We are delighted to let you know about a number of excursions that we can offer which will not only save you up to 50% off the local ticket prices, but save you valuable time during your stay.
You can call us free of charge on 01737 646416 to book any of these trips & tours.
Cape Town touristic bus 2 day ticket, £24 per person – The Red Route City tour with a stop at the lower cableway to the top of Table Mountain is a great way to get your bearings in Cape Town. The tour departs from the Waterfront and winds its way around the City Centre before climbing to the lower cableway, some 350m above sea level. From there we drop down to the beaches of Camps Bay and Clifton before following the Atlantic through Sea Point back to the Waterfront. Our Blue Route is a spectacularly scenic route outside the City Centre. We hug Devils Peak mountain en route to the World renown Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens. We then drive through the Cecilia forest to Hout Bay where we visit several wonderful attractions. From Hout Bay we hug the 12 Apostles Mountain range and follow a spectacular coastal drive to Camps Bay beach, followed by Clifton beach en route back to the Waterfront.
Shark Cage Diving, £105 per person - Make your way to Kleinbaai where you will enjoy a light continental breakfast before your skipper of the day gives you a short lecture on the Great White Shark. Spend approximately 2 - 4 hours on the boat. Depending on conditions embark on an approximate 15 minute dive in the cage. Enjoy a packed lunch on board and return to Kleinbaai for afternoon tea and scones. The general public can enjoy the great white sharks face-to-face. Observing and diving with these creatures under the correct conditions and guidance is a wonderful experience. Do not miss this experience!
Hermanus Whale Watching Tour - £48 per person - Travel along the dramatic Cape Coastline to Hermanus for arguably the best shore-based whale watching in the World and the chance to see a magnificent Southern Right Whale breaching. Close to the southernmost tip of Africa, Hermanus enjoys a richly deserved reputation for its fantastic shore-based whale watching, between July and November. From the excellent vantage points on the rocky cliff path that hugs the coastline from one end of Hermanus to the other, whale watchers can get within 20 meters of these magical creatures as they cruise along the coves. The area is a haven for the Southern Right Whale, but other species including Humpbacks, Killer whales plus Bottlenose and Common dolphins are occasionally sighted. The world’s only ‘Whale Crier’ alerts visitors to the location of the whales by blasting his kelp horn. Enjoy wondrous views of the Cape Peninsula as you return to Cape Town via Sir Lowry’s pass.
Discover Cape Town, £32 per person - A great introduction to this spectacular city, the Cape Town City Tour provides the perfect opportunity to sample some of its attractions and get your bearings. Come with us on the ultimate ‘Mother City’ experience, designed to orientate and give you a full-colour insight into the extraordinary magic of Cape Town. We’ve chosen iconic buildings, snatches of its history, and experiences unique to this City.
Walk to Freedom Tour including Robben Island, £60 per person - A wonderfully intriguing tour of Cape Town's history and culture highlighting the raw energy of this 'Rainbow Nation' and culminating in a fascinating visit to Robben Island, the prison home of Nelsen Mandela for 27 years. Experience the wonderful raw energy of our Townships in one unforgettable morning. An opening history visiting District Six, leads to the oldest township Langa and its people. What a vibe, what positivity, a ‘Rainbow Nation’ in-deed. Strolling through Langa Township, pop in to a ‘shebeen’ (pub), observing the difference in housing quality and witnessing real progress being made in providing decent housing, new developments as well as the restoration of the old single quarters. Then from Langa to Khayelitsha the new kid on the block, the largest in Western Cape all swagger and strut. Large scale developments abound, housing, schools, shopping malls, clinics and many private organisations doing a marvellous job in providing social and other skills to the people at large.
Cape Peninsula Tour, £57 per person - This wonderful tour offers the chance to enjoy some of the spectacular natural wonders on the door step of Cape Town. A scenic drive along the Atlantic coast through Africa’s most desirable neighbourhoods, brings you to glorious Hout Bay and the opportunity to join a short boat trip to Seal Island to view the Cape Fur Seals in their natural habitat (additional cost, payable locally). From here, the tour continues along the stunning Chapman's Peak Drive - a winding road hacked out of the mountain cliffs - to the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve and its scenic viewing point. Amid the dramatic sea and mountain views, numerous species including antelope, baboons, ostriches and zebra flourish. The tour concludes with an enchanting visit to the Penguin colony at Boulders Beach and Simon’s Town, one of South Africa’s Oldest European settlements.
Durban city tour: £25per person
The ideal introduction to this city by the sea, explore the ‘Golden Mile’ beachfront area, visit the Indian and Herbal markets and learn about the Zulu, Indian and colonial influences that have shaped its history and culture.
This half day city tour is the perfect way to sample some of the attractions and get your bearings. The tour starts off with a drive along the Golden Mile beachfront area, which takes it’s name from the Portuguese explorers who referred to the sea sand along the coast in this area as the 'Sands of Gold'. See Vetchies Pier and lavish casinos as wells as diverse cultural mix of locals from sari clad Indian ladies walking on the sand to surfers, children feeding the pigeons to traditional healers collecting bottles of seawater to use as muti (medicine). Continue to the harbour entrance for magnificent views of Durban’s coastline before taking in Emanuel Cathedral and the City Hall. The next stop are the Indian and herbal markets where you get a real taste of the Indian influences for which the city is renowned. Enjoy the scents of spices and see the hawkers and herbalists ply their trades. Afterwards, drive through the sprawling informal settlement of Cato Manor before concluding at the Botanic Gardens where you can purchase a refreshing cup of morning tea.
