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SOUTH AFRICAN SAFARIS & ADVENTURE TOURS

We specialise in group tours of Africa and if you want a truly unforgettable experience, you have come to the right place. Well known as one of the top destinations for thrill seeking and adventurous travellers, any trip to South Africa will create a lifetime of memories. Meet a shark face-to-face, go on a wild safari adventure or visit one of South Africa's bustling cities for great food and fine wine as well as many more amazing activities available on our group tours.

Unforgettable South Africa Tours

Discover South Africa in a way few have before with one of our incredible group tours. Whether you want to visit one of the 21 National Parks, 8 World Heritage sites or take advantage of the wide selection of activities that utilise the beautiful 3,500km coastline, South Africa is a great location to visit with friends and family.

Enquire About our Group Tours of South Africa Online

If you want to discuss your trip in more detail, a member of our experienced team is on hand to help. Alternatively, request a brochure and discover the delights that our group tours have to offer. We can guarantee window seats on our safaris and you won't find any hidden charges on our site. Book your holiday with confidence today.

TOP South Africa TRAVEL DEALS & UPCOMING TOURS

Tour name Tour type Days Start Date Offer Price
The Grand Southern Safari Overland 20 31st of Dec 2019
The Grand Southern Safari
US$3789 Book Now
The Grand Southern Safari Overland 20 24th of Dec 2019
The Grand Southern Safari
US$3789 Book Now
The Grand Southern Safari Overland 20 21st of Dec 2019
The Grand Southern Safari
US$3789 Book Now
The Grand Southern Safari Overland 20 14th of Dec 2019
The Grand Southern Safari
US$3789 Book Now
The Grand Southern Safari Overland 20 10th of Dec 2019
The Grand Southern Safari
US$3789 Book Now
The Garden Route - 7 days Shoestring 7 28th of Dec 2019
The Garden Route - 7 days
US$1039 Book Now
The Garden Route - 7 days Shoestring 7 14th of Dec 2019
The Garden Route - 7 days
US$1339 Book Now
The Garden Route - 7 days Shoestring 7 14th of Dec 2019
The Garden Route - 7 days
US$1039 Book Now
The Garden Route - 7 days Shoestring 7 7th of Dec 2019
The Garden Route - 7 days
US$1339 Book Now
The Garden Route - 7 days Shoestring 7 7th of Dec 2019
The Garden Route - 7 days
US$1039 Book Now
Big 5 Encounters Overland 4 29th of Dec 2019
Big 5 Encounters
US$889 Book Now
Big 5 Encounters Overland 4 25th of Dec 2019
Big 5 Encounters
US$889 Book Now
Big 5 Encounters Overland 4 18th of Dec 2019
Big 5 Encounters
US$889 Book Now
Big 5 Encounters Overland 4 15th of Dec 2019
Big 5 Encounters
US$889 Book Now
Big 5 Encounters Overland 4 11th of Dec 2019
Big 5 Encounters
US$889 Book Now
Zimbabwe & Kruger Explorer Overland 10 9th of Dec 2019
Zimbabwe & Kruger Explorer
US$2199 Book Now
Zimbabwe & Kruger Explorer Overland 10 23rd of Dec 2019
Zimbabwe & Kruger Explorer
US$2199 Book Now
Zimbabwe & Kruger Explorer Overland 10 25th of Nov 2019
Zimbabwe & Kruger Explorer
US$2199 Book Now
Zimbabwe & Kruger Explorer Overland 10 27th of May 2019
Zimbabwe & Kruger Explorer
US$2199 Book Now
Zimbabwe & Kruger Explorer Overland 10 10th of Jun 2019
Zimbabwe & Kruger Explorer
US$2199 Book Now
Africa on a Shoestring Overland 20 31st of Dec 2019
Africa on a Shoestring
US$2299 Book Now
Africa on a Shoestring Overland 20 28th of Dec 2019
Africa on a Shoestring
US$2299 Book Now
Africa on a Shoestring Overland 20 24th of Dec 2019
Africa on a Shoestring
US$2299 Book Now
Africa on a Shoestring Overland 20 21st of Dec 2019
Africa on a Shoestring
US$2299 Book Now
Africa on a Shoestring Overland 20 10th of Dec 2019
Africa on a Shoestring
US$2299 Book Now
The Garden Route - 9 days Shoestring 9 19th of Oct 2019
The Garden Route - 9 days
US$1269 Book Now
The Garden Route - 9 days Shoestring 9 26th of Oct 2019
The Garden Route - 9 days
US$1709 Book Now
The Garden Route - 9 days Shoestring 9 26th of Oct 2019
The Garden Route - 9 days
US$1269 Book Now
The Garden Route - 9 days Shoestring 9 2nd of Nov 2019
The Garden Route - 9 days
US$1709 Book Now
The Garden Route - 9 days Shoestring 9 2nd of Nov 2019
The Garden Route - 9 days
US$1269 Book Now

