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South Africa

The size of France and Spain combined, South Africa is brilliantly diverse. It would be almost impossible to not find something you love to do here. From South Africa safaris, wine-tasting and whale watching to historic battlefield explorations, beach flopping and shopping, this one-stop-holiday-bonanza is definitely a crowd pleaser. 

See a selection of our suggested itineraries below and contact our Africa travel specialist, Chris Evans, to arrange your tailor-made South Africa safari on: +44 (0)1242 787 806.

A South Africa Riding Safari 〜 10 days

South Africa riding safari

Immerse yourself in an active 10 day riding safari in the South African Waterberg Biosphere Reserve. Daily riding is interspersed with cultural visits, a game drive, starlit dinners and plentiful wildlife. Can be tailored to suit all levels of riding expertise. From £1,985 / $3,329 per person based on two people sharing a luxury chalet / one person in a standard room (no single supplement).

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HIGHLIGHTS
  • Daily riding 
  • 2 nights at a remote luxury camp
  • Exhilarating activities including cattle mustering and polocrosse

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South Africa - Mandela Landscapes 〜 7 days

Join expert guide, Rob Prentis on one of National Geographic Traveler's Tours of a Lifetime - a journey into South Africa's fascinating cultural heritage. Visit some of the sites associated with former President, Nelson Mandela and meet local Xhosa villagers, traditional healers and missionary families. You will leave South Africa with a deep understanding of this very special country. From £2,907 / $4,870

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Highlights
  • Enjoying a traditional Xhosa meal in the village where Madiba grew up.
  • Meeting a traditional Sangoma healer and learning about Xhosa customs.
  • Game watching at Samara Private Game Reserve.

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South Africa Family Holiday 〜 13 days

South Africa Safari - Family Safari

Feed ostrich and search for semi-precious stones in Cape Town; meander along the famous Garden Route to Grootbos, where children may explore rock pools and watch out for whales. At Plettenberg Bay, visit animal sanctuaries and explore the sandy beaches and, finally, seek the Big Five in the Kwande Private Game Reserve. From £2,481 / $3,969

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Highlights
  • Penguin-spotting on the sandy beaches around Cape Town.
  • Whale watching at Walker Bay.
  • Watching your children's faces as they spot their first elephant in its natural habitat.

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Gourmet South Africa 〜 8 days

This gastronomic sensation is not to missed. Incredible value for money with exquisite fine dining and wines. Explore four of South Africa's premier wine regions whilst indulging in what can only be described as the most tantalising restaurants and vineyards in South Africa. From £4,895 / $7,945 per person based on two people sharing a twin/double room.

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Highlights:
  • Visits to some of the most prestigious wine estates in South Africa
  • Cape Town, the Winelands & Hermanus 
  • Wine tasting in Constantia, Franschhoek, Stellenbosch & the Overberg
  • World class dining

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Off the Beaten Track in South Africa 〜 19 days

South Africa Safari - Off the Beaten Track

Explore the history and natural wonders of South Africa. This journey goes to the KwaZulu Natal battlefields, explores the Phinda Private Game Reserve and the Southern Drakensberg region. A stay at the Samara Private Game Reserve sees game drives to see cheetah, white rhino and the secretive aardvark. Enjoy South African oenological and culinary delights. From £6,384 / $10,214

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Highlights
  • Listening to tales of historic Zulu Battles at Rorke's Drift.
  • Tracking cheetah on foot at the Samara Private Game Reserve.
  • Exploring the remote beaches, forests and lagoons of Plettenberg Bay.

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South Africa in Style 〜 12 days

South Africa Safari - In Style

Staying at some of the finest lodges and hotels in Africa, explore the Kalahari at Tswalu, look out over the Atlantic Ocean from The Silo, sip fine wine and enjoy African gastronomy in the food and wine capital of Franschhoek. Finally, stay at Singita Boulders Lodge and view the Big Five in the best game viewing area in South Africa, the Sabi Sand Game Reserve. From £7,862 / $12,579

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Highlights
  • Spotting Black Rhino and black-maned lion in the Kalahari.
  • Spotting the Big Five on safari in the Kruger National Park.
  • Watching whales and penguins on the Cape.

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A South Africa Safari & Spa Adventure 〜 12 days

Indulge in a programme of wellbeing at the Karkloof Safari Spa, one of Africa's best holistic spa destinations, where treatments are available 11 hours daily. Continue to &Beyond Phinda Game Reserve, where the Big Five are regularly spotted and you may watch as monkeys, zebra and warthogs visit a waterhole each morning and evening. From £6,945 / $11,244

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  • Relaxing, re-energising and detoxifying with daily therapies and treatments at Karkloof Safari Spa.
  • Exploring the bushveldt of KwaZulu Natal by 4X4 and on foot.

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Rhino Notching in KwaZulu Natal 〜 5 days

With the spotlight increasingly on the plight of the endangered rhino, this is your opportunity to view observe some of the measures being taken to protect this magnificent creature and ensure its future. Take part in rhino notching in the Zululand bushveld, enjoy game drives, canoeing trips and exquisite lodges in the Phinda Game Reserve.

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Highlights
  • Getting up close to a black rhino
  • Canoeing along the Mzinene River
  • Taking in the views of the Ubombo  Mountain range from Phinda Mountain Lodge
  • Observing the forest life from a unique Zulu Zen lodge 

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From the Cape to Cairo by Air 〜 20 days

The ultimate flying safari - this journey longitudinally traverses a whole continent, two tropics and the equator experiencing nine unique African countries and taking in such iconic sights as Table Mountain, the Namib Desert, the Okavango Delta, the Victoria Falls, the Serengeti, Lake Natron, the Great Rift Valley, the Blue Nile Falls and the Pyramids of Egypt.

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Highlights
  • Waking in Namibia's desert and falling asleep in the wetlands of Botswana's Okavango Delta.
  • Flying over Zambia's Victoria Falls.
  • Exploring the Serengeti National Park.
  • Flying over the Pyramids of Giza.

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