"Nature and wildlife lie at the heart of the South Africa holiday experience, and a safari is an absolute must."

Escorted Tours and Holidays in South Africa

Nature and wildlife lie at the heart of the South Africa holiday experience, and a safari is an absolute must. A huge range of accommodation offers everything from simple camps to ultra-luxurious lodges, with daily game drives in search of the famous ‘Big Five’. South Africa is also home to arguably the most appealing city on the continent, Cape Town, with its spectacular coastal setting close to the point where two oceans meet. Take in the views from the top of Table Mountain, explore the colourful neighbourhood of Bo-Kaap and learn about Nelson Mandela’s long walk to freedom on Robben Island.

From Cape Town you can strike out into the winelands for a boozy tour of the sun-dappled vineyards, or watch whales from the shore in Hermanus. Then head east along the coast and explore the lush scenery and stunning beaches of the famous Garden Route, which runs from Mossel Bay to the Storms River. Further east still is the Wild Coast, less visited but arguably even more beautiful, along with the spectacular mountain scenery of the Drakensberg Range. South Africa’s cities tend to live in the shadow of Cape Town, but cosmopolitan Durban is an appealing place to spend a few days, and Johannesburg is starting to shake off its negative image with a glut of high-profile regeneration projects.

 

Touring Highlights in South Africa

  • Cape Town is one of the world’s great cities, laid out at the foot of magnificent Table Mountain. Trace the history of the apartheid period on Robben Island, dine out on the lovely Victoria and Alfred Waterfront and visit the adorable penguins on Boulders Beach.
  • Nothing beats the thrill of a safari, and superb game reserves such as Kruger National Park offer the chance to spot the ‘Big Five’: lions, elephants, rhinos, leopards and buffalo.
  • The Garden Route is South Africa’s most celebrated coastal drive, meandering through a landscape of lush vegetation, stunning beaches and rugged mountains.
  • Foodies and wine connoisseurs flock to the beautiful Cape Winelands, where highlights include the gastronomic delights of Franschhoek and the historic architecture of Stellenbosch.
  • Durban is South Africa’s third largest city, home to a large Indian community and a lovely waterfront area that benefited from significant investment prior to the 2010 World Cup.
  • Learn about South Africa’s difficult recent past at Johannesburg’s excellent Apartheid Museum, or take a township tour of Soweto for a sobering reminder of the divisions that still exist.
  • Hermanus is South Africa’s whale watching capital, and you don’t even need a boat to see the resident cetaceans at play, with southern right whales visible from the shore between June and December.
  • The beautiful Wild Coast stretches from East London to Port Edward, an untamed landscape of jagged cliffs, unspoilt beaches and ancient forest.
  • Some of South Africa’s most striking scenery can be found in the Drakensberg Range, which forms the boundary with the tiny mountain kingdom of Lesotho.
  • Crossing South Africa by train is a great way to see more of the countryside, with luxury options such as Rovos Rail and the Blue Train allowing you to travel in the utmost comfort and style.

 

Tour Types in South Africa


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11 Nights

South Africa's Garden Route

Discover South Africa's most iconic road trip seeing highlights along this route of cities, beaches, desert and forest.

Members are eligible for cashback on this trip of up to £28pp
Starts:Cape Town
Ends:Addo Elephant National Park
Group Size:4- 18
Difficulty:Moderate
Operator:Explore!

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11 Nights

Upgraded Best of Southern Africa

Wander the Bo-Kaap neighborhood of multi-cultural Cape Town and spot the African penguins at Boulder Beach.

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Starts:Cape Town
Ends:Victoria Falls
Group Size:14- 16
Difficulty:2 - Light
Operator:G Adventures

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18 Nights

Cape Town, Kruger & Namibia Upgraded

Spot the “Big Five” on wildlife safaris through Kruger and Etosha National Parks.

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Starts:Cape Town
Ends:Windhoek
Group Size:14- 16
Difficulty:2 - Light
Operator:G Adventures

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9 Nights

Cape Town and Kruger Upgraded Adventure

Discover the beauty of Cape Town through its gardens, and be inspired by its story of hope.

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Starts:Cape Town
Ends:Johannesburg
Group Size:14- 16
Difficulty:2 - Light
Operator:G Adventures

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15 Nights

Kruger & Namibia Upgraded

Discover the abundance of wildlife in the Greater Kruger area and feast on a traditional South African Braai.

