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We specialise in tailor-made holidays and safaris in South Africa drawing on our network of superb local guides and first hand knowledge of the South Africa's finest small guesthouses, hotels and safari lodges. Our South Africa holidays range from £600pp - £2000 per person for a 2 week holiday with international flights usually adding another £800pp. The majority of our trips are self drive, particularly in the Cape Town and Garden Route area, but we do sometimes recommend private transfers in the Kruger area and in parts of KwaZulu-Natal.

Cape & Garden Route Adventure

Cape & Garden Route Adventure

An active holiday around the Cape & Garden route, including a 2 day guided hike, ending with safari experience in the Eastern Cape

Rating moderate
Moderate Adventure
Tailor-made
7 - 14 days
Price based on
2 people
Flights not included
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$2474 per person
Garden Route Local Gems

Garden Route Local Gems

The Classic Garden Route with a twist, using our favourite one-off owner operated B&Bs and Self Catering. Book early as availability is limited.

Rating relax
Relax & Explore
Tailor-made
2 weeks
Price based on
2 people
Flights not included
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from
$1466 per person
South Africa Bush & Beach Family Safari

South Africa Bush & Beach Family Safari

Fantastic value safari & beach combination in KwaZulu-Natal. Enjoy big 5 safari and relaxed beach time.

Rating relax
Relax & Explore
Tailor-made
10 days
Price based on
2 adults 2 children
Flights not included
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$1237 per person
Cape & Kruger Holiday

Cape & Kruger Holiday

Admire the views at the world's 3rd largest Canyon, go on Safari in Kruger then visit Cape Town & go whale watching in Hermanus.

Rating relax
Relax & Explore
Tailor-made
12 days
Price based on
2 people
Flights not included
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$3288 per person
KwaZulu-Natal Explorer Holiday

KwaZulu-Natal Explorer Holiday

A fantastic self-drive holiday taking in the highlights of KwaZulu Natal, including Drakensberg, the Battlefields at Fugitives Drift, Safari & then relaxation at the beach.

Rating relax
Relax & Explore
Tailor-made
12 days
Price based on
2 people
Flights not included
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$3347 per person
Classic Garden Route For Families

Classic Garden Route For Families

Classic Garden Route holiday including our trademark Cape Town experience, E Cape Safari and Coast.

5.0 from 1 review
Rating relax
Relax & Explore
Tailor-made
2 weeks
Price based on
2 adults 2 children
Flights not included
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$2148 per person
South Africa Luxury Safari & Beach Holiday

South Africa Luxury Safari & Beach Holiday

Combine superb big five safari at Thanda Lodge, then relax amidst the luxury of Thonga Beach Lodge.

Rating relax
Relax & Explore
Tailor-made
7 - 14 days
Price based on
2 adults 2 children
Flights not included
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$2028 per person

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South Africa Bush & Beach Family Safari

South Africa Bush & Beach Family Safari

Fantastic value safari & beach combination in KwaZulu-Natal. Enjoy big 5 safari and relaxed beach time.

Rating relax
Relax & Explore
Tailor-made
10 days
Price based on
2 adults 2 children
Flights not included
Not included
from
$1237 per person
South Africa Luxury Safari & Beach Holiday

South Africa Luxury Safari & Beach Holiday

Combine superb big five safari at Thanda Lodge, then relax amidst the luxury of Thonga Beach Lodge.

Rating relax
Relax & Explore
Tailor-made
7 - 14 days
Price based on
2 adults 2 children
Flights not included
Not included
from
$2028 per person
KwaZulu-Natal Explorer Holiday

KwaZulu-Natal Explorer Holiday

A fantastic self-drive holiday taking in the highlights of KwaZulu Natal, including Drakensberg, the Battlefields at Fugitives Drift, Safari & then relaxation at the beach.

Rating relax
Relax & Explore
Tailor-made
12 days
Price based on
2 people
Flights not included
Not included
from
$3347 per person
Township Tours by Bike

Township Tours by Bike

Township tours with a difference! Take a bicycle tour through a Cape Town township. Visit a school & traditional healer.

5.0 from 1 review
Rating moderate
Moderate Adventure
Tailor-made
4 hours
Price based on
2 people
Flights not included
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$134 per person
African Cooking Class Cape Town

African Cooking Class Cape Town

A half day guided tour in the Cape Town townships including an African cooking class.

5.0 from 1 review
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Relax & Explore
Day tour
5 hours
Price based on
2 people
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$173 per person
Classic Cape Town wine tour

Classic Cape Town wine tour

Visit vineyards and a seriously good olive oil producer in the company of your guide, a passionate foodie on this Cape Town Wine Tour.

