A world in one country, South Africa is one of the world’s most diverse and fascinating countries, with a range of experiences to enthrall every visitor.
When To Go
South Africa boasts one of the best climates in the world and is famed for its eternal sunshine.
Summer, from October to February, is characterised by sunny days with afternoon thunderstorms.
Autumn, from March through April, is warm and sunny although nights tend to get a bit cooler.
Winter, from May through July, is characterized by dry and sunny days but cold nights.
Spring, from August to October, offers a mild climate, and is undoubtedly the best time for game viewing.
Cape Town has a Mediterranean climate, with warm dry summer and cool wet winters.
May to November is whale watching season, August and September is when the wild flowers are out… the best time to go to South Africa really depends on what you are interested in!
Whether you’re looking for a wildlife adventure, a cultural immersion, a culinary escape or an artistic revelation, South Africa has it for you.
What To See
- Cape Town offers visitors a combination of coastal charm, history and artistic urban sophistication
- Table Mountain, Cape Town’s landmark and one of the Natural Wonders of the World
- The Cape Winelands – Stellenbosch and Franschhoek are the most well-know, but there are another 12 wine routes in the Western Cape with a reported 800-1000 different wineries to explore
- The Garden Route, with its charming seaside villages, mountains, beaches, forests and myriad of activity opportunities
- The Kruger National Park and surrounding private game reserves for an iconic wildlife safari
- Mpumalanga is home to Kruger, hwoever has much more to offer visitors besides the wildlife, including the spectacular scenic Panorama Route
- Madikwe and Pilanesberg Game Reserves, the Waterberg and Eastern Cape reserves for malaria-free safaris
- Durban is a fun-loving city known for its gorgeous sun-kissed beaches along the Indian Ocean
- A World-Heritage site, the uKhahlamba-Drakensberg offers awe-inspiring natural beauty in its gigantic mountain peaks and buttresses
- Johannesburg and Soweto, the pulsating City of Gold, offers a dazzling array of attractions
- The remote Northern Cape, known for its wildflower displays in spring, the Augrabies Falls, Kgalagadi Transfronteir Park and bushmen
- Marine activities such as shark cage diving, whale watching and swimming with seals and penguins
FEATURED SOUTH AFRICAN TOURS
10 Day Cape Town, Winelands & Greater Kruger Safari
Camps Bay, Franschhoek & Kapama Private Game Reserve
Indulge by spending four nights at a boutique hotel on the Camps Bay beachfront and explore all that this amazing city has to offer - scenic natural beauty, fine dining, adventure, night life and activities galore. From here travel to the beautiful Franschhoek Valley where you will stay on a wine estate and explore the Cape Winelands, tasting the many award winning wines available at over 200 different estates. The trip ends with a Big Five safari on a private game reserve in the Greater Kruger area.
13 Day Cape Town, Winelands, Sabi Sands & Victoria Falls
V&A Waterfront, Franschhoek, Sabi Sands & Victoria Falls
It’s all about the location with this excellent value combination of the most iconic of Southern African destinations. Stay in the heart of the vibrant V&A Waterfront in Cape Town, enjoy private guided exclusive touring that covers all the must-see attractions in Cape Town and in the Cape Winelands. Embark on a safari in the very best wildlife viewing reserve – the Sabi Sand Private Game Reserve known for its leopard sightings. End with a stay on the banks of the mighty Zambezi River and explore Victoria Falls.
12 Day Cape Town, Rovos Rail & Kruger Safari
Rovos Rail Cape Town to Pretoria & Kruger National Park
Begin your journey in the vibrant city of Cape Town, where you'll explore the iconic Table Mountain and beautiful Cape Peninsula. Sep aboard the luxurious Rovos Rail, a symbol of elegance and sophistication. Journey in style through the scenic landscapes of the Karoo, sipping tea in the observation cars and indulging in gourmet dining and renowned wines. The grand finale awaits in the world-renowned Kruger National Park. Experience the epitome of luxury with a Big Five safari at Hamiltons Tented Camp.
