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South Africa Holidays 2020/2021

Spotted jaguars, the rough hide of a rhino and elephants wrinkled ears flapping away flies at a watering hole. South Africa offers the diverse landscapes from the Kalahari dunes, white sand beaches and lush mountains as well as a huge range of wild animals that you can see in their natural habitat on safaris. Take a boat into the sea to watch whales and swim with wild dolphins. South Africa is all about the wild animals. 

BEST TIME TO VISIT:

South Africa is situated in the Southern Hemisphere and the seasons are the opposite to our own. The most popular time to visit is October to April. Game viewing is at its best during May - September.

VISAS:

Visas are not required for British passport holders travelling on holiday to South Africa for up to 90 days. Passports must be valid for a minimum of 30 days from the date of exit from South Africa and have at least 2 blank pages. Children: All children under 18yrs of age are required to produce an unabridged birth certificate on arrival and departure from South Africa; further paperwork is required if children are not travelling with both parents.

LANGUAGE:

English, Afrikaans and local languages.

CURRENCY:

South African Rand

FLIGHT INFORMATION:

Direct flights to Cape Town and Durban with British Airways or to Johannesburg with British Airways, Virgin Atlantic & South African Airways. Emirates offer services via Dubai.

FLYING TIME FROM UK:

Approx. 11 hours.

 

travel inspiration

Great Rail Journeys - Cape Town, the Blue Train & Kruger
Discover the highlights of South Africa with a rail journey on the luxurious Blue Train from Cape Town to Pretoria. Ascend Table Mountain, sample local wines in Stellenbosch and enjoy fantastic game drives during a wonderful three-night stay at a hotel at the gate of Kruger National Park.
from £3795 (per person)
Just You Experience South Africa
Experience the very best of South Africa, including a thrilling game drive in search of the 'Big Five' in Kruger National Park
from £3849 (per person)
 A birds eye view of the One&Only Cape Town resort
One&Only Cape Town
Nestled within a natural Amphitheatre and surrounded by captivating views of Table Mountain, lies a lush private island where tranquil and secluded spa treatments await.
Riviera Travel South Africa
This wonderful 16-day tour is designed to highlight South Africa’s truly amazing diversity of cultures, its curious blend of old and new, and it’s phenomenal scenery and wildlife.
from £2299 (per person)
Riviera Travel Victoria Falls, Botswana Safari & Cape Town Tour
This tour offers incredible variety: the amazing natural wonder of Victoria Falls, the enthralling safari experiences of Botswana and the sophisticated style of Cape Town.
from £3099 (per person)
Saga: A world in one country
South Africa is often described as a world in one country and during this popular tour its remarkable canvases unfold before you. Discover the incredible wildlife of Kruger National Park, Drakensberg's mighty escarpment, the dramatic landscapes of the Garden Route and the magnificent Cape Coast.
from £3749 (per person)
Saga: Cape, Winelands and Big Five
This tour is a fantastic opportunity to discover the joy and excitement of travelling on the African continent. Take in the key attractions of South Africa, from the pristine beaches of False Bay and a city tour of Cape Town to an exploration of the winelands of Franschhoek and game drives in Pilanesberg National Park.
from £2249 (per person)
Saga: Where Oceans Meet Tour
South Africa’s legendary Garden Route is an area of outstanding natural beauty encompassing wine-growing regions, ancient forests and mountain peaks. On this circular tour of the Western Cape you’ll discover golden beaches and rugged coastlines, and stay at historic seaside towns.
Tauck Botswana, South Africa & Zambia
Discover a celebration of Southern Africa’s natural world. Embark on a Botswana safari to explore the national parks of Botswana and Zambia.
from £10290 (per person)
Titan - Sensational South Africa
This South Africa ‘top three’ tour offers you a wonderfully diverse experience of a remarkable country. You’ll head out to spot the Big Five and other local inhabitants on a 4WD safari in the renowned Kruger National Park. Then, travel the dramatic Garden Route coastal road, before taking a cruise across the wildlife-rich Knysna lagoon. Finally, spend four nights exploring beautiful Cape Town, including Table Mountain and Boulders Beach.
from £2749 (per person)
Titan South African Safari Adventure
People often talk of the emotional power of seeing creatures like lions and elephants in their natural habitats. And there are few better places to experience it than South Africa. Travelling to four different reserves, we give you the chance to see the Big Five, plus antelopes, hippos, hyena and countless bird species. In between, we’ll cross dramatic mountain landscapes and learn of the area’s ancient civilisations.
Titan Tracks of Africa
With breathtaking natural wonders, beautiful coastal towns and cities, and abundant wildlife, Southern Africa is bountiful in its treasures. On this 17-day adventure, we’ll photograph spectacular scenery along the Garden Route, take high tea in Cape Town (with Table Mountain as a backdrop), and travel in sumptuous style on board a restored vintage train, taking in views of winelands, mountains and plateaux along the way.
from £4979 (per person)
Somak Cape Town, Blue Train, Sabi Sands & Victoria Falls
A self-drive 10-night itinerary which combines a safari in one of the best game parks in the world with the luxurious and world-famous Blue Train, and fabulous Cape Town, reputedly one of the most beautiful cities in the world.
Travelsphere Ultimate South Africa
Discover the very best of South Africa on this all-encompassing tour. Beginning in Cape Town, take the cable car up Table Mountain and enjoy a tour of the Cape Peninsula which includes a visit to Cape Point and Boulders Beach.
from £3464 (per person)
CMV Grand Africa & Indian Ocean Voyage
Escape the cold European winter this season and head to the ultimate travel adventure, a breathtaking cruise visiting South Africa, Namibia, Tanzania and Kenya where you will be able to discover their abundant wildlife, rich culture and desert wilderness. Continue to the Indian Ocen's iconic paradise islands of the Maldives, Seychelles and Mauritius, where you can enjoy peaceful days relaxing on their white sand beaches.
National Geographic Journeys Explore Kruger & Victoria Falls
Enjoy a nine-day highlights tour of South Africa and Zimbabwe. Go on safari in the Greater Kruger area, spotting and photographing elephants and lions on their own turf.
Newmarket Cape Town, the Garden Route & Big Five Safari
This fascinating holiday is the perfect introduction to South Africa, one of the most strikingly beautiful countries to be found on the face of the Earth.
G Adventures Southern Africa Family Journey: In search of the Big Five
On this action-packed journey, venture to South Africa to seek out the legendary “big five” on safari, soak up the charms of cosmopolitan Cape Town, and see penguins march along Boulders Beach.
from £3279 (per person)
Cox & Kings South Africa: Wine & Wildlife
Join an expert guide and a small group of likeminded solo travellers on a fascinating and scenic journey through some of South Africa’s most majestic locations.
from £3795 (per person)
Cox & Kings Safari, Garden Route and the Western Cape
This escorted group tour blends a selection of South Africa’s quintessential experiences into a well-paced itinerary for lovers of wildlife, walks, wine and sensational scenery.
from £4195 (per person)
Cox & Kings South African Odyssey
Track the Big Five in Kruger National Park, drive along the famed Garden Route to Cape Town and explore the cultural heritage of Zululand.
from £3435 (per person)
Saga: South Africa Encompassed
South Africa is full of diverse landscapes, culture-rich history and outdoor adventures. Uncover the amazing wildlife of Kruger National Park and the magnificent Cape Coast.
from £4199 (per person)