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South Africa safari vacation, 14 days

South Africa safari vacation, 14 days

Award winning safari in South Africa
From £2,699 to £2,950 14 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2016: 18 Dec
2017: 29 Jan, 12 Feb, 26 Feb, 8 Mar, 26 Mar, 9 Apr, 23 Apr, 7 May, 21 May, 4 Jun, 18 Jun, 2 Jul, 16 Jul, 30 Jul, 13 Aug, 27 Aug, 10 Sep, 24 Sep, 8 Oct, 22 Oct, 5 Nov
10% off our 14 day safari when taken Aug - Oct 2017. Just £2750
Cape Town to Victoria Falls small group lodge tour

Cape Town to Victoria Falls small group lodge tour

Classic route lodge safari to Namibia, Botswana & Zimbabwe
From US $3,565 21 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2016: 14 Dec, 21 Dec, 28 Dec
2017: 25 Jan, 1 Feb, 8 Feb, 22 Feb, 15 Mar, 29 Mar, 5 Apr, 19 Apr, 26 Apr, 17 May, 31 May, 7 Jun, 14 Jun, 5 Jul, 19 Jul, 26 Jul, 2 Aug, 9 Aug, 23 Aug, 6 Sep, 13 Sep, 20 Sep, 11 Oct, 25 Oct, 1 Nov, 8 Nov, 29 Nov, 13 Dec, 20 Dec, 27 Dec
2018: 3 Jan, 10 Jan, 17 Jan
Vic Falls to Johannesburg tour, Southern Africa

Vic Falls to Johannesburg tour, Southern Africa

Soak up the sights and sounds on this African adventure
From US $1,495 to US $2,040 9 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2016: 25 Dec
2017: 15 Jan, 19 Feb, 9 Apr, 28 May, 18 Jun, 25 Jun, 16 Jul, 6 Aug, 27 Aug, 3 Sep, 17 Sep, 5 Nov, 3 Dec
2018: 7 Jan, 28 Jan, 18 Feb, 8 Apr, 27 May, 17 Jun, 8 Jul, 29 Jul, 19 Aug, 2 Sep, 23 Sep, 4 Nov, 2 Dec
2019: 6 Jan
South Africa cycling vacation, Drakensberg and Kruger

South Africa cycling vacation, Drakensberg and Kruger

A breathtaking panoramic cycling route
From US $2,475 to US $2,555 12 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 4 Feb, 4 Mar, 25 Mar, 12 Aug, 30 Sep, 14 Oct, 4 Nov, 18 Nov
2018: 3 Feb, 3 Mar, 11 Aug, 8 Sep, 6 Oct, 27 Oct, 10 Nov
Southern Africa vacation

Southern Africa vacation

Experience game drives & wonder at Victoria Falls
From US $2,649 to US $2,849 21 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2016: 18 Dec
2017: 1 Jan, 15 Jan, 29 Jan, 12 Feb, 26 Feb, 12 Mar, 2 Apr, 16 Apr, 30 Apr, 14 May, 28 May, 4 Jun, 18 Jun, 25 Jun, 2 Jul, 9 Jul, 30 Jul, 6 Aug, 13 Aug, 27 Aug, 10 Sep, 17 Sep, 24 Sep, 1 Oct, 22 Oct, 29 Oct, 5 Nov, 19 Nov, 3 Dec, 17 Dec, 24 Dec
2018: 7 Jan, 14 Jan, 21 Jan
7 day luxury Kruger safari vacation

