Travel to South Africa with On The Go 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.Read More
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South Africa's Eastern Cape is the ideal family safari destination with an absence of malaria and a number of accessible private reserves along with the Addo National Park, home to a large number of elephants. Lying at the end of the scenic Garden Route, a safari in the Eastern Cape can easily be combined with a self-drive holiday along the coast visiting attractive colonial towns and beautiful beaches. Contact our tailor-made team for more information.
South Africa Overland Safari Tours
Head out on an exhilarating overland safari through South Africa and beyond with our range of expedition style adventures. Travel by specially modified trucks with an experienced crew of three, camp in the wild and get stuck in with general duties as you travel from Cape Town or Johannesburg to any number of national parks throughout the continent on our longer multi-country safaris.
South Africa Lodge accommodated safaris
See the very best of South Africa and end each day with the comfort of a proper bed on one of our lodge accommodated safaris. With a maximum group size of 12-14 passengers, you'll stay in a variety of standard to mid-range properties from rustic huts to private mountain reserves. You'll be well looked after with fully equipped vehicles for all transportation and the services of our trusty local guides.
South Africa Safari Holidays
Whether you're looking for a quick safari in the Kruger National Park, a city break in Cape Town or self-drive along South Africa's famed Garden Route, we have a selection of safari holidays to suit. Incorporate some beach time with a South Africa and Mozambique holiday or combine Cape Town and Kruger with a visit to the spectacular Victoria Falls in neighbouring Zimbabwe. Our safari holidays can depart any day of the year and offer a choice of accommodation.
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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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Recommended places to visit in South Africa
The Rainbow Nation is home to some of the greatest diversity on the planet whether it's landscapes, animals or people with mountains, winelands and coast competing with world-class national parks and cosmopolitan cities. Here's just a handful of some of the country's top spots.
Located north of Port Elizabeth on the Eastern Cape, Addo National Park is the best place in South Africa to spot elephants. Set up in 1931 to protect the region's dwindling elephant population, Addo National Park is now a sanctuary to some 600 elephants as well as the remaining four animals in the Big 5 consort. It also encompasses a stretch of coast where great white sharks and southern right whales visit in season
With gorgeous golden beaches, a thriving arts scene, attractive architecture and bountiful natural beauty, it's little wonder that Cape Town is southern Africa's most visited city. Fronting the Atlantic Ocean and backed by the dramatic flat-topped massif of Table Mountain, Cape Town has more than enough to entertain with easy access to the charming villages of the neighbouring wine regions.
Located in the northeastern corner of South Africa across almost 20,000 sq km of sub-tropical woodland, the world-famous Kruger National Park is one of Africa's largest game reserves, home to a staggering diversity of wildlife including the Big 5 of lion, leopard, elephant, rhino and buffalo. The numbers of these iconic animals are equally as impressive with sightings of leopard, giraffe and cheetah reasonably common.
Situated in the Eastern Cape, Port Elizabeth is a large, populous city with great weather and superb scenery. The city is lined with pristine beaches which lead to a number of hidden caves and lagoons. Historically and culturally the city is important and there are a number of museums and memorials showcasing this. With so much to offer, Port Elizabeth should be visited by anyone travelling along the Garden Route which follows the glorious coast.
For wine aficionados, Stellenbosch is a veritable paradise. Rolling hills and vineyards make up the city’s landscape as do historical buildings and the city’s highly-respected university, responsible for the multitude of students on bikes zipping through the streets. Throughout the city are several prominent wine estates offering tasting sessions and tours for those hoping to learn more about the wine-making process. Stellenbosch is also heavily involved with the Arts with a number of excellent museums and galleries.
The ultimate getaway for adults and families alike, Sun City is a pleasure resort with golf courses, water parks and a casino just some of what is on offer at this magical kingdom. There are also bumper boats and a kids club for the younger guests as well as several safari options for those seeking a bit of adventure. In the evening performances of all kinds take place including cabaret productions and beauty pageants.
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.