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South Africa Adventure Holidays

Our holidays to South Africa offer something for everyone. Aside from the must-do safari, visit Table Mountain and discover the tropical beaches. Search for wildlife at sunrise, drink delicious wine at sunset and take one remarkably scenic road trip in-between.

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10 Days

Zululand and Kruger Wildlife

South Africa, Swaziland Wildlife Trip code ZK
From £1739 with flights
12 Days

Family Kruger, Kwazulu and Coast

South Africa, Swaziland Family Trip code FZK
From £2269 with flights
14 Days

South Africa Highlights

South Africa Discovery Trip code SAH
From £2639 with flights
12 Days

South Africa Lodge Safari

South Africa, Swaziland Wildlife Trip code SAS
From £2359 with flights
12 Days

South Africa's Garden Route

South Africa Discovery Trip code SGR
From £1925 with flights
21 Days

Zululand and Kruger Wildlife + Garden Route

South Africa, Swaziland Discovery Trip code ZKS
From £3170 with flights
South Africa Adventure Holidays

Travelling to Cape Town on an Explore trip to South Africa allows you to get under the skin of this vibrant and beautiful city. You can meet local people in the Langa Township, visit the penguins at Boulder's Beach, witness the meeting point of the Atlantic and Indian Oceans and take a boat to Robben Island, the home of Nelson Mandela for nearly 30 years. For food lovers travelling to Cape Town, the city has a popular bar and restaurant scene with menus populated by South African wines, produced in the nearby winelands of Stellenbosch and Franschhoek.

Best time to visit South Africa's Garden Route

Moving south-east along the Indian Ocean takes you on a tour of South Africa's Garden Route and from June to November it is possible to see southern right whales all along the coastline. A visit to the Garden Route is a popular holiday for South Africans so December and Easter can be busy, however on a two week trip to South Africa with Explore, you will be staying off the beaten track in small intimate places which avoid the crowds.

An Explore tour of South Africa isn't complete without a Big Five Safari and there are many ways of getting excellent sightings of lion, cheetah, elephants and rare animals such as wild dogs and honey badgers. In Ithala National Park there is the opportunity to get out on foot and take a guided walking safari, this is a fantastic way of seeing wildlife, as you really get a feel for their environment as you walk through the bush.

Best time of the year for wildife spotting in Kruger

Safaris in Kruger National Park mean big game sightings. The area is a great year round destination but the best time to visit for seeing wildlife is from April to November. This is the dry season and as the grass is low animals start to converge on waterholes which means there are fantastic game viewing opportunities. The weather in Kruger is subtropical, with hot and wet summers and warm dry winters

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