South Africa Escorted Tours & Guided Holidays

Escorted Tours & Guided Holidays to South Africa

What can you expect from a guided holiday in South Africa?

South Africa is a vision of beauty and tranquillity. With the glorious Table Mountain rising as a breath-taking backdrop to all of Cape Town, along with many other sights standing out in the country’s more rural areas, you’re all but guaranteed to enjoy your time here. Catering for the needs of all kinds of travellers, South Africa escorted tours from Travelsphere are hand-crafted to give you the chance to make the most of all this stunning country has to offer. If it’s your first time visiting, we have the perfect introductory small group tour to get you acquainted with all that’s great about South Africa; having said that, this is a destination that keeps on giving, and there’s always something new for seasoned travellers to discover.

You’ll find every South Africa touring holiday with Travelsphere includes a wide range of exciting features. We try to cover all the best things to see and do in South Africa. Whether you’re a wildlife enthusiast and fancy going on safari or a history buff looking to delve into this country’s fascinating heritage, our tours can offer you a way to see everything that makes South Africa amazing as well as the chance to learn something in the company of local, knowledgeable guides. Embark on a South Africa guided tour with Travelsphere and discover one of the world’s most enticing holiday destinations.

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Featured Escorted Tour Holidays to South Africa

  1. Ultimate South Africa

    Discover the very best of South Africa on this all-encompassing tour.

    • Return flights
    • 14 nights in 3 and 4-star hotels, 2 nights in flight and 23 meals
    • 23 meals: 14 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 7 dinners

    17 days from
    £4,299.00
  2. Ultimate South Africa Whale-Watching Special Departure

    Discover the very best of South Africa on this all-encompassing tour.

    • Return flights
    • 15 nights in 3 and 4-star hotels plus 2 nights in flight
    • 24 meals: 15 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 7 dinners and welcome drink

    18 days from
    £4,499.00
  3. South Africa Safari - Tracking the Big Five

    Experience the ultimate safari, spending your days tracking the Big Five. Staying in a luxury boutique lodge you’ll discover a dazzling array of wildlife as well as have time to kick back and relax.

    • Return flights
    • 7 nights in a 5 star safari lodge, 2 nights in flight
    • 20 included meals: 7 breakfasts, 6 lunched, 7 dinners 

    10 days from
    £2,899.00

Read all about it... South Africa

  1. Leopard

    Are you game for adventure?

    Not sure what to expect on a game drive in South Africa? Let us tell you...

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  2. South Africa Ostriches

    Secrets of South Africa

    We’ll ensure you see all the highlights of South Africa and discover many more of the secret splendours of this beguiling and beautiful country too...

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  3. South Africa Elephants

    I love South Africa

    A Travelsphere Holiday Director for 10 years, Lynne’s favourite destination is South Africa. She’s been there at least 20 times, so she certainly knows her stuff!

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  4. Local flavours - tour manager favourites

    Favourite flavours

    We asked some of our Holiday Directors to give us the low down on the food you simply must try when you’re away. And let’s face it, they should know!

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Frequently Asked Question about guided holidays in South Africa

What is the best tour to see South Africa?

Our Ultimate South Africa tour will tick all the boxes - travelling from Cape Town in the south-west up to Kruger National Park in the north east of this epic country. 

What are the highlights of South Africa?

South Africa has been described as the must-see travellers dream - with it's abundant wildlife (South Africa is home to the Big 5 plus whales and many other endangered species) and mountains and waterfalls, architecture, plus a host of natural treasures....... there'll be no shortage of breath-taking moments when touring around South Africa. 

What's the food & drink like in South Africa?

Dry curing has been used for centuries in South Africa and is still very popular today - as used in both Biltong (a thinly sliced, air-dried meat) and Droewors (an air-dried sausage).

Boerewors is a famous traditional South Africa sausage - made from beef often mixed with pork and various spices and coiled in a similar style to the Cumberland sausage.

If you like spices, try a Cape Malay Curry - packed full of sweet and pungent spices including cloves, cardamon, fennel, mustard, coriander, turmeric, fenugreek, a little chilli and black pepper .

And let's not forget the wine! South Africa's "winelands," as they're known, are among the most beautiful wine-producing regions in the world, and you can sample for yourself when you visit the Winelands of the Western Cape of the Travelsphere tour. 

 

What's the climate in South Africa?

South Africa experiences a high degree of sunshine - with the overall climate ranging from desert and semi-desert in the northwest to subtropical on the eastern coast

What should I pack for a guided holiday to South Africa?

We recommend you bring walking boots or comfortable shoes to enable you to enjoy your destination to its fullest. 

If there was ever a time to bring binoculars on a trip, it’s now! Who knows what animal might be around the corner!!

We would also recommend you bring lightweight clothing and something warm for the evenings - as it can be cold in some parts of the country. Its always good to have layers for these occasions.