A World in One Country

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A World in One Country

This in-depth tour through South Africa encompasses urban exploration, thrilling wildlife encounters, authentic cultural experiences and some of the world’s most scenic driving routes. Begin in Johannesburg and travel through Mpumalanga, taking in the magnificent scenery of the Panorama Route and seeking out Big Five wildlife in Kruger National Park. Travel to the kingdom of eSwatini and through the epic landscapes of Zululand, then traverse the legendary Garden Route. Finish with a few days to explore cosmopolitan Cape Town.

Tour Nights

  • Johannesburg: 1 nights
  • Mpumalanga: 3 nights
  • Swaziland: 1 nights
  • Zululand/Hluhluwe: 1 nights
  • Durban: 1 nights
  • Knysna: 2 nights
  • Oudtshoorn: 1 nights
  • Cape Town: 3 nights
  • Tour code: AWSA49
  • Accommodation Grade
  • Group Tour

Tour At a Glance

  • Witness the spectacular scenery of the Panorama Route
  • Embark on an open vehicle safari in Kruger National Park
  • Meet with friendly locals in eSwatini (Swaziland)
  • Take a boat game cruise on Lake St Lucia
  • Journey into the unspoilt Knysna Forests
  • Tour an ostrich farm and the Cango Caves in Oudtshoorn
  • Enjoy optional MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experiences, which positively impact local communities

Itinerary details

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  • Day 1 Johannesburg
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    Johannesburg

    You will be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel in Johannesburg. Spend the remainder of the day at leisure to relax or explore the city. This evening, there will be a tour briefing at reception and you’ll have an opportunity to meet your fellow travellers. 

  • Day 2 Johannesburg - Mpumalanga
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    Johannesburg - Mpumalanga

    Head north to Pretoria this morning for a short tour, then continue to the Mpumalanga Province, known as ‘Paradise Country’. Enter the lush sub-tropical region of the Lowveld, travelling via the historic towns of Dullstroom and Lydenburg, then traverse the picturesque Long Tom Pass. Arrive at the farming town of Hazyview in the late afternoon.
    Meals included: Breakfast & dinner 

  • Day 3 Mpumalanga
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    Mpumalanga

    Drive along the spectacular Panorama Route, offering breathtaking views of the Blyde River Canyon, Bourke’s Luck Potholes and the vantage point known as God’s Window. Arrive back in Hazyview in the late afternoon. This evening, consider booking an optional Shangaan Cultural Dinner experience.
    Meals included: Breakfast & dinner 

  • Day 4 Mpumalanga - Kruger National Park
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    Mpumalanga - Kruger National Park

    After an early-morning coffee, embark on an open-top game safari in Kruger National Park, in the company of expert ranger, with a pre-packed breakfast. Seek out the Big Five and other game, as well as prolific birdlife. The safari includes a visit to the Anti-Poaching Dog Unit. Afternoon at leisure to relax or to join another game drive (at own expense).
    Meals included: Breakfast & dinner 

  • Day 5 Mpumalanga - eSwatini (Swaziland)
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    Mpumalanga - eSwatini (Swaziland)

    Travel to eSwatini (Swaziland) this morning and enjoy an interactive cultural experience, inclusive of lunch, allowing you to meet some local people and learn about their traditions. Continue via Mbabane to the beautiful Ezulwini Valley and then have a sumptuous dinner at your hotel.
    Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner 

  • Day 6 eSwatini (Swaziland) - Zululand
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    eSwatini (Swaziland) - Zululand

    Continue south through eSwatini (Swaziland) before re-entering South Africa and travelling into Zululand, passing traditional round huts and endless vistas. This afternoon you’ll have the option of joining an afternoon safari in the Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Game Reserve (at own expense), home to a diverse range of big game and known for its conservation of black and white rhinos.
    Meals included: Breakfast 

  • Day 7 Zululand - Durban (Umhlanga)
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    Zululand - Durban (Umhlanga)

    Take a cruise on Lake St Lucia this morning,then depart for Durban. Travel past traditional Zulu Kraals, eucalyptus plantations and sugar cane fields. Arrive in Durban in the early afternoon and spend an afternoon at leisure to enjoy the golden beaches of the Indian Ocean.
    Meals included: Breakfast 

  • Day 8 Durban (Umhlanga) - Knysna
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    Durban (Umhlanga) - Knysna

