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Top itineraries and travel advice in and around Johannesburg
Joburg, as it’s popularly known, is South Africa’s largest city, though slightly less popular with visitors than Cape Town. But don’t overlook its unique opportunities to learn about South Africa’s political and anthropological history, with options like Soweto tours, the Apartheid Museum, and the Cradle of Humankind.

In addition to taking a look at the scale of history, kimkim travelers have checked out the scale of the landscape from above on hot air balloon tours. The region’s stable weather allows for almost year-round flying in between making your connections.
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Map of History & Wildlife in South Africa: Johannesburg & Kruger National Park - 8 Days
History & Wildlife in South Africa: Johannesburg & Kruger National Park - 8 Days

The area in and around Johannesburg is full of history, from the rise of Nelson Mandela to the evolution of the first human ancestors. Discover it all on this eight-day itinerary covering the largest city in South Africa and one of the largest game reserves on the continent. Visit Mandela's home in Houghton, learn traditional cooking methods in Soweto, and see the "Big Five" in Kruger National Park before the week is out on this fascinating trip.

"Biltong," a South African meat jerky snack, complete with spices and herbs
Map of South Africa Food & Wine Tour: Cape Town, Winelands & Johannesburg - 7 Days
South Africa Food & Wine Tour: Cape Town, Winelands & Johannesburg - 7 Days

Whether you're sipping world-class vintages in the Winelands or barbecuing around the braai, you'll sample many of the typical flavors of South Africa with this weeklong itinerary. Split your time between Cape Town and Johannesburg for wine tours, food walks, interactive storytelling experiences, and more.

You won't have to go far to spot Big Five animals at your luxury safari lodge (photo courtesy of Walkers Plains)
Map of Luxury South Africa City & Safari Adventure: Johannesburg & Timbavati Game Reserve - 7 Days
Luxury South Africa City & Safari Adventure: Johannesburg & Timbavati Game Reserve - 7 Days

Discover the pulse and heart of South Africa with in-depth tours of dynamic Johannesburg and thrilling game drives in the Timbavati Game Reserve. Bookend your luxury wildlife camp experience with stays in "Joburg," where you'll tour the Apartheid Museum, cycle around Soweto, and sample some of the city's best fine dining. As a kicker, you'll enjoy multiple safaris that go beyond the nation's famous wildlife to include its music—that's right, jazz is a part of this adventure, too.

Indulge in an oyster feast in Knysna
Map of South Africa Food & Wine Tour: Cape Town, Garden Route & Johannesburg - 11 Days
South Africa Food & Wine Tour: Cape Town, Garden Route & Johannesburg - 11 Days

Experience 11 days of edible education with this South Africa itinerary. You'll learn about the history of Cape Town via a food tour, followed by lessons in wine appreciation, salt curing, and oyster tasting along the Garden Route. Continue the curriculum in Johannesburg with dinner and storytelling around a fire, a cast-iron cooking class, and more—all complete with samples.

Stay three nights at a luxury lodge in Sabi Sands Game Reserve (photo courtesy of Lion Sands Narina)
Map of Luxury Safari Adventure in South Africa & Botswana - 14 Days
Luxury Safari Adventure in South Africa & Botswana - 14 Days

Pack your bags for a memorable journey to hit the highlights of northeastern South Africa. Stay in luxurious lodges and tent camps on the African savanna as you enjoy game drives to spot exotic wildlife in famous parks and reserves like Sabi Sands, Kruger, and Chobe. But that's not all; you'll also hop the northern border into Botswana for safaris at the biodiverse Okavango Delta and hit the streets of dynamic Johannesburg for a bit of culture and dinner in Nelson Mandela's former home.

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Map of South Africa Food & Wine Tour: Cape Town, Garden Route, & Johannesburg - 14 Days
South Africa Food & Wine Tour: Cape Town, Garden Route, & Johannesburg - 14 Days

For two weeks, you can try out a thorough selection of South Africa's most typical tastes with. this trip plan. Whether you're winding your way through the Winelands, circling the stalls in the Elgin Railway Market, or relaxing on the shores of the Knysna Lagoon, you'll be educating both your mind and palate. Follow that with five days in Johannesburg that will take you from down in the Sterkfontein Caves to a dinner on a floating platform above the city.

Bean curry with dried fruits
Map of South Africa Food & Wine Tour: Cape Town, Garden Route, & Johannesburg - 9 Days
South Africa Food & Wine Tour: Cape Town, Garden Route, & Johannesburg - 9 Days

Nibble on nine days of nom with this South Africa culinary outing. You'll start strolling the colorful streets of Cape Town, enjoying the farms of Elgin, and exploring the flavors of the Garden Route before you head to Johannesburg to learn about the history of the Soweto Township and Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site alongside interactive dining experiences.

Cape Asparagus
Map of South Africa Food & Wine Tour: Cape Town, Garden Route, & Johannesburg - 12 Days
South Africa Food & Wine Tour: Cape Town, Garden Route, & Johannesburg - 12 Days

Taste 12 days of South African traditions on this tour that combines education and eateries. Whether you're making your way through the streets of Cape Town to relevant restaurants in the city's history, sipping wine and shucking oysters along the Garden Route, or trading tales around the barbecue in Johannesburg's Soweto township, you'll stimulate both your taste buds and your brain.

Bobotie with rice
Map of South Africa Food & Wine Tour: Cape Town, Garden Route, & Johannesburg - 15 Days
South Africa Food & Wine Tour: Cape Town, Garden Route, & Johannesburg - 15 Days

Sample 15 days worth of South Africa's savoriest spots with this itinerary. You'll start in Cape Town, with four days to explore from the treetops of Kirstenbosch to the colorful streets of Bo Kaap and vines of the Winelands, then head out on the Garden Route to explore Elgin's farms and Knysna's waterfront cooking. Conclude with five nights in Johannesburg, where you'll follow the full timeline of South African history from the Cradle of Humankind, to a barbecue in Soweto, through a modern dinner in a former power station.

Greenmarket Square in Cape Town
Map of Classic South Africa: Cape Town, Johannesburg, & Kruger Safari - 10 Days
Classic South Africa: Cape Town, Johannesburg, & Kruger Safari - 10 Days

Take a 10-day trek through the tales of South Africa with this trip plan. Listen to the wind blowing in across Cape Town from atop Table Mountain or rustling through the vineyards of the Winelands, then get in touch with the country's human history on a Cape Town city tour and over dinner in Johannesburg. You'll end your trip listening to the bird calls and animals of Kruger National Park on safari.

Young elephants playing in the water in Kruger National Park
Map of Authentic South Africa: Johannesburg to Kruger National Park - 8 Days
Authentic South Africa: Johannesburg to Kruger National Park - 8 Days

After arriving in Johannesburg, you will have the chance to explore the vibrant "City of Gold" including the many art galleries, markets, and historical museums. You will also take a township tour through Soweto, South Africa's "living museum" filled with rich history, before departing for Kruger National Park. A few days in Kruger National Park will give you a full opportunity to discover the reserve's thousands of wildlife species and unique heritage spots before you depart back to Johannesburg and visit Blyde River Canyon along the way.

