South Africa Tailormade Safaris

Stunning Cape Town, the Garden Route, Kruger National Park and more

Sensational South Africa

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 tailormade 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.

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Kruger National Park

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 and giraffe are present as are a profusion of other 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 is a world leader in advanced environmental management techniques and policies. Home ...
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Cape Town

With Table Mountain towering in the backdrop and a coastline formed of stunning beach, it is little wonder why Cape Town is one of South Africa's most popular destinations. From the city, the rugged cliffs with their thick layer of greenery and flowers are clearly visible and create a dramatic landscape. The city itself, given its relatively small size due to it being barricaded in by the various mountains, is perfect for strolling around and, as you would expect with any thriving city, there of ...
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Stellenbosch is an ideal base from which to explore the wine region and is only 28km 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 the area has spectacular scenery. Founded in 1679, Stellenbosch is the second oldest town in South Africa after Cape Town. Walking through the streets of Stellenbosch, visitors will get the chance ...
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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, making sure everyone's tastes are catered to. Sun City is also a malaria free region, meaning you can enjoy your vacation without the hassle of having to take preventative medication every day (and deal with the side effects). It has two international-standard 18-hole golf courses, the - ...
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Tsitsikamma National Park

With a dazzling shoreline and miles of dense, green forest, the Tsitsikamma National Park is a veritable labyrinth of ecosystems and beauty. Its coastal location has made it even more desirable as a traveller destination due to its extensively diverse landscape, ranging from towering mountains to stunning coral reefs, which house thousands of delights for scuba divers and snorkellers to discover. Rocky creeks and powerful rivers are in abundance throughout the park and provide fantastic for to 5 ...
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Hluhluwe Umfolozi National Park

Once the home of various Zulu kings and located right in the middle of Zululand, Hluhluwe Umfolozi National Park covers 96,000 hectares and is Africa’s oldest game reserve. The vast savannah stretches out as far as the eye can see and proudly calls itself home to the “Big 5” along with many other exciting species, such as the rare and beautiful cheetah and wild dog. This park is certainly worth being explored in depth, however, the pronunciation of its name might cause some difficulty. the ...
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Nestled in the heart of the Cape winelands region, Franschhoek is a mecca for wine-lovers and foodies alike. Not only is the town one of the most beautiful wine-producing regions in the world, but it also has some of the best, award-winning restaurants in the country. The stunning valley, fringed with magnificent mountains, is home to roughly 20,000 people and has been built in accordance with the Dutch and French influences that were prevalent at the time. Vineyards stretch out in every until a ...
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Divided by the powerful Great Fish River that runs through it, Cradock is a charming, quaint village with Victorian-era charm permeating from every street corner. From a historical standpoint, Cradock has born witness to much of South Africa's turbulent past. The Great Trek originated in this region and the ostrich boom, which provided farmers with a quality source of income because of its meat and leather, took place in this area. The land here is also drastically more fertile than other rural ...
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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.

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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!

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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!

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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.

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 tailormade holiday itineraries for South Africa

Whether you're looking for a safari adventure in the world-famous Kruger National Park or a self-drive tour of South Africa's scenic Garden Route, we've got a recommended itinerary for you. Consider combining South Africa's top spots with the spectacular Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe or plan your own dream holiday with the help of our interactive map below.

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Kruger Wildlife Experience

4 days | FROM USD $979

Kruger National Park is best known for the Big Five - lion, leopard, elephant, buffalo and rhino - and is the...

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Garden Route Self Drive

6 days | FROM USD $959

Drive along South Africa’s beautiful Garden Route, from cosmopolitan Port Elizabeth to captivating Cape Stop...

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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...

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!

Explore South Africa with our interactive map

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Tailored To Suit You

On this range you won’t be joining other travellers, but will be on your own private itinerary. Accommodation, pace of travel and the style of trip is tailored to your individual needs. From pre-priced packages available off the shelf to fully curated tailor-made holidays, this range also includes our selection of one-night stopovers, day-tours and short breaks.

The OTG Independent range gives you all the great service aspects of our Signature range with the flexibility to create a truly unique and bespoke holiday or adventure to a variety of destinations around the world.

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