South Africa Holidays

At Premier Holidays, South Africa has become one of our most popular destinations and we are delighted to bring you some fantastic savings on holidays to South Africa. We've put together a selection of popular itineraries which encompass some of South Africa's most iconic attractions and the savings are fantastic! A South Africa holiday offers incredible value for money so it's easy to see why it's so popular. Book now and don't miss out!

It may be a well-used cliché that’s churned out time and again, but South Africa really does have ‘something for everyone’. Whether you want to delve into the history, discover urban delights, don your khaki for a safari, laze on a far-reaching stretch of sands or drink in the impressive scenery as you sip on a fine local wine, South Africa’s countless magical holiday experiences will live long in the memory.

Where better to get your city fix than beautiful Cape Town with its matchless setting beneath Table Mountain. From there, it’s an easy drive to the graceful old towns and vineyards of the Winelands or whale-watching in Hermanus.

Meander along the Garden Route taking in national parks, mountains, old-growth forests and wave-lashed coastlines. The neighbouring Eastern Cape is full of surprising contrasts from wide, sunny beaches to first-class game reserves.

KwaZulu-Natal’s stunning 370 mile Indian Ocean coastline rises up inland to the dramatic heights of the Drakensberg Mountains. The beaches are glorious and benefit from the warmth of the Indian Ocean while lovers of history will find their home in the battlefield sites of the Boer Wars.

Highlights of the North West province include Sun City Resort, a true oasis of pleasure and entertainment, or the natural wilderness of Pilanesberg National Park.

Speaking of wildlife, pursuit of “Big Five” game is an important part of any visit to South Africa and Kruger National Park is the most well-known with safari adventures galore, amidst spectacular bush scenery in arguably one of the finest game parks in the world.

Let Premier Holidays create the perfect South Africa holiday for you.

    Why visit South Africa?
  • Historic sites & cosmopolitan cities
  • Superb safaris in prime game reserves
  • Jaw-dropping scenery
  • Adventure galore for thrill seekers
  • Delicious food & world-class wines
  • It's easy on the pocket


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Wide choice of tours and hotels in South Africa. Also includes Namibia, Botswana, Victoria Falls, Tanzania, Zanzibar, Uganda, Mozambique and Madagascar.

Where to stay in South Africa

Cape Town

Cape Town

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Johannesburg & Pretoria

Jo'burg & Pretoria

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The Garden Route

The Garden Route

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Kruger National Park

Kruger National Park & Beyond

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Essential facts about South Africa
Local Time

GMT + 2 hours

Currency

South African Rand

Travel information

Cape Town is approximately 12 hours (non-stop flights) from the UK and Johannesburg approximately 11 hours (non-stop). Recommended airlines flying non-stop to Cape Town: British Airways. Non-stop flights to Johannesburg are also available with British Airways, South African Airways & Virgin Atlantic

Best time to go

South Africa lies in the southern hemisphere, so the peak of summer is February and the heart of winter falls in August. Spring and autumn are usually pleasantly warm and sunny. While summer is delightfully hot it’s also when the most rainfall occurs, however this is usually a brief, heavy downpour so rarely rains all day. The main exception is the Western Cape which has rain in the winter and hot, dry summers. The high lying areas of the interior can be chilly in winter.

Travelling with children

Parents travelling with children into or out of South Africa may be asked to show the child’s unabridged full birth certificate, and where only one parent is accompanying, parental or legal consent for the child to travel (eg an affidavit from the other parent, a court order or – if applicable – a death certificate). You should travel with these documents in case you’re asked to provide them. There are other requirements for children travelling unaccompanied or with adults who are not their parents. For more information, contact the South African High Commission www.southafricahouseuk.com or the South African Department of Home Affairs www.dha.gov.za.