Catch a rainbow at Zimbabwe's Victoria Falls
Map of Wild South Africa & Zimbabwe: Kruger National Park & Victoria Falls - 7 Days
Wild South Africa & Zimbabwe: Kruger National Park & Victoria Falls - 7 Days

Discover wildlife and natural beauty up close on this weeklong adventure that takes you to South Africa and Zimbabwe's most spectacular sites. Start in Kruger National Park to explore by safari as you observe "Big Five" wildlife by day and nocturnal beasts in the evening. Enjoy life at the lodge and experience a traditional meal grilled over open flames. Finish your expedition by marveling at the overwhelming beauty of Victoria Falls and trying out some extreme sports activities.

Gather 'round the braai
Map of South Africa Food & Wine Tour: Cape Town, Garden Route, & Johannesburg - 10 Days
South Africa Food & Wine Tour: Cape Town, Garden Route, & Johannesburg - 10 Days

Take ten days to tease your taste buds on this trip through South Africa's treats. You'll start with three days in Cape Town to walk the city streets on a guided food tour and visit the Winelands, then stop in the smaller towns of Elgin and Knsyna to explore their farm-to-table scenes. End your trip around the bonfire in Johannesburg with storytelling and barbecue-style dining.

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Map of South Africa Food & Wine Tour: Cape Town, Garden Route, & Johannesburg - 13 Days
South Africa Food & Wine Tour: Cape Town, Garden Route, & Johannesburg - 13 Days

Follow your nose for 13 days of South African gastronomy with this itinerary. Start with three days amid the city streets and spices of Cape Town, then go along the Garden Route to encounter Elgin's farms and markets followed by the shores of the Knysna Lagoon and Tsitsikamma National Park.  End your trip around the campfire and dining on a platform above the skyline of Johannesburg.

Look for zebras and giraffes comingling in Kruger National Park
Map of Cape Town, Johannesburg & Kruger National Park: Best Itinerary Ideas
Cape Town, Johannesburg & Kruger National Park: Best Itinerary Ideas

Most travelers will find that eight to 11 days is perfect for a well-paced South Africa trip with stops in Cape Town, Johannesburg, and Kruger National Park. If you don't mind a fast-paced journey, you can see the highlights of this route in less time—as little as one week. Or, extend your trip and explore more of the country—some of the best-loved trip extensions include Franschhoek or Simon's Town. See more ideas for Cape Town, Johannesburg, and Kruger National Park itineraries below.

Stay two nights on the edge of South Africa's Kruger National Park (photo courtesy of Walkers Plains)
Map of Luxury South Africa Safaris & Beyond: Kruger, Okavango Delta & Victoria Falls - 10 Days
Luxury South Africa Safaris & Beyond: Kruger, Okavango Delta & Victoria Falls - 10 Days

Make South Africa your base for safari adventures that will take you from Kruger National Park up to the wetlands of Botswana and the cascades of Zimbabwe's Victoria Falls, the largest waterfall in the world. Along the way, you'll spot zebras, hyenas, impalas, giraffes, elephants, and lions—and visit a black rhino sanctuary. In between all these outdoor experiences, there will be plenty of relaxed free time at luxury bush lodges where nightly al fresco dinners are the highlight.

Viewing deck in Kruger
Map of Classic South Africa: Cape Town, Johannesburg, & Kruger Safari - 11 Days
Classic South Africa: Cape Town, Johannesburg, & Kruger Safari - 11 Days

Spend eleven days exploring some of South Africa's essential spots on this itinerary. You'll start off in Cape Town with day trips out to the Winelands and up the coast, then head over to Johannesburg for engaging dinner experiences and a tour of the Soweto township. Venture into Kruger National Park for an extensive safari before following the Panorama Route back to Johannesburg.

Baobab in Kruger
Map of Classic South Africa: Cape Town, Johannesburg, & Kruger Safari - 8 Days
Classic South Africa: Cape Town, Johannesburg, & Kruger Safari - 8 Days

Follow a classic South Africa route for eight days on this itinerary. Start off on Cape Town's scenic seaboard and wine country, then go north for a night in Johannesburg accompanied by a tour of the Soweto Township. From there you'll head to Kruger National Park for a safari across its famous territory.

Look for elephants on game drives and bush walks in Kruger National Park
Map of Classic South Africa & Mauritius: Cape Town, Johannesburg, Kruger Safari & Mauritius - 16 Days
Classic South Africa & Mauritius: Cape Town, Johannesburg, Kruger Safari & Mauritius - 16 Days

Get a glimpse of the rich world of South Africa and Mauritius on this 16-day itinerary. Begin in Cape Town with views, wine tastings, and historical insights, then spend a brief few days in Johannesburg to delve deeper into the country's history. Go on game drives and bush walks in Kruger National Park. Then, end your trip in Mauritius, where you can explore the island's pristine beaches, cruise to Ile aux Cerfs, swim under powerful waterfalls, and sample local rum.

The Three Rondavels
Map of Classic South Africa: Cape Town. Johannesburg, & Kruger Safari - 9 Days
Classic South Africa: Cape Town. Johannesburg, & Kruger Safari - 9 Days

Nine days will give you a nice amount of time to nourish your understanding of South Africa on this itinerary. Spend your first three nights in Cape Town on a walking tour through historic city highlights, out sampling in the Winelands, and driving the scenic coast. Stop in Johannesburg for an interactive dinner evening, then keep going to Kruger National Park for a classic safari.

Finding Elephants on Safari
Discover Wildlife in South Africa and Botswana - 14 Days

This two-week trip takes you through South Africa and into Botswana, starting in the vibrant city of Cape Town where you'll go whale watching, visit the penguin colony on Boulders Beach, and tour the scenic Cape Peninsula. The luxury train Rovos Rail will take you across the country, stopping in Matjiesfontein, Kimberely, and Pretoria, and ending with a flight from Johannesburg to Sabi Sand Game Reserve. Sleep in luxury tents and track Big Five wildlife before transferring to Botswana and exploring the Okavango Delta with traditional mokoro boats and a hot air balloon ride.

Penguins on Boulders Beach
Map of Classic South Africa: Cape Town, Johannesburg, & Kruger Safari - 13 Days
Classic South Africa: Cape Town, Johannesburg, & Kruger Safari - 13 Days

The "big five" are just a few of the animals you can see in South Africa, and you'll meet plenty of the country's residents both human and animal on this classic 13-day trip. You'll start off in Cape Town, where the city's human residents will guide through the city's cultural and culinary scene, and out to the Cape of Good Hope and penguin colonies of Boulders Beach. Then head to Johannesburg to hear stories of the city's complicated history before you set off on safari through Kruger National Park.

