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. TravelLocal is a member of ABTA and holds an ATOL license. These are the UK's largest travel associations, so your payments to us are 100% financially protected. All payments are handled here 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!

  • 16 days
  • from £1,890pp
Hiking in South Africa
Trip idea in South Africa

  • South Africa
  • JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +9
  • AdventureOff the Beaten PathWildlife, +1
  • 17 days
  • from £2,630pp
Cape to Kalahari
Trip idea in South Africa

  • South Africa
  • CoastClassicCultural, +5
  • 14 days
  • from £2,220pp
South Africa: Off the Beaten Track
Trip idea in South Africa

  • South Africa
  • JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +9
  • Off the Beaten PathSafariSelf-drive, +1
  • 14 days
  • from £1,340pp
Cape Town and the Garden Route
Trip idea in South Africa

  • South Africa
  • DecemberJanuaryFebruary, +2
  • WildlifeSelf-driveHistory, +2
  • 14 days
  • from £2,120pp
Kruger and the Panorama Route
Trip idea in South Africa

  • South Africa
  • MayJuneJuly, +4
  • WildlifeSafariSelf-drive, +2
  • 15 days
  • from £1,490pp
Family Fun on The Elephant Coast
Trip idea in South Africa

  • South Africa
  • NovemberMayJuly, +2
  • SafariCoastWildlife, +2
  • 14 days
  • from £2,540pp
Beach and Bush Getaway
Trip idea in South Africa

  • South Africa
  • MarchNovemberMay, +3
  • SafariCoastWildlife, +1
  • 16 days
  • from £1,420pp
South African Adventure
Trip idea in South Africa

  • South Africa
  • JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +9
  • AdventureCoastBoat Journeys, +5
  • 10 days
  • from £1,070pp
Wine and Dine: South Africa
Trip idea in South Africa

  • South Africa
  • JuneJulyAugust, +3
  • Food & DrinkClassic
  • 9 days
  • from £1,970pp
South Africa: The KwaZulu-Natal Heartlands
Trip idea in South Africa

  • South Africa
  • JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +9
  • CulturalHistoryWalking & Hiking, +3
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  • Jan 14, 2019
Where to go on safari in 2019

Article by Martha Hales

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  • South AfricaBrazilTanzania, +7
  • AdventureSafariWildlife
  • Jan 9, 2019
Our top 10 things to do in and around Cape Town

Article by Samantha Fergusson

We've rounded up our list of the best things to do in Cape Town and the surrounding areas, including the epic Table Mountain hike, the relaxing Cape Winelands and the beautiful Kirstenbosch Botanical Garden.


  • South Africa
  • HighlightsWalking & HikingUndiscovered Beaches, +5
  • Jan 2, 2019
Where to go in 2019... and why!

Article by Samantha Fergusson

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  • South AfricaRussiaJapan, +8
  • Off the Beaten PathGreat JourneysTrain Journeys, +8
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