South Africa holidays
South Africa provides a wealth of
spectacular sights and experiences.
Start with the charm of the Western
Cape, the world-renowned South African
Winelands and the picturesque Garden
Route. Fly to Johannesburg and explore
both old and new aspects of this vibrant
city. Continue through the rugged
scenery of the Panorama Route and
finish with wildlife viewing in the Kruger
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Fly overnight from London to Cape Town with
British Airways. (N)
Arrive into Cape Town and transfer to
Protea Hotel President (or similar) for 4 nights. Spend
the rest of the day at leisure or take optional
Morning at leisure. Afternoon tour of Cape Town
including an ascent up Table Mountain on the
cable-car (weather permitting), the Company
Gardens, the South Africa Museum, the Castle
of Good Hope and the vibrant and arty flea
market in Greenmarket Square. (B)
Full-day tour of Cape Point and the peninsula.
Travel along the Atlantic Seaboard via Sea Point,
Clifton and Camps Bay, stopping at lookout
points along this stunning coastline. Continue
the tour to Hout Bay, Chapman’s Peak, Cape
Point and the Cape of Good Hope Nature
Reserve before lunch (not included). Continue
to Simon’s Town with its charming Victorian
architecture, a naval base and home to a large
penguin colony at Boulders Beach. The final visit
is to Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens, renowned
for its beauty and diversity of Cape flora. (B)
Full-day tour of the Cape Winelands. Drive
through through superb mountain ranges,
vineyards and traditional Cape Dutch
homesteads. Stops include Stellenbosch,
Franschhoek and Paarl (time-permitting) and
includes wine tasting. (B)
Depart Cape Town and travel along Route 62.
Stop at the town of Barrydale, a small town
surrounded by the Langeberg mountain range,
for lunch (not included). Continue to Oudtshoorn
– the ‘feather capital of the world’ – and visit a
working ostrich farm for a guided tour. Stay at
Surval Boutique Hotel for one night. (B, D)
Morning tour of the Cango Caves. Drive to Knysna
and spend some time at leisure at the waterfront,
with its boutique shops, cafes and restaurants.
Continue to The Crags near Plettenberg Bay
and take a cruise up the Keurbooms river. Stay 2
nights at Hog Hollow Country House (or similar)
for a 2-night stay. (B, D)
Morning visit to the Elephant Sanctuary, an
opportunity to touch, feed and photograph the
elephants. After lunch (not included), travel to
Plettenberg Bay for a visit to Birds of Eden, the
largest free-flight bird aviary in the world, with
an opportunity to learn about these fascinating
creatures. The rest of the day is at leisure. (B, D)
Drive along the final leg of the Garden Route to
Tsitsikamma National Park, well-known for its
indigenous high forests and dramatic coastline.
Take a walk along the suspension bridge
across the Storms River mouth gorge, which
offers incredible views. Continue towards Port
Elizabeth and stay overnight at Radisson Blu
Port Elizabeth (or similar). (B)
In the morning fly to Johannesburg and
transfer to Protea Hotel Balalaika (or similar)
for a 2-night stay. Afternoon city tour including
the City Hall, Newtown Cultural Precinct and
Maboneng Precinct. Visit the Ghandi Memorial
and the Carlton Centre for a bird’s-eye view of
Morning visit to Soweto township, the name
itself being an abbreviation for ‘South Western
townships’. It is from here that most of the
struggle was fought against the injustices of the
apartheid regime and there are several sites of
historical importance. Enjoy lunch followed by
a visit to the Apartheid Museum, which tells
the history of 20th-century South Africa,
dominated by the apartheid regime and the
struggles of Nelson Mandela, and others, to
overcome it. (B, L)
Drive to Hazyview via the scenic Panorama
Route with stops along the way for views of
the 33-km-long gorge of the Blyde River
Canyon. Time and weather permitting, stop at
God’s Window before arriving at Perry’s Bridge
Hollow (or similar) for an overnight stay. (B, D)
Drive to the Kruger National Park, the flagship
of the South African national parks. Stay 2
nights at Honeyguide Tented Safari Camp
(or similar) in the Manyeleti Private Reserve.
There are a varying range of activities including
wildlife drives and walks. (B, L, D)
Morning and afternoon wildlife activities. (B, L, D)
Early morning wildlife viewing activity
(dependant on the time available). After
breakfast, transfer to Hoedspruit
airport for your flight to London via
Johannesburg with British Airways. (B)
Early morning arrival. (N)
As per itinerary – B: Breakfast,
L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.
This tour is fully escorted
throughout by a driver-guide from arrival in
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Hog Hollow is approximately 18km (15-20 minute drive) from Plettenberg Bay en route to Port Elizabeth. It is located in a private nature reserve, on the edge of an indigenous forest, with views of the surrounding valleys and mountains.
