Explore South Africa by Air

18 days from £3199pp.


Table Mountain

Visit: Table Mountain, South Africa

Cape Town

Visit: Cape Town, South Africa

Kruger National Park

Visit: Kruger National Park, Africa

KwaZulu-Natal

Visit: KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Isandlwana Battlefields

Visit: Isandlwana Battlefields, Africa

South Africa is often described as a 'world in one country' because in every aspect – from its landscapes to cultures, from its people to places, it is astonishingly diverse.

    South Africa is often described as a “world in one country” because in every aspect – from its landscapes to cultures, from its people to places, from its human heritage to its natural history, it is astonishingly diverse. See many of the highlights on this journey of discovery. See the sights, hear the voices, feel the energy.

    Fly overnight from Heathrow to Cape Town.

    • Included meals: Dinner*
    Cape Town

    Cape Town

    Upon arrival, you will be met by our local guide and transferred to your hotel. Although rooms may not be available, there will be time to freshen up before our included, guided city tour. First, we make our way to Table Mountain Cable Way for an optional cable car ride to the summit, weather permitting (cable car ticket is at extra cost). After descending, we travel past famous landmarks such as St. George’s Cathedral, the Anglican Diocese of Nobel Peace Laureate Archbishop Desmond Tutu. We return to our hotel for a four-night stay.

    • Included meals: Breakfast*
    Cape Peninsula

    Cape Peninsula

    Included excursion to Cape Point and some of the most spectacular views in the world. We pass through Sea Point and Camps Bay with its glorious views of the Twelve Apostles, then the fishing village of Hout Bay where you can join an optional boat trip to Duiker Island. We continue to the Cape Point Nature Reserve and see a variety of wildlife, returning to Cape Town via Simon’s Town, where we visit the penguin colony, Fish Hoek fishing village and Muizenberg. We will also stop at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens.

    • Included meals: Breakfast
    Robben Island

    Robben Island

    Join our full-day, included Cultural Tour. We sail to Robben Island, the former prison colony where Nelson Mandela was imprisoned. You will be guided by a Robben Island Tour Guide, a former political prisoner from the island. The tour will show you the life and stories of the island prison’s history, including viewing the cell where Nelson Mandela was incarcerated for years. Back on the mainland we set off on a Township Cultural Tour. We will be welcomed in the traditional African manner in the townships of Langa (the oldest formal township) and Khayelitsha (the largest formal settlement). Visit the Malay Quarter and Gugulethu Township, meaning ‘our pride’, which was established as a result of the migrant labour system. Visit a ‘shebeen’, an informal tavern, where you can meet and interact with the local community.

    • Included meals: Breakfast

    A day at leisure in Cape Town.

    • Included meals: Breakfast
    Stellenbosch

    Stellenbosch

    We leave Cape Town and drive into the winelands. Our first stop will be in Stellenbosch, the ‘City of Oaks’, where you can enjoy an informative cellar tour followed by winetasting. We continue onto Franschhoek, where you can enjoy another winetasting before departing overland along the scenic Route 62 to Oudtshoorn, the ‘Ostrich Capital of the World’. Included ostrich farm tour followed by a barbecue dinner at the ostrich farm. Overnight stay in Oudtshoorn.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner
    Cango Caves

    Cango Caves

    Join an included informative Cango Caves tour. You will be taken into the bowl of the earth and view the spectacular stalagmite and stalactite formations. Afterwards, we continue over the scenic Outeniqua Mountain Pass to Knysna for a two-night stay.

