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South Africa, often called ‘The Rainbow Nation', is a country of contrasts where the wildlife is as diverse as the landscapes. South Africa tours include the lively city of Cape Town, celebrated Cape Winelands region, breathtaking Kruger National Park and stunning Garden Route.

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Cape Town Explorer

7 Nights - Cape Town and Back from £1990pp
  • 7 Nights - Cape Town and Back
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Nowhere does soul-stirring better than Cape Town, from the slopes of Table Mountain to the golden vineyards of the Cape Winelands, the rocky Atlantic Seaboard to the edgy City Bowl.

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Highlights of South Africa

14 Nights - Johannesburg to Cape Town from £2195pp
  • 14 Nights - Johannesburg to Cape Town
  • Fly Tour from £2195pp

Discover the wonders of South Africa with a journey on the historical Ceres Railway, a fantastic game drive in Kruger National Park, and a trip along the glorious Garden Route to the cosmopolitan city of Cape Town. This tour is operated by our sister company Rail Discoveries.

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South Africa

16 Days - Johannesburg to Cape Town from £2199pp
  • 16 Days - Johannesburg to Cape Town
  • Fly Tour from £2199pp

South Africans call their homeland ‘a world in one country’. It covers an area equivalent to five times the size of Britain, with a climate ranging from temperate, Mediterranean and sub-tropical to desert; it offers spectacular scenery with arguably the finest wildlife on earth and no less than eleven official languages.

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Essential South Africa

7 Nights - Cape Town  to Stellenbosch from £2255pp
  • 7 Nights - Cape Town to Stellenbosch
  • Fly Tour from £2255pp

This short tour is the perfect foundation for a first-timer to see the main highlights of South Africa – with the option to add on a beach break, a safari near Kruger National Park or the Eastern Cape or a once-in-a-lifetime visit to Victoria Falls.

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A Taste of South Africa

9 Nights - Cape Town and Back from £2985pp
  • 9 Nights - Cape Town and Back
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Discover the splendour of South Africa’s Garden Route on this introductory tour taking in quaint towns, magnificent scenery, wildlife and gastronomy.

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Garden Province of Kwazulunatal

13 Nights - Durban and Back from £3049pp
  • 13 Nights - Durban and Back
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A subtropical coastline of wildlife-rich estuaries, an interior of sweeping Tolkienesque mountains, immersion into the fascinating Zulu culture - South Africa’s Garden Province offers travel experiences by the bucketload. We’ll circumnavigate the region from Durban, with the chance to encounter the Big Five, learn about Zulu history from locals and spot migrating whales along the way.

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South African Odyssey

15 Nights - Johannesburg to Cape Town from £3145pp
  • 15 Nights - Johannesburg to Cape Town
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This tour is the perfect introduction to South Africa, encompassing many of its highlights. Track the Big Five in Kruger National Park, drive along the famed Garden Route to Cape Town and explore the cultural heritage of Zululand. The tour also explores the coastal province of KwaZulu-Natal and includes a stay in the Kingdom of Swaziland, now called eSwatini.

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Essence of South Africa

9 Nights - Cape Town to Johannesburg from £3206pp
  • 9 Nights - Cape Town to Johannesburg
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Bush, beach and two vibrant cities - capture the essence of South Africa on this culmination of a Cape Town to Kruger experience, including Johannesburg, the 'City of Gold'.

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Classic South Africa

11 Nights - Cape Town to Port Elizabeth from £3220pp
  • 11 Nights - Cape Town to Port Elizabeth
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Lush rolling vineyards, jagged peaks and winding coastal roads edged by verdant forests make up the landscapes of this beautiful country. With plenty of wine tasting on offer and stops in Cape Town and along the Garden Route, this tour presents the perfect experience of South Africa.

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Best of South Africa

14 Nights - Johannesburg to Cape Town from £3310pp
  • 14 Nights - Johannesburg to Cape Town
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Connect with the culture of two countries as you travel from the north to south to encounter South Africa's legacy of Mandela and the cosmopolitan spirit of Cape Town.

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Contrasts of the Cape

16 Nights - Cape Town and Back from £3449pp
  • 16 Nights - Cape Town and Back
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South Africa’s two most southerly provinces offer everything from thriving cities to classic safaris, exceptional scenery to world-class wine tasting. Join us as we explore Cape Town, including its extraordinary botanical garden below Table Mountain.

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South African Safari Adventure

14 Nights - Johannesburg and Back from £3707pp
  • 14 Nights - Johannesburg and Back
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People often talk of the emotional power of seeing creatures like lions and elephants in their natural habitats. And there are few better places to experience it than South Africa.

