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Discover South Africa in 2026 on one of these trips hand selected by the travel experts at Adventure Life. Select any of the below 9 top-rated trips where you will explore Cape Town, Johannesburg, Kruger National Park, Durban, and Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Game Reserve with an exceptional bilingual guide on a small group or customizable private tour. The most popular things to do in South Africa in are wildlife viewing, land tours, wildlife & safari exploration, kayaking, and wine tasting. Our South Africa trips in 2026 range in price from $1,563 to $106,600 for trips of 5 to 29 days. Contact one of Adventure Life's expert South Africa trip planners for help planning a seamless experience.
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Dine on the patio by the water at the V&A Hotel
$4,651
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South Africa Snapshot

9 Day Itinerary
  • Tour Robben Island
  • Explore the highlights of Cape Town
  • View lions, zebra, & impala
  • Explore Kruger by foot or vehicle
Activities:
Kayaking, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Embark on the journey of a lifetime through South Africa as you explore a world class metropolitan area and camp in the wildlife rich Kruger National Park. This 9 day tour highlights the best of South Africa and optimizes your time in this diverse region of the world. Begin your journey acquanting …
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Rhino in Kruger National Park
$3,648
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South Africa Big Five Safari

Kruger & KwaZulu-Natal - 9 Day Itinerary
  • Take a walk through the bush
  • Enjoy game drives to spot the big 5
  • Explore the Dolphin Coast
  • Search for wildlife as you travel
Starts / Ends:
Johannesburg / Johannesburg
Activities:
Land Tours, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
This South Africa tour is a great opportunity to see the Big 5 in South Africa. Visit the metropolis of Johannesburg before setting out to observe wildlife in game rich Kruger National Park on this 9 day South Africa trip. This South Africa trip highlights Johannesburg, one of Africa's oldest …
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Boulder Beach penguins
$20,574
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South Africa Luxury Family Safari

12 Day Itinerary
  • Horseback ride Hermanus
  • Kayak with penguins
  • Sip wine in the Winelands
  • Explore Sabi Sands via game drives
Activities:
Horseback Riding, Kayaking, Land, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing, Wine Tasting
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Take a a family friendly South African vacation on this 12 day itinerary. Begin your adventure in Cape Town where you will stay in the suburb of Gardens, away from the tourist hub. Enjoy the opportunity to acquaint yourself with this vibrant town and sea kayak to visit the local penguins. Take a …
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Babylonstoren
$1,581
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South Africa Luxury Winelands

3 Day Itinerary
  • Explore the Winelands of Africa
  • Enjoy wine tasting and desserts
  • Visit culinary capital, Franschhoek
  • Relax at Babylonstoren farm
Activities:
Land, Wine Tasting
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Explore South Africa's Winelands region while tasting fine wines from Paarl, Stellenbosch and Franschhoek. Spend a full day winding through superb mountain ranges of Cape Dutch, canal-lined avenues of Stellenbosch, and the culinary capital of South Africa, Franschhoek. This easy-paced wine tour …
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A herd of zebras quench their thirst at a watering hole.
$16,833
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South Africa Luxury Snapshot

9 Day Itinerary
  • Tour the port city of Cape Town
  • Visit Robben Island
  • Safari through Kruger National Park
  • Explore wildlife reserves by foot
Activities:
Kayaking, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Experience South Africa in style! Enjoy 5 star hotels and lodges as you track the Big 5 while on luxury safari in Kruger National Park. Discover the history and culture of this diverse country in Cape Town, dine at the famed Food Barn and stay in luxury accommodations such as Cape Town's Cape …
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Cape Dutch homestead and vineyard
$789
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South Africa Winelands

3 Day Itinerary
  • Discover vineyards in Winelands
  • Enjoy spectacular views
  • Relax and unwind at Avondrood
Activities:
Land, Wine Tasting
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Explore South Africa's Wineland's region with a 3-day extension to some of South Africa's finest vineyards. Explore the Winelands on a delightful drive which winds its way through superb mountain ranges, vineyards, and Cape Dutch homesteads. Visit vineyards in Paarl, Stellenbosch and …
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An aerial view of Cape Town
$1,562
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Discover Cape Town

5 Day Itinerary
  • Take a private tour of Cape Town
  • Visit Robben Island
  • Cable car up Table mountain
Activities:
Land, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
This short 5 day tour of Cape Town covers all the highlights this vibrant city has to offer. Enjoy a private tour of the city with visits to the Houses of Parliament, the Castel, and Table Mountain. Take a trip back in time as you explore Robben Island and visit Nelson Mandela's cell. Learn …
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$12,480
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South Atlantic Semi-Circumnavigation

Ushuaia-Cape Town - 22 Day Itinerary aboard SH Vega
  • Learn about South Shetland Islands
  • Explore the wildlife of Antarctica
  • Explore Gough Island
  • Sail to Tristan da Cunha
Starts / Ends:
Buenos Aires / Cape Town
Activities:
Photography Seminars, Small Ship Cruises, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Variable
This 22-day South Atlantic Semi-Circumnavigation expedition cruise aboard SH Vega departs from Ushuaia, Argentina, and sails south to the icy wilderness of the South Shetland Islands. Along the way, see spectacular glaciers, icebergs, and wildlife such as penguins, seals, and whales. The cruise …
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Adelie penguins
$45,960
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Unexplored East Antarctica & French Southern Lands

Hobart, Tasmania - Cape Town - 29 Day Itinerary aboard Le Commandant Charcot
  • Trace footsteps of explorers
  • Set sail from Hobart
  • Navigate through coastal ice floes
  • wildlife of the Southern Ocean
  • eastern side of Antarctica
Starts / Ends:
Hobart / Cape Town
Activities:
Hiking, Kayaking, Land & Sea Exploration, Small Ship Cruises, Spa Relaxation, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Embark on a 29-day half-circumnavigation of Antarctica aboard Le Commandant Charcot, from Tasmania to the southern tip of Africa, crossing the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans.Encounter icebergs and glaciers in Antarctic lands, following the paths of renowned explorers like Jules Dumont d’Urville …
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