South Africa Tours

South Africa Tours

South Africa group tours to explore a travel destination that offers something for everyone. South Africa group tours are a chance to indulge in nature, culture, and history in a surprisingly comfortable way. Spot wild and exotic animals in natural habitats on game drives. Sip your way through wine valleys that have earned their place among the top regions of the world. Or explore cosmopolitan cities with rewarding museums which highlight local events that have shaped the world. One thing is for certain on our South Africa trips for seniors, you won't be bored.

Geographically speaking, South Africa has a stunning array of landscapes within its borders. With a coastline that stretches over 2,500 kilometres...   Read More
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Escape the beaten path
Visit the must-see highlights then discover little-known attractions most tourists never hear about.
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Expert local guides
Discover the country's true culture with the help of experienced local guides

 

 

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Our South Africa Tour Leaders


Some of our tour leaders who have led these tours.

Peter Barathan
Southern Africa has become my new home; no other place offers such diverse topography, flora and fauna. Croatia is my go-to for a relaxing, European…
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Martin Charlton
"Don't pack anything that you would be upset to lose, that needs to be ironed, or is encased in glass." - words to live by.
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Jonathan Hodgson
Jonathan has lived much of his life dedicated to the idea that he would rather have a wealth of experiences than a wealth of riches. Having taken up a…
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Victor Romagnoli
I love the excitement of getting up each morning on a tour and not knowing exactly how a day will unfold. It keeps me on my toes so to speak, and adds a…
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Name:
Peter Barathan

EDUCATION:
Business & Sports Management.

LANGUAGE:
English, passable French, slowly learning Afrikaans and Zulu.

COUNTRIES VISITED:
Almost a member of the 'Century Club', with extensive travel throughout Europe, the Middle East, Southern Africa and South East Asia.

TOURS LED:
Adriatic, Albania, Balkans, Baltic States, Portugal, Spain, Italy, Caucasus, Iran, Eastern Europe, Mediterranean, New Zealand, Scandinavia, Southeast Asia, India, the Gulf States, the 'Microstates' of Europe, throughout Southern Africa and the Indian Ocean Islands.

FAVOURITE DESTINATION:
Southern Africa has become my new home; no other place offers such diverse topography, flora and fauna. Croatia is my go-to for a relaxing, European getaway, but when I'm craving good food, I'll head to Singapore.

Name:
Martin Charlton

EDUCATION:
Bachelor's Degree in Geography; further studies in Archaeology & Anthropology. Life's real education happens outside the classroom.

LANGUAGE:
English and some French & Spanish.

TOURS LED:
Having led tours for Adventures Abroad for almost 25 years, there are few corners of the globe where Martin’s left a stone unturned: everywhere from North Korea to Nauru, Saudi Arabia to Sudan, Guinea-Bissau to French Guiana. With over 200 tours through over 125 countries under his belt, it might be faster to list the regions where he hasn’t led a tour.

FAVOURITE DESTINATION:
"My love of travel and infectious enthusiasm for different cultures has taken me to over 155 countries. The further off the beaten path, the better. For a favourite place: perhaps South Georgia Island, the Canadian Arctic, or Cesky Krumlov in the Czech Republic. World's best city = Istanbul!"

ABOUT:
"Don't pack anything that you would be upset to lose, that needs to be ironed, or is encased in glass." - words to live by.

Name:
Jonathan Hodgson

EDUCATION:
BA in Psychology at McGill University; MBA at the University of British Columbia; self-educated passion for history and culture.

LANGUAGE:
English; conversational French; improving Spanish and Russian. And a decent Scottish accent.

TOURS LED:
I have led tours in over 100 countries over the last 14 years of working for Adventures Abroad on all of the continents except for Antarctica.

FAVOURITE DESTINATION:
Where to begin? Each place has something that makes it a special destination. A few that spring to mind: Kaieteur Falls in Guyana; the snow-covered mountains of Ladakh, India; sipping tea in a chaikhana of the old town of Bukhara, Uzbekistan; and watching the changing colours of Uluru (Ayers Rock) at sunset.

