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A World in One Country

Duration
14 Days
Prices From:
US$ 2,920

Enjoy a tour of the best of South Africa, packed full of activities and ‘must-see’ areas from Kruger National Park to the Zulu Kingdom, ending in Cape Town, South Africa’s ‘Mother City’.


See the best of South Africa on this 14 day group tour from Johannesburg. Spot the Big 5, sun yourself on Durban’s beaches and explore the famous Garden Route on your way to the Cape.

The bustling nerve centre of South Africa’s economy, Johannesburg is the entry point of your tour. Consider arriving a day or two early to visit fascinating attractions such as the Military History Museum or the Apartheid Museum. Depart for nearby Pretoria and enjoy an orientation tour of South Africa’s de facto capital.

Onward to Mpumalanga, the gateway to Kruger National Park. Stop at spectacular God’s Window and Blyde River Canyon – the world’s 3rd largest – where fiery red cliffs look out over the surrounding forest. See them from a different angle on an interpretive boat cruise along the River, with a stop at the famous Three Rondavels. On reaching Kruger, get an early start for your best chance at glimpsing the Big Five. Then take another drive in the afternoon, before an elephant interaction experience brings you up close and personal with one of Africa’s most magnificent animals.

Cross into Swaziland and visit the thriving markets of Mbabane before spending the night in Ezulwini Valley, also known as ‘The Valley of Heaven’. Nearby Zululand conjures images of brightly coloured, fearless warriors, and the reality – though more modern – is no less colourful. At charming St Lucia, see hippo, crocodile and over 360 bird species, then go on to Durban to enjoy magnificent beaches. With a full afternoon at leisure, consider a city tour or a trip to U-Shaka Marine World.

Fly to Port Elizabeth for your transfer to Knysna, your first stop along South Africa’s famous Garden Route. Built around a tranquil estuary, the city’s attractions include the spectacular ‘Heads’ that form a gateway to the sea and nature reserves dedicated to the area’s amazing bird life.

Arrive in Cape Town for 3 nights in South Africa’s most beautiful city. You’ll explore the many sights of the Cape Peninsula, such as breathtaking Chapman’s Peak and the penguins of Boulders Beach. The following day is devoted to the Cape Winelands, for a taste of South Africa’s increasingly popular Stellenbosch and Paarl wine regions. Try some of the area’s famous Cabernet Sauvignon, along with many other varieties grown here.


 

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Duration
14 Days
Prices From:
US$ 2,920

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Day 1

Arrive Johannesburg

On arrival in Johannesburg at OR Tambo International Airport, you'll be met by a Goway representative and transferred to your hotel. Johannesburg is the largest and most populous city in South Africa. It is also the source of a large-scale gold and diamond trade, due to its location on the mineral-rich Witwatersrand range of hills. 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, you will meet up at reception for a briefing on the tour and a chance to meet fellow travellers.

Distance travelled today: 35 kms

Duration1 Night
Accommodation

Protea Hotel by Marriott Wanderers

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    Protea Hotel by Marriott Wanderers



    From the luxurious holiday haven of the 4-Star Protea Hotel Wanderers in Johannesburg, Gauteng, you can venture into some of the finest shopping and dining experiences on the continent. Sandton, Rosebank or the Melrose Arch Precinct are all only minutes away, or alternatively relax on ...

    From the luxurious holiday haven of the 4-Star Protea Hotel Wanderers in Johannesburg, Gauteng, you can venture into some of the finest shopping and dining experiences on the continent. Sandton, Rosebank or the Melrose Arch Precinct are all only minutes away, or alternatively relax on the Hotels' poolside sundeck or enjoy a cocktail in the trendy 24-hour bar.

    Experience the combination of high technology, exceptional elegance and upmarket decor, expressed in a tasteful blend of African, Feng Shui and Sporting motifs at this upmarket Gauteng Hotel.

