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South Africa holidays
Private tours of South Africa are fitting for first-time or repeat travellers. Travelling privately allows you to choose one of Cox & Kings’ sample journeys, or to create your own bespoke itinerary, fitting to your needs. From Family adventures, rail adventures, self-drive journeys or honeymoons; the choice is yours.
If you would like to travel on your own itinerary, please contact us or see below for suggested South Africa holidays.
This popular self-drive route ticks off
many of the ‘must do’ features of South
Africa in one well-paced and beautifully
scenic itinerary. Begin with some time
in Cape Town, learning about the...
This flexible self-drive itinerary offers
a perfect introduction to South Africa’s
Western Cape. With stays in the vibrant
city of Cape Town, the scenic Winelands
around Franschhoek, the...
This 12-day self-drive is aimed at the returning visitor to South Africa. Enjoy stunning walking trails, unique wildlife and delicious seafood and...
This self-drive tour combines family
friendly accommodation, stunning
coastal scenery, remarkable wildlife and
a varied selection of thrilling outdoor
activities. Start in Cape Town and tour
This distinctive self-drive tour is perfect
for those looking to escape the crowds
and journey the road less travelled.
Created with second- or third-time
visitors to the country in mind,...
This self-drive programme focuses on some of the most beautiful landscapes of the Eastern...
This ‘alternative’ self-drive itinerary
takes in some of the less visited, but
equally impressive regions of South
Africa, with a large slice of historic
significance providing added...
This luxury private journey combines some
of the most spectacular sights in Cape Town
with 2 nights on Rovos Rail. Spend some time
exploring Johannesburg, before flying to the
This self-drive tour with a difference takes
you to the lesser explored north-eastern
region of South Africa. While Kruger
National Park is the country’s most wellknown
safari destination, there...
This self-drive stays in first-class hotels and lodges, all with something special to...
This luxury private journey combines Cape
Town, The Blue Train, Pretoria and Lion
Sands Game Reserve, which straddles the
Kruger National Park and Sabi Sands Game
Reserve, where ‘Big...
This escorted group tour blends a selection
of South Africa’s quintessential experiences
into a well-paced itinerary for lovers of
wildlife, walks, wine and sensational scenery.
Begin with safar...
This panoramic rail journey aboard the
Shongololo Express offers an exciting
alternative to a self-drive or privately
guided safari tour. Starting from Pretoria,
travel by train across...
We have highlighted the standard of accommodation featured on a tour immediately above the tour itinerary.
In some cases, tours include some departures in one category and some in another: you can see and select the different tour types under ‘tour variations’. For these tours, the itinerary is generally the same and just the standard of accommodation varies. However, if there are any variations in the excursions included, these are shown within the itinerary.
Superior: Most Cox & Kings tours fall under this category and are based in 4- or 5-star accommodation, or the best available.
Luxury: These tours will usually feature 5-star de luxe accommodation throughout.
Standard: Simpler in emphasis, these itineraries typically feature 3- and 4-star accommodation throughout.
Discovery: This type of holiday is best suited to the hardier traveller, as it will typically include some quite basic accommodation, possibly longer and rougher road journeys and, in some cases, more arduous activities, such as trekking.