South Africa remains one of the most impressive journeys we have made in our lives. The variety between culture, nature and adventure are perfectly balanced here. Therefore, we advise everyone to take a trip to this beautiful country. Of course there is a cost to this and we discuss our budget for South Africa here. Please note: This budget is without airfare. So you have to charge for it. Are you still looking for cheap airline tickets? Be sure to check out Skyscanner.

Budget in South Africa : Accommodation

Budget in South Africa: Food and drink

On restaurant

Going to a restaurant in South Africa is not that expensive at all. For example, you will have to pay a maximum of 18 euros per person for food and drink together. Although this is especially true for the restaurants in the interior. If you go to a restaurant in Cape Town, you pay double in some cases. For breakfast in a restaurant we paid a maximum of 6 euros.

Self-cooking

If you stay like us in an Airbnb then cooking yourself is also a cheap option. So we arrived with a budget of 12 euros per person per day. With 3 meals, packed lunches and drinks. The breakfast of course consisted mainly of cornflakes and the packed lunches of bread with chocolate or cheese, but this saved us a lot of money. Every now and then a lunch at restaurant alternates this nicely.

Budget South Africa: safari
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Budget in South Africa: Transport

Budget in South Africa: Trips

The biggest cost in your budget for South Africa is undoubtedly the get out. This can get really bad sometimes. For example, we paid 200 euros for a two-day safari and 130 euros for a helicopter flight over Cape Town. Although, of course, you also have cheaper trips. Such as a wine tasting for only 30 euros and a visit to Table Mountain for only 30 euros. All these trips can be found on GetYourGide. We never save on trips because most of these experiences are priceless and complete your trip.

Budget South Africa helicopter flight

What we paid for 23 days in South Africa

All in all, our budget for South Africa was 1725 euros per person for 23 days. Which equates to about 75 euros a day for both accommodation, food and drink, trips, transportation and souvenirs. You can still save on souvenirs and trips. Those travelling alone will end up on a slightly higher budget because the rent of a room and the transport cannot be shared in terms of cost.

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