Reasons to Visit
The most economical and by far the most popular way to experience South Africa is on a self drive. The roads are good, traffic tends to be light and driving is on the left.
Within easy driving distance of Cape Town, the valleys of Paarl, Stellenbosch and Franschhoek have become known as 'The Winelands'. Here you can admire the manicured rows of green and russet vines and even stop to sample the local tipple.
Cape Town – one of the world’s great cities, Cape Town has excellent accommodation, is easy to explore and is the gateway to the Wine Regions and Garden Route. Cape Town is an ideal place to start your trip around South Africa.
Hermanus and Walker Bay, near Cape Town, are perhaps the best places in the world to spot whales from the shore (Jun-Dec). Whale watching trips from boats are also popular in South Africa.
Learn how Ghandi, Paul Kruger and Winston Churchill were all involved in the battle of Spioenkop, during the Boer War, or how a hundred British soldiers held off some 4,000 Zulus at Rorke’s Drift, and how nearly 1,800 were killed a few hours earlier at the battle of Isandlwana.
South Africa offers some of the best safari in the whole of Africa. One of the best places are the private reserves of Kruger Greater Park, where you can see the 'Big Five' (lion, leopard, rhino, elephant and buffalo).
South Africa boasts some spectacular scenery across the whole country. These include the imposing Drakensberg Mountains, coastal views along the Garden Route, the impressive Blyde River Canyon and the vast Karoo.
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Our private tailor-made journeys offer complete freedom of choice. The itineraries shown below are designed to give you a flavour of what is possible and can be tailored to suit your preferences.
9 Days from £1,545ppTailor-made including flights from UK
Enjoy the perfect combination of the scenic Mpumalanga Escarpment and the superb game viewing in the Kruger National Park.
11 Days from £1,660ppTailor-made including flights from UK
Starting in Cape Town, visit Table Mountain, Robben Island and the V&A Waterfront, followed by a few days relaxing in the Winelands sampling fine wines.
9 Days from £2,040ppTailor-made including flights from UK
Relax in the beautiful countryside of KwaZulu Natal before learning more about the Anglo Zulu battles - most notably Rorke's Drift and Isandlwana.
15 Days from £2,045ppTailor-made including flights from UK
Explore the delights of Cape Town, beautiful Winelands Region and Garden Route on a self-drive itinerary, with time to view big game in the Eastern Cape at the end.
13 Days from £2,095ppTailor-made including flights from UK
A 16 day trip to South Africa, exploring the Cape Region and finishing with a Big 5 safari in a malaria-free area.
15 Days from £2,100ppTailor-made including flights from UK
Explore South Africa's bustling Cape Town, enjoy the beautiful Karoo and then take a journey along the scenic Garden Route before ending your trip with a safari in the Eastern Cape.
15 Days from £2,395ppTailor-made including flights from UK
Explore the highlights of the Western Cape which includes a mix of city, countryside, wildlife, beach and culinary delights.
18 Days from £2,470ppTailor-made including flights from UK
See the highlights of South Africa and discover some hidden gems.
19 Days from £2,480ppTailor-made including flights from UK
This trip is a wonderful family adventure that takes in some of South Africa's main highlights including city, culture, scenery and wildlife.
15 Days from £2,770ppTailor-made including flights from UK
Take in some of South Africa's highlights including Cape Town and the Drakensberg Mountains whilst visiting various sites and museums commemorating Nelson Mandela's legacy.
16 Days from £3,040ppTailor-made including flights from UK
Explore the fascinating KwaZulu Natal region of South Africa with time in the Drakensberg Mountains, the Battlefields region, on safari and on the beach.
12 Days from £3,215ppTailor-made including flights from UK
A luxurious itinerary combining Cape Town, the Garden Route and a safari in a private game reserve in the Eastern Cape.
15 Days from £3,930ppTailor-made including flights from UK
Explore the spectacular flora and fauna of the Cape from the Karoo to the Garden Route, with a first class safari at the end.
13 Days from £4,935ppTailor-made including flights from UK
A luxurious trip combining Cape Town, a Rovos Rail train journey to Pretoria and a Big Five Safari in a private reserve bordering the Kruger National Park.
11 Days from £5,235ppTailor-made including flights from UK
View the incredible diversity of wildlife, including the big five, in the Kruger national park and surrounding private game reserves, before flying to Mozambique for some wholesome relaxation on the stunning beaches of the Bazaruto Archipelago.
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Further reading:Tours in South AfricaRegions of South AfricaWhen to GoTrain JourneysPlaces to GoThings to DoAccommodationAbout South AfricaCountry Guides
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