Embark on game drives and bush walks South Africa's Limpopo province
Map of South Africa Off-the-Beaten-Track Safari - 7 Days
South Africa Off-the-Beaten-Track Safari - 7 Days

Blaze your own trail over a week of safari adventures in northeastern South Africa—eschewing the busier parks for smaller reserves and off-the-beaten-path luxury lodges. After a bicycle tour to see the real Johannesburg, you'll hit the road, traveling between two of the Limpopo province's finest private game reserves. Embark on multiple game drives, bush walks, and river cruises in each, spotting magnificent wildlife like lions, elephants, crocodiles, and more.

Within Kruger National Park
Map of Classic South Africa: Cape Town, Johannesburg & Kruger Safari - 14 Days
Classic South Africa: Cape Town, Johannesburg & Kruger Safari - 14 Days

Take two weeks to see some of the most famous spots in South Africa on this tour. Start in Cape Town, home to mountaintop views, classic wine vintages, and historical, natural, and consumable attractions. Head over to Johannesburg to learn more about the history of the country, then keep going to Kruger National Park to meet the country's animal residents before you take a scenic drive back to Johannesburg and depart.

Roadside Kruger views
Map of Classic South Africa and Mauritius: Cape Town, Johannesburg, Kruger Safari, & More - 21 Days
Classic South Africa and Mauritius: Cape Town, Johannesburg, Kruger Safari, & More - 21 Days

Take a full three weeks to journey through South Africa and neighboring Mauritius with this travel plan. Week one begins in Cape Town, filled with wine, views, history, and food. Start week two in Johannesburg with history and a traditional-style dinner, then continue to Kruger National Park, searching for wildlife. Fly on to Mauritius to spend your final week exploring the scenery of this tropical island.

Enjoy gourmet meals and Big Five animal sightings during a luxury safari (photo courtesy of Walkers Plains)
Map of Luxury South Africa Food, Wine & Safari Adventure - 10 Days
Luxury South Africa Food, Wine & Safari Adventure - 10 Days

See and taste the best of South Africa over 10 packed days that will not only take you on an epic safari but also to the most captivating corners of its top cities (and therefore best restaurants). It's a luxury tour that kicks off with fine dining and champagne cruises in Cape Town, then continues to the lush vineyards of Cape Winelands to taste the fruits of its terroir. The last leg of the trip will see you on safari at a private nature reserve before walking in the footsteps of history in Johannesburg.

Bo Kaap in Cape Town
Map of Classic South Africa: Cape Town, Johannesburg, & Kruger Safari - 15 Days
Classic South Africa: Cape Town, Johannesburg, & Kruger Safari - 15 Days

Whether you're looking down the colorful buildings of Bo Kaap or out at the traditional house-shaped mountains of the Three Rondavels, you'll find plenty of views to take in on this  15-day itinerary. Look down from Table Mountain or the cliffs of the Cape of Good Hope in Cape Town, up at the skies during an outdoor dinner and storytelling experience in Johannesburg, or across the plains on a safari through Kruger National Park to see some of the highlights of South Africa.

Start your epic 16-day tour of South Africa in Cape Town
Map of Classic South Africa: Cape Town, Johannesburg & Kruger Safari - 16 Days
Classic South Africa: Cape Town, Johannesburg & Kruger Safari - 16 Days

Explore some of South Africa's highlights on this 16-day trip to two iconic cities and the Kruger National Park Reserve. Take a cable car up Table Mountain in Cape Town, go on a road trip along the Cape Peninsula, and sample local wine in the Winelands. Then, fly to Johannesburg to explore the Maboneng Precinct and learn more about the Apartheid era in Soweto. Look for the Big Five in the reserve on bush walks and game drives before taking a scenic drive back to Johannesburg via the Blyde River Canyon.

Namibia
Map of Namibia & South Africa Adventure: Deserts, Coastlines & National Parks - 21 Days
Namibia & South Africa Adventure: Deserts, Coastlines & National Parks - 21 Days

Get ready for three weeks of safaris and road trips throughout southern Africa. It begins in Namibia, where you'll hit the road on the famous Skeleton Coast, visit iconic red deserts, and enjoy game drives in Indigenous conservation areas. Next up is South Africa, where you'll tour Cape Town, walk with penguins on the beach, go on wine and food tours, and enjoy multiple safaris in the legendary Kruger National Park.

Vineyard in Franschhoek
Map of Discover South Africa: Cape Town, Winelands, Johannesburg, & Tswalu Kalahari - 13 Days
Discover South Africa: Cape Town, Winelands, Johannesburg, & Tswalu Kalahari - 13 Days

Sip, spin, safari and more on this 13-day itinerary. You'll take in the highlights of what Cape Town has to offer with outings including the Cape of Good Hope, Table Mountain, and a full day to explore on your own. Then travel to the Winelands, where you can sample the food and wine of Franschhoek and see the scenery from a bike tour; sail over the Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site with a hot air balloon tour out of Johannesburg; and venture into the Kalahari desert in search of wildlife on safari.

Take the family on safari!
Map of Southern Africa Safari for Families: Johannesburg, Kapama, Cape Town & Victoria Falls - 14 Days
Southern Africa Safari for Families: Johannesburg, Kapama, Cape Town & Victoria Falls - 14 Days

For a two-week family trip that covers all your bases, look no further. Travel from Johannesburg to Victoria Falls via Kruger National Park and Cape Town, discovering the best of South Africa and Zimbabwe along the way. From vibrant city life to wild savanna, experience the beauty of traditional cultures alongside modern cuisine and luxury as you hike, bike, scoot, and sail through a family adventure like no other.

Bo Kaap neighborhood in Cape Town
Map of Classic South Africa and Mauritius: Cape Town, Johannesburg, Kruger Safari, & More - 17 Days
Classic South Africa and Mauritius: Cape Town, Johannesburg, Kruger Safari, & More - 17 Days

Travel through the varied landscapes of South Africa and Mauritius on this 17-day itinerary.  Start by taking in the views across Cape Town from up on Table Mountain, out in the valleys of wine country, and through the bustling streets. Continue to Johannesburg for a glimpse back into South African history both recent and long-ago. Then on to Kruger National Park for a look at the wildlife before you wrap it up with a beach break on tropical Mauritius.

Atop Table Mountain
Map of Discover South Africa: Cape Town, Winelands, Johannesburg & Tswalu Kalahari - 14 Days
Discover South Africa: Cape Town, Winelands, Johannesburg & Tswalu Kalahari - 14 Days

This trip takes a two-week tour of some of South Africa's most popular attractions. Five nights in Cape Town will start you off with an exploration of the city, from its busy streets to the open landscapes of the Cape of Good Hope, and down into the water on a sea kayak tour. Continue to Franschhoek to sample its famous wines, tour the historic streets, fly over the Johannesburg countryside, and cap it off with a safari across the Kalahari.

Chamarel waterfall on Mauritius
Map of Classic South Africa and Mauritius: Cape Town, Johannesburg, Kruger Safari, & More - 18 Days
Classic South Africa and Mauritius: Cape Town, Johannesburg, Kruger Safari, & More - 18 Days

Eighteen days takes you through some of the highlights of South Africa and Mauritius on this itinerary.  You'll begin in Cape Town, where you'll tour the wine lands, coastal hot spots like the Cape of Good Hope and neighboring penguin colony, botanic gardens, and more. Head to Johannesburg for a brief glimpse into South African history before you continue to the wilds of Kruger National Park. Conclude on the island of Mauritius, home to famous beaches and other natural attractions.

