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Mandela's 'Long Walk To Freedom' makes South Africa even better value for money

17th March 2014 Print
South Africa

South Africa has become even better value for money making it an even more tempting holiday destination.  Andrew Brown of Post Office Travel Money says, "The biggest jump in sterling's value is currently against the South African rand.  In a year when many people will want to walk in the footsteps of Nelson Mandela as South Africa celebrates 20 years of democracy, UK visitors will get almost 37% more for their pounds. That equates to over £134 extra to spend when they change £500."

Ramblers Worldwide Holidays - the experts in guided walking adventures across the globe - offer a selection of superb holidays to South Africa  - these include, Exploring Cape Province; Cape Town at Christmas; Kwazulu Natal; the Drakensberg Mountains; Eastern Cape; Flowers of the Cape; Exploring the Delights of Africa's Western Cape and the Great South African Rail Journey.


Exploring the Delights of Africa's Western Cape - Oceans, Mountains, Wine and Wanders - a 12 night Adagio holiday under the Ramblers Worldwide Holidays umbrella aimed at more 'ambling than rambling'.  Highlights of this trip include, the glorious city of Capetown with a visit to the famous Table Mountain; Bo-kaap, the historic Malay quarter with an informal cookery workshop; exploring Capetown on foot; a full day tour of the Cape Peninsula travelling to the Cape of Good Hope nature reserve, Simon's Town and Boulders Beach; magnificent Franschhoek with a visit to the winelands and local chocolatier; Hermanus and Babylonstoren where one visits the best preserved farm yards in the Cape Dutch tradition; and finally, Stellenbosch, one of the most scenically attractive and historically preserved towns in South Africa.

Price from £2,735 per person includes return flights, transfers, 4-star b&b + seven dinners and three lunches.  Departs 18 August 2014.

Capetown at Christmas - a 12 day holiday in South Africa's oldest city renowned for its spectacular geographical location, diversity of cultures and glorious scenery  The hotel for this 'Christmas Feast' is right in the heart of the Victoria and Alfred Waterfront - the perfect base to explore this great city.  Highlights include, walking in the Cape of Good Hope and the Silvermine Nature Reserves; Table mountain; Lion's Head; Signal Hill; Camp's Bay; a day trip to Stellenbosch with its renowned vineyards; a gourmet picnic by a stream; Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens and Hermanus with its breathtaking scenery.

Price from £2,825 per person includes return flights, transfers, half board accommodation and all entrance fees.  Departs 22 December 2014.

Kwazulu Natal - a 19 day holiday viewing game and exploring this stunning wonderland,  Highlights include, Hluhluwe for five days of game drives, a boat safari on the St Lucia Wellands, the Mbonise Cultural Experience; famous battlefields like Rorke's Drift and Spieonkop; the majestic Drakensberg Mountains, the Ukhahlamba - Drakensberg Park; the Royal Natal National Park, Cathedral Peak Hotel and the Cavern Drakensberg Resort.

Lead in price £3,055 per person includes return flights, transfers, half board accommodation (+four lunches) and all entrance fees. Departures from 31 March 2014.

The Drakensberg Mountains, South Africa - a two-centre, 17 day adventure hiking in the spectacular mountains of the Kwazulu Natal.  Highlights include, the Drakensberg Mountains, amongst the most magnificent in the World; Cathedral Peak set in the Ukhahlamba Drakensberg Park and the family run Cabin Drakensberg Resort; the Doreen Falls; Neptune Pools and Rainbow Gorge; Camel's Hump via Cannibal Cavern and the Silent Woman via Jackal Ridge.

Price from £2,390 per person includes return flights, transfers, half board accommodation (+ 7 lunches) and a local guide. Departures 27 March and 4 September 2014.

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