South Africa Explorer Offer – 13 nights for 9 or 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

 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!

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Meals and accommodation (as shown in text), transfers, game drives & activities on safari in KwaZulu Natal.
International, visas, items of a personal nature, drinks not specified
Best time to go:
May to August & September
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