South Africa Travel Guide

I’m not really too sure what I expected when I thought about travelling South Africa, but it surely isn’t what I have found.  I think our image of South Africa is a lion on a savannah.  But it’s obviously so much more than that.  All-in-all, it’s so much more dramatic than I imagined.  Throughout the Northern and Western Cape, there are some of the most beautiful coastlines on the planet.  I never expected the physical geography of South Africa to be as stunning.

Cape Town too, though I thought I’d enjoy it, blew my mind.  I can safely say now that Cape Town is one of my top 3 favourite cities on the planet and one of about 2 places on earth I could see myself living.

Farther east, South Africa continues to impress.  The garden route is spectacular, Addo National Park is a bit of a hidden gem, the wild coast is marvellous, and I still haven’t even seen Kruger National Park yet.

So far, South Africa is one of my favourite countries on the planet to travel and I never thought I’d say that coming in.  The best part?  Though it is obviously covered by tourists, it’s still relatively under travelled; especially in comparison with places like Europe and South America.  Get to South Africa, you won’t regret it.

South Africa

Highlights: Cape Town, The Wild Coast, The Garden Route.
Backpacker’s Budget: $40-50USD a day.
Time Needed: 2 weeks to 1 month

map of south africa

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Destination Guides

  • Addo and Addo Elephant National Park
  • Cape Town
  • Durban
  • Chintsa
  • Hermanus
  • Johannesburg (coming soon)
  • Knysna (coming soon)
  • Kruger National Park (coming soon)
  • Lambert’s Bay (coming soon)
  • Langebaan (coming soon)
  • Morgan’s Bay (coming soon)
  • Mossel Bay (coming soon)
  • Plettenberg Bay (coming soon)
  • Springbok (coming soon)
  • Vanrhynsborg (coming soon)
  • Wilderness (coming soon)

General South Africa Travel Information

  • General Travel Information (coming soon)
  • How to Travel South Africa on a Budget (coming soon)


4 Comments

  1. Wow – that’s an amazing view! Never been to SA but I’ve only heard good things

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  2. South Africa is definitely on my to-see list but I don’t know when I’ll get there. Glad to enjoy your pics though.

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  3. Amazing beautiful place in South Africa. I want to see. Thank you.

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  4. Glad to hear that you enjoyed Cape Town, one of the nicer spots to visit would be the townships, something not many would dare to do, however it is very safe. Like eating a sunday lunch at Mzoli’s.. divine!

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