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Tick dozens off your bucket list with 12-day trips in South Africa. From Big 5 safari experiences to culture-packed excursions, twelve days are more than enough to explore South Africa’s most popular highlights. Visit Addo National Park, home to 550 elephants and a menagerie of leopards, rhinos, buffalos, and antelopes, before kicking off a road trip through Garden Route. Explore Tsitsikamma National Park and get lost in fairy-tale forests, rocky coastlines, and winding rivers. Cango Caves’ complex caverns beckon seasoned spelunkers, but if whale watching is your thing, hop to Hermanus with a pair of binoculars and get ready to gawk. There are 12-day tours in South Africa for every type of traveler, so get your 12-day South Africa itinerary ready! Read our guide on how many days to spend in South Africa for more ideas.

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18 Trips in South Africa with 387 Reviews

Cycling the Drakensberg & Kruger

of 37 reviews
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An awesome trip mixing up cycling through the varied scenery of the Drakensberg Mountains & a decent ...
  • Tour Type Small Group Tour
  • Operator Exodus Travels Premier This operator is consistently delivering tours which receive customer ratings above 4.5 on average.
  • Activities Bicycle tours
  • Accommodation Lodge, Resort & Hotel
  • Transport Bus & 4WD Jeep
  • Age Range16+ years old
days12 From US$ 3,679 View Tour
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Cape Town & the Garden Route

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We chose the trip, our first with this operator, as we required a sedate pace with not too much walk ...
  • Tour Type Small Group Tour
  • Operator Exodus Travels Premier This operator is consistently delivering tours which receive customer ratings above 4.5 on average.
  • Activities Food tours & Cultural, religious and historic sites +1 more
  • Accommodation Hotel & Guest House
  • Transport Boat, Private Vehicle & 4WD Jeep
  • Age Range16+ years old
days12 From US$ 2,749 US$ 2,474
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  • Aug 07 Only 8 seats left
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Cycling the Cape & Winelands

of 20 reviews
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It was great trip thoroughly enjoyed it. The scenery along the coast was stunning. Accommodation w ...
  • Tour Type Small Group Tour
  • Operator Exodus Travels Premier This operator is consistently delivering tours which receive customer ratings above 4.5 on average.
  • Activities Bicycle tours & Food tours
  • Accommodation Hotel, Resort & Guest House
  • Age Range16+ years old
days12 From US$ 3,949 View Tour
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  • Sep 18 Only 8 seats left
  • Oct 09 Only 8 seats left
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Jo'burg to Falls - 12 Days

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12 day waterfalls tour through Johannesburg, Kruger National Park, Polokwane and 6 other destinations in 4 different countries. Read More
  • Tour Type Group Tour
  • Operator On The Go Tours Active 1 day ago
  • Activities Waterfalls
  • Accommodation Camping, Tent & Hut
  • Transport 4WD Jeep & Overland Vehicle
  • Age Range18+ years old
days12 From US$ 1,385 View Tour
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  • Sep 20 Only 8 seats left
  • Oct 18 Only 8 seats left
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South Africa's Garden Route

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Fantastic trip - the tweaks I suggest would improve it but despite that, it was another excellent ex ...
  • Tour Type Small Group Tour
  • Operator Explore Active 1 day ago Premier This operator is consistently delivering tours which receive customer ratings above 4.5 on average.
  • Activities Safari & 4x4, quad and ATV trips
  • Accommodation Hotel, Hut, Lodge & Resort
  • Transport 4WD Jeep, Boat, Minibus & Private Vehicle
  • Age Range14+ years old
days12 From US$ 2,410 US$ 2,048
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South Africa Family Safari with Teenagers

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12 day family trip to Johannesburg, Hluhluwe game reserve and 5 other destinations traveling through South Africa and Tanzania. Read More
  • Tour Type Small Group Tour
  • Operator Intrepid Travel Active 13 hours ago Premier This operator is consistently delivering tours which receive customer ratings above 4.5 on average.
  • Activities Family
  • Accommodation Camping, Tent, Hostel, Lodge, Eco Lodge, Sleeper Bus & Hotel
  • Transport Overland Vehicle & 4WD Jeep
  • Age Range10+ years old
days12 From US$ 1,820 View Tour
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  • Jul 10 Only 2 seats left
  • Jul 24 Only 8 seats left
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Cape and Namibia Adventure

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12 day wildlife trip to Cape Town, Lambert’s Bay and 7 other destinations traveling through South Africa and Namibia. Read More
  • Tour Type Small Group Tour
  • Operator G Adventures Active 11 hours ago Premier This operator is consistently delivering tours which receive customer ratings above 4.5 on average.
  • Activities Wildlife & Cultural, religious and historic sites +2 more
  • Accommodation Hotel, Camping, Guest House & Resort
  • Transport 4WD Jeep, Flight & Private Vehicle
  • Age Range1+ years old
days12 From US$ 2,499 US$ 1,999
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  • Jul 27 Only 1 seat left
  • Aug 17 10+ seats left
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Cape & Dunes Discoverer

