Safaris and Tailor-made Holidays To South Africa
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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. 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.

Camping & lodge accommodated safaris
Lots of authentic experiences
Top sites and hidden gems
Excellent value
See the real South Africa
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International travellers of a wide age range
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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.

Popular safaris to South Africa and our top picks

World in One Country
20 days | FROM USD $3,949

The South African safari that has it all! Exciting wildlife, breathtaking scenery and insights into culture to...

Cape to Falls
22 days | FROM USD $1,489

From Cape Town to the adventure capital of the world, Victoria Falls, travelling through Namibia and Botswana...

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 cosmopolitan city of Port Elizabeth, the...

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 of wildlife in Africa. Lion, elephant,...

Cape Adventure Garden Route
7 days | FROM USD $2,299

In 7 days, explore Cape Point and Cango Caves, go hiking in Tsitsikamma National Park, meet ostriches and go a...

Sun, Sea, Safari
30 days | FROM USD $2,889

Experience the diversity of Africa on a journey encompassing premier game reserves and idyllic beaches. From...

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 in 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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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...

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

More about our safaris to South Africa

South Africa Overland Safaris

Start or end your overland camping safari in South Africa. Travel from Cape Town or Johannesburg on our modified trucks that seat up to 30 passengers. Camp out every night or opt to pay a supplement to stay in more comfortable basic accommodation. See the best of South Africa including Kruger National Park, the Winelands and Blyde River Canyon on our 12 – 57 day South African safaris.

South Africa Lodge accommodated safaris

Explore South Africa in a more comfortable fashion on one of our Lodge Accommodated Safaris. Take a journey along the famed Garden Route, explore famous Kruger on foot or combine your trip to South Africa with a few days in neighbouring Namibia, Swaziland and Lesotho! With a maximum group size of just 15 – it is great for people who prefer smaller groups.

South Africa Tailor made Safaris

From the fascinating cities of Cape Town and Johannesburg to the world class wine regions of the Western Cape plus the famous Garden Route and some of the region’s best game reserves – there is something for everyone in South Africa. Let our expert tailor made team put together your perfect South African holiday.

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.

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

Top Travel Tips

Money, shopping, transport, food, health advice & more.

Green Point | Cape Town | South Africa
Best time to Visit

Info on climatic and weather conditions in South Africa

Stellenbosch | Winelands | South Africa
Best Places To Visit

Places on our must-see list of any visit to South Africa

Tourist Visas

Visa requirements for South Africa & info on getting your visa

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About Overland Safaris

Travelling through South Africa on a overland safari

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Guaranteed Departures
This tour is 100% guaranteed to depart with 4 travellers.
Guaranteed Departures
This tour is 100% guaranteed to depart with 4 travellers.
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Guaranteed Departures
This tour is 100% guaranteed to depart with 4 travellers.