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South Africa Lodge Safari
South Africa, Swaziland - Trip code SAS Wildlife
Days 12
Deposit From £236
Was From £2389
Now from £2359
Flights inclusive
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Why book this trip?

Discover the best nature reserves and national parks in Southern Africa as we stay in intimate lodges and go in search of wild game. We explore mountainous Ithala on foot, look for turtles in Kosi Bay and head to Tembe Elephant Park, home of the big tuskers. We cross into the Kingdom of Swaziland and find abundant rhino at Mkhaya whilst staying in stone lodges deep in the reserve. Our final destination is the world famous Kruger National Park, to spot the 'Big Five' and eat a traditional brai.

    • Included meals

      Breakfast: 11

      Lunch: 3

      Dinner: 4

    • Trip staff

      Explore Tour Leader / Driver

      Local Guide(s)

      Safari Guide(s)

    • Transport

      4WD

      Minibus

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      Accommodation

      1 nights standard hotel

      7 nights standard lodge

      3 nights premium lodge

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      Trip pace:

      Moderate

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      Group Size:

      10 - 16

    Itinerary

    Itineraries on some departure dates may differ, please select the itinerary that you wish to explore.

    Day 1 - Join trip in Johannesburg. Tour of Soweto and visit the apartheid memorial

    We join our trip in Johannesburg, the largest city in South Africa. After meeting our local guide and fellow group members we spend the afternoon in Soweto, the huge township on the outskirts of Johannesburg where 40% of the city's inhabitants live. Soweto, originally an acronym for South Western Townships, played a prominent part in the fight against the former apartheid regime, notably the uprising of 1976; when mass protests erupted. We will take a tour of the area and meet local people to understand how life has changed since the end of apartheid. We will visit the Hector Pieterson Memorial, a museum that honours the vital role that the youth of South Africa played in the struggle. He was one of the first students to be killed during the uprising when he was just 13. We will also visit Nelson Mandela's former home (now a museum) which tells the story of Mandela and his family.

    Please note : For those arriving on the earlier flights around 7-8 am into Johannesburg, rooms will be provided to freshen up after a long flight. For those arriving on the later flight nearer to 10am, the trip will kick off immediately with an afternoon trip to Soweto.

    Accommodation:

    Grade: Standard Lodge

    Single room available

    Swimming pool available

    Meals Provided: None

    Day 2 - Drive to the Kingdom of Swaziland and explore Mantenga Nature Reserve

    Today we leave the big city behind and cross the border into the Kingdom of Swaziland; a land of green rolling hills filled with sugar cane and mountainous peaks overlooking vast valleys. We are staying on the outskirts of Mantenga Nature Reserve and the afternoon is free to explore the pristine woodland of Mantenga Nature Reserve. There are many walking trails in the area, a popular one is to visit the Mantenga Falls and it is also possible to hire bikes. Another option today is to visit the Mantenga cultural village, this features traditional Swazi huts, farming techniques and it's very own fully fledged singing and dancing troupe, who are famous throughout Swaziland and even performed at the World Cup in South Africa. Alternatively visit a local market or just relax in our lodge.

    Accommodation:

    Grade: Standard Hotel

    Single room available

    Swimming pool available

    Meals Provided: Breakfast

    Day 3 - Drive to Ithala Game Reserve, afternoon safaris

    We cross back into South Africa today and head to Ithala Game Reserve. As we approach we can see Ngotse Mountain, the predominant feature of Ithala, towering over the plateaus, ridges and deep valley. We will arrive in the early afternoon, and after checking into our chalets we will head out on our first game drive of the trip. Giraffe are plentiful and we will also be on the lookout for elephant, buffalo, black and white rhino and a huge variety of antelope; including less commonly seen oribi and tsessebe. It is also possible but rare to see Ithala's resident leopards, spotted hyena and brown hyena.

    Accommodation:

    Grade: Standard Lodge

    Single room available

    Swimming pool available

    Meals Provided: Breakfast

    Day 4 - Game walk in Ithala looking for rhino; afternoon game drives

    A game walk is one of the best ways of seeing animals and this morning we will meet a local ranger who will take us on an adventure. We will learn about tracks, trails, dung and general bushcraft as we slowly make our way across the reserve. Apart from increasing our understanding of the wild, our primary focus is seeing rhino; these prehistoric-looking beasts were reintroduced to Ithala and have been successfully breeding here. The feeling of slowly and safely walking towards a rhino is always a mixture of excitement, awe and nerves; though we will heed our ranger's guidance and keep a safe distance. After lunch we will wait for the heat of the day to subside before heading out on another game drive. This afternoon we will explore parts of the reserve that we haven't seen yet, which will probably include the Pongola River the top of Ngotse Mountain, which rises to 1400m.

    Accommodation:

    Grade: Standard Lodge

    Single room available

    Swimming pool available

    Meals Provided: Breakfast

    Day 5 - Drive to Kosi Bay. Guided walk around four beautiful coastal lakes

    Leaving Ithala, we drive towards the Indian Ocean until we reach Kosi Bay, a part of iSimangaliso Wetland Park. iSimangaliso means 'a miracle' or 'something wondrous' in the Zulu language and it is because of the beauty and rich biodiversity that saw the park become a world heritage site. We should arrive around lunch time and in the afternoon we will take a guided walk around the four interlinked lakes of Kosi Bay. The lakes run parallel to the coast, all the way up to Mozambique and we will spend 3-4 hours exploring the area, looking for local birds and being in awe of the sandy beaches and green forested coastlines. Our lodge tonight is close to Lake Nhlange, locally owned and built with to be in tune with traditional architecture.

