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South Africa Group Tours for Solo Travellers

Travel solo as part of a group tour to South Africa

Why travel solo to South Africa?

Adrenaline, wildlife and wine? Combinations like that can’t be ignored and a solo trip to South Africa takes in all three…

Thanks to cosmopolitan Cape Town, rolling vineyards and of course, its world-famous wildlife – South Africa proves to be, time and again, a place where solo travellers can tick so much from their bucket lists.

In just two weeks, you can cover wine-tasting in Stellenbosch, game driving in Kruger, snorkelling in kelp forests to look for octopus, abseiling (yes, abseiling) down Table Mountain and ziplining on the Panorama Route. If you’re looking for somewhere that has it all – South Africa could be it.

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Top places to visit in South Africa

Cape Town

There’s a rugged Atlantic charm to this city – with its jagged terrain, sloping down to smart seaside neighbourhoods, all sitting in the formidable shadow of Table Mountain. Add to that the array of world-class restaurants and stylish shops, and you’ve got a city that’s both chic and adventurous.


Expect all the charms of a university town mixed in with a world-class wine culture. Decanter has called the town the ‘home of Cape Cabernet’, thanks to its well-known production of rich, expressive wines. There’s plenty to interest hikers, too, with starry scenery to match its superlative wines.

Kruger National Park

One of the world’s best and biggest (it’s the size of Wales) wildlife reserves, all of Africa’s iconic safari species can be spotted here. Elephant, rhino, lion, leopard, buffalo, cheetah, giraffe, hippo and zebra all share the bushveld with a whole host of smaller mammals and over 500 species of bird.


South Africa’s vibrant heart is a place of cultural diversity and rapid urban renewal. With its thriving arts scene, well-established cafe culture and Soweto – the country’s most populous township – Jo’burg buzzes with energy and it’s the best place in the country for life nightlife and live music.

Trips to South Africa

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11 Days in South Africa
Bucket List South Africa
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South Africa facts

What are the national languages?

South Africa lays claim to 11 national languages: Zulu, Xhosa, Afrikaans, English, Swati, Tsonga, Northern Sotho, Southern Sotho, Tswana, Venda and Ndebele.

What is the currency?

South African rand


South African Standard Time is GMT+2

Top three activities

1. Abseil down Table Mountain in Cape Town
2. Taste world-famous wines in Stellenbosch
3. Encounter majestic wildlife in Kruger National Park

Top five dishes to try

1. Cape Malay curry – a dish spiced with cinnamon, turmeric and chilli
2. Braai – barbecue enjoyed with friends and neighbours
3. Bunny chow – hollowed bread filled with curry
4. Bobotie – spiced minced meat topped with a creamy egg-based layer
5. Biltong & droewors – traditional cured beef often spiced with garlic and chilli

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Average temp in high season

What’s the weather like in South Africa?

Between the Atlantic and the Indian Ocean, South Africa enjoys a temperate climate with a wet and dry season. The wet season runs from October to April, corresponding with summer, and the dry season runs from May to September, corresponding with winter. Average summer temperatures run around 30ºC (86ºF) while winter temperatures average at 25ºC (77ºF).

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