South Africa Tour

South Africa Tour

The South Africa Tour

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See South Africa in Style.

This 10-night itinerary features luxurious, 5-star accommodation at three of Red Carnation’s most stunning hotels. All the hotels are located in some of the most picturesque spots in South Africa and combined, they boast city excitement, a wilderness escape and a peaceful beach retreat.

Spend 4 nights in bustling Cape Town at the Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa, where a complimentary shuttle to the stunning Victoria & Alfred Waterfront is provided. Followed by a 3-night stay at the stylish Bushmans Kloof in the heart of its very own private wilderness reserve. And finally, transfer to Durban for a 3-night stay at Oyster Box Hotel, which boasts stunning coastal views.

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DAY 1 HEATHROW-CAPE TOWN
Overnight flight from Heathrow to Cape Town.

DAYS 2-5 CAPE TOWN
Met on arrival and transferred to the Twelve Apostles Hotel & Spa where you will spend the next 4 nights. This hotel is in an enviable location, flanked by the Twelve Apostles mountain range, close to Camps Bay and just ten minutes from the City Centre. There are a multitude of things to do and see in and around Cape Town. (b)

We have included in this itinerary:

A full day Peninsular Tour which travels via the busy town of Hout Bay to the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve and its scenic viewing point. We then stop at Boulders Beach to watch the curious African penguins, then travel to the historical naval port of characterful Simon’s Town in False Bay.

A full day Winelands Tour is a leisurely laid-back day of tranquillity and beauty in Paarl, Franschhoek and Stellenbosch, and alongside the sights and sounds of the rich historical and cultural heritage, we’ll be sampling wines of merit at local well known wine estates.

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DAYS 6-8 WESTERN CAPE
After breakfast, a private transfer by road to the Western Cape, where you will stay for the next 3 nights at the Bushmans Kloof Wilderness Reserve & Wellness Retreat. Nestled between the majestic mountains of the Cederberg and the vast plains of the Great Karoo, Bushmans Kloof is located in a unique, unspoiled area, once the hunting grounds of the intrepid San and now home to a wide variety of wildlife and plant species. Surrounded by the untamed wilderness beauty of open plains, deep ravines, spectacular waterfalls and ancient sandstone rock formations, this oasis has stunning vistas of wide open ‘desert’ landscapes. (b,l,d)

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The following activities are included in this itinerary:
Nature drives
Guided rock art excursions
Botanical walks
Canoeing
Archery
Fly fishing and more.

DAYS 9-11 DURBAN
Private transfer to Cape Town airport for flight to Durban, where you will stay for the next 3 nights at Oyster Box Hotel. The hotel is located on the coastal town of Umhlanga, just north of Durban. It combines colonial charm, impeccable service, lush tropical gardens and a breathtaking seaside setting. There is plenty to do in Durban including shopping in the largest shopping mall in Africa, where there are more than 350 stores, over 70 restaurants, 18 movie theatres, a theme park, a skate park, an indoor climbing rock and the highest fountain in Africa. (b)

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Included in this tour is:

Private full day Durban Highlights Tour. Our journey takes us along the ‘Golden Mile’ which fronts the promenade and a range of superb beaches, we’ll visit the Kwa Muhle Museum, take in Durban’s exquisite Botanical Gardens, discover the rich Indian history of Durban, and experience our very first taste of the unique ‘Bunny Chow’ cuisine.

DAY 12 HEATHROW
Transfer to Durban airport for your flight to Johannesburg and connect with your overnight flight to Heathrow. (b)

The hotel featured for Cape Town is an intimate, boutique hotel offering exceptional standards of service.
The location of Twelve Apostles Hotel & Spa flanked by the dramatic Twelve Apostles mountain range, the hotel is situated near Camps Bay, ten minutes from the city centre.
Facilities at Twelve Apostles Hotel & Spa
Offers two restaurants and a bar. Guests can enjoy two outdoor pools, mountain walks, 16-seat inhouse cinema, fitness room and the Twelve Apostles Spa and wi-fi throughout the hotel. Free day time shuttle to the V&A Waterfront is available.
Various charges payable locally.

