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Elephant Tour – All Three Tests plus all five provincial matches (excluding international flights)

Package includes: 

  • Guaranteed Official Lions match tickets to all 5 Provincial Games and Category A tickets to all 3 Test Matches
  • 37 nights' 4★ and 5★ accommodation on a B&B basis (All meals on Safari)
  • All domestic flights and all transfers
  • 3 Nights' Safari with 6 game drives included (Pilanesberg National Park) , 2 Nights' Stellenbosch (Winelands), 4 Nights' Garden Route

Highlights 

  • Gullivers Merchandise including an Official Lions jersey
  • Exclusive Gullivers Big Events
  • Gullivers Tour Manager
  • Travel with Gullivers Ambassadors including Ryan Jones, Rob Henderson and others
  • Extensive Optional Excursion programme
  • Welcome Drinks and Group Dinner

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At a glance

We're Official

Gullivers Sports Travel is an Official Sub-Agent of The British & Irish Lions South Africa 2021 Travel Programme. This means that our packages include the all-important guaranteed official match tickets to each of the Lions' five provincial games as well as all three Test matches in Johannesburg, Cape Town and Johannesburg. This Tour includes Category A Tickets to the 3 Test Matches.

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Book with Confidence

Book with Confidence

Gullivers Sports Travel is fully ABTA and ATOL bonded. This means that you can relax and book your trip safe in the knowledge that your booking is fully protected with a reputable tour operator. Not all travel companies are ABTA members so always look for the logo. Gullivers have extensive health and safety processes to audit all suppliers and ensure high standards.

4 and 5 Star Accommodation

4★ and 5★ Accommodation

Follow The British & Irish Lions around South Africa with 37 nights' 4★ and 5★ hotel accommodation on a bed and breakfast basis. This tour package includes stays in Cape Town, Stellenbosch (Winelands), Port Elizabeth, Umhlanga (Durban), Mbombela, Sandton (Johannesburg), Knysna (Garden Route) and a Safari in Pilanesberg National Park (all meals included at Safari Lodge).

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Flights

All domestic flights within South Africa are included in your package.

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Transfers

Transfers

Coach transfers to and from domestic airports, matches (where required), overland touring and functions (where required) are all included in your package.

Exclusive Gullivers Big Events

Gullivers is known for putting on events and those in New Zealand 2017 were perhaps the best yet. With a great atmosphere and true rugby camaraderie, these included events are sure to be highlights of your trip. Alongside Ryan and Rob, past guests have included Gavin Hastings, Ben Kay, Scott Gibbs, Richard Hill, Scott Quinnell, Martyn Williams and many more.

Gullivers Lions Ambassadors

Gullivers Lions Ambassadors

Ex-Lions Ryan Jones and Rob Henderson will once again be touring with the Gullivers tour groups in South Africa. After the major success of NZ 2017 they are back and ready to share the joy of rugby touring with you! Joining them will be a variety of other familiar faces across the tour.

Merchandise

Merchandise

An Official Lions Shirt is included in your travel package. There will also be other items of merchandise included. Please note that we will endeavour to provide your size requested, however as the clothing order has been placed prior to the Lions launch we are unable to guarantee this, also some items within the merchandise pack may be unisex and therefore the nearest fit to your requested size will be allocated.

Optional Sightseeing Excursions

Optional Sightseeing Excursions

To ensure that you can enjoy South Africa to its fullest and enjoy the sightseeing that you want to do we are offering a variety of optional excursions.

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The Rugby Experts

The Rugby Experts

Rugby is Gullivers' heritage. This is Gullivers' 11th Lions Tour and we have over 30 years' experience of taking Lions supporters around the globe, creating a real rugby experience for real rugby people. You can book with confidence, safe in the knowledge you will be well looked after by our dedicated and experienced team.

South Africa

We know South Africa

Gullivers Sports Travel have been touring to South Africa for many years both for supporters and school trips. The Gullivers team ran successful cricket tours across South Africa in 2019/2020, getting to know the country even better. This will be our third Lions trip to South Africa

See more about South Africa here

The Gullivers Team

The Gullivers Team

To ensure you have the best possible experience on tour, you will have a Gullivers Tour Manager with your group in South Africa. The Tour Manager team are supported by an extensive office and on-site operations team.

Full itinerary

  • Day1

    Arrive South Africa

    Upon arrival into Cape Town, make your own way to your hotel in Cape Town for your 2 night stay. Cape Town is a magical city with a beautiful coastline, fantastic waterfront and the stunning backdrop of Table Mountain.

    This evening the group will get together with the Tour Manager for Welcome Drinks. Get to know your tour group and tour manager, reminisce on past tours and trips and share the excitement of the magic of The British & Irish Lions Tour ahead.

    Welcome Drinks

  • Day2

    Match Day

    This evening the first match of the tour takes place between DHL Stormers and The British & Irish Lions. 

    We will transfer to the match at Cape Town Stadium and back to the hotel afterwards. The Stadium enjoys a fantastic location near to the Victoria and Alfred Waterfront, perfect for if you wish to stay out for dinner or drinks after the game and make your own way back to the hotel later. Uber is widely used as the most cost-effective and safest way of getting around in Cape Town. If you are extending your evening to enjoy the bars and restaurants in the Waterfront it is not advised to walk back to the hotel. 

     

    DHL Stormers v The British & Irish Lions

  • Day3

    Stellenbosch (Winelands)

    Today we make the short drive out of the city to South Africa's famous and beautiful wine region. Staying at the Spier Hotel on the historic Spier wine farm a short drive out of the centre of Stellenbosch, this is the perfect spot to relax and rejuvenate after a busy couple of days arriving into South Africa. The hotel can assist you with taxi bookings if you are looking to go and eat and drink in the town of Stellenbosch with its vast array of local eateries, something for everyone!

    Coach from Cape Town to Stellenbosch

  • Day4

    Stellenbosch (Winelands)

    Today is an opportunity to enjoy the area at your own pace, whether that be around the estate with onsite wine tastings (pre-booking essential) or exploring the region with a wine tour (pre-booking essential) or for those looking to be active perhaps a round at one of the regions golf courses or a hike through the stunning scenery. Stellenbosch has over 150 Wine Farms and estates to explore, with cellar doors scattered around the outskirts of town offering opportunities for tastings that will suit everyone, from the wine connoisseur through to the novice, all in the comfort and beauty in the unique atmosphere of the winelands. Check out the Winelands Tour we are offering today on the extras tab!

    However you choose to spend the day, it's sure to taste fantastic with a nice cold glass of white wine or perhaps a glass of the local Pinotage!

    Optional Extra: Winelands Full Day Tour

    Please see the extras tab for more information.

  • Day5

    Port Elizabeth

    Check out of your hotel this morning and make the short transfer to the airport where we will fly across to Port Elizabeth ahead of the second game of the tour. On arrival into PE we will transfer to the waterfront Radisson Blu Hotel with its sweeping views of the Indian Ocean. 

