FIRST TIME IN AFRICA

Quick facts

Trip length: 

Time of year: 

Year of trip:

Budget:

5 weeks

Jul - Aug

2016

$4,467

Table of contents

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  • G Adventures Tour

       - Cape Town

       - Livingstone

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Budget breakdown

 

Things to note:

  • Due to the nature of my freelance work, I always book my flights last minute, which means they cost a lot more than if bought a few months in advance

  • The 3 week G Adventures Tour included travel, accommodation and the majority of meals

  • Accommodation was for the week in Cape Town before the tour and the few days in Livingstone after the tour

  • I don't know the amount of cash I spent on things like additional food and drinks, but everything was very cheap in all the countries I visited, we're talking $1 - $2 a beer. 

  • The main expense when travelling southern Africa are the activities, which are accounted for

Total Trip Costs

Flights from the UK:

G Adventures Tour:

Accommodation: 

 

Activities:

Total:

$1,208

$1,951

$132

$1,176

$4,467

Itinerary Summary

 

G Adventures Tour

Southern Africa

Northbound

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Cape Town

 

Duration of stay

7 nights and 7 full days

Accommodation

​Ashanti Lodge Gardens, dorm room: $11.60 per night

Activities

  • Cape Point Tour: $25

  • Shark Cage Dive with Marine Dynamics: $142

  • Wine Flies winery tour: $62

  • Robben Island tour: $32

 

Livingstone

Duration of stay

4 nights and 4 full days

Accommodation

Livingstone Backpackers, dorm room: $10.15 per night.

Activities

  • Sunset boat tour: $40

  • Angel's Pool: $100

  • White water rafting: $134

  • Helicopter Tour: $287

  • Bungee jump: $160

Accommodation

 

Cape Town:

Ashanti Lodge Gardens

11 Hof Street,

Gardens,

Cape Town,  

Book now on Hostelworld >>

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Livingstone:

Jollyboys Backpackers 

34 Kanyanta Road,

PO Box 61088,

Livingstone

Book now on Hostelworld >>

 

Activities

 

All of the activities I did were booked through the hostel I was staying at or with help of G Adventures during the tour.

If you're looking to book some day trips in Cape Town or Livingstone, here are some other ideas:

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