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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.

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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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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 [...]

2602, 2018

WINTER SPECIAL – Book 3 Nights Get 1 night Free!

February 26th, 2018|Categories: Cape Town, News, South Africa, Specials|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Book 3 Nights and Get the 4th night Free at Ashanti Lodge Valid for all direct bookings between the 1st of May 2018 and the 30th of September 2018 at Ashanti Lodge Gardens and Ashanti Guest House. Check out the links below for more details. Ashanti Gardens Ashanti Guest House Tours and Activities Or use the form below to contact us directly and receive your 25% discount!

1201, 2018

REVIEW: 3 Day Kruger National Park & The Panorama Route Classic Safari

January 12th, 2018|Categories: Budget Safaris, Kruger National Park, News, South Africa|0 Comments

We recently sent two of our staff on our new 3 day Kruger and Panorama Route classic safari. Needless to say they had an amazing time and couldn't stop talking about their trip. Below is a recap of their journey along with some special photos they managed to capture along the way. I recently had the incredible privilege of accompanying my partner on the 3 day Kruger and Hazyview classic Safari tour. Flying out of drought-stricken Cape Town and into Joburg, we were collected at the airport and taken to our accommodation, where we [...]

1610, 2017

WATCH NOW: Lion Bites Through Car Tyre

October 16th, 2017|Categories: Kruger National Park, News|0 Comments

Watch this lion get the fright of its life when the car tyre it is chewing on explodes. Sean Obeirne, 13 years old, and his family went on a trip to the Kruger National Park. While they were on their way for breakfast they suddenly had to stop because of a pride of lions crossing over the road. They eagerly admired the pride of lions who came right up to the car. Initially, the family thought one of the lions was just investigating the car but they soon realised the lion was actually chewing the [...]

1110, 2017

What To Do For Halloween 2017?

October 11th, 2017|Categories: Cape Town, News|0 Comments

In a couple of weeks, Cape Town is going to be scary place to be in. Why? Its Halloween of course! Cape Town is the place to be for the spookiest parties and events. So, pick your creepiest costume and dare your friends to join you at one of these Halloween parties in Cape Town. South African Horrorfest Since 2004, the horrorfest has been the podium for Horror, chiller and thriller film festivals. At this festival you will be treated to plenty of short and long movies on the big screen from all over the world. This [...]

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