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 adjacent to the Greater Kruger
National Park in a private reserve.
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Fly overnight from London (regional connections
available) to Cape Town with British Airways. (N)
Arrive into Cape Town and transfer to President
Hotel (or similar) for 4 nights in a sea-facing room.
Spend the rest of the day at leisure or take optional
excursions (see page 19 for suggestions). (B)
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
flea market in Greenmarket Square. (B)
Full-day tour of Cape Point and the peninsula.
Travel along the Atlantic seaboard, stopping at
lookout points. Continue to the Cape of Good
Hope Nature Reserve before lunch (payable
locally). Continue to Simon’s Town with its Victorian
architecture, naval base and home to a large
penguin colony at Boulders beach. The final visit is
to Kirstenbosch botanical gardens, renowned for its
diversity of Cape flora. (B)
Full-day tour of the Cape Winelands. Drive
through mountain ranges, vineyards and Cape
Dutch homesteads. Stops include Stellenbosch,
Franschhoek and Paarl (time permitting) and
includes wine tasting. (B)
Travel along Route 62. Stop at the town of
Barrydale, 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. Overnight at Surval Boutique Olive Estate (or
similar). (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 Hunters Country House (or similar). (B, D)
Morning visit to Birds of Eden, the largest free-flight
bird aviary in the world. Continue to Bramon
Wine Estate for a tasting followed by lunch (not
included). Optional Marine Encounter boat trip
(additional charge) before returning to the lodge
for the remainder of the afternoon at leisure. (B, D)
Drive along the final leg of the Garden Route to
Tsitsikamma National Park. Take a walk along the
suspension bridge across the Storms river mouth
gorge, which offers incredible views. Continue
towards Port Elizabeth and 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. Visit the Ghandi Memorial
and the Carlton Centre for a bird’s-eye view of
Morning visit to Soweto township and visit several
sites of historical importance. After lunch, visit the
Apartheid Museum, which tells the history of
20th-century South Africa. (B, L)
Drive to Hazyview via the scenic Panorama Route
with stops along the way for views 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 Moditlo River Lodge located in a private
reserve adjacent to the Greater Kruger National
Park. Stay 2 nights at Moditlo River Lodge (or
similar), a ‘Big Five’ reserve situated on the
Blue Canyon Conservancy close to Hoedspruit.
Afternoon wildlife drive. (B, L, D)
Morning and afternoon wildlife drives. (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 Cape
Town. The tour is made up of two modules – ‘Cape
Town & the Garden Route’ and ‘Johannesburg &
Kruger’ – and there is a different specialist guide
for each module. Some people may join just one
module of the tour, but these numbers will be small.
Guaranteed weekly Saturday
departures with minimum 2 people and
This tour is based in 4- and 5-star accommodation.
For a price quote based on alternative accommodation standards, to discuss flight options or to tailor this itinerary, please call 020 3930 5008 or email Info@CoxandKings.co.uk.
Hunter's Country House is a beautiful thatched homestead, far from the madding crowd, yet conveniently close to a wide variety of holiday activities along the Garden Route. All 19 suites are individually decorated and have private patios and gardens, while certain suites have their own splash pools. Hunter's Country House offers beautiful seating areas to enjoy the excellent food and wine on offer. Have breakfast in the sunny glass conservatory, casual lunches in the dining room or on the manicured lawns, and the outdoor boma, with its comfortable couches and fireplace, invites you to enjoy a high tea or a glass of bubbly as the sun sets. Sage @ Hunter's evening a la carte menu offers a selection of flavours which can be complemented by the wine cellar, which has been stocked from the top wine farms in South Africa.
Features: 19 suites, large swimming pool with loungers, formal...
Moditlo is in close proximity to the world-renowned Greater Kruger National Park in the private Blue Canyon Conservancy which encompasses over 14,500 hectares of African bushveld. All lodge rooms combine the style and elegance of first class safari properties with an element of the rustic nature of bushveld retreats. The rooms are accessed via a wooden walkway over a dry river bed to minimise impact on the area. The main lodge area is a spacious structure with natural wood and thatch and large verandas that wrap around the communal areas. Daily wildlife drives in the morning and afternoon are offered by knowledgeable local guides.
