South Africa Adventure

Days:
12

Starts:
Johannesburg

Finishes:
Cape Town

Meals:
11B 4D

From:
$2399

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Highlights

Brimming with natural splendour, a diverse mix of cultures and some of the world’s best wildlife, South Africa is guaranteed to bowl you over. Adventure, history, scenery, and so many other marvels of Africa are concentrated here, so we’ve packed all the highlights into a thrilling 12 day adventure. One day you’ll be cruising golden savannas looking out for prides of lions, mighty rhinos, and herds of elephants, or staying with a Zulu community, the next you’ll be discovering Africa’s cosmopolitan cities. And all with an experienced group leader and instant group of friends, get ready for the adventure of a lifetime!

4.9/5

South Africa Adventure has an average rating of 4.9/5 based on customer reviews.

"I’ve just finished the 12 days South Africa adventure. The trip was one of the most amazing and unforgettable expe…" - Charli Brickland

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What's Included

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11 NIGHTS ACCOM

From lodges to hostels to huts in the middle of the Kruger National Park, you'll experience it all!

Check it out here
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12 DAYS OF EPIC ACTIVITIES

Visit bustling cities, explore South Africa safari style, be amazed by some of the most incredible views & more!

See the full list
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ALL TRANSPORT INCLUDED

All transport during your adventure is sorted, including an internal flight, private minivan & 4WD jeeps.

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AWESOME GROUP LEADER

You'll get an awesome group leader from the moment you step off the plane to provide 24/7 support during & after your trip.

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15 MEALS

11 Breakfasts & 4 Dinners

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10 TREES PLANTED

We'll be planting 10 trees for every INTRO Travel booking made on your behalf!

Itinerary

JOHANNESBURG

Welcome to Johannesburg! We’ll meet you at the airport and take you to our accommodation. You’ll have time to relax before meeting up with your new group of mates. This evening we’ll head out for dinner, taking in the atmosphere of JoBurg and getting excited for the adventures yet to come!

JOHANNESBURG

This morning we’re off to explore the town of Soweto with a walking and bus tour. We’ll visit the beautifully designed Apartheid Museum or Mandela's House depending on availability. We'll head out later to grab some drinks at the best watering holes around!

GRASKOP

We'll depart early towards Kruger National Park, making our way along the famous Panorama Route to see some of Africa's most unique landscapes before checking in to our accommodation nestled in the valley.

KRUGER NATIONAL PARK

After breakfast we’ll be on our way to Kruger National Park, hopefully getting our first glimpses at wildlife as we head to our unique huts in a secluded corner of the park. Tonight we put our skills to the test, assisting the chefs in preparing a traditional South African braai (BBQ dinner), a hearty feast perfect to get us ready for tomorrow’s safari!

KRUGER NATIONAL PARK

Today it’s time to tick off that bucket list with an open vehicle game drive through Kruger National Park! Have your camera ready whilst looking out for prides of lions, herds of elephants, solitary leopards, rhinos and masses of buffalo, all with experienced guides who'll make sure we have the best experience possible. Tonight our guide will show us how to make traditional stork brood (stick bread) to enjoy with another BBQ over the fire before we spend the night gazing up at an infinite, starry sky,

HLANE NATIONAL PARK

The tiny landlocked nation of Eswatini awaits as we cross the border to enter Hlane Royal National Park, a protected area teeming with wildlife and diverse Swazi ecosystems. This afternoon we’ll spot more of Africa’s famous wildlife on a sunset game drive. Tonight we’ll head out for Dinner and enjoy a chilled evening.

ZULULAND

Today we re-enter South Africa and continue south towards Pongolapoort Nature Reserve, taking in the breathtaking views. After checking in to camp we’ll visit a local village to discover the region’s traditional way of life. We’ll then watch the sun set over the mighty Lake Jozini whilst one of the friendly locals tells us stories around the campfire with an authentic Zulu meal.

BLYTHEDALE

Today we head to the coast, checking in to our beach lodge. This afternoon we'll chill on the beach or relax by the pool. Tonight we’ll be shown how to make Bunny Chow, a South African fast food dish that’s essentially a loaf of bread filled with curry. A must try!

