Itinerary Highlights

  • Combine Cape Town with St Helena
  • Travel between June and Dec to see whalesharks
  • See Dolphins on St Helena year round
  • Stay at unique accommodation
  • virtually no time difference
  • Do as much or as little as you like

What's Included

11 nights from £3,300 per person

Nikki Lynas

Travel Specialist

I'm here to tailor-make your perfect holiday. Give me a call and I'll use my expertise to create your personalised experience.

St Helena is now introducing mid week flights to the island, and with that we are excited to be able to offer a combination of 4 nights in Cape Town at the lovely, owner-run, Clarendon Fresnaye, followed by 4 nights at the majestic Mantis St Helena hotel. On this trip you will be able to see what the Mother City of Cape Town has to offer, ascend Table Mountain, visit the penguins at Boulders' Beach or learn about the history of apartheid at the Robben Island Museum. We will then whisk you off to the magical island of St Helena, where dophins can be seen all year round. If you travel between June and December, too, you may be lucky enough to see the Whale sharks.


Depart this evening on your flight to Cape Town.
On arrival this morning you will be met and transferred to your guest house, the Clarendon Fresnaye, where you will spend the next four nights with breakfast included. This guest house is perfectly situated to take in the sights and sounds of Cape Town whilst making sure you are away from the crowds. The guest house is intimate and special attention is given to each and every Rainbow Tours client.
Cape Town is a beautiful city to explore. Whether you are a first time visitor or seasonal traveller, there is always something new to discover. Choose to see table mountain by hiking up, riding the cable car or even flying in a helicopter. You could also visit the Kirstenbosch gardens which are spectacular and contain flora that is endemic to South Africa.
Today we suggest taking a trip down to Cape Point to see the Cape Of Good Hope, the Penguins at Boulders' Beach and Clifton beach.
For those travelers keen on wine tasting, the winelands are just an hour away and make for a lovely day trip. If not, there are various other activities that we can arrange. Take a day trip to see the whales (in season) or take a trip up the west coast.
Today you will be taken to the airport for your flight across to St Helena. On arrival you will be transferred to your hotel, the Mantis St Helena, where you will spend the next four nights with breakfast included. The Mantis St Helena has a variety of rooms to choose from. You can stay in some of the heritage-rich rooms or the newer modern rooms. This is the perfect base from which to venture out and discover this magnificent island.
There are a variety of activities to do on St Helena and your consultant can tailor your activities depending on your interests. Today we suggest going up Jacob's Ladder. Built in 1829, this tramway was used to haul manure and military supplies up from the town below. In 1871 it was reconstructed to its present form: 699 steps, an incredible 600ft for you to climb!
Whale sharks are in season between June and December, but dolphins can be seen year round, so we definitely suggest a day out to see the marine life in the waters around the island.
St Helena's oldest resident arrived on the island in 1882 and was estimated to be 50 years old at the time. In 2018 he celebrated his 188th birthday! He is a Seychelles Giant Tortoise and is one of only a handful of survivors of his species, making him a rarity both in type and in age. In fact, he's thought to be the oldest living animal in the world. Visit him in the gardens of Plantation House, the residence of the governor.
Spend your final day touring the island. You could choose to learn about the history of Napoleon, who was exiled to the island in 1815 by the British after his defeat at Waterloo, by visiting French-owned Longwood House which is now a museum. Diving, fishing, hiking or bird watching tours are also available on the island so there is something for everyone to do! In the early afternoon, you will be transferred to the airport for your flight back to Johannesburg. Due to connecting times of the flights, you will need to overnight in Johannesburg to fly onward to London Heathrow. Speak to your consultant if you would like to arrange day tours of Johannesburg. While you're there, Soweto or the apartheid museum are all highly recommended.
This evening you will make your way using the complimentary shuttle back to the airport for your flight to London Heathrow.

Nikki Lynas

Travel Specialist

I'm here to tailor-make your perfect holiday. Give me a call and I'll use my expertise to create your personalised experience.

Pricing Information & Dates

11 nights from £3,300 per person
Itinerary Dates

10th Jan 2023 -
31st Dec 2023

Nikki Lynas

Travel Specialist

I'm here to tailor-make your perfect holiday. Give me a call and I'll use my expertise to create your personalised experience.

Price Includes

  • Return International Flights as per the itinerary
  • All airport taxes and security charges
  • Accommodation and meals as specified
  • Transfers as specified
  • Activities and excursions as specified
  • All entrace fees on sightseeing tours as specified
International flights from London to South Africa and on to St Helena returning to London 9 night's accommodation with breakfast included (4 nights in Cape Town and 4 nights in St Helena) Breakfast throughout all airport transfers

Price Excludes

  • Travel Insurance
  • Any meals not specified in the itinerary
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Optional excursions
Items of a personal nature Visa fees Travel and Medical insurance Gratuities for guides meals other than specified

Pricing Notes

You will be required to present your medical insurance on arrival at the airport. there is a £20 per person airport tax payable in cash.

Why Choose Us?

Passionate travel experts

  • We've been leading wildlife travel since our first South Africa tours over 25 years ago
  • Our Travel Specialists have lived in their specialist area for years
  • We work with local guides to immerse you deeper in our diverse range of experiences

Personal & tailor-made

  • You'll speak to your own expert who'll share their first-hand knowledge
  • We'll make your itinerary seamless with 24/7 emergency contact available
  • Your Travel Specialist will listen to ensure you have the best chance of seeing the wildlife you love

Responsible by nature

  • We take care to actively contribute to the conservation of environments we visit
  • For select countries, we make a charitable donation on your behalf when you make your booking
  • We've partnered with conservation experts and NGOs to curate responsible tours
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