Budget holidays in South Africa

This is probably the best destination for a budget holiday 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 holidays 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: 26 Jul, 30 Jul, 2 Aug, 13 Aug, 20 Aug, 27 Aug, 30 Aug, 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 ...
Safari adventure holiday, Zambia, Malawi and Mozambique

Safari adventure holiday, Zambia, Malawi and Mozambique

An extraordinary camping safari across South Eastern Africa
From €2,490 to €2,690 22 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2022: 6 Aug, 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
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 €2,590 to €2,690 21 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2022: 1 Sep, 29 Sep, 13 Oct, 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
Kruger, coast and cape holiday in Southern Africa

Kruger, coast and cape holiday in Southern Africa

African wildlife, friendly locals and relaxing beaches
From £1,790£1,592 to £2,105 22 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2022: 16 Jul, 30 Jul, 13 Aug, 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, 11 Mar, 1 Apr, 15 Apr, 13 May, 17 Jun, 1 Jul, 15 Jul, 29 Jul, 12 Aug, 26 Aug, 9 Sep, 23 Sep, 7 Oct, 21 Oct, 4 Nov, 18 Nov, 9 Dec, 16 Dec
Up to £390 off selected dates.
Late availability on these dates: 16 Jul, 30 Jul, 13 Aug, 27 Aug, 10 Sep, 24 Sep, 08 Oct
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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: 4 Aug, 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
South Africa Garden Route holiday, 9 days

South Africa Garden Route holiday, 9 days

Explore the diverse Cape region of South Africa
From £859 9 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2022: 30 Jul, 6 Aug, 13 Aug, 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 holiday

Southern Africa budget holiday

Discover the iconic wildlife and nature of South East Africa
From £1,030£978 to £1,210 10 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2022: 15 Jul, 29 Jul, 5 Aug, 12 Aug, 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, 3 Feb, 10 Feb, 17 Feb, 24 Feb, 3 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 ...
Up to £110 off selected dates.
Late availability on these dates: 15 Jul, 29 Jul, 05 Aug, 12 Aug, 19 Aug, 26 Aug, 02 Sep, 09 Sep, 16 Sep, 23 Sep, 30 Sep, 07 Oct, 14 Oct
Garden Route tour, South Africa

Garden Route tour, South Africa

9-Day tour which takes you along the famous ‘Garden Route’
From £749 7 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2022: 30 Jul, 6 Aug, 13 Aug, 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
Camping safari in Southern Africa

Camping safari in Southern Africa

Camping safari highlights of Zimbabwe, Botswana & Kruger
From €1,790 to €2,090 16 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2022: 9 Jul, 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
    Photo credits: [Page banner: bikeriderlondon] [Why visit South Africa?: Marcelo Novais] [Kruger National Park: Juanma Clemente-Alloza] [Self drive holidays: South African Tourism] [Travelling in South Africa with kids: Tim Williamson] [Types of holidays: South African Tourism] [Going beyond South Africa: Sunway Safaris]