CAPE TOWN

We’re off early this morning to catch our short flight to Cape Town. This afternoon we rise to the heavens as we summit the iconic Table Mountain (weather permitting). Crisp air accompanies dramatic scenic views, earning Table Mountain its title as one of the New 7 Wonders of Nature, and we'll soak up a stunning sunset over the majestic natural amphitheatre. This evening we’ll make our way to the V&A Water-front to stroll, shop, visit a brewery and take in the views.

CAPE TOWN

Today we’re off on a walking tour of Bo-Kaap, a neighbourhood known for its brightly coloured houses, the oldest mosque in South Africa, and spicy Cape Malay cuisine. We'll wander past other icons including the Houses of Parliament, The Castle and Cape Town Stadium. Later we’ll stroll Sea Point Promenade to soak up the fresh air and crashing waves. We’ll end the evening sipping cocktails at the waterfront whilst watching the sun sink below the horizon, ending another brilliant day in Africa.

CAPE TOWN

Get ready for a full day adventure around the dramatic Cape Peninsula exploring beaches and sheer cliffs that drop into the Atlantic. We’ll stop in the gorgeous fishing town of Hout Bay for a cruise that will get us up close and personal with a thousand-strong colony of wild fur seals. Next we’ll discover Chapman’s Peak and the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve, then after lunch we'll hang out with a colony of wild African Penguins on Boulders Beach. Tonight we’ll have our farewell dinner and drinks in a cool funky restaurant!

CAPE TOWN

Time to bid farewell as our 12 day African adventure comes to an end. You can either check out and journey home, or continue your travels in Africa. If you need any assistance planning onward travel, we’re more than happy to help!

#SmallChange

Making a positive difference to the amazing destinations we travel is at the core of what we do. Small Change is our own socially conscious initiative aimed at making the world that little bit better place to explore!

Check out the #SmallChange you'll be part of while doing this tour. Click here
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Frequently Asked Questions

The great thing about South Africa is that it’s a predominately sunny country, and year round travel is possible thanks to its vast size and diverse range of attractions. Summer weather lasts from October to April, and winter brings cooler weather and fewer crowds from May to September.

When should I arrive for my tour?

It’s best to arrive on the actual start date. This is when most people arrive. There are no activities on the first day but the group gets together in the evening for a welcome dinner at around 7pm. Sometimes people like to arrive a day or two before the trip starts so they can do their own exploring or just have a bit of time to chill before all the fun begins. Our INTRO Travel App has all the important information about arriving into the country, your airport transfer and where to meet when you arrive. Please download it here for iPhone or Google

Where can I update my arrival information for my tour?

Once you have booked your flights please log into the Manage My Booking area of our website and let us know your flight arrival details. If you are arriving early we can still arrange your airport transfer for you (excluding Japan). You can book and pay for any extra nights accommodation in the Manage My Booking area of our website. The cost and availability of extra nights will vary depending on which tour you have booked. 

Which airport do I need to fly into?

You can find information on which airport to fly into and out of in the 'Arrival Info’ and ‘After Your Trip’ sections of our INTRO Travel App, which you can download here for iPhone or Google

Can I book pre-tour accommodation with you?

If you are arriving before the start date you can book extra nights at the tour accommodation. To do this, simply log into the Manage My Booking area of our website, add the extra nights and pay for them.

Can I book post-tour accommodation with you?

Your group leader will book post-tour accommodation for you when you are on tour. Just need to let them know when you arrive.

How do I organise my airport transfer?

Our South Africa tour includes an airport transfer for when you arrive. Once you have booked your flights simply log into the Manage My Booking Area of our website and let us know your flight arrival details. If you are arriving early and staying at the tour accommodation we will still arrange your airport transfer. Please let us know if you do not require an airport transfer.

A return transfer (after the tour) is not included, however your group leader can help arrange this for you, along with any other onward travel you need.

Our INTRO Travel App has all the important information about your airport transfer and where to meet when you arrive. Please download it here for iPhone or Google

Are flights included in the price?

Flights to and from South Africa are not included in the price of the tour and will need to be booked separately. However if your tour has an internal flight as part of the itinerary, then this is included!