    Flight from Cape Town to Port Elizabeth

  • Day6

    Match Day

    Enjoy a day in the Friendly City. Whether you are looking to spend the day hopping between the coffee shops brunching your way to the bars, or soaking up the fresh sea air there is plenty to enjoy here in Port Elizabeth ahead of this evenings game against a SA Invitational side. We'll transfer you to the match and back to the hotel afterwards. 

    SA Invitational v The British & Irish Lions

  • Day7

    Port Elizabeth

    If you are feeling active today you could embark on the Route 67 walk - 67 pieces of artworks, one for every year of Nelson Mandela's political life and his struggle for freedom. The route includes art galleries, parks and the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan Art Museum (entry fees applicable). Alternatively, why not book onto one of the below optional excursions (pre-booking essential). 

    Optional Extra: Addo Elephant National Park Full Day Tour

    Please see the extras tab for more information.

    Optional Extra: Whale Dolphin and Penguin Island Cruise Half Day

    Please see the extras tab for more information.

  • Day8

    Umhlanga (Durban)

    Today we leave Port Elizabeth following the tour as it moves onto Durban. After checking out of the hotel we will head to the airport for the short flight to Durban. On arrival into Durban we will head for Umhlanga, a coastal town known as one of the safest areas in the Durban area with its ever popular coastal feel and popular Umhlanga Promenade, the place to be in the evenings! Included in the tour is a group dinner this evening, your tour manager will share more information about location ahead of time. 

    Umhlanga enjoys a warm subtropical climate, just wonderful in the winter months of June to August.

     

    Flight from Port Elizabeth to Durban

    Tour Group Dinner

    This evening get together with your group and Tour Manager to enjoy a night of good company, good food and good drink!

  • Day9

    Match Day

    With the third match of the tour this evening in Durban there is an opportunity to enjoy the coastal town of Umhlanga and it's surroundings today. There are plenty of cafes, bars, restaurants in Umhlanga along the promenade and for those looking to enjoy a swim, the sea temperature is typically 20 degrees at this time of year at Umhlangas Main Beach, one of the countries many blue flag beaches! Shopping opportunities are aplenty at the mall also. 

    We will transfer from the hotel to the match this evening and back to the hotel post-match.

    Cell C Sharks v The British & Irish Lions

  • Day10

    Umhlanga (Durban)

    Free day in Umhlanga today, a popular landmark to visit is Umhlanga lighthouse with the views of the warm Indian Ocean, or why not book onto one of our below optional excursions.

    Optional Extra: Durban City Half Day Tour

    Please see the extras tab for more information.

    Optional Extra: Isandlwana and Rorke's Drift Battlefields Full Day Tour

    Please see the extras tab for more information.

    Optional Extra: Isimangaliso Wetland Park Safari and Tour

    Please see the extras tab for more information.

    Optional Extra: Shakaland Nandi Experience

    Please see the extras tab for more information.

  • Day11

    Mbombela (formerly known as Nelspruit)

    Today we will leave the coast of Durban and fly to Mbombela (formerly known as Nelspruit), the next stop on The British & Irish Lions Tour of South Africa in the penultimate game before the test match series begins. Mbombela is known as the gateway to Kruger National Park and is one of the major South African Tourist Destinations. 

    We will depart from the hotel in Umhlanga to the airport for the indirect flight to Mbombela via Johannesburg and then transfer from the airport to the hotel for a 4 night stay. 

    Flight from Durban to Mbombela via Johannesburg

  • Day12

    Mbombela (formerly known as Nelspruit)

    Day free in Mbombela. Today is an opportunity for you to head into Kruger park if you are keen to experience a day safari and the chance to see the Big 5. Gullivers is organising an excursion to Kruger Park (pre-booking essential) or you can choose from one of the local providers that depart from Mbombela.

    Optional Extra: Kruger Full Day Safari

    Please see the extras tab for more information.

  • Day13

    Match Day

    This evening sees the fourth game of the tour as the Lions take on a South Africa 'A' side. Transfer from the hotel to the stadium and back afterwards.

    South Africa A v The British & Irish Lions

  • Day14

    Mbombela (formerly known as Nelspruit)

    Day at leisure. In Lowveld Botanical Gardens there is a labyrinth of walks and waterfalls whilst Riverside Mall is a haven for shopping! Part of the Drakensberg Mountain Range, Blyde River Canyon is perhaps the most unmissable attraction if you are looking to get out and about for the day on a self booked excursion. 16 miles long and 750 metres deep it is sure to leave any observer in awe. Or why not book onto the optional excursion we are running today (pre brooking essential)?

     

    Option Extra: Blyde River Canyon

    Please see the extras tab for more information.

  • Day15

    Sandton (Johannesburg)

    Today we will leave Mbombela for Sandton, a suburb of Johannesburg. The drive will take approximately 4 hours. Sandton is known as one of the safer areas of the region and a popular choice of Gullivers over many tours to South Africa. It is for this reason that we have decided to base ourselves in Sandton and drive into Pretoria for the game tomorrow.

     

    Coach from Mbombela to Sandton

  • Day16

    Match Day

    This evening The British & Irish Lions take on the Vodacom Bulls in Pretoria. We will transfer from the hotel in Sandton to the stadium and back again after the game. The transfer should take about 45 minutes and is the fifth and final game for the Lions ahead of the 3 test series against the World Champion Springbok side

     

    Vodacom Bulls v The British & Irish Lions

  • Day17

    Sandton (Johannesburg)

    Day at leisure in Sandton. Whilst here you are certain to find yourself in Nelson Mandela Square with it's many cafe's, bars and restaurants or why not book onto one of our below optional excursions.


     

    Optional Extra: Maropeng - Cradle of Humankind Tour

    Please see the extras tab for more information.

    Optional Extra: Taste of Gauteng

    Please see the extras tab for more information.

  • Day18 - 20

    Safari (Pilanesberg National Park)

    Today we leave Sandton and drive approximately 3 hours into the Pilanesberg region for 3 nights on Safari. A bucket list for many, the opportunity to enjoy a safari in South Africa is sure to be a trip highlight. Staying for 3 nights at the 5 Star Ivory Tree Game lodge in the malaria-free Pilanesberg Game Reserve you will have the opportunity to enjoy safari drives with your guide in the Big 5 territory. There are two daily game drives included during your stay as well as all meals, teas, coffees and snacks. Outside of the Game Drives enjoy the facilities at the lodge and relax as hard as you like whether that be with lazy afternoon naps or enjoying the optional activities that you can book on-site (additional costs)

     

    Tipping

    The lodge itself will have their own guidance on tipping their staff including the professional guides but it's widely acknowledged that if you think the service has been good it is advised you should tip directly at the resort as the staff rely on gratuities. Gratuities are not included in the price and are left to the discretion of the individuals.

    Overland to Safari in Pilanesberg National Park

  • Day21 - 22

    Sandton (Johannesburg)

    This morning we depart the Safari Lodge and head back to Sandton for a 3 night stay. We head back to Protea Balalaika so you are familiar with the area already and can settle back in. On Friday evening join us for one of our big events as we welcome ex-players, journalists and those in the know for a hosted Q and A ahead of the test series. 

    Overland to Sandton

    Optional Extra: Johannesburg City Half Day Tour

    Please see the extras tab for more information.