7 day luxury Kruger safari vacation

Deluxe game lodge safari in Thornybush and Sabi Sands
From £2,350 to £2,450 7 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2016: 11 Dec, 18 Dec, 25 Dec
2017: 1 Jan, 8 Jan, 15 Jan, 22 Jan, 29 Jan, 5 Feb, 12 Feb, 19 Feb, 26 Feb, 5 Mar, 12 Mar, 19 Mar, 26 Mar, 2 Apr, 9 Apr, 16 Apr, 23 Apr, 30 Apr, 7 May, 14 May, 21 May, 28 May, 4 Jun, 11 Jun, 18 Jun, 25 Jun, 2 Jul, 9 Jul, 16 Jul, 23 Jul, 30 Jul, 6 Aug, 13 Aug, 20 Aug, 27 Aug, 3 Sep, 10 Sep, 17 Sep, 24 Sep, 1 Oct, 8 Oct, 15 Oct, 22 Oct, 29 Oct, 5 Nov, 12 Nov, 19 Nov, 26 Nov, 3 Dec
5% off our two reserve premium luxury safari when taken Aug-Oct 2017. Just £2350
11 day South Africa safari vacation

11 day South Africa safari vacation

Safari that combines two very different game reserves
From £2,175 to £2,350 11 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 8 Jan, 22 Jan, 5 Feb, 19 Feb, 5 Mar, 19 Mar, 2 Apr, 16 Apr, 30 Apr, 14 May, 28 May, 23 Jul, 6 Aug, 20 Aug, 3 Sep, 17 Sep, 1 Oct, 15 Oct, 29 Oct
South Africa vista lodge safari

South Africa vista lodge safari

Classic Journey northern South Africa, Kruger private lodge
From US $2,675 12 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 13 Feb, 10 Apr, 8 May, 17 Jul, 21 Aug, 11 Sep, 16 Oct, 30 Oct, 20 Nov
South Africa Scenic Route small group camping safari

South Africa Scenic Route small group camping safari

Camping safari through South Africa, Swaziland and Lesotho
From US $1,925 18 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2016: 24 Dec
2017: 14 Jan, 28 Jan, 11 Feb, 18 Mar, 25 Mar, 1 Apr, 8 Apr, 6 May, 13 May, 20 May, 1 Jul, 8 Jul, 12 Aug, 19 Aug, 26 Aug, 7 Oct, 14 Oct, 18 Nov, 25 Nov, 2 Dec, 23 Dec
South Africa walking vacation

South Africa walking vacation

Active walking holiday Kruger Swaziland Zululand Drakensberg
From US $1,925 14 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2016: 18 Dec
2017: 1 Jan, 8 Jan, 29 Jan, 12 Feb, 19 Feb, 19 Mar, 9 Apr, 14 May, 11 Jun, 18 Jun, 2 Jul, 16 Jul, 23 Jul, 6 Aug, 13 Aug, 27 Aug, 3 Sep, 17 Sep, 8 Oct, 22 Oct, 5 Nov, 26 Nov, 17 Dec
Walking safari in South Africa

Walking safari in South Africa

Walking safaris and game drives in South Africa
From US $2,785 to US $2,865 15 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 13 Jan, 10 Feb, 17 Mar, 14 Apr, 9 Jun, 7 Jul, 21 Jul, 4 Aug, 18 Aug, 1 Sep, 6 Oct, 27 Oct, 24 Nov
2018: 12 Jan, 9 Feb, 16 Mar, 13 Apr, 8 Jun, 6 Jul, 20 Jul, 3 Aug, 17 Aug, 31 Aug, 5 Oct, 26 Oct, 23 Nov
Cape Town to Victoria Falls small group camping safari

Cape Town to Victoria Falls small group camping safari

"Overland" camping safari to Namibia, Botswana & Zimbabwe
From US $2,610 to US $2,670 21 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2016: 8 Dec, 15 Dec, 22 Dec
2017: 12 Jan, 2 Feb, 16 Feb, 2 Mar, 9 Mar, 6 Apr, 13 Apr, 20 Apr, 27 Apr, 25 May, 1 Jun, 8 Jun, 15 Jun, 13 Jul, 20 Jul, 27 Jul, 17 Aug, 31 Aug, 7 Sep, 14 Sep, 5 Oct, 19 Oct, 26 Oct, 2 Nov, 23 Nov, 7 Dec, 14 Dec, 21 Dec
Johannesburg to Victoria Falls tours in Southern Africa