    Accommodation:

    Grade: Standard Lodge

    Single room available

    Swimming pool available

    Meals Provided: Breakfast

    Day 6 - Free day to explore Kosi Bay. Activities on offer include snorkelling, walking and canoeing

    Today is at leisure to explore this wonderfully diverse area, with many activities on offer or just the chance to relax on the beach for the day. Kosi Bay is famous for its traditional and ancient fishing kraals, tendered by the local Tonga people. One of the options today is to have a tour of the kraals and meet some of the Tonga who will tell stories from their culture and explain why they revere their traditional methods. For those seeking a more active morning, it is possible to hire canoes or go snorkelling to see the huge variety of tropical fish found in the estuary. There are also hiking trails throughout the wetland area and the lodge boasts a swimming pool. During turtle season (November - March) it is also possible to see loggerhead and leatherback turtles laying their eggs on the beach.

    Accommodation:

    Grade: Standard Lodge

    Single room available

    Swimming pool available

    Meals Provided: Breakfast

    Day 7 - Search for the 'Big Five' at Tembe Elephant Park

    This morning we will drive for a couple of hours until we reach Tembe Elephant Park, our beautiful home for the next two nights. Tembe is renowned for its big tuskers - elephants with huge tusks, but it is also a 'Big Five' reserve, so we will hope to see lion, leopard, black and white rhino and buffalo here as well. We will be staying at Tembe Lodge, a luxurious tented camp fenced in the middle of the reserve, run by members of the local Tembe people, a tribe that has protected and lived in this area for generations. During our stay we will see the park through the eyes of the Tembe people, hear their stories and learn about their way of life. We will have lunch on arrival at the park and then head out on a game drive in the afternoon, stopping at a waterhole to enjoy a cold sundowner- a great way to view game! Dinner will be at the lodge and then we will spend the evening around the camp fire.

    Accommodation:

    Grade: Premium Lodge

    Single room available

    Swimming pool available

    Meals Provided: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

    Day 8 - Game drives at Tembe, time to relax, swim or have a massage

    Today we have a full day of the Tembe experience. After an early breakfast we head out on safari for a few hours, our local guide taking us around the park, looking for signs of big game and pointing out some of the 340 bird species found here. We return to a light brunch and then have a few hours to either relax, sleep, take a trip to the hide to spot more wildlife, eat lunch, cool off in the pool or enjoy a massage at the outdoor (but shaded) spa area, it's a pretty easy life here! We take an afternoon game safari in open sided jeeps to hopefully spot any animals we haven't seen during our stay and then back to the lodge for dinner. After eating we can listen to the soulful singing of the local Isicathamiya group, as we sit by the fire and swap stories.

    Accommodation:

    Grade: Premium Lodge

    Single room available

    Swimming pool available

    Meals Provided: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

    Day 9 - Enter the Kingdom of Swaziland, spotting rhino at Mkhaya Game Reserve

    We leave Tembe and South Africa behind and cross back into the Kingdom of Swaziland. We journey to Mkhaya Game Reserve, a haven for many endangered species but best known for its large numbers of black and white rhino; which we will see on our afternoon game drives here. Our accommodation for the night is Stone Camp, a tranquil area which features a collection of stone cottages and is the only lodging in the reserve. The camp is situated on a dry river bed and is surrounded by tall Fig and Sausage trees, which create a lush canopy, attracting many species of bird into the camp as well as some small game like warthogs and impala. Our plan for the day is to take a game walk after arrival, have lunch at the lodge and then head out for an afternoon safari in open top jeeps with a local Swazi ranger. Dinner tonight is a feast of local delicacies, eaten outside under the stars and we will then be entertained as we sit around the fire by a local music group of singers and dancers.

    Accommodation:

    Grade: Premium Lodge

    Single room available

    Meals Provided: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

    Day 10 - Enter South Africa and game drive in Kruger National Park, evening brai and wine tasting

    Starting the day with a game walk in Mkyaha, we head back out with a guide in search of resident rhino before starting our journey to South Africa's renowned Kruger National Park. We cross the border this morning back into South Africa and drive for a couple of hours until we cross Crocodile River and enter Kruger. Established to protect big game that had been hunted to near extinction, Kruger, is now one of the most prolific animal habitats in Southern Africa and totally committed to animal conservation. We will drive through the park, on the lookout for wildlife until we reach our accommodation. After lunch and some time to let the heat of the day subside, we will be out on safari, hoping to spot rarer sightings such as wild dog or honey badgers.

    This evening our local guide will cook us a traditional brai - a South African barbecue. Cooking outdoors is an integral part of the South African way of life and we will be able to witness the pride that our Leaders have in their brai cooking skills. This will be accompanied by a wine tasting where we will try some interesting and fun wines from South Africa, chosen by our leaders.

