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SOUTH AFRICA

For those wishing to enjoy travel on a budget, the beautiful country of South Africa has endless activities and tours on offer. A rich diversity in culture and landscape makes South Africa one of the top destinations in southern Africa for tourism. With its beautiful mountain landscapes, vast deserts, white sandy beaches, and an abundance of game reserves and National Parks, South Africa truly has something on offer for everyone.

Cape Town

This spectacular city is considered one of the top tourist spots in the world, with a multitude of adventures to be had within Cape Town, as well as being the major starting point for most overland trips and budget safaris. The attractions include hiking up Table Mountain or partaking in one of the many adventure tours like skydiving, sandboarding or even Great White Shark diving. Also famous for its wine regions, Cape Town is a great place to do a wine tour through scenic Constantia, Stellenbosch or Paarl.

The Garden Route, Wild Coast and St Lucia

Situated along the coast between Cape Town and Port Elizabeth you will find the famous Garden Route. We offer a host of Adventure Tours and Safaris along this route to suite every kind of traveller.

A little further north, the region that runs from East London all the way up to Durban is known as the Wild Coast. Boasting kilometres of unspoiled beaches, this coastline is not as built-up as the Garden Route, and offers a unique and more isolated South African adventure.

St Lucia, located just above Durban, is an amazing hub for both land and aquatic safaris. The warm Indian Ocean water means exceptional diving and snorkelling is available, for those keen to see the Big Five of the ocean and other sea life.

Drakensberg and Kruger National Park

From the busy city of Durban you are easily able to access the Drakensberg Mountain Range, which runs from the centre of South Africa, through Lesotho, and right up to the Kruger National Park. The highest peaks are found bordering the country of Lesotho.

Further north you will find the cultural hub of Johannesburg, the biggest city in South Africa.

To the east of Joburg in the Limpopo Province, and forming the border between South Africa and Mozambique, you will find the mighty Kruger National Park. This massive park is one of the largest in Africa, roughly the size of the country of Wales or the State of New Jersey. It boasts a huge array and concentration of animals, including all of the Big Five, and is the perfect place to go on an cheap African safari, as well as a popular stop-off on a cross-country African overland trip.

A country offering amazing landscapes, adrenaline-filled adventures, exciting game drives, and diverse, friendly cultures – What more could you ask for? Browse through our related tours below or explore specific regions to find tours and safaris going through South Africa.

South Africa
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CAPE TOWN

A city with so much to offer in terms of culture, mountains, beaches, adventure tours, restaurants, and beautiful scenic landscapes. Cape Town truly has something to offer everyone. Read more to see what day tours or adventure activities we have on offer.

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DRAKENSBERG

Read more about the largest mountain range in South Africa and the overland or adventure tours we have going to see this majestic mountain range.

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DURBAN

Warm waters, white sandy beaches, rich cultural histories and amazing cuisine. Durban has a little bit of everything and is a good place to start a budget safari or overland adventure.

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GARDEN ROUTE

Stretching around 300km along South Africa’s East Coast, the garden route has rich vegetation and beautiful vistas all along the many towns it passes through. Read more for great adventure tours or overland travel along this world renowned stretch of land.

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JOHANNESBURG

The largest city in South Africa and the perfect gateway to start on one of our budget safaris or overland adventure.

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KRUGER NATIONAL PARK

The flagship of South African National Parks, Kruger boasts an abundance of wildlife including all of the big 5. No budget safari or overland bucket list is complete without ticking off this mighty reserve.

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WEST COAST

The West Coast of South Africa, stretching from Cape Town to the border of Namibia, offers a rich diversity in landscapes and vegetation.

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1306, 2017

7 Fun Facts About South Africa

June 13th, 2017|Categories: Cape Town, Garden Route, Kruger National Park, News, South Africa|0 Comments

Did you know that: There are eleven official languages in South Africa? And that most South Africans speak more than one? Zulu is the most common language, followed by Xhosa. With Afrikaans and English being the third and fourth most popular in the country. South Africa is called the ‘Rainbow Nation’ due to to its multiculturalism. The country has lots of record-breaking animals? You can find the largest bird, the ostrich, the largest fish, whale shark, the tallest animal, the giraffe, the largest land mammal, elephants, the fastest land mammal, the cheetah! South Africa has the world longest wine [...]

1306, 2017

Watch Now: Large Pod of Dolphins Near Gansbaai

June 13th, 2017|Categories: Adventure Tours, Cape Town, Day Tours, Garden Route, News, South Africa|0 Comments

These dolphins were spotted near De Kelders, a small coastal village between Gansbaai and Hermanus. Gansbaai is a popular tourist destination, known for its dense population of great white sharks. Thousands of people visit this town every year to jump in a cage and dive with these amazing creatures. It is said that shark cage diving is one of the main tourist attractions of South Africa. Hermanus is famous for the southern right whale and is an excelent place for whale watching. During the winter and spring (June-November) whales can be seen from the cliffs in the center of [...]

1206, 2017

Taste The Helderberg 2017

June 12th, 2017|Categories: Cape Town, Day Tours, News, South Africa, Tours|0 Comments

  Can we ever get enough of wine tasting? The Hedelberg is a wine-producing area in the Western Cape which consists of Somerset West, Strand, Gordon’s Bay, Lwandle, Macassar and Sir Lowry’s Pass. It's no secret that Capetonians love their wines and wine tasting is one of the best activities in Cape Town! Each year, wine farmers gather to make us discover their latest wines. This sip-and-snack event returns this week for an evening of delight and is definitely another must for wine enthusiasts and food lovers! The event will take place in The Lord Charles Hotel in Somerset [...]

1206, 2017

Watch Now: Stunning Video of the Beautiful Western Cape

June 12th, 2017|Categories: Adventure Tours, Cape Town, Day Tours, Garden Route, News, South Africa|0 Comments

The Western Cape, where mountains meet the sea. The Western Cape draws millions of visitors each year to the seemingly small province of South Africa with is absolute beauty. The Cape is surrounded by two oceans, the Atlantic Ocean to the west and the Indian Ocean to the south. One of the best-known features of the Western Cape is the Garden Route, between Cape Town and Port Elizabeth. The Garden Route is often described as paradise with its glorious natural beauty. The coast is sprinkled with sandy beaches and rocky shores while inland you will find indigenous forests, small [...]

906, 2017

Watch Now: Elephants Casually Chilling at the Pool

June 9th, 2017|Categories: Budget Safaris, Kruger National Park, News, South Africa|0 Comments

Have you even been this close to an elephant? These people were just relaxing by the pool when they got a surprising visit from some elephants popping in for a quick drink. Video from the Facebook page of Honeyguide Tented Safari Camps - Khoka Moya & Mantobeni.   Elephants are fascinating creatures, but did you know that: An elephant's tusk grows throughout an elephant's lifetime? The tusk of an adult male grow about 7 inches a year. The elephant's gestation period is circa 22 months? And that a baby elephant can weigh up to 250 pounds? Elephants are [...]

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