Johannesburg to Victoria Falls tours in Southern Africa

Experience the best of southern Africa
From US $1,058 to US $1,370 8 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2016: 18 Dec
2017: 8 Jan, 2 Apr, 21 May, 11 Jun, 9 Jul, 30 Jul, 20 Aug, 27 Aug, 10 Sep, 29 Oct, 26 Nov, 31 Dec
2018: 21 Jan, 11 Feb, 1 Apr, 20 May, 10 Jun, 1 Jul, 22 Jul, 12 Aug, 26 Aug, 16 Sep, 28 Oct, 25 Nov, 30 Dec
South African safaris for families with teenagers

South African safaris for families with teenagers

Visit the famous Kruger National Park and Zulu villages
From US $1,630 12 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2016: 17 Dec
Southern Africa overland tour

Southern Africa overland tour

Experience South Africa on this adventure overland tour
From US $2,449 to US $2,649 17 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2016: 19 Dec
2017: 22 Jan, 2 Mar, 6 Apr, 29 Jun, 3 Aug, 7 Sep, 12 Oct, 28 Dec
Best of South Africa tour

Best of South Africa tour

Explore the diverse country of South Africa
From £2,999 17 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 2 May, 5 Sep
Swaziland wildife and culture tour

Swaziland wildife and culture tour

Explore Swaziland, one of the smallest countries in Africa
From £2,549 12 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 18 Sep
Southern Africa adventure vacation, 18 days

Southern Africa adventure vacation, 18 days

A journey through southern Africa’s most popular countries
From US $1,629 to US $1,799 18 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 12 Jan, 23 Feb, 8 Apr, 18 May, 20 May, 1 Jul, 12 Aug, 23 Sep, 4 Nov, 16 Dec
2018: 27 Jan, 10 Mar, 21 Apr, 2 Jun, 14 Jul, 25 Aug, 6 Oct, 17 Nov, 29 Dec
Kenya, Tanzania & South Africa tour

Kenya, Tanzania & South Africa tour

Highlights of east Africa and Southern Africa’s favourites
From US $2,799 21 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2016: 23 Dec
2017: 3 Feb
Southern Africa tour, wildlife & Victoria Falls

Southern Africa tour, wildlife & Victoria Falls

Travel through national parks bursting with wildlife
From US $2,219 24 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 1 Jan, 12 Feb, 10 Sep
Best of Africa vacation, Nairobi to Cape Town

Best of Africa vacation, Nairobi to Cape Town

Experience the ultimate overland Africa adventure
From US $6,229 51 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2016: 10 Dec
2017: 21 Jan, 27 May
Southern Africa adventure, Pioneer Route

Southern Africa adventure, Pioneer Route

Zambia, Malawi Mozambique & Kruger in simple lodges overland
From US $3,245 22 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 1 Apr, 29 Apr, 27 May, 8 Jul, 22 Jul, 5 Aug, 19 Aug, 2 Sep, 16 Sep, 30 Sep, 14 Oct, 28 Oct, 11 Nov, 25 Nov, 9 Dec
Southern Africa family safari holiday

Southern Africa family safari holiday

Family safari for children 8 and over
From US $2,945 to US $3,025 12 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 9 Jul, 23 Jul, 6 Aug, 20 Aug
2018: 8 Jul, 22 Jul, 5 Aug, 19 Aug
Cairo to Cape Town overland truck tour, the Nile route

Cairo to Cape Town overland truck tour, the Nile route

Explore the length of Africa on this epic overland journey
From US $8,605 to US $8,765 142 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 18 Nov, 9 Dec
2018: 17 Nov, 8 Dec
South Africa walking amongst wild flowers vacation

South Africa walking amongst wild flowers vacation

A walking holiday amongst the Spring flowers of South Africa
From R8,850 to R10,000 5 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 20 Aug, 1 Sep
Spring wild flower vacation in Namaqualand, South Africa

Spring wild flower vacation in Namaqualand, South Africa

A wonderous discovery of South Africa's Spring wild flowers
From R9,190 6 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 20 Aug, 1 Sep
Kruger big game camping safari in South Africa, 3 day