9 Day South African Spectacular
Cape Town, Cederberg & Johannesburg
It's all about spectacular settings and luxurious award-winning accommodation. The Twelve Apostles Hotel is dramatically located above the Atlantic Ocean and offers one of the best sunset spots in Cape Town from the terrace. Bushmans Kloof is a sanctuary to more than 130 ancient rock art sites and is home to many endangered species of flora and fauna in the Cederberg Mountains. Athol Place is a stylish boutique hotel located in one of Johannesburg's most beautiful and upmarket suburbs.
10 Day Royal South Africa
Thornybush Game Reserve, Cape Town & Franschhoek
A luxury holiday fit for royalty. Royal Malewane is a Big Five safari lodge in the Thornybush Game Reserve, Greater Kruger National Park. Siturated in the trendy Silo District, the Silo Hotel is a celebration of art, style, architecture and design, a tribute to timeless glamour and contemporary luxury. La Residence in Franschhoek is surrounded by vineyards and plum orchards, with a spectacular mountain backdrop and an atmosphere of complete tranquility.
11 Day Cape Town, Sabi Sands & Kalahari
Cape Town, Sabi Sand Private Game Reserve & Tswalu Kalahari Game Reserve
An elite and exclusive experience. Ellerman House in Cape Town is a historic Cape Edwardian-style mansion with spectacular Atlantic Ocean views , Chitwa Chitwa Private Game Lodge is located in the premier game viewing destination Sabi Sands and Tswalu the Motse overlooks the grasslands of the Kalahari, with diverse wildlife and the serenity of what may well be South Africa’s last great wilderness.
11 Day South African Safari & Cape Town
Madikwe Game Reserve, Marakele National Park & Cape Town
An exceptional luxury Big Five safari in two of South Africa's malaria-free reserves - the Madikwe Game Reserve and the Marakele National Park in the Waterberg Biosphere. Incredible game viewing on offer via open safari vehicles, on bush walks and on boat cruises on the Matlabas River, with spectacular and diverse natural settings as the backdrop. An opportunity for complete rest and relaxation in the African bush, followed by four days in Cape Town.
7 Day Singita Safari: Kruger & Sabi Sabi
Sabi Sand Private Game Reserve & Kruger National Park
Travellers choose to stay at a Singita lodge because of the expansive space and beauty of the reserves, limited guest and vehicle numbers, extraordinarily consistent game viewing and the exceptional care taken of each guest during their visit. Stay at two of Singita's South African lodges in the Sabi Sand Private Game Reserve, a premier game viewing destination particularly known for its leopard sightings, and on a private concession in the Kruger National Park.
8 Day Luxury KZN Safari & Mozambique
Thanda Safari Private Game Reserve & Ponta Mamoli
A luxurious bush and beach combination. Thanda Safari offers an authentic wildlife experience, matched with sincere commitment to the Zulu culture and passionate conservation of the environment. White Pearl Resorts is located in Ponta Mamoli on the untouched shores of southern Mozambique, brimming with gorgeous beaches. A great spot for swimming with dolphins and an excellent location for diving and snorkelling in the crystal-clear Indian Ocean.
12 Day Cape Highlights Circular Tour
Madikwe Game Reserve, Marakele National Park & Cape Town
A tour starting and ending in Cape Town that includes the best the beautiful Western Cape has to offer – scenic Cape Town with Table Mountain and the quirky penguins as part of the Cape Peninsula Tour, tasting superb wines in Stellenbosch, the spectacular Garden Route, a safari experience and a visit to the Whale Watching Capital of the World – Hermanus.
13 Day Cape Town to the Eastern Cape
Cape Town, Franschhoek, Garden Route & Amakhala Safari
Discover the Cape from West to East. This tour can be done as either self-drive or private guided and covers the scenic highlights of Cape Town, the Cape Winelands, the Garden Route and ends with a Big Five malaria-free safari experience on a private game reserve in the wildlife rich Eastern Cape area close to Addo Elephant National Park and Port Elizabeth.
