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21.06 – 29.06.2019, 29.06 – 07.07.2019, 07.07 – 15.07.2019

Every year, between the months of May and July, many millions of silvery sardines travel north from the cold southern oceans off South Africa's Cape Point, hugging the shore as they make their way up along the coastlines of the former Transkei (northern Eastern Cape) and KwaZulu-Natal in what is commonly known as the annual Sardine Run.

Day 1: arrive at King Shaka Airport – a representative from the SEAL TEAM will meet you and drive you to your accommodation - MBOTYI RIVER LODGE

A warm welcome awaits at Mbotyi River Lodge, a 3 star rated family hotel and holiday resort on the stunning Wild Coast in the Eastern Cape of South Africa. Pondoland’s best kept secret is situated at the mouth of the tidal Mbotyi River nestled between the rolling hills, lush tropical forest and the warm Indian Ocean.

This unique Wild Coast hotel is the perfect place for a peaceful, tranquil holiday or for the more adventurous traveller wanting to experience the many amazing natural treasures like waterfalls and forests this coast has to offer.

Day 2 – Day 8: you have a daily chance to experience the sardine run (scuba, snorkel or viewing from the boat). A packed breakfast and lunch are included.  

Afternoons and when the weather is bad, there are other activities on offer: Microlight - each guest has the chance to view the sardine run by microlight, horse riding (costs extra), sundowner cocktails, walking/hiking, visit a witch doctor (costs extra), cultural tours (costs extra).  

Dinner is included in the lodge

This is an event for everyone to enjoy - be it bird watchers, marine-life enthusiasts, amateur or highly experienced divers or snorkellers. Experience the Sardine Run beneath the waves or above. Either way it has been described as one of the greatest marine spectacles on earth.

Day 9: Transfer to King Shaka Airport

This video will give you a good insight


RATE: from USD 3 435.00 per person

 (double occupancy)





Day 1: Arrive in Victoria Falls – Transfer to the Victoria Falls Hotel. There you will be met and do the following activities

11h00 Tour of the falls

16h00 – Check in the train

17h00 – Depart to Dete

19h30 Dinner on board the train  

Day 2: After breakfast take part in a game drive in Hwange National Park (packed luch).

Onward drive to Bulawayo.

19h30 Dinner on board the train

Day 3: After breakfast full day tour of Matopos National Parks. Visit Cecil John Rhodes‘ grave and the bushman caves.  Onward drive to Dabuka.

High Tea  & dinner on board the train

Day 4: After breakfast full day tour of the Antelope Park. Optional: Canoe, Game Drives, Horse riding, Elephant Interaction; Onward drive to Bannockbum

High Tea & dinner in the train

Day 5: After breakfast visit the „Great Zimbabwe Monument“ with lunch. Onward drive to Beitbridge (Border control) and South Africa. Dinner on board the train

Day 6: Drive through Limpopo Provinz – all meals on board the train

Day 7: After breakfast game drive in Kapama Game Reserve and visit to the Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre. Onward drive to Mpaka (eSwatini). Lunch, High Tea & dinner on board the train

Day 8: After breakfast visit Swazi Candles, Mantenga Cultural Village and Mantenga Lodge. Onward drive to Maputo (Mozambique). High Tea & dinner on board the train

Day 9: After breakfast Maputo City Tour and onward drive to Komatipoort and Malelane (South Africa).

Day 10: Full day game viewing in the Kruger National Prk. Dinner on board the train.

Day 11: Full Day Panoramaroute Tour - visit Pilgrim’s Rest, Bourke’s Luck Potholes and Wonderview.

Onward drive to Witbank. Dinner on board the train.

Day 12: Arrive Pretoria Capital Station. Soweto and Pretoria City Tour. Transfer to OR Tambo Airport.

RATE: FROM ZAR 83 000.00 per person

(Double occupancy) – Emerald Room