South Africa Budget Tours and Affordable Trip Packages 2024/2025

A budget trip to South Africa offers a fantastic opportunity to see and experience this diverse country without breaking the bank. You can immerse yourself in local culture by visiting local markets, museums, and villages on a budget. Wildlife enthusiasts can go on an affordable game drive to see the famous Big Five. Whether you choose a sightseeing trip in Cape Town or a thrilling wildlife safari to spot the Big Five, our budget tours in South Africa are sure to provide you with authentic, value-for-money experiences. For adventure seekers, there are plenty of exciting activities to try, such as zip-lining, surfing, and hiking tours in South Africa. An affordable trip to South Africa also offers opportunities to visit historical and natural landmarks such as Robben Island, Table Mountain, Cape Point, and the Garden Route. Travelers can also indulge in the diverse cuisine of the region without overspending, as South Africa has a great street food scene and plenty of budget-friendly restaurants.

You will find our budget tours to South Africa below.

214 budget tours in South Africa

5 Day Classic Kruger Park Safari

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From start to end everything was beyond superb the drive although taking most of the day was broken ...
  • Tour Type Small Group Tour
  • Activities Wildlife safaris and game drives
  • Accommodation Hotel & Guest House
  • Transport Private Vehicle & 4WD Jeep
  • Age Range 5-79 yrs
  • Operated in English
days05 From US$ 1,009 View Tour
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  • Mar 08
  • Mar 09
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Cape Town, Kruger & Zimbabwe

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13 day national parks trip to Cape Town, Johannesburg and 5 other destinations traveling through South Africa and Zimbabwe. Read More
  • Tour Type Small Group Tour
  • Activities National parks & Wildlife
  • Accommodation Hotel, Guest House & Resort
  • Transport Flight, 4WD Jeep, Private Vehicle & Bus
  • Age Range 12-95 yrs
  • Operated in English
days13 From US$ 3,499 US$ 2,624
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  • Mar 11 Only 5 seats left
  • Apr 01 Only 8 seats left
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Kruger Park Highlights

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4 day wildlife safaris and game drives trip in South Africa, visiting Hazyview, Kruger National Park and Johannesburg. Read More
  • Tour Type Small Group Tour
  • Activities Wildlife safaris and game drives & Active and outdoor +1 more
  • Accommodation Lodge, Hotel, Eco Lodge & Hut
  • Transport 4WD Jeep
  • Age Range 10-99 yrs
  • Operated in English
days04 From US$ 1,434 US$ 1,219
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  • Apr 20 10+ seats left
  • Apr 22 10+ seats left
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South Africa: Walking & Wildlife

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Amazing experience! Great balance between walking and wildlife and a really diverse trip, you feel l ...
  • Tour Type Small Group Tour
  • Activities Wildlife & Trekking and Hiking +2 more
  • Accommodation Hotel, Lodge, Resort & Camping
  • Transport Boat, Bus & 4WD Jeep
  • Age Range 16-95 yrs
  • Operated in English
days15 From US$ 4,498 US$ 4,050
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  • Mar 16 Only 4 seats left
  • Apr 27 Only 2 seats left

Cape Town to Johannesburg

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Fantastic trip with such a variety of experiences - a great way to visit the 4 countries.
  • Tour Type Small Group Tour
  • Activities Cultural, religious and historic sites & Trekking and Hiking +1 more
  • Accommodation Hotel, Resort, Hut & Lodge
  • Transport Private Vehicle, Boat & 4WD Jeep
  • Age Range 16-95 yrs
  • Operated in English
days20 From US$ 5,550 View Tour
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  • Sep 12 Only 8 seats left
  • Oct 27 Only 8 seats left
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Johannesburg to Cape Town

of 36 reviews
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Fantastic trip with such a variety of experiences - a great way to visit the 4 countries.
  • Tour Type Small Group Tour
  • Activities Cultural, religious and historic sites & Trekking and Hiking +1 more
  • Accommodation Hotel, Lodge, Hut & Resort
  • Transport Boat, Private Vehicle & 4WD Jeep
  • Age Range 16-95 yrs
  • Operated in English
days20 From US$ 5,473 US$ 5,025
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  • Aug 22 Only 8 seats left
  • Oct 06 Only 8 seats left