The 15 suites have a private deck that overlooks the indigenous Tsistikama forest as well as the 70 hectares of protected land owned by the property. The suites are comfortably appointed including king size beds, fireplaces and hammocks. Decorated in soft earthy tones and adorned with handcrafted artefacts the suites have a distinct African feel. Whilst rooms have mini bars and hi-fis they do not have TVs or telephones.
In the main house there are three lounge areas, a bar area, a reading room and a large dining room. Dining is communal and is a set 4-course meal. Acquaint yourself with other guests over a pre-dinner drink or for those who do not...
Deep in the heart of the untamed bushveld of the Manyeleti Game Reserve, adjacent to the Kruger National Park, Honeyguide Khoka Moya Camp offers a quiet escape. Accommodation is in 11 comfortable, raised thatch en-suite chalets, and facilities include ceiling fans, 24 hour coffee station at the Boma, babysitting service, laundry, safety deposit boxes, airstrip, undercover parking, swimming pool, walking trails and curio...
Perry's Bridge Hollow is a modern, colonial-style hotel on the outskirts of Hazyview, just minutes from Kruger National Park. Also close by are other highlights of the region such as Blyde River Canyon, Pilgrim's Rest, God's Window and Bourke's Luck Pothole. The hotel offers 31 rooms and three family suites in a beautiful indigenous garden setting, each with indoor and outdoor showers. Facilities include a swimming pool and three restaurants where cocktails are served to enhance the dining experience. The trading post not far from the hotel offers guests a unique shopping and dining experience with a variety of shops and...
President Hotel is located at Bantry Bay, an ideal location to explore the stunning beaches at Clifton. The hotel offers sweeping views of the Atlantic Ocean and Lion's Head mountain from the cocktail bar and there is also an infinity pool to relax in. The hotel's restaurant is in a casual setting and offers both a la carte and buffet options.
Features: 349 rooms, infinity pool, restaurant, terrace, curio shop, gym, spa.
Room amentities: Air conditioning, flat-screen TV, self-catering kitchenettes, tea & coffee facilities, minibar, safe, en suite...
Protea Hotel Balalaika Sandton is a tranquil oasis located in the Gauteng area north of Johannesburg, the main business and entertainment hub. All rooms are decorated in English country style, featuring bright colours and large windows. The hotel has several bars and lounges and two restaurants, including one specialising in South African beef.
Features: 330 rooms, Wi-Fi, 2 swimming pools, sauna, garden, 2 restaurants, bar, gym, coffee shop, terrace, parking.
Room amenities: Air conditioning, hairdryer, satellite TV, tea & coffee facilities, en suite...
The Radisson Blu Hotel is situated on Marine Drive, in the upmarket suburb of Summerstrand. All 173 rooms have sweeping views of the Indian Ocean as well as free high-speed broadband wireless Internet, direct dial phones with voice mail, mini-bar and coffee making facilities, satellite television, individual air conditioners, safe and hair dryer. The exclusive Business Class rooms include a Nespresso coffee-making machine, luxury bathrobe, slippers and a daily newspaper, delivered to your room. The hotel is just 300m away from 2 family friendly Blue Flag beaches. The bustling Board Walk Casino and Entertainment complex as well as Bayworld (which houses an oceanarium, snake and crocodile park and fascinating museum) are also situated within walking distance. A world-class golf course is just a 5-minute drive away and the famous luxury safari lodges are a mere hour's drive...
Situated at the foot of the majestic Swartberg Mountain range (a Unesco world heritage site), 4.5 km outside Oudtshoorn in the Klein Karoo, Surval Boutique Olive Estate offers panoramic views of the surrounding mountains and the Schoemanshoek valley. There are 16 stylish rooms in a serene farm setting, ranging from the comfortable honeymoon suite, superior and standard rooms to friendly family rooms, and single rooms for the solo traveller. There is an elegant fine dining restaurant, Su Casa (your home), as well as a bistro menu inspired by the produce of the local Klein Karoo region, complemented by international flair and a comprehensive wine...
Regional air connections are available from within the UK. Please contact your travel consultant for current prices from your nearest city.
We can also arrange flights from overseas, simply give us a call to find out more.
If you choose to take the tour without flights arranged through Cox & Kings, please contact one of our travel consultants prior to booking the flights to ensure that you are aware of the tour timings and all the implications of not booking through us. We strongly advise you not to book flights independently of Cox & Kings if significant charges would apply in case of cancellation.
Flight details may be subject to change prior to departure.
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Cape Town is considered to be one of the most beautiful cities in the world, offering a...
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Oudtshoorn is situated in the Klein Karoo, 55 km from the coastal town of George. The...