Sun Met - Formerly the J&B Met

We are delighted to be able to offer you this unique tour to Cape Town featuring racing at Kenilworth for South Africa’s famous Sun Met Handicap. We are starting our visit in Johannesburg with tours of both Isandlwana and Rorke’s Drift battlefields, followed by a tour of the exclusive tour of Summerhill Stud Farm located in the beautiful KwaZulu-Natal. Durban is our next stop for a few days relaxation along with a days racing at Greyville.


15 Nights £4,845 per person

Single Room Supplement £160 per room per night
World Traveller Plus supplement from: £495 per person
Club World supplement: £3,230 per person


Sunday 14 January
Depart: London Heathrow Flight BA57 21:10hrs

Monday 15 January
Arrive: Johannesburg 10:15hrs
Depart: Johannesburg Flight BA6211 12:45hrs
Arrive: Durban 13:50hrs
On arrival in Durban you will be met and transferred to Hartford House (approx. 2-hour drive) for your 3 night stay on a bed and breakfast basis.

Tuesday 16 January
Today enjoy a visit of Summerhill Stud Farm followed lunch at Hartford House.

Wednesday 17 January
Today we shall explore the local area taking in craft workshops and farms. The afternoon is at leisure to relax.

Thursday 18 January
After breakfast you shall be transferred from Hartford House to Isandlwana Lodge (approx. 3-hour drive) for a 2 night stay on a full board basis.

Friday 19 January
Today, you will be taken on a tour of Isandlwana & Rorke’s Drift battlefields.

Saturday 20 January
Today, we shall travel to the Oyster Box in Umhlanga (approx. 4-hour drive) for a 3-night stay. Tonight, enjoy drinks with your host and fellow travellers.

Sunday 21 January
Racing in Durban! We shall visit Scotsville for an afternoons racing with hospitality.

Monday 22 January
Morning departure for a guided tour of the valley of 1000 hills, with lunch included.

Tuesday 23 January
You depart Durban at 10:30 on the BA6310, arriving into Cape Town at 12:40. On arrival in Cape Town you will be transferred to the Radisson Blu Cape Town for a 5 night stay on a bed and breakfast basis. The evening is at leisure.

Wednesday 24 January
Day at leisure to explore Cape Town. Why not explore Robben Island, Table Mountain or Cape Peninsula?

Thursday 25 January
Depart for Stellenbosch and Franschoek (approx. 1-hour drive) with lunch included.

Friday 26 January
Your day is at leisure. Tonight, enjoy a farewell dinner with your hosts and fellow travellers.

Saturday 27 January
Mid-morning transfer to Kenilworth Racecourse for the Grade 1 Sun Met. We have reserved seating in the Klawervlei Room with all day buffet and open bar.

Sunday 28 January 2017
Day at leisure until your departure to the airport.

Depart: Cape Town Flight BA58 18:45hrs

Monday 29 January
Arrive: London Heathrow 04:45hrs


Radisson Blu Hotel Waterfront

Modern and stylish, this ocean view hotel lies near Robben Island, the Victoria and Alfred Waterfront and Table Mountain. Tobago's Restaurant pairs award-winning cuisine with South African wines, while Tobago's Bar and Terrace serves cocktails poolside. This Cape Town hotel houses the Amani Spa, offering individual treatments, an oxygenating vitality pool and a fitness centre. Outside, the heated rim flow swimming pool proffers ocean views to swimmers and sunbathers.


Hartford House

Hartford House, located in KwaZulu-Natal, is a small boutique property that forms part of Summerhill Stud. The 16 individually decorated, luxurious suites all feature en-suite bathrooms; most of which overlook the manicured gardens. 

Isandlwana Lodge

Isandlwana Lodge is located overlooking the distinctive Isandlwana Rock where the famous battle took place between the British and the 24,000 strong Zulu army in 1879. Needless to say, the history is palpable here and combined with the properties authentic African atmosphere, a truly memorable stay is guaranteed. 

Oyster Box, Umhlanga

At this Umhlanga hotel you'll discover colonial-style elegance and classical charm, situated on the edge of the Indian Ocean. Located close to Durban, it is an excellent spot to slow the pace of your tour with a little spa and beach living for a few days! 

Tour Highlights

• Visit the battlefields of Isandlwana & Rorke's Drift
• Experience a day's racing in Durban
• Tour of the Valley of 1000 Hills
• Visit to the winelands with lunch at Lanzarac Wine Estate
• A day’s racing at Kenilworth for the Sun Met

Additional Info

Sun Met - Formerly the J&B Met
Saturday sees the running of Cape Town's biggest and best loved race, the J & B Met. This race is the most popular in South Africa and has become a major social event and Kenilworth Racecourse is always packed to capacity. We shall be accommodated in the well-appointed Kenilworth Room. A superb buffet lunch will be on offer and there will be a complimentary bar service. 

Cape Town lies in an incomparable setting between the Atlantic Ocean and the majestic backdrop of Table Mountain. Cape Town, and its surrounding countryside, has everything to offer the visitor; a ride in the cable-car to the top of Table Mountain, the Cape Dutch architecture, the wine lands, the spectacular views from Cape Point plus many other delights.

Price Includes

• Return scheduled flights with British Airways
• Escorted transfers throughout by air-conditioned coaches/minibus
• 13 nights accommodation as stated in the itinerary based on twin/double occupancy
• Racecourse admission for the Sun Met and hospitality
• Racecourse admission and hospitality at Greyville *possibly Scottsville
• Excursions as per above itinerary
• Assistance of our agent throughout

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