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Table Mountain, Cape Town

South Africa vacations 2023 & 2024

Table Mountain, Cape Town

South Africa is beguiling in its variety. It’s confident, cosmopolitan Cape Town but it’s also big game viewing in Kruger National Park, the farmsteads and valleys of the Winelands, and the remote, wild Elephant Coast. Our South Africa specialists have thoroughly explored this land of contrasts, from the north to the Cape Peninsula, and can recommend the best South African experiences for you.

On your vacation to South Africa, you could learn about the country’s colonial past in the battlefields of KwaZulu-Natal, or focus on its more recent history with a visit to Robben Island. Take a relaxed road trip along the Garden Route, enjoying views over the wave-lashed coast. Or go on a Big Five safari in the Eastern Cape. Meanwhile, rail journeys traversing South Africa’s mountain ranges, grasslands, and semi-arid Karoo Desert allow you to see the country’s untouched, far-flung areas.

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Suggested tours for South Africa

Explore Cape Town on a guided walk, spot whales off Plettenberg Bay, and take guided game drives on a Kruger safari. Our range of suggested itineraries is a great starting point as you begin to plan your trip to South Africa.

Suggested activities for South Africa

Hike up Table Mountain with a guide, explore the wilderness of the Cape Peninsula, and ride a historic tram through the wine estates surrounding Franschhoek. Whatever your interests, our specialists will suggest experiences designed to enhance your trip to South Africa.

  • Robben Island Excursion
    Freedom from Apartheid

    Robben Island Excursion

    Cape Town

    Robben Island Excursion

    Your tour will be conducted by a former inmate, which gives a truly unique perspective. As well as the communal cells, where most prisoners were kept in conditions of severe overcrowding, you will also see the tiny cells of B-Section, where Nelson Mandela spent much of his incarceration here.

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  • A journey aboard The Blue Train
    The Blue Train with Table Mountain in the distance

    A journey aboard The Blue Train

    Cape Town

    A journey aboard The Blue Train

    Following a historic route between Pretoria and Cape Town, The Blue Train is one of South Africa’s finest rail journeys. On board, you can experience fine dining, relax in your own private suite and take in mountain views from the Observation Car.

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  • Cape Town City Tour
    Cape Town

    Cape Town City Tour

    Cape Town

    Cape Town City Tour

    No visit to Cape Town is complete without a tour of the "Mother City". Your tour will include visits to the Castle of Good Hope, the Parliament Buildings and Bo-Kaap, plus of course the iconic Table Mountain.

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