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The Big 5 (+ 17): 22 Amazing Animals of South AfricaBefore any trip to South Africa, or anywhere else on a continent known for its safaris, you’ll inevitably hear about “The Big Five.” These are, you’ll come to learn, the five game animals hunters once declared to be the most dangerous and difficult to hunt on foot. Despite the fact that these animals aren’t hunted legally anymore, the name has stuck – nowadays, it’s a sort of badge of honor to see all of the “Big Five” animals during a

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Why You Should Add Cape Town to Your RTW ItineraryThere’s no doubt that Cape Town is a remarkably beautiful city. With Table Mountain as the quintessential icon, there’s also the stunning beaches, vineyards, and rousing nightlife to talk about as well. If you are planning a trip to South Africa, you’d be crazy to leave Cape town off the itinerary.

What you’re able to see and do in Cape Town really depends on what type of trip you’re taking. If you’re only in South Africa

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The Earworms of South Africa

by Jessica on January 12, 2012

The Earworms of South AfricaI expected to find a huge variety of animals in South Africa, but one I wasn’t prepared to encounter was the insidious earworm.

Everywhere we turned, it seemed, we’d bump into yet another earworm – and as soon as we’d get rid of one, someone would find (and, inevitably, share) another.

Of course, I realized when I got home that I couldn’t keep all these earworms to myself, so I present you with the earworms you might just find – if you’re

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How do you squeeze all the sights and sounds of a two-week South Africa trip into a two-minute video?

Well, you don’t, really. But you can apparently do a pretty good job of showing off the highlights, as is evidenced by this fun video of the #VisitSouthAfrica press trip.

The #VisitSouthAfrica trip was hosted by South African Tourism, and my opinions are entirely my own.

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Siyabonga: A #VisitSouthAfrica PoemI’m not one who typically struggles for words, but it’s going to be a mighty challenge to convey the magnitude of how mind-bogglingly awesome the 2011 #VisitSouthAfrica press trip was. I feel insanely lucky to have been a part of it, with such wonderful travel companions, and experiencing such a stunning country.

A few days before the trip was to end, I started jotting down notes of all the things we’d seen and done during the previous two weeks. It was

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Visit South Africa: Follow Along on My AdventureI’m about to set off on an adventure to South Africa. I’m completey prepared, with a press trip itinerary and packing tips, and yet I’m utterly unprepared for what this adventure will bring.

Thanks to South African Tourism, I’m one of five bloggers who will, over the course of roughly two weeks, experience the best that South Africa has to offer. I’ll be posting photos and video of the trip along the way, so be sure to follow along with @SouthAfricaBlog

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