South Africa Tours and Safaris

Where vast plains of wilderness meet vibrant cities and rich cultures. Experience authentic South Africa on an award-winning tour.

South Africa. A lively nation of diverse people, thrilling wildlife, and distinct landscapes. A captivating destination for any adventurer. Game reserves to vineyards. Cosmopolitan cities to coastal roads. Table top mountains to bays of the Indian Ocean.

Our safaris and group tours are led by expert guides. And they know South Africa. The best spots for elephant sightings. The tastiest food in Cape Town. The most idyllic beaches.

We'll show you the way to authentic South Africa, leaving no stone unturned. It's why we won a British Travel Award. And it's why you can be confident you'll return home with life-long memories.

South Africa Overland Camping Safaris

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Young Leopard in Hwange | Zimbabwe | On The Go ToursJo'burg to Falls - 12 Days Map

Jo'burg to Falls

12 Days | FROM £784

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

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Victoria Falls | Zimbabwe & Zambia | AfricaFalls to Joburg - 12 days Map

Falls to Joburg

12 days | FROM £784

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

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Oryx in Sossuslvlei | NamibiaCape to Namibia - 14 days Map

Cape to Namibia

14 days | FROM £784

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

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Giraffes in Etosha | Namibia | On The Go ToursNamibia to Cape - 14 days Map

Namibia to Cape

14 days | FROM £784

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

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Zebras drinking | African Safaris | AfricaCape to Falls - 22 days Map

Cape to Falls

22 days | FROM £1,026

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

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Western Cape Beach | South Africa | AfricaFalls to Cape - 22 days Map

Falls to Cape

22 days | FROM £1,026

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

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Leopard in a tree | African Safaris | AfricaKenya to Kruger - 33 days Map

Kenya to Kruger

33 days | FROM £1,750

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

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Lions Resting | Tanzania | On The Go ToursKruger to Kenya - 33 days Map

Kruger to Kenya

33 days | FROM £1,750

Travel from Johannesburg to Nairobi, enjoy a real African adventure ...

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Okavango Delta | Botswana | AfricaAn African Adventure - 37 days Map

An African Adventure

37 days | FROM £1,890

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

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Dune 45 | Sossusvlei | NamibiaAn African Adventure Southbound - 37 days Map

An African Adventure Southbound

37 days | FROM £1,890

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

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Table Mountain | Cape Town | South Africa | AfricaKenya to Cape - 43 days Map

Kenya to Cape

43 days | FROM £2,182

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

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Hippo in Chobe | Botswana | On The Go ToursCape to Kenya -  43 days Map

Cape to Kenya

43 days | FROM £2,182

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

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Zebras | African Safaris | AfricaThe Big Overlander - 47 days Map

The Big Overlander

47 days | FROM £2,776

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

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Gorilla with her baby | Uganda | On The Go ToursThe Big Overlander Northbound - 47 days Map

The Big Overlander Northbound

47 days | FROM £2,776

Discover seven different countries, travelling from South Africa...

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Lions in Samburu National Park | Kenya | AfricaGreat African Expedition - 57 days Map

Great African Expedition

57 days | FROM £3,154

Our longest tour to Africa covers nine incredible countries, from...

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Samburu Tribe | Kenya | AfricaGreat African Expedition North - 57 days Map

Great African Expedition North

57 days | FROM £3,154

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

South Africa Lodge Accommodated Safaris

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The Tsitsikamma National Park in South Africa is characterised by dramatic coastal sceneryWonders of the Garden Route - 8 days Map

Wonders of the Garden Route

8 days | FROM £1,360

SMALL GROUP ACCOMMODATED SAFARI :Discover the highlights of the...

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Green Point | Cape Town | South AfricaWorld in One Country - 20 days Map

World in One Country

20 days | FROM £2,935

SMALL GROUP ACCOMMODATED SAFARI :The South African safari that...

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Fish River Canyon | NamibiaCape, Namibia & Falls - 24 Days Map

Cape, Namibia & Falls

24 Days | FROM £4,615

SMALL GROUP ACCOMMODATED SAFARI :Travel from Cape Town in South...

South Africa Safari Holidays

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Elephants in Kruger | South Africa | AfricaKruger Walking Safari - 4 days Map

Kruger Walking Safari

4 days | FROM £1,305

PRIVATE SAFARI: On this unique safari, go in search of wildlife...

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Lions | Kruger National Park | South AfricaKruger Wildlife Experience - 4 days Map

Kruger Wildlife Experience

4 days | FROM £895

PRIVATE SAFARI: Kruger National Park is best known for the Big...

