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Views of Table Mountain and Cape Town as seen from Blouberg Beach, South Africa

South Africa

Map of South Africa

South Africa – where elephants and penguins live

South Africa is a country of contrasts: from vast national parks to sandy beaches, gushing winds to tropical heat, from lions and elephants to penguins and sharks, from skyscrapers to rural villages, gourmet restaurants to shisa nyama, from a complex history to a hopeful future. You can come back again and again, and there is still more to explore, more to discover, more to learn. Start today.

What to expect when travelling South Africa

A young rhino with its mother in the morning sun Safari adventures amongst the Big Five
View of Cape Town's City Bowl with Devil's Peak and Table Mountain in the background The most beautiful city in the world
A hiker overlooking the Drakensberg Mountain panorama Space to breathe and to take a break

Types of Travel in South Africa

Luckily, South Africa warrants many return visits so you can travel a different way on each next trip. Whatever your travel style, our consultants and operations team on-site got your back.

A man wearing a hoodie overlooking Long Beach in Noordhoek from Chapman's Peak, South Africa Self-Drive Trips

South Africa is one of the most popular destinations in Africa to do a self-drive trip – let’s call it what it is: an epic road trip. Good road conditions, ample signage, and intimate family-run guesthouses make South Africa accessible for independent travellers. You tell us what you’d like to experience, we put together your itinerary, book your reliable car and accommodations. You hop in your adventure rental, and off you go.

A Mercedes Sprinter tour vehicle and Guide Roy Brundyn leaning against it Guided Lodge Tours

Let our guides do the driving and immerse yourself in South Africa’s nature, history and culture. Whether you join our small group tours or book a tailor-made private tour – at intimate camps and lodges and from the window-seat of our Mercedes Sprinters your trip is about making connections, not following the crowd. Our guides share their invaluable local knowledge with you so you can experience your surroundings in context.

A hiker walking along a narrow path in the mountains of Jonkershoek Nature Reserve, South Africa Hiking Trips

Hike along the untouched trails of the remote Wild Coast, where nature is still in charge. Wander the Drakensberg Mountains at the first light of day and take the deepest breath you have taken all year. On our hiking trips in South Africa, you get active in nature, connecting with the land, its wildlife, its plants, its magic. Your guide will lead the way and share their local knowledge about the area. At night, rest in rustic huts and comfortable guesthouses. Let’s go!

A wedding party with bride and groom in the streets of Bookap in Cape Town, South Africa Anything you can imagine

Gourmet food and wine tours, surfing trips, weekends in the city or lodge stays in the bush – there are a hundred and one ways to travel South Africa. Whether you’re a solo traveller, a family of six, a honeymooner couple or friends on your trip around the world, we’ll share our favourite spots with you so you will have the unique experience you were looking for.

Even if you travel in a rental car, it is great to have a contact person to ask all your questions and have an expert designing the route and booking the accommodations.

- Melanie | Germany

Visited South Africa

Fantastic trip, everything was organised perfectly, beautiful lodges and many culinary highlights. Our guide was great, and we saw an incredible number of animals. We will be back.

- Uschi and Edwin | Germany

Visited South Africa

A truly fantastic journey through South Africa’s North and East! Thank you so much for this perfectly organised tour. Three cheers to our small travel group and our excellent guide Roy: thanks to you, this trip is one to remember!

- Christina Feldges | Germany

Visited South Africa

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Our South Africa Office

We value your trust and are your partner every step of the way

Your South African travel partner

From our office in Somerset West in the Western Cape, we plan, book and run your trip across South Africa. We value your trust and are your partner every step of the way.

A Mercedes Sprinter tour vehicle with Guide Roy standing next to it in South Africa

Travel South Africa comfortably in our Mercedes Sprinters.

A hiker overlooking the Blyde River Canyon from a view point

We are South Africa experts and know what we do.

Why you should travel to South Africa

A woman standing at a swimming pool looking at a giraffe
Penguins walking ashore at Boulders Beach in South Africa
Vera Buck | South Africa

Experience South Africa With Us

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