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South Africa Tour & Trip Reviews

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Christopher

Feb 2023

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South Africa's Garden Route

Table top mountain The views

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Carol

Feb 2023

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South Africa's Garden Route

I have been travelling with Explore since 2000 and I've enjoyed every holiday but this one has to be one of the best. Everything about this holiday was fabulous. W...

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Philip

Dec 2022

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South Africa's Garden Route

Well paced tour taking in a lot of sights including stunning shoreline and beaches and plenty of marine life from Penguins to whales. Plenty of group activities bu...

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John

Nov 2022

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South Africa's Garden Route

Table Mt. Hermanus. Cape point. Brede River

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Trudi

Oct 2022

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South Africa's Garden Route

This was a great trip and our guide Bianca was fantastic; nothing was too much trouble and she was friendly & knowledgeable. One negative is the night at Round t...

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Anonymous

Oct 2018

Provided byExodus Travels

Cape Argus

A wonderful trip, which culminated with the Cape Town Cycle Tour in near perfect weather conditions. It was a large group this time around, but wonderfully friend...

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Anonymous

Oct 2018

Provided byExodus Travels

Cape Argus Cycling Tour

Cycling in superb scenery culminating in the Cape Argus cycle tour around Cape Town The cycle tour itself was magnificent. The organisation and the number of peopl...

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Anonymous

Feb 2018

Provided byExodus Travels

Hugely Enjoyable

First Exodus trip and a great experience. Terrific way to see a good chunk of the Cape with some wonderful cycling.We had plenty of time for wine tasting and sight...

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Anonymous

Feb 2018

Provided byExodus Travels

Cycling, wine tasting & penguins!

A great trip overall, good mixture of cycling, wine tasting, wildlife & lovely scenery. Best of the cycling is saved for the last days of the trip. After leavin...

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Anonymous

Jan 2018

Provided byExodus Travels

Cycling, wine and Food!

This was a wine and culinary cycling adventure. The landscapes were breathtaking and our guides informative and attentive. Reaching the Cape summit. Those views! ...

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Anonymous

Jan 2018

Provided byExodus Travels

A stunning holiday!

If you're looking for a great mix of exercise, wine-tasting, wildlife spotting and camaraderie, this is the trip for you! As this was our first organised holiday w...

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Anonymous

Jan 2018

Provided byExodus Travels

cycling the cape and wine regions

It was great trip thoroughly enjoyed it. The scenery along the coast was stunning. Accommodation was wonderful the bus and bikes in very good condition. Making i...

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Anonymous

Jan 2018

Provided byExodus Travels

A really amazing trip

The route of this tour encompassed all types of terrain which provided stunning views. The accommodation mainly in guesthouses was so much more interesting than st...

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Anonymous

Jan 2018

Provided byExodus Travels

A great holiday/adventure

Our first Exodus trip, and what a wonderful experience. The accommodation, cycling, trip leadership and support were all first class. There are two elements out...

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Anonymous

Jan 2018

Provided byExodus Travels

Wonderful Country, Wonderful Ride

A challenging ride, for a rating of 3, through the beautiful countryside and coastline of this small part of Africa. Stopping for a few tastings of wonderful wines...

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Anonymous

Jan 2018

Provided byExodus Travels

This trip was awesome. One of the best cycling holidays I've done. The contrast in the scenery that you cycle through is amazing; mountains, passes, vineyards, the coast fabulous. Wine tasting at the end of a ride. Oh and the penguins!

Great cycling, quite hilly but stunning, very varied. Great accommodation and very varied. Loved the penguins. The penguins waddling down the street holding wings!!...

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Anonymous

Jul 2017

Provided byExodus Travels

MSH - Cape Town Argus Cycling Tour

A fantastic break with great scenery, superb food & drink and most of all excellent cycling. Although the Argus was curtailed, due to Bush Fires, it represented...

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Anonymous

Jul 2017

Provided byExodus Travels

Cape Argus Cycle Tour

South Africa's Cape region is quite simply an incredible place for cycling, with great roads and the most spectacular scenery! This holiday combines this with the ...

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Anonymous

May 2017

Provided byExodus Travels

South Africa Cape and winelands

Excellent trip; great guides who went out of their way to keep whole company happy. Awesome scenery along the route, good food and wine. The coastal scenery was brea...

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Anonymous

May 2017

Provided byExodus Travels

Cycling the Cape and Winelands

A very well planned, organised and led tour of a fantastic country. The cycling was at times hard but always breath taking. A wonderful way to see a country. When th...

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Editor’s Take

What to Look For in South Africa Tour Reviews

Most trip reviews tend to focus on some or all of these 5 key areas, not all of which may be relevant to you: the tour guide, travel company, service level, country or countries traveled in, and the trip itinerary.

Remember, just because you see a 1 star review doesn’t necessarily mean that person disliked the country.

First, for a majority of travelers, the flight to South Africa is long. From many spots in the United States, you’ll spend near 21 hours each direction in the air. Australia and Asia experience similarly long flights. For travelers who find themselves having a layover, consider an overnight layover, where you can spend a night sleeping in a bed. This helps ease exhaustion, especially for those who can’t sleep on planes. You’ll arrive ready for your South African adventure.

There are some security issues when it comes to South Africa, which can be a shock for some travelers. Especially if you go to Johannesburg, you’ll feel the more “dangerous” sides just by being outside and driving through the city. This should not discourage you from traveling to South Africa!

Being prepared and knowing your surroundings, it can help immensely. Many homes have bars on the windows, and security guards, even in the higher end areas. Violence was a huge concern, and can still be, but don’t let this break your trip. There will be a shock but shortly after, travelers see this is just the way of life in South Africa.

Many travelers have mentioned South Africa as one of the best experiences of their life, which is no surprise. Between the ocean, the mountains, the wineries in the capelands, and the wildlife, it’s pretty hard to not enjoy yourself. There is surely something that everyone will enjoy. South Africa is filled with history, art, and great food. There are endless adventures, and the pace of life is very relaxed.

Many reviewers mentioned the safari. Some may say a day or two is enough for a safari. You can see these animals at the zoo. This is far from the truth. There are very few things that beat seeing a family of elephants strolling during sunrise, or watching the hippo crossings between dusk.

Looking in the brush for the lions trying to hide from the hot sun, and zebras running through the grass. All of it is amazing and every game drive is different. Every animal encounter is magical.

Another South Africa “hot spot” among reviewers is Cape Town with a side trip to the wine area, either Stellenbosch or Franschhoek. Stroll through the cute towns filled with restaurants, shops, and markets. Hop on the wine tram, that transports you between wineries in the region.

Consider a stay in a bed and breakfast. Transportation between wine country and Cape Town is about an hour, and there are numerous buses that leave each day between the two. While this is an easy day trip, you may want to consider staying overnight. The region makes for a great weekend trip!

If you want a professional take on traveling in South Africa, see the Travelstride South Africa Guide »