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South Africa

From dramatic mountains to angry oceans, via wildlife-rich parks and culturally rich cosmopolitan cities

Adventure Holidays in South Africa 

With a wild coastline, vast landscapes and teeming game parks, as well as the verdant Garden Route and wine regions, a South Africa holiday really has it all. Although it has a checkered past, these days South Africa is a rainbow nation, with many Bantu tribes of the Zulu, Xhosa, Shangaan and Ndebele forming the majority in parliament. Their heritage and culture can be explored from Rorke's Drift to Spion Kop, and Isandlwana to Ladysmith.

A trip to South Africa is perfect for wildlife enthusiasts, with Addo Elephant Park, Mkuzi Game Reserve and the huge Kruger National Park all in striking distance. And at Hermanus, wildlife enthusiasts can stand on the cliffs and watch passing whales (in season).

South Africa tours are for everyone. For walkers, the Drakensberg Mountains offer a choice of trails; the Western Cape offers beaches, lush winelands around Stellenbosch and Paarl – where it’s impossible not to stop for a glass or two – plus the craggy cliffs at the Cape of Good Hope, forest and lagoons along the Garden Route. And then there’s the wonderful city of Cape Town, everlastingly watched over by flat-topped Table Mountain. 

 

Or why not try a Tailormade Adventure?

We can tailor almost any holiday to suit you – perfect if you’d like to change a trip's travel dates or itinerary, or simply want a private adventure with a group of friends, family or fellow enthusiasts. All tailormade adventures include a local guide where appropriate, as well as all the other Exodus benefits. So if you’d like to celebrate your birthday at the top of a mountain or visit a particular beach, let us know your dates and we’ll do the rest.

To find out more click here, or to arrange your own tailormade experience call 020 3733 4849

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South Africa Adventure Holidays

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Southern Africa Wildlife & Wine

Discover some Southern Africa’s best wildlife spots and world-renowned wineries whilst travelling around Victoria Falls and Cape Town.

Guided Group

Wildlife
13 days Excl. Flights
From 3 875 €
Activity Rating - Leisurely/Moderate

Cape Argus Cycle Tour

Cycle through South Africa's stunning Western Cape and take part in the world's largest individually-timed cycling event.

Guided Group, Tailormade Adventures

Cycling
9 days Excl. Flights
Activity Rating - Challenging
4.8 / 5
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Experience South Africa

Exodus offers a wide range of adventure, activity, cycling, wildlife safari and walking holidays to South Africa. Here are some of our top South African experiences:

1. Safari in South Africa: Perhaps the most iconic of all South Africa trips, game parks here are heaving with rare wildlife, including lions, rhinos and elephants. 

2. Wine tours in South AfricaThe Garden Route is one of the world’s great drives – and can be explored on foot or bicycle – and the Stellenbosch wine region enjoys world-wide fame.

3. Walking and Trekking South Africafrom snow-capped pinnacles to verdant valleys, the diversity of terrain is mind-boggling, and make for some fine walking.

4. Cape Town: The world-famous city is a cultural hotspot and up-and-coming foodie destination, flanked by gorgeous beaches and picturesque coastal paths. 

5. Cycle South AfricaCape Argus Cycle Tour is a circular route that starts in Cape Town, taking riders along the Cape Peninsula 109kms of coastal roads, through quaint villages and bays, to the entrance of the Cape Point Nature Reserve and back. 

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Responsible Travel

We offer more than 500 holidays across 100 countries on all seven continents. And although we’ve grown in the past 40 years, our philosophy has stayed the same: to bring like-minded people together on authentic adventures, with minimal impact to the environments and cultures we visit. We work only with reputable partners, with whom we’ve built long-standing relationships, and participate in various community and environmental projects around the world. Read more about our responsible travel initiatives here.

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