Trip ideas to South Africa

All the trip ideas below can be tailored just for you

These trip ideas are designed by our specialists, who’ve travelled the routes themselves and have a guidebook-like knowledge of South Africa. Each trip idea highlights a route we’ve loved travelling, which showcases aspects of South Africa we're passionate about, not just the run-of-the-mill tourist circuits. Use these ideas to give you a starting point, some inspiration, as you decide what you want to do on your trip to South Africa. Then speak to us and we’ll start to bring your trip to life to suit your tastes.

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Anthony holding a chameleon during an evening game drive, South Africa

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The Grape Escape

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.

  • Enjoy the museums, restaurants and shops of Cape Town.

  • Take a cablecar up to the top of Table Mountain for views of the city below.

  • Visit Robben Island, where Nelson Mandela was imprisoned during apartheid.

  • Explore the superb wine estates of Franschhoek and neighbouring valleys.

  • Indulge in fine food to accompany the great wines of Franschhoek in one of the many restaurants.

11 Days from £1,580pp

with international flights from a choice of airports including London, Birmingham, Manchester, Newcastle, Edinburgh and Glasgow.

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Discover South Africa

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.

  • Take a cable car trip up to the summit of Cape Town's Table Mountain for dramatic views over the City and the ocean.

  • Enjoy the drive through the arid Karoo landscape on your way to the Garden Route.

  • Watch the whales off the coast from Plettenberg Bay (July - November) and take a boat trip to spot seals, dolphins and other marine life at any time of year.

  • Spending time watching the fascinating behaviour of elephant herds while on safari in the Eastern Cape.

14 Days from £1,655pp

with international flights from a choice of airports including London, Birmingham, Manchester, Newcastle, Edinburgh and Glasgow.

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Highlights of South Africa

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.

  • Table a trip to the summit of Table Mountain in Cape Town for fantastic views over the city and ocean.

  • Enjoy wine tasting at some of the award winning wine estates in the Winelands region.

  • Enjoy an exciting game drive in the Addo Elephant National Park

15 Days from £1,965pp

with international flights from a choice of airports including London, Birmingham, Manchester, Newcastle, Edinburgh and Glasgow.

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Battlefields and Midlands

Relax in the beautiful countryside of KwaZulu Natal before learning more about the Anglo Zulu battles - most notably Rorke's Drift and Isandlwana.

  • Relax and enjoy the countryside in the Midlands.

  • Go horse riding or fishing during your stay in the Midlands.

  • The Anglo Zulu Battles are brought to life by the excellent guides.

9 Days from £1,965pp

with international flights from a choice of airports including London, Birmingham, Manchester, Newcastle, Edinburgh and Glasgow.

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Classic KwaZulu Natal

Explore the fascinating KwaZulu Natal region of South Africa with time in the Drakensberg Mountains, the Battlefields region, on safari and on the beach.

  • Hike in the stunning Drakensberg Mountains.

  • Discover the fascinating history of the Battlefields area.

  • Go on safari in Hluhluwe National Park with its impressive rhino populations.

12 Days from £2,025pp

with international flights from a choice of airports including London, Birmingham, Manchester, Newcastle, Edinburgh and Glasgow.

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Western Cape Discovery

Explore the highlights of the Western Cape which includes a mix of city, countryside, wildlife, beach and culinary delights.

  • Views of Cape Town from the top of Table Mountain.

  • Quiet coastal town of Paternoster.

  • Scenery and history around the Cederberg Mountains.

15 Days from £2,230pp

with international flights from a choice of airports including London, Birmingham, Manchester, Newcastle, Edinburgh and Glasgow.

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South Africa & Victoria Falls

Explore the beautiful city of Cape Town followed by time in Kruger National Park on the look out for the Big Five! End the trip visiting the spectacular Victoria Falls in Zambia.

  • Spend time discovering Cape Town.

  • Take in the spectacular view from Table Mountain.

  • Track Africa's Big Five on safari in the Kruger National Park.

  • Explore the breathtaking Victoria Falls.

  • Inclusive of daily breakfast, plus nightly dinner while on safari.

12 Days from £2,990pp

with international flights from a choice of airports including London, Birmingham, Manchester, Newcastle, Edinburgh and Glasgow.

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Mpumalanga Escarpment & Kruger Safari

Enjoy the perfect combination of the scenic Mpumalanga Escarpment and the superb game viewing in the Kruger National Park.

  • Book a helicopter trip over the Mpumalanga Escarpment.

  • Enjoy the Big 5 game viewing in the Kruger.

9 Days from £3,130pp

with international flights from a choice of airports including London, Birmingham, Manchester, Newcastle, Edinburgh and Glasgow.

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Kruger and Mozambique Explorer

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.

  • Getting up close to the big five in Kruger

  • Enjoying a boma dinner in the African bush

  • Sublime tropical beach perfection in Mozambique

  • Marvelling at Bazaruto's marine life

9 Days from £5,340pp

with international flights from a choice of airports including London, Birmingham, Manchester, Newcastle, Edinburgh and Glasgow.

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Cape Town, Botswana & Victoria Falls

This trip is perfect for those looking to take in some of Southern Africa’s key highlights in a short amount of time. Visit the beautiful city of Cape Town, before enjoying the best of Botswana’s incredible game viewing and scenery. End your trip with some time relaxing at the Victoria Falls.

  • Take in the incredible views of Cape Town from Table Mountain.

  • Enjoy a peaceful mokoro trip, a great way to enjoy the sights and sounds of the Okavango Delta as your boat slips silently through the reeds.

  • Track Africa's big game on safari.

  • Visit the spectacular Victoria Falls and take a trip to Livingstone Island, right on the edge of the Falls.

  • Inclusive of breakfast in Cape Town plus all meals and house drinks whilst on safari and at the Victoria Falls.

  • International flights can also be arranged.

13 Days from £6,155pp

with international flights from a choice of airports including London, Birmingham, Manchester, Newcastle, Edinburgh and Glasgow.

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Some of our favourite travel guides

The Wild Coast

The Wild Coast is an area of lush tropical forest hugging river valleys whose estuaries spill into lagoons behind white sandy beaches. Little touched by tourism, it stretches from East London up to the KwaZulu-Natal border.

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