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South Africa's Garden Route
12 days
South Africa - Trip code SGR

South Africa's Garden Route

A 12 day journey to discover South Africa's most famed road trip; The Garden Route. Taking in both the Western and Eastern Cape the scenery is ever changing, from long, wild beaches and the arid Karoo to rugged mountain ranges. Along the way we'll enjoy unparalleled botanical diversity, the thrill of a game drive in search of Addo elephants and adventure when walking in Tsitsikamma National Park. This trip features South Africa's highlights including Cape Town, African penguin colonies, exciting game drives and the vineyards of Cape Winelands. As well as time for exploring lesser-visited areas, including Plettenburg Bay, and more adventurous experiences including sleeping on the banks of the Breede River and the chance to go on a tree-top canopy walk.

Trip highlights

  • Cape Town - Discover an iconic, vibrant city surrounded by mountains and sea
  • African penguins - Watch the colony in their natural habitat at the rugged Stony Point Nature Reserve
  • Stellenbosch - Taste wines from world renowned wine producers and vineyards amongst colonial history
  • Tsitsikamma National Park - Explore this marine and forest park on foot in the heart of the famous Garden Route
  • Hermanus - Enjoy the local produce in Hemel-en-Aarde Valley or search for migrating whales from the coastal path (in season)
  • Addo Elephant National Park - Search for game in one of South Africa's largest parks and home to the world's most concentrated population of African Elephants
Accommodation grade:
Standard
Our standard, mid-range accommodation offers a good level of service, often with other amenities such as a restaurant, bar, garden or swimming pool. Generally rooms will be comfortable with en suite facilities.
Trip pace:
Moderate
Moderate pace tours are ideal if you want a holiday which combines exciting activities and experiences with plenty of time to relax and unwind. Typically you’ll be active and busy for part of the day but then also have time to rest and recharge your batteries.
Group Size:
12 - 18
Maximum group size ranges from between 6 to 20 people, depending on the type of trip, the transport and accommodation used and activities included. We rarely have groups that are smaller than five or six people and the average is 12 people plus an Explore leader.

Itinerary

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

Day 1 - Join tour Cape Town

Arrive in Cape Town, the Mother City that is flanked by the Atlantic Ocean and Twelve Apostles mountain range. Depending on the flight arrival time, you may choose to enjoy some free time with a bite to eat in the relaxed Kloof Street area alongside Capetonians or explore the Victoria and Alfred Waterfront in the sunshine.

This evening meet your Explore Leader for your welcome meeting.

Accommodation: Lady Hamilton Hotel(or similar)

Standard Hotel
Swimming pool available
Single room available
Meals Provided: None
Day 2 - Explore Cape Peninsula National Park

Our full day trip to Cape Peninsular will begin with a scenic drive via the white-sand beaches of Fish Hoek, stopping to explore the small but important Naval base of Simon's Town before later arriving at Cape of Good Hope. This spot of historical importance, Cape of Good Hope, is allegedly named as such due to the optimism once felt by colonial sailors having successfully navigated the Cape and discovering a sea route to East. We'll enjoy a one hour walk within the national park to Cape Point and the lighthouse, keeping an eye out for resident baboons, tortoises, otters and seabirds along the way. The trail is well marked, slightly rocky in places and boasts diverse flora with many colourful flowers.

We'll return to Cape Town via Hout Bay, an attractive fishing port once bordered by dense forest, hence the name which translates to 'Wood Bay'. Here, there is an option of taking a short boat trip out to Seal Island - home to 1000 Cape fur seals and guarded by the impressive, towering Sentinel Mountain. Alternatively, explore on dry land to see Hout Bay's active tuna, snoek and crayfish industry and find out why the town prides itself on offering some of the best fish and chips in the world.

