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South Africa: A World in One Country

SITA World Tours
4.8 . Excellent
95%
Travel Style: Array Full on
Physical Level: All or most of day hiking or biking, hills included. 3- Moderate
Lodging Level: 3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards. Comfort (4*)
14 days
From: $ 3,095 $ 221 / day
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Overview

Highlights (Bullets)

  • Enjoy game drive in specially outfitted safari vehicle
  • Visit Kingdom of Swaziland
  • Boat rides at Lake St Lucia and Knysna
  • Explore Cape of Good Hope

Short Description

This all-encompassing, 14-day itinerary includes all the special details that make South Africa one of our most popular destinations. Sophisticated urban living, vast forested mountains, fertile plains, fascinating wildlife and magical cultural traditions all come together in a world of African adventure

Style Group tour
See all the highlights and popular spots on a classic tour.
Itinerary Focus Classic Highlights
3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards.
Lodging Level Comfort (4*)
Flight & Transport Inclusions All internal ground transport
Start City Johannesburg
End City Cape Town

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive Johannesburg

Arrive in Johannesburg, where you are met and escorted to your hotel.

Day 2: Johannesburg / Pretoria / Mpumalanga - Hazyview

Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

Leave Johannesburg’s distinctive skyline behind 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. After traversing the famous Long Tom Pass, we travel via Sabie and arrive late afternoon into Hazyview, the safari hub of the Kruger National Park.

Day 3: Hazyview - Panorama Route

Meals: Breakfast

Today we journey up the awe inspiring Panorama Route with its forested mountains and fertile plains. After viewing the Blyde River Canyon (home to the Three Rondavels), Bourke’s Luck Potholes and God’s Window before arriving back in Hazyview in the early afternoon. The free time allows for a lazy afternoon relaxing around the pool or an exciting afternoon game activity in the Kruger National park (additional cost)

Day 4: Hazyview - Kruger National Park

Meals: Breakfast

Savor the magic of this enormous wildlife sanctuary on your morning game drive in open safari vehicle in search of lion, elephant, buffalo, rhino and leopard, and all manner of wildlife, birds and plant species. The afternoon is free for optional game drive in the park or the Elephant interaction experience, with an opportunity to touch, feed and brush down these magnificent animals (additional cost).

Day 5: Hazyview / The Kingdom of Swaziland

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

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 for a true African shopping experience at the vibrant Ezulwini Craft Market which is packed with woven baskets, beadwork and carvings.

Day 6: Zululand

Meals: Breakfast

We start the day travelling into Zululand, passing traditional round huts and endless vistas. We arrive mid-afternoon at our hotel in the Hluhluwe-Umfolozi area.

Day 7: Lake St Lucia / Durban

Meals: Breakfast

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.

Day 8: Durban / Port Elizabeth / Garden Route - Knysna

Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

Morning transfer to the airport for a scheduled flight to Port Elizabeth (flight at additional cost). 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.

Day 9: Garden Route - Knysna

Meals: Breakfast and Lunch

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.

Day 10: Garden Route - Oudtshoorn

Meals: Breakfast and Lunch

This morning we head underground for a fascinating tour of the Cango Caves, one of South Africa’s most incredible natural wonders and 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.

Day 11: Garden Route / Cape Town

Meals: Breakfast

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’.

Day 12: Cape Town - Cape Peninsula

Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

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 (weather permitting, additional cost) 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.

Day 13: Cape Town - Cape Winelands

Meals: Breakfast

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.

Day 14: Depart Cape Town

Meals: Breakfast

Day at leisure. Transfer to the airport for your departure flight.

Availability

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Price Per Day: $ 221 per day
  • Deposit Price: $ 500
  • Single Supplement: $ 700

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22 SITA World Tours Travel Reviews & Ratings

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South Africa: A World in One Country

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Had a wonderful trip

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I want to let you know that we had a wonderful trip and that your planning and arrangements were just perfect. We were VERY satisfied with your services and with everyone involved in our tour.
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This adventure is a childhood dream come true

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Amongst the packing, weighing, and pondering I want to extend my sincere appreciation to you for all of your support. This adventure is a childhood dream come true, the likes of which, is equally foreign to me. It is difficult to admit, but six months ago I didn't even know what cargo pants were. I know the "foreign" part has, at times, left me anxious, confused, and frustrated. And yet, your steady guidance has remained consistent and I am immensely grateful to you for that. You never made me feel as if my questions were irrelevant ...... OMGosh thank you so much for that Natalie. You are a credit to your profession and I am grateful you have guided me through this process.
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I really loved the tours

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South Africa is all by itself a magical place. When combined with people in the tourist industry who are competent, friendly and knowledgeable, a visit there can be very special. And ours was very special indeed...I really loved the tours that your company put together; they were really very well balanced.
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India was great

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India was great. In fact, it was unbelievable. My wife said it was the best vacation we have ever had-and we have had many. The people of India are the kindest and nicest that we have ever meet. Thank you for your part in arranging the trip.
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Everything was well organized

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We returned from our 13-day East African Explorer trip two weeks ago. The trip fully met our expectations. Everything was well organized, accommodations and food were excellent, safari drives were great. Our driver/guide in Kenya, Gitonga (aka Anderson) was excellent and enthusiastic. Based on our experience I can confidently say we will book another trip with SITA in the near future.
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Very satisfied with our tour. The tour guide Nene in Athens was awesome. Hotel was in an excellent location.

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Flight & Transport Inclusions

All internal ground transport

Group Size

Standard Group - 25 + people

Accommodations

Hotels

Johannesburg - Protea Hotel Wanderers

Hazyview - Perry’s Bridge Hollow Boutique Hotel

Swaziland - Royal Swazi Spa Hotel

Zululand - Protea Hotel Hluhluwe

Durban - Protea Hotel Edward

Knysna - Knysna Hollow Country Estate

Oudtshoorn - Queens Hotel

Cape Town - Protea Hotel President

Cancellation policy

All cancellations must be received by SITA in writing; cancellation/s will be effective when the written notice is received at SITA's offices in Encino, CA.

If a cancellation is received after SITA is in possession of the initial deposit, but more than 60 days prior to departure (or 90 days if applicable), the cancellation fee incurred will be $250 per person (a higher cancellation fee may apply to some tours). If cancellation is received between 59 and 45 days (or 89 - 45 days) prior to departure the fee incurred will be 25% of the entire tour price. If final payment has been received before 60 days (or 90 days) prior to departure, and cancellation occurs, the fee incurred will be 25% of the entire tour price. Cancellation/s received between 44 days and 30 days prior to departure will be charged a fee of 50% of the entire tour price. NO REFUNDS whatsoever will be made for cancellations received within the last 30 days prior to departure.

Airfares are subject to different rules and cancellation fees; some may be non-refundable. Details will be provided at the time of booking.

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Meals Included

13 Breakfasts, 3 Lunches and 3 Dinners

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