South Africa

Taking your first step on African soil? Maybe South Africa is right for you. We rented a car and spent 5 weeks traversing this rugged country. There are many pros to travelling here, but there are also a few cons. Check out our articles for some insight, tips and stories before travelling to South Africa.

Looking out at a beautiful lake, garden or mountain while enjoying the company of a fine glass of wine, is there anything better than that?! We’ve been to quite a few wineries during our travels around the world, but a few have stood out in our minds. Since the holiday season is fast approaching, we’ve…

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When people think of seeing the Big 5 in Africa, they typically picture the Masai Mara, Kenya, the Serengeti in Tanzania or Kruger National Park in South Africa. These parks are all fantastic, but they can be quite crowded and not to mention, pricey! South Africa boasts some of the best national parks for viewing wildlife,…

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Have you ever considered backpacking through South Africa but thought it would cost you too much money?  Well, think again.  This is a backpacker’s haven.  Yes, some excursions and things along the way will cost you a bit more than other countries, but the value for money in this country is amazing!  If you’re from…

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November, 2 – 11 / 2011 We had one more day in Dar Es Salaam before flying out (very convolutedly) to Nepal. Even though we had this flight booked 6 months in advance, we still managed to royally screw it up. We were to fly from Dar Es Salaam to Johannesburg to Mumbai to Delhi…

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We drove our little Chevy Spark from Port St. Johns to Umzumbe to stay at the recommended backpackers – Mantis and Moon. There were no tourists there at all! Just me, Nick and the 3 staff that worked there. We hungout with them, went down to check out the beach. I wasn’t really interested in…

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