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.

Upcoming South Africa Trips 2019 and 2020

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 R10,500

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 R10,500

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 R10,500

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 R10,500

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 R14,500

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 R14,500

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 R25,500

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 R25,500

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 R27,500

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 R27,500

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 R31,900

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 R31,900

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 R39,900

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 R39,900

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 R46,500

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

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

Great African Expedition North

57 days | FROM R46,500

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

South Africa Overland Accommodated Safaris

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Elephants in Etosha | Namibia | AfricaCape Town to Windhoek - 13 days Map

Cape Town to Windhoek

13 days | FROM R33,900

ACCOMMODATED OVERLAND TOUR: Starting in the beautiful city of Cape...

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Deadvlei | Namibia | AfricaWindhoek to Cape Town - 13 days Map

Windhoek to Cape Town

13 days | FROM R33,900

ACCOMMODATED OVERLAND TOUR: Travelling from the Namibia capital of...

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Falls, Botswana and Kruger - 12 days Map

Falls, Botswana and Kruger

12 days | FROM R26,900

ACCOMMODATED OVERLAND TOUR: Explore some of Southern Africa's most...

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Kruger, Botswana and Falls - 12 days Map

Kruger, Botswana and Falls

12 days | FROM R26,900

ACCOMMODATED OVERLAND TOUR: This 12 day Accommodated Overland tour...

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Falls, Deltas and Dunes - 22 days Map

Falls, Deltas and Dunes

22 days | FROM R55,900

ACCOMMODATED OVERLAND TOUR: Travelling south from Victoria Falls,...

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Dunes, Deltas and Falls - 22 days Map

Dunes, Deltas and Falls

22 days | FROM R55,900

ACCOMMODATED OVERLAND TOUR: From Table Mountain to Victoria Falls,...

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 R25,900

Discover the highlights of the southern coast of South Africa, known...

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Chobe Boat Cruise | Botswana | AfricaBotswana Untouched - 13 days Map

Botswana Untouched

13 days | FROM R70,900

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

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

World in One Country

20 days | FROM R56,900

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

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

Cape, Namibia & Falls

24 Days | FROM R88,900

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

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The Kalahari in Namibia | AfricaFalls, Namibia & Cape - 24 Days Map

Falls, Namibia & Cape

24 Days | FROM R88,900

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

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 R24,900

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

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

Kruger Wildlife Experience

4 days | FROM R18,900

Kruger National Park is best known for the Big Five - lion, leopard,...

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

Cape Town Experience

4 days | FROM R12,900

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

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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 R12,900

Drive along South Africa’s beautiful Garden Route, from cosmopolitan...

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 4.78 out of 5 based on 54 recent reviews — See All South Africa Reviews

Pretty was an amazing trip leader. She was very helpful and very informative. The tour was busy but AWESOME. Many safaris both on foot and by jeep that allowed us to see just about every animal in Africa. A wonderful once in a lifetime experience.”  

Christine Law • Submitted 21 Oct 2019

A well structured tour with amazing diversity through the three countries.

Ample opportunities to see the 'big five' on safari, and enjoy the beaches and Islands in Mozambique. ”  

Angela Millington • Submitted 7 Oct 2019

We loved the tour, unfortunately were unaware of the amount of bus travel but that is to be expected, and have to say sleeping on mats was a little uncomfortable for our old bodies, but we managed and did upgrade once but still had the opportunity to upgrade at other camps. The camps were all good, although we did run out of hot water on occasion. Any discomforts could be expected as we were camping. I did realise on our return that we only had one opportunity to shop for souvenirs apart from the airport shops, a little more time would have been fabulous. The food was great and plentiful, the staff were fabulous and more than helpful with putting and taking off the clips to the tent, very hard to do.

The tour was great, we really had no idea or knowledge of what to expect but was amazing to see these magnificent wild animals roam where they chose, it was fabulous and would have no hesitation in recommending this tour or your company again. ”  

Kerre Millman • Submitted 2 Aug 2019

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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 South Africa

To book your tour to South Africa, please call us on +44-20-7371-1113, 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:

Musgrave Centre - Flight Centre S.A.

Shop 311a, Musgrave Centre, 115 Musgrave Road , Durban 4001, Durban, South Africa
031 202 0220
Cape to Falls - 22 days

Greenstone - Flight Centre S.A.

Shop L071 Greenstone S/C, Cnr Modderfontein& Van Riebeck Ave, Greenstone Hill , Edenvale, 1609, Johannesburg, South Africa
011 4520933
Cape to Namibia - 14 days

Cruise About - Clearwater Mall

Clearwater Mall, Shop LM095, Strewbensvalley, Rootepoort, Johannesburg, South Africa

Cape to Namibia - 14 days

Eikestad Mall - Flight Centre S.A.

Shop E14 Eikestad Mall, 43 Andringa Street, Stellenbosch, Western Cape, Cape Town, South Africa
+27 21 808 6410
Falls to Joburg - 12 days