Experience Africa with Explorer. We have curated a unique selection of activities to suit every traveller and every interest. Whether you’re foodie in search of new flavours or a curious culture vulture exploring historical landmarks; if you’re travelling to unwind from the daily grind or you’re on a family adventure, we enable memory-making moments.
Exclusive tours, insider access and authentic encounters… we take you into the heart of the experience. From private cellar tours and chef-hosted dinners to guided bush walks and cultural encounters, how do you want to Explore Africa?
Our Top African Experiences and Types of Travel
Take the simple joy of eating to gastronomic new levels on food and wine trips with Explorer. Whether you’re keen on fine dining or food foraging, we have got a taste for the good life and can’t wait to share the flavours of Southern Africa with you.
With some of South Africa’s top restaurants dotted through the Cape Winelands, this is the perfect place to kick off your culinary journey. Cycle through a vineyard before tucking into a farm-to-table feast; take a cellar tour to learn about wine pairing, or head to Franschhoek, the country’s foodie capital for a signature meal at The Tasting Room, at Le Quartier Francais.
Closer to Cape Town, La Colombe in the Constantia valley is famous for its fine cuisine and centuries-old grand estates, while the Mother City itself boasts a staggering choice of excellent restaurants and quirky eateries. Take a tasting tour of Cape Town; coffee, chocolate and gin tastings are sure to delight your taste buds.
Good food and wine are not confined to the Western Cape. Take your appetite on a wild ride and combine a culinary holiday with a with Big 5 luxury safari in the Kruger Park, where the reserve’s top-end game lodges are famous for their innovative cuisine.
This is just a small taste of what you can experience on food and wine tours with Explorer. Southern Africa has never been more delicious.
Adventure is out there! Add some adrenaline to your holiday on adventure trips with Explorer.
Southern Africa is fast becoming one of the world’s adventure hotspots, and with good reason. If you’re someone whose holiday is not complete without a steady dose of adrenaline, you can take your pick from countless adventures in Southern Africa. White water rafting, bungee jumping or ziplining – what’s your scene?
Chase your thrills down the Storms River in the Garden Route or paraglide over the forests surrounding Wilderness. Experience the Knysna forest from above on a canopy tour or take a heart-stopping swing over the Batoka Gorge. If you’re keen on pushing your boundaries, we’ll make it happen.
Fueled by adrenaline but driven by quality, we’re the A-Team when it comes to adventure holidays in Southern Africa.
If you’re big on the Big 5, we invite you to discover the best of the bush on luxury safaris with Explorer. From Chobe and the Serengeti to open vehicle game drives in a private reserve or a horseback safari in the Masai Mara, Southern Africa is the wildlife capital of the world, filled with bucket-list safari experiences.
There’s so much on offer: witness the Great Migration from a hot-air balloon, watch calving whales from the shores of Hermanus, or track cheetah on foot at Samara. A Kruger Park safari is ideal for first-timers who want to experience game viewing in style and luxury – and who want almost guaranteed sightings of the Big 5. You can also expect rewarding wildlife encounters on a walking safari in Zambia’s South Luangwa or among the wetlands of Botswana’s Okavango Delta.
Take a journey on the wild side with Explorer.
Discover the transformative power of travel when you embark on a journey of inner growth and overall well-being with Explorer.
We believe that wellness and mindfulness are unique to each person. Whether to rejuvenate body and soul or unwind from the daily grind, we provide you with opportunities to reach a sense of calmness in nature and reconnect with your spirit. Our professional practitioners gently facilitate mindful and enriching experiences for you, be these sacred drumming circles, Tai Chi on the beach, or meandering through sacrosanct caves on an archaeological journey of discovery.
Authenticity is at the heart of what we do, and sustainability is more than just a buzzword for us. As supporters of the TreadRight Foundation, sustainability is woven into the fabric of everything we do, which is why we encourage purposeful, mindful travel which respects the environment and supports local communities. To continue making travel matter we’ll give you opportunities to meaningfully interact with the people and places of Southern Africa – from the Maasai in Kenya to local Cape Town designers at the V&A Waterfront.
Travel with a purpose and discover wellness in the wilderness with Explorer.
Romance is in the air on a honeymoon in Africa! From Cape Town to Kenya, there really is no better destination to make your first memories together as a married couple.
Indulge in candlelit dinners for two on a private beach or sleep beneath the stars on a luxury safari; Southern Africa promises spellbinding experiences and unforgettable destinations in which to celebrate your love.
Take your pick of Southern Africa honeymoons: a Cape Town honeymoon blends the cosmopolitan energy of the Mother City with the charm of the Winelands, while a luxury safari in an untouched wilderness is equally unforgettable. View the Big 5 on a private game drive. Marvel at the majesty of the Victoria Falls or soak up the serenity of the Okavango Delta. Expect to dine on world-class cuisine, discover cultural experiences and find adrenaline-fueled adventures.
The honeymoon is aptly named; it surely is a sweet time to make your first memories together as a married couple.
What does luxury mean to you? If you define it as ultra-luxe accommodation in unforgettable settings combined with world-class wine and cuisine, outstanding service and excellent attention to detail, you’ve come to the right place.
We take luxury travel in Africa seriously with an holistic approach to spa journeys, food and wine experiences, private guided excursions and more. Whether you’re at the beach or on safari; perusing a menu or roaming a gallery, we’ve curated a collection of unforgettable experiences which exemplify luxury travel in Africa.
Family holidays in Southern Africa are all about making memories to last a lifetime. From thrilling up-close wildlife encounters to authentic interactions with local communities, a family holiday with Explorer will enrich your children’s lives in unexpected ways. Africa encourages new perspectives; whether you’re viewing Cape Town from the summit of Table Mountain, marveling at the Victoria Falls through a haze of misty spray, standing atop the Sossusvlei Dunes at sunrise, or floating over the Masai Mara in a hot air balloon.
For families travelling to Africa for the first time, you can take your pick of bucket list experiences. See the Big 5 (or even the Big 7 if you choose to go on safari in the malaria-free Eastern Cape of South Africa). Watch whales from the shores of Hermanus, or see sharks up close at the Two Oceans Aquarium, before taking a ride in the big wheel at the world-famous V&A Waterfront.
Travelling with tots, or travelling with teens? We will tailor your trip to suit your family. From the floodplains of the Okavango Delta to the elephants of Chobe, experience Southern Africa with Explorer.
Get your heart rate up on an active holiday with Explorer and discover Southern African getaways with an outdoor edge.
We take health to heart and will give you plenty of opportunities to get away and get moving. Whether sea kayaking with penguins or cycling through the Cape Winelands; hiking through the veld on an interactive bush walk or riding on horseback across the Masai Mara. If there’s one way to immerse yourself in the environment, it’s by actively engaging with it.
Perhaps you’re more into hiking than mountain biking. Maybe you prefer to be on the water instead of in it. We’re all about tailored experiences, so we will customise your trip to include your chosen activities. If you’re the kind of person who thrives on endorphins, you’ll love our active holidays in Southern Africa.
Take only pictures, and leave only your footprints behind. We believe in travelling with a purpose and making travel matter, which is why sustainability is more than just a buzzword for us. As supporters of the TreadRight Foundation, sustainability is woven into the fabric of everything we do.
We encourage purposeful, mindful travel which respects the environment and supports local communities. We’ll give you opportunities to meaningfully interact with the people and places of Africa – from the Maasai in Kenya to local Cape Town designers at the V&A Waterfront; from spotting red colobus monkeys in Jozani Forest to taking an environmental tour of a wine farm.
At Explorer, we don’t simply support sustainable travel, we live it.