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South Africa Travel Guide

6 reasons to travel to South Africa

Are you still in two minds about going to South Africa? Why? Stop worrying and go there as soon as you can, South Africa has so much to offer, there’s no time to lose!

  • 1.
    Diving with the white shark
  • 2.
    Photograph the Big 5
  • 3.
    See the the superb scenery
  • 4.
    Walk into the heart of a township
  • 5.
    Breathe in the atmosphere of Cape Town
  • 6.
    Go to the end of the continent

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Is this the destination for you?

If you’re interested in contemporary history, trekking through fabulous scenery, observing wildlife, such as whales, sharks and the Big 5, then South Africa is your ideal destination. Even more so, because the tourist infrastructure is excellent and just as good as in Europe or Australia, for example. On the downside, a trip to South Africa shows you that the country has lost its authenticity and will be lacking that certain something sought by travellers in search of darkest Africa.

You should go if

  • Do you want to see modern Africa?
  • Do you want to feel as if you're at the end of the earth?
  • Do you dream of seeing the Big 5?
  • Are you unafraid of diving with white sharks?
  • Do you want to walk in the footsteps of Nelson Mandela?
  • Do you like trekking through amazing scenery?
  • Do you want to see the hard life of a township?

You shouldn't go if

  • Do you like to feel safe in big cities?
  • Are you short on time?
  • Are you looking for a total change of scenery?
  • Are you looking for the 'real Africa'?
  • Are you on a limited budget?

Culture and Discovery

The Kruger, in search of the Big 5

The Kruger National Park in one of the best known game reserves in the world, where you'll see a host of wild animals. Among them, you'll be able to spot the Big 5....
David Debrincat29 March 2018
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Johannesburg, in search of Mandela

Even though Robben Island and Mvezo provide poignant links to Nelson Mandela, spending time exploring his history in Johannesburg will also show you how Madiba spent seve...
David Debrincat29 March 2018
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Hiking through South Africa's Drakensberg

Stretching well over 200km, the Drakensberg range is a mind blowing blend of peaks and troughs. Numerous trails run along the length of this hiking paradise....
David Debrincat29 March 2018
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Durban and water sports in South Africa

Durban is the biggest town in KwaZulu-Natal. Sitting on the Sunshine Coast, by the Indian Ocean, its American/Australian beach culture attracts surfers and water sports f...
David Debrincat29 March 2018
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The beauty of Zululand in South Africa

Taking up nearly the entire area of Kwazulu-Natal, Zululand is a wild place with magnificent scenery and a very pleasant climate. With its small, charming cities, private...
David Debrincat29 March 2018
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Hermanus, whales from the beach

In this article you will find all the reasons why you should go and have a unique experience in Hermanus.
David Debrincat29 March 2018
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