Kruger National Park is one of South Africa’s most remarkable nature reserves. Any tour through it is certain to result in some magnificent wildlife encounters, unforgettable camping experiences and, as clichéd as it sounds, memories to last a lifetime. It’s home to the Big Five (lions, African...Read on...
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Trips & tours in South AfricaPrice$ 0Countries visited: South Africa4 daysJo’burg to Kruger National Park and back – game viewing and bird spotting to the max. Lions, elephants, leopards, crocs, cheetahs, hyenas, giraffes, rhinos, zebras,...Countries visited: Lesotho, Mozambique, South Africa, Swaziland21 daysGlorious coastlines, mystical mountain kingdoms and all manner of wild beasts – this little ditty has it all. Cruise through Kruger, swing through Swaziland, mosey about a...Countries visited: Lesotho, South Africa13 daysDiscover Durban’s urban scene then make for the Drakensberg mountain range. Lord it up in the Kingdom of Lesotho’s stately highlands. Spot elephants and lesser-sized...Countries visited: Mozambique, South Africa, Swaziland9 daysHead from Jo’burg’s urban jungle to Kruger’s rural plains – anything that’s bitey hangs here. Things that are horny (rhinos) do their own hanging in...Countries visited: Botswana, Namibia, South Africa, Zimbabwe22 daysZip up north from Cape Town into Namibia and chill by the banks of the Orange River – scenic it is, orange it ain’t. Clamber up Sossusvlei’s dunes for sunrise,...Countries visited: Botswana, Namibia, South Africa, Zimbabwe22 daysVic Falls down to Cape Town. Game drive in Chobe National Park, paddle a mokoro through the Okavango Delta, walk/sandboard/tumble down the Sossusvlei sand dunes. Meet the San...Countries visited: Botswana, Kenya, Malawi, Namibia, South Africa45 daysThe party gets started in Nairobi, moves into Tanzania and doesn’t let up ‘til South Africa. Meet the cast of The Lion King in Ngorongoro, the Serengeti, Chobe and the...Countries visited: Botswana, Kenya, Malawi, Namibia, Rwanda60 daysIf you only take home one piece of African wisdom let it be this: 'The buttocks are like a married couple. Though there is constant friction between them they will still love and live together.'Countries visited: Botswana, Kenya, Malawi, Namibia, Rwanda60 daysCape Town is real priddy – love it then leave it for sandboarding in Swakopmund and the San bushmen in the Kalahari. Hippos in the Okavango, rhinos in Matobo National Park,...Countries visited: South Africa17 daysThis tour is operated by Bazbus in South AFrica. A Geckos local Tour Guide will accompany you on this journey though South Africa.Countries visited: Botswana, South Africa, Zimbabwe18 daysJo’burg brims with museums – if you don’t feel like visiting them on day 1, you can at the end. Head out rhino-spotting at dusk to see them at their sexiest....Countries visited: Botswana, South Africa, Zimbabwe10 daysSee ‘The Smoke that Thunders’ in Vic Falls. Spot elephants galore in Hwange National Park and rhinos en masse in Matobo National Park. Drop in on the Big 5 in Kruger...Countries visited: Botswana, South Africa, Zimbabwe10 daysWhatever time you get in, we guarantee Jo’burg will be there to meet you at the airport. Botswana’s Khama Rhino Santuary specialises in rhinos, the Okavango Delta is...
Why we love South Africa
Travel to South Africa to see the place that shaped one of the world’s most respected men - Nelson Mandela.
On a Geckos tour of South Africa you’ll get close to formidable predators on game drives in Kruger National Park, be a part of the café set in Cape Town, chill out in multicultural Durban, take in gasp-worthy views at Blyde River Canyon and swim, surf and cycle the Wild Coast.
From the bushveld dominated by the animal kingdom to villages owned by small but strong communities, and complex cities that humanity has claimed solely for itself, South Africa is a complicated equation best worked through with patience and a smile.
A land of extremes, dedicate some time to getting to know South Africa, and you’ll be paid back with travel memories that will keep you grinning for years to come. People will wonder why you’re smiling weirdly to yourself and you’ll have South Africa to thank for it.
Just don’t do it in job interviews.
Your safety is our top priority. It’s one of the main things we consider when designing and operating our trips. Here’s some of the ways we help to keep you safe, and a few of the things you can do to make your trip memorable for all the right reasons.
Before you travel:
We monitor travel alerts provided by the Australian, UK, USA and Canadian governments on a daily basis. Before a tour goes on sale we assess any risks and decide how to reduce and manage these. If we determine that an entire trip, part of a trip or an activity is too risky we won’t do it. It’s as simple as that. If we can’t address the issues and improve conditions we might modify an itinerary, change the accommodation or even decide not to travel to a certain location. Our overseas staff and local leaders are trained to address any health and safety concerns during trips. Before you travel, we’ll give you an emergency phone number. You’ll also get comprehensive pre-departure information, with information about vaccinations and other relevant health issues. We’ll also tell you if there’s any special clothing or equipment you need to bring.
During your trip:
You local leader is trained in first aid and always carries a first aid kit. Being a local means that if something does go wrong they know fastest and most effective way to get help. We’ll also give you a 24-hour emergency number in addition to the emergency destination telephone number.
What you can do:
Read through all the information we send you. If you’ve got any questions we’re always available to help. Keep an eye out for travel alerts by consulting your local Foreign Office. We also monitor these daily so that we can modify tours if necessary. Get some medical travel advice about the countries you are visiting, particularly about vaccinations and the type of personal first aid kit you should carry. Make sure you tell us any medical conditions, special needs or dietary requirements you might have. Get your vaccinations and take relevant medication well before travelling so they have time to take effect.
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