22 January 2019, 14:36

NEW - Gorge on iconic sights during Saga’s new Best of South Africa tour

NEW - Gorge on iconic sights during Saga’s new Best of South Africa tour: South Africa1 (1)

Mountains and waterfalls, penguins and lions, cities and wine estates await!

Plus Save £100pp when booked by 28th Feb 2019


Saga Holidays’ new Best of South Africa adventure visits the country’s most remarkable sights, including Kruger National Park and Panorama Route, plus there’s chance of whale-watching on the Western Cape.

Table Mountain, wildlife, vineyards and vibrant cities are also featured on the new action-packed 15-night tour.

Kruger is the largest game reserve in South Africa and home to the Big Five as well as; cheetah, giraffe and hippopotamus, and guests explore the reserve in an open-sided vehicle with an expert guide.

The Panorama Route includes Drakensberg, the highest part of the Great Escarpment, red sandstone mountains, the sub-tropical Blyde River Canyon, God’s Window – for spectacular views of the Lowveld nearly a kilometre below – three mountains domed like traditional African huts, and the historic gold-mining town of Pilgrim’s Rest.

Another tour follows the scenic Garden Route to Knysna, via Storms River Mouth in Tsitsikamma National Park, a conservation area of ancient forests, waterfalls and gorges, viewed from a suspension bridge.

From Knysna, guests can board the MV John Benn paddle steamer for a leisurely cruise to two dramatic sandstone formations, known as the ‘The Heads’, which sit at the entrance of the lagoon protecting it from the waters of the Indian Ocean.

A day ticket for the hop-on, hop-off, Franschhoek Wine Tram offers the perfect chance for wine enthusiasts to enjoy cellar visits and tastings at some fine wine estates. Arrival in Cape Town is followed by trips up iconic Table Mountain, to Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve and Boulders Beach, with its colony of 2,500 African penguins, and to historic Simons Town, home of the South African Navy in beautiful False Bay.

Accommodation is in cozy three, four and five star hotels: Critchley Hackle Lodge, Dullstroom, which has a private trout lake; the lodge-style Protea Hotel, in woods beside the Sabie River; the Victorian-style Boardwalk Hotel and Spa, Port Elizabeth, overlooking the Indian Ocean; the Rex Hotel, close to the Knysna waterfront shopping area; the Misty Waves Boutique Hotel, Hermanus, with amazing sea views and a small cinema; the stylish Le Franschhoek Hotel and Spa, Franschhoek, surrounded by vineyards; and situated close to the beachfront in the exclusive area of Sea Point.

For details call free on 0800 056 0464 or visit saga.co.uk/south-africa

15 nights from £2,699 per person with a choice of 9 departures from London Heathrow between October 2019 and May 2020.
Price includes VIP door-to-door chauffeur service, return flights, airport taxes, accommodation, most meals – 13 breakfasts, 4 lunches and 9 dinners, porterage, tour manager, optional travel insurance and additional cancellation rights, or a discount if passenger has own insurance. 
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Alex Brazier