South Africa

South Africa holidays - our ideas for trips

Expert Africa’s South African holidays offer a variety of different activities from game viewing and hiking to whale-watching and beach holidays. Travellers enjoy the dramatic landscapes, the Cape’s comfortable hotels as well as its good food and wine.

Our game viewing safaris concentrate on the south and west of South Africa. You can watch lion, cheetah and meerkats in the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, and all of the “big five" in the eastern Cape Reserves. For whale-watching, between August and November, Hermanus is the place to be – whilst Cape Town really is a great destination at any time of year.

South Africa’s Cape is fascinating as the smallest and richest of the world’s six floral kingdoms. Its level of diversity and endemicism is comparable to that found in the great tropical rainforests. Table Mountain, for example, has more native species of plants than the United Kingdom.

Cape Town is a highlight of many South African holidays, with its superb beaches, dramatic mountainous scenery as well as great restaurants, shops, bars and hotels.

Have a look through our holiday ideas to the Cape, below, then call us about a South African trip tailor-made just for you.

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Addo Self-drive Safari

Addo Self-drive Safari

| 4 days|Individual trip Add to my wish list
US$312-351
This great-value 3 night safari uses the camps within the Addo Elephant Park which are run by the national park itself. It gives an indication of what good value such a holiday can be. It’s how South Africans would visit: by driving themselves! More about Addo Self-drive Safari
Black Wildebeest Self-drive Safari

Black Wildebeest Self-drive Safari

| 20 days|Individual trip Add to my wish list
US$2,512-2,906
This extensive self-drive safari explores the highlights of South Africa and Namibia. Enjoy the freedom of the wide open African landscape as you drive through Namaqualand, marvel at the views of the immense Fish River Canyon, hike within the Naukluft Mountains ... More about Black Wildebeest Self-drive Safari
Bontebok Self-drive Safari

Bontebok Self-drive Safari

| 13 days|Individual trip Add to my wish list
US$1,243-1,542
This self drive trip spends 12 nights in the Cape, visiting Cape Town, the Winelands and the Garden Route, starting at a very relaxing guest house in Cape Town and finishing at the wild and rugged Tsitsikama National Park at the end. More about Bontebok Self-drive Safari
Cape Mountain Zebra Self-drive Safari

Cape Mountain Zebra Self-drive Safari

| 13 days|Individual trip Add to my wish list
US$2,205-3,660
This leisurely self-drive trip around the Cape stops at four different luxurious destinations: 5 nights in the cosmopolitan city of Cape Town, at the peaceful Camps Bay Retreat; 2 nights at the luxurious Bushmans Kloof Wilderness Reserve in the Cedarberg Mountains, ... More about Cape Mountain Zebra Self-drive Safari
Kwandwe Self-drive Safari

Kwandwe Self-drive Safari

| 4 days|Individual trip Add to my wish list
US$1,157-2,069
This safari includes 3 nights in the luxurious Kwandwe Game Reserve and is designed to be easily combined with one of our other self-drive trips along the Garden Route. Either the Bontebok Self-drive Safari or the Waterbuck Self-drive Safari work well here. More about Kwandwe Self-drive Safari
Meerkat Self-drive Safari

Meerkat Self-drive Safari

| 9 days|Individual trip Add to my wish list
US$920-1,010
This self-drive safari begins in northern South Africa with an 8-night safari in the stunning Kgalagadi Transfronteir Park and the Augrabies Falls National Park. More about Meerkat Self-drive Safari
Ostrich Self-drive Safari

Ostrich Self-drive Safari

| 17 days|Individual trip Add to my wish list
US$2,133-2,463
Leave the rat race behind on this 16 night self-drive safari, taking an offbeat route through the vast, varied and dramatic desert landscapes of Southern Namibia and Northern Cape. From Windhoek you travel through Southern Kalahari and cross the border into Kgalagadi ... More about Ostrich Self-drive Safari
Samara Self-drive Safari

Samara Self-drive Safari

| 4 days|Individual trip Add to my wish list
US$788-1,581
This safari includes 3 nights in the Great Karoo on the Samara Private Game Reserve and is designed to be easily combined with one of other self-drive trips along the Garden Route. Either the Bontebok Self-drive Safari or the Waterbuck Self-drive Safari work well here. More about Samara Self-drive Safari
Waterbuck self-drive

Waterbuck self-drive

| 13 days|Individual trip Add to my wish list
US$1,591-2,328
This leisurely self-drive trip around the Cape is similar to the Bontebok Self-drive Safari but stays at more upmarket accommodation in similar areas. More about Waterbuck self-drive