South Africa is a dream destination that has something to offer everyone. It could easily be referred to as almost the whole world in one country as it is currently one of the most exciting adventure destinations. 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
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...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
Going on a safari in South Africa is an unforgettable travel experience and therefore listed high on many people’s bucket lists. The word safari derives from the Swahili language, meaning “journey”. In other words, you will embark on a journey for a memorable...read more
A tour of the Cape Peninsula is a must do when visiting Cape Town in South Africa. It makes a perfect day tour out of Cape Town around one of the most scenic areas of the country. The Cape Peninsula, with the Cape of Good Hope and Cape Point is a rocky outcrop on the...read more
It might seem like a contradiction in terms to see the words 'internet' and 'Africa' in the same sentence, much like 'government' and 'intelligence'. While the concept of government intelligence is highly debatable the world over, you can get online with a mobile...read more
Travelling has taught me many life lessons and has enriched my life in many ways. At the same time travelling has also taught me a lot about the countries I’ve visited over the years. I’ve become familiar with cultures and habits, history and sightings, food...read more
Stargazing is slowly becoming a very popular outdoor activity. Whether you are alone, with a group of friends or as a great family activity, there is always something to see in the mysterious night sky. Constellations as Orion or Scorpio, the famous Milky Way,...read more
Millions of years of geological evolution has left the African continent with some of the most spectacular natural wonders on the planet. Tectonic and glacial movements have shaped the African surface to some breathtaking natural shapes and dramatic landscapes....read more
The Karoo is a semi-desert area in South Africa, located in the central and western part of the country. The Karoo encompasses nearly 40% of South Africa, comparable to the size of Germany. It is a very dry area with an annual rainfall between 50 - 250 mm. The...read more
Being the largest land mammal on this planet, the African Elephant has always had a huge attraction for people going on a safari in Africa. Addo Elephant Park in South Africa is home to many of these amazing giants which can be seen in abundance during a visit...read more
So you want to take a self drive trip around Africa, but you have little idea as to what is the best or most suitable vehicle for the job. Perhaps you want to be able to drive some of the most famous routes such as the Sani Pass in The Drakensberg Mountains....read more
Durban is a buzzing coastal metropolis, located on the shores of the indian ocean in South Africa. There are many reasons to visit Durban. With an extensive coastline of golden beaches, a year round subtropical climate and a multicultural vibe, Durban is one of those...read more
A scenery of dramatic mountains, deep valleys, grassy hilltops and thick bush vegetation makes Marakele National Park in South Africa a spectacular area to visit for a few days. The park is home to the famous Big 5 animals (lion, elephant, rhino, buffalo and...read more
This is a vlog of scenes captured on a self drive road trip to the north of Kruger National Park, South Africa in May of 2015. You may have more chance of seeing The Big 5 in the Southern region of the park, but if that is the sole reason for visiting the park, you...read more
Kruger National Park is one of the largest game reserves as well as one of the best game viewing areas in Africa. Renowned for its diversity in wildlife and for its conservation efforts, Kruger National Park is a top tourist destination in South Africa. ...read more
Only 300km from Johannesburg and just 8km north of Polokwane out in the open grassland right on the N1 highway is 'Boma In The Bush'. It is a perfect stop over when on your way to the northern areas of South Africa as well as Zimbabwe and Botswana. ...read more
Africa is known for its incredibly beautiful golden sunsets. Who has not seen pictures of the open savannah plains with an acacia tree in the background and the silhouette of a lone giraffe strolling past, embraced by the warm golden glow of the setting sun? My...read more
The Cape Town region is surrounded with coastal plains, stunning valleys and rugged mountain ranges. By driving over the mountain passes, one can enjoy the true beauty of the spectacular landscape of this region. There are quite a few passes in the immediate...read more