Holidays in Mauritius and South Africa
If you fancy dividing your time between two contrasting destinations, South Africa has a wealth of attractions that bring travellers back time and again.
Holidays to South Africa offers a wide range of holiday types and choices. We tailormake our Mauritius and South Africa holidays and packages to suit your requirements. To enquire about our tailormade South Africa and Mauritius holidays please contact our expert team on 01282 610990 who will be only to pleased to create your perfect 2 centre holiday
The lure of Cape Town lies in its spectacular setting and the beauty of its natural environment, as well as the rich cultural diversity of its people. Its unique setting means that it can be enjoyed from various vantage points: Table Mountain and Lion's Head provide breathtaking views over the city bowl and the Cape peninsula with its beautiful beaches. There are many excursions available, Robben Island offers fantastic views of the scenery across to Table Bay; and a must is a visit to the cosmopolitan Waterfront
No visit to Cape Town would be complete without exploring the wine routes in what is the largest wine-producing area in the Western Cape. Stellenbosch, Franschhoek and Paarl are the most well known wine producing valleys in the region, situated within easy reach of each other. Smaller wine areas include Worcester, Tulbagh, Wellington and Somerset West. With over 200 wine cellars to choose from, the Cape Winelands boasts some of the finest wines in the world.
Hermanus is one of the most popular destinations for international travelers. it boasts the best whale-watching in the world from land. You can also take boat-based whale-watching to get you even closer to the whales.
Hermanus is located between the mountain and sea with a number of beaches, a couple of lagoons. A bustling harbour town on the edge of Walker Bay, Hermanus has many lively bars and restaurants and smart shopping areas. The main Whale viewing season is June to November
The Garden Route
The Garden Route stretches the southern coastline between the town of Mossel Bay and the Tstsikamma National Park. The main town on the route is George, with some good hotels making it a good central point from which to explore. From George it is also a short drive inland over the Outeniqua Mountains to Oudtshoorn, site of the world-renowned Cango Caves and home to several ostrich farms that welcome visitors. A great way to really enjoy the stunning scenery is to ride on the Choo-Choo vintage steam train between George and Knysna.
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Durban & KwaZulu-Natal
On the warm waters of the Indian Ocean, Durban is a favourite holiday destination for South Africans. It has miles of golden beaches and a few theme parks. There is a strong Indian influence with one of the largest Indian population outside of India. The Florida road area hosts an array of restaurants and bars, with a strong international flavor
The Hluhluwe-Imfolozi National Park nearby, is home to lion, cheetah, elephant, rhino, zebra and more, plus scores of native bird species.Further inland from Hluhluwe, KwaZulu-Natal has some of the most stunning scenery in South Africa. At the centre are the ‘Battlefields’that saw the historic conflict between the British, Zulu and Boer armies a
Kruger National park
Situated on South Africa's north eastern border, the Kruger National Park is South Africa's oldest, largest and best-known wildlife conservation area, most famous for its ‘Big Five' viewing . Visitors have an excellent chance of seeing lion, elephant, leopard, buffalo and rhino among the variety of wildlife, It is the main destination for international tourists, attracted by the different safari options as well as the park's excellent range of visitor facilities and choice of accommodation, from luxurious game lodges to cottages and camping. The park is criss-crossed by over a thousand miles of roads and offers excellent opportunities guided drives.
The capital of South Africa's, Johannesburg is the economic centre of Africa. With a population of over 10 million Johannesburg is a city of contrasts, with modern luxury high-rise buildings a few remaining dilapidated Victorian buildings. The affluent northern suburbs with fabulous private homes and the Soweto township in the south with its small old style living houses and untidy and squalid streets, although the landscape is changing in Soweto with a growing middle class. There are a lot of tours with Jo’burg but a must whilst you are there is the ‘Heritage Route' or ‘Shebeen Crawl' tour of Soweto but only do this as part of an organized tour.
World Class Train Journeys.
We can book these classic rail journeys separately or combined with any other city or tour stay
The Blue Train
The Blue Train has an aura of mystique about it. Kings and presidents have traveled on this magnificent moving five-star hotel. Its very name has become synonymous with the ultimate in luxury and personal service. The routes of The Blue Train - both scheduled and chartered - take guests through some of the most breathtaking countryside to be found anywhere in the world.
Step aboard the Pride of Africa with its stunning wood paneled coaches - classics remodeled and refurbished to mint condition - and enjoy fine cuisine in luxury as some of the most varied scenery imaginable unfolds beyond the windows. Recapture the romance and atmosphere of a bygone era, when privileged travelers experienced the magic and mystery of Africa in a relaxed and elegant fashion.