South Africa Travel Guide
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- 98%Outdoor Enthusiasts
- 79%Adventure Travelers
- 70%Green Travelers
- 60%Luxury Travelers
- 60%Local Culture
- 60%Nightlife Lovers
- 60%Family Travelers
Member Reviews (54)
- South AfricaFeb 12, 2014
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
- South AfricaMember ofOutdoor EnthusiastsDec 25, 2013
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.
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- South AfricaNov 03, 2012
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.
- South AfricaMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 7Dec 25, 2013
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.
- South AfricaMember ofFamily TravelersDec 25, 2013
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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