Experience South Africa Whale Watching
15 Days from £4,139
Oct 2019 - Oct 2019 Departures
From cosmopolitan Cape Town to Kruger National Park, where the 'Big Five' will stop you in your tracks, the highlights just keep coming. These exceptional sights combine with diverse cultures and an intriguing, sometimes disturbing, past to make this tour of South Africa unforgettable.
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Your holiday at a glance
- Just You Tour Manager as your host
- Return flights from Heathrow with British Airways
- Use of an airport lounge in the UK
- 11 nights in 3 and 4-star hotels, plus 2 nights in flight
- 19 meals: 11 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 7 dinners
- Specialist Local Guide
- Welcome & farewell get-together
- Overseas transfers & other transportation
- Dedicated Just You representative to greet you at all UK airports
- Cape Town city tour & visit to Table Mountain
- Cape Point, the penguins of Boulders Beach, and Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens
- Cango Caves & ostrich farm
- Drive along the Garden Route
- Storms River Mouth in Tsitsikamma National Park
- Soweto tour
- Game drive in Kruger National Park
- Scenic panorama route
- Winelands tour and tasting
- Cape Town township
- Cruise and lunch in Featherbed Nature Reserve in Knysna
- Game Drives at Kruger National Park
You'll depart on your overnight flight to Cape Town.
On arrival in Cape Town we've included a short orientation tour en route to your hotel. We also include a visit to Table Mountain, and, if the weather is favourable you'll have the opportunity to ascend the mountain on a thrilling cable car ride.
After the rest of the day at leisure, get to know your travelling companions better this evening during dinner.
A day exploring the Cape Peninsula begins at Hout Bay and continues along Chapman's Peak – a spectacular coastal drive – making our way to Cape Nature Reserve and Cape Point, at the very tip of the peninsula.
During our return journey to Cape Town we stop at Boulders Beach where you can see the penguins that make their home here. We'll then continue through Simon's Town, Fish Hoek and Muizenberg, finally reaching Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens, beautifully positioned against the slopes of Table Mountain. This evening we enjoy a welcome dinner at a local restaurant.
Today has been left at leisure for you to explore Cape Town at your own pace. The Victoria and Alfred Waterfront has sweeping views of the ocean, harbour, city bowl and Table Mountain and is the perfect place to relax with many excellent restaurants and attractions. We also offer two optional excursions today - a morning tour of Khayelitsha, Cape Town's largest black township, and an afternoon visit to the Winelands area of the Western Cape including a cellar tour and the chance to taste the produce.
Hermanus, your destination today is known as one of the best places for land based whale watching in the world as at this time of year Southern Right Whales stay in the bay close to the shore and can be seen from the network of cliff paths. For the chance to witness these mesmerising creatures in their own habitat a whale-watching boat trip has been organised (weather dependent). The afternoon is at leisure so explore the town at your own pace. We have arranged an overnight stay here.
There's a scenic drive to look forward to today passing the wineries and ostrich farms of Route 62 to Oudtshoorn. An afternoon visit to an ostrich farm will give you the opportunity to admire and possibly hand-feed these curious looking creatures.
This morning we'll visit the impressive Cango Caves, where we'll descend into an underground world of limestone caverns, stalactites and stalagmites sculptured by nature over millions of years. We continue to Knysna, a town at the heart of the Garden Route surrounded ancient forests and a beautiful lagoon where you can enjoy the rest of the day at leisure.
Today is free to explore the beautiful town at leaisure. Alternatively join an optional excursion to Featherbed Nature Reserve. This excursion is renowned as the premier eco-experience on the Garden Route and includes a return ferry ride on the Knysna Lagoon, a scenic drive onto the reserve, a specialist fauna and flora guide and a walk through coastal forest to ancient sea caves. The highlight is an included buffet lunch served at the beautiful outdoor restaurant, enjoy fresh food under the canopy of Milkwood trees.
This morning we depart Knysna and tour the impressive garden route. On the way we have included entrance at Tsitsikamma National Park to visit Storms River Mouth. Here you can walk a short trail through the coastal forest with views of the sea, coast and river mouth. The highlight is the 77 metres long suspension bridge, taking you to a pebble beach, before returning over two smaller suspension bridges. Later arriving at Port Elizabeth where we board our flight to Johannesburg.
This morning we include a tour of nearby Soweto – the country's most populous black urban residential area, which is infused with the history of the struggle against apartheid. Lunch is provided on this excursion, following which, we have a free afternoon.
The Panorama Route weaves its way through some of the most stunning scenery in South Africa – the rainforest at God's Window, Bourke's Luck potholes and Blyde Canyon to name just a few. It's also our route to Mpumalanga, the gateway to the iconic Kruger National Park.
Wake up to the incredible sounds of the African bush as you embark on a thrilling early-morning game drive in Kruger. The park is home to an enthralling array of wildlife, so hopefully you'll tick off at least some, if not all, of the 'Big Five' – lion, leopard, elephant, rhino and buffalo.
There's time to relax by the pool with a refreshing drink this afternoon before we offer a further optional game drive.
There's more time at leisure today but there are optional bush walks and game drives on offer if you want to see more of your thrilling surroundings and the resident wildlife.
