Very few African countries have as much to offer as South Africa with its diverse landscapes and accessible wildlife; there's a reason it is regularly described as a world in one country! From the renowned Kruger National Park, to the amazing scenery on the Panorama Route, to the vineyards of the Western Cape and the Mother City itself, South Africa really does have something for everyone, and that's before we talked coast and beaches or mentioned the amazing food that has you coming back time and time again!
Safety is a common concern but with a little pre-planning and some savvy common sense, we wouldn't hesitate to recommend South Africa for every holiday, every day of the year. It's our favourite!
Best Time to Visit
Did we mention every day of the year?! Yes, there is a dry season that runs from May to September (Autumn/Winter) and a wet season from October to April (Spring/Summer), but each season in South Africa has it's benefits so it really depends on the purpose of your trip. If you are looking for great weather on the coast, December to February is best but also peak for rates, so we love March and April best. The Garden Route is fantastic from July to October when the whales are migrating, making this an extra special time to visit, but the weather is better as it heads into Spring. Wildlife spotting is typically easier during the dry season, especially if you are self-driving, but if you've got a guide and you're in an open vehicle, any season is good and we love it when it's a little warmer for those early morning game drives.
Our Small Group Tours
Garden Route & The Cape
8 days from George to Cape Town
With its spectacular scenery, interesting cities, exciting cultures and eventful history, it is no wonder that South Africa is considered THE place to visit! Here you'll experience a small but exquisite part of this remarkable country on this short 8 day trip staying in mid-range accommodation.
Fascinating South Africa
20 days from Johannesburg to Cape Town
Be enchanted by the impressive Drakensberg, the renowned Kruger National Park, the scenic Garden Route and beautiful Cape Town. Enjoy stunning landscapes and spectacular wildlife sightings, immerse yourself in history and look forward to diverse cuisines and warm hospitality.
Experience the South
14 days from Cape Town to Port Elizabeth
A great value trip which visits the beautiful city of Cape Town, the picturesque winelands, the Garden Route with its whale migration, lush vegetation, sandy beaches, impressive cliffs, and beautiful lagoons, and Addo Elephant Park where the wildlife awaits.
24 days from Cape Town to Victoria Falls
Spend 3 weeks exploring the highlights of South Africa, Namibia, Botswana and Zimbabwe, experiencing the wildlife, culture and scenery only Africa can deliver. From marvelling at the Victoria Falls to the breathtaking magnitude of Namibia’s dunes and big game moments, this tour is fantastic!
Jewels of South Africa
13 days from Jo'burg to Jo'burg
Discover the natural beauty of South Africa as you visit the spectacular Drakensberg Mountains, Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Park, iSimangaliso Wetlands and the world-renowned Kruger National Park, enjoying game drives, scenery and history along the way.
Our Tailor-Made Holiday Inspiration
Fly Botswana & Cape
8 days from Maun to Cape Town
This luxury fly in 4-night all-inclusive safari in Botswana's Okavango Delta has been combined with a wonderful 3-night stay at one of Cape Town's top hotels, giving a package that discovers extraordinary wildlife and the dazziling Mother City all in one trip.
Ultimate African Taster
15 days from Victoria Falls to Cape Town
A multi-country tour that is perfect for first-timers to Africa who want to see what the fuss is all about. From Victoria Falls to Chobe, the Kruger National Park to a private reserve, Stellenbosch to Cape Town, this exclusive trip has something for everyone!
Kruger Safari & Beach
8 days from Kruger to Mozambique
A classic adventure of a safari combined with a relaxed beach holiday. With 3 nights at a private lodge right in the heart of Kruger National Park, and 4 nights in a beach lodge on the Machangulo Peninsula, this promises to be a wonderful week in Africa!
Cape Culinary Delights
10 days from Cape Town to Cape Town
A privately guided tour discovering the Western Cape's long tradition in wine making and its culinary diversity. This unique trip is all about tasting delicious South African cuisine and its world-class wines, with plenty of time for sightseeing too.
Wonders of South Africa
15 days from Port Elizabeth to Kruger
A classic self-guided tour with a twist - you'll see the best of the Garden Route, the winelands and Cape Town, without compromising the quality of your safari as you end in the Greater Kruger in a private reserve for the ultimate wildlife experience.