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A World in One Country - 14 Days / 13 Nights

A glorious 14-day southern African experience, where you’ll see and savour the immense richness of the country, from the wilds of Kruger National Park to the cosmopolitan sophistication of Cape Town, you’ll come to understand why South Africa is dubbed A World in One Country.

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Itinerary

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Day 1: (Sun) Johannesburg

Touch down at OR Tambo International Airport (Johannesburg) where you’ll be met and transferred to your hotel. Spend the rest of the day at leisure, exploring the magnificent suburban shopping malls or take an optional afternoon Soweto Tour (own account). At 19h00 we all meet up at reception for a briefing on the tour and a chance to meet your fellow travellers.
Distance travelled today: 35 kms
Accommodation: Protea Hotel Wanderers

Day 2: (Mon) Pretoria / Mpumalanga

Depart by 08h30 and leave Johannesburg’s distinctive skyline and head for Pretoria, South Africa’s capital city, for a short orientation tour, before continuing to Mpumalanga, dropping several hundred feet into the lush subtropical region of the Lowveld. We travel via the historic towns of Dullstroom and Lydenburg, on to your accommodation for the evening which is situated on the famous Long Tom Pass .
The afternoon is at leisure to take in the panoramic views across the escarpment or to participate in one of the many activities such as mountain biking, hiking or trout fishing (activity costs for own account) which are on offer at the hotel.
Distance travelled today: 425 kms
Accommodation: Misty Mountain
Included Meals: BD

Day 3: (Tue) Panorama Route

This morning gasp at the glory that is God’s Window, a boundless view of forested mountains and fertile plains, and we explore Bourke’s Luck Potholes. After lunch (own account) we enjoy a leisurely interpretive boat cruise along the lush subtropical banks of the Blyde River Canyon, one of the natural wonders of Africa. View Africa’s largest active tufa falls as well as the famous Three Rondavels.
Distance travelled today: 320 kms
Accommodation: Perry’s Bridge Hollow
Included Meals: B

Day 4: (Wed) A Morning ‘Big Five’ game viewing in Kruger National Park

Set off before breakfast in an open safari vehicle in search of lion, elephant, buffalo, rhino and leopard, and all manner of wondrous wildlife, birds and plant species . Savour the magic of this enormous wilderness. We return to Hazyview around lunch time and you have the afternoon at leisure.
Distance travelled today: 250 kms
Accommodation: Perry’s Bridge Hollow
Included Meals: B

Day 5: (Thu) The Kingdom of Swaziland

Enjoy an enchanting drive to the tiny Kingdom of Swaziland, a former British Protection Territory, now ruled by King MsWati III. An interactive cultural experience introduces us to the charming people of Swaziland and their traditions. We continue through the capital city, Mbabane, and on to the beautiful Ezulwini Valley.
Distance travelled today: 310 kms
Accommodation: Lugogo Sun
Included Meals: BLD

Day 6: (Fri) The Kingdom of the Zulu’s

We start the day with a true African shopping experience at the vibrant Ezulwini Craft Market which is packed with woven baskets, beadwork and carvings. Then on into Zululand, passing traditional round huts and endless vistas. We arrive mid-afternoon at our hotel in the Umfolozi area.
Distance travelled today: 360 kms
Accommodation: Protea Hotel Umfolozi River
Included Meals: B

Day 7: (Sat) Durban

This morning enjoy a cruise on Lake St Lucia before departing for Durban. Hug the lush KwaZulu-Natal coastline en route to Durban, watching the sugar cane fields do their own version of the Mexican wave at the urging of the wind. We arrive into Durban early afternoon and the remainder of the afternoon is at leisure, to enjoy the golden beaches and warm waters of the Indian Ocean or take a stroll along the lively promenade.
Distance travelled today: 275 kms
Accommodation: Protea Hotel Edward
Included Meals: B

Day 8: (Sun) Port Elizabeth / Knysna

We enjoy breakfast before being collected and transferred to the airport for a morning flight (cost of flight not included) to Port Elizabeth.
We will be met by our new tour director and once everyone has arrived, we set off to explore the Tsitsikamma section of the Garden Route National Park. Here we are treated to magnificent coastal views and to soak up the beauty of the glorious, indigenousTsitsikamma Forest. Late this afternoon we arrive in Knysna, perhaps South Africa’s most visually stunning resort, in the heart of the famous Garden Route.
Distance travelled today: 360 kms
Accommodation: Knysna Hollow Country Estate
Included Meals: BD