Kruger big game camping safari in South Africa, 3 day

Kruger Big Game Camping Safari 3 day
From R3,670 to R4,150 3 days ex flights
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Kruger big game camping Safari in South Africa, 5 day

Kruger big game camping Safari in South Africa, 5 day

Kruger Big Game Camping Safari 5 day
From R4,275 to R4,850 5 days ex flights
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Victoria Falls & luxury rail vacation, Southern Africa

Victoria Falls & luxury rail vacation, Southern Africa

Stunning scenery and luxury rail travel bound for Vic Falls
From £2,400 7 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2016: 22 Dec
South Africa luxury vacation, 14 days

South Africa luxury vacation, 14 days

Great food, wine, beach & safari experience in South Africa
From £2,350 14 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2016: 12 Dec, 19 Dec, 26 Dec
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reviews for Small group vacations in South Africa

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I am reborn! Simply the best vacation I have ever been on
Some great stories to tell the grandchildren. Would recommend to a friend
Very enjoyable
It was OK
A bit disappointing really
Cape Town to Victoria Falls small group lodge tour
From
US $3,565
excluding flights
Remember that this is Africa and everything does not work all the time. Be patient and positive and make friends along the way. (more)Louis Carroll
The most memorable part was driving with Makoros (traditional wood boot) to our wild camping in the Okavango Delta observed by hippos. (more)Sigrid Pach
South Africa safari vacation, 14 days
From
£2,699
excluding flights
First safari so no expectations but suspect the bar has been set so high that the next trip will have to be lead by Sir David Attenborough himself to surpass it. (more)Alex Lord
Fantastic ! We couldn't have planned anything better ourselves and it was lovely to have everything taken care of by people who really know what they are doing. (more)Sue Roe
Excellent, without question. The entire vacation exceeded our expectations. We saw much more wildlife than we imagined, and we experienced the bush in a direct, personal way. (more)Bruce Marsland
Johannesburg to Victoria Falls tours in Southern Africa
From
US $1,058
excluding flights
I thoroughly enjoyed the vacation. (more)Eric Kravetz
The leader and his team were excellent and we all got on in the group. Seeing lions in Kruger was the highlight. (more)Janet Aston
The Chobe NP river cruise and the adrenaline activities in Vic Falls were the most memorable. (more)Tony Lo
Cape Town to Victoria Falls small group camping safari
From
US $2,610
excluding flights
Memorable parts? Every day was a different wonder but the two days wild camping at the Okavanga Delta were really special. Tips? Be prepared for very early starts and not much relaxing times. Local benefits? Yes, local guides were used in a number of locations but obviously driving such long distances is not exactly environmentally friendly. Overall rating? Excellent. (more)christina monson
Victoria Falls to Cape Town small group vacation
From
US $2,555
excluding flights
Memorable parts? Imposible to pick one thing as it was 3 weeks of wall to wall fantastic experinces. Etosha NP.... Game drives & waterhole at night/early morning! An elephant suddenly looming from nowhere in the dark & playing in the water. Rhino trekking....7 just 8metres away. Awesome! Elephant encounter right in front of our vehicle! 4 hippos 10 metres in front of us. Okavango mokoro canoes & camp & tracking and amazing helicopter flight over delta (own expense). Climbing dune 45 for... (more)Heather Gratland
Zimbabwe & Botswana game tracker accommodated safari
From
US $2,550
excluding flights
Memorable parts? The whole experience on this African adventure was fantastic and exceeded our expectations - from the numerous animals, to the ever changing landscape and cultures of each of the countries visited - each day was a highlight! We loved the walking safaris looking for (and finding) White Rhino's, the open air driving safaris, the wilderness of the Okavango wild camping and mokoro trip with hippos. We really enjoyed the Great Zimbabwe Monuments and the views from World's View... (more)Nettie Powell
The Grand Southern Africa safari
From
£1,719
excluding flights
Memorable parts? Namib desert including Dune 45 hike and Deadvlei, Okavango Delta, Victoria Falls and Chobe River cruise Tips? Be prepared for the rough road travel in Namibia Local benefits? Yes Overall rating? It was an excellent travel that I will remember for life, with great value. (more)Jeffrey Lee
