Explore the magnificent South African savanna on a 3-day South Africa itinerary. Kruger National Park in Johannesburg offers plenty of opportunities to spy on wildlife. In just three days, stand a chance to spot Africa’s majestic Big Five - lions, leopards, elephants, buffalos, and rhinos. You can embark on game drives and snap photos of Southern Right Whales from the shores of picturesque Hermanus. Too rugged? Stay close to creature comforts on 3-day tours in South Africa. Immerse yourself in Cape Town culture with a hop-on, hop-off bus taking you from one attraction to the next. For more ideas, read our guide to find out how many days to spend in South Africa!

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14 Trips in South Africa with 8 Reviews

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Garden Route Big 5 Safari Overnight Shared Tour

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Francis our guide was super! very professional and informative. Tour itself was also very nice, as e ...
  • Tour Type Group Tour
  • Operator Kabura Travel & Tours
  • Activities Wildlife safaris and game drives & Whale watching +1 more
  • Accommodation Hotel & Lodge
  • Transport 4WD Jeep
  • Age Range5+ years old
days03 From US$ 439 View Tour
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  • Sep 26
  • Sep 27

Kruger Lodge Experience (3 days)

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3 day getaways and short breaks trip visiting Kruger National Park and Johannesburg in South Africa. Read More
  • Tour Type Group Tour
  • Operator Intrepid Travel Active 6 hours ago Premier This operator is consistently delivering tours which receive customer ratings above 4.5 on average.
  • Activities Getaways and short breaks & Wildlife +1 more
  • Accommodation Lodge, Hotel & Tent
  • Transport 4WD Jeep & Minibus
  • Age Range6+ years old
days03 From US$ 628 View Tour
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  • Dec 01 10+ seats left
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Slackpacking trail: Elands Bay Route

of 1 review
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A simultaneously relaxing and jam packed few days. The walking was comfortable and incorporates some ...
  • Tour Type Private Tour
  • Operator Abang Africa Travel Active 3 hours ago
  • Activities Hiking
  • Accommodation Hotel
  • Age Range5+ years old
days03 From US$ 292 View Tour
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  • Sep 23
  • Sep 24

Amphitheater Trek In Drakensberg

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3 day trekking trip to Eland Falls Camp, Tugela Falls Camp and 2 other destinations travelling through Lesotho and South Africa. Read More
  • Tour Type Private Tour
  • Operator GoVertical Mountaineering Adventures
  • Activities Trekking
  • Accommodation Camping, Tent & Lodge
  • Transport Private Vehicle
  • Age Range14+ years old
days03 From US$ 620 View Tour
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  • Sep 28
  • Sep 29

Cape Garden Route Express - West Accommodated 3 Days

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3 day explorer trip in South Africa, visiting Knysna, Oudtshoorn and Cape Town. Read More
  • Tour Type Group Tour
  • Operator Acacia Africa
  • Activities Explorer
  • Accommodation Hotel
  • Transport 4WD Jeep
  • Age Range8+ years old
days03 From US$ 830 View Tour
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  • Sep 24 Only 8 seats left
  • Sep 25 Only 8 seats left
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Pretoria City Stay 3 Days

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3 day explorer tour in South Africa, visiting Pretoria, Maropeng and Sterkfontein Caves. Read More
  • Tour Type Group Tour
  • Operator Acacia Africa
  • Activities Explorer
  • Accommodation Hotel
  • Transport Boat
  • Age Range1+ years old
days03 From US$ 470 View Tour
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  • Sep 24 Only 10 seats left
  • Sep 25 Only 10 seats left
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Durban City Stay 3 Days

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3 day explorer tour visiting Durban in South Africa. Read More
  • Tour Type Group Tour
  • Operator Acacia Africa
  • Activities Explorer
  • Accommodation Hotel
  • Transport Private Vehicle
  • Age Range1+ years old
days03 From US$ 380 View Tour
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  • Sep 24 Only 10 seats left
  • Sep 25 Only 10 seats left

