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South African Guided Tours

South Africa’s best kept secrets revealed to you on beautiful, well organized travel packages.

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South African Travel Packages

South Africa’s best kept secrets revealed to you on beautiful, well organized travel packages.

What would you like to experience

Southern African Travel

South Africa’s best kept secrets revealed to you on beautiful, well organized travel packages.

What would you like to experience

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Are you looking to experience all the beauty and variety that South Africa has to offer with over 84 tailor-made guided tours or travel packages?

Kruger National Park

A piece of wilderness between the Crocodile and Sabie rivers was proclaimed as a national park in 1898. Since then the Kruger National Park has grown to nearly 20 000km,2 and became one of the world’s greatest reserves.

Drakensberg Mountains

The Drakensberg Mountain range stretches across 1600 km from south to north through South Africa. Some of the range’s highest peaks are found along the KZN border with Lesotho and Free State: uKhahlamba, Barrier of Spears.

Garden Route

The Garden Route is an exceptionally scenic area sandwiched between the Indian Ocean and the Outeniqua Mountain range. From secluded beaches, woodland valleys, clear riverine beauty and dense indigenous forests.

Day Tours

We offer day tours in and around all the major cities in South Africa: Pretoria, Johannesburg, Cape Town, Durban and Port Elizabeth. These tours are designed to showcase the particular cities and surroundings.

Panorama Route

The Panorama Route consists of one breath-taking view after another where you’ll experience mountains, forests, mountain streams, spectacular falls and the truly impressive Blyde River Canyon, one of the world’s largest canyons.

SA Battlefield Tours

The Battlefields of KwaZulu-Natal bring to life the historical yet bloody Zulu-Anglo-Boer wars that played out here over a 70-year period. The early Settlers who moved from the Cape were in many battles with the zulus and British.


Shaka Zulu turned the Zulus into one of sub-Saharan Africa’s fiercest armies and formed the Zulu nation. Today we explore the culture, wildlife, and fascinating eco systems that exist along this Natal Zululand coastal area.

Client Testimonials

  •   This was an accompanied tour with an individual guide over a 3 day period out of Durban. The tour included breakfast, dinner and overnight accommodation all of which were of good standard. My guide was very knowledgeable and amiable which is a must if you...More

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      I chose Southern Circle after trying to find a safari in August and had tries to book it with several different companies, they were the only ones who still had room. If you're planning a safari make sure it's planned well in advance. The tour itself was nice, we did everything I wanted to do and more, but the dynamic made it less than enjoyable. There were supposed to be a group of three but two cancelled a couple days before leaving just me and some old deaf dude driving around for 6 days in his personal car. There was nothing special about it and I think I would have enjoyed it more if I just rented a car and did the whole itinerary myself. Although because it was just the two of us he did try to accompany me as best as possible and we spent as much or as little time at the attractions as I wanted.

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      Every job is a portrait of the person and yours is a MASTERPIECE Mr. Lal!

    Your services are recognized and are always the BEST!

    Upon requesting for a customized and tailored tour trip with several stop overs from Cape Town, Garden Scenic Route to Port Elizabeth, Zimbabwe to Dar es Salaam. We were given prompt and positive replies via several emails and by his options, recommendations with economy rates for flights, hotels and tours.

    Mr. Lal went above and beyond engineered everything from initial trip planning process to the actual trip itself which was seamless hence made an unforgettable experience for us. One of the sub agents were Southern Circle Tours who were wonderful with their services throughout, flawless and very professional and knowledgeable. Thank you very much!

    The reassurance given to us by Mr. Lal was certainly priceless as he was calm, cool and collective when he was organizing our trip for which we have no extra words to express.

    We would highly recommend Mr. Lal for any customized trip anytime because he can plan it, execute it and prove it right! EXECELLENT EFFORTS!

