The Lion's Share

Tuesday 17 October 2017

Escape to Southern Africa on adventure tours and holidays to discover dizzying landscapes, diverse wildlife and wineland valleys

Southern Africa is blessed with dizzying landscapes where Saga guests can choose from 17 adventure tours and holidays, plus additional pre or post holiday stays to give travellers the opportunity to customise their ‘once-in-a-lifetime’ experience and truly give them the freedom to adventure.

From a ‘big five’ safari in Kruger National Park to exploring the Drakensberg Mountains, witnessing the mighty Victoria Falls or taking the 1,000ft revolving cable car to the top of Table Mountain, Saga has created the lion’s share of holiday styles and itineraries to suit those looking for a truly unique experience.

Three of Saga’s tempting tours with pre and post-stay options:

A World in One Country

South Africa’s remarkable canvases unfold on this 17-night tour which features a wildlife safari in Kruger National Park, exploring the Garden Route, Drakensberg Mountains and the magnificent Cape Coast. The tour starts in Johannesburg and further highlights include a sundowner cruise on Lake Jozini, a visit to coastal Tsitsikamma National Park and taking a railcar into the Outeniqua Mountains. Guests on this Discover tour can also enjoy relaxing on the beach in Cape Aghulas, where the Atlantic and Indian oceans meet.

Holiday extensions: A three-night post-tour in Cape Town, a two-night post-tour on Rovos Rail’s Pride of Africa or a three-night pre-tour stay in Victoria Falls are also available.

17 nights from £2,899 with a choice of 40 departures from London Heathrow between January and November 2018. Price includes 35 meals.

In the Footsteps of Livingstone

For travellers looking for something a little more intimate they can join this small tour with groups of up to 20,  to embrace the ‘real Africa’ on this ‘Go For It ‘ adventure to follow in the footsteps of Dr David Livingstone. Guests can expect relaxing stays in Zimbabwe and Botswana, at the edge of magnificent Chobe National Park, plus a tour to view the magnificent Victoria Falls, three game drives and a light aircraft flight over the Zambezi and Chobe National Park.
Holiday extensions: A three-night pre-tour in Cape Town, a three-night post-tour in the Okavango Delta or a three-night post-tour at Lake Kariba are available on request.

12 nights from £3,499 departing London Heathrow on March 6, April 10, May 8, June 5, August 21, September 4, October 30 and November 6, 2018. Price includes 20 meals.

Where Deserts Meet

From sunset drives through the desert to the valleys of the Kalahari, guests can go off the beaten track in Namibia for game drives and scenic tours through Fish River Canyon and Namib Naukluft Park. The Go For It itinerary, for up to 19 guests, also features a visit to the Cape Cross Seal Reserve, a cruise around Walvis Bay and a visit to the Sossusvlei dunes.

Holiday extension: A three-night pre-tour in Victoria Falls is also available.

15 nights from £3,449 with a choice of 17 departures from London Heathrow between January and November 18, 2018. Price includes 30 meals.

For details visit saga.co.uk/southafrica or call 0800 056 0464

The above holidays include VIP door-to-door chauffeur service, return flights, airport taxes, accommodation, meals as stated, porterage, tour manager, optional travel insurance and additional cancellation rights, or a discount if guest has own insurance.

Saga has created four ‘Time to’ holiday styles: Go for it, Stay & Explore, Discover and Unwind. Each style helps guests decide on a holiday that feels right for them.

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