The countries of southern Africa are diverse and fascinating. We may be biased since we have been living in South Africa for the last 6 years, but there’s a lot to love about this part of the world. Most recently we have done a couple of trips with the kids in South Africa and Namibia, and Pete has taken small groups through Namibia, Botswana & Zambia.
As an overland travel destination, southern Africa is both well developed in terms of campsites and facilities (including overland tour companies and vehicle hire companies for self drive) and also has lots and lots to see, so it’s well worth putting it on your list. Chat to us about suggested itineraries and recommended overland tour companies and vehicle hire companies for your southern Africa adventure.
Our Top Travel Experiences in Southern Africa
Southern Africa is well known as a wildlife safari destination, and there are some incredible national parks and wildlife reserves to visit. Top of our list - South Luangwa National Park in Zambia, but we have enjoyed fantastic wildlife experiences in all the parks we have visited!
South Africa is the 9th largest producer of wine in the world, and there are some excellent wines to be enjoyed at the southern tip of Africa. Our favourite areas to taste wine are Stellenbosch, the Hemel en Aarde Valley in Hermanus and the Stanford wine route.
If you can dream it, you can do it. From shark cage diving to microlite flights, mountain biking, hiking, bungee jumping, you name it, you can find it in Southern Africa.
Wide open spaces
If you are looking for solitude and space, Namibia is a great place to go. The harsh beauty of the desert is captivating and fascinating. It's also a country that's very easy to travel round yourself, with great campsites and plenty of great attractions to visit.
Rivers & Waterfalls
From the incredible spectacle that is Victoria Falls and the Okavango Delta to the many rivers and waterways that crisscross southern Africa... there are plenty of ways to enjoy the waterways including white water rafting, kayaking, sunset cruises, swimming in hippo & croc-proof pools, floating along in a mokoro... the list goes on!
Southern Africa benefits from a well developed network of campsites, many of which have cabins or chalets for when you have had enough of sleeping in a tent.