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Customized tours in South Africa

South Africa Customized Tours and Custom Trips 2022/2023

Personally crafted tailor-made tours based on local expertise from South Africa's best trip designers

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How it works
  • Step 1 Tell us your requirements What does your ideal trip look like? Read more What does your ideal trip look like? Answer our short trip questionnaire and share your preferences and ideas to help us plan the perfect tour package for you. Read less
  • Step 2 Connect with a travel expert Next, we'll match you with a local trip planner. Read more Next, we'll match you with a local trip planner. Based on your trip input, we will connect you with an expert trip designer who has first-hand, local knowledge of your trip destination(s). Together, you will build the perfect trip. Read less
  • Step 3 Securely book your trip Book when you are satisfied with your planned trip. Read more Book when you are satisfied with your planned trip. Once the tour has been customized to your liking, including accommodations, activities, and daily itinerary, you can securely book your trip. Sit back and relax! Read less

Introducing South Africa

Swarthy savannas, golden beaches, jagged mountain ranges, and plentiful nature reserves are just a few of South Africa's noteworthy attractions. Cape Winelands, studded with colonial mansions and covered with rows after rows of vineyards, rivals the best in the world when it comes to fine wine, while the Rhebok Trail is chockablock with Instagram-worthy highlights. If you are planning for a personalized South Africa trip, you have so many places you can cover.

Feel free to contact our local travel experts to design your own customized tour to South Africa.

When to go to South Africa

South Africa is a year-round destination with diverse regional climate conditions. Many travelers find it best to explore South Africa between May and September when the weather is cool. These months are also ideal for big game viewing. The country receives a fair bit of rain between November to February, but this is when birdwatchers descend in droves on its national parks for sightings of rare avian species. Learn more.

How long to stay in South Africa

Do not miss the chance to chase penguins at Boulders Beach and experience wine tasting in Stellenbosch if you have seven days to spare. Anything lesser than that, and you will be forced to make sacrifices, so we suggest you spend at least ten days in South Africa. This is just the right amount of time to get under the skin of the country, sample its unique cuisine and world-class wine, and maybe even tick the Big Five off your bucket list without exhausting yourself. Learn more.

Must-visit destinations in South Africa

Having taken in the sights and sounds of Cape Town, head to Kruger National Park for an ultimate wildlife safari experience. A drive through the Panorama Route is a rite of passage for anyone who claims that they have set their foot in the country. The Drakensberg, whose 10,000-foot basalt peaks beckon travelers from all over the world, is a must for those who wish to soak up the raw, unvarnished beauty of South Africa, while the untamed wilderness hidden beneath the waters of False Bay offers unparalleled glimpses of the marine life off the country’s coast. Learn more.

 

Why book a customized tour?

LOCAL INSIGHT Whatever your interests, our expert trip designers have local knowledge of all the best spots to eat, sleep and visit, including famous sites and the off-the-beaten-path hidden gems. They know the places you want to go and will ensure you have the most memorable experiences.
PERSONALIZED EXPERIENCE Travel where and when you want, with only places and activities you choose. We’ll build a trip that matches your unique interests and special requirements 100%.
STRESS-FREE TRAVEL Our trip designers will book your accommodation, transport, activities etc. to ensure that you get a completely stress-free tour. If you need support during the trip, you can always write or call the local specialist for help and recommendations.
TRAVEL LIKE A PRO Think of our trip designers as your ticket backstage. Special access, great prices, and local tips. Their job is to make sure your entire trip is perfectly planned, secure, and completely stress-free.

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South Africa Travel Essentials & Insight

Relevant South Africa travel guides for a quick overview

Best Time To Visit South Africa

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The Otter Trail: South Africa’s Most Famous Trekking Route

The oldest official trekking trail in South Africa — the Otter Trail is the best trek in the country. Located entirely inside the Tsitsikamma National Park, the trail is right in the m... Read more

Panorama Route in Mpumalanga: A Stupendous Journey to Kruger

As can be correctly inferred from the name, the Panorama Route in South Africa is an especially picturesque stretch of road located in South Africa’s Mpumalanga province. It is one of ... Read more

Top 5 Franschhoek Wine Farms: An Unforgettable Experience

Franschhoek tops the list as one of South Africa’s most attractive holiday destinations. Situated amidst the Franschhoek mountains in an area of unparalleled natural wilderness, this s... Read more

Top 7 Holiday Destinations in South Africa

A trip to South Africa is perfect for anyone who enjoys glorious sunshine, has a knack for adventure, and wishes to explore diverse cultures. The country has so much to offer — from bi... Read more

Gansbaai: The Best Shark Cage Diving in South Africa

Stare your own mortality in the eye when getting up close and personal with one of nature’s most majestic creatures, the great white shark. Great white sharks are by far one of the mos... Read more

How Long to Stay in South Africa

To help you plan the right trip duration

10 Days in South Africa: Our Recommendations

Home to the roaming lions, leopards, rhinos and elephants, a trip to South Africa offers the opportunity to explore wildlife in a way few countries can match. 10 days in South Africa opens u... Read more

2 Weeks in South Africa: Our Recommendations

Going on a wildlife safari and spotting the Big Five might be an experience of a lifetime for many, although it is merely a prelude to a 2 weeks trip to South Africa. With a fortnight at han... Read more

One Week in South Africa: Our Recommendations

In addition to its ‘Big Five’ population, a trip to South Africa will include jaw-dropping coastlines, sun-soaked beaches, dramatic mountains, and idyllic towns. If you plan it&n... Read more

Whale Watching in Hermanus: The Ultimate Guide

Selected as one of the top 12 whale watching locations in the world by WWF, and with a location easily accessible from Cape Town, Hermanus is a prime destination for those hoping for a close... Read more

Great South Africa Itineraries: How Many Days to Spend?

If you’re looking for a country with sunshine, adventure, wildlife, and wine, these South Africa itineraries will have you racing to plan your next trip. In one unforgettable vacation,... Read more

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South Africa Travel Information

All South Africa travel insight and information

South Africa in November: A Beach Holiday

From wildlife watching to urban sightseeing and beachy weather, South Africa is a land of unparalleled natural beauty and thrilling activities. And if you want to enjoy the warm, calm and pl... Read more

South Africa in December: Lush and Green

If you are looking to fly south for winter and soak up some sun, you might be interested in traveling to South Africa in December. With spring having just left the land bursting with greener... Read more

South Africa in June: Safaris and Festivals

Given its location in the subtropical zone of the Southern Hemisphere, South Africa is a great destination to visit at almost any time of the year. That being said, South Africa in June offe... Read more

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