    Gullivers Big Events - Rugby Forum

    You are invited to join some famous faces from the world of Rugby and previous Lions tours for an evening of lively discussion & insight into the current tour.

  • Day23

    Match Day

    Today is the day we have been building up to, the first test match between the Springboks and The British & Irish Lions. A special day that will forever live in the hearts of every Lions fan as the tourists prepare to face the wrath of the World Champions on their own soil.

    With 2 of the 3 Test Matches being played in Johannesburg, there are sure to be thousands of Lions fans staying in the various districts all coming together in one big celebration of rugby.

    After the excitement of the last test match against New Zealand in 2017, hopes are high going into the game against the World Champions. After swapping stories in the bar with your fellow Lions fans we'll transfer to the stadium in plenty of time ahead of kick-off and after the match finishes, we will transfer back to the hotel. 

      

     

    1st Test South Africa v The British & Irish Lions

  • Day24 - 27

    Knysna (Garden Route)

    Today we leave Johannesburg and head down to the Garden Route. We will transfer to Johannesburg airport for the flight to George and from George, we will transfer to the hotel in Knysna for a 4 night stay. With its waterfront location on Knysna lagoon this is a great spot to relax and unwind for a few days before heading back up to Cape Town. Knysna is at the heart of the famous Garden Route, surrounded by Nature Reserves and National Parks. Whilst here it's worth considering booking onto a guided tour of the area or perhaps hiring a car and exploring the local towns. Alternatively, why not book onto one of the optional excursions Gullivers are organising below (pre booking essential). Plettenberg Bay just a short drive away is a lovely small beach town and a little further along is Tsitsikamma National Park. There are plenty of opportunities to be active in the region whether it be a beach/lagoon walk, a nature hike or canoeing! Back in Knysna why not wander over the bridge to Thesen Island and spend your evening at Tapas & Oysters where you can be sure of a great evening with the locals enjoying live music and hearty grub, it can get lively! Sirocco next door has been enjoyed by the Gullivers Staff for a quieter evening meal - if you can get a table overlooking the lagoon you will catch a lovely sunset.

     

    Flight from Johannesburg to George

    Optional Extra: 26 July - Featherbed Eco Experience

    Please see the extras tab for more information.

    Optional Extra: 26 July - Robberg Nature Reserve

    Please see the extras tab for more information.

    Optional Extra: 27 July - Cango Caves & Ostrich Farm

    Please see the extras tab for more information.

    Optional Extra: 28 July - Tsitsikamma Woodcutter Lunch Journey

    Please see the extras tab for more information.

    Optional Extra: 28 July - Whale Watching Knysna Boat Cruise

    Please see the extras tab for more information.

  • Day28

    Cape Town

    Today we leave Knysna and head to the airport in George for the flight back up to Cape Town. Upon landing in Cape Town we will make the short transfer to the hotel for a longer 7 night stay. The Southern Sun Waterfront hotel is in the same area as the Westin you stayed in at the start of the tour, enjoying a fantastic location walking distance from the waterfront. Cape Town is one of the most magical cities in the world with its fantastic waterfront location and Table Mountain backdrop. With 7 nights here you have the opportunity to explore a little further afield and head over to stunning Camps Bay, the perfect spot for sundowners at one of the many bars/restaurants with oceanfront views. If you are looking to enjoy live sport look no further than Mojo Market in Sea Point, a short taxi ride from your hotel. Here you will find a variety of local food vendors all under one roof with live music and plenty of big screens showing live sport. 

     

    Flight from George to Cape Town

  • Day29

    Cape Town

    Today is a day of celebration as all of the Gullivers Tour groups get together to enjoy an afternoon of socialising, drinks and the true spirit of rugby touring. For those that were with us in Auckland 2017 this was a tour highlight and you can be sure of lots of singing, mingling and entertainment. 

     

    Gullivers Big Events - Gullivers Festival

    After a leisurely morning join us at the Gullivers Festival where we will all come together in one big celebration of Rugby and celebrate the food and wine of South Africa. We will be joined by some well-known faces from previous Lions tours & enjoy the build up to the 2nd Test Match of the Series.

  • Day30

    Match Day

    Today is Cape Town's turn to host a test match, the pivotal second Test of the Series. So much has happened in game 2 in past series, the anticipation of what can happen is what builds the excitement. We will transfer from the hotel the short distance to the stadium and back after the game. 

     

     

     

    2nd Test South Africa v The British & Irish Lions

  • Day31 - 34

    Cape Town

    Recover from the excitement of the test match with some downtime in Cape Town. There are so many areas of Cape Town to explore whether you are looking to enjoy South African cuisine or history, there is a place for you. Why not enjoy one of the organised optional excursions on offer below (pre-booking essential) or explore in your own time. For the active amongst you a hike up Lions Head is rewarded with stunning views (a guided trip is recommended for safety) and many an hour can be spent in one of the waterfront bars enjoying the climate and the view. Of all the destinations we’ve visited in the world, Cape Town has to be up there with the sheer variety and quality of restaurants, with a wide range of cuisines on offer, set against beautiful background views, making those famous South African wines taste even better!

    Optional Extra: 1 August - Cape Point Full Day Tour

    Please see the extras tab for more information.

    Optional Extra: 2 August - Table Mountain and City Half Day Tour

    Please see the extras tab for more information.

    Optional Extra: 4 August - Franschhoek Wine Tram Full Day Tour

    Please see the extras tab for more information.

  • Day35

    Sandton (Johannesburg)

    Today we leave Cape Town and return to Johannesburg and Sandton ahead of the eagerly anticipated third Test match of the series. We'll make the short transfer to Cape Town airport for the flight to Johannesburg where, upon landing, we will transfer to the Protea Balalaika hotel again. 

    Whilst in Johannesburg why not take some time to learn about its history, it’s hard to believe Johannesburg didn't exist 130 years ago. For most, Soweto is synonymous with Johannesburg and with resistance to apartheid, South Africa’s former policy of racial segregation. The township’s complex past is visible in Soweto’s moving museums, historical monuments, and strong traditions, and is well worth a visit on an organised tour. Constitution Hill is another of South Africa's most important historical sites which gives insight into South Africa’s recent history.

     

    Flight from Cape Town to Johannesburg

  • Day36

    Sandton (Johannesburg)

    Today sees the third of the Gullivers Big Event days with a rugby day. An invitational Gullivers side will take on some local sides in a day of rugby. You can be assured of great camaraderie, true rugby atmosphere, singing, raffles, mixing with the locals and rugby stories.

    Gullivers Big Events - Gullivers Eve of Test Rugby Event

    Bring your boots for a game or come along and support the Gullivers Barbarians at our rugby club visit in Johannesburg; a great opportunity to mix with the locals. Always a popular day out with our supporters, food will be provided after the games and we anticipate there will be plenty of opportunity for you to swap stories and out sing the Springboks supporters in their own backyard, in preparation for the final test match tomorrow.

  • Day37

    Match Day

    Today marks the third and final Test match of the series for The British & Irish Lions. The third test was a memorable affair in New Zealand in 2017, what will this game have in store? We will transfer you to the stadium from the hotel and back again after the final whistle. 

