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.Read More
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
|Trip Name||Starts||Departing||From USD||Deal||Map|
|Wonders of the Garden Route - 7 days||Port Elizabeth, South Africa||22 Jun 2017||USD $986||was $1,095 10% off|||
|Falls, Namibia & Cape - 22 Days||Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe||12 May 2017||USD $4,285|||
|Cape to Falls - 22 days||Cape Town, South Africa||13 May 2017||USD $1,615|||
|Great African Expedition - 57 days||Nairobi, Kenya||13 May 2017||USD $5,035|||
|An African Adventure - 37 days||Cape Town, South Africa||13 May 2017||USD $3,055|||
South Africa Overland Safari Tours
Travel from Cape Town or Johannesburg on our modified trucks that seat up to 30 passengers camping out under the stars every night.
South Africa Lodge accommodated safaris
Explore South Africa in a more comfortable fashion on our lodge safaris with a maximum group size of just 15, staying in mid-range properties.
South Africa Safari Holidays
Our safari holidays can depart on any day of the year and you can choose your preferred standard of accommodation.
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 tour reviews
Scoring an average traveller rating of 4.73 out of 5 based on 22 recent reviews — See All South Africa Reviews
The tour was great, although due to the travel distance tiring. The excursions were fantastic. Our guide Will was super, enthusiastic, we learned a lot about Africa. The whole crew was nice, so we enjoyed the tour very much.”
Best tour we have experienced. Excellent programme, good accommodation and food but Todd was without question what made the tour. Informative, entertaining, knowledgeable, and very well organised. Everything went like clockwork. ”
Nerise was an excellent guide - she looked after us all fantastically well, she was friendly, knowledgeable, organised and efficient. Our driver was Alan, he too was brilliant, he kept the van ship shape and was a pleasure to be around.
We enjoyed the tour very much. If I had to change the tour at all I would have liked more time in Stellenbosch and wasn't keen on the stay in Lesotho so would have given that a miss. Also, we had 12 people on our tour which, in the van was the maximum I would have liked to travel with.”
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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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Recommended places to visit in South Africa
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 handful of some of the country's top spots.
Located north of Port Elizabeth on the Eastern Cape, Addo National Park is the best place in South Africa to spot elephants. Set up in 1931 to protect the region's dwindling elephant population, Addo National Park is now a sanctuary to some 600 elephants as well as the remaining four animals in the Big 5 consort. It also encompasses a stretch of coast where great white sharks and southern right whales visit in season
With gorgeous golden beaches, a thriving arts scene, attractive architecture and bountiful natural beauty, it's little wonder that Cape Town is southern Africa's most visited city. Fronting the Atlantic Ocean and backed by the dramatic flat-topped massif of Table Mountain, Cape Town has more than enough to entertain with easy access to the charming villages of the neighbouring wine regions.
Located in the northeastern corner of South Africa across almost 20,000 sq km of sub-tropical woodland, the world-famous Kruger National Park is one of Africa's largest game reserves, home to a staggering diversity of wildlife including the Big 5 of lion, leopard, elephant, rhino and buffalo. The numbers of these iconic animals are equally as impressive with sightings of leopard, giraffe and cheetah reasonably common.
Situated in the Eastern Cape, Port Elizabeth is a large, populous city with great weather and superb scenery. The city is lined with pristine beaches which lead to a number of hidden caves and lagoons. Historically and culturally the city is important and there are a number of museums and memorials showcasing this. With so much to offer, Port Elizabeth should be visited by anyone travelling along the Garden Route which follows the glorious coast.
For wine aficionados, Stellenbosch is a veritable paradise. Rolling hills and vineyards make up the city’s landscape as do historical buildings and the city’s highly-respected university, responsible for the multitude of students on bikes zipping through the streets. Throughout the city are several prominent wine estates offering tasting sessions and tours for those hoping to learn more about the wine-making process. Stellenbosch is also heavily involved with the Arts with a number of excellent museums and galleries.
The ultimate getaway for adults and families alike, Sun City is a pleasure resort with golf courses, water parks and a casino just some of what is on offer at this magical kingdom. There are also bumper boats and a kids club for the younger guests as well as several safari options for those seeking a bit of adventure. In the evening performances of all kinds take place including cabaret productions and beauty pageants.
South Africa Travel Guide
To help you plan your trip we've put together an essential guide on travel to South Africa covering the weather, visas and what to expect on safari.
Places on our must-see list of any visit to South Africa
Info on climatic and weather conditions in South Africa
Money, shopping, transport, food, health advice & more.
Visa requirements for South Africa & info on getting your visa
Travelling through South Africa on a overland safari
More about our lodge accommodated safaris in Africa
Where to see Africa's wildlife and the best time to do so
Our guide to the best places to see the Big 5
The Tourist Community Development Trust
- Long Walk to Freedom
by Nelson Mandela
- Tomorrow is Another Country
by Allister Sparks
by JM Coetzee
Facts about South Africa
- Table Mountain has over 1,500 species of plants, more than the entire United Kingdom.
- South Africa is home to the second highest waterfall in the world, Tugela Falls where the water tumbles down 2,789 feet.
- The oldest remains of modern humans, over 100,000 years old, were found in Klasies River Cave in the Eastern Cape.
South Africa Travel Advice:
We keep on top of the latest travel guidance to South Africa and follow advice as set out by the British Foreign Office. Safety of our travellers is paramount and we recommend that you check the latest travel updates from the relevant advisory body in your country prior to travel.
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Highlights of South Africa
Stand atop iconic Table Mountain in Cape Town, soak up the spectacular views from God's Window in Mpumalanga, go in search of the Big Five Kruger National Park or visit the UNESCO-listed and jewel of South Africa, the St Lucia wetlands. Drive the scenic Garden Route, a spectacular stretch of coastline running between George and Port Elizabeth. Trek in the Drakensberg Mountains, sample fine wines in Stellenbosch and discover pristine coral reefs, diving in Maputaland. Discover the enchanting Kingdoms of Swaziland, Lesotho and more! Whether you explore it on an overland safari, a lodge safari or a tailormade holiday, you'll soon discover that South Africa truly is a world in one country.