Welcome to the first ever South African tour operated by Expat Explore! South Africa is our home country and we believe it is one of the most surprising, diverse and naturally beautiful travel destinations in the world. The roads we drive on this tour are the roads that shaped our ideas of travel and exploring. It sparked our wanderlust from a young age, and once you’ve been to South Africa you will understand why. The scenery, wildlife, fauna, flora, food, people - there is no place like it. Here you can go river-deep, mountain-high and into the arid desert all in one day!
We’ve been dreaming about launching a South African tour since we started Expat Explore 13 years ago. This itinerary was designed with care, putting our intimate insider knowledge to good use. Our South African tour packages include and connect three of South Africa’s most popular regions seamlessly. We are convinced it will open a whole new world to our travellers. In founding Expat Explore, our aim was and has always been to create travel experiences that show people the world at affordable prices. In that sense these travel packages are no exception. As with all of our other tours, you will get the best value and price out there - guaranteed!
Believe us when we say that South Africa offers more than you think. It should be the next destination on your list!
Welcome to South Africa!
Welkom in Suid Afrika!
Jakes Maritz & Carel Cronje,
Founders of Expat Explore
A South African wildlife experience. If there's one reason you have to visit South Africa, it's the incredibly diverse wildlife. Here you can get up close and personal with everything from the famed Big Five (lion, elephant, buffalo, leopard and rhino), to gigantic whales and fearsome sharks! Claws and teeth not your thing? We've got monkeys and penguins too!
South Africa is utterly gorgeous. Think sandy beaches, cool forests, open plains and smoky mountains. Here you can go from the cultural epicentre of world-famous Cape Town to the quiet of the arid Karoo in less than two hours. A South African tour is a visual treat from beginning to end.
A colourful culture. The Republic of South Africa is home to 55 million people that speak 11 official languages, so there is plenty of variety. Our rainbow nation has found unity in diversity and it makes for a truly inspiring travel experience. Plus, our Rand is very affordable!
Experience South Africa’s ‘rainbow cuisine’. South African cuisine is a colourful tapestry of flavours inspired by local tribes and foreign influences. Local flavours offer a mix of African, Afrikaans, Indian, Cape Malay, Venda cuisines (to name but a few). Expect to be treated to freshly fried fish and traditional braai meat to Cape Malay bobotie and Ouma rusks with rooibos tea.
The Western Cape is roughly the size of England and one of South Africa's most culturally inspiring regions. It's home to wonderful wine farms, stunning nature reserves, quaint little towns and iconic landmarks. Oh, and Cape Town. Only the best city ever.
“Loved the food, meeting people and the colourful houses! Cape Town is such a beautiful city! I especially loved seeing Table Mountain and I hope to have the chance to return sometime in the future!”
“The Expat Explore South Africa tour was outstanding! I loved Cape Town and every part of the trip. A great experience in a great country!”
“Cape Town impressed me beyond measure. A destinations that should be on everyone's bucket list! I'll be back!”
If it’s paradise you want, South Africa’s Garden & Fruit Routes should be at the top of your list. Situated in the most ecologically diverse parts of the country, this is where you come to experience beauty and serenity.
“Extraordinary! If I could, I would go back to see it ten more time!”
“Had a really amazing time exploring the caves and it was the biggest cave I have ever been in. It was worth visiting and rather a big surprise to see the beautiful underground of Klein Karoo. It was simply a great addition to the tour.”
Up north you'll encounter everything that stalks, roars and trumpets at the world-famous Kruger National Park. Then we'll show you our world famous Panorama Route to explore the Mpumalanga highlands. Our final destination will be Johannesburg, the City of Gold. This bustling metropolis that developed in the wake of the South African gold rush.
“Fascinating, enchanting! I liked all experiences at the Kruger National Park! The sunrise and sunset safari drives were amazing. I absolutely loved seeing the animals, especially the lions and elephants.”
“Amazing, amazing, amazing. Unlike anything I’ve ever experienced. We saw 26 lions in total!”
“It was an amazing experience! Kruger Park offers nature buffs absolutely everything, from birds to plants to animals and, of course, the Big Five.”
Our tours are a combination of some of the most popular destinations in South Africa. Tour packages include destinations such as Cape Town, the Cape Winelands, Garden Route, Karoo and Kruger National Park. Like always you need only a 10% deposit to secure your seat. Join us and experience the true heartbeat of South Africa!