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South Africa Tours

Tours of South Africa take you to cosmopolitan cities, rugged coastlines, the spectacular Garden Route, safaris and valleys full of excellent vineyards. It’s the ideal place to experience the train journey of a lifetime, as well as being a fantastic spot for a road trip. South Africa is home to some of Africa’s most spectacular wildlife, best wines, most exquisite cuisines and warmest hospitality. Browse our selection of suggested itineraries below for inspiration.

For a taste of the country’s main attractions book our 15 day Grand Tour of South Africa. This carefully crafted itinerary has been created by our Destination Specialists to ensure you get the most from your time here. Experience the country’s two main cities, Johannesburg and Cape Town, see rolling green valleys as you taste exquisite wines, enjoy a safari and visit the beautiful national parks.

One of the best ways to tour South Africa is with a rail journey. Our Shongololo Express - Dune Express: Eastbound allows you to travel in style through the plains, hills and small towns of Africa. Finish your journey in lively Pretoria, where you can explore beautiful parks and take in the views of Johannesburg below. If you prefer the freedom of a self drive tour of South Africa, book our four day Garden Route Highlights Tour From Cape Town. Begin in beautiful Cape Town before taking in the seaside towns, landscapes and national parks of the Garden Route. If you prefer to blend wildlife with the winelands and one of South Africa’s biggest cities, book our Cape, Whales and Winelands Tour.

15 days

Grand Tour of South Africa

Guide Price €4,569 pp  

The perfect tour for a first time visitor to South Africa or for someone who wants to see more of this captivating country. This comprehensive tour reflects the true spirit of South Africa. Gain an insight into its history and...

Escorted tours

Grand Tour of South Africa
4 days Oudtshoorn

Highlights of the Garden Route


One of the most magnificent and awe-inspiring stretches of landscape in South Africa, the Highlights of the Garden Route tour offers majestic mountains, breathtaking beaches, valleys and lakes. Our compact tour departs from Cape Town and will take you along...


Highlights of the Garden Route
7 days Franschhoek

Discover the Cape, Whales, and Winelands


One of the most popular and visited areas of South Africa, the Western Cape offers stunning scenery, exquisite cuisine, and tempting wine as well as spectacular wildlife, all just a stones throw from Cape Town. Don't miss the opportunity to...

Couples Holidays

Discover the Cape, Whales, and Winelands
12 days

Garden Route and Eastern Cape Safari

Guide Price €2,399 pp  

This twelve day self drive gives you the opportunity to explore the city of Cape Town and its surrounds, spot Southern Right Whales in Hermanus (seasonal), drive along the Garden Route and track the Big Five on safari in the...

Safari holidays

Garden Route and Eastern Cape Safari
8 days

Wildlife and Warriors Tour


This extensive tour offers you breath-taking scenery and wildlife along with cultural experiences, as you journey between Johannesburg and Durban. Breathe deeply as you take a leisurely drive along the awe-inspiring Panorama Route, punctuated by cascading waterfalls, dense forests, caves...

Escorted tours

Wildlife and Warriors Tour
12 days

Shongololo Express - Dune Express: Eastbound


When the indigenous people of the southern continent observed the first trains in Africa, the lines of rolling stock passing on the distant horizons recalled the profile and sinuous movement of a creature they called Shongololo, meaning ‘millipede’. Recently purchased...

Solo holidays

Shongololo Express - Dune Express: Eastbound

Frequently Asked Questions

In addition to its dramatic scenery, formed of soaring mountain ranges, vast desert dunes, rolling emerald hills, deep canyons and thundering waterfalls, South Africa is also home to an abundance of incredible wildlife. Here you’ll find the mighty Big Five, crocodiles, giraffe, zebra, hyena, and hippos to name but a few. Its cities are known the world over for their friendly, modern and cosmopolitan feel, with Cape Town being named the world’s best city numerous times.

The South African rand is the country’s official currency. You will find that while exploring the cities of Cape Town and Johannesburg, ATMs are widely available, and credit cards are largely accepted by restaurants, bars and hotels. As you would expect, the further you venture from these cities, the less available ATMs become, and the more likely it is that you’ll require cash for purchases.

There are as many as 11 official languages spoken across South Africa, with English being among the most popular of second languages spoken by its citizens, and arguably the most widely spoken. You won’t have much difficulty conversing with the locals here, so there’s no need to buy a phrasebook.

Combining an extensive array of exotic wildlife and jaw-dropping scenery with thriving, modern cities, South Africa is a haven for every traveller under the sun. Witness the Big Five, explore its lively city streets, sample delicious wine and immerse yourself in South Africa’s extraordinary past.

Why you'll love South Africa...

• Tracking the iconic Big Five on an unforgettable safari experience
• Whale watching off the coast of Hermanus
• Wandering the buzzing, colourful streets of the ‘Mother City’, Cape Town.
• Sampling delicious wines and al fresco dining in Stellenbosch
• Discovering South Africa’s growing art scene at Museum Africa
• Taking selfies with the ostriches of Outdshoorn
• Riding the cable car to the top of Table Mountain and gazing on the amazing vista below
• Marvelling at the splendid Cape Dutch architecture
• Roadtripping along the scenic Garden Route
• Trekking through Van Stadens Wildflower Reserve
• Spotting Cape fur seals, sharks, penguins and dolphins at St Croix Island Marine Reserve
• Relaxing and people-watching on the famous Camps Bay beach

Did you know?

• Nearly half of all the gold ever mined in the world has come from Witwatersrand, South Africa.
• South Africa’s Sunland Bar is set inside a 6,000-year-old baobab tree.
• Should you stumble upon a meteorite here, you must immediately notify authorities, as they are protected under the country’s National Heritage Law.