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Historical Tours & Trips in South Africa

Step back in time and learn the secrets of ancient times on a historical tour of South Africa. With 12 tours, you're sure to visit the best historical places packed full of stories from days long ago.

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  • Drakensberg, Battlefields Route & Midlands Meander Safari South Africa

    6 day historical tour through Johannesburg, Secunda, Newcastle, South Africa and 4 other destinations in South Africa

    Instant Booking
    Flexible payments
    destinations
    Johannesburg, Secunda, Newcastle, South Africa, Ladysmith, Ukhahlamba-Drakensberg Park, Howick, Dundee+6 more
    starts/ ends in
    Johannesburg / Johannesburg
    age range
    1 to 99 year olds
    accommodation
    Hotel, Lodge, Guesthouse, Resort+1 more
    transport
    Private Vehicle, Mini-coach+1 more
    Country Region
    KwaZulu-Natal
    Travel style
    Safari
    operator
    Amatungulu Tour
    Duration
    6 days
    Price per day
    $298
    From
    US$1,785
    You save: $55
    25 Nov 2019
    10 spaces left
    2 Dec 2019
    10 spaces left
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    Historical
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  • Southern Africa Discovery (2020)

    11 day discovery tour through Cape Town, Cape Peninsula, Oudtshoorn and 5 other destinations in South Africa

    Flexible payments
    destinations
    Cape Town, Cape Peninsula, Oudtshoorn, Knysna, Featherbed Private Nature Reserve, Port Elizabeth, Johannesburg, Kruger National Park+7 more
    starts/ ends in
    Cape Town / Kruger National Park
    accommodation
    Hotel, Lodge
    Travel style
    Adventure, Historical
    operator
    Travel Marvel
    Duration
    11 days
    Price per day
    $321
    From
    US$3,528
    • +$654 upfront costs
    You save: $109
    3 Jun 2020
    10 spaces left
    1 Jul 2020
    6 spaces left
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  • Cape Town & Kruger Experience: Independent

    10 day discovery tour through Cape Town, Cape Point, Stellenbosch and 6 other destinations in South Africa

    Instant Booking
    Flexible payments
    destinations
    Cape Town, Cape Point, Stellenbosch, Franschhoek, Paarl, Table Mountain, Johannesburg, Kruger National Park, Blyde River Canyon Nature Reserve+8 more
    starts/ ends in
    Cape Town / Johannesburg
    age range
    5 to 99 year olds
    accommodation
    Hotel, Camping, Lodge
    transport
    Train & Rail, Jeep & 4WD, Private Vehicle+1 more
    Travel style
    Safari, Wildlife, Big Five, Independent, Historical, Christmas & New Year, Wine tasting+4 more
    operator
    Peregrine Adventures
    Duration
    10 days
    Price per day
    $574
    From
    US$5,742
    You save: $178
    20 Nov 2019
    10+ spaces left
    27 Nov 2019
    10+ spaces left
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  • Blue Train Extension (2020)

    3 day train & rail tour through Johannesburg, Pretoria, Cape Town in South Africa

    Flexible payments
    destinations
    Johannesburg, Pretoria, Cape Town+2 more
    starts/ ends in
    Johannesburg / Cape Town
    accommodation
    Sleeper Train
    transport
    Train & Rail
    Travel style
    Discovery, Historical
    operator
    Travel Marvel
    Duration
    3 days
    Price per day
    $506
    From
    US$1,517
    You save: $47
    1 Jun 2020
    8 spaces left
    13 Jul 2020
    7 spaces left
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  • Remote St Helena

    10 day discovery tour through Johannesburg, Soweto in South Africa

    Instant Booking
    Flexible payments
    destinations
    Johannesburg, Soweto
    starts/ ends in
    Johannesburg / Johannesburg
    age range
    14 to 85 year olds
    Country Region
    Guateng
    Travel style
    Historical
    operator
    Explore!
    Duration
    10 days
    Price per day
    $478
    From
    US$4,782
    You save: $148
    22 Nov 2019
    10+ spaces left
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  • Senegal & South Africa

    12 day in-depth cultural tour through Dakar, Ile de Goree, Lac Rose and 10 other destinations in 2 different countries

    Instant Booking
    Flexible payments
    destinations
    Dakar, Ile de Goree, Lac Rose, Kayar, Johannesburg, Pilanesberg National Park, Soweto, Cape Town, Robben Island, Table Mountain, Paarl, Franschhoek, Stellenbosch+11 more
    starts/ ends in
    Dakar / Johannesburg
    age range
    18 to 80 year olds
    accommodation
    Hotel, Guesthouse
    transport
    Private Vehicle, Ferry
    National Park
    Pilanesberg National Park
    Travel style
    Historical
    operator
    Continent Tours
    Duration
    12 days
    Price per day
    $226
    From
    US$2,706
    You save: $84
    28 Nov 2019
    10 spaces left
    2 Dec 2019
    10 spaces left
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  • South African Odyssey

