Vibrant cities, conservation safaris and incredible roadside scenery

Explore South Africa's vibrant cities and incredible wildlife

From spirited Cape Town with its spectacular scenery and nearby valleys filled with vineyards, to the Eastern Cape safaris and the world-famous Kruger National Park, South Africa has so much to offer you’ll be spoilt for choice.  

Fly into Durban and explore the remote Elephant Coast on an adventure holiday, with miles of deserted beaches before heading into the historical region of KwaZulu-Natal. 

Our local guides will walk you through some of South Africa’s epic battle spots, including the real story behind the film ‘Zulu’, the towering Mountains of Drakensberg and Giant's Castle Game Reserve - offering mountain ranges that put Cape Town's Table Mountain to shame. 

No South African safari is complete without seeing the iconic wildlife roaming around the grasslands, and you'll have the chance to experience some incredible game drives and wildlife encounters.  

The Kwandwe Game Reserve is 22,000 hectares of understated wilderness with 5-star safari lodges nestled into the bush, offering exceptional safari experiences and wildlife holidays.  

Madikwe Game Reserve is one of the hidden gems of South Africa, with fewer visitors but an impressive array of animals. Spend a few nights in their ultimate luxury lodges for a romantic escape or a luxury honeymoon, with the sounds of nature to keep you company. 

Whether you want to self-drive this diverse landscape, experience a luxury family or beach holiday, or enjoy a unique, customised honeymoon, South Africa is one of the most fascinating countries you will ever explore. 

Featured South Africa Trips

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Where to go in South Africa

Start your holiday in South Africa in the cosmopolitan Cape Town or its more relaxed sister city, Durban; home to amazing surf. In Cape Town, take a day trip to the infamous Robben Island, where Nelson Mandela spent 18 years locked away. Next head to the District Six Museum, a memorial and educational museum about South Africa’s Apartheid era. No trip to Cape Town is complete without venturing up to Table Mountain. Take the cable car up the 1,086 metres or hike up one of the many beautiful routes to get to the top. 

From Cape Town drive the Garden Route along the southern coastline: one of the worlds ‘great drives’  through ancient forests, past deep blue lagoons and along vast stretches of white sandy beaches. Fly north away from the coast and into the more sparse bush area. Visit the Greater Kruger Region and witness the successes of conservation efforts in the form of incredible amounts of wildlife. 


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