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Address: Durban 4051, South Africa
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+27 31 572 4227

We offer a comprehensive network of scheduled tours with guaranteed...

We offer a comprehensive network of scheduled tours with guaranteed departures around the country in small luxury 8 seater microbuses, day tours from all the major cities and tailor-made itineraries for those who want complete privacy and exclusivity while travelling through Africa. You can easily book and pay for your scheduled tour/s online or contact us for your private tour design.

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I'll try to be as brief as possible and not write too much of an essay. We booked 2 tours. Tour 1. Johannesburg and Soweto. Tour 2. Garden Route: Port Elizabeth to Cape Town.These... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Wilmslow, United Kingdom

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Wilmslow, United Kingdom
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90 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I'll try to be as brief as possible and not write too much of an essay. We booked 2 tours. Tour 1. Johannesburg and Soweto. Tour 2. Garden Route: Port Elizabeth to Cape Town.These trips were without question two of the most memorable of my life. It's all too easy to get from A to B or get on s... More 

1 Thank Jaystand31
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15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

We've booked this tour via Southern Circle Tours & Safaris to combine safari in Kruger Park with the most interesting spots of Panorama Route, and completely enjoyed our trip! Transfer from Johannesburg was just-in-time (although it was early morning), our bungalow was very cosy and equipped with all necessary items for comfortable staying at Skukuza Base Camp, provided meals were... More 

Thank Elena L
Wilmington, Delaware
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88 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 November 2016

We were only in Cape Town for one full day before flying out to a safari in Namibia so we wanted to see as much as possible. Fortunately, we had a tour with Southern Circle's Malcolm Lee and he took us to the Botanical Gardens, then to see the penguins, and then to the Cape of Good Hope. Malcolm is... More 

Thank slaterinde
Maryborough, Australia
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13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 September 2016

When considering a tour in South Africa, I searched the Internet for a suitable company and found Southern Circle Tours & Safaris; and I am so glad that I did. I made some initial tour inquiries and although I live in Australia and Southern Circle is based in South Africa, I felt confident from my contacts that they could provide... More 

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Guaynabo, Puerto Rico
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10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

It was a taxi driver, not a tour guide He was with his golf equipment on the back of the seats on the car and too hurry to arrive the next final destination of the day We missed to drive through many spot of interest that it supose were included in my tour We had to be aware to get... More 

Oxford, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 June 2016 via mobile

First time in South Africa so thought we would learn more about the people and county so booked a 3night 4 day tour from cape town to port Elizabeth, Two girls so wanted to feel safe . Collected promptly at 9am from our hotel , with a lovely warm friendly welcome from our tour guide Barry. To our surprise it... More 

2 Thank cubadolly
Dublin, Ireland
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14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 May 2016

My wife and I had a 3-night, 4-day tour of the South African Garden Route from Port Elizabeth to Cape Town. It was wonderful, efficiently organised by Southern Circle Tours. The itinerary, accommodation, cafes and restaurants as well as attractions included were excellent. We visited Knysna (evening boat trip on the lagoon), stayed overnight at the lovely Fish Eagle Guest... More 

1 Thank Waterloo2005
La Jolla, California, United States
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7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 November 2015

We very spontaneously booked the 5 day Durban to Johannesburg Safari and it was one of the best times in my life. Our guide (Jac) was very knowledgeable about history, South Africa as a whole and outstanding in his understanding of nature (Note: I am a Biologist). This facilitated exceptional sightings that in combination with fun stories, vividly embedded in... More 

Thank Sascha D
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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40 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 September 2015

Our tour with Jac was excellent. I was a little uncertain when I first booked the tour, as I could not find as much information on Southern Circle as I could find on other companies. In the end, I decided to book with them anyway because they were one of the few companies offering almost the exact itinerary I wanted... More 

1 Thank Katie C
Washington Dc, District Of Columbia, Usa
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132 reviews
65 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 September 2015

Our guide Jac was great. His age does not slow him, hell he out paced us often. We are sadly in our twenties haha! We did a 5 day tour from Joburg to Durban, stopping through the panoramic route, Kruger, Swaziland and heading down to Durban. The hotel in the panaramic route was the only one not quite at the... More 

1 Thank Derek C

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