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Cape Town, The Blue Train & Kruger National Park

11 Nights - Kruger to Cape Town from £3795pp
  • 11 Nights - Kruger to Cape Town
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Discover the highlights of South Africa with a rail journey on the luxurious Blue Train from Cape Town to Pretoria. Ascend Table Mountain, sample local wines in Stellenbosch and enjoy fantastic game drives during a wonderful three-night stay at a hotel at the gate of Kruger National Park.

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Cape Town, The Blue Train & Kruger National Park

11 Nights - Johannesburg to Cape Town from £3895pp
  • 11 Nights - Johannesburg to Cape Town
  • Fly Tour from £3895pp

Discover the highlights of South Africa with a rail journey on the luxurious Blue Train from Cape Town to Pretoria. Ascend Table Mountain, sample local wines in Stellenbosch and enjoy fantastic game drives during a wonderful three-night stay at a hotel at the gate of Kruger National Park.

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Splendours of South Africa

13 Nights - Port Elizabeth to Cape Town from £4045pp
  • 13 Nights - Port Elizabeth to Cape Town
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Join a group of like-minded solo travellers on this journey to South Africa. Fully escorted by an expert local guide, your group will explore the highlights of this fascinating country, spotting Big Five wildlife in the Eastern Cape, driving some of the most scenic parts of the Garden Route, exploring Oudtshoorn’s Cango caves, sampling some of the best wine and cuisine along Route 62 and finishing in the cosmopolitan city of Cape Town.

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South Africa with Rovos Rail

18 Days - Johannesburg and Back from £4099pp
  • 18 Days - Johannesburg and Back
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South Africans call their homeland ‘a world in one country’. It covers an area equivalent to five times the size of Britain, with a climate ranging from temperate, Mediterranean and sub-tropical to desert; it offers spectacular scenery with arguably the finest wildlife on earth and no less than eleven official languages.

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Western Cape to Kruger

14 Nights - Cape Town to Johannesburg from £4620pp
  • 14 Nights - Cape Town to Johannesburg
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South Africa provides a wealth of spectacular sights and experiences.

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Tracks of Africa

16 Nights - Johannesburg to Livingstone from £4699pp
  • 16 Nights - Johannesburg to Livingstone
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With breathtaking natural wonders, beautiful coastal towns and cities, and abundant wildlife, Southern Africa is bountiful in its treasures. On this 17-day adventure, we’ll photograph spectacular scenery along the Garden Route, take high tea in Cape Town (with Table Mountain as a backdrop), and travel in sumptuous style on board a restored vintage train, taking in views of winelands, mountains and plateaux along the way.

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Victoria Falls, Cape Town and the Garden Route

15 Nights - Cape Town to Victoria Falls from £4895pp
  • 15 Nights - Cape Town to Victoria Falls
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Marvel at the wonders of southern Africa as you discover dynamic Cape Town, uncover the natural beauty of the lush Garden Route, bask in the majesty of Victoria Falls, and embark on a truly elegant rail journey on the luxurious Pride of Africa.

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Southern Africa Discovery

12 Nights - Cape Town to Victoria Falls from £5695pp
  • 12 Nights - Cape Town to Victoria Falls
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South Africa Discovery

16 Nights - Cape Town to Johannesburg from £6145pp
  • 16 Nights - Cape Town to Johannesburg
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South African Adventure

16 Nights - Johannesburg to Cape Town from £6495pp
  • 16 Nights - Johannesburg to Cape Town
  • Fly Tour from £6495pp

Fascinating wildlife is waiting to be discovered on this South African rail adventure on the Pride of Africa - one of the world's great luxury trains. Our voyage of discovery takes us through South Africa's most well-known game parks and ends with four nights in the cosmopolitan city of Cape Town.

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Spectacular South Africa

8 Nights - Cape Town to Johannesburg from £6595pp
  • 8 Nights - Cape Town to Johannesburg
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A showcase of beautiful wildernesses, eclectic cultures, warm hospitality and rich heritage, this life-changing journey will take you from cosmopolitan Cape Town into the heart of Big Five territory. Uncover the complex history of South Africa, while luxuriously travelling like the intrepid explorers of yesteryear.

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South Africa: An Elegant Adventure

11 Nights - Cape Town, South Africa to Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe from £7392pp
  • 11 Nights - Cape Town, South Africa to Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
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Book between now and the 31st December 2019 for travel in 2018/2019/2020 and receive an additional hotel night free pre or post tour!

Earth Journeys... created by Tauck and BBC Earth. From exploring private game reserves with outstanding wildlife viewing to wine tasting, a private game reserve to a historic colonial hotel, amazing waterfalls and cosmopolitan chic... our South Africa tour brings you the best of an African safari and cultural exploration.

