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  • South Africa

    If you want to see big game in its natural environment, but don’t want that natural environment getting on the bottom of your $1,000 Louboutins, South Africa might be the answer. The beautiful game reserves and national parks in the north of the country are home to the so-called Big Five (lion, leopard, elephant, buffalo and rhino), but also some big budget lodges. Elton John’s favourite is Royal Malewane, complete with Persian rugs underfoot on the outdoor terrace, while Singita Lebombo looks like someone stole the furniture from a chic Malibu beach house and scattered it around in the bush. http://www.originaltravel.co.uk/africa/south-africa

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  • South AfricaPro 2014
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    South Africa is a country that has it all -- stunning beaches, cosmopolitan cities, big game parks, wilderness, desert, mountains and a rich and varied culture. From Cape Town to the the Garden Route to Oudtshoorn to the Wild Coast to Durban, Jo'burg, and the Kruger, you'll be hard-pressed to find a country with more wonders to explore.

    Recommended for:BackpackersNightlife LoversOutdoor Enthusiasts
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  • South Africa

    This is a shot that I took in South Africa. One of the most beautiful places I have ever been to, South Africa is my home country, in which I visit it often , discovering loads of new places, The beauty of the country is incredible.

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  • South Africa

    Lived in the Soweto township. Was a volunteer for one year. Explored the vast country and built lasting relationships with the people. Beautiful and diverse culture

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  • South Africa

    How do you sum up South Africa? It seems almost impossible to put into words. South Africa is a country of extremes. Such variety in culture, scenery and sadly the inequality of its residents. I defy you to not enjoy a trip to South Africa. There are safaris to go on, sharks to dive with, mountains to climb, beautiful views to admire, world renowned wine and food. A wealth of cultures in vibrant cities. A sad and cruel history and current economic inequality which must not be overlooked or ignored. I adore South Africa and keep going back time and again. We fell in love with this country, and hope one day to make it our home.

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  • South AfricaPro 2014
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    Absolutely loved South Africa. Exciting, dynamic country which seems to be escaping the worst of the global financial crisis. Sure there are political problems, but the Western Cape especially is energizing.

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    South Africa is country that seems to have it all: mountains, beaches, game-viewing, international cities, great cuisine and lovely wine.

    Any trip to South Africa needs to include Cape Town, the Winelands and the Garden Route. This easy, few-day itinerary will show you the European-side of South African culture, staying in beautiful Cape Dutch-style B&B's and hotels, visiting stunning wineries around Paarl, Stellenbosch or my favourite, Frankshoek (French Corner) and exploring the dramatic coastline that has nice beaches and attractions such as whale watching and surfing.

    However a trip to South Africa is not complete without a visit to one of it's game parks. Kruger is undoubtedly the most famous and you can visit the main national park as locals do or, spend quite a bit extra and stay at one of the private concessions that abutt the park. Both options are good depending on the level of comfort you are used to. It's a popular park, so don't expect to be alone, but saying that the last time I was in Kruger I saw the Big Five (lion, leopard, buffalo, elephant and rhino), which is always very special. There are other reserves in South Africa including Madikwe, Phinda, Pilanesberg and Hluhluwe, Addo and all have something different to offer and focus on.

    Zulu country is in Natal (Durban and surrounds) and there are plenty of tours and places to stay that focus on this famous tribe of South Africa. Likewise there are plenty of battle tours that can be taken that outline the history of the Anglo-Zulu and Boer wars.

    For dramatic landscapes you can't go past the Drakensberg Mountains which are great for short or long hikes, or just stay nearby and at one of the interesting towns such Pilgrims Rest and Graskop.

    Finally, no visit to South Africa is complete without seeing the home of the anti-apartheid struggle, Soweto, in Johannesberg

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  • South Africa

    www.rhinoafrica.com Africa's leading online tour operator - www.rhinoafrica.com They are travel experts that specialize in luxury, tailor-made itineraries to Africa.

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  • South Africa

    The best time of the year to visit South Africa will depend on where you want to go. Summer or winter rainfall areas? Warm or freezing cold winter? In other words South Africa can be visited all year round,

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  • South Africa

    I visited the beatiful santon city..I'm so much in love with place especially mandela square,water front,east gate and soweto..

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  • South Africa

    I'm a little biased as I grew up there & spend some of the year there, but I think South Africa is fabulous and a must have in any global traveller's 'bucket list'. The countries attractions speak for themselves; there's everything from lions to vineyards to desserts to beaches to mountains to super restaurants to hopping wildlife, all interwoven with the chillaxed and friendly, welcoming attitude of most people living here. Hugely recommend.

