Facebook Page view
Distant Journeys

0808 273 6872

Call free: 0808 273 6872

Monday - Friday 09:00 - 17:30
Saturday 09:00 - 17:00

South Africa Tours

Home Icon South Africa Tours

Explore the mesmerising country of South Africa with Distant Journeys and embark on an adventure you’ll never forget. With our Spectacular South Africa escorted tour, taking in the country’s highlights at a leisurely pace, you’ll be guided to the very best sights and experiences in South Africa, with enough freedom to enjoy your travels as you please too.

Among the world-class locations we visit on our South African touring holidays are Cape Town, The Garden Route and Durban: amazing places you simply must visit at least once in a lifetime. Also included in our South Africa tour packages are some of our personally chosen highlights, such as a visit to Cape Point and Kirstenbosch Gardens, as well as a historical and architectural tour of Pretoria.

Our South Africa tours also include the choice of two safari adventures to suit you, where you’ll have the opportunity to spot the ‘Big Five’: lions, leopards, rhinoceros, elephants and Cape buffalo. Choose from a trip to the Ubizane Nature Reserve, staying in a traditional safari lodge, or a railway safari from Durban with Rovos Rail. And if you’re not ready for the adventure to end, you can enjoy a three-night stay at the breath-taking Victoria Falls, the perfect finale to your South African holiday.

Along the way, you’ll be guided by our expert Distant Journeys Tour Manager, who is there to ensure you get the very best from your holiday, whether there are arrangements you need or you’re simply seeking advice on the local area. With flights, transfers, hotels, breakfasts and several activities taken care of for you, you can rest assured you will be guaranteed a brilliant tour of South Africa with Distant Journeys.

Find our more about the Spectacular South Africa Tour >

 

South African experience and expertise

You can be confident that our tours to South Africa are of the highest standard, as our Directors have a combined experience of over 60 years in the travel industry. On top of this, they’re genuine South African experts who love this destination and know everything there is to know about creating the best tours of South Africa from the UK.

All our South African touring packages are fully-bonded by the Civil Aviation Authority (ATOL no. 10913), so you can be 100% certain that your money is secure when you book.

 

South Africa holiday highlights

Escorted tours of South Africa have many and varied highlights, and below are just some you will experience on Distant Journeys South Africa tour.

  • Cape Town – a leisurely 5 night stay in this beautiful city, with a fascinating sightseeing tour included
  • Table Mountain – a cable car ride to the top of magnificent Table Mountain (weather permitting)
  • Cape Point and Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens – just two of the places we visit when touring from Cape Town
  • The Garden Route – enjoy breathtaking scenery, historic towns and pretty villages along this celebrated route
  • Ubizane Nature Reserve experience (if selecting)  – including morning and evening safaris in Hluhluwe-Umfolozi Game Reserve
  • Durban and Pretoria – enjoy included sightseeing tours in these fascinating and diverse cities
  • Rovos Rail Durban Safari (if selecting) – an all inclusive two night rail safari aboard ‘the most luxurious train in the world’
  • Victoria Falls (optional extension) – spend three nights close to Victoria Falls, the world’s largest waterfall and a World Heritage site.

To find our more about South Africa as a destination, please visit South African Tourism’s website.

Providing exceptional value while maintaining the highest standards is at the heart of everything we do.

Excellent Hotels

We know that your accommodation in South Africa is an extremely important part of your holiday, which is why we generally use hotels with at least a four-star rating. Not only that, but our carefully selected hotels in South Africa are situated in the best locations for you to explore.

So many experiences included

Visit South Africa with Distant Journeys, and you’ll enjoy so many incredible experiences, at no extra cost. From riding a cable car to the top of Table Mountain and enjoying a leisurely drive along the Garden Route, to experiencing a safari in a way that suits you, they’re all included in the price of your South Africa tour.

 

Our South Africa tours include

  • Return economy class flights with South African Airways from London Heathrow
  • A choice of UK departure airports at no additional cost
  • Airport transfers overseas
  • Superior hotels, with great locations
  • Daily breakfast included, worth up to £229 per person
  • Lunches in Cape Town and en route to Port Elizabeth
  • All meals on Rovos Rail (if selected)
  • All meals in Ubizane Nature Reserve (if selected)
  • Experienced tour managers and drivers
  • Incredible excursions
  • All pre-payable airport taxes
  • All hotel porterage
  • ATOL protection for your holiday
  • Our Price Promise

At Distant Journeys, we think we’ve found the perfect balance of freedom and flexibility that every escorted tour of South Africa needs.

Where would you like to fly from?

It’s up to you! On our 18 day Spectacular South Africa tour, our flights with South African Airways depart from London Heathrow, but you can add on a connecting flight at no additional cost from any of the following airports: Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Belfast, Newcastle, Manchester or Leeds Bradford. Just pick whichever one suits you best. Please ask one of our travel experts if you would like to fly with British Airways from London Heathrow.

What would you like to do?

On an escorted tour, we think it’s important to have the flexibility to enjoy experiences that really interest you. And our Spectacular South Africa tour gives you the choice between a traditional two night safari in a game reserve with four included game drives, or a two night all-inclusive Durban Safari rail journey on board the luxurious Rovos Rail train.

Would you like to stay a little longer?

Who wouldn’t? So why not extend your holiday by going to see the World Heritage site Victoria Falls?  This optional extension to your tour includes a three night stay in the luxurious Victoria Falls Safari Lodge.  Or if you have family and friends in South Africa and would like to spend time with them after your tour, you can! Arranging flights for you to accommodate this is all part of the service.

Special Offer – Save up to £196 per couple

If you book a Spectacular South Africa tour by the 1st July 2019,  departing after 18th September 2019, you will be able to enjoy two fantastic full day excursions for just £49 per person.  There’s a full day excursion to the wonderful Cape Winelands and another full day excursion to the Cango Caves and Oudtshoorn.  These excursions would normally cost £147 per person, so by booking now you can put that money to good use  – maybe on a different optional excursion or perhaps some delicious South African food and wine?

Find our more on our Spectacular South Africa tour

Award-Winning Holidays

Over 60 years in the industry

  • Award-winning holidays
    We are delighted to have been awarded the ‘Best Small Holiday Company to Australasia’ in both 2016 and 2017 at the British Travel Awards.
  • Outstanding reviews
    We are so proud that our customers really love what we do. So much so, Distant Journeys has achieved an incredible 99% satisfaction rating with independent reviews verified by reviews provider Feefo.
  • Leisurely paced tours
    Spend longer in each destination so you can fully explore at your leisure.
  • Exceptional value, uncompromising quality
    Superior hotels, all flights, many meals and fantastic excursions are included.
  • Peace of mind
    Distant Journeys holidays are fully ATOL protected and your money is 100% safe
  • Freedom and flexibility
    Select the flights, stopovers and activities to create your perfect holiday.

ORDER YOUR FREE BROCHURE

Three simple steps to requesting your brochure:

  1. Choose to download or receive your brochure by post
  2. Select your brochure
  3. Complete your details and click submit

Australia & New Zealand
2019 / 2020

Australia & New Zealand 2019 / 2020 tours brochure

India
2019 / 2020

India 2019 / 2020 brochure

South Africa
2019 / 2020

South Africa 2019 / 2020 brochure

China
2019 / 2020

China 2019 / 2020 brochure

Discover Australia
2019

New Tour, Discover Australia

  • Title

    Forename

    Surname

  • Address

    Postcode

    Email address

  • Where did you hear about Distant Journeys?

    Which destination are you interested in?

    When are you interested in travelling?

    Yes please! Send me occasional emails about touring holidays around the world including special offers and new tours.