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.

Upcoming South Africa Trips

Trip NameStartsDepartingFrom USDDealMap
Mozambique Adventure - 14 Days Johannesburg, South Africa 03 May 2018 USD $2,055 Mozambique Adventure - 14 Days Map
An African Adventure Southbound - 37 days Dar es Salaam, Tanzania 04 May 2018 USD $3,335 An African Adventure Southbound - 37 days Map
Falls to Cape - 22 days Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe 05 May 2018 USD $1,765 Falls to Cape - 22 days Map
Falls, Namibia & Cape - 24 Days Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe 06 May 2018 USD $6,095 Falls, Namibia & Cape - 24 Days Map
The Big Overlander Northbound - 47 days Johannesburg, South Africa 08 May 2018 USD $4,915 The Big Overlander Northbound - 47 days Map
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South Africa Overland Safari Tours

Victoria Falls | Zimbabwe & Zambia | AfricaFalls to Joburg - 12 days MapOver Land, Under Stars

Falls to Joburg

12 days | FROM USD $1,295

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

Victoria Falls | Zimbabwe & Zambia | AfricaJo'burg to Falls - 12 Days MapOver Land, Under Stars

Jo'burg to Falls

12 Days | FROM USD $1,295

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

Oryx in Sossuslvlei | NamibiaCape to Namibia - 14 days MapOver Land, Under Stars

Cape to Namibia

14 days | FROM USD $1,295

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

Giraffes in Etosha | Namibia | On The Go ToursNamibia to Cape - 14 days MapOver Land, Under Stars

Namibia to Cape

14 days | FROM USD $1,295

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

Idyllic Beach in Mozambique | AfricaMozambique Adventure - 14 Days MapOver Land, Under Stars

Mozambique Adventure

14 Days | FROM USD $2,055

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

Zebras drinking | African Safaris | AfricaCape to Falls - 22 days MapOver Land, Under Stars

Cape to Falls

22 days | FROM USD $1,765

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

Western Cape Beach | South Africa | AfricaFalls to Cape - 22 days MapOver Land, Under Stars

Falls to Cape

22 days | FROM USD $1,765

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

Leopard in a tree | African Safaris | AfricaKenya to Kruger - 33 days MapOver Land, Under Stars

Kenya to Kruger

33 days | FROM USD $3,035

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

Male Lions | African Safaris | AfricaKruger to Kenya - 33 days MapOver Land, Under Stars

Kruger to Kenya

33 days | FROM USD $3,035

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

Okavango Delta | Botswana | AfricaAn African Adventure - 37 days MapOver Land, Under Stars

An African Adventure

37 days | FROM USD $3,335

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

Dune 45 | Sossusvlei | NamibiaAn African Adventure Southbound - 37 days MapOver Land, Under Stars

An African Adventure Southbound

37 days | FROM USD $3,335

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

Table Mountain | Cape Town | South Africa | AfricaKenya to Cape - 43 days MapOver Land, Under Stars

Kenya to Cape

43 days | FROM USD $3,825

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

Hippo in Chobe | Botswana | On The Go ToursCape to Kenya -  43 days MapOver Land, Under Stars

Cape to Kenya

43 days | FROM USD $3,825

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

Zebras | African Safaris | AfricaThe Big Overlander - 47 days MapOver Land, Under Stars

The Big Overlander

47 days | FROM USD $4,915

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

Baboon and baby | African Safaris | AfricaThe Big Overlander Northbound - 47 days MapOver Land, Under Stars

The Big Overlander Northbound

47 days | FROM USD $4,915

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

Lions in Samburu National Park | Kenya | AfricaGreat African Expedition - 57 days MapOver Land, Under Stars

Great African Expedition

57 days | FROM USD $5,495

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

Samburu Tribe | Kenya | AfricaGreat African Expedition North - 57 days MapOver Land, Under Stars

Great African Expedition North

57 days | FROM USD $5,495

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

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.

