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South Africa Safari Tours

South Africa, the Rainbow Nation, is as diverse as it is beautiful, with a kaleidoscope of cultures, 11 official languages and strong influences from India, China, Malaysia and Europe. It's the ultimate holiday cocktail of cosmopolitan cities, world-renowned game reserves, rugged mountain ranges, beautiful beaches and a fascinating cultural heritage.

The Garden Route, a spectacular scenic stretch of coastline which runs between George and Port Elizabeth is a real highlight. Draw cards include Knysna, Oudtshoorn, renowned for its Ostrichs & the nearby Cango Caves and Plettenberg Bay, with its miles of exquisite golden beaches.

Depending on your preference, we have a number of different safari styles to South Africa - adventurous overland camping safaris, lodge accommodated small group safaris and tailor-made holidays.

The Winelands
Explore Stellenbosch, Paarl and Franschhoek

From the heart of The Winelands, explore Stellenbosch, the second oldest town in South Africa, with some of the world's finest wines, oak tree lined streets and quaint little arts & craft shops. Paarl, predominantly Afrikaans speaking, is nestled in the Berg River Valley with a number of traditional-styled wine farms and Franschhoek, South Africa's very own French Quarter, is a quaint little town with world-renowned wine cellars.

South Africa Overland Safaris

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Head out on an exhilarating overland safari through South Africa and beyond, sampling the best of its thriving cities, going on safari in Kruger National Park, visiting the breathtaking Blyde River Canyon and more. With lots of overland safaris that start or finish in Cape Town or Johannesburg, take in the main highlights of South Africa and also several of Africa’s finest national parks on our multi-country safaris. Combining truck transportation and camping in tents is the most cost-effective way of visiting South Africa and it gets you off the beaten track too.

Falls to Jo'burg

12 days | FROM USD $889

Kicking off at the majestic Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe and travelling...

Wildlife Beach & Falls

15 days | FROM USD $1,749

Starting in Johannesburg, go on the hunt for the Big Five in Kruger on...

Cape to Falls

22 days | FROM USD $1,489

From Cape Town to the adventure capital of the world, Victoria Falls,...

Southern Circuit

23 days | FROM USD $1,589

Starting and ending in Johannesburg, explore Kruger - South Africa's a...

Cheetahs, Canyons & Coast

33 days | FROM USD $2,189

Discover the best of Southern Africa with this epic trip from to Cape...

Safari in the South

36 days | FROM USD $2,489

Starting with a safari in the famous Kruger National Park, this takes...

Sun, Sea, Safari

30 days | FROM USD $2,889

Experience the diversity of Africa on a journey encompassing premier...

Down Africa Way

33 days | FROM USD $2,489

Enjoy a real African adventure, from Nairobi to Johannesburg. Check of...

An African Adventure

37 days | FROM USD $2,889

See the best of Africa, from its magnificent craters, dune-filled and...

Kenya to Cape

43 days | FROM USD $2,989

Embark on an overland journey across almost half the African A heady...

The Big Overlander

47 days | FROM USD $3,889

Experience the contrasts and raw appeal of this majestic continent up...

Absolute Africa

50 days | FROM USD $4,489

From Johannesburg to Nairobi, travel through nine of Africa's most in...

Great African Expedition

57 days | FROM USD $4,489

An epic expedition that heads south from Kenya via Uganda to Cape trek...

South Africa Lodge accommodated safaris

See the very best of South Africa on our lodge accommodated safaris - Cape Point and the Cango Caves, Tsitsikamma National Park, ostriches and penguins, top wines on the world famous Garden Route, Kruger National Park, Swaziland, Zululand. the Drakensberg Mountains, Addo Elephant Park are just some appetisers to get your travel bug biting. With a maximum group size of 15, you'll stay in a variety of standard to mid range lodges, tented chalets and be accompanied by a knowledgeable and experienced guide on our lodge accommodated safaris to South Africa.

Kruger Walking Safari

4 days | FROM USD $1,499

On this unique safari, go in search of wildlife in Greater Kruger Park...

World in One Country

20 days | FROM USD $4,539

The South African safari that has it all! Exciting wildlife, scenery...