    Accommodation:

    Grade: Standard Lodge

    Single room available

    Swimming pool available

    Meals Provided: Breakfast and Dinner

    Day 11 - Morning and afternoon game drives in Kruger

    As soon as the gates open we wil be heading out on a full day safari to make the most of our last day on safari. We are staying in the south of the park where we will find the highest concentration of game, this is mainly due to the vast variation in landscapes and habitats that are found here, so this is ample opportunity to tick off the Big Five. Late this afternoon we leave Kruger to make a short journey to Graskop where our lodge is situated by Graskop Gorge Falls.

    Accommodation:

    Grade: Standard Lodge

    Single room available

    Swimming pool available

    Meals Provided: Breakfast

    Day 12 - Return to Johannesburg via Sudwala Caves

    Leaving Graskop early, we make our way to Sudwala Caves. Here we will discover rock formations older than Africa itself, formed millions of years ago when the Earth allegedly still exhibited two 'Supercontinents'. Since the caves were formed they have been home to life through the ages dating as far back as prehistoric humans to the more South Africa War in the late 1800s when it housed hidden ammunition. Once we've had a dose of both geology and ancient history of the area we will begin our final leg of the journey. We will arrive back into Johannesburg around 5pm where the trip ends at the airport; those staying for longer in the area will be dropped at a local guesthouse.

    Meals Provided: Breakfast

    Trip information

    Country information

    South Africa

    Climate

    Mild throughout the year and can thus be visited year round. The Western Cape has a Mediterranean-type climate, with warm, dry summers and cold winters with rainfall. Summer runs from November to March, with temperatures averaging 22oC to 34oC. The months of April and October are generally warm and sunny. Winter is also a good time to visit as towns and sites are not so crowded and the countryside is more verdant, but it can be cold. Additional information and climate charts can be accessed at http://www.explore.co.uk/weather. Seasonal weather patterns can be unpredictable. Up-to-date information on the weather worldwide can be found by following the BBC weather link on this page.

    Time difference to GMT

    +2

    Plugs

    3 Pin Round

    Religion

    Christian

    Language

    Afrikaans, English

    Swaziland

    Climate

    Can be visited all year round. Most rain falls in the summer months (October-April). The climate during this period is generally hot and humid in the lowlands with temperatures sometimes up to 40°C. Winters (June-August) are much drier and colder, but still pleasant for travel. The high veld has a temperate climate. Average daily sunshine hours are high throughout the year. Additional information and climate charts can be accessed at http://www.explore.co.uk/weather. Seasonal weather patterns can be unpredictable. Up-to-date information on the weather worldwide can be found by following the BBC weather link on this page.

    Time difference to GMT

    +2

    Plugs

    3 Pin Round

    Religion

    Christian

    Language

    English, Swati

    Budgeting and packing

    Optional activities

    The following excursions and/or activities are usually available and may be arranged locally. Estimated costs are provided below for guidance only, are on a per person basis unless shown otherwise, and may depend on the number of participants. Prices quoted are correct as of the date these tour notes were originally issued but may change at any time due to currency fluctuations. Please note: These activities are booked and paid for direct with the supplier and do not form part of your Explore holiday contract.


    Kosi Bay;
    Turtle Tour (Nov - Jan) R450-500pp (depending on numbers - minimum 2 persons to operate)
    Kosi Bay Mouth by 4x4 R310-400pp (depending on numbers - minimum 2 persons to operate)
    Black Rock by 4x4 R400pp (minimum 4 persons to operate)

    Clothing

    Clothing should generally be lightweight for the day . A few warm fleeces and long trousers are strongly recommended as nights can be very cold, especially from May to August and in the highlands of Swaziland. A waterproof and windproof jacket are also recommended, particularly between October and April. Avoid brightly coloured clothing for game viewing. Take a swimming costume. Please note that it is forbidden to wear camouflage clothing in Swaziland.

    Footwear

    Comfortable walking shoes or lightweight boots for the walking safaris, trainers or sandals for relaxing/travelling.

    Luggage

    20kg

    Luggage: On tour

    Take a tough soft bag or holdall (or rucksack with detachable frame) suitable to be carried by 4WD vehicle. Total allowance: 44lb/ 20kg maximum (due to weight restrictions on our vehicle). Also take a daypack for items needed during any short walks and game drives (20-30 litre).

    Equipment

    Bring a torch, water bottle, sunhatunscreen and insect repellent. Binoculars are essential for game viewing and a 300mm lens is recommended for photography .While tap water in South Africa's urban area is drinkable, some people may take a few days to get used to it. Therefore we recommend for you to travel with a reusable filtered water bottle such as the ones featured at Waterto-Go: http://www .watertogo.eu/

    Tipping

    Explore leader
    Tour Leader: At your discretion you might also consider tipping your Tour Leader in appreciation of the efficiency and service you receive.
    Local crew
    Although entirely voluntary, tipping is a recognized part of life in this region of the world. Some local staff will look to members of the group for personal recognition of particular services provided. You should allow £20-£25 for tipping. In order to make things easier for you, the Tour Leaders may organise a group's tips kitty and if this is the case, they will account for it throughout the tour.

    South Africa

    Food and drink

    The costs for meals may vary depending upon location, type of restaurant and number of courses eaten and so the prices given are an average guide. Local restaurants located off the beaten track may be less expensive, whereas an upmarket restaurant located in the centre of a major city may charge more.