11 Day Romantic Honeymoon Escape
Cape Town, Garden Route, Pumba Safari & Gqeberha (PE)
A relaxed and luxurious escape perfect for a romantic holiday or honeymoon, filled with honeymoon value-adds! Tour Cape Town and the Garden Route at a relaxed pace and enjoy a Big Five safari at Pumba Private Game Reserve which is known as one of the best places to see the rare and endangered White Lions. End with time in the “Friendly City” – PE.
11 Day Cape Town, Sabi & Victoria Falls
Cape Town, Sabi Sands & Victoria Falls
You will experience two Natural Wonders of the World on this bucket-list Southern Africa adventure of a life time. Ascend to the top of Cape Town’s famous landmark Tabel Mountain in a cableway and marvel at the magnificent Victoria Falls from the rainforest view points. In between enjoy the most exclusive of safari experiences in the Sabi Sands Game Reserve.
9 Day Cape Town, Garden Route & Kruger
Cape Town, Garden Route & Kapama
This tour covers some of South Africa's favourite destinations. Visit vibrant Cape Town and the city's top attractions. See the Cango Caves and ostriches in Oudtshoorn and travel to Knysna along the beautiful Garden Route. Enjoy a safari in the Greater Kruger, home to the Big Five, an abundance of other wildlife as well as diverse bird species and varied landscapes.
10 Day Sabi, Whale Coast & Cape Town
Sabi Sabi, Grootbos & One&Only Cape Town
An exquisite visit to South Africa, including some of the most luxurious and exclusive accommodations, definitely a once in a lifetime experience fit for any special occasion. Stay in the incredible Sabi Sabi Earth Lodge in the Sabi Sabi Private Game Reserve, the unique Grootbos Nature Reserve on the Whale Coast and at the opulent One&Only Hotel in Cape Town.
14 Day Luxury Cape Golf & Wine Self-Drive
Cape Town, Hermanus, Knysna and Plettenberg Bay
Stay in some of the best accommodation, focusing on location, views and luxury. Stay in the heart of the Constantia Winelands surrounded by award winning wineries and restaurants and close to some of Cape Town's best golf courses. Stay on the edge of the ocean in Hermanus, on the top of the headland in Knysna and on the beach in Plettenberg Bay. Play golf at 4 of the regions favourite courses. In between enjoy wine tasting, fine dining and time to explore the different areas.
16 Day South Africa Luxury Family Holiday
Sabi Sand Private Game Reserve, Cape Town, Franschhoek, Whale Coast, Oudtshoorn & Plettenberg Bay
This family friendly holiday showcases the best that South Africa has to offer and includes some of the top accommodation, each with unique activities and programs to keep children entertained. A top-notch safari in the Sabi Sands, Cape Town, the Whale Coast and the Garden Route are all included in this luxury package.
22 Day Best Of South Africa Family Holiday
Johannesburg, Madikwe Game Reserve, Port Elizabeth, St Francis Bay, Knysna, Oudtshoorn, Hermanus, Stellenbosch & Cape Town
This three week itinerary is ideal for families wanting to enjoy an extended and relaxed time in South Africa and cover some of the country's top highlights. Included is a malaria-free Big Five safari in the Madikwe Game Reserve, some beach time in the Eastern Cape, a few days to explore the Garden Route and Little Karoo, a taste of the Whale Coast and the Cape Winelands.
FEATURED SOUTH AFRICAN ACCOMMODATION
!Xaus Lodge provides accommodation in the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park for eco-tourists and visitors to the Kalahari. Visit the large observation deck from which we gaze in wonder at the night sky, and by day the swimming pool provides cool relief from the desert heat.
Amakhala Woodbury Lodge
Woodbury Lodge is spectacularly set against a cliff above the Bushmans River valley. It offers an intimate and tranquil experience of the Eastern Cape riverine bushveld at its best. It is the ideal place for couples or families to relax and enjoy the bush together.
Impodimo Game Lodge
Impodimo Game Lodge is set along a rocky ridge commanding stunning vistas of the Madikwe Game Reserve. It is also located at the source of a natural spring, which provides the lodge with elevated views as well as riverine serenity.