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South Africa

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 handpicked small group tours:

Discover the natural beauty of South Africa as you visit the spectacular Drakensberg, Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Park, iSimangaliso Wetland Park and the world-renowned Kruger National Park, enjoying game drives as well as scenery and history along the way.

Why we think you'll love it:

  • Varied game reserves across very different parks give an excellent wildlife experience

  • Fully guided and includes various meals

  • Departs monthly with min 2 and max 10 people

  • Great value tour staying mostly in 4* boutique hotels with low-mid range lodges in some parks

from £2025 per person sharing

JEWELS OF NORTH & EAST

13 days from Johannesburg to Johannesburg

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.

Why we think you'll love it:

  • ​Shorter trip for those with less time to explore or who want to combine it with other destinations

  • Visit cities, vineyards, the Karoo and the coast 

  • Fully guided with comfortable transport

  • Departs monthly with min 2 and max 10 people

  • Great value tour staying in 3-4* boutique hotels

from £975 per person sharing

GARDEN ROUTE & CAPE

8 days from George to Cape Town

Visit 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. 

Why we think you'll love it:

  • ​A fully guided trip covering all the highlights of the Cape and the Garden Route  

  • Includes a visit to Addo National Park with game viewing in open safari vehicles

  • Departs Sep-Apr with min 2 and max 10 people

  • Great value tour staying in 3-4* boutique hotels

from £1975 per person sharing

EXPERIENCE THE SOUTH

14 days from Cape Town to Port Elizabeth

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.

Why we think you'll love it:

  • ​Unique trip for those interested in the wonderful food and wine in this region

  • Experience city, winelands and the coast

  • Private guide to share all their favourite spots

  • Departs on the Saturday of your choice

  • Stay in 4* boutique hotels 

from £2525 per person sharing

based on 2 people - maximum is 10

CAPE'S CULINARY DELIGHTS

10 days from Cape Town to Cape Town

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. 

Why we think you'll love it:

  • ​A chance to spot the Big 7 

  • Stunning scenery, wine, city and bush

  • Self-guided can be run when it suits you and tweaked for your style and budget

  • We recommend doing this trip in style and staying in 4-5* hotels with a WOW factor

from £3425 per person sharing

WONDERS OF SOUTH AFRICA

15 days from Port Elizabeth to Kruger

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!

Why we think you'll love it:

  • Many highlights - scenery, wildlife, wine and city

  • Great timing for high water at the falls plus great weather in South Africa

  • Exclusive Take Me To Africa tour with limited departures Feb-Apr and a max of 8 people

  • 4-5* hotels and lodges with a touch of luxury

 

from £4295 per person sharing

ULTIMATE AFRICAN TASTER

15 days from Victoria Falls to Cape Town

** MULTI-COUNTRY TOUR **

** PRIVATE TOUR **

** PRIVATE TOUR **

Looking for something different? All tours can be made private and customised!