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Exploring The Wonders Of South Africa: A Guide To Its Best-Kept Secrets
South Africa is an incredibly diverse and beautiful country with a rich history, culture, and natural beauty. From the world-renowned safaris of Kruger National Park to the stunning beaches of Cape Town (and everything in between), it is no wonder South Africa has become one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world. Despite its many attractions, there are still plenty of off-the-beaten-path experiences to be had in South Africa, and this is where our South African blog posts come into play.
Our South African blog posts are the perfect way to discover something new about this amazing destination. Whether you are looking for travel tips, insider information about local attractions and activities, or just trying to get a better feel for the local culture and lifestyle, these blog posts offer valuable insight into this unique part of the world. You can find plenty of inspiring content, from discovering small towns with unique attractions, lodge visits and reviews to uncovering the scenic wonders that makeup South Africa.
If you are looking to gain more knowledge about South Africa, don't miss out on the incredible resources available through South African blog posts. You will be amazed at how much you can learn about this amazing country in just a few minutes of reading! So, whether you're planning an upcoming trip to South Africa or just looking to expand your knowledge, don't forget to check out some of the best South African blog posts available on the web.
- Eastern Cape Travel Bucket ListWritten By Uyaphi.com
Embark on an unforgettable journey through South Africa's Eastern Cape. Discover diverse landscapes, rich culture, and thrilling adventures. From wild coastlines to wildlife encounters, explore hidden gems and must-visit attractions.
Create your own Eastern Cape travel bucket list and make memories to last a lifetime.
Pack your bags and let’s explore the Eastern Cape’s hidden gems and must-visit attractions that promise lifelong memories - your very own Eastern Cape travel bucket list...................
- Private Game Lodges Near Kruger National ParkWritten By Uyaphi.com
A trip to Greater Kruger National Park in South Africa is an unparalleled experience, allowing visitors to observe some of the world's most spectacular wildlife in their natural habitat.
With access to exclusive areas of the park, luxurious accommodations, expert guides and personalised service, these private game lodges provide guests with a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to explore and enjoy the African wilderness...................
- Kids On Safari In The Madikwe, South AfricaWritten By Uyaphi.com
Kids In The Madikwe, a game reserve that offers up some of the best Big 5 sightings, a malaria-free area and a reserve that hosts some of the best family and child-friendly establishments in Southern Africa.
This is the Madikwe Game Reserve...................
- Cape Town Sightseeing BusWritten By Uyaphi.com
Explore the stunning city of Cape Town in a budget-friendly and time-efficient way - The City Sightseer Bus.
This double-decker 'topless' red bus offers travellers several routes to take in all the attractions, including Blue Route from the City to Hout Bay, Red Route for Table Mountain Cable Car and Purple Route through Constantia Vineyards.
With the guided tour commentated in 15 different languages, this is a great day out for both kids and adults alike!..................
- Helicopter Flight over Cape TownWritten By Uyaphi.com
Experience the beauty of Cape Town from a whole new perspective with an amazing Helicopter Flight over the city!
Get ready to take off and explore the stunning coastline, Table Mountain, Camps Bay Beach and more - all while taking in spectacular views that can only be seen from above.
Soar through the skies on a 12-13 minute flight or opt for one of the longer flights available to Hout Bay, Cape Point or even out to the Cape Winelands...................
- Constantia Valley Wine RouteWritten By Uyaphi.com
The Constantia Valley Wine Route is a stunning destination for wine lovers in South Africa. It offers an array of estates, each with its own special selection of wines and unique experiences to enjoy.
From the upgraded wine-tasting venue at Uitkyk Estate to Klein Constantia's "Beyond Restaurant", there are plenty of opportunities to sample some excellent local vintages. For those looking for something special, Groot Constantia is home to Cape Ruby port and Eagles Nest has partnered with the Western Cape Raptor Research Programme...................
- Norval Foundation South AfricaWritten By Uyaphi.com
With its dynamic atmosphere and captivating art, Norval Foundation in Cape Town offers a unique experience for all ages who appreciate the beauty of art.
No matter who you are, the Norval Foundation has something to astound and delight! From spectacular exhibitions to an expansive sculpture garden featuring one-of-a-kind pieces, as well as a selection of educational workshops for kids - it is all here waiting...................
- Kirstenbosch, Boomslang Tree Canopy WalkwayWritten By Uyaphi.com
Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden is one of the most beautiful and diverse gardens in Cape Town. With its sprawling 1,300 acres of land, Kirstenbosch offers a journey of the senses with its vibrant flowers, lush greenery and an array of birdlife.
