Prices from £3499 per person including International flights
This vast country is undoubtedly one of the most culturally and geographically diverse places on earth.
Fondly known by locals as the ‘Rainbow Nation’, South Africa has 11 official languages and its multicultural inhabitants are influenced by a fascinating mix of African, Asian and European cultures.
Spend your days: discovering the gourmet restaurants, impressive art and nightlife scenes and fine beaches of Cape Town; enjoying a typical local braai (barbecue) in the Soweto township; browsing the bustling Indian markets in Durban; or sampling some of the world’s finest wines at the myriad wine estates dotted around the picturesque Cape Winelands.
Due to its rich and turbulent history there are plenty of historical attractions to explore including the Zululand battlefields of KwaZulu-Natal, the Apartheid Museum in Johannesburg and Robben Island, just off the coast of Cape Town.
Above all else, South Africa’s attraction lies in its remarkably untamed wilderness with its astonishing range of wildlife roaming freely across massive unfenced game reserves such as the world famous Kruger National Park. With all of this variety on offer, it is little wonder that South Africa has fast become Africa’s most popular tourist destination.
1 x Two Bedroom Luxury Apartment on a Room Only basis for 4 nights
Day 1 to Day 5
Two bedroom apartments boast magnificent views and are luxuriously appointed and fully equipped. Open plan lounge and a dining room, air-conditioned. Most 2 bedroom luxury apartments are furnished with one Queen-size bed and twin beds that can convert to a king-size bed. The main bedroom is en-suite with a bath and a shower. The guest bathroom is fitted with a bath or shower, and both bathrooms are fitted with heated towel rails.
1 x Standard Family Room on a Bed & Breakfast basis, including 1 x Picnic basket for family of 4 people for 1 day only for 2 nights
Day 6 to Day 7
Village-style buildings, lush green lawns and spacious rooms situated next to the calming Eerste River are the defining characteristics of the 4 star Spier Hotel. The rooms are clustered around six private courtyards, each with its own swimming pool. The design is reminiscent of the Bo-Kaap or Mediterranean villages where pedestrians have right of way. Rolling lawns, gardens and walkways connect the rooms with the reception area, lounge, bar, terrace and restaurant. The décor features a sophisticated, vibrant style with strong colours, patterns and textures that echo nature’s designs, and a collection of art that explores contemporary South African culture.
Standard rooms are spacious at 60 m² with large comfortable beds that invite guests to relax and enjoy the quiet country atmosphere. The rooms are beautifully but simply appointed, with quality as the key to the décor. Every room includes artworks from the Spier Collection, giving each a touch of individuality. The en suite bathrooms incorporate a large bath and a separate shower. Each room has its own TV with satellite channels to choose from and a shaded outdoor patio where you can unwind with a glass of wine.
De Zeekoe Guest Farm
1 x Superior Family Suite on a Bed & Breakfast basis for 1 night
Only 7km outside Oudtshoorn, in the Garden Route, surrounded by the famous Swartberg and Outeniqua mountains, is one of the world’s 17 “hot spots” with 3 overlapping flower zones. Surrounded by variety attractions like ostrich farms, longest wine route in the world (R 62), Cango caves, Wildlife ranch, waterfalls and museums, makes this the ideal destination for a visit or a stay over in the Klein Karoo. This owner managed, 2000 hectare working farm, is malaria free and child friendly.
De Zeekoe’s unique charm & extraordinary activities attracts guests of a different kind. People from all walks of life visit this stylish lusern farm in search of a unique experience. Guests can choose between various types of accommodation, ranging from stylish rooms to rustic waterfront chalets, either for a self-catering stay, a stylish bed and breakfast or a farm holiday. Our Superior Rooms are wheelchair-friendly.
Meticulous attention was given to even the smallest of details – from the ostrich cushion feathers, Persian carpets and soft lighting to the sandstone tiles in the quaint bathrooms. De Zeekoe’s superior rooms all have large bedrooms with full en-suite bathrooms and open-air showers. These rooms also offer guests majestic views of the riverbed and mountain ranges. All rooms are equipped with all the necessary luxuries. All our Superior Rooms are wheelchair-friendly.
Secure parking is available on-site at the main house.
Knysna Holllow Country Estate
1 x Family Chalet on a Bed & Breakfast basis for 3 nights
Day 9 to Day 12
Situated in the quaint town of Knysna, a scenic drive from Cape Town (+/- 500km) or Port Elizabeth (+/- 260km) along the N2 national highway – Beautifully set on a secluded old country estate near Knysna’s famous lagoon on the Garden Route.
