South Africa tours and experiences

South Africa tours and experiences

South Africa tours and experiences

Follow in Mandela’s footsteps to freedom with Western & Oriental
Holidaymakers can embark on their own long walk to freedom on a brand-new itinerary for 2018 from Western & Oriental – Following the footsteps to Freedom – Nelson Mandela’s South Africa. The seven-night trip begins with three nights in Cape Town including a visit to Robben Island and a walking tour incorporating key moments in Mandela’s life, two nights on Rovos Rail travelling to Johannesburg, and two nights in Johannesburg including a half day apartheid tour and a half day tour of Soweto.
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Enjoy a City/Safari half-term break with Rainbow Tours
This new, seven-night trip from Rainbow Tours is designed to slot perfectly into a February or October half-term holiday, departing on a Friday night and arriving home on a Sunday. After four days in Cape Town, where families can enjoy the spectacular views from Table Mountain, visit the penguins on Boulders Beach or learn about Nelson Mandela’s incarceration on Robben Island, the trip continues to the Eastern Cape for three nights on the Kariega Private Game Reserve. Here, families can embark on game drives and guided bush walks to spot some of South Africa’s most famous wildlife such as giraffes, lions, zebras and buffalo.
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Two holidays packages for 2018 from Mantis Collection
Mantis Collection is offering two holiday packages to the Eastern Cape in 2018 – Mantis Madness and Baycation with Mantis. With Mantis Madness, visitors will be able to combine a city break to Cape Town with a big five safari in the Eastern Cape, booking two nights at Founders Lodge and getting two nights free, and booking two nights at the Oceana Beach & Wildlife Reserve to get one night free. The package can be booked from August 1 to December 15, 2018 and is inclusive of all accommodation, meals and two game drives per day. The package includes a daily breakfast, two course dinners and one night at the Jazz Room Restaurant @ No. 5 where guests can unwind and dine to the sound of live bands. In addition to accommodation, guests will receive two free all access Nelson Mandela Bay Tourism Passes, with additional free and discounted experiences for over 70s.
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Experience the Secret Season at Grootbos
South Africa’s winter months are the ideal time of year to visit Grootbos Private Nature Reserve, a luxury eco-reserve in the Western Cape just two hours’ drive south from Cape Town. Grootbos is surrounded by a unique landscape of fynbos covered contours and a rich combination of flora and fauna that burst into vibrant colors in the winter months. The middle months are also a great time for holidaymakers to spot the Cape Fur Seal, Great White Shark, Indo-Pacific Bottlenose Dolphin, African Penguin and Southern Right Whale on a marine safari and to harvest honey with the nature reserve’s very own beekeeper.
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New beer and sensory experiences at The Table Bay Hotel in Cape Town
The Table Bay Hotel by Sun International located on the iconic V&A Waterfront has a new and exclusive craft beer. The five-star luxury hotel opened by Nelson Mandela in May 1997 is introducing its new aromatic Wild Legend Weiss beer, brewed with Western Cape culture and climate in mind. 2600L of The Table Bay’s beer will be brewed and kegged, and will be available exclusively at The Table Bay Hotel. The Wild Legend is perfectly suited for South African days and nights, pairing exceptionally well with fish and shellfish dinners all on offer at The Table Bay Hotel.

The Table Bay also offers sensory dining experiences to complement their exclusively brewed beverages. The Sensory Dinner experience is available in The Table Bay Camissa Brasserie which offers a contemporary and relaxed style to dining encouraging exploration of locally-inspired dishes and homegrown flavors amalgamated by Chef Jocelyn Myers Adam.

Visitors to The Table Bay who wish to commemorate their stay, will be able to capture the essence of their time in Cape Town due to the launch of Table Bay’s exclusive fragrance – Kaap. The fragrance produced with 100% botanicals from the Cape has been crafted by Tammy Frazer, Granddaughter of inventor of Oil of Olay Graham Wulff and who uses exclusively natural ingredients for each artisanal perfume she creates. The Kaap range will be available on display in the cabinet outside the spa.
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Family fun in the Western Cape with Ampersand Travel
Ampersand Travel is offering a 13-day family holiday to the Waterberg Area, Cape Town and Hermanu. The package includes a stay at the Madikwe Game Reserve in the Northwest Province where the kids can spot game, take part in bush arts and crafts lessons, make pizza and stargaze, before heading to Cape town for white-sand beaches and activities like surfing and seal and penguin spotting. Staying overnight at the four-and-a-half star One and Only hotel, there’s also a City Scavenger Hunt Tour and a Wild Child Cape Peninsula Tour where kids can paddle board with penguins and discover shipwrecks. Followed by a relaxing stop at Cape Point Vineyard for a glass of Sauvignon Blanc and views of the Atlantic, the trip concludes in Hermanus for whale watching and a luxury stay at eco-paradise Grootbos which offers beach horse riding and assortment of culinary experiences.
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Go rhino tracking with Visions of Africa
New for 2018, Visions of Africa is offering an 11-night holiday to experience the best of KwaZulu-Natal, including the chance to go rhino tracking at Thanda Safari Private Game Reserve. Guests will be able to actively contribute to their conservation by joining the dedicated Rhino Monitoring Team to find the endangered animals, learn how to read their tracks, observe their behavior and feeding patterns, and understand the threats they face as a species. The holiday also includes three nights at Lalaria Lodge on the Dolphin Coast, named such for its abundant population of bottlenose dolphins, where visitors can enjoy the area’s rich cultural heritage, excellent fishing, spectacular golden beaches and pretty coastal holiday towns. Finally, holidaymakers will spend two nights at St Lucia Wetlands Guesthouse in St Lucia which offers mountain biking, hiking, bird watching and opportunities to spot water birds, crocodiles and hippos at St Lucia lake.
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