We head back to Johannesburg for our return flight to the UK, arrving on day 15. Alternatively, join our optional add on tour to Victoria Falls.
Experience even more of your destination by adding one or more optional excursions to your holiday before you set off. Right now is the perfect opportunity to do that – with everything booked and paid for you’ll have even more to get excited about and all you’ll need to think about while you’re away is having a great time.
By the way - look out for ‘Optional Excursion Packages’. For some holidays we’ve grouped a selection of excursions into a package which means you can make a saving when you book in advance.
Prices shown may vary according to departure date and are subject to change. The full range of excursions will be detailed in your holiday information pack, sent approximately 15 weeks prior to departure.
South Africa - Cape Town Township Tour - JY
Join us for a unique experience traveling through the three South Africa’s – The birth, where it all started, Apartheid South Africa, what happened then – the New South Africa, what is different since Nelson Mandela was released from prison. The tour affords the opportunity to interact, mingle and exchange cultural values with the local community. You will be welcomed in the traditional African manner in the townships of Langa (the oldest formal township) & Khayalitsha (the largest informal settlement). The tour includes visits to the Malay Quarter [also known as the Bo-Kaap] which means "Above Cape" because of its location up against the slopes of Table Mountain, the Philani Empowerment centre in Khayalitsha, where locals are taught basic life skills (weaving / arts & crafts etc), a walking tour in “shanty town Khayalitsha” with a local guide, with a visit to his shack to experience local living conditions, followed by a drive through the middle-class Khayalitsha, to share some of the achievements, such as new housing developments, shopping malls, hospitals, swimming pool & magistrate’s court, under the leadership of Nelson Mandela.
Half day – Moderate Walking – Cultural Must Do
South Africa - Featherbed Nature Reserve
This excursion is renowned as the premier eco-experience on the Garden Route and includes a return ferry ride on the Knysna Lagoon, a scenic drive onto the reserve, a specialist fauna and flora guide and a walk through coastal forest to ancient sea caves. The highlight is an included buffet lunch served at the beautiful outdoor restaurant, enjoy fresh food under the canopy of Milkwood trees.
Please note this excursion must be booked well in advance of travel, we recommend booking at least 60 days prior to departure.
Three Quarter day – Moderate walking – Outstanding Natural Beauty
South Africa - Winelands Tour and Tasting
On today’s excursion we head through the vineyard-clad valleys to Stellenbosch deep in the heart of the country’s historic wine region. Discover the wine making process on a fascinating tour, before having the opportunity to try the produce and perhaps pick a new favourite tipple!
Half day – Moderate Walking - Highly Recommended
Hotel facilities include a restaurant, bar and Wi-Fi. Bedrooms have private facilities, TV and a safe.
Hotel facilities include a restaurant, bar, lounge and outdoor pool (typically open May-Sept). Bedrooms have private facilities, air-conditioning, TV, hairdryer, telephone, minibar, tea- and coffee-making facilities and Wi-Fi.
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Dates and Prices
You have chosen to arrange your own flights and transfers and meet us at your first hotel. Please see essential information for full terms and conditions.
Wednesday 16 October 2019
Tuesday 15 October 2019
Tuesday 15 October 2019
21:40 London (Heathrow)
10:10 Cape Town (Intl)
Monday 28 October 2019
20:10 Johannesburg (O R Tambo)
05:25 London (Heathrow)
Take the opportunity to maximise your travel experience and extend your holiday with an add-on.
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Experience South Africa Whale Watching with Vic Falls Add-on
19 days from £5,838
Oct 2019 - Oct 2019 Departures
Visit the awesome Victoria Falls where you'll enjoy a sunset cruise along the Zambezi River and a guided tour of the Victoria Falls.
Your add-on includes
- Overseas transfers and other transportation
- 4 nights' accommodation on a bed-and-breakfast basis, 1 night in Johannesburg, and 3 nights at the Avani Victoria Falls Resort.
- Services of a local representative
Your hotel - You will stay in the Avani Victoria Falls Resort, the falls are a short walk away, and hotel facilities include an outdoor swimming pool, two restaurants and a garden. Guest rooms are air conditioned, and feature TV, minibar, tea/coffee making facilities and free wi-fi.
Day 15 Livingstone
Transfer to the airport for your flight to Livingstone, Zambia. On arrival, transfer to your hotel where three nights' accommodation has been reserved on a bed and breakfast basis.
Day 16 Livingstone
To ensure that you experience the most that Zambia has to offer, we have included a guided tour of Victoria Falls from the Zambian side where you will be able to marvel at the mighty magnificence of the falls. Then this afternoon we include a tranquil cruise along the Zambezi River.
Day 17 Livingstone
The Avani Victoria Falls Resort is situated on the banks of the Zambezi with direct views towards the Victoria Falls. Today is at leisure, so why not relax by the pool and soak up the sunshine and enjoy these beautiful surroundings. Alternatively, you may wish to join one of the optional excursions that are available so that you can experience more of what Zambia has to offer.
Day 18 Livingstone/UK
Transfer to Livingstone airport for your flight back to Johannesburg to connect with your onward flight to the UK.
Day 19 UK
Arrival back to the UK
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