Ten day wildlife safari, South Africa
From
£2,050
excluding flights
This vacation has been a pleasure from morning til night. We enjoyed every minute, from the people we met, organisers, staff and guests alike, and the experiences we shared, the food, and the accommodation. (more)Pete Bullen
Brilliant from start to finish. (more)Ian Lane
This was an exquisite vacation! (more)Sandy Schuler
Three Reserve safari in South Africa
From
£1,699
excluding flights
Wonderful vacation overall. As a solo female traveler who had never been to Africa I was not sure what to expect, but this trip exceeded my expectations. Very safe and relaxing trip. (more)Eva Kristjansdottir
Don't concentrate on the big 5. There are plenty of other animals, birds and plant life to see and learn about. (more)Graham Lamb
This was the perfect safari for anyone who wanted to experience a variety within South Africa and didn’t have time to set it up! (more)Jenny Sherwood
Southern Africa vacation
From
US $2,206
excluding flights
I can't wait to return to Africa with these operators. It is a unique and special way to see a country and feel the local vibe. Extensive overland travel gives more than a taste of the local culture and enables one to experience a very different way of life than we are used to in the western world. (more)Honey Bernstein
It was all pretty memorable - for positive reasons! Well organised, excellent guide - and the group of us gelled well. (more)Rachel Balen
Botswana is a fantastic country and we had a brilliant guide who was happy to share his knowledge about the different countries, animals and places we travelled through. (more)Anna Downie
7 day big five safari in South Africa
From
£1,725
excluding flights
Excellent - a truly amazing vacation for all the family! We met some wonderful, dedicated people, learnt an awful lot, saw some incredible wildlife- large and small - and have returned home with some amazing memories. (more)Rachel Gray
This was one of the best vacations we have experienced. The animal sightings were brilliant, the information we received about the bush was exceptional and above all, the friendliness of all the guides and staff and their desire to consider our every need resulted in a truly memorable vacation. (more)kim plumb
Individual highlights are too many to mention but one consistent one was the look on the girls faces when we found something special on a game drive...Fantastic, well organised and great value for money. (more)Neil Wilson
South Africa and Swaziland safari
From
US $2,105
excluding flights
A totally amazing and uplifting experience. A lot of fun, a lot of new things learnt, a new appreciation of another country and it's culture, and new friends made. (more)Cathy McCall
We went to some utterly stunning places, purely magical. The tour leaders couldn't have been better- humorous, brimming with knowledge and stories, fantastic chefs...I could go on (more)Christina Stephenson
Cape Town is truly a wonder of the world and the beaches on the Wild Coast were spectacular...This was one of the best trips I have ever been on. (more)Patricia Ruble
Kruger, coast and cape vacation in Southern Africa
From
US $1,971
excluding flights
There are very many wonderful bits to the vacation. I particularly enjoyed my time in Lesotho and the town tour there and the township tour in Oudtshoorn. I was very thrilled by the countryside. (more)Christine Ketchen
Excellent... Kruger was the most memorable part. (more)Helen Wightman
Research volunteering with leopards in South Africa
From
£800
excluding flights
Memorable parts? The entire trip was memorable: sleeping in a tent and cooking over open fire, seeing the diversity of life on a daily basis, being immersed in the bush, hearing the roaring thunder bounce off the mountain walls, and doing my part for the conservation of the Thabo Thalo nature reserve. However, I think the most impactful part of the trip for me was when Tara and I went to see a local farmer whose goat herd had been attacked. The fact that we were called at all shows... (more)Julia Luxemburger
Johannesburg to Cape Town tour in South Africa
From
US $3,025
excluding flights
Memorable parts? Seeing leopards for the first time after many trips to 'leopard countries', being 2/3 metres on foot from a white rhino, being 4/5 metres on foot from a cheetah on a kill, a great group dynamic, great tour leader and assistants, friendly local people, great walking opportunities....so much! Tips? In future the camping element of this trip is being dropped. Pack as lightly as you can (frequent laundry opps) but be aware of big temperature swings, we experience forty... (more)Alan Thomas
