South Africa

Visited by nearly 10 million people each year, South Africa is one of Africa’s most popular holiday destinations.

With its gold-sand beaches, picturesque mountains, world-class national parks, and vibrant cultural tapestry, it’s not hard to see why South Africa is a popular holiday destination with people from all walks of life.

South Africa’s most popular attractions remain its national parks, with the nineteen parks covering landscapes and wildlife of astonishing diversity. From the seemingly endless savannah of Kruger National Park to arid deserts, jagged peaks, and windswept coastline, South Africa’s parks cover the gamut and promise something for all tastes.

The cities of South Africa are every bit as varied as its landscapes. Popular Cape Town, nestled in the shadow of iconic Table Mountain and surrounded by vineyards, is a cosmopolitan international city alive with clubs, restaurants, and gorgeous beaches. Cruisy beachside Durban boasts a melting pot of cultures that makes it a fantastic place to indulge your adventurous palette, while South Africa’s largest township, Soweta offers a glimpse into the country’s often dark apartheid past.

For lovers of dramatic landscapes, places like Blyde River Canyon and the famous Garden Route are photographic gold.

The Rainbow Nation – so called for its eleven official languages and dozens of different tribes and European descended cultures – is sure to charm and confront you. While the nation has made huge strides towards greater equality, it is nonetheless a country where you can still see the scars of racial discrimination. Sites such as the Apartheid Museum in Johannesburg and Robben Island, where Nelson Mandela was held prisoner, offer some insight into the country’s often tumultuous past.

Why Book with Shadows of Africa?

Tailor Made, Private Tours

Tailor Made, Private Tours

We specialize in tailor-making your tour to suit your tastes and budget. We can customize everything from routes to accommodation to optional activities.
Expert Advice

Expert Advice 24/7

With offices in Tanzania, Kenya, Rwanda, the USA, Europe, and Australia, you have access to Shadows of Africa personnel 24/7. We’ re with you from the planning stages all the way through to dropping you off at the airport at journey’ s end.
World Class Guides & Unlimited Game Driving

World Class Guides & Unlimited Game Driving

Our drivers are all fluent in English and all have at least a decade of safari experience. Our guides are chosen to be personable and knowledgeable, and with no limit on drive distance – you can game drive from dawn until dusk.
Specialized Safari Vehicles

Specialized Safari Vehicles

Our safari fleet is made up of specially customised 4x4 Toyota Land Cruisers equipped with large windows, pop up roof, phone charging stations, comfortable seats, and a fully stocked supply of water, coffee, and tea.
Full Financial Protection

Full Financial Protection

With offices in the US, Europe, Tanzania, and Australia, you can make payment to whichever is most convenient. We also accept payments via credit card and PayPal.
Your One Stop African Operator

Your One Stop African Operator

We can arrange safaris in Uganda, Rwanda, Tanzania, or Kenya, as well as beach getaways to Zanzibar, the Kenya Coast, or the Seychelles.