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Africa is teeming with a fabulous array of wildlife, incredible scenery, wide open plains, stunning beaches and the friendliest of people.

In Southern Africa you can go on a walking safari in Zambia and sleep under the stars, take a flying safari along the Skeleton Coast of Namibia
viewing the rolling sand dunes and shipwrecks, glide by mokoro past pods of hippo in the Okavango Delta, visit World Heritage sites in Zimbabwe,
including the renowned Victoria Falls, go diving in Lake Malawi and the shimmering waters of Mozambique, explore the exciting city of Cape Town or sample delicious wines in the stunning Winelands in South Africa.

In East Africa in Kenya and Tanzania, you can explore the open plains of the world famous Masai Mara and The Serengeti seeing the annual wildebeest migration or go to Uganda and Rwanda in search of mountain gorillas and chimpanzees in the lush forested slopes. For history and rich culture, experience Ethiopia for their churches and Sudan to view the pyramids.

Please contact your Destination Specialist for more information on +44 (0) 1993 824198

Cape Winelands Wine Experience

Coming soon
12th - 19th March 2021

Stay in Cape Town, in Constantia, South Africa’s first and oldest wine region for 3 nights, followed by 2 nights in the fertile Franschhoek Wine Valley - food and wine heartland of South Africa - ending up in Hermanus to explore the Hemel-en-Aarde Valley for 2 nights.

  • Hosted by celebrated author and notable wine authority 
  • The Constantia Valley boasts a centuries-old-wine-making history
  • 3 nights at Cellars Hohenort, set in 9 acres of exquisite gardens
  • Stay at the boutique hotel & winery Leeu Estates for 2 nights
  • The wine estates in the Hemel-en-Aarde region are famous for world-class Chardonnay & Pinot Noir
  • 2 nights at The Marine Hotel, perched on cliffs overlooking breathtaking Walker Bay

 

Please note: that  pre- and post-extensions are available within Africa for this Event, please contact us to find out more. 

Chasing the Sun - A Photographic Tour of the Cape

From €156/person
Cape Town

Experience a tour of the scenic Cape through the lens and learn about the art of photography as you go. This day tour is suitable for all levels of photographer from novice to professional, you will be accompanied by a skilled photo guide who will assist you with capturing some superb images and teach you a few new skills along the way.

Each tour is customized for the individual and your guide will know ‘where and when’ to capture the best pictures. Some sample itineraries include a classic Peninsula Tour including the fabulous technicolour bathing boxes at Muizenberg beach, the working fishing harbour and antique shops at Kalk Bay as well as the breath-taking Chapman’s Peak coastal drive.

A unique township and Winelands option visits the Imizamo Yethu Township in Hout Bay where you’ll enjoy a guided walk through the community introducing you to some of its characters while visiting the community centre, library and local craft market filled with amazing items made from recycling.

Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens with lunch at the Chefs Warehouse

From €5/person (+ local costs)
Cape Town

Kirstenbosch is acclaimed as one of the great botanic gardens of the world and is located against the eastern slopes of Cape Town's Table Mountain. As well as fabulous trees, flowers and plants, there are also wonderful sculptures dotted around the gardens. There are always interesting flowers and plants year round at Kirstensbosch and every season has its' charm, however the best time to visit is in spring and early summer which is August to November time. You can either visit by yourselves if you are self-driving, or an organised tour with a guide can be arranged.

For lunch visit the Chefs Warehouse at Beau Constantia (one of Liam Tomlinson's four restaurants). Chef Ivor Jones (former head chef at The Test Kitchen) is in charge with his able team, concocts imaginative dishes, whose flavours will stick in your mind long after you’ve taken your last bite. Booking in advance is necessary for this popular restauarant.

Adopt an African elephant and feed a Rothschild’s giraffe

From €16/person (+ local costs)
Nairobi

Stroll around the AFEW Giraffe Centre, where you can feed the Rothschild giraffes from an observation platform and go on a nature walk through the sanctuary.

Follow this with a visit to the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, where you can watch the baby orphan elephants being fed.

Endangered Species & Rehabilitation Experience

From €128/person
The Greater Kruger National Park

A unique private or scheduled tour, visiting two world-renowned conservation centres which are successfully helping to preserve injured and endangered birds and animals.

Depart from your hotel and drive to the Moholoholo Animal Rehabilitation Centre near Hoedspruit, which has appeared on Animal Planet on several occasions. Let their experts take you around the centre where some of the animals and birds might be handled - depending on their condition. Learn about the rehabilitation techniques and treatment of injured, poisoned and abandoned animals & birds of prey.

