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Rainbow Nation - Coach Tour Rainbow Nation - Coach Tour

14 Nights

'Rainbow Nation' is a phrase favoured by Nelson Mandela to describe the diversity of cultures in South Africa.

This 15-day coach tour reveals the cultural diversity and showcases some of the very best that South Africa has to offer.

You will travel by coach, walk on beaches, stroll through the ancient trees in the Tsitsikamma National Park, and you could even choose to ride an ostrich... and yes, you'll relax and drink in the beauty of it all. South Africa is an incredible country, and in 15 glorious days, it will get under your skin.

Standard Coach Tour

Day 1 Sunday Johannesburg

On arrival at Johannesburg airport, you will be met and transfer to your hotel. Spend the day at leisure. In the evening there will be a tour briefing and a chance to meet up with your fellow travellers.
Overnight : Protea Hotel Or Tambo Airport

Day 2 Monday Kruger National Park

This morning leave for Mpumalanga. Travel along the Panorama Route, visiting Blyde River Canyon and God's Window. Then a visit to Bourke's Luck Potholes before heading to Hazyview (500 km - approximately 6 hours).
Overnight : Hippo Hollow Country Estate
Meals : Breakfast

Day 3 Tuesday Kruger National Park

An early start to the day in order to enjoy the wonders of the Kruger National Park in a closed vehicle. Spend the day in search of game before returning to your hotel.
Overnight : Hippo Hollow Country Estate
Meals : Breakfast

Day 4 Wednesday Hazyview - Swaziland

After breakfast, depart on your journey to Swaziland (260 km - approximately 3 hours 30 minutes). Proceed south to Malalane and then onto Swaziland. Enjoy a cultural experience before arriving at your hotel.
Overnight: Protea Hotel Umhlanga Ridge.
Overnight : Lugogo Sun
Meals : Breakfast

Day 5 Thursday Kwazulu Natal - Umfolozi

This morning journey through Swaziland into KwaZulu-Natal where ancient traditions and modern cultures of both Zulu and Settler have combined into a vibrant society living in peace and harmony. Arrive in the afternoon in the Umfolozi area.
Overnight : Protea Hotel Umfolozi River
Meals : Breakfast

Day 6 Friday St Lucia - Durban

You have the option to lie in or take an optional morning boat cruise (own account) or simply soak up the atmosphere of this tourist town, St Lucia, before heading off later in the morning towards Durban. An orientation tour introduces us to this multicultural, vibrant seaside city before arriving at our hotel late afternoon.
Overnight : Protea Hotel Umhlanga Ridge
Meals : Breakfast and Dinner

Day 7 Saturday Durban - Drakensberg

Today head into the majestic Southern Drakensberg Mountains (220 km - approximately 3 hours). Visit the 300 feet Howick Falls before arriving at your hotel in mid afternoon. Your afternoon is at leisure to enjoy your surroundings.
Overnight: Drakensberg Gardens Golf & Spa Resort
Meals : Breakfast and Dinner

Day 8 Sunday Drakensberg

Full day at leisure to enjoy the magnificent Southern Drakensberg Mountains.
Overnight: Drakensberg Gardens Golf & Spa Resort
Meals : Breakfast and Dinner

Day 9 Monday Drakensberg - East London

This morning continue south to the Eastern Cape (520 km - approximately 6 hours 30 minutes). En route drive past Nelson Mandela's birthplace and former house. Arrive late afternoon in the beautiful, unspoilt coast of Chinsta East.
Overnight: Crawfords Beach Lodge.
Meals : Breakfast

Day 10 Tuesday Port Elizabeth

Morning at leisure to enjoy the magnificent beaches. After lunch (payable locally) travel to Port Elizabeth (300 km - approximately 4 hours).
Overnight : The Paxton Hotel
Meals : Breakfast

Day 11 Wednesday Port Elizabeth - Knysna

Your journey continues towards the Cape along the Garden Route. Enjoy a visit to the Tsitsikamma Forest and Storms River Mouth. Arrive in Knysna late afternoon for check in at the hotel, your base for the next 2 nights (280 km - approximately 3 hours 30 minute).
Overnight : Knysna Hollow Country Estate
Meals : Breakfast

Day 12 Thursday Oudtshoorn - Knysna

After breakfast, we travel inland over the spectacular Outeniqua Pass to Oudtshoorn, known as the 'feather capital of the world' because of its ostrich industry. We visit a working ostrich farm and then explore the famous Cango Caves. Walk (the more adventurous may crawl!) around the famous Cango Caves with their magnificent dripstone formations of stalactites and stalagmites. Travelling back to the Eastern seaboard, we arrive in Mossel Bay in the afternoon for a visit to the famous Post Office Tree, the Bartholomeus Diaz museum and shell museum.
Overnight : Garden Court Mossel Bay
Meals : Breakfast

Day 13 Friday Knysna - Cape Town

After breakfast we head for Cape Town via the towns of Swellendam, Robertson and Worcester. After travelling through the Huguenot Tunnel, iconic Table Mountain greets us as we arrive in Cape Town in the afternoon.
Overnight : Sun Square Hotel
Meals : Breakfast

Day 14 Saturday Cape Town

Enjoy a day of leisure in the 'mother city' where a visit to the V&A Waterfront is recommended.
Overnight : Sun Square Hotel

Day 15 Sunday Depart

Day at leisure. Transfer to the airport for your onward travel arrangement.
Meals : Breakfast

2018 Departure Dates
10 Jun, 8 & 22 July, 5 & 19 Aug, 9 Sept,
7 & 21 Oct, 4 & 18 Nov and 9 Dec.



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Quick Look

This itinerary is also available as:

3*+ Standard Self-Drive Tour
Departs daily
Day 1 Johannesburg - Protea Hotel OR Tambo
Days 2-3 Kruger National Park - Protea Hotel Hazyview
Day 4 Swaziland - Lugogo Sun
Day 5 St Lucia - Hluhluwe River Lodge
Day 6 Durban - Southern Sun Elangeni
Days 7-8 Drakensberg - Drakensberg Gardens Hotel
Day 9 East London - Crawfords Beach Lodge
Day 10 Port Elizabeth - The Beach Hotel
Days 11-12 Knysna - Protea Hotel Knysna Quays
Days 13-14 Cape Town - Protea Hotel President

5* Deluxe Privately Guided Tour
eparts daily
Day 1 Johannesburg - Intercontinental OR Tambo
Days 2-3 Kruger National Park - Summerfields Rose Retreat & Spa
Day 4 Swaziland - Royal Swazi Spa
Day 5 St Lucia - Hluhluwe River Lodge
Day 6 Durban - Southern Sun Elangeni
Days 7-8 Drakensberg - Moorcroft Manor
Day 9 East London - Hemingways Hotel
Day 10 Port Elizabeth - Hacklewood Hill Country House
Days 11-12 Knysna - St James of Knysna
Days 13-14 Cape Town - Table Bay Hotel

Where Next
Add to your experience by extending your holiday to one of these easy to combine destinations: Victoria Falls, Mozambique, Malawi, Seychelles, Mauritius or Dubai.

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