- The popular resort of Knysna
- Perhaps see leopards on safari
- Table Mountain
- The stunning Garden Route
- Cape Town
A World in One Country
- VIP door to door
Discover Kruger National Park, the Garden Route, the Cape Coast and more
With diverse cultures and landscapes, and an impressive range of bird, animal and plant species, it’s no wonder South Africa is said to be ‘a world in one country’! Spot the ‘Big Five’ on a game drive in Kruger National Park, discover the mountainous kingdom of Swaziland, head into the heart of the Zulu Kingdom in Mkuze, drive along the scenic Garden Route, and go wine tasting in the Cape Winelands. This all-encompassing tour offers the chance to experience South Africa’s top attractions.
18 nights in hotels and 2 in flight
42 meals: 18 breakfasts (B), 9 lunches (L) and 15 dinners (D)
Saga tour manager
Plus all this...
- Return flights and transfers
- Welcome drink reception
- Porterage at all hotels
Excursions and visits
- Pretoria city tour
- Safari in Kruger National Park
- Highlights of the Panorama Route and Drakensburg Escarpment
- Lake Jozini boat cruise
- Zulu cultural village
- Visit to Tsitsikamma National Park
- Tour around Cape Aghulas
- Wine tasting in the Cape Winelands
- Cape Town city tour and Table Mountain
Use of audio headsets on guided tours
- Day 1 UK-Johannesburg
- Day 2 Johannesburg-Pretoria
- Day 3 Pretoria-Kruger National Park
- Day 4 Kruger Game Drive
- Day 5 Panorama Route and visit to Drakensburg Escarpment
- Day 6 Kruger National Park-Ezulwini
- Day 7 Ezulwini to Mkuze
- Day 8 Jozini
- Day 9 Jozini-Richards Bay
- Day 10 Richards Bay-Sani Pass
- Day 11 Sani Pass
- Day 12 Sani Pass-Durban
- Day 13 Durban-Knysna
- Day 14 Knysna
- Day 15 Knysna-Arniston
- Day 16 Arniston
- Day 17 Arniston-Cape Town
- Day 18 Cape Town
- Day 19 Cape Town
- Day 20 Cape Town - UK
- Day 21 UK
Zebra Country Lodge
Protea Hotel by Marriott Kruger Gate
Royal Swazi Spa
Ghost Mountain Inn
Bon Hotel Waterfront
Sani Pass Hotel
Protea Hotel by Marriott Umhalanga
The Rex Hotel Knysna
Arniston Spa Hotel
Day 1 UK-Johannesburg
After taking your included VIP door-to-door travel service to the airport, fly overnight to Johannesburg.
Day 2 Johannesburg-Pretoria
On arrival transfer to Pretoria. Enjoy an included orientation tour of this attractive city with an air of history to much of its centre, before checking into your hotel.
Stay overnight at the 4-star Zebra Country Lodge (4Q), bordering a game reserve. D
Day 3 Pretoria-Kruger National Park
Journey to Kruger National Park, Africa's largest, stopping for an included lunch en route (270 miles, five hours and 30 minutes).
Stay for three nights at the 4-star Protea Hotel by Marriott Kruger Gate (4Q). 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 Panorama Route and visit to Drakensburg Escarpment
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
Day 6 Kruger National Park-Ezulwini
Travel to picturesque Ezulwini Valley (187 miles, four hours and 30 minutes) and discover the mountainous kingdom of Swaziland with its incredible landscapes and beautiful vistas.
Stay overnight at the 4-star Royal Swazi Spa (4Q). B, L, D
Day 7 Ezulwini to Mkuze
Continue to the heart of the Zulu Kingdom and Mkuze, close to the Umbombo Mountain nature reserve (135 miles, three hours). Enjoy lunch on arrival.
Stay two nights at the 4-star Ghost Mountain Inn (4Q), which enjoys an ideal location from which to explore the private reserves nearby. B, L, D
Day 8 Jozini
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-Richards Bay
Visit Hluhluwe Game Reserve for a game drive. The oldest proclaimed nature reserve in South Africa is home to populations of both white and black rhino. After lunch, enjoy a performance at a Zulu cultural village, then continue to Richards Bay (93 miles, two hours).
