A World In One Country for Solo Travellers

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Discover a 'world in one country' with visits to Kruger, the Garden Route, Drakensberg Mountains, Cape Town and more.

South Africa is often described as a world in one country and during this popular tour its remarkable canvases unfold before you. Discover the incredible wildlife of Kruger National Park, Drakensberg's mighty escarpment, the dramatic landscapes of the Garden Route and the magnificent Cape Coast.

If you’re taking our World in One Country tour, you may appreciate some extra information to help you make the very most of this once-in-a-lifetime trip. If so, do take a few minutes to visit our ‘What to Discover’ section below.

Tour Types
  • Singles
  • Wildlife
  • 50 plus
Day 1 UK-Johannesburg

After taking Saga's included UK door-to-door travel service to the airport, fly overnight to Johannesburg.

Day 2 Johannesburg-Pretoria

Enjoy an included orientation tour of Pretoria, an attractive city with an air of history to much of its centre. Stay overnight at the locally rated 4-star Zebra Country Lodge, bordering a game reserve where abundant wildlife roams. D

Day 3 Pretoria-Kruger National Park

Journey to Kruger National Park, Africa's largest, stopping for an included lunch en route. Stay for three nights at the locally rated 4-star Protea Kruger Gate or locally rated 3-star Nkambeni Safari Camp, dependent on departure date. B,L,D

Day 4 Kruger Game Drive

Enjoy a full-day game viewing in one of the largest and oldest National Parks, where you may be lucky enough to see Africa’s  ‘big five’ – lion, leopard, elephant, buffalo and rhino – in their native habitat. B, D

Day 5 Panorama Route and visit to Drakensburg Escarpment

An included tour explores Limpopo Province. See some of the highlights of the Panorama route including scenic Blyde River Canyon and the ‘Three Rondavels’, visit Bourke’s Luck Potholes, and God’s Window, for superb views across the lowveld. Lunch is included. B,L,D

Day 6 Kruger National Park-Ezulwini

Stop for an included lunch as you travel to picturesque Ezulwini Valley and discover why this country is often referred to as the Switzerland of Africa. Stay overnight at the locally rated 5-star Royal Swazi Spa. B,L,D

Day 7 Ezulwini to Jozini

Continue your drive to Jozini, set in the heart of the Zulu Kingdom, where you'll stay two nights at the locally rated 4-star Ghost Mountain Inn, set at the foot of Ghost Mountain in Mkuze. Enjoy an included lunch on arrival at your hotel. B,L,D

Day 8 Jozini

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

Day 9 Jozini-Shakaland

Transfer via St Lucia and enjoy a boat cruise with a light lunch on board, as you travel to Shakaland for an evening of Zulu Culture and dance. Stay overnight at the locally rated 4-star Shakaland Hotel, where you can look forward to staying in a traditional ‘bee hive’ hut with ensuite facilities. B,L,D

Day 10 Shakaland-Sani Pass

Depart today for the Sani Pass pausing en route at the impressive waterfall of Howick Falls, whose waters tumble more than 300 feet. Late this afternoon arrive at the locally rated 3-star Sani Pass Hotel where you stay for the next two nights. B,L,D

Day 11 Sani Pass

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

Day 12 Sani Pass-Durban

Your journey continues as you head first for the beautiful Botanical Gardens of Durban where you can enjoy tea and scones. Afterwards, continue to Umhalanga – a stylish suburb of the city, where you stay overnight at the locally rated 4-star Umhalanga Protea Hotel. B,L

Day 13 Durban-Knysna

After an early start, fly to Port Elizabeth, from where you’ll travel along the famous Garden Route to Knysna, pausing en route to see Storms River at Tsistikamma National Park. Stay for the next two nights at the locally rated 4-star The Rex Hotel. B,D

Day 14 Knysna

Enjoy an included leisurely lagoon cruise today, with the rest of the day at leisure. B,D

Day 15 Knysna-Arniston

Depart for Outdsthoorn, the ‘ostrich capital’ where you can enjoy a morning tour and lunch at an Ostrick Farm. Afterwards enjoy a scenic journey to Arniston where you spend the next two nights at the locally rated 4-star Arniston Hotel. B,L,D

Day 16 Arniston

Enjoy a morning tour to Cape Aghullas 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

Day 17 Arniston-Cape Town

Enjoy a scenic drive to Franschhoek and lunch at Le Coin Francias restaurant, with a chance to enjoy a stroll in the town afterwards. Later this afternoon continue to a wine farm where you can enjoy a wine tasting before continuing to Cape Town where you will spend the next three nights at the locally rated 3-star Protea Sea Point Hotel. B

Day 18 Cape Town

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

Day 19 Cape Town

Today is at leisure to relax, or perhaps join an optional visit touring the Cape Peninsula. B,D

Days 20-21 Cape Town - UK

Transfer to the airport for your return overnight flight to the UK. B

15 nights in hotels and 2 in flight (2019 departures)

35 meals: 15 breakfasts, 7 lunches and 13 dinners (2019 departures)

18 nights in hotels and 2 in flight (2020 departures)

43 meals: 18 breakfasts, 9 lunches and 16 dinners (2020 departures)

Excursions and visits

  • Safari in Kruger National Park
  • Lake Jozini boat cruise
  • Shakaland cultural village
  • Knysna Lagoon cruise
  • Outeniqua tour
  • Tour around Cape Aghulas
  • Wine tasting in the Cape Winelands
  • Cape Town city tour and Table Mountain
  • Pretoria city tour
  • See highlights of the Panorama Route and Drakensburg Escarpment viewpoint
  • Visit to Tsitsikamma National Park (2019 departures only)

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Touring with Saga Holidays

Saga Holidays have been creating holidays exclusively for over 50s for more than 60 years, with incredible destinations, memorable experiences and fantastic value at the heart of what they do.

Every holiday has been meticulously planned by their expert team, who are passionate about finding new exciting destinations and creating holidays full of unforgettable experiences that are tailored just to you. They also continually fine-tune their holidays from the feedback they receive from previous guests, to make sure every holiday upholds their high standards.

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.
Choose to ‘Stay & Explore’ from one unique base, or embark on an escorted tour and discover the world and travel by road, rail or sea on their exclusive itineraries, which visit all the major sites in the company of an experienced Saga Tour Manager.


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