Highlights of South Africa

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Best time to go: January to April, November to December

13 Nights | from £3,279pp

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HIGHLIGHTS

  • Explore the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, Table Mountain and Robben Island while in fashionable Cape Town
  • Drive to the Cape of Good Hope checking out the vineyards of South Africa's Winelands en route
  • Enjoy the mountain roads and coastal scenery as you journey along the Garden Route
  • Spend three nights on safari in the Kruger staying at the lovely Lion Sands River Lodge

Day 1 UK / Cape Town
Depart the UK on an overnight flight to Cape Town.

Day 2 Cape Town
On arrival collect your hire car and make your way to the Cape Cadogan Boutique Hotel, your home for the next four nights.
Cape Cadogan

Days 3 - 5 Cape Town
Surrounded by the pounding Atlantic Ocean and overlooked on all sides by the dramatic precipice of Table Mountain, Cape Town is a vibrant, fun and cultural city. Enveloped by the stunning Twelve Apostles mountain range, the oldest city in South Africa is full of charm: the Victoria &Alfred Waterfront is a bustling marina full of restaurants and shops, the cobbled walkways and colonial buildings are a genteel contrast to the wild and isolated majesty of Table Mountain and its pretty, sunnier little sister Signal Hill, which affords amazing views across the Atlantic Seaboard and onwards to Robben Island. There is so much to uncover to truly appreciate the Mother City. You will have three full days to experience the city and its many cultural and historic influences. We'd advise taking to higher ground as your first stop: a panoramic view across the city's various districts from Table Mountain is a great way to get your bearings. Next, head south to Cape Point where the two mighty oceans meet, en route to the penguins at Boulders Beach. Cape Town is an ideal base to explore wine country, where Franschhoek delights food lovers and Stellenbosch provides a dose of history (and a pleasant grape). From city to farmland and onwards to the beach: the Cape's coastline is breathtakingly beautiful.
Cape Cadogan | Meals: Breakfast

Day 6 Cape Town / Plettenberg Bay
Today, travel along the coastal and mountain roads of the Garden Route, arrive in Plettenberg Bay late afternoon. Stay at Hog Hollow for the next 3 nights.
Hog Hollow Country Lodge | Meal: Breakfast

Days 7 - 8 Plettenberg Bay
Begin your explorations of the Plettenberg Bay region. Enjoy the idyllic location from Hog Hollow with views of the forest or drive to one of the nearby beaches. Perhaps take a leisurely drive to Knysna for lunch by the lagoon.
Hog Hollow Country Lodge | Meal: Breakfast

Day 9 Plettenberg Bay / Kruger
An early morning start, drive to George airport where you will drop off your hire car and board your flight to Kruger via Johannesburg. . Stay at the Lion Sands River Lodge for three nights, situated in one of the finest wilderness areas in the Southern Kruger National Park region.
Lion Sands River Lodge | Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Days 10 - 11 Sabi Sands, Kruger
Enjoy two days at Lion Sands the only reserve to have substantial access to the perennial Sabie River, ensuring an awesome diversity of wildlife. The Lion Sands ranger and tracker teams are carefully trained to ensure world-class game viewing experiences. The lodge offers a wide range of activities and an unforgettable culinary journey of Africa's finest delicacies.
Lion Sands River Lodge | Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 12 Kruger / Johannesburg
Time permitting you will enjoy an early morning game viewing activity before returning to representative will transfer you to Skukuza Airport. The transfer time is approximately 25 minutes.On arrival at Skukuza airport, board your flight to Johannesburg departing at 1450 and arriving into Johannesburg at 1535 to connect with your flight back to the UK or onward travel within Southern Africa.
Meal: Breakfast

Day 13 Johannesburg / UK
Arrive back into the UK early this morning.

Mozambique Extension
The perfect finale to a South African adventure is a relaxing stay on the beach by the azure waters of the Indian Ocean. With regular flights from Johannesburg, Mozambique is an in vogue destination with exclusive, boutique accommodation awaiting your arrival. Either head south to the beautiful Bazaruto archipelago or north to the translucent shores of the Quirimbas archipelago.

Pricing
At A&K all of our journeys are individually tailored to suit your needs and timescale. As a guide, this 12 day suggested holiday will cost from £3,279 per person, based on two sharing including international flights.

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Best time to be there

October to May is the best time to visit the Cape. Game viewing is better during the drier months of April to September. The wildflower season is generally from mid August to mid September. The whale watching season runs from June to November.

Fly to

Cape Town/Johannesburg

flying time

11 hours 30 minutes/10 hours 30 minutes non-stop

time difference

GMT +2 hours

Visas

Not required for UK passport holders

Health Requirements

Yellow fever certificate if arriving or in transit for more than 12 hours from an endemic area.

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