Accommodation: Lady Hamilton Hotel(or similar)

Standard Hotel
Swimming pool available
Single room available
Meals Provided: Breakfast
Day 3 - Free day in Cape Town; evening in Stellenbosch

Today is free to spend however you wish! The highlights of Cape Town include ascending Table Mountain, on foot or by cable car, for the breathtaking views over the Apostles, the Atlantic and the city below. The walk up to the viewpoint takes between three to four hours and is accompanied by our Explore Leader. Alternatively, an aerial cable car runs frequently to and from the summit, where a network of trails criss-cross the plateau and provide a variety of vantage points. The day can also be spent wandering around Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens which claims to be the most beautiful garden in Africa, and is devoted to conservation of the Cape's indigenous species.

Another popular option is to visit the infamous Robben Island, the former prison where Nelson Mandela was incarcerated. If you would like to visit Robben Island, please note it is in high demand and requires advance booking online. A Robben Island visit and Table Mountain hike can be completed in the same day and for this combination we recommend only booking the 9am departure for Robben Island. For those not wishing to complete this combination, then a 9am, 11am or 1pm booking will suit the itinerary. For information on how to book this, please see the optional activities section or visit http://www.robben-island.org.za. Your Explore Leader will be able to give local advice and recommendations on the optional activities, so please just ask.

Late this afternoon, we'll leave Cape Town and head to the scenic winelands of Stellenbosch where you can enjoy a sundowner on the terrace. Our hotel has a restaurant as well as a small selection of eateries a short walk away. Alternatively, you may want to take a short 10 minute taxi ride into the town this evening for a wider selection of restaurants and bars.

Please note: Table Mountain's cableway is closed for two weeks at the end of July for maintenance.

Accommodation: Stellenbosch Lodge(or similar)

Standard Lodge
Swimming pool available
Single room available
Meals Provided: Breakfast
Day 4 - Free day in Stellenbosch to visit a vineyard

Stellenbosch is world famous for its wine and today is a perfect opportunity to visit one, or maybe two, vineyards to enjoy a tasting. Many offer the opportunity to have lunch and enjoy a stroll around the grounds as many are often set within spectacular gardens and farmlands.

A guided tour of Stellenbosch Town is also an option and a great way to learn about the many cultures that have come together to make Stellenbosch what it is today. One of the oldest of the colonial settlements, this charming town is made up of wide, oak lined streets and white washed, Cape Dutch architecture. There are many cafes, bars and delis to choose from for lunch and most pride themselves on using local produce and gourmet ingredients.

A more active option today is to visit Jonkershoek Nature Reserve for a 2.5 hour walking excursion. These easy, scenic walking trails run through an important conservation area of indigenous forest, home to over 1,100 plant species, as well as a number of reptiles and mammal species including the elusive leopard.

Accommodation: Stellenbosch Lodge(or similar)

Standard Lodge
Swimming pool available
Single room available
Meals Provided: Breakfast
Day 5 - Travel to Hermanus via Stony Point's African Penguin Colony

This morning will be an earlier start to make our way to Hermanus. A 90 minute drive will take us to the Betty's Bay area where we will have an included visit into Stony Point Nature Reserve. This reserve sits on the site of a historic whaling station and has a feeling of being undiscovered, offering spectacular penguin viewing without the crowds. The boardwalks can be followed over the craggy outcrops to see the resident seabirds up close without causing them any disturbance. Although humans are not allowed to wander from the boardwalks, it does not always stop the penguins joining the trail and setting a slow walking pace!

After a lunch break at Betty's Bay, we'll continue to our apartment style accommodation in central Hermanus.

This afternoon will be free to explore the coastal town. From July to November, Hermanus offers some of the world's best shore-based whale watching with ample opportunity to spot southern right, Bryde and humpback whales. Although there is a good chance of seeing the whales from the water's edge in the town, you may prefer to join the 12km coastal path to a better vantage point or join a boat trip excursion for a closer view.

At other times of year, you may choose to spend the day exploring the galleries and museums in town which is easy to discover on foot. Or if you got a taste for South African wine while in Stellenbosch, then Hemel-en-Aarde wine valley (Heaven and Earth Valley) is just a stone's throw away from Hermanus and offers a selection of wineries boasting views over the town and coast below.