An excess of elephants
Map of Southern Africa Safari: Cape Town, Victoria Falls, Chobe National Park & More - 14 Days
Southern Africa Safari: Cape Town, Victoria Falls, Chobe National Park & More - 14 Days

Take two weeks to travel through southern Africa on the wildlife trail with this trip plan. After a bustling city start in Cape Town and Johannesburg, you'll travel to Sabi Sands Game Reserve to begin the first of your safari experiences and search for the "Big Five" next door to Kruger National Park. From there, fly to Victoria Falls for the views, then board a houseboat to take you on a river-based safari spotting hippos down the Zambezi. You'll end your trip in the Okavango Delta and its Moremi Game Reserve to make sure you've got a glimpse of everything on your list.

Sunrise in Kruger
Map of Explore South Africa: Cape Town, Johannesburg, & Kruger Safari - 8 Days
Explore South Africa: Cape Town, Johannesburg, & Kruger Safari - 8 Days

Eight days will introduce you to some of the high points of South Africa on this itinerary. Spend three nights in Cape Town complete with scenic drives, wine samples, and sweeping views, followed by a night in Johannesburg for a skim of the history of the Soweto district. End your outing with a safari through Kruger National Park and all its native wildlife.

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Map of South Africa and Zimbabwe Safari: Cape Town, Victoria Falls, Hwange National Park, Mana Pools National Park, & More - 14 Days
South Africa and Zimbabwe Safari: Cape Town, Victoria Falls, Hwange National Park, Mana Pools National Park, & More - 14 Days

The African continent has more than 3,000 protected areas of land, and while you won't be able to cover all of them on this trip, you can get a good look. From the treetops of the Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens in Cape Town and vineyards of the Winelands, you'll continue to the Sabi Sands game reserve and two different national parks in Zimbabwe to take in all the scenery and safari time the southern region of the continent has to offer.

Rocky Cape Point
Map of Explore South Africa: Cape Town, Winelands, Johannesburg, Safari, & Beach - 15 Days
Explore South Africa: Cape Town, Winelands, Johannesburg, Safari, & Beach - 15 Days

Relish 15 days in South Africa with this itinerary. Arrive in Cape Town and roam through the city's outlying scenic real estate to discover rocky coastlines and a rich cultural and culinary scene. Ramble over to Franschhoek to revel in the area's renowned wine scene, then to Johannesburg to learn about the area's racial history. A safari through Kruger National Park will reveal the  wildlife of the region before you round back down to Tonga Beach Lodge to bask in the radiant coastal sunshine.

Spend three days exploring the Moremi Game Reserve
Map of Southern Africa Safari: Cape Town, Victoria Falls, Chobe National Park & More - 16 Days
Southern Africa Safari: Cape Town, Victoria Falls, Chobe National Park & More - 16 Days

Sweep through southern Africa on this 16-day safari-centric tour. Enjoy scenic drives and food and wine tours in Cape Town, followed by a modern history lesson in Johannesburg. Then, it's off to Sabi Sands Game Reserve for three days of game drives and bush walks. Leave South Africa and head to Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe before you board a houseboat to cruise through the waterways of Chobe National Park. End the trip with one last safari in Botswana's Moremi Game Reserve.

Make memories with the kids and check out the views from Table Mountain
Map of South Africa for Families: Cape Town, Sun City & Johannesburg - 7 Days
South Africa for Families: Cape Town, Sun City & Johannesburg - 7 Days

This well-planned, week-long itinerary is the perfect taster of South Africa for families of all ages. Enjoy the best of colorful Cape Town, from the sweeping views atop Table Mountain to the wineries on the city's doorstep. Then catch a flight inland for two blissful days at the Sun City Resort, a wonderland of adventure and relaxation for kids and parents. End in Johannesburg with a meaningful tour of the infamous Soweto township and a storytelling dinner under the stars

Alleyway in Johannesburg
Map of Classic South Africa and Mauritius: Cape Town, Johannesburg, Kruger Safari, & More - 19 Days
Classic South Africa and Mauritius: Cape Town, Johannesburg, Kruger Safari, & More - 19 Days

Spend nineteen days making your way through some of South Africa's most distinctive attractions, along with neighbor Mauritius. You'll start off in Cape Town, tasting the wines of neighboring valleys, local specialties on a food tour, fresh air and flora of the Botanic Gardens, and the salt air of the Cape of Good Hope. Head to Johannesburg for an educational experience, then go into the bush in Kruger National Park to watch for the teeming wildlife. Finish your explorations alongside the palm trees on the island of Mauritius.

Safari adventure in South Africa
Map of Family Fun in South Africa: Cape Town, Kruger National Park & Johannesburg - 7 Days
Family Fun in South Africa: Cape Town, Kruger National Park & Johannesburg - 7 Days

South Africa is synonymous with adventure, and this kid-friendly itinerary is no exception. As you travel from Cape Town to Johannesburg via the Kruger National Park, you'll experience wildlife closer than ever before, learn about historical events directly from those who lived through them, and experience the best in modern South African culture and cuisine. From a swashbuckling sea adventure to a sunset safari, you and the kids will come away with memories to savor and stories to tell!

Spend some time at Sun City to cool off from the South African heat
Map of Family Trip to Cape Town, Pilanesberg National Park & Sun City - 14 Days
Family Trip to Cape Town, Pilanesberg National Park & Sun City - 14 Days

This perfectly curated two-week trip to South Africa blends a mix of sunshine-filled family downtime with ample opportunity to experience the country's highlights. Discover playful penguins, thrilling cable car rides, and a memorable African dinner as you get to know Cape Town. See lions and elephants on safari in Pilanesberg National Park, then head to Sun City for family fun and relaxation. A visit to vibrant Johannesburg and an unforgettable trip to Soweto complete this family adventure.

South Africa
Map of Southern Africa Highlights: Wildlife Safaris & Natural Wonders - 13 Days
Southern Africa Highlights: Wildlife Safaris & Natural Wonders - 13 Days

Over nearly two weeks, you'll enjoy the best southern Africa has to offer on this adventurous itinerary. It begins with wine tours and sunset cruises around the magnificent coast of Cape Town, after which you'll jet off to Victoria Falls, the largest waterfall in the world. Embark on safaris in Botswana's Chobe National Park and the Okavango Delta wetlands, then wrap up the trip with more wildlife adventures in South Africa's Kruger National Park.

Your self-drive adventure starts with game drives in Kruger National Park
Map of Adventurous Self-Drive Safari in South Africa - 7 Days
Adventurous Self-Drive Safari in South Africa - 7 Days

Get behind the wheel for a week of wildlife outings and nature tours in some of South Africa's hottest safari destinations. Find your bearings in Johannesburg, then set off into Kruger National Park for game drives and bush walks from a riverside camp. It's on to nearby Sabi Sands for more safari adventures and "glamping" within the famed private reserve, then turn north for road-trip adventures and boat tours of Blyde, the most awe-inspiring river canyon in the country.