    Careful attention to detail is the hallmark of this Hotel with all the amenities, including conference facilities, needed for a 4-Star vacation or business trip.

    Facilities

    • Bar(s)
    • Conference Facilities
    • Internet Access
    • Laundry facilities
    • Medical Services
    • Parking
    • Pool (s)
    • Restaurant(s)
    • Wheelchair Accessible Rooms

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Day 2

Johannesburg to Mpumalanga

Depart Johannesburg after breakfast and head for Pretoria, South Africa's capital city, for a short orientation tour, before continuing to the Mpumalanga Province, known as 'Paradise Country'. Dropping several hundred feet into the lush subtropical region of the Lowveld, you will travel via the historic towns of Dullstroom and Lydenburg. After traversing the famous Long Tom Pass, you will travel via Sabie and arrive late afternoon into Hazyview, the safari hub of the Kruger National Park.

Distance travelled today: 425 kms

Meal Plan Breakfast
Duration3 Nights
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Perrys Bridge Hollow

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    Perrys Bridge Hollow



    Uniquely situated in the Mpumalanga Lowveld, just 10 minutes away from the Kruger National Park, Perry's Bridge Hollow is ideal focal point for Lowveld touring. Chose to dine at one of the 4 restaurants which offer a great variety of cuisine. Perry's Bridge Brewery offers ...

    Uniquely situated in the Mpumalanga Lowveld, just 10 minutes away from the Kruger National Park, Perry's Bridge Hollow is ideal focal point for Lowveld touring. Chose to dine at one of the 4 restaurants which offer a great variety of cuisine. Perry's Bridge Brewery offers an afro-chic ambience where you can enjoy the locally brewed lager. In addition to the choice of restaurants, the trading post also boosts a clothing boutique, a deli, a curio shop, an interior design decor store, a hairdressing salon and an adventure and safari center. The animal farm creates a point of interest and entertainment for children.

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    • Concierge
    • Gift Shop
    • Hair/Beauty Salon
    • Laundry facilities
    • Lounge(s)
    • Massage Treatments
    • Parking
    • Playground
    • Pool (s)
    • Restaurant(s)
    • Room Service

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Day 3

Mpumalanga

After an early morning breakfast, you'll drive along the spectacular 'Panorama Route', offering views of amazing scenery including the 26 kilometre-long Blyde River Canyon (home to the Three Rondavels), Bourke's Luck Potholes' and historic God's Window, a breathtaking view (weather permitting) of the edge of the escarpment taking in the Kruger National Park.

You will arrive back in Hazyview in the early afternoon, where the remainder of the day is at leisure to relax or join an afternoon game experience (optional and for own account).

Distance travelled today: 320 kms

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Day 4

Mpumalanga

The day begins with early morning coffee or tea, followed by a thrilling open vehicle safari (with English speaking Safari Guide) through Kruger National Park with pre-packed breakfast. Kruger is one of the world's greatest national parks, home to a stunning array of wildlife. Search for the 'Big Five' (rhino, buffalo, lion, leopard, and elephant) as well as prolific birdlife and numerous other game. The afternoon is at leisure at your hotel. Late afternoon open vehicle game drives are available (optional and for own account).

Distance travelled today: 120 kms

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Day 5

Mpumalanga to Swaziland

This morning you will travel to Swaziland, an independent Kingdom within the borders of South Africa, known for its lovely scenery, crafts and colourful indigenous culture. An interactive cultural experience introduces us to the charming people of Swaziland and their traditions. You will travel via the capital city, Mbabane, and on to the beautiful Ezulwini Valley for a true African shopping experience at the Ezulwini Craft Market which is packed with woven baskets, beadwork and carvings. Overnight in Swaziland.

Distance travelled today: 310 kms

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Duration1 Night
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Royal Swazi Spa Hotel

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    Royal Swazi Spa Hotel



    Set in the natural tranquillity of the Ezulwini Valley - meaning Valley of Heaven, the Royal Swazi Spa Hotel beckons guests from all corners of the world. Facilities at the resort add to the overall appeal and include the bustling casino, the peaceful Royal Swazi ...

