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South Africa Safari Tours

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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 that take in many of the best places from adventurous overland camping expeditions to 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 Safari Tours

Overland Budget Accommodation Upgrade Available

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.

Falls to Jo'burg

12 days | FROM USD $999

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

Wildlife Beach & Falls

15 days | FROM USD $2,099

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

Cape to Falls

22 days | FROM USD $1,799

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

Southern Circuit

23 days | FROM USD $1,999

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

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.

Kruger Walking Safari

4 days | FROM USD $1,349

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

Wonders of the Garden Route

7 days | FROM USD $1,489

Travel from Port Elizabeth to Cape Town and discover the treasures of...

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...

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.

Lions | Kruger National Park | South Africa

Kruger Wildlife Experience

4 days | FROM USD $979

Kruger National Park is best known for the Big Five - lion, leopard, -...

Cape Point | South Africa | Africa

Cape Town Experience

4 days | FROM USD $699

Enjoy a four day city break in captivating Cape Town - South Mother of...

Storms River Mouth in Tsitsikamma | South Africa | Africa

Garden Route Self Drive

6 days | FROM USD $959

Drive along South Africa’s beautiful Garden Route, from cosmopolitan...

Mozambique Beach | Mozambique | Africa

Kruger and Mozambique

10 Days | FROM USD $4,859

Go on safari in Greater Kruger, South Africa's flagship national park,...

South Africa tour reviews

Scoring an average traveller rating of 4.76 out of 5 based on 17 recent reviews — See All South Africa Reviews

The tour was fantastic value for money, its a camping tour and at times it was tough going travelling through intense heat and some hot sleepless nights, but you forget all the negatives when climbing Dune 45 and eventually seeing, and what you come to witness is the amazing African wildlife, seeing elephants giraffes zebras and of course a lioness trying to catch dinner will stick in our memory for a very long time. We are both in our early sixties and encourage other people of our age to get off those boring cruises and see the real world out there! Life is an adventure, go and have one.

Tour was well organised, food was great considering the circumstances, Moyo the guide was great nothing too much trouble for him to organise, and Steve the driver was fantastic. Would we do it again? YES.”  

• Submitted 22 Nov 2015

Mishak was very organised, polite and informative. He always had our best interests at heart and made sure our trip ran smoothly. ”  

• Submitted 9 Nov 2015

Fantastic! The trip ran very smoothly. We were given plenty of notice of what was coming up, when we needed to buy extra water, how much to expect to pay for goods etc. The driving days were not super long, the truck was comfortable and the tents were great- so nice to be able to stand up!

The only things I thought the trip lacked was perhaps more small optional activities at a simple price. So, instead of the only optional being adrenaline activities at $150 or so per person, we would have loved a $15 village walk, $20 orphanage visit (or make a donation when you get there), time with the meerkats at Spitzkoppe, $15 to try dancing with the local tribe etc. A little bit more of the cultural side of each country would've been nice.

We felt Swakopmund was a bit overrated and would have preferred to spend that extra night in Chobe free camping as it felt a bit rushed. We had much better facilities in camp grounds than the backpackers in Swakop.

We had two families each with two children on the tour which made the trip fun! The difference in demographics made for a nice, happy medium.

Monga (cook) and Johnny (driver) were great. Johnny could not have been more personable and friendly. Monga's food was delicious.

Overall a great trip! Thank you.”  

• Submitted 15 Oct 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.

Recent entries for South Africa in our #feelgoodtravel photo competition

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Feelgood Competition Entry 'Blown away by the opportunity to see baby leopards in the wild.'
When I travelled to South Africa I felt
Blown away by the opportunity to see baby leopards in the wild.

“My husband and I love to travel to experience new adventures and cultures. It's always an amazing experience wherever we go.”

by Shelley Ewer
Posted on 04 Nov 2015

Feelgood Competition Entry 'Humbled'
Feelgood Competition Entry 'Fantastic - best holiday i have ever had (worth every 5am start)!!'
Feelgood Competition Entry 'At peace'
Feelgood Competition Entry 'Blown away'

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

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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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