South Africa

World class food and exciting wildlife paired with diverse and dramatic scenery and an easygoing vibe, South Africa holds unique allure.

South Africa is alive with culture, history, mesmerising landscapes and rare wildlife.

Delve into beautiful Cape Town with its breathtaking backdrop of Table Mountain, lively waterfront precinct, vibrant food scene and Atlantic Ocean frontage. Drop into an endless array of cellar doors tasting some of the finest new world wines amidst highly productive vineyards and glorious Cape Dutch architecture. Marvel at Africa’s iconic species – large and small – on safari in private game reserves which sprawl across mountain, veld and forest and be amazed by the botanical wonders which await.

When you travel on a luxury journey to South Africa with Abercrombie & Kent, you’ll be seeing the country at its singular best on a journey perfectly suited to you. And there are journeys to suit all types of traveller: small group journeys, privately tailored adventures, luxury rail trips and even private plane charters to get you to the farthest-flung corners of the country ahead of time.

A&K invites you to explore the Cradle of Humankind and discover South Africa’s story for yourself.


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Continent Africa
Languages Zulu/Xhosa/Afrikaans/English
Capitals Pretoria/Bloemfontein/Cape Town
Population 59,348,880
Area 1,221,037 km²
Currency South African rand

When to Go

South Africa is one of the world’s true all-year destinations. Regional climate zones and seasonal wildlife opportunities make it a thrilling destination no matter what time of the year you visit. However, A&K experts on the ground proclaim that spring and autumn provide the ultimate conditions for a fantastic South African adventure.

Spring (September-November) is South Africa’s wildflower season with blooms as far as the eye can see. This is also prime time for whale watching and in the north, the dry season is in full swing making wildlife easy to spot as the animals gather near water holes.

Autumn (March to May) delivers warm days and cooler evenings. The autumn foliage in the Winelands region is a kaleidoscopic vision and Cape Town is less crowded.

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Abercrombie & Kent specialises in redefining luxury travel across Africa in all its diversity. We’ve been traversing its wild and wonderful wilderness areas for over half a century helping couples, friends and families discover its riches. So, whether you choose one of our luxury small group tours, private journeys or ask our travel experts to tailor-make your very own custom itinerary, rest assured that you’ll be immersed in the very best of South Africa.

Our long-standing connections and 4 permanent, full-time offices in Southern Africa allow us to offer our guests the best game-viewing locations at the best camps and lodges, the most desirable room categories, the finest transport options, be it light aircraft and helicopters or luxury 4WD vehicles, and access to exclusive tours and tastings with the best experts in the region, as well as unmatched service at every stage of your journey. This kind of unencumbered insight into the authentic heart and soul of a place — to the people and sites that exist far beyond the reach of the average traveller — is something we pride ourselves on and ensure we deliver on every journey we create.

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