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South Africa

South Africa Holidays

Discover dramatic mountains and   breathtaking oceans, wildlife-rich parks and culturally rich cosmopolitan cities when you visit South Africa.

Our Top Destinations in South Africa

South Africa Holidays

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Cape Town & the Garden Route

South Africa
12 Days from £ 1945
£ 1755

Guided Group (Excl. Flights)

Experience icons of South Africa: safari animals, dramatic coastal roads, electric cities and unforgettable landscapes

Culture
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Victoria Falls to Cape Town – Camping

Tourist walking on the scenic dunes of Sossusvlei, Namib desert, Namib Naukluft National Park, Namibia.
20 Days from £ 2799
£ 2519

Guided Group (Excl. Flights)

Camping adventure from Zimbabwe to South Africa

Culture

Cape Town to Victoria Falls – Hotel/Lodge

South Africa
20 Days from £ 2799
£ 2519

Guided Group (Excl. Flights)

Dunes, canyons and waterfalls from South Africa to Zimbabwe

Culture

Cycling the Cape & Winelands

cycling tours
12 Days from £ 2699

Guided Group (Excl. Flights)

Vineyards, mountain passes and South Africa's coastline

Cycling
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South Africa: Family Cape Adventure

South Africa
11 Days from £ 1999

Guided Group (Excl. Flights)

Discover the really wild side of South Africa

Family

Johannesburg to Cape Town

South Africa
20 Days from £ 3799

Guided Group (Excl. Flights)

Mountain kingdoms, world-class wine, safari and dramatic coastline where two oceans meet

Culture

Cape Town to Johannesburg

South Africa
20 Days from £ 3749

Guided Group (Excl. Flights)

Overland adventure through three countries

Culture
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Cycling the Drakensberg & Kruger

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12 Days from £ 2699
£ 2569

Guided Group (Excl. Flights)

South Africa by bike: mountains and safari

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Southern Africa Safari: Kruger & Coast

South Africa
11 Days from £ 2999
£ 2699

Guided Group (Excl. Flights)

Safari in Kruger and swim with dolphins in Mozambique

Wildlife

Activities in South Africa

FAQs on South Africa Holidays

What kind of holidays does South Africa have?

South Africa is one of the most remarkable and diverse countries in the world where you can enjoy everything from cycling around the cape and trekking through the Drakensberg Mountains to safari tours of Kruger National Park. South Africa safaris offer unparalleled wildlife experiences where you’ll see animals such as lions, elephants, hippos and giraffes roaming free in their natural environments.

Or maybe you prefer to immerse yourself in the culture of the country with fabulous food and wine-tasting experiences, city tours and trips to traditional villages. Our guided South Africa holidays are a great way to see the country with the expertise of one of our knowledgeable tour leaders.

Is South Africa good for a holiday?

With such a vast choice of places to explore, extraordinary wildlife and history to uncover, South Africa is a fantastic place for a holiday. A South Africa safari tour is the way to go if you want to discover the national parks and get up close to endemic animals. Or perhaps you prefer to immerse yourself in the culture and learn about the indigenous tribes. Nature is profuse in South Africa and with trips to the famous Garden route, Table Mountain and Victoria Falls, you’ll be in awe of the country’s natural wonders.

Where is the best safari in South Africa?

South Africa never fails to impress with its world-famous safaris in the epic Kruger, Chobe and Hwange national parks. If you’ve set your sights on meeting the Big Five, which consists of the lion, leopard, rhino, elephant and African buffalo, then Kruger is the best place to go. Playing host to the mighty Victoria Falls, Botswana’s Chobe National Park boasts some phenomenal natural sights as well as wildlife. But if you’re a bird lover, Hwange National Park is renowned for more than 400 species of tropical birds, not to mention its elephant herds, lions and wild dogs.

How much does it cost to go on a safari in South Africa?

If you’re considering guided South Africa safaris, the costs can vary based on how long you want to go for and what you want to see while you’re there. Our guided South Africa safaris range from £1,749 for 8 days to £3,899 for 20 days and include expert tour guides and action-packed itineraries.

Where should I travel to in South Africa?

South Africa is a huge country and there are plenty of places and landmarks to visit during your stay. Here are some of the most popular ones:

  • Kruger National Park, Mpumalanga & Limpopo
  • Cape Town, Eastern Cape
  • The Garden Route, West & Eastern Cape
  • The Drakensberg, KwaZulu-Natal
  • Pilanesberg National Park

This list is in no way exhaustive and we cover a lot of the most popular attractions in the country, so check out the tours available and choose one that meets your travel needs.

What do I need to travel to South Africa?

As per the Government’s travel advice, South Africa’s entry requirements are as follows:

  • Passport validity of at least six months
  • Visa if you’re staying for more than 90 days
  • Necessary vaccinations
Do I need vaccinations to travel to South Africa?

The following vaccinations are recommended when you enter South Africa:

  • Hepatitis A
  • Tetanus
  • Typhoid

Some travellers may also need extra vaccines too including:

  • Cholera
  • Hepatitis B
  • Rabies
  • Tuberculosis
What do I pack for a trip to South Africa?

To get the most out of your trip to South Africa, you’ll want to make sure you pack your suitcase with all the essential items you’ll need such as:

  • Passport
  • Money
  • Lightweight clothes
  • Waterproofs (just in case)
  • Hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Binoculars
  • Water bottles
  • First aid kit
  • Hiking boots
How do I plan a trip to South Africa?

South Africa is a big country, which means planning an epic trip can be a huge task. However, you can take on one of our action-packed adventure holidays in South Africa instead and leave all the planning to us. We have a range of trip durations, locations, and activities available to choose from, so you can pick your dream South Africa tour when you book with Exodus.

What do I wear in South Africa?

South Africa can be very hot during the day and so breathable and lightweight fabrics will be your friend during your stay. Try wearing long-sleeved tops and trousers, along with head protection to prevent sunburn from affecting you. In the evenings, you can usually opt for whatever style you’d like to match the activity. South Africa is home to plenty of restaurants and bars, so packing a nice outfit is a good idea too.

What is the best time to visit South Africa?

One of the best times of year to explore South Africa is between June and August. This is the country’s winter and so temperatures are a little bit cooler at around 17°C, which is great weather for taking on the activities available on our tours. It’s worth noting that this season is also the best time of year for safaris too, so you can expect to see plenty of different animals but this may be reflected in higher prices for safari holidays in South Africa.

Visiting between November and March is ideal for beach holidays and festivals, with temperatures sitting at around 25°C. Head to Cape Town for stunning beaches and fun times with friends and family.

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