3rd Test + Zanzibar
4 or 6 night ex: Johannesburg
This experience is designed to take you to the 3rd Test at Johannesburg and then on to beautiful Zanzibar. You can choose to stay at 4, 4.5 or 5 star hotels and choose one of 3 beautiful, beachfront resorts for either 4 or 6 nights. Accommodation is provided on room and breakfast basis or all-inclusive. The package also includes all hotel to airport and return transfers plus the economy seated flight on SAA/Mango between Johannesburg and Zanzibar. Our tours do not include flights from the UK to South Africa and Zanzibar back to the UK. This destination fits perfectly when clients use KLM/Air France, Qatar or Emirates ex the UK as these airlines fly back to the UK. Fares for these 'international' flights (as of 1/4/2020) start around £660 economy return.
Thursday 5 August
Arrive Johannesburg Airport. Met and transfer to hotel of choice.
Friday 6 August
NOTE: Most international flights arrive Johannesburg at breakfast time. But hotels will not allow guests to occupy rooms until 2pm/3pm. If you arrive on Friday 6 August, we will pre-register you from the day before, therefore allowing you to immediately occupy your room, no matter if you arrive early. Especially nice after an overnight flight.
Saturday 7 August
Return game day transfers are included.
Sunday 8 August
Transfer to airport and take 4 hour flight to Zanzibar on Mango Airlines (flight times are 0950/1415hrs). On arrival transfer to resort of choice.
Monday 9 August
4 or 6 nights at the resort.
** On day of departure, transfer is included to airport to connect with your flight home.
NOTE: When selecting your room kindly note that certain room styles belong to each resort. So if a room type shows unavailable its most likely due to that room not belonging to the hotel chosen. Any problems, please call.
TOUR PRICES INCLUDE
- Airport to hotel and retuirn transfers in Johannesburg and Zanzibar
- 3 nights hotel accommodation in Johannesburg at the Marriott Melrose Arch.
- Breakfast each day at the Marriott Melrose Arch Hotel. All meals at the Uroa Bay Resort and La Gemma Dell Est, breakfast only at Karafuu Resort.
- Guaranteed longside seats to 3rd Test
- Economy seated air flight Johannesburg to Zanzibar on SAA/Mango. Flight times to be confirmed (probably depart: 0940hrs)
- 4 or 6 nights bed, breakfast in a room/hotel of choice
- Half day tour of either Stone Town or Spice farms.
- Services of World Rugby Travel staff in South Africa
OUR HOTELS & RESORTS
Marriot Melrose Arch - 4.5 STAR
UROA RESORT - 4 star
Uroa is a quite and little fishing village on the east cost of Zanzibar.
Local people live traditionally fishing (there's also a fish market on the beach; its very folkloristic to see the fish auction!) and seaweed harvesting (usually used for cosmetics).
This coast is affected by the tides phenomenon (not to be missed!) and do enjoy the beautiful sunsets that this island gives (strictly in the north-west of the isle); anyhow the wide, white and sandy beach is one of the most beautiful of the isle. Guests can have nice promenades during the low tide or do jogging too.
The Resort offers its guests a private beach with typical sunshades and sunbeds, just next to the Bar Pwani to relax in the sunshine with something cold to drink.
All 135 rooms have a private balcony with Sea or Garden View. All Rooms are equipped with individual Air Conditioning, fan, telephone, Min fridge, Television, safe box and coffee facilities.
The Restaurant Jua is located in the main makuti building, next to the Bar Rafiki. Styled with local wood it has 200 seats; the main meal as breakfast, lunch and dinner, are served here with buffet service (7-10 am, 12.30 - 2.30 pm, 7.30 - 10 pm). For those who would have their meal later or just a snack during the day, they can choose from our menu la carte (10 am -10 pm).
There are two Bars, Rafiki and Pwani, the last one on the beach, offer our guests cocktails, soft drinks, local alcoholics and spirits drinks, the, coffee, ice cream and juices made with fresh fruits.
Uroa Bay Beach Resort offer the chance to its guests to take cake of their body, also during the holidays!
The little Wellness Centre offers full body massages, face and beauty treatments; guests can choose to have their treatment in the Wellness Centre or in the cosy makuti on the beach.
All the products chosen come from the island, famous for its spices with which are created several fragrances; a journey within a journey for an unforgettable sensory experience!
KARAFUU RESORT - 4.5 star
Karafuu Resort is unique in Zanzibar as it’s the only hotel on the popular east coast offering access to calm swimming at low tide. The walk across the coral takes you to a huge natural swimming pool, allowing for the warm waters to take you away to paradise, at any time of day.
The resort offers 3 pools, each with a swim up bar, 4 restaurants (Masai Village, Bondeni, Le Grand Bleu and Kijiji) offering a wide range of local, Middle East and European cuisines. Sporting facilities include a scuba dive school, fitness gym, volleyball court and soccer field.
All Rooms are equipped with individual Air Conditioning, fan, telephone, Min fridge, Television, safe box and coffee facilities.
