Is 3000 Euros for a 21 travel tour in South Africa too much?

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1. Posted by LongTom9 (First Time Poster 1 posts) 3y Star this if you like it!

Hi Guys

I'm planning to travel to South Africa in a few months time. I have a short question for anybody who's been there on holiday.
My question is: Would you pay 3000 Euros for a 21 day holiday in South Africa?
It's through a touring company. I've done some research on this 3000 Euro package and it seems nice and I should be happy with all the accommodations, towns we visit and activities.
Nevertheless, I would just like to know. Would you pay 3000 Euros for 21 days in South Africa? How does the price compare to other tours in other countries with similar duration?
Do you guys think I should rather not go through an agent and just book everything myself?

Thanks
Evan

2. Posted by harbinger (Budding Member 39 posts) 3y Star this if you like it!

In a word ... YES.
Perhaps you should post a link to the website and we can critique. It's also important to know whether this includes international air fares, what time of year you're planning to visit and where you're coming from.

3. Posted by berner256 (Moderator 1481 posts) 3y Star this if you like it!

You have quite a few choices; and if you expand your search you'll find that you can get a 21-day tour for less. The trip that I looked at (with the South African tour company that I used in the past) does not include any camping. That 21-day "accommodated" tour was priced at 1,817 euros. But with the extra activity package (recommended), incidentals and single supplement, the total comes to about 3,000 euros. It will be less if you opt for a camping tour.

Now, this is an "adventure" tour, so the accommodations won't be five, four or perhaps even two-star. But they will be clean and comfortable.

You can either go through an agent or book it yourself. I used an agent in Cape Town, South Africa, to book four organized trips (no camping). The price was in South African rand, which was a benefit as the U.S. dollar-rand exchange rate was favorable. I paid with my U.S. credit card.

The first trip was from Cape Town to Namibia, Botswana, Zambia and Zimbabwe. The second trip was from Kenya to Uganda to see mountain gorillas. The third trip was from Kenya to Tanzania (including Zanzibar), Malawi, Zambia and Zimbabwe. The fourth trip was in Madagascar. The latter was a trip by Australia-based Intrepid Travel. The price was cheaper in rand than in U.S. dollars. So I went with my South African travel agent, instead of booking on Intrepid's U.S. Web site, saving a tidy sum.

I've also traveled independently in Africa.

[ Edit: Edited on 28-Jun-2017, at 09:44 by berner256 ]

4. Posted by SheldonKnaggs (Budding Member 2 posts) 3y Star this if you like it!

Hi,

It doesn't answer your question at all, but as a South African, it sounds like you'll be staying in pretty fancy places.

If you would like, you can post your itinerary here, and I'll give you some advice on whether it'll be good or not :)

I always advise people to just hop on a plane and come independently. English is spoken all across south africa making the traveling for foreigners really easy.

Of course, safety is an issue, but being safe is not difficult.

Cheers