South Africa’s remarkable canvases will unfold before you on this popular tour…
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.
15 nights in hotels and 2 in flight
35meals: 15 breakfasts (B), 7 lunches (L) and 13 dinners (D)
- VIP door-to-door travel service
- Optional travel insurance and additional cancellation rights, or a reduction if not required
- Return flights and transfers
- Saga tour manager
- Welcome drink reception
- Porterage at all hotels
Excursions and visits
- Pretoria city tour
- Safari in Kruger National Park
- Scenic tour of the Drakensberg escarpment
- 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
Day 1 – 2
After taking Saga’s included UK door-to-door travel service to the airport, fly overnight to Johannesburg. Enjoy an included orientation tour of Pretoria. Stay overnight at the Zebra Country Lodge (4Q). D
Pretoria to Kruger National Park
Journey to Kruger National Park, Africa’s largest, and stay for three nights at the Protea Kruger Gate (3Q), dependent on your date of departure.
Please note: departures on the 21st February, 15th April, and 13th May, 2017 will stay instead at the Sabi River Sun Resort (3Q). Departures on the 4th and 8th February, 11th March, 8th April and 14th October, 2017 will stay at the Southern Sun Emnotweni (3Q). B, L, D
Kruger Game Drive
Look out for the ‘big five’ on an included safari. B, D
The Drakensberg Escarpment
An included tour explores some of the splendid natural landmarks of Limpopo Province. B, L, D
Lowveld to Ezulwini
Travel to Ezulwini and discover why this country is often referred to as the Switzerland of Africa. Stay overnight at the Lugogo Sun (3Q). B, L, D
Ezulwini to St Lucia
Continue your drive to Jozini, set in the heart of the Zulu Kingdom, where you’ll stay two nights at Jozini Tiger Lodge (4Q), on the banks of Lake Jozini. Enjoy an included lunch on arrival at your hotel. This afternoon look forward to an included ‘Sundowner’ cruise on Lake Jozini. B, L, D
Today is at leisure. Relax or perhaps join on the optional cruises available. B, D
Nature Reserve |
Pehaps take an optional visit to a nature reserve at
iSimangaliso Wetland Park.
Jozini to Durban to Port Elizabeth
Travel to Durban, pausing for lunch and a cultural show at Shakaland en route. You then fly from Durban to Port Elizabeth where you stay overnight at The Radisson Blu Port Elizabeth (4Q).
Please note: departures on the 21st February, 13th May, 3rd June and 23rd September, 2017, will stay at the Courtyard Hotel (4Q). B, L, D
Port Elizabeth to Knysna
Visit the coastal forest of Tsitsikamma National Park en route to Knysna, a highlight of the Garden Route. Spend two nights at The Rex Hotel (4Q), which is a short walk from Knysna waterfront shopping area. (Please note 2017 departures stay instead at The Moorings (4Q)). B, D
Enjoy an included cruise on Knysna Lagoon and free time to explore the town independently. B, D
Knysna Lagoon |
Perhaps join anoptionalcruise on Knysna Lagoon.
Knysna to Arniston via the Outeniqua Mountains
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 and enjoy an included lunch. Stay two nights at the Arniston Spa Hotel (4Q).
Please note: departures on the 29th April, 2917 will stay at the Misty Waves Hotel (4Q). B, L, D
An included excursion visits Cape Aghulas, the tip of Africa where the Atlantic and Indian Oceans meet.The rest of the day is at leisure see the nearby fishing village, relax on pristine beaches or explore the nature reserve. B,D
Arniston to Cape Town
Travel to Cape Town, pausing for a wine tasting and lunch en route, and stay three nights at the Sun Square Cape Town Gardens (4Q).
Please note – departures on the 21st February, 2017, will stay at the Lagoon Beach Hotel (3Q). Alternatively, you may like to upgrade your stay to the prestigious Table Bay Hotel (5Q) for a supplement. B, L
See the city’s highlights on an included morning tour. B
Perhaps join an optional excursion to the Cape Peninsula. B, D
Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens |
Perhaps join an optional excursion to the world-famous Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens.
Day 17 – 18
Travel to the airport for your overnight flight, arriving the following morning for your included UK door-to-door travel service. B