Spectacled weavers in Kruger
Map of Classic South Africa and Mauritius: Cape Town, Johannesburg, Kruger Safari, & More - 20 Days
Classic South Africa and Mauritius: Cape Town, Johannesburg, Kruger Safari, & More - 20 Days

Twenty days give you plenty of time to scope out South Africa and neighboring Mauritius on this trip. You'll start off in Cape Town, your base to pay visits to the winelands, Robben Island, Kirstenbosch Gardens, and the city's culinary scene. Continue to Johannesburg for a cultural cuisine experience, then over to Kruger National Park for a classic safari. Finally, end your trip on the island of Mauritius with tropical tours and plenty of time to relax.

A view of Johannesburg's skyline
Map of Authentic South Africa: Cape Town, Garden Route, Safari, and Johannesburg - 15 Days
Authentic South Africa: Cape Town, Garden Route, Safari, and Johannesburg - 15 Days

Over two weeks, you'll do everything from touring Cape Town's top tourist destinations to eating lunch in a local tavern in the township of Soweto. The trip will start with five days discovering the best spots in Cape Town and its vibrant city life before flying to the Eastern Cape where you'll spend four days in Knysna and Jeffreys Bay exploring the Garden Route. For two days, you'll get up close with the big five while staying in a tented camp in Manyeleti Game Reserve before heading to South Africa's commercial capital, Johannesburg, where you'll have a full city tour.

Cape Town
Map of Ultimate South Africa: Cape Town, Simon's Town, Franschhoek, Kruger & Johannesburg - 14 Days
Ultimate South Africa: Cape Town, Simon's Town, Franschhoek, Kruger & Johannesburg - 14 Days

This two-week sojourn in South Africa delivers the highlights, from cultural outings to wine tastings to wildlife adventures. In Cape Town, you'll get to know the region on city tours, guided hikes, and day trips to the Cape Winelands region to enjoy great food and wine. After walking with penguins near the southern Cape, you're off to Kruger National Park for wildlife safaris before ending the trip in Johannesburg, where you'll witness living history from the Apartheid era before heading home.

Penguins on parade
Map of Explore South Africa: Cape Town, Winelands, Johannesburg, Safari, & Beach - 16 Days
Explore South Africa: Cape Town, Winelands, Johannesburg, Safari, & Beach - 16 Days

Spend 16 days sightseeing through South Africa with this itinerary. Start off in Cape Town and survey the scenic views from Table Mountain and seaside cliffs, descend in a shark cage, and sample the city's culinary scene. Switch to Franschhoek to sip from the local wine cellars, then over to Johannesburg to soar above the plains in a hot air balloon. Continue straight on to safari in Kruger National Park, then escape to the sea at Thonga Beach.

Set off on a South African safari
Map of South African Family Safari: Cape Town, Langebaan & Kruger National Park - 14 Days
South African Family Safari: Cape Town, Langebaan & Kruger National Park - 14 Days

This family adventure starts in South Africa's Cape Town, where you'll visit majestic Table Mountain on foot or via cable car. Tour the harbor on an authentic pirate ship and see penguins at play, then head to Langebaan for beach time and waterparks. Take a private safari in Kruger National Park, and search out Africa's Big Five game animals on a sunset drive. End in Johannesburg for a tour of the historic Soweto district and a revisit of the Gold Rush days at Gold Reef City Theme Park.

Savor the Cape Winelands' best bottles before you set off on safari
Map of Luxury South Africa Food, Wine & Safari Adventure - 14 Days
Luxury South Africa Food, Wine & Safari Adventure - 14 Days

Spend two weeks discovering the fruits of South Africa, all while traveling in the lap of luxury. There's no better spot to begin a first-class holiday than coastal Cape Town, where you'll spend a few days touring the highlights, enjoying fine dining, and exploring landmarks like Table Mountain and the Cape Peninsula. Then, after sampling the best bottles in the Cape Winelands region, you'll embark on safaris at private nature reserves and finish up in Johannesburg for a deep dive into the real Africa.

Chapman's Peak drive
Map of Explore South Africa: Cape Town, Johannesburg, & Kruger Safari - 9 Days
Explore South Africa: Cape Town, Johannesburg, & Kruger Safari - 9 Days

Take nine days to notice a curated list of some of South Africa's nicest spots. Open your outing in Cape Town, where you can check out the city from atop Table Mountain and then get down into its many attractions. Venture out to the vines of Franschhoek to sample from its renowned cellars, jump down to Johannesburg for a cultural lesson and dinner, then conclude your trip on a safari through Kruger National Park.

Spot lions in South Africa's famed Kruger National Park
Map of Southern Africa Highlights: Wildlife & Natural Wonders - 14 Days
Southern Africa Highlights: Wildlife & Natural Wonders - 14 Days

This two-week adventure delivers the grand highlights and lesser-visited gems of southern Africa. Arrive in Cape Town to witness living history on walking tours and go wine tasting in the famous Cape Winelands. Jet off to Zimbabwe for sunset river cruises and vintage train rides around Victoria Falls, then hop over to Botswana for game drives in Chobe National Park and the Okavango Delta. Your trip culminates back in South Africa with more safari adventures in Kruger National Park.

Experience a family safari
Map of Southern African Safari for Families: Kapama, Cape Town & Victoria Falls - 10 Days
Southern African Safari for Families: Kapama, Cape Town & Victoria Falls - 10 Days

Experience the best of South Africa's wildlife and stunning natural beauty with this 10-day family trip. From vibrant Johannesburg to cosmopolitan Cape Town, you'll safari in the Kruger National Park and witness the majesty of Victoria Falls. Along the way, discover penguins, pirate ships, and plenty of adventure as you and your family experience the warmth of traditional African culture and hospitality.

Tea plantation in Mauritius
Map of Classic South Africa and Mauritius: Cape Town, Johannesburg, Kruger Safari, & More - 22 Days
Classic South Africa and Mauritius: Cape Town, Johannesburg, Kruger Safari, & More - 22 Days

Twenty-two days will take you around many of the highlights of both South Africa and Mauritius. You'll start in Cape Town, experiencing the city from high on Table Mountain or in the trees of Kirstenbosch Gardens, sipping wine in the neighboring vineyards, and strolling through the streets. Stop in Johannesburg to deepen your knowledge of South African history, then go wild on safari in Kruger National Park. Fly off to Mauritius for some sunny island time complete with rum tastings, gardens, and a tea route tour.