    After breakfast, board your flight to Gqeberha (Port Elizabeth) from the Durban (Umhlanga) airport. Once everyone has arrived, we head westwards along the Garden Route.  This route runs along the Indian Ocean with mountains and forests on the inland side. You’ll arrive at your hotel in Knysna, known as the oyster box of South Africa. Spend the night in Knysna.
    Meals included: Breakfast 

  • Day 9 Knysna - Tsitsikamma - Knysna
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    Knysna - Tsitsikamma - Knysna

    Start your day with breakfast and explore Tsitsikamma National Park & Storms River Mouth, and the Knysna Forests. Learn about the history of woodcutters, the extinction of elephants, and the gold discovery. Our forest journey begins at Dalene Matthee Big Tree Memorial, named after the famous author, Matthee. A massive Yellowwood tree, over 880 years old, stands as a tribute. Enjoy a tasty lunch featuring local cuisine and treats. The day concludes in Knysna with dinner at Drydock Restaurant, known for its glorious aroma and flavourful dishes using th e finest local ingredients and fresh herbs from the region.
    Meals included: Breakfast, lunch & dinner 
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  • Day 10 Knysna - Oudtshoorn
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    Knysna - Oudtshoorn

    Today, journey through the Outeniqua Pass to Oudtshoorn, recognized as the “ostrich capital” and a key player in the global ostrich farming scene. Enroute make a stop at ‘Dolphin Point, a remarkable viewpoint in Wilderness. In Oudtshoorn, dive into the world of ostriches with a fun and interactive tour at an Ostrich Farm, followed by light lunch featuring local delights like Ostrich Steak. Afterward, explore the mesmerizing limestone caverns of the Cango Caves, one of the world’s great natural wonders, sculpted by nature through t he ages. We will arrive at our hotel in the late afternoon, in time to check in and relax before dinner (for own account). Overnight in Oudtshoorn.
    Meals included: Breakfast & lunch 
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  • Day 11 Oudtshoorn - Cape Town
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    Oudtshoorn - Cape Town

    You’ll have the opportunity for an optional early morning meerkat safari before breakfast this morning (at own expense). Drive through the ‘Little Karoo’ to Barrydale, where you will visit a local farm school to learn about this rural community. Afterwards, continue to Cape Town.
    Meals included: Breakfast 

  • Day 12 Cape Town
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    Cape Town

    Today you’ll be at leisure to explore Cape Town. Consider joining a sightseeing tour and taking a cable car to the summit of Table Mountain (at own expense). Alternatively, take an optional Marine Big Five Safari where you may see great white sharks, whales, Cape fur seals and a variety of seabirds.
    Meals included: Breakfast & dinner 

  • Day 13 Cape Town
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    Cape Town

    Enjoy a full-day tour of the Cape Peninsula today, driving through Sea Point, the seaside village of Hout Bay and on to Cape Point. Return to Cape Town via Simon’s Town, where you’ll see the charming penguin colony at Boulders Beach, and Fish Hoek fishing village.
    Meals included: Breakfast 

  • Day 14 Cape Town - Onward journey
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    Cape Town - Onward journey

    Spend some time at leisure exploring Cape Town further. Consider taking a tour to Robben Island and exploring the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront. Later, you’ll be transferred to the airport or station for your onward journey
    Meals included: Breakfast 

Dates & Guide Prices

  • PERIOD OF TRAVEL
  • PRICE (PP)

Extension

Victoria Falls - ( 03 Nights ) (Day 14 to Day 17)
  • Period of travel
    Price (pp)
  • 01 Feb - 15 Dec

    £919*

  • Period of travel
    Price (pp)
  • 01 Feb - 15 Dec

    £1129*

  • Period of travel
    Price (pp)
  • 01 Feb - 31 Mar

    £1349*

  • 01 Apr - 30 Jun

    £1549*

  • 01 Jul - 31 Oct

    £1579*

  • 01 Nov - 15 Dec

    £1349*

  • Period of travel
    Price (pp)
  • 01 Feb - 31 Mar

    £1419*

  • 01 Apr - 30 Jun

    £2219*

  • 01 Jul - 31 Oct

    £2279*

  • 01 Nov - 15 Dec

    £1419*

At Victoria Falls, the mighty Zambezi riverthunders over a 100-metre drop into a narrow ravine dividing Zimbabwe and Zambia. The colossal cascade, with its surrounding rainforest and diverse wildlife, is one of Africa’s most celebrated attractions.Take a guided tour of the Zimbabwean side of the Falls and a spectacular helicopter flight excursion. Choose from a range of hotels and lodges, each offering distinct meal plans and additional included activities such as game drives in Chobe National Park, walking safaris in Zambezi National Park and sunset river cruises. Speak to our travel advisors about options for accommodation and activities.
Tour At a Glance:
‘Flight of Angels’ helicopter excursion for a breathtaking aerial perspective of the Falls
Join a guided tour of the Zimbabwean side of the Falls, including Victoria Falls National Park
Choose from several accommodation options, each with its own included excursions 
 

 

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Day 1

Arrival Victoria Falls

Transfer from Victoria Falls Airport to your selected hotel in Victoria Falls, where you will stay for 3 nights.

