Whale Watching Holidays

Whale Watching in South Africa

Whale watching in South Africa offers unrivalled viewing of one of the earth’s largest mammal, the Southern Right whale. Returning to mate every year between July and December, it’s something not to be missed. They can easily be viewed from the shoreline as you gently dip your toes in the ocean, but for something spectacular - hop on board a boat from Cape Town, Hermanus or Gansbaai, for close up views as these majestic creatures come up for air. Other fascinating attractions include Great White sharks, turtles and dolphins. 

 

Holidays


From £2,375

Discover Madagascar

Be awe-inspired by Madagascar – visit the Andasibe National Park to see a cheeky lemur and the Montane forest, followed by a stay on  Ile Ste Marie for some R&R on the pristine white beaches. Insiders tip: travel between June and September and you may be able to see humpback whales. 

From £2,320

Laid Back South Africa

This self-drive holiday in South Africa allows you to experience the many attractions of Cape Town, the stunning wine-producing village of Franschhoek and the breath-taking beauty of the Garden Route, all at your own pace.

Offering superb value for money and luxurious four and five-star properties, there is also the opportunity to extend the trip and spend three nights on an exciting safari in a malaria-free Private Game Reserve.

Brief Overview:

  • 3 nights Cape Town
  • 3 nights Franschhoek
  • 4 nights Plettenberg Bay
  • Optional extention for 3 nights Amakhala Private Game Reserve
  • 2 overnight flights
From £3,995

Luxe South Africa

Modelled on the holiday we sent Luxe Tiffany (expert luxury travel blogger) on, this itinerary celebrates the ultimate luxury of South Africa by combining the top three holiday experiences the country has on offer: safari, wine and sea. 

From £2,395

Classic South Africa

The classic self-drive tour combines the famed wine region and varied attractions of the Cape & Garden Route with the scenery and beaches of KwaZulu-Natal.

Brief Overview:

  • 2 nights Cape Town
  • 2 nights Kommetjie
  • 2 nights Knysna
  • 2 nights Drakensberg Mountains
  • 2 nights Umhlanga Rocks
  • 2 overnight flights
From £3,395

Tatler Travel Guide Offer - Near & Safari

This incredible 8-night itinerary includes stays in some of South Africa’s most luxurious yet relaxed properties. A whole host of experiences await you in this itinerary which takes you through the game-rich greater Kruger National Park, the gourmet capital of South Africa, and the incredible sandy beaches of the South African coastline. 

Brief overview:

  • 2 nights Greater Kruger National Park
  • 2 nights Franschhoek
  • 2 nights Hermanus
  • 2 overnight flights
From £4,100

South Africa's Flowers and Whales

Every year in spring, the drier areas of the West Coast and Northern Cape explode into colours and this spectacular display is a must for any nature lover. This escorted tour will take you into the heart of the Cape floral kingdom. It is also the perfect time to witness the arrival of the Southern Right Whales to the South African shores and we have included a boat trip to get close and personal with these great creatures.


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  • Whether you seek a spectacular safari holiday, a blissful beach break, a cultural escapade, or something else entirely, there is no one better equipped to deal with your requests than Africa Travel. With over 30 years of experience in crafting bespoke itineraries, we know exactly what it takes to make your next African adventure special and always go above and beyond to exceed expectations.
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  • All the flights and flight-inclusive holidays on this website are financially protected by the ATOL scheme. Our ATOL number is 3384. For more information about financial protection and the ATOL Certificate go to: www.atol.org.uk/ATOLCertificate. 

 

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