Amazing homegrown tours for your next local holiday

16 February 2021

South Africa is filled with so many amazing tours and experiences. When it comes to your local holiday, why not customise your Homegrown Holidays booking by supporting a local tour operator

Not only is this a perfect time to explore South Africa’s hidden treasures, but you can add on an array of incredible activities and experiences to truly tailor-make your trip.

Our Homegrown Holidays collection is a specialist collection of domestic self-drive travel packages, often including self-catering accommodation, national park stays and lodges, as well as a mix of hotels and smaller accommodation establishments.  View the Homegrown Holidays collection here.

We’ve carefully selected a range of local tour suppliers, wonderful homegrown businesses, that you can support when enjoying your holiday in Mzansi.

Simply contact any one of these recommended tour suppliers to make a booking. 

Recommended South African tours and experiences

Food and drink

Western Cape

Eastern Food Bazaar - for a taste of the city's melting pot of flavours, don't miss a trip to this foodie institution. It's incredibly budget friendly too.

Cederberg Gin and Rooibos Tea Tasting - nothing spells South Africa quite like rooibos. Throw in trendy gin, and you have a match made in heaven in the stunning Cederberg.


Sabie Brewery Beer tasting - Pop into this roadside heritage building and treat yourself to a refreshing array of craft beers. You can enjoy a brewery tour as well on this perfect pit stop.

Free State

Sugar and Cinnamon Restaurant - This quaint coffee shop in Clarens is a favourite with raving reviews on TripAdvisor.

KwaZulu Natal

Abingdon Wine Estate - Pop into Abingdon, the first farm in the province to produce a certified estate wine with their maiden vintage back in 2007. The views are pretty spectacular as well.

Nature experiences

KwaZulu Natal

St Lucia Lake Tour – You’ll discover just why iSimangaliso means “Place of Wonder” in the Zulu language when you enjoy a custom St Lucia Lake Tour. 

Eastern Cape

Addo Elephant National Park – Marvel at uncrowded Big Five game viewing in the malaria-free Eastern Cape park.


Langa Langa Safaris – Enjoy guided day visits in open safari vehicles into the world-famous Kruger National Park. You’ll never see Kruger quite like this, guided by expert locals!


KwaZulu Natal

Drakensberg Canopy Tours – Feel your breath steal away as you take in the bird’s eye view of the Blue Grotto Forest, from your vantage point 60 metres above the ground.

Northern Cape

Khamkirri River Rafting, Hiking and Kayaking – Take to the Orange River for fun, family-friendly white-water rafting, enjoy a hike or learn how to kayak to tackle the rapids in a different way.

Western Cape

Sandboarding and quadbiking - Experience the exhilarating fun of sandboarding down the Atlantis Dunes just outside of Cape Town or opt for a quadbike if you prefer.

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Magaliesberg Canopy Tour – Fun for the whole family, soak up the views of one of the oldest mountain ranges in the world from the air on this incredible canopy tour of the Magaliesberg.

Culture and heritage

Free State

Basotho Cultural Village - If you're visiting the Golden Gate Park, take a turn off the R712 to visit the Basotho Cultural Village, an18th-century, ‘real-life’ Basotho Village.

KwaZulu Natal

The Nelson Mandela Capture Site - Located near Howick, you’ll find this cultural and historical exhibition at the very site where Nelson Mandela was apprehended for his anti-Apartheid activism.

Northern Cape

San-Bushmen Experience and Tour – Learn about the unique heritage of the Khomani San, one of the last indigenous San groups of South Africa on this unforgettable tour.

Touring and sightseeing

We love the City sightseeing, hop on hop off buses that give you a wonderful overview of the city - a tour and transport rolled into one. Book a tour in Cape Town or Joburg.

Western Cape

Klein Karoo Day Tours – Discover the Swartberg Mountains and surrounds on this exciting, guided tour around Oudtshoorn or into the mountains. Contact to book a private tour.

Stormsriver Adventures – Join this responsible tourism company and explore the magical Tsitsikamma forest on a canopy tour or guided hike.

Eastern Cape

Uncuthu Tours - Enjoy group or private hikes and tours to the Wild Coast, scenic Hogsback, the Amathole Mountains and around the province of Eastern Cape with these tailormade tours.

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