    Thank you very much Mr. Lal,
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      We (group of 8 from Ontario, Canada) booked this tour through Serendipity Travels, Durban who did all the arrangements, via Southern Circle Tours & Safaris to combine safari in Kruger Park, with the most interesting spots of the Panoramic Route. Unfortunately we were unable to...More

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  •   My wife and I have just returned from a 3 week trip to South Africa. We lived in South Africa in the 70's/80's so the country was not new to us. Without doubt the highlight of our trip was the 10 day tour we booked...More

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      Words can't describe how wonderful Southern Circles was. My friend I recently got back from a 3 day Kruger Park tour followed by a 3 day Garden Route tour from Port Elizabeth to Cape Town. Our guides, Taki and Barry were incredible. We were the...More

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      We booked 6 Day Garden Route Tour with Southern Circle Tours after doing some research and professional and fast answers from Debbie - who prepared for us the tour after exchange of a number of emails sold for us the tour. We had a great...More

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      We used this company for a half day trip and could not have been more pleased with our driver/guide, Jac. He was extremely well Informed, very helpful and adapted to our specific needs. I thus recommend this tour company highly.

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  •   The trip was well planned, we stopped at some interesting places. We enjoyed the national park Tsitsikamma, Cango caves, wildlife park and staying on an Ostrich farm. Particularly worth a mention is our stay at the beautiful La Plume Oudtshoorn! We felt safely driven with...More

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      Jacque du Toit picked us up in Port Elizabeth and drove us via the beautiful garden route to Cape Town. We had lots of excursions booked as part of the tour including an early morning trip to see the meerkats which was a highlight He...More

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      We really had a blast on this trip. Started with Debbie who booked it was great, nice plan and really worked well. We started in Cape Town for the Garden Route with Barry as our guide. What an amazing few days. We enjoyed every minute...More

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      We used this tour company for our tour to Sani Pass. Our driver arrived on time and drove us to Underberg where he handed us over to our driver who took us up to the pass. It was a great tour and we fully trusted...More

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Country Wide Tour Packages

Our modular tours between cities are designed to be combined together to form longer tours around the country. Here we have combined some of our most popular tours as ready-made countrywide packages. Overland tours start off with durations as short as 2 days/1 night all the way 7 days/6 nights and they are all designed to be ‘plugged in’ together to form longer packages suited to your requirements.

Tours from Cape Town

Cape Town is a sophisticated city at the gateway to the majestic African continent. It has become an attraction for many celebrities, artists and tourists alike. Our tours are designed to show the city off in all its diverse facets and tours to destinations such as the scenic Garden Route, the semi-desert Karoo and along the beautiful coastline to the sub-tropical holiday city of Durban on the east coast, go further to enhance your experience of this beautiful coastal landscape!

Tours from Johannesburg

Johannesburg is the largest city and financial hub of South Africa and has a few endearing names such as Jozi, Jo’burg, eGoli, and Joeys . It is the provincial capital of Gauteng, the wealthiest province in South Africa and the city form falls within the 50 largest urban agglomerations in the world. Johannesburg is also the hub and entry port for many airlines from the region and internationally. Hence we have quite a few tours departing from here to The Kruger National Park, Sun City, the Cradle if Humankind and most of our countrywide packages start here.

Tours from Durban

Durban is South Africa’s premier holiday destination! The sub-tropical climate ensures year-round beach weather, enjoyed along the endless golden beaches. The city is often called the ‘Melting Pot of Eastern, African and Western cultures and the food and beguilement is testimony to this. Less than three hours from the city by road, one can enjoy the highest mountain peaks in South Africa, real African bush, a huge variety of wildlife including Africa’s Big Five, and some the highest forested dunes in the world.

Tours from Port Elizabeth and Garden Route

Port Elizabeth, also called ‘Nelson Mandela Bay’, is one of South Africa’s largest cities situated along the south-eastern coast of the country. It is often called the ‘Friendly City’ and is primarily a holiday destination for the locals in the area and further inland with huge sandy beaches. It also effectively demarcates the eastern border of the scenic Garden Route and a perfect beginning or end to a tour through this scenic area! We conduct daily departures through the Garden Route to Cape Town and later this year we shall offer day tours around the city.