The Best Adventure Tours in South Africa

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Are you ready to embark on an unforgettable adventure to South Africa, but are not sure how to start planning? Don't worry, because we have analyzed an extensive selection of multi-day adventure tours based on key criteria such as price, destinations, guest ratings, service, travel style, quality, and activities. So, get ready to immerse yourself in a rich tapestry of culture, history, activities, excitement, food, and breathtaking landscapes. Below are the best options in South Africa, so let's get to it!


The Top 3:

  • 20 Days, $2695.00

  • 7 Days, $1025.00

  • 12 Days, $1785.00

What are adventure tours like in South Africa?

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Here are the important factors:

  • 157 trip options analyzed
  • $253 average price per day (USD)
  • 2 to 21 days in length
  • 4.7 of 5 average rating
  • 16 people or less on average

Curious about the diverse range of adventure tours? Prepare to be amazed by the array of options available to suit every traveler's preferences. It comes as no surprise that visitors adore these tours, given their exceptional average guest rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars. When it comes to group sizes, the average maximum capacity stands at 16 people, allowing for a comfortable and sociable experience. The shortest tour is 2 days, while the longest is 21 days. As for physical activity options, the tours are thoughtfully categorized as easy, moderate, and relaxing, with the most being easy. With a comprehensive analysis encompassing 157 adventure tours, you can rest assured that South Africa has something tailored to your interests and preferences, promising an unforgettable experience for all.

(All tour prices are in US Dollars before taxes, and come from a base price that is reported by TourRadar. Peak season prices can vary significantly, particularly in destinations where seasonal travel fluctuates dramatically.)

So, let's get to it and see...

The 10 Best Adventure Tours in South Africa
  • Great Value: the daily price is lower than average for adventure tours.
  • High Quality: guest ratings are higher than average.
by Acacia Adventure Holidays



20 Days Pretoria to Cape Town 18 Destinations through South Africa, Swaziland, Lesotho 16 People at Most Ages 18 to 75 Guest Rating: 4.8 out of 5 stars

Check out this incredible journey that has received a 4.8 out of 5 rating from previous guests, visiting South Africa, Swaziland, and Lesotho. You'll love the emphasis on overlanding, wildlife, and safaris, too. With a duration of 20 days, this journey ensures an intimate group size of 16 people, and is good for travelers from 18 to 75 years old. Traverse through 18 enchanting destinations, with Underberg, Sani Pass, Ukhahlamba-Drakensberg Park, and Malealea among the must-see stops along the route. Pretoria marks the starting point, while Cape Town stands as the final stop on your incredible journey. This fantastic option, organized by Acacia Adventure Holidays, presents an unbeatable value at just $108 per day.

  • Overland Truck
  • Wildlife
  • Safari
$2,156
TourRadar
  • Great Value: the daily price is lower than average for adventure tours.
  • High Quality: guest ratings are higher than average.
by Acacia Adventure Holidays



7 Days Pretoria to Durban 7 Destinations through South Africa, Swaziland 16 People at Most Ages 18 to 75 Guest Rating: 4.8 out of 5 stars

Spanning over 7 days, this journey, visiting South Africa and Swaziland, has a maximum size of 16 individuals. Welcoming travelers from 18 to 75 years old, it is organized by Acacia Adventure Holidays, a very popular company with plenty of great reviews. This trip visits 7 destinations, including Kruger National Park, Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary, St Lucia, and Blyde River Canyon Nature Reserve along the way. Beginning in beautiful Pretoria, you'll have a terrific journey that ends in Durban. With an emphasis on overlanding and wildlife, you know you'll have an amazing adventure. Available at an unbeatable price of only $117 per day, this option also has a rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars from previous guests.

