Explore one of the most fascinating countries with one of our adventure tours in South Africa and neighbouring countries!
From city life to wide open spaces, wildlife to culture, breathtaking scenery to sun-soaked coasts – South Africa has it all. The southernmost country on the African continent is renowned for its varied topography and unique biodiversity, great natural beauty as well as cultural diversity, all of which have made the country a favoured destination for travelers since the legal ending of Apartheid in 1994.
Find below some unique destinations in Southern Africa you can explore as part of day and weekend trips as well as longer tours offered by our travel partners. Or tell us which destinations you are dreaming about and we will let you know how you get there!
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This Cape Town tour is guided by live&learn's co-founder Alex and shows you the many faces of this fascinating city. After passing through Cape Town's touristic highlights such as the inner city, Bo-Kaap, Signal Hill, V&A Waterfront the tour will take you through various suburbs and townships to introduce you to South Africa's moving journey from Apartheid to Democracy. You will learn about achievements and challenges for social and economic transformation and gain a deep insight in strategies for sustainable development in South Africa.
On this tour around the Cape Peninsula you explore Cape Point - the most south-western point of the African continent. Imagine road tripping along the most scenic drive in the world while African beats are playing. Keep a look out for zebra, eland, ostriches, baboons, seals, whales and the crowd favourite…the African Penguin colony at Boulder’s Beach. Enjoy a packed lunch at Buffels Bay and take a refreshing dip at Boulders Beach or Muizenberg, the home of South African surfing.
As part of this tour you will explore Cape Town's inner urban areas such as District Six, Bo-Kaap and Woodstock. You will discover the diversity of the Mother City’s cultural, eating and drinking hotspots and get a taste of some of the best. You will visit a trendy local beer brewery, go for a wine tasting and after the scenic drive on the famous Chapman's Peak Drive you will close of the day with a 'Sundwoner' at a secret spot near Camps Bay.
Gansbaai - shark cage diving is controversial, hence all the more important to choose a responsible operator. This shark cage diving experience with our award winning partner in Gansbaai is guided by a marine biologist. Experience the king of the seas up close and personal and learn all about this majestic ancient species that has come under threat in recent years. By participating in this adrenalin packed exerience you also make a contribution to the conservation and protection great white sharks! A unique life-changing experience!
Gansbaai - Enter the natural habitat of the Marine Big 5 in South Africa, for the opportunity to see whales, dolphins, penguins, seals and great white sharks. From June to November the Southern Right Whale visits South Africa's South Coast to mate and give birth. An amazing experience to observe these majestic creatures. Come on board with our award winning operator - all tours have a marine biologist on board. The team uses all tours to collect data for marine conservation research projects thereby making a meaningful contribution to marine conservation and education!
The winelands – open spaces, flowering vines, historic estates and enough vino to sink an actual ship. Touring one of the most stunning areas of the Cape is a must for any visitor to Cape Town’s shores- This private tour will take you on an unforgettable trip straight to wine heaven. You will visit at least 4 wine estates, taste their wines, enjoy a typical rustic lunch platter and finish the day by indulging in a wine chocolate pairing.
Calling all craft beer lovers! Hop onboard the bus for this private craft beer tour for beer connoisseurs or those just seeking a good time. As part of this Beer Safari you visit four of the coolest craft breweries in town tasting their beers and experiencing the beer making process. For lunch you will indulge in an authentic South African braai (BBQ). Expect a road trip with epic tunes around Cape Town or Stellenbosch’s best craft breweries!
Cape Town has long been known for wine and has been making a name for herself with regards to Craft Beer, but what people are starting to find out is that the local gin scene is outstanding! Infused with the Cape’s native Fynbos vegetation, the gin scene is very unique and full of interesting flavours.<br /> As part of this tour you visit three incredible distilleries (all tastings and a gin & food pairing with biltong, nuts, chocolate etc. are included) and finish off at Cape Town’s favourite Secret Gin Bar.
Go wild in the Western Cape on an overnight safari trip from Cape Town! Travel off the beaten track to immerse yourself in the African bush. The Western Cape offers the perfect backdrop for a wildlife encounter. This tour offers guided safaris in two prestigious private game reserves at the malaria-free Garden Route, a guided bush walk as well as a chance to walk alongside orphaned elephants. You’ll also visit the ostrich capital of the world and get a chance to try local delicacies, giving you a taste of authentic South African culture.
Explore the winding roads from the Stellenbosch Winelands to Hermanus - considered to be the best land-based whale watching spot in the world - to visit the tip of Africa, Cape Agulhas on this thrilling itinerary. Starting in Cape Town this tour takes you through the Stellenbosch Winelands where you experience some of the finest wines the region has to offer. Explore the quaint French Huguenot town of Franschhoek and travel to the southernmost tip of Africa – where the Indian and Atlantic oceans meet. Finally finish of this 2 day tour with a sighting of the star of South Africa's Marine Big 5: the Southern Rught Whale!