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  • South Africa

    South Africa is hard to define. The landscape is vast, encompassing some of the most beautiful beaches in the world to expansive parks filled with exotic animals that we dream of when we are children. The cities are colorful and so are the people. Its politics are complicated, its national languages tally 11, and its infinite amount of wealth in culture and richness make South Africa commonly known as the Europe of Africa.

    A few hundred years ago, European explores came upon the Cape of Good Hope with excitement, furry, and colonialism. Then came the Dutch, the English, influences from imported workers from Malaysia and India, the diamond pursuers,the gold miners, the activists, the animal hunters, the animal lovers, and now refugees from every other nation in Africa. It’s no wonder South Africa has an incredibly challenging time maintaining its politics.

    One should not go to South Africa before researching how Apartheid has left its mark on this dynamic country. It’s proudly, one of the few countries in the world to change governments without a bloody civil war, thanks to revolutionaries like Nelson Mandela, Desmond Tutu, and Walter Sisulu (just to name a very few). While S.A. is booming with that hip indie culture 80% of the population still struggle to pay their bills, maintain electricity, and live in quality standards of housing. Mansions overlook divine beaches ranking first in most expensive property in Africa and just a short drive away lies the South African township, for those less monetarily fortunate.

    South Africa is a country not to be missed on the bucket list. Its dynamic scenery is a tourist’s heaven, its political atmosphere is a historian’s dream, and South Africa’s potpourri of cultures is a traveler’s utopia. But beware, don’t let the allure deceive you, South Africa can open your eyes to all of its beauty and break your heart with poverty and sickness at the very same time and leave you feeling ever so exhausted at trying to understand it. But that’s what makes visitors fall in love with it over and over again.

    For more info about South Africa visit: http://intheknowtravel.wordpress.com/know-where-to-go/southafrica/

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  • South Africa

    Enjoyed many things in South Africa Victoria Falls, Cape Town, Table Mountain, the jack ass penquins at the boulders, the wild dogs, the tented camps, the most beautiful sunsets, most of all the animals.

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  • South Africa
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    Before I ever visited South Africa, I decided that it was just "Africa Light" and probably held very little of interest for me. After an unexpected detour in life took me there on a regular basis, I found out how wrong I was. This place is incredible! My interests are wildlife, photography, hiking, camping, good wine, great food (you haven't really tasted calamari until you've had South African calamari), and fun shopping. Add to that the fact that South Africa has a diverse society filled with interesting people and some of the most incredible vistas on earth, this pretty much makes it my perfect destination and I think that label could be applied for a lot of folks out there.

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  • South Africa

    lived there for over 12 years in total. A very beautiful country, these days you need to be very careful - no jewelry on show of cameras easily snatchable, travel in pairs or group, use taxis at night, do not give to beggars, take insect repelant and in the north east - malaria tablets need to be taken - especially if you go to Kruger National Park - this I highly recomend., also the cape is fantastic with winelands, mountains,sea and safari parks.

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    the beauty of table mountain makes cape town an introspective wonder. the mesh of cultures coupled with the physical landscape make it a stunning destination. absolutely loved it!

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  • South Africa

    Here in Cameroon, luxury family holidays are now becoming more popular. A holiday travel to the land of the dark is much more than just a mystic and a real fun with a mix of diversified feelings. Everyone loves to go to the beach Cameroon coastal regions are perfect choices for a beach holiday, honeymooning, family vacations and leisure trips. All-inclusive holiday packages, which often come complete with nearly everything a traveler needs for a rewarding vacation, are countless in Cameroon.

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  • South AfricaPro 2014
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    Recommended for:Adventure TravelersGreen TravelersFamily TravelersOutdoor Enthusiasts
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  • South Africa

    Lovely place to visit, hot, lots of wild animals, good food.

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South Africa is somewhat like The Portrait of Dorian Gray: polished and physically attractive on the surface, with a conflicted inner core that South Africa is just now learning how to confront. As South Africa is a nation of contrasts (there are 11 different official languages, three capital cities and apartheid was king until 1994), expect to find a rich culture with a variety of things to do. Visit the City of Gold (Johannesburg) to see the great economic ambition of South Africa and experience some of the best nightlife in Africa. Not surprisingly, Cape Town's stunning attractions -- a cable car ride to the top of Table Mountain, surfing and swimming beaches and penguin colonies -- make it one of the most popular cities for world travelers. Outside of the cities, the highlights don't end, including rolling hills, world-class wineries and the outstanding Kruger National Park, home to countless rhinos, crocodiles, leopards and gazelle (some of which you can see on foot; Kruger is one of the rare wildlife reserves that offers a walking safari). ... read more

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