South Africa Tours & Holidays

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.

South Africa tour reviews

4.7 out of 5 based on 272 reviews submitted.
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Garden Route Adventure

Naomi · Traveled May 2024
Beautiful tour that exceeded expectations of a camping holiday! Schedule was well planned and adhered to, while offering flexibility for travellers needs. Tour leader & travelling crew all very friendly and helpful! Would gladly do again!
Review submitted 02 Jun 2024

Garden Route Adventure

Jeremy · Traveled May 2024
An enjoyable experience that offered a range of experience that satisfied our whole family.
Review submitted 01 Jun 2024

Real Southern Africa

Fatima · Traveled May 2024
This trip is absolutely fantastic, I highly recommend booking! You get to see and do so much! However, expect the long travel days and the camping which was fine all of the time anyway.
Review submitted 03 Jun 2024

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Steven · Traveled May 2024
Trepid to the spectacular job organizing every detail of our trip. Tsen completely spelled out each adventure, and what the accommodations and food would be during the trip. Everyone did their job and was on time for the pick up and drop off. We had the rockstar drivers on the rockstar Safari.
Review submitted 03 Jun 2024

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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

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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