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Your big ideas – designed by our specialists and delivered with meticulous attention to every single detail. Just sit back and enjoy the experience.

We offer an open book pricing approach and our transparency is one of the reasons so many first time clients become lifetime clients.

Whether it’s supporting conservation programs, sustainable hotels or expert local guides, you will have a positive impact on the people and places you visit.

Luxury South Africa Itineraries

These example itineraries are here to get you inspired, but no two True Travel holidays are the same. Our South Africa experts start planning each trip with a blank piece of paper, designing every itinerary 100% personalised to you.

Missy & Harry

Absolutely amazing holiday. Garonga is heaven! We did everything possible and our guide was brilliant and hilarious. I can definitely recommend True Travel for their excellent advice and professionalism – they clearly are very knowledgeable about where they send their clients and made sure we had a worry-free holiday that perfectly suited us. We were particular grateful for the collection off our flight and help onto our transfer in Johannesburg, which included a very nifty queue jump due to their reputation!

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Why We Love South Africa

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Christabelle

DIVERSE LANDSCAPES & COASTLINES

The Rainbow Nation draws visitors for its dramatic natural landscapes, excellent beaches, vibrant cities, welcoming people and extraordinary wildlife. Choose from the warm waters of the Indian Ocean to the dramatic and marine rich Atlantic coast; the burnt orange dunes of the Kalahari Desert to the wildlife paradise of the St Lucia Wetlands; the high mountains of the Drakensberg, Karoo and Richtersveld to the thick bush of Limpopo Province, and so much more.

YEAR-ROUND CLIMATE

With the huge variety of climates across the country, each season guarantees different adventures, meaning there is no bad time to visit South Africa. When the temperature in Cape Town drops, autumn is the perfect season to taste your way around the vineyards of the Winelands. In spring, head to Hermanus or Plettenberg Bay for whale watching, or climb up Lion’s Head for stunning views over Table Mountain and the Atlantic Ocean. The coastal province KwaZulu Natal offers a year-round tropical climate with the warm waters of the Indian Ocean perfect for surfers.

THE ENDLESS OUTDOORS & SAFARIS

South Africa offers endless opportunities for activities such as golfing, hiking, climbing, mountain biking, fishing, whale watching, penguin spotting, and horseback riding in a variety of settings – from forest to desert. Spend a night at a luxury lodge sleeping under the stars and paraglide off Table Mountain all in the same trip. The safari areas provide first-class game viewing all year round with the opportunity to spot the Big Five, experience excellent guiding, stay in the most luxurious safari lodges and visit the famous Kruger National park.

VINEYARDS & TASTING TABLES

From homely ‘bunny chow’ curries to the world-class Test Kitchen, South Africans are well known for their love of food and wine, and the country offers plenty of opportunities for fine and casual dining, boasting award-winning local and international cuisine. Visit the rolling vineyards of the Cape Winelands for tastings of award-winning vintages, join Cape Town’s top chefs in foraging the freshest ingredients for your dinner, or join your local guide on a culinary tour through the colourful Bo-Kaap neighbourhood.

What to do in South Africa

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Pretoria

Capital City

(GMT+2)

Local Time

South African Rand

Local Currency

Bobotie

National Dish

Johannesburg

Largest City

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The TRUE rating

INDULGENT:

These accommodations are the best of the best, showcasing top hospitality, exceptional design and world-class food, in the most exclusive locations around the world.

EXCEPTIONAL:

A very high standard of five-star properties, with top-notch service and a wide range of amenities and experiences ensuring an unforgettable stay.

EXCELLENT:

These four to five-star accommodations offer the high level of service that our team look always look for, with a range of facilities on offer.

CLASSIC:

Four-star properties which offer enough amenities for a comfortable stay. We may offer these for a more price-competitive option, or in more remote areas which don't offer the most luxe hotels.

EXPERIENTIAL:

These properties won't necessarily offer all of the typical luxurious facilities, but will always provide memorable experiences, from camping out in the bush to climbing up to a treehouse.