South Africa Travel Guide
- Best of South Africa (22)
- Cape Town and Western Cape (55)
- Durban/KwaZulu-Natal (31)
- Food and Drink in South Africa (22)
- Johannesburg/Gauteng (18)
- Kruger National Park (10)
- South Africa Hotels (26)
- South Africa's Flora and Fauna (19)
- South African Arts (18)
- The Garden Route (25)
- Townships, Political & Historical Sights (21)
- World Cup 2010 (17)
South Africa Facts - South Africa Facts and Information
South Africa Facts and Information. Facts and travel information about South Africa in Southern Africa. South African geographic facts, South Africa travel facts, economic facts, best time to go, climate, getting to South Africa and more.
South Africa's Top Attractions
Travel to South Africa and Visit These Top Attractions. Travel information about South Africa's top attractions include Cape Town, Knysna, the Drakensberg, Durban, Soweto, Kruger National Park, Hogsback, Hermanus and the Cape Winelands. Find out what to see and where to stay at each of these destinations.
Best Things to do in South Africa
South Africa is full of surprises and my top 10 list of things to do includes riding an Ostrich, canoeing through a desert in bloom, riding a steam train, spending the night in a very luxurious tree-house, cage-diving with the Great White shark and checking out a local soccer (football) game.
When to Go to South Africa
If you're planning a trip to South Africa make sure you choose the best time to go! Find out when to go to South Africa if you want to go on safari, visit Cape Town, tour the Winelands, spend time at the beach, see the wild flowers, hike in the Drakensberg, surf, and all the other other great activities on offer in South Africa.
South Africa Travel Information
South Africa travel information including health and safety tips, visa requirements, national holidays, currency, weather, transport to and around South Africa and more.
South Africa's Climate and Weather
Find out average annual temperatures, rainfall, and today's weather in Cape Town, Durban and Johannesburg. There's also information about the climate in the Drakensberg Mountains and Karoo Desert.
South Africa Family Vacations
South Africa family vacation and safaris. Recommended family-friendly itineraries for South Africa, tips on bringing your children to South Africa, self-drive options, malaria-free safari options and more.
Best Hotels in South Africa
South Africa's top ten hotels include the ultimate luxurious safari lodges, beach hotels and mountain getaways. The best hotels in South Africa were chosen for their unique accommodation styles in beautiful settings.
Renting a Car in South Africa
Renting a car in South Africa. Information about why you should rent a car in South Africa, driving tips, distances, recommended car rental companies, Self-Drive Tours in South Africa and more.
Is it Safe to Travel to South Africa?
Is it safe to travel in South Africa? South Africa has a very high crime-rate but as a tourist you are less likely to be a victim of crime. Tips on basic safety precautions and links to further information.
10 Top Family Activities in South Africa - Favorite Family Activities in...
South Africa is an amazing destination for family holidays. Do your planning properly and your children really will have the holiday of a lifetime. There are plenty of options, from a simple trip to the beach or mountain walk to once-in-a-lifetime thrills such as hot air balloon rides or the opportunity to ride an elephant through the African...
Flights to South Africa - Getting to and around South Africa
Flight to South Africa. How to choose the best flights to get yourself to South Africa and around the country once there.
Blue Train Diary – A Trip on South Africa’s Famous Blue Train
South Africa's luxury Blue Train runs regularly between Cape Town and Pretoria, stopping at Matjiesfontein on the way up and Kimberley on the way down. It has become a firm favourite with tourists.
Guide to OR Tambo International Airport, Johanneburg, South Africa
A Guide to Johannesburg's OR Tambo International Airport. If you have a longer stop over at JNB, or you are just wondering what the airport is like, how to get to the airport and how to get out of the airport, check out my guide to OR Tambo International Airport -- one of Africa's busiest airports.
29th Africa Cup of Nations
The 29th Africa Cup of Nations, is being held in South Africa in 2013. The Africa cup of Nations is Africa's biggest, and most important sporting event. Find out who is playing, when the matches are, how to see them on TV, what players to watch and more fun facts about the Africa Cup of Nations.
10 Perfect Places to Propose in South Africa - Perfect Places to Propose in...
Below is my top ten list of romantic destinations in South Africa. I am British and people over here are getting a wee bit over-excited about romance in 2011, with not one but two royal weddings on the agenda. After all, Wills chose Africa when proposing to Kate and thousands more are following suit! So with lots of hopeful girlfriends reading...
Driving in South Africa - The Rules of the Road
If you are planning on driving around in South Africa, you best have some knowledge of the rules of the road
South African Languages - South African English Slang
Speaking in South African English slang, or Sefrican. If you want to fit in with the locals, a little slang will go a long way.
South Africa Basic Map and Facts
A basic map of South Africa and country facts including a brief history, economic overview, population statistics, languages spoken, ethnic groups and more.
Guide to Cape Town
This Travel Guide to Cape Town, South Africa, will help you find accommodation, transportation and highlight the best things to see and do in Africa's most beautiful city. Travel to Cape Town and hike up Table Mountain, sunbathe at one of Cape Town's many beaches, tour the townships and enjoy some excellent wine in Cape Town's historic...
South African Mountain Bike Safari
Got a bike and want to go game viewing? Mountain biker David Bristow previews the Tour de Wilderness, the most talked-about mountain bike safari in South Africa.
Learn a little More on Holiday – Tours, Tastings and Classes in Cape Town
It's fun to learn something new when you are abroad - try your hand at cooking, learn to drum, taste the local wines or why not bring out your artistic side with a photographic day out or a streetwire workshop?