     

    3rd Test South Africa v The British & Irish Lions

  • Day38

    Departure Day

    Your tour finishes today, say goodbye to your fellow tourists and make your own onward journey with great memories and new friends

Tickets

DHL Stormers v The British & Irish Lions

Kick-off: TBA

Tickets: 
Official Lions ticket
Venue: 
Cape Town Stadium
Capacity: 
55,000

South Africa 'Invitational' v The British & Irish Lions

Kick-off: TBA

Tickets: 
Official Lions ticket
Venue: 
Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium, Port Elizabeth
Capacity: 
46,000
Jonsson Kings Park, Durban

Cell C Sharks v The British & Irish Lions

Kick-off: TBA

Tickets: 
Official Lions ticket
Venue: 
Jonsson Kings Park, Durban
Capacity: 
52,000

South Africa 'A' v The British & Irish Lions

Kick-off: TBA

Tickets: 
Official Lions ticket
Venue: 
Mbombela Stadium, Mbombela
Capacity: 
40,929

Vodacom Bulls v The British & Irish Lions

Kick-off: TBA

Tickets: 
Official Lions ticket
Venue: 
Loftus Versfeld, Pretoria
Capacity: 
51,762

Springboks v The British & Irish Lions

Kick-off TBA

Tickets: 
Official Lions ticket - Category A
Venue: 
FNB Stadium, Johannesburg
Capacity: 
94,736

Springboks v The British & Irish Lions

Kick-off TBA

Tickets: 
Official Lions ticket - Category A
Venue: 
Cape Town Stadium, Cape Town
Capacity: 
55,000

Springboks v The British & Irish Lions

Kick-off TBA

Tickets: 
Official Lions ticket - Category A
Venue: 
Emirates Airline Park, Johannesburg
Capacity: 
62,567

Accommodation

Westin cape town exterior

The Westin Cape Town, Cape Town

The luxury Westin Cape Town will welcome you with a large modern bright and airy lobby, fantastic breakfasts and spacious rooms with deluxe bedding and floor-to-ceiling windows. There is a well-equipped gym with an outside pool complete with a lovely decking area. Of an evening, why not relax by the fantastic outdoor pool or in the hotel bar, or take a 5-minute leisurely stroll to the vibrant V&A Waterfront Harbour, where the city meets the sea, with a plethora of shops, restaurants and bars.

We chose this hotel because: 

  • Fantastic location a short walk or taxi ride from the V&A Waterfront

Features: 

  • Pool, spa and fitness centre
  • Complimentary WiFi
  • Complimentary shuttle to the V&A Waterfront

Spier Hotel, Stellenbosch

Set in the grounds of a historic winery, in the heart of the Stellenbosch wine growing region, the Spier Hotel is a perfect hotel for your stay in the Winelands. The rooms are all situated in village-style buildings, grouped around private courtyards. Each room is decorated with contemporary artworks from the Spier Collection. There is a fine dining restaurant, a more relaxed cafe and a bakery, along with swimming pools and a spa. Enjoy wine tasting at the hotel in the original Cape Dutch barn. Stellenbosch, known for its Cape Dutch architecture, and it's Cape oak-shaded streets lined with cafes, boutiques and art galleries is only a 10 minute taxi ride away.

We chose this hotel because: 

  • A fantastic base for relaxing and exploring the Wineland region

Features: 

  • Pool and spa
  • Complimentary WiFi
  • Restaurant, café, bakery and wine tasting

Radisson Blu Port Elizabeth, Port Elizabeth

Boasting majestic views of the Indian Ocean and close proximity to Port Elizabeths famous blue flag beaches, the Radisson Blu is the perfect hotel for your stay in Port Elizabeth. Complete with contemporary architecture and close proximity to the center of Port Elizabeth, this hotel is the whole package.

We chose this hotel because: 

  • Great location for enjoying the famous beaches and all that Port Elizabeth has to offer

Features: 

  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Pool and Spa

Protea Hotel Fire & Ice Umhlanga Ridge, Umhlanga Rocks, Durban

This 60s surf inspired hotel with its nostalgic undertones makes for a perfect base for a stay in Umhlanga. The hotel is just a few steps away from the popular Gateway Theatre of Shopping with its range of retail outlets and entertainment areas. Bright, breezy and modern rooms are ideal for unwinding after a big day out.

We chose this hotel because: 

  • Great location for exploring Umhlanga

Features: 

  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Pool, Spa and Fitness Centre

Chill Pepper Boutique Hotel, Nelspruit

Convienently located in Riverside park, the Chill Pepper hotel offers fantastic accommodation on the doorstep of an array of shopping and dining options. Each of the hotels modern rooms feature unique décor including a seating area, air-conditioning and are equipped with a flat-screen TV. With a stay here, you can also treat yourself to a relaxing massage at the spa or a swim in the pool which is located adjacent to the fantastic 'Salt & Pepper' Restaurant. The Riverside Mall also is just 550 yards from the hotel.

We chose this hotel because: 

  • Great location for the South Africa 'A' game

Features: 

  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Fantastic restaurant serving South African cuisine
Hotel Protea Hotel Balalaika Sandton

Protea Hotel Balalaika Sandton, Sandton, Johannesburg

Discover a tranquil oasis in the heart of the bustling business and entertainment hub of Gauteng at the Protea Hotel by Marriott Johannesburg Balalaika Sandton. This hotel boasts its own lush, landscaped garden and sparkling swimming pool where guests can relax, unwind & experience the timelessness and calm of a bygone era. Two restaurants provide exceptional on-site dining, and there is also a fitness centre. The hotel is a 10 minute walk, or short taxi ride, from Nelson Mandela Square in Sandton, with its mall, shops and extensive eating options.

We chose this hotel because: 

  • Great location close to Nelson Mandela Square

Features: 

  • Fitness Facilities
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi

aha Ivory Tree Game Lodge, Pilanesberg National Park

aha Ivory Tree Game Lodge lies in the heart of the malaria-free Pilanesberg Game Reserve. The reserve is set within the crater of an ancient volcano – one of the largest of a very rare formation, where the Big 5 now roam, a mere 2 hour drive from Johannesburg. Surrounded by plains and hills, this luxurious lodge boasts an outdoor pool and spa. The thatched rooms are elegantly furnished with African themes. This hotel is inclusive of breakfast and dinner - as well as two game drives per day and lunch.

We chose this hotel because: 

  • Fantastic safari location in a malaria-free national park just 2 hours from Johannesburg

Features: 

  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included
  • 2 Game Drives per day included
  • Pool and Spa
  • Please note no children under the age of 6 years permitted on game drives
Protea Hotel Knysna Quays outdoor pool area

Protea Hotel Knysna Quays, Knysna

Situated in the heart of the garden route, this hotel enjoys a spectacular perspective of the popular town of Knysna. With the the hotel set on the Knysna Quays Waterfront, a selection of resturants and the lagoon at your doorstep, and Thessen Island only 1/2 a mile away, this hotel is equipped for leisure and relaxation.

