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

Endangered Wildlife Monitoring

Become involved in endangered wildlife conservation efforts in KwaZulu Natal Province, South Africa
18 days |

Southern Africa Explorer

A classic overland traverse through South Africa, Namibia, Botswana and Zimbabwe. Highlights include Capetown, Fish River Canyon, Swakopmund, Namib Desert, Okavango River, Etosha National Park, Victoria Falls and Chobe River.
21 days |
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YOMADS Wildlife of Southern Africa

Explore South Africa's best game parks before heading to Swaziland to chill by the Indian Ocean with Yomads - unique travel experiences for the 20s and 30s
14 days |
Moderate | Day Walking | Cycling | Wildlife Safari | Exploratory Treks
viewing 11 - 13 of 13 available

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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