Travel challenge: 10 nights in South Africa

Every week we invite competing companies to give us their best deal for a specified holiday. Today: a 10-night holiday in South Africa in early February. Prices are for two people travelling together and include flights from Heathrow to Cape Town departing 6 February.

Expert Africa

£4,112: Cape Town and the Garden Route

Includes South African Airways flights, car hire throughout and up-market hotel and lodge accommodation. "Combine cosmopolitan Cape Town with the surrounding country's vineyards, coastal lagoons and forested slopes for a classic two-centre holiday," says Expert Africa's Claire Scott. (020-8232 9777;

Somak holidays

£2,938: Garden Route self-drive tour

Includes South African Airways flights, car hire throughout and three-star B&B accommodation. "This is a fully flexible self-drive itinerary which winds its way west from Cape Town via the winelands and the 'ostrich capital' of Oudtshoorn, then back east via the coast. Car hire is with Avis, which offers an excellent range of vehicles and unrivalled back-up service," says Louise Newton of Somak Holidays. (020-8423 3000;

Elegant Resorts

£8,390: Cape Town and Ulusaba Private Game Reserve

Includes Virgin Atlantic flights, private transfers, five nights' B&B at the One&Only resort in Cape Town and five nights' all-inclusive at the Ulusaba Private Game Reserve. "These are two of South Africa's finest properties and give you the chance to enjoy the vibrant city of Cape Town and wonderful game viewing in great style. With savings of over £700 per person, the holiday also offers excellent value for a truly luxurious South African experience," says a spokesperson for Elegant Resorts. (01244 897516;