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DID YOU KNOW?

  • The only street in the world to house two Nobel Peace prizewinners is in Soweto. Nelson Mandela and Desmond Tutu both have houses on Vilakazi Street.
  • The world’s largest diamond was the Cullinan Diamond, found in South Africa in 1905. It is now part of the British Crown Jewels.
  • The independent nation of Lesotho is entirely within the borders of South Africa
  • South Africa has 11 official languages: English, Afrikaans, isiNdebele, isiXhosa, isiZulu, Sepedi, Sesotho, Setswana, Siswati, Tshivenda and Xitsonga.
  • The country hosts the world’s largest themed resort hotel  – The Palace of the Lost City. Surrounding the Palace is a 25 hectare manmade botanical jungle with almost two million plants, trees and shrubs.

Where to stay in South Africa

THE BASICS 

Lovers of the sun, wildlife and the natural world are drawn to South Africa’s varied landscape. A vast nation which holds together western and traditional African peoples, it offers winter sun at a very reasonable cost. The food is plentiful – with opportunities to try new meats such as springbok cooked on a brai (barbecue)– and the air clean and fresh.

Mother nature really went to town on South Africa, leaving acres of greenery and unique flowers; and the famous safaris where you can spot the Big Five: lion, elephant, leopard, buffalo and rhinoceros – not to mention zebra, giraffes, springbok and others.

The coastal towns offer cosmopolitan places to relax with upmarket restaurants, modern hotels and high standards of service. And you can learn the country’s history of conflict and resolution, through museums and memorials so you come away with a deeper understanding of this complex and welcoming country.

TOP THINGS TO DO 

If there’s one thing you must do in South Africa, it’s go on safari. They can last from a day or two to a few weeks and cater to every type of traveller. So if you’re young and want a bit of adventure, you can follow the animals and camp out under the stars; or if you’re with your family and want a bit of luxury, there are five-star lodges where the animals saunter past while you soak in your hot tub with a cocktail in your hand. A sunset over the savannah will add beautiful colours to the scene.

After all that adventure, you will probably want so spend some time chilling out, and Cape Town is just the place to do it. It’s a historical and friendly city where you can sit in a town-centre cafe or beachside bar and recharge the batteries under a warm sun. And if you still have some energy left, you can climb Table Mountain for views over the city – or just take the cable car up. Kids will love a trip to the nearby Boulders Beach, which has a permanent colony of penguins.

If you have a few days to spare, then a drive along the Garden Route will show you the best of South Africa’s coastline and give you plenty of opportunities to stop off in little towns and wineries to sample their wares.

 

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Family Offer – South Africa & Mozambique

