Safaris and Tailor-made Holidays To South Africa
Safaris and Tailor-made Holidays To

South Africa Tailor made Safaris

Offering the ultimate holiday combo of cosmopolitan cities, world-renowned game reserves, rugged mountain ranges, top wine regions and beautiful beaches, South Africa cannot fail to captivate.

Whatever your interests or passions, be it standing atop iconic Table Mountain in Cape Town, spotting the Big Five on safari in Kruger National Park or sampling the fine wines of Stellenbosch, our tailor-made team are happy to create a bespoke itinerary just for you, ensuring your holiday to South Africa is just right.

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Our top picks for a holiday in South Africa

South Africa offers something for everyone, with exciting cities, beautiful rugged coastline, some of the best wine production in the world, fantastic game driving and of course unrivalled wildlife! It’s a big country and to really see it all you need to spend a couple of weeks here. Below are some of our favourite places to help inspire your South Africa holiday planning!

Kruger Highlight

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 herbivores. Established in 1898 to protect the wildlife of the South African Lowveld, this national park of nearly 2 million hectares is unrivalled in the diversity of its life forms and a world leader in advanced environmental management techniques and policies. The park stopped ...
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Cape Town Highlight

Cape Town

Cape Town's name originated from the term 'Cape of Good Hope' when Bartholomew Diaz and other seafarers looked forward to the sight of Table Mountain, like an inn that promised hospitality and prosperity. The oldest existing building in South Africa, the Castle, was built in 1666 to protect the new settlement at the Cape. Still operational as a military base, today its five imposing stone walls also house a museum with artefacts dating back to the 17th century and troops dressed in historic on a ...
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Stellenbosch Highlight

Stellenbosch

Stellenbosch is an ideal base from which to explore the wine region and is only 28kms from Cape Town airport. The safety of a small town combined with the amenities and vibrancy of a cosmopolitan centre, makes Stellenbosch an ideal place to stay. Stellenbosch is known worldwide for its quality wines and he area has spectacular scenery. Founded is 1679, Stellenbosch is the oldest town in South Africa next to Cape Town. Walking through the streets of Stellenbosch, you will see many historic to ...
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Sun City

Sun City offers a myriad of different entertainment and relaxation opportunities as well as plenty of attractions and activities to keep the whole family entertained. It combines golf, game-viewing and gambling. Sun City is a malaria free region, ideal for game viewing without having to take malaria tablets. It has two international-standard 18-hole golf courses, the Gary Player Country Club and the Lost City Golf Course, both designed by Gary Player. It is situated within close proximity to ...
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Tsitsikamma Highlight

Tsitsikamma N.P.

Tsitsikamma National Park, declared in 1964, encompasses a marine reserve made up of 80km of coastline and offers magnificent scenery, walks, a small beach, restaurant and shop. The famous Storms River suspension Bridge spans the river mouth. It lies between the sea and the Tsitsikamma Mountains and stretches from the Bloukrans River in the West to Clarkson in the East. Beautiful indigenous forest, protected by the State, is home to centuries old trees such as Yellowwood, Stinkwood, Hard and ...
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Hluhluwe Highlight

Hluhluwe Umfolozi National Park

Located in the heart of Zululand, Hluhluwe Umfolozi National Park covers 96,000 hectares and is Africa’s oldest game reserve. Home to the “Big 5” and many other species of animals, such as the elusive cheetah and wild dog. Prime game viewing takes place at hides overlooking pans and waterholes which enable visitors to see animals at close range. The park is one of the most popular “big five” wildlife safari and tour destinations. Since the time that Zulu kings hunted and enact the ...
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Franschoek Highlight

Franschhoek

Franschhoek is in the Cape winelands region, the food and wine heartland of the country, where splendid wines are grown and top chefs create international cuisine. Spectacular vineyards cover the mountain slopes that were settled more than 300 years ago by the Huguenots, who brought with them their age-old French wine and food culture. After the revocation of the Edict of Nantes in France in 1685, when Protestantism was outlawed, hundreds of Huguenots fled their homeland, arriving by ...
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Cradock

Lying on the banks of the Great Fish River is the historical town of Cradock - a tranquil and typical Karoo farming town. Cradock is regarded today as the capital of the Cape Midlands and renowned for its production of some of the best wool and mohair in the country. Cradock has witnessed much of South Africa’s history - the Great Trek originated here and from neighbouring districts; and the ostrich boom of the early 1900s graced farmers in the area with a prosperity only now resurging the ...
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Sensational South Africa

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. Offering the ultimate holiday combo of cosmopolitan cities, world-renowned game reserves, rugged mountain ranges, beautiful beaches and a fascinating cultural heritage, South Africa cannot fail to captivate.

Inspirations for your safari to South Africa

Make your tailor made holiday to South Africa one to remember. Take a look at some of our unique things to do whilst visiting South Africa.

Winelands | South Africa | Africa
The grape escape

Explore the Winelands

South Africa is one of the ‘New World’ regions of wine and produces some of the world’s finest wines. Mainly centered in the aptly named ‘Winelands’ region in South Africa’s Western Cape, the choice of Vineyards to visit is endless! Choose from famous Stellenbosch, historic Constantia, pretty Franschoek or the semi desert Klein Karoo region – whichever you choose we’re sure you’ll taste some fantastic wines – bottoms up!