For those looking for a unique experience, take on the Boomslang Tree Canopy Walkway - an elevated walkway that provides stunning views across the gardens...................
- Singita Sweni Lodge ReviewWritten By Uyaphi.com
Are you looking to immerse yourself in a once-in-a-lifetime African safari experience? Look no further than the iconic Singita Sweni Lodge.
As one of South Africa’s premier safari lodges, Singita Sweni offers stunningly luxurious accommodations and an abundance of exciting wildlife sightings that will create memories to last a lifetime...................
- Greater Kruger Family SafariWritten By Uyaphi.com
"How many more sleeps?” this became our son's wake-up call as the days neared his first ‘safari’ to the Greater Kruger National Park.
James and I had decided to combine a bit of family time with a quick update of the 'family friendly safari lodges' in the greater Kruger area...................
- My 4 Day Kruger AdventureWritten By Uyaphi.com
My 4-Day Kruger Adventure was one of the highlights of my travelling; having not visited the area for such a long time, the Kruger National Park was stunning.
Leaving Cape Town and flying north to OR Tambo and then a 5-hour drive to the Kruger from where we stayed in parks board accommodation...................
- Impodimo ReviewWritten By Uyaphi.com
If you're looking for an unpretentious good quality accommodation establishment, look no further than Impodimo in The Madikwe. Coming in at the perfect price, offering all the creature comforts as well as wildlife activities could easily be associated with a property 3x the price.
One will certainly not be disappointed...................
- Jamala ReviewWritten By Uyaphi.com
A review of one of our favourite lodges not only in the Madikwe Game Reserve but the whole of South Africa.
Why and how (well you will have to read for more thoughts and opinions), but in a nutshell - magnificent wildlife, great food, great rooms and most importantly fantastic service...................
- Mateya ReviewWritten By Uyaphi.com
One of those lodges that just blew us away. We knew that we were going somewhere special but just did not realise how extraordinary the experience would be.
Reflecting that old-world wildlife and birdlife experience - it is indeed more old school than new school regarding decor and feels...................
- Elephant Hide Guest Lodge ReviewWritten By Uyaphi.comDriving west back towards Cape Town, you will come across Elephant Hide Lodge overlooking the Knysna lagoon. A much smaller and more straightforward affair than Kurland, it also conveys a similar sense of well-being. It contains seven Afro-chic cottages each surrounded by an indigenous garden of fynbos with panoramic views of the lagoon...................
- Kurland Hotel ReviewWritten By Uyaphi.comTravellers in the UK and Europe are very familiar with the country house hotel. Old family manor houses or estates which have either been sold or still managed by their original families and converted into luxury hotels. Some of these homes are very grand but yet always convey a feeling of wellbeing, permanence and intimacy...................
- Isandlwana and Rorke’s Drift BattlefieldsWritten By Uyaphi.com
There are few other places on earth where you can visit a battlefield area and see exactly what the soldiers of 130 years ago observed.
The now-famous battles of Rorke’s Drift and Isandlwana Battlefields are two of those places and the fact that they are located in the vast and unspoilt beauty of Zululand adds to their allure...................
- Fugitives Drift ReviewWritten By Uyaphi.com
David Rattray is synonymous with Fugitives Drift. His love and hard work put this obscure corner of Zululand on the world map.
Initially, he pioneered the new tourism sector of historical tours in South Africa and then by attracting the great and good of this world including several members of the British Royal Family to this area who consequently were important in financing the influential David Rattray Foundation...................
- uShaka Marine World DurbanWritten By Uyaphi.com
Some of the most beautiful game reserves in South Africa are located in Kwazulu Natal, within a few hours' drive of the airport.
Coupled with the Drakensberg Mountain range and the tropical Indian Ocean coast, you have a pretty impressive list of sights to see and experience.
When it comes to Durban however, people have mostly avoided the city as of no particular interest for the family. Think again...................
- Comrades MarathonWritten By Uyaphi.com
After the Two Oceans and continuing our theme of running, on the 1st of June is the mother of all ultramarathon running in South Africa and the world, The Comrades Marathon.
This is a race of some pedigree and not only is it the oldest with it having begun in 1921 but it is also by far the largest with an average of 12000 runners competing annually...................
- Kwandwe Game Reserve ReviewWritten By Uyaphi.com
My husband and I were fortunate enough to visit the Kwandwe Private Game Reserve in the Eastern Cape of South Africa. It had been many years since I had been on safari in the Eastern Cape and I was eager to see how the experience had changed.
