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