Northern Experience

22 Days | FROM USD $6,229

An amazing 3 week adventure starting in Cape Town travelling north to...

Southern Experience

22 Days | FROM USD $6,229

Head south from Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe to Africa's 'Mother City'...

South Africa Private Safaris

Travelling at your own pace, see the very best of South Africa on our private safaris - drive the beautiful Garden Route, explore Cape Town and Port Elizabeth, watch whales in Plettenburg Bay and spot the Big 5 in Kruger. With both standalone South Africa itineraries as well as combination trips with the beaches of Mozambique or Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe, our private safaris can also be tailored to meet your exact needs.

Lions | Kruger National Park | South Africa

Kruger Wildlife Experience

4 days | FROM USD $1,229

Visit South Africa's foremost game park, offering the greatest variety...

Table Bay | Cape Town | South Africa

Garden Route Self Drive

9 days | FROM USD $1,139

Drive South Africa’s beautiful Garden Route, from Cape Town to the...

Leopard | African Safaris | Africa

Kruger and Mozambique

10 Days | FROM USD $5,289

Combine South Africa's biggest National Park with a few days of at the...

Camps Bay | Cape Town | South Africa

Kruger, Cape and Falls

11 Days | FROM USD $3,569

Begin in Greater Kruger National Park in search of the Big Five, head...

South Africa tour reviews

Scoring an average customer rating of 4.46 out of 5 based on 13 recent reviews — See All South Africa Reviews

5

I had the best trip with On the Go. Our guide Thembe, our driver Johnny and our cook Freddie were amazing and helped make the trip that it was.

The tour was great and covered a good portion of the countries visited! The camps were great and exceeded my expectations.

Highly recommend On the Go!”  

• Aug 2015
5

Loved this tour. As a 58 year old traveling with a fairly young group it was a challenging but thoroughly enjoyable experience. Our driver Steve entertained us on guitar most nights which was an added bonus. Matt our guide was knowledgable and made the trip nice and relaxed. Would highly recommend this tour. ”  

• Jun 2015
5

This tour was absolutely amazing. All of the crew were fantastic and I will miss them all. In particular Steve was a ball to have on the tour playing his guitar and singing around the campfire at night. Lorraine was always laughing and Matt made sure we were all ok everyday. Could not have asked for a better trip and this shows in how sad I was to leave. I would highly recommend this trip to all ages of people that have an open mind and love an adventure.”  

• Jun 2015

Highlights of South Africa

Stand atop iconic Table Mountain in Cape Town, soak up the spectacular views from God's Window in Mpumalanga, go in search of the Big Five Kruger National Park or visit the UNESCO-listed and jewel of South Africa, the St Lucia wetlands. Drive the scenic Garden Route, a spectacular stretch of coastline running between George and Port Elizabeth. Trek in the Drakensberg Mountains, sample fine wines in Stellenbosch and discover pristine coral reefs, diving in Maputaland. Discover the enchanting Kingdoms of Swaziland, Lesotho and more! Whether you explore it on an overland safari, a lodge safari or a tailormade holiday, you'll soon discover that South Africa truly is a world in one country.

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When I travelled to South Africa I felt
Detached from reality & thrown into the untouched natural world

“My niece and I spent a month in South Africa getting in touch with the wilder side of life. We ventured to the amazing Kruger park and saw a plethora...”

by John Basset
Posted on 26 Aug 2015

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Our top picks for South Africa

Our Top Pick for South Africa
#1 Kruger N.P.

Stretching virtually all the way along the border with Mozambique, it’s said that Kruger has the greatest variety of wildlife in Africa. Lion, elephant, leopard, cheetah, giraffe are present as are a profusion of in to...

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#2 Cape Town
Our Pick for South Africa
#3 Stellenbosch
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#4 Hluhluwe Umfolozi National Park
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#5 Plettenberg Bay

Hi Sarah, I just wanted to let you know what a fantastic time I had and to say thank you for all your help and advise beforehand! As an individual traveller I was put at ease by the fantastic, professional and friendly crew. I can honesty say it was the best holiday I have ever had!”  

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Green Point | Cape Town | South Africa

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Stellenbosch | Winelands | South Africa

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Travelling through South Africa on a overland safari

Friendly locals | African Safaris | Africa

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