We flew from Cape Town to Port Elizabeth where we picked up our rental car and drove the 2 hours to Kwandwe Private Game Reserve. From the moment we arrived at the reception, we experienced the service that this Relais and Chateaux property is famous for.
We were met with a welcome drink, a cold towel and fresh homemade cookies accompanied by our check-in...................
- Addo Elephant Back SafariWritten By Uyaphi.com
I have been travelling in Africa for over three decades. In that time, I have been on countless safaris; by Land Rover, on foot, by canoe and horseback, up and down mountains and valleys.
The sense of wonder and appreciation of natural beauty has never left me.
There are, of course, individual animals which I prefer above all others. Some are large, very large and some small but all, for some reason or other, have endeared themselves towards me. I will start with the very large...................
- Samara Game Reserve ReviewWritten By Uyaphi.com
About three hours' drive northwest of Addo Elephant National Park (see Tuesday's blog) lies a different country.
If the Addo Elephant National Park enjoys a lush and verdant environment, Samara Game Reserve (close to Camdeboo National Park) is the opposite. Its semi-desert environment is more akin to Namibia.
Yet here we are in the middle of the Great Karoo near the historic farming town of Graaff Reinet...................
- Death of a CheetahWritten By Uyaphi.com
When you live in Africa, love the smell of nature and its strong call, and perhaps even more importantly, understand the natural cycles; you see the death of wildlife as part of the natural order.
The strong conquer the weak, and the old give space to the young.
When you look at a magnificent animal and predator die in an area which is desperately (and successfully) trying to rehabilitate natural corridors of flora and fauna over a previously devastated land, no one would think less of you for shedding a tear...................
- Muizenberg Beach Cape TownWritten By Uyaphi.com
Muizenberg Beach in Cape Town, South Africa, is a beautiful seaside town that has experienced both decline and resurgence.
From the late 19th century until the 1960s, it was one of the most popular resort areas in South Africa.
In recent years, however, Muizenberg has undergone a transformation as law-abiding citizens have reclaimed the area and invested heavily in its revitalization...................
- Climbing Table MountainWritten By Uyaphi.com
Table Mountain is one of the most iconic landmarks in Cape Town, and with the Aerial Cableway closed for a few weeks, now is the perfect time to explore its many paths.
A hike up Skeleton Gorge provides an opportunity to experience nature's beauty while gathering breathtaking views along the way.
With record numbers of visitors coming to Cape Town due to its designation as World Design Capital 2014, and inclusion as one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World, it is no wonder why this city has been gaining so much attention...................
- Shark Cage Diving Cape TownWritten By Uyaphi.com
Experience the majesty of one of nature's most magnificent creatures with shark cage diving in Cape Town. With "Shark Diving", you can get up close and personal with great white sharks as they swim around the boat looking for bait.
Whether you want to dive yourself or just observe from the deck, this thrilling activity offers a unique opportunity to appreciate these powerful animals in their natural habitat.
You will also learn more about how humans are affecting their environment and why conservation efforts are essential for protecting them...................
- 10 best things about Cape TownWritten By Uyaphi.com
Cape Town, South Africa is a vibrant and beautiful city that offers something for everyone.
From its stunning beaches to its majestic Table Mountain, from its world-famous Constantia vineyards to the stunning Kirstenbosch Garden, Robben Island and a great number of 5-star restaurants on offer - Cape Town truly is an unforgettable destination.
Here are 10 of the best things about this incredible city that make it such a fantastic place to visit or live in...................
- Constantia Winelands, What to Do?Written By Uyaphi.com
Escape from the hustle of Cape Town and immerse yourself in South Africa's famous wine culture by visiting Constantia Valley - only a quick journey away!
For centuries, Constantia Valley has been the home of some of South Africa's oldest and most renowned vineyards and wine farms.
Among these renowned wineries are Groot Constantia, Klein Constantia, Constantia Uitsig and Buitenverwachting – each with its own unparalleled atmosphere and exquisite wines...................
- Horse Riding in Cape TownWritten By Uyaphi.com
Experience an unforgettable adventure and explore the beauty of Cape Town by horseback.
Just a short drive from the centre of town, you will find Noordhoek – a sleepy community known for its stunning beach that stretches for over eight kilometres and is bordered by wetlands, Chapmans Peak and Kommetjie lighthouse.
Sleepy Hollow Horse Riding offers outrides on this beach where you can ride through dunes, trot across pools of water and even visit the skeletal remains of an old steamship wreck!..................