    Set in the natural tranquillity of the Ezulwini Valley - meaning Valley of Heaven, the Royal Swazi Spa Hotel beckons guests from all corners of the world. Facilities at the resort add to the overall appeal and include the bustling casino, the peaceful Royal Swazi Spa, an 18-hole championship golf course, lawn bowls, squash, tennis and horse riding. A variety of retail shops are also available at the resort. The Royal Swazi Spa Hotel offers a range of comfortable accommodation options that are ideal for family, romantic and group getaway experiences.

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    • Bar(s)
    • Casino
    • Conference Facilities
    • Golf
    • Gym/Fitness Facilities
    • Pool (s)
    • Restaurant(s)
    • Spa
    • Tennis

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Day 6

Swaziland to Zululand

After breakfast, you will continue south through Swaziland, before re-entering South Africa. Travel into Zululand, passing traditional round huts and endless vistas. There is an option to enjoy an afternoon open vehicle safari (optional and for own account with an English speaking Safari Guide) in the Hluhluwe-Umfolozi Game Reserve, which contains an immense diversity of fauna and flora and is particularly famous for its conservation of black and white rhino. Overnight in Hluhluwe-Umfolozi region.

Distance travelled today: 360 kms

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Duration1 Night
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Protea Hotel by Marriott Hluhluwe and Safaris

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    Rich in natural ambience and with a distinctively African rhythm, Protea Hotel Hluhluwe and Safaris treats guests to luxurious accommodation, tantalising cuisine, and a world-class service with friendly staff. Leave the modern world behind and discover the untamed beauty of Kwazulu Natal's Elephant coast and ...

    Rich in natural ambience and with a distinctively African rhythm, Protea Hotel Hluhluwe and Safaris treats guests to luxurious accommodation, tantalising cuisine, and a world-class service with friendly staff. Leave the modern world behind and discover the untamed beauty of Kwazulu Natal's Elephant coast and the neighbouring wildlife and marine reserves - a vibrant eco-system of unrivalled diversity.

    Facilities

    • Bar
    • Conference Facilities
    • Curio Shop
    • Lounge
    • Parking
    • Playground
    • Pool (s)
    • Restaurant
    • WiFi

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Day 7

Zululand to Durban (Umhlanga)

This morning, you will join a cruise on Lake St Lucia (depending on favourable weather conditions) before departing for Durban. Your journey takes us past traditional Zulu Kraals, Eucalyptus plantations and sugar cane fields. You will arrive early afternoon and the remainder of the day is at leisure to enjoy the golden beaches of the Indian Ocean. Overnight in Durban (Umhlanga).

Distance travelled today: 275 kms

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Duration1 Night
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Protea Hotel by Marriott Umhlanga

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    Umhlanga Rocks, near Durban in Kwa-Zulu Natal, evokes a vision of golden beaches, lush surroundings and the exhilaration of holidaying in an idyllic part of the world. The 3-Star Protea Hotel Umhlanga is where that vision turns to reality. Conveniently situated mere minutes from the ...

    Umhlanga Rocks, near Durban in Kwa-Zulu Natal, evokes a vision of golden beaches, lush surroundings and the exhilaration of holidaying in an idyllic part of the world. The 3-Star Protea Hotel Umhlanga is where that vision turns to reality.

    Conveniently situated mere minutes from the protected beach and only 10 minutes away from Durban in the heart of Umhlanga Rocks, the Protea Hotel Umhlanga offers friendly and comfortable 3-Star accommodation. Most of the 120 comfortably appointed rooms have sea-views and all are elegantly and stylishly furnished.

