Women travelling solo in South Africa have a fabulous array of options to choose from. We share 6 of our favourite solo travel ideas for women holidaying in South Africa with you, but we also have many more ideas to share, so feel free to ask us.


Solo travel ideas for women in South Africa
Guests on a guided walking safari at The Outpost in Kruger National Park
Solo travel ideas for women in South Africa
Accommodation at The Outpost is utterly luxurious and overlooks a vast wilderness teeming with wildlife

If wide open wilderness spaces lure you, and the idea of a good leg-stretch has appeal, do a guided walking safari in the remote far north of Kruger National Park, with luxurious accommodation at The Outpost. Share the landscape with wildlife (and just a few other guests) by day, and experience all the magnificence of an opulent safari lodge in the evenings. There is also the option to participate in a silent walk, called the Zen Guided Walk, as part of the safari experience at The Outpost – a wonderful way to awaken the senses to the wilderness and its miraculous detail. Mail us.


Solo travel ideas for women in South Africa
A 3-day guided birding safari at Kings Camp is a wonderful way to explore a pristine wilderness and wildlife area in South Africa
Solo travel ideas for women in South Africa
A luxury suite at Kings Camp is a haven of comfort

Arm yourself with binocs, camera and a readiness for a wilderness adventure in South Africa. A tailor-made 3-night luxury birding safari at Kings Camp Private Game Reserve in the Timbavati is guided by a specialist bird guide and includes bird watching excursions on foot and on open safari vehicles. Marvel at the immensely rich bird life of Timbavati Game Reserve and the Drakensburg Forest Escarpment. Birding around Kings Camp Lodge itself is also exceptional. The lodge is a haven of comfort and luxury, and provides superb accommodation and leisure facilities. Mail us to book.


Solo travel ideas for women in South Africa
Rovos Rail, often described as the most luxurious train in the world, offers a holiday second to none in South Africa, and it’s a grand and safe experience for women travelling alone

A luxury rail trip on Rovos Rail or Shongololo Express is a great way to cover large distances of South Africa in a superbly luxurious train, enjoying diverse sightseeing and visiting noteworthy attractions on off-train excursions. It is a safe way to travel, to enjoy the finest hospitality whilst seeing a good deal of South Africa. If you choose to enjoy the company of other guests, the lounge car is a beautiful and sociable space where guests congregate to enjoy the scenery together. Ask us about luxury rail trips in South Africa.


Succumb to body treatments at one of cape Town’s finest spa hotels, The Twelve Apostles Hotel & Spa. Majestically positioned between the Atlantic Ocean and the towering mountain peaks known as The Twelve Apostles, this world-class hotel offers splendid luxury in an incredibly beautiful setting. It’s the ideal destination for a luxury spa holiday in Cape Town. The hotel runs a daily shuttle service to and from the V&A Waterfront, a safe way to back-and-forth between the hotel and the attractions of the Waterfront. (Consider the ferry tour to Robben Island which departs from the Waterfront, and visit the new and impressive Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa located at the V&A Waterfront.) Mail us to book.

Solo travel ideas for women in South Africa
Spa pampering is an indulgence at Twelve Apostles Hotel & Spa on the Atlantic Seaboard in Cape Town
Solo travel ideas for women in South Africa
An sea-facing spa treatment gazebo at Twelve Apostles Hotel & Spa in Cape Town


Solo travel ideas for women in South Africa

Experience the finest of the Cape’s culinary flair and fine wines on a gourmet food tour featuring The Cellars-Hohenort in Constantia, Cape Town; Delaire Graff Estate in Stellenbosch; Le Quartier Francais and Babylonstoren in Franschhoek and The Robertson Small Hotel in Robertson. See More. Mail us for a quotation and itinerary.


Solo travel ideas for women in South Africa
The Art Gallery at Ellerman House
Solo travel ideas for women in South Africa
Ellerman House has much to offer solo women travellers: bespoke art tours, a matchless wine experience, a spa and world-class seaboard setting and terraced gardens. Enjoy the finest accommodation and hospitality.

Ellerman House offers bespoke holiday accommodation and some of the very finest experiences in Cape Town. This exquisite private mansion is poised on the slopes of Lion’s Head to overlook the Atlantic Ocean in the prestigious suburb of Bantry Bay. Fine art defines the character of this magnificent boutique hotel, and a private collection spanning two centuries of South Africa’s art is displayed in the Ellerman House Gallery. An art guide offers bespoke, tailor-made art tours to Ellerman House guests, in Cape Town and the winelands. Appreciate Ellerman House’s matchless 7 500-item wine collection, many of them rare and sought-after. A state-of-the-art wine gallery houses the priceless collection, which represents a good deal of South Africa’s centuries-old wine tradition. Mail us to book.

Tips for Women Travelling Alone

  • Use reputable transfer companies for collections, drop-offs and sightseeing tours. Ask us to book your transfers.
  • A safe way to see Cape Town and Johannesburg is to use the hop-on / hop-off city sightseeing bus.
  • Book your accommodation in advance so that you are assured of safe lodgings throughout your trip. Ask us to book your accommodation.
  • It is best not to walk alone in the cities of South Africa. Pre-booked sightseeing tours provide safety and informative commentary.
  • Take the usual safety precautions and check with your hosts at each lodging about the safety of the particular area. 
  • Consider making use of the services of a tour operator who can be easily contacted for assistance during your trip if need be. Exclusive Getaways has been booking holidays in South Africa for 26 years.

Mail us to book your solo holiday in South Africa, or call =27 21 797-7122.