Tours to South Africa

South Africa is home to the Big Five – buffalo, elephant, leopard, lion and rhino – and a host of other animal, bird and plant species. To see the Big Five, your best bet is to head for the Kruger National Park and its environs in Mpumalanga or Limpopo, where many five-star lodges are located. Arm yourself with binoculars, a good field guide, a dedicated bird field guide, and take to the bush. Your encounter with wildlife big and small will count as among the most thrilling and memorable experiences of your life.

Cape Town, iconic Table Mountain, Robben Island and the Cape Winelands are a must on any itinerary, and many visitors start their South African trip at the southernmost tip of the country for this reason.

The Cape Winelands offer unexpectedly lush scenery, the opportunity to sample excellent wines and superior dining in well-regarded restaurants, many of which are on wine farms. Don’t miss a visit to the university town of Stellenbosch and nearby Franschhoek. Hikers will also want to lace up their boots and get out into the spectacular mountains of this region.

South Africa has some of the most beautiful, pristine beaches in the world, and Cape Town’s famous beaches, such as Clifton and Muizenberg, along with Durban’s glorious beaches are extremely popular.

If you take yourself off to the Eastern Cape’s aptly named Wild Coast, or northern Zululand’s remote coast, you could well find yourself all alone with just surf, sand and sea to keep you company.

The infamous Garden Route takes visitors east along the coast from Cape Town, past spectacular coastal scenery and through indigenous forests surrounding the beautiful town of Knysna.

Available Tours to South Africa

  • Timeless South Africa

    15 Days/14 Nights
    Johannesburg (international can be arranged)

    Cities visited: Johannesburg, Kruger National Park, Swaziland, St Lucia, Durban, Drakensberg, Eastern Cape Coast, Port Elizabeth, Knysna, Oudtshoorn, Mossed Bay & Cape Town

    Enjoy a safari in Kruger National Park
    Journey through Swaziland into Zululand
    Visit Lesotho with its magnificent Southern Drakensberg Mountains
    Drive the Garden Route
    Explore Cape Town

  • Unveil South Africa

    14 Days/13 Nights
    Johannesburg (international can be arranged)

    Johannesburg, Mpumalanga (Kruger), Swaziland, Zululand, Durban, Port Elizabeth, Knysna, Oudtshoorn, & Cape Town

    Kruger National Park
    Zululand to Swaziland
    Drive the Garden Route: Port Elizabeth to Knysna & Outsdhoorn
    Cape Peninsula in Cape Town

Here are some frequently asked questions on travel to South Africa

South Africa FAQ

Q1Do I need a visitor's visa for South Africa?

South Africa tourist visa is not required for citizens of Canada for a stay up to 90 days. However, please ensure your Canadian passports are valid for 6 months beyond the date of departure.

Q2When is the best time to travel to South Africa?

South Africa is a year-round destination due to its varying regional climates. Hot and dry summer months run between November to February in the Cape area. Johannesburg and the northern areas can see rain from November to February. The Cape region can see rain from April to August. The cooler months run from May to September — this is the ideal time for viewing big game.

Q3How much should I tip in South Africa?

It is customary to tip good service in South Africa. An acceptable amount is 10-15% on restaurant bills. If you have six or more in your party, restaurants will generally add a gratuity to your bill. For safaris, a standard amount for the guide is USD 10 per person/day and for the tracker it’s USD 5 per person/day. Luggage porters can receive USD 1-2 per person.

Q4What kind of electrical outlets are used in South Africa?

In South Africa the standard voltage is 230 V. The standard frequency is 50 Hz. The power sockets that are used are of type C / D / M / N. The most common sockets are D and M which require a plug with 3 pins.

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