We chose this hotel because: 

  • Perfect location on the Knysna Quays Waterfront

Features: 

  • Heated Pool
  • Complimentary WiFi

Southern Sun Waterfront, Cape Town

The Southern Sun Waterfront’s recently refurbished and impressive facilities only compliment its location in the heart of the city and Cape Town’s most tourist friendly precinct. The hotel rooms themselves are fully air-conditioned. Of an evening, why not relax by the fantastic outdoor pool or in the hotel bar, or take a 5-minute leisurely stroll to the vibrant V&A Waterfront Harbour, where the city meets the sea, with a plethora of shops, restaurants and bars.

We chose this hotel because: 

  • Fantastic location a short walk or taxi ride from the V&A Waterfront

Features: 

  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Outdoor Pool & Fitness Centre
  • Complimentary shuttle to the V&A Waterfront

Extras

WINELANDS FULL DAY TOUR

WINELANDS FULL DAY TOUR FROM STELLENBOSCH 5 JULY

£85 per person

The world-renowned Cape Winelands are within the surroundings of your hotel. Departing the hotel in the morning your first stop on the tour is the town of Paarl, especially well-known for its Pearl Mountain or "Paarl Rock". In Paarl you will visit one of the top Paarl wine estates to sample their fine wines and enjoy a tour of their cellar, gaining insight into the process of viniculture.

The tour moves on to Franschhoek, a charming old Huguenot village, also known as ‘the French corner’ and a wine-lover's dream destination. Here you will stop to enjoy lunch and another wine tasting at an excellent wine estate.

The last stop of the day, but certainly not the least, is Stellenbosch, the second oldest town in South Africa and just 15 minutes from your hotel. Embark on a walking tour through Stellenbosch where much of the original Cape-Dutch architecture has been preserved, before rounding off with a final wine tasting at one of the top wine estates in the area and being transferred back to your hotel.

Duration: ±6.5hrs from the first point of collection and subject to change

Includes: 3 wine tastings and a cellar tour, lunch and 2 drinks per person

*Subject to minimum numbers of 20.

ROBBERG NATURE RESERVE

ROBBERG NATURE RESERVE GUIDED HIKE HALF DAY TOUR 26 JULY

£59 per person

Depart your hotel after an early breakfast for the 30-minute journey to Robberg Nature Reserve, on arrival you will meet your experienced hiking guide. Your guide will take you along one of the Western Cape’s most famous hiking routes, as well as one of the most scenic, with breath-taking views.

Robberg is not only a nature reserve, but also a national monument and World Heritage Site. Rocks from this region date back 120 million years to the break-up of Gondwanaland and evidence of middle and later Stone Age inhabitation has been found in a few of the caves along the peninsula.

You can expect inspiring landscapes, and if you are lucky spot dolphins and whales whilst being accompanied on your hike by a variety of bird species and the occasional seal.

Please note the route is safe for any hiker with a moderate level of fitness and good balance and consists of gravel, pebbles, sand, and wooden board walks. There are steep parts, and some parts of the path are on the edges of rocky cliffs.

Duration:  ±5hrs

Includes:  Hiking Guide, Robberg Nature Reserve Conservation Fee, 2 soft drinks during hike per person

*Please note the minimum numbers required for this excursion to proceed as advertised is 15 people.

WHALE DOLPHIN AND PENGUIN ISLAND CRUISE HALF DAY TOUR 8 JULY

WHALE DOLPHIN AND PENGUIN ISLAND CRUISE HALF DAY TOUR 8 JULY

£95 per person

Depart your hotel after an early breakfast for the quick transfer to the Algoa Bay Yacht Club in the Port Elizabeth Harbour, where you will board a catamaran to see the whales, dolphins and African Penguins on St. Croix Island and Brenton Island.

The whale season reaches its peaks in July/August when humpback whales head up the East coast of Africa towards their breeding grounds. Southern right whales can also be seen from July to October as they enter the safety of the bay to give birth and are the most frequently observed whales along the South African coast. Indo-pacific bottlenose dolphins are the most frequently observed dolphins in the bay and can be spotted all year round, in groups from 10-400. These playful dolphins are mostly found in shallow waters either near the beaches or around St Croix Island, and tend to come right up to the boat and ride along in the bow waves.

St. Croix Island is home to 22,000 breeding pairs of African penguins, the largest breeding colony found in Africa. The St. Croix Island group, along with the Bird Island group, became part of the Addo Elephant National Park, allowing rangers to patrol the islands in aid of conservation efforts to protect the African penguin population. As they are Marine Protected Areas, please note that you are not allowed to actually go on to the islands. Light refreshments and snacks are served during the cruise and you will return to the harbour by 1200hrs.

Duration:  ±5hrs

Includes:  Catamaran Yacht Cruise, light refreshments and snacks.

*Please note the minimum numbers required for this excursion to proceed as advertised is 15 people.

ADDO ELEPHANT NATIONAL PARK FULL DAY TOUR 8 JULY

ADDO ELEPHANT NATIONAL PARK FULL DAY TOUR 8 JULY

£99 per person

Depart your hotel just after breakfast for the 1 ½ hour journey to Addo Elephant National Park. Addo is the third largest national park in South Africa, and home to the densest population of elephants in the world. The original section of the park was created in 1931, when less than 20 elephants remained in the area. Today this finely tuned ecosystem is a sanctuary to over 450 elephants along with lions, buffalo, black rhino, spotted hyena, leopard, a variety of antelope and zebra species, as well as the unique Addo flightless dung beetle!

On arrival you will transfer to an open safari vehicle for a game drive. After a morning of keeping your eyes peeled for elephants, surprisingly invisible for their size, there will be a stop for lunch and a comfort break. After lunch you will transfer back to closed vehicles as you continue through the park before returning to Port Elizabeth (please note the order of the open and closed vehicle drives before and after lunch may change depending on arrangements on the day).

Duration:  ±8.5hrs

Includes:  Addo Elephant National Park conservation fee, open safari vehicle game drive in morning OR afternoon, lunch and 2 drinks per person

*Please note the minimum numbers required for this excursion to proceed as advertised is 15 people.

ISANDLWANA AND RORKE’S DRIFT BATTLEFIELDS FULL DAY TOUR 11 JULY

ISANDLWANA AND RORKE’S DRIFT BATTLEFIELDS FULL DAY TOUR 11 JULY

£160 per person

Travel and storytelling blend seamlessly on this compelling journey to the historical Anglo-Zulu Battlefields of KwaZulu-Natal. Departing your hotel before breakfast for the drive across KwaZulu-Natal, the first stop of the day after approximately 2 hours is at Fort Noquai, a beautiful old fort originally created in the middle of the Dlinza Forest in eShowe in 1883.

After a comfort break your journey continues for another 2 hours to the site of the Battle of Isandlwana. Now an eerie, isolated hill, marked by white boulders for the graves of the fallen British soldiers, on 22 January 1879 a British force stationed next to this hill found themselves opposed by some 20,000 Zulu warriors, well-versed in the art of war and under orders to show no mercy. Considered one of the British Army's worst military disasters what followed was a bloodbath.