    • Included meals: Breakfast
    Knysna

    Knysna

    Depart for Knysna’s waterfront, where we will enjoy a Featherbed Nature Reserve Eco excursion led by a specialist guide, providing information on the history, fauna and flora of the reserve. The tour includes a return ferry trip on the Knysna Lagoon to the Western Head, a 4x4 vehicle and trailer drive up to the reserve head, stopping at spectacular viewpoints along the way, and an optional guided 2.2km walk down from the head through coastal forest and into ancient sea caves. We end with a delightful lunch, then return to the waterfront for an included oyster educational tour on Thesen Island, giving you the chance to learn how to shuck your own oysters with the included half a dozen oysters per person, paired with white wine.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch
    Tsitsikamma National Park

    Tsitsikamma National Park

    We continue along the scenic Garden Route and on to Port Elizabeth. En route, we will stop off at Tsitsikamma National Park, Storms River and visit the Big Tree. Almost 800 years old, this majestic yellowwood tree towers over its neighbours at nearly 37 metres tall (with a width of nine metres!) We arrive late afternoon into Port Elizabeth for an overnight stay and include transfers to the Broadwalk Casino Complex.

    • Included meals: Breakfast
    Durban

    Durban

    Early departure, then fly to Durban. Upon arrival, enjoy an included city tour before we continue to Shakaland for an included tour around the homesteads which provides a fascinating glimpse into the lives of the locals. Tonight, we enjoy an included dinner and Zulu Dancing and Cultural Show. We stay for two nights in Eshowe.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner
    Isandlwana

    Isandlwana

    Depart for a tour of the Battlefields of Isandlwana and Rorke’s Drift with a Specialist Battlefield Guide. Our tour includes a light lunch. We make our way back to Shakaland through spectacular scenery in the province of KwaZulu- Natal.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Swaziland

    Swaziland

    Enjoy the second part of the Cultural show – stick-making and stick fighting – before departing for the magical kingdom of Swaziland. We will stop off at the famous Swazi Candle Factory and continue through Swaziland’s beautiful hills. After a stop at a Swazi market, we reach our hotel in Swaziland for an overnight stay.

    • Included meals: Breakfast
    Kruger National Park

    Kruger National Park

    We continue through Swaziland stopping en route at the famous Swazi Glass Factory, Ngwenya Glass. We continue onto Jeppes Reef border post for our re-entry into South Africa and continue to the Kruger Park Region where we stay for three nights. Why not enjoy an optional game drive into the Kruger National Park this afternoon?

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner
    Kruger National Park

    Kruger National Park

    Enjoy an included, full-day Open Vehicle Safari within the world-renowned Kruger National Park. The highly experienced ranger will ensure optimal game viewing with his in-depth knowledge of the African bush.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    Enjoy a day at leisure.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner
    Bourkes Luck Potholes

    Bourkes Luck Potholes

    Leaving the Kruger, this morning we drive along the Panorama Route with breathtaking vistas around every mountain corner. We continue towards Johannesburg for an overnight stay.

    • Included meals: Breakfast

    Enjoy an included, half-day tour of Soweto, a vast township that grew from a forced settlement in 1904, that aimed to segregate races and ethnicities in early Johannesburg. Transfer to O.R. Tambo International Airport for your flight to the U.K.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner*

    Morning arrival in London Heathrow.

    • Included meals: Breakfast*

    At a Glance

    Tour Overview

    • 15 nights’ accommodation with breakfast
    • 2 lunches and 8 evening meals
    • Return flights to South Africa
    • Internal flight from Port Elizabeth Airport to Durban
    • Airport transfers in South Africa
    • Porterage at all hotels
    • Local English-speaking guide on all sightseeing excursions
    • Air-conditioned coach travel
    • Excursions and visits as detailed in the itinerary

    Included Excursions

    • Cape Town
    • Cape Peninsula Tour
    • Cultural Tour and Robben Island
    • Winelands and Ostrich Farm Tour
    • Cango Caves
    • Knysna
    • Durban, Zulu Dancing and Cultural Show
    • Rorke’s Drift
    • Swaziland Cultural Show
    • Swazi Culture
    • Kruger National Park Open Safari
    • Panorama Route and Johannesburg
    • Soweto

    Optional Excursions

    • Table Mountain Cable Way for an optional cable car ride to the summit

    Notes

    Deposits: The deposit for this holiday is £300pp. A further payment of £900pp is to be paid to us 30 weeks before departure and the balance payable 15 weeks before departure. 

    Single Room Supplement from £295.00 (18 days).