    Lunch price
    £6
    Dinner price
    £12
    Beer price
    £1.2
    Water price
    £1
    Foreign Exchange
    Local currency
    Rand.
    Recommended Currency For Exchange
    Take your money in a combination of cash and an ATM card. Both GBP and USD are readily exchanged.
    Where To Exchange
    Most towns or cities, your tour leader will advise you.
    ATM Availability
    Cash can be drawn on debit cards from ATM's in most South African towns.
    Credit Card Acceptance
    In large shops and restaurants.

    Swaziland

    Food and drink

    The costs for meals may vary depending upon location, type of restaurant and number of courses eaten and so the prices given are an average guide. Local restaurants located off the beaten track may be less expensive, whereas an upmarket restaurant located in the centre of a major city may charge more.


    Lunch price
    £10
    Dinner price
    £15
    Water price
    £1
    Foreign Exchange
    Local currency
    Lilangeni but South African Rand is accepted
    Recommended Currency For Exchange
    Both GBP and USD are readily exchanged. Please note that the banks and Forex Bureaus do not accept US Dollar notes pre-2002. Take your money in a combination of cash and an ATM card.
    Where To Exchange
    On arrival.
    ATM Availability
    Cash can be conveniently drawn on credit/debit cards from ATM's.
    Credit Card Acceptance
    Credit cards are usually accepted in large shops and restaurants.
    Travellers Cheques
    We do not recommend to take travellers cheques as these are quite difficult to exchange.
    Transport, Accommodation & Meals

    Transport Information

    4WD, Minibus

    Accommodation notes

    This trip features a fantastic range of wildlife lodges which are picked to compliment the intimate nature reserves that we are visiting. In Ithala we are staying in chalets at the foot of a mountain that towers over the reserve. Our accommodation in Kosi Bay feels like a jungle lodge, surrounded by lakes and close to the coast. Tembe lodge is the pick of the bunch and we will be treated like African royalty during our stay. In Swaziland we overnight at Stone Camp, in open cabins in a fenced area in the middle of Mkhaya, we will also stay at the luxurious Mantenga lodge. Our final accommodation is in Kruger and while not as exclusive as our other night stops, it provides us with an excellent base to explore this famous park.

    Essential Information

    FCO Advice

    We strongly recommend that you check your government's travel advisory for up-to-date information and advice about your destination: safety and security, entry requirements, health, local laws and customs. For UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office advice click here.

    For more information from Explore about travel advice, click here
     

    Under 18 immigration guidance

    Please note that some countries require proof of parental consent when travelling overseas with under 18s. Please check requirements with the relevant embassy or consular office well in advance of travel if this applies to your party.

    Price Guarantee

    Once your booking has been confirmed we guarantee the price will not increase, whatever the circumstances. Before booking please ensure you have read our important tour pricing information.Booking Conditions

    Visa and Passport Information

    Travelling with Minors via South Africa (including transits)2
    Regulations affecting all children aged under 18 years that are travelling to, from or via South Africa are in place. The law states that parents and/or guardians are requested by the airline and/or South Africa immigration officers to provide additional documentation for each child they are travelling with. Please refer to the South African House website and your airline for full requirements.

    South Africa: Visas are not required by UK, Australian, US and Canadian citizens.
    New Zealand passport holders do require a visa, please consult your local consulate for full information. Other nationalities should consult their local embassy or consular office. Please ensure you have the correct multiple entry visa, especially if you are visiting another country on your itinerary and will need to re-enter South Africa - this includes visiting Swaziland. All visitors should ensure their passport is machine readable and has two blank pages when entering and leaving South Africa. The South African Immigration officials will not allow child/ infant pages to be used for this purpose and visitors without the stipulated blank pages will be denied entry.

    Swaziland: Visas are not required by UK, Australian, New Zealand, and Canadian citizens. Other nationalities should consult their local embassy or consular office.

    All visa information is subject to change. You should confirm all visa related questions with the relevant Embassy prior to departure.


    If you do require assistance in obtaining a visa then you may consider applying through Explore's recommended visa service in the UK, Travcour. See www.travcour.com to download the relevant visa application for your trip, if applicable (UK citizens only), along with details of how to apply for your visa through Travcour. The Team at Travcour will be happy to answer specific questions relating to visa applications, please call them directly on 0208 5431846.

    It is your responsibility to ensure that you are in possession of a full passport, with the correct validity for your chosen destination.
     

    Booking conditions

    Before booking your Explore trip, please ensure that you read both our Essential Information and Booking Conditions.

    Transfers

    Find out more about Trip Transfer Terms and Conditions before you book.

    Booking a land only package with Explore

    Customers who have chosen to book on the ‘Land Only’ arrangements of our tour, please ensure that you have checked your tour specific ‘Joining Instructions’ prior to booking your own travel arrangements. Your joining instructions can be found below in the dates and prices information. 

    You may also be eligible for the Free Explore Transfer.


    Joining Tour Abroad

    Customers booked on the ‘Land Only’ arrangements will now receive a Free Transfer, provided you arrive and depart on the tour only itinerary start and end dates. The transfers will be from the Explore designated airport or train station to the joining point of your tour, and then back from the ending point to the designated airport or train station. The exception to this rule is customers who are booked on a tour where the joining and ending point is at the designated airport or train station.  