The 79 rooms and chalets and have been tastefully decorated with a Knysna Forest feel and are set in lush surrounds. The flourishing gardens boast 3 swimming pools and the old Manor House is set amongst timeless oaks and pecan trees. The Knysna Hollow restaurant, overlooking the pool, has a warm relaxed atmosphere and offers delicious seasonal fare, whilst the Pecan Tree Grill Room offers contemporary design and cuisine. Activities are endless… from ferry trips across the lagoon, to walking trails through the ancient forests, a game of golf, treetop canopy tours, township experiences, whale watching – or just relaxing at one of the three sparkling swimming pools set in lush indigenous gardens with abundant birdlife. Outdoor games at Knysna Hollow are a unique feature… with a full-size Pentanque court with a Boulle set, as well as a giant-size chess board set in the Rose Garden. Knysna Hollow’s conference centre is fully equipped with all modern amenities to ensure a successful meeting, product launch or company conference. Weddings of all sizes can readily be catered for with the picturesque gardens providing the perfect backdrop to your special day.
Set within lush gardens on a 2 hectare estate, accommodation consists of 15 Garden Chalets. Tastefully decorated in a Knysna forest feel, accommodation includes TV, tea and coffee facilities, ceiling fans and private patios.
Knysna Elephant Park
‘Be touched by an elephant’ Tours
Daily Tours leave on the half hour every day from 08h30, with the last tour leaving at 16h00. After a short video, guests are transported to the elephants where they will have the opportunity to touch, feed and photograph our gentle giants. Elephants love eating, so don’t forget your bucket of elephant feed!
There are no barriers or fences to spoil the close encounter. Guests have a 30 minute stay (longer if desired) before they are then transported back to the Unique Elephant Curio Shop and Restaurant.
Monkeyland & Birds of Eden Combo – Combo Option
Monkeyland opened its doors to the public on the 6th of April 1998. This unique primate sanctuary is currently the top eco-tourism attraction on the Garden Route and for very sound and sunny reasons. Monkeyland has captured the hearts of visitors in its efforts to rehabilitate and free previously caged primates. The sanctuary is exceptional as it caters for several species of primates who are not caged. They are free to move about the forest and this they do most harmoniously.
At Monkeyland, the emphasis on searching for the primates and the reward is to see the various species as they are meant to be: free and in a natural habitat. The transfer of information about these fascinating creatures enhances your visit to the sanctuary during a safari. The safaris are conducted by multi-lingual game rangers and are fun, exciting and educational. Our guests leave our sanctuary with a greater understanding of the primates of the world and the threats they are facing.
Birds of Eden’s unique two hectare dome (the World’s largest) spans over a gorge of indigenous forest. The sanctuary has its own mysterious ruin, which incorporates a walk-behind waterfall. Another feature is its amphitheatre, which has the ability to seat over 200 visitors.
Kariega Main Lodge
1 x Two Bedroom Log Chalet – Based on 1- 4 pax on a Full Board + 2 Game Activities basis for 3 nights
Kariega Game Reserve is a family-owned and operated private game reserve in South Africa stretching across 9,000 hectares of pristine wilderness in the Eastern Cape. The Reserve is situated along the famous Garden Route and is a 10 minute drive from the sleepy coastal village of Kenton-on-Sea, and a mere 140 km outside of Port Elizabeth. Incorporating luxury safari lodge accommodation, magnificent Big 5 and other game viewing as well as breathtaking vistas over the hills, valleys and rivers below; Kariega Game Reserve offers the ultimate in authentic South African safari holidays.
Experience close up viewing of the Big 5 – lion, elephant, rhino, leopard and buffalo – as well as multitudes of other South African safari wildlife from the comfort of an open game drive vehicle. You can complement your safari experience with a boat cruise down the Kariega River sighting abundant river birdlife, or take a kayak onto the river for a quiet paddle.
In the evenings, relax and sit back with a sundowner to simply enjoy the tranquil sights and sounds of river life within this unique game park. Kariega Main Lodge offers families, friends and couples a relaxed and friendly environment to enjoy the African bush. All the log chalets are air conditioned, with en-suite bedrooms, and large private viewing decks. Each has a spacious lounge and living area which is great for socializing before retreating to the privacy and comfort of your bedroom. The lodge has been expertly integrated with the surrounding bush to create a natural environment where guests can enjoy traditional meals in the restaurant or boma, a drink at the bar or a quiet a swim in the pool.
Offering 21 Log chalets, with large private viewing decks (some with private pools) offering privacy and stunning views of the Kariega River valley. All the log chalets are air-conditioned, with en-suite bedrooms, fire place and satellite TV’s.