• 10 nights B&B
• 3 nights Fully Inclusive (Game Reserve) & includes 2 game drives per day
• Car hire – 14 days Europcar Group D car hire; fully insured, no excess, unlimited mileage, additional driver fee and contract fee
• Flights – British Airways direct economy class; inclusive of current taxes
Born and raised in Cape Town, Mike has been tailoring luxury holidays to Southern Africa for more than 25 years so there’s not much about South Africa he doesn’t know and love.
Born in Cape Town Brian can not only give you a local’s point of view, but with his wealth of experience in the travel industry, he can show you more than just the touristy side to Southern Africa.
Brian TompkinsSales Director
Now in my fifteenth year of guiding private tours around Cape Town, I specialise in private, tailor-made tours of Cape Town, with special emphasis on the history of South Africa and the wine region.
Lesley CoxWestern Cape Tour Guide
In the tourism industry since 2001, her passion is South African history and culture. She spends most of her free time exploring new and unusual wine farms, thus allowing her to accommodate guests on various levels of interest.
Janice DavidsWestern Cape Tour Guide
To help achieve your objectives, we have created several different itineraries to give you an idea as to the opportunities awaiting you in Africa. Of course, there are hundreds of possibilities, so to assist, simply pick up the telephone and tell us what you would like out of your holiday and let our South African born and experienced consultants make your dreams come true!
The region’s twisting mountain passes, steep valleys, rivers and pristine forests have given rise to alluring natural phenomena, including the 3 000-million-year-old Sudwala Caves, the Blyde River Canyon, Bourke’s Luck Potholes, God’s Window, Wonder View and the Three Rondavels.
Not only is Mpumalanga home to the world’s most famous game park, the region is also dotted with numerous game reserves teeming with flora and fauna and has a rich cultural heritage.
• The Kruger National Park / Sabi Sands
• The Blyde River Canyon, the 3rd deepest canyon in the world. Be sure to visit Gods’ window for spectacular views over the canyon and on a clear day as far as Mozambique
• Bourkes Luck Potholes. Essentially, they’re the result of decades of swirling eddies of water where the Treur River meets the Blyde River, the tumult of which has caused extensive water erosion over time. The result is a series of cylindrical rock sculptures that look as though they would be more comfortable on the moon.
• Sudwala Caves, the world’s oldest cave system, formed 240 million years ago
• Pilgrim’s Rest. Relive the glory days of the gold rush. The entire town is a national monument
• Shangaan Cultural Village
• A visit to the Kruger National Park or one of the many private lodges is a must.
• One of the country’s most scenic self-drives, the Panorama Route, explores the Mpumalanga highlands, or the north-eastern section of the Great Escarpment of the Drakensberg. The most popular stretch of the route winds its way from the town of Sabie via a selection of graceful waterfalls – the Sabie Falls, Bridal Veil Falls and Mac Mac Falls to God’s Window, the Blyde River Canyon, Bourke’s Luck Potholes and the three Rondavels
• The Highlands Meander is situated in the higher reaches of the escarpment and it is sandwiched between the Cultural Heartland and the Panorama Route regions and includes the towns of Belfast, Dullstroom, Lydenburg, Machadodorp and Waterval Boven. The Highlands Meander is a region for both nature lovers and the adventurous at heart. Dubbed the ‘Trout Mecca’ this region has an abundance of pristine fishing waters that never cease to lure fly fishers in their droves
• Visit the residents of a traditional Shangana village and share in the way of life of the Shangaan people
• White Water Rafting
• A spectacular helicopter flight over the Blyde River Canyon
• A Hot Air Balloon Flight
• Elephant Whispers offers an Elephant experience of a lifetime
• Mpumalanga is an all-year round destination. The winter months of May through to September offer the best value for money. Winter months are cold by night, warm by day
• Mpumalanga enjoys summer rainfall, October through to March. Weather categorised by afternoon thunderstorms with temperatures more than 30 to 35 degrees centigrade
• The best time to enjoy a safari is in the winter months, May to September
• Malaria is found only in the Lowveld of Mpumalanga and Limpopo and on the Maputaland coast of KwaZulu-Natal and is not much of a risk in the winter months. Although the incidence of malaria is rare, it would be best to take adequate precautions if you choose to visit these areas
• As a rule, tap water in South Africa is safe to drink as it is treated and is free of harmful micro-organisms
• Whilst roads are in good condition, distances between towns are significant. Avoid long car journeys that necessitate driving at night