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 could easily take the title of Africa's most diverse country with a staggering array of terrain from rugged mountains to pristine coastline with deserts, winelands and cosmopolitan cities inbetween. Unsurprisingly South Africa has a long list of attractions from the iconic Table Mountain to the attractive towns along the Garden Route. The Eastern Cape, home to the popular Kruger National Park, is particularly well-suited to first time visitors and families with the winning combination of wildlife-rich reserves and breathtaking scenery.

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The sublimely picturesque city of Cape Town is a strong highlight with a creative and multi-cultural population, golden beaches and a fascinating heritage. For adrenaline junkies there's plenty of thrilling experiences on offer from cage shark diving to bungee-jumping.

Whether you prefer to explore South Africa and its many highlights on an overland camping expedition, enjoy the comfort of a lodge accommodated safari or tailor your own self-drive adventure, we've got it covered.

Top South Africa Travel Deals and Upcoming Tours

Trip NameStartsDepartingFrom GBPDealMap
Namibia to Cape - 14 days Windhoek 04 Mar 2018 £268 was £535 2-for-1 Namibia to Cape - 14 days Map
Falls to Cape - 22 days Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe 10 Mar 2018 £378 was £755 2-for-1 Falls to Cape - 22 days Map
Jo'burg to Falls - 12 Days Johannesburg, South Africa 13 Mar 2018 £268 was £535 2-for-1 Jo'burg to Falls - 12 Days Map
Great African Expedition - 57 days Nairobi, Kenya 17 Mar 2018 £1,168 was £2,335 2-for-1 Great African Expedition - 57 days Map
Kenya to Cape - 43 days Nairobi, Kenya 17 Mar 2018 £808 was £1,615 2-for-1 Kenya to Cape - 43 days Map
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South Africa Overland Safari Tours

Falls to Joburg

12 days | FROM £535

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

Jo'burg to Falls

12 Days | FROM £535

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

Cape to Namibia

14 days | FROM £535

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

Namibia to Cape

14 days | FROM £535

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

Mozambique Adventure

14 Days | FROM £895

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

Cape to Falls

22 days | FROM £755

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

Falls to Cape

22 days | FROM £755

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

Kenya to Kruger

33 days | FROM £1,295

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

Kruger to Kenya

33 days | FROM £1,295

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

An African Adventure

37 days | FROM £1,395

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

An African Adventure Southbound

37 days | FROM £1,395

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

Kenya to Cape

43 days | FROM £1,615

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

Cape to Kenya

43 days | FROM £1,615

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

The Big Overlander

47 days | FROM £2,055

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

The Big Overlander Northbound

47 days | FROM £2,055

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

Great African Expedition

57 days | FROM £2,335

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

Great African Expedition North

57 days | FROM £2,335

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

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Kruger Walking Safari

4 days | FROM £995

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 £995

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 £3,135

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 £2,575

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 £3,785

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 £3,785

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

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Cycle Cape Town & Winelands

12 days | FROM £1,695

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

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Kruger Wildlife Experience

4 days | FROM £625

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 £445

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 £535

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 £65.52

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 £59.85

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

10 hours
FROM £159.38

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 £125.36

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 £194.50

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 £176.39

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 £32.00

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 £145.56

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 4.78 out of 5 based on 46 recent reviews — See All South Africa Reviews

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

My Cape, Namibia and Falls adventure couldn't have been better. I had the most incredible time and it was the perfect itinerary, covering all the highlights of the countries we visited. There was plenty of wildlife spotting opportunities with lots of game drives but there was also enough downtime for us to relax and enjoy the lodges we were staying at.

And speaking of the accommodation, I was pleasantly surprised by how good it was. For me, the standout was the Guma Lagoon Camp in the Okavango Delta - it was truly magical with a rustic permanent tent right on the water's edge yet with all the essential conveniences. I could have happily spent a week here alone!

As a solo traveller, I did wonder whether a lodge safari would be less sociable than an overland camping safari but I had nothing to worry about - everyone in the group was really friendly and as lunches are prepared at picnic spots, there's plenty of opportunity to practise camaraderie and bond over sandwiches.

Our guide Joe was brilliant. He was a one-man band serving as our driver, guide and cook and did all three jobs with complete skill and care. He made sure we were well-looked after from start to finish. We were all amazed at his wildlife spotting skills, especially when he spotted a snake on the side of the road while driving! It was a pleasure chatting with him about Africa and his experience on the road and he really made the trip for all of us on the trip.

This really was the trip of a lifetime and I can't recommend it enough. ”  

Hollie Youlden • Submitted 15 Feb 2018

Everything went very well.

A great trip. Great value for money.

To repeat. ”  

Rita Valadao • Submitted 27 Jan 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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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.

Cape Town - The Mother City

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Green Point | Cape Town | South Africa

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.

Kruger National Park - The Big 5 and more

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See Zebras at Kruger National Park on our Africa safari tours

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.

Addo National Park - Elephant sanctuary

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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

Stellenbosch - Winelands and culture

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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.

Port Elizabeth - Coastal charm

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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.

Sun City - Family fun

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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.

Booking your South Africa tour from United Kingdom

To book your tour to South Africa, please call us on 020-7371-1113, email us at info@onthegotours.com or book online. Alternatively, we work with a number of travel agents, so you can book through your travel agent if you prefer. Recent travel agents that booked a trip to South Africa with us:

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4B Praed Street, Paddington, London, UK
020 7258 7595
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5 Regent Street, London, UK
020 7925 1114
Falls to Cape - 22 days

Goodge Street - Flight Centre

64 Goodge Street, London, UK
020-7916 0600
The Big Overlander - 47 days

Romford - Flight Centre

Unit 5, Laurie Walk, Liberty Shopping Centre, Romford, Essex, UK
01708 739990
World in One Country - 20 days