72 F O R R E S E R V A T I O N S C A L L U S O N 0845 130 6982 Cape Town & Garden Route Self-drive 14 days London to London Days 1 to 4. Cape Town [B days 3 & 4 only] Depart UK on an overnight flight to Cape Town. On arrival you transfer to the Radisson Waterfront Hotel for three nights. Enjoy an excursion to Cape Point Nature Reserve. Days 5 to 6. Paarl, Cape Winelands [B, D] Your hire car will be delivered to your hotel before you depart for Paarl in the Cape Winelands for two nights at Roggeland Country House. An eighteenth-century Cape Dutch masterpiece surrounded by the Drakenstein Mountains and extensive vineyards, the farmhouse of Roggeland is a national monument, featuring a variety of original features. Exposed Yellowwood beam and reed ceilings, thatch, antique furniture and art all make this a wonderful place to stay. Days 7 & 8. Grootbos Nature Reserve [B, L, D] Continue to Gaansbai today, to the Grootbos Nature Reserve for two nights. Each suite has its own secluded balcony from which you can admire the sunsets over the ocean or start the day in tune with the forest birds. Whale-watching is excellent here between July and November when Southern Right Whales come into the bays. Grootbos Nature Reserve is famous for the ‘fynbos’ ecosystem. Days 9 & 10. Knysna [B] Continue along the Garden Route to Knysna for two nights at Belvidere Manor on the edge of the lagoon. Knysna is a great base from which to explore Featherbed Nature Reserve, the Lagoon for prolific birdlife, Tsitsikamma Forest and the surrounding coastline as well as Cango Caves and the nearby ostrich farms. Days 11 & 12. Shamwari Game Reserve [B, L (Day 12 only), D] Make your way along the scenic coastline to Port Elizabeth where you drop-off your car. Transfer to Shamwari Game Reserve where you spend two nights at Bayethe Tented Lodge. Steeped in settler history, this 20,000 hectare reserve boasts five eco-systems and a tremendous variety of wildlife. Morning and evening game drives are the order of the day here. Days 13 & 14. Homeward [B (Day 13 only)] Return to Port Elizabeth for your overnight flight home via Johannesburg. Arrive home on day 14. Family Friendly & Malaria Free Self-drive! 14 days London to London Days 1 to 5. Cape Town [B (days 3 - 5 only)] Fly overnight to Cape Town where you collect your car and drive to Les Cascades de Bantry Bay for four nights. Les Cascades is perched on the hillside below Lion's Head in the most exclusive bay on the Atlantic seaboard. Days 6 to 9. Plettenberg Bay [B] Make your way along the stunning coastline to Plettenberg Bay and Hog Hollow for a 4-night stop. Set in a private nature reserve on the edge of the Tsitsikamma Forest, the rooms have panoramic views of the surrounding valley and mountains. Nearby attractions include fabulous walks in the surrounding countryside, breathtaking beaches, Knysna and the Featherbed Nature Reserve, the Outeniqua Choo Tjoe train and a variety of water-based activities such as canoeing, boating trips, snorkelling and fishing. (In June only we make use of Mallard River Lodge.) Days 10 to 12. Lalibela Game Reserve [B, L, D] Continue along the coast via Port Elizabeth to Lalibela Private Game Reserve for three nights. Game drives in open vehicles offer great photographic opportunities - Elephant, Lion, Cheetah, Spotted Hyena, Hippo, Giraffe, Burchell’s Zebra, White Rhino, Blue Duiker and Rock Hyrax are all resident here as are numerous species of antelope. On night-time safaris you may see Bat-eared Fox, Aardvark, Black-backed Jackal and Aardwolf. Days 13 & 14. Homeward [B (day 13 only)] Drop off your car Port Elizabeth for your homeward flight via Johannesburg. Arrive in on day 14. Cost per person: Jan to 20 Mar £3,295 21 to 31 Mar £3,495 Apr, Sep £3,095 May & Jun £2,495 1 to 18 Jul £2,595 19 Jul to 31 Aug £2,695 Oct £3,395 Nov to 14 Dec, 25 to 24 Dec £3,495 15 to 24 Dec £3,895 Single supplement: Available on request What is included: Flights, transfers, meals as indicated & guided activities Accommodation: Safari lodges & hotel Departure dates: Daily, throughout the year Privately guided safaris in South Africa For the last couple of years we have been working with Patrick Cardwell, a highly experienced guide, for private safaris throughout the country from two nights to two or three week trips. We have had nothing but rave reviews! Patrick's interests embrace all aspects of the environment from the geological origins of habitats to the stunning night skies that make Africa so special! Patrick has a wonderfully enthusiastic way of putting this across. For your ultimate safari experience, we can arrange for Patrick to be your personal guide and accompany you for either all, or part of your holiday as required. Patrick’s knowledge is unsurpassed and to have him as your personal guide is surely an opportunity not to be missed! Humpback Whale Knysna Cost per person (based on 4 people travelling): Jan to 20 Mar, Apr, 19 Jul to Sep £2,550 21 to 31 Mar, Oct to 14 Dec, 25 to 31 Dec £2,695 May, 1 to 18 Jul £2,395 Jun £2,195 15 to 24 Dec £3,095 Single supplement: Available on request What is included: Flights, meals as indicated, car rental & some guided activities Accommodation: Hotels & lodges Departure dates: Daily, throughout the year
