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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

Cape Town Explorer
  • 7 Days - Cape Town and Back
  • Tour Only from £1,990

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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South Africa

South Africa
  • 16 Days - Johannesburg to Cape Town
  • Fly Tour from £2,199

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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South African Sun and Safari

South African Sun and Safari
  • 9 Days - Durban and Back
  • Fly Tour from £2,319

​South Africa is a country boasting exceptional highlights – which you can begin to discover from the comfort of your beach hotel. The chance to spot thrilling wildlife on safari and visit a local community are included in your holiday.

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Highlights of South Africa

Highlights of South Africa
  • 14 Days - Johannesburg to Cape Town
  • Fly Tour from £2,495

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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Sensational South Africa

Sensational South Africa
  • 13 Days - Johannesburg to Cape Town
  • Fly Tour from £2,699

Our South Africa ‘top three’ tour offers you a wonderfully diverse experience of a remarkable country. We’ll head out to spot the Big Five and other local inhabitants on a 4WD safari in the renowned Kruger National Park.

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A Taste of South Africa

A Taste of South Africa
  • 9 Days - Cape Town and Back
  • Fly Tour from £2,995

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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Contrasts of the Cape

Contrasts of the Cape
  • 16 Days - Cape Town and Back
  • Fly Tour from £2,999

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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Garden Province of Kwazulunatal

Garden Province of Kwazulunatal
  • 13 Days - Durban and Back
  • Fly Tour from £3,049

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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Essence of South Africa

Essence of South Africa
  • 9 Days - Cape Town to Johannesburg
  • Tour Only from £3,206

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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South African Odyssey

South African Odyssey
  • 15 Days - Johannesburg to Cape Town
  • Fly Tour from £3,235

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.

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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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