South Africa Tours & Vacations

The whole ‘country of contrasts’ thing has become a bit of a cliché

But what else do you call a place where (in a three-week period) you could happily slalom between penguins waddling on the Cape and lions stalking the bushveld, cinematic coastal switchbacks and burnt Kalahari sand, the oldest wine industry outside Europe and cutting-edge fusion cuisine? ‘Contrast’, doesn’t really do South Africa justice. The beauty of a South Africa tour (besides the peace of mind that comes with an expert local guide) is being able to fit so much Africa into so little time. From the Stellenbosch winelands to Kruger, Blyde River and beyond, this is a place where you can take your safari with a side of espresso.

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Marilee · Traveled May 2024
My husband and I had an amazing trip to South Africa. If you are looking for a well organized trip with wonderful accommodations and incredibly knowledgeable guides, you should definitely choose Intrepid!!!
Review submitted 30 May 2024

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LINDA CLARK · Traveled May 2024
Our trip to southern Africa, Botswana, and Victoria Falls made our memories for lifetime. Seeing the animals, such as the big five in their natural settings, totally relax, and unthreatened was incredible. The mother hyena, feeding her newborn; the elephant casually walking across the road, the baboons playing with each other in total abandon, the rhinos swimmingwith each other—incredible and unbelievable! Cherish the memories.
Review submitted 28 May 2024

Vic Falls to Kruger

Isobel · Traveled May 2024
Our overland trip from Victoria Falls to Johannesburg was phenomenal! Our guide's knowledge of the surrounding areas was impressive, the chef prepared delicious meals, and the driver expertly planned the route. A perfect blend of adventure, comfort, and exceptional service—would highly recommend!
Review submitted 14 May 2024

Kruger Lodge Experience (3 days)

Liam · Traveled April 2024
Our Intrepid full day Kruger tour was incredible - so much wildlife and beautiful scenery to see. Daniel, our guide, was charming and super knowledgeable. What an experience of a lifetime!
Review submitted 06 May 2024

Kruger to Vic Falls

Catherine · Traveled April 2024
This trip was amazing . It exceeded our expectations. We had some long days but for what we saw and the proximity to the animals made it all worth it. It gave us memories for a lifetime . Thank you Intrepid for making this possible.
Review submitted 13 May 2024

South Africa at a glance

  • CAPITAL CITY

    Pretoria (official, population 1 million); Bloemfontein (judicial, population 370,000); Cape Town (legislative, population 2.9 million)

  • POPULATION

    49 million

  • CURRENCY

    ZAR

  • LANGUAGE

    Afrikaans, English, Ndebele, Xhosa, Zulu, Sotho, Tswana, Swati, Tshivenda, Tsonga, North Sotho

  • TIME ZONE

    (GMT+02:00) Harare, Pretoria

  • CALLING CODE

    +27

  • ELECTRICITY

    Type M (see D)

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