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.

South Africa tour reviews

4.7 out of 5 based on 264 reviews submitted.
Reviews are from travellers who have completed their trip and want to share their experience. We show all reviews, but may remove any that include profanity or inappropriate content, are unrelated to the trip or reveal personal details.

Filter by rating

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

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

Kruger & Coast

Adrian · Traveled April 2024
This was a fabulous trip and will live in the memory for a long time. Christian and the team were great hosts looking after us every step of the way. A particular highlight for me was seeing the wildlife in its natural habitat. Would highly recommend this trip.
Review submitted 08 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)

Learn more about South Africa

South Africa travel FAQs

SMALL GROUP TRAVEL THAT'S GOOD ALL OVER
We're here to do good by creating positive change through the joy of travel.
We're here to do good by creating positive change through the joy of travel.