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Franschhoek Cape Fold Mountain Hike from Cape Town
"Set in a private reserve of great craggy mountains the trail is a straight-forward walk up. It’s steep at first but flattens out soon enough. The fynbos vegetation is both pristine and diverse and mountain antelope baboons ravens and even black eagles are often seen. Approaching the summit the alpine grassland gives way to a rocky peak from which most of the south-west Cape can be seen – even as far as Table Mountain. As further reward it’s an easy-angled walk down via a path that throws up huge views at every turn.The reserve has two shorter trails to accommodate the half-day hiker
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Franschhoek Vignerons Sip and Cycle Bike Tour from Cape Town
"With names such as Rupert and Rothschild Noble Hill Babylonstoren Backsberg Anura Glen Carlou Vrede en Lust and Plaisir De Merle
From $230.00
 
Heritage and Culture Bike Tour in Cape Town
"Savor the sights and sounds of Cape Town from the back of your trusty bike with a guide behind you every pedal of the way. It's fun healthy and active - and what's more it's good for the environment.Leave the historic V&A Waterfront from the Radisson Blu Hotel as evening descends on the city. Follow Beach Road as waves lap up on the shore with the iconic Green Point Stadium beside you. Idle through the Company Gardens home to Parliament the National Gallery and much more. Soak up the bars and cafes on Long Street before the smell of Malay curry fills the air in Bo-Kaap with its mosques and colored houses. Return to the exclusive Tobago's Bar and Terrace for a glass of sparkling wine and""
From $88.00

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South African English

English is spoken by most South Africans, although it might not be their first language. Most South Africans can speak more than one language. We have 11 official languages! The business language is...
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Afrikaans

A lot of South Africans speak english, however it is interweaven with afrikaans as well. Here are some words and sentences you might encounter:Goeiemorre - Good morningHoe gaan dit - How are youGoed -...
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Greeting etiquette

It is never good to make a bad impression on people when you first meet them - even if it is only because of cultural differences.Our friends luckily pointed out to us, how a proper greeting etiquette...
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Getting to know South Africa

South Africa has such an amazing history and getting to know this history will really increase your enjoyment of this country. Here are a few good books I've read (more to come):The Callings of Katie...
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HOW MANY LANGUAGES?

This is a screen from an ATM. Yes, that is 8 languages listed for you to choose from! There are 11 official languages in South Africa. They are:Afrikaans, English, Ndebele, Northern Sotho, Sotho,...
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THE FLAG OF SOUTH AFRICA

The amazingly vibrant flag of the New South Africa is the only national flag with 6 colours in it without using a seal of some description. It was officially adopted on April 27, 1994 following the...
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ROBOTS !

The first time it happened I was driving and my local friend Johannes was giving me directions. Suddenly I heard him say “Look out for the Robot”. I thought he was crazy. Suddenly I saw red traffic...
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Uniquely South Africa Liquor - Amarula

Amazing cream liquor made from the fruit of the Marula tree. I'd describe it as a Baileys Irish Cream with a caramel like flavor and a bit of a bite. Excellent This tree only grows in subequatorial...
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Bishop Desmond Tutu

Since 1994 South Africa has gone through a tremendous reconciliation process with the official end of apartheid. Tutu, a Bishop from Cape Town has been instrumental in bringing about reconciliation by...
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Youth Day ~ 16 June

On this date, in 1976, Soweto students protested against the official introduction of studying Afrikaans as a set curriculum subject. They would have no choice whether to study it or not...This...
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THE HUMBLE OUTHOUSE

If you do stay with a family in most of South Africa, you will probably find that the toilet is outside. I would suggest you take a torch (flash light) with you on your travels. Proper etiquette is to...
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Some facts about SA expats living in England...

· South Africans living abroad are generally optimistic about South Africa, and aim to return one day!· Nearly 80% have some form of investment in the country still· Over 30% own a home there · Nearly...
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South African expats

As a South African, living in another country currently, I thought I might write about this, so you hear first-hand our thoughts on our land, and not what the telly and propoganda relish on you.I...
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Day of Reconciliation 16 December ~

This is a day that was once celebrated in the Old South Africa for an entirely different reason!Pre-democracy, this day was a celebration primarily celebrated by white Afrikaners - as the Day of the...
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Popular Cities in South Africa

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Cape Town

Province of the Western Cape
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Johannesburg

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Kruger National Park

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Pretoria

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Durban

Province of KwaZulu-Natal
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Sun City

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Top Hotels in South Africa

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West Quay Road, Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, Cape Town, Western Cape, 8002, South Africa
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Square West St., Sandown, Johannesburg, Gauteng, 2146, South Africa
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Kruger National Park, Nelspruit, 1350, South Africa
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12-14 Walnut Road, Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, 4001, South Africa
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643 corner of Church and Wessels Streets, Pretoria, Gauteng, 0007, South Africa
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North-West South Africa, 0316, South Africa
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Top Things to Do in South Africa

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Table Mountain

Hi, Any one who visits South Africa should not miss going to Cape town. In fact I wanted to visit Johannesburg & return home. One member in VT strongly adviced me to visit Cape Town and I thank...
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Lion Park

I first visited the Lion Park in 2010. I note that there has been one change since then and no doubt prompted by the fatal attack on an American tourist who had her car window open. They now put tapes...
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Game Drives (at night)

This is a good time to spot animals. Make sure you wear warm clothing since the vehicle they take you in has open windows. They do provide you with blankets but the forest can be quite chilly in the...
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Voortrekker Monument

Voortrekker Monument was build to commemorate the Voortrekker Pioneers and their Journey from the Cape colony into the Interior of the Country which is now called South Africa between 1835 and...
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Distillery Tours and Tastings

Distillery 031 is a working craft distillery in Durban. They have a bar and restaurant situated inside the distillery, offering craft cocktails and gourmet street food. They also offer very...
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Valley of waves

You would have done yourself an injustice if you happen to fail to visit the Valley of waves during your stay here. The place is just beautiful and attracts a lot of visitors especially during the...
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