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    • Bar(s)
    • Conference Facilities
    • Internet Access
    • Parking
    • Restaurant(s)
    • Wheelchair Accessible Rooms

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Day 8

Durban (Umhlanga) to Knysna

After breakfast, transfer to Durban (Umhlanga) airport for the short southward flight to Port Elizabeth, where you will be met by a Goway representative and once everyone has arrived, you will set off to explore the magnificent beauty of the indigenous Tsitsikamma Forest. Visit the spectacularly beautiful Tsitsikamma National Park and Storms River Mouth (weather permitting). You'll arrive at your hotel in Knysna, known as the oyster box of South Africa, nestling on the banks of a beautiful lagoon in the heart of the Garden Route. Overnight in Knysna.

Distance travelled today: 360 kms

Meal Plan Breakfast and Dinner
Duration2 Nights
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Rex Hotel

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    Rex Hotel



    One of Knysna's most elegant and sophisticated accommodation offerings, The Rex Hotel promises its guests superior service and exceptional comfort. The impeccably appointed Rex Hotel offers travellers a gateway to world-class restaurants, blossoming forests and the shores of the serene lagoon. The Rex Hotel offers ...

    One of Knysna's most elegant and sophisticated accommodation offerings, The Rex Hotel promises its guests superior service and exceptional comfort. The impeccably appointed Rex Hotel offers travellers a gateway to world-class restaurants, blossoming forests and the shores of the serene lagoon. The Rex Hotel offers its guests free onsite parking, free bicycle hire and 24 hours security. The hotel is centrally located and within walking distance to all major banks, shopping malls as well as the Waterfront.

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    • Fitness Centre
    • Hair Salon
    • Parking

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Day 9

Knysna

After a leisurely breakfast, you'll enjoy a lagoon cruise to the Featherbed Nature Reserve, where you can take a trailer ride to the top of the Western Head to enjoy panoramic views of the town and lagoon, returning for lunch under the milkwood trees. The afternoon is at leisure to further explore this charming town set around a natural harbour lagoon.

Distance travelled today: 15 kms

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Day 10

Knysna to Oudtshoorn

Travel through the Outeniqua Pass to Oudtshoorn, known as the 'ostrich capital' and the centre of the world's Ostrich farming industry. You'll visit an Ostrich Farm for a guided tour and light lunch, before taking a tour of the spectacular limestone caverns of the Cango Caves, one of the world's great natural wonders, sculpted by nature through the ages. You will arrive at our hotel in the late afternoon, in time to check in and relax before dinner (for own account). Overnight in Oudtshoorn.

Distance travelled today: 210 kms

Meal Plan Breakfast and Lunch
Duration1 Night
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Hlangana Lodge

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    Hlangana Lodge



    Located on the quiet part of the Golden Mile, enroute to the Cango Caves and walking distance to the best restaurants in town, this first class guest house is set on more than a hectare of exotic gardens. Enjoy the great South African outdoors in ...

    Located on the quiet part of the Golden Mile, enroute to the Cango Caves and walking distance to the best restaurants in town, this first class guest house is set on more than a hectare of exotic gardens. Enjoy the great South African outdoors in the landscaped gardens or relax in a deck chair next to the salt water swimming pool.

    Facilities

    • 24 Hour Reception
    • Bar
    • Fax
    • Gym
    • Internet Access
    • Laundry Service
    • Parking
    • Restaurant
    • Shop
    • Swimming Pool

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Day 11

Oudtshoorn to Franschhoek to Cape Town

There is an option (for own account and subject to availability) to enjoy an early morning Meerkat Safari. Witness these incredible wild habituated creatures emerging out of their burrows, in time to soak up the sun before they head about their daily activities (weather permitting). After this thrilling experience, head back for a delicious breakfast. After breakfast, the journey continues through the 'Little Karoo' to Barrydale, where you will have the opportunity to visit a local farm school, interact with the children and teachers, spending time with them in the classroom learning more about the local farming community, before travelling to Montagu, a picturesque and historic spa town. (The school visit is subject to the school being open). Continue to Franschhoek, a picturesque village surrounded by spectacular vineyards, where French Huguenots settled more than 300 years ago, bringing with them their age-old French wine and food culture. From here you will be transferred to Cape Town, spectacularly set at the foot of Table Mountain. Overnight in Cape Town.

