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Save up to £300pp on Highlights of South Africa

Valid for travel on selected dates in 2024. Book by 31 July 2024

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Lead Price
From £4695pp
Duration
14 days & 11 nights
Itinerary Type
Group Tour
Holiday Type
General Interest
Tour Highlights

Highlights of South Africa

This escorted tour blends a selection of South Africa’s quintessential experiences into a well-paced itinerary for lovers of wildlife, walks, and wine. Go on safari in a private Big-Five reserve, ascend Table Mountain by cable car, tour and taste your way around Cape Wineland vineyards, and admire the renowned scenery along Route 62.
Dates and prices

Itinerary

YEAR:
DAY 1: Fly to Port Elizabeth
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Fly to Port Elizabeth

Fly overnight from London (regional connections available) to Port Elizabeth via Johannesburg. (N) Meal basis: As per itinerary - B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.

DAY 2: Port Elizabeth - Kariega Game Reserve
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Port Elizabeth - Kariega Game Reserve

Arrive in Port Elizabeth and transfer to the Kariega Game Reserve. After lunch, join a late-afternoon safari drive within the reserve, rounded off with sundowners. Spend 3 nights at the Kariega River Lodge. (L, D)

Accommodation: Kariega Game Reserve - River Lodge , Kariega Game Reserve - Ukhozi Lodge
DAY 3: Kariega Game Reserve
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Kariega Game Reserve

Board specialist safari vehicles for morning and late-afternoon safari drives in a ‘Big Five’ wildlife reserve. Cheetahs, giraffes, zebras, wildebeests and an assortment of antelope species also roam these lands. (B, L, D)

DAY 4: Kariega Game Reserve
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Kariega Game Reserve

Enjoy another day of morning and late-afternoon game drives. (B, L, D)

DAY 5: Tsitsikamma & Knysna
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Tsitsikamma & Knysna

After an early morning wildlife drive, head to the Tsitsikamma National Park. Here you can take a scenic walk and cross the suspension bridge that spans the gorge at the Storms River mouth. Then continue west to the coastal town of Knysna. Stay 3 nights at Knysna Hollow. (B, D)

DAY 6: Knysna
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Knysna

Cruise across a stunning lagoon to the Knysna Heads aboard the John Benn, a classic boat named after a legendary harbour pilot. Then enjoy a leisurely stroll through the Featherbed Nature Reserve. The next day is at leisure to relax or join an optional excursion. (B)

DAY 7: Knysna
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Knysna

At leisure. (B)

DAY 8: Oudtshoorn
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Oudtshoorn

Drive to Oudtshoorn, known as the 'ostrich capital of the world’. Take a guided tour of the Cango Caves, one of Africa’s most spectacular natural rock formations. Its vast network of tunnels and chambers, which extends for over 4km, is adorned with delicate stalagmites and stalactites. Then enjoy lunch and an informative excursion to a working ostrich farm, where you will come face to face with the world’s largest birds. Overnight at De Zeekoe. (B, L, D)

Accommodation: De Zeekoe
DAY 9: Cape Winelands
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Cape Winelands

Head out on an optional early morning meerkat adventure, meeting rescued meerkats accompanied by an expert guide (£30pp). Then continue along the scenic Route 62. Stop at the quirky town of Barrydale for lunch (payable locally). Stay 2 nights in the Winelands at the Le Franschhoek. (B, D)

Accommodation: Le Franschhoek Hotel & Spa
DAY 10: Cape Winelands
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Cape Winelands

Spend a full day touring the Cape Winelands. Drive through mountain ranges, vineyards and Cape Dutch homesteads between the golden triangle of Stellenbosch, Franschhoek and Paarl. Then join a 4x4 wine-tasting safari at Warwick Wine Estate, sampling ‘Big Five’ grape varieties. (B, L)

Accommodation: Le Franschhoek Hotel & Spa
DAY 11: Cape Winelands & Cape Town
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Cape Winelands & Cape Town

