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Special Departure: Welcome to South Africa - Whale Watching

11 September 2017; 10 September 2018, 11 days | Holiday ref: LESAW

On this special date your tour will be extended by 1 night, allowing time for a visit to Hermanus - recognised by the World Wildlife Fund as one of the best whale watching destinations in the world.

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The perfect mix of exploration and relaxation, you’ll see animals in their natural habitats, mountains, gardens and coastlines like no other and find out why this region is famed for its wine.

Touring

10 Days from £1,899

Was from £2,199

May 2017 - Nov 2018 Departures

Overview

What's included

  • Return flights from Heathrow with British Airways
  • 7 nights in 3-star hotels plus 2 nights in flight
  • 10 meals: 7 breakfasts, 3 dinners
  • Experienced Local Guide
  • Overseas transfers and other transportation
  • Porterage

Included holiday highlights

  • Tour of Cape Town and visit to Table Mountain (weather permitting)
  • Cape Peninsula and Cape Point
  • See the penguins at Boulders Beach
  • Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens
  • Cellar tour and tasting at the winelands of Stellenbosch
  • Morning game drive in Kruger National Park
  • Drive the scenic Panorama Route

Itinerary

Depart on your scheduled overnight flight to Cape Town.

You’ll waste no time in discovering this beautiful city with an orientation tour en route to your hotel. You’ll be introduced to some of the city’s many attractions, whetting your appetite for the days ahead. If the weather is good enough, perhaps take the opportunity to go up Table Mountain.

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.

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.


Then maybe treat yourself to afternoon tea at the delightful Mount Nelson Hotel. The Victoria and Alfred Waterfront is another option and 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.

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.

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

South Africa’s largest game reserve, Kruger is home to the Big Five – lion, elephant, buffalo, leopard and rhino. 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! There is the option to take another game drive this afternoon. Alternatively, you can return to your hotel to relax.

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

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.

You’ll arrive in the UK today.

Optional Excursions

Experience even more of your destination by adding one or more optional excursions to your holiday before you set off. Right now is the perfect opportunity to do that – with everything booked and paid for you’ll have even more to get excited about and all you’ll need to think about while you’re away is having a great time.

By the way - look out for ‘Optional Excursion Packages’. For some holidays we’ve grouped a selection of excursions into a package which means you can make a saving when you book in advance.

Prices shown may vary according to departure date and are subject to change.  The full range of excursions will be detailed in your holiday information pack, sent approximately 15 weeks prior to departure.

South Africa - Mount Nelson Afternoon Tea - Prebookable Only

South Africa - Mount Nelson Afternoon Tea - Prebookable Only

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Enjoy a few hours of sheer indulgence with an afternoon tea at Cape Town’s prestigious Mount Nelson Hotel. A tradition that dates back to the city’s colonial heritage, afternoon tea is a much-loved pastime in South Africa and the Mount Nelson is considered the finest place in the city to experience it. The world-renowned afternoon tea buffet is set in the elegant lounge overlooking the garden. Enjoy the sumptous selection of savoury and sweet delights. No visit to Cape Town is complete without tea at the Mount Nelson Hotel.

Afternoon Excursion - An opportunity not to be missed – Minimal walking

Accommodation

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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.
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.

Sun Square Hotel

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Dates and Prices

Departing from

Departure date

Duration

Was

Now

Status

 

London (Heathrow)

Monday 01 May 2017

10 Days

£1,999

Available

Outbound
British Airways

Monday 01 May 2017

Departs

21:30 London (Heathrow)

Arrives

10:00 Cape Town (Intl)

Operated by

British Airways

Inbound
British Airways - BA

Tuesday 09 May 2017

Departs

19:20 Johannesburg (O R Tambo)

Arrives

05:30 London (Heathrow)

Operated by

British Airways

London (Heathrow)

Monday 16 October 2017

10 Days

£2,439

£2,339

Available

Outbound
British Airways

Monday 16 October 2017

Departs

21:35 London (Heathrow)

Arrives

10:00 Cape Town (Intl)

Operated by

British Airways

Inbound
British Airways - BA

Tuesday 24 October 2017

Departs

19:20 Johannesburg (O R Tambo)

Arrives

05:30 London (Heathrow)

Operated by

British Airways

London (Heathrow)

Monday 13 November 2017

10 Days

£2,439

£2,339

Available

Outbound
British Airways

Monday 13 November 2017

Departs

21:35 London (Heathrow)

Arrives

11:05 Cape Town (Intl)

Operated by

British Airways

Inbound
British Airways - BA

Tuesday 21 November 2017

Departs

20:20 Johannesburg (O R Tambo)

Arrives

05:25 London (Heathrow)

Operated by

British Airways

London (Heathrow)

Monday 19 February 2018

10 Days

£1,999

Available

Outbound
British Airways

Monday 19 February 2018

Departs

21:35 London (Heathrow)

Arrives

10:00 Cape Town (Intl)

Operated by

British Airways

Inbound
British Airways - BA

Tuesday 27 February 2018

Departs

19:20 Johannesburg (O R Tambo)

Arrives

05:30 London (Heathrow)

Operated by

British Airways

London (Heathrow)

Monday 30 April 2018

10 Days

£1,899

Available

Outbound
British Airways

Monday 30 April 2018

Departs

21:35 London (Heathrow)

Arrives

10:00 Cape Town (Intl)

Operated by

British Airways

Inbound
British Airways - BA

Tuesday 08 May 2018

Departs

19:20 Johannesburg (O R Tambo)

Arrives

05:30 London (Heathrow)

Operated by

British Airways

London (Heathrow)

Monday 15 October 2018

10 Days

£2,199

£2,099

Available

Outbound
British Airways

Monday 15 October 2018

Departs

21:35 London (Heathrow)

Arrives

10:00 Cape Town (Intl)

Operated by

British Airways

Inbound
British Airways - BA

Tuesday 23 October 2018

Departs

19:20 Johannesburg (O R Tambo)

Arrives

05:30 London (Heathrow)

Operated by

British Airways

London (Heathrow)

Monday 12 November 2018

10 Days

£2,199

Available

Outbound
British Airways

Monday 12 November 2018

Departs

21:35 London (Heathrow)

Arrives

10:00 Cape Town (Intl)

Operated by

British Airways

Inbound
British Airways - BA

Tuesday 20 November 2018

Departs

19:20 Johannesburg (O R Tambo)

Arrives

05:30 London (Heathrow)

Operated by

British Airways

Add-on

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 with Victoria Falls Add-on

Extend your holiday to 14 days from £1,299

May 2017 - Nov 2018 Departures
Extend your holiday for a further 4 nights with 1 night in Johannesburg before flying to Livingstone in Zambia for 3 nights. Enjoy a sunset cruise along the Zambezi River, with the chance of seeing elephants and giraffes. The next day, enjoy a guided tour of the famous Victoria Falls. Many optional activities are available including a full day safari in Chobe National Park, Botswana. Accommodation is on a bed and breakfast basis. You will have the services of a local representative.