Johannesburg City Stay 3 Days

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3 day explorer trip visiting Johannesburg in South Africa. Read More
  • Tour Type Group Tour
  • Operator Acacia Africa
  • Activities Explorer
  • Accommodation Lodge
  • Transport 4WD Jeep
  • Age Range1+ years old
days03 From US$ 420 View Tour
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  • Sep 24 Only 10 seats left
  • Sep 25 Only 10 seats left
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Cape Town Marine Ecotour 3 Days

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3 day explorer tour visiting Cape Town in South Africa. Read More
  • Tour Type Group Tour
  • Operator Acacia Africa
  • Activities Explorer
  • Accommodation Hostel
  • Transport 4WD Jeep & Boat
  • Age Range1+ years old
days03 From US$ 550 View Tour
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  • Sep 24 Only 10 seats left
  • Sep 25 Only 10 seats left

Wine Dine and Zipline in South Africa

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3 day food trip visiting Stellenbosch and Cape Town in South Africa. Read More
  • Tour Type Group Tour
  • Operator Contiki
  • Activities Food tours & Zip lining
  • Transport 4WD Jeep
  • Age Range18-35 yrs
days03 From US$ 585 View Tour
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  • Oct 15 10+ seats left
  • Nov 12 Only 5 seats left
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Cape Town Explorer

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3 day festivals and events tour visiting Cape Town in South Africa. Read More
  • Tour Type Group Tour
  • Operator Contiki
  • Activities Festivals and events
  • Accommodation Hotel
  • Transport Bus & Ferry
  • Age Range18-35 yrs
days03 From US$ 175 View Tour
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  • Sep 24 Only 9 seats left
  • Oct 01 10+ seats left
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Tsitsikamma Mountain Trail

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3 day hiking tour in South Africa, visiting Kalander Hut, Bloukraans Hut and Tsitsikamma National Park. Read More
  • Tour Type Group Tour
  • Operator GoVertical Mountaineering Adventures
  • Activities Hiking & National parks +5 more
  • Accommodation Hut & Sleeping Hut
  • Age Range14+ years old
days03 From US$ 620 View Tour
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  • Sep 23
  • Sep 24
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Classic Cape Town Mini Adventure

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3 day explorer trip visiting Cape Town in South Africa. Read More
  • Tour Type Group Tour
  • Operator G Adventures Active 1 day ago Premier This operator is consistently delivering tours which receive customer ratings above 4.5 on average.
  • Activities Explorer
  • Accommodation Hotel
  • Transport Private Vehicle
  • Age Range1+ years old
days03 From US$ 429 View Tour
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  • Nov 02 10+ seats left
  • Nov 22 10+ seats left
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18-to-Thirtysomethings Cape Town Mini Adventure

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3 day explorer tour visiting Cape Town in South Africa. Read More
  • Tour Type Group Tour
  • Operator G Adventures Active 1 day ago Premier This operator is consistently delivering tours which receive customer ratings above 4.5 on average.
  • Activities Explorer
  • Accommodation Hotel
  • Transport Private Vehicle
  • Age Range18-39 yrs
days03 From US$ 379 View Tour
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  • Jan 14 10+ seats left
  • Jan 21 10+ seats left
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5 - Excellent
Based on 8 customer reviews
Very nice Reviewed 2 Day Tour: Overnight Safari at Garden Route Game Lodge
4 - Very Good
  • Patrick Ryan
  • From Ireland
“over all we had a very pleasant stay at the game lodge, our guide Kevin Mc Carthy was a really pleasant and very helpfull guide. Our only issues were being told to be at the park for 11am instead of 2pm, but otherwise we couldnt find fault.
Pat, Pam, Ireland”
great Reviewed 3 Day Tour: Garden Route Big 5 Safari Overnight Shared Tour
5 - Excellent
  • Alia Youssef
  • From Belgium
“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!”
5 Reviewed 2 Day Tour: Overnight Safari to Aquila Game Reserve
5 - Excellent
  • Anonymous
  • From South Korea
“Excellent”