Budget vacations in South Africa

This is probably the best destination for a budget vacation in Africa. With fantastic roads, self drive is the easiest option; or join a small group tour with a private vehicle and specialist guide – and a kitty to keep costs down. Accommodation is not only wallet-friendly but unique – from safari camps to community homestays, rural smallholdings to backpacker lodges. Our budget travel vacations in South Africa bring you the best of the wildlife and adventure – priceless memories at minimal cost.

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The Grand Southern Africa safari

The Grand Southern Africa safari

21-day tour from Cape Town to Victoria Falls
From £2,129£1,916 to £3,679 20 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2022: 3 Sep, 6 Sep, 13 Sep, 17 Sep, 20 Sep, 24 Sep, 1 Oct, 4 Oct, 8 Oct, 11 Oct, 18 Oct, 22 Oct, 25 Oct, 29 Oct, 5 Nov, 8 Nov, 12 Nov, 15 Nov, 19 Nov, 29 Nov, 3 Dec, 6 Dec, 13 Dec, 24 Dec, 27 Dec
2023: 3 Jan, 10 Jan, 17 Jan, 21 Jan, 24 Jan, 28 Jan, 31 Jan, 4 Feb, 11 Feb, 14 Feb, 18 Feb, 21 Feb, 25 Feb, 7 Mar, 11 Mar, 14 Mar, 18 Mar, 21 Mar, 28 Mar, 1 Apr, 8 Apr, 11 Apr, 15 Apr, 18 Apr, 25 Apr, 29 Apr, 2 May, 9 May, 13 May ...
Cape Town to Victoria Falls small group camping safari

Cape Town to Victoria Falls small group camping safari

Overland camping safari to Namibia, Botswana & Zimbabwe
From US $2,870 to US $3,150 21 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2022: 1 Sep, 29 Sep, 27 Oct, 17 Nov, 1 Dec, 15 Dec
2023: 12 Jan, 2 Feb, 2 Mar, 9 Mar, 23 Mar, 13 Apr, 27 Apr, 1 Jun, 8 Jun, 15 Jun, 6 Jul, 20 Jul, 24 Aug, 31 Aug, 28 Sep, 12 Oct, 19 Oct, 26 Oct, 16 Nov, 30 Nov, 7 Dec, 14 Dec
Overland tour from Cape Town to Victoria Falls

Overland tour from Cape Town to Victoria Falls

Experience the incredible diversity of Southern Africa
From £1,095 to £1,145 22 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2022: 2 Sep, 18 Nov, 30 Dec
2023: 3 Mar, 14 Apr, 19 May, 30 Jun, 4 Aug, 1 Sep, 13 Oct, 17 Nov, 30 Dec
Cape Town to Johannesburg tour, South Africa

Cape Town to Johannesburg tour, South Africa

Stunning beaches, dense forests and abundant wildlife
From £1,045 to £1,095 17 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2022: 27 Aug, 25 Sep, 11 Dec
2023: 22 Jan, 26 Mar, 7 May, 11 Jun, 23 Jul, 27 Aug, 24 Sep, 5 Nov, 10 Dec
2024: 22 Jan
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South Africa Garden Route vacation, 9 days

South Africa Garden Route vacation, 9 days

Explore the diverse Cape region of South Africa
From £859 9 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2022: 20 Aug, 27 Aug, 3 Sep, 10 Sep, 17 Sep, 24 Sep, 1 Oct, 8 Oct, 15 Oct, 22 Oct, 29 Oct, 5 Nov, 12 Nov, 19 Nov, 26 Nov, 3 Dec, 10 Dec, 17 Dec, 24 Dec
Greater Kruger safari in South Africa

Greater Kruger safari in South Africa

The perfect short safari in Manyaleti Game Reserve
From R12,900 4 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
Southern Africa budget vacation