The tour continues to Rorke’s Drift Hotel where you will enjoy lunch and an introduction to the Battle of Rorke’s Drift. After lunch you will tour the battlefield, where a large contingent of Zulu warriors broke off from their main force during the final hour of the British defeat at Isandlwana, diverting 6 miles to attack Rorke's Drift later that day and continuing into the following day. Just over 150 British and colonial troops defended the station against attacks by 3,000 to 4,000 Zulu warriors. After a fascinating tour you will return to your hotel with a new sense of knowledge of the Anglo-Zulu war and the beauty of KwaZulu-Natal.

Duration:  ±13hrs

Includes:  Lunch and 2 drinks per person, entrance fees to Isandlwana and Rorke’s Drift

*Please note the minimum numbers required for this excursion to proceed as advertised is 15 people.

DURBAN CITY HALF DAY TOUR 11 JULY

DURBAN CITY HALF DAY TOUR 11 JULY

£45 per person

Departing your hotel after breakfast, this half day tour of Durban introduces you to a multicultural city shaped by a complex history and a diverse people including early colonial settlers, the indigenous Zulu population and the Indian community who arrived as indentured labourers in the 19th century. The tour follows the Golden Mile, the revitalized beachfront promenade, taking in the sights and sounds of Durban’s beachfront and the recently renovated Point Waterfront.

Travel through the city to City Hall; the small craft harbour and Durban’s commercial harbour, the eight largest harbour in the world. Visit the bustling African-Indian markets at Warwick Triangle; home to nine distinct markets developed around Durban’s largest public transport interchange. Approximately 6,000 street vendors ply their trade to an average of 460,000 daily commuters. The tour ends at the Moses Mabhida Stadium after visiting Durban Botanic Gardens.

Duration:  ±4hrs

Includes:  Entrance fee to Durban Botanical Gardens

*Please note the minimum numbers required for this excursion to proceed as advertised is 24 people.

SHAKALAND NANDI FULL DAY TOUR

SHAKALAND NANDI FULL DAY TOUR 11 JULY

£145 per person

Depart your hotel after breakfast, for the approximate 1 ½ hour transfer to Shakaland where you will journey in the footsteps of Shaka, the legendary king of the Zulus! Experience traditional Zulu culture and customs at the largest Zulu kraal in all of Zululand. Cast an eye into the future with an iSangoma or traditional healer. Sample traditional Zulu beer and view the art and craftwork of the community’s craftsmen including spears, shields, beadwork, and pots. Enjoy local hospitality in traditional huts. The Zulu dancers will thrill with their grace and energy. A lunchtime feast champions local customs and food before you return to your hotel.

Duration:  ±8hrs

Includes:  Lunch and 2 drinks per person, entrance fees to Nandi (Includes dancing and a culture program)

*Please note the minimum numbers required for this excursion to proceed as advertised is 15 people.

ST LUCIA AND ISIMANGALISO WETLAND PARK SAFARI FULL DAY

ST LUCIA AND ISIMANGALISO WETLAND PARK SAFARI FULL DAY TOUR 11 JULY

£170 per person

Depart from your hotel before breakfast, for the 3-hour journey to St Lucia. This full day tour will take you on an exploration of St Lucia now known as iSimangaliso Wetland Park which lies on the edge of KwaZulu-Natal in the beautiful region known as the Elephant Coast. The incredibly beautiful series of beaches, coral reefs, lakes, swamps, wetlands, woodlands, coastal forests and grasslands form the first of eight South African UNESCO World Heritage sites.

After arriving in the beautiful coastal town of St Lucia you will visit The Crocodile Centre, the centre contains a series of displays that provide information on the breeding, feeding, anatomy, general ecology and distribution of this prehistoric and now protected reptile.

Having learnt about crocodiles the next stop on the tour will be a two-hour educational and enjoyable estuary cruise where you are almost guaranteed to see hippos and hopefully a few crocodiles and birds. The game reserve surrounding the estuary is home to 4 of the Big 5, only missing the lion. In fact, iSimangaliso Wetland Park is so biodiverse, it supports more species of animal than the Kruger National Park, despite being only the third largest park in the country. After the boat cruise you will enjoy a well-deserved lunch in the small town of St Lucia and will have some time to explore the town before the transfer back to your hotel in Umhlanga.

Duration:  ±13hrs

Includes:  Lunch and 2 drinks per person, entrance to Crocodile Centre St Lucia and 2-hour Boat Cruise

*Please note the minimum numbers required for this excursion to proceed as advertised is 15 people.

Kruger National Park – Full Day Trip 13 July

Kruger National Park – Full Day Trip 13 July

£110 per person

The largest game reserve in South Africa, Kruger National Park is basically a synonym for the word "safari." Home to over 500 bird species, 100 reptiles, nearly 150 mammals, multiple archaeological sites, and a stunningly diversity of trees and flowers, Kruger is the country’s flagship national park.

Departing early from your hotel for the approximate one-hour drive to Kruger National Park, on arrival you will enjoy a morning game drive in an open safari vehicle. If you are lucky you may spot the Big 5 in action in their natural environment! After about 2 hours you will have the opportunity to stop to stretch your legs and enjoy a comfort break before the safari continues.

We will stop for lunch at one of the parks rest camp restaurants, where again you can relax and stretch your legs, before getting back into the open safari vehicles and heading out for the afternoon game drive and a chance to spot more wildlife in action! After an exciting day of spotting animals, great and small you will arrive back at the park gates before being transferred back to your hotel by coach.

*Please note there are 3 steps to climb up into the safari vehicles and due to the location there are minimal toilet stops throughout the day (each safari drive is up to 2 ½ hours long and once inside Kruger you cannot disembark the vehicle for comfort breaks).

Duration: ±10hrs

Includes: Lunch and 2 drinks, Kruger National Park Entrance fee.

*Please note the minimum numbers required for this excursion to proceed as advertised is 12 people.

Blyde River Canyon Full Day Tour

Blyde River Canyon Full Day Tour 15 JULY

£75 per person

Experience the splendour of the Panorama Route is one of the country’s most scenic drives and steeped in the history of South Africa.

Your first destination is the small forestry town of Graskop situated at an altitude of 1400m above sea level.  The town is home to the region’s latest attraction The Graskop Gorge Lift. The viewing lift takes visitors 50 meters down the face of the gorge into the forest below, where wooden walkways and suspension bridges meander along a 600-meter trail through the indigenous forest.

From Graskop the tour continues to the spectacular God’s window Lookout where there are a number of viewpoints overlooking the stunning wide expanse of the Lowveld and the vast plains of the Kruger National Park below. 

Our next stop will be The Bourke’s Luck Potholes.  This natural water feature marks the beginning of the Blyde River Canyon.

From Bourke’s Luck Potholes it is about a 30minute drive, past mountains of Dolomite to the west and weird Quartzite and Sandstone formations to the east before you reach the Three Rondavels Viewpoint that overlooks the Blyde River Canyon. The is said to be the third largest “true” canyon in the world, after the Grand Canyon and the Fish River Canyon. It is about 25 km’s in length and 800 meters above the Blyde River and took millions of years to form. It is truly one of the most magnificent sights of South Africa.

Includes: All entrance fees for the following attractions: Graskop Gorge Lift, God’s Window, Bourke’s Luck Potholes, Three Rondavels View Point, Lunch with 2 drinks.