    Free transfers are not available for Self-Guided, Polar, Tailormade or Tours for Churches customers.

    If you are not eligible for the Free Transfer then you will need to make your own way through to the joining and ending point. On a majority of our tours Explore will be able to provide a private transfer at an additional cost. Please ask for a quote at the time of booking.  


    For more information regarding the Explore Free Transfer click here

    Insurance

    It is a condition of booking with Explore that you have adequate valid travel insurance. It is your responsibility to arrange appropriate travel insurance and ensure you have read and understood the full terms and conditions of your travel insurance policy to ensure that you are covered for all activities you intend to undertake whilst on the tour, including all optional activities. Your Insurance Policy must fully cover you for medical expenses and emergency repatriation to your home country. Please ensure your policy includes medical emergency helicopter evacuation in the event of illness or injury and covers the entire duration of your holiday. If you are trekking at altitude please ensure that there is no upper altitude limit which may limit or exclude cover for your trip. The cost of many of our Polar Voyages will exceed the capped amount covered by standard insurance premiums and you will be required to pay an additional premium to cover the full value of your trip. Please ensure that you are covered for the full amount of your holiday cost, as insufficient cover could invalidate a claim under the policy. Medical and repatriation insurance cover is not mandatory for UK residents who are travelling on trips within the United Kingdom.
    Read more information about what travel insurance is required.

    Flight information

    Explore offers a wide range of flexible flying options to make joining and leaving our trips easy. Read more about them here.


    Flight Information

    You are able to book this tour on a 'land only' basis or as a ‘flight inclusive’ package. Your flight inclusive package will be fully protected by the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) ATOL protection scheme.

      

    Booking a flight inclusive package with Explore

    We have a good selection of flights not only from London but from many regional airports around the UK allowing us to compare fares between scheduled carriers as well as low cost and charter airlines. Our dedicated flights team will match the best flight options to your arrival and departure airport.

    On our website we display a UK flight inclusive package guide price which is generally based on a London departure. To avoid paying supplements or to secure your preferred flight option, we recommend booking as early as possible, especially for peak travel dates.

    South Africa

    Vaccinations

    Please note that you will be required to supply a yellow fever certificate that has been issued at least 10 days prior to arrival in South Africa if you have travelled from or via a country where yellow fever is endemic. We recommend protection against hepatitis A, tetanus, typhoid, polio and diphtheria. According to various travel health sources, the Western Cape is not regarded as a malaria risk area. If you are travelling to other areas in South Africa please check with your doctor about malaria requirements. Please check the latest requirements with your travel clinic or doctor prior to departure. The above is not an exhaustive list. Further information regarding vaccinations and travel health advice can be found by following the NHS and NaTHNaC links at Explore Travel Health and from your local healthcare provider. Visa and vaccination requirements are subject to change and should be confirmed by you before travelling.

    Swaziland

    Vaccinations

    Please note that you will be required to supply a yellow fever certificate that has been issued at least 10 days prior to arrival in Swaziland if you have travelled from or via a country where yellow fever is endemic. We recommend protection against malaria, hepatitis A, tetanus, typhoid, polio and diphtheria. Consult your travel clinic for latest advice on different prophylaxis available against malaria. Please check the latest requirements with your travel clinic or doctor prior to departure. The above is not an exhaustive list. Further information regarding vaccinations and travel health advice can be found by following the NHS and NaTHNaC links at Explore Travel Health and from your local healthcare provider. Visa and vaccination requirements are subject to change and should be confirmed by you before travelling.

    Additional Information

    Why book this trip

    This trip is designed for wildlife lovers who want to explore fun and beautiful game reserves and stay in comfortable and interesting lodges along the way. Due to current exchange rates, now is a great time to visit South Africa, meet its friendly people and enjoy the lovely food and drink on offer.

    Dates, prices and booking

    All holidays are subject to availability and prices are subject to change
    Mon 8 Apr 2019 - Fri 19 Apr 2019 Guaranteed departure
    SAS_2019
    Price from £1799
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    Single room option +£395
    All customers that travel on an Explore Group or Private Journey trip will be provided with a complimentary transfer, provided they arrive and depart into the designated airport or train station on the trip start and end dates. Please see free transfers for terms and conditions.

    These trip joining details are provided on a provisional basis and may change prior to this tour departing. Any changes to these details will be updated on this page.
    For those not eligible for a free transfer the joining / ending time and location for your trip are detailed below:
    Joining Point
    Town
    Johannesburg
    Time and place
    12:00 at Hotel reception
    Ending Point
    Town
    Johannesburg
    Time
    17:00
    If you have booked a pre or post trip accommodation directly with the hotel, or through any other intermediaries, please ensure you regularly check this page in case of any changes.
    Mon 6 May 2019 - Fri 17 May 2019 Guaranteed departure
    SAS_2019
    Price from £1799
    Save was
    Single room option +£395
    All customers that travel on an Explore Group or Private Journey trip will be provided with a complimentary transfer, provided they arrive and depart into the designated airport or train station on the trip start and end dates. Please see free transfers for terms and conditions.

