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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.

AHA ALPINE HEATH RESORT

From only

R 621

per person sharing

Alpine Heath Resort offers a wonderful variety of sports and leisure activities. Indoor activities include board games, outdoor chess and the superb 'Be Spoilt Beauty Salon & Spa'.

Travel Period: 1 Aug 2019 - 31 Jan 2020

Duration: 2 Nights

Includes: SELF DRIVE
2 Nights accommodation at the aha Alpine Heath Resort in a 3 bedroom self catering

Excl...

AHA THE DAVID LIVINGSTONE SAFARI LODGE & SPA

From only

R 11,762

per person sharing

The David Livingstone Safari Lodge & Spa offers 5-star Victoria Falls accommodation nearby this impressive natural wonder of the world.

Travel Period: 1 Jul - 20 Dec 2019

Duration: 3 Nights

Includes: Accommodation at the 4* David Livingstone Safari Lodge & Spa
Breakfast and dinner daily

Excludes:<...

ASWAN, M/S TOSCA NILE CRUISE & LUXOR

From only

R 31,142

per person sharing

Explore the majestic land of Egypt and sailing the Nile River.

Travel Period: 6 Nov 2019 - 30 Apr 2020

Duration: 5 Nights

Includes: 1 night accommodation at Movenpick Resort in Aswan including breakfast
3 nights M/S Tosca Nile Cruise (Aswan to L...

AVANI VICTORIA FALLS RESORT

From only

R 7,502

per person sharing

The AVANI Victoria Falls Resort is located on the edge of the eastern cataract of the Victoria Falls on the Zambian side and is just a short walk to the edge of the falls. This hotel, inspired by an African village, reflects the richness and diversity of the country's heritage and it captures the very soul of Africa.

Travel Period: 3 Dec - 20 Dec 2019

Duration: 3 Nights

Includes: 3 Nights at the 4* AVANI Victoria Falls Resort
Breakfast daily

Excludes:
Airfares
Ta...

BELMOND EAGLE ISLAND LODGE

From only

R 25,215

per person sharing

Belomond Eagle Island Camp in Botswana's Okavango Delta is the ultimate luxury safari paradise. Situated on remote Xaxaba Island among a web of waterways and lush vegetation, it overlooks a lagoon that attracts a breath taking variety of big game and exotic birds.

Travel Period: 15 Nov - 23 Dec 2019

Duration: 3 Nights

Includes: Accommodation at the 5* Belmond Eagle Island Lodge
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner daily
All drinks including:...

CAIRO, ASWAN & NILE CRUISE

From only

R 21,871

per person sharing

Explore the majestic land of Egypt and sailing the Nile River.

Travel Period: 1 Nov 2019 - 23 Dec 2019

Duration: 5 Nights

Includes: Accommodation at Hilton Cairo Heliopolis Hotel in Cairo including breakfast
Accommodation at Movenpick Resort in...

CAIRO, PYRAMIDS & THE NILE

From only

R 24,089

per person sharing

Explore the majestic land of Egypt from the Pyramids of Giza and sailing the Nile River.

Travel Period: 4 Nov 2019 - 22 Dec 2019

Duration: 7 Nights

Includes: Return flights from Johannesburg into Cairo and out of Aswan including airline levy
Internal flight from Luxor to...

CHOBE BUSH LODGE

From only

R 15,448

per person sharing

Chobe Bush Lodge is situated in Kasane directly on the border of Chobe National Park. Chobe Bush Lodge offers an excellent gateway location to Chobe, Victoria Falls or Caprivi.

Travel Period: 1 Dec 2019 - 31 Mar 2020

Duration: 3 Nights

Includes: 3 Nights accommodation at the 4* Chobe Bush Lodge
Breakfast and dinner daily
2 game drives per stay
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CHOBE SAFARI LODGE

From only

R 15,448

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 17,358

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...

CRESTA MOWANA SAFARI RESORT & SPA

From only

R 13,793

per person sharing

Cresta Mowana Safari Lodge lies on the banks of the Chobe River, where four African countries (Botswana, Zambia, Namibia and Zimbabwe) meet. All 115 bedrooms boast spectacular river views and have been tastefully decorated in an ethnic style to compliment the natural ambience.

Travel Period: 1 Dec 2019 - 31 Mar 2020

Duration: 3 Nights

Includes: 3 Night's accommodation at the 4* Cresta Mowana Safari Resort and Spa
Breakfast and dinner daily

E...

CRESTA SPRAYVIEW

From only

R 6,662

per person sharing

Cresta Sprayview is situated just 1.4 km from the Victoria Falls Rain Forest entrance. In months when the Falls are in full flood, the spray from this majestic wonder of nature rises like a column of smoke, locally referred to as Mosi-oa-Tunya, the Smoke that Thunders and can be seen from the hotel

Travel Period: 1 Nov 2019 - 20 Dec 2019

Duration: 2 Nights

Includes: Accommodation at the 3* Cresta Sprayview
Breakfast daily
Value Add:
1 x 3 course set menu dinner pe...

DESERT QUIVER CAMP

From only

R 11,027

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 DREAM OF AFRICA

From only

R 16,167

per person sharing

Diamonds Dream of Africa is located along the silver sand beach of Malindi. Each air-conditioned suite has a private terrace with sun loungers, and a hot tub. It comes equipped with a flat-screen satellite TV, minibar and tea-and-coffee-making facilities.

Travel Period: 1 Jul - 22 Dec 2019

Duration: 4 Nights

Includes: Accommodation at the 5* Diamonds Dream of Africa Kenya
All- Inclusive:Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily
Se...

DIAMONDS MEQUFI BEACH RESORT

From only

R 15,612

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 1,752

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 12,859

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

From only

R 15,550

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...

POLANA SERENA HOTEL SUN

From only

R 9,303

per person sharing

Offering stylish luxury, with a range of accommodation from standard rooms to a presidential suite. Each room has an en-suite bathrooms, writing desk, air-conditioning, mini bar, free internet access, satellite television, coffee/tea making facilities, safe and hairdryer.

Travel Period: 1 Jan - 31 Dec 2019

Duration: 2 Nights

Includes: Accommodation at the 5* Polana Serena Hotel
Breakfast daily

Excludes:
Airfares
Taxes...

SANDIES TROPICAL VILLAGE

From only

R 13,794

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 6,389

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. For the perfect combination of sun, sea and sand, the Southern Sun Maputo is spectacularly situated on the magnificent Mozambique coast.Light meals and sundowners are available on the outdoor terrace which overlooks the sparkling ocean.

Travel Period: 1 May - 20 Dec 2019

Duration: 2 Nights

Includes: Accommodation at the 4* Southern Sun Maputo
Breakfast daily
Added Values:
Complimentary return airp...

SOUTHERN SUN MAPUTO

From only

R 8,882

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 8,266

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: 5 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...

URBAN PARK HOTEL

From only

R 1,232

per person sharing

Urban Park Hotel offers holiday makers and business travelers a classy, comfortable and secure environment in an ideal location.

Travel Period: 1 Aug - 12 Dec 2019

Duration: 2 Nights

Includes: SELF DRIVE
Accommodation at Urban Park Hotel & Apartments in One Bedroom Interlead
Room only
uShaka...

VICTORIA FALLS RAINBOW HOTEL

From only

R 6,213

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
...

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 19,655

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.<...