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Safari Basics: What to Expect on the Ultimate South African Adventure

Safari Basics: What to Expect on the Ultimate South African Adventure

One of the most common New Year’s resolutions is to travel more, and what better way to fulfill that sense of winter wanderlust than with a spectacular vacation in South Africa? Blessed by a mild sub-tropical climate, stunning coastline, majestic mountain ranges and the varied landscape of no less than 8 major geographical regions, this […]

Experience Rare Encounters with Rhinos in South Africa

Experience Rare Encounters with Rhinos in South Africa Where to See Rhinos in South Africa

There are enough activities and sights across South Africa to keep an itinerary packed for months. However, the primary reason a person makes the journey to South Africa is to go on safari. Visitors participating in game drives are eager to catch a glimpse of the rarest of the Big Five: the rhinoceros. Game drives […]

Can’t-Miss Sights at the Grahamstown National Arts Festival

Can’t-Miss Sights at the Grahamstown National Arts Festival Must See at Grahamstown National Arts Festival

Less than 70 miles from Port Elizabeth on the Eastern Coast of South Africa, travelers have eleven days to view this ‘national treasure.’ Every year in June, the National Arts Festival attracts locals and tourists alike. South Africa’s rich cultural scene converges at this annual celebration of art, music, film and theater in Grahamstown. Grahamstown […]

The Best Hiking Trails in South Africa

The Best Hiking Trails in South Africa Best Hiking Trails in South Africa

South Africa is home to safaris, family holidays, exotic beach vacations, wine country getaways, music tourism, and adventure tourism. Adventure travel is a popular vacation niche for thrill-seekers. Popular adventure tours in South Africa include spelunking, bungee jumping, cave diving, shipwreck exploration, and cage diving with great white sharks. Hiking also qualifies as an adventure […]

South African Hops: The Budding Craft Beer Scene in Cape Town

South African Hops: The Budding Craft Beer Scene in Cape Town South Africa Craft Beer in Cape Town

A few media outlets have jokingly referred to Cape Town as “The Cape of Good Hops,” in reference to the city’s newfound notoriety in the craft beer scene. As with most other metropolitan cities, the craft beer revolution began just a few short years ago in Cape Town. Ten years ago there was one brewery […]

The Ultimate Guide to the Cape Town International Jazz Festival

The Ultimate Guide to the Cape Town International Jazz Festival Cape Town International Jazz Festival 2018

Known as ‘Africa’s Grandest Gathering,’ the Cape Town International Jazz Festival doesn’t disappoint. Each year tens of thousands of festival-goers descend on Cape Town to experience one of the largest jazz festivals in the world. With past headliners such as Herbie Hancock, Isaac Hayes, Leela James, Mos Def, and Erykah Badu, the event alone is […]

What is the best time of year to visit South Africa?

What is the best time of year to visit South Africa? What is the Best Time to Visit South Africa?

The ‘best’ time of year to visit South Africa depends entirely on what you would like to see during your visit. South Africa has a number of activities for travelers to enjoy year round. Find the season in South Africa that’s right for you with this overview of each season’s benefits and tour highlights. Most […]

Spring in South Africa: The Best Shopping, Art Galleries, and Food

Spring in South Africa: The Best Shopping, Art Galleries, and Food Spring in South Africa: The Best Shopping, Dining, and Art Galleries

In September the Northern hemisphere prepares for the onset of fall with wooly scarves and cozy coats popping up in stores and ‘pumpkin spice’ appearing in our drinks, pastries, and scented candles. For some this a welcomed change, but for others who long for sunshine, blue skies, and sandy beaches, this signals the end of […]

South Africa’s Return Visitors Can’t Get Enough of the ‘Garden Route’

South Africa’s Return Visitors Can’t Get Enough of the ‘Garden Route’ Plan a Trip to South Africa's Garden Route

Your first trip to South Africa included a safari, a trip to the Apartheid Museum, in addition to shopping and sightseeing in Cape Town and a dozen other sights, restaurants, and activities that your well-meaning friends said you must see. Return visitors prefer a flexible itinerary. It’s for this reason that our first recommendation for […]

Your Ultimate Winter Getaway: South Africa

Your Ultimate Winter Getaway: South Africa Ultimate Winter Getaway: South Africa

During the heat and humidity of the summer months north of the equator, it is often challenging to visualize your winter getaway. It’s so easy to forget that not long after the leaves fall, the wintery mix of snow and sleet arrives. Beat the winter blues by making plans to follow summer as it drifts […]

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