The Best Camping Tours in South Africa

The view from Table Mountain, Cape Town The view from Table Mountain, Cape Town

Prepare to immerse yourself in an unparalleled outdoor escapade with these incredible camping tours. Through rigorous research and evaluation of tours offered by highly reputable companies, we've curated a collection of the finest camping tours in South Africa. Our meticulous analysis encompasses key criteria such as pricing, guest ratings, exceptional service, captivating destinations, and exhilarating activities. Whether you're a seasoned adventurer or a first-time nature enthusiast, these thoughtfully selected tours promise an unforgettable journey in South Africa.


The Top 3:

  • 12 Days, $1785.00

  • 7 Days, $1025.00

  • 13 Days, $1949.00

What are camping tours like in South Africa?

South Africa

Here are the important factors:

  • 20 trip options analyzed
  • $194 average price per day (USD)
  • 4 to 15 days in length
  • 4.62 of 5 average rating
  • 18 people or less on average

Curious about the diverse range of camping 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 4.62 out of 5 stars. When it comes to group sizes, the average maximum capacity stands at 18 people, allowing for a comfortable and sociable experience. The shortest tour is 4 days, while the longest is 15 days. Looking at physical activity, the tours are moderate and easy, with the most as moderate. With a comprehensive analysis encompassing 20 camping 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 Camping Tours in South Africa
  • Great Value: the daily price is lower than average for camping 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

This exceptional trip offering by Acacia Adventure Holidays has received a 4.9 out of 5 rating. On this 12-day trip, visiting South Africa and Lesotho, you can unwind while also making new memories. Uncover the beauty of 15 destinations on this itinerary, with highlights such as Mountain Zebra National Park, Addo Elephant National Park, Tsitsikamma National Park, and Knysna. Durban will mark the start of your journey, while Cape Town will serve as its final destination. With a group size of 16 people, it's suitable for travelers aged 18 to 75 years old. With an emphasis on overlanding, wildlife, and safaris, you know you'll have an amazing adventure. This remarkable trip is priced at an unbeatable $126 per day.

  • Overland Truck
  • Wildlife
  • Camping
  • Safari
$1,517
TourRadar
  • Great Value: the daily price is lower than average for camping 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

Check out this trip that has received rave reviews, earning a stellar 4.8 out of 5 rating, visiting South Africa and Swaziland. Traverse through 7 enchanting destinations, with Blyde River Canyon Nature Reserve, Hazyview, Kruger National Park, and Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary among the must-see stops along the route. Pretoria marks the starting point, while Durban stands as the final stop on your incredible journey. And since the priority is on overlanding and wildlife, this tour is a great choice. Spanning across 7 unforgettable days, this voyage offers an intimate group experience with 16 participants, and it's great for travelers aged 18 to 75 years old. Brought to you by the renowned Acacia Adventure Holidays, this exceptional opportunity is priced at an incredible $117 per day - an unbeatable value.

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



13 Days Cape Town to Windhoek 10 Destinations through South Africa, Namibia 22 People at Most Ages 18 to 39 Guest Rating: 4.9 out of 5 stars

This 13-day voyage, visiting South Africa and Namibia, is ideal for travelers aged 18 to 39 years old. And priced at only $120 per day, it's a great value, too. Rest assured, this trip is all about overlanding and wildlife, guaranteeing an unforgettable adventure. This trip visits 10 destinations, including Spitzkoppe, Etosha National Park, Waterberg Plateau Park, and Cederberg Wildnerness Area along the way. Beginning in beautiful Cape Town, you'll have a terrific journey that ends in Windhoek. It's offered by G Adventures, a very popular company with rave reviews and knowledgeable guides.

  • Overland Truck
  • Wildlife
  • Camping
$1,559
TourRadar
  • Great Value: the daily price is lower than average for camping tours.
by Intrepid Travel



9 Days Victoria Falls to Johannesburg 7 Destinations through Zimbabwe, South Africa 22 People at Most Ages 18 to 35 Guest Rating: 4.6 out of 5 stars

Priced at just $113 per day, this terrific 9-day journey, visiting Zimbabwe and South Africa, is ideal for travelers aged 18 to 35 years old. Experience a trip that takes you to 7 remarkable destinations, including Matobo National Park, Mapungubwe National Park, Kruger National Park, and Hwange National Park. Victoria Falls will mark the start of your journey, while Johannesburg will serve as its final destination. Organized by the reputable Intrepid Travel, this is one of the best tours on this list.

  • Overland Truck
  • Wildlife
  • Camping
  • Big Five
$1,017
TourRadar
  • Great Value: the daily price is lower than average for camping 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: 4.8 out of 5 stars

Check out this incredible trip that has received a 4.8 out of 5 rating from previous guests, visiting South Africa and Namibia. This terrific trip also highights overlanding and wildlife. With a duration of 11 days, this journey ensures an intimate group size of 16 people, and is good for travelers aged 18 to 75 years old. Explore 12 incredible locations on this trip, including Fish River Canyon National Park, Namib-Naukluft Park, Sesriem, and Sossusvlei. Cape Town marks the starting point, while Windhoek stands as the final stop on your incredible journey. This fantastic option, organized by Acacia Adventure Holidays, presents an unbeatable value at just $129 per day.