Finish the trip with four nights at a secluded beach resort on the Indian Ocean (photo courtesy of Thonga Beach Lodge)
Map of Off-the-Beaten-Path Safari & Beach Luxury in South Africa - 10 Days
Off-the-Beaten-Path Safari & Beach Luxury in South Africa - 10 Days

Experience some off-the-beaten-path highlights of eastern South Africa on a trip around Johannesburg and the coastal KwaZulu region. This is a luxury tour, meaning you'll enjoy first-class dining and accommodations, including at some of the finest hotels, safari lodges, and beach resorts in the country. Highlights include mingling with locals in the historic districts of "Joburg," spotting Big Five safari animals at the Hluhluwe Game Reserve, snorkeling in the Indian Ocean, and much more.

Penguin beach
Map of Classic South Africa and Mauritius: Cape Town, Johannesburg, Kruger Safari, & More - 23 Days
Classic South Africa and Mauritius: Cape Town, Johannesburg, Kruger Safari, & More - 23 Days

If you've got 23 days, why not try to meet every animal in South Africa? Start off in Cape Town, where along with the food, wine, and culture, you can also visit a large penguin colony near the Cape of Good Hope. After a brief stop for human history in Johannesburg, head into Kruger National Park to look for the Big 5" and their many companions, along with their injured counterparts at a wildlife rehabilitation center. Conclude your quest on Mauritius, surrounded by sea creatures and the residents of the Giant Tortoises Park.

Vineyards near Stellenbosch
Map of Classic South Africa and Mauritius: Cape Town, Johannesburg, Kruger Safari, & More - 24 Days
Classic South Africa and Mauritius: Cape Town, Johannesburg, Kruger Safari, & More - 24 Days

Travel around South Africa and Mauritius for two dozen days on this trip plan. Begin in Cape Town, casually consuming both the coastline views and culinary and cultural features of the city. Jaunt off to Johannesburg, then keep going to Kruger National Park for a safari through the stunning scenery and scads of wildlife. Then end your trip on Mauritius, basking in the balmy island breezes and blue waters.

Kruger National Park
Map of Cape Town, Kruger National Park & Mauritius - 13 Days
Cape Town, Kruger National Park & Mauritius - 13 Days

On this 13-day adventure in South Africa and beyond, you'll check some major activities off your bucket list. Start on the coast of Cape Town, where you'll experience highlights like visiting Cape Point, walking with penguins, going on wine tours, and enjoying the views from Table Mountain. Then, spend a few unforgettable days on safari in Kruger National Park, followed by a jaunt to Mauritius for beach time and aquatic excursions in the Indian Ocean.

Zebras crossing the Okavango Delta
Map of Southern Africa Panorama: Culture, Cuisine & Wildlife - 15 Days
Southern Africa Panorama: Culture, Cuisine & Wildlife - 15 Days

You can experience southern Africa's greatest natural wonders alongside local culture and cuisine in just over two weeks. Start in South Africa's Western Cape to scale Table Mountain and taste world-class reds in the Winelands, then make your way to Kruger and Chobe National Parks for wildlife safaris by land and water—with visits to Johannesburg and Zimbabwe's Victoria Falls in between. Your adventure ends in Botswana, where you'll track antelope and canoe alongside elephants in the biodiverse Okavango Delta.

Leopard in Kruger National Park
Map of Classic South Africa and Mauritius: Cape Town, Johannesburg, Kruger Safari, & More - 25 Days
Classic South Africa and Mauritius: Cape Town, Johannesburg, Kruger Safari, & More - 25 Days

You've got plenty of time to explore South Africa and neighboring Mauritius on this expansive 25-day itinerary. Start off in Cape Town for an introduction to the country via food and wine tours and natural attractions, then stop to experience the stories of Johannesburg. From there you'll continue up to Kruger National Park for four days on safari. A brief second stop in Johannesburg will lead you to the island of Mauritius, where you'll wrap up your trip amid its luxury resort beaches and lush greenery.

Between Kruger National Park and the private Sabi Sands, you'll have plenty of opportunities to spot big cats and other Big Five game
Map of South African Safari Highlights: Kruger, Sabi Sands & Cape Town - 10 Days
South African Safari Highlights: Kruger, Sabi Sands & Cape Town - 10 Days

Perfect for first-timers and those looking for the quintessential South African safari experience, this 10-day itinerary bases you between Kruger National Park and the Sabi Sands Reserve, where you'll spot lions and rhinos on game drives, take sunset bush walks through the savanna, and fall asleep to the sounds of the bushveld in luxury lodges. After plenty of safari adventures, your trip winds down in Cape Town for penguin tours, wine tastings, cooking workshops, and more.

Elephant excursion
Map of Explore South Africa: Cape Town, Johannesburg, Safari, & Beach - 11 Days
Explore South Africa: Cape Town, Johannesburg, Safari, & Beach - 11 Days

Enjoy 11 days amid some of South Africa's most enticing attractions with this trip plan. You'll embark to Cape Town to start, with three nights in the urban environment to experiment with the city's culinary and cultural attractions. A brief intermission in Johannesburg will educate you on some of that city's expansive history, then go on to experience the ecological side of South Africa with three nights on safari in Kruger National Park and two more atop the sandy expanses of the Thonga Beach Lodge.

Drakensberg
Map of South Africa Self-Drive Adventure - 10 Days
South Africa Self-Drive Adventure - 10 Days

Hit the road on this 10-day self-drive adventure to explore the highlights of South Africa's eastern region. First, travel along the Panorama Route, one of the most scenic drives in the country, then continue to the majestic plateaus of the Drakensberg escarpment. After enjoying nature hikes and mountain fun, travel to the coast for boat tours and safaris to spot exotic animals like leopards and rhinos.

An evening view of Table Mountain in Cape Town
Map of South Africa and Mauritius: Cape Town, Johannesburg, Safari, & More - 15 Days
South Africa and Mauritius: Cape Town, Johannesburg, Safari, & More - 15 Days

This 15-day itinerary combines the highlights of South African travel with the chance to relax on the white sand beaches of Mauritius. You'll arrive in Cape Town, where you'll discover the Cape wine region and explore the city's top scenic and tourist spots including Table Mountain and Robben Island, before traveling to Manyeleti Game Reserve, which shares an open border with Kruger National Park. Over four days, you'll spot the Big Five and other species during game drives or guided walks, and then depart for Johannesburg where you'll catch a flight to Mauritius.

Let the young explorers in your life discover South Africa's extensive wildlife
Map of South African Family Safari: Cape Town,  Kruger National Park & Johannesburg - 10 Days
South African Family Safari: Cape Town, Kruger National Park & Johannesburg - 10 Days

Challenge your perception of family travel with this adventurous itinerary. Can you really take kids on safari, wine tasting, or hiking? The answer is yes, absolutely―if you do it right! As you travel from Cape Town to Johannesburg via Kruger National Park, you'll discover tours tailored to be safe but exciting, with plenty to keep the whole family entertained. Get up close to South Africa's wildlife, learn about its history and culture firsthand, and relax while you and the kids have the time of your lives.