This evening will be at your leisure and there is a variety of traditional South African restaurants and fish restaurants lining the streets.

Accommodation: Windsor Hotel(or similar)

Standard Hotel
Single room available
Meals Provided: Breakfast
Day 6 - Visit Cape Agulhas; Evening at river camp

We'll stand on the southernmost point of the African continent this morning and see where the Atlantic Ocean meets the Indian Ocean in a white crash of waves. Now marked by a stone plaque, the 'Cape of Storms' was once a point of grave danger to European navigators and is now home to the evidential shipwrecks. We'll have some free time to explore and get some lunch.

We'll continue towards Swellendam this afternoon, leaving the main road to follow a gravel track to our river camp where rustic, wooden a-frame huts line the banks of the Breede River. This accommodation offers a real break from reality and a chance to enjoy the surrounding nature. Many of the team here come from the nearby town and offer a real insight into their life on the Western Cape. You can chat with the friendly team at the bar or around this evening's camp fire, or find a relaxing spot along the riverbank to enjoy the peace and quiet.

This evening a traditional, bush-style dinner will be served and later, depending on the weather, the campfire can be enjoyed under a starry sky.

Accommodation: Round the Bend Lodge(or similar)

Standard Cabins
Single room available
Meals Provided: Breakfast and Dinner
Day 7 - Opportunity for rafting on the Breede River; Drive to Oudtshoorn

This morning, if weather allows, there will be an option to try your hand at rafting along the Breede River in two-person inflatable rafts. The grade changes according to the water levels but generally all rafting does not exceed grade two and all abilities are welcome. Alternatively, enjoy a coffee by the water's edge or a take a walk around the surrounding countryside of the Western Cape.

There'll be time for lunch in the historic town of Swellendam. This town is small by most standards but is one of the oldest districts in South Africa. Rich in colonial history as an old trading post, the town has well-preserved examples of Cape Dutch architecture. Later this afternoon we'll make our way to Oudtshoorn, where we will be staying in a family run property close to the centre of town. Depending on our arrival time you can enjoy the pool and all rooms have outdoor seating to enjoy the afternoon sun. This evening will be free to walk into town for dinner or perhaps have a barbeque in one of the outdoor eating areas.

Accommodation: Kleinplaas Resort(or similar)

Standard Hotel
Swimming pool available
Single room available
Meals Provided: Breakfast
Day 8 - Visit Cango Caves; take in views at Knysna Heads

We start today by exploring the huge, limestone caverns of the Cango Caves. These caves are an underground wonderland of extraordinary structures, millions of years old. The combination of dripping rainwater and limestone has led to the creation of ancient stalactites, stalagmites and mighty rock columns. Allegedly, a local European farmer first discovered the caves late in the 18th century, however, there is research which proves these caves have been used by man as far back as the Early Stone Age.

Later this morning, we'll leave Oudtshoorn and make our way to Knysna. Here, we'll visit Knysna Heads Viewpoint, where two limestone cliffs emerge from the sea side by side, offering great views of the waves crashing against the cliff face on the ocean-side, whilst also protecting the peaceful lagoon which runs inland from the sea. The lagoon is popular with tourists and local residents alike and is home to fisherman, water sports enthusiasts and many birds, including herons, kingfishers, African fish eagles and Knysna warblers. We'll have time to enjoy lunch on the waterfront this afternoon and wander around the quaint, little town before we depart on our final journey of the day to Plettenburg Bay.

Home for the next two nights, our accommodation is a white-washed, seaside resort. Set just a five minute walk down to the unspoilt Keurbooms Beach.

Accommodation: The Dunes Resort(or similar)

Standard Hotel
Swimming pool available
Single room available
Meals Provided: Breakfast
Day 9 - Discover Robberg Nature Reserve; Free afternoon in Plettenburg Bay

Today we have short drive to Robberg Nature Reserve where our Explore Leader will lead a walk along the trails. The hiking here is moderate, uneven underfoot in places and can be slippery so good walking shoes are advised but rewards are abundant in the form of brilliant bird viewing, sweeping coastal views and the possibility to spot dolphins and seals playing in the waters below. From July to December, there's a chance to catch sight of southern right whales that come into the calmer and warmer waters to calve and nurse their young.