Destination: South Africa & Mozambique
Fantastic Tailor-Made offer to South Africa & Mozambique for Families (12yrs +) 23 July 2019 London Heathrow/Johannesburg Depart London, Heathrow Airport 20:05 Arrive Johannesburg 08:05 – 24 July 24 July 2019 Johannesburg/Kruger Mpumalanga Depart Johannesburg 10:00 Arrive Kruger Mpumalanga 10:50 On arrival you will pick up your car hire from Kruger Mpulanga Airport for 5 Days, Toyota Avanza or similar. Drive to The Sabie Town House Panorama Route and 2 Nights accommodation – 1 x Double & 1 x Triple room on a bed & breakfast basis. Please see attached hotel information. Panorama Route: Connecting the Lowveld and the spectacular Drakensberg, sandwiched between the Kruger National Park and the Highlands Meander, the historical Panorama Route is a scenic road in the Mpumalanga Province. The route features sensational views of breathtaking natural wonders, fascinating rock formations, impressive waterfalls, scenic hiking trails, and a myriad of fauna and flora. The quaint little town of Graskop serves as the gateway to this wonderful route. Panorama’s undoubtable highlight is the verdant splendour of Blyde River Canyon, one of the world’s largest green Canyons featuring lush subtropical vegetation. Some other popular natural attractions along the route include: the spectacular Lisbon, Berlin, and Mac Mac Falls, Bourke’s Luck Potholes, the Three Rondavels and the astonishing God’s Window. Don’t miss the world-famous Kruger National Park and the picturesque gold rush town of Pilgrim’s Rest, a historic living museum. 26 July 2019 Sabie Sands Private Game Reserve After breakfast drive to Nkorho Bush Lodge Sabi, and 3 Nights accommodation – 1 x Double room & 1 x Triple room on a Full Board Plus basis (Dinner, Bed, Breakfast, Lunch and Daily Activities) see attached Lodge information. The Sabi Sands Game Reserve offers a spectacular South African safari experience with luxury accommodation in the African bush. The expansive 65 000 hectare game reserve shares a border with the Kruger National Park, one of the largest game reserves in Africa. Sabi Sands Game Reserve’s exclusive lodges offer a unique, diverse experience and a comfortable place to rest after a tiring day at the game reserve. The game reserve is renowned for its magnificent leopard sightings and the reserve boasts the magnificent Big 5, which can be spotted on game drives and game walks. The rangers are experienced and knowledgeable, ensuring that guests can learn all that they can about the area and its fauna, flora and other wildlife. Nkorho Bush Lodge Included • Accommodation • All Meals • 2 Safaris Daily in 4×4 Vehicles • Guided walks 29 July 2019 Kruger Mpumalanga/Vilanculos Mozambique After breakfast Drive to Kruger Mpumalanga Airport and drop off your car hire. Depart Kruger Mpulanga 11:45 Arrive Vilanculos Mozambique 12:55 On arrival our representative will meet you at the airport and provide transfer to Vilanculos Beach Lodge and 7 Nights’ accommodation – 1x Single Room, 2x Double Room on a Bed & Breakfast basis. Please see attached Lodge information. Vilanculos: Situated in the Mozambican province of Inhambane, Vilanculos is a laidback town featuring some lovely beaches lapped by crystal-clear turquoise waters. It is stocked with all the amenities needed for a fantastic seaside holiday. This bustling coastal town has its own international airport and serves as a great base for exploring the idyllic islands of the Bazaruto Archipelago. The town itself offers good diving, a wide range of accommodation choices and a lively nightlife. Visitors can jump on a traditional dhow boat and venture to the pristine Bazaruto Archipelago, browse for fresh produce and locally-made souvenirs in the bustling market in the centre of town, and spend the day soaking up the sun on an array of idyllic beaches. Other popular activities include: horse riding, game fishing, kitesurfing, scuba diving, snorkelling and sailing. 04 August 2019 Vilanculos Mozambique/Johannesburg/London Heathrow Transfer from Vilanculos Beach Lodge to Vilanculos Airport Depart Vilanculos 13:45 Arrive Johannesburg 15:30 Depart Johannesburg 20:20 Arrive London Heathrow 06:35 – 05 August Total Price as per itinerary for Family of 5 from £16,248.00 Call Crusader Travel today on 020 87440474 to book this amazing family offer to South Africa & Mozambique and for further information.
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Family Offer – South Africa & Mozambique
Destination: South Africa & Mozambique

Fantastic Tailor-Made offer to South Africa & Mozambique for Families (12yrs +)

23 July 2019 London Heathrow/Johannesburg
Depart London, Heathrow Airport 20:05
Arrive Johannesburg 08:05 – 24 July

24 July 2019 Johannesburg/Kruger Mpumalanga
Depart Johannesburg 10:00
Arrive Kruger Mpumalanga 10:50

On arrival you will pick up your car hire from Kruger Mpulanga Airport for 5 Days, Toyota Avanza or similar.

Drive to The Sabie Town House Panorama Route and 2 Nights accommodation – 1 x Double & 1 x Triple room on a bed & breakfast basis. Please see attached hotel information.

