A World in One Country 2019

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With diverse cultures and landscapes, and an impressive range of bird, animal and plant species, it’s no wonder South Africa is said to be ‘a world in one country’! Spot the ‘Big Five’ on a game drive in Kruger National Park, discover the mountainous kingdom of Swaziland, head into the heart of the Zulu Kingdom in Mkuze, drive along the scenic Garden Route, and go wine tasting in the Cape Winelands. This all-encompassing tour offers the chance to experience South Africa’s top attractions.

Destinations
Tour Types
  • Seniors
  • Wildlife
  • 50 plus
Departure Points
  • London Heathrow

<p>After taking your included VIP door-to-door travel service to the airport, fly overnight to Johannesburg.</p>

<p>On arrival transfer to Pretoria. Enjoy an included orientation tour of this attractive city with an air of history to much of its centre, before checking into your hotel.</p> <p>Stay overnight at the 4-star <strong>Zebra Country Lodge </strong>(4Q), bordering a game reserve. D</p>

Accommodation Name: Zebra Country Lodge

<p class="p1">Journey to Kruger National Park, Africa's largest, stopping for an included lunch en route (270 miles, five hours and 30 minutes).</p> <p class="p1">Stay for three nights at the 4-star <strong>Protea Hotel by Marriott Kruger Gate</strong> (4Q). B, L, D</p>

Accommodation Name: Protea Hotel by Marriott Kruger Gate

<p class="p1">Enjoy a full-day game viewing in one of the largest and oldest National Parks, where you may be lucky enough to see Africa&rsquo;s&nbsp; &lsquo;big five&rsquo; &ndash; lion, leopard, elephant, buffalo and rhino &ndash; in their native habitat. B, D</p>

Accommodation Name: Protea Hotel by Marriott Kruger Gate

<p class="p1">An included tour explores Limpopo Province. See some of the highlights of the Panorama route including scenic Blyde River Canyon and the &lsquo;Three Rondavels&rsquo;, visit Bourke&rsquo;s Luck Potholes, and God&rsquo;s Window, for superb views across the lowveld. Lunch is included. B, L, D</p>

Accommodation Name: Protea Hotel by Marriott Kruger Gate

<p>Travel to picturesque Ezulwini Valley (187 miles, four hours and 30 minutes) and discover the mountainous kingdom of Swaziland with its incredible landscapes and beautiful vistas.</p> <p>Stay overnight at the 4-star <strong>Royal Swazi Spa </strong>(4Q). B, L, D</p>

Accommodation Name: Royal Swazi Spa

<p>Continue to the heart of the Zulu Kingdom and Mkuze, close to the Umbombo Mountain nature reserve (135 miles, three hours). Enjoy lunch on arrival.</p> <p>Stay two nights at the 4-star <strong>Ghost Mountain Inn</strong> (4Q), which enjoys an ideal location from which to explore the private reserves nearby. B, L, D</p>

Accommodation Name: Ghost Mountain Inn

<p class="p1">After breakfast enjoy a boat cruise on Lake Jozini with snacks included. Spend this afternoon at leisure or perhaps join an optional game drive to Mkuze. B,D</p>

Accommodation Name: Ghost Mountain Inn

<p>Visit Hluhluwe Game Reserve for a game drive. The oldest proclaimed nature reserve in South Africa is home to populations of both white and black rhino. After lunch, enjoy a performance at a Zulu cultural village, then continue to Richards Bay (93 miles, two hours).</p> <p>Stay overnight at the 4-star <strong>Bon Hotel Waterfront</strong> (4Q). B, L, D</p>

Accommodation Name: Bon Hotel Waterfront

<p>Depart today for the Sani Pass pausing en route at the impressive waterfall of Howick Falls, whose waters tumble more than 300 feet (252 miles, five hours).</p> <p>Late this afternoon arrive at the 3-star <strong>Sani Pass Hotel </strong>(3Q) where you stay for the next two nights. B, D</p>

