Southern Africa Explorer

An excellent, value for money trip. My sister was especially impressed, having little previous experience of camping. The office did an excellent job dealing with our booking.

L, Walbran | Melbourne, VIC

South Africa

South Africa

Take an adventure holiday in SOUTH AFRICA with World Expeditions, one of the world’s leading travel companies.

South Africa is located on the southern tip of the African continent, bordered by Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe and Mozambique in the north and encompasses the independent mountain kingdoms of Lesotho and Swaziland. To the west South Africa is flanked by the Atlantic Ocean and the warm Indian Ocean on the east. South Africa occupies 4% of the continent's total landmass, covering an area of 1 221 040 square kilometres.

Discover the highlights of South Africa on our adventure touring holiday, featuring the stunning coastline of the Cape Peninsular, the "Garden Route" and the Winelands of the Western Cape, and the national parks teeming with wildlife in the north.

Featured Adventures

African Wilderness in Comfort

A quality overland traverse through South Africa, Namibia and Botswana and ending in Zimbabwe. Highlights include Table Mountain, Augrabies Falls National Park, Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, Swakopmund, Namibian Desert, Etosha National Park, Okavango River, Chobe River and Victoria Falls.
22 days |
Reviews 7

Botswana Explorer

This fully serviced camping safari showcases the abundant wildlife and amazing sights of Botswana and Victoria Falls
14 days |

Cape Town Active Extension

Explore the beautiful city of Cape Town and surrounds
6 days |

Cape Township and Robben Island

Delve into the culture and communities of Cape Town and visit Robben Island
1 day |

Drakensberg Traverse

Wilderness trekking in the World Heritage Drakensberg Mountains
9 days |

Kruger and Mozambique Explorer

This easy paced, relaxing safari is a wonderful way to discover Mozambique and experience big game viewing in South Africa
14 days |

Kruger Lodge Safari

Enjoy an incredible wildlife experience on a private nature reserve in Kruger National Park
4 days |

Kruger Park Extension

On safari in Kruger National Park enjoy a comfortable wilderness experience capped by incredible wildlife
4 days |

Kruger to Victoria Falls Adventure

Experience the full diversity of the greatest wilderness areas in South Africa, Botswana and Zimbabwe
15 days |

South Africa Encompassed

A comprehensive accommodated tour through South Africa visiting Kruger National Park, Swaziland, Zululand, Drakensberg Mountains, Wild Coast, Garden Route and Cape Town
17 days |
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The Weather in South Africa

South Africa enjoys a temperate and pleasant climate, with lovely warm sunny days most of the year. The seasons of the southern hemisphere are opposite to those in the northern hemisphere so our summers runs from November to February, when most of the country is characterised by hot weather with afternoon thunderstorms. Winters are generally mild and dry. South Africa enjoys one of the world's highest average daily hours of sunshine - 8.5 compared with 3.8 in London, 6.4 in Rome and 6.9 in New York. 

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