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

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)


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