Stay overnight at the 4-star Bon Hotel Waterfront (4Q). B, L, D
Day 10 Richards Bay-Sani Pass
Depart today for the Sani Pass pausing en route at the impressive waterfall of Howick Falls, whose waters tumble more than 300 feet (252 miles, five hours).
Late this afternoon arrive at the 3-star Sani Pass Hotel (3Q) where you stay for the next two nights. B, D
Day 11 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
Depart for Durban (151 miles, three hours), where you’ll visit the beautiful Botanical Gardens and enjoy tea and scones.
Continue to the upmarket Durban suburb of Umhlanga, where you stay overnight at the 3-star Protea Hotel by Marriott Umhalanga (4Q). B, L, D
Day 13 Durban-Knysna
After an early start, fly to Port Elizabeth (90 minutes), from where you’ll travel along the famous Garden Route to Knysna (170 miles, three hours), pausing en route to see Storms River at Tsistikamma National Park.
Stay for the next two nights at the 4-star The Rex Hotel Knysna (3Q). B, D
Day 14 Knysna
Enjoy today at leisure. B, D
Day 15 Knysna-Arniston
Depart for Outdsthoorn (74 miles, 90 minutes), the ‘ostrich capital’ where you can enjoy a morning tour and lunch at an Ostrich Farm.
Afterwards enjoy a scenic journey to Arniston (196 miles, three hours and 30 minutes), where you spend the next two nights at the 4-star Arniston Spa Hotel (4Q). B, L, D
Day 16 Arniston
Enjoy a morning tour to Cape Aghulas 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
Day 17 Arniston-Cape Town
Enjoy a scenic drive to Franschhoek (105 miles, two hours) where you can enjoy a stroll through the town.
Afterwards, look forward to enjoying lunch at Rickety Bridge Wine Farm as well as a wine tasting before continuing to Cape Town (52 miles, 90 minutes), where you will spend the next three nights at the 4-star Commodore Hotel (4Q). B, L
Day 18 Cape Town
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
Day 20 Cape Town - UK
Spend your final day at leisure in Cape Town, then this evening, transfer to the airport for your return overnight flight to the UK. B
Day 21 UK
Arrive in the UK this morning for your included VIP door-to-door travel service home.
Post-holiday extension - bed and breakfast
Extend your tour with a three-night stay at the 4-star Commodore Hotel (4Q) on a bed-and-breakfast basis.
Alternatively upgrade to the elegant 5-star Table Bay Hotel (5Q) on a bed-and-breakfast basis, set in the heart of Cape Town’s Victoria and Alfred Waterfront – the hub of one of the world’s most picturesque working harbours. It's conveniently situated near the bars, cafes and restaurants, and offers a wealth of shopping opportunities. The hotel combines the elegance of neo-Victorian architecture with traditional hospitality. A Saga Host is available on a daily basis to help you plan your time in Cape Town.
Pre-holiday extension - Half board
Extend your holiday in Zambia where you can witness majestic Victoria Falls. Stay at the 4-star Victoria Falls Safari Lodge (4Q). This optional pre-extension includes accommodation with half board, the services of a Saga-appointed representative in Victoria Falls, and transport and flights as specified.
Day 1: UK-Johannesburg-Victoria Falls. Before your main tour, depart the UK and fly to Johannesburg International Airport, where you'll then board your flight to Zambia, which will take approximately one hour-and-35 minutes. Upon arrival at Livingstone Airport you will be met by your representative and escorted to your vehicle for your transfer to the Victoria Falls Safari Lodge in Zimbabwe, where you stay for three nights.
Day 2: Victoria Falls; included walking tour. Spend a full day enjoying the programme of activities. After an early breakfast, you can explore the Falls and marvel at the majesty of Victoria Falls from various angles. Above turbulent Victoria Falls the Zambezi is a languid, placid river, on which you set sail for a sunset cruise where you can sit back and relax as you sip sundowners whilst looking out for hippos and crocodiles in the water.
Day 3: Victoria Falls; optional excursions. Spend today at leisure. Your Saga Host will advise you of any optional excursions that may be organised.
Day 4: Victoria Falls to Johannesburg After breakfast, you may have free time for further exploration before travelling to the airport for your short flight back to Johannesburg International Airport, where you will then join the main tour. Due to your arrival time, it will not be possible for you to have the included orientation tour of Pretoria.