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Grand Tour of South Africa

From cities to townships and tribal communities, from Garden Route scenery to Winelands estates and historic battlefields, and from wildlife game drives to lake and harbour cruises, this multi-faceted tour reveals South Africa’s landscapes, culture, and heritage

Exploring every aspect of South Africa’s diversity, this tour takes you from the manicured gardens of Pretoria, the administrative capital, to the wildlife, wilderness and wide open plains of the Kruger reserve, the country’s first national park; into Eswatini (formerly Swaziland), where the conservation area of Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary is the realisation of its owners’ ‘impossible dream’; and to KwaZulu-Natal, to visit a Zulu homestead, cruise on Lake Jozini; and to tour from Dundee, at the foot of Indumeni (‘thunder roll’) Mountain, to skirmish sites and battlefields of the Boer, Zulu and both World Wars, amid the Drakensberg’s dramatic scenery. In the Western Cape, multicultural Cape Town fills the gap between Table Mountain and the ocean, enjoying the beauty of Nature and adding to it in style along its Atlantic Seaboard; Oudtshoorn basks beneath the beautiful Swartberg mountains, proudly proclaiming itself ‘the ostrich capital of the world’; the Garden Route town of Knysna is the gateway to coastal forests and whale-watching bays; and the Winelands hub of Franschhoek (‘French corner’) takes its name, and its winemaking wisdom, from the 17th-century Huguenot settlers who fled here from religious persecution.

Overview

  • Flight  - 1 night
  • Pretoria  - 2 nights
  • Kruger National Park  - 3 nights
  • Eswatini  - 1 night
  • Mkuze  - 2 nights
  • Dundee  - 2 nights
  • Drakensberg  - 1 night
  • Cape Town  - 3 nights
  • Oudtshoorn  - 2 nights
  • Knysna  - 2 nights
  • Winelands  - 3 nights
  • Return flight  - 1 night
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Tour Highlights

  • Culture & Natural Wonders
  • Wildlife Experience
  • Jules Verne Sightseeing
  • 3 UNESCO Heritage Sites
  • Local Expert Guides

From cities to townships and tribal communities, from Garden Route scenery to Winelands estates and historic battlefields, and from wildlife game drives to lake and harbour cruises, this multi-faceted tour reveals South Africa’s landscapes, culture, and heritage

Notes:

Some travel is on unmade roads and it may be necessary to ‘climb’ into the safari vehicle.
Some visits are on foot with uneven surfaces and inclines.

Accommodation

Court Classique Hotel - Pretoria

A 4-star boutique hotel in Pretoria with restaurant, bar, pool and WiFi (free). 57 air-conditioned rooms with hairdryer, safe, mini-fridge, tea/coffee making facilities and satellite TV.

Nkambeni Tented Lodge - Kruger National Park

This is a large safari camp within the Kruger National Park boundaries with restaurant, bar and pool. 146 permanent safari style tents offering views of the surrounding Kruger National Park with air-conditioning and tea/coffee making facilities.

Foresters Arms Country Lodge - Eswatini

The hotel is sprawled amid lush, forested gardens on a private estate in the Eswatini mountains. The hotel embraces a relaxed atmosphere and the slow-down-this-is-Africa feeling that characterises the Kingdom of Eswaitini. The hotel has a restaurant, bar, pool and WiFi (free). There are 34 rooms with a safe, satellite TV and hairdryer.

Ghost Mountain Inn - Mkuze

At the foot of the legendary Ghost Mountain in Mkuze lies the Ghost Mountain Inn - a perfect setting to experience the allure of Africa in stylish comfort. Restaurant, bar, gym, pool, sauna, spa and WiFi (free). 50 air-conditioned rooms with hairdryer, safe, mini-bar, tea/coffee making facilities and satellite TV.

Battlefields Country Lodge - Dundee

Battlefields Country Lodge is situated near the well known historic Battlefields in KwaZulu Natal. Restaurants, bar, pool and WiFi (free). 70 air-conditioned rooms with hairdryer, safe, mini-fridge, tea/coffee making facilities and satellite TV.

Cathedral Peak Hotel - Drakensberg

This 4-star hotel is nestled in the unspoiled surroundings of the Drakensberg mountain range (a World Heritage site). Restaurant, bar, gym, pool and WiFi (free). 104 rooms with fan or heater, hairdryer, safe, tea/coffee making facilities and TV.

Pepper Club Hotel - Cape Town

A 5-star hotel situated at the foot of Table Mountain and Lion’s Head in the centre of town and 5 minutes from the waterfront. Facilities include Sinatra’s restaurant, Paparazzi bar, pool, Cayenne spa and WiFi (free). Complimentary shuttle to the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront and to beach club facilities at Camps Bay. 210 air-conditioned rooms with safe and satellite TV.

Protea Riempe Hotel - Oudtshoorn

A 3-star hotel in a farm-like setting with well-appointed thatched rondavels, on the outskirts of Oudtshoorn. Restaurant, bar, pool and WiFi (free). 29 air-conditioned rooms with hairdryer, safe, tea/coffee making facilities and satellite TV.

