10 Nights , Breakfast
Explore the legend of South Africa's Ghost Mountain!
SOUTH AFRICAN ITINERARY
Arrival at Ghost Mountain Inn, check into your room and unpack. Relax in the Gardens and enjoy a light lunch. Dinner at Hotel
After a good night’s rest and full English breakfast depart for a full day to the Mkhuze Game Reserve stopping en-route at a picnic site for a light bush lunch before continuing and returning to the Hotel in the late afternoon. Dinner at hotel.
After a leisurely breakfast, we go and visit a local school and spend an hour with teachers and staff touring the school learning about their achievements and challenges. End off by planting a fruit tree with a few of the students. Return to the Hotel for the rest of the day at leisure, to relax by the pool, or pamper yourself at our Spa or simply read a book in a quiet garden setting. Lunch and Dinner at the Hotel.
OPTIONAL ADDITIONAL ACTIVITIES: St Lucia or a night drive **
After breakfast, head out to Lake Jozini for a morning Boat Cruise, a unique outing on water where one may see elephant, rhino, hippo and crocodile from the boat! For the keen birders, there is also a wide variety of birdlife and plenty exquisite gorges with the Lebombo Mountains in the background. Return to the Hotel for a light lunch. In the later afternoon, we depart on a gentle walk from the Hotel around a stretch of water in front of the Hotel into the Mkhuze riverbed and along to an old weir. Enjoy the birdlife and wonderful scenery with views of Ghost Mountain and the Lebombo mountain range.
Dinner at the Hotel.
This morning we depart into the Lebombo Mountains for a truly unique and authentic experience, which includes a visit to a local homestead interacting with members of the Myeni family. We discuss Zulu culture as it is today in rural Zululand. You will also get the chance to sample some of their traditional food and drink before ending off the trip with some magnificent views and rural life happening around you. Return to the Hotel for the rest of the afternoon at leisure.
Dinner at hotel with a performance from our Zulu Staff Choir during dinner
Today after breakfast we visit the oldest game park in Africa, Hluhluwe Game Reserve. On the way to the park stop by Ilala Weavers to view and shop for traditional handcraft. Enjoy a picnic lunch at one of the picnic sites and spend the afternoon searching for the big five.
Dinner at hotel.
This morning we drive up to the base of the great Ghost Mountain. Local legend has it that the mountain is haunted, hike and learn more about the history and folklore of the mountain and the surrounding area. Lunch will be back at the Hotel. In the late afternoon drive up to the majestic Ubombo for sundowners to watch the African sun set on your last day in Zululand!
Although the hike may be slightly strenuous, some of your fitter guest should manage it.
Traditional Boma BBQ farewell Dinner at hotel followed by Zulu Dancing
Departure after Breakfast
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4 Nights , Breakfast
CenterHotel Midgardur is ideally located on Laugavegur, the main shopping street in Reykjavik city center. The hotel is the first step to a great vacation offering 170 modern and comfortable rooms, free wi-fi, friendly service and a warm welcoming atmosphere. Breakfast is included in all room rates. Additionally to the beautiful rooms at Miðgarður, the hotel also has a restaurant; Jörgensen Kitchen & Bar, a spa with a gym, sauna, massage rooms as well as indoor and outdoor hot tubs. Spacious lobby lounge is also at the hotel as well as meeting room facilities.
Golden Circle & Whale watching
From spouting Geysir to the spouting Whales in a blink of an eye.
“Whale Guarantee” If we find no whales on your tour you get another free try on our classic Whale watching tour.
Duration 10 hours 30 minutes
For an unforgettable action-packed day, take Iceland´s most iconic tour, the Golden Circle, and afterwards head out to sea for and evening of whale watching.
The Golden Circle Classic is our bestselling day tour! Follow in the footsteps of the vikings of old as you walk down into the rift valley where the American and Eurasian continental plates are literally pulling apart at Þingvellir National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the birthplace of the oldest existing parliament. Witness the steaming geothermal springs as the ground trembles and hot water spouts spectacularly skywards from the famous Strokkur Geyser at home of the one-and-only original geyser and Iceland's most iconic natural attraction. Experience the magnificence and power of Gullfoss Waterfall, a set of glacial river cascades falling 32 meters into a narrow canyon with a thunderous roar.
After returning to Reykjavik around 15:30, the whale watching trip will begin at 17:00 meaning you will have about 1.5 hrs to enjoy the quaint old harbor with its design boutiques and coffee houses, or simply stroll around and take in all the action in the busy harbor. In the bay a large variety of whales, dolphins and birds can be found. The minke whales are playful and in large numbers, along with the quick and quirky white-beaked dolphins, the cute harbor porpoises and the huge humpback whales.
Join our tour and step aboard one of our new buses, fully equipped with WiFi connected computer tablets for each guest. The tablets provide you with a continuous stream of relevant information along the journey with a GPS synced Audio Guide, available with a choice of 10 languages. Along the tour our local hosts will make your experience comfortable and are happy to answer any questions you might have about our peculiar country. In each seat you will also find a USB outlet to charge any of your devices.