I’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
South Africa offers a variety of things to do. Those who are looking for an active holiday will be happy to find hiking and walking trails in many national parks and even in botanical gardens; those who want to soak up the sun will love the beaches ; those passionate about the wild life will love Kruger Park and those passionate about history will find a variety of important landmarks to visit.
During a 10 days vacation you can
Cape Town is the second largest city in South Africa and offers plenty of things to do . Before figuring out what you want to here, decide when to get here. If you want to soak up the sun on the beaches, then January is the best time for your vacation. If you want to explore the vineyards or hike the mountains, it’s best to come here from May until August, but dress a little warmer as
South African cuisine is just as diverse as the cultures that influenced it over the centuries. You’ll find food influences from the Dutch, British, Indian, Malay and Portuguese cuisines. And let’s not forget about the cuisine of the local tribes, which also had a major influence.
South Africans love the braais (barbeques) but there’s much more to the cuisine than just grilled meat. The traditional African cuisine is focused on maize meal porridge, meat and sauce.
This is meat roasted
August is the first month of Spring. It’s the best choice for those who want to explore the outdoors and do some hiking on the lovely trails located within the national parks. Traveling during the shoulder season won’t burn holes in your budget.
August is the first month of Spring in South Africa. The change to the new season is absolutely spectacular in the Cape provinces. Small , colorful spring plans and flowers cover the land.
July is the last month of winter and the time to enjoy nature, food and wine. There are plenty of festivals to attend and you should not miss celebrating Nelson Mandela Day (July 18). Surfing and diving is at its best now and you can even plan some days out hiking.
July is the last month of winter in South Africa. The weather is dry, sunny, with crisp days and cold nights in the interior plateau. On the coast