After working up an appetite, a well-deserved lunch will be had in Plettenburg Bay. After lunch, the afternoon will be free with the option to relax on the beach, shop for souvenirs or join an optional whale-watching or kayaking excursion.

Returning to our accommodation in the late afternoon, there will be time to freshen up before dinner. Dinner can be enjoyed at the hotel restaurant, or alternatively choose a water front eatery in Plettenburg Bay where South African wine can be enjoyed alongside fresh seafood.

Accommodation: The Dunes Resort(or similar)

Standard Hotel
Swimming pool available
Single room available
Meals Provided: Breakfast
Day 10 - Walks, kayaking or canopy adventure at Tsitsikamma National Park

This morning we leave on a short journey to Tsitsikamma National Park about 45 minutes away. Another hotspot for seasonal whale watching, the national park covers both land and sea protecting important forest and marine areas and boasting stunning coastal views. We'll be staying in the Storms River region where there are numerous well-marked walking trails for varying abilities, as well as options to try river kayaking. For those wanting a different perspective of this indigenous forest, there is opportunity to explore this indigenous forest from zip wires and trails 30m above the ground amongst Tsitsikamma's giant yellowwood trees.

This evening's simple chalets are nestled amongst the trees just minutes from the sea front and there will be ample time to try some fresh seafood in the restaurant or cook up a traditional braai at one of the communal barbeque areas by the water.

Accommodation: Tsitsikamma Coastal Cottages(or similar)

Standard Cabins
Meals Provided: Breakfast
Day 11 - Experience a game drive at Addo Elephant National Park

Waving goodbye as we leave the Tsitsikamma area, we'll stop for breakfast along the way, towards another of South Africa's famed national parks. Home to more than 600 elephants, lions, hyenas, cape buffalo and leopard, Addo Elephant National Park is also our home for the last night. On arrival we'll swap into one of the park's safari trucks which are perfect for the terrain and capturing great wildlife shots, for a two hour game drive with a park guide. Warthog are abundant, along with various species of antelope, zebra and, perhaps most excitingly, elephant.

After our game drive there may be time to enjoy a dip in the swimming pool (open November - February) while listening to the hum of the wilderness or enjoy the views from your room. Tonight's group meal is included and a visit to the viewing platform that overlooks the night-lit waterhole is a highlight of staying within the national park, and provides opportunity for close-up viewing of the animals.

Accommodation: Addo Elephant Forest Cabins(or similar)

Standard Cabins
Single room available
Meals Provided: Breakfast and Dinner
Day 12 - Search for wildlife as the sunrises; Trip ends at Port Elizabeth Airport

For those waking up before the sun, there will be an opportunity to take a sunrise game drive with a park guide. The early start may not be favourable but it will be worth it! Wrapped up warm and heading out into the bush as the sun slowly peeks over the horizon is a thrilling experience in itself. This cooler time of day can increase the chance to see hyenas and cats on the prowl for breakfast, as well as majestic natural lighting across the bush and a few less cars.

Our adventure ends after breakfast this morning when we'll all leave together for Port Elizabeth. To allow some flexibility with departure flights, there will be two drop-off times at the airport; 11am and 1.30pm. For those on an earlier flight you will be dropped off at the airport for check-in at 11am and for those with a late afternoon flight there will be a chance to catch a few last sunrays and have lunch in Port Elizabeth before ending at the airport at 1.30pm.

Meals Provided: Breakfast

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Why book this trip

South Africa's Garden Route is a great introduction to the country, with a fantastic variety of landscape, food, drink and wildlife. You will have the opportunity to climb one of the most iconic natural features in the world, Table Mountain, as well as stand amongst African Penguin Colonies, spot whales (seasonal) and get close to elephants on game drives through Addo national park. The trip allows you to make the most of the wonderful food and wine culture of this region and given the advantageous exchange rate currently, it's a great time to visit this beautiful area.

