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South Africa

South Africa Travel Guide Since the end of Apartheid and the establishment of a democratic government in the 1990s, South Africa's borders have opened to a flood of tourists who come to enjoy the country's stunning natural beauty and vibrant culture. South Africa's sense of history is strong, and visitors have the chance to explore important historical attractions, including the battlefields of KwaZulu-Natal, the Apartheid Museum in Johannesburg, and Robben Island, off the coast of Cape Town. South Africa is one of the most culturally diverse countries in the world. It has 11 official languages, and it’s colourful population draws their heritage from African, Asian and European cultures. Whether browsing the Indian markets in Durban, enjoying a shisa nyama (barbecue) in Soweto, or tasting celebrated local varieties at a winery in Stellenbosch, visitors will encounter a warm welcome. However, the true lure of South Africa lies in it’s untamed wilderness. Home to the Big Five of African wildlife (lion, elephant, leopard, buffalo, and rhino), along with thousands of other species of plants and animals, big game safaris in nature reserves like Kruger Park and Hluhluwe National Park remain among the most popular activities in South Africa. The landscape encompasses a range of climates and terrains, including deserts, mountains, plateaus, grasslands, bush, wetlands, and subtropical forests. Best time to visit South Africa The climate of South Africa varies markedly between regions, making it important for travelers to research the specific regions they are visiting. Generally, the best time to visit South Africa is late spring (October and November) and early autumn (March and April) to avoid the intense heat of summer and the cold and wet winters in the Cape. However, many tourists relish the hot summer months between December and February. What to pack Pack malaria tablets if you're heading to Kruger, and lots of insect repellent. What to buy Ndebele beaded jewellery, wooden and soapstone carvings. A final word The culturally and environmentally diverse landscape of South Africa is the ultimate holiday destination for adventurous travelers.

CHOBE SAFARI LODGE

From only

R 15,237

per person sharing

Chobe Safari Lodge is situated in Kasane on the banks of the Chobe River and shares a border with Chobe National Park. Right on our doorstep is the meeting of four African countries: Botswana, Namibia, Zimbabwe and Zambia. Chobe Safari Lodge offers an excellent getaway location to Chobe, Victoria Falls or Caprivi.

Travel Period: 1 Dec 2019 - 31 Mar 2020

Duration: 3 Nights

Includes: Accommodation at the 4* Chobe Safari Lodge
Breakfast and dinner daily
2 game drive per stay

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CHOBE WATER VILLAS

From only

R 17,315

per person sharing

Chobe Water Villas is an exclusive and intimate 'boutique' lodge situated directly on the banks of the Chobe River and opposite the renowned Sedudu Island in Chobe National Park.

Travel Period: 28 Nov 2019 - 30 Jun 2020

Duration: 3 Nights

Includes: 3 Nights' accommodation at the 4* Chobe Water Villas
Breakfast, lunch and 3-corse dinner or African boma braai da...

DESERT QUIVER CAMP

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R 9,928

per person sharing

Desert Quiver Camp uniquely combines modern self-catering accommodation with comfort and style. Conveniently located a mere 5km from the entrance gate to Sossusvlei, the inspiring scenery characterised by granite outcrops, spectacular views and roaming wildlife will captivate your senses.

Travel Period: 1 Nov 2019 - 31 Oct 2020

Duration: 4 Nights

Includes: 5 Days Car hire Group B or similar
4 Nights' accommodation at the 3* Desert Quiver Camp
Room only basis

DIAMONDS MEQUFI BEACH RESORT

From only

R 14,568

per person sharing

Diamonds Mequfi is a 5 star luxury beach resort situated on the Southern Peninsular of Pemba, close to the Quirimbas National Park in Mozambique. Accommodation is in luxury white beach bungalows with ocean views, all equipped with mosquito nets, air conditioning and a ceiling fan, LCD TV with satellite channels, safe, Wi-Fi, mini bar, coffee & tea facilities and a hair dryer.

Travel Period: 26 Nov - 22 Dec 2019

Duration: 4 Nights

Includes: Accommodation at the 5* Diamonds Mequfi Beach Resort
All-inclusive includes breakfast, lunch and dinner served at...

ETOSHA BREAKAWAY

From only

R 8,341

per person sharing

Mokuti Etosha Lodge is situated 2 km from the eastern Von Lindequist gate entrance of the Etosha National Park. It offers 2 outdoor pools, 2 floodlit tennis courts, a spa and a gym.

Travel Period: 1 Dec 2019 - 31 Oct 2020

Duration: 2 Nights

Includes: Includes:
3 Days Car hire Group B or similar
Accommodation at the Mokuti Etosha Lodge
Breakfast dai...

GOODERSON DRAKENSBERG GARDENS GOLF & SPA RESORT

From only

R 1,275

per person sharing

The three star rated Drakensberg Gardens Golf & Spa Resort offers the outdoor enthusiast spacious and budget-friendly accommodation and great opportunities to explore the outdoors and enjoy hiking, horse riding, canoeing, trout fishing, golf and more.

Travel Period: 1 Aug - 19 Dec 2019

Duration: 2 Nights

Includes: SELF DRIVE
Accommodation at the 3* Gooderson Drakensberg Gardens Golf & Spa Resort in Weavers Room
Breakfa...

MACHANGULO BEACH LODGE

From only

R 14,106

per person sharing

This 4 star lodge is situated in the South of Mozambique on a beautiful secluded Santa Maria Peninsula overlooks the famous Inhaca Islands. It is the easiest accessible Island lodge in Mozambique with a plethora of activities for the whole family.