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South Africa & Victoria Falls

19 Nights - Cape Town to Victoria Falls from £7575pp
  • 19 Nights - Cape Town to Victoria Falls
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Africa’s southern region is in many ways unlike any to the north. The cultures, landscapes and histories that encompass this intriguing sub-continent have given it an unique identity and mystique.

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South Africa and Victoria Falls

8 Nights - Cape Town, South Africa to Johannesburg, South Africa from £8055pp
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This eclectic itinerary offers nine days of pure delight. Visit Cape Town’s most intriguing attractions, tour mighty Victoria Falls, and experience the wildlife wonders of Kruger

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Botswana: Safari in Style Escorted Tour

9 Nights - Johannesburg and Back from £8805pp
  • 9 Nights - Johannesburg and Back
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From the scenic to the sublime, this safari adventure offers a huge range of experiences. Traverse this great safari destination and its landscapes as you seek out the Big Five

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Namibia & the Pride of Africa

15 Nights - Cape Town to Pretoria from £8990pp
  • 15 Nights - Cape Town to Pretoria
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Discover the highlights of Namibia and South Africa on this fantastic holiday by rail. Explore Cape Town and Table Mountain, see magnificent wildlife in Etosha National Park, experience the mighty Sossusvlei and enjoy six indulgent nights on the incredible Pride of Africa - the world's most lavish and luxurious hotel train.

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Botswana, South Africa & Zambia

11 Nights - Livingstone, Zambia to England from £10352pp
  • 11 Nights - Livingstone, Zambia to England
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Book between now and the 31st December 2019 for travel in 2018/2019/2020 and receive an additional hotel night free pre or post tour!

Earth Journeys, created by Tauck and BBC Earth take you on a celebration of Southern Africa's natural world. This is one of our most popular South Africa tours - it features an amazing safari through the national parks of Botswana and Zambia along with three nights in South Africa's Cape Town.

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Grand African Safari

24 Nights - Cape Town to Nairobi from £11545pp
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Close your eyes and think of Africa and you’re likely to picture one of the iconic attractions in this itinerary. After all, this journey was designed to introduce you to Africa’s true essence.

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Dar Es Salaam, Victoria Falls & The Pride of Africa

21 Nights - Dar Es Salaam to Cape Town from £13995pp
  • 21 Nights - Dar Es Salaam to Cape Town
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Explore the magnificent attractions spanning Africa on this incredible adventure aboard the luxurious, 5-Star Pride of Africa train. Journey across lush wildernesses and dusty desert plains, taking in natural wonders, rare creatures and spending time in cosmopolitan cities.

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Highlights of South Africa

14 Nights - Johannesburg to Cape Town from £2895pp
  • 14 Nights - Johannesburg to Cape Town
  • Fly Tour from £2895pp

Discover the wonders of South Africa with a journey on the historical Ceres Railway, a fantastic game drive in Kruger National Park, and a trip along the glorious Garden Route to the cosmopolitan city of Cape Town. This tour is operated by our sister company Rail Discoveries.

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South African Adventure

16 Nights - Pretoria to Cape Town from £8790pp
  • 16 Nights - Pretoria to Cape Town
  • Fly Tour from £8790pp

Fascinating wildlife is waiting to be discovered on this South African rail adventure on the Pride of Africa - one of the world's great luxury trains. Our voyage of discovery takes us through South Africa's most well-known game parks and ends with four nights in the cosmopolitan city of Cape Town.

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Great Game Parks of Africa

20 Nights - Cape Town to Nairobi from £10475pp
  • 20 Nights - Cape Town to Nairobi
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Treat yourself to a wondrous tour of Africa’s finest game reserves – Chobe, Tarangire, Ngorongoro Crater and Serengeti.

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Discover South Africa

South Africa offers a myriad of experiences meaning there is something for everyone, from nature lovers to history enthusiasts and oenophiles.

Many tours begin in the intriguing city of Cape Town or historic Johannesburg. Cape Town’s setting is extraordinarily beautiful, crowned by the iconic Table Mountain which can be explored on foot or by cable car. Table Mountain National Park promises unspoilt scenery, peace and tranquillity, a stark contrast to the city centre which often hosts live music events and art exhibitions.

A visit to UNESCO-listed Robben Island, west of Cape Town, is a moving experience as it is home to the prison where Nelson Mandela was held during the Apartheid era. North of Cape Town is Johannesburg, the largest city in South Africa. The sprawling Soweto township was once home to Nelson Mandela, whose house is now a museum. Other museums in the city document the Apartheid.

South Africa is renowned for its wines. The fertile valleys of the Cape Winelands are set against a backdrop of majestic mountains. Vineyards in the Stellenbosch, Franschhoek, Paarl and Wellington areas produce some of South Africa’s most celebrated wines.