Take a guided morning walk around Stellenbosch, including a visit to the village museum charting the history of the region. Transfer to Cape Town for an afternoon to explore the bustling V&A waterfront, followed by dinner at a local home in the Bo-Kaap neighbourhood, tasting authentic Cape Malay cuisine. Stay 2 nights at Cape Town Hollow. (B, D)

Accommodation: Cape Town Hollow
DAY 12: Cape Town
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Cape Town

Full-day tour of the Cape Peninsula, including an Atlantic seaboard drive past fishing villages and the seaside suburbs of Camps Bay and Hout Bay, finishing at Cape Point. Return via the penguin colony at Boulders Beach, and Kirstenbosch Botanical Garden. This evening, enjoy a farewell dinner at a stylish restaurant. (B, D)

Accommodation: Cape Town Hollow
DAY 13: Cape Town
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Cape Town

Begin your final morning in spectacular fashion: ascending Table Mountain via cable car (weather permitting; excursion may take place on Day 11). Transfer to the airport for your overnight flight home, or extend your journey – perhaps with a visit to Victoria Falls or a beach stay in Mauritius. (B)

DAY 14: Fly to London
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Fly to London

Arrive in London (N).

Meal basis: As per itinerary – B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.

DAY 1: Fly to Port Elizabeth
- +

Fly to Port Elizabeth

Fly overnight from London (regional connections available) to Port Elizabeth via Johannesburg. (N) Meal basis: As per itinerary - B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.

DAY 2: Port Elizabeth - Kariega Game Reserve
- +

Port Elizabeth - Kariega Game Reserve

Arrive in Port Elizabeth and transfer to the Kariega Game Reserve. After lunch, join a late-afternoon safari drive within the reserve, rounded off with sundowners. Spend 3 nights at the Kariega River Lodge. (L, D)

DAY 3: Kariega Game Reserve
- +

Kariega Game Reserve

Board specialist safari vehicles for morning and late-afternoon safari drives in a ‘Big Five’ wildlife reserve. Cheetahs, giraffes, zebras, wildebeests and an assortment of antelope species also roam these lands. (B, L, D)

DAY 4: Kariega Game Reserve
- +

Kariega Game Reserve

Enjoy another day of morning and late-afternoon game drives. (B, L, D)

DAY 5: Tsitsikamma & Knysna
- +

Tsitsikamma & Knysna

After an early morning wildlife drive, head to the Tsitsikamma National Park. Here you can take a scenic walk and cross the suspension bridge that spans the gorge at the Storms River mouth. Then continue west to the coastal town of Knysna. Stay 3 nights at Knysna Hollow. (B, D)

DAY 6: Knysna
- +

Knysna

Cruise across a stunning lagoon to the Knysna Heads aboard the John Benn, a classic boat named after a legendary harbour pilot. Then enjoy a leisurely stroll through the Featherbed Nature Reserve. The next day is at leisure to relax or join an optional excursion. (B)

DAY 7: Knysna
- +

Knysna

At leisure. (B)

DAY 8: Oudtshoorn
- +

Oudtshoorn

Drive to Oudtshoorn, known as the 'ostrich capital of the world’. Take a guided tour of the Cango Caves, one of Africa’s most spectacular natural rock formations. Its vast network of tunnels and chambers, which extends for over 4km, is adorned with delicate stalagmites and stalactites. Then enjoy lunch and an informative excursion to a working ostrich farm, where you will come face to face with the world’s largest birds. Overnight at De Zeekoe. (B, L, D)

Accommodation: De Zeekoe
DAY 9: Cape Winelands
- +

Cape Winelands

Head out on an optional early morning meerkat adventure, meeting rescued meerkats accompanied by an expert guide (£30pp). Then continue along the scenic Route 62. Stop at the quirky town of Barrydale for lunch (payable locally). Stay 2 nights in the Winelands at the Le Franschhoek. (B, D)

