Cape & KZN Highlights

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South Africa is one of the world's most rewarding tourist destinations and on this magnificent 12 day tour, which begins in beautiful Cape Town and ends in Durban, you will experience so many of the delights that the Rainbow Nation has to offer. You visit the winelands, see some of the best coastal spots, stop at the stunning Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens and take a cable car up to the top of Table Mountain. You also get to tour the famous Zulu battlefields and go on safari, making this the complete trip to Cape Town.

Day 1
Arrive Cape Town

On arrival at Cape Town International Airport you will be met by one of our tour representatives and taken to your hotel in the city's waterfront area. Relax here after the journey then go out and explore some of the city sights or chill out on the beach. Tonight you may want to visit the trendy modern Victoria and Alfred waterfront where there are great shopping opportunities and good restaurants which cater for all tastes and all prices.

Day 2
Cape Town

The morning is free for you to relax or go sightseeing then in the afternoon you are collected from your hotel for a scheduled City Tour - a geographical and cultural extravaganza showing you Cape Town from its historical beginnings to modern buildings and malls. The tour begins with a trip up Table Mountain by cable car before returning to visit the Company Gardens, the South Africa Museum, the Castle of Good Hope and the vibrant and arty flea market in Greenmarket Square.

Day 3
Winelands

A full day Cape Winelands Tour awaits. On this delightful drive to Stellenbosch you wind your way to the heart of the Cape Winelands through superb mountain ranges, vineyards and Cape Dutch homesteads. With the sheer vastness of wine estates on offer, you are truly spoilt for choice when you enjoy your first tasting of the day. Travel over the Helshoogte Pass to the charming town of Franschhoek in a picturesque valley and enjoy the fabled culinary skills of the local chefs at one of the many award winning restaurants.

Day 4
Cape Point & Penguins

This morning you are taken on a full day Cape Point and Peninsula Tour. Travel along the Atlantic Seaboard via Sea Point, Clifton and Camps Bay, stopping at a Llandudno look-out point before continuing to Hout Bay, a quaint fishing village, then travel via Chapman's Peak, one of the world's most breathtaking coastal drives, to Cape Point and the Good Hope Nature Reserve. After lunch go to historic Simon's Town and see the huge penguin colony at Boulders Beach before ending with a visit to Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens.

Day 5
Cape Town to Durban

After breakfast there may be time for some more sightseeing before you check out of your waterfront hotel and are driven to the airport for your flight to Durban. On arrival at King Shaka International Airport, you would be met by another of our tour representatives and taken to your hotel, The Benjamin, in this cosmopolitan city, for an overnight stay. Later take a tour of the city or go out and explore on your own seeing some of the many sights.

Day 6
Durban to Drakensberg

Leave Durban and travel inland to Pietermaritzburg, the administrative capital of the Kwa-Zulu Natal Province, which is set amid forested hills and rolling countryside and is one of the best-preserved Victorian cities in the world. Enjoy a tour seeing all the sights including glorious St Peter's Cathedral and the charming lanes and byways of the Church Street Mall. After your tour of Pietermaritzburg you are driven to Drakensberg, where you check in to the Champagne Castle Hotel in one of the area's finest locations.

Day 7
Drakensberg

Today is dedicated to enjoying the magnificent scenery on offer in the Drakensberg, as well as discovering the cultural significance of this UNESCO World Heritage Site. The mountains here once offered shelter to the San people for thousands of years before being exterminated in clashes with the Zulus and white settlers. At Giant's Castle see the main caves with their rock paintings and artefacts. Then return to your luxury hotel where facilities include tennis courts, hiking trails, bowling green and swimming pool.

Day 8
Drakensberg to Battlefields

Today you leave the Champagne Castle Hotel and travel to the summit of Spioenkop Mountain. scene of the Anglo-Boer nine-day battle in January 1900 - the third and bloodiest attempt by the British to relieve Ladysmith. Continue to the town of Ladysmith, which made world headlines when it was besieged for 118 days. Its historic heritage gives many fascinating sites to discover. Then drive via Dundee to your next hotel located at the heart of the battle sites between the Zulus and the British at famous Rorke's Drift.

Day 9
Battlefields

Today is dedicated to the exploration of the most famous battlefields of all the many in KwaZulu-Natal. Your guide will recount the Anglo Zulu War battle of Isandlwana where 20,000 Zulu warriors wiped out almost an entire British regiment and their firepower within two and a half hours. Then visit Rorke's Drift Mission where British soldiers, outnumber 35 to one, fought off 4,000 Zulus for 12 hours. This battle generated the award of 11 Victoria Crosses - the highest number to a regiment in a single action. Return to the hotel for dinner.

Day 10
Battlefields to Hluhluwe

After an early breakfast, travel across the various battle sites of KZN to Hluhluwe where you complete your Kwazulu Natal discovery with an African safari experience. Depending on your time of arrival, enjoy lunch followed by an afternoon open vehicle game drive which yields exciting game viewing opportunities. The highly qualified rangers have a wide knowledge of the rich bird and animal life of the region, as well as the indigenous trees and plants. Return to the Falaza Game Park lodge for dinner.

Day 11
Hluhluwe

Start the day with an early morning game drive when the animals are at their most active, before the harsh African sun beats down and they take shelter from the sweltering heat in shady areas. Return to the lodge for breakfast and spend the remainder of the day at leisure. Enjoy the facilities on offer at the lodge including the well-equipped spa on the reserve or go out and explore the surrounding area possibly seeing some or all of the Big Five - lion, leopard, rhino, buffalo and elephant.

Day 12
Depart Durban

Time early this morning for a final game drive before breakfast then check out of the lodge and travel via the Elephant coast back to Durban where the tour ends on arrival at your city based hotel or with drop-off at King Shaka International Airport for your onward flight or to begin your journey home. This action-packed tour makes a great introduction to South Africa and in the 12 days you will see so many of the country's famous sights.

Tour details 12 days

Standard fr £2110pp

Tour Highlights

  • Cape Town
  • Winelands
  • Cape Point & Penguins
  • Durban
  • Drakensberg
  • Battlefields
  • Hluhluwe

Included:

  • 11 nights accommodation
  • Breakfast daily, 2 lunches, 6 dinners
  • Transport by AC vehicle
  • Game Drives on Safari
  • English speaking guide, entrance fees

Not included:

  • International flights & visas
  • Domestic Flight Cape Town to Durban

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