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South Africa Holidays & Tours

In the two decades since South Africa celebrated its first democratic elections, the country has grown to become one of the world’s great travel destinations, offering a mesmerising mix of awe-inspiring landscapes, stunning coastlines, fascinating culture, cosmopolitan cities and prolific wildlife.

Add to this the good Sterling to Rand exchange rates and it is no surprise that South Africa holidays are so popular. We know the country extremely well, with several of our consultants originating from South Africa and others who have spent long periods living and working there. We specialise in both small owner-run establishments, that have set new standards for quality, and the world-class hotels and game reserves that have become a highlight of many holidays to South Africa. 

Holidays to South Africa - the Rainbow Nation

Cape Town and the Garden Route

Few countries in Africa can provide such a variety of attractions and diverse range of experiences, with such high standards of hospitality. South Africa is best savoured over more than one trip, with the favourite first holiday often a visit to Cape Town and the Garden Route, with perhaps a safari at the end. This is an exciting mix of vibrant city life, winelands, beaches and wildlife, with great food and stylish hospitality throughout. The south of the country has a Mediterranean-type climate with a mild winter, which means that  South Africa holidays that focus on the Western Cape, are best between October to April when the weather is reliably hot and sunny.

The East Side – Lowveld, Kruger and KwaZulu Natal

The east side of the country offers an altogether different experience with the huge wildlife reserves of Kruger and Hluhluwe, dramatic mountainous landscapes of Blyde River Canyon and the Drakensberg, pristine Indian Ocean beaches, tropical vegetation, historic battlefields and cultural insights from the Shangaan and the Zulu people. You can explore the Kruger area and KwaZulu Natal year-round, with the best time for holidays to South Africa's East Side being May to September, during the sunny, dry winter when it is warm but not too wet or humid. 

Malaria-free areas - Eastern Cape and Madikwe 

South Africa is the only safari country in the world where you can view the Big-Five in malaria-free areas - the Eastern Cape and Madikwe Game Reserve - making both ideal for family safaris and those not wanting to take anti-malaria tablets. An Eastern Cape safari is an easy add-on to a Garden Route tour, and the Madikwe Game Reserve is only a short hop from Johannesburg.

Johannesburg

Vibrant Johannesburg is a must visit for those interested in history and culture. Top places to see are the Apartheid Museum, Lilieslief Farm (Mandela’s hideout) and the Hector Pieterson Museum. We can also arrange overnight stays in the fascinating Soweto Township. There are a number of very comfortable and pleasant places to stay such as the D'Oreale Grande or Crown Plazza if you have an early onward flight from Johannesburg airport. 

Self-drive South Africa holidays 

To truly enjoy this extraordinary country we encourage independent travel. Many of our clients drive themselves, aided by our maps and comprehensive driving directions. You drive on the left hand side in South Africa as you do in the UK, and the roads are generally much less busy in comparison with Europe. A self-drive South Africa holiday through the Winelands and the Garden Route is one of the world’s most iconic journeys, and the province of KwaZulu Natal is both ideal for second timers and a great area for a self-drive tour of South Africa. 

Escorted small group South Africa tours

We can organise places on scheduled departure South Africa tours for those who enjoy travelling in a group. South Africa tours are an excellent way to experience as much of the country as possible and can be fun and companionable. We can also supply driver/guides for those who prefer a private experience, but who do not want to drive themselves. 

For help and advice about all aspects of South Africa holidays, or to talk with someone who has explored the country from top to bottom, get in touch with our Africa team on 020 7666 1250 or email us to start planning your trip

 

Example South Africa Holiday Ideas
We can tailor-make any itinerary for you - these South Africa holiday ideas are intended to be a starting point. Call us if you would like to start planning a trip South Africa. 020 7666 1250