Southern Africa budget vacation

Discover the iconic wildlife and nature of South East Africa
From US $1,435US $1,395 to US $1,685US $1,670 10 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2022: 19 Aug, 26 Aug, 2 Sep, 9 Sep, 16 Sep, 23 Sep, 30 Sep, 7 Oct, 14 Oct, 21 Oct, 28 Oct, 4 Nov, 11 Nov, 18 Nov, 25 Nov, 2 Dec, 9 Dec, 16 Dec, 23 Dec, 30 Dec
2023: 6 Jan, 13 Jan, 27 Jan, 3 Feb, 10 Feb, 17 Feb, 24 Feb, 3 Mar, 10 Mar, 17 Mar, 24 Mar, 7 Apr, 14 Apr, 21 Apr, 28 Apr, 5 May, 12 May, 19 May, 26 May, 2 Jun, 9 Jun, 16 Jun, 23 Jun, 30 Jun, 7 Jul, 14 Jul, 21 Jul, 28 Jul, 4 Aug, 11 Aug, 18 Aug, 25 Aug, 1 Sep, 8 Sep ...
Up to US $160 off selected dates.
Late availability on these dates: 19 Aug, 26 Aug, 02 Sep, 09 Sep, 16 Sep, 23 Sep, 30 Sep, 07 Oct, 14 Oct, 21 Oct, 28 Oct, 04 Nov, 11 Nov, 18 Nov
Garden Route tour, South Africa

Garden Route tour, South Africa

9-Day tour which takes you along the famous ‘Garden Route’
From £879 to £1,249£919 8 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2022: 2 Sep, 9 Sep, 16 Sep, 23 Sep, 30 Sep, 7 Oct, 14 Oct, 21 Oct, 28 Oct, 4 Nov, 11 Nov, 18 Nov, 25 Nov, 2 Dec, 9 Dec, 16 Dec, 23 Dec, 30 Dec
2023: 6 Jan, 13 Jan, 20 Jan, 27 Jan, 3 Feb, 10 Feb, 17 Feb, 24 Feb, 3 Mar, 10 Mar, 17 Mar, 24 Mar, 31 Mar, 7 Apr, 14 Apr, 21 Apr, 28 Apr, 5 May, 12 May, 19 May, 26 May, 2 Jun, 9 Jun, 16 Jun, 23 Jun, 30 Jun, 7 Jul, 14 Jul, 21 Jul, 28 Jul, 4 Aug, 11 Aug, 18 Aug, 25 Aug, 1 Sep, 8 Sep ...
Camping safari in Southern Africa

Camping safari in Southern Africa

Camping safari highlights of Zimbabwe, Botswana & Kruger
From US $2,180 to US $2,230 16 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2022: 3 Sep, 8 Oct, 29 Oct, 19 Nov, 10 Dec
2023: 7 Jan, 4 Feb, 25 Feb, 18 Mar, 1 Apr, 15 Apr, 29 Apr, 13 May, 10 Jun, 24 Jun, 8 Jul, 15 Jul, 5 Aug, 12 Aug, 26 Aug, 2 Sep, 16 Sep, 7 Oct, 28 Oct, 18 Nov, 9 Dec
Safari adventure holiday, Zambia, Malawi and Mozambique

Safari adventure holiday, Zambia, Malawi and Mozambique

An extraordinary camping safari across South Eastern Africa
From US $2,870 to US $3,030 22 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2022: 15 Oct, 12 Nov
2023: 18 Mar, 1 Apr, 6 May, 24 Jun, 22 Jul, 5 Aug, 19 Aug, 16 Sep, 14 Oct, 28 Oct, 11 Nov, 25 Nov
Kruger, coast and cape vacation in Southern Africa

Kruger, coast and cape vacation in Southern Africa

African wildlife, friendly locals and relaxing beaches
From US $2,500US $2,340 to US $2,915 22 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2022: 27 Aug, 10 Sep, 24 Sep, 8 Oct, 22 Oct, 5 Nov, 19 Nov, 10 Dec, 17 Dec, 31 Dec
2023: 14 Jan, 28 Jan, 18 Feb, 11 Mar, 15 Apr, 13 May, 17 Jun, 1 Jul, 15 Jul, 12 Aug, 26 Aug, 9 Sep, 23 Sep, 7 Oct, 4 Nov, 18 Nov, 9 Dec, 16 Dec
Up to US $260 off selected dates.
Late availability on these dates: 27 Aug, 10 Sep, 24 Sep, 08 Oct, 22 Oct, 05 Nov, 19 Nov
    Photo credits: [Page banner: bikeriderlondon] [Why visit South Africa?: Marcelo Novais] [Kruger National Park: Juanma Clemente-Alloza] [Self drive vacations: South African Tourism] [Traveling in South Africa with kids: Tim Williamson] [Types of vacations: South African Tourism] [Going beyond South Africa: Sunway Safaris]