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South Africa

South Africa is a perfect union of some of the world’s most pristine landscapes, and Road Scholar’s popular South Africa tours are the most fulfilling way to discover them. Iconic mountains line the South Atlantic coast, connecting Cape Town to the Cape of Good Hope and Africa’s only penguin population. Rolling vineyards dot the countryside and the lush vegetation of the Garden Route blossoms along the southern shores. Kruger National Park’s open savannahs are home to the instantly recognizable “Big Five.” Beyond the natural beauty, experience a society moving beyond a complicated and divisive history, as locals welcome you to their country with a big smile.

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South Africa Tours and Adventures

 

South Africa is a country rich in culture, history, and spectacular scenery. Iconic mountains line the South Atlantic coast, connecting Cape Town to the Cape of Good Hope and Africa’s only penguin population. Rolling vineyards of Stellenbosch dot the countryside, and the lush vegetation along the Garden Route blossoms with beauty. Kruger National Park’s open savannahs are home to the “Big Five'' - lions, tigers, buffalo, elephant, and hippopotamus. Road Scholar’s popular South Africa tours are the most fulfilling way to discover it all. 

South Africa Tours for Families

Lions, Hippos, & Zebras

This 14-day South Africa sightseeing tour was designed with families in mind. Travel to the Plumeri Africa Game Reserve to search for the “Big 5”, make friends with rescued elephants, and learn to track wildlife as you explore South Africa, Botswana, and Zambia. In the African safari with your family, a wildlife expert teaches you about protected reserves and animal habitats as you get up close to the largest animal that calls this place home – an elephant. 

Train Trek Adventures in South Africa

Southern Africa by Train

On an epic train trek across four nations in southern Africa, learn about life and culture in small African villages and capital cities and visit national parks and reserves for safari. Meet local artisans and animals, feast your eyes on incredible landscapes aboard the Shongololo Express in Pretoria, and ride the rails to the tops of Blyde River Canyon

 

There are stops in Mozambique, Eswatini, and two game reserves to learn about conservation and see wildlife roaming across savannahs and rocky hills. End your journey of Southern Africa by Train in Zimbabwe to visit Africa’s greatest waterfall, Victoria Falls. 

Cape Town to Victoria Falls by Train

Explore Southern Africa on this safari and train adventure beginning in Cape Town learning about the country’s complex history and dramatic natural beauty. Then all aboard the Rovos Rail, a private, luxurious train to trek to Victoria Falls, stopping to witness the incredible wildlife. On this train trek from Cape Town to Victoria Falls, you will experience safari, culture, history and even an elephant encounter!

Experience Travel with Road Scholar

At Road Scholar, we offer a wide range of trips through the great country of South Africa. Through any of our South African tours, you’ll be placed in a cohort of like-minded adventurers. Together, you’ll enjoy spirited conversations while learning more about the world’s cultures, history, and traditions from local experts.


Book your travel and learn more with Road Scholar today.