The Moorings Hotel - Knysna

A 3-star hotel located on the banks of the Knysna Lagoon, in the midst of enchanting woodland gardens offering spectacular views of indigenous forest. Restaurant, bar, pool and WiFi (free). 50 air-conditioned rooms with hairdryer, safe, tea/coffee making facilities and satellite TV.

Le Franschhoek Hotel & Spa - Franschhoek

This 4-star hotel is located in the heart of the Cape Winelands in the small town of Franschhoek. Restaurant, bar, lounge, pool, spa and WiFi (free). 63 air-conditioned rooms with hairdryer, safe, mini-fridge, tea/coffee making facilities and satellite TV.

Extension Options

Victoria Falls Extension

Fly to Victoria Falls for four nights at the iconic 5-star Victoria Falls Hotel, a member of the exclusive ‘Leading Hotels of the World’, and steeped in history and tradition. Includes a guided tour of Victoria Falls and a sunset cruise on the Zambezi.

Victoria Falls Hotel - Victoria Falls

One of the world’s great hotels, known as ‘The Grand Old Lady of the Falls’ and a member of the exclusive ‘Leading Hotels of the World’, this 5-star hotel is steeped in history and tradition. Fine dining and casual restaurants, afternoon teas on the terrace, pool and gardens, a short walk to the falls and WiFi (free). 161 air-conditioned rooms with hairdryer, safe and satellite TV.

Extra Nights

Stay in Pretoria, Cape Town or Victoria Falls before you start your tour or before flying back to the UK

Extra nights are on request, please call to discuss your requirements

Court Classique Hotel
(per night) £65
Single supplement £65
Departure transfer add £25

Pepper Club Hotel
(per night) £85
Single supplement £60
Departure transfer add £25

Victoria Falls Hotel
(per night) £295
Single supplement £245
Departure transfer add £20

Court Classique Hotel - Pretoria

A 4-star boutique hotel in Pretoria with restaurant, bar, pool and WiFi (free). 57 air-conditioned rooms with hairdryer, safe, mini-fridge, tea/coffee making facilities and satellite TV.

Pepper Club Hotel - Cape Town

A 5-star hotel situated at the foot of Table Mountain and Lion’s Head in the centre of town and 5 minutes from the waterfront. Facilities include Sinatra’s restaurant, Paparazzi bar, pool, Cayenne spa and WiFi (free). Complimentary shuttle to the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront and to beach club facilities at Camps Bay. 210 air-conditioned rooms with safe and satellite TV.

Victoria Falls Hotel - Victoria Falls

One of the world’s great hotels, known as ‘The Grand Old Lady of the Falls’ and a member of the exclusive ‘Leading Hotels of the World’, this 5-star hotel is steeped in history and tradition. Fine dining and casual restaurants, afternoon teas on the terrace, pool and gardens, a short walk to the falls and WiFi (free). 161 air-conditioned rooms with hairdryer, safe and satellite TV.

Optional Excursions

Optional Game Drive

The tour starts in the early morning (approx. 6am) where you will make your way to Kruger National Park to enjoy the diversity of wildlife. Safari Vehicles are all equipped with two-way radios to enhance the experience.

Optional Bush Walk

Enjoy a 2-hour bush walk where you will learn and spot all the smaller things that are usually missed on an Open Safari Vehicle. The tour starts early morning, when the rangers will show a number of skills including tracking, animal behavior, identification, plants, and trees.

Departures & Prices

per person in a twin/double room
British Airways from Heathrow

April
April 17 (Wednesday)
  • 4 Places Remaining
September
September 4 (Wednesday)
October
October 16 (Wednesday)
Price Includes:

Air travel and taxes, transfers, 21 nights’ accommodation, breakfast daily, 8 lunches and 11 dinners, itinerary as described, services of guides and local representatives. If our specially negotiated airfares are unavailable at the time of booking, a supplement may apply.

Not Included:

Travel insurance, optional excursions, tipping, any government taxes or compulsory charges introduced after publication.

Supplements per person

Single Supplement
  • 2024: Apr, Sep, Oct
  • £695
  • 2025: Jan, Feb
  • £635
  • 2025: Sep, Oct
  • £685
Flight Options
  • British Airways World Traveller Plus
  • On request, please call
  • British Airways Club World
  • On request, please call
Privately Guided
£2995
  • Grand Tour of South AfricaPrivately guided options available, £2995 per person (based on 2 people)
  • On request, please call
Optional Excursions
  • Optional Game Drive (2024)
  • £80
  • Optional Game Drive (2025)
  • £70
Tour Only
  • Save
  • £850
  • Arrival transfer
  • with group included
  • Departure transfer
  • £35
Extension Options
  • Victoria Falls Extension (4 nights)
  • 2024: May, Jun, Sep, Nov
  • £1695
  • 2025: Feb, Mar
  • £1745
  • 2025: Oct, Nov
  • £1845

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