Features: 16 rooms, swimming pool, bar, restaurant, curio shop, lounge, Wi-Fi, television room, open-air boma.
Room amenities: Air conditioning, private deck, coffee & tea station, in-room safe,...
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...
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...
The 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 amenities: Air conditioning, flat-screen television, self-catering kitchenette, tea & coffee facilities, minibar, safe, en suite...
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.
Cape Town has one of the most spectacular city locations in the world, between the imposing Table Mountain and the vast Atlantic Ocean. Spend 2 nights at The President Hotel before the tour to explore the city’s many cafes, galleries, shops and restaurants.
Fly overnight to Cape Town. (N)
Transfer to Cape Town and stay for 2 nights at The President Hotel in a sea-facing room. Remainder of the day at leisure. (N)
Day at leisure or optional excursions such as a trip to Robben Island, a helicopter tour over the city or a whale-watching tour (seasonal). See page 19 for other suggestions. (B)
Join the group tour. (B)
At Victoria Falls, the mighty Zambezi river thunders over a 100-metre drop into a narrow ravine, dividing Zimbabwe and Zambia. While it is not the highest or widest waterfall in the world, it can lay claim to being the largest sheet of falling water and one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World.
Transfer to the airport and fly to Johannesburg. Stay overnight at the Peermont Mondior. (B)
Fly to Victoria Falls (Zimbabwe) and transfer to Ilala Lodge Hotel for 2 nights. Spend time at leisure or take optional excursions (see page 81 for suggestions).
Transfer to the airport and fly to London, via Johannesburg.
This extension provides a relaxing end to your tour, with an opportunity to enjoy the white sandy beaches and turquoise waters of Mauritius. With only 91 suites, Sands Resort & Spa prides itself on offering a personal service to all its guests. All suites are sea-facing, with either a balcony or terrace.
Late morning transfer to the airport and fly to Johannesburg. Stay overnight at the Peermont Mondior (B)
Fly to Mauritius and stay at Sands Resort & Spa for 5 nights. (B, D)
Morning transfer to the airport and fly to London with British Airways. (B)
Covering 54,000 hectares, Sanbona is one of the largest privately owned wildlife reserves in South Africa. The sheer expanse and stark beauty of Sanbona is awe-inspiring. Visitors may spot the Big Five and some of the only free self-sustaining white lions in the world.
Transfer to Sanbona Wildlife Reserve and stay 2 nights at Tilney Manor / Gondwana Lodge. Afternoon safari activity. Activities include safari drives, nature walks, rock art visits and stargazing. Spa treatments are optional extras. (N)
Morning and afternoon wildlife activities. (B, L, D)
Morning safari drive. After lunch, transfer to Cape Town and join the group tour. (B, L)
Combine Victoria Falls with the spectacular wildlife of Chobe in Botswana, home to southern Africa’s largest elephant herds.
Transfer to the airport and fly to Johannesburg. Stay overnight at the Peermont Mondior (B)
Fly to Livingstone (Zambia) and transfer to Waterberry Zambezi Lodge for 2 nights. Spend time at leisure or take optional excursions (see page 93 for suggestions). (B)
Drive to Muchenje Safari Lodge in Botswana for a 2-night stay. Afternoon safari drive. (B, L, D)
Wildlife viewing. (B)
Transfer to Livingstone. Fly to London via Johannesburg with British Airways. (B)
Franschhoek is a small rural village in the heart of the Cape Winelands, known as the gourmet capital of South Africa. A 2-night stay at Last Word Franschhoek, located right in the heart of the town, means that a range of boutiques, restaurants and wine tasting option are all within easy walking distance.
Transfer to Franschhoek and stay for 2 nights at Last Word Franschhoek. Remainder of the day at leisure. (N)
Day at leisure or optional excursions. Spa treatments are available at additional cost. (B)
Transfer to Cape Town and join the group tour. (B)
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HHS2018: 13 Nights
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