Deluxe Hotel: The Wallow Lodge
Accommodation, all meals and selected drinks, return transfers ex Victoria Falls or Livingstone Airport, shuttle transfers to Victoria Falls town, Emergency Medical Evacuation cover.

Inclusive activities at The Wallow Lodge:
Visit to the Victoria Falls Wildlife Trust
Cocktails & Canapes at the Batoka Gorge
Full Day Chobe National Park, includes river safari, lunch & game drive, including Chobe National Park Fee
Game Drive on the Wild Horizons Wildlife Sanctuary (this is included; however, guests might opt not to do this drive, based on the Chobe National Park done the day prior)
Sundowner Cruise, including river usage fee
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Day 2

Victoria Falls

Join a guided tour to explore the Zimbabwean side of the Victoria Falls. The excursion includes entrance to the UNECO-listed Victoria Falls Rainforest National Park, with its network of walking trails and spectacular views of the Falls.
Spend time at leisure or join activities included with your accommodation, such as a sunset river cruise or a wildlife conservation safari. 
Meals included will be dependent on your choice of accommodation.

Standard Hotel: Insika Victoria Falls
Accommodation and Breakfast 
 
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Day 3

Victoria Falls

Take a spectacular 13-minute helicopter flight above the majestic Falls. Enjoy unparalleled views of the enormous chasm, zigzag gorges and the hundreds of small islands upstream in the Zambezi River.
 
Remaining time at leisure to enjoy the facilities at your chosen hotel or to join optional excursions.

Superior Hotel: The Palm River Hotel
Accommodation and Breakfast
3 Night Value Add: valid during 01st January - 20th December 2023 and 2024
Book three consecutive nights’ accommodation in any room type and guests will receive:
Complimentary 3-course dinner at The Palm River Hotel (drinks excluded)
Complimentary 3-course dinner at Ilala Lodge Hotel, Cassia Restaurant with return transfers (drinks excluded). 
 
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Day 4

Onward travel

After breakfast, transfer from your hotel to Victoria Falls Airport.

Luxury Hotel: Old Drift Lodge
Accommodation, all meals and drinks, complimentary mini bars in the rooms, return transfers ex Victoria Falls or Livingstone Airport, shuttle transfers to Victoria Falls town, Emergency Medical Evacuation cover.
Stay 3 Pay 2 at Old Drift Lodge. Special offer is valid during the Green Season (01 November ’23 to 20 December ’23, 11 January’24 to 31 March’24 and 01 November’24 to 20 December‘24). * Conservation levy is charged per person per night and payable for 3 nights.
Activities available at Old Drift Lodge at no extra charge to guests (time / weather permitting)
Morning or Afternoon Game drives in the Zambezi Nat Park
Morning or Afternoon River Safaris
Morning or Afternoon Guided Walking Safaris
A Lunch at the Lookout Cafe - Including drinks (2023). A breakfast, brunch or lunch at the Lookout Cafe -per stay- Including drinks (2024)
Guided Tour of the Falls – Zimbabwe 
 
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Hotels

  • Protea Hotel by Marriott Johannesburg Balalaika Sandton
    Protea Hotel by Marriott Johannesburg Balalaika Sandton
    Johannesburg
  • Hazyview Sun
    Hazyview Sun
    Mpumalanga
  • The Royal Villas
    The Royal Villas
    Swaziland
  • ANEW Hotel Hluhluwe
    ANEW Hotel Hluhluwe
    Hluhluwe
  • Protea Hotel Umhlanga
    Protea Hotel Umhlanga
    Durban
  • Aha The Rex Hotel
    Aha The Rex Hotel
    Knysna
  •  Hlangana Lodge
    Hlangana Lodge
    Oudtshoorn
  • President Hotel
    President Hotel
    Cape Town
  • Old Drift Lodge
    Old Drift Lodge
    Victoria Falls
  • Palm River Hotel
    Palm River Hotel
    Victoria Falls
  • The Wallow Lodge
    The Wallow Lodge
    Victoria Falls

Protea Hotel by Marriott Johannesburg Balalaika Sandton

Johannesburg
  • Protea Hotel by Marriott Johannesburg Balalaika Sandton

Protea Hotel by Marriott Johannesburg Balalaika Sandton is located at 20 Maude Street, Sandown, Sandton, opposite the Johannesburg Stock Exchange.