A family holiday to remember in South Africa
Map of South Africa for Families: Cape Town, Pilanesberg National Park & Sun City - 10 Days
South Africa for Families: Cape Town, Pilanesberg National Park & Sun City - 10 Days

Experience the very best of South Africa on this 10-day, action-packed family adventure. Journey from stunning Cape Town to vibrant Johannesburg via safari in the Pilanesberg National Park and waterpark fun at Sun City Resort. Along the way, you'll meet the Big Five on a sunrise safari, tour Cape Point, discover the country's journey to end Apartheid in Soweto, and visit a family-friendly winery in the Western Cape.

See loggerhead sea turtles on the Elephant Coast
Map of Adventures in South Africa: Cape Town to Thonga Beach Lodge - 11 Days
Adventures in South Africa: Cape Town to Thonga Beach Lodge - 11 Days

Discover South Africa's beautiful landscapes and wild animals on this 11-day adventure. Begin in Cape Town and tour the city and surrounding peninsula. You'll have the chance to swim with sharks or go whale watching and visit wineries. Next, head to Kruger National Park for wildlife safaris, moving on to Johannesburg before enjoying a few relaxing days at Thonga Beach Lodge. There, you can see wild sea turtles laying their eggs, and scuba dive and snorkel in the Indian Ocean.

Spot klipspringer and smaller wildlife alongside the Big Five on this South African safari
Map of South Africa Off-the-Beaten-Track Safari - 10 Days
South Africa Off-the-Beaten-Track Safari - 10 Days

Avoid the crowds as you enjoy 10 days of safari and cultural adventures around the most secluded and beautiful locales in South Africa. You're in control as you get behind the wheel and hit the road to the mountains and waterfalls of Magoebaskloof, the Soutpansberg Conservancy, and the vast savannas of Mapungubwe National Park, where safari excursions await. You'll also stay in 5-star bush lodges in private game reserves abounding with more exotic wildlife, like the rare white rhino.

Your safari adventure starts in Kruger, where you'll spot elephants and other Big Five wildlife
Map of Adventurous Self-Drive Safari in South Africa - 10 Days
Adventurous Self-Drive Safari in South Africa - 10 Days

With 10 days in South Africa, you can combine the ultimate safari experience with the freedom of an adventurous road trip. Hop between Kruger and Sabi Sands for a packed itinerary of game drives and bush walks, spending your evenings in comfort at luxury bush lodges. Then it's time to trade big game for natural wonders as you strike out north toward the dramatic landscapes of Blyde River Canyon and the Graskop Gorge.

Great White Watching
Map of Explore South Africa: Cape Town, Winelands, Johannesburg, Safari, & Beach - 12 Days
Explore South Africa: Cape Town, Winelands, Johannesburg, Safari, & Beach - 12 Days

Wind your way through South Africa with this 12-day trip plan. Your start in Cape Town will walk you through the city views and varietals with wine tastings and scenic tours. Head up to the Winelands to sample their winning wines, then keep going through Johannesburg and all the way to Kruger National Park for a walk on the wild side. Wind down amid the waves on the west coast at Tonga Beach Lodge.

Lioness and her cub near Kruger
Map of South Africa Safari & Cities: Johannesburg, Kruger Private Reserves, Cape Town, & Winelands - 13 Days
South Africa Safari & Cities: Johannesburg, Kruger Private Reserves, Cape Town, & Winelands - 13 Days

Experience the best of South Africa on this two-week itinerary, from the privately owned game reserves of the north to the internationally-acclaimed wines of Franschhoek. Fly into Johannesburg, then spend a week on safari at looking for Africa's Big 5 near Kruger. Continue to Cape Town where you'll rent a car, allowing you to drive along the Atlantic Seaboard and take an overnight trip to the Winelands. This itinerary combines a variety of activities with enough free time to explore at your own pace.

Strike out on safari in two of the country's best wildlife-watching locations
Map of South African Safari Highlights: Kruger, Sabi Sands, Victoria Falls & Cape Town - 14 Days
South African Safari Highlights: Kruger, Sabi Sands, Victoria Falls & Cape Town - 14 Days

With dozens of national parks and reserves within easy reach, there's no better country in Africa for the ultimate safari adventure than the southernmost one. This eventful two-week itinerary includes Big Five game drives in Kruger National Park, bush walks in the Sabi Sands Game Reserve, and a visit to Victoria Falls to marvel at the largest waterfall in the world. In between, you'll experience the history of Johannesburg, join cooking and wine-tasting experiences in Cape Town, and more.

Female leopard with her cub
Map of Southern Africa Safari: Cape Town, Victoria Falls, Chobe National Park, & More - 15 Days
Southern Africa Safari: Cape Town, Victoria Falls, Chobe National Park, & More - 15 Days

Spend fifteen days surveying southern Africa on this wide-ranging itinerary. Taste wine and cheese and travel to scenic viewpoints in Cape Town, then learn about history where it happened in Johannesburg. Begin your safari time from there, starting in Sabi Sands and neighboring Kruger National Park, continuing down the Zambezi River on a luxury houseboat, and ending amidst the Okavango Delta

Farm in Franschhoek
Map of Explore South Africa: Cape Town, Winelands, Johannesburg, Safari, & Beach - 14 Days
Explore South Africa: Cape Town, Winelands, Johannesburg, Safari, & Beach - 14 Days

Frolic through South Africa on this 14-day itinerary. First go to Cape Town, where you'll find your way through the city and up to Table Mountain, then down into the fin-filled depths in a shark cage. From there, you'll stop in Franschhoek for wine flights and Johannesburg for a foray into the area's history. Find your way over to Kruger National Park to feast your eyes on the flight of the many birds and animals inside the park on safari, then finish up on the fine sands of Tonga Beach.

Rock Formations in Cederberg National Reserve
Map of South Africa's Hidden Gems: Cape Town, Langebaan, Cederberg & Kruger National Park  - 12 Days
South Africa's Hidden Gems: Cape Town, Langebaan, Cederberg & Kruger National Park - 12 Days

Go off the beaten path in South Africa on this diverse trip which explores the southern tip of the country and its plentiful wildlife. Start in Cape Town and learn its living history, then visit West Coast National Park to discover aquatic life along with rock formations, wildflowers, and prehistoric cave art. Take a series of big game drives in search of the "Big Five" at Kruger National Park, and finish up your journey marveling at the sumptuous vistas of Blyde River Canyon.

Hyena hello
Map of Explore South Africa: Cape Town, Winelands, Johannesburg, Safari, & Beach - 13 Days
Explore South Africa: Cape Town, Winelands, Johannesburg, Safari, & Beach - 13 Days

Hop through some high points of South Africa on this 13-day itinerary. Head to Cape Town to start, hiking through its happening streets and into its waters in a shark cage, then up to Franschhoek to have a glass of wine (or three) amid the vineyards. Johannesburg is up next for a lesson in history, then over to Kruger National Park to say hi to the hyenas and other animals on safari and down to Thonga Beach Lodge to end your holiday in the sun.

