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!
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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
South Africa: Top accommodation picks
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.
Basic hotels and simple accommodation is a no frills option with an adventurous authentic feel.
Standard accommodation equates to a Western 3-star standard, always featuring en-suite rooms and usually a restaurant.
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 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 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!
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!