Panorama Route: Connecting the Lowveld and the spectacular Drakensberg, sandwiched between the Kruger National Park and the Highlands Meander, the historical Panorama Route is a scenic road in the Mpumalanga Province. The route features sensational views of breathtaking natural wonders, fascinating rock formations, impressive waterfalls, scenic hiking trails, and a myriad of fauna and flora. The quaint little town of Graskop serves as the gateway to this wonderful route.
Panorama’s undoubtable highlight is the verdant splendour of Blyde River Canyon, one of the world’s largest green
Canyons featuring lush subtropical vegetation. Some other popular natural attractions along the route include: the
spectacular Lisbon, Berlin, and Mac Mac Falls, Bourke’s Luck Potholes, the Three Rondavels and the astonishing God’s Window. Don’t miss the world-famous Kruger National Park and the picturesque gold rush town of Pilgrim’s Rest, a historic living museum.

26 July 2019 Sabie Sands Private Game Reserve

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After breakfast drive to Nkorho Bush Lodge Sabi, and 3 Nights accommodation – 1 x Double room & 1 x Triple room on a Full Board Plus basis (Dinner, Bed, Breakfast, Lunch and Daily Activities) see attached Lodge information.

The Sabi Sands Game Reserve offers a spectacular South African safari experience with luxury accommodation in the African bush. The expansive 65 000 hectare game reserve shares a border with the Kruger National Park, one of the largest game reserves in Africa. Sabi Sands Game Reserve’s exclusive lodges offer a unique, diverse experience and a comfortable place to rest after a tiring day at the game reserve. The game reserve is renowned for its magnificent leopard sightings and the reserve boasts the magnificent Big 5, which can be spotted on game drives and game walks. The rangers are experienced and knowledgeable, ensuring that guests can learn all that they can about the area and its fauna, flora and other wildlife.

Nkorho Bush Lodge

Included
• Accommodation
• All Meals
• 2 Safaris Daily in 4×4 Vehicles
• Guided walks

29 July 2019 Kruger Mpumalanga/Vilanculos Mozambique

After breakfast Drive to Kruger Mpumalanga Airport and drop off your car hire.

Depart Kruger Mpulanga 11:45
Arrive Vilanculos Mozambique 12:55

On arrival our representative will meet you at the airport and provide transfer to Vilanculos Beach Lodge and 7 Nights’ accommodation – 1x Single Room, 2x Double Room on a Bed & Breakfast basis. Please see attached Lodge information.

Vilanculos: Situated in the Mozambican province of Inhambane, Vilanculos is a laidback town featuring some lovely beaches lapped by crystal-clear turquoise waters. It is stocked with all the amenities needed for a fantastic seaside holiday. This bustling coastal town has its own international airport and serves as a great base for exploring the idyllic islands of the Bazaruto Archipelago. The town itself offers good diving, a wide range of accommodation choices and a lively nightlife. Visitors can jump on a traditional dhow boat and venture to the pristine Bazaruto Archipelago, browse for fresh produce and locally-made souvenirs in the bustling market in the centre of town, and spend the day soaking up the sun on an array of idyllic beaches. Other popular activities include: horse riding, game fishing, kitesurfing, scuba diving, snorkelling and sailing.

04 August 2019 Vilanculos Mozambique/Johannesburg/London Heathrow

Transfer from Vilanculos Beach Lodge to Vilanculos Airport

Depart Vilanculos 13:45
Arrive Johannesburg 15:30

Depart Johannesburg 20:20
Arrive London Heathrow 06:35 – 05 August

Total Price as per itinerary for Family of 5 from £16,248.00

Call Crusader Travel today on 020 87440474 to book this amazing family offer to South Africa & Mozambique and for further information.