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Cape Town, Garden Route and Safari in Comfort
South AfricaSouth Africa
Enjoy a fantastic 14 day journey along the Garden Route starting with city exploration of Cape Town and finishing with an exhilarating Eastern Cape safari, stopping off at some of South Africa’s wonderfully unique towns and bays along the way.
  • Safari Holidays
  • Wildlife
From £1880
per person
14 day holiday
Flights included
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Cape Town, Garden Route & Safari
South AfricaSouth Africa
This example of a tailor-made self-drive holiday explores Cape Town, the Cape Winelands, on to the Garden Route and ending with a safari in the Eastern Cape, staying small guest houses providing genuine hospitality, comfort and local knowledge.
  • Safari Holidays
  • Scenic Journeys
From £2250
per person
14 day holiday
Flights included
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Welgevonden Safari & All Inclusive In Mauritius
South AfricaSouth Africa
MauritiusMauritius
Combining a quality safari in a malaria free game reseerve and a gorgeous beach location in Mauritius this 12 day holiday takes you from game-viewing in dramatic landscapes to relaxation on blissful beaches.
  • Beach
  • Safari Holidays
From £2480
per person
12 day holiday
Flights included
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Cape Town, Winelands & Kruger Safari
South AfricaSouth Africa
Our ‘Best of South Africa' holiday packs in many of the country’s most iconic sites – Cape Town and the Constantia Valley, the Winelands of Franschooek and a safari in the Greater Kruger.
  • Safari Holidays
  • Scenic Journeys
From £2670
per person
13 day holiday
Flights included
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KwaZulu Natal Meander - Culture, Wildlife & Beach
South AfricaSouth Africa
This South Africa holiday is a relaxed three-week self-drive trip, staying at carefully chosen hotels and lodges. You visit the KwaZulu Natal Midlands, Drakensberg Mountains, historic Battlefields, Huluhluwe Game Reserve, Elephant Coast and the coastal resort of Umhlanga.
  • Culture & History
  • Fly-Drive
From £2985
per person
20 day holiday
Flights included
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Family Half Term Safari with Cape Town
South AfricaSouth Africa
This safari in the malaria-free Madikwe Game Reserve at child-friendly Tuningi Safari Lodge, offers a variety of activities to keep...
  • Family
From £3050
per person
9 day holiday
Flights included
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Cape Town & Garden Route Deluxe Tour
South AfricaSouth Africa
This is a leisurely self-drive tour through South Africa's Cape, visiting Cape Town, the Winelands, Garden Route and safari in the...
  • Fly-Drive
  • Scenic Journeys
From £3080
per person
17 day holiday
Flights included
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South Africa - fully escorted tour
South AfricaSouth Africa
A South Africa tour that takes in the Kruger, Swaziland, KwaZulu Natal, Garden Route and Cape Town. The tour is fully escorted with a minimum of 2 and maximum of 12.
  • Small Group Tours
From £3120
per person
17 day holiday
Flights included
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Madikwe Safari & Mauritius Beach
South AfricaSouth Africa
MauritiusMauritius
Search for the Big-Five in South Africa before flying to Mauritius for some down time on the beach. You will stay in luxurious properties which are set in beautiful locations.
  • Beach
  • Safari Holidays
From £3285
per person
13 day holiday
Flights included
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Cape & Garden Route Small Group Tour
South AfricaSouth Africa
Deluxe fully escorted tour of Cape Town and Garden Route ending with a safari in the Eastern Cape. This tour is ideal for people who dont want to self-drive along the Garden Route. Stay in small 4-star hotels and lodges throughout and 5-star safari.
  • Scenic Journeys
  • Small Group Tours
From £3295
per person
11 day holiday
Flights included
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Zululand Safari and Mozambique in Style
MozambiqueMozambique
South AfricaSouth Africa
Enjoy savings of £ 650 p/person on this stylish Zululand Safari and Mozambique luxury bush and beach holiday. Relaxed and romantic this 5-star all-inclusive holiday features gorgeous accommodation with private plunge pools, set in stunning locations. Look forward to…
  • Beach
  • Safari Holidays
From £3480
per person
9 day holiday
Flights included
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Family holiday - Cape Town, Garden Route & Safari
South AfricaSouth Africa
This family offer brings together five child-friendly properties from Cape Town, along the Garden Route and on safari in malaria-free Eastern Cape.
  • Family
  • Fly-Drive
From £3495
per adult
16 day holiday
Flights included
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Self-drive: Kruger safari, Swaziland & KZN coast
South AfricaSouth Africa
Two week self drive of Kruger National Park, Kingdom of Swaziland and endless coastline of KwaZulu Natal.
  • Family
  • Fly-Drive
  • Safari Holidays
From £3495
per person
14 day holiday
Flights included
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Cape Gourmet Luxury Food & Wine Holiday
South AfricaSouth Africa
This 16-day holiday in South Africa’s Western Cape celebrates the region's world-class food and wine and includes flights in BA World Traveller Plus, a classic Blue Train trip and 12 nights in 5-star luxury hotels and wine estates.
  • Luxury
From £3960
per person
16 day holiday
Flights included
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Cape Town, Safari & Vic Falls
South AfricaSouth Africa
Three centre holiday taking in the Victoria Falls, big five safari and Cape Town.
  • Scenic Journeys
From £4080
per person
13 day holiday
Flights included
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