Ushaka Marine World: £35 per person
Explore the wonders of the ocean at the magnificent uShaka Marine World, Africa’s largest Marine Theme Park. See the largest collection of sharks in the Southern Hemisphere, snorkel with sea colourful creatures, view dolphins and enjoy a thrilling range of water slides and rides.
Set on the Durban beachfront, uShaka Marine World spans over 15 hectares and comprises over wonderful exhibits including one of the aquariums in the world. Explore the Shark infested waters of Africa’s East Coast, touch a star fish or feel a sea cucumber at the rocky shore and swim with sea creatures at snorkel lagoon. Other attractions include the 1200-seater Dolphinarium, seal pool and penguin rookery.
Those looking for something a bit more active will not be disappointed with uShaka Wet’n Wild, with a host of slides and pools. Climb to the top of the adrenalin-pumping freefall slide, try the kamikaze ride for gut-wrenching thrills or race down the five-lane racer. For the less adventurous, relax on the sand or take a leisurely float through the park on a lazy river.
Day by Day
Day 1 London – Cape Town
Fly overnight from London to Cape Town with Emirates or South African Airways.
Day 2 Cape Town
Once you arrive you have a FREE car to collect for the duration of your stay. Make your way to your hotel where the rest of your day is for you to relax and unwind after your long flight.
Day 3 – 4 Cape Town
Your time in Cape Town is free for you to explore this magnificent city. Get to the top of Table Mountain, go whale watching or even Shark Cage diving for those of you who are brave enough, visit Robben Island where Nelson Mandela was imprisoned for 27 years and take in all the amazing things to do around the Victoria & Albert Waterfront or Camps Bay. We have a range of excursions that can be pre-booked so look at the ‘Things to do’ section for suggestions and prices.
Day 5 Cape Town to Franschhoek
It is only an hour drive to your next accommodation where you will have 2 nights to unwind with a glass of outstanding South African wine and the most stunning scenery
Day 6 Franschhoek
World renowned for its spectacular beauty, superb Cape wines and world class restaurants, the beautiful village of Franschhoek is a definite must-visit destination on any trip to the Western Cape of South Africa. Founded in 1688 by French Huguenots, our scenic gem nestles in a rich and fertile valley, between glorious towering mountains, right in the beautiful Heart of the Cape Winelands.
Day 7 Cape Town to Durban
After your 2 nights in the Winelands its time to drive back to Cape Town airport where you will drop off your car and check in for your flight to Durban. When you arrive in Durban pick up your car and make your way to the Battlefields area for your 3 nights at Fugitives Drift Lodge.
Day 8-9 Fugitives Drift Lodge
Led by the finest guides in South Africa, thought-provoking and often emotionally charged tours are conducted daily to Isandlwana and Rorke’s Drift. Walks and horserides through the reserve to view abundant game and birdlife are offered as well as fishing the 20km frontage on the Buffalo River.
The reserve offers a choice of accommodation in either the Lodge or the Guest House, both owned by the Rattrays and both born out of their extensive experience in the hospitality industry. Evident in every corner of Fugitives’ Drift is the Rattrays’ love of South Africa, its people and its unique history.
Both the Lodge and Guest House have spacious and luxurious en-suite cottages which all have private verandahs and broad views over the plains flanking the Buffalo River Gorge. The Lodge and Guest House both have swimming pools set in their colourful, well established gardens which are home to innumerable bird species.
Day 10 Durban to Kruger
Today you will drive back to the airport, drop the car off and check in for your flight direct to Kruger. When you arrive you will be transferred to your lodge ready to start your Safari experience
Day 11 – 12 Lukimbi Safari Lodge
Lukimbi Safari Lodge, situated on a 15 000 hectare private concession in the Southern section of the Kruger National Park, accommodating 32 people in 14 standard, and 2 executive suites with private pools. Rooms are fully equipped with tea & coffee making facilities, mini bars and air-conditioning. En-suite bathrooms feature indoor and outdoor showers. Other facilities include a conference centre, library, private chapel, a gym and swimming pool. Morning and evening game drives are on private roads on the concession and off road viewing is permitted under controlled circumstances. Full day walking safaris are offered during winter months - subject to availability.
Day 13 Kruger to Victoria Falls
Today you have a direct flight from Kruger to Livingstone. When you arrive a transfer will be waiting to pick you up and take you to your final accommodation for the next 3 nights.
Day 14-15 A’Zambezi River Lodge
No trip to Africa is complete without visiting Victoria Falls! Shortly before the mighty Zambezi River thunders over Victoria Falls, lies a tranquil spot on the riverbank where life takes on a different pace. Experience the river as it really is, under the trees, in harmony with nature. Feel as refreshed as the resort itself, at the best location Victoria Falls has to offer. With 87 rooms, A'Zambezi River Lodge offers unmatched luxury. The open air restaurant is situated metres away from the Zambezi River and the Amulonga Bar has stunning views of the River. The spirit of the Zambezi awaits at A'Zambezi River Lodge were luxury and style become one.
Day 16 Livingstone back to London
After 3 enjoyable nights transfer back to the airport ready for your overnight flight home.
Day 17 London
Arrive back in the UK after a fantastic holiday.