South Africa – where elephants and penguins live
South Africa is a country of contrasts: from vast national parks to sandy beaches, gushing winds to tropical heat, from lions and elephants to penguins and sharks, from skyscrapers to rural villages, gourmet restaurants to shisa nyama, from a complex history to a hopeful future. You can come back again and again, and there is still more to explore, more to discover, more to learn. Start today.
What to expect when travelling South Africa
Types of Travel in South Africa
Luckily, South Africa warrants many return visits so you can travel a different way on each next trip. Whatever your travel style, our consultants and operations team on-site got your back.
South Africa is one of the most popular destinations in Africa to do a self-drive trip – let’s call it what it is: an epic road trip. Good road conditions, ample signage, and intimate family-run guesthouses make South Africa accessible for independent travellers. You tell us what you’d like to experience, we put together your itinerary, book your reliable car and accommodations. You hop in your adventure rental, and off you go.
Let our guides do the driving and immerse yourself in South Africa’s nature, history and culture. Whether you join our small group tours or book a tailor-made private tour – at intimate camps and lodges and from the window-seat of our Mercedes Sprinters your trip is about making connections, not following the crowd. Our guides share their invaluable local knowledge with you so you can experience your surroundings in context.
Hike along the untouched trails of the remote Wild Coast, where nature is still in charge. Wander the Drakensberg Mountains at the first light of day and take the deepest breath you have taken all year. On our hiking trips in South Africa, you get active in nature, connecting with the land, its wildlife, its plants, its magic. Your guide will lead the way and share their local knowledge about the area. At night, rest in rustic huts and comfortable guesthouses. Let’s go!
Gourmet food and wine tours, surfing trips, weekends in the city or lodge stays in the bush – there are a hundred and one ways to travel South Africa. Whether you’re a solo traveller, a family of six, a honeymooner couple or friends on your trip around the world, we’ll share our favourite spots with you so you will have the unique experience you were looking for.
Even if you travel in a rental car, it is great to have a contact person to ask all your questions and have an expert designing the route and booking the accommodations.- Melanie | Germany
Visited South Africa
Fantastic trip, everything was organised perfectly, beautiful lodges and many culinary highlights. Our guide was great, and we saw an incredible number of animals. We will be back.- Uschi and Edwin | Germany
Visited South Africa
A truly fantastic journey through South Africa’s North and East! Thank you so much for this perfectly organised tour. Three cheers to our small travel group and our excellent guide Roy: thanks to you, this trip is one to remember!- Christina Feldges | Germany
Visited South Africa
Our South Africa Office
We value your trust and are your partner every step of the way
Your South African travel partner
From our office in Somerset West in the Western Cape, we plan, book and run your trip across South Africa. We value your trust and are your partner every step of the way.
Travel South Africa comfortably in our Mercedes Sprinters.
We are South Africa experts and know what we do.
Meet our South Africa Guides
Experience South Africa through the eyes of locals.
Roy BrundynEXPERT IN SOUTH AFRICA
To Roy, Port Elizabeth is the most beautiful city in South Africa. Travelling around the country with this South Africa-loving local, you will get an inside perspective of nature, history and culture. In a country faced with many challenges, Roy focuses on the positive developments and will share his optimistic outlook with you. He loves to take you on a safari to Kruger National Park, where no day is the same and new discoveries await even after many returns. An avid photographer, he will share is tips and tricks for memorable wildlife photos with you. Whether you explore Golden Gate National Park during a snow storm or underneath blue skies, Roy will navigate all terrain confidently, so you can sit back and take it all in. Always reminding you: it’s not a holiday, it’s an adventure. Roy speaks English and German.
"Our guide Juan was the best guide we have ever had. He was very polite and attentive, attended to everyone individually. Ready to help and a very nice person, who told and taught us so much about this beautiful country. "
Juan ProllEXPERT IN SOUTH AFRICA
For Juan, travelling has always been a passion. He spent three years in Latin America, two years in Oceania and Southeast Asia and shorter terms of up to 9 months in various European and North African countries. He worked as teacher in adult education centres and as the head of a competence centre for migrant matters before he moved to South Africa in 2011 to be trained as a nature guide. Since then he has mainly been working as a tour guide in Southern Africa, though he also gathered experience as a travel consultant. He is a member of the Field Guides Association of Southern Africa. Juan finds all animals interesting, even ant lions and termites.
Juan speaks German, English and Spanish.
Dexter ChikeremaEXPERT IN SOUTH AFRICA
Growing up in a small village near a nature conservancy in central Zimbabwe, Dexter spent his childhood exploring the great outdoors – leopards, hippos and antelopes always close by. Witnessing first-hand the benefits of tourism and conservation for rural communities strengthened his wish to become a tour guide. Since 2005 he has guided travellers across southern and eastern Africa and speaks a number of languages including South Africa’s Zulu, Xhosa, Venda and Pedi. Dexter wants to share with you the African Story of life on this great continent, telling you about cultural, historical and social contexts. He appreciates the curiosity of his guests and being a wildlife expert he is keen to scout for game in Kruger, Addo and Hluhluwe-iMfolozi National Parks. Dexter speaks most of the regional languages of southern Africa, as well as Swahili and English.
"The information and explanation provided by our guide during the trip was very good and not overwhelming. Steve is a nature and animal lover. He mastered the long hours in the car cautiously and safely. This wonderful trip has brought us a lot of joy."
Steve BrownEXPERT IN SOUTH AFRICA
Whether it’s cycling up a mountain, diving deep into the ocean, paragliding wide across the land or sailing half-way around Africa – Steve has done it and he loves it. He feels at home in nature. Working in conservation and starting his guiding career in Namibia in the 1980s, he has a wealth of practical experience in guiding travellers around southern Africa. A born and bred Capetonian, he hopes to share his love for the outdoors and his curiosity to discover his home country anew on each tour with his guests. Travelling in a small group, stopping at the side of the road and meeting the people of South Africa is his way of showing you Mzansi through the eyes of a local. When he is not guiding, find him in the Karoo, the Cederberg or Drakensberg Mountains or anywhere off the grid, where he takes a break from the rest of the world. Steve speaks English and German.