South Africa itinerary

People always ask for ideas on a typical South Africa itinerary. Obviously they want to see as much as possible but just as obvious is the fact that it’s a huge country with a lot to offer so, unless you can spend several months here, you won’t see everything in one trip. It’s worthwhile to plan…

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What to do in Oudtshoorn

The small town of Oudtshoorn in the beautiful Klein Karoo is almost always included in a Garden Route tour. Not because it’s on the Garden Route but because it’s close enough to it, provides a stark contrast to the lush coastal Garden Route, and because it’s well worth a visit for its own sake. But,…

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Most unusual museum in South Africa?

Oh boy, have I discovered a hidden treasure – possibly the most unusual museum in South Africa and certainly the only one of its kind! The Hartenbos Iron and Washing Museum. All I wanted was a cup of coffee and a ladies’ room. The nearest town was Hartenbos so I popped in and stopped at…

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Top 10 things to do in South Africa

South Africa has much to offer visitors but sometimes you don’t have enough time to do it all so how do you decide what to do? Here is our list of top 10 things to do in South Africa on your next holiday. Apartheid Museum in Johannesburg – if you only do one thing in Johannesburg, this…

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Natures Valley

South Africans love roadtrips and there’s nothing better than a roadtrip with like-minded friends who don’t mind stopping every few minutes to take photos, drink in the view, chat up the locals, or break out an impromptu picnic on an old stone wall next to a cliff. I did this recently with my 2 closest…

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The other side of Knysna

Knysna – place of wood or place of ferns – no-one knows exactly what the name means but anyone who’s been lucky enough to go there knows one thing: it’s lovely and deserves its oft-awarded title of “South Africa’s favourite town” and Trip TripAdvisor’s recent ‘Third favourite South African destination’. There’s more to Knysna than…

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Quirky Cape – part 1

The quirky Cape – a few images taken on our tours in the Cape that show the creativity and the diversity of this gorgeous region. An American diner in the Tsitsikamma forest, part of our Garden Route tour Branded stones Everything is recycled White horses on the lawns of Sea Point Promenade, in memory of…

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