South Africa

South Africa Vacations

South Africa's intrinsic diversity extends to the variety of vacation options available to this captivating African travel destination.


A striking view of Table Mountain from Lion's Head.

Our privately guided tours of South Africa's highlights are an immensely popular vacation option for discerning travelers. Flexibility, personal care and attention to detail are all hallmarks of this South African vacation service. Moreover, you will enjoy enchanting highlights like the never-ending vistas from the top of Table Mountain, or the adventure-riddled spoils of the rugged shoreline that clutches at the Garden Route.

A stunning view of the Blyde River Canyon in Mpumalanga.
Personal Four Star

On a personal four star tour in South Africa, you'll enjoy accommodation in quality four star hotels and intimate guest houses known for their friendly service and comfortable fittings. Travel destinations included range from Cape Town to the KwaZulu-Natal battlefields.

The balcony of a suite at The Oyster Box.
Luxury Five Star

For a sumptuous vacation complete with five star luxury and rousing adventures, our mid-range South African tour options are ideal for you. Accommodations consist of boutique hotels and the finest guest houses in each area, from the North Coast to the Garden Route.

The interior of a room at the Cape Grace Hotel.
Exclusive Top-End

An exclusive top-end tour is the finest way to enjoy a vacation in South Africa. Only the cream of the crop of South African properties are included. All the while, you will enjoy the company of an experienced African Sky guide for a private reconnaissance of the 'world in one country'.

Perfectly manicured gardens fringe the Fancourt Outeniqua Golf Course.
Golf Tours

Avid golfers will delight in our South African golfing vacation options, which include elements that are popular in our other tours. In between enjoying rounds on the country's finest fairways, you'll undoubtedly relish highlights like visiting Table Mountain and exploring the Garden Route.

A sign indicating the latitude and longitude of Cape Point in South Africa.
Day Trips

Should you find yourself with limited time to explore during your vacation in South Africa - or you have booked your accommodations yourself and wish to add some guided activities - our day tours in Cape Town and Johannesburg will complement your needs.

A traveler observes an elephant during a self-drive safari.
Self-Drive Tours

A self-drive vacation offers travelers the opportunity to tour South Africa at their leisure. We'll book your accommodations, organize your rental vehicle and map out your route. All you have to do is show up and embark on the adventure of a lifetime.


Guests at Dulini Lodge observe an elephant cow and her calf.

What makes South Africa such a fine choice for a safari vacation? For starters, the diversity of destinations on offer, from the Kruger National Park's lowveld to lush Zululand. A wide variety of reserves host the Big Five and a wealth of other species. The wilderness areas also cater to an ample range of budgets, meaning that you can enjoy anything from a budget-friendly private overland safari to a no-holds-barred exclusive fly-in package.

A perennial river in the Kruger National Park.
Private Overland

Our private overland safari options include the Kruger National Park, Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Game Reserve, Ithala Game Reserve and Addo Elephant National Park. These wilderness areas offer affordable accommodations and enthralling Big Five game viewing.

A curious lion cub.
4 Star Fly-In

A four star South African fly-in safari offers the ideal balance between an affordable vacation and a private safari lodge experience. Your game drives will be conducted in open-air 4x4 vehicles and your stay will be on a full board basis.

The deck area at Lion Sands River Lodge.
5 Star Fly-In

For a meatier serving of South Africa's superb selection of lodges, opt for a five star fly-in safari. You'll enjoy exquisite accommodations in some of the continent's most sought-after safari areas, but on the more moderate end of the five star price tag scale.

The stylish interior of a bathroom at Lion Sands Ivory Lodge.
Top-End Fly-In

South Africa's choice collection of private game reserves makes it a fantastic choice for the most exclusive safari vacation imaginable. These plush palaces are scattered across the bewitching wildernesses of Sabi Sand, Phinda, Madikwe and Shamwari.

Guests on safari at Sabi Sabi observe a pair of fighting lions.
Kruger Park Safaris

Kruger National Park is South Africa's top safari destination. The park's immense size, pristine condition, diversity of wildlife and wealth of accommodation options is simply unrivaled elsewhere. We offer a range of Kruger Park vacations to complement a variety of budgets.

Other Vacation Options

A ship wrecked off the coast of Cape Agulhas.

An array of other South African vacation options exist for those with more specific needs or interests. Honeymoon couples will delight in the country's inherent romance, while families will be able to take advantage of malaria-free safari areas. South Africa's roughly 2500km of coast also boasts some fantastic seafront for your beach vacation. Additionally, we also offer luxury train journeys that provide a unique perspective of Southern Africa's stunning landscapes.

A guest on a honeymoon safari unwinds in an outdoor bathtub.

South Africa is a marvelous honeymoon vacation destination, most significantly because of the value for money on offer. You can enjoy a multitude of romantic locations at various levels of luxury, from personal four star to exclusive top-end.

A family observes animals from an elevated walkway.
Family Vacations

South Africa is a very family-friendly destination, even being able to offer safaris in malaria-free reserves and national parks. In addition to your family safari, you can also savor a wealth of leisure activities for all ages in Sun City, the Garden Route and Cape Town.

Table Mountain as seen from across Table Bay.
Beach Vacations

South Africa's coastline is so generous, its where two oceans meet. The Indian Ocean side offers a balmy subtropical climate and temperate waters, while the Atlantic is lush with marine life and rugged scenery. Numerous beach vacation options are available.

A couple gazes up at the Rovos Rail, swathed in steam.
Luxury Train Journeys

Two legendary trains - the Rovos Rail and the Blue Train - offer luxury journeys across Southern Africa, from Cape Town to Victoria Falls, Pretoria to Swakopmund. This is a rare and unique vacation option that will provide memories for a lifetime.

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