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Hazyview Sun

Mpumalanga
  • Hazyview Sun

On 10 acres of gardens on a rural hillside, this sophisticated hotel has scenic views over the Sand River Valley. It's 1.2 km from Route 40, 8.3 km from Hazyview's Blue Haze Mall, and 20.7 km from Kruger National Park

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The Royal Villas

Swaziland
  • The Royal Villas

10 Minutes from Mbabane, 25 Minutes from Oshoek Border, 45 minutes by air from O.R Tambo Intn’l Airport.

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ANEW Hotel Hluhluwe

Hluhluwe
  • ANEW Hotel Hluhluwe

Off the R22 road, this relaxed hotel is a 2-minute walk from central Hluhluwe and 10.9 km from iSimangaliso Wetland Park.

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Protea Hotel Umhlanga

Durban
  • Protea Hotel Umhlanga

Centrally situated in the heart of Umhlanga Rocks, Durban Protea Hotel Umhlanga is approximately two-minute walk from the main protected beach. It is also within walking distance of many pubs, restaurants, shopping centres an

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Aha The Rex Hotel

Knysna
  • Aha The Rex Hotel

Located on the World Famous Garden Route, The Rex Hotel is a celebration of urban style and impeccable service making it one of the most exhilarating getaways in its class. The Rex is close to Knysna Quays, Knysna Elephant Pa

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Hlangana Lodge

Oudtshoorn
  •  Hlangana Lodge

Oudtshoorn Hotel Location 1kilometer from the Oudtshoorn town center. Walking distance from well-known restaurants: Jemima's, Bello Cibo, La Dolce Vita, Black Swan.

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President Hotel

Cape Town
  • President Hotel

President Hotel is 6 km away from Cape Town Stadium and the shops and attractions of the V&A waterfront. Cape Town International Airport is around 30 minutes’ drive away.

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Old Drift Lodge

Victoria Falls
  • Old Drift Lodge

Upstream of the iconic Victoria Falls, on the banks of the Zambezi River, lies Old Drift Lodge. The lodge boasts luxury accommodation overlooking the pristine Zambezi National Park, a mere 7 kilometers from the mighty Victori

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Palm River Hotel

Victoria Falls
  • Palm River Hotel

The hotel’s location could not be more idyllic, situated as it is along the banks of the iconic Zambezi River, among towering indigenous trees and only 4 kilometres from Africa’s Natural World Wonder, Victoria Fal

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The Wallow Lodge

Victoria Falls
  • The Wallow Lodge

Located in Victoria Falls, The Wallow Lodge is in a national park, a 1-minute drive from Victoria Falls National Park and 14 minutes from Devil's Pool. This all-inclusive tentalow is 4.4 mi (7.1 km) from Zambezi National

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What's Included?

  • SPECIAL OFFER: SAVE up to 20% for 14 April 2024 departure only | Book by 12 Mar.
  • Return International flights.
  • Meet & Greet services on arrival. 
  • Transportation including toll fees in air-conditioned vehicles.
  • Accommodation at hotels as specified in the itinerary.
  • Meals, 13 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 6 dinners including gratuities.
  • Services of a professional English-speaking tour guide.
  • Entrance fees as specified in the itinerary.
  • Bottled water in eco-friendly packaging.
  • TOUR EXTENSION:
  • Regional return flights: Cape Town to Victoria Falls
  • Schedule return transfers, 3 night accommodation (selected hotel), Flight of Angels & Guided Tour of the Falls

What's not Included?

  • Visa fees.
  • Regional flights - Durban to Port Elizabeth.
  • Any tips and gratuities.
  • Entrance fees not mentioned.
  • Any medical or travel insurance.
  • Personal items (beverages, cigarettes, telephone calls, room service, laundry and other extras).
  • Any other services not mentioned in the itinerary and inclusions.

Additional Information

Prices above are per person in pounds sterling (£) based on twin sharing.
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