5.0 from 1 review
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Relax & Explore
Private Trek
1 day
Price based on
2 people
Flights not included
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$207 per person
Three Day Table Mountain Hike

Three Day Table Mountain Hike

Climb Table Mountain, one of the most iconic attractions in South Africa, on this beautiful 3 day trek. All meals, accommodation & porterage included.

Rating moderate
Moderate Adventure
Private Trek
3 days
Price based on
2 people
Flights not included
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$592 per person
Cape, Coast & Winelands Family Holiday

Cape, Coast & Winelands Family Holiday

One week holiday combining the best of Cape Town with gorgeous lodges in the Winelands & Whale Coast.

Rating relax
Relax & Explore
Tailor-made
8 days
Price based on
2 adults 2 children
Flights not included
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$1530 per person
Classic Garden Route For Families

Classic Garden Route For Families

Classic Garden Route holiday including our trademark Cape Town experience, E Cape Safari and Coast.

5.0 from 1 review
Rating relax
Relax & Explore
Tailor-made
2 weeks
Price based on
2 adults 2 children
Flights not included
Not included
from
$2148 per person
Cape Town, Garden Route & Safari Holiday

Cape Town, Garden Route & Safari Holiday

Self drive exploration of Cape Town, Garden Route and Safari experience in private reserve.

Rating relax
Relax & Explore
Tailor-made
13 days
Price based on
2 people
Flights not included
Not included
from
$2474 per person
Cape & Garden Route Adventure

Cape & Garden Route Adventure

An active holiday around the Cape & Garden route, including a 2 day guided hike, ending with safari experience in the Eastern Cape

Rating moderate
Moderate Adventure
Tailor-made
7 - 14 days
Price based on
2 people
Flights not included
Not included
from
$2474 per person
Garden Route Local Gems

Garden Route Local Gems

The Classic Garden Route with a twist, using our favourite one-off owner operated B&Bs and Self Catering. Book early as availability is limited.

Rating relax
Relax & Explore
Tailor-made
2 weeks
Price based on
2 people
Flights not included
Not included
from
$1466 per person

The Ant Collection

- Non-malaria safari
- Family safari and facilities for children
- Unique accommodation

Price guide
Price rating 4
Our rating: 9/10

Thonga Beach Lodge

- Pristine coast line
- Large spacious airy suites
- Snorkelling, village visit, guided forest walks

Price guide
Price rating 4
Our rating: 8/10

Grootbos

- pristine wilderness lodge
- beautiful views
- superb service & guides
- family friendly

Price guide
Price rating 4
Our rating: 8/10

Hog Hollow

- High quality forest lodge
- Beautiful forest location
- Swimming Pool
- Base for Garden Route

Price guide
Price rating 3
Our rating: 8/10

Emily Moon River Lodge

- Luxury lodge
- Superb restaurant
- Colonial-chic decor

Price guide
Price rating 3
Our rating: 8/10

Hillsnek Amakhala

- Tourdust favourite
- Exquisite small camp
- Only three tents
- Stunning views

Price guide
Price rating 3
Our rating: 8/10

Babylonstoren

- Boutique farm hotel
- Design-led
- Pool, kayaking & cycling
- Kitchen Gardens

Price guide
Price rating 5
Our rating: 8/10

The Oyster Box

- Beach front Hotel
- Two Pools
- Iconic Hotel
- Superb service

Price guide
Price rating 5
Our rating: 8/10

Thanda Safari Lodge

- Private infinity plunge pool
- Luxurious & spacious suites
- Family friendly

Price guide
Price rating 5
Our rating: 8/10

Cathedral Peak Hotel

- Family run hotel in picturesque location
- Wide variety of facilities
- Children welcomed and catered for
- Many activities to choose from

Price guide
Price rating 2
Our rating: 7/10

Fugitives Drift Lodge

- Battlefield tours
- Nature Reserve to walk, bike and explore
- Child friendly activities available

Price guide
Price rating 3
Our rating: 7/10

Umkhumbi Lodge

- Home from home bush lodge
- Great Value
- Pristine sandforest location
- Close to Hluhluwe Game Reserve

Price guide
Price rating 1
Our rating: 7/10

Amangwane

- Rustic Bush Camp
- Superb Snorkelling
- Kayaking in Kosi Bay
- Strong cultural connections

Price guide
Price rating 1
Our rating: 7/10

Canelands Beach Club and Spa

- Beach front hotel
- On-site pool, restaurant & spa
- Swimming beach & tidal pools
- Near-by attractions