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Cape Point | South Africa | AfricaCape Town Experience - 4 days Map

Cape Town Experience

4 days | FROM £675

PRIVATE TOUR: Enjoy a four day city break in captivating Cape...

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Storms River Mouth in Tsitsikamma | South Africa | AfricaGarden Route Self Drive - 6 days Map

Garden Route Self Drive

6 days | FROM £675

PRIVATE SELF DRIVE TOUR: Drive along South Africa’s beautiful...

A male lion in Krugar National Park

Tailor-made Holidays

A thirst for adventure can take you anywhere. So we'll tailor a bespoke South Africa tour just for you. An experience to tick your boxes, with your budget and time frame in mind.

Set on a safari? Dying to discover the garden route? Excited to explore lively city streets? Tell us what's on your bucket list - we'll make it happen.

Get in touch to plan your dream South Africa trip. We can't wait to get started.

South Africa Day Tours and Excursions

A slice of safari. A guided tour of city sites. A heritage spot or mountain top. Head out on your ideal South Africa day trip.

South Africa tour reviews

Scoring an average traveller rating of 4.76 out of 5 based on 46 recent reviews — See All South Africa Reviews

The trip was awesome. From the airport pick up to our guides escorting some of us to the border so we could leave early (corona :( )

We saw so many things and a great variety. We were safe and very well fed. Moonya? kept us happy and healthy with delicious mushroom sauce and yummy peanut cabbage. There was always a vegetarian option.

Becky keep us safe on the road and was an excellent driver and helped me with my tent.

Gift keep us organized and informed with a great sense of humour. His love of Africa always shone through. I did find some parts a bit slow. I did not really enjoy so many idle afternoons but some in the group did.The truck should have curtains and some small repairs to the seats but was pretty comfortable for the most part. A source of power in the back would make life much easier.

Campsites were almost all excellent. I was in a great group and the three weeks flew by.

I cannot say enough good things about our crew. A great trip.”  

Yvonne Koskamp • Submitted 19 Mar 2020

Exceptional experience of Southern Africa - Exceptional service and spot on itinerary, have used On The Go many times before and shall do again. Never an issue with any booking ”  

Isaac Weir • Submitted 13 Mar 2020

Stunning experience. Wonderful experience of South Africa and Zimbabwe. We were looked after superbly by Manda, Martin and Franz. Camping is the best way to experience such beautiful countries ”  

Gregory Ward • Submitted 6 Mar 2020

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we offer what money can't buy

Our safaris and group tours bring like-minded people together. To travel together. And to make memories together.

Your time is precious. You need to make every second in South Africa count. That's why we do the planning. And we deal with the logistics. It means we can lift the stress from your shoulders. It means we can craft your ideal adventure.

You can book with us in confidence - our trips are ABTA and ATOL protected. And you can expect the exceptional service we're proud to offer.

South Africa in the spotlight

Your South African adventure awaits. But where will it take you?

Set out on safari

Addo Elephant Park is one of the best places to visit in South Africa

Prides of lion. Herds of elephant. Crashes of rhino. See them all on the vast plains of the animal kingdom. Some of the world's best game reserves are here in South Africa, from Kruger to Hluhluwe Umfolozi. Find a tour.

Explore the city sights

Green Point | Cape Town | South Africa

Awaken your senses in South African cities, from Cape Town to Johannesburg. Home to creative people, vibrant streets, and colourful cuisines. But the turbulent past is not so hidden; cities bear crucial lessons of injustice and misfortune. Find a tour.

Set your sights on Cederberg

View across vineyards to the dramatic Cederberg mountains in South Africa

Home to some of South Africa's most stunning scenery, luscious vegetation, and finest wine. Hikers, climbers, and ramblers feel at home at Cederberg. But so do those searching for relaxation. Find a tour.

Journey down the Garden Route

The Tsitsikamma National Park in South Africa is characterised by dramatic coastal scenery

A stretch of the world's most scenic coastline. And a road trip just waiting to get started. Voyage through seaside cities, national parks, and bays of astounding natural beauty. Find a tour.

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:

Wimbledon 1 - Flight Centre

13 The Broadway, Wimbledon, London, UK
020-8296 8181
Cape to Namibia - 14 days

Canterbury - Flight Centre

UNIT 1, 8-9 THE PARADE , CANTERBURY, UK
01227 786555
Wonders of the Garden Route - 8 days

Regent Street - Flight Centre

5 Regent Street, London, UK
020 7925 1114
Falls to Cape - 22 days

Clapham Northcote - Flight Centre

16 Northcote Road, Battersea, London, UK
0208 1319 221
Kenya to Cape - 43 days