South Africa

Freed of its turbulent history, South Africa today boasts world-class adventure; and traveling to South Africa has never been easier. Surf on warm Indian Ocean breakers. Swim with sharks, launch an Antarctic adventure, or dance the night away in Cape Town. Sip refreshing chardonnays from a Western Cape winery. Hike the Drakensberg mountains and peer through "God's Window" down the Blyde River Canyon.

Tours & Packages to South Africa

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A Taste of South Africa
Scenic and historic Cape Town then 4 game drives in Entabeni Safari Conservancy; optional extension to Victoria Falls
9 days  •  from $2399 $2099
per person, double occupancy*
dates small group tour + flights
Best of South Africa
Scenic Cape Town then a game drive in iconic Kruger & 2 drives in Karongwe plus an afternoon bush walk; end in metropolitan Johannesburg
13 days  •  from $3699 $3299
per person, double occupancy*
dates small group tour + flights
Incredible South Africa with Rovos Luxury Train
A Crown Collection Luxury Tour: Johannesburg, 4 safaris in a Private Game Reserve, 2 nights aboard Rovos Luxury Train & Cape Town
13 days  •  from $6749 $6149
per person, double occupancy*
dates luxury tour + flights

Rave Reviews

We just returned from the Best of South Africa tour. It exceeded our expectations on every level. We stayed at wonderful, top-notch hotels and traveled in comfortable air conditioned coaches. The included meals were way above average. We want to especially commend Peter van Kraayenburg, our guide for the first week in the Johannesburg and Kruger area. He was phenomenal! Everyone on the tour pounded him with questions and he answered every one of them with insight and a great sense of humor. This is our second Friendly Planet tour and we are impressed with the value, quality, and thoughtful planning of the itineraries.

Warren Wetzel, Los Gatos, CA

I enjoyed an excellent trip to South Africa. The scenery, food, accommodations, bus transportation, guide service and schedule were all outstanding. I would certainly recommend this tour to anyone.

Robert Johnson, Seattle, WA

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Check out our Fast Facts about traveling to South Africa, including currency conversion, tipping, weather, the best time to travel, what to wear, what to buy, voltage & plugs, immunizations you should get, and more.

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