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Is South Africa a safe place to visit?

Yes, we have heard that question before. If you want to visit South Africa, and when you told your friends and family, they told you it’s dangerous. We would like to reassure your friends and family; things are ok here. The question of safe shouldn’t be a reason why you miss out on the country ranked as the world’s most beautiful by BuzzFeed and Conde Nast Traveller UK. Millions and millions of tourists visit every year perfectly safely. Here is the truth about safety in SA and what you need to know. Food and water We’re always amused hearing about tourists offloading cans of food from…

Explore Knysna

Embracing an exquisitely beautiful lagoon and surrounded by ancient forests, Knysna (pronounced ny-znah) is probably the most famous town on the Garden Route. There is no definite discovery of the meaning of its name but most consider it derived from the Khoisan word for ‘fern’. Locals and regular visitors sometimes refer to her as ‘Nice-Naa’. Knysna is considered by many to be the prettiest town in South Africa. The lagoon is popular with sailing enthusiasts, and there are plenty of boat trips on offer. Knysna, on the Garden Route, offers an eclectic mix of attractions and activities…

The Affordable South African holiday guide

When mentioning a holiday to South Africa, “cheap”, “low cost”, and “budget” aren’t exactly the words that come to mind at first! Think about it, you are travelling to the southern most country in Africa, you will be visiting Cape Town, a city consistently ranked as one of the best cities in the world. Wine tasting on world class vineyards. Visiting a safari park which has Africa’s big 5 animals (lion, leopard, elephant, buffalo, & rhino). Surely a holiday containing all this must be expensive? Well, not really! While a holiday to South Africa might not be as cheap as a holiday…

What Makes South Africa a Top Tourist Destination?

From its towns, cities, coastlines and cultures, South Africa is definitely a very diverse place to visit. But what makes it such a tourist hot-spot? For one, it has a range of unique and exciting activities that will make you want to book a flight as soon as possible.  One of the main attractions is the famous Kruger National Park, South Africa’s first national park which contains significant numbers of all the big five wildlife. There are so many more national parks and beautiful natural places to visit in South Africa.  There is also the Table Mountain, a beautiful natural phenomenon that…

The Pilgrim's Rest

Pilgrim's Rest is a small museum town situated on the magnificent Panorama Route in the Kruger Lowveld region of the Mpumalanga province of South Africa.  The area is richly imbued with a diversity of natural, cultural and historic gems. The entire town of Pilgrim’s rest has been declared a national monument. Here, visitors can relive the days of the old Transvaal gold rush. The uniqueness of this historic village is vividly evident in its museums and historic sites.  It offers the visitor a fascinating window into the past, and captures the spirit of a bygone era and its people in their quest…

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