*Please note the minimum numbers required for this excursion to proceed as advertised is 20 people.

MAROPENG – CRADLE OF HUMANKIND FULL DAY TOUR 18 JULY

MAROPENG – CRADLE OF HUMANKIND FULL DAY TOUR 18 JULY

£79 per person

Depart after breakfast and travel about an hour to the Maropeng Cradle of Humankind.  The Cradle, so named because it was the earliest area in which evidence of our ape-like ancestors were discovered, was named a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1999.

Spend a couple of hours learning about the origins of humankind and take a journey through the various stages of Earth’s creation on an underground boat ride followed by the evolution of humankind which is illustrated through fun and interactive displays and games. In addition to this, you will be provided the rare opportunity to view original hominid and dinosaur fossils. The exhibition centre is housed in the Tumulus, a unique architectural structure resembling an ancient burial mound.

Following this, enjoy lunch at Tumulus restaurant, situated in the Maropeng Visitor Centre and boasting spectacular views of Gauteng. You will then board the coach for a short 10-minute drive to the Sterkfontein Caves, famously known as the place where the skull of the oldest pre-human specimen was discovered and a UNESCO World Heritage site* before returning to your hotel.

*Not recommended for those who are asthmatic or claustrophobic.

Duration:  ±6.5hrs

Includes: Entrance fees to Maropeng Visitor Centre and Sterkfontein Caves. Lunch and 2 drinks per person.

*Please note the minimum numbers required for this excursion to proceed as advertised is 34 people.

TASTE OF GAUTENG FULL DAY TOUR

TASTE OF GAUTENG FULL DAY TOUR 18 JULY

£79 per person

You will be collected from your hotel before breakfast and transferred approximately 30 minutes to our first stop, taking in the Union Buildings in Pretoria and perhaps posing for a photo with the statue of Nelson Mandela. After a brief visit you will continue your journey through the outskirts of Johannesburg to the historical township of Soweto via Pretoria City.

The tour will stop at Vilakazi Street where you can sample some local cuisine. From there you will depart for a short visit to Standard Bank Ferreira Mine Stope before travelling to Maboneng via the Mining District – another photo opportunity!

The final part of this excursions sees a visit to Constitution Hill, a former prison and military fort that bears testament to South Africa’s turbulent past and, today, is home to the country’s Constitutional Court, which endorses the rights of all citizens. After an hour of learning about South Africa’s journey to democracy, you will return to your hotel.

Duration:  ±8.5hrs

Includes: Entrance fees to Constitution Hill, lunch and 2 drinks per person

*Please note the minimum numbers required for this excursion to proceed as advertised is 34 people.

JOHANNESBURG CITY HALF DAY TOUR 23 JULY

£45 per person

Johannesburg, informally known as Jozi, Joburg, or "The City of Gold", is the largest city in South Africa and one of the 50 largest urban areas in the world. It is the provincial capital and largest city of Gauteng, which is the wealthiest province in South Africa. On this tour discover the fascinating history and rich culture that makes this beautiful city what it is today.

Departing after breakfast, the tour will start with a drive through the Newtown Precinct, formally known in the 20th Century as "the Brickfields" – an area that was rich in clay. This is followed by a visit to the “top of Africa”, where will be able to enjoy panoramic views of Johannesburg. You will then proceed on to Maboneng precinct where you will have some free time to explore its many shops and eateries as well as spot some public artwork created by some of the biggest names wielding spraycans.

The final part of this excursions sees a visit to Constitution Hill, a former prison and military fort that bears testament to South Africa’s turbulent past and, today, is home to the country’s Constitutional Court, which endorses the rights of all citizens. After 2 hours of learning about South Africa’s journey to democracy, you will return to your hotel.

Duration:  ±4hrs

Includes: Entrance fees to Top of Africa and Constitution Hill.

*Please note the minimum numbers required for this excursion to proceed as advertised is 34 people.

FEATHERBED ECO EXPERIENCE HALF DAY TOUR

FEATHERBED ECO EXPERIENCE HALF DAY TOUR 26 JULY

£69 per person

The pristine paradise of Featherbed Private Nature Reserve is only accessible by ferry across the crystal-clear waters of the Knysna lagoon. This spectacular eco-experience includes the return ferry trip, an optional 2.2km walk and a nature drive stopping at viewpoints that will take your breath away. This trip is then all finished with a renowned buffet lunch at an outdoor restaurant under a canopy of Milkwood trees.

Specialist guides will escort your journey through this protected, thriving heaven as you try to catch a glimpse of the rare Black African Oyster Catchers (listed in the endangered red data list) as well as Cape Mountain Tortoises, the Blue Crane (National Bird) and also some of Africa’s smallest antelope species as well as more! These guides will also provide an intriguing insight into the reserve’s floras and fauna and you will learn about how the reserve is flourishing after a fire in 2017.

The optional walk is something not to miss out on as it takes you through coastal forests and fynbos, past steep sandstone cliffs and into the ancient Khoi Khoi Sea Caves which will only enhance your opportunity of spotting the more elusive of the island’s inhabitants.

This excursion is suitable for all ages and fitness levels, however the optional walk is down a path that at times is uneven and rocky, and a reasonable balance and a moderate level of fitness is required.

Duration:  ±5hrs

Includes:  Featherbed Eco Experience, lunch & 2 drinks per person.

*Please note the minimum numbers required for this excursion to proceed as advertised is 34 people.

CANGO CAVES & OSTRICH FARM FULL DAY TOUR

CANGO CAVES & OSTRICH FARM FULL DAY TOUR 27 JULY

£59 per person

Depart your hotel after an early breakfast for the 1 ½ hour journey to Oudtshoorn, the "ostrich capital of the world".

The first stop of the day is at the Cango Caves, a 20-million-year-old network of limestone chambers,

are made up of a diverse array of underground formations ranging from massive caverns to narrow passageways barely wide enough to squeeze through.  Cave paintings and artifacts indicate that the caves were in use throughout prehistory over a long period during the Middle and Later Stone Ages.

Spacious, well-lit corridors reveal floor to ceiling stalagmites and stalactites. You will be guided on the Heritage Tour which is an easy walk with some stairways through the first six largest and most spectacular halls and continuing through to the "African Drum room".

The tour will move on to a local Ostrich Farm where you will learn all about the world’s largest bird, including the history, farming practices and ostrich industry. You will have the opportunity to get up close and personal with an ostrich 'neck massage'. Afterwards enjoy a relaxing lunch before returning to your hotel.

Duration:  ±7hrs

Includes:  Entrance Fees to Cango Caves and Ostrich Farm Tour, Lunch & 2 drinks per person

*Please note the minimum numbers required for this excursion to proceed as advertised is 34 people.

FEATHERBED ECO EXPERIENCE HALF DAY TOUR

FEATHERBED ECO EXPERIENCE HALF DAY TOUR 28 JULY

£69 per person

The pristine paradise of Featherbed Private Nature Reserve is only accessible by ferry across the crystal-clear waters of the Knysna lagoon. This spectacular eco-experience includes the return ferry trip, an optional 2.2km walk and a nature drive stopping at viewpoints that will take your breath away. This trip is then all finished with a renowned buffet lunch at an outdoor restaurant under a canopy of Milkwood trees.

