South Africa’s Eastern Cape has some of the best hiking trails in the country. We struggled to narrow down our choice but you can choose from a longer list of Eastern Cape hiking trails here. Our selection below includes mostly multi-day hiking trails Eastern Cape, but we’ve made sure to add one or two day […]

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The water supply in Cape Town is on everyone’s lips. Particularly now that the crisis is declared a national state of disaster (freeing up ‘special funds’ through Treasury to deal with the drought in multiple provinces). Water dominates dinner table conversation, people chat about water supply whilst in queues, and #DayZero (though no longer a […]

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Why visit Cape Town, South Africa?

Located on the southwestern tip of South Africa, Cape Town is its second-largest city and one of its top tourist destinations. Its mild climate, idyllic setting and cool vibe tend to make it more appealing than Johannesburg and Durban, even if they are closer to most safari game parks and reserves. And, the secret is out. From July 2016 to June 2017, Cape Town international airport welcomed over 5 million arrivals, up over 6% from the year prior.

Cape Town’s water restrictions and what they mean for tourists

On February 1 st , 2018, the government moved daily water restrictions from 87 liters per person down to 50 liters per person, which is about 13 gallons per day. Water reservoirs are currently around 25%, when (or, perhaps more optimistically, if) they reach 13%, the South African Government will declare Day Zero and shut off city water. Those who are thinking of visiting Cape Town should not let this deter them. Tourism is thought to be responsible for over 300,000 jobs in the Western Cape, and tourists can help contribute to helping the cause.One big way is to put your Rand towards hotels and businesses that are going above and beyond on conservation efforts. Before booking your hotel, check and see what their policies are. Do they still have pools and, if so, are they using salt water in their pools? 

Signage at the airport and throughout the city encourages people to ‘save like a local’. This means limiting showers to 90 seconds and only flushing solids. In the grand scheme of things, all very minor and doable actions. Activities should be done outside the peak sun hours, to help avoid dehydration.

Safaris easily accessible from Cape Town

Cape Town has several direct flights to Durban and Johannesburg that will put you within an hour or two drive of a top safari destination, and the flights are only two hours.  Same for Windhoek, Namibia. There’s also one direct flight per day to Maun, Botswana, and it’s 2.5 hours in duration.

South African safari destinations within two hours of Johannesburg or Durban include:

Hluhluwe Umfolozi Game Reserve

Kruger National Park

Madikwe Game Reserve

Pilanesberg National Park


Namibia safari destinations within a few hours of Windhoek include:

Etosha National Park


Botswana safari destinations within a couple hours of Maun include:

Makgadikgadi Pans National Park

Moremi Game Reserve

Nxai Pan National Park


If you’re considering mixing a safari holiday with the beaches and wineries of the Western Cape, it is advisable to do the safari first and then end at Cape Town. This give you some time to relax (the game drives start very early and it’s not uncommon to only get a few hours’ sleep each night on safari), and to do any shopping before heading back.
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South Africa is one of the most visited places in Africa, alongside countries like Egypt and Morocco. But most every visitor does the highlights: Kruger National Park, V&A Waterfront in Cape Town, the Winelands, Johannesburg, the Garden Route and Robben Island. It’s the brave and intrepid, those unafraid of surprises and adventure, who take on […]

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For your next holiday think differently… Look at getting the best of Travel in South Africa from a new perspective. Because we’ve a few novel and creative outside the box ideas to share with you. Each of the accommodation options below is unconventional – because they’re creative, off-the-beaten-path, or just plain fun. And a stay […]

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Romance doesn’t always mean Victorian-style furniture and canopied beds (although some of these romantic places to stay in Johannesburg do just that!), romance also comes as refined, understated elegance. And so we’ve handpicked a mix of romantic places to stay in Johannesburg that ooze romantic idyll, nostalgia and charm for those of you for whom […]

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25 little-known Ugandan tourist destinations to visit in 2018 After a few days visiting community tourism projects in Ishasha, Queen Elizabeth National Park, Julia and I drive north through the crater lakes of Fort Portal and to the edge of Kibale Forest. We swap notes about places we want to visit. We’re usually rushing to [&hellip
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The best of Cape Town is found in these suburbs… Cape Town’s city bowl is vibrant, cosmopolitan, and a major attraction for visitors to the Mother City, despite the drought. But you could be missing the bigger picture to assume this is the best of Cape Town, South Africa. Because out in the suburbs there […]

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