stellenbosch is surrounded by the Stellenbosch mountains and occupies a beautiful position in the Jonkershoek River Valley. You'll be taken on a tour of the winelands where you'll discover more about the history of the area and the production of wine before getting to sample some for yourself​.

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 Johannesburg

​Transfer to the airport for your flight to Johannesburg. You'll then head to your base for the next three nights, Kruger National Park.  There is time this afternoon to relax at your hotel.​

Day 8 Kruger National Park

South Africa's largest game reserve, Kruger is home to the Big Five – lion, elephant, buffalo, leopard and rhino, along with many other animals and birds. Your included morning game drive will be the perfect chance to spot some of these amazing creatures, so keep your eyes peeled and your camera ready! You'll travel in an open safari vehicle with an expert guide who will talk to other drivers and track down the best wildlife sightings - it's a wonderful way to experience the African wilderness.
There is the option to take another game drive this afternoon. Alternatively, you can return to your hotel to relax.

Day 9 Kruger National Park

​You have yet more chances to see nature at its finest with further optional game drives today. Alternatively, you could relax at your hotel.​

Day 10 Panorama Route/UK

​More amazing sights await today as you travel towards Johannesburg along the stunning Panorama Route. You'll visit Bourke's Luck Potholes – a collection of cylindrical red and yellow rock formations created by the meeting of the Blyde and Treur Rivers, the Three Rondavels – huge swirls of colourful dolomite rock that rise upwards – and God's Window, which offers arguably the best views along the route. Keep a lookout for some incredible wildlife in this area too, including monkeys, baboons and bushbabies. You'll arrive in Johannesburg late this afternoon and transfer to the airport for your scheduled overnight flight to the UK.​

Day 11 UK

​You'll arrive in the UK today​.


Every hotel you will stay in on your holiday is hand-picked by us. We relish the challenge of finding the right accommodation for each and every tour, whether it's chosen for its location, its facilities or its downright quirkiness.


Day 2 - 4 :

SunSquare Cape Town Gardens
Sun Square Hotel is located at the base of Table Mountain. Room facilities include free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, desks and tea/ coffee-making facilities. Other hotel amenities include restaurant and a bar, outdoor swimming pool and a gym.

Day 5 :

NH Cape Town The Lord Charles
Classically-styled rooms feature free Wi-Fi, satellite TV, and tea and coffee-making facilities. Dining options include 2 restaurants, a pub and a lounge with a fireplace. Other amenities include a spa, 2 outdoor pools, a hot tub and an exercise room, as well as 3 tennis courts and an outdoor chess board.

Day 6 :

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.

Day 7 - 9 :

Sabi River Sun Resort
Located in close proximity to the Kruger National Park, The Sabi River Sun is comfortable and homely, enhanced by spectacular views, a rich natural heritage, and abundant wildlife. Standard rooms have two double beds and an en-suite bathroom. Amenities in each of these rooms include air-conditioning, flat screen television, tea and coffee making facilities and free WiFi. Other amenities include 5 outdoor pools, a casual restaurant and a cocktail bar, as well as an 18-hole golf course and a spa offering massages for a fee.

Dates and Prices

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9 days

Tuesday 10 September 2019



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MON 09 SEP 19

London (Heathrow)



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Monday 09 September 2019


21:40 London (Heathrow)


10:10 Cape Town (Intl)

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Wednesday 18 September 2019


19:20 Johannesburg (O R Tambo)


05:30 London (Heathrow)

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British Airways

Prices are based on twin occupancy of a double or twin bedded room. Single occupancy supplements will apply. Travelsphere have made every effort to ensure the accuracy of the hotel images provided on this website and images of room types displayed may vary to those offered on your tour. Therefore due to the possibility of inadvertent errors we do not guarantee their accuracy. Hotels, airlines used and flight times are subject to change and will be confirmed in your final documents.


Take the opportunity to maximise your travel experience and extend your holiday with an add-on. The number of days shown is inclusive of the main tour and the price shown is in addition to the cost of the main tour:

Welcome to South Africa Whale - Watching Special Departure with Victoria Falls Add-on

Extend your holiday to 15 days from £1,199

Sep 2019 - Sep 2019 Departures

​Visit the awesome Victoria Falls where you'll enjoy a sunset cruise along the Zambezi River and a guided tour of the Victoria Falls. 

Your add-on includes

  • Overseas transfers and other transportation
  • 4 nights' accommodation on a bed-and-breakfast basis, 1 night in Johannesburg, and 3 nights at the Avani Victoria Falls Resort.
  • Services of a local representative​

Your hotel - You will stay in the Avani Victoria Falls Resort, the falls are a short walk away, and hotel facilities include an outdoor swimming pool, two restaurants and a garden. Guest rooms are air conditioned, and feature TV, minibar, tea/coffee making facilities and free wi-fi. 

Day 11 Livingstone

Transfer to the airport for your flight to Livingstone, Zambia. On arrival, transfer to your hotel where three nights' accommodation has been reserved on a bed and breakfast basis.

Day 12 Livingstone

To ensure that you experience the most that Zambia has to offer, we have included a guided tour of Victoria Falls from the Zambian side where you will be able to marvel at the mighty magnificence of the falls. Then this afternoon we include a tranquil cruise along the Zambezi River.

Day 13 Livingstone

The Avani Victoria Falls Resort is situated on the banks of the Zambezi with direct views towards the Victoria Falls. Today is at leisure, so why not relax by the pool and soak up the sunshine and enjoy these beautiful surroundings. Alternatively, you may wish to join one of the optional excursions that are available so that you can experience more of what Zambia has to offer.

Day 14 Livingstone/UK

Transfer to Livingstone airport for your flight back to Johannesburg to connect with your onward flight to the UK.

Day 15 UK

Arrival back to the UK