Are positioned at the top of the slope in the lush tropical gardens.
On a gentle slope just behind the junior suites in the second raw.
Most of them offer a partial view of the sea through the lush palm tree tops.
All sea facing with spectacular front sea view.
They are situated along the beachfront under a beautiful palm grove or on a small hill.
Situated along the beachfront under a beautiful palm grove with a spectacular view.
LA GEMMA DEL L'EST RESORT - 5 star
Located on the idyllic Nungwi Beach, Hotel La Gemma dell’Est is perfect for a luxury holiday in Zanzibar. The all-inclusive 24-hour service, exquisite dining, wide range of activities and exclusive care of our staff guarantee you a unique stay.
The rooms of this hotel in Zanzibar provide you with the best services for your total comfort: air conditioning, minibar, kettle, safe box and a balcony or terrace. But if you are aiming to relax on your holiday, we suggest you head to the pool area or the reserved section of beach with sun loungers and umbrellas.
Hotel La Gemma dell’Est offers you a wide range of dishes so that you can enjoy authentic dining experiences. The main restaurant offers buffet breakfasts, lunches and dinners with live cooking stations, and the theme restaurants serve up the finest Italian dishes, as well as the option to enjoy a special dinner at the seafood restaurant on the seafront. What’s more, at the hotel bars you can try a range of snacks and aperitifs.
Entertainment is guaranteed at this all-inclusive 24-hour hotel, thanks to the many different activities we have on offer: entertainment programmes for all ages and the option to play sports like tennis, kayaking, paddle boarding and beach volleyball, among many other choices. The youngest members of the family can enjoy the children’s area of the pool and also the mini club, a place for them to have fun on their holiday. In addition, in the wellness centre you can book a range of treatments to relax completely.
- All Inclusive features 24 hours
- All meals and snacks
- Breakfast: Varied buffet with live cooking stations, fruits and juices. Continental breakfast / snacks
- Lunch: Hot and cold buffet, live cooking stations and assorted desserts. Light meals
- Dinner (at the main restaurant): Buffets and live cooking stations
- Optional dinner (reservations required): Italian restaurant. À la carte restaurant over the sea. Appropriate attire required for dinner.
- Snacks 24 hours a day
- Beverages: Alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks served 24 hours a day. Regularly restocked minibar
Sports and activities:
- Gym "Indoor" and "Outdoor"
- All Inclusive features
- Sports and activities:
- Gym "Indoor" and "Outdoor"
- Floodlit hard surface tennis court
- Beach volleyball court
- Kayaking, stand up paddle surf (SUP)
- Daytime entertainment programme for children ages 4 to 12 (several times a week)
- Daytime entertainment programme for adults (several times a week)
- Live music (several times a week)
In the hotel (external services, additional charge):
- Scuba diving and scuba diving school
- Snorkelling equipment
- Optional sports and facilities nearby (additional charge):
- Assorted water sports available
- Bicycle hire, 3 km
- "Pavilion" main restaurant with terrace
- "Terra e Mare" Italian restaurant
- "Sea Breeze" à la carte restaurant over the sea
- "Tropicana" poolside snack bar with terrace
- Lobby bar 24h
- "Sunset" Bar over the sea
- "Rock" Bar
- Saltwater swimming pool with children’s section
- Complimentary sun loungers, parasols and towels by the pool
- Sun terraces
- Spa with a variety of treatments, beauty salon and massages (additional charge)
- Free gym
Use of the gym is restricted to guests over 18 years old. Sports shoes are compulsory when using the gym.
HOW TO BOOK
Its simple. All our prices are per person in the room type, hotel etc, of your choice from the drop down menus.
Select the hotel/room type/ticket category and ADD TO CART
Now you increase the number of guests per room (so if booking a double you need to increase the QUANTITY to 2, a twin the same, but a single is just 1 person). Automatically the value of the cart increases.
If booking more than one room, simply click CONTINUE SHOPPING in the CART, return to your chosen trip and repeat the process. Do this for each room type. This also allows you to buy different styles of room depending on your needs.
Time to pay. You can choose 2 schemes.
A - If buying outside the 12 weeks cut off you click the INSTALLMENTS button in the middle. This takes you to the secure payment pages of Partial.ly.
B - If paying in full (ie: after 23rd April 2021) click the FULL PAYMENT button. This takes you to the PayPal secure server.
We accept all credit and debit cards.
HOW TO PAY
Our payment process is simple and flexible. You have payment options to suit all budgets.
INSTALLMENTS - all tours will be 30% deposit, 20% on by 01 October 2020, 25% on 23 January 2021 and 25% on 23 April 2021. You will receive an invoice for each installment.
INTERIM PAYMENTS - of course you can also pay in stages. Each invoice raised (as above) will allow you to pay off a minimum of £200 a time off the total bill.
BANK TRANSFER - if you wish to pay by bank deposit, let us know and we will provide account details.
None of these payment scheme attract additional fees. valid as of 1st May 2020