Shoestring South Africa TOURS

The Garden Route - 7 days

Traversing the South African coast from Cape Town to Port Elizabeth, this 7-day tour takes you along the famous 'Garden Route' mixing amazing wildlife, wine tastings and beautiful scenery along the way.

Type

Days

Price

Shoestring

7

From

$1039


The Garden Route - 9 days

Explore South Africa's Garden Route in this 9-day tour, which stretches from Cape Town to Port Elizabeth, whilst you explore its beautiful countryside, rugged coastlines, the Big Five species and much more.

Type

Days

Price

Shoestring

9

From

$1269


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Overland South Africa TOURS

The Grand Southern Safari
Botswana , Namibia
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Countries Visited

ACCOMMODATED. This comprehensive 20-day tour covers the well worn route from Cape Town to Victoria Falls, crossing South Africa, Namibia and Botswana, and ending in Zimbabwe. It's a truly grand African safari.

Type

Days

Price

Overland

20

From

$3789


Big 5 Encounters

ACCOMMODATED. This short tour takes you to one of the world's best game parks, the Kruger National Park, and you'll have the perfect opportunity to bag the big 5, Lion, Leopard, Elephant, Rhino and Buffalo!

Type

Days

Price

Overland

4

From

$889


Zimbabwe & Kruger Explorer

ACCOMMODATED. This 9-day adventure explores Zimbabwe including Hwange and Matopos wildlife parks, and Great Zimbabwe, before crossing into South Africa for fantastic wildlife at Kruger National Park and ending in Johannesburg

Type

Days

Price

Overland

10

From

$2199


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TAILOR-MADE South Africa TOURS

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Our tailor-made tours seek to create a personalised experience – one that is completely exclusive to you. By taking all your interests and requests into consideration, we design an itinerary that ticks off your specific boxes. If you are after adventurous exploration, cultural immersion, a relaxing escape or a balanced blend of everything, we can make it happen.

A highlight of our tailor-made tours is that the itinerary is flexible and incorporates plenty of free time – so you can do some exploring on your own. Our local, friendly guides, experts in their country’s history and culture, will be happy to adjust the activities or your schedule as you travel.

If you are a group of friends, a large family or a company, our tailor-made tours are an ideal, stress-free option. You can even select your own hotels or make use of our recommended accommodation. We have a varied selection of sample holiday itineraries to choose from, either as they stand or as a base for inspiration.

TOUR REVIEWS

This is our first travel through Encounters Travel and so far the arrangement is working very well. Our travel is not until April 2017 so I am more than hopeful all will continue to run as smoothly as it has so far.

Encounters Travel did such a superb job in organizing this tour. I had never heard of them before going on the Maldives Magic tour, however now I will recommend them to friends/family and use them for my future planned trips.
Our tour is what made the trip that much more memorable. Rather than being plopped at a westernized resort, we were able to get a taste of how the locals live, eat and entertain themselves. We stayed in quaint guesthouses on the islands amongst the locals, ate authentic Maldivian cuisine (one day even with a Maldivian family who made us breakfast), and viewed a traditional dance/singing performance which was absolutely delightful. This was a trip of a lifetime that I will never forget.

I purchased my rid tour as part of a group coupon. Is obituary hesitant but my tour was great. The staff at Encounters were professional and helpful. I had a lot of questions but no one made me feel like a pest. Good experience.
I always wanted to go to Morocco and I finally got to go last September. I'm glad I chose this tour group. They were professional and attentive. Good times!

I had an amazing time on the trip. Everything was incredibly well organized and planned out to a tee. Our tour guide, Big Mo, was amazing and super knowledgeable. I couldn't have imagined a better trip to Egypt!
Excellent

My experience with Encounters was excellent from start to finish. The Tour Guide, Sheriff, was the most passionate, enthusiastic and professional guide I have ever had on a tour and his love for Egypt really made me enjoy my time so much more.
I was cautious about arriving in Egypt given the current circumstances about the country, but felt safer that I did living in London as soon as I arrived. All of the Encounters staff are very professional.

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