12 Day South Africa Adventure Tour

Experience South Africa's remarkable nature, wild life and culture from the streets of Johannesburg to the beaches of Cape Town

From spotting the Big Five on the savannah to summiting the heights of Table Mountain, there are so many reasons to travel to South Africa. A 12 day trip that will have you immersed in indigenous Zulu communities, spotting herds of elephants and prides of lions on a once-in-a-lifetime safari, exploring dazzling cities, cruising around Cape Peninsula, and so much more. With an experienced group leader from the moment you land, an instant crew of mates and help with all your onward travel, get ready for the adventure of a lifetime!

Highlights (TL/DR):

  • All transport during your adventure is sorted, including an internal flight, private minivan & 4WD jeeps.
  • From funky hostels to camping in the middle of the Kruger National Park, you'll experience it all!
  • Visit bustling cities, explore South Africa safari style, be amazed by some of the most incredible views & more!
  • You'll get an awesome group leader from the moment you step off the plane to provide 24/7 support during & after your trip.
  • Learn about South Africa’s history on a bike tour of Soweto, Johannesburg
  • Experience a once in a lifetime safari in Kruger National Park
  • Immerse yourself in Swazi culture with a traditional Zulu community stay
  • Explore beautiful Cape Town and see breath-taking views atop Table Mountain
  • Get up close and personal with wild Seals in their natural environment 

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12 Day South Africa Adventure Tour - Tour itinerary - 12 Days

Welcome to South Africa
Day 1: Welcome to South Africa

Welcome to South Africa! Once you arrive in Johannesburg we’ll take you to our hostel. You’ll have plenty of time to recover from your flight before meeting everyone in your group.

Explore Johannesburg
Day 2: Explore Johannesburg

First up today we’re learning about the history of Soweto township on a bicycle tour. The Apartheid Museum will give us more context about South Africa’s past, then we’ll have a free afternoon to explore the sites of JoBurg before a local pub crawl.

Meals: Breakfast
Hazyview & the Panorama Route
Day 2: Hazyview & the Panorama Route

Today we leave JoBurg to head into the depths of Africa. We’ll stop for breakfast in Dullstroom, then drive the renowned Panorama Route to see some of Africa’s most stunning landscapes.

Meals: Breakfast
Kruger National Park
Day 4: Kruger National Park

We’re off to Kruger National Park, crossing our fingers for our first sightings of exotic wildlife on our drive. Tonight at our pre-erected campsite we’ll assist the cooks in making a traditional South African BBQ dinner, the perfect feast before tomorrow’s safari.

Meals: Breakfast and Dinner
 Open Vehicle Game Drive
Day 5: Open Vehicle Game Drive

Today is a trip highlight - a once in a lifetime open vehicle game drive through Kruger National Park! We’ll look out for herds of mighty elephants, rhinos, buffalos, prides of lions and lurking leopards, and our experienced guides will ensure we have the best possible experience. Tonight we’ll enjoy another BBQ by the fire underneath starry skies.

Meals: Breakfast and Dinner
Travel to Eswatini
Day 6: Travel to Eswatini

This morning we’ll cross the border to Eswatini, a small landlocked nation that hosts Hlane Royal National Park. This evening is another chance to spot your favourite animals on a sunset game drive through the grasslands, then tonight we’ll be treated to a show from rangers performing their traditional style of Swazi singing and dancing.

Meals: Breakfast
Traditional Zulu Community Stay
Day 7: Traditional Zulu Community Stay

Re-entering South Africa, we’ll head south towards Pongolapoort Nature Reserve, passing more breathtaking landscapes. After checking in to our traditional camp, we’ll visit a local village to learn about the traditional way of life here. Tonight we’ll share stories around the campfire and polish off another day of exploring with a delicious Zulu meal. 

Meals: Breakfast and Dinner
Explore Durban
Day 8: Explore Durban

Today we’ll visit a local school for an immersive visit before heading for the coastal city of Durban. This afternoon opt to hit the beach, check out the region’s wine scene, face your fears on a skydive, browse out the markets, go surfing or dolphin spotting. Tonight we’ll learn how to make Bunny Chow, an authentic South African fast food. Think a loaf of bread filled curry… it’s something you have to try!

Meals: Breakfast and Dinner
Cape Town & Table Mountain
Day 9: Cape Town & Table Mountain

This morning’s an early start as we’re off to catch our short flight Cape Town, a scenic city featuring world-class beaches, amazing architecture, pumping nightlife, and so much more. Later we’ll summit Table Mountain to witness an epic sunset over the city, then tonight we’ll check out the V&A Waterfront to wander, shop, pop into a brewery, and take in the view.

Meals: Breakfast
Discover Cape Town
Day 10: Discover Cape Town

Today we head off on a walking tour of Bo-Kaap, an area known for it’s colorful houses and Cape Malay culture. The tour will continue with a drive past the Houses of Parliament, the City Hall, Slave Lodge, District 6 Museum, Slave Lodge, The Castle, and Cape Town Stadium. This afternoon we’ll stroll Sea Point Promenade and finish the day with a cocktail in hand as we watch the sun set. 

Meals: Breakfast
Cape Peninsula
Day 11: Cape Peninsula

Gear up for a day of adventure as we explore the dramatic beaches and cliffs of Cape Peninsula. We’ll go on a cruise to get up close and personal with wild fur seals, stop for photos at the impressive Chapman’s Peak, then explore the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve. Tonight we’re out for our farewell dinner, finishing our adventure with a few drinks and a dance in Cape Town’s party streets. 

Meals: Breakfast and Dinner
Depart Cape Town or Extend Your Stay
Day 12: Depart Cape Town or Extend Your Stay

Your amazing 12 day adventure comes to an end. You can either check out and make your way back home, extend your stay in Cape Town, or continue your travels in Africa. We’ll be on hand to help you with any onward travel!

Meals: Breakfast
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Not Included:International flights (internal flight included), travel insurance, visas, some meals
From funky hostels to camping in the middle of the Kruger National Park, you'll experience it all! All transport during your adventure is sorted, including an internal flight, private minivan and 4WD jeeps.