    Flight Information

    Flights are from London Heathrow to Cape Town and returning from Johannesburg. Regional connections to Heathrow are available from Glasgow, Manchester and Newcastle for a supplement. All prices and airports are subject to availability. Flight supplements may apply. Please call for more details. This holiday is operated by Leger Air Holidays Ltd. ATOL 3880.

    We will book flights to coincide with the arrival of other passengers joining the tour from a variety of UK airports. This is to enable the smooth operation of transfers for the group. Your flight times will be confirmed with your travel documents.

    If your chosen airport indicates a supplement may apply, we will contact you shortly to discuss.

     

    Certain excursions are included in the price of your holiday. If you choose not to go on an included excursion, for whatever reason, no refunds will be made.
    Yes, you will receive one with your Travel Documents, which are sent 7-10 days before departure.
    We believe that our holidays may not be suitable for children under 8 years old (except for Disneyland Paris bookings) however, we will consider individual requests on application. Customers aged 18 and under at the time of travel must be accompanied by an adult, parent or guardian aged over 18 years old.
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    Accommodation

    You will stay for four nights in Cape Town at the 4-star Fountains Hotel; one night in Oudtshoorn at the 3-star Protea Hotel Riempies Estate; two nights in Knysna at the 3-star The Graywood Hotel; one night in Port Elizabeth at the 3-star The Kelway Hotel; two nights in Eshowe at the 3-star Shakaland; one night in Swaziland at the 3-star Happy Valley Hotel Ezulwini in a pool-facing standard room; three nights in the Kruger Park Region at the 3-star Nkambeni tented lodge; and one night in Johannesburg at the 4-star Kapanong Hotel and Conference Centre.

    Please note all rooms are standard unless otherwise stated. 

    If you prefer, then you can join the tour at the hotel. To do this, we will require a copy of your passport for identification purposes and you must advise us at the time of booking.

    No reduction will be given if you should choose to do this.

    All hotel rooms benefit from private bathroom facilities.
    Some hotels have tea and coffee making facilities. Please check the tour pages for more information or call our Customer Service Department on 01709 830333.
    Most hotels have a lift, please call our Customer Service Department on 01709 830333 for more information.
    Some hotels have ground floor rooms. Please email for information on individual hotels or call our Customer Service Department on 01709 830333.
    Your hotels will supply towels in your room.

    We are unable to guarantee that the hotel will be able to meet your dietary requirements. We find that the majority of European countries do not generally cater for vegetarians and that the meal supplied may well be what everyone else is having minus the meat.

    We will of course endeavour to arrange for a vegetarian meal at the hotel. We do however suggest that you advise us of your dietary requests at the time of booking and recommend that you speak to the receptionist on arrival with regard to your request.

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    Travel in comfort and style

    Yes, unfortunately there is no feeder/transfer service to/from the U.K. airports.

    Flight times are given at the time of booking. The times given are for guidance only and may change.

    Exact flight times will be confirmed on travel document which are sent 7-10 days before departure. For more information on flight times please contact our Reservations Department on 0844 324 9265 or email us at reservations@leger.co.uk.

    We are able to pre-book flight seats with most airlines. There may be a charge for this service. Any charges will be confirmed at the time of booking. Most other airlines will allocate your seats at check-in.
    Yes, we can. Please contact our Customer Service Department on 0844 324 9265 to arrange wheelchair assistance or any other medical requests.
    We recommend you check-in for your flight three hours before the scheduled time for long hall flights and two and a half hours before the scheduled time for any European holidays.

    Luggage allowances vary from airline to airline. The luggage allowance is normally up to 20kg (44lbs) and 5kg for hand luggage. Ryan Air's luggage allowance is normally up to 20kg (44lbs) and 10kg for hand luggage. All allowances are subject to changes made by the airline.

    For more information on luggage allowances please contact our Customer Service Department on 0844 324 9265 or email us at reservations@leger.co.uk.

    The transfers on the majority of our flight tours are included. Our Reservations Staff will be able to advise you when you call. On tours where you book your own flight the transfers may only be available at certain times or not at all.
    This depends on which airline the flight is booked with. Please call our Customer Service Department on 0844 324 9265 for more details.

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