South Africa Safari Tours and Holidays

Go wild in Kruger National Park and explore Cape Town with our range of camping and lodge safari tours and flexible pre-packaged holidays to 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. 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 ostriches and the nearby Cango Caves, and Plettenberg Bay with its miles of exquisite golden beaches.

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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 flexible safari holidays.

Top South Africa Travel Deals and Upcoming Tours

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Botswana Untouched - 13 days Johannesburg, South Africa 04 Oct 2018 USD $4,577 was $5,085 10% off Botswana Untouched - 13 days Map
World in One Country - 20 days Johannesburg, South Africa 12 Oct 2018 USD $2,966 was $3,295 10% off World in One Country - 20 days Map
Jo'burg to Falls - 12 Days Johannesburg, South Africa 28 Aug 2018 USD $895 Jo'burg to Falls - 12 Days Map
The Big Overlander Northbound - 47 days Johannesburg, South Africa 28 Aug 2018 USD $3,695 The Big Overlander Northbound - 47 days Map
Kruger to Kenya - 33 days Johannesburg, South Africa 28 Aug 2018 USD $2,595 Kruger to Kenya - 33 days Map

Our South Africa Tours

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Young Leopard in Hwange | Zimbabwe | On The Go ToursJo'burg to Falls 2019 - 12 Days Map

Jo'burg to Falls 2019

Trip Type : Overland Camping Safaris
12 Days | FROM USD $895

Starting in Jo'burg and South Africa's world famous Kruger National...

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Victoria Falls | Zimbabwe & Zambia | AfricaJo'burg to Falls - 12 Days Map

Jo'burg to Falls

Trip Type : Overland Camping Safaris
12 Days | FROM USD $895

Kicking off in Jo'burg and South Africa's world famous Kruger National...

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Victoria Falls | Zimbabwe & Zambia | AfricaFalls to Joburg - 12 days Map

Falls to Joburg

Trip Type : Overland Camping Safaris
12 days | FROM USD $895

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

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Oryx in Sossuslvlei | NamibiaCape to Namibia - 14 days Map

Cape to Namibia

Trip Type : Overland Camping Safaris
14 days | FROM USD $895

Depart from the 'Mother City' of Cape Town and head north up to...

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Giraffes in Etosha | Namibia | On The Go ToursNamibia to Cape - 14 days Map

Namibia to Cape

Trip Type : Overland Camping Safaris
14 days | FROM USD $895

Travelling from the capital Windhoek, experience the very best of...

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Idyllic Beach in Mozambique | AfricaMozambique Adventure - 14 Days Map

Mozambique Adventure

Trip Type : Overland Camping Safaris
14 Days | FROM USD $1,495

Kicking off in Johannesburg explore the wonders of Kruger National...

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Zebras drinking | African Safaris | AfricaCape to Falls - 22 days Map

Cape to Falls

Trip Type : Overland Camping Safaris
22 days | FROM USD $1,295

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

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Western Cape Beach | South Africa | AfricaFalls to Cape - 22 days Map

Falls to Cape

Trip Type : Overland Camping Safaris
22 days | FROM USD $1,295

Southern Africa at its best. Kick off at Victoria Falls, spot game at...

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Leopard in a tree | African Safaris | AfricaKenya to Kruger - 33 days Map

Kenya to Kruger

Trip Type : Overland Camping Safaris
33 days | FROM USD $2,195

Enjoy a real African adventure, from Nairobi to Johannesburg. Check...

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Male Lions | African Safaris | AfricaKruger to Kenya - 33 days Map

Kruger to Kenya

Trip Type : Overland Camping Safaris
33 days | FROM USD $2,195

Enjoy a real African adventure, from Johannesburg to Nairobi. Check...

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Lions Resting | Tanzania | On The Go ToursKruger to Kenya 2019 - 33 days Map

Kruger to Kenya 2019

Trip Type : Overland Camping Safaris
33 days | FROM USD $2,195

Travel from Johannesburg to Nairobi, enjoy a real African adventure ...

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Okavango Delta | Botswana | AfricaAn African Adventure - 37 days Map

An African Adventure

Trip Type : Overland Camping Safaris
37 days | FROM USD $2,395

See the best of Africa, from its magnificent craters, dune-filled...

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Dune 45 | Sossusvlei | NamibiaAn African Adventure Southbound - 37 days Map

An African Adventure Southbound

Trip Type : Overland Camping Safaris
37 days | FROM USD $2,395

See the best of Africa, from its magnificent craters, dune-filled...

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Table Mountain | Cape Town | South Africa | AfricaKenya to Cape - 43 days Map

Kenya to Cape

Trip Type : Overland Camping Safaris
43 days | FROM USD $2,695

Embark on an overland journey across almost half the African...

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Hippo in Chobe | Botswana | On The Go ToursCape to Kenya -  43 days Map

Cape to Kenya

Trip Type : Overland Camping Safaris
43 days | FROM USD $2,695

Embark on an overland journey across almost half the African Continent...

