A journey through South Africa can combine the spectacular city setting of Cape Town, complete with world-class restaurants and fascinating day tours, with the magnificent mountain setting of the Winelands and the thrill of a Big Five safari in the iconic Kruger National Park. Sprinkle on a fascinating history, diverse nature and lively people and you begin to understand why so many visitors return to these shores.
Famed for its sun-soaked beaches and vast game reserves, South Africa is ranked as the third-most biodiverse country in the world, making it an exceptionally satisfying place to experience. You can safari among the wild beasts roaming free in top national parks, observe the incredibly diverse abundance of marine and plant life, enjoy an array of water or land adventures, be historically and culturally enlightened, sip on award-winning vintages in the Winelands and savour fine food in the country’s top restaurants. The plethora of pursuits that invoke new sights, sounds, smells and feelings within you are unparalleled.
South Africa is known as a world in one country and the climate reflects that, changing from north to south and east to west within the different seasons. During the winter months (May-August) you can experience wet cooler weather in the south-western region (Cape Town) and hot, drier weather in the north-eastern region. During the summer months (November-February) you can expect dry, warm weather in the southwestern region and wet, temperate weather in the northeastern region. There is no best time to visit South Africa as it’s so diverse in climate year-round and each month offers a different experience.
On our trip, Josh and Saffa Tours put together an amazing itinerary, based on what we were into, and they provided us with an absolutely incredible trip. My wife and I love to travel, and have worked with many groups such as Saffa Tours; this trip was, by far, our favorite tour, and Saffa was the best guide group we’ve ever used.
David K, USA
We cannot thank Saffa Tours enough for making our precious time in the Cape the best it could be. I cannot recommend Josh and his company Saffa Tours enough, as they made our time in South Africa in the Cape absolutely amazing and we were looking forward to the holiday because of the great preparation.
James F, UK
Absolutely brilliant trip to Cape Town and around the Western Cape with Josh and the Saffa team. Perfectly and thoughtfully organised, full of insight and fun. Could not recommend more!
jennifer c, UK
We thoroughly enjoyed our time with him. Well worth the cost visiting in the Cape area where there are so many things to do. Lightyears ahead of what a larger tour group would be able to put together. From small details to adjusting the daily itinerary on the fly.
Sophia P, USA
Never have I encountered such organization, such fire for exploration - to show and to teach, and such willingness to adapt the bespoke tours and plans offered at any moment. We felt understood, we felt appreciated, and we felt that our best interests were always put first.
Chelsea C, USA
Wow, what a phenomenal tour guide. Knowledgeable, confident and so interesting. Our experience was carefully curated to suit our interests and passions and one could not have done a better job. We have been truly enriched by the SAFFA tours experience and can confidently recommend! South Africa and SAFFA tours; thank you!
jake b, USA
Amazing tour company. Josh helped plan our itinerary around the activities we wanted to do. Due to weather conditions a couple of the activities were cancelled but there were alternatives ready straight away. Rich was our guide and he was a joy to be around. Highly recommend!
jake b, USA