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£1099pp -- S Africa: Self-Drive Holiday w/Safari, Save £800*

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By Victoria Murden

For £1099 per person, drive along South Africa's Panorama Route, the "most popular route to big-game country", according to Frommer's, "past eucalyptus plantations, tangled indigenous  jungle, plunging waterfalls and breathtaking views of the subtropical plains". This week-long escape from British Travel Award-winners The Holiday Place is up to £800 less than usual

What's included

  • Return flights from London Gatwick or Heathrow to Johannesburg with scheduled airlines
  • Eight days' car hire with personal accident insurance, GPS, tyre and windscreen damage waiver, and cover for one additional driver
  • Meet-and-greet service at OR Tambo International Airport
  • Two nights at the Stille Woning Guest House in White River in a standard room, with breakfast
  • Two nights­ at the ­Moditlo River Lodge near Hoedspruit in a Luxury Room with breakfast, lunch and dinner, plus­ four game drives
  • Two nights at the Hannah Game Lodge in Ohrigstad in a­ Standard Chalet, with breakfast
  • One night at­ the­ Zebra Country Lodge, near Pretoria, in ­a Mountain Lodge or Zebra Stables ­room, with ­breakfast

See The Holiday Place's website for more information.

When
Depart from 2-18 September, 2014; 3 May-30 June, 2015.

It's an extra £200 per person to depart from 19-27 August; 28 November-4 December, 2014; 12 January-30 April, 2015.

Travel on the same dates from Birmingham, Edinburgh, Glasgow or Manchester for an extra £30 per person.

Itinerary
The trip starts in Johannesburg, after an overnight flight from the UK. You'll drive east to the Stille Woning Guest House in the subtropical town of White River. Surrounded by fruit orchards, the guest house is one hour from the historical town of Pilgrim's Rest, founded during the 1873 gold rush, and within day-trip distance of Kruger National Park.

Next, head to the ­Moditlo River Lodge in the Blue Canyon Conservancy game reserve. Here, you'll have the chance to spot elephants, leopards, lions, rhinos, cheetahs and hippos on four game drives, including one at sunset. The luxurious lodge has a swimming pool, a thatched dining room, a bar and a campfire, and offers free Wi-Fi.

The penultimate stop is the Hannah Game Lodge. The private game reserve -- which is spread across 8000 hectares -- is in the hills of the Northern Drakensberg Escarpment. Be sure to explore "the historic towns, roaring waterfalls and some of the best hiking trails in South Africa", says Lonely Planet.

Finish with an overnight stay at the Zebra Country Lodge, 40 minutes from the city of Pretoria and an hour from the historical town of Soweto, before returning to Johannesburg for the flight home.

Other options

  • Add­­ three nights in ­Cape Town at The Rockwell All Suite Hotel & Apartments with breakfast, plus a flight from Johannesburg to Cape Town, four days' car hire and a 1-day hop-on, hop-off bus ticket, from £299 more per person
  • Add three nights in Dubai at the Crowne Plaza Dubai - Deira hotel, with breakfast, from £199 more per person

Transfers & baggage
This deal includes car hire for the duration and 20kg checked luggage.

*Terms/Conditions:
Restrictions may apply. Subject to availability. Prices are per person, based on two adults sharing on the board basis specified. 2% charge for credit cards; 3.5% for AMEX. No charge for debit cards. ATOL protected. The Holiday Place's full terms and conditions apply. Cancellation fees apply on a sliding scale: see bit.ly/1libWET for details. Offer is limited and may be withdrawn without notice. In the event that the featured accommodation is unavailable, accommodation of a similar standard will be provided. This is a special offer and is based on specific flight times, dates, airlines and airports. Some flights may depart very early in the morning or late at night. Check flight times before you book. Other flight dates and times, or flights from other airports, may be available at an additional cost. The Holiday Place is solely responsible for all customer service in connection with your purchase; Travelzoo has no liability for such service. If you experience any difficulties booking the dates and the prices listed above, please report it to our Customer Service Team at support_uk@travelzoo.com.