S E E U S O N T H E W E B AT wildlifeworldwide.com Cape Town & Kruger 9 days London to London Days 1 to 4. Cape Town [B days 3 & 4 only] Depart UK on the overnight flight to Cape Town where you spend three nights. Enjoy an excursion to Cape Point Nature Reserve. Classic Hotel Option: The Radisson Waterfront Hotel is walking distance from the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, overlooks a private marina and has views of Robben Island in the distance. Premier Hotel Option: The Cape Grace Hotel with its classically inspired exterior and graceful elegance within, is set on its own private quay at Cape Town's vibrant Victoria & Alfred Waterfront. (Please see our ‘Highlights of South Africa’ itinerary on page 64 for more details of Cape Town.) Days 5 to 7. Kruger National Park [B, L, D] Transfer to the airport for a morning flight to Kruger where you spend the next three nights. Classic Lodge Option: Jock Safari Lodge is situated at the confluence of the Mitomeni and Biyamiti Rivers and has stunning views. Luxury air-conditioned suites, a beautiful swimming pool and a spa all complement the game drives and walks that are offered here. Premier Lodge Option: River Lodge is in the Lion Sands Private Game Reserve in the Sabi Sand area. The lodge has 18 luxurious thatched bedrooms with en-suite bathroom, outdoor and inside shower and wooden viewing deck. There are two swimming pools, wooden viewing decks, a secluded bird hide, hammocks and a spa. During your stay you can go on morning and afternoon game drives as well as guided bush walks. Days 8 & 9. Homeward [B (day 8 only)] Following a morning drive, transfer to the airport for your homeward flight via Johannesburg. Arrive home on Day 9. 73 Africa / South Africa Other ideas Why not extend your holiday with a beach stop in Mozambique? Beautiful white sandy beaches, translucent waters and dhow sailing offshore, and a rich undiscovered marine life. Days 8 to 11. Mozambique [B, L, D] After morning game-viewing transfer to the airport and fly to Vilanculos in Mozambique. Transfer by road and speed boat to Marlin Lodge where you spend four nights. The three main islands of Margaruque, Benguera and Bazaruto make up the Bazaruto Archipelago. Marlin Lodge which lies on Benguera consists of nineteen en-suite wood, reed-and-thatch chalets all facing the sea at Flamingo Bay. Activities here include water skiing, sailing, snorkelling, dhow sunset cruises, fishing and scuba diving. Days 12 & 13 [B (day 12 only)] After a morning at leisure return to the airport for your overnight flight via Johannesburg arriving on day 13. Other ideas You may like to extend your holiday with a visit to Madikwe Game Reserve in North West Province for a very different game-viewing experience to Lalibela. Days 13 to 15. Madikwe Game Reserve [B, L, D] Drop off your car at Port Elizabeth and fly to Johannesburg before heading by road to Madikwe Game Reserve where you spend three nights at Jaci’s Safari Lodge. Comprising eight large rooms, the lodge is situated at an ideal spot overlooking the Marico River. They offer a full range of safari activities including the opportunity to get out on the river in canoes. Days 16 & 17. Homeward [B (day 16 only)] Return to Johannesburg for your overnight flight to London arriving on day 17. Cost per person: Jan to 30 Nov £1,250 Cost per person: From £950 Bushman art Elephants Classic Option Cost per person: Jan & Feb, Apr, 19 Jul to 18 Aug £2,295 1 to 20 Mar, Sep, 25 to 31 Dec £2,395 21 to 31 Mar £2,595 May to 18 Jul £2,095 19 to 31 Aug £2,195 Oct to 14 Dec £2,450 15 to 24 Dec £2,895 Premier Option Cost per person: Jan to 20 Mar, Apr, 19 Jul to Aug £2,650 21 to 31 Mar £2,795 May to 18 Jul £2,395 Sep to 14 Dec, 25 to 31 Dec £2,895 15 to 24 Dec £3,395 Single supplement: Available on request What is included: Flights, transfers, meals as indicated, guided activities & drinks Accommodation: Safari lodge & hotels Departure dates: Daily, throughout the year At Wildlife Worldwide we specialise in tailor-making our holidays. It is what we started doing in 1992, it has been our philosophy right from the start. A tailor-made journey gives you the freedom and flexibility to travel how, when and where you want to. And of course, you are unconstrained by the wishes of a group. Throughout the brochure we show a series of itineraries to whet your appetite. These are all suggestions and ideas, none are cast in stone. We can change the properties, extend or shorten your trip, combine destinations and countries, fly you in Business Class, organise car rental and of course offer advice and suggestions from a wealth of experience that we have gained over many years. Call us on 0845 130 6982 and we will be happy to discuss the options with you! Tailor-made holidays – a unique journey designed just for you!