Our experiences in South Africa cannot be matched. Much thanks to our tour director, Chris. His knowledge of the country gave the trip depth as to its history, geography, agriculture, and so much more. It takes your breath away when a bull elephant suddenly appears beside your vehicle!
There were so many beautiful sites that we were able to go to. Being at the Cape of Good was a surreal experience. The scenery was just beautiful! The food and accommodations were excellent, especially in Cape Town, which I fell in love with.
This trip to South Africa was the most interesting and wonderful trip, and my favorite trip. My two grandchildren and I saw so much, did so much, and learned so much. South Africa is beautiful and different, the people are warm and friendly all over.
Go Ahead Tours make travel totally stress free for me and my husband. They give us full confidence to travel anywhere in the world. Africa is definitely the most exotic place we have traveled so far, and It was absolutely amazing! We can't wait for our next adventure!
Frequently asked questions about our South Africa tours
What are some interesting things to do on a trip to South Africa?
South Africa is home to unbelievable natural scenery, vibrant culture, colorful architecture, and deep history. As a result, there are so many things to do on South Africa tours. Here are some of our favorite things to do:
Take a cable car up Table Mountain, South Africa’s most iconic landmark
Hike along the Cape of Good Hope and see where the Atlantic and Indian oceans meet
Spend a day in Cape Town, an oceanside city with malls, restaurants, gardens, history, and yes, even penguins
Explore Soweto township, once home to both Nelson Mandela and Desmond Tutu
Take a ferry to Robben Island, the historic symbol of apartheid, where Nelson Mandela was jailed
If you’re planning a trip to South Africa, consider traveling between May and September. During this time, the weather is a little cooler and you have a better chance of seeing more big game animals on your safari.
November through February is also a great time for South Africa trips—especially if you’re interested in birding. The temperatures remain pretty warm, and while it can be rainy, it’s an unforgettable experience as long as you’re prepared!
What should I pack for a trip to South Africa?
As you plan for one of our South Africa tours, here’s what you should remember to bring:
Sun protection, including sunscreen and a hat
A warm jacket for colder nights and early-morning safaris
Closed-toe shoes and long pants to protect yourself from bugs
Spare change to donate to community centers and buy souvenirs
Your camera! You don’t want to miss out on all the incredible memories you’ll make
Each of our group travel packages to South Africa have their own unique packing lists, so be sure to check those out, too.
How many days do I need to spend in South Africa?
Our South Africa tour packages range between 11 and 20 days. It’s such a large country with so many sights and activities, you’ll never feel like you’re there too long.
What are some common dishes to try in South Africa?
One of the best parts of going on South Africa tours is trying the local cuisine. Here are some of the most popular foods:
Cape Malay curry, a blend of local produce and spices with meats and rice.
Chakalaka, a vegetable dish made of onions, tomatoes, peppers, carrots, beans, and spices typically served on top of “pap”, a porridge made from white corn maize
Braai, a traditional South African barbecue and a mainstay of the culture
Biltong, a thinly sliced, air-dried cured meat—it’s a can’t-miss snack on all South Africa trips
Why should I go on an all-inclusive trip to South Africa?
For us, it comes down to ease. We’ve picked out all of the best spots for our guided tours of South Africa, so you never have to stress about what to do on your trip or how to get there. You can simply focus on the spectacular sightseeing.
Travel tips & stories from South Africa
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