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Highlights in South Africa

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Day tours

Outdoor Activities

Tsitsikamma Canopy Tour

Starting at$48

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Outdoor Activities

Kayak and Lilo Adventure into Storms River Gorge

Starting at$46

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Tours, Sightseeing & Cruises

Full-Day Cape Point & Cape Peninsula Sightseeing Tour from Cape Town

Starting at$75

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Tours, Sightseeing & Cruises

African Story Wine Tours

Starting at$78

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Outdoor Activities

Shark Cage Diving and Viewing in Kleinbaai

Starting at$149

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Outdoor Activities

The World's Best Bungee in Bloukrans Bridge

Starting at$112

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Tours, Sightseeing & Cruises

Cape Point and Boulder's Beach Penguins Tour: Including Park fee

Starting at$54

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Tours, Sightseeing & Cruises

Two Oceans Scenic Helicopter Flight from Cape Town

Starting at$251

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Multi-day adventures

Lonely Planet Experience

Johannesburg to Kenya

Starting at$6,415

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Lonely Planet Experience

Johannesburg to Zanzibar

Starting at$4,040

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Lonely Planet Experience

Johannesburg to Gorillas

Starting at$10,680

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Lonely Planet Experience

Kruger & Coast

Starting at$1,205

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Lonely Planet Experience

Garden Route Adventure

Starting at$1,755

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Lonely Planet Experience

Okavango Experience

Starting at$1,575

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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$2,870

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Recent stories

Beaches

Top 14 beaches in South Africa

7 min readPublished Mar 19, 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 Mar 5, 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 Sep 17, 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 Jan 31, 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 Dec 11, 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