South Africa

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South Africa is a world in one country. Beaches, bushveld, mountains, semi-deserts, high rise cities, and sprawling neighbourhoods… Mzansi (as the locals call it) has something for everyone. You can go from a Big Five safari to seaside cocktails within just a few hours; from a traditional meal at a local shebeen to shopping on the high street in only a matter of minutes. A South African vacation package with Explorer Safari promises the thrill of a safari with a perfect blend of exploration into a new and exciting world.

Consistently voted as one of the top destinations around the world, South Africa is home to three tourism juggernauts: Cape Town, the country’s Mother City melting pot and wine capital nestled in the shadow of Table Mountain, creates the perfect bowl for the endless food and wine experiences; the Garden Route, a road-trip stretch of forested coastline; and the Kruger National Park, the gem in South Africa’s wildlife crown.

In between these popular destinations is a patchwork of lesser-known treasures. Explore the unspoiled Whale Coast, experience the wild Eastern Cape and discover the quirky heart of the country in the semi-desert flatlands of the Karoo. Head to KwaZulu Natal for a melting pot of cultures, striking mountain landscapes and endless sandy beaches. Drive up the spectacular West Coast for fresh seafood, excellent surf breaks and quaint seaside villages.

And then there are the people. Archbishop Desmond Tutu was spot on when he nicknamed South Africa “the Rainbow Nation.” Indeed, it is a colourful country of diversity and contrast – in its cultures, landscapes, and languages. A visit here would not be complete without delving into South Africa’s history. Whether it’s a private tour of Robben Island or a Cape Malay food safari, you’ll discover that despite its heart-wrenching past, South Africa’s pride and positivity are forces of nature.

Best Time to Visit South Africa:

Most visitors arrive during summer (November to March) when the weather ranges from warm to hot. The ideal season for wildlife viewing is between May and September when the weather is dry, and there’s a higher likelihood of seeing big game. South Africa however, is perfect for a vacation the whole year round as even in the winters the Cape Winelands are a treasure-trove of wine farms and cosy fireplace dining experiences. From African honeymoon experiences to unforgettable adventures, South Africa is the gem of Africa with all that it has to offer. 

Read more about South Africa with our travel guides like that of The Top 5 Best Honeymoon Destinations in South Africa  or taste your way through South Africa with A Food Safari. Here’s our Top 8 Things to pack for your South Africa Safari, find Our Top Beaches in South Africa or Meet South Africa’s Diverse Tribes on your next vacation.



Experience the diversity and beauty of Cape Town, home to Table Mountain, Kirstenbosch Gardens and Robben Island.

Kruger is South Africa’s flagship wildlife reserve, offering superb safari experiences for families and couples.

Discover the sumptuous Cape Winelands, filled with lush green vineyards and award-winning dining venues.

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Explorer is the inbound division of Grosvenor Tours, part of Cullinan Holdings, a member of The Travel Corporation family of brands. 


We are the industry leaders in private, tailor-made luxury travel, leveraging over 60 years of experience in creating bespoke safaris in Africa. 


We’ve personally experienced each destination and luxury safari lodge to ensure we offer only top quality, exclusive & authentic African encounters.