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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
“I am studying wildlife media so any of my holidays are centred around animals. I love taking photos of them.”
by abigail harden
Posted on 08 Oct 2015
Our top picks for South Africa
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!”
South Africa Travel Guide
To help you plan your trip we've put together an essential guide on travel to South Africa covering the weather, visas and what to expect on safari.
Money, shopping, transport, food, health advice & more.
Info on climatic and weather conditions in South Africa
Places on our must-see list of any visit to South Africa
Visa requirements for South Africa & info on getting your visa
Travelling through South Africa on a overland safari
The Tourist Community Development Trust
- Long Walk to Freedom
by Nelson Mandela
- Tomorrow is Another Country
by Allister Sparks
by JM Coetzee
Facts about South Africa
- Table Mountain has over 1,500 species of plants, more than the entire United Kingdom.
- South Africa is home to the second highest waterfall in the world, Tugela Falls where the water tumbles down 2,789 feet.
- The oldest remains of modern humans, over 100,000 years old, were found in Klasies River Cave in the Eastern Cape.
South Africa Travel Advice:
We keep on top of the latest travel guidance to South Africa and follow advice as set out by the British Foreign Office. Safety of our travellers is paramount and we recommend that you check the latest travel updates from the relevant advisory body in your country prior to travel.