Travel Period: 1 Aug - 12 Jan 2020

Duration: 3 Nights

Includes: 3 Nights accommodation at the 4* Machangulo Beach Lodge
Breakfast, lunch, dinner, all snacks & selected juices da...

MALINDI DREAM GARDEN

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R 15,968

per person sharing

Malindi Dream Garden in Kenya is a contemporary boutique hotel nestled amongst colourful tropical gardens on the shores of Malindi Beach. The resort features 44 delightful deluxe rooms and 4 superb suites, all with private balconies looking over the beautiful garden pool.

Travel Period: 1 Jul - 22 Dec 2019

Duration: 4 Nights

Includes: Accommodation at 5* Malindi Dream Garden
Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily
Selected local drinks (soft dri...

MISTY HILLS COUNTRY HOTEL & SPA

From only

R 1,735

per person sharing

The Cradle of Humankind is home to the 4-star graded Misty Hills Country Hotel, Conference Centre and Spa nestled in the foothills of the Swartkop Mountains on the beautiful Kromdraai Valley in Muldersdrift. Only 25 km from Johannesburg.

Travel Period: 1 May - 30 Sep 2020

Duration: 2 Nights

Includes: SELF DRIVE
2 Nights accommodation at the 4* Misty Hills Country Hotel & Spa in a Deluxe room
Breakfast dai...

SANDIES TROPICAL VILLAGE

From only

R 15,056

per person sharing

Sandies Tropical Village is a 4 star resort with a lovely beach front located along the silver sand shore of Malindi about 2 hours' drive from Mombasa International Airport. The hotel features 109 guest rooms, 2 restaurants, a swimming pool, a fully-serviced spa, conference facilities, internet cafe and PADI dive centre.

Travel Period: 1 Jul - 22 Dec 2019

Duration: 4 Nights

Includes: 4 Nights accommodation at the 3* Sandies Tropical Village
Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily
Selected local...

SOUTHERN SUN MAPUTO

From only

R 8,799

per person sharing

Southern Sun Maputo is located on the Maputo beachfront, this hotel is a popular haven for business and leisure guests, and is a mere 7km from the Maputo International Airport.

Travel Period: 3 Jan - 26 Jun 2020

Duration: 2 Nights

Includes: Accommodation at the 4* Southern Sun Maputo
Breakfast daily
Valid for weekend stays only.
Added Val...

SOUTHERN SUN WATERFRONT

From only

R 4,013

per person sharing

The Southern Sun Waterfront is situated 20 km from Cape Town International Airport and within walking distance of the famous, Victoria & Alfred Waterfront. This hotel is superbly located to offer guest easy access to the sights and sounds of Cape Town.

Travel Period: 16 Dec 2019 - 19 Jan 2020

Duration: 2 Nights

Includes: SELF DRIVE
Accommodation at the 4* Southern Sun Waterfront Cape Town
Breakfast daily

Exclud...

STRAND HOTEL SWAKOPMUND

From only

R 11,447

per person sharing

The Strand Hotel in Namibia's premier seaside resort of Swakopmund is an ideal holiday destination for all individual, self-drive tourists and the business community who are looking for a seaside and beach location close to the town's amenities.

Travel Period: 1 Nov 2019 - 30 Jun 2020

Duration: 3 Nights

Includes: Accommodation at the 4* Strand Hotel Swakopmund
Breakfast daily

Excludes:
Airfares
T...

SWAKOPMUND ADVENTURE

From only

R 13,327

per person sharing

Located in the historic heart of Swakopmund and close to the beach, Hotel Zum Kaiser offers bright, classic accommodation, a restaurant and a 24-hour front desk.

Travel Period: 1 Nov 2019 - 31 Oct 2020

Duration: 3 Nights

Includes: 3 Nights accommodation at the 4* Hotel Zum Kaiser
Breakfast daily
Living Desert Tour - Half Day -The tour...

VICTORIA FALLS RAINBOW HOTEL

From only

R 6,669

per person sharing

Its unique moorish design immediately suggests that guests will absorb memories of a life time. Nestled in an amphitheatre of virgin rain forest, Rainbow Vic Falls Hotel is within walking distance of the town centre and only 2km from the falls themselves as well as all the adrenaline pumping adventure activities available.

Travel Period: 29 Nov 2019 - 31 Mar 2020

Duration: 3 Nights

Includes: Return flights from Johannesburg to Victoria Falls including airline levy
Return airport to hotel transfers
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WINDSOR HOTEL HERMANUS

From only

R 1,254

per person sharing

Hermanus is revered for its exquisite setting and unequalled whale watching from July until November, best viewed from the Windsor Hotel, with its sweeping views of Walker Bay. If you are looking for accommodation in Hermanus, you won't find a location as picturesque as this.

Travel Period: 7 Jan - 30 Apr 2020

Duration: 2 Nights

Includes: SELF DRIVE
2 Nights accommodation at the 3* Windsor Hotel Hermanus
Breakfast daily

Excludes...

ZAMBEZI QUEEN SAFARI BOAT

From only

R 19,612

per person sharing

The Zambezi Queen is unique in that it's a sophisticated, elegant experience that has not lost the essence of all that is uniquely African. There can be few natural wonders as synonymous with Africa's raw wilderness as the great Chobe River.

Travel Period: 1 Jan - 28 Feb 2020

Duration: 2 Nights

Includes: Boat Transfers to/ from Chobe Marina Lodge and the Zambezi Queen.
2 Nights accommodation on board Zambezi Queen.<...