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



7 Days Livingstone to Pretoria 7 Destinations through Zambia, Zimbabwe, South Africa 16 People at Most Ages 18 to 75 Guest Rating: 4.7 out of 5 stars

Spanning over 7 days, this trip, visiting Zambia, Zimbabwe, and South Africa, has a maximum size of 16 individuals. Welcoming travelers aged 18 to 75 years old, it is organized by Acacia Adventure Holidays, a very popular company with plenty of great reviews. Discover a journey that spans 7 destinations, with notable stops in Kruger National Park, Bulawayo, Matobo National Park, and Tshipise. Beginning in beautiful Livingstone, you'll have a terrific journey that ends in Pretoria. You're in for an epic adventure with a strong emphasis on overlanding and wildlife. Available at an unbeatable price of only $170 per day, this option also has a rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from previous guests.

  • Jeep & 4WD
  • Overland Truck
  • Wildlife
  • Camping
$1,188
TourRadar
  • Great Value: the daily price is lower than average for camping tours.
  • High Quality: guest ratings are higher than average.
by Intrepid Travel



9 Days Johannesburg to Durban 5 Destinations through South Africa, Swaziland 22 People at Most Ages 15 to 99 Guest Rating: 4.7 out of 5 stars

Here's your chance to take off on an exceptional voyage, visiting South Africa and Swaziland, that has garnered a 4.7 out of 5 rating. With a duration of 9 days, this jouney will have 22 participants, and it warmly welcomes travelers aged 15 or older. You'll love the emphasis on overlanding and wildlife, too. Expertly organized by Intrepid Travel, this amazing trip is an incredible value at just $135 per day.

  • Overland Truck
  • Wildlife
  • Camping
  • Big Five
$1,211
TourRadar
  • Great Value: the daily price is lower than average for camping tours.
  • High Quality: guest ratings are higher than average.
by G Adventures



8 Days Johannesburg to Victoria Falls 9 Destinations through South Africa, Botswana, Zimbabwe 22 People at Most Ages 18 to 39 Guest Rating: 4.8 out of 5 stars

This memorable voyage, visiting South Africa, Botswana, and Zimbabwe, is offered by G Adventures which has received plenty of positive reviews. The trip itself has a guest rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars, and is priced affordably at $145 per day. With 9 destinations to explore, you'll get the chance to see Chobe National Park, Kasane, Serowe, and Khama Rhino Sanctuary, and more. Johannesburg marks the starting point, while Victoria Falls stands as the final stop on your incredible journey. With an emphasis on overlanding and wildlife, you know you'll have an amazing adventure. The maximum group size is 22 people, welcoming travelers aged 18 to 39 years old.

  • Overland Truck
  • Wildlife
  • Camping
$1,159
TourRadar
  • Great Value: the daily price is lower than average for camping tours.
by G Adventures



8 Days Victoria Falls to Johannesburg 5 Destinations through Zimbabwe, South Africa 22 People at Most Ages 18 to 39 Guest Rating: 4.6 out of 5 stars

Set off on an extraordinary journey, visiting Zimbabwe and South Africa, that has been awarded a 4.6 out of 5 stars by previous guests. And since the priority is on overlanding and wildlife, this tour is a great choice. With a duration of 8 days, this voyage offers an intimate group setting, accommodating 22 individuals, while extending a warm welcome to travelers aged 18 to 39 years old. Along the way, this journey encompasses 5 destinations, including Matobo National Park, Tshipise, and Kruger National Park. Beginning in beautiful Victoria Falls, you'll have a terrific journey that ends in Johannesburg. Brought to you by G Adventures, this exceptional deal is an incredible steal at a mere $145 per day.

  • Overland Truck
  • Wildlife
  • Camping
$1,162
TourRadar
  • Great Value: the daily price is lower than average for camping tours.
by G Adventures



12 Days Windhoek to Cape Town 8 Destinations through Namibia, South Africa 18 People at Most Ages 12 to 90 Guest Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars

With this option you can experience an unparalleled journey for 12 unforgettable days, visiting Namibia and South Africa. It ensures an intimate group setting with 18 participants at most. This itinerary covers 8 captivating destinations, with stops in Fish River Canyon National Park, Lamberts Bay, Etosha National Park, and Otjiwarongo, among others. Windhoek will mark the start of your journey, while Cape Town will serve as its final destination. G Adventures, the organizer of this journey, extends a warm invitation to guests travelers aged 12 to 90 years old. Rest assured, this trip is all about local culture and safaris, guaranteeing an unforgettable adventure. This extraordinary opportunity offers exceptional value at only $190 per day.

  • In-depth Cultural
  • Camping
  • Safari
$2,279
TourRadar

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How much do camping tours in South Africa cost?

Average Daily Price Camping Tours
$194

After analyzing 20 camping tours in South Africa, we found the average price to be a remarkably economical $194 per day. Naturally, this region has many fantastic options for camping tours with a variety of prices. The individual costs will vary by the destinations, travel style, available dates, and other factors. 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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