Price guide
Price rating 3
Our rating: 7/10

Mosaic Private Sanctuary

- Variety of activities available.
- Cozy cottages or luxury rooms
- Private 1000 hectare nature reserve

Price guide
Price rating 3
Our rating: 7/10

Rissington Inn

- Owner run and managed
- Great central Mpumalanga location
- Individual rooms and suites perfect for couples and families alike

Price guide
Price rating 3
Our rating: 7/10

Cleopatra Mountain Farm House

- Gourmet Hotel
- Award winning chef
- Beautiful, tranquil location

Price guide
Price rating 4
Our rating: 7/10

Acorn Guest House

- Homely Guesthouse
- Affordable
- Pool and Gardens
- Neighbourhood location

Price guide
Price rating 2
Our rating: 7/10

Welgelegen Hotel

- Stylish boutique hotel
- Unpretentious
- Plunge Pool
- Neighbourhood Location

Price guide
Price rating 3
Our rating: 7/10

The Waterfront Village

- Slick modern apartments
- Water views
- V&A Waterfront location

Price guide
Price rating 3
Our rating: 7/10

De Hoop Village

- Comfortable cottages
- Pristine wilderness
- Diverse wildlife
- Great Value

Price guide
Price rating 2
Our rating: 7/10

Beaumont Wine Farm

- Authentic wine farm
- Simple comfortable cottages
- Mountain trails
- Great value

Price guide
Price rating 2
Our rating: 7/10

Anlin Beach House

- Smart mid-range guesthouse
- Modern interiors
- Well located for beach
- Excellent family apartment

Price guide
Price rating 2
Our rating: 7/10

Moon Shine on Whiskey Creek

- Lovingly crafted forest cabins
- Wilderness forest location
- Back to nature experience
- Self Catering

Price guide
Price rating 2
Our rating: 7/10

Under Milkwood

- Very clean log cabins
- Self Catering
- Gentle lagoon beach
- Beautiful lagoon views

Price guide
Price rating 3
Our rating: 7/10

Camp Figtree

- Incredible mountain location
- Best verandah in Africa
- Elegant colonial style
- Infinity pool

Price guide
Price rating 3
Our rating: 7/10

Quatermain's Camp

- Classic camping safari
- Only three tents
- Access to Shamwari & Amakhala
- Owner hosts

Price guide
Price rating 2
Our rating: 7/10

Rhino River Lodge

- Big 5 safari experience
- Private 23,000 hectare reserve
- Family suites
- Hearty South African meals
- Works well for bush & beach

Price guide
Price rating 3
Our rating: 7/10

Fairmont Zimbali Lodge

- Close to Indian Ocean
- Family friendly
- Tennis & Spa
- Two pools

Price guide
Price rating 3
Our rating: 7/10

De Zeekoe

- Stylish gardens & pool
- Meercat Tours
- Working farm
- Farmland views

Price guide
Price rating 3
Our rating: 7/10

Oue Werf Country House

- Traditional farm guesthouse
- Beautiful rural setting
- Nice gardens

Price guide
Price rating 3
Our rating: 7/10

Leopard Mountain Game Lodge

- Big Five
- 23000 Hectare Reserve
- Chalets with private plunge pools

Price guide
Price rating 3
Our rating: 7/10

Simbavati River Lodge

- Family Friendly Lodge
- Swimming pool & play area
- Superb family accommodation
- 2 Game Drives each day

Price guide
Price rating 2
Our rating: 7/10

Tanda Tula

- Tented Camp
- Bush Breakfasts
- Fantastic views
- Superb food

Price guide
Price rating 3
Our rating: 7/10

Rocktail Beach Lodge

- Deserted sandy beaches
- Coastal forest safari accommodation
- Snorkelling

Price guide
Price rating 3
Our rating: 7/10

Blyde River Lodge

- Family friendly accommodation
- Perfect base for Blyde Canyon
- Friendly hosts

Price guide
Price rating 3
Our rating: 7/10

Private Camp, Makalali Game Reserve

- Private camp just for your family
- Safari style tents
- Big 5

Price guide
Price rating 3
Our rating: 7/10

Impodimo Game Lodge

- Low risk malaria safari
- 8 lovely suites
- Outdoor shower

Price guide
Price rating 3
Our rating: 7/10

Buffelsdrift Game Lodge

- Beautiful location
- Hippos in the dam
- Super activities
- Good value bush safari

Price guide
Price rating 4
Our rating: 7/10

Amakhala Woodbury Lodge

- Swimming pool
- Great Views
- Comfortable small lodge
- Friendly atmosphere

Price guide
Price rating 3
Our rating: 7/10

Thornybush Waterside Lodge

- Family friendly accommodation
- Inter-connecting rooms
- Good value safari experience