Outstanding natural beauty awaits on a once-in-a-lifetime tour to South Africa. The stunning Garden Route, a coastal route stretching from Mossel Bay to the Storms River, takes in glorious beaches, hidden coves, nature reserves and vineyards. The Cape of Good Hope is a rocky headland offering unparalleled views, while picturesque Boulders Bay just outside of Cape Town is renowned for its large colony of African Penguins.

Blyde River Canyon in Mpumalanga is truly breathtaking and forms the northern part of the Drakensberg escarpment. The ‘Pinnacle’ and ‘Three Rondavels’ are majestic rock formations which rise out of the canyon, a sight to behold.

Wildlife is undoubtedly one of the main draws of a holiday to South Africa. Kruger National Park is one of the largest game reserves in Africa and home to the Big Five – lions, leopards, rhinos, elephants and buffalos. Safaris are an unforgettable experience with sunrise and sunset viewings extra special. On South Africa’s South Coast is the Garden Route National Park, an incredible landscape of indigenous forests, mountains, rivers and lakes, home to elephants and hundreds of species of birds.


Highlights of South Africa

  • Cape Town

    Cape Town is overlooked by the impressive Table Mountain, an iconic landmark and popular tourist attraction which is best viewed by cable car. Nestled at the foot of the mountain is Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden which not only houses plants but art exhibits and sculptures which bring this beautiful garden to life. Boulders Beach in the Cape Peninsula is a beautiful sheltered beach with secluded inlets, home to a large colony of African Penguins.

  • Robben Island

    Robben Island is just a stone’s throw from Cape Town and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Nelson Mandela spent 18 years in prison here during the Apartheid era. Other political prisoners included South African presidents Kgalema Motlanthe and Jacob Zuma. During its turbulent history, the island also housed a military base, hospital for leprosy patients, and a mental institution. Since 1997, the island has been a museum and run educational programmes for school children and adults.

  • Kruger National Park

    Kruger National Park is one of the largest game reserves in Africa where you can see the Big Five – lions, leopards, rhinos, elephants and buffalos. The park is also home to elephants, wildebeest, and the endangered African wild dogs, plus a variety of birds. The scenery is diverse, from rolling savannah to mountains as far as the eye can see.

  • Johannesburg

    In the 19th-century, Johannesburg was a gold-mining settlement. Today it is a thriving city and the largest in South Africa. Nelson Mandela and Desmond Tutu once lived in the sprawling Soweto township. Key sights include the Apartheid Museum which tells the harrowing story of the apartheid system, and the UNESCO-listed Cradle of Humankind with its impressive caves and abundant wildlife. There is also Constitution Hill, an infamous prison which is now used by the High Court.

  • Cape Winelands

    The fertile valleys of the Cape Winelands are just a short drive from Cape Town. Set against a backdrop of majestic mountains and with a rich cultural heritage, the region is one of the most celebrated in the country. Vineyards in the Stellenbosch, Franschhoek, Paarl and Wellington areas produce some of South Africa’s most celebrated wines. The areas also offer superb restaurants and nature trails.

  • Garden Route

    The Garden Route is a 300km stretch of coastal road from Mossel Bay to the Storms River. It winds past stunning lagoons, tranquil lakes, soaring mountains, verdant forests and pretty beaches. The route also takes in nature and marine reserves meaning there are opportunities for activities including hiking and whale watching. There are several beautiful towns along the way, for example Knysa, located on South Africa’s only National Lake. It is set against a backdrop of the Outeniqua Mountain range and indigenous forests.

  • KwaZulu-Natal

    KwaZulu-Natal is a province on South Africa’s east coast and a land of contrasts, from traditional villages to poignant battlefields and vast safari parks. The sweeping hills of KwaZulu-Natal were the sites of battles which shaped both British and South African history, including battles between the Voortrekkers en route to the hinterland in an attempt to escape British rule of the Cape Colony. The region is also home to the one of the largest game parks in South Africa, the Hluhluwe-Umfolozi Park. As well as the Big Five, it is also possible to see cheetah, nyala and a variety of birds.

  • Blyde River Canyon

    Blyde River Canyon is located in Mpumalanga and forms the northern part of the Drakensberg escarpment. The ‘Pinnacle’, a quartzite column, rises dramatically out of the wooded canyon, while the three dolomite spirals known as the ‘Three Rondavels’ rise out of the far wall. It is possible to see the impressive Swadini Dam from the ‘Three Rondavels’. The ‘Bourke’s Luck Potholes’ are geological wonders formed by water erosion at the meeting point of the Treur and Blyde rivers. The incredible geology of the area has also resulted in dramatic waterfalls and a rich diversity of flora and fauna.

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