South Africa Tours & Vacations

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

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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Vic Falls to Kruger

Maggie · Traveled April 2024
Our adventure and our itinerary with Intrepid was fantastic. Unfortunately our team leader was very disorganised.
Review submitted 30 Apr 2024

Kruger & Coast

Adrian · Traveled April 2024
This was an excellent trip to see parts of the South African countryside, parks and coast. The highlight was the safari in Kruger where we got to see a vast array of wildlife in its natural habitat which was a fabulous experience. The team of three including the guide Christian worked collaboratively together to ensure everything ran smoothly and that we were on time, at location, fed and watered when we needed to be. Vehicular transport and the standard of campsites far exceeded my expectations and in the end it proved to be an enjoyable and rewarding trip and one that I will remember for a very long time. I would highly recommend.
Review submitted 26 Apr 2024

Premium Southern Africa

Jeanette · Traveled April 2024
Wonderful trip with multiple opportunities for fabulous wildlife viewing Accommodation was excellent and trip organisation was excellent. Great way to get an appreciation of southern Africa.
Review submitted 13 Apr 2024

South Africa Family Safari with Teenagers

Dona · Traveled April 2024
I can't say enough good stuff about this trip. For my daughter's first trip to Africa, our time with Intrepid absolutely exceeded expectations. It was just a pleasure to travel with other families and by the end of it, my daughters were in tears saying "we don't want this to end!!" We've all made lifelong friends and can't wait to travel with Intrepid again!
Review submitted 17 Apr 2024

South Africa Family Safari with Teenagers

Emma · Traveled April 2024
I would recommend a family trip with Intrepid to anybody wishing to provide their kids with magical, cultural experiences with like minded people. Our adventures in South Africa could not have been better!
Review submitted 12 Apr 2024

South Africa at a glance


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


    49 million




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


    (GMT+02:00) Harare, Pretoria




    Type M (see D)

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