Travel Challenge: A ‘twixmas’ break in Britain


Each week, we invite three companies to offer their best deal for a specific break. Today: a South African fly-drive adventure in 2013. Prices are per person, based on two travelling together. Each includes car hire, 10 nights' accommodation and flights from Heathrow in the final week of January.

£2,291 Kuoni

Includes BA flights to Cape Town on 26 January and B&B hotels on the  “Classical South Africa” self-drive. “This trip offers a taster of South Africa, including the Winelands, Knysna and Plettenburg Bay, and then a flight to Kwa Madwala Private Game Reserve to enjoy a safari experience,” says Nicky Betts (01306 747008;

£1,850 Fleewinter

Includes SAA flights to Johannesburg on 29 January and mixed-board in four Kruger wildlife lodges. “The highlight is three nights on a fully-inclusive basis in the Sabi Sands Private Game Reserve, acclaimed as one of South Africa’s premier safari locations,” says Anthea Myburgh (020-7112 0019;

£1,599 Trailfinders

Includes Qatar Airways flights to Cape Town on 27 January and B&B at the Ritz-Carlton in Cape Town, Les Baleins in Hermanus, Lake Pleasant Living in Knysna, and full-board at Rippons Safari Lodge. “The Garden Route offers vastly contrasting landscapes, from picturesque shoreline to beautiful reserves,” says Tiffany Cope  (020-7368 1200;