What's included?

Included meals
  • Breakfast: 11
  • Dinner: 2
Transport
  • Minibus
Trip staff
  • Explore Tour Leader
  • Driver(s)
Accommodation
  • 3 nights standard cabins
  • 6 nights standard hotel
  • 2 nights standard lodge
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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

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.


Cape Town - Robben Island (3.5 hour tour) R340; Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens R65; Table Mountain cable car - from R293 return /R151 one way
Cape Peninsula - Seal Island boat trip R80.
Stellenbosch - Guided tour available R80; Wine tasting R32.
Tsitsikamma NP - Canopy trail R650.


If you would like to book an excursion to Robben Island, the former prison where Nelson Mandela was incarcerated please use this link: http://www .robben-island.org.za/ It is very important that you book the 9am ferry for day 20 of the tour. If there are spaces it is possible to book this excursion locally, but this is subject to availability.

Clothing

Clothing should generally be lightweight for the day but remember to also take some warm clothing for the evenings especially between May - November.
All year round long trousers, a waterproof and windproof jacket are recommended. Take swimwear and quick-dry towel.

Footwear

Comfortable shoes (or well broken in walking boots if planning to hike), trainers or sandals for relaxing/travelling in.

Luggage

15Kg

Luggage: On tour

Take a soft bag, holdall or suitcase. Also take a daypack for items needed during any walks or sightseeing.

Equipment

Take a torch, sunhatunscreen and insect repellent. Binoculars are essential for bird watching. Mosquito nets are not required as the accommodation provides screening where necessary.
While tap water in South Africa's urban area is drinkable, some people may take a few days to acclimatise and thus may experience traveller's tummy. Therefore we recommend for you to travel with a reusable filtered water bottle such as the ones featured at Water-to-Go: https://www.watertogo.eu/explore


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. 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.

Accordingly, you should allow £20 for tipping.
 
Country Information

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.

Transport, Accommodation & Meals

Transport Information

Minibus

Accommodation notes

Booking a Single Room

All of our group tours are planned and operated on a twin-share basis, meaning that the standard cost is based either on individual travellers sharing accommodation with another group member of the same sex, or people who book together sharing accommodation. Please refer to the tour notes where the single room option availability is detailed on a night by night basis for this tour, and the price for the available nights is detailed on the dates & prices tab by departure date. For Self-Guided trips the Single Room supplement offers the option of a single room each and is charged per person. The Single Room supplement also applies to the third person in a party of three that will be accommodated in a single room.


South Africa has a good tourism infrastructure and generally good service standards. Accommodation on this trip ranges from small, family run guesthouses to river camps and national park owned chalets. They are individual in style, set in great locations, often with nice gardens/grounds and have en-suite facilities. The properties we use give a real taste of traditional South African hospitality and we love supporting these smaller local businesses. In Swellendam, we stay away from the town in a quiet and picturesque setting in the bend of the Breede river. The accommodation is simple, rustic, featuring en-suite facilities and well suited for a natural and peaceful experience.

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. 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.

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.

