With the continued uncertainty and requirements of social distancing, a self-drive trip is an ideal way to explore South Africa. Travel with family or friends, at your own pace with complete flexibility, exploring Cape Town, the Garden Route and a safari.
11 Days/10 Nights
The travel landscape is evolving and destinations are being re-imagined for safer, cleaner and more private travel experiences. Here we combine Cape Town and safari, connecting two amazing places in a new era of social distance practices.
8 Days/7 Nights
Explore South Africa’s highlights from the celebrated Garden Route - an area of distinctive natural beauty, choose from a diverse selection of optional activities in Johannesburg and revel in Big 5 game viewing in the Kruger National Park - one of Africa’s largest game reserves.
12 Days/11 Nights
Explore Cape Town's world renowned botanical gardens
Explore the Company's Garden, home to a rich variety of flora. Your botanical journey continues to Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens, acclaimed as one of the great gardens of the world. Kirstenbosch is famous for the beauty and diversity of the indigenous Cape flora on display. Enjoy a guided garden tour.
± 4 Hours
Experience visual arts in a unique setting that offers a multi-sensory experience.
Visit the spectacular Zeitz MOCAA (Museum of Contemporary Art Africa), the largest museum of contemporary African art in the world. Join a guided tour led by curatorial staff, presenting highlights from the museum’s current exhibitions. Continue with a visit to the Norval Foundation that houses one of the largest private collections of South African contemporary art.
± 7.5 Hours
Explore 3 of Cape Town's artisnal distilleries
Visit one of the biggest and most productive diamond-bearing kimberlite pipes in the world.
Visit the Cullinan Diamond Mine - one of the biggest and most productive diamond-bearing kimberlite pipes in the world. The tour starts with a 15-minute video before you are led into the high security premises where we are shown the workings and machinery of the mine. The tour continues with a visit the enormous open cast mine, that are four times larger than the famous Kimberley ‘Big Hole’.
After visiting the mine, we will have the opportunity to visit the Cullinan Diamond Mine market for an unforgettable diamond and jewellery shopping experience.
± 6.5 Hours
A classic tour of the Garden Route starting in Cape Town and ending in the friendly city of Port Elizabeth. You take in all the highlights from the evocative, sepia-tinged landscapes of the Karoo to jewel bright greens and blues of the forests and lagoons.
6 Days/5 Nights
Bushveld and canyons, big game and traditional Africa, mountains and beaches– explore the diverse and scenic eastern region of South Africa on a tour that takes you to the Kruger National Park, then through Eswatini (Swaziland) and Zululand to the thriving coastal city of Durban.
7 Days/6 Nights
You will take in the great highlights South Africa has to offer, such as the world-famous Kruger National Park, the rich cultural heritage and evocative beauty of Eswatini (Swaziland) and Zululand, the vibrant coastal cities of Durban and so much more.
14 Days/13 Nights
This circular tour takes you over a mountain pass to the seaside town of Hermanus. This town, nestled between mountains and the sea is not only very beautiful but offers some of the best shore based whale watching opportunities in the world (August – November). Close sightings of the Southern Right whale are likely. Our journey continues into the beautiful Hemel en Aarde Valley (Heaven and Earth) to the Bouchard Finlayson Wine Estate where we are treated to tasting some of their delicious wines. This wine estate is closed on Sundays, but a visit to the Stoney Point Penguin Colony will be included instead, to have a look at a unique colony of African penguins (time permitting) before returning to Cape Town in the afternoon.
± 9 Hours
The Cape Town, Garden Route & Safari Wanderlust will take you to the Mother City, where the ocean meets the mountain, and then along the Garden Route to some off-the-beaten-track towns, finally ending in a game-rich wildlife reserve, where the spirit of Africa inspires.
10 Days/9 Nights
Delve into one of the greatest moments in medical history—the world's first human heart transplant. Learn more about the events that took place on that historic day under the leadership of Professor Christiaan Barnard. The journey then continues to Groot Constantia, the oldest wine producing farm in South Africa.
