From the lush winelands and cosmopolitan Chic of Cape Town, rugged wilderness of the Kalahari Desert and majestic scenery of the Drakensberg Mountains, through to some of the finest game viewing in the world; South Africa really has it all. Promising an unforgettable mix of awe-inspiring landscapes, rich cultural experiences and world-beating safaris, South Africa captures the very best of Africa.

  • Cape Town

    Cape Town

    Cape Town, a vibrant coastal gem, boasts the majestic Table Mountain as its backdrop. Explore the city’s cosmopolitan charm, then venture to Boulders Beach to marvel at adorable penguins amidst breathtaking coastal scenery.

  • Durban


    Durban, a coastal paradise on South Africa’s eastern shores, entices with golden beaches, year-round sunshine, and a melting pot of cultures. Delight in world-class surfing, spicy cuisine, and a laid-back beachfront ambiance.

  • Eastern Cape

    Eastern Cape

    The Eastern Cape, a wild and untamed province of South Africa, unveils a tapestry of rugged coastlines, thrilling safari adventures, and rich cultural heritage. Explore its raw beauty and encounter magnificent wildlife in their natural habitats.

  • Garden Route

    Garden Route

    The Garden Route, a scenic coastal stretch in South Africa, mesmerizes with its dramatic cliffs, ancient forests, and charming towns. Embark on an unforgettable journey through breathtaking landscapes and diverse wildlife encounters.

  • Johannesburg


    Johannesburg, the vibrant heartbeat of South Africa, pulsates with rich history, bustling markets, and a thriving arts scene. Experience its diverse cultures, modern architecture, and energetic spirit that define this dynamic African metropolis.

  • Kruger


    Kruger, a magnificent African gem, captivates with its sprawling wilderness and diverse wildlife. Embark on thrilling safaris, encounter majestic lions, and revel in nature’s symphony amidst the awe-inspiring landscapes.

  • Plettenberg Bay

    Plettenberg Bay

    Plettenberg Bay, a jewel of the Garden Route, dazzles with pristine beaches, turquoise waters, and lush forests. Discover outdoor adventures, marine encounters, and a serene coastal haven embraced by natural beauty.

  • South Africa's National Parks

    South Africa's National Parks

    South Africa’s national parks are an awe-inspiring tapestry of untamed wilderness. From Kruger’s iconic wildlife to the diverse landscapes of Addo and Tsitsikamma, nature’s wonders unfold at every turn.

  • Western Cape

    Western Cape

    The Western Cape, mesmerizes with its dramatic coastlines, world-class vineyards, and majestic mountains. Discover cosmopolitan cities, abundant wildlife, and a captivating blend of natural and cultural wonders.

  • Winelands


    The Winelands of South Africa beckon with rolling vineyards, picturesque valleys, and award-winning wines. Immerse yourself in exquisite tastings, culinary delights, and breathtaking scenery for an unforgettable wine-centric escape.

Browse through our suggested itineraries for inspiration. These are just a starting point for your plans – remember that all our itineraries are tailor-made to your specifications.

Planning your trip

Quick country facts

  • Recommended airlines
    British Airways or Virgin Atlantic direct
  • Flight time
    Around 11-12 hours with a direct flight.
  • Time zone
    GMT +2
  • Visa requirements
    No visa required for 90 day stay (UK passport)

Getting There
For direct flights into South Africa you’ll need to usually fly into either Cape Town or Johannesburg and then onwards from there.

Getting Around

There’s generally 2 ways of travelling South Africa. Either by hopping around and visiting areas like Kruger as well as Cape Town etc, this would be done by domestic flights for the long distances. Others like to drive in South Africa especially along the Garden Route, so here car hire is essential.

Accommodation Costs
Accommodation varies hugely from basic backpacker lodges to some of the most luxurious hotels and resorts in the world. Prices vary massively as safari stays will be more expensive compared to some stays along the Garden Route.

How Long to Stay
We really recommend anything from 1-2 weeks + in South Africa, with a week being the minimum so in that time you can visit a couple of different places. It’s easy to spend a long time in South Africa as there is so much to see and do throughout the year.

Weather and When To Go
The weather in South Africa really varies from area to area each month. In January and February you can expect the Cape to be amazing weather but with some rainfall in Kruger. March, April and May are prime times to visit South Africa as it’s the end of the rainy season in Kruger and the Cape is still idyllic.

June in the Cape starts to cool down quite a bit, with July and August being quite chilly in the Cape. It is however, great Whale Watching from July to November.

September and October are other prime months to travel across South Africa as in Kruger it is prime wildlife watching and the Cape is lovely and warm during the days.

November and December sees some rain beginning in Kruger, although this is often just tropical and a quick downpour or two before lush weather again.

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