We've put together a guidebook with everything you need to know about South Africa. Written by our specialists, it details destination information, a wildlife guide, some suggested itineraries and plenty more to inspire your holiday. Fill in the form below and if you live in UK, your guidebook will arrive by post within the next couple of days. For those who live abroad, we will send you a link by email which will allow you to download your own copy.
The Cape – comprising Cape Town and the Winelands – is one of the biggest attractions for visitors to South Africa and has much to offer. Here our South Africa specialist (and former Capetonian) Annie gives her top five experiences for those looking for something new.
One of the best ways to take in the spectacular scenery that South Africa has to offer, rail travel couldn’t be further from a daily commute in the luxurious surroundings of Rovos Rail and the Blue Train. Here we give you the lowdown on what to expect and what separates these two outstanding experiences.
One of our South Africa specialists, Jen, recently saddled up for an exciting riding safari taking part in game census week at Ant’s Hill in the malaria-free Waterberg region of South Africa. Read on for more about Jen’s experience and all you need to know about exploring South Africa on horseback…
From the premier game viewing of the Kruger and malaria-free options in Madikwe and the Eastern Cape, to riding safaris in the Waterberg and getting off-the beaten-track in the Tswalu Kalahari Reserve – there is truly something for everyone. Here we give our lowdown on all that South Africa has to offer safari-wise – now all you have to do is decide which one(s) will suit you best!
South Africa and Mauritius couple superbly for a safari and beach holiday or honeymoon. Whilst South Africa offers both world class safari and cosmopolitanism, Mauritius encapsulates the very essence of laid-back island life. Start your adventure on the plains of one of South Africa’s many game rich national parks, spending your days on safari, tracking the Big Five and sipping on sundowners, before exploring the country’s vibrant cities or impressive coastal routes. A short flight to Mauritius takes you to another world of sugar white beaches, kaleidoscopic reefs and a verdant green mountainscapes. There, you can choose to do as little or as much as you like, whether it be soaking up the island’s unique Creole culture or whiling away lazy days under the shade of a leafy palm. The ultimate safari and beach combination for a year-round adventure.
This off-the-beaten-track itinerary is perfect for those searching for an authentic, scenic and cultural adventure as well as some independence that only a self-drive holiday can offer.
Self-driving in South Africa is how a number of people decide to travel as it tends to prove a more adventurous and affordable option, as well as giving you the freedom to explore. Self-driving is a hugely rewarding way to travel and appreciate the always stunning and ever-changing scenery. Here we give you our tips for taking to the open road.
Contemporary Cape Town hotels, beautiful Cape Dutch wine estates and luxurious private game lodges, all combine to make South Africa the perfect honeymoon destination. Here we give our top ideas for making South Africa the perfect honeymoon destination for you.
South Africa City & Beach
Cape Town, South Africa & Mahe, Seychelles
Best for: Highlights, Beach, Culture History
Combining the city and beach has to be one of the best options for a holiday. Spend your first couple of days exploring the vibrant city of Cape Town before flying across the Indian Ocean to the island of Mahe, part of the Seychelles archipelago.
To start planning your tailor-made holiday, call us on (646) 934-8870
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Cape Town is a city full of life and things to do, three nights here will give you plenty of time to visit the important landmarks like Table Mountain, Boulders Beach, and maybe even Robben Island. We think some of the best experiences in any city, are the one's that really get you under the skin of the culture and people. Why not try a Cape Town Eats tour, or visit the Bay Harbour Market to find some locally made crafts? After Cape Town you will head to the Seychelles to spend your remaining time on a beautiful white sand beach. Enjoy fresh air, sea views and island life as you round off your trip away.
Day 1 : London - Cape Town
Today your holiday begins as you catch an overnight flight to Cape Town via Johannesburg.
Days 1 - 4 : Cape Town, South Africa
Stay at Victoria & Alfred for 3 nights
On arrival into Cape Town International Airport you will be met and privately transferred to the Victoria & Alfred located in prime position in th heart of Cape Town's Waterfront. You will spend the next 3 nights here in a Loft Room on a bed and breakfast basis.
With spectacular views of both the waterfront and Table Mountain, the Waterfront is always a popular place to stay in Cape Town. Close to restaurants, shops and markets, you could spend your time exploring the bustling local scenes. With three days in this cosmopolitan city, you could wander around the beautiful Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens, take a picnic up Signal Hill, or even travel into the Cape Winelands to The town of Franschhoek to explore the wineries and food they have on offer.
Day 4 : Cape Town - Johannesburg - Seychelles
This morning you will be collected and privately transferred from the Victoria & Alfred Hotel back to Cape Town Airport in time for your flight to Johannesburg. Once in Johannesburg, you will have a short layover before catching your flight to Mahe in the Seychelles.
Days 4 - 10 : Mahe Island, Seychelles
Stay at Carana Beach Hotel for 6 nights
Your flight will arrive into Mahe in the evening and you will be transferred to Carana Beach, located on the northern tip of Mahe. You will spend the next 6 nights here in an Ocean View Chalet with a private plunge pool and breakfast included.
Located on a beautiful white sandy beach you will spend your days here relaxing and soaking up the sun. Enjoy locally sourced ingredients on menus inspired from the surrounds with the flexibility of being able to dine both within Carana and on the beach itself.
We think this is the perfect way to round off a holiday.
Day 10 : Seychelles - London
Make your way home from the Seychelles on an overnight flight.
When to go
Cape Town is a year-round destination, with its driest months running from November through to February where skies are generally clear and the sun is shining, and temperatures range from 15°C to 35°C (59°F to 95°F). The winter months run from May to August, the weather is cooler, at around 7°C to 18°C (45°F to 65°F), with the wettest month being June with around 93mm of rain falling and the odd thunderstorm making an appearance.
To start planning your tailor-made holiday, call us on (646) 934-8870
From $2030 per person
International economy class flights and airport taxes from the UK
Accommodation as listed
Ask our specialists for prices excluding flights from the UK. This price is as a guide only. The actual price is influenced by fluctuations in exchange rate, time of year, travel class of flights and the use of private versus shared excursions. Single supplements are likely to apply.