South Africa Lodge accommodated safaris

Elephants in Kruger | South Africa | AfricaKruger Walking Safari - 4 days MapIconic Experiences, Local Partners

Kruger Walking Safari

4 days | FROM USD $1,595

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

Knysna Heads | Knysna | South Africa | AfricaWonders of the Garden Route - 7 days MapIconic Experiences, Local Partners

Wonders of the Garden Route

7 days | FROM USD $1,595

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

Chobe Boat Cruise | Botswana | AfricaBotswana Untouched - 13 days MapIconic Experiences, Local Partners

Botswana Untouched

13 days | FROM USD $5,085

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

Green Point | Cape Town | South AfricaWorld in One Country - 20 days MapIconic Experiences, Local Partners

World in One Country

20 days | FROM USD $4,175

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

Fish River Canyon | NamibiaCape, Namibia & Falls - 24 Days MapIconic Experiences, Local Partners

Cape, Namibia & Falls

24 Days | FROM USD $6,095

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

The Kalahari in Namibia | AfricaFalls, Namibia & Cape - 24 Days MapIconic Experiences, Local Partners

Falls, Namibia & Cape

24 Days | FROM USD $6,095

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

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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. 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.

South Africa Cycling Holidays

Group at Table Mountain | South AfricaCycle Cape Town & Winelands - 12 days MapTrek, Cycle and Sightsee

Cycle Cape Town & Winelands

12 days | FROM USD $2,195

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

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

South Africa Safari Holidays

Lions | Kruger National Park | South AfricaKruger Wildlife Experience - 4 days MapTailored To Suit You

Kruger Wildlife Experience

4 days | FROM USD $1,015

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

Cape Point | South Africa | AfricaCape Town Experience - 4 days MapTailored To Suit You

Cape Town Experience

4 days | FROM USD $715

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

Storms River Mouth in Tsitsikamma | South Africa | AfricaGarden Route Self Drive - 6 days MapTailored To Suit You

Garden Route Self Drive

6 days | FROM USD $865

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

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

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Tailor-made Holidays

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

South Africa Day Tours and Excursions

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.

Cape Peninsula Tour from Cape Town

8 hours
FROM USD $88.61

Explore Hout Bay, spend time at leisure in the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve and visit an African...

Soweto and Johannesburg Guided Day Tour

8 hours
FROM USD $80.95

Cover the main highlights of Johannesburg on this full-day guided tour of the city with a visit to...

Aquila Game Reserve Wildlife Safari from Cape Town

9 hours
FROM USD $214.69

Go wild on a full-day safari tour from Cape Town visiting the incredible Aquila Game Reserve for a...

Pilanesberg National Park Private Tour

12 hours
FROM USD $48.57

Enjoy a day of game viewing in Pilanesberg National Park on this full-day safari tour from...

Robben Island and Cape Town City Private Tour

9 hours
FROM USD $264.14

Ride the ferry to Robben Island, discover the highlights of Cape Town and head to the summit of...

Pretoria, Soweto and Apartheid Museum Tour

10 hours
FROM USD $238.58

Get to know the history of South Africa on this comprehensive day tour from Johannesburg visiting...

Table Mountain and Cape Town Half-Day Trip

4 hours
FROM USD $43.46

Head to the summit of Table Mountain for panoramic views of Cape Town before enjoying a guided tour...

Cradle of Humankind Tour from Johannesburg

8 hours
FROM USD $186.60

Visit UNESCO-listed Maropeng and the Cradle of Humankind on this full-day tour from Johannesburg...

South Africa tour reviews

Scoring an average traveller rating of 4.82 out of 5 based on 45 recent reviews — See All South Africa Reviews

Overall a good tour. Amazing sights. We saw so much and it was the trip of a lifetime. The tour guide was very passionate about all subjects.

The safari and the desert trips were the highlight of the trip for me. Also the camping and eating as a group was really nice. The food was good, vegetarians well catered for. It was very well organised. ”  

Alana Jenkins • Submitted 10 Mar 2018

Excellent tour with great guides, truck drivers, and cooks. Would highly recommend travelling Africa via On The Go overland tours. Excellent value for money and most importantly we felt safe at all times.”  

Natalie Howes • Submitted 27 Feb 2018

An amazing journey though Africa over 57 days. Great sights and experiences, On The Go Tours have put together a fantastic trip. You’ll see the best Africa has to offer and have a chance at one in a lifetime experiences. The different crew members over these legs made the trip even more memorable in particular our last leader Onary. Our cooks kept us well fed including some delicous local dishes. If you have the time do this trip. ”  

Nathan Burgess • Submitted 17 Feb 2018

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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.