Dates, prices and booking

Date
Price from
Single room option
Friday 11 January 2019 - Thursday 24 January 2019
SGR_2019
From £2199
Single room option +£260
Show full details for this departure, including trip notes
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
Cape Town
Time and place
18:00 at Hotel reception
Ending Point
Town
Port Elizabeth Airport
Time
11:00
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.
Download Trip Notes
Friday 25 January 2019 - Thursday 7 February 2019
SGR_2019
From £2199
Single room option +£260
Show full details for this departure, including trip notes
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
Cape Town
Time and place
18:00 at Hotel reception
Ending Point
Town
Port Elizabeth Airport
Time
11:00
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.
Download Trip Notes
Friday 8 February 2019 - Thursday 21 February 2019
SGR_2019
From £2199
Single room option +£260
Show full details for this departure, including trip notes
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
Cape Town
Time and place
18:00 at Hotel reception
Ending Point
Town
Port Elizabeth Airport
Time
11:00
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Friday 15 February 2019 - Thursday 28 February 2019
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From £2199
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was£2275
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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
Cape Town
Time and place
18:00 at Hotel reception
Ending Point
Town
Port Elizabeth Airport
Time
11:00
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Friday 22 February 2019 - Thursday 7 March 2019
SGR_2019
From £2199
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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
Cape Town
Time and place
18:00 at Hotel reception
Ending Point
Town
Port Elizabeth Airport
Time
11:00
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Friday 1 March 2019 - Thursday 14 March 2019
SGR_2019
From £2199
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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
Cape Town
Time and place
18:00 at Hotel reception
Ending Point
Town
Port Elizabeth Airport
Time
11:00
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Friday 15 March 2019 - Thursday 28 March 2019
SGR_2019
From £2399
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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
Cape Town
Time and place
18:00 at Hotel reception
Ending Point
Town
Port Elizabeth Airport
Time
11:00
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Friday 5 April 2019 - Thursday 18 April 2019
SGR_2019
From £2285
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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
Cape Town
Time and place
18:00 at Hotel reception
Ending Point
Town
Port Elizabeth Airport
Time
11:00
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Friday 12 April 2019 - Thursday 25 April 2019
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From £2285
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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
Cape Town
Time and place
18:00 at Hotel reception
Ending Point
Town
Port Elizabeth Airport
Time
11:00
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Friday 2 August 2019 - Thursday 15 August 2019
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From £2285
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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
Cape Town
Time and place
18:00 at Hotel reception
Ending Point
Town
Port Elizabeth Airport
Time
11:00
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Friday 9 August 2019 - Thursday 22 August 2019
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From £2285
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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
Cape Town
Time and place
18:00 at Hotel reception
Ending Point
Town
Port Elizabeth Airport
Time
11:00
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Friday 23 August 2019 - Thursday 5 September 2019
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From £2285
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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
Cape Town
Time and place
18:00 at Hotel reception
Ending Point
Town
Port Elizabeth Airport
Time
11:00
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Friday 6 September 2019 - Thursday 19 September 2019
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From £2285
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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
Cape Town
Time and place
18:00 at Hotel reception
Ending Point
Town
Port Elizabeth Airport
Time
11:00
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Friday 13 September 2019 - Thursday 26 September 2019
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From £2285
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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
Cape Town
Time and place
18:00 at Hotel reception
Ending Point
Town
Port Elizabeth Airport
Time
11:00
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Friday 20 September 2019 - Thursday 3 October 2019
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From £2285
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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
Cape Town
Time and place
18:00 at Hotel reception
Ending Point
Town
Port Elizabeth Airport
Time
11:00
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Friday 27 September 2019 - Thursday 10 October 2019
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From £2285
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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
Cape Town
Time and place
18:00 at Hotel reception
Ending Point
Town
Port Elizabeth Airport
Time
11:00
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Friday 4 October 2019 - Thursday 17 October 2019
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From £2285
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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
Cape Town
Time and place
18:00 at Hotel reception
Ending Point
Town
Port Elizabeth Airport
Time
11:00
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Friday 11 October 2019 - Thursday 24 October 2019
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From £2385
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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
Cape Town
Time and place
18:00 at Hotel reception
Ending Point
Town
Port Elizabeth Airport
Time
11:00
