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WHAT’S INCLUDED IN THIS 12-DAY TOUR 

Virtually everything except international flights

  • Accommodation(double occupancy basis)
  • Internal flight to Joburg & airport taxes
  • Airport meet & greet & hotel transfer
  • Transport in private, air-conditioned coaches
  • All admissions, porters’ tips & drivers’ gratuities
  • Services of all guest speakers & tour manager
  • Meals with wine/soft drinks/water:
    11 lunches and 8 dinners
DATES 25 OCT – 05 NOV 2021
DURATION 12 DAYS / 11 NIGHTS
RATES ZAR 109,900 p/p/sharing
SINGLE ZAR 15,870 s/supplement
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Gardens Tour: Description

Join us on a journey in springtime that offers insights into South Africa’s unique botanical wealth, abundant beauty, endless skies and friendly people.

Explore the Cape, The Winelands, the heart of the Cape Floral Kingdom while at Grootbos Private Nature Reserve, and Johannesburg – taking in iconic sights, landmark locations and hidden gems.

Find out about fynbos, the name given to South Africa’s one-of-a-kind vegetation type. 
See why the Cape Floral Kingdom is a botanical treasure chest, one of only six floral kingdoms in the world, the smallest yet by far the richest, and among the very hottest of global biodiversity hotspots. 
Home to more plant species than the entire northern hemisphere, with 70% of plants found nowhere else in the world, this fynbos region is also one of the most threatened reservoirs of plant life.

Discover floral gems in hand-picked places. Enjoy a ‘flower safari’ at a 5-star eco-paradise located in the heart of the Cape Floral Kingdom that overlooks the marine sanctuary of Walker Bay, famous for its spectacular, shore-based whale watching.
And explore the unique Rocky Highveld biome while on a ‘fossil safari’ in the Cradle of Humankind.

Visit gardens timed for peak spring flowering, some captivating private jewels, some public showcases, such as Kirstenbosch –  one of the world’s Magnificent Seven and Harold Porter coastal botanical garden, some featured in the BBC series Around the World in 80 Gardens such as Brenthurst, others exciting hotspots like Babylonstoren.

Meet luminaries and locals, hearing from ‘green’ champions about sustainability successes, environmental challenges and collaborations between the wine industry and the conservation sector.

Celebrate your roots within Johannesburg’s Cradle of Humankind, a World Heritage Site, famed for its unequalled fossil finds that you explore on a ‘fossil safari’.
And delight in Nirox Sculpture Park, a cultural hub that’s a ‘union of art, nature and human resolve’ set in landscaped and art-filled grounds.

Stay in stylish hotels, cherry-picked for charm and character. One is set within the abundant Cape Floral Kingdom and a member of National Geographic’s Unique Lodges of the World. 
Savour a variety of fusion flavours and sample award-winning wines everywhere.
After all, everything that grows is all about terroir, isnt’it!

Kirstenbosch national botanical gardens, Cape Town