Luxury South Africa Holidays 2024/2025
Intrepid safaris, gorgeous vineyards, and stunning beaches – a luxury holiday in South Africa with Scott Dunn has it all…
- A South Africa holiday crafted by award-winning travel specialists
- 24/7 seamless support from the moment you contact us
- Unique experiences led by trusted private guides
- Carefully curated collection of hotels and safari lodges
Combining stunning natural landscapes with bustling cities, South Africa is one of the world’s most beautiful and varied holiday destinations, offering something for everyone to enjoy.
Whether you want to sample Cape Town’s eclectic local cuisine or discover the Garden Route’s hidden wonders, our travel experts will help you discover the best of this amazing country. If you’re looking for the best game-viewing spots, South Africa’s many national parks and game reserves such as Kruger and Madikwe provide ample opportunity to get up close and personal with a range of wild animals. For a different safari holiday, we recommend a unique canoe safari across Victoria Falls where you can gaze at colourful birds flying overhead as you take in the stunning scenery.
So, whether you’re planning an adventure-filled trip for the whole family or an intimate getaway with your partner, get ready to experience all that South Africa has to offer with Scott Dunn.
Top Tours in South Africa
Ready to taste delicious local wines in the Winelands or go on game drives through the country’s vast landscape? With a range of activities to choose from, our bespoke tours showcase the very best of this beautiful country. No matter what you want to see and do, our travel experts are on hand to help you plan itineraries that will allow you to explore South Africa at a pace that suits you.
Top Luxury Hotels in South Africa
At Scott Dunn, our travel experts have tried and tested countless luxury hotels in South Africa, ready to help you find the perfect accommodation for your trip. From relaxing spa hotels that bring the calm, to rustic lodges that let you sleep under the stars - our handpicked selection of hotels has something for every kind of South Africa trip.
Key information about South Africa
- Best time to visit: April or October
- Flight time: 11 hours
- Time difference: -6 hours SST
- Currency: The rand
South Africa Holiday FAQs
When it comes to family holidays, South Africa is all about the safaris.
The Marataba Safari Lodge in Marakele National Park is one of our go to places thanks to it's great viewing and malaria-free location. Set in the heart of the Waterberg Mountains, you'll have stunning landscapes providing the backdrop for incredible wildlife viewing.
If safaris aren't high on your list, then explore the Grootbos Private Nature Reserve in Gansbaai. This 5-star eco retreat is buzzing with incredible family-friendly activities and accommodation that promises a family holiday in South Africa everyone will love.
Depending on where you want to go in South Africa will determine the best time to go on holiday.
For first-time visitors, we recommend April or October. The climate varies widely across South Africa, but in April and October, the weather in Cape Town and Kruger (two must-visit places for new travellers) is favourable in both places. October is hot in Kruger, so excellent for game viewing, and Cape Town’s weather starts to improve. In April, Cape Town is at its peak whilst the rains are starting to end in Kruger.
If you’ve been to South Africa before or prefer not to travel during those months, you can visit South Africa year-round. There are amazing things to do across the country, so no matter what time of year there’s a perfect holiday waiting for you.
It’s important to note that South Africa is in the southern hemisphere, so when we’re in winter, South Africa is experiencing summer and the hottest time of the year!
South Africa’s climate is also a mix of coastal subtropics, humid highlands, hot deserts, and snowy mountains – so depending on where you go, the weather could be anything! That’s why booking with Scott Dunn is so valuable because they’ll be able to match you with the right destination at the right time and provide clarity when it comes to holidays in vast regions like South Africa.
For our South African tours, we always recommend experiencing one of the country’s breathtaking safaris. South Africa’s private game reserves are renowned for a reason and truly one of the most memorable things you’ll ever do on holiday.
There are loads of things you can do on a South Africa tour, however. From checking out the city sights in Cape Town and whale watching in Hermanus to visiting the gorgeous vineyards and towns in Winelands. Explore our suggested itineraries to start getting an idea of our South Africa tours.
Absolutely! South Africa safari and wildlife holidays are our speciality, whether it’s for a family holiday, a couple’s adventure or a solo trip. Choose from private game reserves or national parks, walking safaris or game drives – we handle it all.
South Africa is known for its eclectic traditional cuisine, calling on the influences of its European and Indonesian past, creating euro-styled dishes made with Eastern flavours and spices.
“Cape Town and Franschhoek have the greatest selection of incredible dining experiences and restaurants. Some personal favourites are Salsify at the Roundhouse and then Reubens in Franschhoek.”
Of course! Beach holidays in South Africa are an amazing addition to your safari tour. We especially love Camp’s Bay in Cape Town for its delicious gourmet cuisine and Muizenberg Beach for its incredible surf.
As a coastal country, there’s so much more to do and explore, so get in touch to find the best beach in South Africa for you.
Yes! Our team is well-placed to book your couples luxury holiday to South Africa. From exploring decadent wines and cuisine in the Winelands to game drives across intrepid landscapes, South Africa is the perfect place to find romance, adventure, and memories with your partner.
There are loads of self-driving and road-tripping routes throughout South Africa, like the Garden Route, however, depending on how far apart your holiday destinations are, we recommend flying.
Typically, our South Africa tours utilise a combination of flying and private transfers.
No, Singaporean passport holders can travel in South Africa for up to 90 days without a visa.
For more information visit the Ministry of Foreign Affairs website for foreign travel advice.
Singapore Airlines operates daily direct flights from Singapore to Johannesburg or Cape Town. If you have any issues, our travel experts can help find the best flight route for you.
Our South Africa tours start at about $7000 per person, however, the final price will depend on your finished itinerary.
Don’t worry though, we’ll keep you aware of any and all costs of your trip before you book, including flights, experiences, accommodation, and whatever else we can handle for you.
To book a South Africa holiday with Scott Dunn, start by filling out our online enquiry form or calling us on the number listed below.
From there, one of our travel specialists will be in contact to start planning your dream South Africa holiday.
Why Choose Scott Dunn for your South Africa holidays?
Unique to You
- We listen to your travel goals and craft unique trips that are bespoke to you.
- We’re with you every step of your life’s travel journey, from honeymoons to family trips and beyond.
- Global offices in the UK, US, and Singapore for 24/7 seamless service.
- We offer flexibility if your plans change so you can book with confidence and peace of mind.
Carefully Curated Collection
- We’ve curated an elevated collection of accommodation, experiences, and guides.
- Committed to fostering close global relationships to continue bringing you unique experiences.
Luxury in Every Sense
- We deliver a sense of luxury that matters most to you.
- Awarded Condé Nast Traveller’s Top Travel Specialists in the World 11 years in a row.