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Friday 18 October 2019 - Thursday 31 October 2019
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From £2385
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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
Cape Town
Time and place
18:00 at Hotel reception
Ending Point
Town
Port Elizabeth Airport
Time
11:00
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Friday 25 October 2019 - Thursday 7 November 2019
SGR_2019
From £2385
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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
Cape Town
Time and place
18:00 at Hotel reception
Ending Point
Town
Port Elizabeth Airport
Time
11:00
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Friday 1 November 2019 - Thursday 14 November 2019
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From £2285
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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
Cape Town
Time and place
18:00 at Hotel reception
Ending Point
Town
Port Elizabeth Airport
Time
11:00
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Friday 8 November 2019 - Thursday 21 November 2019
SGR_2019
From £2285
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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
Cape Town
Time and place
18:00 at Hotel reception
Ending Point
Town
Port Elizabeth Airport
Time
11:00
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Friday 15 November 2019 - Thursday 28 November 2019
SGR_2019
From £2285
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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
Cape Town
Time and place
18:00 at Hotel reception
Ending Point
Town
Port Elizabeth Airport
Time
11:00
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Friday 22 November 2019 - Thursday 5 December 2019
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From £2285
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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
Cape Town
Time and place
18:00 at Hotel reception
Ending Point
Town
Port Elizabeth Airport
Time
11:00
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Friday 6 December 2019 - Thursday 19 December 2019
SGR_2019
From £2385
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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
Cape Town
Time and place
18:00 at Hotel reception
Ending Point
Town
Port Elizabeth Airport
Time
11:00
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Friday 20 December 2019 - Thursday 2 January 2020
SGR_2019
From £3055
Single room option +£260
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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
Cape Town
Time and place
18:00 at Hotel reception
Ending Point
Town
Port Elizabeth Airport
Time
11:00
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Saturday 12 January 2019 - Wednesday 23 January 2019
SGR_2019
From £1399
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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
Cape Town
Time and place
18:00 at Hotel reception
Ending Point
Town
Port Elizabeth Airport
Time
11:00
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Saturday 26 January 2019 - Wednesday 6 February 2019
SGR_2019
From £1399
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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
Cape Town
Time and place
18:00 at Hotel reception
Ending Point
Town
Port Elizabeth Airport
Time
11:00
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Saturday 9 February 2019 - Wednesday 20 February 2019
SGR_2019
From £1399
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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
Cape Town
Time and place
18:00 at Hotel reception
Ending Point
Town
Port Elizabeth Airport
Time
11:00
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Saturday 16 February 2019 - Wednesday 27 February 2019
SGR_2019
From £1399
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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
Cape Town
Time and place
18:00 at Hotel reception
Ending Point
Town
Port Elizabeth Airport
Time
11:00
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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Saturday 23 February 2019 - Wednesday 6 March 2019
SGR_2019
From £1399
Single room option +£260
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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
Cape Town
Time and place
18:00 at Hotel reception
Ending Point
Town
Port Elizabeth Airport
Time
11:00
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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Saturday 2 March 2019 - Wednesday 13 March 2019
SGR_2019
From £1399
Single room option +£260
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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
Cape Town
Time and place
18:00 at Hotel reception
Ending Point
Town
Port Elizabeth Airport
Time
11:00
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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Saturday 16 March 2019 - Wednesday 27 March 2019
SGR_2019
From £1399
Single room option +£260
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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
Cape Town
Time and place
18:00 at Hotel reception
Ending Point
Town
Port Elizabeth Airport
Time
11:00
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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Saturday 6 April 2019 - Wednesday 17 April 2019
SGR_2019
From £1399
Single room option +£260
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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
Cape Town
Time and place
18:00 at Hotel reception
Ending Point
Town
Port Elizabeth Airport
Time
11:00
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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Saturday 13 April 2019 - Wednesday 24 April 2019
SGR_2019
From £1399
Single room option +£260
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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
Cape Town
Time and place
18:00 at Hotel reception
Ending Point
Town
Port Elizabeth Airport
Time
11:00
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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Saturday 3 August 2019 - Wednesday 14 August 2019
SGR_2019
From £1399
Single room option +£260
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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
Cape Town
Time and place
18:00 at Hotel reception
Ending Point
Town
Port Elizabeth Airport
Time
11:00
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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Saturday 10 August 2019 - Wednesday 21 August 2019
