Holidays

South Africa in Spring Offer

Posted on April 25, 2019 by -

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South Africa in Spring Offer – 10 nights for 8!

This is the third in our Offers series where we scour the country to identify and negotiate the best deals we can. As the title suggests, you stay 10 nights but you only pay for 8.

As with our first tour, Winter Wonderland Offer, this is based on a winter/spring special offer until September.

This relaxing self-drive tour doesn’t involve any internal flights and is a series of pretty easy drives from place to place. You start in Cape Town for 3 nights exploring this unique half city, half mountain wonderland. You are staying out in the Constantia Winelands so you get the best of both worlds. Then you head to the magnificent Whale Coast for 2 nights. Next you head inland to the beautiful Karoo area for a complete contrast where you enjoy a safari to the superb Sanbona Game Reserve. Finally you continue to the scenic Garden Route for 3 nights sight-seeing and relaxing.

The Whale Coast is known for its whale-watching especially from July to October. Whilst Sanbona is awash with wild flowers and flowering renosterveld from August onwards.


South Africa in Spring Offer at a Glance (Luxury)

Day 1 – Arrive in Cape Town for 3 nights at The Cellars Hotel, B&B

Day 4 – Head to the Whale Coast for 1 nights at The Marine, B&B

Days 6 & 7 – Head inland to the picturesque Route 62 for 2 nights on safari at Sanbona Game Reserve, Full Board & Game Drives

Day 8 – Continue to the Garden Route for 4 nights at The Plettenberg Hotel, B&B

Day 11 – Head to George airport for your homeward flight.

Recap on Why Visit South Africa in Winter or Spring

South Africa in winter is a wonderful time. The days are cooler and yes, there’s a chance of rain. But it is also the time when you can be active all day without dying of heat exhaustion. Or dissolving into a pile of oil from overdosing on the sunblock. In Cape Town, you won’t be jostling the crowds in the Waterfront or trying to avoid the endless selfie-snappers on Table Mountain.

And the temperatures aren’t that bad. In winter the days are a pleasant 17 to 22C. Whilst at night you can enjoy a good bottle of red wine around an open fire-place. The temperatures start to creep up by late August and September. Not lying on the beach sort of temperatures. But wonderful for sight-seeing.

Choose between Self-Drive and Transfers

We have given two price points, one using Self-drive (Group C model) and one using transfers. Note that if you opt for the transfer option, you may wish to add a day or two of private touring in Cape Town. Contact us to add this to the quote.

Tailor-made option

Feel free to add nights onto this itinerary such as an extra night in Cape Town or on safari. Contact us for a tailor-made quote.

Check out our Interactive Itinerary below (red tab) showing the route below!

 

South Africa Explorer Offer

Posted on April 25, 2019 by -

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South Africa Explorer Offer – 13 nights for 10!

This is the second in our Offers series where we scour the country to identify and negotiate the best deals we can.

Unlike our first offer, Winter Wonderland Offer, this offer extends beyond September. But it is particularly good value from May to August which is why we are introducing it now!

Recap on why should you come to South Africa in our winter?

Yes, the days are cooler. And it’s also the best time to be on safari. Especially in a summer rainfall area, as the animals need to come to the waterholes to quench their thirst so they are more concentrated.

This special offer tour focuses on the Cape and KwaZulu Natal. Which means that you experience both a Mediterranean climate and a Summer rainfall climate. Summer rain means that the winters are mild, dry and sunny so what’s not to like? And down in the Cape, it is low season. So you won’t be sharing a wonderful view with crowds of selfie-snappers.

Down in the Cape the days are a pleasant 17 to 22 C. At night you can enjoy a good bottle of red wine around an open fire-place.  But up in KwaZulu Natal, it is much warmer ranging from 19 to 25C. Which can be a typical summer day in many parts of the world. And it’s not humid so you can be active all day without dying of heat exhaustion, or needing to shower three times a day.

The South Africa Explorer:

This explorer tour visits four very different parts of South Africa, but each is less than 3 hours drive from each other (plus one domestic flight). The offer equates to 13 nights for the price of 9 between May and August. But you still get 13 nights for the price of 10 for the rest of the year.

This tour uses transfers between the four destinations. You start in cosmopolitan Cape Town and then are transferred up to the rugged Cederberg wilderness (3 hours drive) to stay at the magnificent Bushmans Kloof Wilderness Reserve for 3 nights. This offers a complete change of scene. Then you fly to Durban for change of climate and vegetation. Stay 3 nights at The Oyster Box Hotel on the golden sands of Umhlanga Rocks. Finally you take an easy 3 hour transfer up to the Big Five game reserves of KwaZulu Natal to stay at Thanda Safari Lodge for 3 nights.


