World in One Country - 20 days

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The South African safari that has it all! Exciting wildlife, breathtaking scenery and insights into culture and history. Travel from Jo'burg to Kruger National Park, through the Kingdom of Swaziland and onto Zululand. Hike in the Drakensberg Mountains and go pony trekking in Lesotho. Journey south through Addo Elephant Park with wonderful game viewing and the lush Tsitsikamma Forest. Before reaching Cape Town, visit Oudtshoorn's Cango Caves and go wine tasting in Stellenbosch.

World in One Country is a non participation lodge safari - group size 4-14.
Day 1: Johannesburg
Johannesburg. Welcome to South Africa! An airport transfer is provided by the Safari Club Lodge (our pre tour accommodation) which is close to the airport. Spend the remains of the day at leisure. This evening you will meet your guide and the rest of the group at our pre departure meeting at 18h00. Overnight - Johannesburg
Day 2: Graskop
Departing from Johannesburg we head east towards Mpumalanga. A landscape characterized by mountains, panoramic passes, valleys, rivers, waterfalls and forests. We spend the night in the town of Graskop, a small forestry town situated on the Drakensberg Escarpment at the start of the panorama route and the gateway to Kruger National Park. Overnight - Graskop (B)
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Days 3 - 4: Kruger N.P.
Graskop - Kruger National Park. This morning we start with a scenic drive along the Panorama Route. The most spectacular stretch is the Blyde River Canyon, which is the 3rd largest canyon in the world. We make a stop at Bourke’s Luck Potholes to view these incredible eroded rock formations. In the afternoon we head into Kruger National Park. Big game country - exciting morning and afternoon game drives provide us with excellent opportunities to encounter wildlife. Spot lion, elephant, rhino and other animals in one of the last African wildernesses. Should you wish to partake on a game drive in an open game-viewer vehicle, these are available for an additional fee. Overnight - Kruger N.P. (B:2)
White rhino family take a drink at a waterhole on a South Africa Safari
Kruger National Park - Swaziland. The mountainous Kingdom of Swaziland, lead by King Mswati III, is one of 3 monarchies in Africa. We spend the night in Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary, Swaziland’s pioneer conservation area situated in the ‘Valley of Heaven’. Apart from abundant bird life, there are a number of animal species to be seen including hippo, giraffe, crocodile, zebra and antelope. On day 6 we will visit the Umphakatsi Chief's homestead where we can try our hand at grinding maize, plaiting mountain grass and singing with the children. Overnight - Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary (B:2, L:1)
Days 7 - 8: Zululand and Hluhuwe
Swaziland - Zululand. After visiting a craft market en route, we re-enter South Africa via Northern Kwa-Zulu Natal. In the afternoon we make our way to The iSimangaliso Wetland Park, which was listed as South Africa’s first World Heritage Site. Here we enjoy a boat cruise on the St Lucia estuary, getting up close to the hippos and crocodiles that inhabit the lake. The following day we explore the Hluhluwe Umfolozi Game Reserve, during a game drive in our tour vehicle. There's also the option to pre book additional game drives in an open game-viewer vehicle. Hluhluwe-Umfolozi is the oldest game reserve in Africa and is a safe haven to both the endangered black and white rhino. Overnight - Hluhluwe Umfolozi National Park (B:2)
A group trekking in the Drakensburg mountains - part of our South Africa Group Safaris
Days 9 - 10: Drakensberg Mountains
Hluhuwe Game reserve - Drakensburg Mountains. Moving further inland, we spend the next two nights at the Cavern, which is situated in 3000 hectares of private mountain reserve, adjacent to the Royal Natal National Park – part of another World Heritage Site, namely the uKhahlamba Drakensberg Park. The main features of the park are the Drakensberg Amphitheatre, a rock wall 5km long by up to 1200m high, Mont-Aux-Sources peak where the Orange and Tugela rivers have their source, and the 947m Tugela Falls, the world's second highest waterfall. Time will be spent exploring this scenic area on guided walks. Overnight - Drakensberg Mountains (B:2, L:1, D:2)
A group set out on safari in South Africa - part of one of out African Lodge Safaris
Days 11 - 12: Lesotho pony trekking
Drakensburg - Lesotho. Today we cross the border into Lesotho, the southernmost landlocked country in the world, rich in natural beauty, flora, fauna and cultural heritage. Here we have a chance to experience traditional Basotho life, a nation with solid traditions, beliefs and customs. On Day 11 we enjoy pony trekking through the magnificent landscapes that Lesotho has to offer. Overnight - Malealea (B:2)
Day 13: Cradock
Lesotho - Cradock. We leave the beauty of Lesotho behind us and cross the border back into South Africa and drive to the historical Karoo town of Cradock, founded in 1814 as a frontier stronghold. Best known for its natural sulphur spring, Cradock is a place of literary legends and the original part of the town is graced with some of the finest buildings. Overnight - Cradock (B)
The beautiful rugged coast of South Africa - visited on many of our South Africa Lodge Safaris
Cradock - Addo Elephant National Park. A benchmark conservation success, Addo Elephant National Park offers a unique wildlife habitat, famous for the Addo elephants and the remaining population of the flightless dung beetle. We spend the afternoon on a game drive in our tour vehicle, in search of elephant, black rhino, lion, buffalo and leopard. Additional game drives conducted in open game-viewer vehicles are available at an extra expense. An evening spent at the floodlit waterhole allows us to watch the nocturnal animals and listen to their calls. Overnight - Addo (B)
Days 15 - 16: Tsitsikamma N.P.
Addo Elephant National Park - Tsitsikamma. On day 15 our journey takes us to a region of startling beauty along South Africa’s southern coastline, known as the Garden Route. Indigenous Tsitsikamma forests surround the campsite and there are walks up the Storms River Gorge and along the rocky coastline or opt to do the world’s highest bungee jump (optional pay locally). Overnight - Tsitsikamma N.P. (B:2)
The Stellenbosch wine lands
Tsitsikamma - Oudtshoorn. After visiting ‘The Heads’ in Knysna, a town nestled on a tranquil lagoon we travel over the Outeniqua Mountains into the Little Karoo. In Oudtshoorn we visit the famous Cango Caves. Overnight - Oudtshoorn (B)
Days 18 - 19: Stellenbosch & Cape Town
Oudtshoorn - Cape Town. En-route to Cape Town, we visit the pretty university town of Stellenbosch, for wine tasting and a cellar tour. Once in Cape Town the afternoon is at leisure, enjoy sundowners at one of the fabulous beaches or indulge in some last minute shopping at the V&A Waterfront. The next day we get to explore the many attractions the ‘Mother City’ has to offer on our Cape Point tour. Overnight - Cape Town (B:2)
Table Mountain
Day 20: Cape Town
Spend the final day at leisure, weather dependent there is the chance to take the cable car up Table Mountain (own expense) and enjoy one last view of the Cape of Good Hope before your transfer to the airport.

If you wish to visit Robben Island and more of Cape Town's many attractions, consider extending your stay. We can book post tour accommodation for you upon request. (B)

Participation

The World in One Country Safari is a small group, non participation overland safari. Accommodation is in mid-range typical African standard lodges, chalets and tented lodges. The accommodation named above is subject to change. These safaris run with a minimum of 4 and maximum of 14 passengers, accompanied by a guide who is also the driver.
Tour Details
  • Starts in: Johannesburg / Ends in: Cape Town
  • Departs: Year round
  • Local Payment: ZAR 1800
  • Breakfast:19, Lunch: 2, Dinner: 2
  • Hotel Rating: Mid range
  • Tour Guide: Yes
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