Johannesburg • Mpumalanga • Kruger National Park • Swaziland • Zululand • Durban • Port Elizabeth • Knysna • Oudtshoorn • Cape Town

14
Days
A glorious 14-day southern African experience, where you’ll see and savour the immense richness of the country. From the wilds of Kruger National Park to the cosmopolitan sophistication of Cape Town, you’ll come to understand why South Africa is dubbed A World in One Country.
Itinerary is subject to change.
Day
1
(Sun) Johannesburg
Touch 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: Protea Hotel Wanderers or similar
Distance travelled today: 35 kms
Day
2
(Mon) Pretoria / Mpumalanga (BB, BD)
Depart by 08h30 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 Dullstroom and Lydenburg, on to your accommodation for the evening which is situated on the famous Long Tom Pass .
The afternoon is at leisure to take in the panoramic views across the escarpment or to participate in one of the many activities such as mountain biking, hiking or trout fishing (activity costs for own account) which are on offer at the hotel.
Accommodation: Misty Mountain or similar
Distance travelled today: 425 kms
Day
3
(Tue) Panorama Route (BB)
This morning gasp at the glory that is God’s Window, a boundless view of forested mountains and fertile plains, and we explore Bourke’s Luck Potholes. After lunch (own account) we enjoy a leisurely interpretive boat cruise along the lush subtropical banks of the Blyde River Canyon, one of the natural wonders of Africa. View Africa’s largest active tufa falls as well as the famous Three Rondavels.
Accommodation: Perry’s Bridge Hollow Boutique Hotel or similar
Distance travelled today: 320 kms
Day
4
(Wed) A Morning ‘Big Five’ game viewing in Kruger National Park (PB)
Set off before breakfast for a morning 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. We return to Hazyview around lunch time and you have the afternoon at leisure.
Accommodation: Perry’s Bridge Hollow Boutique Hotel or similar
Distance travelled today: 250 kms
Day
5
(Thu) The Kingdom of Swaziland (BB,BL,BD)
Enjoy an enchanting drive to the tiny Kingdom of Swaziland, a former British Protection Territory, now ruled by King MsWati III. An interactive cultural experience introduces us to the charming people of Swaziland and their traditions. We continue through the capital city, Mbabane, and on to the beautiful Ezulwini Valley.
Accommodation: Lugogo Sun or similar
Distance travelled today: 310 kms
Day
6
(Fri) The Kingdom of the Zulu’s (BB)
We start the day with a true African shopping experience at the vibrant Ezulwini Craft Market which is packed with woven baskets, beadwork and carvings. Then on into Zululand, passing traditional round huts and endless vistas. We arrive mid-afternoon at our hotel in the Umfolozi area.
Accommodation: Protea Hotel Umfolozi River
Distance travelled today: 360 kms
Day
7
(Sat) Durban (BB)
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. We arrive into Durban early afternoon and the remainder of the afternoon is at leisure, to enjoy the golden beaches and warm waters of the Indian Ocean or take a stroll along the lively promenade.
Accommodation: Protea Hotel Edward or similar
Distance travelled today: 275 kms
Day
8
(Sun) Port Elizabeth / Knysna (BB,D)
We enjoy breakfast before being collected and transferred to the airport for a morning flight (cost of flight not included) to Port Elizabeth.
We will be met by our new tour director and once everyone has arrived, we set off to explore the Tsitsikamma section of the Garden Route National Park. Here we are treated to magnificent coastal views and to soak up the beauty of the glorious, indigenous Tsitsikamma Forest. Late this afternoon we arrive in Knysna, perhaps South Africa’s most visually stunning resort, in the heart of the famous Garden Route.
Accommodation: Knysna Hollow Country Estate or similar
Distance travelled today: 360 kms
Day
9
(Mon) Knysna (BB, HL)
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 we have the remainder of the day at leisure, to enjoy this lovely and special town.
Accommodation: Knysna Hollow Country Estate or similar
Distance travelled today: 15 kms
Day
10
(Tue) Oudtshoorn (BB, HL)
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: Queens Hotel or similar
Distance travelled today: 210 kms
Day
11
(Wed) Cape Town (BB)
This is 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: Protea Hotel President or similar
Distance travelled today: 475 kms
Day
12
(Thu) Cape Peninsula (BB)
A full day touring of the ruggedly beautiful Cape Peninsula winding our way through some of the most spectacular coastal scenery in the world. 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
Distance travelled today: 200 kms
Day
13
(Fri) Cape Winelands (BB)
We journey into the beautiful and tranquil Cape Winelands, visiting both Paarl and Stellenbosch before stopping for wine tasting at two well-known estates. Pass by the impressive Huguenot Memorial Museum and the Afrikaans Language Monument which provide a historical perspective.
Accommodation: Protea Hotel President or similar
Distance travelled today: 200 kms
Day
14
(Sat) Cape Town (BB)
This brings us to the end of our ‘World in One Country’. Check out of your hotel and transfer to the airport for your flight home.


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What you get

Dining Inclusions
13 Breakfasts.
3 Lunches.
3 Dinners.
Plus
Airport transfers included.
Hotel porterage included.
Kruger National Park Conservation Levy included.
Please note that conservation levies are subject to increase without prior notice and is at the discretion of the game park.
Please Note
The internal flight between Durban and Port Elizabeth is not included.
All guests are requested to book flight SA1334 departing 09h15 to arrive in Port Elizabeth at 10h35.
On day eight the tour departs from Port Elizabeth between 11h00 and 12h00. Any guests arriving after 12h00 will need to arrange for a transfer to join the group in Knysna.
Visa conditions apply for Swaziland and passports are required.
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We have successfully carried well over 7 000 satisfied passengers on this comprehensive tour of South Africa. In just 14 days you will see the highlights - Trust Thompsons Africa to show you the best of our diverse and exciting country. This tour departs every week on a Sunday. 
Departs
This tour departs every week on a Sunday.