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Highlights in South Africa

Experience South Africa

Day tours

Day Trips & Excursions

Cape Peninsula Tour from Cape Town

Starting at$92

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Cultural & Theme Tours

Cape Town Townships Tour including Robben Island

Starting at$87

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Water Sports

Shark Cage Diving and Viewing from Cape Town

Starting at$208

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Day Trips & Excursions

Cape Point Sightseeing Tour plus Stellenbosch Wine Tasting

Starting at$106

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Day Trips & Excursions

Stellenbosch, Franschhoek and Paarl Valley Wine Day Trip

Starting at$80

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Food, Wine & Nightlife

Full-Day South African Wine Tour

Starting at$72

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Transfers & Ground Transport

Cape Town Airport Private Arrival Transfer

Starting at$47

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Day Trips & Excursions

Table Mountain and Cape Town Half-Day Trip

Starting at$40

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Multi-day adventures

Lonely Planet Experience

Johannesburg to Kenya

Starting at$6,255

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Lonely Planet Experience

Johannesburg to Zanzibar

Starting at$3,995

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Lonely Planet Experience

Johannesburg to Gorillas

Starting at$10,170

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Lonely Planet Experience

Kruger & Coast

Starting at$1,150

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Lonely Planet Experience

Garden Route Adventure

Starting at$1,670

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Lonely Planet Experience

Okavango Experience

Starting at$1,405

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Lonely Planet Experience

Explore Southern Africa

Starting at$3,165

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Lonely Planet Experience

Kruger, Coast & Cape

Starting at$2,735

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Recent stories

Beaches

Top 14 beaches in South Africa

7 min readPublished 19 Mar 2021

South Africa's long windswept coastline is packed with superb beaches. Here are some of the very best.

Beach huts at Muizenburg
Explore

When is the best time to visit South Africa

4 min readPublished 5 Mar 2021

From the dynamic Cape Town to the cosmopolitan vibes of Johannesburg, South Africa remains an alluring destination for all types of travelers.

The View of Table Bay From Table Mountain, Cape Town, South Africa
Wildlife and nature

How rhino poachers took advantage of the pandemic - and how you can help stop them

5 min readPublished 17 Sep 2020

A surprising victim of the COVID-19 pandemic has been the African rhino. Here's how.

Detail of a white rhino at Sabi Sands game reserve.
Road trips

South Africa’s wild gold rush road

14 min readPublished 31 Jan 2020

Follow the trail of fortune-hunters through the mountains and end with animal encounters on one of the country’s original safaris.  

One of around 5,000 rhinos in Sabi Sands Game Reserve
Adventure travel

The Garden Route: South Africa's ultimate road trip

6 min readPublished 11 Dec 2019

Learn to surf, leap into water-filled canyons, dive to shipwrecks or simply admire the view; driving South Africa’s Garden Route is full of rewards.

The ocean view form the village of Brenton near Knysna, South Africa © Chiara Salvadori / Getty