Depart Moholoholo and transfer to the Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre. On arrival, a lunch stop will be made before the educational tour of the breeding and research station during which you can view, from close up, rare, endangered species such as the African Wild Dog and Cheetahs.

The Franschhoek Motor Museum with lunch or dinner at Le Petite Colombe

From €7/person (+ local costs)
The Winelands

Visit the Franschhoek Motor Museum, to see the magnificent collection of vintage cars, motorcycles, bicycles and auto memorabilia on display which are all in mint condition, housing more than 100 years of motoring history. The specific automobiles selected for display are alternated to keep things interesting, making return visits a must.

Our top tip is to go for a chauffeured vintage car ride on the L’Ormarins Estate and if you book 2-3 days in advance, you will be emailed a selection of motors from which to choose your ride!

Either beforehand or afterwards, have lunch or dinner at La Petite Colombe (not included). Everything about this 54-seater restaurant oozes timeless elegance - from the background music to the pared-down yet sumptuous interiors. In summer months, the foldout doors reveal a sunny patio for lingering lunches, while a toasty central fireplace warms the room in winter.

Transfers can be arranged at an additional cost.

Cooking Workshop followed by city bike tour

Marrakech

Spend your morning at La Maison Arabe where you can do a cooking workshop, which is taken by a dada (which is a traditional Moroccan cook) or a chef from La Maison Arabe Moroccan restaurant and are held at the hotel which is centrally located. Small groups of maximum 10 participants work alongside a translator, using modern equipment found in everyday kitchens. At the end of the morning you will dine on the delicious meal you have prepared, which will include an appetizer and a main dish (a tagine), or a main dish and pudding.

After eating all that delicious Moroccan cuisine, if you fancy burning off some of those calories and seeing the sights, you can hop on a bicycle and explore the city of Marrakech or perhaps the Palmeraie. With fun, experienced guides and the latest bikes for all abilities it is a great way to explore the area.

Zeitz Mocca Museum, lunch and shopping

From €13/person (+ local costs)
Cape Town

The Zeitz MOCAA - Museum of Contemporary Art Africa is in an eye-catching building. This public, not-for-profit contemporary art museum which is a partnership between the V&A and Jochen Zeitz, collects, researches, preserves and exhibits twenty-first century African art. This exquisite space houses a diverse range of contemporary African art spread out over nine floors. (Please note it is closed on Tuesdays).

Have lunch at Harbour House, where the specialty is seafood. Think game fish crudo, crispy prawns and white fish goujons. Have sushi with friends upstairs or share a lavish seafood platter with a glass of local wine.

After lunch, spend some time shopping at the nearby Watershed, which is the home of South African design and is located in the heart of the V & A Waterfront. It offers a beautiful indoor market with over 150 stands with handmade crafts made by local artisans, ranging from textiles, to ceramics, furniture to jewellery, toys to fashion etc. 

Track Wild Otters in Cape Point

From €270/person
Cape Town

Terry McCann, or the “Otter Man” as he’s been dubbed locally, grew up along the wild and wonderful Cape Point shores and has been tracking and protecting Wild Cape Clawless Otters for almost 35 years.

He does this to ensure his ‘little otter friends’ are safe from pollution, trapping, urban development or harassment by uncaring humans. His walks are all about sharing the delicate balance of nature in Cape Point with you, learning about the fascinating and elusive otters, and also the other wild creatures in the reserve. 

Duration: 1-2 hours. Price includes a full day Cape Peninsula tour.

Okavango Delta Village Tour by Helicopter

From €340/person
Okavango Delta

Helicopter flights can make some of the most remote villages in the Okavango Delta accessible to those looking for a cultural side to complement its amazing wildlife, providing an unforgettable insight into a way of life that has changed very little for many generations.

The excursion, which lasts approximately 2 hours, begins with guests being picked up from their camp for a scenic flight to the village to which we have been invited. This journey and the return flight provide amazing photographic opportunities of the landscape and wildlife en-route. The tour is led by a local guide who explains aspects of village life such as architecture, religious beliefs, hunting and fishing, and there is also the opportunity to meet local craftspeople.

From USD 375 to USD 710 per person depending on pick up location. Please contact your Destination Specialist to find out more on +44 1993 824198.

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+44 (0) 1993 824 198