13 nights for 10 (or even 9) South Africa Explorer Offer at a Glance (Luxury)

Day 1 – Arrive in Cape Town for 4 nights at The Twelve Apostles Hotel & Spa, B&B

Day 5 – Transfer to Cederberg for 3 nights at Bushmans Kloof Wilderness Retreat, Full Board & Activities

Day 8 – Transfer back to Cape Town for early afternoon flight to Durban. 30 minute transfer to Umhlanga Rocks for 3 nights at The Oyster Box Hotel, B&B

Day 11 – Transfer to Thanda Game Reserve for 3 nights on safari at Thanda Safari Lodge, Full Board & Game Activities

Day 14 – Transfer back to Richards Bay Airport (or Durban at small extra cost) for homeward flight

 Tailor-make this tour

The fundamentals of Cape Town, Cederberg and Umhlanga Rocks cannot change but you can change your game lodge to Thanda Tented Camp or another lodge altogether, or reduce to 2 nights. Also you may wish to add a day or two of private touring in Cape Town and the Umhlanga Rocks area.

Check out our Interactive Itinerary below (red tab) showing the route below!

Mauritius Breakaway

Posted on March 20, 2019 by -

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Mauritius Breakaway

Mauritius lies in the middle of the Indian Ocean. It boasts with a coral-fringed coastline of white sandy beaches, pretty bays and shimmering azure waters.

This 7 night holiday offers the perfect break to experience everything Mauritius has to offer. You can choose to be as active as you want. If you want to relax, you can lie on the gorgeous sandy beaches with perhaps a spa treatment or two thrown in, or a sunset stroll.

But for the adventurous and active, the array of options is endless; from scuba diving and snorkeling to sailing and deep sea fishing. Try water-skiing or parasailing, kite surfing or yoga, quad biking or horse riding. You name it, Mauritius has got it!

Mauritius holidays are also justly famed for their top notch hospitality and friendliness. Nothing is too much trouble in this relaxed cultural melting pot! Diverse cultures coexist happily. And the various religious rites and festivals lend an additional fascination and colour to life on the island.

Tailor-make your Mauritius trip

This sample tour is shown with three varied hotels, both in style and in price point. The price is indicative of what it will cost. The final price is given at quotation as Mauritius hotel prices are constantly changing due to various hotel specials through the season.

We have a range of hotels on offer in Mauritius so contact us if you’d like a quote on a different hotel.

Obviously you dont have to stay 7 nights. If you are combining it with a South African safari, you may want to only stay 4 or 5 nights. However we don’t recommend less than 4 nights as it is a 4 hour flight from Johannesburg.

Choice of Accommodation

Good Quality 4 Star – You will be staying at Victoria Beachcomber Resort & Spa. Located due west on the coast of Mauritius, Victoria is conveniently situated between Grand-Baie and Port-Louis, the capital city. Facing the splendid sunsets, Le Victoria is one of the most popular family resorts on the island. Renowned for its spacious sea-facing rooms and laid-back atmosphere, it is also perfect for couples seeking a romantic or honeymoon getaway.

Five Star –  The Constance Belle Mare Plage is a five star family-friendly hotel on the Mauritius East Coast. It is set in 37 acres of lush tropical gardens along a 2km stretch of magnificent beach. The hotel blends traditional Mauritian design with modern styling. It lies on one of the most beautiful beaches on Mauritius, Belle Mare. This beach borders a rich lagoon protected by a vibrant coral reef providing a safe arena for watersports with the option of snorkelling and diving nearby. Cool off in one of four swimming pools or head to the watersports centre if you wish to be more active.It is also known for its golf – two 18 hole champion courses are laid out in tropical splendour close to the hotel.

Five Star –  The Hilton Mauritius & Spa is situated on the Flic en Flac beach in the west coast of Mauritius. Set in lush gardens with palms trees dotted around the grounds, you can look forward to some well deserved rest and relaxation in this tranquil paradise.

The decor is a blend of Asian and Mauritian in a sophisticated style which go well with the lush green scenery of Mauritius.

This holiday is fully inclusive.

Note on Sample Prices

It is notoriously difficult to give sample prices as the hotel offers change constantly with early bird specials, last minute specials, honeymoon specials etc etc. There are also different inclusions at different hotels and also at the same hotel. So the prices below are indicative only.

They are based on return flights ex Johannesburg and are aimed primarily at South African Residents.There are add-on fares for Cape Town and Durban.

Tailor-make this trip

So contact us for an indication of the number of number you want to stay, where you want to fly from. We can also do land-only arrangements so that you can fly from an African country such as South Africa and then fly home from Mauritius.

Contact us for a tailor-made quote!

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