± 9 Hours
Explore the history and cultural diversity of the "Mother City" on foot! The tour combines beautiful scenery with historical sites such as the Castle of Good Hope, the Bo-Kaap with its colourful houses and narrow cobbled streets, Company’s Gardens, South African Museum and the District Six Museum.
± 7 Hours
Discover South Africa with us the responsible, guilt-free way on this 12-day trip from Cape Town to the coast and the Kruger National Park to Johannesburg, while supporting Fair Trade accredited properties and excursions. The Fair Trade Tourism label stands for fair wages and working conditions and respect for human rights, culture and the environment – so you can travel with piece of mind, knowing you are making a difference while creating an unforgettable African experience!
12 Days/11 Nights
Springbok Atlas Tours & Safaris is a proud member of IGLTA – International Gay & Lesbian Travel Association – and offers this discounted nine-day South African journey in partnership with other IGLTA members. Discover the country’s urban and wildlife sanctuaries, from Cape Town to Madikwe Private Game Reserve and Johannesburg, with this exclusive offer!
9 Days/8 Nights
After an early morning departure we head up the N1 Highway, through the spectacular Hex River Valley and arrive at the Aquila Private Game Reserve. The bio-diverse habitat of the reserve ensures plenty of interest for the avid game viewer and birder.
± 9 Hours
Our drive to the city centre takes us past famous landmarks such as the Castle of Good Hope built in 1666 by the Dutch East India Company and City Hall, a baroque building and the Grand Parade. As we follow the city’s main thoroughfare, Adderley Street, we will see St. George’s Cathedral. We will pass the Company Gardens and the Malay Quarter [also known as the Bo-Kaap] which means "Above Cape" because of its location up against the slopes of Table Mountain. In the early 18th century, thousands of slaves from Java, Ceylon and other Far Eastern regions were brought to Cape Town.
± 4.5 Hours
Enjoy an open game vehicle safari and lunch in this malaria-free private game reserve. Transfer to Amakhala Game Reserve for a game drive in an open Land Rover and guided by an experienced ranger. Explore the reserve enjoying spectacular views and diverse landscape looking for the wildlife including the Big 5, black wildebeest, cheetah, giraffe and zebra.
± 8.5 Hours
Combine a half day city sightseeing tour with a visit to SAMREC, the South African Marine Rehabilitation and Education Centre. Start the trip by exploring the historical and scenic landmarks of Port Elizabeth including the Town Hall and Feather Market Hall, Fort Frederick, Donkin Reserve Memorial and the nearby picturesque coastal village of Schoenmakerskop.
± 5 Hours
This excursion offers the opportunity to spend a full day in the Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Reserve, the oldest game reserve in South Africa, situated in the heart of Zululand. After an early dawn departure, spend the morning on a game drive in search of wildlife.
This Durban port excursion offers the opportunity to combine a Durban City sightseeing tour and explore some of the spectacular scenery just outside the city.
± 7.5 Hours
Your English speaking driver guide will collect you from the port and journey inland through villages and gentle rolling countryside which give way to the most spectacular vista, known as the Valley of a Thousand Hills. Here, at Phezulu, you will be immersed in the fascinating culture and traditions of a proud Zulu Nation; have the opportunity to interact with the villagers and purchase traditional and modern souvenirs. A visit to the onsite crocodile park is also included.
± 3.5 Hours
Explore the typical farmers' markets of Cape Town. Your first stop is the Oranjezicht City Farm Market in Granger Bay in the V&A Waterfront area. Then continue to the Neighbourgoods Market at The Old Biscuit Mill (a former biscuit mill converted into a quaint little village in the heart of Woodstock). Take in the fresh Cape Town air as you enjoy a leisurely stroll and delight in fresh farmers’ produce and delectable artisanal goods.
± 4.5 Hours