South Africa

Quintessential South Africa from £4,995

Highlights - The best land based whale watching in the world; Cape Town; Explore Garden Route; Search for the 'Big Five'... Read more ...

South Africa

Highlights of South Africa from £2,995

Highlights - The best land based whale watching in the world; Cape Town; Explore Garden Route; Search for the 'Big Five'... Read more ...

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Cape, Kalahari & Kruger from £6,715

Highlights - City, desert and bush; Cape Town; Kalahari Desert; Johannesburg; Hot air balloon trips... Read more ...

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Best time to be there

October to May is the best time to visit the Cape. Game viewing is better during the drier months of April to September. The wildflower season is generally from mid August to mid September. The whale watching season runs from June to November.

Fly to

Cape Town/Johannesburg

flying time

11 hours 30 minutes/10 hours 30 minutes non-stop

time difference

GMT +2 hours


Not required for UK passport holders

Health Requirements

Yellow fever certificate if arriving from an endemic area



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Desroches, Seychelles & Kings Camp, South Africa

Bush & Beach Villa Combo
Stay 4 nights at the private Waterbuck Villa in the colonial Kings Camp, followed by 6 nights on the idyllic Desroches Island. From £7,920 per person, based on 6 people travelling together this is the perfect escape for a family or small group of friends. International flights, transfers, full board accommodation and safari game drives while at Kings Camp.Valid for travel now until the 15th December 2014. Subject to availability. Terms and conditions apply.



The Best of Kruger, South Africa

Kruger in Summer
Treat yourself to a South African safari, staying at three incredible lodges within the legendary Kruger National Park. 3 nights at The Outpost, 2 nights at Kings Camp Private Game Reserve and 2 nights at Leopard Hills Private Game Reserve costs from £3,950 per person, including flights, full board accommodation and game drives. Subject to availability. Terms and conditions apply.



Tswalu Kalahari Reserve, South Africa

Stay 4 & fly for free
Adults staying for 4 nights or more at Motse Camp will receive return flights from Cape Town or Johannesburg to the Lodge free of charge. There is a 50% reduction on the children's flights when travelling with parents. Valid for travel from the 1st January - 31st December 2014. Terms and conditions apply.


BA Seat Sale
Take advantage of great savings available when flying with British Airways. Book by the 12th of November 2014. Terms and conditions apply. Call a travel consultant for more information.


Great guides elevate safaris to a higher level - it's their knowledge, experience and desire to learn from every fresh adventure in the wilderness. Just ask our guests who were on a family safari near Kruger Park when their guide spotted a sun-bleached giraffe skeleton. Cue a memorable couple of hours assembling the giant jigsaw. We fear natural history lessons back at school may struggle to compete.

Sounds spontaneous and fascinating? Try this. Other guests emailed us about watching in awe as a pack of wild dog hunted down their prey at Lion Sands private reserve. But it was a mere aperitif. The radio suddenly crackled: conservationists had just darted a huge white rhino not far away. The guests spent several hours with the sleeping, two-tonne giant; a unique opportunity to touch its soft skin and hooves while its horn was redacted - to save it from poachers.

The brilliant guides behind these experiences are part of our superbly connected South African team that has been offering luxury safaris for over four decades. Along with seamless connections to surrounding countries and 24-hour emergency contact, we can arrange exclusive insider access including a gourmet Cape Town tour with Bruce Robertson, the famous chef dubbed the 'Afro-gastronaut', and a Robben Island visit with Christo Brand, the guard who befriended Nelson Mandela during his long incarceration.

Book a South Africa safari with Abercrombie & Kent and you'll witness the prolific wildlife of Kruger and the adjacent private reserves such as Sabi Sands and Manyeleti, along with the famous Umfolozi and Hluhluwe game parks. Alternatively for a malaria-free encounter with raw nature, there's the Eastern Cape - haunt of the Big Five - and Waterberg, a hotspot for family safaris.

But your A&K classic South Africa holiday is about more than wildlife. Far more. There's spectacular cosmopolitan Cape Town with its beaches, stunning peninsula and nearby winelands, where fine vino is served with mountain views and historic Cape Dutch architecture. Head east along the picture perfect Garden Route to reach some of the world's best surfing beaches, or keep going to KwaZulu Natal for Anglo-Zulu battlefields, and superb hiking and fishing in the Drakensberg Mountains. It's diverse, beautiful, and with A&K, it's all possible. Show less...

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Cape Grace Hotel 

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Singita Ebony Lodge 

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Singita Private Game Reserve is an exclusive 18,000 hectare sanctuary adjoining the Kruger National Park. Well known for its prolific wildlife, especially its concentration of big game and relaxed cats...

Tswalu Kalahari

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In the Northern Cape Province of South Africa, at the foot of the Korannaberg Mountains, lies the Tswalu Kalahari. Founded in 1995, it is one of the largest private conservation projects in Africa.

Fugitives' Drift Lodge 

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The Rattray family continue to pioneer Heritage Tourism in South Africa, having created the ideal setting for visitors to experience the events surrounding the great battles of Isandlwana and Rorke's Drift.

Birkenhead House 

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Set high up on the cliffs just outside the town of Hermanus and overlooking Walker Bay is the magnificent Birkenhead House, the ultimate coastal retreat. Its elegant beach-house atmosphere reflects...

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Guest Testimonial

We had a wonderful holiday. Everything worked excellently. Charlotte Wilks looked after us brilliantly.

- TC, London

A&K Philanthropy

Peninsula School Feeding Association
Peninsula School Feeding Association

Aims to reduce short-term hunger and increase attendance of school children, with daily lunches for children who may otherwise not have a meal that day.


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