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Accommodation at Twelve Apostles Hotel & Spa
55 rooms and 15 suites with air-conditioning, bathroom, satellite TV, safe and tea/coffee making facilities. Classic rooms (2 adults) have garden views. Mountain-facing rooms (2 adults) and superior seafacing rooms (2 adults and 1 child) are also available.

Transfer Time to Twelve Apostles Hotel & Spa
Approximately 45 minutes from Cape Town airport.
ADDED VALUE

Welcome drink on arrival
Fresh fruit in all rooms on arrival
Full English breakfast with oysters and sparkling wine
Health buffet between treatments at the Spa
Fresh fruit skewers, reading material, sunscreen and pool noodles for our younger guests (during the Summer months)
Bar snacks served all day in The Leopard Bar
Milk & cookies on turndown for under 16s

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Prices from £2965 per person based on travel in January 2015.

If your interested in this tour or maybe a safari in Africa then please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Call Jan on 07738 923911 or email jansdreamholidays@gmail.com

Look Forward to hearing from you.

Spirit of Cuba

Spirit of Cuba

The Spirit of Cuba Tour

Med_01 Down town Havana

This is a private tour of Cuba

Durations :9 Days / 7 Nights
Discover Cuba’s historic splendour, vibrant culture and tropical countryside. Stroll around old Havana’s beautiful squares, travel in classic 1950s cars and visit the wonderfully preserved colonial centre of Trinidad. Stay in luxury in the heart of these two most beautiful cities and discover an exotic and distinctive destination before it changes.

 

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Itinerary

Day 1 – To Havana: Fly to Havana with Virgin Atlantic. Transfer to the Saratoga Hotel for 3 nights (Junior suite). Located in the centre of Havana, the Saratoga has been restored to combine its 19th-century style with contemporary luxury facilities. (N)

Day 2 – Havana: Morning walking tour of the old town, including a visit to a cigar factory and the rum museum. This afternoon, take a panoramic tour of the city in a classic American car. (B, L)

Day 3 – Havana: Day at leisure to explore Havana or take an optional tour of the Viñales valley. Recommendations include a stop for a drink at El Floridita, home of the daiquiri and one of Hemingway’s favourite haunts. Optional evening Buena Vista Social Club performance with dinner at the Hotel Nacional*. (B)

Day 4 – To Trinidad: Travel to the Frenchinfluenced port of Cienfuegos for a brief city tour. After lunch at Palacio de Valle, continue to Trinidad and stay 3 nights at the Iberostar Grand Hotel, a small elegant property in the heart of the old town. (B, L)

Day 5 – Trinidad: Morning tour of the Valley of the Sugar Mills, the ruins of the plantations that were once worked by slaves. Afternoon tour of Trinidad’s old town, a Unesco world heritage site. (B, L)

Day 6 – Trinidad: At leisure to explore the colonial streets of Trinidad or the nearby Caribbean beaches. (B)

Day 7 – To Havana: Drive to Havana, visiting the historic town of Santa Clara and Che Guevara’s museum en route. Stay overnight at the Hotel Saratoga (Junior suite). (B, L)

Day 8 – To London: Transfer to the airport and fly to London with Virgin Atlantic. (B)

Day 9 – London: Morning arrival (N)

Meal Basis: (B) = Breakfast, (L) = Lunch, (D) = Dinner, (N) = No Meals

 

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GUIDELINE PRICES:

Low season from: £1,995
High season from: £2,195

 

Note: This is a suggested itinerary, which can be tailored to suit your needs. Prices, based on two people travelling and sharing a twin-room, are intended as a guideline only and will vary according to time of year. The itinerary is based on a Monday or Thursday departure to coincide with the Virgin Atlantic schedule to Havana.

Buena Vista Social Club – Performances are on Thursdays and Saturdays and are subject to change.

Extensions: It is possible to finish your journey on the soft sandy beaches of Cayo Santa Maria with a 3-night stay at the first-class Melia Buenavista, an adults-only resort set apart from the rest of the hotels. Please enquire for details and prices.

If you would like to sample this tour please get in touch and I can check the availability for you, if you need to change the itinerary or add a beach stay on the end then just let me know.

Look forward to hearing from you.

Jan @ jansdreamholidays@gmail.com