South Africa walking vacation
From
US $1,925
excluding flights
Memorable parts? Has to be Kruger National Park game drives but every day offered something exciting. Tips? Be aware that if you are British you may be the only English first language speaker as this company don't seem to sell many vacations to the UK - don't know why as they are great. Local benefits? Yes but it wasn't a main theme Overall rating? Excellent value, great fun,exciting (more)Hilary Cooper
Southern Africa budget vacation
From
US $1,022
excluding flights
Memorable parts? So many fantastic memories. It was a wonderful experience, too many to choose from. Tips? Go with the flow. Bring a nail brush and some biodegradable wipes. Local benefits? Yes, overall it was very good. Overall rating? One of the best we have ever been on. I was worried about camping as it is not normally something I would do but it was well organised and bug free. Even the toilets and showers on the campsite were much better and cleaner than... (more)John Munroe
Botswana camping safaris
From
US $1,925
excluding flights
Wonderful from start to finish. I didn't want it to end. (more)Caitlin Phillips
Awesome! I would wholeheartedly recommend the wild camping aspect of this trip as an amazing extra dimension to the experience over a lodge or fenced campsite. (more)Pamela Young
Going to sleep in my tent, in the heart of the bush knowing that I was surrounded by all the wild life that I had come to see was my most memorable moment... You just can't get this fantastic feeling in a lodge or hotel. A wonderful experience. Well managed and more fun than I would ever have imagined. (more)Stephen McNally
Spring wild flower vacation in Namaqualand, South Africa
From
R9,190
excluding flights
Memorable parts? The people we met made our vacation! The flowers, landscapes and birds were all wonderful but it was our guide, driver and hosts who made the experience so special. Tips? Take note of the "what to pack" guidance - you really do need sensible shoes and a good camera! Local benefits? Yes, very much so. The vacation provider select their partners very carefully. Overall rating? We always hesitate to give 5* across the board as many people do, though... (more)Alan Johnson
South Africa safari & Victoria Falls
From
£990
including domestic flights only
Memorable parts? Being looked after by people that really care about the habitat and the wildlife within, who were happy to part their knowledge so that you got the most out of your trip, learning new skills in tracking wildlife and reading the bush and how the weather and time of the day effects all around you. Did enjoy the bush senses test ! Seeing more smaller and nocturnal animals, which were just as interesting as the big 5. Tips? Go with an open mind and you will learn new... (more)steve Harris
South Africa Scenic Route small group camping safari
From
US $1,925
excluding flights
Memorable parts? The animals! We had lots of opportunity to see them up close. Tips? It can be challenging. It is real camping where you have to set up and take down tents. To see the animals and also to cover the great distances that we did (over 3500 km), we had to get up early many mornings. Some days we ate breakfast standing up. Even at the best of times, we sat on small fold up canvass chairs. Some days involved sitting most of the day in a mini bus. The hikes were also often... (more)Lee Farnworth
Cape Town to Victoria Falls vacation in South Africa
From
US $2,635
excluding flights
Memorable parts? For me the National Parks were always going to be the highlight and they didn't disappoint. Etosha and Chobe are so different from each other but both have lots of interesting animals. We saw a cheetah family with a fresh kill, several black rhino, more giraffe and elephants than you could ever hope for and a good number of hippos at Chobe too. We also had some very dramatic weather in the shape of two major thunderstorms, made all the more exciting/scary by the fact we... (more)Wendy Pountain
Camping safari in Southern Africa
From
US $1,880
excluding flights
Memorable parts? Most memorable moments were the sunset cruise and land safari at Chobe National Park in Botswana. Also camping at Elephant Sands where you can see elephants at a waterhole for hours. Tips? By all means go to southern Africa but do NOT book with this vacation provider. Before I booked I asked about what vehicle would be used on this trip. I was told about their great safari truck but for Game Trails both camping and accommodation trips they only use a minivan. It was... (more)Nancy Wiesenfeld
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