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.

Upcoming South Africa Trips

Trip NameStartsDepartingFrom GBPDealMap
Botswana Untouched - 13 days Johannesburg, South Africa 02 Aug 2017 £2,465 Botswana Untouched - 13 days Map
World in One Country - 20 days Johannesburg, South Africa 04 Aug 2017 £2,195 World in One Country - 20 days Map
Great African Expedition - 57 days Nairobi, Kenya 05 Aug 2017 £2,155 Great African Expedition - 57 days Map
An African Adventure - 37 days Cape Town, South Africa 05 Aug 2017 £1,295 An African Adventure - 37 days Map
Kenya to Cape - 43 days Nairobi, Kenya 05 Aug 2017 £1,495 Kenya to Cape - 43 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 £495

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

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

Cape to Namibia

14 days | FROM £495

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

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

Cape to Falls

22 days | FROM £695

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

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

Kenya to Kruger

33 days | FROM £1,195

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

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

An African Adventure

37 days | FROM £1,295

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

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

Kenya to Cape

43 days | FROM £1,495

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

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

The Big Overlander

47 days | FROM £1,895

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 £2,155

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

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 £665

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

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

Wonders of the Garden Route

7 days | FROM £735

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 £2,465

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

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

World in One Country

20 days | FROM £2,195

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

Dune 45 | Namibia | AfricaCape, Namibia & Falls - 22 Days MapIconic Experiences, Local Partners

Cape, Namibia & Falls

22 Days | FROM £2,855

An amazing 3 week adventure starting in Cape Town travelling north to...

Sossusvlei | Namibia | AfricaFalls, Namibia & Cape - 22 Days MapIconic Experiences, Local Partners

Falls, Namibia & Cape

22 Days | FROM £2,855

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

Fish River Canyon | NamibiaCape, Namibia & Falls 2018 - 24 Days MapIconic Experiences, Local Partners

Cape, Namibia & Falls 2018

24 Days | FROM £3,785

Spend 3 weeks travelling from Cape Town to Victoria Falls. Traverse 4...

The Kalahari in Namibia | AfricaFalls, Namibia & Cape 2018 - 24 Days MapIconic Experiences, Local Partners

Falls, Namibia & Cape 2018

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

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

Cycle Cape Town & Winelands

12 days | FROM £1,495

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

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 £465

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 £325

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

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

Garden Route Self Drive

6 days | FROM £340

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 tour reviews

Scoring an average traveller rating of 4.62 out of 5 based on 34 recent reviews — See All South Africa Reviews

The tour was incredible! Everything from the food to the accommodations and tours were amazing! The camping sites were all clean and safe and the upgrades were great value for money. The cook made delicious meals for breakfast, lunch and dinner. It was also fun helping with the meal prep/cleaning and getting to know the group more. The organized tours were well planned and the optional excursions were great as well. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and driver did a great job getting us to each destination in a safely and timely manner. I would definitely recommend this tour to everyone and can't wait to go on another On The Go tour! ”  

Kathryn D'Mello • Submitted 10 Jul 2017

The best experience of my life. Dave, Aron and Monga were the absolute best. Their knowledge is second to none and they are very friendly and fun. Hope to at some point return! ”  

Emma George • Submitted 8 Jun 2017

Tour was excellent. Enjoyed the township tour but the food hall tour we could have skipped.

Gift is very knowledgeable welcoming and and excellent man.”  

Paula McNamara • Submitted 25 May 2017

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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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African Elephants | African Safaris | Africa

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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