South Africa Quick Travel Guide
With a travel rating of 82%, South Africa is a country that for many years was considered the "pariah" of the modern world. But thankfully, the days of apartheid are long gone and it has well and truly opened its doors to legions of PlanetHoppers! who consider this to be one of the most friendly and accessible countries on the entire African continent. One of the main reasons for South Africa's overwhelming popularity is its wealth of world class destinations that include the incomparable Cape Town, where you can take the cable car to the top of Table Mountain and stare out over Cape Horn - the southern-most tip of Africa. From Cape Town you can drive along the Garden Route which will lead you westward through some of the most pristine country that you've ever set your eyes upon. Along the way you can also cage dive with the great whites or explore the south reaches of the mighty Drakensberg Mountain Range. Just keep some time on hand for the world famous Kruger National Park, where you're virtually guaranteed to spot all of the Big 5;and don't forget Sun City - one of the most luxurious casino resorts to be found anywhere in the world. Overall, South Africa is the ultimate travel destination, with few equals on the continent.
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South Africa's Robben Island was named "seal island" by the Dutch and was also home to a leper colony; but it is much more famous as a prison. Imagine what it must have been like for Nelson Mandela, Jacob Zuma and other politica....
Don't forget to breathe as you enter the shark cage in the waters off of South Africa's Gansbaai for a close encounter with a great white shark, the ocean's deadliest predator. It's hard to describe the feeling when one of these....
Take a cableway – or hike up if you're fit - to the top of South Africa's Table Mountain, the massive plateau that overlooks Cape Town and forms part of Table Mountain National Park. The mountain provides a backdrop that is am....
Keep a running tally on the number of Big 5 members that you spot during a safari through South Africa's Kruger National Park, one of Africa's largest and best-protected wildlife reserves. The park is part of the wider Great Lim....
Meander along South Africa's Garden Route, a corridor that runs along the southern coastline, where you can easily lose a week or two making your way through some of the most beautiful country on the planet, and also the mildest ....
|Coordinates:||29 00 S, 24 00 E|
|Main Languages:||English, Afrikaans|
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- Location: South Africa