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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
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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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Rusk Biscuits

When in the south of Africa, on my list there are always Rusks, called beskuit in Afrikaans: they are dry biscuits which I eat with coffee before leaving to look for wildlife to photograph or for a...
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Packing For Your Trip

I traveled to South Africa alone therefore tried to keep my luggage to a minimum. However, I took too much!! Leave some room for all of the souvenirs and various other trophies you will want to bring...
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canuck68
Apr 13, 2012

Be sure to bring your cell/mobile phone!

South Africa has very few public telephones (and even fewer in working order) so be sure to bring your mobile phone (called a cell phone here) - this also helps you avoid extortionate rates...
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CatherineReichardt
Nov 08, 2011

Bring empty bags/cases - our shopping is great!

Shopping for most South Africans is a religious observance, and the opportunities for retail therapy are almost endless! Just because this is a developing country doesn't mean that the shops are third...
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CatherineReichardt
Nov 08, 2011

What to wear in South Africa

You can wear light weight clothing during the summer (November - February). In winter a jumper or jacket may be needed, especially in the mornings and evenings. If you visit a game reserves try to...
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CharleneP
Apr 04, 2011

South African spring: What to bring

For a 4 day stay (not counting the total time to get there which was a day), I packed a huge suitcase with about 3 pairs of jeans, a jacket, hoodie and t-shirts. Don't expect tropical climate because...
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HispanicYob
Dec 22, 2010
 
 
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Varied Climate

South Africa has a varied climate depending on where you are at. It's hot and dry in the Northeast by Kruger NP but can be cold and wet in the Capetown area. You will need to make sure that you...
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Jim_Eliason
Apr 27, 2008

What to bring with?

Luggage with wheels is always a good idea, wherever you are travelling. If you are doing a night hike, bring a backpack and a water bottle. Some ideas: Light coloured clothing that doesnt absorb the...
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Jenniflower
Jun 09, 2007

Knowledge and suncream

Lots of suncream - the ozone layer is thin Take throwaway cameras - that way if they get stolen you only lose some pictures not a valuable camera. Read up loads before you come to South Africa -...
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Charlie_UK
Apr 10, 2006

In winter, bring your woolies!!!!

We discovered, much to our astonishment and horror, that South Africans -- even worse than the British, the Aussies, or the Kiwis -- seem to have an aversion to central heating. In three weeks, we...
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DesertRat
Sep 12, 2005

Travel Light

Soft hold all type bags are great for lugging around this country, bearing in mind you will be travelling a fair amount by road if you are not staying in one place. Make sure you have good walking...
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Acirfa
Jun 14, 2005

What to Pack and for where

South Africa is noted for its warm year-round climate. Summer brings inland temperatures that can shoot well over 110 degrees F, while winter temperatures are cool seaside and dip near freezing in...
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cokes
May 24, 2005

Unfamiliar faces - Photography

The people of South Africa LOVE to have their photo taken with digital cameras. The concept that the photo appears on the screen instantly is so exciting for them and they immediately want to see...
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Miracles_Happen
Feb 11, 2005

Winter on the African Plain

Believe it or not, winters in South Africa do exist! Having been from the Arizona desert, I did not expect the winters in Mafikeng, South Africa to be so cold! July is the middle of winter, and while...
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Miracles_Happen
Feb 11, 2005

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

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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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"A world in one country!"
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mvtouring

"A peek into a great country"
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Braveheart.southafrr

"SUNNY SOUTH AFRICA not at the moment its raining"
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AndreSTGT

"South Africa Road Trip"
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PierreZA

"South Africa - We had a wonderful World Cup!"
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