SGR_2019
From £1399
Single room option +£260
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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
Cape Town
Time and place
18:00 at Hotel reception
Ending Point
Town
Port Elizabeth Airport
Time
11:00
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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Saturday 24 August 2019 - Wednesday 4 September 2019
SGR_2019
From £1399
Single room option +£260
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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
Cape Town
Time and place
18:00 at Hotel reception
Ending Point
Town
Port Elizabeth Airport
Time
11:00
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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Saturday 7 September 2019 - Wednesday 18 September 2019
SGR_2019
From £1399
Single room option +£260
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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
Cape Town
Time and place
18:00 at Hotel reception
Ending Point
Town
Port Elizabeth Airport
Time
11:00
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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Saturday 14 September 2019 - Wednesday 25 September 2019
SGR_2019
From £1399
Single room option +£260
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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
Cape Town
Time and place
18:00 at Hotel reception
Ending Point
Town
Port Elizabeth Airport
Time
11:00
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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Saturday 21 September 2019 - Wednesday 2 October 2019
SGR_2019
From £1399
Single room option +£260
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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
Cape Town
Time and place
18:00 at Hotel reception
Ending Point
Town
Port Elizabeth Airport
Time
11:00
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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Saturday 28 September 2019 - Wednesday 9 October 2019
SGR_2019
From £1399
Single room option +£260
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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
Cape Town
Time and place
18:00 at Hotel reception
Ending Point
Town
Port Elizabeth Airport
Time
11:00
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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Saturday 5 October 2019 - Wednesday 16 October 2019
SGR_2019
From £1399
Single room option +£260
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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
Cape Town
Time and place
18:00 at Hotel reception
Ending Point
Town
Port Elizabeth Airport
Time
11:00
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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Saturday 12 October 2019 - Wednesday 23 October 2019
SGR_2019
From £1399
Single room option +£260
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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
Cape Town
Time and place
18:00 at Hotel reception
Ending Point
Town
Port Elizabeth Airport
Time
11:00
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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Saturday 19 October 2019 - Wednesday 30 October 2019
SGR_2019
From £1399
Single room option +£260
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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
Cape Town
Time and place
18:00 at Hotel reception
Ending Point
Town
Port Elizabeth Airport
Time
11:00
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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Saturday 26 October 2019 - Wednesday 6 November 2019
SGR_2019
From £1399
Single room option +£260
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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
Cape Town
Time and place
18:00 at Hotel reception
Ending Point
Town
Port Elizabeth Airport
Time
11:00
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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Saturday 2 November 2019 - Wednesday 13 November 2019
SGR_2019
From £1399
Single room option +£260
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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
Cape Town
Time and place
18:00 at Hotel reception
Ending Point
Town
Port Elizabeth Airport
Time
11:00
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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Saturday 9 November 2019 - Wednesday 20 November 2019
SGR_2019
From £1399
Single room option +£260
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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
Cape Town
Time and place
18:00 at Hotel reception
Ending Point
Town
Port Elizabeth Airport
Time
11:00
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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Saturday 16 November 2019 - Wednesday 27 November 2019
SGR_2019
From £1399
Single room option +£260
Show full details for this departure, including trip notes
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
Cape Town
Time and place
18:00 at Hotel reception
Ending Point
Town
Port Elizabeth Airport
Time
11:00
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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Saturday 23 November 2019 - Wednesday 4 December 2019
SGR_2019
From £1399
Single room option +£260
Show full details for this departure, including trip notes
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
Cape Town
Time and place
18:00 at Hotel reception
Ending Point
Town
Port Elizabeth Airport
Time
11:00
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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Saturday 7 December 2019 - Wednesday 18 December 2019
SGR_2019
From £1399
Single room option +£260
Show full details for this departure, including trip notes
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
Cape Town
Time and place
18:00 at Hotel reception
Ending Point
Town
Port Elizabeth Airport
Time
11:00
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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Saturday 21 December 2019 - Wednesday 1 January 2020
SGR_2019
From £1399
Single room option +£260
Show full details for this departure, including trip notes
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
Cape Town
Time and place
18:00 at Hotel reception
Ending Point
Town
Port Elizabeth Airport
Time
11:00
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.
Download Trip Notes

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