South Africa Experience

of 9 reviews
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This was an unforgettable adventure! There was a great balance between learning about the culture a ...
  • Tour Type Small Group Tour
  • Activities Surfing, kitesurfing etc. & City sightseeing +2 more
  • Accommodation Camping, Hostel & Lodge
  • Transport Boat, 4WD Jeep & Flight
  • Age Range 18-55 yrs
  • Operated in English
days12 From US$ 1,699 View Tour
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  • Apr 03 Only 5 seats left
  • Apr 11 Only 9 seats left
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South Africa Escape

of 20 reviews
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The 14 day South African Tour was absolutely amazing & there was so much packed in from Capetown to ...
  • Tour Type Group Tour
  • Activities Wildlife & Safari +1 more
  • Accommodation Hotel & Lodge
  • Transport Coach, Flight, 4WD Jeep & Bus
  • Age Range 10-99 yrs
  • Operated in English
days14 From US$ 2,760 US$ 2,170
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  • Apr 13 Only 1 seat left
  • May 11 Only 2 seats left
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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
  • Activities Food tours & Cultural, religious and historic sites +1 more
  • Accommodation Hotel & Guest House
  • Transport Boat, Private Vehicle & 4WD Jeep
  • Age Range 16-95 yrs
  • Operated in English
days12 From US$ 2,842 US$ 2,695
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  • Mar 17 Only 1 seat left
  • Mar 24 Only 8 seats left

Cycling the Drakensberg & Kruger

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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
  • Activities Bicycle tours
  • Accommodation Lodge, Resort & Hotel
  • Transport Bus & 4WD Jeep
  • Age Range 16-95 yrs
  • Operated in English
days12 From US$ 4,050 View Tour
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  • Sep 08 Only 8 seats left
  • Oct 13 Only 8 seats left
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Explore Southern Africa

of 1 review
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I had an amazing time. Highlights were Kruger national park and the Delta and the nighlty camp fires ...
  • Tour Type Group Tour
  • Activities Road trips & Wildlife +2 more
  • Accommodation Hotel, Camping, Sleeper Bus & Home-stay
  • Transport Overland Vehicle & 4WD Jeep
  • Age Range 15-99 yrs
  • Operated in English
days18 From US$ 3,610 US$ 3,249
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  • Mar 15 Only 9 seats left
  • Apr 05 Only 2 seats left
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Cycling the Cape & Winelands

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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
  • Activities Bicycle tours & Food tours
  • Accommodation Hotel, Resort & Guest House
  • Age Range 16-95 yrs
  • Operated in English
days12 From US$ 4,050 View Tour
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  • Sep 15 Only 8 seats left
  • Oct 06 Only 5 seats left

South Africa On A Shoestring

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16 day countryside and village visits trip through Johannesburg, Dinokeng Game Reserve, Soutpansberg Mountain Range and 6 other destinations in South Africa. Read More
  • Tour Type Private Tour
  • Activities Countryside and village visits & Local culture +3 more
  • Accommodation Camping, Resort, Home-stay, Eco Lodge & Guest House
  • Transport Private Vehicle & 4WD Jeep
  • Age Range 18-79 yrs
  • Operated in English
days16 From US$ 1,421 View Tour
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  • Mar 07
  • Mar 08

Best of South Africa

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Exceptionally good. Very well arranged. Time given st every city was just perfect.
  • Tour Type Group Tour
  • Activities Explorer
  • Accommodation Hotel & Lodge
  • Transport Flight, Private Vehicle, Boat, Helicopter & 4WD Jeep
  • Age Range 8-95 yrs
  • Operated in English
days08 From US$ 1,417 View Tour
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  • Mar 20 10+ seats left
  • Apr 03 10+ seats left
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5 - Excellent
Based on 253 customer reviews
Amazing experience
5 - Excellent
  • Pippa Henry
“Another amazing experience with the tour operator! While this a new country for the company, they still made sure I had an amazing time! Ive noticed the group leaders never fail to be amazing and Charley absolutely kept up that record! She made the tour amazing for us and I cant thank her enough for that!”
Perfectly designed tour
5 - Excellent
  • Seran Yucel
“Our trip guide Dave was there as soon as we got off the plane, he was super knowledgeable and enthusiastic the whole time! All of our accommodations were outstanding! The itinerary of this tour was designed perfectly. I really enjoyed teaching monks English, hammocking on the beach, eating BBQs, and taking a scenic train ride through a tea plantation. This will be my first of many trips with the tour operator!”
Safari in South Africa
5 - Excellent
  • Scott Adams
“from start to end everything was beyond superb the drive although taking most of the day was broken up at excellent locations, the Petroport where a ‘taste of things to come’ in terms of wildlife could be viewed and in the pretty town of Dullstroom where I got to put my very limited Afrikaans to use the safari lodge is beautiful and relaxing, the staff all so kind and beyond helpful, Riye on reception gave us such a lovely welcome, all of the staff that i encountered were beyond kind and helpful, they truly treated you as part of ‘the family’ all of the game drives and excursions were educational, informative and breathtaking every guide that I had the fortune to meet was so knowledgeable and wanted to make sure we enjoyed every moment with them and even helped me track down a store to purchase a replacement ‘Cabin Bag’ as mine decided to break Momma D you will never be forgotten, your cooking and beautiful personality will be very much missed”