    19 day discovery tour through Cape Town, Oudtshoorn, Knysna and 6 other destinations in 4 different countries

    Instant Booking
    Flexible payments
    destinations
    South Africa, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Botswana+2 more
    starts/ ends in
    Cape Town / Johannesburg
    age range
    45 to 93 year olds
    accommodation
    Hotel, Lodge
    transport
    Coach / Bus
    Travel style
    Historical
    operator
    Odyssey Traveller
    Duration
    19 days
    Price per day
    $378
    From
    US$7,174
    You save: $222
    4 Apr 2020
    10 spaces left
    22 Aug 2020
    10 spaces left
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  • Jozi's Architecture and History, Private tour

    5 day private tour through Johannesburg, Pretoria, Soweto in South Africa

    Instant Booking
    Flexible payments
    destinations
    Johannesburg, Pretoria, Soweto+2 more
    starts/ ends in
    Johannesburg / Johannesburg
    age range
    10 to 99 year olds
    accommodation
    Hotel
    transport
    Private Vehicle
    Country Region
    Guateng
    Travel style
    Adventure, In-depth Cultural, Historical+2 more
    operator
    ATC Group
    Duration
    5 days
    Price per day
    $503
    From
    US$2,515
    You save: $78
    2 Jan 2020
    6 spaces left
    3 Jan 2020
    6 spaces left
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  • Jozi's Art and Galleries, Private tour

    5 day private tour in Johannesburg, South Africa

    Instant Booking
    Flexible payments
    destinations
    Johannesburg
    starts/ ends in
    Johannesburg / Johannesburg
    age range
    10 to 99 year olds
    accommodation
    Hotel
    transport
    Private Vehicle
    Country Region
    Guateng
    Travel style
    Art Galleries, In-depth Cultural, Historical+2 more
    operator
    ATC Group
    Duration
    5 days
    Price per day
    $521
    From
    US$2,603
    You save: $80
    2 Jan 2020
    6 spaces left
    3 Jan 2020
    6 spaces left
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  • South africa with Swaziland

    14 day safari tour through Johannesburg, Soweto, Hazyview and 13 other destinations in 2 different countries

    Flexible payments
    destinations
    Johannesburg, Soweto, Hazyview, Kruger National Park, Mbabane, Mkuze, Durban, Port Elizabeth, Knysna, Mossell Bay, Oudtshoorn, Swellendam, Cape Town, Cape Peninsula, Table Mountain, Robben Island+14 more
    starts/ ends in
    Johannesburg / Cape Town
    age range
    40 to 80 year olds
    accommodation
    Hotel
    transport
    Coach / Bus, Plane
    Travel style
    Historical, Wine tasting
    operator
    Adventures Abroad
    Duration
    14 days
    Price per day
    $343
    From
    US$4,800
    25 Jan 2020
    4 spaces left
    26 Feb 2020
    4 spaces left
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  • Southern Africa Discovery Cape Town to Livingstone (2020)

    13 day discovery tour through Cape Town, Cape Peninsula, Oudtshoorn and 7 other destinations in 3 different countries

    Flexible payments
    destinations
    South Africa, Zimbabwe, Zambia+2 more
    starts/ ends in
    Cape Town / Livingstone
    accommodation
    Hotel, Lodge
    Travel style
    Adventure, Historical
    operator
    Travel Marvel
    Duration
    13 days
    Price per day
    $335
    From
    US$4,350
    • +$965 upfront costs
    You save: $135
    3 Jun 2020
    10 spaces left
    1 Jul 2020
    6 spaces left
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  • Cape Town to Chobe Adventure (2020)

    15 day adventure tour through Cape Town, Cape Peninsula, Oudtshoorn and 8 other destinations in 4 different countries

    Flexible payments
    destinations
    South Africa, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Zambia+3 more
    starts/ ends in
    Cape Town / Livingstone
    accommodation
    Hotel, Lodge
    Travel style
    Boat, Discovery, Historical+1 more
    operator
    Travel Marvel
    Duration
    15 days
    Price per day
    $352
    From
    US$5,280
    • +$1,029 upfront costs
    You save: $163
    3 Jun 2020
    10 spaces left
    1 Jul 2020
    6 spaces left
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    More information