Tailor-made South Africa Holidays

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Stretching from sandy beaches and colonies of penguins in the west, to the open plains of wildest Africa at the stunning Kruger National Park, South Africa is one of Africa's most unique and vibrant destinations. With 11 official languages, a wide variety of awe-inspiring landscapes and a diverse mix of culture and tradition, South Africa captivates and inspires hordes of travellers every year. To experience the best of it, you’ll need to cover a lot of ground; sunbathe on the beaches, spy wildlife on the African plains and sample award-winning wine at Stellenbosch. With so much to see, we recommend hitting the road with a hire car and travelling at your own pace on one of our tailor-made holidays. You do the driving, we’ll do the rest. 

Popular South Africa Holidays

South Africa is more than just a place you simply fly and stay in. Instead you’ve got to get out and about with road trips along the coastline, tours of its wineries and safaris in the game reserves. To ensure you experience the best that the country has to offer, our Experts have created a range of South Africa holiday ideas. From driving routes to gourmet itineraries, South Africa holidays feature an array of unique travel experiences as well as flights, accommodation, transfers and transport and car hire, and can all be tailor made to suit you.

Places to Visit in South Africa

South Africa’s landmark locations are peppered across the country: to the north are the cultural hubs of Johannesburg and Pretoria; head east from here and you’ll stumble upon the wildlife-rich Kruger National Park. Meanwhile, venture south for Cape Town, the Garden Route and the wine regions of Stellenbosch and Franschhoek. Click below to learn more about South Africa's most popular spots. 

South Africa Holiday Types

Whether you're heading to the country for a safari, a glass of wine, a scenic beaches or all three, our Experts have created a great range of South Africa holiday types to ensure you make it happen. Choose your holiday type below or talk to our Experts today about tailor making a South Africa itinerary to suit your exact interests. 

Flights to South Africa

Our Experts can create an incredible tailor-made South Africa holiday for you, but if it’s just flights you’re after, we can help with that too. We work closely with some of the country’s best carriers to bring you the very best airfares to Cape Town and Johannesburg. For a customised quote, get in touch with our Airfare Experts today.

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Why book with Flight Centre?

  • Widest choice of airfares in the UK
  • Save time and speak to a Travel Expert
  • Great value for money
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More About South Africa

Capital city: Cape Town, Pretoria, Bloemfontein

Currency: South African rand

Language: Afrikaans, English

Flight time: London to Cape Town flight time is 11 hours 30 minutes.

Visas: British citizens do not require a visa for leisure or business visits up to 90 days.

Vaccinations: Make sure your boosters are up to date – particularly tetanus, diphtheria and polio – and we also recommend the hepatitis A vaccination. Book your vaccinations at our in-store Travel Clinic.

Top 3 Things to Do in South Africa

When to Go to South Africa

The weather varies considerably dependant on where you are in South Africa, and the country also experiences a long summer and winter, and a brief spring and autumn. Choose your timings based on what you want to do – whether that be lazing on beaches, drinking in the vineyards, safari, or hiking – as it’s always a good time to visit somewhere is South Africa. For more advice see our seasonal guide on when to go to South Africa.

Why Book Your South Africa Holiday with Flight Centre

We know South Africa: Many of our Travel Experts have either visited, lived in or are from South Africa, and can easily craft a tailor-made trip to suit your needs and budget.

Local knowledge: Flight Centre has stores located throughout South Africa, giving us access to local insider knowledge and up-to-the-minute travel information.

Flexibility: We offer flexible deposits, the opportunity to pay the balance of your holiday just 10 weeks before departure and fixed change and cancellation fees.

Travel Butler and 24/7 Emergency Assistance service: When you book a holiday to South Africa from our range of tailor-made Journeys, you’ll also enjoy access to our inclusive Travel Butler concierge and 24/7 Emergency Assistance services.