  • Overland Truck
  • Wildlife
  • Camping
$820
TourRadar
  • Great Value: the daily price is lower than average for adventure tours.
  • High Quality: guest ratings are higher than average.
by Acacia Adventure Holidays



12 Days Durban to Cape Town 15 Destinations through South Africa, Lesotho 16 People at Most Ages 18 to 75 Guest Rating: 4.9 out of 5 stars

Here's your chance to take off on an exceptional voyage, visiting South Africa and Lesotho, that has garnered a 4.9 out of 5 rating. With a duration of 12 days, this jouney will have 16 participants, and it warmly welcomes travelers from 18 to 75 years old. And since the priority is on overlanding, wildlife, and safaris, this tour is a great choice. Expertly organized by Acacia Adventure Holidays, this amazing trip is an incredible value at just $126 per day.

  • Overland Truck
  • Wildlife
  • Camping
  • Safari
$1,517
TourRadar
  • Great Value: the daily price is lower than average for adventure tours.
  • High Quality: guest ratings are higher than average.
by Acacia Adventure Holidays



11 Days Windhoek to Cape Town 9 Destinations through Namibia, South Africa 16 People at Most Ages 18 to 75 Guest Rating: 4.9 out of 5 stars

This memorable trip, visiting Namibia and South Africa, is offered by Acacia Adventure Holidays which has received plenty of positive reviews. The trip itself has a guest rating of 4.9 out of 5 stars, and is priced affordably at $128 per day. Explore 9 incredible locations on this trip, including Namib-Naukluft Park, Sesriem, Fish River Canyon National Park, and Cederberg Wildnerness Area. Windhoek marks the starting point, while Cape Town stands as the final stop on your incredible journey. Rest assured, this trip is all about overlanding, wildlife, and safaris, guaranteeing an unforgettable adventure. The maximum group size is 16 people, welcoming travelers from 18 to 75 years old.

  • Overland Truck
  • Wildlife
  • Safari
$1,404
TourRadar
  • Great Value: the daily price is lower than average for adventure tours.
  • High Quality: guest ratings are higher than average.
by Acacia Adventure Holidays



11 Days Cape Town to Windhoek 12 Destinations through South Africa, Namibia 16 People at Most Ages 18 to 75 Guest Rating: 4.9 out of 5 stars

Set off on an extraordinary journey, visiting South Africa and Namibia, that has been awarded a 4.9 out of 5 stars by previous guests. This extraordinary adventure also revolves around overlanding and wildlife. With a duration of 11 days, this journey offers an intimate group setting, accommodating 16 individuals, while extending a warm welcome to travelers from 18 to 75 years old. Discover a journey that spans 12 destinations, with notable stops in Sesriem, Sossusvlei, Swakopmund, and Spitzkoppe. Beginning in beautiful Cape Town, you'll have a terrific journey that ends in Windhoek. Brought to you by Acacia Adventure Holidays, this exceptional deal is an incredible steal at a mere $129 per day.

  • Overland Truck
  • Wildlife
  • Camping
$1,420
TourRadar
  • Great Value: the daily price is lower than average for adventure tours.
  • High Quality: guest ratings are higher than average.
by Encounters Travel



10 Days Start/End in Cape Town 10 Destinations 12 People at Most Ages 5 to 99 Guest Rating: 5.0 out of 5 stars

With this option you can experience an unparalleled trip for 10 unforgettable days. It ensures an intimate group setting with 12 participants at most. This trip takes you on an adventure to 10 destinations, including Oudtshoorn, Wilderness National Park, Knysna, and Sedgefield. Cape Town will be the beginning and end of your trip. Encounters Travel, the organizer of this journey, extends a warm invitation to guests travelers from 5 and up. This terrific trip also highights wildlife, family-friendly activities, and safaris. This extraordinary opportunity offers exceptional value at only $101 per day.

