South Africa travel tips and advice

Traveling Guide to South Africa


South Africa is unsurprisingly located right at the bottom of Africa. It is a massive playground full of interesting things to do, exciting history, ample wildlife and much more. Arguably the most famous location found in South Africa is Kruger National Park, which stretches some 19,485 km² and is officially the largest game reserve in Africa.

South Africa has a long, rich history and culture. Incredibly this history combines in the area having not 1 but 11 recognised national languages throughout the country. The most spoken of these languages are Zulu. 22.7%. Xhosa. 16%. Afrikaans 13.5%. and English at 9.6%.

Popular cities to visit in South Africa are Durban, Johannesburg, Port Elizabeth and the most visited of them all Cape Town. Things to do in South Africa include visiting Stellenbosch wine region, hiking Table Mountain, going tuna fishing in Cape Town, heading on a wildlife safari, cage diving with great white sharks and completing day trips from Cape Town or the famous road trip along The Garden Route.

Hiking and Outdoor Adventures

Adventure Activities in South Africa

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Lions Head mountain peak in Cape Town, South Africa

Hiking Lions Head in Cape Town – What you need to know beforehand

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Africa safari packing list – Plus a guide on what to wear on an African safari

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Hotels in Cape Town with one building having a mural of a women and child

Where to stay in Cape Town – Plus a list of the best restaurants in Cape Town

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A large city square in Cape Town with Table Mountain covered in white cloud behind it

Best time to visit Cape Town – Guide to the best time to go to Cape Town

Are you thinking of planning a visit to Cape Town, South Africa but not sure when you should go? The city of Cape Town and the surrounding areas are full of picturesque landscapes, beautiful beaches and fun activities that have many tourists flocking there throughout the whole year. Trying to ...
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This is an iconic place to get a photo in Cape Town with Table Mountain in the background

Safety in Cape Town – Is Cape Town safe for tourists?

With around 4.5 million people, Cape Town is the second largest city by population in South Africa. However, the safety in Cape Town has held a bad rap for being crime-ridden and unsafe for tourists for many years. But is that true? Today I want to share my thoughts on ...
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views overlooking the city of Cape Town in South Africa

Travelling to Cape Town – A Quick Introduction To The City

Travelling to Cape Town is a backpackers and travel adventurers dream and one of my most enjoyable destinations. It has a wild side that allows you to swim with Great White sharks, go fishing for tuna 50km off shore, plenty of rugged hiking paths to enjoy and wildlife that is ...
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A Morocco BBQ meal of meat and vegetable kebabs from Jamaa el Fna Square

Essential Must Try Foods in Southern Africa – My Mouth-Watering African Foods List

Southern Africa is unique in its cultural heritage and traditions. African traditional food is influenced by a variety of cultures from Dutch to Malaysian. I have visited a few countries in Africa and got a chance to try some amazing traditional African food dishes. Throughout this blog, I want to ...
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Wattching a sunset finish while travelling via boat make from fishing for tuna in Cape Town

Unforgettable Fishing at Cape Town in 5 Easy Steps – Chase the fish of your dreams

Fishing might be a practice that dates back to prehistoric times and at least 40,000 years. But it was only from the 16th century when we began releasing our vessels into the oceans and seas. This produced more advanced and mass fishing options that gave birth to many different techniques ...
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Brodie from Aussieinwanderlust at the top of Table Mountain in Cape Town with the city and Lions Head behind him

Cheap, Impressive and Easily Reachable Tourist Attractions in Cape Town

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A group penguins living at Boulders Beach near Cape Town, South Africa

10 Awesome Day Trips from Cape Town, South Africa – Essential list to see

Even though exploring Cape Town city centre and all it has to offer will keep you satisfied and make you fall in love with this place, I would recommend not to stop there. Make sure that you also plan a weekend trip from Cape Town or even make these attractions ...
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