Alfred Waterfront, and offers fabulous rooms with views of the ocean, harbour and Table Mountain. There is an excellent restaurant, spa and pool terrace. The Bay Hotel HIGH Nestled at the foot of Table Mountain on the exquisite palm- fringed beach at Camps Bay, this is a luxurious and relaxing place to stay. It has no fewer than four restaurants, four pools, expansive sun- decks and breath- taking views of the ocean. Portswood Hotel MID Situated in the heart of the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, The Portswood is a nautically themed hotel. The building is a beautifully restored national monument rich in history and serving great food including Cape Malay cuisine. We recommend it for its uniqueness and for a good value stay. The Winelands A short drive from Cape Town takes you into the heart of the Winelands. Beautiful Cape Dutch architecture and restaurants serving fi ne food to accompany excellent wines characterise the pretty regional towns of Stellenbosch, Paarl and Franschoek. This is, after all, home to many of the world's top vineyards. It's good to combine the Winelands with a drive along the Garden Route. Roggeland Country House HIGH An 18th century Cape Dutch masterpiece surrounded by the Drakenstein Mountains and extensive vineyards in the heart of the winelands. The farmhouse features a variety of original antique features, and the guest rooms all have character and charm. We recommend it for its location where fi ve wine routes converge and Cape Town is only an hour away by road. The Franschhoek HIGH OUR CHOICE Located in the world famous Cape winelands, The Franschhoek is an enchanting accommodation; a boutique residence decorated with style, providing a lovely, homely feel. Capturing the essence of fi ve star luxury, we recommend the impeccably appointed ' The Franschhoek'. We've negotiated something special for our clients who stay here, too - if two people stay two nights, you'll get a free picnic hamper! AFRICA | SOUTH AFRICA Or visit us on the web www. wildlifeworldwide. com47 ITINERARY Day 1 Depart UK for Polokwane ( via Johannesburg) Day 2 Arrive and transfer to Mashatu Tented Camp ( D) Day 3 Mountain biking through the reserve enjoying spectacular wildlife viewing and camping out under the stars ( BLD) Day 6 Today you'll enjoy a night- drive with the chance to see leopard, from Pafuri camp ( BLD) Day 7 During your stay at Kruger National Park, you will go on walking safaris, following tracks, looking at trails and expanding your knowledge of the African bush from your camps ( BLD) Day 10 Return to the UK ( via Johannesburg) ( B) Day 11 Arrive UK ON FOOT AND TWO WHEELS IN AFRICA Highlights . Three days of fantastic wildlife- viewing on mountain bikes . Walking in Kruger's remote northern sector with an expert guide . Night- driving in search of leopards and lions This is the fi rst time mountain biking in Botswana and walking in Kruger have been combined, and it is a truly awesome combination. Staying in tented wilderness camps, with the very best guides, only adds to the authenticity of the experience. Between wilderness camping you will be in beautiful lodges offering a full range of facilities. There will also be plenty of opportunity to explore the night- time wildlife in open vehicles with the use of powerful spotlights. GROUP TOUR Departure dates 14 Aug - 24 Aug 2010 09 Oct - 19 Oct 2010 13 Aug - 23 Aug 2011 08 Oct - 18 Oct 2011 Flight inclusive cost per person From £ 2699 Land only cost per person From £ 1895 Single room supplement From £ 200 What's included Flights ( fl ight inclusive package only), transfers, meals as indicated, eight nights camping Tour code WSWC Max group size 8 JOHANNESBURG Polokwane MASHATU SOUTH AFRICA ZIMBABWE Wilderness CampsPAFURI CAMP Wilderness Camps Kruger National Park Vaal River Fact! Self- driving in South Africa is great. The roads are good, signposting is easy and most importantly you drive on the left. Having your own vehicle gives you the freedom to explore South Africa's nooks and crannies as you please.