Price guide
Price rating 3
Our rating: 7/10

Thornybush Lodge

- Exclusive family suites
- Big 5
- Gorgeous communal areas

Price guide
Price rating 3
Our rating: 7/10

Chitwa Chitwa

- Family friendly
- Sought after Sabi Sands Private Game Reserve
- Private plunge pools
- Superb big five game experience

Price guide
Price rating 4
Our rating: 7/10

Average reviews for South Africa holidays

(5.0 based on 4 ratings)

  1. As a family we have never been to Africa before and in Tourdust we have found an excellent tour operator whose attention to detail is second to none. The thought, care and attention that went into planning our trip, significantly contributed to the overall success of our time in South Africa.

    There is much to mention, but three highlights would include having a personal tour guide in Lionel Davies on Robben Island. Lionel was a political prisoner and happened to serve his sentence at the same time Nelson Mandela was serving part of his. Tourdust connections with Cape Town local tour operators meant that we had access to this.

    Secondly my husband and I were keen to do a wine tour; however I had some doubts as to how this would go down with the children - I needn't have worried. The local tour guide provided a completely appropriate day, which included chocolate tasting, wine tasting and visiting a cheetah sanctuary.

    Thirdly our daughter turned 14 whilst on Safari; the camp we were staying at had access to two private game reserves and made sure we all had a variety of sightings and experiences and our daughter's birthday was acknowledged with a gorgeous chocolate cake - again in the background Tourdust had made sure this happened.

    Choosing just three highlights has been difficult, but I just want to thank Ben and his team wholeheartedly for making our first experience of the African continent such a positive one. I can't recommend this company more highly.

    MissingAnne Wallis reviewing Classic Garden Route For Families

  2. We're now back at home and I'm looking out at a rather wet Liverpool day, a great contrast from our marvellous few days in Cape Town. This is to thank you for being a wonderful guide for our trip to Stellenbosch and for enabling us to learn so much about South African wines in a short time - you've started us on a long journey, I think, and I've already got sawinesonline.co.uk saved in my favourites! I think you'll understand that Albie Koch was the stand out, although being able to tell the very good sommelier at the 12 Apostles that we'd met Jose Conde gave us more than a few brownie points! Can I also congratulate you on choosing Overture for our lunch? You'd obviously read us right from our e-mail correspondence, but how you managed to fix the weather is beyond us! This goes into our very best meals anywhere category, along with the breakfast on the shoreline of Lake Annecy and the dinner overlooking the Mediterranean at Eze, close to Monte Carlo. Exquisite combinations of setting, food and, of course, occasion.

    You helped give Jill an introduction to South Africa that make us determined to return and see and learn more - thank you for this. We'll certainly recommend you to friends and would hope to make use of your services on another visit.

    Missingjohn reviewing Classic Cape Town wine tour

  3. I have one word to describe my Cooking experience: AMAZING! What a fantastic experience! I must say that Pamela went above and beyond what she was required to do as a tour guide. She allowed me to pay once I arrived into Cape Town, met my husband and I at our convenience and gave us a ride back to our hotel from the Pic-n-Pay at the waterfront so we wouldn't have to walk with our groceries! She is not only friendly, but extremely knowledgeable and passionate about what is going on with the black community in Cape Town/Langa. I did two cooking classes and wished that I did all our tours through them, as they are so personal. I cooked with Gamidah in her home in Bo-Kapp for a Cape Malay cooking experience, then two days later I accompanied Pamela to the District 6 Museum where she recounted the history of Apartheid, then drove out to Langa where I was warmly greeted by Eugene, the instructor! What passion he has as well and what an amazing grassroots movement Eziko Restaurant/School is doing. I immediately knew I wanted to be a part of helping this movement succeed and will therefore be writing letters to guide books such as Lonely Planet, Rick Steves and such. I also plan on posting a review on Trip Advisor so the word can get out as to the amazing service and experience Cape Fusion provides at such a reasonable cost! I am recommending it to all my friends who will be in Cape Town for the World Cup.

    MissingEmilyM reviewing African Cooking Class Cape Town

  4. We very much enjoyed the Ben Bikes Township Tour. Our guide was very friendly and knowledgeable and helped us get a glimpse into life in the Masi township. Seeing the township by bike was a unique and intimate experience. We found the township tour to be an important part of our trip to South Africa to gain an understanding and appreciation for how much of the population lives in these communities. The visit to the healer, the local businesswoman, and a local restaurant was a great experience.

    MissingTracy reviewing Township Tours by Bike