ABOUT:
Jonathan has lived much of his life dedicated to the idea that he would rather have a wealth of experiences than a wealth of riches. Having taken up a nomadic lifestyle shortly after finishing his undergraduate degree, he has been on the move on and off over the last 25+ years. The wanderlust has taken him to basing himself in places such as Scotland, Australia and Uzbekistan, and to visiting many more locations around our planet. Now (sort of) settled in Vancouver with his wonderful (and patient) family, he still loves the idea of having the world as his office and always enjoys trying to capture the essence of the locations he travels and tours in with his photography.

Name:
Victor Romagnoli

EDUCATION:
HBA English BA History

LANGUAGE:
Being able to speak several languages has made travelling an enriching experience; the conversations one can so easily slip into with locals - who come from all walks of life - adds greatly to my feel for a place.

TOURS LED:
Over a span of almost 30 years, I have lead tours virtually all over the globe.

FAVOURITE DESTINATION:
Some of my favourite tours just come into being suddenly as a result of a request; someone will ask me to put together an itinerary that will include the highlights of several countries and the next thing you know we have, for example, a tour to Uruguay, Paraguay & Bolivia, or Lesotho, Namibia & Botswana. Sometimes I will be asked to arrange a detailed itinerary to just one region within a country - like a close up look at Sicily or Crete or the Basque Country or Newfoundland. Without the keen curiosity that so many of you travellers have, none of these "spontaneous" tours would come into being. But they do.

ABOUT:
I love the excitement of getting up each morning on a tour and not knowing exactly how a day will unfold. It keeps me on my toes so to speak, and adds a breath of excitement to each day on tour. With almost 30 years of tour leading under my belt, I thank all of you for being a part of this exciting journey.

South Africa group tours to explore a travel destination that offers something for everyone. South Africa group tours are a chance to indulge in nature, culture, and history in a surprisingly comfortable way. Spot wild and exotic animals in natural habitats on game drives. Sip your way through wine valleys that have earned their place among the top regions of the world. Or explore cosmopolitan cities with rewarding museums which highlight local events that have shaped the world. One thing is for certain on our South Africa trips for seniors, you won't be bored.

Geographically speaking, South Africa has a stunning array of landscapes within its borders. With a coastline that stretches over 2,500 kilometres (1,600 miles) along the crystal clear Atlantic and Indian Oceans, the dramatic scenery continues beyond the coast over the escarpment and into the central plateau. The savannahs and wetlands in the north east of country feel completely foreign to the folding mountains of Cape Town and the old growth forests of the Garden route.

One of South Africa's famous landmarks, Table Mountain's steep cliffs and rocky outcrops are home to a number of animals and approximately 1,470 species of plants. Looking into the great escarpment of the Blyde River Canyon it is easy to understand why this is the kind of place where brochures and guidebooks run out of original adjectives to describe the magnificent panoramic views. Cliffs rise between 600-800 m (2,000-2,640 feet) from the river bed with huge rock spirals rising out of the canyon and tops that appear to have a hut-like rounded roof.

Between all these wild landscapes, are some of South Africa's most famous residents. The "Big Five", the lion, leopard, rhinoceros (both black and white species), elephant, and Cape buffalo. Out of all of South Africa's game reserves, none are as well known as Kruger National Park. The Kruger Park is an enormous area of flat veld, broken by rivers and comprised of mixed vegetation and terrain. The park, officially founded in 1926, supports more species of wildlife than any other African reserve. Over 137 mammal species, 49 fish species, 112 reptile species, and nearly 500 bird species are located within Kruger. Birders will also enjoy a chance to explore the Mkuze Game reserve, with more than 420 different bird species on record.

Historically and politically speaking, South Africa is still a very young country. With the Apartheid only coming to an end in the 1990s, no trip to the country is complete without understanding this brutal and discriminatory part of history. At the Robben Island historic site, formerly an infamous prison and today a museum, one can learn about Apartheid era freedom fighters, including Nelson Mandela, who were incarcerated at Robben Island. The Apartheid Museum in Johannesburg is equally as insightful. Both shed light on the extremely heavy topic of recent segregation.

Our South Africa group tours are the perfect chance to enjoy a little of everything, and to discover a country currently with so much to offer as well as so much promise for the future.