Looking for a cheap vacation itinerary in South Africa? We have a selection of all the best deals, from those covering the basics to the all-inclusive deals with tours and safaris.
Are you on the hunt for an affordable vacation destination in South Africa? This guide will definitely come in handy for those who want to travel and see the sights. With a vibrant local tourism scene, there is a variety of holiday spots selected by province, inclusive of roundtrip flight tickets and accommodation. These holiday deals are good for both couples in the mood for a romantic getaway and families that want to take some time off with each other.
1. Free State
With its sprawling open tracts, Free State province is perfect for those seeking a refreshing experience away from the hustle and bustle of the cities. You can stay at the 120 At Klerck guest House located in Bloemfontein. This package is ideal for families. Accommodation comes with 1 queen bed, 2 large twin beds, private patio, free Wi-Fi, kitchenette, premium channels, private bathroom with rainfall shower head and daily housekeeping.
Local tourist attractions include Freshford House Museum and Oliewne Art Gallery.
This package begins at ZAR 3,976 per person. Check it out here.
If you’re adventurous and love the great outdoors, this is for you. You can check in at the Southern Sun Elangeni & Maharani in Durban with transport straight from the airport. Apart from the destination being beach-front, accommodation comes with a spa, king-size bed with sea views, free Wi-Fi, flat screen TV with satellite channels, air conditioning, daily housekeeping, 24-hour room service and blackout curtains for privacy. They also provide a safe, a desk and infant cribs upon request.
Local tourist attractions within close proximity include uShaka Marine World, a half-day sightseeing tour of Durban and Hluhluwe–IMfolozi Game Reserve that can be visited if added to the package deal.
This package begins at ZAR 3,500 per person. Check it out here.
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This small province hides some of South Africa’s most beautiful sunrises and sunsets. Its waterways are made for water-based recreational activities such as rafting. Visitors can check in at the Yalla Yalla Boutique Hotel in Witbank. The accommodation options include a very attractive deluxe studio with self-catering for the couple that wants complete alone time. This option comes with air conditioning, kitchenette, free Wi-Fi, electric blankets, oven, toaster, walk-in shower, wheelchair accessibility, sitting area, slippers and private entrance.
Local tourist attractions include Olifants Rivier and Witbank Dam.
This package starts at ZAR 1,645 per person. Check it out here.
Cape town vacation package
4. Western Cape
Home of the Table Mountain, one of Africa’s most iconic natural features, Cape Town is always perfect for vacations. Visitors stay at the Abbey Manor Luxury Guesthouse in Cape Town Central. The package includes airport transport. Accommodation comes with hot tub, air conditioning, swimming pool, dry-cleaning, laundry services, refrigerator, minibar and free Wi-Fi.
This holiday destination is for the more culture and history inclined. Local tourist attractions include The Table Mountain, District 6 Museum, Clifton Beach, Heart of Cape Town Museum, Cape Town Holocaust Centre, Bertram House Museum, South African Jewish Museum and Great Synagogue.
This package starts at ZAR 2,281. Check it out here.
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Johannesburg holiday package
Gauteng is home to one of Arica’s most well-known cities, Johannesburg. Visitors are welcome to stay at the New Arrival Guest House in Bezuidenhout Valley, Johannesburg. If you want to spend quality time hanging out with your friends on holiday, this package is for you. Accommodation comes with 2 twin beds, private balcony/patio, flat-screen TV with premium channels, minibar, Wi-Fi, a safe for storage of valuables, air conditioning and daily housekeeping.
Local tourist attractions include Observatory Golf Club, Rhodes Park, Ellis Park Swimming Pool, Johannesburg Stadium and Victory Theater.
Furthermore, you can get the most out of your vacation by bundling the travel package to include Pilanesberg Nature Reserve Safari from Johannesburg, Soweto Township Tour with Mandela Museum, Small-Group Soweto Cycling Tour, Half-Day Sightseeing Tour, Pretoria Half-Day Tour or Johannesburg Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour depending on how long you intend your holiday to last.
This package begins at ZAR 2,832 per person. Check it out here.
6. North West
This place is often referred to as the southern hemisphere’s answer to Las Vegas, and it’s not difficult to see why, especially if you choose to stay at The Palace of the Lost City, located in Pilanesberg National Park. Accommodation and related on-site provisions include, among other features, valet parking, shops, restaurants, a business centre, meeting facilities, a smoking area, a safe, plasma screen TV. Leisure amenities include a garden, games room, fitness centre, steam room, outdoor pool, bar, bowling alley and golf course. There is also the licensed Sun International Casino where guests can go to unwind and play for winnings. This vacation destination will definitely ease all the stress and tension that builds up with living the fast life in a metropolitan area.
It goes without saying that the guests can enjoy going on tour and safari in the Pilanesberg National Park, within which the hotel itself is located.
This package starts at ZAR 4,435. Check it out here.
7. Eastern Cape
The coastal Eastern Cape Province is home to some of South Africa’s most breath-taking coastlines and beaches. Visitors can check in at the Road Lodge Port Elizabeth Airport located in Port Elizabeth. This place is ideal for small families. Accommodation comes with a double bed, garden views, free Wi-Fi, premium channels, private bathroom, desk and single sofa bed as well as daily housekeeping. Adjoining rooms can be requested.
The room also has a smoking option for occupants.
Local tourist attractions include St. George's Cricket Ground, Humewood Beach and Bayworld. Market Square is also within the vicinity.
This package begins at ZAR 4,875 per person. Check it out here.
8. Northern Cape
Described as South Africa’s last great frontier, Mpumalanga province with its wilderness is for those looking for the taste of nature undisturbed. Tourists on vacation can get a close and personal view some of the most majestic wildlife, including lions and elephants that roam the province. Visitors stay at the Diggies Lodge in Kimberley. Accommodation comes with an option for 1 king bed or 2 twin beds with linen, free Wi-Fi, LED TV with satellite channels, private bathroom, air conditioning and regular housekeeping.
Local tourist attractions include Kimberley Mine Museum Village, Big Hole, De Beers Diamond Oval, Magersfontein Battlefield and Barkly West Museum.
This package starts at ZAR 4,930 per person. Check it out here.
The grasslands of Limpopo are made for lovers of the famous African savannah. Visitors can stay at the Misty Mountains Guest House in Studholme. This package is also ideal for families. Accommodation comes with 3 twin beds, private furnished patio, free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TV with premium channels, private bathroom with deep-soaking bathtub, heating, portable fan and daily housekeeping. Local tourist attractions include Makhado Show Grounds and Leshiba Wilderness Reserve.
This package begins at ZAR 10,431. Check it out here.
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DISCLAIMER: The prices have been calculated for two adults’ weekend stay lasting Friday evening to Sunday morning with Cape Town as the point of origin. The availability of the prices is subject to the discretion of their respective concerned travel agencies.