The Garden Route Cape Town marks the beginning ( or end!) of the Garden route. This popular self- drive route along Africa's southern- most coastline takes in the towns of Swellendam, Outshoorn and Plettenberg Bay, with wildlifeviewing opportunities at Knysna Lagoon, Wilderness and Tsitsikamma National Parks. A few of our favourite accommodations are below. Queen's Hotel MID This classic small and welcoming hotel in Oudtshoorn is in fact one of the oldest in South Africa. Beautifully restored, it is set in close proximity to bars and restaurants and has a lovely swimming pool. Knysna Log Inn MID The Log Inn is a lovely hotel. It is built from the local yellowwood and is a rich, comfortable and well- located place to stay. The rooms are beautifully appointed, and it serves excellent food. Tree Top Lodge MID Tree Tops Lodge in the Eastern Cape's Lalibela Game Reserve is a tented camp perched high on thatched platforms at ' tree top' level. The lodge is interconnected by raised walkways and offers spectacular views over the thickly- wooded valley. Hermanus Hermanus is a sleepy seaside town on the south coast which comes alive between August and early November when the whales are around. It is one of the world's fi nest locations for shore- based whale- watching, with humpbacks and southern right whales seen almost daily. There is good birdwatching here too with over 100 local species, including blue cranes and fi sh eagles. Blue Gum Country Estate MID This family- run lodge is surrounded by pastures and vineyards in the foothills of the coastal mountains. Charming suites are accompanied by excellent food and a relaxing ' country estate' atmosphere. Activities include whale- watching, birdwatching, hiking, riding, tennis, cycling, boat trips and just relaxing around the garden pool. Auberge Burgundy HIGH The Auberge Burgundy is set above the picturesque Old Harbour, in the historic heart of Hermanus. It is a charming Provençal style guesthouse with fragrant courtyards and stone terraces. 48Talk to an expert 0845 130 6982 ITINERARY Day 1 Depart UK for Johannesburg Day 2 Johannesburg, 1- night. Optional tour of Soweto township ( B) Day 3 Hazyview, 2- nights. Visit God's Window, Blyde River Canyon and Moholoholo Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre ( B) Day 5 Kruger National Park, 2- nights. Game drives ( BLD) Day 7 Swaziland, 1- night. Visit Mlilwane Sanctuary and evening tribal dance Day 8 Hluhluwe- Imfolozi Reserve, 1- night. Optional walking safaris ( B) Day 9 St Lucia, 3- nights. Visit Cape Vidal and relax on the beach. Optional excursions to see hippos, crocodiles, whales and turtles ( B) Day 12 Drive to Durban. Depart South Africa for UK Day 13 Arrive UK Departure dates 02 Apr - 14 Apr 2010 30 Jul - 11 Aug 2010 06 Aug - 18 Aug 2010 13 Aug - 25 Aug 2010 17 Dec - 29 Dec 2010 01 Apr - 13 Apr 2011 22 Jul - 03 Aug 2011 29 Jul - 10 Aug 2011 05 Aug - 17 Aug 2011 12 Aug - 24 Aug 2011 Flight inclusive cost per person From £ 2099 Land only cost per person From £ 1129 What's included Flights ( fl ight inclusive package only), transfers, meals as indicated, nine nights hotel/ lodge/ bungalow accommodation and one night traditional hut Tour code FSKC Max group size 16 KRUGER & COAST - FAMILY Highlights . Go on safari in Kruger National Park . Enjoy the coast near St. Lucia . Stay in some great accommodation A great combination of wildlife viewing, exploring and relaxing. Kruger National Park provides fantastic game viewing for families, with good roads and facilities, and scores of elephant, lion and other animals roaming the savannah. You'll also visit smaller sanctuaries, where riding and walking safaris are available for all the family. Finally, you'll spend several days at St. Lucia, relaxing on golden beaches and exploring Cape Vidal where whales, turtles, hippos and crocs can be seen on a variety of optional excursions. GROUP TOUR ST. LUCIA JOHANNESBURG BLYDE RIVER CANYON KRUGER NATIONAL PARK DURBAN Hluhluwe- Imfolozi Game Reserve Indian Ocean SOUTH AFRICA SWAZILAND