South Africa is a dream destination that has something to offer everyone. It could easily be refered to as the whole world in one country. South Africa is currently one of the most exciting adventure destinatons in the world. So if you are an adventure junkie, a nature lover, a beach bum, a city dweller, a mountain hiker, a foodie or a wildlife addict, South Africa is the place to be.
It is obvious that we both love South Africa. We have travelled South Africa extensively, discovered the many small towns, visited all the major and smaller national parks and nature reserves and we can say that there are not many places we have not visited in South Africa.
We love the outdoors, camping and discovering the deserted bush. However, we also love to indulge ourselves once in a while to some glamping and luxury stays.
With our posts we try to cover all that South Africa has to offer, for everyone, on and off the beaten track. You can read through our posts or send us a message and we can help you plan the trip of a lifetime.
It is easy to travel around South Africa. And if you are still wondering wheater it is safe to travel or not, read here about safety in South Africa.
Fast facts about South Africa
Population: +/- 55 million
Land Surface: +/- 1.22 million km2
Capital City : 3 Capital Cities – Pretoria (Executive) – Bloemfontein (Judicial) – Cape Town (Legislative)
Largest City: Johannesburg
Language: 11 Official Languages: English – Afrikaans – Zulu – Xhosa – Northern Sotho – Southern Ndebele – Southern Sotho – Swazi – Tsonga – Tswana – Venda
Currency: South African Rand (ZAR) – check current exchange rate
Time Zone: UCT +
Drives On: Left hand side
One of the first interesting facts about South Africa is that the country is also known as the Rainbow Nation, a name given by Archbishop Desmond Tutu, once a Nobel Peace prize winner. Over the centuries different groups of people have entered South Africa to inhabit...read more
Are you planning on going on a safari in Africa and are you wondering what to pack? Having an ultimate African safari packing list before starting your safari trip is essential to make the most of it. Going on a safari is one of the best experiences one can have...read more
Souvenirs are a nice reminder of a holiday or time spent in a certain destination. They bring back beautiful memories from the country you have travelled to every time you look at or use them. Buying souvenirs does not only have to be as a reminder for oneself, but...read more
One of the benefits of travelling is that it offers you the opportunity to really learn about and experince the local culture and traditions. One of the first things I learned when I arrived in South Africa many years ago was everything about the South African braai....read more
Cape Town is one of the worlds most recognisable cities, with the iconic Table Mountain overlooking the city centre on one side and enclosed by the harbour and the Atlantic ocean from the other side. Cape Town is renowned for its natural beauty and spectacular...read more
Kruger National Park in South Africa is one of Africa's largest and premier game reserves. No visit to South Africa is complete without going on a safari in the Kruger National Park. Due to its easy access and excellent infrastructure Kruger National Park provides one...read more
Cape Town is without doubt one of the most beautiful and picturesque cities of the world. Cape Town in South Africa is also one of the most recognisable places in the world. It goes without saying that the iconic Table Mountain has a lot to do with this. In 2012,...read more
There is one question that people always ask me about travelling to South Africa: Is it safe to travel to South Africa? Over the years South Africa has gained a reputation of being a dangerous country with a high rate of violence and crime. Unfortunately, the stigma...read more
No other African tree is shrouded in so many stories and legends as the Baobab tree. Famous for its peculiar look, the Baobab tree is a common feature looming over the dry savannah of Sub Saharan Africa and a grand representative of African flora. Interesting facts...read more
Visiting the penguins in Boulders Beach is a highly recommended and must do attraction when in Cape Town. Who would expect to find penguins in Cape Town or in South Africa? I always imagined seeing penguins surrounded by lots of ice and snow. The African penguin is...read more
Johannesburg, also known as Jozi, Joburg, Egoli or City of Gold, was founded in 1886 due to the discovery of gold. It is currently the most visited city of the African continent, and for a reason. Johannesburg has a very rich history and a diverse cultural scene....read more
For many people coming to Southern Africa, a visit to Johannesburg at the beginning or end of their trip is mandatory as it is a major travel hub for the entire region. However, a stop over for a few extra days in the city is really fulfilling, since it is more than...read more
Most people will want to prepare properly for an upcoming visit to any foreign country. Reading travel guides is an excellent resource for preparing the practical side of your journey. Over the years, I've read heaps of travel guides for all sorts of trips. A great...read more
The Garden Route is one of the most evocative areas of South Africa. It is very accessible and receives yearly many international as well as national tourists. The South Africa Garden Route stretches from Mossel Bay in the west, all the way past the Storm River in...read more
Located in the extreme southern part of the African continent, South Africa makes a unique tourist destination. Home to one of the most diverse landscapes, abundant wildlife and world renowned cities, these are some great reasons to visit South Africa, any visitor...read more
South Africa has many big cities, and a whole lot of smaller towns and villages sprinkled in between. The country is also well known as 'The Rainbow Nation', and for good reason. South Africa almost has it all in as far as cultural diversity goes. Over and above...read more
The Big Five is the one thing most people want to see on a safari in Africa. The term dates back to the time of the early hunters who considered these five animals to be the most dangerous animals to hunt on foot, hence the term "The Big Five". The five animals are...read more
Stunning landscapes, diverse wildlife, dramatic mountain ranges and attractive beaches make South Africa a very inviting holiday destination. The country is a melting pot of a great diversity of cultures which is why it's also named 'The Rainbow Nation’. This...read more