Distance travelled today: 468 kms

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Duration3 Nights
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President Hotel

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    President Hotel



    President Hotel is situated in the heart of scenic Bantry Bay, overlooking the Atlantic Ocean and majestic Lions Head. The hotel is decorated in a nautical theme, evident in the imposing oil seascapes that adorn the walls. Enjoy a mix of Creole, Indian and French ...

    President Hotel is situated in the heart of scenic Bantry Bay, overlooking the Atlantic Ocean and majestic Lions Head. The hotel is decorated in a nautical theme, evident in the imposing oil seascapes that adorn the walls.

    Enjoy a mix of Creole, Indian and French Cuisine at The Islands Restaurant or enjoy a sundowner at The Senate, a stylish laid back bar and lounge. The palm fringed pool deck, with stunning views is a great place to unwind.

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    • Bar(s)
    • Conference Facilities
    • Golf
    • Gym/Fitness Centre
    • Hair/Beauty Salon
    • Internet Access
    • Parking
    • Pool (s)
    • Restaurant(s)
    • Squash courts
    • Tennis
    • Water sports/ Equipment
    • Watersport Activities
    • Wheelchair Accessible Rooms

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Day 12

Cape Town

Enjoy a full day at leisure. Perhaps join a sightseeing tour to Table Mountain (own account) or simply explore the city. Although a small city, Cape Town is packed with sightseeing attractions, excellent bars, cafes and restaurants as well as colourful craft markets. Alternatively relax on one of Cape Town's many pristine beaches. Enjoy an evening of delicious Cape food, captivating theatre and entertaining tales and songs about the people of the Cape.

Distance travelled today: 10 kms

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Day 13

Cape Town

Enjoy a full day tour of the Cape Peninsula, offering some of the most spectacular coastal scenery in the world. Drive through Sea Point, the seaside village of Hout Bay (where you can enjoy an optional and for own account seal island boat cruise) and then on to Cape Point where (by tradition) it is said that the Atlantic and Indian Oceans meet. You'll return to Cape Town by way of Simon's Town, where you will visit the Penguin colony at Boulders Beach (entrance fee for own account), Fish Hoek fishing village and Muizenberg. Overnight in Cape Town.

Distance travelled today: 200 kms

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Day 14

Depart Cape Town

Enjoy some last minute shopping (unescorted) or sightseeing (own account). The Robben Island Tour (for own account and time permitting), which departs from the Victoria and Alfred Waterfront, offers a fascinating excursion or perhaps just wander through the variety of shops and boutiques catering for all tastes and budgets. Later you will be transferred to the airport, harbour or railway station for your onward journey.

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PRICE INCLUDES:

  • Airport transfers
  • Hotel porterage
  • 13 nights accommodation
  • Sightseeing as per itinerary
  • Meals as shown
  • Transportation in air-conditioned microbus or 18 seater mini bus
  • Entrance fees
  • Services of an experienced driver/guide.

PRICE EXCLUDES:

  • Travel insurance
  • International and domestic airfare & airfare taxes
  • Visa fees if applicable
  • Meals and beverages not specifically indicated
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Gratuities

OTHER INFORMATION:

Single supplement waivered on last Sunday of every month for the first two singles booked.

Alternative accommodation may be confirmed due to availability, these will always be in the same category or higher, at no additional charge.

If Goway is not booking your airfare, please ensure that the flight booked from Durban to Port Elizabeth on day 8 is no later than 10h30.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

Prices are "from" per person based on twin/double share accommodation and for travel in low season. Seasonal surcharges and blackout dates may apply. Limited seat/spaces and all pricing is subject to change and availability. Rates for single or triple travellers are available on request - please enquire.

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