You can get a quote on a flight to your destination here.

When should I book my flight to arrive?

It’s best to arrive on the actual start date. This is when most people arrive. There are no activities on the first day but the group gets together in the evening for a welcome dinner at around 7pm. Sometimes people like to arrive a day or two before the trip starts so they can do their own exploring or just have a bit of time to chill before all the fun begins.

Is travel insurance compulsory?

Travel insurance is compulsory for all our trips. You’ll need to show proof of your policy to your group leader upon arrival (on your phone or printed). You can get a quote and purchase your travel insurance here.

Do I need a visa and can you arrange it for me?

Visa requirements vary depending on the country you are travelling to and your nationality. It’s your responsibility to check the visa and entry requirements for the country/s you will be travelling to. There is some information about visas in our INTRO Travel App, which you can download here for iPhone or Google

IMPORTANT: We cannot apply for your visa for you and strongly recommend that you check on the relevant embassy or consulate website for the country/s you’ll be travelling to well in advance of your departure, as requirements can change and some countries require you to apply for a visa before you travel.

How much spending money will I need?

All your activities, transport, accommodation and some meals are included in the tour, so you will mainly just need money for extra meals, drinks, shopping and onward travel.

The amount of money you’ll need depends on the tour you are doing. There’s information about how much money you’ll need for each tour in our INTRO Travel App, which you can download here for iPhone or Google

What’s the best way to access my money?

We recommend getting a Wise travel card, which will allow you to pay for things in local currency and avoid getting charged high foreign exchange fees by your bank.

Getting a Wise travel card is easy! You can get a Wise travel card here.

What should I pack for my tour?

Whether you have a backpack or a suitcase the main thing to keep in mind is not to bring too much stuff! We strongly recommend that you bring less than 20 kgs of stuff with you.
If you haven’t got a backpack yet, try and get one that zips open along the side. There will be places on the tour where you can do laundry, so you don’t need to bring 16 pairs of shorts with you.

You can view a packing checklist on our INTRO Travel App, which you can download here for iPhone or Google

How many people will be in my group?

Our groups usually have around 12-16 people on them, usually aged between 18 to early 40's. We get people from all over the world on our tours, so you’ll get to bond with a wide range of travellers who all share that same passion for adventure! As long as you have an appetite for adventure and are happy bonding with people of all backgrounds, you’ll fit in perfectly!

How can I get in touch with my group?

You can reach out to your fellow travellers in our designated Facebook groups. We have a Facebook group for all our destinations, if you go to our INTRO Travel Community Facebook page you will be able to find the relevant group for your destination.

How can I get in touch with my group leader?

You will receive a ‘welcome email’ from your group leader approx. 2 weeks before your tour begins.

What if I'm travelling solo?

If you're struggling to convince your friends to join you on an adventure, you're not alone!

Travelling solo on a group tour can be one of the most exciting ways to experience a new destination, and you won't have to wait around for your mates to be ready. You leave yourself open to meeting amazing people, making new friends, and can keep yourself and your onward travel plans flexible.

The majority of our group members are solo travellers, so joining one of our group tours is a great way to meet people and make friends. Before your trip starts we'll put you in touch with the rest of your group so you can start chatting and get to know each other. And after the trip a lot of people continue travelling with the new friends they've made!

What if I'm travelling with a friend/s or partner?

Once you’ve made a booking just let us know who you’re travelling with and we can make a note that you are travelling together, and can put you in the same room.

A big part of the INTRO Travel difference is our after-trip support. Your group leader will spend enough time as needed to ensure you are totally comfortable and confident with where you’re going next. And can help organise and book whatever you need, including any transport, accommodation or trips you may want. We'll also provide 24/7 support and advice after your trip, and will always be there to help when you need it.

