I've planned to travel to South Africa this year, around August. I've joined a group of six friends of mine and actually we're in the dark about everything that concerns security, prices and guides in South Africa. To be honest, we like adventure, so we'll never join a pre-built tourist tour (the ones that cost over $1,500 for two weeks) and we'd rather:
- rent a car
- hire a local guide
- have our accommodation in camping sites along our journey
We are all university students, so we'd like to save as much as possible (we're not renting a Mercedes-Benz full optional off road jeep) and we kindly ask for your suggestions about:
- the cheapest way to have a journey in South Africa?
- how to get in contact with local guides?