Experience luxury among the bushveld wilderness of Sabi Sands (photo courtesy of Sabi Sands)
Map of South Africa Luxury Safari: City, Wine & Wilderness Adventures - 14 Days
South Africa Luxury Safari: City, Wine & Wilderness Adventures - 14 Days

There's no need to sacrifice comfort or style while on safari in the African bush. This two-week trip perfectly exemplifies that ideal, combining luxury accommodations with safari adventures and cultural tours. Start with scenic hikes in Cape Town, explore the wilderness of Cederberg, then venture into the Winelands for horseback rides and wine tasting. Game drives and bush walks await at your 5-star lodge in Sabi Sands, then it's back to the big city for a night on the town in Johannesburg.

Royal Natal National Park in the Drakensberg Mountains
Map of Country of Contrasts Road Trip: Cape Town, Garden Route, Wild Coast, Kruger National Park & More - 21 Days
Country of Contrasts Road Trip: Cape Town, Garden Route, Wild Coast, Kruger National Park & More - 21 Days

South Africa contains multitudes—of people, landscapes, wildlife, cultures, and more. With three weeks to explore, you'll travel through the highlights of contemporary Cape Town, visit the beach towns of the Wild Coast, experience the animal attractions of Addo Elephant National Park and Kruger National Park, and traverse highs and lows from the Drakensberg Mountains to the Cango Caves. Along the way, you'll gain insight into the country's complex history and ecosystems with the help of local experts and experienced guides.

A mother lion and her cub share a moment
Map of South Africa Off-the-Beaten-Track Safari - 14 Days
South Africa Off-the-Beaten-Track Safari - 14 Days

Safari game drives are just one of the many memorable adventures and activities you'll experience on this two-week road trip through South Africa. Get off the beaten track and escape the mass crowds as you explore lesser-visited game reserves and national parks which abound with Big Five safari animals like elephants, rhinos, and lions. Complementing the wildlife tours are cultural excursions, like bike rides through local townships, meeting Indigenous tribespeople, museum visits, and more.

Rhinos in South Africa
Map of Epic South Africa Road Trip: Mountains, Wetlands & Wildlife - 18 Days
Epic South Africa Road Trip: Mountains, Wetlands & Wildlife - 18 Days

This unforgettable 18-day road trip combines the best of eastern South Africa's wildlife, natural wonders, and cultural highlights. The adventure begins in the metropolis of Johannesburg, and from there you'll visit massive river canyons plus take self-drive safaris in Kruger and Hlane National Parks. Then you're off to protected wetlands for snorkeling and wildlife tours before finishing the trip hiking and horseback riding around the incredible Drakensberg Mountains.

Spot vervet monkeys as you explore Kruger National Park on game drives
Map of Adventurous Self-Drive Safari in South Africa - 14 Days
Adventurous Self-Drive Safari in South Africa - 14 Days

You don't have to stick to just the highlights when planning the perfect South African safari adventure—especially when you're the one behind the wheel. This two-week itinerary begins with culture and history in Johannesburg, then hits the road northeast to Kruger National Park—one of the grandest safari destinations in the world. But that's not all: you'll also follow the famous Panorama Route, spend time on game drives in Sabi Sands, and go hiking and ziplining in the lush forests of northern Limpopo.

Admire the natural beauty of Lisbon Falls on your road trip along the Panorama Route
Map of South Africa Culture, Wildlife, Food & Wine Discovery Tour- 16 Days
South Africa Culture, Wildlife, Food & Wine Discovery Tour- 16 Days

Delve into South Africa's rich culture, delicious cuisine, and abundant wildlife on this 16-day tour across the country. Learn how to cook traditional Malay food and enjoy a 14-course African meal in Capetown, then explore the vineyards and flavors of the Cape Winelands on an e-bike and a hop-on, hop-off tram. Finally, look for the Big Five on safari in two game reserves before learning about Apartheid and how it affected Soweto's residents in Johannesburg.

South Africa's Winelands Region
Ultimate Southern Africa Experience: Cape Town, Blue Train, Chobe - 16 Days

This two-week adventure spans southern Africa to mix luxurious activities with rugged safaris. Explore Cape Town's award-winning wine region and walk with penguins on Boulders Beach before catching the 2-night luxury Blue Train to Pretoria. Enjoy glamping-style accommodation while hiking to Victoria Falls, searching for big game in Chobe National Park, and navigating the diverse waters of the Okavango River Delta on traditional wooden boats.

No I thought you told him
Map of South Africa Safari: Kruger National Park - 7 Days
South Africa Safari: Kruger National Park - 7 Days

The African continent is home to thousands of species of animals, including the heaviest and tallest land mammals (respectively) in the world.  See if you can spot them on this week-long safari through Kruger National Park, filled with game-sighting opportunities and interactive experiences.

A lion at Kruger National Park
Map of South Africa Wildlife Road Trip - 10 Days
South Africa Wildlife Road Trip - 10 Days

This 10-day itinerary is the ultimate introduction to South Africa for animal lovers and outdoor enthusiasts. Start your adventure with two nights in Kruger National Park followed by a self-drive tour from the Eastern Cape through the Garden Route and all the way to Cape Town while seeing members of the Big Five, as well as ostriches, penguins, meerkats, and a range of marine life off the South Atlantic Coast.

Table Mountain at sunset
South Africa Photography Adventure: Cape Town, Garden Route & Cango Caves - 7 Days

"Chase the light" as you explore mesmerizing mountains, rivers, coastlines, and plateaus across the Western and Eastern Capes in South Africa. Flexible for all budgets and skill levels, photographers will explore the shadows of Cape Town's colorful neighborhoods, capture stunning sunrises atop Table Mountain, and cruise the Stanford River in search of glistening sunbeams. End your trip by heading east along the coastal Garden Route for even more photographic scenes of nature and wildlife, including rare rhinos and meerkats in their natural habitats.

Elephant crossing
Map of South Africa Safari: Kruger National Park - 6 Days
South Africa Safari: Kruger National Park - 6 Days

An elephant's trunk can contain more than 40,000 muscles, while your tiny human frame only holds up to 600. Consider practicing your lifting before you embark on this safari through the expanse of Kruger National Park, with six days of game walks and drives, barbecues, wildlife rehabilitation, and more.

Heading up Table Mountain
Map of Explore South Africa: Cape Town & Kruger Safari - 6 Days
Explore South Africa: Cape Town & Kruger Safari - 6 Days

Get a glimpse of some of the biggest draws in South Africa on this six-day itinerary. You'll start off in Cape Town, experiencing highlights like Table Mountain, coastal drives, and the Winelands. Then head to Kruger National Park to meet some of the local wildlife on a safari before you depart.

See all the wildlife with fewer crowds with this off-the-beaten-path safari adventure
Map of South Africa Off-the Beaten-Track Safari - 5 Days
South Africa Off-the Beaten-Track Safari - 5 Days

The big-name South African parks might draw the crowds, but you'll see a quieter side of the country on this brief sojourn to explore off-the-beaten-path nature reserves and private 5-star bush lodges. Add this five-day adventure to your itinerary for thrilling safari game drives on the vast savannas and bushveld landscapes of the northeast, and count on seeing iconic Big Five animals like lions and elephants. As a bonus, carve out time for pampering and relaxation at the lodge spas and wellness centers.