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South Africa Adventure

DAYS: 12

STARTS: Johannesburg

FINISHES: Cape Town

MEALS: 11B 4D

FROM: $2399

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Highlights
Brimming with natural splendour, a diverse mix of cultures and some of the world’s best wildlife, South Africa is guaranteed to bowl you over. Adventure, history, scenery, and so many other marvels of Africa are concentrated here, so we’ve packed all the highlights into a thrilling 12 day adventure. One day you’ll be cruising golden savannas looking out for prides of lions, mighty rhinos, and herds of elephants, or staying with a Zulu community, the next you’ll be discovering Africa’s cosmopolitan cities. And all with an experienced group leader and instant group of friends, get ready for the adventure of a lifetime!

South Africa Adventure has an average rating of 4.9/5 based on 10 customer reviews.

"I’ve just finished the 12 days South Africa adventure. The trip was one of the most amazing and unforgettable expe…" - Charli Brickland

Read more here

What's Included

Accom Icon

11 NIGHTS ACCOM

From lodges to hostels to huts in the middle of the Kruger National Park, you'll experience it all!

Check it out here
South Africa Activity Icon

12 DAYS OF EPIC ACTIVITIES

Visit bustling cities, explore South Africa safari style, be amazed by some of the most incredible views & more!

See the full list
Transport Icon

ALL TRANSPORT INCLUDED

All transport during your adventure is sorted, including an internal flight, private minivan & 4WD jeeps.

Group Leader Icon

AWESOME GROUP LEADER

You'll get an awesome group leader from the moment you step off the plane to provide 24/7 support during & after your trip.

South Africa Food Icon Braai

15 MEALS

11 Breakfasts & 4 Dinners

10 Trees Icon

10 TREES PLANTED

We'll be planting 10 trees for every INTRO Travel booking made on your behalf!

Itinerary

#SmallChange

Making a positive difference to the amazing destinations we travel is at the core of what we do. Small Change is our own socially conscious initiative aimed at making the world that little bit better place to explore!

Check out the #SmallChange you'll be part of while doing this tour. Click here
Small Change Icon

Frequently Asked Questions

The great thing about South Africa is that it’s a predominately sunny country, and year round travel is possible thanks to its vast size and diverse range of attractions. Summer weather lasts from October to April, and winter brings cooler weather and fewer crowds from May to September.

When should I arrive for my tour?

It’s best to arrive on the actual start date. This is when most people arrive. There are no activities on the first day but the group gets together in the evening for a welcome dinner at around 7pm. Sometimes people like to arrive a day or two before the trip starts so they can do their own exploring or just have a bit of time to chill before all the fun begins. Our INTRO Travel App has all the important information about arriving into the country, your airport transfer and where to meet when you arrive. Please download it here for iPhone or Google

Where can I update my arrival information for my tour?

Once you have booked your flights please log into the Manage My Booking area of our website and let us know your flight arrival details. If you are arriving early we can still arrange your airport transfer for you (excluding Japan). You can book and pay for any extra nights accommodation in the Manage My Booking area of our website. The cost and availability of extra nights will vary depending on which tour you have booked. 

Which airport do I need to fly into?

You can find information on which airport to fly into and out of in the 'Arrival Info’ and ‘After Your Trip’ sections of our INTRO Travel App, which you can download here for iPhone or Google

Can I book pre-tour accommodation with you?

If you are arriving before the start date you can book extra nights at the tour accommodation. To do this, simply log into the Manage My Booking area of our website, add the extra nights and pay for them.

Can I book post-tour accommodation with you?

Your group leader will book post-tour accommodation for you when you are on tour. Just need to let them know when you arrive.

How do I organise my airport transfer?

Our South Africa tour includes an airport transfer for when you arrive. Once you have booked your flights simply log into the Manage My Booking Area of our website and let us know your flight arrival details. If you are arriving early and staying at the tour accommodation we will still arrange your airport transfer. Please let us know if you do not require an airport transfer.

A return transfer (after the tour) is not included, however your group leader can help arrange this for you, along with any other onward travel you need.

Our INTRO Travel App has all the important information about your airport transfer and where to meet when you arrive. Please download it here for iPhone or Google

Are flights included in the price?

Flights to and from South Africa are not included in the price of the tour and will need to be booked separately. However if your tour has an internal flight as part of the itinerary, then this is included!

You can get a quote on a flight to your destination here.

When should I book my flight to arrive?

