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Our South Africa and Zanzibar multi-centre holiday combines the bright lights and cosmopolitan energy of Cape Town with the exotic island beauty of Zanzibar. It’s a journey that provides new perspectives at every turn.

Cape Town is South Africa’s oldest and most storied city. With its grand Victorian architecture, beautiful natural surroundings and diverse, creative community it’s a must see for any visitor south of the equator. The city is overlooked by grand Table Mountain. Easily accessible by cable car, its summit is the perfect place to be as the sun falls below the horizon. With cafés, bars and fine restaurants galore, you’ll be charmed by Cape Town’s unique atmosphere.

Zanzibar, just off the eastern coast of Tanzania, is an island full of white sand beaches, cornflower blue skies and warm seas. This Indian Ocean jewel was once a haunt for pirates and buccaneers and today it remains one of Africa’s best kept secrets. With its five star resorts, laid back atmosphere and spectacular swimming and diving, it’s the perfect place to end your holiday with a relaxed few days.

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Duration

10 Days

Guide Price

£4,799 pp

Recommended For

Adventure, Beach, City, Couples, Culture, Family, Honeymoons

Best Time to Go

June to October

Lions Head and Cape Town

Trip Highlights

  • Explore Cape Town’s vibrant waterfront bars, restaurants and cafés
  • Enjoy the island paradise of Zanzibar, with its ravishing white sand beaches
  • See the sunset from the summit of Table Mountain as you look over Cape Town
  • Visit the winding bazaars of Stone Town, which is the capital of Zanzibar

Start your Journey

Day 1

South Africa

Gorgeous Cape Town is a vibrant cosmopolitan city, which sits at the tip of South Africa. Founded by the Dutch in 1652, it’s a fascinating place with an intriguing history.

Take a stroll along the Victoria & Albert Waterfront, where you’ll find great restaurants, excellent shopping and the fabulous Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa. In colourful Bo Kaap you can try some of the well known authentic Cape Malay cuisine before wandering through the brightly painted streets.
Cape Town’s pretty residential neighbourhoods are well worth exploring as well. City Bowl is the place to go for hip cafés and restaurants, while Woodstock offers trendy cultural centres and bars.

History and culture lovers will find a storied past in this cosmopolitan city. Visit Robben Island for a tour of the prison where Nelson Mandela spent 18 of his 27 years in incarceration. At sunset you can take a cable car up to Table Mountain to watch the sun set over the Cape Peninsula.

Day 2

Zanzibar

On arrival in Zanzibar you’ll instantly settle into the island’s calming rhythm. Over the centuries the name has become a byword for the exotic and far flung, a place where spices were traded and adventurers swapped tall tales. Today it retains much of the allure that made it a legendary destination all those years ago.

The winding streets of old Stone Town, with their coloured flags, bleached limestone buildings and elaborate carvings, are a beautiful place to while away an afternoon. You’ll also find vibrant markets and some excellent places to pick up gifts and souvenirs.

There are plenty of opportunities to relax too. Stunning Bwejuu Beach is the kind of white sand paradise you could travel the world and never hope to find. In the island’s interior, Jozani Forest is a spectacular swathe of rich green home to a wide variety of animals, including chameleon, red colobus monkey and suni antelope.

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