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Zebras | African Safaris | AfricaThe Big Overlander - 47 days Map

The Big Overlander

Trip Type : Overland Camping Safaris
47 days | FROM USD $3,495

Experience the contrasts and raw appeal of this majestic continent up...

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Baboon and baby | African Safaris | AfricaThe Big Overlander Northbound - 47 days Map

The Big Overlander Northbound

Trip Type : Overland Camping Safaris
47 days | FROM USD $3,495

Experience the contrasts and raw appeal of this majestic continent up...

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Gorilla with her baby | Uganda | On The Go ToursThe Big Overlander Northbound 2019 - 47 days Map

The Big Overlander Northbound 2019

Trip Type : Overland Camping Safaris
47 days | FROM USD $3,495

Discover seven different countries, travelling from South Africa...

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Lions in Samburu National Park | Kenya | AfricaGreat African Expedition - 57 days Map

Great African Expedition

Trip Type : Overland Camping Safaris
57 days | FROM USD $3,895

An epic expedition that heads south from Kenya via Uganda to Cape...

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Samburu Tribe | Kenya | AfricaGreat African Expedition North - 57 days Map

Great African Expedition North

Trip Type : Overland Camping Safaris
57 days | FROM USD $3,895

An epic 57 day expedition travelling through South Africa, Namibia,...

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Falls, Botswana and Kruger - 12 days Map

Falls, Botswana and Kruger

Trip Type : Overland Accommodated Safaris
12 days | FROM USD $3,195

ACCOMMODATED OVERLAND TOUR: Explore some of Southern Africa's most...

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Kruger, Botswana and Falls - 12 days Map

Kruger, Botswana and Falls

Trip Type : Overland Accommodated Safaris
12 days | FROM USD $3,195

ACCOMMODATED OVERLAND TOUR: This 12 day Accommodated Overland tour...

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Falls, Deltas and Dunes - 22 days Map

Falls, Deltas and Dunes

Trip Type : Overland Accommodated Safaris
22 days | FROM USD $5,495

ACCOMMODATED OVERLAND TOUR: Travelling south from Victoria Falls,...

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Dunes, Deltas and Falls - 22 days Map

Dunes, Deltas and Falls

Trip Type : Overland Accommodated Safaris
22 days | FROM USD $5,495

ACCOMMODATED OVERLAND TOUR: From Table Mountain to Victoria Falls,...

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Elephants in Kruger | South Africa | AfricaKruger Walking Safari - 4 days Map

Kruger Walking Safari

Trip Type : Lodge Accommodated Safaris
4 days | FROM USD $1,495

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

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Knysna Heads | Knysna | South Africa | AfricaWonders of the Garden Route - 7 days Map

Wonders of the Garden Route

Trip Type : Lodge Accommodated Safaris
7 days | FROM USD $1,495

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

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The Tsitsikamma National Park in South Africa is characterised by dramatic coastal sceneryWonders of the Garden Route 2019 - 8 days Map

Wonders of the Garden Route 2019

Trip Type : Lodge Accommodated Safaris
8 days | FROM USD $1,495

Discover the highlights of the southern coast of South Africa, known...

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Botswana Untouched

Trip Type : Lodge Accommodated Safaris
13 days | FROM USD $3,995

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

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World in One Country

Trip Type : Lodge Accommodated Safaris
20 days | FROM USD $3,295

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

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Fish River Canyon | NamibiaCape, Namibia & Falls - 24 Days Map

Cape, Namibia & Falls

Trip Type : Lodge Accommodated Safaris
24 Days | FROM USD $4,995

Spend 3 weeks travelling from Cape Town to Victoria Falls. Traverse...

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The Kalahari in Namibia | AfricaFalls, Namibia & Cape - 24 Days Map

Falls, Namibia & Cape

Trip Type : Lodge Accommodated Safaris
24 Days | FROM USD $4,995

Head south from Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe to Africa's 'Mother City'...

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Group at Table Mountain | South AfricaCycle Cape Town & Winelands - 12 days Map

Cycle Cape Town & Winelands

Trip Type : Cycling Holidays
12 days | FROM USD $2,775

Cycle South Africa's famous wineland region. From the vineyards of...

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Lions | Kruger National Park | South AfricaKruger Wildlife Experience - 4 days Map

Kruger Wildlife Experience

Trip Type : Safari Holidays
4 days | FROM USD $995

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

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Cape Point | South Africa | AfricaCape Town Experience - 4 days Map

Cape Town Experience

Trip Type : Safari Holidays
4 days | FROM USD $695

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

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Storms River Mouth in Tsitsikamma | South Africa | AfricaGarden Route Self Drive - 6 days Map

Garden Route Self Drive

Trip Type : Safari Holidays
6 days | FROM USD $895

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

Our South Africa Trip Types

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South Africa Overland Camping Safaris

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Head out on an exhilarating overland safari through South Africa and beyond with our range of expedition style adventures.

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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.

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South Africa Overland Accommodated Safaris

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Venture through the beautiful South Africa scenery and beyond on our multi-country Overland Accommodated tours.