    These trip joining details are provided on a provisional basis and may change prior to this tour departing. Any changes to these details will be updated on this page.
    For those not eligible for a free transfer the joining / ending time and location for your trip are detailed below:
    Joining Point
    Town
    Johannesburg
    Time and place
    12:00 at Hotel reception
    Ending Point
    Town
    Johannesburg
    Time
    17:00
    If you have booked a pre or post trip accommodation directly with the hotel, or through any other intermediaries, please ensure you regularly check this page in case of any changes.
    Mon 29 Jul 2019 - Fri 9 Aug 2019
    SAS_2019
    Price from £1830
    Save was
    Single room option +£395
    All customers that travel on an Explore Group or Private Journey trip will be provided with a complimentary transfer, provided they arrive and depart into the designated airport or train station on the trip start and end dates. Please see free transfers for terms and conditions.

    These trip joining details are provided on a provisional basis and may change prior to this tour departing. Any changes to these details will be updated on this page.
    For those not eligible for a free transfer the joining / ending time and location for your trip are detailed below:
    Joining Point
    Town
    Johannesburg
    Time and place
    12:00 at Hotel reception
    Ending Point
    Town
    Johannesburg
    Time
    17:00
    If you have booked a pre or post trip accommodation directly with the hotel, or through any other intermediaries, please ensure you regularly check this page in case of any changes.
    Mon 12 Aug 2019 - Fri 23 Aug 2019
    SAS_2019
    Price from £1830
    Save was
    Single room option +£395
    All customers that travel on an Explore Group or Private Journey trip will be provided with a complimentary transfer, provided they arrive and depart into the designated airport or train station on the trip start and end dates. Please see free transfers for terms and conditions.

    These trip joining details are provided on a provisional basis and may change prior to this tour departing. Any changes to these details will be updated on this page.
    For those not eligible for a free transfer the joining / ending time and location for your trip are detailed below:
    Joining Point
    Town
    Johannesburg
    Time and place
    12:00 at Hotel reception
    Ending Point
    Town
    Johannesburg
    Time
    17:00
    If you have booked a pre or post trip accommodation directly with the hotel, or through any other intermediaries, please ensure you regularly check this page in case of any changes.
    Mon 16 Sep 2019 - Fri 27 Sep 2019 Guaranteed departure
    SAS_2019
    Price from £1830
    Save was
    Single room option +£395
    All customers that travel on an Explore Group or Private Journey trip will be provided with a complimentary transfer, provided they arrive and depart into the designated airport or train station on the trip start and end dates. Please see free transfers for terms and conditions.

    These trip joining details are provided on a provisional basis and may change prior to this tour departing. Any changes to these details will be updated on this page.
    For those not eligible for a free transfer the joining / ending time and location for your trip are detailed below:
    Joining Point
    Town
    Johannesburg
    Time and place
    12:00 at Hotel reception
    Ending Point
    Town
    Johannesburg
    Time
    17:00
    If you have booked a pre or post trip accommodation directly with the hotel, or through any other intermediaries, please ensure you regularly check this page in case of any changes.
    Mon 30 Sep 2019 - Fri 11 Oct 2019
    SAS_2019
    Price from £1830
    Save was
    Single room option +£395
    All customers that travel on an Explore Group or Private Journey trip will be provided with a complimentary transfer, provided they arrive and depart into the designated airport or train station on the trip start and end dates. Please see free transfers for terms and conditions.

    These trip joining details are provided on a provisional basis and may change prior to this tour departing. Any changes to these details will be updated on this page.
    For those not eligible for a free transfer the joining / ending time and location for your trip are detailed below:
    Joining Point
    Town
    Johannesburg
    Time and place
    12:00 at Hotel reception
    Ending Point
    Town
    Johannesburg
    Time
    17:00
    If you have booked a pre or post trip accommodation directly with the hotel, or through any other intermediaries, please ensure you regularly check this page in case of any changes.
    Mon 14 Oct 2019 - Fri 25 Oct 2019
    SAS_2019
    Price from £1830
    Save was
    Single room option +£395
    All customers that travel on an Explore Group or Private Journey trip will be provided with a complimentary transfer, provided they arrive and depart into the designated airport or train station on the trip start and end dates. Please see free transfers for terms and conditions.

    These trip joining details are provided on a provisional basis and may change prior to this tour departing. Any changes to these details will be updated on this page.
    For those not eligible for a free transfer the joining / ending time and location for your trip are detailed below:
    Joining Point
    Town
    Johannesburg
    Time and place
    12:00 at Hotel reception
    Ending Point
    Town
    Johannesburg
    Time
    17:00
    If you have booked a pre or post trip accommodation directly with the hotel, or through any other intermediaries, please ensure you regularly check this page in case of any changes.
    Mon 21 Oct 2019 - Fri 1 Nov 2019
    SAS_2019
    Price from £1830
    Save was
    Single room option +£395
    All customers that travel on an Explore Group or Private Journey trip will be provided with a complimentary transfer, provided they arrive and depart into the designated airport or train station on the trip start and end dates. Please see free transfers for terms and conditions.

