South Africa

South Africa is a country of vastly contrasting scenic wonder – each corner of the country defined by its own particular flavour and climate. Natural beauty is found almost everywhere.

Cosmopolitan Cape Town, with its gourmet food and buzzing energy – wild Namaqualand flowers of the Northern Cape – “Big 5” (lion, leopard, buffalo, rhino, elephant) game-viewing in the Kruger National Park – migrating whales off Walker Bay – rolling green hills of the Drakensberg Mountains – and the remote, vast plains of the sparse Karoo, ensure that there is something for everyone.

Explore the variety this magnificent country has to offer on a self-drive holiday, or relax on a luxury train as you are transported through breathtaking scenery and forgotten lands.

Honeymoon Escape: Cape Town, Winelands, Safari & Mauritius

Honeymoon Escape: Cape Town,...

from R123 540
18 nights

Your 3 week escape will take you to destinations such as cosmopolitan Cape Town, the scenic winelands and Sabi Sand's unbeatable ...

Luxury Cape Town, Winelands & Kariega Game Reserve 5*

Luxury Cape Town, Winelands ...

from R 112 500
9 nights

Welcome to an utterly luxurious trip designed with the discerning global traveller in mind. Experience world-leading hotels for ...

Icons of Africa

Icons of Africa

from US$ 19 405
14 nights

cons of Africa adventure will take you through three countries, including South Africa, Zambia and Kenya. Your journey will start in ...

Family Self-drive: Cape Town, Winelands, Garden Route & Gondwana Game Reserve

Family Self-drive: Cape Town...

from R 46 200
13 nights

Starting in sunny Cape Town and ending with a safari , this self drive holiday has something for everyone. Enjoy spectacular scenery, ...

Cape Town, Winelands, Safari & Mauritius

Cape Town, Winelands, Safari...

from R 95 090
18 nights

Your 3 week bespoke honeymoon will take you to destinations such as cosmopolitan Cape Town, the scenic winelands and Sabi Sand's ...

Winelands, Safari & Mozambique Island Escape

Winelands, Safari & Moz...

from US$ 10 600
14 nights

We call this our "slam-dunk", offering fantastic diversity, easy access and available all year round. Explore one of South Africa’s ...

The Ultimate KwaZulu Natal Self-Drive Adventure

The Ultimate KwaZulu Natal S...

from R82 800
14 nights

This two week tour of KwaZulu Natal combines spectacular scenery, luxurious accommodation, gourmet dining, "Big 5" game viewing, ...

Shongololo Express – Southbound – 12 day Victoria Falls to Pretoria train journey

Shongololo Express – S...

from R57 000
11 nights

This impressive panoramic 12-day journey between Victoria Falls and Pretoria stops at carefully selected locations in Zimbabwe, ...

Rovos Rail Pretoria to Cape Town

Rovos Rail Pretoria to Cape ...

from R18 950
2 nights

This 1600-kilometre meander is a perfect illustration of South Africa as a world in one country. Travel the grasslands of the gold-rich

Rovos Rail Durban Safari

Rovos Rail Durban Safari

from R18 950
2 nights

This three-day safari between Pretoria and Durban departs during the summer months and includes game drives, a battlefields tour and a ...

Authentic KwaZulu Natal Self-Drive Tour

Authentic KwaZulu Natal Self...

from R38 300
9 nights

Enjoy the flexibility this self-drive adventure of KwaZulu Natal gives you. You will be treated to spectacular scenery, luxurious and ...

Blue Train Cape Town to Pretoria Route

Blue Train Cape Town to Pret...

from R13 140

Enjoy 31 hours of indulgence giving you back the luxury of time as you kick back and take in the everchanging scenery between Cape Town

Luxury Cape Town and Kariega Game Reserve 5*

Luxury Cape Town and Kariega...

from R89 900
7 nights

Welcome to an utterly luxurious trip designed with the discerning global traveller in mind. Experience world-leading hotels for ...

Luxury Cape Town, Pilanesberg Safari and Victoria Falls

Luxury Cape Town, Pilanesber...

from R66 795
12 nights

This 12 night itinerary offers the perfect mix of city, culture, safari and waterfall adventure. Explore cosmopolitan Cape Town and its

Luxury Cape Town & Malaria Free 5* Pilanesberg Safari

Luxury Cape Town & Mala...

from R42 295
7 nights

A week away - This luxury Cape Town stay will give you the opportunity to relax and explore the mother city of Cape Town . You will ...

Seaside Cape Town, Historical Stellenbosch & The Kruger National Park

Seaside Cape Town, Historica...

from R56 550
9 nights

This itinerary offers the perfect combination of a city break in Cape Town, the spectacular scenery of the winelands and BIG 5 game ...

Glorious Cape, Garden Route, Vic Falls & Belmond Botswana

Glorious Cape, Garden Route,...

from R131 475
16 nights

Your 3 week luxury family holiday will introduce you to nature at its finest. Enjoy some of Africa's icons such as Table Moutain, the

Cape Town and Garden Route Fly In

Cape Town and Garden Route F...

from R29 990
6 nights

This 6 day itinerary allows you to explore vibrant Cape Town and its many attractions before escaping to Plettenberg Bay, a popular ...

City & Sea Boutique Hotel Escape

City & Sea Boutique Hot...

from R29 200
7 nights

This one week self-drive holiday introduces you to some of the Cape's top attractions while allowing you to experience it like a local.

Cape Town & Knysna Getaway

Cape Town & Knysna Geta...

from R22 500
6 nights

This 7 day itinerary allows you to explore vibrant Cape Town and its many attractions before escaping to Knysna, a popular seaside ...

Travel Information

Best Time to Visit:  Year-round
Time Difference:  GMT +2 hours
Flight Duration:  11 hours
Fly To:  Johannesburg or Cape Town

Best Time to Visit

Bird-Watching:  September to March
Game-Viewing:  May to October
Whale-Watching:  June to November
Namaqualand Flowers:  August/September/October

South Africa is a year-round travel destination.   Each region making up this diverse country has something to offer at different times of the year. The Western Cape, Garden Route and Eastern Cape are particularly popular in the summer months, which fall between November and March, as they are dry, and days are long and sun-drenched.   Kwazulu Natal has year-round sunshine and mild winters, so anytime is good. In the north, the driest months span winter, from May to October.   This is the best time to visit The Kruger National Park and Madikwe Game Reserves, as the bush is thin and game-viewing is spectacular. Catch sightings of the Southern Right whales between June and November off the coast of Walker Bay.

 

Travel Advice

For current information, visa requirements and any travel related advice, please refer to the The Foreign and Commonwealth Office website.