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If you are due to travel shortly, we will be in touch to support and guide you in either postponing or cancelling your holiday, based on current Foreign Office advice and your insurance arrangements.
 
We hope that international travel will resume soon, but to ensure you can still enjoy a holiday this year, we have introduced the following new initiatives:
 
(a) For all new 2by2 Holidays we have relaxed our Booking Conditions, with refundable deposits & later final payment dates. This will allow you to plan your next long-haul holiday with more confidence, despite coronavirus uncertainties.
 
(b) We have launched Auriel Holidays – dedicated to finding you a range of wonderful holidays closer to home. Working with like-minded tour operators, who know their destinations intimately, safety is uppermost in everyone's minds. Our holidays within the United Kingdom and Europe will be mindful of this, and can be tailor made to your exact requirements - whether travelling by road, rail, sea or air.
 
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Malaria Free Safari South Africa Madikwe Waterberg Pilanesberg Sun City

Johannesburg + Waterberg Safari + Cape Town
SPR12J
12 NIGHTS
FROM £2,495
Per person sharing
International flights quoted separately
Culture South Africa Safari Holiday Art Music Johannesburg Cape Town

Experience first-hand the culture of South Africa on this privately guided safari holiday that will allow you to explore the art, music, fashion & design of the cities of Johannesburg & Cape Town, as well as their history - both ancient & modern. Visit the Sterkfontein Caves, Apartheid Museum, Soweto, District Six & Robben Island. Also enjoy a Big Five safari. All transfers, game drives & sightseeing included.

Culture South Africa Safari Holiday Art Music Johannesburg Cape Town
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Culture of South Africa
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Johannesburg
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Apartheid Museum & Soweto
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Cradle of Humankind & Lesedi
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Art, Music, Fashion & Design
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Safari Holiday, Entabeni
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Cape Town
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Table Mountain
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Robben Island & District Six
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Cape Point
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Culture of South Africa
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Johannesburg
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Apartheid Museum & Soweto
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Cradle of Humankind & Lesedi
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Art, Music, Fashion & Design
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Safari Holiday, Entabeni
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Cape Town
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Table Mountain
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Robben Island & District Six
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Cape Point
Day 1
You will be met at Johannesburg Airport and transferred to your hotel in this thriving city.
    
Check in and relax under warm blue South African skies in the city of gold.
Day 2
Today enjoy a private tour of the city of Johannesburg.
 
We start with a visit to Constitution Hill - the site of the notorious Old Fort Prison, and  continue to the poignant Apartheid Museum, a living memorial to racial segregation.
 
We then drive to the sprawling township of Soweto for lunch (own account). Here we visit the original home of Nelson Mandela in Vilikazi Street and significant memorials to the freedom struggle, including the Hector Pietersen Museum, before returning to your hotel in the late afternoon.
Day 3
Today is free to explore the art galleries, fashion and design, or music scene of the trendy city of Johannesburg with a private guide (let your guide know your preferences in advance - pay any entrance fees locally).
 
You can visit art galleries such as the Goodman Gallery, Everard Read and Gallery MOMO to discover new talent - and perhaps find a painting or sculpture that will forever remind you of a fabulous holiday.
 
You can also visit Sandton and Melrose Arch, both offering a wide range of local African designer boutiques and fabulous restaurants to bring your senses to life. In the evening, enjoy the music and night life of this vibrant city.
Day 4
Today your guide will introduce you to some of South Africa’s greatest archaeological treasures, on a visit to the Maropeng Visitors Centre and the Sterkfontein Caves - a World Heritage site dating back billions of years. Dr Broom found the skull of 'Mrs Ples' in these caves, the most complete skull of an Australopithecus africanus ever found in South Africa.
 
In the afternoon we continue to Lesedi, an authentically reconstructed African village showcasing the culture, arts and crafts of South Africa’s five main tribes. Enjoy an included meal at Lesedi, a visit to a sangoma (traditional healer) and traditional African dancing before returning to Johannesburg.
 
Note: You will need to squat or crawl through two short sections of the Sterkfontein Caves, so the caves are not suitable for anyone who suffers from claustrophobia or has mobility issues.
Day 5
This morning transfer 3.5-hours from Johannesburg to the beautiful malaria-free Waterberg Mountains, a UNESCO biosphere renowned for its wildlife as well as the diversity of its plants and birdlife.
 