  • Wildlife
  • Hiking & Trekking
  • Family
  • Safari
$1,010
TourRadar
  • Great Value: the daily price is lower than average for adventure tours.
  • High Quality: guest ratings are higher than average.
by Acacia Adventure Holidays



20 Days Pretoria to Cape Town 18 Destinations through South Africa, Swaziland, Lesotho 16 People at Most Ages 18 to 75 Guest Rating: 4.8 out of 5 stars

This fantastic voyage has a rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars, visiting South Africa, Swaziland, and Lesotho. With 18 destinations to explore, you'll get the chance to see Port Elizabeth, Tsitsikamma National Park, Plettenberg Bay, and Oudtshoorn, and more. Pretoria marks the starting point, while Cape Town stands as the final stop on your incredible journey. You're in for an epic adventure with a strong emphasis on overlanding, wildlife, and safaris. Lasting 20 days, the maximum group size is 16 people, and it's good for travelers from 18 to 75 years old. Organized by Acacia Adventure Holidays, this is a great deal because it's only $153 per day.

  • Overland Truck
  • Wildlife
  • Safari
$3,055
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  • Great Value: the daily price is lower than average for adventure tours.
by Absolute Africa



15 Days Cape Town to Johannesburg 11 Destinations through South Africa, Lesotho 28 People at Most Ages 18 to 80 Guest Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars

With a stellar 4.5 out of 5 rating, this extraordinary voyage, visiting South Africa and Lesotho, is the perfect choice. You'll love the emphasis on overlanding, wildlife, and safaris, too. Along the way, this journey encompasses 11 destinations, including Bonnievale, Oudtshoorn, Stormsrivier, and Port Elizabeth. Beginning in beautiful Cape Town, you'll have a terrific journey that ends in Johannesburg. Spanning across 15 days, the voyage accommodates 28 individuals, and is suitable for travelers from 18 to 80 years old. Offered by Absolute Africa, this remarkable voyage is priced at just $147 per day. Don't miss out on this incredible experience.

  • Overland Truck
  • Wildlife
  • Safari
$2,321 $2,205
TourRadar
  • Great Value: the daily price is lower than average for adventure tours.
by Hotspots2c



10 Days Start/End in Cape Town 13 Destinations 13 People at Most Ages 10 to 99 Guest Rating: 4.6 out of 5 stars

This exceptional trip offering by Hotspots2c has received a 4.6 out of 5 rating. On this 10-day journey you can unwind while also making new memories. This itinerary covers 13 captivating destinations, with stops in Knysna, Tsitsikamma National Park, Jeffreys Bay, and Addo Elephant National Park, among others. Cape Town kicks off your expedition, serving as both the starting and finishing point. With a group size of 13 people, it's suitable for travelers from 10 and up. With an emphasis on family-friendly activities and safaris, you know you'll have an amazing adventure. This remarkable trip is priced at an unbeatable $125 per day.

  • Family
  • Safari
$1,250
TourRadar
  • Great Value: the daily price is lower than average for adventure tours.
by Explore!



10 Days Start/End in Johannesburg 11 Destinations through South Africa, Swaziland 16 People at Most Ages 16 to 85 Guest Rating: 4.6 out of 5 stars

Check out this voyage that has received rave reviews, earning a stellar 4.6 out of 5 rating, visiting South Africa and Swaziland. Immerse yourself in a travel experience that includes 11 destinations, featuring Durban, Mbabane, Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary, and Kruger National Park. You'll start and end this amazing trip in Johannesburg. Spanning across 10 unforgettable days, this voyage offers an intimate group experience with 16 participants, and it's great for travelers from 16 to 85 years old. Brought to you by the renowned Explore!, this exceptional opportunity is priced at an incredible $180 per day - an unbeatable value.

  • Jeep & 4WD
  • Safari
$1,800
TourRadar

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How much do Adventure Tours in South Africa cost?

Average Daily Price Adventure Tours
$253

Visitors will find a large range of terrific options for adventure tours when planning a visit to South Africa. The price of these specific trips can vary according to length, destinations, and travel style. The average price of adventure tours in South Africa based on data from 157 options is an affordable $253 per day. If you're interested in more information about tours here, see our guide to tour prices in South Africa.

And for more information on South Africa, see South Africa Travel Costs and South Africa Hotel Costs.


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