Robben Island
Follow in Mandela's footsteps

Visit Robben Island

Needing little introduction, Robben Island was famously the home to Nelson Mandela and many of his political partners for 18 years! Daily trips are now possible to the island where tours are taken by former political prisoners giving a fascinating insight into what life was like on the island. See Mandela’s former cell, visit the famous lime quarry and learn about the island’s fascinating history!

Knysna Lagoon | South Africa | Africa
Between the heads

Cruise on Knysna Lagoon

Located along the famous Garden Route, Knysna is a beautiful place to visit. One of the highlights of visiting this former port town is taking a cruise on the stunning Knysna lagoon, go through the famous ‘Heads’ and see where many an ancient sailing boat may have met it maker! The lagoon itself is home to a nice waterfront with some lovely shops and restaurants – perfect for spending a few hours.

Soweto
Into the township

Soweto Tour

Take a journey into the most famous township in South Africa, Soweto. A place of vast historical significance from the discovery of gold in the area in 1885 to the tense days of the apartheid era – this is a city that can tell many stories! Highlights include the Apartheid Museum, Hector Pietersen Memorial, Vilikazi Street and the Regina Mundi Church.

Suggested itineraries for South Africa

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,...

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...

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 down to Cape Town for a tour of the Cape...

South Africa: Top accommodation picks

Accommodation on Tour

For all our tours and tailor-made holidays we provide you with a clear categorisation of all hotels we use. The REGIONAL CATEGORY indicates the local rating of each hotel in each respective country. We have also rated each hotel using OUR CATEGORY, which will be in line with generally accepted western hotel grading standards.

Simple
Basic hotels and simple accommodation is a no frills option with an adventurous authentic feel.

Standard
Standard accommodation equates to a Western 3-star standard, always featuring en-suite rooms and usually a restaurant.

Superior
Superior accommodation equates to a Western 4-star standard, featuring en-suite rooms and usually a restaurant and often a swimming pool and/or a fitness centre.

Deluxe
Deluxe accommodation equates to a Western 5-star standard, usually featuring spacious, en-suite rooms, a restaurant, swimming pool and fitness centre and an array of amenities, excellent service and customer care.

Lavish
Lavish accommodation equates to a Western 5-star plus standard - the creme de la creme. Featuring spacious, en-suite rooms, a restaurant, swimming pool and fitness centre and an array of amenities, this accommodation is a cut above the rest. Sheer opulence!

Cape Grace, Cape Town
Standing beneath Table Mountain, the Cape Grace Hotel exudes understated elegance and is one of the 'Small Leading Hotels of The World'. Guest rooms are exquisitely furnished in a sophisticated style and benefit from private balconies overlooking the waterfront. Dining options include the award winning Signal Restaurant for the more discerning traveller. A delicious afternoon tea of macaroons and traditional baked goods is served daily - our top tip! Perfectly located on the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront in the heart of the city.
Our Category: Deluxe   |   Regional Category: 5 Star Deluxe Hotel
Holden Manz, Franschhoek
Designed in the Cape Dutch style, the Holden Manz Guesthouse offers farm-style hospitality in breathtaking surroundings. Guest suites are furnished in muted tones to help sooth and relax with all benefiting from their own terraces and state of the art technology. Guests can dine at the Franschoek Kitchen on the beautiful deck that looks out onto the majestic mountains of Franschoek. Why not treat yourself to a spa day whilst staying here? Our top tip! The estate is set in the Franschhoek Valley and features a small working vineyard.
Our Category: Deluxe   |   Regional Category: 5 Star Hotel
Oliver's Lodge, Kruger N.P.
Set in the White River Country Estate, Oliver's Lodge is a traditional luxury lodge. Guest rooms are beautifully furnished with luxurious interiors designed in calming tones. All have excellent amenities and contemporary en suite facilities. Guests will enjoy mouth-watering continental and mediterranean dishes from an extensive a-la-carte menu. There is also an onsite spa perfect for pampering including massages, face and body treatments. The lodge is well located close to Kruger National Park and Blyde River Canyon.
Our Category: Deluxe   |   Regional Category: Deluxe Lodge
Cliff Lodge, Hermanus
A stylish seafront Guesthouse, Cliff Lodge is superbly positioned on the dramatic cliffs of De Kelders. This unique retreat offers five luxurious B&B rooms with ocean views, all mod-cons and south facing patios. The ocean front swimming pool is complete with sun loungers - perfect for a spot of relaxing. Make sure you pay the guest lounge a visit and sample some of the delicious local Rooibos tea and organic coffee! Perfectly located overlooking Walker Bay just north of Gaansbai.
Our Category: Superior   |   Regional Category: 4 Star Hotel
Notten's Bush Camp, Sabi Sands Reserve
As one of the original private game lodges in South Africa, Notten’s Bush Camp offers a truly authentic African safari experience. The beautifully appointed suites have open plan bedroom and en-suite bathroom and have both indoor and outdoor shower facilities. The camp boasts an outdoor swimming pool, onsite spa and al fresco boma - perfect for a delicious African meal and great conversation under the beautiful starry African skies! Notten's is in the heart of the Sabi Sand Game Reserve in Mpumalanga.
Our Category: Deluxe   |   Regional Category: Deluxe Camp

The Rainbow Nation

Stand atop iconic Table Mountain in Cape Town, soak up spectacular views from God’s Window and go in search of the Big Five in Kruger. Drive the scenic Garden Route and trek in the Drakensberg Mountains. Sample fine wines in Stellenbosch and discover pristine coral reefs whilst diving in Maputuland. Discover the enchanting Kingdoms of Swaziland, Lesotho and more!

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