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Discover the diverse landscapes and cultures of South Africa's Kruger National Park, the Garden Route, magnificent Cape Coast 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.

Including...

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

  • Pretoria city tour
  • Safari in Kruger National Park
  • See highlights of the Panorama Route and Drakensburg Escarpment viewpoint
  • 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

17 Nights 2019 departures

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Day 1 UK-Johannesburg

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

Pretoria Gauteng Province South Africa Africa

Day 3 Pretoria-Kruger National Park

Protea Kruger Gate

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

Maybe see Rhino on a safari

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

Kruger National Park South Africa Africa

Day 5 The Drakensberg Escarpment

Lookout point at 'God's Window'

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

Drakensberg Escarpment Eastern Cape South Africa Africa

Day 6 Kruger National Park-Ezulwini

Ezulwini valley in Swaziland

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

Ezulwini Swaziland Africa

Day 7 Ezulwini to Jozini

Ghost Mountain in South Africa

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

Wildlife at iSimangaliso Wetland Park

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

iSimangaliso Wetland Park Kwazulu Natal South Africa Africa

Day 9 Jozini-Durban

Port Elizabeth City Hall

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

Shakaland Kwazulu Natal South Africa Africa

Day 10 Port Elizabeth to Knysna

Tsitsikamma National Park

Visit the sweeping tracts of coastal forest of Tsitsikamma National Park en route to Knysna, a town on a beautiful lagoon and a highlight of the Garden Route. Spend two nights at the locally rated 4-star Rex Hotel. B,D

Tsitsikamma National Park Garden Route South Africa Africa

Day 11 Knysna

Tsitsikamma Forest

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

Ostrich farm in Oudtshoorn

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

Outeniqua Transport Mueusm George Garden Route South Africa Africa

Day 13 Arniston

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

Cape Agulhas Western Cape South Africa Africa

Day 14 Arniston to Cape Town

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

Table Mountain

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

Cape Town Cape Town Western Cape South Africa Africa

Day 16 Cape Town

Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens

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


Day 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


20 Nights 2020 departures

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Day 1 UK-Johannesburg

Johannesburg

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


Day 2 Johannesburg-Pretoria

The Palace of Justice, 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

Pretoria Gauteng Province South Africa Africa

Day 3 Pretoria-Kruger National Park

Protea Kruger Gate

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

Maybe see Rhino on a safari

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

Kruger National Park South Africa Africa

Day 5 Panorama Route and visit to Drakensburg Escarpment

Lookout point at 'God's Window'

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

Drakensberg Escarpment Eastern Cape South Africa Africa

Day 6 Kruger National Park-Ezulwini

Ezulwini valley in Swaziland

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

Ghost Mountain in South Africa

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

Safari in Mkzuze falls

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

Traditional bee hive huts

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

The spectacular Howick Falls

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, D


Day 11 Sani Pass

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

The Botanical Gardens, 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, D


Day 13 Durban-Knysna

Tsitsikamma National Park, Garden Route

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

Knysna lagoon

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


Day 15 Knysna-Arniston

Ostrich farm in Oudtshoorn

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

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

Cape Agulhas Western Cape South Africa Africa

Day 17 Arniston-Cape Town

Cape Town

Enjoy a scenic drive to Franschhoek and lunch at Rickety Bridge Winery, 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 4-star Commodore Hotel. B, L


Day 18 Cape Town

Table Mountain

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


Day 20 - 21 Cape Town - UK

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



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