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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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910, 2019

Celebrate the Twenty New Marine Protected Areas in South Africa

October 9th, 2019|Categories: News, South Africa|0 Comments

Recently, South Africa ranked as the third most biodiverse country in the world. Over 95,000 known species are living in the diverse biomes of the country, resulting in tourism, fishing, farming, and other related industries. The country has recognized the importance of its rich biodiversity by protecting designated areas. This video is about the celebration of the 20 new Marine Protected Areas (MPA’s) in South Africa. Similar to the SANParks such as Kruger and Table Mountain National Park. Both the MPA’s and SANParks are specific areas protected through legal or other effective means to preserve the biodiversity in the [...]

210, 2019

5 Endangered animals you can find in Africa

October 2nd, 2019|Categories: News, South Africa|0 Comments

More and more animals become endangered due to poaching, loss of habitat, road-kill, starvation and other dangers. Most and if not all factors, are caused by humans and we are most likely the ones who can save these animals. Especially because Africa has such a rich and diverse wildlife which makes it is of high importance to preserve this. Some you can spot easily on a safari or on the beach and it doesn’t seem like they are endangered but the rapid decrease in numbers tell otherwise. That’s why, we have created a blog to give more attention to [...]

2509, 2019

Review: Abseiling Table Mountain

September 25th, 2019|Categories: Cape Town, News, South Africa|0 Comments

As someone with a fear of heights, I was lucky to do the abseiling off Table Mountain. This incredible experience helped me conquer my fear with clear instructions and helpful guides. The Abseiling has breath-taking views of the coastline of the Atlantic Seaboard. It is a fun, thrilling and beautiful experience. Followed by a brief but scenic hike back to the top of the mountain. Further, on this blog, I will tell you about my experience during the abseiling off Table Mountain. There are two ways up Table Mountain; you can go hiking or by [...]

1809, 2019

Top 10 Best Markets in Cape Town

September 18th, 2019|Categories: Cape Town, News, South Africa|0 Comments

Stroll along the markets of Cape Town and fall in love in the local dishes of South Africa. Or buy clothes and hand-crafted jewelry from all the different stands. On a market, there is something for everyone. Go with friends and family to feast upon the various foods and drinks and enjoy the live music from local artists. This list covers the best markets in and around Cape Town for you to experience. The Old Biscuit Mill During weekdays, The Old Biscuit Mill is open with various stores. Among these stores are fashion, camera, [...]

509, 2019

Review: Cape Point Tour on E-bikes

September 5th, 2019|Categories: Cape Town, Day Tours, News, South Africa|0 Comments

Once again, I (Guido Swarts) have been lucky to be sent on a tour with Ashanti Travel. This time I went on a one-of-a-kind tour to Cape Point. This tour is unique because a part of the trip is on E-bikes. Which is a whole different experience when compared to viewing the road from a car. The tour goes from Cape Town to Hout Bay for an optional cruise to Seal Island, from there you drive to Simons Town along the scenic Chapmans Peak Drive. To see wild African penguins waddling on Boulders Beach. Afterwards, you hop on an [...]

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