Accommodation Name: Sani Pass Hotel

<p>Enjoy a full day tour into the Sani Pass which rises to some 9,400 feet, and onto Lesotho. Travelling by 4-4 vehicle, look forward to visiting a village and enjoying lunch at the highest pub in Africa! B, L, D</p>

Accommodation Name: Sani Pass Hotel

<p>Depart for Durban (151 miles, three hours), where you&rsquo;ll visit the beautiful Botanical Gardens and enjoy tea and scones.</p> <p>Continue to the upmarket Durban suburb of Umhlanga, where you stay overnight at the 3-star <strong>Protea Hotel by Marriott Umhalanga</strong> (4Q). B, L, D</p> <div></div>

Accommodation Name: Protea Hotel by Marriott Umhalanga

<p>After an early start, fly to Port Elizabeth (90 minutes), from where you&rsquo;ll travel along the famous Garden Route to Knysna (170 miles, three hours), pausing en route to see Storms River at Tsistikamma National Park.</p> <p>Stay for the next two nights at the 4-star <strong>The Rex Hotel Knysna</strong> (3Q). B, D</p>

Accommodation Name: The Rex Hotel Knysna

<p>Enjoy today at leisure. B, D</p>

Accommodation Name: The Rex Hotel Knysna

<p>Depart for Outdsthoorn (74 miles, 90 minutes), the &lsquo;ostrich capital&rsquo; where you can enjoy a morning tour and lunch at an Ostrich Farm.</p> <p>Afterwards enjoy a scenic journey to Arniston (196 miles, three hours and 30 minutes), where you spend the next two nights at the 4-star <strong>Arniston Spa Hotel</strong> (4Q). B, L, D</p>

Accommodation Name: Arniston Spa Hotel

<p class="p1">Enjoy a morning tour to Cape Aghulas where the Atlantic and Indian oceans collide, where you can stroll along the beach or explore the nature reserves. Enjoy this afternoon at leisure. B, D</p>

Accommodation Name: Arniston Spa Hotel

<p>Enjoy a scenic drive to Franschhoek (105 miles, two hours) where you can enjoy a stroll through the town.</p> <p>Afterwards, look forward to enjoying lunch at Rickety Bridge Wine Farm as well as a wine tasting before continuing to Cape Town (52 miles, 90 minutes), where you will spend the next three nights at the 4-star <strong>Commodore Hotel</strong> (4Q). B, L</p>

Accommodation Name: Commodore Hotel

<p>Set off for a half day tour of the city taking in famous Table Mountain. Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure. B, D</p>

Accommodation Name: Commodore Hotel

<p class="p1">Today is at leisure to relax, or perhaps join an optional visit touring the Cape Peninsula. B</p>

Accommodation Name: Commodore Hotel

<p>Spend your final day at leisure in Cape Town, then this evening, transfer to the airport for your return overnight flight to the UK. B</p>

<p>Arrive in the UK this morning for your included VIP door-to-door travel service home.</p>

Hands shaking Included travel insurance

Bed18 nights in hotels and 2 in flight

Dinner plate42 meals: 18 breakfasts (B), 9 lunches (L) and 15 dinners (D)

PersonSaga tour manager

Plus all this...

  • Return flights and transfers
  • Welcome drink reception
  • Porterage at all hotels

MapExcursions and visits

  • Pretoria city tour
  • Safari in Kruger National Park
  • Highlights of the Panorama Route and Drakensburg Escarpment
  • Lake Jozini boat cruise
  • Zulu cultural village
  • Visit to Tsitsikamma National Park
  • Tour around Cape Aghulas
  • Wine tasting in the Cape Winelands
  • Cape Town city tour and Table Mountain

HeadphonesUse of audio headsets on guided tours

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They visit over 150 countries and islands – from well-known destinations such as Portugal and Canada, to more unusual places such as Uzbekistan and Burma. Whether you want to venture as far afield as New Zealand, or stay closer to home on the charming coast of Cornwall, they can take you there.
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