Price From
£16,248
Mixed Meal Plan
Price From
£16,248
23 July 2019
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Cape Town, Blue Train & Safari

Destination: South Africa
Cape Town, Blue Train & Safari 3 nights Cape Town – 2 nights Blue Train – 1 night Johannesburg – 2 nights Motswari Private Game Reserve From: £3225.00 per person Includes: • Buy one, get one half price on the Blue Train on selected dates • Breakfast in Cape Town • All-inclusive on the Blue Train • Full board on safari • International and internal flights • Transfers An exciting 8-night tour which includes 3 nights in fabulous Cape Town, a 2-night stay on the luxurious Blue Train, a night in Johannesburg and 2 nights safari at a private game reserve. Itinerary Day 1  Departure International flight to Cape Town Airport from a choice of UK airports. Days 2-4 Cape Town Met on arrival and transferred to the Victoria & Alfred Hotel for 3 nights stay. Your stay is on bed and breakfast basis. Various excursions can be booked or enjoy the vibrant city of Cape Town at your leisure. Days 5-6 Blue Train To the railway station to commence your journey on the Blue Train from Cape Town to Pretoria. The journey is for 2 nights and includes all meals, high tea, drinks (alcoholic and non-alcoholic) and off-train excursions. Perfect for those in search of a luxurious experience aboard one of South Africa’s most elegant and iconic trains. Day 7 Johannesburg Transfer from Pretoria Railway Station to Johannesburg with overnight stay at the Peermont Mondior Hotel. Days 8-9 Motswari Private Game Reserve Internal flight to Hoedspruit Airport and transfer to the Motswari Private Game Reserve. Your stay is for 2 nights and includes all meals and safari activities. Situated deep within the Timbavati Nature Reserve & sharing an open 25-kilometre boundary with the world-renowned Kruger National Park. Offers an open-air boma, lounge & two bars. Leisure facilities include an outdoor pool & art gallery.   Day 10 Return Flight from Hoedspruit to Johannesburg and connect for your return flight to the UK. Call Crusader Travel today on 020 87440474 to book this amazing offer for Cape Town, Blue Train & Safari and for further information.
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Cape Town, Blue Train & Safari
Destination: South Africa

Cape Town, Blue Train & Safari
3 nights Cape Town – 2 nights Blue Train – 1 night Johannesburg – 2 nights Motswari Private Game Reserve

From: £3225.00 per person

Includes:

Buy one, get one half price on the Blue Train on selected dates
• Breakfast in Cape Town
• All-inclusive on the Blue Train
• Full board on safari
• International and internal flights
• Transfers

An exciting 8-night tour which includes 3 nights in fabulous Cape Town, a 2-night stay on the luxurious Blue Train, a night in Johannesburg and 2 nights safari at a private game reserve.

Itinerary

Day 1  Departure

International flight to Cape Town Airport from a choice of UK airports.

Days 2-4 Cape Town

Met on arrival and transferred to the Victoria & Alfred Hotel for 3 nights stay. Your stay is on bed and breakfast basis. Various excursions can be booked or enjoy the vibrant city of Cape Town at your leisure.

Days 5-6 Blue Train

To the railway station to commence your journey on the Blue Train from Cape Town to Pretoria. The journey is for 2 nights and includes all meals, high tea, drinks (alcoholic and non-alcoholic) and off-train excursions. Perfect for those in search of a luxurious experience aboard one of South Africa’s most elegant and iconic trains.

Day 7 Johannesburg

Transfer from Pretoria Railway Station to Johannesburg with overnight stay at the Peermont Mondior Hotel.

Days 8-9 Motswari Private Game Reserve

Internal flight to Hoedspruit Airport and transfer to the Motswari Private Game Reserve. Your stay is for 2 nights and includes all meals and safari activities. Situated deep within the Timbavati Nature Reserve & sharing an open 25-kilometre boundary with the world-renowned Kruger National Park. Offers an open-air boma, lounge & two bars. Leisure facilities include an outdoor pool & art gallery.

 

Day 10 Return

Flight from Hoedspruit to Johannesburg and connect for your return flight to the UK.

Call Crusader Travel today on 020 87440474 to book this amazing offer for Cape Town, Blue Train & Safari and for further information.

Price From
£3,225
Mixed Meal Plan
Price From
£3,225
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