Accommodation: Le Franschhoek Hotel & Spa
DAY 10: Cape Winelands
- +

Cape Winelands

Spend a full day touring the Cape Winelands. Drive through mountain ranges, vineyards and Cape Dutch homesteads between the golden triangle of Stellenbosch, Franschhoek and Paarl. Then join a 4x4 wine-tasting safari at Warwick Wine Estate, sampling ‘Big Five’ grape varieties. (B, L)

Accommodation: Le Franschhoek Hotel & Spa
DAY 11: Cape Winelands & Cape Town
- +

Cape Winelands & Cape Town

Take a guided morning walk around Stellenbosch, including a visit to the village museum charting the history of the region. Transfer to Cape Town for an afternoon to explore the bustling V&A waterfront, followed by dinner at a local home in the Bo-Kaap neighbourhood, tasting authentic Cape Malay cuisine. Stay 2 nights at Cape Town Hollow. (B, D)

Accommodation: Cape Town Hollow
DAY 12: Cape Town
- +

Cape Town

Full-day tour of the Cape Peninsula, including an Atlantic seaboard drive past fishing villages and the seaside suburbs of Camps Bay and Hout Bay, finishing at Cape Point. Return via the penguin colony at Boulders Beach, and Kirstenbosch Botanical Garden. This evening, enjoy a farewell dinner at a stylish restaurant. (B, D)

Accommodation: Cape Town Hollow
DAY 13: Cape Town
- +

Cape Town

Begin your final morning in spectacular fashion: ascending Table Mountain via cable car (weather permitting; excursion may take place on Day 11). Transfer to the airport for your overnight flight home, or extend your journey – perhaps with a visit to Victoria Falls or a beach stay in Mauritius. (B)

DAY 14: Fly to London
- +

Fly to London

Arrive in London (N).

Meal basis: As per itinerary – B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.

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The Cox & Kings signature experiences

  • 3 nights in a private safari reserve handpicked by Cox & Kings 
  • Experience the famous Knysna lagoon by historic boat
  • Tour world-class vineyards on a private wine-tasting ‘safari’
  • Full day tour of the Cape Peninsula 

Important information

Important information
March–April departures may allow guests to experience the famous harvest season in the Cape Winelands.
Tour standards
Superior tour departures are based in 4- and 5-star accommodation. Prices are based on the standard room / cabin category.
Private & tailor-made travel
This itinerary can be taken privately on a date that suits you. Alternatively, it can be tailored to your exact requirements. So, should you want to spend longer in a particular location, or add another experience or destination, we can make all the arrangements for you. Please contact our travel specialists for guideline prices.
Guaranteed departures
Where a tour date shows ‘Guaranteed departure’, this tour is guaranteed to run. For all other departure dates, once the minimum number of people booked has been reached, this tour is also guaranteed to run. Our sales consultants will be able to advise how many people are booked for your chosen date at the time of enquiry, giving you the confidence to book safe in the knowledge your tour will go ahead.
Dates and prices
Unless otherwise stated, the tour prices and upgrade supplements are all per person in pound sterling, based on two people sharing a twin/double room. The online price is a guideline price; your final quote may differ due to flight availability, and you may be asked to pay a flight supplement.

What's included

  • 4-star accommodation
  • Flexible - extensions, room & flight upgrades available
  • Small group size - average 10 people (max 16)
  • International flights
  • Internal flights as specified
  • Transfers in air-conditioned vehicle
  • Experienced local tour manager
  • 11 breakfasts, 5 lunches & 8 dinners
  • Welcome drink to meet the group & guide
  • Guided sightseeing & entrance fees
  • Two full days on safari
  • Six included safaris
  • Included tours – Cape Peninsula & Private wine tasting safari
  • Hotel porterage included

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Private journey option: guideline prices

Low season from £6,995 | Guide price month: Aug

High season from £7,495 | Guide price months: Oct & Nov

Single supplement from £795

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