After checking into your safari lodge, enjoy an open-top game drive where game viewing opportunities should present themselves almost immediately. Hope to see several species of antelope, zebra, wildebeest, giraffe as well as several of the Big Five, before dining under clear African skies.
 
Days 6 To 7
Rise early to take advantage of the best game viewing conditions of the day, and enjoy a thrilling open top safari with a lodge ranger in your malaria free private game reserve, with its many beautiful sandstone monoliths, ravines and waterfalls.
 
With numerous different species of mammals and reptiles in the park, you can hope to see several of the Big Five - lion, elephant, buffalo, rhino and leopard - as well as many other interesting species such as giraffe, zebra, wildebeest, eland, kudu, sable antelope, waterbuck, warthog, baboon and much more. Bird watching is outstanding and you can see hippo and crocodiles in the dam.
  
Return to the lodge for breakfast and in the late afternoon enjoy another thrilling game drive with a lodge ranger. After a beautiful African sunset, enjoy the balmy evening and pristine stars of the Milky Way as you have never seen them before – as well as the spectacular Southern Cross.
 
Note: Most lodges do not allow children < 6 on open top game drives.
Day 8
After some final early morning game viewing, transfer 3.5-hours to Johannesburg Airport for your onward flight.

You will be met at Cape Town Airport and transferred to your hotel in this beautiful city, within sight of Table Mountain.
 
Check in and relax in your magnificent surroundings.
Day 9
Today is free for independent sightseeing in Cape Town.
 
To orientate yourself, we suggest you purchase a pass onboard the convenient Red Route Hop-Off Bus, which stops at all Cape Town’s key sights and attractions, including the Table Mountain cable car (discounted tickets are sold on the bus). Here you can ascend and enjoy one of the world's most famous views.
 
Continue to trendy Camps Bay beach and the many attractions of the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront (pay all entrance fees locally).
 
Note: Don’'t let the colour of the bus confuse you. All buses are red, but they run two different routes - the Red City Route and the Blue Kirstenbosch Route.
Day 10
Today learn more about history of the Cape, starting with a drive past the Castle of Good Hope built by Jan Van Riebeeck, the Dutch governor who first colonised the area in 1652.
 
We visit the District Six Museum, which tells the story of human suffering caused by the forced removals of the apartheid era (closed on Sundays), before continuing to the low security Drakenstein Correctional Centre near Paarl, formerly known as Victor Verter Prison. Nelson Mandela spent his final year in captivity here, living in a small house inside the prison compound, before he was released in February 1990 after 27 years in prison. There is a statue of him outside the prison.
 
We then return to Cape Town to view other historic buildings - including the Bo-Kaap (the old Malay slave quarter), City Hall and Grand Parade, where Nelson Mandela first addressed the nation after his release from prison, and the Houses of Parliament where he served as South Africa's first black president. Time permitting, you can visit the beautiful Company Gardens.
 
In the afternoon, you will be dropped off at the Clock Tower on the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront for the ferry to Robben Island. The guides are all former prisoners, each able to provide their own personal insight into conditions on the island and a very poignant experience.
 
When you return, look out for the bronze statutes of the four Nobel Laureates that grace the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, each of whom placed a significant role in South Africa's transition to democracy - founding ANC president Albert Luthuli, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Nelson Mandela and former apartheid president FW De Klerk.
 
Afterwards you can dine at one of the many restaurants on the waterfront, before making your way back to your hotel by taxi (own account).
 
Note: You will need to take your passport or driving licence for identification, when visiting Robben Island.
Day 11
At leisure to relax and explore the "Mother City" of Cape Town independently.
 
Many optional activities are available in this beautiful city. You can visit Robben Island where Nelson Mandela was imprisoned (advance booking essential in season) and explore the vibrant Victoria & Alfred Waterfront.
 
You can also take the Hop Off bus (Blue Route) to visit world famous Kirstenbosch Gardens, enjoy a city tour or simply relax on golden Camps Bay Beach.
Day 12
Today enjoy a full day private tour to the beautiful Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve.
 
We start with a short boat trip from Hout Bay to view Cape Fur seals at Seal Island and continue via Chapman’s Peak Drive to spectacular Cape Point where you may see baboons, ostrich and perhaps even dolphins or whales in season (July/November).
 
On the return journey we pass through naval Simons Town and visit the resident penguin colony at Boulders Beach. We also make a short stop at the world famous Kirstenbosch Gardens, before returning to your hotel in the late afternoon.
Day 13
Transfer to Cape Town Airport for your flight home.