Trip ideas to South Africa

All the trip ideas below can be tailored just for you

South Africa is a land of contrasts, from the untamed wilderness of the Karoo to the glittering skyline of Cape Town. Visitors are truly spoilt for choice with so many regions to discover, but our specialists have extensive experience here and have carefully devised a range of itinerary ideas to give you a flavour of what is possible and what works particularly well on a tailor-made holiday. These include a tour of the Winelands, a self-drive route through the Eastern Cape and the chance to learn about traditional Zulu culture in KwaZulu Natal.

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The Grape Escape: Cape Town & Winelands self-drive

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

  • Take a cable car up to the top of Table Mountain for incredible 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 £1,190pp

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

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The Grape Escape: Cape Town & Winelands self-drive


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

  • Take a cable car up to the top of Table Mountain for incredible 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.

Battlefields and Midlands

  • Relax and enjoy the countryside in the Midlands of KwaZulu Natal.

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

  • Learn about the Anglo Zulu battles as they are brought to life by the excellent guides.

9 Days from £1,400pp

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

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Battlefields and Midlands


  • Relax and enjoy the countryside in the Midlands of KwaZulu Natal.

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

  • Learn about the Anglo Zulu battles as they are brought to life by the excellent guides.

Mpumalanga self-drive & Kruger safari

  • Enjoy fabulous views as you self drive along the Mpumalanga Escarpment

  • Experience the Big Five on safari in the Kruger

8 Days from £1,630pp

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

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Mpumalanga self-drive & Kruger safari


  • Enjoy fabulous views as you self drive along the Mpumalanga Escarpment

  • Experience the Big Five on safari in the Kruger

Classic KwaZulu Natal self-drive tour

  • Hike in the stunning Drakensberg Mountains.

  • Discover the fascinating history of the Battlefields area.

  • Enjoy a safari in Zululand Rhino Reserve.

12 Days from £2,125pp

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

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Classic KwaZulu Natal self-drive tour


  • Hike in the stunning Drakensberg Mountains.

  • Discover the fascinating history of the Battlefields area.

  • Enjoy a safari in Zululand Rhino Reserve.

Western Cape self-drive discovery

  • Enjoy views of Cape Town from the top of Table Mountain.

  • Learn about South Africa's apartheid history on a tour of Robben Island.

  • Relax in the quiet coastal town of Paternoster.

  • See the stunning scenery and learn about the history of the Cederberg Mountains.

  • Various excursions are included in the cost.

15 Days from £2,280pp

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

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Western Cape self-drive discovery


  • Enjoy views of Cape Town from the top of Table Mountain.

  • Learn about South Africa's apartheid history on a tour of Robben Island.

  • Relax in the quiet coastal town of Paternoster.

  • See the stunning scenery and learn about the history of the Cederberg Mountains.

  • Various excursions are included in the cost.

Highlights of South Africa self-drive

  • Take 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.

  • Visit the Addo Elephant Park for some time on safari.

  • A private Cape Town walking tour and Table Mountain hike are included in the cost.

15 Days from £2,330pp

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

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Highlights of South Africa self-drive


  • Take 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.

  • Visit the Addo Elephant Park for some time on safari.

  • A private Cape Town walking tour and Table Mountain hike are included in the cost.

Johannesburg, Cape Town & Eastern Cape Safari

  • Take a guided tour around Soweto and learn about South Africa's apartheid history.

  • Climb Table Mountain for some incredible views across Cape Town.

  • Explore the Cape Peninsula to see the penguins at Boulders Beach and visit the Cape of Good Hope.

  • Visit the famous wine regions around Cape Town.

  • See some of South Africa's most iconic wildlife on safari in a private game reserve.

  • Tours and excursions are included in the cost.

11 Days from £3,010pp

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

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Johannesburg, Cape Town & Eastern Cape Safari


  • Take a guided tour around Soweto and learn about South Africa's apartheid history.

  • Climb Table Mountain for some incredible views across Cape Town.

  • Explore the Cape Peninsula to see the penguins at Boulders Beach and visit the Cape of Good Hope.

  • Visit the famous wine regions around Cape Town.

  • See some of South Africa's most iconic wildlife on safari in a private game reserve.

  • Tours and excursions are included in the cost.

Cape Town, Kruger & Victoria Falls

  • 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.

12 Days from £3,295pp

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

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Cape Town, Kruger & Victoria Falls


  • 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.

Luxurious South Africa & Victoria Falls

  • Enjoy stunning views across Cape Town from the top of Table Mountain.

  • Explore the Cape Peninsula and the Winelands on two full day private escorted tours.

  • Search for the Big Five on a luxury safari in a private game reserve.

  • View the incredible natural wonder of Victoria Falls.

  • Take a tour around Soweto and the Apartheid Museum in Johannesburg to learn more about South Africa's history.

  • Tours and excursions are included in the cost of this itinerary.

14 Days from £4,580pp

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

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Luxurious South Africa & Victoria Falls


  • Enjoy stunning views across Cape Town from the top of Table Mountain.

  • Explore the Cape Peninsula and the Winelands on two full day private escorted tours.

  • Search for the Big Five on a luxury safari in a private game reserve.

  • View the incredible natural wonder of Victoria Falls.

  • Take a tour around Soweto and the Apartheid Museum in Johannesburg to learn more about South Africa's history.

  • Tours and excursions are included in the cost of this itinerary.

Cape Town to Kruger: Luxury South African Rail Journey

  • Explore the charming city of Cape Town.

  • Enjoy tours of the Cape Peninsula, Winelands and Robben Island (included in the price).

  • Relax on a luxury rail journey through South Africa.

  • Search for the Big Five on safari in the Sabi Sands Wildtuin.

13 Days from £5,110pp

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

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Cape Town to Kruger: Luxury South African Rail Journey


  • Explore the charming city of Cape Town.

  • Enjoy tours of the Cape Peninsula, Winelands and Robben Island (included in the price).

  • Relax on a luxury rail journey through South Africa.

  • Search for the Big Five on safari in the Sabi Sands Wildtuin.

Kruger safari & Mozambique explorer

  • 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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Kruger safari & Mozambique explorer


  • 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

Cape Town, Botswana & 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 drifts 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.

13 Days from £6,250pp

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


  • 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 drifts 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.

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Self-drive holidays in South Africa

Self-drive holidays in South Africa

With good infrastructure and well-maintained roads, a self-drive tour of South Africa is a flexible and cost-effective way to explore this wonderful country. Our country specialists will help you plan the best route for you.

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