It’s best to arrive on the actual start date. This is when most people arrive. There are no activities on the first day but the group gets together in the evening for a welcome dinner at around 7pm. Sometimes people like to arrive a day or two before the trip starts so they can do their own exploring or just have a bit of time to chill before all the fun begins.

Is travel insurance compulsory?

Travel insurance is compulsory for all our trips. You’ll need to show proof of your policy to your group leader upon arrival (on your phone or printed). You can get a quote and purchase your travel insurance here.

Do I need a visa and can you arrange it for me?

Visa requirements vary depending on the country you are travelling to and your nationality. It’s your responsibility to check the visa and entry requirements for the country/s you will be travelling to. There is some information about visas in our INTRO Travel App, which you can download here for iPhone or Google

IMPORTANT: We cannot apply for your visa for you and strongly recommend that you check on the relevant embassy or consulate website for the country/s you’ll be travelling to well in advance of your departure, as requirements can change and some countries require you to apply for a visa before you travel.

How much spending money will I need?

All your activities, transport, accommodation and some meals are included in the tour, so you will mainly just need money for extra meals, drinks, shopping and onward travel.

The amount of money you’ll need depends on the tour you are doing. There’s information about how much money you’ll need for each tour in our INTRO Travel App, which you can download here for iPhone or Google

What’s the best way to access my money?

We recommend getting a Wise travel card, which will allow you to pay for things in local currency and avoid getting charged high foreign exchange fees by your bank.

Getting a Wise travel card is easy! You can get a Wise travel card here.

What should I pack for my tour?

Whether you have a backpack or a suitcase the main thing to keep in mind is not to bring too much stuff! We strongly recommend that you bring less than 20 kgs of stuff with you.
If you haven’t got a backpack yet, try and get one that zips open along the side. There will be places on the tour where you can do laundry, so you don’t need to bring 16 pairs of shorts with you.

You can view a packing checklist on our INTRO Travel App, which you can download here for iPhone or Google

How many people will be in my group?

Our groups usually have around 12-16 people on them, usually aged between 18 to early 40's. We get people from all over the world on our tours, so you’ll get to bond with a wide range of travellers who all share that same passion for adventure! As long as you have an appetite for adventure and are happy bonding with people of all backgrounds, you’ll fit in perfectly!

How can I get in touch with my group?

You can reach out to your fellow travellers in our designated Facebook groups. We have a Facebook group for all our destinations, if you go to our INTRO Travel Community Facebook page you will be able to find the relevant group for your destination.

How can I get in touch with my group leader?

You will receive a ‘welcome email’ from your group leader approx. 2 weeks before your tour begins.

What if I'm travelling solo?

If you're struggling to convince your friends to join you on an adventure, you're not alone!

Travelling solo on a group tour can be one of the most exciting ways to experience a new destination, and you won't have to wait around for your mates to be ready. You leave yourself open to meeting amazing people, making new friends, and can keep yourself and your onward travel plans flexible.

The majority of our group members are solo travellers, so joining one of our group tours is a great way to meet people and make friends. Before your trip starts we'll put you in touch with the rest of your group so you can start chatting and get to know each other. And after the trip a lot of people continue travelling with the new friends they've made!

What if I'm travelling with a friend/s or partner?

Once you’ve made a booking just let us know who you’re travelling with and we can make a note that you are travelling together, and can put you in the same room.

A big part of the INTRO Travel difference is our after-trip support. Your group leader will spend enough time as needed to ensure you are totally comfortable and confident with where you’re going next. And can help organise and book whatever you need, including any transport, accommodation or trips you may want. We'll also provide 24/7 support and advice after your trip, and will always be there to help when you need it.

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12 DAYS OF EPIC ACTIVITIES

  • Walking and Bus Tour of Soweto
  • Apartheid Museum/Mandela's House
  • Drive the Panorama Route
  • Open Vehicle Drive of Kruger National Park
  • Sunset Game Drive
  • Local Village Cultural Experience
  • Historic Walk of Cape Town
  • Harbourside Cocktails
  • Table Mountain
  • Full Day Peninsula Tour
  • Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve
  • Boat Cruise with Wild Seals
  • Boulders Beach Penguins
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