Take a walk on the wild side and join this unique 4 day tour to Kruger National Park. Experience the thrill of being on safari, observing the big 5 as well as zebras, giraffe and rhinos and be inspired by an authentically African atmosphere in the largest game reserve in South Africa. Kruger is larger than some small countries in Europe. There will be early morning game walks, evening game drives and before returning back to Johannesburg, you will visit the Panorama Route and view Gods Window, Bourke’s Luck Potholes and the Three Rondavels – all part of the World Heritage Blyde River Canyon.
A firm favourite among visitors and locals alike is a a trip along South Africa’s Garden Route. It offers a dramatically changing landscapes from wine farms to untamed wilderness, Tsitsikamma forest to desert and mountain ranges. Lot's of activities are part of this tour: canoeing in Wilderness, swimming, surfing or sandbording, hiking in Tsitsikamma National Park, listening to the sounds of silence in Cango Caves, game viewing at Addo Elephant National Park and collecting ostrich feathers in the Karoo - optional bungy jumping at the World's highest bungy jump or ziplining is available for the thrill-seekers.
Horses, sunshine, sand and the sea... Riding, eating, sleeping, caring for horses, beach rides and overnight riding trails, enjoying life in nature ... . This Working Holiday with a family-run horseback safari operator on South Africa's stunning Wild Coast is a MUST DO for all horse and nature lovers. Ideal for a sabbatical or for digital nomads.
This 13-day Best of Namibia Adventure Tour from Cape Town to Windhoek meanders through big sky country, Namibia! This tour is the perfect experience for all desert enthusiasts and lovers of wide open spaces. Discover the many different faces of the desert - from the grasslands in the east to the red dunes in the west. Highlights of this tour include a boats trip on the Oranje River, hike at Fish River Canyon and the majestic Sossusvlei Dunes, the coastal town of Swakopmund and of course a visit to the Etosha National Park where you will go on Safari to observe Africa's famous Big 5 as well as lots of other big and small wild life.
White beaches and clear blue waters form the backdrop on this 14 day through subtropic regions of South Africa, Mozambique and Eswathini. Indulge in blissfull beach life, with surfing, snorkelling, swimming with whale sharks and diving with manta rays at Tofo Beach, Mozambique. Enjoy the thrill of being on safari, observing the big five as well as zebras, giraffe and rhinos in South Africa's largest National Park, The Kruger Park as well as in the Hlane Game Reserve in Eswathini. On your way back to Johannesburg enjoy the sights of the Panorama route and visits of highlights such as Bourke’s Luck Potholes, the Three Rondavels and God’s Window.
This tour is the ultimate South African experience, allowing you to discover the diversity of its landscapes, cultures and people. You will be able to explore South African highlights such as the Garden Route, Addo Elephant Park, the Drakensberg, Kruger National Park and you will even visit Swaziland and Lesotho. This tour also offers lots of activities such as game viewing, surfing, and hiking, as well as a culinary journey as you ge a taste of the many South African cuisines.
This 3 week tour is our most popular tour - and this with good reason: Starting in Cape Town, you will head north through South Africa's majestic Cederberg Mountain Range and Namaqualand, explore the various faces of the Namib desert, go on safari in Etosha Nation al Park, Nambia, and Okavango Delta, Botswana before you continue your way to the greates waterfalls on the African continent, the Victoria Falls. Expect amazing landscapes and wild life you will never forget.
This 55 day long tour from Cape Town to Nairobi offers the ultimate experience of the African continent. The tour takes you from South Africa through Namibia, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Zambia, Uganda, Tanzania and Kenya. Explore the diversity of natural and cultural highlights along the way, including the fascinating wildlife of Serengeti National Park and Okavango Delta, roaring waterfalls at Vic Falls, blissful beaches on Zanzibar, mountain gorillas in Uganada and the many different cultures of local communities you meet along your journey. This tour will change your view on life for ever!
Combine an African safari with a fantastic dive tour and experience the best of Africa land and sea. The Kruger National Park is one of the most renowned game parks in Africa and one can experience the wonder of seeing wild animals in their natural environment. After your search for the Big 5 animals of the land, head down to Durban and dive the world famous Aliwal Shoal and Protea Banks. Your 10 dives will give you ample opportunity to immerse yourself in the underwater world of South Africa and it’s many shark, ray and dolphin species. This tour will tick a lot of boxes and leave you wanting more.
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