South Africa

South Africa

South Africa is a firm favourite destination for us at African Star Tours, as the country just has so much to offer. There are many beautiful national parks across the country where you can enjoy being out in nature, in wide open spaces, sharing the land with fascinating wildlife. South Africa is also the only country where you can see not only the Big 5, but the Big 7 – South Africa Safari on land and sea!

As well as world leading national parks – Cape Town is a world leading city, that should be on everyone’s bucket list. A vibrant waterfront with great shopping, bars and restaurants to suit all tastes, a fantastic mountain watching over the city, beautiful beaches, dream worthy sunsets and a diverse range of activities to suit all travellers and tastes.

South Africa offers great freedom to visitors, as self-drive trips are easy and popular across the country. Combining self-drive and self-catering offers great value, and you will be amazed at the sights you can see within a 2 week trip. 

As South Africa is such a popular destination we know we need to do something to stand out from other operators. So as well as offering the more standard trips for first time visitors, we have worked hard to identify trips that offer something new for return travellers, both for private trips and small group South Africa tours.

South African Tours

South African Tourism

Recommended Accommodation

When is the best time of the year to visit?

South Africa doesn't always offer the dry weather and high temperatures of other safari destinations across Africa. However, it is still a year round destinations as different areas across the country are at the best at various points throughout the year. November until February is when Cape Town and the Western Cape has the best chance of beautiful clear sunny days, there are great value safaris available across the Garden route from March through til July, then Kruger and Madikwe offer the best game viewing between July and Oct when the bush is dry and the animals are easier to spot. Our favourite time to visit is either May or September as you still get good shoulder season rates, and the parks can be quieter - whilst the weather is still enjoyable and game viewing is easier.