South Africa's diversity is difficult for most countries to match, from the scenic vistas of the Drakensberg Mountains to witnessing waddling penguins on the Cape... it's a tough destination to beat.
With so many great reasons to visit South Africa here are our top 5 reasons to make sure this enticing country is right up there on your must-see travel list!
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South Africa is probably best known for its rich, hearty, rustic cuisine. Mouthwatering dishes are piled high with meat and fresh vegetables, ssmothered in decadent sauces that will leave you content for days.
But when you're ready for a sweet treat, you can't go past the traditional koeksister. These gooey, sweet, syrupy, sticky pastries are crisp on the outside and soft inside and get their name from the hissing sound you'll hear when they hit the hot oil.
We're all familiar with Africa's Big 5 - elephant, lion, buffalo, leopard and rhino - here in the office we've come up with our alternative top 5 animals to see on safari in South Africa. Some of these animals can be a little more difficult to spot but they'll be worth the extra effort, while others are found only in South Africa so seeing them up close will be something you can only experience here.Read More
We all know that familiar feeling when you're getting ready to head off on a holiday... 'What do I pack? Will it rain? Will I need a dressy outfit?' Don't stress if you're about to set off on safari, we're here to help. We have chatted to the experts and come up with this comprehensive list of items not to be left out of your safari suitcase.
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Diana from Just Wanderlust went on an overland trip through Southern Africa. She wrote us this fantastic blog:
The concept of overlanding was new to me when I started planning my Africa trip. For those who are unfamiliar, an overland trip is exactly what it sounds like – travelling over land.Read More
Sure, we all know France, Italy and Spain make some fantastic wines. But what about South America? It's not always the first thing you think of, but one sip of those luscious reds and crip whites and you'll be thinking "Europe who?"
South America, winemakers have been using European stock since the Jesuits arrived in the new world, to produce wines that are uncorked, poured, swirled, tasted, drunk, exported and lauded all over the planet.Read More
My trip around the world has left me restless, all because of what I experienced in Asia (and no, it wasn’t boozing with backpackers).
In Bangalore, India, a tuk-tuk took me to a cafe off a dusty road that gave me a ringside seat to watch the mass of humanity parade past: cows, dogs, and no doubt several call centre salespeople rushing to get to work to cold call you in Australia.Read More
Ho Chi Minh (also known as Saigon), is the major city in the south of Vietnam. It is also the former capital of the south and a city that will take your senses on an adventure all their own. From the constant sounds of beeping motorbikes to the pungent smells in the markets, it can be a lot to take in.Read More
No visit to Greece is complete without indulging in some of its delicious cuisine. One of the delightful aspects of Greek cooking is the popularity of mezze - lots of smaller dishes that you can taste and sample. You'll find such delights as dolmades, fried haloumi, olives, chargrilled eggplant, labnah and taboulehRead More