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South Africa Tours: 3 Action-Packed Trips Under $3,000
You may be thinking about taking a trip to South Africa soon, and who could blame you?  After all, the Rainbow Nation of South Africa is home to the most amazing creatures on planet Earth.  Not to mention the exquisite food, fine wine and beautiful lodges that are distinctly South Africa. 
And if you’re looking for South Africa tours that won’t break the bank, then dust off those binoculars and take a look at these hand-selected tours from the Adventure Life collection.  So whether you’re into a total cultural immersion, or you’re a die-hard wildlife enthusiast, or maybe you would simply enjoy some light hiking, good eats and a whole lot of history – there is something that awaits YOU in South Africa.
Spotting Zebras
Zulus & Zebras Tour
  • Tour through Kruger National Park in a traditional open-air safari vehicle – keep a lookout for The Big 5!
  • Explore bygone African traditions in the tiny mountain kingdom of Swaziland
  • Enjoy a scenic drive through the Ubombo Mountains to an authentic Zulu homestead.  Then continue to the summit where you’ll sip on a cocktail as the African sun sets over Lake Jonzini
  • Visit the Hluhluwe-Umfolozi Game Reserve where the white rhino was brought back from the brink of extinction
  • Journey down the Elephant Coast and hop on a boat that will take you to see crocodiles, hippos and various species of birds – including the rare African Kingfisher Eagle
  • Discover the history and culture of Durban City on an exclusive guided tour
Ghost Mountain Inn
Discover South Africa Tour
  • Start your adventure with a city tour through the vibrant and bustling city of Cape Town
  • Visit quaint coastal villages while you travel around Cape Point
  • Enjoy delectable South African chocolate and wine in Stellenbosch, one of South Africa’s oldest towns.  Then off to the culinary capital by way of the breathtaking Helshoogte Pass
  • Head East toward Oudtshoorn, the Feather Capital of the World, and enjoy some Southern Hospitality before visiting a working ostrich farm
  • Marvel at one of the natural wonders of the world – the Cango Caves
  • Enjoy the warmth and creature comforts of the Hog Hollow Country Lodge
  • Visit an elephant sanctuary where you’ll have the once in a lifetime opportunity of touching, feeding and photographing these amazing creatures
  • Take in the wonders of Birds of Eden, the largest free-flight aviary in the world
  • Tour Durban City and experience the vibrant Victoria Market and the Botanical Gardens
  • Journey North on the Elephant Coast where a boat will take you to see crocodiles, hippos and rare bird species
  • Visit a traditional Zulu homestead and learn how the Zulus keep to their roots in an ever-changing world
  • Travel along the Panorama Route on your way to Johannesburg, taking in the intoxicating sights of the Blyde River Valley, God’s Window and Mac Mac falls
  • Venture into Kruger National Park in a traditional open-air South African safari vehicle – again, keep an eye out for the Big 5!  
Dine on the patio by the water at the V&A Hotel
Highlights of South Africa Tour
  • Explore Cape Town the “Mother City” on an exclusive private tour
  • Enjoy a stroll on the waterfront while taking in the local shops and eateries
  • Journey to Robben Island where you’ll learn about the political climate of the Apartheid and witness the conditions in which the prisoners of the era lived
  • Visit the jail cell that held Nelson Mandela for 18 years of his life during the Apartheid struggle
  • Travel to Boulder’s Beach to see an African Penguin breeding colony
  • Venture into Kruger National Park where you’ll have the opportunity to observe wild cheetahs, leopards, lions, giraffes, white rhinos, zebras, hyenas, wild dogs, kudu, eland, sable antelope, impala, elephants, hippos and buffalo!  Just to name a few. 
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How to Choose between South Africa Tours
The diversity of wildlife, scenery, culture and history that you’ll find on our tours is reason enough to book the trip and pack your bags.  And today, there are many affordable options to take advantage of and make your trip to Africa much less intimidating.
When choosing a trip, remember to think about your passions.  Keep in mind that these expeditions, although action-packed and brimming with large carnivores, are just as exciting and suitable for kids as they are for adults.  To learn more about South Africa and the safaris and tours that we offer, feel free to visit our FAQ page.  Also, refer to this guide that shows the best time of year to plan your visit to South Africa.
In the meantime, please comment below about what you would absolutely love to experience or see when you go on your South African safari.  And if you have already been to South Africa, let us know in the comments below your favorite experience in the Rainbow Nation. 
Blog Credit: Rob Gabriele

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