Caravan and Motorhome Club announces new worldwide itineraries
New destination for 2019 - Southern Africa
New to the worldwide collection for 2018 is the exciting opportunity to travel Southern Africa with the Caravan and Motorhome Club. This is the first of its kind in Africa to be offered to members with two escorted tours and two independent tours.
The ‘Roads of the Rainbow Nation’ is a 38-day escorted tour from Johannesburg to Cape Town. The tour offers the best of South Africa with a drive along the scenic Panorama Route, on to Kruger to try and spot the Big 5, Swaziland for its culture, Hluhluwe for more big game opportunities and an included Hippo and Croc cruise. This tour also includes the Battlefields of KwaZulu Natal, the scenic landscapes of the Drakensberg, Addo Elephant Park, the stunning Garden Route, Oudtshoorn which is famous for its ostriches, Montagu and its wineries and finally on to Cape Town where the trip finishes with a 14-course farewell dinner along with interactive drumming! Prices start from £3,999pp with departures in September 2019, February 2020 and June 2020.
A new 23-day tour to/from Cape Town featuring the Garden Route will also launch as part of the Southern Africa independent tours collection. Suggested stops on this tour include Cape Columbine Nature Reserve, Oudtshoorn famous for its ostriches and the wine route, Camdeboo National Park in the beautiful Karoo and Addo Elephant Park to see the Big 5. Roads not to be missed on this epic road trip include the Garden Route, along South Africa’s south west coast, and the Whale Coast before completing the trip in the winelands of the Stellenbosch region. Prices start from £4,599pp with daily departures throughout 2019 and 2020.
The Club will also offer a 33-day Tale of Three Countries escorted tour that will visit Namibia, Botswana and Zambia starting from £4,999pp with departures in November 2019, January 2020 and May 2020. There is also a Wildlife and Wilderness independent tour highlighting the best of South Africa’s animal-life starting from £4,999pp with daily departures throughout 2019 and 2020.
New tours in Australia
From the green of the rainforest to a paradise for wine lovers, there is nothing like Australia. Head to the outback in 2019 and enjoy one of the new Australian tours from the Caravan and Motorhome Club. Four new tours, two escorted and two independent, will be available to members offering the best of this panoramic landscape.
Uncover the real Australia on a 36-day escorted ‘Outback Australia Tour’. Starting in Australia’s fourth largest city of Adelaide, this tour visits Clare Valley, South Australia’s largest mountain range of Flinders Ranges, Port Augusta, Coober Pedy, Uluru (Ayers Rock) and Kings Canyon before hitting Alice Springs in central Australia. From here, the tour continues north towards Tennant Creek, Daly Waters, Mataranka, Katherine Gorge, Kakadu National Park and Litchfield National Park before arriving in the final destination of Darwin, along the north coast. Prices start from £5,399pp, departing on 7 April 2020 and 8 May 2020, and includes flights, 2 nights hotel in Darwin, 3 nights hotel in Adelaide, 27 nights on pre-booked sites and fully equipped motorhome hire with insurance.
Discover Western Australia on a 23-day independent tour from Perth. Highlights of the tour include Perth City, Rottnest Island, the world famous Margaret River Wine Region, Torndirrup National Park, The Great Ocean Drive coastal route, The Pink Lake, Kalgoorlie and its Gold Mines, Wave Rock and Fremantle. The tour also visits Albany and Esperance areas before returning to Perth where it ends. Prices start from £2,499pp and include flights, airport transfers, 3 nights in Perth hotel, Perth City tour, Rottnest tour, 17 nights pre-booked sites and fully equipped motorhome hire with insurance. Tours depart daily throughout 2019 and 2020.
The Club will also offer a 35-day Driving Down Under escorted tour visiting Eastern Australia regions of Queensland, New South Wales and Victoria, starting from £5,799pp, tours depart on 6 September 2019 and 7 October 2019. In addition to this, the Club will offer a 31-day independent tour of Australia’s Southern Delights covering Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide and much more, starting from £3,799pp. Tours depart daily throughout 2019 and 2020.
New tours in New Zealand
From snow-capped mountains and volcanoes to stunning coastlines and the unique Maori culture, New Zealand boasts a diverse landscape that makes it perfect for travelling around by caravan or motorhome. New for 2019, the 36-day independent ‘Grand New Zealand Caravan Tour’ offers the best of this stunning region of the world. Starting in Christchurch, this tour also visits Lake Tekapo, Lake Wanaka and Queenstown in the south before heading up to the majestic Fox Glacier of Franz Josef, Greymouth, Abel Tasman National Park and Picton. From here it is on to New Zealand’s north island and visiting Whanganui, New Plymouth, Waitomo Caves and Auckland before heading on to Hobbiton, Rotorua, Taupo and Wellington. For the final leg of the journey, head back to Kraikoura and down to Christchurch to complete the trip. Prices start from £7,699pp and include flights, airport transfers, two nights hotel in Christchurch, 30 nights on pre-booked sites, ferry crossings, car hire and fully equipped caravan hire with insurance. Tours depart daily throughout 2019 and 2020.
The Club is also launching a 29-day independent caravan tour of New Zealand’s beautiful south island. Starting in the south island’s largest city of Christchurch, this tour visits Dunedin, Lake Waihola, Invercargill and Te Anau in the south. From here it’s along the west coast of the island taking in the sights of Queenstown, Wanaka, Franz Josef Glacier, Greymouth and Marahau before heading along the North West to explore Nelson, Blenheim and Kaikoura to complete the trip in Christchurch. Prices start from £5,999pp and includes flights, airport transfers, two nights hotel in Christchurch, 23 nights on pre-booked sites, car hire and fully equipped caravan hire with insurance. Tours depart daily throughout 2019 and 2020.
New tour in Canada
The Club is also launching a new Canada independent tour for 2019, the Best of Eastern Canada. This in an ideal way to see this vast region of North America at an individual pace, taking in as much or as little as planned. This 22-day tour celebrates everything that Eastern Canada has to offer; Toronto, Kingston, Montreal, Quebec City, St Michel des Saints, Algonquin Provincial Park, Muskoka and Niagara Falls. Discover the delights of world heritage sites, remarkable wildlife and learn about local culture in this epic adventure. Prices start from £2,899pp and include flights, two nights hotel stay in Toronto, 18-nights pre-booked sites, personalised Canadian road trip book and motorhome with insurance and amenities. The tour offers daily departures between May and October in 2019 and 2020.
The Club already offers a great selection of independent Canadian itineraries including The Canadian Rockies tour from £3,065pp, Great Parks & Lakes of Western Canada tour from £3,150pp and Vancouver and the Sunshine Coast tour from £2,965pp, all departing between May and October in 2019 and 2020.