    These trip joining details are provided on a provisional basis and may change prior to this tour departing. Any changes to these details will be updated on this page.
    For those not eligible for a free transfer the joining / ending time and location for your trip are detailed below:
    Joining Point
    Town
    Johannesburg
    Time and place
    12:00 at Hotel reception
    Ending Point
    Town
    Johannesburg
    Time
    17:00
    If you have booked a pre or post trip accommodation directly with the hotel, or through any other intermediaries, please ensure you regularly check this page in case of any changes.
    Mon 4 Nov 2019 - Fri 15 Nov 2019
    SAS_2019
    Price from £1830
    Save was
    Single room option +£395
    All customers that travel on an Explore Group or Private Journey trip will be provided with a complimentary transfer, provided they arrive and depart into the designated airport or train station on the trip start and end dates. Please see free transfers for terms and conditions.

    These trip joining details are provided on a provisional basis and may change prior to this tour departing. Any changes to these details will be updated on this page.
    For those not eligible for a free transfer the joining / ending time and location for your trip are detailed below:
    Joining Point
    Town
    Johannesburg
    Time and place
    12:00 at Hotel reception
    Ending Point
    Town
    Johannesburg
    Time
    17:00
    If you have booked a pre or post trip accommodation directly with the hotel, or through any other intermediaries, please ensure you regularly check this page in case of any changes.
    Mon 18 Nov 2019 - Fri 29 Nov 2019
    SAS_2019
    Price from £1830
    Save was
    Single room option +£395
    All customers that travel on an Explore Group or Private Journey trip will be provided with a complimentary transfer, provided they arrive and depart into the designated airport or train station on the trip start and end dates. Please see free transfers for terms and conditions.

    These trip joining details are provided on a provisional basis and may change prior to this tour departing. Any changes to these details will be updated on this page.
    For those not eligible for a free transfer the joining / ending time and location for your trip are detailed below:
    Joining Point
    Town
    Johannesburg
    Time and place
    12:00 at Hotel reception
    Ending Point
    Town
    Johannesburg
    Time
    17:00
    If you have booked a pre or post trip accommodation directly with the hotel, or through any other intermediaries, please ensure you regularly check this page in case of any changes.
    Sun 7 Apr 2019 - Sat 20 Apr 2019 Guaranteed departure
    SAS_2019
    Price from £2629
    Save was
    Single room option +£395
    All customers that travel on an Explore Group or Private Journey trip will be provided with a complimentary transfer, provided they arrive and depart into the designated airport or train station on the trip start and end dates. Please see free transfers for terms and conditions.

    These trip joining details are provided on a provisional basis and may change prior to this tour departing. Any changes to these details will be updated on this page.
    For those not eligible for a free transfer the joining / ending time and location for your trip are detailed below:
    Joining Point
    Town
    Johannesburg
    Time and place
    12:00 at Hotel reception
    Ending Point
    Town
    Johannesburg
    Time
    17:00
    If you have booked a pre or post trip accommodation directly with the hotel, or through any other intermediaries, please ensure you regularly check this page in case of any changes.
    Sun 5 May 2019 - Sat 18 May 2019 Guaranteed departure
    SAS_2019
    Price from £2359
    Save £30 was £2389
    Single room option +£395
    All customers that travel on an Explore Group or Private Journey trip will be provided with a complimentary transfer, provided they arrive and depart into the designated airport or train station on the trip start and end dates. Please see free transfers for terms and conditions.

    These trip joining details are provided on a provisional basis and may change prior to this tour departing. Any changes to these details will be updated on this page.
    For those not eligible for a free transfer the joining / ending time and location for your trip are detailed below:
    Joining Point
    Town
    Johannesburg
    Time and place
    12:00 at Hotel reception
    Ending Point
    Town
    Johannesburg
    Time
    17:00
    If you have booked a pre or post trip accommodation directly with the hotel, or through any other intermediaries, please ensure you regularly check this page in case of any changes.
    Sun 28 Jul 2019 - Sat 10 Aug 2019
    SAS_2019
    Price from £2550
    Save £110 was £2660
    Single room option +£395
    All customers that travel on an Explore Group or Private Journey trip will be provided with a complimentary transfer, provided they arrive and depart into the designated airport or train station on the trip start and end dates. Please see free transfers for terms and conditions.

    These trip joining details are provided on a provisional basis and may change prior to this tour departing. Any changes to these details will be updated on this page.
    For those not eligible for a free transfer the joining / ending time and location for your trip are detailed below:
    Joining Point
    Town
    Johannesburg
    Time and place
    12:00 at Hotel reception
    Ending Point
    Town
    Johannesburg
    Time
    17:00
    If you have booked a pre or post trip accommodation directly with the hotel, or through any other intermediaries, please ensure you regularly check this page in case of any changes.
    Sun 11 Aug 2019 - Sat 24 Aug 2019
    SAS_2019
    Price from £2520
    Save £65 was £2585
    Single room option +£395
    All customers that travel on an Explore Group or Private Journey trip will be provided with a complimentary transfer, provided they arrive and depart into the designated airport or train station on the trip start and end dates. Please see free transfers for terms and conditions.

