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
  • Wildlife
  • Singles
Departure Points
  • London Heathrow
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 The Drakensberg Escarpment

An included tour explores Limpopo Province. See 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 3-star Lugogo Sun. 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. This afternoon look forward to an included 'Sundowner' cruise on Lake Jozini, home to over 350 different species of bird. B,L,D

Day 8 Jozini

Today is at leisure. Relax or perhaps join one of the optional lake cruises available. B,D

Day 9 Jozini-Durban

Travel to Durban, pausing for lunch and a a lively Zulu cultural show at Shakaland en route. Stay overnight at the locally rated 3-star Protea Hotel by Marriott Umhlanga. B,L,D

Day 10 Knysna

Fly to Port Elizabeth early this morning. Visit Storms River in Tsitsikamma National Park en route to Knysna, a town on a beautiful lagoon and a highlight of the Garden Route, where you stay for two nights at the locally rated 4-star Rex Hotel. B,D

Day 11 Knysna

Take a leisurely lagoon cruise to the two sandstone ‘Heads’, that protect it from the Indian Ocean, with free time after to explore the town independently. B,D

Day 12 Knysna to Arniston via the Outeniqua Mountains

Drive the Garden Route to the seaside town of Arniston. En route visit the transport museum at Outeniqua, enjoy a mountain railcar ride, and stop at an ostrich farm, where you'll be served an included lunch. Stay two nights at the locally rated 4-star Arniston Spa Hotel, close to an old fishing village, pristine beaches and nature reserves. B,L,D

Day 13 Arniston

Arniston is close to the tip of Africa. An included excursion visits Cape Aghulas, the point at which the Atlantic and Indian Oceans meet and where the coast is littered with wrecks! Stroll along the beach or explore the nature reserve. B,D

Day 14 Arniston to Cape Town

Travel part of the Wine Route to Cape Town, pausing en route for a wine tasting and lunch. Stay three nights at the locally rated 3-star SunSquare Cape Town Gardens, or upgrade to the locally rated 4-star Table Bay Hotel with breakfasts included, for a supplement. B,L

Day 15 Cape Town

See the city's highlights on an included morning tour. B

Day 16 Cape Town

Explore independently or join an optional excursion to the Cape Peninsula, Simon’s Town and Boulders Beach with its penguin colony. B,D

Days 17-18 UK

Travel to the airport for your overnight flight, arriving the following morning for your included UK door-to-door travel service. B

15 nights in hotels and 2 in flight

35 meals: 15 breakfasts, 7 lunches and 13 dinners

Excursions and visits

  • Pretoria city tour
  • Safari in Kruger National Park
  • Scenic tour of the Drakensberg escarpment
  • Lake Jozini boat cruise
  • Shakaland cultural village
  • Visit to Tsitsikamma National Park
  • Knysna Lagoon cruise
  • Outeniqua tour
  • Tour around Cape Aghulas
  • Wine tasting in the Cape Winelands
  • Cape Town city tour and Table Mountain

Dates Price Single Availability
25-May-2019 for 17 Nights Flight Included Visit Website
21-Sep-2019 for 17 Nights Flight Included Visit Website
09-Nov-2019 for 17 Nights Flight Included Visit Website
15-Feb-2020 for 17 Nights Flight Included Visit Website
14-Nov-2020 for 17 Nights Flight Included Visit Website

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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