- Planning an African Safari
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To save as much as possible on your flight to South Africa, plan to travel during the country's winter, when airfares tend to be cheapest. Once there, to get around for less, take the bus. Train travel is another affordable option, but it's still more expensive than travel by bus. Heading to Kruger National Park? Safaris can be very pricey. Cut costs by booking a self-catering safari tour, and staying at B&B's and guesthouses. Other affordable lodging options within South Africa include farmstays, campgrounds and vacation rentals.