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Starts:Johannesburg
Ends:Windhoek
Group Size:14- 16
Difficulty:2 - Light
Operator:G Adventures

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20 Nights

Kruger, Swaziland and South Africa's Garden Route

We explore the very best of South Africa and discover the last absolute monarchy in Africa; Swaziland.

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Starts:Johannesburg
Ends:Addo Elephant National Park
Group Size:4- 16
Difficulty:FullOn
Operator:Explore!

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13 Nights

South Africa Highlights

On this trip we discover the highlights of South Africa

Members are eligible for cashback on this trip of up to £44pp
Starts:Johannesburg
Ends:Cape Town
Group Size:4- 18
Difficulty:Moderate
Operator:Explore!

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11 Nights

South Africa Lodge Safari

Discover the best nature reserves and national parks in Southern Africa as we stay in intimate lodges and go in search of wild game.

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Starts:Johannesburg
Ends:Durban
Group Size:4- 16
Difficulty:Moderate
Operator:Explore!

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9 Nights

Zululand and Kruger Wildlife

On this trip we visit the great game reserves of South Africa and Swaziland.

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Starts:Johannesburg
Ends:Johannesburg
Group Size:4- 16
Difficulty:Full On
Operator:Explore!

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7 Nights

Kruger in Depth

Experience the best animal viewings that Kruger National Park has to offer on this 8-day adventure from G Adventures.

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Starts:Johannesburg
Ends:Johannesburg
Group Size:14- 18
Difficulty:2 - Light
Operator:G Adventures

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8 Nights

Kruger & Victoria Falls Upgraded Adventure

Experience the best animal viewings that Kruger National Park has to offer you. Fly to Victoria Falls and enjoy a sunset dinner on the Zambezi river.

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Starts:Johannesburg
Ends:Victoria Falls
Group Size:14- 16
Difficulty:2 - Light
Operator:G Adventures

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6 Nights

Kruger Upgraded Adventure

Enjoy a full-day wildlife safari drive through Kruger National Park in an open vehicle.

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Starts:Johannesburg
Ends:Johannesburg
Group Size:14- 16
Difficulty:2 - Light
Operator:G Adventures

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14 Nights

Premium Kenya & Southern Africa Highlights

Enjoy a front-row seat for the wonders of Kenya, South Africa, Zimbabwe and Botswana on this 15-day Premium journey

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Starts:Nairobi
Ends:Kasane
Group Size:1- 12
Difficulty:Medium
Operator:Intrepid Travel

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30 Nights

Premium Kenya & Southern Africa In Depth

Embrace the adventure of a lifetime on a 31-day Premium journey through Africa

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Starts:Nairobi
Ends:Windhoek
Group Size:1- 12
Operator:Intrepid Travel

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13 Nights

Premium Southern Africa in Depth

Uncover the true beauty of southern Africa on a 14-day Premium adventure through South Africa, Zimbabwe and Botswana

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Starts:Johannesburg
Ends:Maun
Group Size:1- 12
Operator:Intrepid Travel

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7 Nights

Premium Southern Africa

Experience an abundance of wilderness, wildlife and waterfalls on an eight-day Premium adventure through South Africa, Zimbabwe and Botswana

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Starts:Johannesburg
Ends:Kasane
Group Size:1- 12
Operator:Intrepid Travel

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19 Nights

Cape Town to Victoria Falls - Hotel/Lodge

Explore sand dunes, canyons and waterfalls from South Africa to Zimbabwe through Namibia and Botswana.

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Starts:Cape Town
Ends:Victoria Falls
Group Size:6- 14
Difficulty:Leisurely / Moderate
Operator:Exodus

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11 Nights

Cape Town & the Garden Route

Travel along the dramatic coastline at the bottom of South Africa

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Starts:Port Elizabeth
Ends:Cape Town
Group Size:4- 16
Difficulty:Leisurely
Operator:Exodus

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11 Nights

Cycling the Drakensberg & Kruger

Cycle between the jagged peaks of the Drakensberg to the big game of Kruger National park

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Starts:Johannesburg
Ends:Johannesburg
Group Size:5- 14
Difficulty:Moderate / Challenging
Operator:Exodus

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11 Nights

Cycling the Cape & Winelands

Cycle through vineyards, over mountain passes and along South Africa's coastline.

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Starts:Cape Town
Ends:Cape Town
Group Size:4- 14
Difficulty:Moderate
Operator:Exodus

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