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Holidays in South Africa

With Titan, you can choose to visit one of South Africa’s vibrant cities or relax on a safari in the world famous Kruger National Park - or do both! Our South Africa tours are designed by expert tour managers to give our guests an experience of the highest quality at the best value.

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There are 11 official languages in South Africa


Tipping is customary for obtaining good service. For service in restaurants etc. 10-15% is usual.


Rand (R) 1R = 100 cents - there are import and export restrictions in place and the maximum that can be taken in or out is R10,000 (approx. £600) - figures stated are correct at time of going to print.


Typical dishes include sosaties (kebab), bobotie (curried mince dish). Food is of a high standard and there is an excellent range of local red and white wines, brandies and locallyproduced beers.


GMT + 2 hours


220 Volts, 50 Hz. 3 round pins


From March-May and September-November days are usually long, warm and pleasantly cool in the evenings. December to February can be much hotter. The Western Cape’s climate is similar to that of the Mediterranean, in contrast to the Eastern Cape’s subtropical climate and the north-eastern interior’s subtropical highland climate.


For the latest country specific information please check the website for National Travel Health Network and Centre

Passports and visas

British citizens do not require an entry visa for South Africa. However, all visitors to South Africa are required to have at least two unused pages in their passport to enable the entry/exit stamps to be issued in the country. Because our holidays to Botswana and Namibia fly internationally via Johannesburg you are required to have an additional blank page for your South Africa transit visa stamps. A standard 10 year British passport is required for all holidays, which must be valid for at least 6 months beyond your planned date of return travel.

Flight time

from London to Johannesburg is approx 11 hours and 45 mins

Cape Town 
Situated right on the southern tip of South Africa, Cape Town has a reputation for not only being one of the most exciting cities in the country, but in the whole of Africa.
Among the many attractions you can take in at the coastal city are the Cape of Good Hope, the Kirstenbosch botanical gardens and the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront. If you'd rather take things a bit easier during your Cape Town holiday, why not relax on one of the many beaches in the city? These include False Bay, Boulders Beach and Camps Bay. 

With the towering Table Mountain lying in the backdrop of the city, you may want to go on a cable car up to the summit, which - at 3,558 ft above sea level - will provide you with the chance to take in fascinating views of the landscape below.

Kruger National Park 
South African holidays provide you with the opportunity to see a wide range of beautiful and exotic creatures thanks to the abundance of national parks and game reserves in the country. 

A trip to the Kruger National Park is the ultimate South African safari. Not only does the park contain the big five - lions, rhinos, leopards, elephants and buffalo - but also zebras, baboons and cheetahs, among others, so there's certainly plenty to see. 

Ornithologists will also be in their element here, with starlings and kingfishers among the many bird species that can be spotted on a Kruger Safari, while the park's river banks are a great place to look for water birds like storks and herons. 

Similarly, the Mkuze game reserve is a great place to spot wildlife. Take a safari holiday here and you'll be able to see everything from blue wildebeest and giraffes to antelopes and hippos.  The reserve also encompasses some dramatically varied landscapes - including the Lebombo mountains in the west, woodlands and shallow water pans – and you will also get the chance to learn more about the ancient Zulu tribespeople who live in the region. 

Visiting the coastal town of Knysna, part of the beautiful Garden Route region, is certain to be a highlight of any holiday to Africa.  Here you'll be able to enjoy a range of fun activities such as sailing and hiking, while there are also several golden beaches where you can relax on the sand before going for a dip.  Head to the historic harbour, meanwhile, and you can take in fantastic sea views, visit quaint teahouses for a refreshing drink and shop for souvenirs at boutique stores. 

Port Elizabeth
Located on the fringes of the Garden Route, Port Elizabeth also offers a wealth of attractions for those on holiday in South Africa. Nicknamed the Windy City, here you can visit the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan Art Museum and stop by attractions such as the Campanile belltower, which was built to commemorate the arrival of British settlers who came to South Africa in 1820.