South Africa’s famous natural wonders and wildlife, combined with its unique history, have helped to turn the country into one of the world’s most desirable holiday destinations.
Dialaflight are currently offering great savings on cultural and historical tours and experiences across South Africa, so take a look at this guide to see how you can really make the most of your visit to one of the world’s most enchanting and fascinating countries.
Zulu & Battlefields tour
This tour really brings to life the story of this beautiful landscape, and the significance of a crucial and formative period of South African history. Book through Dialaflight for a 10 per cent discount on this tour, which also includes overnight accommodation, two lunches and dinner, all for £292 per person.
Take a half-day tour around Soweto to really understand South African culture and history. Soweto is a huge township, home to nearly 1.3 million people and offers much to those looking to delve into South Africa’s political history. Indeed, it was central to the campaign against apartheid, being the site of several uprisings and the birthplace of Nelson Mandela and Bishop Desmond Tutu.
The tour takes in the key sights Soweto has to offer, including a visit to Nelson Mandela’s former house in Orlando West, which is now the Mandela Family Museum. The tour includes hotel pick-up and drop-off and is available at a 20 per cent discount for those booking through Dialaflight, only £26 per person.
For those looking to learn more about South Africa’s turbulent recent history, a visit to the Apartheid Museum is a must. The museum opened in 2001 and provides a fascinating insight into this notorious chapter of South Africa’s story and a revealing context to the modern South Africa that we see today.
The museum documents the entire period from the first days of apartheid in 1948 right through to the people’s liberation of 1994, when Nelson Mandela was elected as Prime Minister. Dialaflight customers can enjoy a 15 per cent discount on the price of a museum tour, which also includes pick-up from and drop-off to your Johannesburg hotel.
Walk to Freedom Tour
Cape Town is known as one of the true jewels in South Africa’s crown: one of the country’s most beautiful cities and a cultural destination of great note. During your visit to Cape Town, the day-long Walk To Freedom tour is an absolute must.
The tour features an educational introduction to the city, a visit to a local township and a trip to Robben Island, the infamous offshore prison where Mandela was held captive for 18 years. Of all the varied experiences Cape Town has to offer, this tour proves to be one of the most revealing and rewarding, and it is available through Dialaflight with 20 per cent off, at the price of £37 per person.
So there you have just a glimpse of some of the fascinating cultural and historical experiences South Africa has to offer. You can take a look at all of our South African special offers here, including great deals on nature tours and food and wine experiences. You can tailor-make your own South African trip of a lifetime and fly from a range of UK airports from £518pp, flying via Dubai. Enjoy!
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