South Africa Overland Tours

If you are having trouble deciding on how to start your African overland adventure, then starting with South Africa is a great choice. The country has an excellent infrastructure, the climate is fantastic and you will be hard pressed to find better wildlife viewing than in South Africa.

Come and visit one of the fastest growing tourist destinations in the world! We have it all, deserts, savannas, snow-covered mountains, grasslands, high forests, sandy beaches, wine farms, home of the big five and much more ...

Must Do's In South Africa

  • Visit Cape Town with all its cosmopolitan hot spots, restaurants cocktail, sushi bars and clubs.
  • Climb Table Mountain for an awesome view, visit famous Robben Island, Kirstenbosch Botanical gardens, and sample lots of great wine and cheese at any of our spectacular wine estates.
  • Kruger National Park is world famous for unbeatable wildlife viewing.
  • South Africa has some of the words most un-spoilt sandy beaches.
  • The world famous Garden Route.
  • A taste of the unique South African cuisine, Bobotie (a spicy mince dish), Boerewors (a spicy fatty sausage), Biltong (dried meat), koeksisters (a sweet syrupy treat).
  • Dive head first off the Bloukraans River bridge, the highest bungi in the world!
  • Try your hand at Ostrich riding in Oudtshoorn.
  • South Africa has a huge array of adventure activities for you to sample: horse trails, white water rafting, tubing, guided hikes and game trekking, scuba diving, deep sea fishing, caged shark diving, paragliding, caving, mountain biking, and much much more .. !

More On South Africa

One thing South Africans have in common is their shared love for endless wide-open spaces of their country. Space to breath in semi-desert plains, in the wide green farmland valleys, in the high splendor of its ancient mountains, in the dense, forests; in the singing, sub tropical thickets of the bushveld, in the smooth golden grasslands of the high veld plateau; and in the endless white beaches.

The wide emptiness of these beautiful landscapes, the gaiety of day to day life, the deep forest hush and the chattering of colourful birds, the twitching fidgeting herds of antelope forever on the watch for predators, the peace of the empty coasts - these are the things that make South Africa unique!

South Africa's Climate

The climate is generally sunny and pleasant, subtropical along East Coast; sunny days, cool nights. Eastern plateau region has a dry, sunny climate in winter with maximum temperatures around 20 degrees Celcius and a minimum at night of around 5 degrees Celcius. The rainfall season is between October and April.

In the southwestern Cape regions have dry and sunny summers with maximum temperatures around 26 degrees Celcius. Winters can be cold with occasional snow on the higher peaks. This is a winter rainfall area.

South Africa Overland Safari Tips

  • Malaria: Certain areas within South Africa are Malaria areas. To reduce the risk of catching Malaria, seek advice from travel clinics and doctors regarding what precautions to take.
  • Be aware that the South African R200 note looks a lot like the R20 note.
  • Best time to go and see the Namaqualand flowers in the Northern Cape and Western Cape provinces is in beginning September.
  • The whale season is from August to December and excellent sightings can be seen in Southern and Western Cape.

South Africa Overland Tours

Tour Price: from ZAR 5 530 per person
From Johannesburg, this varied overland tour heads to South Africa's famous Kruger National Park, where we go in search of the 'big five' and many other wildlife species. We admire the natural splendour of the Blyde River Canyon before crossing into Zimbabwe to explore the Great Zimbabwe Ruins - once an ancient 'city' in Southern Africa. At the Antelope Park there are many opportunities to get up close to wildlife and even walk with a lion cub, while the Matobo National Park is a haven for rhino and rich in ancient San rock paintings. We end our overland adventure at the mighty Victoria Falls, one of the natural wonders of the world and a base for many optional adventure activities.
Tour Price: from ZAR 5 530 per person
Beginning at the majestic Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe, this 11-day overland tour heads into Botswana where we explore the Chobe National Park, which is famously home to vast herds of elephant that we may see drinking from a peaceful boat ride on the Chobe River. Then there is the opportunity to camp out beneath the stars for a couple of nights in the Okavango Delta, one of Africa's most tranquil wilderness regions. Finally we visit South Africa's largest National Park, which is home to the 'big five' and many other species of animal and birdlife, before finishing our adventure in vibrant Johannesburg.
Tour Price: from ZAR 10 570 per person
This comprehensive 22-day overland safari takes in the highlights of southern Africa where we experience our first introduction to Africa's wildlife in the Kruger National Park. We then head to Zimbabwe to visit the Great Zimbabwe Ruins, the Antelope Park where there's the opportunity to walk with lions and Matobo National Park. Then we take in the majesty of the Victoria Falls before crossing into Botswana's Chobe National Park and then explore the watery channels of the Okavango Delta. We go on a final safari back in Kruger before finishing the trip in Johannesburg.
Tour Price: from ZAR 13 930 per person
This overland tour covers some of the best natural beauty, cultural heritage and wildlife encounters that southern Africa has to offer. The wildlife rich Kruger National Park and the stunning Blyde River Canyon set the scene for the wonders of Zimbabwe, where we visit the Great Zimbabwe Ruins and the Matobo National Park, before arriving at the majestic Victoria Falls. Then it's the vast wilderness that is the Okavango Delta, the unique waterholes of Etosha National Park, the sweeping sand dunes of the Namib Naukluft National Park and the second largest canyon in the world, the Fish River Canyon. There's plenty of adrenaline rushes on offer in Victoria Falls and Swakopmund, and the trip finishes in Cape Town in the shadow of Table Mountain.