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Tours in South Africa

A ‘Rainbow Nation’ that ignites the spirit of adventure in travellers and trekkers, South Africa boasts a vibrant tapestry of cultures, encompassing 11 official languages and a diverse geographical tapestry.

Breathtaking coastal routes, irresistible gastronomy, chic urban centres, and world famous national parks collectively position South Africa as an ideal adventure gateway. A tour in South Africa emerges as an excellent option for those seeking an unforgettable adventure with wonderful wildlife and a vigorous cocktail of culture. From thrilling safaris to spectacular cycling and walking trails, South Africa is the perfect playground for adventure travellers.

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Highlights of South Africa

Arguably some of the best trekking in Africa can be found in the UNSECO World Heritage site of the Drakensberg Mountains. One of the great mountain ranges of the world they are an unspoilt paradise; a magnificent landscape with miles of grasslands, sandstone buttresses, rugged mountains, the dramatic and famous amphitheatre and the plateau. Trodden paths meander throughout the mountains, guiding trekkers to panoramic views.

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Safari Holidays in South Africa

South Africa is one of the best places on earth for a safari. The country's diverse landscapes, from lush savannahs to dense forests, provide a sanctuary for an incredible array of wildlife. As you venture into renowned national parks like Kruger and Addo Elephant, you'll be treated to the majestic sight of beautiful animals in their natural habitat and hopefully a glimpse of the Big Five – lions, elephants, buffalo, leopards, and rhinos.

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Trekking Holidays in South Africa

South Africa's diverse landscapes provide some of the best trekking locations in the world. From the picturesque winelands of the Western Cape to the iconic Table Mountain and the legendary Cape of Good Hope. Explore rich wildlife diversity along breathtaking coastal vistas, venture into the renowned Drakensberg Mountains, and engage in immersive cultural experiences, from discovering San Bushmen Rock Art to paying tribute at the historic Nelson Mandela Capture Site.

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More Information About South Africa

South Africa is an excellent destination year-round. The most popular time for a tour in South Africa is from May to September, when mornings and nights are warmer, and the wildlife viewing is excellent.

Five of our Favourite Tours in South Africa

The Cape - Winelands and Walks

Experience the allure of the Western Cape in South Africa, where a perfect blend of wine tasting and picturesque walks awaits. Stroll through the captivating winelands, with their rolling vine-covered hills that seem to stretch endlessly on an incredible tour in South Africa. Seize the opportunity to encounter some of Africa's incredible wildlife. Marvel at the African Penguin colonies, witness the majestic Southern Right Whales frolicking off the coast, and perhaps catch a glimpse of the elusive Cape Mountain Zebra.

Victoria Falls to Cape Town

This epic mountain biking adventure spans the diverse landscapes of Zimbabwe, Botswana, Namibia, and South Africa. This exhilarating journey offers a thrilling mountain bike holiday of a lifetime. Starting from the iconic Victoria Falls, you'll pedal your way through Botswana and Namibia, ultimately reaching the picturesque Cape of Good Hope. Along the way, be prepared for incredible wildlife encounters, whether it's spotting animals along the Chobe River or during exciting game drives in Moremi Game Reserve.

South Africa Family Safari Holiday

This unforgettable family tour in South Africa offers an array of experiences that cater to every member of the family, making it the perfect holiday for wildlife enthusiasts and nature lovers. The tour begins with thrilling wildlife viewing in the renowned Kruger National Park, where you'll have the opportunity to spot the iconic Big Five and embark on a walking safari in Hlane Reserve. The dramatic Drakensberg mountains provide the perfect backdrop for family walks and relaxation and the scenic wetlands provide opportunities for boat excursions and marine life spotting.

Walking the Drakensberg and the Wild Coast of South Africa

Embark on a captivating walking tour in the stunning landscapes of South Africa, featuring explorations of the majestic Drakensberg Mountains and the untouched beauty of the Wild Coast. In the Drakensberg Mountains, you'll embark on day walks that lead you through the iconic Tugela Gorge Trail, offering breathtaking vistas of this dramatic range. You’ll have the opportunity to delve into the region's rich history, from witnessing the captivating San Bushman Rock Art to visiting the Nelson Mandela Capture Site.

Walking South Africa

Experience the beauty of South Africa on foot with a remarkable tour that combines walking safaris, game drives, and captivating hikes through diverse landscapes. Your adventure begins with exhilarating game viewing and unique safari walks in Kruger National Park and Hluhluwe, offering opportunities to spot the Big Five and immerse yourself in the wilderness. The dramatic Drakensberg Mountains, eSwatini (formerly Swaziland), and the awe-inspiring Blyde River Canyon set the stage for day walks, while the historic battlefields of Zululand at Isandlwana and Rorke's Drift take you back in time to learn about the rich history of the region.


Worldwide Adventure Holidays

We offer over 360 active adventures in 100 countries worldwide. Best known for our pioneering itineraries and challenging trips with an 'edge', we also offer a range of easier guided and self-guided walking, cycling, family and wildlife journeys throughout the world. Based in Keswick in the Lake District, we are passionate about creating unique travel experiences for our customers.

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From leisurely walking and cycling to push-your-limits expeditions.

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