    These trip joining details are provided on a provisional basis and may change prior to this tour departing. Any changes to these details will be updated on this page.
    For those not eligible for a free transfer the joining / ending time and location for your trip are detailed below:
    Joining Point
    Town
    Johannesburg
    Time and place
    12:00 at Hotel reception
    Ending Point
    Town
    Johannesburg
    Time
    17:00
    If you have booked a pre or post trip accommodation directly with the hotel, or through any other intermediaries, please ensure you regularly check this page in case of any changes.
    Sun 15 Sep 2019 - Sat 28 Sep 2019 Guaranteed departure
    SAS_2019
    Price from £2520
    Save £220 was £2740
    Single room option +£395
    All customers that travel on an Explore Group or Private Journey trip will be provided with a complimentary transfer, provided they arrive and depart into the designated airport or train station on the trip start and end dates. Please see free transfers for terms and conditions.

    These trip joining details are provided on a provisional basis and may change prior to this tour departing. Any changes to these details will be updated on this page.
    For those not eligible for a free transfer the joining / ending time and location for your trip are detailed below:
    Joining Point
    Town
    Johannesburg
    Time and place
    12:00 at Hotel reception
    Ending Point
    Town
    Johannesburg
    Time
    17:00
    If you have booked a pre or post trip accommodation directly with the hotel, or through any other intermediaries, please ensure you regularly check this page in case of any changes.
    Sun 29 Sep 2019 - Sat 12 Oct 2019
    SAS_2019
    Price from £2560
    Save £180 was £2740
    Single room option +£395
    All customers that travel on an Explore Group or Private Journey trip will be provided with a complimentary transfer, provided they arrive and depart into the designated airport or train station on the trip start and end dates. Please see free transfers for terms and conditions.

    These trip joining details are provided on a provisional basis and may change prior to this tour departing. Any changes to these details will be updated on this page.
    For those not eligible for a free transfer the joining / ending time and location for your trip are detailed below:
    Joining Point
    Town
    Johannesburg
    Time and place
    12:00 at Hotel reception
    Ending Point
    Town
    Johannesburg
    Time
    17:00
    If you have booked a pre or post trip accommodation directly with the hotel, or through any other intermediaries, please ensure you regularly check this page in case of any changes.
    Sun 13 Oct 2019 - Sat 26 Oct 2019
    SAS_2019
    Price from £2599
    Save £300 was £2899
    Single room option +£395
    All customers that travel on an Explore Group or Private Journey trip will be provided with a complimentary transfer, provided they arrive and depart into the designated airport or train station on the trip start and end dates. Please see free transfers for terms and conditions.

    These trip joining details are provided on a provisional basis and may change prior to this tour departing. Any changes to these details will be updated on this page.
    For those not eligible for a free transfer the joining / ending time and location for your trip are detailed below:
    Joining Point
    Town
    Johannesburg
    Time and place
    12:00 at Hotel reception
    Ending Point
    Town
    Johannesburg
    Time
    17:00
    If you have booked a pre or post trip accommodation directly with the hotel, or through any other intermediaries, please ensure you regularly check this page in case of any changes.
    Sun 20 Oct 2019 - Sat 2 Nov 2019
    SAS_2019
    Price from £2899
    Save was
    Single room option +£395
    All customers that travel on an Explore Group or Private Journey trip will be provided with a complimentary transfer, provided they arrive and depart into the designated airport or train station on the trip start and end dates. Please see free transfers for terms and conditions.

    These trip joining details are provided on a provisional basis and may change prior to this tour departing. Any changes to these details will be updated on this page.
    For those not eligible for a free transfer the joining / ending time and location for your trip are detailed below:
    Joining Point
    Town
    Johannesburg
    Time and place
    12:00 at Hotel reception
    Ending Point
    Town
    Johannesburg
    Time
    17:00
    If you have booked a pre or post trip accommodation directly with the hotel, or through any other intermediaries, please ensure you regularly check this page in case of any changes.
    Sun 3 Nov 2019 - Sat 16 Nov 2019
    SAS_2019
    Price from £2740
    Save was
    Single room option +£395
    All customers that travel on an Explore Group or Private Journey trip will be provided with a complimentary transfer, provided they arrive and depart into the designated airport or train station on the trip start and end dates. Please see free transfers for terms and conditions.

    These trip joining details are provided on a provisional basis and may change prior to this tour departing. Any changes to these details will be updated on this page.
    For those not eligible for a free transfer the joining / ending time and location for your trip are detailed below:
    Joining Point
    Town
    Johannesburg
    Time and place
    12:00 at Hotel reception
    Ending Point
    Town
    Johannesburg
    Time
    17:00
    If you have booked a pre or post trip accommodation directly with the hotel, or through any other intermediaries, please ensure you regularly check this page in case of any changes.
    Sun 17 Nov 2019 - Sat 30 Nov 2019
    SAS_2019
    Price from £2740
    Save was
    Single room option +£395
    All customers that travel on an Explore Group or Private Journey trip will be provided with a complimentary transfer, provided they arrive and depart into the designated airport or train station on the trip start and end dates. Please see free transfers for terms and conditions.

    These trip joining details are provided on a provisional basis and may change prior to this tour departing. Any changes to these details will be updated on this page.
    For those not eligible for a free transfer the joining / ending time and location for your trip are detailed below:
    Joining Point
    Town
    Johannesburg
    Time and place
    12:00 at Hotel reception
    Ending Point
    Town
    Johannesburg
    Time
    17:00
    If you have booked a pre or post trip accommodation directly with the hotel, or through any other intermediaries, please ensure you regularly check this page in case of any changes.
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