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A World in One Country

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As its name suggests the 'World In One Country' tour showcases the rich diversity of South Africa and shows travellers the best of what this rich country has to ffer. This escorted tour will take explorers through some of South Africa's most scenic locations including visits to the country's most famous destinations and landmarks. On this tour prepare to experience a variety of activities including cultural visits, safari game drives and a lagoon cruise. This tour travels through the kingdoms of Swaziland and Zululand and visits the UNESCO World Heritage listed St Lucia Estuary before driving the scenic Garden Route to Cape Town. Other highlights include a tour of the Cape Peninsula and South Africa’s famous Winelands. Discover the very best that South Africa has to offer on the World in One Country tour.

World In One Country Tour Highlights

  • Explore the historical town of Pilgrim’s Rest.
  • View the spectacular Blyde River Canyon and God’s Window.
  • Seek out the ‘Big Five’ in the Kruger National Park in open safari vehicles.
  • Visit a traditional African craft market in the Kingdom of Swaziland.
  • Enjoy a Swazi cultural experience.
  • Enjoy a boat cruise on Lake St Lucia – a World Heritage Site.
  • Journey through the Tsitsikamma National Park, renowned for its age-old trees.
  • Journey via ferry to the Featherbed Nature Reserve, situated at the entrance to the Knysna Lagoon.
  • Discover the Cango Caves with its magnificent dripstone formations of stalactites and stalagmites.
  • Enjoy an ostrich farm experience.
  • The best land-based whale watching in the world is in Hermanus. (Seasonal July - November only).
  • Explore the coastline of the Cape Peninsula.
  • Enjoy wine tasting at some of the Cape’s most famous wine estates.

Day 1 Sunday- Johannesburg

On the first day of the tour you will be touching 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 at Protea Hotel Wanderers or similar

Day 2 - Monday - Pretoria / Mpumalanga

Depart by 07h30 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 Witbank, Dullstroom and Lydenburg, passing over the famous Long Tom Pass onto the small town of Sabie. This afternoon explore the living history in the form of Pilgrim’s Rest, the old mining village where gold was first discovered.

Accommodation at The Royal Hotel or similar

Day 3 - Tuesday - Kruger National Park

This morning gasp at the glory that is God’s Window, a boundless view of forested mountains and fertile plains, and visit the spectacular Blyde River Canyon, one of the natural wonders of Africa. We explore the quaint village of Graskop before arriving mid afternoon at our overnight hotel.

Accommodation: Perry’s Bridge Hollow or similar

Day 4 - Wednesday- Full day 'Big Game' viewing at 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.

Accommodation: Perry’s Bridge Hollow or similar

Day 5 - Thursday - 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. Witness a Swazi cultural experience before visiting the Swaziland National Museum. We continue through the capital city, Mbabane, known for its vibrant markets packed with woven baskets, beadwork and carvings. Spend the night in the beautiful Ezulwini Valley.

Accommodation: Lugogo Sun or similar

Day 6 - Friday - The Kingdom of the Zulu's

Visit the Swazi Candle Factory, teeming with exquisite wax artworks in every shape and colour imaginable. Then on into Zululand, passing traditional round huts and endless vistas. Arrive mid afternoon in the Umfolozi area.

Accommodation: Protea Hotel Umfolozi

Day 7 - Saturday - 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. Check into your hotel just before lunch (own account). The remainder of the afternoon is at leisure, or you may opt for an exciting afternoon Durban City Tour or a trip to Ushaka Marine World (own account).

Accommodation: Protea Hotel Umhlanga Ridge or similar

Day 8 - Sunday - Port Elizabeth / Knysna

Morning at leisure until your collection and transfer to the airport for your mid morning flight to Port Elizabeth (cost of flight not included). There you’ll be met by a new tour director who’ll, upon everyone arriving, take you through the glorious, indigenous Tsitsikamma Forest, before reaching Knysna, perhaps South Africa’s most visually stunning resort, in the heart of the famous Garden Route.

Accommodation: Knysna Hollow Hotel or similar

Day 9 - Monday - 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 the remainder of the day at leisure, to enjoy this lovely and special town.

Accommodation: Knysna Hollow Hotel or similar

Day 10 - Tuesday - 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 at Oudtshoorn Inn or similar

Day 11 - Wednesday - Cape Town

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 at Protea Hotel President or similar

Day 12 - Thursday - Cape Peninsula

A full day touring of the ruggedly beautiful Cape Peninsula via the Atlantic seaboard. 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 or similar  

Day 13 Friday - Cape Winelands

Journey into the beautiful and tranquil Cape Winelands, visiting both Paarl and Stellenbosch before stopping for wine tasting at two well known estates. A visit to the Huguenot Memorial Museum and the Afrikaans Language Monument provides a historical perspective.


Accommodation: Protea Hotel President or similar
      

Day 14 - Saturday - Cape Town

Today, sadly brings us to the end of our ‘World in One Country’. You will be checking out of your hotel today and be transferred to the airport for your flight home.

 

This Tour is Fully Inclusive of the following:

  • Meals Included – 13 Breakfasts, 3 Lunches and 4 Dinners
  • Airport Transfers
  • Hotel Porterage
  • Kruger National Park Conservation Levy

 

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