Beyond Cape Town – Experience a World of Adventures in South Africa

Cape Town with its famed Table Mountain and Boulders Beach penguins, is the starting point to most people’s journey across South Africa. But where to explore after you’ve experienced the city’s V&A Waterfront and botanical gardens? This is where we come in, to showcase the highlights including the Cape Winelands, Garden Route, KwaZulu-Natal and Eastern Cape.

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Explore the Best of South Africa With These Recommended Tour Itineraries

Whether you fancy bonding with like-minded travellers on an escorted trip, or heading out on your own for a self-drive adventure of a lifetime, South Africa’s diverse scenes are perfect for an unforgettable tour. We’ve delved into the holiday offering from a number of our favourite travel experts to find what we think are the best trips you can book to immerse yourself in majestic South Africa.

22-Day Kruger, Coast & Cape

Small Group Adventure Tour
Embark on an action-packed adventure through some of the most stunning scenery in southern Africa. In 22 days, head from Johannesburg to Cape Town on the spectacular coastal route, with plenty of epic stops along the way.

Why we love this trip…
Safari with expert local guides through Kruger National Park
Guided Hippo Boat Cruise on St Lucia Estuary
Spend the night in a Zulu homestay
Embark on a half-day guided walk in the mighty Drakensburg Range
Explore the Garden Route and visit Knysna

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From £1,684pp
Price includes 21 days mixed accommodation comprising camping with facilities & basic facilities, dormitory, homestay, hotel and lodge, 20 breakfasts, 7 lunches, 17 dinners, overland vehicle

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15-Day South Africa Culinary Delights

Self-Drive Tour
South Africa is a food lover’s paradise, and plays host to some of the continent’s most amazing cuisine. From traditional Boma dinners in the bush, to contemporary cuisine in Cape Town, to fine dining and wine tasting in the Winelands, this holiday will guide you through them all.

Why we love this trip…
Stay on Cape Town’s V&A Waterfront – close to the city’s bustling foodie scene
Enjoy fine dining experiences in the Winelands
Stop at a number of wine estates en-route to Plettenberg Bay
Enjoy open-air meals in a private game reserve
Sleep at a luxury safari lodge such as in Pumba or Shamwari

** Flexible Options for Your Accommodations **

From £2,340pp
Price includes 14 nights accommodation, car hire and return flights

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12-Day Classic KwaZulu-Natal

Self-Drive Tour
Spend time in the green countryside of the Midlands, the mountains of the Drakensberg, the plains of the Battlefields and safari at Manyoni Private Game Reserve on this premium self-drive.

Why we love this trip…
Follow hiking trails independently or with a guide in the striking Drakensberg Mountains
Sleep at the cutely named Granny Mouse Country House
Discover the history of the Battlefields area on a guided tour of two battle sites
Spot the Big Five on morning and afternoon game drives in Zululand Rhino Reserve
Stay at the lovely Leopard Mountain Game Lodge

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From £3,305pp
Price includes 11 nights accommodation, car hire and return flights

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18-Day South Africa with Rovos Rail

Escorted Tour
This wonderful tour is designed to highlight South Africa’s truly amazing diversity of cultures, its curious blend of old and new, and its phenomenal scenery and wildlife.

Why we love this trip…
Full-day guided safari in Kruger National Park
Enjoy a cellar tour and tasting at a 300-year-old wine estate
Explore legendary Cape of Good Hope and Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens
Gaze at the awe-inspiring Blyde River Canyon
Visit Hermanus for the world’s finest on-shore whale watching

** Stay on the Luxurious Rovos Rail Train **

From £4,999pp
Price includes 16 nights accommodation, 13 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 3 dinners, full board while on Rovos Rail train, expert tour manager and return flights

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13-Day Cape Town, Garden Route with Hermanus and Eastern Cape

Self-Drive Tour
This is a wonderful 11-night premium tour visiting the exciting city of Cape Town, then travelling through the Garden Route at your own pace in a hire car; stopping in Hermanus, one of the best destinations in the world for whale watching.

Why we love this trip…
Stay in Mosel Bay – the start of your Garden Route adventure
Visit Cango Caves in Oudtshoorn
Cruise across Knysna Lagoon
Stop by Tsitsikamma National Park
Flexible options for your Eastern Cape safari – each inclusive of all meals

** Great Choice of Unique Accommodations **

Price available upon request
Price includes 11 nights accommodation, 9 days car hire

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Find Your Adventure in South Africa

There’s a wealth of activities in store for you when you visit South Africa. We’ve selected what we think you’ll love most.

NAC Helicopter tour over Cape Point

Fly Over Cape Town

Don’t just see the Cape, experience it from the sky. Choose from five trips including seeing Robben Island from upon high, the beauty of the Cape Peninsula and the city’s striking coastline and vast ocean vistas – all by helicopter.

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Cycling in Cape Winelands - Bikes N' Wines

Winelands Picturesque Guided Cycle Tours

Explore the Cape’s famous Winelands regions by bicycle and indulge in their famous food and wine pairings. Or, explore the magnificent coast routes surrounding the Cape by bicycle.

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Stellenbosch foodie tour - Bites and Sites

Guided Stellenbosch Foodie Tours

Join a unique walking experience that pairs local stories with divine handcrafted food, all found under the Stellenbosch oaks.

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Quad biking in the Drakensberg region - All Out Adventures

Active Adventures in Drakensberg

Highlights include South Africa’s fastest cable tour, adventure quad trails, 150kms of marked mountain bike trails, and a hair raising 17 meter free fall King Swing accessed by a wooden spiral stair case that snakes 21 metres to the tree tops.

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Luxury Stays in South Africa

A stay in one of these unique accommodations will bring South Africa’s true self right to your door.

Mount Camdeboo Game Reserve pod

Great Karoo Luxury Safaris at Mount Camdeboo Private Game Reserve

Breathtaking landscapes set the scene, endangered wildlife roam free and the thrill of spotting a lion or cheetah lingers in the atmosphere — this is Mount Camdeboo Private Game Reserve. Embark on an unforgettable safari experience in the heart of the malaria-free Great Karoo.

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The Oyster Box Hotel, Umhlanga, Kwa-Zulu Natal

The Oyster Box Hotel, KwaZulu-Natal

Occupying a majestic location on the Umhlanga beachfront in KwaZulu-Natal province, The Oyster Box is one of South Africa’s most celebrated hotels, as famous for its remarkable coastal views as the understated luxury and gracious hospitality that have become the hallmarks of this cherished seaside destination.

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Lanzerac Hotel spa pool, Stellenbosch

Lanzerac Wine Estate Hotel & Spa, Stellenbosch

As you enter Lanzerac through its majestic Oak-lined driveway, you can almost feel time slow down and history settle around you. With 330 years behind its name, this Stellenbosch landmark boasts an old-world charm that is an unrivalled drawcard.

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Grootbos Garden Lodge

Grootbos Private Nature Reserve

Boasting 3,500 hectares of pristine wilderness, 907 plant species and 23 mammal species, Grootbos is a luxury, eco-reserve close to the southern tip of Africa, tucked between mountains, forest and sea. Accommodations in the reserve comprise of a Garden Lodge, Forest Lodge and Luxury Private Villas.

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Explore These Highlights For Your South African Odyssey​

Cape Town is the perfect place to start your South African adventure, with an array of must-see attractions and experiences, as well as acting as the jumping-off point for an expansive selection of tours, from guided tours to self-drive adventures.

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