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Dubai and South Africa Multi Centre

With guaranteed year-round sunshine, outstanding service and some of the most luxurious hotels in the world, you won't be disappointed by Dubai. Experience the highlights of this innovative destination: visit some of the tallest and fastest rides in the waterparks; ski down slopes in a shopping mall; or travel to the top of the Burj Khalifa – the world's tallest building – for a jaw-dropping view. Experience the desert by day, for an exhilarating 4x4 dune-bashing safari, or by night to see how traditional Bedouins lived. Dubai is the perfect destination to stop and explore before heading on to South Africa for a road trip or safari. 

After the excitement of the desert, fly into Johannesburg for a buzzing, contemporary scene with more great shopping and nightlife, as well as an enormous amount of historical and cultural heritage. From here you can connect to a multitude of wildlife areas, such as the Kruger National Park and the malaria-free Eastern Cape reserves, home to the Big Five and more. Alternatively, fly into cosmopolitan Cape Town and enjoy world class cuisine and wine, stunning views from the top of Table Mountain and the ultra trendy and stylish Camps Bay – great for celebrity-spotting. Last but by no means least, fly into Durban and explore the KwaZulu Natal coastline and wildlife reserves or head to the Battlefields region for a history lesson you won't ever forget.

10 days

Guide Price

 £2,299  pp
Private basis, Self-Guided
Start your journey
Aerial view of The Palm

Trip highlights

  • Start with a 4x4 jeep safari in Dubai.
  • Catch the view from Burj Khalifa, or have a splash at Aquaventure.
  • Hop over to Johannesburg then explore the attractions of Cape Town.
  • Discover history in Durban then experience wildlife on a game drive in Kruger National Park.

For a taste of real Dubai, escape to the desert for a combination of thrilling city life and beachside relaxation. There is truly something for everyone including indoor skiing on the world's largest indoor ski slope, 4x4 jeep safaris in the desert, shopping in the luxurious malls or simply relaxing by the pool in the glorious sunshine before heading off to South Africa.

South Africa will leave you with a lifetime of memories and make you want to return again and again. Incredibly diverse and vibrant, this country has come a long way in recent years and it invokes a feeling that the best is still yet to come. Flying into either Johannesburg, Cape Town or Durban opens up endless opportunities for a bespoke holiday of a lifetime. Escorted touring, private tours, self-drive options - the list is endless. From watching the Big Five and hundreds of other animal species in the Kruger National Park and the world class private Sabi Sands Private Game Reserve, to the malaria-free game reserves in the Eastern Cape and the Madikwe Game Reserve, to the lesser known Pilansberg Game Reserve, the options for game viewing are amazing. On the subject of wildlife, don't forget the penguins, great white sharks and whales that can also be seen whilst visiting this African gem. History abounds everywhere you go - from the Zulu Battlefields region where history literally comes to life in front of you; to the Apartheid years made so famous by Nobel peace prize winner Nelson Mandela, if you are looking for history, you wont be disappointed. Iconic and breathtaking scenery is around every corner, from Table Mountain to the Garden Route, and from the Drakensberg Mountain Range to the beaches of Umhlanga, you won't be disappointed with the pictures you take. To top things off, South Africa is home to some of the best cuisine in the world - steak and seafood are the specialities, but you'll be hard pushed to have a bad meal anywhere and at amazing prices. The Cape Winelands and their globally recognised wines speak for themselves.