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A World in One Country

• Johannesburg • Mpumalanga • Kruger National Park • Swaziland • Zululand • Durban • Port Elizabeth • Knysna • Oudtshoorn • Cape Town

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.

SUMMARY:

Day Location Accommodation Meal Plan
Day 1 [Sun] Johannesburg Protea Hotel Wanderes Bed & breakfast
Day 2 [Mon] Pretoria /Mpumalanga Misty Mountain Half board
Day 3  [Tue] Panorama Route Perry’s Bridge Hollow Boutique Hotel Bed & breakfast
Day 4 [Wed] Kruger National Park Perry’s Bridge Hollow Boutique Hotel Full board
Day 5 [Thu] The Kingdom of Swaziland Lugogo Sun Full board
Day 6  [Fri] The Kingdom of The Zulu’s Protea Hotel Umfolozi River Bed & breakfast
Day 7 [Sat] Durban Protea Hotel Edward Bed & breakfast
Day 8 [Sun] Port Elizabeth/ Knysna Knysna Hollow Country Estate Half board
Day 9 [Mon] Knysna Knysna Hollow Country Estate Half board
Day 10 [Tue] Oudtshoorn Queens Hotel Half board
Day 11 [Wed] Cape Town Protea Hotel President Bed & breakfast
Day 12 [Thu] Cape Peninsula Protea Hotel President Bed & breakfast
Day 13 [Fri] Cape Winelands Protea Hotel President Bed & breakfast
Day 14 [Sat] Cape Town Departure  

YOUR ITINERARY
DAY 1
: 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.

Accommodation: Protea Hotel Wanderers                        
Meals: Bed & breakfast

DAY 2 : 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.

Accommodation: Misty Mountain                                        
Meals: Breakfast & Dinner

DAY 3 : 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.

Accommodation: Perry’s Bridge Hollow Boutique Hotel
Meals: Bed & Breakfast

DAY 4 : 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.

Accommodation: Perry’s Bridge Hollow Boutique Hotel    
Meals: Bed & Breakfast

DAY 5 : 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.

Accommodation: Lugogo Sun     
Meals: Full board

DAY 6 : 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.

Accommodation: Protea Hotel Umfolozi River          
Meals: Bed

& Breakfast

DAY 7 : 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.

Accommodation: Protea Hotel Edward           
Meals: Bed & Breakfast
DAY 8 : 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, indigenous Tsitsikamma Forest. Late this afternoon we arrive in Knysna, perhaps South Africa’s most visually stunning resort, in the heart of the famous Garden Route.

Accommodation: Knysna Hollow Country Estate
Meals: Breakfast & Dinner

DAY 9 : 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.

Accommodation: Knysna Hollow Country Estate
Meals: Breakfast & Dinner

DAY 10 : 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.

Accommodation: Queens Hotel
Meals: Breakfast & Dinner
DAY 11 : 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’.

Accommodation: Protea Hotel President
Meals: Bed & Breakfast
DAY 12 : 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.

Accommodation: Protea Hotel President
Meals: Bed & Breakfast      

DAY 13 : 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. Pass by the impressive Huguenot Memorial Museum and the Afrikaans Language Monument which provide a historical perspective.

Accommodation: Protea Hotel President
Meals: Bed & Breakfast    

DAY 14 : 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. 

* This tour departs every week on a Sunday.

INCLUSIONS

  • Meet & greet on arrival at O.R Tambo International Airport
  • Accommodation as per itinerary
  • Airport transfers as indicated on the itinerary
  • Kruger National Park Conservation Levy included (Levies are subject to increase without prior notice and is at the discretion of the game park)
  • Hotel porterage
  •  24 hours stand-by contact number.

EXCLUSIONS

  • All items of personal nature e.g. telephone call bills, fax/email bills etc. Tips and gratuities to hotel staff and driver- guide(s).  Budget approx. $ 2.00 – $ 4.00 per person per day for lodge and hotel staff, $ 1.00 per bag for porters and $ 5.00 - $ 10.00 per person per day for driver-guides).
  • Cellar wines, premium brands, curio shop purchases, spa treatments and laundry
  • International & Domestic flight and departure taxes (Guests are requested to book flight SA1334 from Durban departing at 0915 hrs to arrive Port Elizabeth between 1100 hrs and 1200 hrs)
  • Laundry services.
  • Any other item(s) not included in our itinerary.
  • Visa for South Africa and Swaziland
  • Yellow Fever Certificates – Mandatory for entry into South Africa
 

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