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Cape Town, a most spectacular city

... something more to learn about wine

Whale watching from shore in Hermanus

Little Karoo, a diverse self-drive destination

... whale watching along the Garden Route

70km of shoreline along the De Hoop reserve

Hike in the Augrabies Falls National Park

Admire the scenery of the Little Karoo

Kwandwe, for families with budding wildlife enthusiasts

Bask under Lion's Head at Camp's Bay

... seals pop up to say hello all along the coast

The Waterfront, bustling shops and restaurants

South Africa

Areas, parks & places to visit in South Africa

Click below to read more detailed information, where you can stay, and holiday ideas visiting each area.


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Addo Elephant Park

6 places to stay

Captivating close encounters with elephants are guaranteed at Addo Elephant National Park: a gentle and affordable Eastern Cape game experience.

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Augrabies Falls

3 places to stay

Soulful solitude awaits amid the russet rocks, dramatic waterfalls and stunning gorge walks of Augrabies starkly beautiful, ancient landscape.

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Cape Town

14 places to stay

Set against the spectacular backdrop of Table Mountain, Cape Town delivers on so many fronts that it’s a must for most visitors.

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De Hoop Reserve

2 places to stay

De Hoop’s rugged coastline, famed for its whale-watching, is backed by towering sand dunes, antelope-rich fynbos and marked with terrific hiking trails.

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Garden Route | Knysna

2 places to stay

Knysna is a small town notable for its lovely lagoon, and proximity to a number of reserves – including the spectacular Featherbed Reserve, and the impressive Knysna Forest.

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Garden Route | Plettenberg

8 places to stay

Plettenberg Bay is a lovely seaside town in an area notable for its beaches and nature reserves.

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Garden Route | Tsitsikamma

2 places to stay

Towering mountains, rushing rivers, deep ravines, indigenous forest and a rugged coastline: Tsitsikamma makes for wild and beautiful exploration.

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Garden Route | Wilderness

2 places to stay

An aptly named place to soak up nature: meandering rivers, freshwater lakes, lush forest trails and a stunning beach.

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Grootbos Reserve

2 places to stay

Ancient milkwood forests, flower-filled fynbos and superb whale-watching: Grootbos is a first-class wilderness reserve between Cape Town and the Garden Route.

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Hermanus

6 places to stay

Taking centre stage on a beautiful, wild stretch of coastline, Hermanus is one of the world’s best places to watch whales from land.

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Johannesburg

4 places to stay

Johannesburg's O.R. Tambo International Airport is the gateway for many travellers to southern Africa; we offer a handful hotels for overnight stops en route to other destinations.

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Kariega

4 places to stay

The malaria-free Kariega Private Game Reserve is located 141 km, about a 90-minutes’ drive, east of Port Elizabeth – making it a viable add-on to a trip along the Garden Route.

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Kgalagadi

14 places to stay

A huge, off-beat park of red Kalahari dunes and dry river valleys which reward self-drive enthusiasts who take their time.

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Kwandwe

5 places to stay

A superb big-game finale to a Garden Route trip, Kwandwe’s a stylish safari stop with a true wilderness feel.

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Little Karoo

3 places to stay

Northeast of South Africa’s Garden Route, over the Outeniqua Mountains, is Little Karoo – a dry and often flat area agricultural area.

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Namaqualand

6 places to stay

The fynbos of Namaqualand is quiet for most of the year but burst into life during the flower season (Aug-Sept), while the Cedarberg Mountains offer great hiking year round.

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Port Elizabeth

1 places to stay

Port Elizabeth is generally used at the beginning or end of a trip including the Garden Route. It is also the gateway to the Eastern Cape game reserves.

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Samara

1 places to stay

Sweeping plains and rugged mountains surround this family-run homestead and Big Five reserve in the blonde Karoo grasslands.

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Shamwari

3 places to stay

Although only 45 minutes’ drive from Port Elizabeth, you will find it set in lush countryside along the Bushmans River.

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Swellendam

4 places to stay

Close to Bontebok National Park, Swellendam’s charming Cape Dutch architecture, friendly guesthouses and artistic community are a delight.

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Winelands

7 places to stay

Fanning out into the hills around Cape Town, many of South Africa’s top vineyards welcome visitors to taste their wines.

Our top trips in South Africa

Here are 11 great South Africa trips to inspire you.


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Cape Genet Self-drive Safari

20 days • 8 locations
CAPE TOWN AIRPORT TO CAPE TOWN AIRPORT

Enjoy fine-dining in Cape Town, whale-watching in Hermanus, and a range of walking and water-based activities throughout De Hoop’s Nature Reserve, the Klein Karoo and Plettenberg. This relaxed self-driven safari concludes with stays in The Winelands and Namaqualand.

