The above package is subject to availability at time of reservation. Price is per person sharing. Prices are subject to change in accordance with currency fluctuations and increased airfares. When making a booking enquiry it is important that you are in possession of the correct documentation to travel i.e. visas, inoculation certificates etc. Please check that all names and surnames are spelt exactly as they appear in the relevant passports. Fares, where indicated, are based on low season rates.
PricesJNB: R 15,351.00
Valid From1st of September 2018 (Saturday)
Valid To19th of December 2018 (Wednesday)
Need Visa'sSouth Africa: YesBritish: YesEuropean Union: YesAmerican: Yes
About the Holiday
Book Early for your Zanzibar experience at the fabulous Dongwe Ocean View Hotel. This boutique hotel sits amongst the palms in a stunning location right on the most beautiful beach on the island's south east coast near Bweju, Paje and the Michamvi peninsular. Two double storey, Mediterranean-influenced sparkling white buildings house the accommodation, there is a central reception area, a pool just a few steps from the sand and a beachfront restaurant and bar.
The bar enjoys the same enviable beach front position and serves a full range of drinks and cocktails throughout the day. At 16h30 afternoon tea and cakes are served.
The Club House is home to the reception area, the TV lounge and a small boutique.
The hotel has a swimming pool on the beachfront, offers PADI Dive and Kite Surfing Centre (within a 10 minute drive), snorkeling and there is a Massage Hut. You can also take a bicycle for a ride, play beach football, watch satellite TV in the TV lounge and enjoy complimentary WIFI.
Includes & Excludes
- Return flights from Johannesburg to Zanzibar based on availability on the lowest category airfare
- Approximate taxes and levies
- Return airport to hotel transfers
- 7 Nights accommodation at the 3* Dongwe Ocean View Hotel in a Deluxe Double Room
- Breakfast, lunch and dinner with selected drinks daily
- Welcomed drink upon arrival
- Diving, Snorkelling, Kite surfing available on request
- Meals and beverages not specified.
- Travel and medical insurance.
- Items of a personal nature.
Zanzibar-StonetownStone Town or Mji Mkongwe, in Swahili, is the old part of Zanzibar City, the capital of the island of Zanzibar, a part of Tanzania.
The town was the centre of trade on the East African coast between Asia and Africa before the colonization of the mainland in the late 1800s after which the focus moved to Mombasa and Dar es Salaam. The main export was spices and particularly cloves. For many years Stone Town was a major centre for the slave trade; Slaves were obtained from mainland Africa and traded with the Middle East.
Two large buildings dominate the main front of Stone Town. One is Beit-El-Ajaib or the House of Wonders, which was built by Sultan Seyyid Barghash as a grand palace for ceremonial purposes. The other is the Arab Fort which stands on the site of a former Portuguese settlement and was converted to a fort during the 18th Century.
It is a place of winding alleys, bustling bazaars, mosques and grand Arab houses whose original owners vied with each other over the extravagance of their dwellings. This one-upmanship is particularly reflected in the brass-studded, carved, wooden doors - there are more than 500 different examples of this handiwork. You can spend many idle hours and days just wandering through the fascinating labyrinth of narrow streets and alleyways.