Specialist guides will escort your journey through this protected, thriving heaven as you try to catch a glimpse of the rare Black African Oyster Catchers (listed in the endangered red data list) as well as Cape Mountain Tortoises, the Blue Crane (National Bird) and also some of Africa’s smallest antelope species as well as more! These guides will also provide an intriguing insight into the reserve’s floras and fauna and you will learn about how the reserve is flourishing after a fire in 2017.

The optional walk is something not to miss out on as it takes you through coastal forests and fynbos, past steep sandstone cliffs and into the ancient Khoi Khoi Sea Caves which will only enhance your opportunity of spotting the more elusive of the island’s inhabitants.

This excursion is suitable for all ages and fitness levels, however the optional walk is down a path that at times is uneven and rocky, and a reasonable balance and a moderate level of fitness is required.

Duration:  ±5hrs

Includes:  Featherbed Eco Experience, lunch & 2 drinks per person.

*Please note the minimum numbers required for this excursion to proceed as advertised is 34 people.

TSITSIKAMMA WOODCUTTER LUNCH JOURNEY HALF DAY TOUR

TSITSIKAMMA WOODCUTTER LUNCH JOURNEY HALF DAY TOUR 28 JULY

£55 per person

Departing your hotel for the 1 hour transfer to Stormsriver this tour will give you the opportunity to experience the unique biome of the indigenous Tsitsikamma forest on a journey down the old Stormsriver Pass from the comfort of a specially-designed vehicle. The vehicle will follow the elephant migratory route, passing yellowwoods and stinkwoods, while you learn about the history of the area and its indigenous fauna and flora. You will be guided through the local culture, fauna and flora such as the Knob Wood tree originally used for tooth ache by the Khoisan, identifying plants such as the “Bushman’s bedding” which was used as a natural insect repellent.

You will then stop to enjoy a delicious lunch at a beautiful picnic site next to the Stormsriver, where wagons outspanned more than a century ago, before returning to your hotel.

Duration:  ±5hrs

Includes:  Woodcutter Journey, Lunch with 2 drinks per person

*Please note the minimum numbers required for this excursion to proceed as advertised is 34 people.

WHALE WATCHING BOAT CRUISE KNYSNA HALF DAY TOUR

WHALE WATCHING BOAT CRUISE KNYSNA HALF DAY TOUR 28 JULY

£75 per person

This tour gives you the chance to get up close and personal with these majestic giants that inhabit the vast and pristine Indian ocean. These migratory mammals, the Southern Right and Humpback whales, grace the coastal waters of Knysna with their presence from June to November annually showing off their acrobatic skills while nurturing their young.

Approaching a whale requires incredible skill and understanding of the behaviour of these gentle giants. The skippers and whale spotters are well aware of the strict guidelines set in place by the permit and respect that they are in the whale’s domain, giving you a once in a lifetime whale watching opportunity.

Duration:  ±3hrs

Includes:  Whale Watching Boat cruise

*Please note the minimum numbers required for this excursion to proceed as advertised is 34 people.

CAPE POINT FULL DAY TOUR

Cape Point Full Day Tour 1 August

£120 per person

This full day tour is an ideal way to see the highlights of the Cape Peninsula. After being picked up from your hotel you will travel along the Atlantic seaboard coastal road with the pristine white beaches of Clifton and Camps Bay with their soft white sand and azure blue water.  The formidable 12 Apostles Peaks rise above the road on one side, while sheer cliffs and incredible rock formations drop into the icy Atlantic Ocean on the other side. There is no doubt the coast of the Cape peninsula offers magnificent scenery with its great biodiversity

You will arrive at the quaint fishing village of Hout Bay where you will take a half hour boat trip to Duiker Island to see a Cape Fur Seal colony. If open (weather permitting), the tour will continue via Chapman’s Peak Drive, one of the most stunning roadways in the world.

Your tour continues to the Cape Point Nature Reserve and the tip of the Cape Peninsula that has captivated travellers for centuries, where you have the opportuniry to go up the funicular at the point.  The return journey to Cape Town takes you along the False Bay coast, visiting the colony of rare African Penguins at Boulders Beach and passing through the naval village of Simon’s Town, Fish Hoek, Kalk Bay and Muizenberg. Your last visit will be made to the internationally acclaimed Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden before returning to the hotel.

Duration:  ±8hrs

Includes: Entrance fees to Cape Point Nature Reserve and Funicular, Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens, ½hr Duiker Island boat trip, Boulders Beech penguin colony, Lunch and 2 drinks per person

 *Please note the minimum numbers required for this excursion to proceed as advertised is 34 people.                                 

TABLE MOUNTAIN AND CITY HALF DAY TOUR 2 AUGUST

TABLE MOUNTAIN AND CITY HALF DAY TOUR 2 AUGUST

£65 per person

On this tour you will experience highlights of Cape Town, starting with a visit to the summit of Table Mountain, South Africa’s most famous and prominent landmark, and one of New 7 Wonders of Nature, on an aerial cableway*.  The tour then continues on to visit the oldest colonial building in South Africa, The Castle of Good Hope, bastion fort built in the 17th century, where you will be able to view art and photography exhibitions that depict the historic start of the city.

The tour moves on to Company Gardens, before transferring to Bo-Kaap, a former township known for its colourful and bright painted buildings.

The final stop of this half day tour is a visit to Dimond Works to discover the history of the diamond and gold trade in South Africa and witness the art of diamond cutting and the careful craftsmanship of jewellery manufacturing.

(*Please note, during adverse weather the cable car may be closed, and you will have the option to return to the mountain or have a refund for this part of the tour, equally during good weather more time may be spent on the mountain than other parts of the other tour).

Duration: ±4hrs from the first point of collection and subject to change.

Includes: Entrance fees to the Castle of Good Hope and Table Mountain cableway ticket.

*Please note the minimum numbers required for this excursion to proceed as advertised is 34 people.

FRANSCHHOEK WINE TRAM FULL DAY TOUR

FRANSCHHOEK WINE TRAM FULL DAY TOUR 4 AUGUST

£95 per person

The day starts with a one-hour coach transfer to Franschhoek, where you will board the wine tram. Journey by tram to a local wine estate where a knowledgeable wine guide weaves the facts, figures and scientific aspects of winemaking into interesting stories about Franschhoek’s history of wine and culture.

During this engaging and interactive experience, you will be guided through, and have an opportunity to sample, the subtle tastes of terroir, as well as learn about the local grape varieties, cultivars and the aspects of viticulture which are unique to Southern Africa.

A tour of the estate wine cellar will be followed by a specially curated three course lunch at the estate restaurant. In the afternoon, you will visit two additional Franschhoek wine estates, enjoying a premium wine tasting at each estate.

Duration: ±8hrs from the first point of collection and subject to change.

Includes: Wine Tram Ticket, Three Course Lunch, Premium Wine tasting at two additional wine estates.

*Please note the minimum numbers required for this excursion to proceed as advertised is 34 people.