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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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1909, 2018

Cape Town Dams Back Up To 70%

September 19th, 2018|Categories: Cape Town, News, South Africa|0 Comments

In our last blog about water shortage, we talked about day zero, this was the moment when the dam levels would be so low that they would turn off the taps in Cape Town and send everyone to communal water collection points. Both locals and the tourist had to take several precautions to save water. Cape Town had been in the news several times this year, regarding the water scarcity. With this article we want to clarify where we stand with the water supply in Cape Town. First of all, Cape Town’s supply dams have [...]

1209, 2018

5 Interesting Facts About South Africa

September 12th, 2018|Categories: Adventure Tours, Budget Safaris, Cape Town, Day Tours, Destinations, Garden Route, Johannesburg, Kruger National Park, News, South Africa|0 Comments

Have you ever wanted to see the Big 5, visit penguins, go on a wine tour and enjoy some skiing, all in one vacation? Here are 5 interesting facts you possibly do not know about South Africa... 1. The African Penguin at Boulders Beach At less than an hour drive from Ashanti Lodge, you will find Boulders Beach home to the African Penguin. The African Penguins are the only type of penguins found on the continent. Pretty special right? Boulders Beach is the best place in South Africa where you are able to see [...]

409, 2018

WATCH NOW: Adorable Baby Lion With Mom In Kruger

September 4th, 2018|Categories: Budget Safaris, Kruger National Park, News, South Africa|0 Comments

This amazing video was caught in the Kruger national park recently. It shows a mother and her cub playing and relaxing on the side of the road. Have you ever seen something so adorable? These safari goers came across this adorable mom and cub while they where on a budget safari in the Kruger National Park. What a special safari day it must have been for these tourists to come across these lions with their cub so close. A female lion can give birth to up to six cubs at a time. [...]

108, 2018

Woman’s Month in South Africa

August 1st, 2018|Categories: Cape Town, Drakensberg, Durban, Garden Route, Johannesburg, Kruger National Park, News, South Africa, West Coast|0 Comments

In South Africa we commemorate Women through out the month of August as a tribute to the 20 000 women who marched to the Union Buildings on the 9th August 1956. The march was in protest of the extension of Pass Laws to women that would prevent them from moving freely within South Africa. The Government of South Africa declared August women’s month and the 9th of August is celebrated annually as Women’s Day. In celebration of South African Woman’s Month we are offering a 20% DISCOUNT on all female shared dormitories. Valid for DIRECT bookings only: Email [email protected] [...]

1304, 2018

Climbing Mountains for Charity – Table Mountain, Cape Town – 365 UbuntuClimbs

April 13th, 2018|Categories: Cape Town, Day Tours, News, South Africa, Travel Advice|0 Comments

Andrew Patterson is a man on a mission. His plan? To climb Table Mountain every day in 2018! That’s climbing 1085 meters every day for 365 days in a row. Some might ask if Andrew is a super fitness enthusiast or maybe a little bit crazy? Not at all. His mission has a purpose. A very noble and charitable purpose. His aim is to empower 1 million South Africans who are not in the means of empowering themselves. His main goal is to help one family, one child, one life by means of donations towards [...]

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