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Flavour of the month, it exceeds expectations

Increasingly stealing the spotlight in the world of current destination travel is the modest island of Sri Lanka. From palm-fringed beaches to lush tea plantations, featuring impressive religious monuments and history, two Swagman staff recently returned from escorting groups. The feedback was generally ‘surprisingly refreshing’ and ‘better than I thought it would be’.
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Enhance your overseas travel experience and broaden your horizons… Enjoy a stopover in the Middle East to discover a completely different climate, history, and culture, with unbelievable tax-free shopping opportunities!

If you are planning on flying anywhere with Emirates, make sure you see fascinating Dubai, even if only for a day or three.  In the middle of their summer, Dubai is eerily like a ghost-town – the heat is so intense that everyone is inside…  But you HAVE to visit the 148th floor of the Burj Khalifa – WOW, what a view! You need to take 2 lifts to get there, and on arrival you are served with refreshments from cool, polished staff. And no, you can’t feel the building swaying, so no need to worry. It was an awesome experience we will never forget! We also took a lovely marina dhow dinner cruise, and the aquarium in the Dubai Mall is mesmerising!

Browse and book our 6-, and 7-day combinations, for Dubai, Abu Dhabi or Oman, or call us to put together a tailor-made itinerary with the selection of activities of your choice, including overnight desert safaris with BBQ dinner & dune buggies or 4WD;  sandboarding;  FerrariWorld, Disney, Lego or other theme parks; skiing, ice-skating or surfing in the amazing shopping mall;  tour of the awe-inspiring Grand Mosque;  swimming with dolphins;  browsing gold & crafts in the local souk;  elegant high tea in the world’s tallest hotel;  dinner or a river cruise….. All these activities and more, to explore and gain an understanding of how the locals live.

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CAPE TOWN & WILDFLOWERS EXPERIENCE Don’t miss the chance to see the spectacle of wildflowers in the Western Cape region of South Africa! There are two mini-Wildflower tours scheduled to depart in August that have half-a-dozen seats available on each, which we’ve combined with a city stay in Cape Town to create this 9-day Cape … Continue reading CAPE TOWN & WILDFLOWERS TOURS

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So pleased to be involved with the Channel 10 Sunday Night Takeaway holiday prize for the inspirational Manuela Berchtold who has kindly agreed to share her fantastic photos and a brief summary of her experience...
If you'd like to book a similar trip, please let us know!South Africa = Wow!!! We have just arrived home from our epic trip to South Africa which I so fortunately won early in March on “Chris and Julia’s Sunday Night Takeaway “ show, channel ten. I won an amazing 10 day package for 2 people by South African tourism & Swagman Tours. Taking my mother Ursula Berchtold along for the ride was an obvious and fantastic choice! We had 6 unbelievable days at Makutsi Safari Springs, a private reserve park just near Kruger national park. I’ve always had a dream to go to South Africa and see the big animals in their natural environment however this exceeded any dream I’ve ever had about it! My dream always featured the king of the jungle, the big male lion with his huge mane … not only did I see him, he strolled right by me in the jeep on an early game drive and sat down as though posing for a photo shoot. After a few smiles and a big yawn he strolled over to his 4 young male lions and greeted them all good morning individually, it truly was a magic moment to witness! On top of seeing the amazing Elephants, Giraffe’s, Zebra’s, Buffalo, just to name a few, we were so lucky to see Hyena’s, African Wild Dog’s, Cheetah’s and a Leopard! Which are all apparently hard to find and see! We saw 3 young male Lions try their best to round up a beautiful Giraffe … lucky they are a bit too young to know how to hunt the big animals and apparently just practice on anything they see! On our final game drive we even witnessed a Lioness feeding her 7 week old cubs the warthog she had just killed and brought back for them! Along with the exciting game drives at Makutsi we were also privileged to see the Blyde River Canyon and drive through a small part of the massive Kruger National Park. Whilst at Makutsi some beautiful coincidences happened including; - Meeting Ash who works for Swagman Tours in Geelong who helped put this prize package together. She just happened to be on a holiday with her parents. - Meeting John Wiskich and his beautiful wife Diana Wiskich and daughter Melody. John also won the trip to South Africa on the same show with me! - Our amazing guide and now friend Matshubane Derrick Shokane has been to Jindabyne and some other parts of Australia when visiting a friend. … The world really is a small and wonderful place!!! Following our Safari adventure we spent 3 nights in Cape Town. Again we were lucky to see so many things including: the most southern part of South Africa and where the Indian & Atlantic Ocean’s meet, the stunning wine region, the housing districts, the waterfront, table mountain and more! The trip was so action packed, so awesome and I just can’t wait to go back on Safari! I’m so happy to have shared this adventure of a lifetime with my amazing mother and to have created so many lasting memories together. Thank you again to everyone who had any part in making this happen. It really does seem like a dream. I am still quite overwhelmed, surprised and just so genuinely grateful! Here is just a taste of our adventure… Enjoy! Swagman Tours Saturday Night Takeaway South African Tourism AU Dr Chris Brown @makutsi
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So pleased to be involved with the Channel 10 Sunday Night Takeaway holiday prize for the inspirational Manuela Berchtold who has kindly agreed to share her fantastic photos and a brief summary of her experience...
If youd like to book a similar trip, please let us know!
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