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12 day wildlife trip to Windhoek, Etosha National Park and 8 other destinations traveling through Namibia and South Africa. Read More
  • Tour Type Small Group Tour
  • Operator G Adventures Active 11 hours ago Premier This operator is consistently delivering tours which receive customer ratings above 4.5 on average.
  • Activities Wildlife & Cultural, religious and historic sites +2 more
  • Accommodation Hotel, Camping, Guest House & Resort
  • Transport 4WD Jeep & Private Vehicle
  • Age Range1+ years old
days12 From US$ 2,449 View Tour
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  • Aug 05 Only 8 seats left
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Falls to Joburg - 12 days

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12 day waterfalls trip to Victoria Falls, Chobe River and 6 other destinations in Zimbabwe, South Africa and Botswana. Read More
  • Tour Type Group Tour
  • Operator On The Go Tours Active 1 day ago
  • Activities Waterfalls & City sightseeing
  • Accommodation Camping, Tent, Resort & Hut
  • Transport Boat, Flight, 4WD Jeep & Overland Vehicle
  • Age Range18+ years old
days12 From US$ 1,385 View Tour
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  • Jul 09 10+ seats left
  • Aug 06 Only 8 seats left
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Coast Lesotho and Cape Town

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12 day city sightseeing trip to Sani Pass, KwaZulu-Natal and 11 other destinations traveling through South Africa and Lesotho. Read More
  • Tour Type Group Tour
  • Operator Travel Talk Active 7 hours ago Premier This operator is consistently delivering tours which receive customer ratings above 4.5 on average.
  • Activities City sightseeing & Beaches
  • Accommodation Camping & Lodge
  • Transport Boat, 4WD Jeep & Overland Vehicle
  • Age Range18+ years old
days12 From US$ 1,455 US$ 1,382
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South Africa Lodge Safari

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12 day active and outdoor tour to Johannesburg, Durban and 6 other destinations traveling through South Africa and Swaziland. Read More
  • Tour Type Small Group Tour
  • Operator Explore Active 1 day ago Premier This operator is consistently delivering tours which receive customer ratings above 4.5 on average.
  • Activities Active and outdoor & Wildlife +4 more
  • Accommodation Hotel & Guest House
  • Transport 4WD Jeep, Boat, Minibus & Private Vehicle
  • Age Range14+ years old
days12 From US$ 3,490 View Tour
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  • Aug 01 10+ seats left
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Family South Africa’s Garden Route and Safari

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12 day family trip through Table Mountain, Tsitsikamma National Park, Addo Elephant National Park and 6 other destinations in South Africa. Read More
  • Tour Type Small Group Tour
  • Operator Explore Active 1 day ago Premier This operator is consistently delivering tours which receive customer ratings above 4.5 on average.
  • Activities Family & Active and outdoor +2 more
  • Accommodation Hotel, Resort, Hut & Guest House
  • Transport Boat, Ferry, 4WD Jeep, Private Vehicle & Minibus
  • Age Range7+ years old
days12 From US$ 2,620 View Tour
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  • Aug 07 Only 3 seats left
  • Apr 02 10+ seats left
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Explore Southern Africa

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12 day wildlife tour to Cape Town, Johannesburg and 3 other destinations traveling through South Africa and Zimbabwe. Read More
  • Tour Type Small Group Tour
  • Operator G Adventures Active 11 hours ago Premier This operator is consistently delivering tours which receive customer ratings above 4.5 on average.
  • Activities Wildlife & Cultural, religious and historic sites +2 more
  • Accommodation Hotel, Tent & Guest House
  • Transport Flight, Private Vehicle & 4WD Jeep
  • Age Range1+ years old
days12 From US$ 4,299 View Tour
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  • Jul 13 Only 2 seats left
  • Jul 18 Only 7 seats left
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12-day Coast, Lesotho and Cape Town Camping

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12 day explorer tour to Underberg, Sani Pass and 10 other destinations traveling through South Africa and Lesotho. Read More
  • Tour Type Small Group Tour
  • Operator Acacia Africa
  • Activities Explorer & Adventure
  • Accommodation Camping, Hut & Tent
  • Transport 4WD Jeep
  • Age Range18+ years old
days12 From US$ 1,455 US$ 1,309
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South Africa 12-Day Tour Reviews

5 - Excellent
Based on 387 customer reviews
Great trip all round
5 - Excellent
  • Carl Daft
“Very well organised from start to finish. All staff friendly and professional and got to see and do a lot during the trip. Saw a big pride of lions very close up within 10 minutes on our first drive and saw all of the big five over the six days - including lots of elephants, many more than expected! Also had two separate leopard sightings which was a treat. Accommodation was clean and comfortable and meals were all good too. All-in-all a very pleasant and enjoyable experience and would definitely recommend.”
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5 - Excellent
  • Lucas
“A fantastic tour, with a great group. Cape Town was nice, but the best of South Africa is its nature, I think. Loved the Garden route - so many great spots. I liked the overall arrangement so much, so that I've already booked my next trip.”
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5 - Excellent
  • Alia Youssef
“Francis our guide was super! very professional and informative. Tour itself was also very nice, as expected, and we saw all big 5! Lodge was great, i would have loved to stay there one more night!”
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