A Luxury Escorted Tour of South Africa

If you dream of visiting South Africa, taking in the ‘Mother City’ of Cape Town, the wine regions of Stellenbosch and Paarl, and a malaria free safari experience in the Eastern Cape, then one of the best ways to do so is with a luxury escorted tour.

Grand tours of South Africa are widely promoted, but it is impossible to see an entire country in 14 or 15 days, and while you may get to visit many places, you spend a great deal of time on the bus and rarely get the opportunity to unpack your suitcase.

A smaller group tour that concentrates on one specific area is generally more relaxed, more comfortable, you get to know the areas you visit rather than just ticking them off your “to see” list, and as you share your tour with like-minded travellers, it is quite likely that you will make new friends along the way.

The South African Experience is one such small group tour that combines luxurious hotels, first class ground transportation, and unique travel experiences that one simply would not find on an overcrowded large group tour.

One of the many hotels you can expect to stay in on your South African Experience

A tour designed to please the most discerning traveller, it highlights areas of the Western Cape, the Garden Route and the Eastern Cape, taking in fine wineries, private nature reserves, and a whole range of great dining venues and attractions, and it does so at a leisurely pace – you are on holiday after all!

When you take a small group escorted tour of South Africa you do not have to worry about driving anywhere, your hotels are all pre-arranged so there are no lengthy check-in procedures, and should the unexpected happen, there is always someone available to solve the problem while you continue to enjoy your holiday.

A carefree trip, the South African Experience is ideal for those who want the convenience of an escorted tour, combined with an uncomplicated schedule, the freedom to opt out of any activities, and the personal touch that can turn a holiday into one of life’s most treasured memories.

South Africa – an escorted adventure

If you dream of visiting the beautiful countries that sit beneath the equator such as South America, Oceania and South Africa, then why not make 2012 your year to turn those dreams into reality!  With daily flights from most main European airports and a whole range of self-drive and escorted tours to choose from, your adventure to the south is now more accessible than ever before, you just need to make the next step and book it!

South Africa is a wonderful destination for Europeans and from now until May, you are pretty much guaranteed sunny days, warm nights, great wine tasting opportunities and all the activities you could possibly wish for, but if you have never been to South Africa before – where do you start?

Well, there are plenty of different travel options such as city breaks and self-drives, but if you prefer to travel with a group of like-minded people then an escorted tour is definitely the way to go.  Escorted tours have certainly advanced over the years, and while some may find overcrowded coach tours with a packed itinerary appealing, most travellers prefer something a little more intimate where their travel arrangements are taken care of, but they are free to come and go as the please.

The perfect holiday for singles, couples and groups, escorted tours provide the opportunity to visit far more places than you might if travelling alone, and if you choose one of the more ‘comfortable’ small group tours, then you may find you pick up some great new friends along the way!

Our Escorted South African Experience

Our first escorted tour to South Africa was a wonderful experience and we shared our luxury mini bus with just four other people, a couple from Australia, a Lady Doctor from China and our wonderful South African guide Ananda. Driving from Cape Town up the illustrious Garden Route, it didn’t take long for us all to become friends, and with such a mix of nationalities, there were plenty of fun stories and jokes to share around the dinner table.

When you travel with a group of people from around the world, it makes your own travel experience that little bit more special, so why not try an escorted tour this year and treat yourself to a wonderful South African Experience.