South Africa holidays

Tailor-made South Africa tours created for you by local experts

Our local partner based in South Africa

"We know South Africa like nobody else and can arrange any number of trips, from safaris in famous national parks like Kruger, but also holidays to the winelands, along the Garden Route and up the west coast."

Our local partner in South Africa was founded in 2009 to offer people a more in-depth, less rushed, eco-friendly safari holiday. For years the founders were privately guiding clients around, exploring all the known (and lesser known!) corners of this beautiful country. Now they have a fantastic team of 11 local specialists working with them, who man the office and are always happy to help you plan your ideal South Africa holiday. Their repertoire includes the very best of safari, as well as perfectly arranged self-drive holidays, not only in the national parks like Kruger, but through the winelands, along the Garden Route, and also up the west coast to the Kalahari and Kgalagadi. Since the very beginning, their clients’ personal wishes have been at the heart of what they do and we see their personal touch as one of their main strengths. They listen carefully to your needs and work hand-in-hand with you to create your dream holiday to South Africa, perfectly tailored to you and your budget. On arrival for a self-drive tour, they give you a mobile with a South African sim (you can call their team at any time of day or night), a GPS and a hard copy of your holiday itinerary, so that you can travel with complete peace of mind. Like all companies on TravelLocal, our partner in South Africa is locally-owned. All trips booked on the TravelLocal platform are 100% financially protected by ABTA, the UK's largest travel association, and all payments are handled in the UK. TravelLocal carefully selects each local travel company we work with so our clients can book safe in the knowledge that they are doing so with experienced, trusted and passionate experts in their destination.

Tailor-made holiday ideas for South Africa

All holiday ideas on TravelLocal are curated by us - we make sure our ideas showcase the best of each country. Take a look and be inspired!

  • 14 days
  • from £1,220pp
Cape Town and the Garden Route
Trip idea in South Africa

  • South Africa
  • DecemberJanuaryFebruary, +2
  • WildlifeSelf-driveHistory, +2
  • 14 days
  • from £1,730pp
Kruger and the Panorama Route
Trip idea in South Africa

  • South Africa
  • MayJuneJuly, +4
  • WildlifeSafariSelf-drive, +2
  • 15 days
  • from £1,390pp
Family Fun on The Elephant Coast
Trip idea in South Africa

  • South Africa
  • NovemberMayJuly, +2
  • SafariCoastWildlife, +2
  • 14 days
  • from £2,110pp
Beach and Bush Getaway
Trip idea in South Africa

  • South Africa
  • MarchNovemberMay, +3
  • SafariCoastWildlife, +1
  • 16 days
  • from £1,190pp
South African Adventure
Trip idea in South Africa

  • South Africa
  • JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +9
  • AdventureCoastBoat Journeys, +5
  • 10 days
  • from £1,000pp
Wine and Dine: South Africa
Trip idea in South Africa

  • South Africa
  • JuneJulyAugust, +3
  • Food & DrinkClassic
  • 9 days
  • from £1,600pp
South Africa: The KwaZulu-Natal Heartlands
Trip idea in South Africa

  • South Africa
  • JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +9
  • CulturalHistoryWalking & Hiking, +3
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Reviews for our partner in South Africa

Magical Trip

– Anne from Live in Germany

Travelled to South Africa


  • South Africa
  • March
Great trip to Cape Town, wine lands and garden route

– John from UK

Travelled to South Africa


  • South Africa
  • January
Fantastic trip of a lifetime, love the TravelLocal concept

– Deidre from Germany

Travelled to South Africa


  • South Africa
  • August
Amazing trip in South Africa!

– Eileen from Ireland

Travelled to South Africa


  • South Africa
  • September

Need some holiday inspiration?

Explore our carefully curated collection of articles about South Africa to find ideas for your dream holiday.

  • Sep 6, 2018
Perfect winter getaways: from golden sands to frozen wonderlands

Article by Martha Hales

If you are looking for somewhere to escape to for sun soaked sands, or a place where you can feel the magic of winter in earnest, then look no further. We've selected our favourite destinations that are perfect for winter breaks from November through to February.


  • South AfricaCambodiaRussia, +6
  • JanuaryFebruaryNovember, +1
  • CoastCulturalFamily, +2
  • Aug 28, 2018
Our top birding destinations

Article by Corinne Homer

From the musical depths of Brazil's Pantanal, to the wild shores of the Falkland Islands and the unique habitat of the Galapagos, here are our favourite destinations with birds to be ticked from your bucket list! Discover where to spot everything from Gentoo penguins to blue-footed boobies...


  • South AfricaBrazilGalapagos Islands, +3
  • JanuaryFebruaryApril, +9
  • SafariWildlifeOff the Beaten Path
  • Aug 17, 2018
Hiking in South Africa: the Drakensberg

Article by Martha Hales

The dramatic peaks and valleys and spectacular views of the Drakensberg make them incredibly alluring for hikers of all abilities. Stone age rock art in the caves is added appeal for the history buffs... We've gathered together a list of the best hiking trails in the Drakensberg to inspire you.


  • South Africa
  • AprilMayOctober, +5
  • AdventureCulturalWalking & Hiking
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