Day 9: (Mon) Knysna

Cruise on the vast Knysna Lagoon and visit the Featherbed Nature Reserve . Enjoy an amazing view of the imposing sandstone ‘Heads’ which guard the sea entrance to Knysna’s huge tidal lagoon, and the forests, marshes and pristine beaches beyond. After lunch we have the remainder of the day at leisure, to enjoy this lovely and special town.
Distance travelled today: 15 kms
Accommodation: Knysna Hollow Country Estate
Included Meals: BL

Day 10: (Tue) Oudtshoorn

This morning we enjoy the wonderful views of the spectacular Outeniqua Pass en route to Oudtshoorn, the ‘feather capital of the world’, so named because it’s the centre of South Africa’s ostrich industry. After lunch, which features Ostrich Steak on the menu, we learn more about these hardy, enigmatic creatures during a tour of an ostrich farm. We then head underground for a fascinating tour of the Cango Caves, one of South Africa’s most incredible natural wonders.
Distance travelled today: 210 kms
Accommodation: Queens Hotel
Included Meals: BL

Day 11: (Wed) Cape Town

This is a day of magnificent vistas. Enjoy the ever-changing passing canvas as we travel to Cape Town. During the whale season we will travel via the seaside village of Hermanus in the hopes of catching a glimpse of the southern right whales, which frolic offshore (July to November only). Out of season we will return to Cape Town along ‘Route 62’, South Africa’s version of America’s ‘Route 66’.
Distance travelled today: 475 kms
Accommodation: Protea Hotel President
Included Meals: B

Day 12: (Thu) Cape Peninsula

A full day touring of the ruggedly beautiful Cape Peninsula winding our way through some of the most spectacular coastal scenery in the world. We stop at the fishing village of Hout Bay, where you can opt to take a cruise (own account) to Seal Island to watch the antics of these natural performers. Then we continue to the Cape Point
Nature Reserve, before stopping off to see the lovable penguins at Boulders Beach. We drive through the quaint naval village of Simon’s Town on our way back to Cape Town.
Distance travelled today: 200 kms
Accommodation: Protea Hotel President
Included Meals: B

Day 13: (Fri) Cape Winelands

We journey into the beautiful and tranquil Cape Winelands, visiting both Paarl and Stellenbosch before stopping for wine tasting at two well-known estates. Visits to the Huguenot Memorial Museum and the Afrikaans Language Monument provide a historical perspective.
Distance travelled today: 200 kms
Accommodation: Protea Hotel President
Included Meals: B

Day 14: (Sat) Cape Town

This brings us to the end of our ‘World in One Country’. Check out of your hotel and transfer to the airport for your flight home.
Included Meals: B


Dates & Pricing

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Accommodations


Protea Hotel Wanderers

Misty Mountain

Perry’s Bridge Hollow

Lugogo Sun

Protea Hotel Umfolozi River

Protea Hotel Edward

Knysna Hollow Country Estate

Queens Hotel

Protea Hotel President

Included

- Airport transfers included.
- Accommodation as stated above
- Hotel porterage included.
- Kruger National Park Conservation Levy included.
(Please note that conservation levies are subject to increase without prior notice and is at the discretion of the game park.)
- Transportation in a luxury air-conditioned vehicle
- Meals as mentioned in the itinerary
- Services of a professional driver

Not Included

- All airfares and airport taxes
- All other meals other than stated in the above itinerary
- All other entrances and excursions than stated in the above itinerary
- Items of a personal nature such as tips, beverages, laundry etc.
NOTE:
The internal flight between Durban and Port Elizabeth is not included. (All guests are requested to book flight SA1334 departing 09h15 to arrive in Port Elizabeth at 10h35.
On day eight the tour departs from Port Elizabeth between 11h00 and 12h00. Any guests arriving after 12h00 will need to arrange for a transfer to join the group in Knysna.
Visa conditions apply for Swaziland and passports are required.



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