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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

Overland Budget Accommodation Upgrade Available

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 $1,349

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

Botswana Untouched

13 days | FROM USD $5,239

From Jo’burg to Victoria Falls, game drive through Botswana’s go a...

World in One Country

20 days | FROM USD $4,089

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

Northern Experience

22 Days | FROM USD $5,609

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

Southern Experience

22 Days | FROM USD $5,609

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 traveller rating of 4.43 out of 5 based on 14 recent reviews — See All South Africa Reviews


We had a fantastic time . Would recommend this tour and the compNy to all friends and family. Will definitely be looking to book again in the future . Everybody including benson - chef and ian - driver were fantastic with all people on tour . I have never felt so relaxed and looked after . Thank you for giving us this opportunity . ”  

• Sep 2015

I just returned back from this tour in August 2015 and think it was fantastic.

There was a great mix of safari, beach and more safaris! It was a great way to see some animals, chill out at the beach and then head back inland and see more animals. It was great to finish up at Victoria Falls and spend some extra time there.

Our guide made us feel very welcome and was very knowledgeable about the areas we visited. He went out of his way to ensure everyone was kept happy on our tour and was adaptable and flexible to the group. Our driver was also fantastic and ensured we got to our places on time and safely. Our cook was also great and did a good job to mix up the food and ensure we were all kept extremely full! Overall the three of them made sure we were happy and safe and all took the time out to talk to us about their homelands and growing up in Africa which was a highlight.

There was ample opportunity to upgrade along the way, although the company provides sleeping mats so the camping is fine and comfy.

There was a stack of optional extras which are all worthwhile doing, especially at Antelope Park in Zimbabwe and in Vic Falls.

Overall this tour is really great value for money and is a great way to see some of Africa ”  


It was a good trip overall. Sometimes could have used more info about what hikes etc. would be like so we could prepare better ahead of time. The tour guide added some extras that she thought the group might like and the animals were great.”  

• Sep 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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“This photo was taken on my husband's 30th birthday. It was our first day at Arathusa Lodge in South Africa - his first time on a safari. Within 20 of...”

by Rachel White
Posted on 15 Sep 2015


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

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.


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

Campsite in Africa | Africa Overlanding | Africa

About Overland Safaris

Travelling through South Africa on a overland safari

Friendly locals | African Safaris | Africa

The TCD Trust

The Tourist Community Development Trust

Get to know South Africa

Recommended Reading

  • Long Walk to Freedom
    by Nelson Mandela
  • Tomorrow is Another Country
    by Allister Sparks
  • Disgrace
    by JM Coetzee
Did you know...?

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.

Online travel resources for South Africa:

REFER TO: Rough Guides, Fodors, Frommers, Footprints, CN Traveller and World Travel Guide.

ALSO SEE: The official South Africa Tourist Organisation site and the latest South Africa Weather Updates from the BBC.

SOUTH AFRICA TRAVEL BLOGS: Our choice of top blogs from South Africa - Yomzansi, Inspired Living SA and Mzansi Girl.

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