South Africa's 10 Best Surfing Spots
South Africa's 10 Best Surfing Spots. Find out where to surf in South Africa, when to surf and more insider tips from surfing enthusiast, David Bristow.
Ten Top Spa Resorts in South Africa – South Africa's Best Spa Resorts
The best spa resorts in South Africa are all about making you feel good. As a luxury tourist destination, South Africa excels at pampering its guests and many of even the small game lodges and hotels offer some spa treatments, often in glorious outdoor settings. It was incredibly difficult to select just ten resorts for this article. I chose...
Ten Top Golf Resorts in South Africa
South Africa is covered in golf courses. It is almost perfect golfing country - ideal weather, plenty of space, wonderful scenery and a population obsessed by sports and the outdoor life. Add in one of the world's all-time great champions - Gary Player - as a national sporting hero, and it is little wonder that South Africans and tourists...
South African Crafts Galleries - The Best Places to Buy South African Crafts
While it is fun shopping in the markets and curio stalls, if you are looking for something special it is time to look in the craft galleries where South Africa's crafts, from pottery and basketry, beading to wirework have become true art forms. These are some of the best galleries in the country.
About.com Honeymoon's Guide recently enjoyed a trip on Rovos Rail, one of the most luxurious trains in the world. Their vintage trains roll through spectacular scenery and covers some of Southern Africa's finest destinations.
Malaria Free Safaris in Africa
Malaria free safaris can be experienced in many parts of South Africa. Find out where to stay and see the "Big Five" and much more on a malaria-free safari in South Africa's Eastern Cape region, Waterberg, Madikwe and the North Province. Malaria free safaris are perfect for families traveling with children, the elderly, and anyone who can't or...
Waterberg: A Different Sort of Safari
A round-up of the safari options available in the UNESCO biosphere area of the Waterberg in South Africa's Limpopo Province.
Nelson Mandela Tour of South Africa
Nelson Mandela Tour. Tour South Africa in Nelson Mandela's footsteps, from the beautiful Wild Coast to Johannesburg and Cape Town. Visit Soweto, Apartheid Museum, Robben Island and more for this fascinating historical tour.
Nelson Mandela: A Biography
Biography of Nelson Mandela, the first black, democratically elected President of South Africa.
Township Tours in South Africa: Voyeurism or Valuable Cultural Exchange?
Article on township tours in Cape Town and Soweto and the pros and cons of why tourists should consider taking a tour.
Liberation Heritage Route: South Africa's Liberation Heritage Route
South Africa s National Heritage Council has proposed a new World Heritage Route to UNESCO based on sites that played a key role in the struggle against apartheid. It would be known as the Liberation Heritage Route . If accepted by UNESCO it would not only help to preserve this important period in South Africa's history, but would also make a...
Diving With Great White Sharks
Cage diving with the Great White Shark in South Africa is one of the best adventure travel options Africa has to offer. It's a bit like experiencing a shark attack without the scars. Certainly a once in a lifteime opportunity to see the Great White Shark since there isn't a single one in captivity. This guide to Great White Shark diving in South...
Swimming With Sharks
Swimming with Mako and Blue Sharks in South Africa. Find out how you can free dive with sharks in the waters off Cape Point in South Africa.
Recycled Art from South Africa
Recycled Art from South Africa
Family Safaris in Africa
Information about family safaris in Africa. Recommended family-friendly safaris, accommodations and countries to visit in Africa. Tips on keeping your children happy and safe while on safari in Africa.
Most trips to South Africa will include a safari or two. Use my Safari Planner to help you make sense of all the safari options out there.
When to go on Safari
When to go on Safari. Find out the best time to go on an African safari in Kenya, Tanzania, South Africa, Botswana, Namibia, Uganda, Zimbabwe and Zambia. There's also a month by month guide to the best safari destinations in Africa as well as a guide for those interested in the best time to see gorillas, chimpanzees, birds and whales.
Top Places to Visit in Southern Africa
When you visit Southern Africa make sure you include a safari in South Luangwa, Okavango Delta, Kruger and Chobe. Hike South Africa's Wild Coast and enjoy a gourmet meal in Cape Town. Dive with schools of sharks and relax on the finest beaches on Mozambique's Quirimbas Archipelago. Get sprayed by the world's mightiest waterfall, the Victoria Falls.
South Africa Travel Blog
One of the best South African travel resources I have come across. There are tips on how to deal with power failures, what adapter plug to bring to South Africa, hotel reviews, shopping hours and more. The blog is written by Ben Williams an American who has lived in South Africa for the past ten years.
Attractions and Destinations
An excellent site covering all the major attractions South Africa has to offer, and there are an awful lot of them! A handy Top 10 list will help you choose the best of the bunch.
South Africa Game Reserves
South Africa has many Game Parks, some private some not. Here's a comprehensive list of all of them separated by region. Some of the newer private parks are excellent and you can see the Big Five without having to go up to Kruger if you want to stay in the South.
Getting Married in South Africa – Planning Your South African Wedding
The legal requirements and other advice you need to plan your perfect South African wedding.
South Africa for Children - Planning a Family Holiday in South Africa
Thinking about a family holiday in South Africa? Find information and tips on planning a family vacation in South Africa, it's an ideal destination.
South Africa's National Anthem
South Africa's national anthem combines five languages, two poems, two melodies and two cultures in an extraordinary cultural blend.
10 Days in South Africa
My recommendation for the perfect 10 day trip in South Africa includes 4 nights in Cape Town, with a visit to the Winelands followed by a safari in the Kruger area.