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Enjoy an exhilarating experience, starting in either Cape Town or Johannesburg, travelling on one of our specialist overland trucks through some of the most interesting scenery in the world. Ending each day will be a comfortable experience with a cosy bed at one of our well-chosen accommodation options.

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South Africa Lodge Accommodated Safaris

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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.

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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.

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South Africa Tailor-made Safaris

Plan Your Dream Holiday

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.

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Let our expert tailor made team put together your perfect South African holiday.

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South Africa Cycling Holidays

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Explore South Africa's beautiful Western Cape and the Winelands on a fully guided and vehicle supported cycling holiday, with bike hire included.

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Sightsee and cycle for an average of 68kms a day on this active adventure which is suitable for regular weekend cyclists, who have a good level of fitness. Travelling as part of a small group and staying in comfortable guest houses, our holiday on 2 wheels offers a wonderful combination of local history, culture, wildlife and beautiful landscapes.

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South Africa Safari Holidays

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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.

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Our safari holidays can depart any day of the year and offer a choice of accommodation.

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South Africa Day Tours

Delve into the natural beauty, fascinating history and modern ambitions of South Africa's greatest urban centres with our range of day tours and activities in Cape Town and Johannesburg.

South Africa tour reviews

Scoring an average traveller rating of 4.83 out of 5 based on 47 recent reviews — See All South Africa Reviews

I was one of 6 people that travelled 57 days on the Great African Expedition from Nairobi, Kenya to Capetown, South Africa.

What an absolutely fantastic trip, from day 1 to the end. We saw the "big 5" multiple times and met some lovely people along the way.

I've got nothing but high praise for our Group Leader, Hes, similarly, Malinga, our cook, was a terrific guy that kept us well fed in sometimes difficult circumstances. Finally, Steve, our driver, was exceptional and kept us safe all the way.

Overall, I had a Fantastic time.

I was the oldest guy on the the truck and had an unbelievably incredible time.”  

Ken Parker • Submitted 31 Jul 2018

Amazing trip, the crew were one of the best parts, made it so much fun and no problems at all. ”  

Anna Lawless • Submitted 27 Jul 2018

Amazing, we saw & did everything we wanted to on this tour from giraffes gracefully dancing in the moonlight to the Big 5 up close and personal. This tour was the best tour my husband and I have ever done. We are avid travellers and always wanted to do a Safari the best way to do it is with On The Go! Our team was Will, Mama, and Frans the best team trio to guide any one on this tour. Will knew everything about anything, Frans is a careful and very helpful driver, with safety as priority and Mama - what an amazing cook. This tour offers any type of traveller an unforgettable experience. The sites, the parks, the campgrounds, the people, will forever remain in our most cherished memories!

This company is one of the most professional, personable, and client-oriented companies that we have ever booked with. The company even arranged for my husband's birthday to be celebrated while in camp. A birthday cake appeared after dinner and everyone broke out into singing Happy Birthday, truly made us feel special.

We are planning another trip to Africa in the near future and will absolutely go with On The Go again.”  

Kalli Doulos • Submitted 15 Jul 2018

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Safe family adventure in South Africa

South Africa's Eastern Cape is the ideal family safari destination with an absence of malaria and a number of accessible private reserves along with the Addo National Park, home to a large number of elephants. Lying at the end of the scenic Garden Route, a safari in the Eastern Cape can easily be combined with a self-drive holiday along the coast visiting attractive colonial towns and beautiful beaches. Contact our tailor-made team for more information.

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Highlights of our South Africa safari tours and holidays

The Rainbow Nation is home to some of the greatest diversity on the planet whether it's landscapes, animals or people, with mountains, winelands and coast competing with world-class national parks and cosmopolitan cities. Here's just a taste of what you'll discover on our safari tours.

Kruger National Park

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See Zebras at Kruger National Park on our Africa safari tours

Spend two nights in the world-famous Kruger National Park, one of Africa's largest game reserves, with game drives along the main viewing routes in search of the Big 5, giraffe, cheetah and more.

Cape Town

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Green Point | Cape Town | South Africa

Start or end your adventure in the cosmopolitan city of Cape Town, home to gorgeous golden beaches, a thriving arts scene and bountiful natural beauty including Table Mountain.

Addo National Park

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African Elephants | African Safaris | Africa

Game drive through Addo National Park, the best place in South Africa to spot elephants with the chance to also see black rhino, lion, buffalo and leopard, and visit a waterhole when dusk falls.

Cederberg

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View across vineyards to the dramatic Cederberg mountains in South Africa

Sample one of South Africa's greatest exports on a wine tasting excursion in Cederberg with time to walk amongst the vineyards and admire the views of the Cederberg Mountains.

Tsitsikamma National Park

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The Tsitsikamma National Park in South Africa is characterised by dramatic coastal scenery

Follow the popular Garden Route to the Tsitsikamma National Park, a region of startling beauty along the southern coastline with verdant indigenous forest and several scenic hiking trails.