US$3,380 - US$4,050 per person

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Cape Grysbok Self-drive Safari

20 days • 8 locations
CAPE TOWN AIRPORT TO CAPE TOWN AIRPORT

Explore Cape Town, Hermanus, Franschhoek and Namaqualand, amongst other memorable destinations, during this leisurely self-driven safari. Fine dining, varied activities and impressively comfortable lodges, estates and country houses await.

US$4,460 - US$6,720 per person

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Waterbuck self-drive

12 days • 6 locations
CAPE TOWN AIRPORT TO PORT ELIZABETH AIRPORT

A classic Cape and Garden Route self-drive taken at a leisurely pace and staying in charming boutique hotels. Great food and wine paired with spectacular scenery and an exciting array of activities.

US$2,770 - US$3,130 per person

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Bontebok Self-drive Safari

12 days • 5 locations
CAPE TOWN AIRPORT TO PORT ELIZABETH AIRPORT

This well-rounded safari encompasses fine dining, a range of activities and elegant accommodation across some of South Africa’s most stunning locations. Visit Cape Town, the Winelands and sections of the spectacularly diverse Garden Route.

US$1,610 - US$1,800 per person

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Cape Mountain Zebra Self-drive Safari

12 days • 4 locations
CAPE TOWN AIRPORT TO CAPE TOWN AIRPORT

Fine dining, luxurious accommodation and a wide of range of leisurely activities make this a superbly comfortable self-driven safari. Visit the cosmopolitan Cape Town, tranquil coastal retreats, stylish wine farms and spectacularly peaceful nature reserves.

US$4,200 - US$7,080 per person

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Meerkat Self-drive Safari

8 days • 5 locations
UPINGTON AIRPORT TO UPINGTON AIRPORT

Explore the wildly remote Kgaladgai Transfrontier Park from four simple, self-catered bases before concluding with two nights at Augrabies Falls National Park. An exciting safari including varied game and birdlife, well-suited to the autonomous traveller.

US$1,100 - US$1,140 per person

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Black Wildebeest Self-drive Safari

19 days • 10 locations
CAPE TOWN AIRPORT TO WINDHOEK AIRPORT

Journey from South Africa’s cosmopolitan Cape Town to central Namibia’s Okonjima Nature Reserve during this self-driven safari. The route passes through a stunning variety of landscapes, offering access to this beautiful continent’s rich diversity.

US$3,980 - US$4,080 per person

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Ostrich Self-drive Safari

14 days • 9 locations
WINDHOEK AIRPORT TO WINDHOEK AIRPORT

Great value self-drive adventure through the epic desert landscapes of southern Namibia and South Africa’s Kalahari, visiting highlights such as Fish River Canyon, the ghost towns of Lüderitz and Sossusvlei’s dunes.

US$2,410 - US$3,050 per person

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The Highlights of Africa

17 days • 7 locations
CAPE TOWN AIRPORT TO KIGALI AIRPORT

An epic adventure taking in some of Africa’s most incredible sights and wildlife experiences, from Cape Town to the Okavango Delta, Victoria Falls, the Maasai Mara and an encounter with mountain gorillas.

US$12,740 - US$15,370 per person

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Leopard Safari

13 days • 4 locations
VICTORIA FALLS AIRPORT TO CAPE TOWN AIRPORT

Victoria Falls, Botswana and Cape Town – a classic southern African itinerary combining luxury, wilderness, safari and culture. We can't think of a better way to spend two weeks.

US$8,340 - US$11,290 per person

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South Africa holiday styles & special interests

From family adventures to romantic breaks, find ideas here for your perfect South Africa trip


Beach holidays

Beach holidays

Discover Africa's coast and tropical islands.

Birdwatching

Birdwatching

Diverse habitats, discreet hides and superb guiding.

Family holidays

Family holidays

Hand-picked camps for an incredible family safari.

Honeymoons

Honeymoons

Romantic safaris and castaway island retreats.

Luxury

Luxury

First-class service, scenic vistas and unparalleled comfort await you during these carefully selected luxury holidays. 

Photography holidays

Photography holidays

Great holidays to suit the keen photographer.

Private villas & houses

Private villas & houses

Enjoy Africa with just your friends & family

Riding holidays

Riding holidays

Explore Africa's wilderness on horseback.

Walking

Walking

Explore Africa's most scenic trails on foot.

Wellbeing

Wellbeing

Wellness escapes in stunning locations

Wildlife safaris

Wildlife safaris

These trips include hard-hitting game and fascinatingly elusive species alike, as well as superb guiding and a variety of diverse ecosystems.

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