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Your South Africa

Would you like to arrange your own wildlife holiday in South Africa?

We plan to continue with Honeyguide's five regular holidays in southern Africa — South Africa plus Namibia — roughly on rotation, so if you have something in mind sooner than these might be in the programme, or on dates that suit you better, we'd like to make it possible.

Working with Geoff Crane (Crane's Cape Tours & Travel), who is very experienced in the Honeyguide style, we can arrange a wildlife holiday of your choice in South Africa. Here is an example we did for a couple in the Southwest Cape and Kruger, March 2015 is a briefer holiday, also a couple. A group of 4 - 7 is ideal, but more is also fine.

You could base your holiday round Honeyguide's holidays in the South Western Cape (Cape Town area), Garden Route and Addo Elephant National Park, Kruger National Park or Drakensberg Mountains and Zululand.

We can also offer Namibia. A Honeyguide group was there in 2015 (report here) and 2018 (report here) . Prior to that, four Honeyguiders were on tour with Geoff Crane in Namibia in September 2013; click here for an two-page account and here for the full report.

The four itineraries on the right (click on them to read a PDF) have been developed with Honeyguiders in mind. There are also more ideas here on Geoff's website.

Cape Town & spring flowers

Cape Town & the Garden Route

Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park and the Augrabies Falls National Park

St Lucia & Zululand and the Drakensberg Mountains

karoo gold

Honeyguide's three most regular programmes – outlined below – are based on a holiday of a fortnight, given the length and cost of flights to South Africa. However we can arrange longer or shorter wildlife holidays, if that suits you better, for example combined with a visit to see friends or family.

South Western Cape

"Unique birds, a profusion of flowers and spectacular scenery." Based on two centres, the Cape Town area and Hermanus. More here.

Southern right whale
Southern right whale at Hermanus

African elephant

African elephant

Garden Route and Addo Elephant National Park

"Together they make a superb combination of the best of South Africa’s wildlife, set in a malaria-free area near the south coast.

"Inland lakes, beautiful sweeping beaches and intertidal flats ... the Addo Elephant National Park protects the last elephants and Cape buffalos in the southern part of South Africa ..." More here.

Kruger National Park

"Dramatic yet accessible, wild Africa yet people friendly, the Kruger is one of the world’s great national parks.

"The Kruger has the enviable reputation of having the highest recorded species diversity of wildlife in a game reserve in the whole of Africa." More here.

ground hornbill
Ground hornbill

South Africa map

Geoff Crane is the man behind Crane's Cape Tours & Travel, both local leaders and ground agents for Honeyguide in South Africa. An experienced guide himself, he leads or co-leads all Honeyguide’s holidays in South Africa.

Geoff Crane

Geoff is an accredited and registered tour guide - as you have to be in South Africa.

For more information about Crane's Cape Tours & Travel visit www.naturalhistorytours.co.za

crested barbet
Crested barbet

Next steps to your South Africa holiday

Holidays can be arranged in two ways.

1. You can contact Geoff directly, make a plan and organise your own flights (we may be able to advise on how).

2. Contact us. We can book flights, it becomes a small Honeyguide group, and your holiday is then covered by Honeyguide's ATOL.

leopard tortoise

Wildlife pictures from South Africa

South Africa's SW Cape, autumn 2015, photos on Facebook.

Mammals in Addo Elephant National Park here.

Birds from Kruger National Park here.

Drakensberg Mountains and Zululand: this holiday web page has links to Facebook photo sets x 4: general, dragonflies & damselflies, butterflies and orchids.

Plus lots of pictures on the other holiday web pages and holiday reports.


Pictures on this page are by Geoff Crane, except Cotyledon orbiculata, karoo gold and leopard tortoise by Chris Durdin.

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... where there are many holiday photos to enjoy.

Atol protected

The air holidays shown are ATOL Protected by the Civil Aviation Authority. Our ATOL number is ATOL 3253. ATOL Protection extends primarily to customers who book and pay in the United Kingdom. Click on the ATOL logo if you want to know more.

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